Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Kettering
Addiction is never easy to deal with, but it can be simpler with OK Rehab.
We know that your recovery is possible, and with the experience from helping a variety of clients and addictions, we aim to make it a reality.
With our support, you can self-refer into suitable addiction treatment in no time, and be placed in a drug and alcohol rehab in Kettering that will help you reach your goal of a substance-free life.
We understand it can be difficult to reach out. Many of our team have experienced addiction themselves in the past, so we know better than anyone the nerves or shame you may be feeling right now. This is why we ensure every discussion with us is safe, judgement-free, and 100% confidential.
To learn more about what we can do for you, call us today on 0800 326 5559.
When to reach out
For some people experiencing addiction, admitting the need for help can sometimes be the hardest step on the road to recovery.
It can be just as difficult to determine when the right time to reach out is. Some believe, thanks to stereotypes portrayed on-screen and online of those battling addiction, that rehab is only for the worst possible cases, or that struggling in silence is their only answer.
This is far from the truth, and rehab can be for anyone dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, no matter their circumstances, the substances they have used or the severity of said addiction. Rehab offers something for everyone, and for this reason, it can be beneficial to all clients, even if it is simply a small advantage, such as being removed from your home environment for a while to recover.
When it comes to the perfect time to reach out and self-refer into a drug and alcohol rehab in Kettering, there is no certain stage of addiction you have to be at in order to warrant support. Basically, the time to reach out is as soon as you possibly can.
The earlier we catch an addiction, the easier it usually is to treat, and the less chances there are of more damage being done to your body and brain. Because of this, as soon as you begin to notice the signs of addiction within yourself, you should be seeking professional help.
Of course, it is not always this easy, and some individuals experiencing addiction will not be able to admit to themselves the existence of a problem at all, even though it is very much present. This is where it is crucial to listen to those around you.
More often than not the people in your life, whether they be friends, family members or even colleagues, will notice a drug or alcohol problem before you do. If someone or multiple people have expressed concern over your use of a substance, regardless of whether you believe it is ‘under control’ or not, we suggest reaching out to us today.
If you are unsure of the signs and symptoms of addiction, the main ones are listed below:
1. Physical Symptoms
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you have not used your particular substance in a short period of time (these can include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, muscle pain, and nausea)
- Your physical appearance has changed drastically
- Your sleeping pattern is unusually disturbed
- You have lost weight unexpectedly
- You have noticed an increase in your tolerance for the substance you use, and have upped the dosage each time you use it as a result, in order to achieve the same desired effect
2. Social Symptoms
- You are more reserved in your social and work life than you are usually
- You are avoiding responsibilities in your social and work life, such as parties, events, meetings, etc
- You are avoiding these events as a way to use the substance
- You have a secret hidden stash of the substance somewhere
- You are lying to loved ones about your use of the substance
3. Mental Symptoms
- The only thing you can think about is the substance, and when you will next use it
- You are more on-edge, easily agitated or angrier than usual
- You are experiencing heightened symptoms of an existing mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety
If you have noticed any of these signs in your own life, we suggest reaching out to OK Rehab by calling us on 0800 326 5559 right away. Even if you are only experiencing a few of these symptoms, we can discuss which ones are impacting you and identify whether or not you are dealing with an addiction.
How to prepare for treatment
We understand that the prospect of rehab can be daunting and that leaving your life behind for a few weeks can be nerve-wracking, but there are a few things you can do to make your time in rehab a little easier, and also to ensure your life is intact when you return.
Some admin-type preparations include setting up automatic payments for bills that are due to be paid in your absence or employing a trusted friend or family member to visit your home regularly to check for mail or even simply open and close curtains.
Though you may feel embarrassed about your situation, it is crucial to put those feelings aside and let the relevant people in your life know about your rehab plans. This could mean telling family members that can then visit you in rehab or even take part in family therapy sessions, or employers that will need to arrange cover for your workload.
The biggest preparation to make before your time in rehab is to mentally prepare for the hard work that lies ahead. Rehab is no vacation, and it requires dedication, effort and a positive mindset in order to reach its full potential. Only when you are ready for rehab can you begin to see results with your recovery.