Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Kirkcaldy
Are you struggling to cope with an addiction? Are you considering a drug and alcohol rehab in Kirkcaldy? OK Rehab can help get you there.
Our job is to help those battling addiction, no matter the circumstances or obstacles they may be facing.
We understand that sometimes the daily pressures of modern life can be too much when you are already experiencing a drug or alcohol addiction and that attempting to find suitable treatment amidst this can feel almost impossible. This is where we aim to intervene and help clients find and self-refer themselves into the most appropriate and beneficial treatment.
Our confidential and judgement-free admissions process ensures that you are matched with addiction treatment that best suits your needs, and is tailored to fit your lifestyle, budget, and any other personal requirements you may have.
Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to see how else we can help you, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.
What is addiction?
Addiction is characterised by an individual continually taking part in behaviour to receive a ‘reward’ of sorts, despite the known adverse consequences.
Though the mind usually goes to substances like alcohol, drugs and nicotine, it is possible to be addicted to just about anything. Sex, exercise, gambling, collecting and shopping; all are examples of things that can become just as addictive as drugs or alcohol. The major difference between these addictions, however, is how they impact the body, and the harm that they can cause.
The ‘reward’ that is an integral part of an addiction, can differ depending on what the individual is addicted to. For shopping and collecting items, the reward or ‘high’ comes from a new item to add to the collection, for gambling it is the feeling of winning, and so on. For drug and alcohol addictions, the high is much more literal.
What causes addiction?
Millions of people across the country manage to use drugs and alcohol recreationally, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and only ever use small, infrequent doses. Though it is possible for an addiction to occur from this common scenario, it is much more likely to happen when drugs or alcohol are not being used recreationally, but rather as a form of coping.
The substance could be used to cope with work stress, a dysfunctional family, a traumatic past event, pressuring friends or an abusive relationship, but as soon as an individual often turns to drugs or alcohol for a way out of these difficult situations or feelings, it can become highly dangerous.
Each time we use substances like drugs and alcohol, they release chemicals into our bloodstream and brain, which work to make us feel less stressed, and more relaxed and happy. This is the ‘reward’, as mentioned earlier.
When this high is chased more and more often, as a coping mechanism to avoid feelings or events, the tolerance for the substance can increase each time it is used. Slowly, this can result in the individual feeling the need to up the dosage each time in order to reach the same desired effect. This is one of the main symptoms of addiction.
Increased tolerance can lead to an addiction becoming worse very quickly, and can result in irreversible and sometimes even fatal damage being done to the body.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, we recommend reaching out to us today.
How does rehab treat an addiction?
Rehab remains the most effective treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, and this is because rehab works to treat all aspects of addiction.
With at-home recoveries, though the physical side of addiction may be treated successfully with detox, the psychological factors will remain, and can sometimes lead to an early, unwanted relapse.
With outpatient treatment, though you may participate in some treatments for the mind, you are still left to your own devices at home for the majority of your treatment, and this again can lead to temptation taking over.
These obstacles are removed in a rehab setting, and both the mental and physical aspects of addiction are treated with therapy and detoxing. You are removed fully from your possibly toxic home environment, and placed instead somewhere safe, welcoming and filled with support from professionals.
You receive around the clock care, and your progress is continually tracked throughout the duration of your stay, so you can look back and see how far you have come since the beginning.
In therapy and counselling, you can meet others like you who have their own stories to tell and can feel like part of a close network of understanding, like-minded people.
You can also discuss your addiction with family, and can even identify ways in which they can help with your recovery. In one-on-one therapy you can hope to gain more knowledge about yourself and your own addiction, what led you here, the triggers in your life and how to avoid them, you can discover new coping techniques to replace the old ones, and overall prepare for life back home.
If you wish to see real, lasting results, a drug and alcohol rehab in Kirkcaldy is truly the place for you. Call us today on 0800 326 5559 to enquire about a self-referral.
Don’t wait to reach out
The earlier we catch an addiction, the easier it usually is to treat, and the less likely it is that more harm will come to you and your body.
If left untreated, addiction can spiral out of control quicker than you may be able to realise, and this can lead to long-lasting damage to your internal organs, or in severe cases, even death.
We implore you to not wait to reach out for professional help for your addiction. Though rehab and addiction treatment can seem daunting, it is the best option if you wish to once again lead a substance-free life.
Similarly, if someone you know is experiencing an addiction but refuses to reach out for help, it may be up to you to seek support on their behalf. Here at OK Rehab, we offer guidance, advice and even professional intervention services to loved ones of those battling addiction.
The time to seek help is now, so don’t miss out on your chance for a better life.