Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincolnshire
The OK Rehab helpline connects you with an outstanding treatment centre in or around Lincolnshire.
We only liaise with centres that boast low relapse rates, a wide range of therapies, excellent leisure activities, and a comprehensive aftercare programme.
If substances have started to take over your life, affecting your work and relationships, do not hesitate to reach out to us today to break the cycle.
How to Identify Addiction
According to the films, you are addicted to substances when you start drinking in the mornings and you can’t hold down a job.
While these are obvious signs of drug or alcohol dependency, addiction manifests in many ways, some of which are much more subtle than this example.
You can suffer from addiction and still have a successful career. You can suffer from addiction and maintain a great social life. Furthermore, you can suffer from addiction and never consume substances around your friends or family.
However, you are currently experiencing addiction, one thing that is certain is symptoms will worsen if you do not seek help. You may start off with zero symptoms, but that will soon morph into uncomfortable symptoms, and then deadly symptoms.
Here are some examples of physical, psychological, and behavioural consequences of addiction:
- Pupils of different sizes
- Bloodshot eyes
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Slurred speech
- Deteriorating mental health (particularly anxiety and/or depression)
- Low self-esteem
- Mood swings
- Lack of motivation
- Withdrawing from social situations
- Behaving aggressively or defensively
- Not turning up to work
- Ignoring friends and family
Owing to the stigma attached to addiction in our society, it can be difficult to admit that you are exhibiting any of these physical, psychological or behavioural indicators of addiction.
Remember that we have the tendency to downplay our own issues, so you are likely to be suffering even more than you think. Showing symptoms of addiction is not immediate, so if you relate to some of these symptoms, it suggests drugs or alcohol have been impacting your health for a while.
Perhaps you have noticed some of these symptoms in a friend or family member. We would advise you to take a compassionate, non-judgmental approach as the individual in question is likely to perceive your concern as an attack. Demonstrate that you want your loved one to be as healthy as possible, and that part of this could involve getting help for their issues.
It is never too late to treat these symptoms. Getting help could mean your physical and mental health vastly improves, which would positively impact your behaviour.
How Can Recovery Change People?
Getting help for drug or alcohol dependency will be life-changing. Just as addiction impacts every area of your life, so does recovery.
One reason people are deterred from rehab is the fear that it will impact their careers.
However, it should be noted that rehab is short-term; it only lasts for a few weeks on average.
On the other hand, a life of addiction can have major negative effects on employment. Many people who use substances frequently miss work which results in them losing their job. They may then turn to crime to fund their addiction, which is a huge barrier to future employment prospects.
Choosing sobriety over an addiction can do wonders for your employment. You will feel healthier physically and mentally which could help you be more productive than ever before.
If you are dependent on drugs or alcohol for your happiness, it is likely that you will put that before your relationships. Evidently, your loved ones are bound to resent this, which could result in failed relationships.
When you choose to recover, you show your family and friends that you care more about them than substances. This can restore relationships and even bring you closer than ever before.
3. Physical health
The aforementioned symptoms of addiction demonstrate that drugs and alcohol cause your health to deteriorate tremendously. Before recovery, you may feel depressed, anxious, and lonely.
Conversely, after detoxing and staying away from substances, your body will be renewed, and you will have plenty of energy. The increased risks of cardiac arrest, strokes, and different types of cancer will no longer be a concern.
4. Mental health
If you suffer from a mental health condition, and you turn to substances, it is very likely that this condition will worsen. We see this happen with anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia most commonly.
It is also common for mental health conditions to arise as a result of substance abuse.
For some people, when they are firmly in recovery, they find that their mental health condition goes away (when it is the direct result of substance abuse). Others notice reduced symptoms relating to their conditions, as sober individuals are less likely to be plagued by anxiety and low mood.
What Are My Options?
When you decide to get treatment for addiction issues, you have three main options.
Firstly, you could opt for a home detox. This is where medical professionals come to your house to assess your wellbeing, before beginning the process of withdrawing toxic substances from your body. They will prescribe you the necessary medication to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Home detoxes can work well if you recently developed a mild addiction, as it is a low-maintenance way of preventing the addiction from spiraling. However, they do not work well for moderate to severe addictions as there is no benefit of 24/7 care.
Secondly, there is the option of an outpatient clinic. You could complete the detox here, as well as having daily therapy sessions. Outpatient programmes allow you to keep some normality in your life as you continue to live at home and travel to the centre when necessary. Similar to home detoxes, a downside of this is that there is a lack of intensity, meaning relapse is more likely.
Finally, the option you are perhaps the most familiar with: residential rehab. Here, you will complete the detox and therapy over the course of around 28 days with the promise of 24/7 care. The intense routine that rehab provides makes it incredibly successful for most patients. However, it can be costly owing to the provision of accommodation, detox, therapy, 24/7 support, and guaranteed aftercare.
Why We Recommend Residential Rehab in Lincolnshire
Residential rehab in Lincolnshire has the benefit of absolute tranquillity. You will live in the gorgeous English countryside, benefitting from lovely grounds and outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, and horse riding.
As for the specific care, you are never alone. There will be staff on duty all day and night to help with your physical and mental needs. This means there is no room for relapse.
Being in a community of like-minded people means that you will feel inspired each day to wake up and choose recovery. In group therapy sessions, you will hear amazing success stories that help you accept that recovery can be a reality for you. Equally, you will have the freedom to share your life experiences with others, which can help you feel heard and accepted. This open environment contributes to reducing the stigma surrounding addiction. When you leave rehab, you will hopefully feel less ashamed about your struggles as you will be aware that addiction can affect anyone. Crucially, you will also be aware that anyone can recover from addiction issues.
The services provided at rehab vary depending on the centre you select. However, these are likely to include: leisure facilities including a gym, motivational talks, educational workshops, and healthy home-cooked meals every day.
If you desire any service, in particular, it is possible to seek out a rehab with that service as the options are endless in Lincolnshire.
When you complete your treatment at rehab, the support does not end there. For 12 months, you will have weekly access to the rehab centre in the form of individual and group therapy. You will also be able to contact the rehab’s helpline whenever you need to, as well as receiving regular calls from the staff to check up on your progress.
Contact Us Today
There is no better way to understand how we can help you than to contact one of our wonderful helpline advisors. They will lend an ear to you, advise you, and arrange treatment for you. You can let go of all admin responsibilities the moment you reach out to OK Rehab.
The biggest benefit of our helpline is that all advisors have suffered from addiction issues themselves, meaning they understand just how difficult it is to ask for help. Consequently, they will provide a non-judgmental environment in which you can feel confident discussing your troubles.
To arrange help for yourself or a family member, contact us on 0800 326 5559 or fill in the form on our website and a staff member will be in touch as soon as possible.
No matter how severe your addiction and how long you’ve been suffering, OK Rehab wants to help.