Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Macclesfield
For many, dealing with an addiction can be unbearable. When you add coming to terms with your illness, struggling to find a suitable treatment, and coping with the everyday stresses of modern life into the mix, it can become even more so.
Here at OK Rehab, we strive to make recovery possible for anyone suffering from addiction and help those people find and self-admit themselves into appropriate treatment. With our help, you could be on your way to a full recovery in a drug and alcohol rehab in Macclesfield in no time.
If you are looking to receive addiction treatment but don’t know where to start, contact us today on 0800 326 5559, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.
We can also help those who have loved ones that are dealing with addiction. For support, advice, or information on the intervention services we provide, call the number above.
How do I know I need treatment?
Sadly, there are many people throughout the UK that are living with an addiction that is unaware, or in denial over its existence.
For these individuals, this blissful ignorance can be incredibly dangerous, as they will not reach out to receive the help they desperately need, and will likely just fall further and further into substance abuse over time.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, we recommend getting in contact with us as soon as possible. We can help you or your loved one determine what it is they are experiencing, and help them towards the right treatment.
For others, professional treatment is only seen as something you need if your addiction is extremely severe. This notion can be just as dangerous as denial, as most of the time the individual experiencing the addiction is not fully aware of the severity of their condition until it is too late. This can lead to people leaving their addiction or drug and alcohol abuse problem untreated for too long, and it actually worsening or spiralling out of their control before they can admit they need help.
We recommend seeking professional help and the correct treatment as soon as you think you may be struggling with an addiction. The earlier we catch addiction, the easier it usually is to treat it, giving you a higher chance of recovery if you contact us sooner rather than later.
If you’re still unsure as to whether what you are experiencing is in fact an addiction, feel free to give us a call on 0800 326 5559, and we can discuss your situation in more detail. We can assess your symptoms and identify what you need in regards to treatment and can get you placed in a drug and alcohol rehab in Macclesfield before your condition worsens.
For those unclear what the signs of an addiction are, the following is a brief outline of how symptoms can manifest physically, mentally and socially.
- Your physical appearance has changed drastically
- You have lost weight unexpectedly
- You are struggling to sleep at all, or are experiencing an unusually irregular sleeping pattern
- You experience withdrawal symptoms (such as headaches, nausea, shaking, muscle pain, fatigue and mood swings) when you have not used the substance in a short period of time
- You have noticed an increase in your tolerance for the substance you use, meaning you have to up the dose each time you use it in order to reach the same desired effect
- All you can think about is the substance you use, and when the next time you use it will be
- You are more on-edge, angrier or easily agitated than usual
- You lash out at loved ones much more easily
- You are experiencing heightened symptoms of existing mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, etc)
- You are more withdrawn in your work and social life than usual
- You are avoiding certain responsibilities in your work or social life that you used to perform with no problem
- You are going out of your way to avoid gatherings, social events or parties
- You are avoiding these events to instead use the substance
- You have a hidden stash of the substance somewhere secret
- You are lying to loved ones about your use of the substance
- You are ignoring concerns from loved ones over your use of the substance
If you resonated with any of these signs of an addiction, we suggest seeking professional treatment as soon as possible.
What do I do before rehab?
We understand that rehab can be a scary step on the journey to recovery, but rest assured that it is an important and highly necessary one if you wish to see results.
Just like any treatment for an addiction, there are things you can do at home before rehab to ensure that your time is a little easier, and also to make sure that your life awaits you when you return home.
These preparations can be simple, such as allowing payments for bills that will need to be paid in your absence to be paid automatically or employing a friend to visit your home once in a while to check in.
These small admin-type preparations can make all the difference when you leave rehab and head back home. Whether it be having a family member take care of pets or simply deep-cleaning your home before you leave, these arrangements are crucial and can make your return to the real world easier and less nerve-wracking.
Another important step to take before your rehabilitation in Macclesfield is to let the people in your life know where you will be going. This can be employers and colleagues who will need to cover your workload whilst you are gone, or friends and family members that will need to know about your plans if they wish to visit or take part in family therapy sessions.
The biggest, and sometimes the most difficult thing you can do before rehab, however, is to mentally prepare yourself. Rehabilitation is not a holiday from your usual life, nor is it an extremely easy process.
You will need to put in work and effort, and be prepared to invest a lot of your time in order for rehab to provide you with desired results. Without your cooperation, willingness and self-motivation, rehab will be much more challenging.
What do I do after rehab?
When you eventually leave the care of your chosen rehabilitation clinic, you won’t be abandoned or without help. Not only will our helpline continue to be open and available 24/7, but additional appointments can be made for you at your rehab if you need them. These can be simple check-ins, or for further treatment.
The most important thing you can do after your stay in rehab is not lax when it comes to aftercare. Just because your journey in rehab is over, does not mean that your addiction is ‘cured’, and you will still need to remain vigilant back home. This means being on the lookout for any possible warning signs of your addiction creeping back into your life.
Equally important is to make sure you are spending your time back in the real world effectively. Make sure that the friends you surround yourself with are beneficial to your recovery rather than detrimental. Put your recovery above all else, and if the people in your life are not supportive of you doing that, it may be time to move on.
Try to pick up a new skill or hobby! Starting new things, getting creative or joining a new club are all great ways to improve your overall mental health, and can provide a necessary distraction or sense of purpose for you when you leave rehab.
Overall try to remember what you learned during your time in rehab, and know that we are on hand at any time provide further support if necessary.