The first steps in the long recovery journey can sometimes be the most difficult. Coming to terms with and accepting your addiction, deciding to search for treatment, sifting through the many options of rehabs and outpatient facilities, and all the while attempting to still lead a normal life, can be overwhelming for any person.
Seeking help during this vulnerable stage of your journey can add unnecessary pressure to an already stressful time. Your time is also precious when you are this fragile, and every day spent unproductively searching can be dangerous when trying to avoid temptations.
Every year many individuals opt instead for risky at-home treatments to negate the effort and time spent on finding professional care – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Finding and being placed in appropriate and suitable treatment can be much easier, simpler, and quicker. With OK Rehab, you could be assessed, admitted and self-referred into a local drug and alcohol rehab in Mitcham in no time, and on your way to a successful recovery.
We can also offer general support, advice and information during this time for you or loved ones, so call us today on 0800 326 5559 to find out more.
Is it possible to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction at home?
Over the course of your journey searching for addiction treatment, it is highly likely that you have asked yourself the question: Can I just recover at home? Is rehab really worth it?
The answer for the first, can you recover at home, is complicated. Yes, some people battling a drug or alcohol addiction will be able to reach a full recovery by themselves at home. However, successful at-home recovery attempts usually involve those with much less severe addictions or those using a lower-class drug, such as nicotine.
In order to reach a successful recovery at home, whether with these parameters or different, one must have the right discipline, a good network of support, a healthy environment to stay in, a high sense of self-motivation and will to succeed, and the necessary knowledge to perform a safe and effective drug or alcohol detox without the help of a medical professional.
Without these, an at-home recovery attempt is unlikely to be as effective as professional treatment through a drug and alcohol rehab in Mitcham. This is because DIY treatments can incur a host of obstacles, that are non-existent or simply much easier to deal with at a rehab facility.
One of the main obstacles faced when recovering at home is the lack of treatment for the psychological aspects of an addiction. Therapy and counselling are integral parts of recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, and without these important forms of treatment – even if the physical side of addiction is treated with a successful detox – a relapse is highly likely.
This is because a lot of the root causes and reasons that led you to substance use in the first place may still remain – in your mind, through triggers, or even just in your home environment, such as a dysfunctional family or an abusive partner. Therapy, counselling, and effective, well-rounded treatment for both aspects of addiction is crucial if you wish to succeed with a recovery, yet only one side is usually focused on in DIY at-home attempts.
Another obstacle commonly faced at home, and one that leads to relapses very early on in the vulnerable detox stage of recovery is the ease at which further substances can be accessed. At home, it is easy to access further drugs or alcohol, even being able nowadays to have some substances delivered to your front door.
This can make it decidedly harder to resist urges and deny temptations when they arise, as they are that much easier to fulfil. In a rehab setting, this is negated, as drugs and alcohol are banned completely on the premises.
As mentioned earlier, to be successful with an at-home recovery it is essential to have a strong and supportive network of loved ones that are able to assist you during your withdrawal. Whilst this is the case for some, it is not for everyone, and some individuals are left to fend for themselves as they try to battle an addiction and reach a recovery.
This can make it that much more challenging when urges arise, or when a detox goes awry. If you attended a rehab for treatment, you could rely instead on the support of the team members, therapists, and medical professionals who are there to guide you throughout your recovery.
For these and many more reasons, we here at OK Rehab will almost always recommend opting for addiction treatment through a drug and alcohol rehab in Mitcham, rather than facing the risks alone at home. So, yes, rehab is most definitely worth it.
We want to reiterate that there is no shame whatsoever if rehab is recommended to you instead of at-home or even outpatient treatment. This will most likely be due to aspects of yourself and your addiction that are now out of your control, such as a history of addiction within your family, the substance or multiple substances that you have used, the length of time your addiction has been present and the method of your abuse (snorting, injecting, smoking, etcetera).
It is important to remember that your recovery is possible no matter where you are treated, but we simply wish to provide you with the highest chances of a long-lasting, successful recovery, which can be reached through professional treatment in a drug and alcohol rehab in Mitcham.
To find out more about what a drug and alcohol rehab can offer that other addiction treatment do not, call us today on 0800 326 5559, email us, or fill out our online form with your details and receive a callback.