Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of people all over this country, whether personally or indirectly. Addiction can cause people to forsake everything good in their life, at the expense of chasing their next hit.
It is a vicious disease that can destroy a person’s health, their sanity, their career, and ultimately their life – that’s how serious it is. If you are looking for addiction treatment, or know someone who needs help, we at OK Rehab are here to help in any way that we can.
With over 20 years in the industry, it is fair to say that we are experts on anything to do with rehab.
The main service that we provide is sorting out referrals to private rehab clinics across the UK, including here in Peebles and the surrounding areas. Through a brief telephone consultation, we can get a better idea of your needs, as well as your current circumstances and any other relevant considerations around your care.
From there, we can make a considered recommendation on a clinic near you, and make your referral as easy it can be.
You can call us for free on 0800 326 5559 to start your consultation, or read through the sections below for more information about rehab.
How to know when there is a problem
Some people can struggle on for years in addiction without acknowledging that there is a problem. It may be that the people around them can clearly see that there is a problem, but still, they refuse to admit that they have an addiction.
This can be very distressing and frustrating for everyone involved, and it often takes an intervention, or even multiple interventions, before they can accept that they need help. At OK Rehab, we can provide advice on how to arrange this and carry it out in a healthy, constructive manner, so that the person you care about can get the help that they need.
It is not always the case that family members know about a person’s addiction – often, those people can do a very good job at concealing it, as well as possibly lying to themselves about what constitutes addiction. It is important to be honest with oneself and admit when so-called ‘casual’ use has developed into a full-blown addiction.
Here are some tell-tale signs of that:
- You have often spent all of your available money on drugs or alcohol
- You have missed important work or family commitments due to using drugs or alcohol
- Your substance abuse has interfered with your family life or relationships
- You have lost a job or a work opportunity due to drug or alcohol use
- You cannot go a single day without using or thinking about how to use next
If any of the conditions listed above apply to you, it is likely that you have developed an addiction. There is no reason to feel ashamed about this – it is a disease that could happen to anyone.
Still, it is important to reach out for help as soon as possible. OK Rehab is here to help you do that, and to get the best possible standard of treatment.
What to expect from detox at rehab
Detox is something that is potentially very challenging, but can be a very different experience from one person to another, depending on various factors. For example, someone who is withdrawing from long-term heroin use would be very likely to experience intense physical withdrawal symptoms during detox.
This could include muscle pain, shaking, vomiting, insomnia, and acute anxiety. On the other hand, if a person was withdrawing from cannabis or ecstasy use, they might only experience mild physical withdrawals.
Nevertheless, they would still need to be monitored for their physical and psychological well-being. At rehab, no matter how mild or severe your addiction has been, you will have a medically supervised detox, conducted by a small team of clinicians who specialise in detox.
It’s vital to it this way – detoxing alone is incredibly dangerous, and should never be attempted.
Your rehab treatment schedule
Life in rehab has a healthy emphasis on organisation and routine, providing a sense of structure and regiment in lives that may have become chaotic in addiction. Your schedule will include a number of different mental health treatments, including counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, DBT, and group therapy.
Addiction is a complex condition, and it will take more than one type of treatment to address it. As the days in rehab progress, you will better understand how addiction manifests, and the steps you can take to fight against your own addiction.
You will also be helped to put together a plan to keep you in recovery once you leave. This relapse prevention strategy will help you to identify people or places that could be potentially damaging to your recovery, as well as make suggestions on proactive steps that you can take, such as attending ongoing therapy, either in a group or individually.
It’s important to keep in mind that staying in recovery requires hard work on an ongoing basis. This is a price worth paying for a life free from substance abuse and the incredible amount of damage that it can cause.
Call OK Rehab today
No matter how long you have been drinking or using drugs, it is never too late to get help. Rehab is incredibly effective at treating drug and alcohol addiction, as it combines everything under one roof.
This level of convenience, and this kind of comprehensive treatment plan, cannot be found anywhere else. If you are ready to face your addiction head-on, please call us for free on 0800 326 5559.
All we require from you is that you acknowledge your addiction and that you are willing to put in the hard work that is necessary to achieve long-term recovery.
It’s not an easy journey, but you will have help from top professionals along every step of the way. Get in touch today, and invest in a healthy, bright future in long-term recovery.