Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Peterborough
We understand just how challenging it can be to juggle dealing with addiction with the many other stresses and pressures that come with day to day life. When searching for suitable addiction treatment is thrown into this mix, it can be easy to give up, return to substance use, or fail whilst attempting to take on too much.
If this sounds like you, and you have been struggling to cope with addiction but have no idea where to start looking for treatment, we can help.
We are OK Rehab, a recovery-advocate service that believes every client’s recovery is possible, no matter the circumstances or obstacles they may be facing. With our help and guidance, you could self-refer yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough, and be on track towards a substance-free life.
To find out more about what we can offer you or a loved one struggling with an addiction, call us today on 0800 326 5559.
What is an addiction – and what causes it?
Addiction is defined by an individual engaging in a certain behaviour in order to reap the ‘benefits’ of performing such behaviour, despite the adverse consequences.
Though when addiction is mentioned the mind usually wanders to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, a person can be addicted to just about anything. Shopping, collecting, exercise, sex, gambling; all can become extremely addictive and can lead to dangerous situations.
The biggest distinction between these addictions, however, is the physical and mental harm and lasting damage they can inflict.
Of course, people can take part in all of the listed behaviours without ever being addicted. People gamble recreationally every day and can have healthy relationships with even substances like drugs and alcohol when they are used in moderation.
An addiction occurs when an individual goes beyond this and begins to constantly engage in the behaviour in order to experience the ‘high’ it offers. For drug and alcohol addictions this high is very well known; the release of chemicals into the brain from the substances lead to us feeling more relaxed and stress-free.
For addictions like shopping and collecting, the high is the purchase of a new item, for gambling, it is the feeling of winning, and so on. The chase of this high can result in addiction as the more the individual experiences it, the more it usually takes for the same effect to be reached again.
An addiction can become even more troubling when the person is using and attempting to reach this high as a method of coping with difficult emotions, events, or even people.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, get in contact with us here at OK Rehab as soon as possible via our free helpline: 0800 326 5559.
How a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough can help
By considering attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Peterborough you have taken the first brave step towards recovery.
Understandably at this time, you may be confused and nervous about what lies ahead of you in rehab, and wondering how it can help you reach your goal of a substance-free life. Rest assured that rehab is the best option for those looking to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, and boasts the highest success rates for clients.
At the beginning of your time in rehab, you will meet the team and be shown around the facility. You will most likely also meet with a doctor, who will perform a quick assessment of your mental and physical health.
This information allows us and the team at your chosen rehab to create a bespoke treatment plan which you will follow throughout your stay. This bespoke treatment ensures that you are receiving the best possible care that is most suited to your needs, rather than an ineffective blanket treatment that may not work for you as it does for other clients.
Around this time, you are also likely to undergo a drug and alcohol detox. This can be a daunting step on the road to recovery but is an important and necessary one. During this detox, your body will have a chance to completely flush the toxins of drugs and alcohol out, leaving you with a ‘clean slate’ to start healing.
You may experience a number of withdrawal symptoms at this time, such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, and muscle pain. The team at your rehab will be on hand at all times to help you throughout this difficult period, and a doctor can prescribe you appropriate medication to ease the symptoms if necessary.
From then on, you will begin to participate in multiple forms of therapy and counselling in rehab. Some forms of therapy and other treatments that you may encounter include: Family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), addiction counselling, and contingency management.
Through these many methods of treatment, you can begin to heal the wounds left behind from your addiction, and also those that may have had a hand in causing it. You can learn more about yourself and others through group therapy, identify your personal triggers and how to avoid them, discover new coping techniques to replace old ones, and overall prepare for a life back in the real world.
Staying sober after rehabilitation
The work does not end when you eventually leave rehab. Though you will have undoubtedly come a long way since your admittance, the responsibility to continue with your improvement will now be on you.
We will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, and will offer all the support you may need during this transition back to your normal life. However, it is important to remain vigilant and on the lookout for any warning signs of a relapse, and to also ensure that your surroundings and social group are beneficial to your recovery, and not potentially dangerous.
If you do need us after your time in rehab, we are always available through our helpline. Alternatively, additional appointments can be made for you at your chosen clinic if they are needed.