Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Runcorn
For all the feelings of shame that it often brings out in sufferers, addiction is actually quite a common disorder. But it does wreck lives, on a personal level, a health level and sometimes even a professional level.
It depends on the severity of course, but the effects can be far-reaching and sometimes devastating. If you have any kind or level of addiction issue, the best thing you can do is try to heal with the help and support of professionals.
You might feel like some experts trying to help don’t truly understand what you’re going through, no matter how good their intentions are. But at OK Rehab, we’ve been through it ourselves. Even outside of that, we’ve seen and helped so many people.
If you want to reach out to us, we can help you too. And as a quick side note, a lot of those aforementioned professionals are at least experienced in these kinds of things, so it’s always good to be open to the help they offer.
Here, we have a guide to inpatient and outpatient treatment and we’re also going to discuss our intervention programme and aftercare options. Finally, we’re also going to go over what is specifically available in terms of drug and alcohol rehab in Runcorn.
What is the benefit of treatment?
In large part due to the physical and mental impact it leaves, addiction can be difficult to treat and can’t be fully cured. But, if we can find the exact kinds of treatment to suit you, it can be managed.
You can get your life back on track and in many cases, you can start working to undo the damage that’s already been caused.
To specifically find out more about your situation, if you get in touch with us, we’ll complete an assessment with you. And if you choose to go to a residential facility, they may also want to assess you in a similar way before you start treatment.
Some of the questions in such an assessment could be:
- What are you addicted to?
- How long have you been suffering from addiction for?
- Does anyone else know about your addiction?
- Who else knows about your addiction?
- How much do they know about your addiction?
- Have you tried to get help before?
Inpatient vs Outpatient treatment
This is likely the first choice that will be made about your treatment and it can also be one of the most important.
When you say rehab, images of residential facilities are probably what will spring to mind. But you might be surprised to learn that that’s not the only kind of rehab that’s out there. If it suits you, you can also be treated at home.
To answer the question of what might suit you best specifically, we’ll first need to know a bit more about factors such as the length and severity of your addiction, what you’re addicted to or even your personality.
But generally, residential rehab tends to work better for those with moderate to severe issues in comparison to at-home treatment. The main reason is that the former creates an environment where you’re away from temptation and the latter puts more of the planning and control into your hands.
To elaborate further, residential rehab is a space where you’re constantly surrounded by treatment. It might sound more intense, but it’s what a lot of people need.
If you’re not sure about what kind of treatment is right for you, or if you just need general advice on the process you can always call OK Rehab’s helpline. The number is just at the bottom of this page.
Interventions/dealing with the addiction of someone you care about
Whether it’s a friend, family member, or even a colleague can be hard watching someone you care about go through addiction. But, like recovery itself, you don’t have to go through it alone.
Depending on your relationship with the person you’re thinking of, you might need a different approach. For example, direct conversation is more likely to work if it’s someone you know very well or are very close to. If it’s someone you don’t know as well, a more subtle approach might be necessary.
You’ll also need to be certain that they have an addiction issue in the first place, particularly if it’s someone you work with.
Either way, it’s a good idea to think carefully about what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. In these kinds of situations, you should always tread carefully. We’ve mentioned our helpline before – you might be glad to know that it’s not just open for people who are struggling with addiction themselves.
If you’re really lost, don’t stress too much about it now. We can always discuss it over the phone, with more context and a direct conversation. Then, you’ll hopefully have a better idea of what to do next and will be in a better position to help the person you’re reading this page for.
That brings us to another scenario that often goes undiscussed in these circumstances: what to do if it’s your employee suffering from the addiction. It goes without saying that this is one of the aforementioned scenarios where you’ll need to be very careful in talking to them about it.
But if you’re certain they have an addiction issue, having a conversation with them couldn’t hurt, particularly as you have a duty of care towards them. On the other side of that conversation, if your employee is currently going through residential rehab, one of the best things you can do is make your work environment a safe space for them, on an emotional and literal level.
Make sure they know that they’re supported and adapt your physical workspace in whatever ways you need to.
Unfortunately, many people who try to confront potential addicts about their problems are faced with anger and denial.
That’s why OK Rehab runs an intervention programme, so (hopefully) you can finally get through to them.
Finally, if you’re unsure whether or not someone is suffering from addiction, there are a few key signs to look out for.
- If the person can’t seem to stop consuming addictive substances, no matter how much they’re hurting themselves and/or those around them
- If they experience withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to stop
- If they begin to regularly complain about headaches and/or nausea
- If they start to regularly miss things in a way they didn’t before
- If you notice major changes in hygiene
Drug and alcohol rehab in Runcorn
As you can see here, there are several options when it comes to addiction treatment. If you’d like to recover locally, there are plenty of options for a majority of treatment types.
For example, there are 3 4 to 5 star rated facilities available locally, if residential rehab turns out to be what’s best suited for you.
If you’re more likely to go in the direction of outpatient treatment, we can also point you in the direction of local therapists, support groups and places where you can get physical treatments.
No matter what circumstances you’re in, if you’d like help or advice from OK Rehab, all you need to do is call 0800 326 5559