We’ve been there before. No, honestly.
Many of our team have experienced an addiction in the past, and are now living their lives in recovery, dedicating themselves to helping others in similar situations.
Because of this, we know better than anyone the complicated feelings that often surround you as you reach out for help. We get just how ashamed and embarrassed you may feel, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
With us here at OK Rehab, there is no need to be ashamed of your addiction. Instead, you can feel comfortable, understood, and cared for. OK Rehab is a judgement-free, safe space, where you can openly discuss aspects of your addiction with our friendly admissions team, and can feel relaxed as you search for treatment, rather than stressed out.
To find out more about our services here at OK Rehab, call us today on 0800 326 5559.
Why opt for professional treatment?
It is highly likely that during your search for addiction treatment, you will have considered giving up altogether, and opting instead for a seemingly cheaper and easier option.
This, for some, is possible, and at-home recovery attempts and DIY treatments can actually be effective against an addiction. However, this is only true in a handful of cases.
If you are someone who is trying to recover from the use of a lower-class drug, such as nicotine, an at-home option could indeed be viable for you, but only if you also have a strong sense of willpower and motivation, a good environment to recover in, and a network of support available in the form of family and friends.
This small set of criteria means that a DIY recovery is not the best option for most clients battling a drug or alcohol addiction, and could actually cause many problems during a recovery attempt if chosen.
Effective treatment for both the body and the brain
One of the main challenges faced when attempting to recover at home is the lack of effective care and treatment for the psychological aspects of addiction. During rehabilitation, therapy and counselling provide an important and necessary insight into you and your addiction.
Through multiple forms of therapy, you can begin to understand more about yourself and what led you to substance use in the first place, you can identify any personal triggers you may have, learn how to avoid them back home and discover many new coping mechanisms that can replace old ones.
Overall, therapy and counselling in a drug and alcohol rehab in Southwell prepares you for your return to your life in the ‘outside world’, and provides crucial treatment for the mental factors of your addiction.
At home, during a DIY recovery attempt, this is extremely hard to replicate without the help of professionals and licensed therapists. Because of this, many individuals withdrawing at home will simply go without this crucial form of treatment.
This can lead to an early and unwanted relapse, as even if the physical side of your addiction is successfully treated with a drug and alcohol detox, the many emotional scars and triggers will still remain untreated.
No access to further substances
Another problem commonly faced with at-home treatment is the ease at which substances can be accessed by the individual recovering. Nowadays it is easier than ever to have some substances delivered straight to your front door, making it that much more challenging to ignore temptations and cravings when they inevitably arise.
In a rehab setting this is obviously negated, as all substances such as drugs and alcohol are usually banned on-site. This means that clients have a chance to focus purely on themselves and the journey ahead, rather than where the next use will come from.
A strong network of support
This ties in with another obstacle that can make at-home recoveries challenging – the lack of support. During the long recovery journey, it is incredibly helpful and necessary to have people around you who are willing to lend a helping hand if needed.
In rehab, this support is made up of a network of therapists, doctors, staff members and other professionals, all ready to guide and advise you throughout your journey. At home, however, this is much harder to come by, especially if you don’t have family or friends readily available to help you out.
Being alone as you withdraw from substances can be risky and very dangerous – in some cases, even fatal. It can become that much more challenging to avoid temptations, stay on track, and undergo a detox.
A safe drug and alcohol detox
A drug and alcohol detox is one of the most important steps on the long journey to recovery. During rehabilitation in Southwell, a detox will be safely carried out by the medical professionals on hand, and doctors can prescribe appropriate medication to ease withdrawal symptoms if necessary.
At home, this process is not usually so smooth. If done improperly, too quickly or without the correct medical knowledge, a detox can go south very fast, leading to a relapse, or in severe cases, even death.
Contact us today
These are just a few of the main reasons why we here at OK Rehab will almost always recommend professional treatment through a drug and alcohol rehab in Southwell over risky at-home and DIY treatments. We want what is best for our clients, and professional, well-rounded, safe, easy and stress-free treatment is just that.
It is important to not be discouraged if you are recommended rehab over an at-home option. This will usually be determined by factors of you and your addiction that are now out of your control, such as the length of time you have been using for, the substance or multiple substances you have used in the past, the method of your abuse, and whether or not you have a family history of addiction present.
Your recovery is possible through many routes, but professional treatment with OK Rehab simply ensures that your recovery is more likely to be a successful, long-lasting, and healthy one.
To find out more about what a drug and alcohol rehab in Southwell could offer you, get in touch via our free-to-call helpline on 0800 326 5559, email us, or fill in our online form to receive a callback.