Addiction is rampant across the UK, with millions of people’s lives being affected by drug and alcohol abuse every year. Unfortunately, addiction will not just go away on its own – it needs to be treated.
The best way of doing this is to attend rehab, where you can do everything necessary to recover under one roof. Here at OK Rehab, we have been helping people to enrol at top-quality private facilities since the year 2000.
If you would like us to do the same for you, please give us a call on 0800 326 5559. If you are not quite ready to reach out yet, please read through the information below to find out more about how rehab can help you to recover.
The harm that addiction can cause
Anyone who has experienced addiction, or seen it manifest in a loved one, will know that it is an incredibly destructive disease. One of the worst things about addiction is that there is no telling what level of harm it can inflict on a person and everyone else around them.
For a start, there is the physical danger that a person place themselves in whenever they abuse drugs or drink alcohol to excess. Anyone taking cocaine, heroin, benzodiazepines, or other drugs runs the constant risk of overdose, even if they think they have taken precautions.
Likewise, anyone who drinks to excess is at risk of major organ failure, not to mention the increase in aggressive or otherwise dangerous behaviour that comes with drinking or taking drugs.
Aside from the physical harm, there is the damage that addiction can cause to a person’s psychological well-being. It can create feelings of self-hatred and hopelessness, affecting their overall well-being.
It can also wreak havoc on friendships and relationships, with the person in addiction having to lie to their loved ones, or worse, in order to hide their addiction from others. It can cause people to neglect things in their lives that they once thought important, such as their jobs or careers.
Simply put, addiction can rob a person of absolutely everything if it is not treated in time. This is why, when there is a problem it is so important to address it, rather than continually staying in denial or otherwise sweeping it under the rug.
If you want to get help with your addiction, going to rehab is the best possible choice that you could make.
How rehab can help
In order to put substance abuse behind you and enter recovery, you will need to go through detox, get help from mental health professionals, and put together a firm plan for how you intend to live your life in a healthy way going forward.
The reason why rehab is so popular and so effective is that it allows you to do all of these things within one facility.
You can detox in a safe, controlled manner, with professional help to manage any withdrawal symptoms that you experience along the way. Then, you will be able to explore the underlying issues that may have spurred you towards addiction in the first place – again, with the help of qualified mental health professionals.
What’s more, you can do all this as part of a community, gaining valuable insights from group therapy sessions, and being able to share your burdens with others who are going through the same experience.
Considering all this, it is perhaps not surprising that rehab is consistently demonstrated to be the most effective way of treating addiction. This is what we are here for – to get people who need help into recovery, through treatment at rehab.
Not just any rehab, either – we make sure that we recommend a clinic that suits your needs and circumstances as fully as possible. When you are ready to proceed with treatment, we can get you referred to the facility within a matter of days, once you are there, the cycle of self-destruction can stop, and you can begin treatment.
Call us on 0800 326 5559 to begin your free consultation. Even if you just need some information, we can help with that too – you are not under any obligation to take up a rehab referral by calling us.
Choosing a location for rehab
One of the questions we get asked a lot is whether you have to stay near home for rehab treatment, or if you can go to a rehab further afield. The short answer is that yes, you can go anywhere else in the UK for treatment.
However, whether or not this would be recommended for you depends on your circumstances. Most people tend to prefer to stay near home, either because that’s where their support network is, or because they feel more comfortable in more familiar surroundings.
However, some people have negative or traumatic associations with their hometown and may want to get as far away from it as possible while they recover. Both of these are valid concerns, and this is something that can be discussed during your consultation on the phone.
Another consideration related to this is whether or not you would like to attend rehab as an inpatient or an outpatient – in other words, whether you stay at the clinic or stay at home during nights. Again, this is something that depends on your circumstances, but outpatient care is only recommended in a small amount of cases.
It is more suitable for people whose addiction is less severe, and who do not have any serious problems at home that might disrupt their recovery schedule. For obvious reasons, attending as an outpatient is also only possible if you stay close to home for treatment, meaning that there is minimal travelling distance to worry about.
Call us today
OK Rehab can help you to put an end to the misery of substance abuse, and get your life back on track. Call us free and confidentially on 0800 326 5559.
Our consultation shouldn’t take too long, but if now is not a good time to talk, we can arrange to call you back whenever you are free. When you are in addiction, it can often feel hopeless, as if there is no way out.
Please know that you can always recover, no matter how long you have been in addiction. All you need to do is commit to the process and put the work in. When you are ready, we can help you with the first part of that journey.