Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke on Trent
It can be difficult to recognise the difference between substance misuse and addiction in yourself. Whilst there are many telltale signs that your drug or alcohol usage has spiralled out of control, the nature of addiction means that these will often be overlooked.
If you are concerned that you may have stumbled into the realms of an addiction problem, it’s always advisable to seek a professional opinion, followed by help, if it turns out that you are exhibiting addictive behaviours.
If this sounds a little too close to home and you’re living in Stoke or the surrounding areas, we can provide you with advice, support and referral to addiction treatment programs, should you need them.
Perhaps you’ve had enough of the negative side effects or financial impact of an ongoing substance use problem, maybe your drug and/or alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships, or you may just be concerned about the future impact of prolonged addiction.
Whatever your reason for seeking help, it’s the right step to take. Those who seek timely recovery treatment and support often have the most success in achieving lasting sobriety. Here at OK Rehab, we can provide experienced advice about addiction and rehab.
All of our team are in recovery and have been through comprehensive addiction treatment, so they are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
We can even help you to find the right treatment in Stoke On Trent if you decide to begin your recovery journey, so contact us today on 0800 326 5559 for a confidential chat.
How to find the best drug and alcohol treatment services for you in Stoke
When you’ve made the courageous and life-altering choice to attempt to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction problem, our referral team here at OK Rehab can help you choose the right type of treatment for you and find a suitable facility that offers that treatment.
Whether you decide that an outpatient or residential rehab programme is right for you, we can refer you to one of our trusted partner facilities in the Stoke area, or further afield, if you prefer.
Some clients prefer to stay close to home when they attend rehab as it offers greater convenience, such as the ability to incorporate family members into the rehab sessions, the lack of travel necessary and the proximity of aftercare treatments.
If you would prefer to be further removed from your daily negative influences, however, we can offer leading rehab facilities across the UK.
An initial assessment will help us to determine the best course of action for you. This will allow us to consider the severity of your addiction, any pre-existing conditions or additional needs that you may have, your budget and your lifestyle, as well as the preference of locality.
We can then begin the pre-admission process for you, allowing you efficient access to begin your rehabilitation as soon as you’re ready to do so.
How do I know when my substance use has become an addiction?
It can be difficult to recognise addiction and it can also be easy to ignore one, so being able to acknowledge a problem to yourself, as well as others, is an incredibly important step in the recovery process.
If you’re here reading this and already in a place where you’re considering whether or not you may have an addiction problem, the chances are, your inclinations are correct. Something, whether it be a change in your own behaviour or a comment from a friend, has made you look at your drug and/or alcohol use in a new light.
Whilst for some people it’s easy to identify addictive behaviours, denial is a common emotion for those in the throes of an addiction, so it can sometimes be useful to have a checklist.
In order to truly benefit from this, it’s important that you’re honest with yourself, even if you’re not ready to take the next step and admit your problem to others.
Self-realisation is an important part of the recovery journey and will set you on the right path. If you honestly answer yes to some or especially all of these questions, it’s time to consider accepting some help with your drug or alcohol addiction:
- Have you noticed any behavioural changes or mental health problems since you began using drugs or alcohol, anger issues, anxiety, depression etc?
- Have you noticed that your ability to tolerate drugs and/or alcohol has increased over time, meaning that you need to increase usage to experience the desired effects?
- Does your daily life and thoughts revolve around finding, obtaining or affording your next dose of drugs or alcohol?
- Do you feel either physically or mentally unwell when you don’t have access to a regular supply of drugs or alcohol?
- Have you noticed that your job, finances, relationships or friendships have suffered due to your substance use, perhaps you have lost focus on them or made poor choices?
If after answering those questions honestly, you feel as though your first instincts about your addiction have been confirmed, call us now on 0800 326 5559.
The importance of immediate professional intervention
Once you’ve been able to admit that you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, the next step is to seek help. Although you might feel confident that you can recover by yourself, this method rarely works and has inherent and potentially life-threatening dangers.
Finding the right support throughout your recovery is the key to long and successful sobriety.
The next thing to consider is the timescale in which you reach out for help. If your addiction is a new issue, you might feel as though you can wait to find help, perhaps until a more convenient time. Unfortunately, this thought process is a slippery slope to changing your mind.
One of the major reasons that people don’t succeed in their recovery goals is because they delay treatment, resulting in more intensive addiction problems and a lack of desire to recover.
Unfortunately, this is the same issue that many people experience awaiting NHS addiction treatment services. Whilst their intention to recover is strong initially, the long delay between seeking help and obtaining help due to the high demand for community-based addiction recovery, is too much.
When you reach out to OK Rehab, we are likely to recommend that anyone struggling with moderate to severe drug and alcohol addictions attend a private residential rehab programme. This has proven consistently to offer the best possible outcome for those looking to achieve long term recovery.
We can help you with your admission to one of the region’s leading rehab programmes immediately. This will ensure that your good intentions do not go to waste and that you receive the help and support that you need to meet your recovery goals.
Which addiction treatments will I be offered?
When you attend private residential rehab at one of our trusted partner rehab facilities, you will have access to a personally tailored programme to suit your specific needs. You will initially go through a medically assisted detox, which offers the safest and most comfortable detox experience available.
You will be monitored throughout for your own safety and clinicians will prescribe medications to minimise the withdrawal symptoms that you experience, wherever possible.
After detox, a range of psychotherapy sessions will be available to help you work through the psychological aspect of your addiction.
This will include learning more about addiction, addressing any potential causes of your addiction and developing coping mechanisms to deal with the social, emotional and geographical triggers you may experience when you return to your home and daily life in Stoke.
You will even receive access to a wide range of aftercare services post-rehab that will help you to readjust to your sober life, offer continued motivation and support and the chance to participate in abstinence-based group meetings, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
OK Rehab are here to help you
When you’ve made a commitment to yourself to turn your life around and stop allowing your addiction to control your future, get in touch with our friendly team at OK Rehab. We are here to provide help, support and guidance in your journey to sobriety.
Additionally, if you are concerned about someone close to you, perhaps a friend or relative, due to their extensive drug or alcohol use, we may be able to help. Our advocacy service can arrange family interventions and have plenty of advice on how to best approach your loved ones about their potential addiction problems.
Call today on 0800 326 5559.