Many people abuse drugs and alcohol daily even though they are fully aware of the dangerous effects on the body and mind. In recent years, researchers have referred to addiction as a disease, since it alters the brain in many ways.
If you are currently living in the Stroud area and are struggling with substance abuse issues, we urge you to reach out today.
What do you do in rehab?
One of the main features of residential rehab is routine. This level of structure is great for helping clients maintain comfort and progress.
Wake-up times and bedtimes are the same each day and every client is given a personalised programme to boost their recovery efforts. From daily sessions in group therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy, you can begin to enjoy a wide range of activities.
You will also have plenty of free time to do the things you enjoy.
Rehab isn’t a prison sentence and if you wish to leave, you can. However, staff at your selected clinic will urge you to stay for your programme to avoid relapsing when home.
Some other benefits of rehab include:
- You will have your own bedroom and privacy
- Your meals will be provided for
- Your laundry will be taken care of
- You will be encouraged to exercise daily
- You can involve your family in your programme if you wish
- You can learn more about addiction and recovery from experts
What causes addiction?
For an addiction to begin, the user must first consume the substance. People begin to take drugs for a variety of reasons.
Many people, first take drugs within social situations such as parties, to improve their mood.
Whilst taking substances in social settings is a leading cause of addiction, another cause is down to self-medication. Self-medication occurs when people want to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Taking drugs or drinking alcohol is a temporary distraction that can spiral into daily consumption.
People also take drugs due to peer pressure or to satisfy an urge. The group most likely at risk of this are teenagers and young people as they wish to experiment with substances.
The first consumption of drugs is usually the ‘best’ time for many people and every consumption following this fails to live up to expectations, causing the user to take more to achieve the same high.
Problems with drugs and alcohol begin when substances are consumed again and again. When routinely consumed, addiction is very likely to occur. From this are a whole host of negative consequences that can affect every aspect of your life.
What are my options for recovery?
There are many options for recovery within Stroud and whist this means that treatment is more accessible nowadays, it can be daunting trying to choose the correct facility.
The two main forms of treatment are inpatient and outpatient care. At an inpatient facility, you will have access to around-the-clock medical care. This is a great benefit when you are experiencing withdrawals.
Residential treatment also provides structure. During a residential programme, your day will be planned for you which can help those who have struggled with routine.
On the other hand, outpatient treatment can be very beneficial to those who have commitments that see them unable to take time out. Outpatient treatment usually involves you visiting a clinic daily whilst living at home.
You are also encouraged to attend community groups which can help you create a support network with people close to home.
If you wish, you can also attend a residential facility to solely detox. This can be useful to those who have attended rehab before and have sadly relapsed.
What types of therapy are on offer in Stroud?
What is successful for one person in therapy isn’t always successful for another. Due to this, we only work with rehab clinics that offer a wide range of therapies.
Below is a short list of some of the therapies available:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – This helps clients identify and rethink negative thought patterns and behaviours.
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) – This is a similar form of therapy to CBT but offers a more mindful approach and is offered to those with suicidal thoughts.
- Family therapy – This can be excellent in strengthening your support network and can help your family talk in a professional setting about the hardships they have also faced as a result of addiction.
- Group therapy – This can feel daunting to many clients, but it gives you the chance to work through difficult feelings with a community by your side. It can also be useful to hear that others are going through similar experiences to yourself.
- Psychotherapy – This is a way to access unconscious thoughts and with the help of a psychiatrist can allow you to work through difficult issues.
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To maintain sobriety, a comprehensive rehabilitation programme will need to be accessed. Here you can withdraw and enter recovery with the right tools and skills.
The thought of sobriety might seem far off for you right now but by acknowledging your problem, you are one step closer to it.
Committing to a rehab programme in Stroud can ensure that you can effectively work through the milestones of recovery with a supportive team behind you at every step.