Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Walsall
Have you been suffering alone with the effects of prolonged substance abuse?
Have you kept quiet about the hardships you have faced out of fear of judgment from those you know?
Are you afraid that your casual drug or alcohol use has now developed past just being considered a habit and is now a dependency? At this point, it is very normal to feel scared, confused and unsure of what to do about your current situation.
Even in the modern day where those suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency are seen as people who need help not punishment, there is still a perceived stigma surrounding those that require treatment.
TV and movies have made the idea of going into rehab something bad, when in fact it is no different than going to any other doctors office.
The best possible thing you can do, when suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency, is to get treatment so you can work towards long term recovery.
Do I need rehab?
If you experience any of these symptoms when you go extended periods of time without drugs or alcohol then you are going through something called withdrawals.
Withdrawals are what happens when your body has developed a dependency on the drugs or alcohol you use. Your brain chemistry has been changed and now your body craves the continued substance abuse to maintain what it believes is the only way to get dopamine, the feel-good chemical, into your system.
These symptoms include:
- Muscle pain
- Change in appetite
- Mood swings
These symptoms can be very painful and dangerous to experience outside of medical care. If you experience any of these then it may be time to consider finding a rehab centre.
Where to start?
So, now that you have decided you need to go to rehab the next step is to find one. There are plenty of residential rehab centres available in the Walsall area that can cater to a wide variety of needs.
The question is which one will work best for your specific needs. It can be overwhelming to try and find a rehab centre suited for not just what you need but also what you want. After all, there are so many choices each with its own benefits.
Many simply don’t know what they specifically need when looking for a rehab centre. Some may even be put off finding a rehab centre as the process of actually finding one is too daunting.
That is where OK Rehab comes in. Our dedicated teams know the system and they aim to get to know you. We take the time to understand your reason for substance abuse and what kind of rehab centre is best equipped to help you.
We do this through our initial free assessment where we are able to assess your needs and make a referral for a rehab centre within the Walsall area accordingly.
To start your assessment simply call: 0800 326 5559
While the exact treatment will vary from centre to centre as each is unique and will house facilities for different kinds of treatments.
However, at their core, all rehab centres will follow along with a few basic treatments to aid in the recovery process. The first treatment you are likely to experience is detox.
The detox is the process of ridding your body of all drugs and alcohol through controlled and most importantly safe withdrawals. While withdrawal symptoms can prove to be dangerous, this is only the case when they are experienced alone and without medical supervision.
Within the safety of the rehab centre, your detox will be monitored 24 hours a day. Fully trained medical staff will be on stand by and monitor your progress to ensure your wellbeing.
This medical staff are able to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms do not become too much for your body to handle and will offer various medications to make the entire process much easier.
Following your detox, you will be able to focus on the rest of your treatment without cravings for drugs or alcohol. The next treatment tends to be some form of therapy. Rehab centres know that prolonged substance abuse tends to be a symptom of deeper trauma or mental health problems.
Substance abuse can be caused by:
- Childhood trauma
- Domestic violence
- A parent or guardian also having a drug or alcohol dependency
- A dramatic change of circumstances
People often turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to numb the pain caused by their past. This is a temporary solution that ultimately does more harm than good. Therapy aims to get to the core of the problem, to allow you to work through the pain so that the healing can begin rather than just ignore it.
Your rehab centre may offer private therapy sessions but most likely you will attend group therapy sessions. These will involve others staying at the rehab centre at the time and you will be able to see others also working towards long term recovery.
During these therapy sessions, you will develop a relapse prevention plan.
A relapse prevention plan is a set of tools you can take with you once you leave the rehab centre and use to avoid triggers for your cravings. From the therapy sessions, you should be able to replace your substance abuse with healthier coping mechanisms.
Life after rehab
It may be hard to picture it now, but the goal of rehab is that once you leave you are able to remain drug and alcohol-free. But if long term recovery is your goal then you will need the aftercare services the rehab centre will offer you.
These services will often include follow up therapy sessions and referral to a local support group so that your progress can be continued to be monitored.
A support group especially will help you, as it allows you to see others at all different stages of the recovery process. You will be able to learn from them and be supported by a group of people who understand the recovery process and can understand you.
What to do now?
The best thing you can do is give us a call so we can find you the perfect rehab centre to start your journey
Dialling the number on 0800 326 5559 is the first step towards long term recovery. You’re so close, you’ve come this far, we know you can go all the way. We believe in you and we believe in the process.