Have you noticed you’re consuming higher amounts of alcohol or drugs? Are you finding it hard to cutback?
People sometimes conceal the amount of alcohol or drugs they are using from family, friends and loved one, which is not a good sign. Struggling with addiction alone can be stressful and difficult and can have a negative effect on your life.
Addiction can be very destructive. It can cause problems for you, as well as others around you and bringing undue stress which often causes those dealing with addiction to consume even more to cope.
Other factors of addiction are often breakdowns in relationships and friendships, and it can even cause problems for you in your career, sometimes resulting in job loss. This in turn causes financial worries and starts off the alcohol or drug consumption cycle again, and risks making the addiction worse.
Finding the right support and help can seem quite daunting but it doesn’t need to be. OK Rehab has a dedicated team ready to help you get the treatment you need without worry and stress.
Resources in the local authority have become so stretched due to the increased volume of those now suffering from addiction, that people cannot be seen straight away.
At OK Rehab, there is no wait for treatment, so you can get the help you need easily, by calling 0800 326 5559.
The Effects of Addiction
Addiction affects many people all over the world, so do not think that you are alone in your illness. Despite the extensive stereotyping, addiction does not discriminate and affects people from all backgrounds and walks of life regardless of status or financial position.
Addiction also has a negative impact on the body by causing damage to the organs such as the kidneys, heart, and brain. Some of the damage caused is irreparable, so getting help sooner to prevent this is paramount.
Unfortunately, due to the stigmatism attached to addiction, some people feel that they can’t ask for help, and so they try to give up themselves without any support. Doing this can be quite dangerous as when someone stops drinking or taking drugs abruptly, the body experiences withdrawal symptoms. in some cases, these symptoms can have nasty side effects.
Quite often, coping with these symptoms can become too much for many people, so they begin consuming alcohol or drugs once again to make them stop, usually in much larger quantities than before. These higher quantities raise the risk of damaging the body further worsening the addiction and making the cycle even harder to break.
Help for Addiction in Wimbledon
The earlier help is sought for addiction, the easier it is to treat. By getting good professional help, they can support you in breaking free from your addiction in a safe environment.
As with anything like this, there is bound to be many questions as well as some apprehension, which is of course only natural.
OK Rehab has centres that are private, luxurious, and relaxing to help you work through your addiction in comfort. With no waiting time to begin treatment, our centres can have you back on track and on the way to recovery straight away.
Our team can go through any questions you may have and explain the different types of treatment available to you. There are advantages to the different treatments offered, but the added benefits of a residential detox are that you are away from the distractions in your life currently, and it also has a much higher long-term success rate.
What Can You Expect from Residential Treatment in Wimbledon?
When you arrive at the residential centre our team will go through an assessment with you to find out what treatments you need and build a plan specific to you. Because everyone’s addictions are different, so too are their treatment plans. The first part of your treatment we must do with you is a detox.
This is where all the toxins from taking drugs or consuming alcohol are cleaned from the body. The detox itself can be an unpleasant thing to go through, but our medical team will be with you the whole time and on hand to support you. They also prescribe special medication to help with this part of the treatment.
Having an addiction is not just a physical illness, but a psychological one also. Therefore, both aspects of the illness need to be treated. One of the treatments we do to help with the psychological side of the addiction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, as it is often referred to.
This type of therapy is where we help you to change the way in which you think and alter your thought processes to help you look at things in a much more positive light. This helps greatly, especially when you are faced with cravings and triggers.
Other holistic therapies that you will take part in at the centre include exercise, yoga, and meditation. These well-being therapies will help to improve how you feel. Another part of your treatment with OK Rehab will be group therapy sessions.
Having peer-to-peer support is also a very useful part of your therapy, as it gives you a chance to talk through your problems and worries in a supportive environment with others going through the same treatment as you. It helps you to know that you aren’t alone, and that you can get through this illness as well as bring you some comfort.
What Comes Next?
Once you have completed your treatment with OK Rehab, you can return home to Wimbledon and carry on with your life, alcohol, and drug-free. An important thing we feel you must do is find and join a local support group that can help you continue with any therapy you began at the centre.
It is hard work remaining focused and there will always be cravings so therapy will help you to deal with this. Working on your well-being will also help you with positivity and help you stay on track.
OK Rehab can help you. When you are ready to reach out, our team are ready and waiting to help, on 0800 326 5559. Let us help you change your life for the better today.