Aberdeen Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance misuse and addiction, it pays to get help as quickly as possible.
When to seek help for alcohol or drug addiction
The answer to the question of when to seek help for an addiction or substance misuse problem is always, ‘As soon as possible’.
There are two main reasons for this. The first is that an addiction – and all the behaviours and problems associated with it – can have negative consequences in all areas of your life.
It can cause or exacerbate a number of different health conditions and could even prove fatal. Thousands of people die each year from alcohol and drug-related poisoning, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Chronic heavy drinking and drug use can shorten your life in many different ways, or affect the quality of your life by causing or exacerbating debilitating conditions.
Addiction can also cause lasting damage to relationships with spouses, partners, parents, children, friends and colleagues. An addiction can drain your finances and destroy your career and work life.
If you do not address an addiction by seeking the right help, which may well be residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, the costs could be high.
The second reason is because addictions will often worsen over time, making them even tougher to break free from. Your tolerance to a substance can build up over time while the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms get worse when you do not get access to it.
Addiction becomes your new normal and obtaining and taking the drugs or alcohol can become the most important thing in your life.
With all that said, it’s never too late to seek help for an addiction. Many people try and fail to break free for years, but the key is getting the right treatment for your problem.
It will certainly take effort and commitment but drug and alcohol rehab in Dorset could be your way out.
The pros and cons of residential addiction treatment
Admitting yourself for a stay in a residential addiction treatment centre, or ‘going into rehab’ as it is often called, is the most effective way of treating a serious long-term addiction.
If you are desperate to break free from adduction to drugs or alcohol, attending rehab in Dorset is the most likely to be successful.
Treatments available via the NHS are invariably offered on a community or outpatient basis. This means you remain in your own home and travel to different appointments and treatment sessions, which are usually local but could involve an element of travel.
During the treatment you will have to manage your own detox and withdrawal symptoms, although you will have limited support, supervision and possibly medication if appropriate.
You will also have to manage and meet your appointments, which can be challenging when you are struggling with addiction.
You will also be surrounded by all the triggers and temptations associated with your drinking or drug use, as well as the stresses and strains of everyday life.
In a residential rehab clinic, by contrast, you will be in a secure and comfortable environment where your focus can be purely on beating your addiction and getting well.
You will have the best round the clock support and medical supervision, which can be very important during detox. The stay will be very structured with a tailored treatment programme delivered during your time at the facility.
A private drug and alcohol rehab is not the right fit for everyone, however. There is a cost to consider and you will also have to remove yourself from your normal life for a spell.
This can be difficult if you have family or work commitments for example, or do not want people to know that you are undergoing treatment.
Pros of residential addiction treatment
- – A safe environment, away from triggers
- – Time to focus on your recovery
- – Supervised drug and alcohol detoxification – safer and more likely to be effective
- – A structured programme with more treatment able to be delivered in the same timeframe
- – Access to round the clock care and medical support
Cons of residential addiction treatment
- – More expensive
- – Have to take time out from everyday life
- – May miss friends and family
How much does rehab for drug and alcohol abuse cost?
Being able to afford the stay in rehab will be a primary consideration for many people. You might think that rehab is primarily for the rich and famous but nothing could be further from the truth.
Those ‘gold tap’ luxury places do exist but most drug rehab clinics in the UK are more modest and affordable, while still being perfectly comfortable and well appointed.
It’s not easy to provide a standardised cost because it depends on a number of different factors. The level of amenities and services provided, location and length of stay will all have a big impact on the cost.
Contact us today for a better idea of how much a stay in a rehab in Dorset is likely to cost.
Making a long-term recovery from alcohol and drugs
There are many factors that go into a successful long-term rehabilitation. A thorough assessment will help to identify the right place and programme for you while a supervised detox is key to help you get rid of the drugs or alcohol in your body.
Further treatments and therapies will aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to stay that way once you leave, while mental health treatments and support can help you to explore underlying issues.
A comprehensive drug and alcohol aftercare programme can also help you to avoid relapse after you leave.
We can offer all these facets of addiction treatment in Dorset and elsewhere, so contact us today to find out how we can help.