Aberdeen Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Gloucestershire is a beautiful part of the world, packed with stately homes and elegant spa and market towns.
The county takes in part of the Cotswolds, the fertile valley of the River Severn and the magnificent Forest of Dean, but nowhere in the UK is free from the blight of substance misuse.
This can easily lead to full-blow alcohol or drug addiction and that can be extremely difficult to break free from without the professional support of experienced staff and evidence-based treatment programmes available at a drug and alcohol rehab Gloucestershire facility.
Do you or a loved one have issues with alcohol and drugs?
It might be easy to slide from substance misuse into addiction, but it is not always easy for the individuals involved to admit that they do have a problem.
Dependent drinking and habitual drug use often go hand in hand with dishonesty and secrecy and that can very much include self-denial.
Many problem users believe they could easily quit of they really wanted to – but put off trying to do so, even if their drinking or drug use is having serious negative consequences.
That is because continuing to seek out the substance involved, despite potential negative impact, is one of the defining features of addiction. And make no mistake, addiction can lead to a wide range of negative effects.
The dangers of drug and alcohol misuse
At the deepest, darkest end of the spectrum substance misuse – often coupled with addiction – kills thousands of people each year. According to the charity Alcohol Change UK, in fact, 20 people die as a result of their drinking every day.
That is only the tip of the iceberg as alcohol abuse can have a serious impact on the addict’s health and alcohol misuse is recognised as the single biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds across the UK.
NHS figures, meanwhile, show that in 2018-19 there were 18,053 admissions to hospital for poisoning by drug misuse, with 2,917 deaths. There were also 7,376 admissions to hospital for mental and behavioural disorders related to drug misuse.
Beyond the health of the addict themselves, addiction can take a toll on physical and psychological well-being of their loved ones and others around them.
Substance misuse is frequently linked to violence, crime and many types of problem behaviour and can put a sever strain on relationships. It can also make it very difficult to hold down a job or career, and can impact every other aspect of your life.
This is why checking into rehab places for drug and alcohol in Gloucestershire can be so important. Left untreated, addiction can spiral out of control, wrecking lives and relationships.
It is treatable though, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation gives you the very best chance of turning your life around by kicking the drugs or alcohol for good.
The signs and symptoms of addiction
If you are not sure whether you would benefit from private drug and alcohol rehab, or are questioning whether you are actually in the grip of addiction, there are some signs and symptoms you should consider.
These can vary from one person to the next of course, and you don’t need to have all the signs to have a problem.
This is not an exhaustive list but if you recognise multiple signs and symptoms from the below, it might be time to seek help from drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire.
- – Using the substance every day
- – Using more than you used to
- – Needing to take more to get the same effect – or even to feel normal
- – Getting withdrawal symptoms when you don’t use the substance
- – Avoiding social settings where you cannot drink or take drugs
- – Trying and failing to stop or reduce your usage
- – Secretive behaviour; lying about, downplaying or hiding your drinking or drug use
- – Mood swings
- – Increased temper
- – Paranoia
- – Exacerbation of existing mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety
- – Tiredness and trouble sleeping
It’s important to remember that the person with the problem needs to be willing to seek help.
They cannot be forced to undergo drug and alcohol detoxification and rehab (unless they are undergoing court-ordered rehab in relation to criminal behaviour) – but it is quite common for friends, family and loved ones to seek help and advice and start the ball rolling.
We can offer advice in 100% confidence and help you to approach the person with the problem. This could involve arranging a professionally-led intervention, although this is not the best option for every individual.
Watching a loved one harm themselves through an addiction can make you feel helpless but there are things you can do, so contact us today if this sounds like you.
Finding drug and alcohol rehab facilities near me
Attending a drug rehab clinic UK facility is by far the most effective way of dealing with and recovering from a serious addiction.
A residential rehab facility will offer a supervised detox programme along with a wide range of therapies and treatments designed to help you explore the roots of your addiction and change the way you think and behave.
This may be combined with mental health treatments and support if needed. A drug and alcohol aftercare programme can also be essential for relapse prevention once you have left the rehab and returned to your life.
Equipping you with the tools and knowledge you need to avoid relapsing when faced with pressures and temptations is a key part of any long term recovery.
If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Gloucestershire or surrounding areas, contact us today to find out how we can help. Left unchecked, an addiction can spiral out of control, doing untold damage as it does so.
Take the first steps to a healthier, happier life free from drugs and alcohol today.