Greenwich Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
This includes the scourge of drug and alcohol addiction, which can affect anyone, regardless of what they do and how and where they live.
If you are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, drug and alcohol rehab in Greenwich and surrounding areas could provide your best option for making a lasting and long-term recovery.
Residential addiction treatment is not the right fit for everybody but it offers a number of benefits that other types of addiction treatment and programmes simply can’t match. Call us today to find out how rehab in Greenwich could help you.
Find a calm place in your life
When you are in the grip of an addiction, it might feel like your life is spiralling out of control. You might be surrounded by people, places and situations that that are chaotic, dangerous and could involve violence or criminal behaviour.
In the throes of a serious addiction, it’s almost certain that a large part of your life revolves around securing and using alcohol and drugs.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Basingstoke will take you out of that hectic lifestyle for a period and afford you the time and space you need to focus on your recovery.
Rehab places for drug and alcohol will offer different levels of facility but all provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment.
They are staffed by professionals with a wide range of expertise, experience and qualifications in different areas of addiction treatment. These people are non-judgemental and many will be former addicts and substance misusers who know exactly what you are going through.
None of this means that a stay in rehab will be a breeze though. In order to get the full benefits from private drug and alcohol rehab, you will need to fully commit to the programme.
This means participating in a tightly packed regimen of treatments and speaking honestly in therapy sessions. This can be emotionally exhausting but is key in exploring and ultimately tackling the root causes of your addiction.
Many recovering addicts benefit from an organised and disciplined schedule, which is what you will be presented with in rehab.
This also means that far more treatment can be delivered over the same time period compared with an outpatient programme where you remain at home but attend appointments.
Drug addiction and withdrawal symptoms
Some people enter rehab having not had a drink or taken drugs for some time, but for most clients the first major step of the whole rehab process is detoxification.
This is the process by which the body rids itself of the toxic elements of alcohol and drugs already in the system.
During the course of an addiction, your body gets used to having those chemicals in the system. It depends on having them there in fact.
When they are removed during detox, without being replaced as would usually be the case, the brain and other systems have to cope with this sudden change. This can lead to some very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
The type and severity of withdrawal symptoms experienced can take various physical and psychological forms and will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- – The type of substance involved
- – Severity and duration of addiction
- – Delivery method (injecting, smoking, snorting etc)
- – Genetic history
- – Physical characteristics – age, sex, weight etc
- – Pre- or co-existing physical and mental health conditions
Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, opioids and some tranquilisers are generally considered to be the greatest physical risks.
These can include:
- – Grand mal seizures
- – Heart attacks
- – Strokes
- – Hallucinations
- – Delirium tremens (DTs)
Other, more general withdrawal symptoms could include:
- – Headache
- – Breathing difficulties
- – Aches and shakes
- – Fever
- – Nausea
- – Racing or irregular heartbeat
- – Insomnia
- – Poor concentration
- – Anxiety
- – Depression
Going through drug and alcohol detoxification
Going through any of the above withdrawal symptoms can be very distressing and potentially dangerous. This is why it is always best to seek the proper help and to go through a medically supervised detox at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic.
The process starts with a thorough evaluation where your physical and mental health will be assessed. Blood tests can be used to measure the levels of drugs in the system and to gauge the appropriate levels of any medication that may be required.
You will then be stabilised and prepared for detox with appropriate medication and psychological therapy. During the process of detoxification itself you will be closely monitored.
Medication does not offer a magic bullet when it comes to withdrawal symptoms. It will still be unpleasant but a medically supervised detox can help you to sleep and relax and lessen some of the other withdrawal symptoms.
Holistic rehab for long term recovery
Detox is very important but it is only a part of rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. You also need the tools to avoid relapse and to stay clean and sober once you leave the facility.
These tools are provided via a range of treatments which mainly revolve around talking therapies. These can help you to explore the root causes of your addiction and to develop coping mechanisms and techniques to avoid relapse.
Mental health treatments and support can also be very valuable if you have co-existing mental health issues (often known as dual diagnosis).
Drug and alcohol aftercare programmes can also help you to steer clear of your old addictions by providing support and resources in the weeks and months after you leave rehab.
Drug and alcohol addictions can wreck lives so find out how rehab in Greenwich can help you to move forward into a happier, cleaner drug and alcohol-free life.