Aberdeen Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
According to NHS figures there were 5,698 alcohol-specific deaths in 2018 and 358,000 admissions to hospital where alcohol was the main factor.
Illegal drugs are not generally as accessible or socially acceptable but are still a serious problem, as are prescription drugs for many.
It’s important to remember that every addiction statistic relates to an individual and every one of these people deserves help. If you are struggling with addiction, drug and alcohol rehab in Guildford could be the way forward.
Why do people develop a drug or alcohol addiction?
There are many reasons why people slide from casual drinking and drug use through problem drinking and substance misuse to full-blown addiction.
Some use substances as a coping mechanism to deal with problems in their lives. Your upbringing and social circle can have a bearing if the people you are around you regularly drink and take drugs.
There is a complex relationship between mental health and addiction that can sometimes be difficult to untangle. In some cases, an existing mental health problem can lead to or exacerbate addiction and vice versa.
There is some evidence that some people may have a genetic disposition towards addiction, but this does not mean that person is always destined to become addicted, or that they cannot be treated if they do.
It should also be remembered that anyone can develop an addiction to drugs and alcohol. The substances themselves are addictive, meaning they can lead to compulsive and dependent use over time.
Long-term use of drugs and alcohol can change the way your brain works, especially in areas such as compulsion control, decision making, pleasure and reward.
As you build up a tolerance to the substance you will need to use it more and more and you will start to experience withdrawal symptoms when you do not have access to it.
All of this makes it very hard to beat an addiction without the right help. Many addicts are aware of the harm they are doing to themselves and others around them and do desperately want to stop.
It is easy to fall into a vicious cycle of trying and failing to quit or stopping for just a short period of time then relapsing. This can lead to you feeling even worse about yourself, feeding the substance misuse and worsening the addiction.
If this sounds like you, call us today to find out how a private drug and alcohol rehab could help you break free from this destructive cycle of addiction.
Why choose a residential addiction treatment programme?
It is extremely difficult to beat an addiction on your own or even with the help of a support network who mean well but might lack the knowledge and expertise to guide you out of these difficult waters.
There are different options available when it comes to addiction treatment so should you choose a residential programme or an outpatient one? An outpatient, or community-based, addiction programme can be followed without leaving home.
This can make it ideal for people who don’t want to take time out of their lives, perhaps because of work or family commitments. It can be difficult to manage aspects of the programme such as attending relevant appointments, however.
You will also have to go through detox largely on your own and will be surrounded by all the triggers and temptations that are associated with your addiction.
At a residential rehab for drug and alcohol abuse you will be in a safe, calm environment away from the people and places that could trigger your drinking and drug use, as well as the stresses and strains of your everyday life.
Here you will have round the clock support from a team of specialists in every aspect of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
A lot of people who work in this field tend to have battled addiction themselves and will have an understanding of what you are going through – even if everyone’s route to recovery is different.
Drug and alcohol detoxification
Another key reason why residential drug and alcohol rehab in Guildford could be your best option is because it gives you the chance to go through the detox or detoxification process in a safe and controlled environment.
When you develop a dependency on drugs or alcohol, your brain and body get used to those chemicals in the system.
When they are no longer there you will go through withdrawal symptoms and these can be both physical and psychological. These withdrawal symptoms represent a major hurdle in anyone’s battle against addiction.
They are always unpleasant but can also be dangerous and going ‘cold turkey’ without expert help is best avoided if possible.
In a rehab facility you will be monitored and supported, with medical supervision and medications when they are appropriate. As well as detox, you will also be offered a range of treatments aimed at helping you to make a long term recovery.
These will involve talking therapies and could include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy and psychotherapy, as well as complementary therapies such as art therapy, mindfulness and stress management techniques.
The aim of this programme is to help you to explore the root causes of your addiction and to change the way you think and behave in relation to addiction and substance abuse.
The ultimate goal is to help you to recover in the long term. To this end, an effective aftercare programme is also an important part of drug and alcohol relapse prevention.
If you are struggling with drugs, alcohol and addiction, there are many reasons to consider a stay in rehab. Contact us today to find out more.