Allerdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

Are you currently struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction? Our team of addiction recovery experts at Ocean Recovery are here to help! Call on 01253 847 553 to find out more about our treatments.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Allerdale

When you are surrounded by other people who abuse substances, you may compare your substance use to theirs and conclude that your substance use is healthier and that you don’t have a problem. However, it’s important that you are honest with yourself about your drug or alcohol abuse issues so that you can deal with the problems effectively.

If you regularly use substances and experience negative symptoms from this, you need to get professional help. Whether your substance abuse is mild or severe, addictions will never end well. It’s important to know that there is help out there for you.

If you want to find out more about substance abuse, addictions, rehab, or anything else to do with your addiction recovery, get in touch with us today. We can go through everything you need to know and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Addictions and Mental Health

Addictions and mental health go hand in hand. They both change the chemicals in your brain and this can result in a rollercoaster of emotions. When you struggle with a mental health condition as well as an alcohol or drug addiction, this is known as a dual diagnosis. It’s important that you seek help for this as soon as possible.

People who suffer from addictions can experience two different types of mental health problems – pre-addiction conditions and post-addiction conditions. Pre-addiction mental health problems are ones that the person had before their addiction and post-addiction mental health problems develop as a result of the addictive behaviours.

If you are diagnosed with a dual diagnosis, the treatment that you receive will be focused on addressing your addiction and your mental health condition at the same time. Some techniques that may be used for a dual diagnosis may include healthy living, support groups, mindfulness, helplines, and therapy.

 

Does My Partner Have an Addiction?

Substance abuse can very quickly spiral out of control and result in a severe addiction. If you are concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse, there are some things that you can look out for to determine if an addiction is present.

Below is a list of signs of addiction that you can look out for in a loved one:

  • Hiding things from you
  • Defensiveness
  • Changes in personality
  • Irritability
  • Withdrawing from social situations
  • Paranoia
  • Overspending
  • Feeling low
  • Unpleasant body odour and poor hygiene
  • Fatigue
  • Overspending
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pale skin

If you notice any of the above symptoms in your loved one, it’s worth having a chat with them about how their drug or alcohol addiction is affecting their lives and how it’s affecting you. If you are struggling as a result of your partner’s addiction, get in touch with us today for some free confidential advice on 01253 847 553.

We can help you with how to talk to your loved ones about their addiction and how to help them get professional help for their addiction.

 

How to Help a Loved One With Their Addiction

If you need to confront a loved one about their addiction, this can be very difficult and daunting. It’s impossible to control their reaction. However, you are in charge of how to approach the conversation.

Below, we have listed some key do’s and don’ts when it comes to confronting your loved one about their addiction. The experience here is going to be less overwhelming for you if you take these tips into account.

Do’s

  • Be compassionate – If you want your loved one to open up to you, they need to know that you love and support them.
  • Confront them with caution – Be prepared for them to be defensive or even aggressive when responding to you. However, don’t let this prevent you front confronting them.
  • Allow them to express their side of it – Try to avoid dominating the conversation. Allow them to respond to what you’re saying as this can be valuable.
  • Recommend treatment options – Consider their needs and let them know exactly what kind of help is on offer to them.

 

Don’ts

  • Become angry or bitter – Although you may feel hurt, it’s important to remember that you love them and they are hurting too. They need compassion and love at this moment.
  • Shame or guilt-trip them – This will only result in them becoming less likely to be honest with you as it will feel like you’re attacking them.
  • Enable their addiction – We recommend being compassionate but this doesn’t mean that you should enable their addiction as this will only justify their behaviours.
  • Force your loved one to get treatment – Rehab will only be effective if your loved one wants to recover. A good drug and alcohol rehab treatment centre won’t admit someone who doesn’t want treatment.
  • Say no to an intervention – In extreme cases, an intervention may be necessary. These can lead to temporary family conflicts. However, this usually subsides when the addict has completed their professional rehab treatment.

Confronting a loved one about addiction can be very difficult. However, it is an important step to take if you are worried about how they are abusing substances. Professional help from a drug or alcohol rehab centre is the best way forward in helping your loved one overcome their addiction.

This has been proven time and time again as being the most effective option when it comes to overcoming addictions and remaining sober.

 

Get Help For Addiction in Allerdale

If you want to find out more about how we can help someone that you love and are worried about, give us a call today on 01253 847 553. We are always here to help and can provide free, confidential advice on how you can help your loved one with their recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction.

It’s never easy when dealing with someone who has an addiction, and we understand this completely. If you feel overwhelmed, a bit of guidance and support from us can do wonders.

No matter how severe their addiction may seem or how helpless you think your loved one is, we can help you with taking the right steps in getting them the professional support they need. Alcohol and drug detox as well as our therapies are the most effective way to recover from addiction – start treatment today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

Does rehab work?

There is no easy ‘cure’ for drug or alcohol addiction but the combination of addiction treatments and the way they are delivered during private drug or alcohol rehab provide the most effective treatment for serious addictions. Private rehab has the best long-term recovery success rates as it is such an intensive and thorough form of treatment.

Are addiction treatments successful? 

As with rehab as a whole, addiction treatments rely on a combined approach of detox and therapies. Modern drug and alcohol treatment techniques are evidence-based, meaning they have a proven track record of success in treating addiction problems. Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a very popular form of treatment for addiction.

How long does rehab take?

There is no set duration for a drug and alcohol treatment programme delivered via private rehab. Some rehabilitation centres offer programmes of different lengths but ours tend to last 28 days. We feel this is the optimal timescale for most people to go through detox and undergo a holistic programme of addiction treatments.