Argyll Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Addictions are becoming more and more common every day. If you are based in the Argyll area and you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. There are millions of people all over the world who are affected by addictions every day.
The best course of action when battling addictions is to attend a rehab centre so that you can focus entirely on recovering from your addiction.
No matter how severe your addiction is and no matter what type of addiction you are struggling with, rehab is definitely what you need. You should never delay reaching out for help with your addiction.
The longer you delay your addiction treatment, the worse your addiction problem will get. You should reach out for help as soon as possible.
Here at Ocean Recovery, we offer bespoke treatment programmes that are designed to help you recover from your addiction and avoid relapsing. We provide a variety of treatments and therapies for the best results. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our services.
Why Should I Give Up My Addiction?
There are so many reasons you should give up your addiction. The main one of course is to save your life. Addiction is a progressive disease that slowly destroys your life, it breaks down, relationships, families, your mind and your body.
Many untreated addictions end in fatality, whether that be from mental health issues or from poor physical health.
Here are just a few of the physical outcomes of addiction to drugs and alcohol:
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Brain damage
- Mental health disorder
Not only does addiction damage people’s health, but it also damages every aspect of their lives. Eventually, you may lose your job or your home.
Many find that their relationships with partners, family and friends are damaged and they become alone and isolated. This can all be fixed or prevented with the help of recovery, however, you must really want to recover.
Addiction is a disease of the brain; it tricks you into thinking you need more of the substance you’ve been using to function when in reality you need the opposite. Because of this effect, people believe they do not want to give up their addiction.
They believe it helps them cope when in actual fact it is making their situation worse. It is important to know that addiction can be cured, you can have a second chance. You can live your life or even a new life. It is possible to start over and be healthy and happy but you must want it.
You must take recovery seriously for it to work. If you do not fully surrender your addiction you may find yourself relapsing, often when people relapse it put a dampener on their belief that recovery can work, forcing them into harder addiction.
This is however not the case and you will find that giving up your addiction will be a positive step for you and your loved ones.
Can I Recover at Home?
You can indeed recover at home, however, it is not recommended as it can be dangerous and can lead to a quick relapse. At home you do not have the right resources and tools you need for a successful recovery, nor is every aspect of your recovery cared for and supported as it would be in rehab.
When you go home every night the temptation of addiction will be there and it will be difficult to give up without the correct help and support that you need. You may also still be around drugs and alcohol, for instance with friends and family that use, this makes it likely for you to relapse.
Why Do People Get Addictions?
There are many contributing factors to addiction. Each and every single one is different with each case. Some people suffer from mental health conditions that are poorly managed, maybe they are not medicated or maybe they are undiagnosed.
A large percentage of those with mental health conditions suffer from addiction at some time in their life.
Other times it could be because of a relationship breakdown; many people turn to drugs or alcohol when they go through a breakup.
Grief is another reason someone may become addicted; people tend to drink alcohol or use drugs to help them cope. It can often feel like the chosen substance is helping when in actual fact it is doing the opposite.
Sometimes people can go through horrific trauma that can lead to them struggling to cope. PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition caused by trauma that often leads to addiction when people are trying to cope with what they have been through.
Addiction can often start out very innocently. Sometimes it could just be someone trying a drug alone or with a friend or just drinking with friends can turn to binge drinking every weekend and slowly turn into nightly binges alone. Addiction comes in all different forms and no two people with addiction are the same, their experiences are always different.
Withdrawals from Drugs or Alcohol
When recovering from addiction, the first obvious thing to do is to stop taking the drug or alcohol you have been taking. This can lead to a lot of stress on not only your mind but also your body. This is the most physically distressing part of recovery but once it is over the hardest part is out of the way.
Withdrawing from substances can be an extremely dangerous thing to do on your own, never withdraw at home alone. Always be monitored by a medical professional when withdrawing from substances especially alcohol as this can be fatal in extreme cases.
If you choose to go to rehab for your recovery journey you will be fully monitored and taken care of. You may be given medications to keep you comfortable. Medications can also help to prevent some of the side effects.