Chelmsford Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Do you live in Chelmsford? Do you abuse drugs and alcohol to the point where you can say you suffer from an addiction? We can help. Call us today on 01253 847 553!
The chances are, you have heard a lot about drug and alcohol addiction in the news over the last couple of years. The probability you will meet somebody in your lifetime that suffers from addiction is quite high. However, they may not fit into the stereotype of an addict.
Many people that suffer from alcohol addiction can continue to function in day to day life. They may still be able to hold down their full time jobs, socialise with family and friends, but substance misuse is just under the surface.
If this continues into the long term, it puts a lot of strain on the body and major health problems can start to arise. This is where people need to have the courage to take the first step and seek help in one of our drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Chelmsford.
How drug or alcohol addiction may start to manifest
If you ask around your social circle, you may be surprised to find out the ages people started to drink alcohol. Although you will find a lot of people start drinking at a young age, that doesn’t suggest they will become problem drinkers in later life.
Alcohol addiction isn’t just the amount a person drinks, or when they started drinking, it is why they do so. One of the main things we aim to address in our rehab treatment centres is the root cause of the problem. Once this is addressed, we can start to lead you down the path of long term recovery.
It’s not just alcohol that is addictive, the other obvious vice is drugs. A lot of people may take drugs recreationally at some point in their lives. Although there have been lots of studies conducted to see how much harm this causes in the short term, it can also result in long term addiction.
If the high a person is receiving from a recreational drug simply isn’t enough anymore, they may start to move up the ladder. They may take harder drugs, or increase the strength or dose.
Even though every drug can have different effects on the body, opiates can be one of the more addictive drug types. For example, once a user is addicted to an opiate such as heroin, it can be very hard to address, but it is treatable nonetheless.
What can happen if somebody is addicted?
One of the worst things about being addicted, apart from the health implications, is the effect it can have on a person’s mental health. If a person suffering from drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t address the issue soon enough, then their life can start to spiral out of control pretty rapidly.
Somebody suffering from addiction can quickly appear to turn into a different person. Addiction can break up families and it is always distressing when you see family members that have tried everything they can to help, but the person doesn’t change.
As well as these mental health issues, the damage that prolonged substance misuse can have on the body can sometimes be irreversible. By submitting your body to that amount of sustained stress for a lengthy period of time, it’s only a matter of time until something goes wrong.
A dangerous side effect that can occur is withdrawal. This can happen when a user suddenly stops taking drugs or alcohol in an attempt to cure themselves, commonly known as ‘going cold turkey’. This can be incredibly dangerous if you have no way to cope with the withdrawal effects when they hit.
This is where our centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Chelmsford can step in. Staff are available to help you get to the root of the substance misuse, to address and treat it. With our help and free aftercare, it is the best first step you can take.
Starting drug and alcohol rehab in Chelmsford
It is not as difficult as you may imagine starting drug and alcohol rehab in Chelmsford. We are simply a phone call or email away. When you start rehab, you may not know what to expect at all. This is completely normal! We don’t just leave you to fend for yourself.
Our rehab centres near Chelmsford all tackle addiction treatment in the most effective way. We make sure to ease you in and ensure you are completely at ease when you stay with us. Our luxury rooms will allow you to stay relaxed during your rehab treatment.
We always try to get to the core of the problem before we attempt to tackle it. We run a variety of counselling sessions, from individual to group therapy. This allows us to find the root cause of the addiction and then go from there. In the group therapy sessions, you will meet other people going through the same problems as you, this will allow you to create bonds and makes it easy to remember that you are not alone.
Once you have completed the programme or are nearing the end, we don’t simply let you walk out without any guidance. We also take great care in relapse prevention. Our drug and alcohol rehab aims to help you remain sober for the rest of your life. We provide free aftercare and are always available if you feel your old substance misuse triggers starting to arise.
Let’s get started!
If you are ready to embark on the path to recovery then you simply need to give us a call. We can be reached on 01253 847 553 or simply by texting HELP to 83222.
There is no ‘wrong time’ to start recovery, by taking the courage to make the first step you have already changed your mindset in a way that will allow you to get better. All of the centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Chelmsford are easily accessible by public transport. Finding a centre by you is easy. Simply take the first step.
With our friendly staff and custom built rehab centres, you will find yourself on the path to recovery in no time. By taking the first step in getting better, you can already start to think of the long term benefits. Your body will start to recover, your mind will start to heal, and you’ll be back to your life in no time.