Grantham Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Some people are lucky to have a support network but even if your friends and family are willing to help you, they are not likely to have the expertise.
Others do not have that network in the first place, or may have alienated those close to them through behaviour linked to or fuelled by their addiction.
Many people struggling with alcohol and drugs feel ashamed or embarrassed to tell those closest to them.
Even if you feel you are alone with this terrible problem, there is always help available. We can offer completely confidential, no-obligation advice and are always just a telephone or a screen away.
You might decide that drug and alcohol rehab in Grantham is not the best choice for you, but private drug and alcohol rehab has been shown to be the most effective way of recovering from a serious addiction.
The impact of drug and alcohol addiction
Addiction and substance abuse can have a serious effect, not only on the individual involved but also their family, friends, loved ones and everyone else around them.
For the person with the drug or alcohol problem, it can have a massive detrimental effect on their health. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in 2020 showed that drug-related deaths had reached their highest level since such records started to be kept back in 1993.
In Lincolnshire alone, drug deaths had risen by more than a third (38%) over the preceding six years.
Alcohol is one of the leading causes of death nationally but substance misuse – especially when it is chronic when fuelled by addiction – can cause all manner of health problems even if it does not prove fatal.
The risks can vary depending on the individual, the substance involved and the method of taking it but could include strokes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, liver disease, collapsed veins, HIV and other infections.
Addiction can also lead to you failing to properly take care of yourself, affecting your nutrition and personal hygiene.
Addiction can also have a negative effect on your behaviour and personality. People in the grip of addiction may be dishonest and lie about their drinking or drug use.
They may indulge in criminal behaviour, especially when it comes to securing their next drink or hit. They could become violent, aggressive or simply withdrawn.
When to seek help for your addiction
Addiction wrecks lives in all sorts of ways. As we’ve already seen, it can have a serious impact on your health and could even prove fatal. It can ruin relationships with partners, family and friends, as well as at work, education and other settings.
The longer you leave an addiction untreated, the more chance there is of it doing serious harm to yourself and others. The best time to seek drug and alcohol rehabilitation is therefore always as soon as possible.
Having said that, it is never too late to turn your life around and beat addiction if you get the right help. Many people have tried numerous times to quit drugs or alcohol before they manage to do so.
Often this is because they try to face up to their problem alone. Getting appropriate residential addiction treatment is far more likely to be successful and we can help you find the best addiction treatment in Grantham.
Drug and alcohol detoxification
One of the trickiest parts of any long-term recovery is almost always detoxification, often known as just detox. This is when you metabolise or process the drugs and alcohol in your system – getting clean or sober in other words.
This is a crucial stage as the body and brain reacts to those chemicals suddenly being withdrawn, producing a range of different physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Again, these can vary depending on the substance involved and other factors such as heaviness and length of use.
Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can be particularly severe and symptoms could include:
- – Insomnia
- – Anxiety
- – Nausea and vomiting
- – Aches and pains
- – Tremors
- – Seizures
- – Hallucinations
- – Delirium tremens (the DT’s)
Withdrawal from opioids such as heroin can also have severe physical symptoms while cocaine withdrawal symptoms tend to be more psychological and could include:
- – Nervousness
- – Mood swings
- – Paranoia
- – Hallucinations
- – Psychotic episodes
- – Thoughts of self-harm
Whether they are physical, psychological or a combination of both, withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and sometimes dangerous. If detoxing at home there is always the temptation to cut the process – and the unpleasant symptoms – short by returning to drink or drugs.
Going through detox at a rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, on the other hand, puts you in a safe, secure place, far from your usual triggers and with no easy access to alcohol or drugs.
You will also be helped to get through the withdrawal stage with expert support, medical care and prescription medication where appropriate.
Drug and alcohol relapse prevention
Getting the substances out of your system is very important but it is only a step in your ongoing recovery. This is because there is always the danger of relapse.
A thorough, holistic treatment programme will not only clean out your body, it will also focus on your mind – helping you to explore the root causes behind your addiction and your destructive relationship with drugs or alcohol.
This generally takes the form of different types of therapy, from group therapy with others who are going through a similar experience to individual counselling and targeted techniques like psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
You may also be offered mental health treatments and support in a drug rehab UK clinic, as mental health and addiction are often interlinked.
So if you’re struggling with a drink or alcohol problem, don’t face it alone. Find out how drug and alcohol rehab in Grantham could help you to finally break free of your addiction once and for all.