Halton Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Halton, battling through the emotional rollercoaster of addiction? An addiction is a mental health and behavioural illness, difficult to manage without specialised support. Call us today on 01253 847 553 for FREE and confidential advice!
Are you looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Halton or the surrounding areas? The Ocean Recovery Centre’s substance misuse service is here to help. We have rehab clinics dotted all around the UK, and help thousands of people each year overcome their drug and alcohol addictions.
Drug and alcohol addiction can have a huge impact on not only the addict’s life but the lives of those around them. We work closely with addicts to help them overcome their addictions and get their lives back.
However, making the first step is always tough. Many people who are worried about an addict turn to the Internet to see whether they can force an addict into rehab, but the truth is that an addict needs to make that decision for themselves.
How do you know you’re ready for drug and alcohol rehab?
This is a common question that people ask before they fully accept they need to be in rehab. It’s understandable, because rehab is a big step and the chances are you’ll have had no experience of what rehab is like.
Many people experiencing addiction are apprehensive when they first join us, getting the wrong impression about rehab from films or TV shows. It’s not the bleak, intimidating picture you get on screen. Ocean Recovery combines comfort and luxury in all our rehab centres to ensure you get the help you need in a way that lets you relax and heal.
But how do you know you’re ready for it all?
Signs you’re ready for rehab
You’ve gone from enjoying substances to needing them
This is one of the first signs that someone has a problem. A lot of people enjoy the odd glass of wine at the weekend, but when it becomes so regular that it’s a daily habit you couldn’t bear to live without, then it has become a need. Part of you may still enjoy it, but does it come with guilt or shame attached too, particularly the morning after?
You’ve felt the long-term physical and mental health effects
Substance misuse comes with a variety of side effects that typically pass once you’ve sobered up.
However, there’s a big risk of substance abuse developing long-term health problems. Feeling ill in the short-term might be tolerable to you, but once your poor health has led to a weakened immune system and all the other problems this can bring, then you might feel differently. Similarly, any mental health downsides can become long-term problems if not already, or things can get significantly worse for pre-existing conditions.
It doesn’t just affect you anymore
Lots of addicts believe that there’s no harm done if the harm is only to themselves. However, when substance misuse turns into addiction, it inevitably affects everyone who cares for you. There’s no avoiding this when substance addiction changes you as a person.
This causes stress and frustration for friends and family, which can eventually lead to relationship breakdowns, splits in a family or friends cutting you out of their lives.
Job or financial strain
Maintaining an addiction is expensive and doesn’t leave you with the best concentration or motivation to manage a job effectively. Many addicts find themselves fired over their addiction, leading to money troubles. This coupled with the expensive nature of addiction can lead to stress at the very least, as you struggle to fund your habit.
Regular risk taking behaviour
When people are intoxicated, it’s easy to make silly mistakes, but this can become dangerous when it comes to driving under the influence, gambling, or getting lost in unfamiliar or vulnerable situations while intoxicated.
These are just some clear signs that you need help with your substance abuse. The best way to get help is to seek out a rehab clinic.
Why choose rehab to get better?
Have you ever promised to quit drinking, smoking or taking other drugs? Most addicts do at some point, usually more than once. While a small portion of people may be fine doing that themselves, it is incredibly difficult, particularly if you’re using more addictive drugs.
In fact, quitting by yourself or going ‘cold turkey’ can be dangerous. Withdrawal symptoms can be very serious and life-threatening in certain cases, even when using something deemed less dangerous like alcohol.
The best way to get help from your addiction is to seek professional help and guidance. You need someone by your side who is trained in helping those with addiction.
Another important thing to address is your environment. Typical environments such as family, friendship groups, workplaces, school or even the local area, will have triggers. When you’ve recently come off drugs and alcohol, it can feel almost impossible to resist these triggers.
That’s why rehab is so effective. It takes you out of your typical environment into a place without access to substances and their triggers. While staying in rehab might not be permanent, it is a safe space to deal with your addiction in the most difficult days when you first give up.
Our aim in rehab is to get you clean but also to prepare you effectively for life outside the rehab clinic. We will work closely with you through assessment and treatment to identify your initial reasons for turning to substances, and also your triggers so you can avoid and deal with them when they do come up.
We achieve this through one-to-one therapy sessions with addiction counsellors, group therapy and by giving you tips on how to improve your life and replace addictions with more positive behaviours.
Why choose Ocean Recovery?
If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Halton, then Ocean Recovery has you covered. We have a rehab clinic close to you that we can get you set up the same day you contact us.
Our facilities are the perfect place to get better. You’ll get access to comfortable private rooms, luxury accommodation and peaceful surroundings. Our addiction counsellors and other support staff are professional, understanding and dedicated to getting you the help you need.
All you need to do is get in touch with our substance misuse service by calling 01253 847 553 or by texting HELP to 83222 if you’d rather not call. Once you’ve got the ball rolling, we can start the process of getting you signed up.
Our admissions team work fast as soon as you get in touch, offering rapid and open access to assessment for anyone who needs help. Get in touch with the Ocean Recovery Centre today to finally get control over your life again and make sobriety an achievable goal.