Harrow Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Harrow, 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!
If you’re suffering from addiction and struggling to find a cure, then we urge you to get in touch with our drug and alcohol rehab centre in Harrow. At Ocean Recovery Centre, we take addiction seriously and our rehab centres throughout the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Spain have already given thousands of patients a second chance at life.We offer a variety of treatment options at our rehab centre in the London Borough of Harrow. With our help, a real and long-term recovery is achievable.
Britain is seeing an unprecedented rise in hospital admissions and overdose deaths as a result of substance abuse. More people are addicted to both legal and illegal drugs than ever before, and alcoholism continues to destroy families throughout the country. Those suffering from addiction, and those who have to watch their loved ones deteriorate as a result of the horrible disease, understand little about the illness until it’s too late.
The majority of people throughout the United Kingdom don’t know enough about addiction in the first place. This makes it all-too-easy to slip into the grips of addiction. Unfortunately, a lack of substance abuse education also makes it difficult for the rest of us to identify the symptoms of the illness. We’re unable to help loved ones that are abusing drugs and alcohol, struggling to help them find a solution as their condition worsens.
In this article, we’re going to look at what addiction is and explore the meaning of ‘rock bottom’. We’ll discuss some common misinformation about the concept of rock bottom and show you how Ocean Recovery Centre could be the rehab solution you’ve been looking for in the City of London and surrounding Harrow area.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a complex disease which affects a person’s behaviour and their ability to control substance intake. It’s an illness which is defined by a compulsive need to consume substances that are known to be harmful and after prolonged use, will have a long-lasting impact on the brain.
There is no single reason for any person to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Contrary to popular opinion, addiction can take hold of anybody regardless of their age, profession, race, religion, body type or gender. Studies have shown that there may be a genetic link to alcohol addiction, but the results are far from conclusive. False and widespread information about addiction is one of the reasons why more people are suffering from the disease.
For many, addiction begins as a ‘harmless high’. Often, users will take drugs or consume alcohol for the short-lived euphoria that it brings. Unfortunately, some people will continue to chase that feeling and will eventually become addicted. Their mental health is severely impacted and there can even be physical symptoms too. It is possible to battle addiction alone, but the odds are against you. Drug and alcohol treatment are best achieved in rehab, where you’ll have the best chance of a full, long-term recovery.
What is Rock Bottom?
One popular concept of drug and alcohol addiction is that there is a ‘rock bottom’. While there may be a defining low point for many addicts, there is still a lot of misinformation about the idea. Let’s take a look at some of the more common myths and explain why the idea of rock bottom may be doing more harm than good.
You Can Only Seek Treatment After Rock Bottom
This myth alone is one of the most harmful misconceptions about rock bottom. Many addicts that are lost and trying to find answers to their illness will feel that they can only make a recovery when things can’t get any worse. This simply isn’t true and means that people suffering from this illness will seek a cure much later than they should.
Rock bottom isn’t experienced by anybody, and you don’t have to wait for a ‘eureka’ moment to ask for help. Rehab centres and effective treatment programmes are within reach no matter how long you’ve been suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.
Rock Bottom Prepares You for Rehab
Another common myth is that after reaching the so-called rock bottom, every addict will be ready for rehab immediately. It doesn’t work like this. Many people will be addicted to drugs and alcohol for months, even years before they reach their own rock bottom. They suffer for so long because they’re afraid of facing their fears and taking responsibility. Rock bottom is unlikely to change that – even after they can’t go any lower, many addicts will delay going to rehab and will find every possible excuse not to go.
Rock Bottom Looks the Same
Rock bottom is different for everybody, and although there may be some common elements, each illness is unique. Each person suffering from addiction is under the influence of a powerful, complex disease. Physically and mentally they have all been badly damaged and many addicts won’t recognise themselves. Rock bottom of one addict is completely different for another, and it is, therefore, difficult to compare. Some addicts who know what rock bottom is won’t realise they’ve already hit rock bottom because their lowest moment is different.
Seek Help Today
Whether you’re suffering from drug or alcohol addiction you are not alone. You can get your life back and our drug and alcohol rehab centre in Harrow can help you do that. We have a wide range of treatment options which we use to design the best possible recovery plan for you. We recognise that each patient is unique and that their needs are different.
To find out more about how we can help with detox, recovery and understanding, call us on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222 today. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about rehab in the Harrow area. You don’t have to hit rock bottom before you turn your life around: your journey back to a healthy and happy life can begin today.