Maghull Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

Starting the process toward finding help for addiction is a hard step to take and can be intimidating. Our team of addiction recovery experts are here to help you throughout the entire process – call us today on 0800 880 7596.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres In Maghull

Addiction is a serious health condition that requires professional medical support as well as a medically safe and assisted detox. If you are worried that you might have a drug or alcohol addiction or you’re concerned about a loved one’s behaviour, our friendly team can help you today.

Together, we can help you to walk away from addiction, once and for all, and start planning for a brighter future – call on 0800 880 7596 for support.

 

What is an Addiction?

Addiction is when you can’t stop engaging in a particular activity or using a certain substance, despite the negative effects it’s having on your health or other areas of your life. It can happen to anyone and is commonly associated with alcohol, drugs, gambling and gaming.

There isn’t a set reason as to why someone might become addicted to something but in the case of alcohol and drugs, which are addictive substances, it is usually the physical and mental effects that the substances have that creates a powerful urge to replicate the experience and use again.

As the drug or alcohol addiction progresses, individuals typically need more of the substance to function or even satisfy their cravings. Without the substance or activity, they’ll usually experience withdrawal symptoms and side effects. These can be very challenging and even dangerous in some instances which makes individuals want to continue taking the substance – and so the cycle of addiction continues.

Health, relationships, work life, finances and family life can all be affected by addiction, which is why it’s important to get professional help if you’re worried about your own behaviour or that of a loved one. What’s more, with the right help and support, you can walk away from addiction and recover for the long term.

 

Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

One of the biggest first steps in your recovery journey is recognising or even admitting that you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Often, people can be ashamed or even scared to ask for help but, just know that by doing that, you’re making the best decision for your future self. There are a number of signs of alcohol and drug addiction but some of the most common include:

  • Wanting to stop using but not being able to
  • Continuing to use drugs and alcohol despite the negative effects it’s having on your health and life
  • Going to extreme lengths to get the substance
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms without the substance
  • Requiring higher doses to get the desired effect

It’s important to note that this isn’t a set list of abuse signs. If something has made you question your behaviour or you’re worried about a loved one, then it’s wise to get help. What’s more, some people are classed as functioning addicts which is where they’re able to hide their addiction from friends and family and seem to be in control of their work life, relationships and finances.

Despite this, addiction can have serious effects on mental and physical health which is why the support of medical professionals is often required.

 

What is a Medically Assisted Detox?

Anyone who chooses to go to drug and alcohol rehab will need to complete a detox, and you may have even tried to detox at home before. This is when you stop taking the substance and it leaves your body. It’s completely normal to experience side effects and symptoms such as flu-like symptoms, stomach issues and sickness. However, when these aren’t monitored, they can be very challenging to deal with and even dangerous.

At an addiction recovery treatment centre, you’ll be monitored regularly throughout the alcohol detox. Not only does this make it the safest way to detox but it is essential for long-term recovery. Doctors, nurses and mental health professionals will be on hand to support and guide you and they can also prescribe medication to help you to cope.

The withdrawal timeline depends on a few different factors but usually, it takes between 7-10 days. After this time, you’ll be ready to start your treatment and therapy and will be one step closer to a new you.

 

How We Can Assist You

If you’re looking for rehab in Maghull or the surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place. For individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction themselves, our leading drug rehab centre is the perfect place to heal the body and mind. Using a combination of behavioural therapy, psychological therapy, counselling, creative sessions and talking therapy, we’ll treat the physical addiction and help you to get to grips with the emotional triggers and dependencies.

Supported by a team of professionals, you’ll learn to identify unhealthy patterns in your behaviour and mindset and be guided to come up with new alternatives. A specialist team will also offer aftercare and prevention advice to ensure you have the resilience and strength to stay strong in the outside world.

As a family member, friend or employer of someone going through addiction, we’re here for you too. For starters, our phone line is always open – whether you have a question, want to know about our services or simply want someone to listen. Plus, we offer a referral service and intervention which could help the person you care about to get the necessary help they need.

Either way, we’re proud to have created a safe and supportive place for individuals, families and friends to come to us for help with addiction and we’ve been doing just that for many years. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our team of advisors today and take that all-important first step.

You can also call us for free on 0800 880 7596.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

How do I start my recovery journey?

If you have realised that you are an addict, then you’ve already taken the first step towards recovery. That is a victory that many people cannot face up to. You should then do some research to assess your treatment options. Taking the time to find the right path for you will mean that the treatment has a better chance of working and decrease the risk of relapsing in the future.

Is detox painful?

The detoxification process can be painful but the type of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms experienced can vary widely depending on the substance involved and other factors. Alcohol withdrawal, for example, can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, shakes, tremors and even seizures. It is always best to undergo detox in a supervised setting such as rehab.

When do I need to go to rehab?

An untreated addiction can cause a lot of damage – not only to your own physical and mental health but to your relationship, career and the well-being of those around you. It is therefore always best to seek help as soon as you acknowledge that you have a problem. Even if you have struggled with an addiction for years though, it is never too late to break the vicious cycle and finally break free from the grip of drugs and alcohol.