Reading Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Beverley, 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!
Have you been struggling with what you think might be alcohol addiction or drug addiction? No one likes to admit they have a problem, sometimes it’s a hard thing to admit it to yourself that you are addicted. Addiction causes a mental fog and strong denial which can get in the way of you accepting that there’s even a problem in the first place.
Another problem is that drug and alcohol addiction is still so taboo that it’s rarely discussed. This can make it difficult to recognise when you have a problem because there’s a typical image in our mind when we think of the word “addict”. This image might not look anything like you, so your substance addiction might be ignored for years before you finally get help.
Here at Ocean Recovery, we can help you battle your addiction and start on the road to recovery with our wide range of treatment options at one of our private rehab centres. We treat all types of addictions and have had great success rates with our patients. If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Reading, we can help you.
Signs you’re ready for drug or alcohol rehab treatment
As drug and alcohol addiction isn’t always easy to identify, we have put together some of the most common signs that you have an addiction.
Taking substances like drugs and alcohol invites toxic chemicals into your body. Even though alcohol is legal, that doesn’t make it safe. Regular or excessive use of alcohol can do a great deal of damage to your body over time, as does regular drug use. Physical side effects may start small and be temporary, but it’s easy to develop long-term health problems from substance abuse, such as liver damage or cancer.
If your doctor has warned you about your substance abuse, that’s a warning you should take seriously. They have seen where substance abuse can go further down the line.
Besides physical health problems, the impact on a person’s mental health is less talked about. Substance abuse can lead to depression, anxiety, paranoia or even trigger psychotic episodes. If substance abuse is paired with pre-existing mental health conditions, it only makes them worse and much more complicated to treat.
Drug and alcohol addiction can have a dramatic effect on the people around you. It can damage and destroy families and friendships beyond repair. Addiction can cause you to lash out at others who get in the way of your drug use so that you isolate yourself further. Typically, it’s your family and friends who notice the problem first. If they are worried about you, listen to them. They have your best interests at heart.
Career and finance damage
Maintaining a job when your addiction can take 100% of your concentration is always difficult. Even if you don’t use or drink while at work, your substance abuse outside of work will affect you during the day in the long run. You might think you’re functional but it can be a slippery slope where your productivity and motivation slowly disappears.
When addiction impacts your career this can also have an effect on your finances – something which addiction might have already touched anyway. Maintaining a drug or alcohol habit is expensive and can create huge financial problems for you, particularly if you start turning to loans or gambling to fund it.
What is rehab treatment like?
No one quite knows what to expect when they start rehab. For the most part, people think that it’s an unpleasant place with rigorous rules and strict staff. However, it’s more like a hotel than a hospital or prison. You’re coming here to get better, not be punished.
Rehab treatment starts off with a detox programme, which is essential for all our residents to go through. It involves getting rid of any harmful toxins within the body.
Unfortunately, this process can be a little uncomfortable because you may experience withdrawal symptoms from drug or alcohol detox. However, we will provide medical assistance to help ease your symptoms wherever possible.
After you have gone through the drug and alcohol detox, you will start therapy. We provide our patients with therapy sessions on a one-to-one basis and also support group sessions so that you’re free to talk about your struggles and get advice from others.
While daunting at first, most of our residents settle in quite quickly into our support groups as it’s invaluable to have others to talk to who are going through the same struggles as you.
When you’re ready to leave the rehabilitation centre, we strongly encourage that you surround yourself with other sober people who know exactly what you’re going through and can help steer you in the right direction if things get tough. Besides this, we also offer free aftercare, so you can seek help from us again if you need some advice on dealing with triggers or relapsing.
Are you ready to get help for your substance abuse?
It isn’t easy to admit that you may have a problem but if you are taking steps to combat your drug or alcohol addiction, we promise we will help you on the road to recovery. The Ocean Recovery Centre has helped countless people all over the United Kingdom get the help they deserve.
Our centres are easily accessible by public transport links but we also offer to help people get to our centre so they don’t have to worry about arranging transport. That means if you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Reading, you’re not limited to just searching in your local area.
If you require further information on visiting us then don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to get some more information before you proceed, then get in touch for a telephone assessment. The sooner you get the help you need, the sooner you can get back to your old self. Call our rehab centre directly on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222.