Skelmersdale Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Skelmersdale

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Skelmersdale

Addiction is a worldwide problem that affects millions of people each year. There are many issues related to drug and alcohol addiction, and they vary in type and severity. It is a recognised disease and one that must be tackled head-on.

Different substances, including alcohol, create different effects on the body – some offer euphoric feelings, and some substances may create relaxation throughout the body. However, when prescription drugs or illegal substances are abused, it can lead to addiction, which in turn can cause overdose and even death.

Substance abuse may have an immediate or long-term impact on the body and the mind. This may lead to long-term psychosis, psychological disorders and physical impairments. The best way to treat addiction is through rehabilitation at a drug and alcohol rehab. The risks and impacts are greater for some substances than others, which is why each case is treated individually in rehab.


Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a complex disease that has many facets to it. Learning about addiction will give you a better overview of the signs and symptoms, as well as the intricacies of addiction and the behavioural traits that led to it.

Addiction often builds up slowly and begins with the overuse of a drug, followed by a tolerance build-up to the substance. When the body has reached this level of tolerance, it naturally craves more. You will find yourself taking a higher dose of the substance and also more frequently.

There are many things that can lead to addiction. Some of the most common reasons include: peer pressure, abuse, early exposure to drugs, stress, and lack of social support. You will find that often, addiction is a type of coping mechanism for undealt issues in your life. When you start to remove the addictive substance, and deal with these issues, you can find ways to heal and learn how to navigate the problem. Rehabilitation at drug rehab will offer you therapies and counselling to combat these troubles.

If addiction is left, you may find yourself in a situation that is volatile and potentially life-threatening. Many aspects of life are affected, including issues at work and home. Rehabilitation will give you the tools you need to ensure that you are able to identify triggers, adapt accordingly, and make better life choices. Sometimes, it may mean removing yourself entirely from a toxic environment and making a huge life change.


What Drug and Alcohol Rehab Options are Available?

There are many rehab options available in Skelmersdale. Firstly, there is public rehab, or outpatient rehab which is free and offers you some small tools and AA meetings. Most of these are self-help tips and tricks, and there is very little hands-on help.

Private rehab, or inpatient rehab is a complete comprehensive package that will offer you numerous tools, as well as a major support network that is vital to success. Rehab is carried out in a luxurious and comfortable setting, often away from your town or city in Skelmersdale and focuses on healing your mind and body.

You will gain access to top world class therapies. Drug and alcohol detox is the first stage of rehab, which will remove the addictive substance from the body. Following this, you will have the chance to partake in some of the following:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Long-term follow-up to prevent relapse

After your first two phases are complete, you will be reintegrated back into your life, with the help of an aftercare plan. This plan is dedicated and bespoke to your personal needs. We want to help you adapt and become dynamic in all areas of your life. This is achieved with long-term counselling and support.


Are Detoxing and Withdrawal Difficult?

Many people put off rehab because they are afraid of the physical impacts. However, rehab is a healing process, and suffering is very minimal when conducted professionally. It is important that you never go ‘cold turkey’ alone when trying to tackle addiction. It could be life threatening.

Rehabilitation is not a walk in the park. There is no overnight miracle cure. However, there is a very huge possibility of long-term sobriety. Oftentimes, the hardest part of detoxing and withdrawal is admitting to the problem. When you have committed yourself to recovery, you will find that the process is more empowering than depleting.

Drug detox is undertaken in a strict medical environment. You will never be alone during this process. Any symptoms can be managed well with mild medications that will ease the symptoms. You may feel tired, you may have mild flu-like symptoms, and sometimes the digestion process is interrupted.

All of this can be easily managed by our medical team, so you feel minimal to no discomfort. Once this process is complete, your mind and body will feel calmer, more refreshed and you will be on the road to healing.


The Admission Process

Our admissions process is simple and easy. You are always only one call away from being admitted. Private rehab has little to no waiting times, so you can be sure that you will always be helped immediately. On the phone, we will ask you some questions and this will form an assessment of your mental and physical health.

We will ask you questions about your addiction, which will serve as an insight into the best pathway to take. Be as honest as you can, we won’t judge you and this will give us a much better chance to create an extensive and bespoke plan for you.


Get Help Here

At the Ocean Recovery Centre, you will be greeted by a dedicated team of medical professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds. You can find a new pathway in life, away from addiction and regain your lost power and control.

You are more than capable of healing yourself from these debilitating symptoms. There are plenty of success stories to read about, and if you’d like a chat with us, we are available 24/7 to offer you help and advice. Please call us on 0800 880 7596 for more information and to start your recovery today.


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 quickly can I receive treatment?

We can usually get you into a treatment centre quite quickly, especially compared to NHS services which may be overstretched and tend to offer outpatient treatments only. Once you have gone through the initial admissions process you will be given an admission day on which you will be inducted and move into your new surroundings.

How do I convince a loved one to go to rehab? 

People who are in the grip of substance misuse and addiction issues will often be in denial about the extent of their problems. In some cases they will get defensive and may deny that they have a problem at all. Sometimes it may take a professionally planned and guided family intervention to get them to face up to the impact their behaviour is having on those around them. We can also offer family and friend referral

Can I have visitors during rehab?

You can keep in touch via your phone and using our free WiFi during your free time and you can usually see friends and families on Sunday afternoons. Any visits must be pre-arranged and we will not allow visitors we believe to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.