Slough Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
There are many rehab options for addicts in the Slough area but not everyone can get the help that they need from the NHS and often they don’t have the time to wait for treatment. But fortunately, there are private residential treatment centres in almost every part of the UK.
Addiction can often be a tricky subject to discuss. If you know someone who is struggling with addiction, or they appear to be heading that way, then there’s a good chance they will not want to talk about it. They may not even think they have a problem at all.
Addiction can be defined in many ways, but an easy way to understand it is not having control over what you are doing. This could be a lack of control over drinking in moderation or a lack of control to stop whenever you want.
With addiction being a nationwide problem, we try to ensure we have treatment centres and alcohol rehab clinics available for anybody in need. If you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Slough, we are only a phone call away from finding you the nearest centre.
How people fall foul to addiction
Nobody wants to be addicted. The fact that nobody sets out to purposely become addicted to a substance can offer some insight into how easily it happens. One moment you may be enjoying your lifestyle of weekend parties and the next you may find yourself dependant on your favourite vice, whether or not this is drugs or alcohol.
We offer a variety of treatment for people who may have either a developing addiction or one that needs to be addressed straight away.
It has been found that some regular recreational drug users may be more prone to addiction. This can happen when the high they are currently getting just isn’t enough. This can result in them starting to move onto other drugs to achieve a ‘better high’, however, these drugs have more dangerous side effects and are also more addictive.
Using alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism is very common. We offer addiction treatment to a lot of people with mental health problems who have turned to alcohol or drugs to numb the pain to help them cope.
We have rehab clinics in Slough to ensure that people suffering like this can receive the rehab treatment they need.
How addiction affects your health
The consequences of addiction to drugs or alcohol can be severe. You can develop liver damage from prolonged alcohol abuse as well as weakening the immune system. This can cause you to pick up infections and illnesses you would usually be able to fight off. People struggling from smoking addiction can also suffer from lung disease due to inhaling toxic fumes.
Some users try to conduct their own alcohol detox. Although detox is a necessary step, it can put immense strain on the body and is better done in a rehab treatment centre with medically trained professionals on hand.
Apart from the physical side effects, addiction can also have massive social repercussions. In your local area, you may come across people who you can identify as alcoholics based on their appearance or actions. Most people stay tend to stay well away. A person currently experiencing this can start to become a recluse and the addiction they may be suffering from could get worse.
What is drug and alcohol rehab in Slough like?
Drug and alcohol rehab in Slough is probably not how you initially envision it. There are no locked rooms, faceless nurses or strict rules to abide by. We have created treatment centres that are more akin to a spa retreat than a prison.
Your length of stay can range 28 days upwards to however long it takes you to recover. Some patients may have shorter or longer staying times to tackle their substance abuse, but this is completely down to their individual situation.
As we are a private rehab centre, if you have health insurance, this could possibly be used to cover your stay with us. This helps take a load off your mind when you are deciding whether or not you can afford the treatment options we offer.
When it comes to tackling addiction, it is often necessary to get to the root of the problem before we can treat it. Some people may come to see us knowing what causes their addiction, this is good because the more we have to work with the more we can help.
If a person does not specifically know what causes their addiction then this is no problem. We see that in a lot of cases, some therapy or individual counselling is required to find the root cause. Finding these triggers and learning how to either avoid them or have coping mechanisms if they arise can be one of the key factors in recovery.
One of the first things you will need to tackle when entering drug and alcohol rehab is the detox process, whether or not this is drug or alcohol detox, our staff will be on hand to watch over you during this medically assisted process. Unfortunately, this isn’t a nice process. Your body will be so accustomed to the substance that the lack of it will cause a variety of withdrawal symptoms. Don’t worry though, our medically trained staff will be on hand to help you tackle these withdrawal symptoms when they arise.
After you have finished your private rehab you will be back to your old self. You will have also learnt a lot about your addiction and how to tackle it if it starts to arise again. We provide all patients with dedicated aftercare, so you do not feel alone once you leave!
Getting started with drug and alcohol rehab in Slough
Congratulations on taking the first step in your recovery. If you are looking for residential rehab options in your local area, we have a variety of rehab clinics in Slough. You will find that once you have started your alcohol or drug rehab that you will soon be back to your old self.
We can also be contacted by filling in the form on this page if you want additional details on our drug and alcohol rehab centres.