Southwark Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
If you are living in the Southwark area and you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Drug and alcohol addictions are becoming more and more common all over the world every single day.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, then you should not delay reaching out for help. The longer you leave an addiction without seeking help, the worse the addiction will get. If you don’t reach out for help with your substance abuse, it could easily spiral out of control and take over your life if it hasn’t already.
If you are considering rehab treatment, then you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. Our team of friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to offer you the best advice and to guide you through the entire process. You do not need to feel ashamed or afraid when contacting us. Our staff will never judge you and we will always support you throughout the whole rehab process from admission to treatment to aftercare.
Detoxing in Rehab
Detoxing is one of the first stages of recovery. Rehab is the best place to detox as every aspect of your recovery will be taken care of. Detox is when you flush out the drugs and alcohol from your system, this can, however, cause withdrawals.
Withdrawals are the side effects on your body from no longer using the drugs and alcohol you were using. They can vary from mild to severe. In rehab, you will be monitored 24/7 and be helped with medications to prevent the more serious side effects and to keep you more comfortable throughout the detoxing phase.
Some of the withdrawals you may experience are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shakes and tremors
- Heart failure
The amount of time you spend in detox completely depends on how severe your addiction is and how much and how often you use. Never detox at home alone as this can be extremely dangerous, only detox in the presence of a medical professional. Rehab is of course the best way to detox safely and effectively.
Therapies in Rehab
Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for addiction and is used the most in rehab. When in rehab there are many different therapies you may attend, each one just as important as the other.
The main therapy you would be going to is your individual therapy with a psychologist. This type of therapy will be your go-to therapy throughout rehab and is crucial to your recovery. Here you will be fully educated on your addiction and how it works, you will even learn how you got there in the first place.
In this therapy you will learn so much about yourself and why you are in the situation you are now in, this will help you so much moving forward. In this type of therapy, many people find they receive a dual diagnosis.
A dual diagnosis is when you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder as well as your addiction, this can be fairly common. Many people with mental health issues deal with addiction.
There are other therapies that some people find very fun, such as creative therapies like music therapy and art therapy. These are relaxing and give you a chance to connect with others and even find a new hobby.
Group therapy is very important in recovery as it is of course important to know you are not alone in your addiction. Many find group therapies to be their favourite as they connect with people and no longer feel so isolated in their situation.
Wellbeing therapy is often overlooked but is one of the most valuable therapies you will receive in your recovery in rehab. In wellbeing therapy, you will learn all about nutrition and how to take care of your body. You will also work out and do some fitness activities to get you into shape and to gain back the strength you lost in your battle with addiction.
You may do activities such as boxing, pilates and go to the gym. Wellbeing therapy also looks at practising mindfulness as this is a powerful aid in mental health, you may do activities such as meditation and yoga.
There are many therapies throughout your stay in rehab, each one is a valuable tool moving forward with your recovery.
After Care and Life After Rehab
Life after rehab sounds terrifying at first. Learning to go about your new sober life alone seems daunting. However, you won’t have to worry about dealing with this alone. When you leave rehab you will be taken care of by an after care team who will be there to help you with every aspect of your leaving and starting your new life.
They may help you find a new local support group and may even attend with you for the first few visits. They may help you find a new hobby or local group you can go to where you can meet new people. The aftercare team even help with finding a job or a place to stay. There is always someone on the other end of the phone ready to help when you are struggling. You will not be left to your own devices.
Put Your Mind at Ease About Rehab
When deciding on the right path to recovery for you, you will be taking different options into consideration. You may have heard a lot of misconceptions about rehab; however, rehab is actually a very positive and uplifting place to be.
You can be visited by family and friends; they may even be asked to come in to attend therapy with you. In rehab relationships are important and you may need some counselling to help you rebuild relationships and reconnect with others.
If you are considering attending rehab, don’t delay in getting in touch with us so that we can help you with the entire process.