Wallasey Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Wallasey, 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!
Drug and alcohol addiction affects many people all over the United Kingdom and is much more common than a lot of people may think. However, even knowing it’s common and that it’s nothing to be ashamed about doesn’t make it any easier to accept that you may need help and to start working on your sobriety.
Admitting you need help is usually the toughest first decision that an addict needs to make. Often this decision comes after hitting rock bottom and getting to a place where the only option is to wait for the addiction to take everything from you, or seek help.
If you reach this point, it can all feel hopeless and seems like you’re a lost cause. The truth is that anyone can recover if they accept the help given to them and dedicate themselves to making a change.
The Ocean Recovery Centre has helped countless people like you up and down the country. Many of those we’ve helped felt the same as you at some point. If you have been looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Wallasey, Wirral, then the Ocean Recovery Centre has a solution for you.
We help people find the help they need and also source transport for them to get to our drug and alcohol rehab centre. This means you don’t have to worry about finding drug and alcohol rehab in Wallasey. You can get the help you need, without worrying about getting to a centre.
Why people become addicted to drugs and alcohol
When dealing with addiction, it’s important that we take a look at the whole picture. Addiction isn’t just a case of someone taking a substance and continuing to take it. It’s much more complicated than that. An important question to ask is, what caused them to start taking the substance or abusing alcohol in the first place?
There is always an underlying reason or reasons behind substance misuse, so it’s an important part of our therapy to find this out.
Common reasons include:
- Mental health conditions – mental health issues such as depression or anxiety can cause users to attempt to self medicate with substances. For example, a user might drink more in social situations due to anxiety, but this could go further and become an addiction when the user feels like they always need to drink to cope.
- Family background – Alcohol and drug abuse tends to run in families. There’s a debate about whether there is some kind of genetic link, but often it’s the shared environment that becomes more of a factor. For example, if you grow up around addicts and have access to substances you’re more likely to engage in substance abuse.
- Life circumstances – If a person has experienced high stress-inducing life circumstances, they’re much more likely to turn to substances to help them deal with it. These circumstances could involve relationship breakdown, grief, job loss or other types of trauma. Alcohol or drugs become a way of coping with stress, but they end up making the problem much worse.
- Social groups – A similar problem to the family background aspect, if your social group has people who regularly engage in substance misuse, this is bound to have an effect over whether you will too. Whether this is due to direct peer pressure or an urge to conform, social influence is powerful. It can be much more difficult to break away from drugs and alcohol when you’re surrounded by them.
Why does the reason matter?
The reason why we emphasise the underlying causes of addiction is that they’re key to treating the addiction. Only by understanding why you became addicted in the first place can we take steps to deal with that reason. If we don’t know why you were drawn to substances, it’s much harder to give you practical advice on how to avoid relapsing in the future.
For example, if depression is one of the underlying issues for an addiction, then mental health therapy will be a key factor in treating it. In this case, we would offer you Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and perhaps suggest medication where appropriate.
What our therapy consists of
Our care and therapy are tailored to you, so it might look slightly different to someone else’s therapy. However, there are some key elements that most of our patients go through.
The first thing that our patients must go through, regardless of their drug of choice, is a full medical detox. This is a necessary part of recovery, but it’s something that most people dread. Detoxification is the process of removing all the harmful toxins from your body so you can begin your treatment clear-minded and clean from toxins. During our detox programme, you will likely experience unpleasant side effects and cravings.
However, our detox programme is designed to make you as comfortable as possible. We have medically trained staff on hand to help you through any withdrawal symptoms to ease your experience wherever possible.
Next, it’s time for the real work to begin. We will work closely with you and provide one-to-one therapy and group therapy sessions to help you identify your triggers and develop positive habits for the future.
We provide an all-round approach to help improve your overall health and wellbeing so that you can come to rely on substances much less due to an improved quality of life.
How drug and alcohol rehab in Wallasey works
While it’s a difficult first step to take, we want to make it as simple and stress-free as possible to get the help you need. All you need to do is get in contact with us to arrange a consultation. We will discuss your individual needs and if you decide to go for inpatient treatment, we will get you all booked in.
Our drug and alcohol rehab in Wallasey service means you will get picked up from your location and taken to our treatment centre. This means you don’t have the hassle of trying to make your own way there. Starting a rehab programme is stressful enough, so we want to make it easier for you.