Workington Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Workington, 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!
If you find yourself struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in Workington, then we are here to help. You will find that you aren’t too far from your nearest recovery service, we have drug and alcohol addiction clinics throughout the United Kingdom. If you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Workington town centre or surrounding areas then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We know that addiction can be one of the most difficult things to deal with in someone’s life. Once addiction takes hold it can cause both mental and physical irreparable damage. We tend to get a lot of patients through our doors who are mainly suffering from substance misuse but we offer a range of individual treatment programmes that are effective for all.
What does being addicted mean?
When you find yourself addicted to a substance you will find that it will be the only thing on your mind.
Activities that may seem innocent at first such as smoking on the weekends or a glass of wine at dinner can lead to long term addiction in some people.
Once a person becomes addicted to something, it can be a very difficult issue to treat. This is one of the reasons that people who try and treat their addictions on their own often fail. Although there is a wealth of free advice and courses online that aims to help addicted people tackle their problems, we often find that a dedicated treatment centre away from home life is often best.
The person who is addicted is usually the last person to admit it. The people that surround you daily will often see negative changes in yourself before you do. Once the ‘cat is out of the bag’ so to speak, this is where the situation rapidly starts to get worse. You can find yourself isolated or shunned by people who are your current support group which can result in a more negative lifestyle.
Some of the side effects of addiction
Alcohol and drug misuse can often be a symptom of a person who is using them as a coping mechanism for any current issues they are having. This is why it is important to treat any of the underlying causes of addiction to aim for a complete recovery. We accomplish this in our drug and alcohol recovery service by utilising therapy.
We find that the problems resulting from addiction can be grouped in a few different ways: physical, mental and social
Arguably, the most important issue to discuss first is the physical side effects. People suffering from some form of substance misuse will be putting a great deal of stress on the body. In the case of people addicted to alcohol, the damage you are doing to your liver can be irreparable if not caught early.
When substance misuse is present, the dangers it can pose to mental health can be severe. If your home life starts to break down then this will only make things worse inside your head.
The social side effects of addiction can start to tumble out of control very quickly. Some people can get addicted to a substance due to the circle of friends they socialise with. Once somebody gets started on what is sometimes labelled as a ‘gateway drug’, this can soon lead onto more addictive substances such as cocaine or heroin.
Another facet of the social side effects is when the addiction, or problems resulting from addiction, starts to affect your personal life. A person addicted will often lose friends or even contact a family member once they find out about the problem – this only further isolates them.
At our recovery service, we treat all patients as individuals and make no judgements on how they got here in the first place. The main thing that matters for us is your recovery.
What to expect during your stay in your drug and alcohol recovery service.
On arrival in one of our rehab centres, the first thing we have to do is make sure you can no longer use the substances you are addicted to. We start with detoxification, this is the process of purging your body of all the harmful toxins. Many people will have tried some kind of self-detox in the past and failed, here we have success due to the environment we conduct it in. We watch over you during this process and make sure we treat any symptoms or withdrawal effects as soon as they arise.
Once you have gone through detox we can start to treat the core issue of your addiction using therapy. We will start off with individual therapy conducted with one of our talented addiction counsellors. Here we will discuss things such as your past history and any problems you may be having.
We often conduct this alongside other treatments such as group therapy. We find that a group setting, although intimidating at first, can help a patient feel relaxed and open up more. This also allows for bonds to be created with other patients in treatment as they will all be going through similar things.
The work doesn’t stop when you leave our centre. We make sure all of our patients are aware that they can come back to us with any problems they have when readjusting back to a sober lifestyle. All patients will receive a custom aftercare programme that they can follow which aims to tackle common issues that patients may face such as the urge to relapse.
I’m ready to start my journey to recovery
Everybody knows that the first step is the hardest. Accepting that you have a problem and looking towards getting help is the best thing you can do. Contact us today and we will get you started on your path to recovery.
If you have any questions, please call us on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222 and we will provide you with all the information you need. We look forward to hearing from and helping you.