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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Horndean

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Horndean

    The cycle of addiction is something that is frequently used to describe the repetitive nature of drug and alcohol addiction.

    Though some people can use drugs in moderation and never become addicted, some people end up suffering a huge amount when a controlled use of drugs turns into an addiction.

    The first sign of concern in drug and alcohol use is often binging. This is when people consume drugs and alcohol in large amounts within a short timeframe.

    For example, they may not necessarily use drugs regularly, but when they do use drugs, it is to excess.

    The next stage in the drug or alcohol addiction cycle is tolerance. After binging for a long period of time, it is likely that the drug user will no longer be content with a small dose, so they will start to use even more of a particular drug when they are binging.

    In other words, the drug user tolerates higher doses of the drug, which is why this stage is called tolerance.

    If drug and alcohol tolerance is not treated, it may develop into drug or alcohol dependence.

    This is when the individual is no longer taking the drug purely because they desire it, but because they struggle to function without it.

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    Once you have become tolerant to substances, there is a high chance that you will develop an addiction unless you get adequate treatment.

    This means that you will have to address both the physical and psychological consequences of substance abuse.

    Finally, if an individual attempts to withdraw from drugs but they cannot resist the temptation of using, they enter the final stage of addiction, which is relapse.

    As addiction is a cycle, this does not mean that relapse is always the end; it often leads to drug use, then binging, tolerance, dependence, and finally, another subsequent relapse.

    Don’t let addiction control your life – get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean by calling us on 0800 088 66 86

    How does Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Horndean Help with Addiction?

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    We all know that private rehab is a common treatment for addiction to drugs in the UK, so you may assume it is widely successful, but do you know exactly what happens at drug rehab that makes it the most effective type of addiction treatment?

    Firstly, there is a medical detox that takes away the physical symptoms patients experience when they have been using drugs long term.

    This mostly helps with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

    It takes a while for the drug or alcohol detox to work, so patients can expect to be in the detox phase for up to ten days, and some symptoms may stay around even after this time period.


    Secondly, all patients will have intensive therapy, including group therapy, individual therapy, and sometimes, if appropriate and productive, family therapy.

    As many different types of therapy are used, there is a high chance that every patient will benefit from therapy, even if they find certain models less effective than others.

    If you get a referral with Rehab Recovery, we will give you an idea of the different types of therapy you could have, such as:

    Finally, drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean is always followed by aftercare.

    This is when patients should take into account the tips we have given above, as it is ultimately up to the patient to take charge of their recovery and manage their triggers.

    However, the purpose of aftercare is not to leave patients to manage their problems alone. As well as resolving to stay sober despite the odds, the patient can trust that the staff at drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean will be there for them consistently.

    They will most likely get in touch with the patient regularly, advise them to go to helpful fellowship meetings (e.g.,Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, SMART Recovery), and encourage them to continue to engage with therapy.

    Find support at a first-rate drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean by talking to our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    What Can People Do to Curb the Cycle of Addiction?


    Firstly, you can educate yourself on the addiction cycle so that you understand why you continue to use drugs. The key takeaway is that it is not your fault, as addiction is not a choice.

    You do not choose to be susceptible to substance abuse, to experience cravings, or to have withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using.

    However, you can make the decision to stop using the drug.

    It will not be a case of resolving to never use drugs, and being able to follow through with this. You will need to get professional help to ensure you are equipped to deal with temptation when it occurs.

    Secondly, we advise you to make sure that you tell someone about your problem. If you keep it a secret, there is more chance that you will continue to use either because you feel ashamed, or because you know that no one will be able to keep you accountable.

    Evidently, you should not share this information with someone who may not take the matter seriously. Make sure you open up to someone you know very well, who will actively encourage you to get sober.

    Though it is not their responsibility to get you into drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean, their support could be crucial, as opposed to opening up to someone who downplayed your addiction.

    Finally, get used to analysing your thoughts and feelings when you feel tempted, and figuring out where they come from.

    It is possible that you reach for substances when there has been family conflict, and if you pay attention to this, you can plan ahead and resist temptation.

    For example, you may decide to avoid stressful family situations that always end in conflict, or reduce the amount of time you spend with certain family members. Alternatively, you could confide in a friend about your issues to help you manage your stress.

    Beta the cycle of addiction once and for all at a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean by giving our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    What Makes Addiction Worse?

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    If you do not get professional help for your alcohol or drug addiction, it is almost guaranteed that it will get worse, or at least not improve.

    Thus, the main thing that will worsen your addiction is refusing to get help. However, there are other things you can do to increase your risk of relapse.

    Firstly, you could make the mistake of downplaying your problem.

    Many drug users ignore obvious signs of addiction, either because they do not realise the gravity of the situation, or they do not want to accept that they need to get sober.

    The longer you ignore your problem, the more intimidating the prospect of drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean will become. Though we admit that it is never easy to get sober, if you get help as soon as possible you will realise that you are capable of more than you think regarding addiction recovery.

    Secondly, if you spend time with people who are using drugs, or who are desensitised to drug use, they may influence you negatively.

    You may assume that your relationship with substances is normal, and does not need to be treated.

    As challenging as it can be to have your loved ones disapprove of your problem, it is better for them to be pro-recovery than for them to keep you away from treatment by encouraging you that your drug use is acceptable and will not damage you.

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    Finally, if you are not proactive about your addiction, it is more likely that you will struggle to get sober. Perhaps you are tempted to keep your current friends, hobbies, and behaviours, as this is easier than making changes.

    However, this creates a huge amount of risk, as if nothing changes, your addiction is likely to stick around.

    Instead, we encourage you to flag up the things in your life that may be worsening your substance abuse problem, and to avoid these things.

    For example, if some of your friends keep inviting you to the pub, and you always end up binge drinking when you go, it would be wise to start saying no to the pub.

    That being said, without attending drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean, simply making these changes to your life may not be enough. You need to be in touch with medical professionals to get the best advice on staying sober.

    Get the help you need to overcome addiction at a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean by talking to our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    Is Rehab the Only Way to Treat Addiction in Horndean?


    We believe the safest option for people who have a substance use problem is to complete personalised treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean. You will not find a facility that provides safer detoxes or a more intense schedule than private rehab.

    The effectiveness of rehab decreases when you go to rehab as an outpatient. Though the detox phase is the same, and the therapy sessions are still included, your timetable will not be as intense (and therefore effective) as the timetable for inpatients.

    We do not want to create the impression that outpatient treatment at a rehab facility is not worth it, because it has been the reason behind the sobriety of many people in the UK.

    However, when there is a choice between inpatient or outpatient rehab, it is almost always best to try inpatient as it is the more successful treatment.

    Another way to treat drug and alcohol addiction would be to have a home detox.

    It is possible to have a successful home detox that is incredibly safe, but it is less likely that patients will have a positive experience at home as opposed to at residential rehab.

    In terms of therapy, you would have to arrange your own sessions and this could end up being more expensive than private rehab.

    There are several charity and NHS-run recovery services operating near Horndean, including:

    1. Pushing Change

    Address: Portsmouth, PO2 7DX

    Telephone: 023 9286 4374


    2. CAMHS Portsmouth

    Address: Camhs 22, Edenbridge Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8PE

    Telephone: 0300 123 6632


    3. The Recovery Hub

    Address: Campion Place, 44-46 Elm Grove, Portsmouth, PO5 1JG

    Telephone: 0239 229 4573


    You can also get free mental health support from organisations like Mind UK, Young Minds, Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    Whatever help you need to overcome addiction, let our expert team help you by calling us for free on 0800 088 66 86

    What if I Can’t Go to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Horndean?


    Firstly, we would ask you to consider whether you cannot go to drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean, or whether you are trying to avoid it due to feelings of anxiety or shame.

    Everyone is nervous before attending rehab, so please don’t let this put you off if you are showing signs of drug addiction or dependency.

    You have all the tools you need at rehab to deal with this anxiety/shame, and delaying treatment will only make these feelings worse.

    However, if your reason for avoiding rehab is not to do with temporary feelings, and more to do with something that disqualifies you from rehab, we advise you to speak to us on the phone and find out whether there is any way that you can qualify for treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean.

    Do not let blanket rules stop you from researching rehab treatment.

    You may discover that it is not recommended for people with severe mental health issues to go to rehab as an inpatient, and assume that this means anyone with schizophrenia cannot attend rehab (which would be untrue).

    Jumping to conclusions like this will be damaging, as it could prevent you from getting high-quality addiction treatment that has the potential to help you to stay sober for the rest of your life.

    We are here to clarify any trepidation you may have about addiction treatment, and that includes myths surrounding who is allowed to attend rehab.

    Find your way towards sobriety at a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean by giving our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    Contact Us

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    We refer people with addiction to drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean, so if you are ready to get sober, get in touch with us on 0800 088 66 86 to start the referall process.

    If you want to know more about how to reduce your risk of relapse, we would be happy to provide more information and advice. However, in order to lower your risk of relapse as much as possible, the best course of action is almost always to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean.

    Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

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