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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Brierley Hill

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Brierley Hill. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process and supervised detox and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Brierley Hill

    People do not develop substance addictions out of anywhere. Early signs will have been around for a long time, but they may go unnoticed by others as they are more subtle. For example, someone may binge drink every so often, or use drugs at the end of a bad day. This is not necessarily an addiction, but it can represent the beginning of one.

    However, as time goes on, and people increase their drug or alcohol consumption, the signs of addiction become more obvious. They begin to show in their attitude, personality, appearance, and health.

    Not everyone will be visibly addicted to drugs or alcohol, but if you keep in mind the following signs, you may be able to spot when people are struggling with this condition:

    • Poor personal hygiene
    • Denial
    • Withdrawal from social events
    • Manipulation
    • Dishonesty, particularly relating to drug use
    • Tolerance

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the Signs of Behavioural Addiction?

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    Some of the signs of behavioural addiction are the same as the signs of substance addiction. However, they are rarely physical, as you do not experience physical tolerance when it comes to process addictions.

    With behavioural addictions, you have to be careful not to diagnose without looking at the full picture. Many of us engage in behaviours regularly without being dependent on them, so it’s crucial to see the difference. For example, just because someone is having sex on a daily basis does not mean they have a sex addiction.

    On the other hand, it is also dangerous to assume people do not have behavioural addictions, just because everyone engages in this behaviour. You need to look for signs that an individual’s life is being negatively affected by their behaviour in various ways. For example, someone who is having sex every day and is daydreaming about sex all day, arguing with their partner due to their fixation on sex, and watching porn at inappropriate times.

    The signs of each behavioural addiction will be slightly different, but some common signs are:

    • Spending long periods of time thinking about the behaviour
    • Engaging with the behaviour even when it is inappropriate
    • Being unable to complete essential tasks because of the behaviour
    • Struggling to control the behaviour, even when there is a strong desire to overcome it
    • Feeling depressed as a result of the behaviour

    How Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brierley Hill Treat Addiction?

    If every rehab facility handled addiction in the same way, there would be no need to spend time researching different treatment centres before requesting a referral. However, research is vital, as there are a wide range of treatments available in Brierley Hill, and you will find different methods in different clinics.

    Even in one clinic, the treatment for each patient will differ. A personalised treatment plan will be created to make sure each patient’s health is prioritised and to increase recovery rates.

    The overall method of treating addiction at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill is usually detox and therapy. Patients with a physical addiction will have a medical drug or alcohol detox when they start inpatient rehab, and they will either do this at the same time as therapy, or before therapy.

    All private rehab centres use therapy as a treatment for addiction, but the types of therapy will be different. Some therapeutic models you could have are: holistic therapy, 12-step therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy groups, art therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy.

    In terms of the attitude to addiction, you will find that the staff at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill are incredibly accepting. They are addiction experts, so they know that the causes can be complex, and that addiction affects all different types of people.

    They also understand the different physical and mental challenges that come with addiction recovery, so they will be extremely supportive as you get sober.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill on 0800 088 66 86

    Can I Stage an Intervention to Get My Loved One to Go to Rehab?

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    Yes, you can stage an intervention if your loved one is not responding to your pleas for them to get professional help. We recommend trying other methods first, as you could find that your family member is more receptive to treatment than you would expect. However, do not do this if there is a risk to their life, as you need to resort to extreme measures (e.g, a crisis intervention) in this case.

    You have two options for staging an intervention: you could either do it alone or find a professional interventionist in Brierley Hill. The pros of doing it alone are that it costs no money, you have more control over the process, and it can be much quicker to organise. However, if you get an interventionist, they will take the burden of organising off you, they will be trained in intervention, and they will be able to manage any disagreements that occur.

    There are many different models of intervention to choose from. A professional interventionist can help you to choose the most appropriate model. For example, if you want to get the whole family involved, you could opt for a family intervention (1). If you have a teenager who needs to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill, you could arrange an adolescent intervention. Patients who are struggling with their mental health can even have an intervention that addresses the issues of addiction as well as other mental health disorders.

    If they decide to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill, they will get treatment for both of these issues throughout their stay. On top of this, they will have a full year of aftercare.

    Keep in mind that different interventionists specialise in different types of intervention. If you already know which type of intervention you need, make sure you find an interventionist with experience in that particular area.

    We can give you tips for organising an intervention if you get in touch with us. If we feel that it is too early to stage an intervention, and it may end up causing more harm than good, we would be honest about this. However, interventions are usually advised if your loved one is in danger due to their substance abuse issue or behavioural addiction.

    Before you hold the intervention, you will need to have a treatment plan in place. We recommend getting a place for the person of concern at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill. However, you could also set up treatment at an outpatient centre, or you could get in touch with a home detox provider.

    The reason it is so important to plan ahead is that, if your loved one decides they are ready for treatment, you need to make the most of the motivation they have in that moment. If you do not have a place for them at a treatment centre, they will have more time to reconsider, and they may be dissuaded from getting help due to certain worries they have.

    Can I Refer Myself to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brierley Hill?

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    Yes, you can refer yourself for treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill. You can get in touch with any rehab facility, ask them about their treatment plans, and arrange a day to enter rehab. This is usually a very quick process, as there is no need to go to your GP for a referral.

    However, your priority should not be to get treatment quickly, but to get treatment that is right for you. If you settle on the first residential rehab that you see, you may find that their program doesn’t work for you, their prices are too high, or the location is not ideal.

    To prevent our clients from entering a rehab that isn’t suitable for them, we offer to organise referrals. There is no risk of us choosing the first rehab we see, as we follow a strict process that involves checking centres for success rates, facilities, and types of treatment.

    We will stay in touch with you throughout the entire selection process, so you will be able to alter your preferences if you do not like the treatment centres we are recommending.

    What’s more, just because we prioritise quality over everything does not mean our referrals to drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill are slow. Depending on the client and the availability of different private rehab centres, we could contact you with a referral in a few days to a couple of weeks.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill on 0800 088 66 86

    FAQs About Addiction

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    What are the causes of addiction?

    Some people develop an addiction when they are using drugs regularly, as their body becomes dependent on the substance they are taking. Eventually, when they attempt to stop taking the drug, they go into withdrawal, which can be incredibly uncomfortable. This causes them to continue to use addictive substances in an effort to avoid withdrawal, which perpetuates the addiction.

    Others are in an environment where using drugs and alcohol to excess is seen as normal, so they do not realise their addictive behaviour is unhealthy until it is too late. When everyone around them is displaying signs and symptoms of addiction, it is difficult for them to know that they have a problem.

    It is also possible to develop an addiction even if you start by using drugs in moderation — particularly when you have a family history of addiction. When others around you are managing to control their drinking or drug use, and you aren’t, it is a sign that you are heading towards addiction.

    It is rare that there is just one cause of addiction in someone who has a substance abuse problem. Genetics, exposure, environment, and mental health conditions can all have an impact to some extent.

    Can you prevent addiction?

    There is a myth that people with addiction do not have self-control, and if they had worked hard to stop gravitating towards drugs, they would never have developed a problem. This myth may come from the fact that you can prevent substance use. For example, you could decide to not take drugs in the first place, you could stop going out at the weekends, and you could distract yourself with other activities.

    However, though you could theoretically avoid substances forever, if you do use substances, you cannot choose whether or not you will become addicted. This is something chemical that happens in the brain, as well as something physical that makes it very hard for you to get back to sobriety.

    Furthermore, people who are prone to addiction will find it much harder to stay away from substances anyway. They may feel a strong desire to use drugs and alcohol when they are in a bad place, particularly if this is something they have witnessed other family members doing. The problem is, this is unhealthy at the best of times, but when there is a family history of addiction, it could lead someone down a very dark path.

    What is a relapse trigger?

    A relapse trigger is anything that causes someone in recovery to want to go back to using substances. It’s normal for temptations and cravings to be part of a patient’s long-term recovery journey, but this doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be taken seriously. If we ignore these triggers, they could very easily pull the individual back towards drug addiction.

    Relapse triggers are often related to the patient’s mental health. If they are a dual diagnosis patient, meaning they have two mental health conditions including addiction, any difficult mental health symptoms could be a trigger (e.g., low self-esteem, lack of motivation, anxiety, or emotional regulation issues).

    People can also be triggered by seeing other people using substances, as it reminds them of the positive feelings they would get in the hours after taking a drug. It has even been known for people to drink alternative alcoholic drinks, and to relapse as it reminds them of drinking alcohol.

    Finally, our last example of a relapse trigger is a lack of connection. When people are trying to stick with recovery, but they have no one to share their story with, they may feel as though it isn’t worth it. This is why we believe self-help groups and therapy are so important, as well as finding people who you can vent to, and who will not judge you when you are dealing with a relapse trigger.

    Why should I get sober?

    We could be here all day listing the many benefits to getting sober, but you’ll learn about this at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill. For now, here is one of the most positive consequences of getting sober: you will be your authentic self.

    We cannot deny that addiction will always be a part of your life. Even if you get sober, you will still have to be mindful of relapse triggers, and you may have to make extreme changes such as avoiding the pub (though not everyone needs to do this).

    However, for most people, when they are wrapped up in addiction, they are not being their authentic selves. When we take drugs or alcohol, there are changes in our brain, and this means that we do not act as we normally would. We may be more aggressive, distant, or depressed.

    If you have a full-blown addiction, it will even impact how you behave when you are not under the influence. You will go to great lengths to hide your problem, and to prioritise substances over everything else, and this results in you not being your authentic self.

    When you get sober, you get to focus on exactly what you want to do, and you are not held back by the symptoms of addiction. You do not have to hide from your loved ones anymore, and you can enjoy the emotional intimacy that is formed as a result of this.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill on 0800 088 66 86

    Contact Us Today

    We hope you can see that there is more to your life than addiction. Sobriety is not something that you can only achieve if you have the right amount of support, or strength. The hardest part is to say that you need help, but once you have done this, you have already proven that you are strong enough to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

    Whether you want to make a referral yourself or ask us for a referral, you could be recovering at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill in just a few days. Whether you want to make a referral yourself or ask us for a referral, you could be recovering at drug and alcohol rehab in Brierley Hill in just a few days.

    To find out more about our selection process, or the rehab admission process, contact us on 0800 088 66 86 or +44 330 333 6197 (international).


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