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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Gosport

    Drug and alcohol addiction affects people from all walks of life.

    If addiction is affecting you or your loved ones, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86 for more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    What are the Signs of Addiction?

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    1. Using drugs frequently

    One key sign of addiction is the regular use of substances (or the regular engagement in a particular behaviour).

    If someone is using cannabis once a month, it is unlikely that they are addicted to the substance. However, if they are using it every day, this may be a sign that they are reliant on it.

    Similarly, if someone is gaming for a few days a week, we would not class this as a sign of addiction. However, if they are gaming for eight hours a day, there is a much higher chance that they are dealing with addiction.

    2. Taking large doses of drugs

    Some people with an addiction do not use substances on a daily basis, but when they do take drugs, they opt for a very high dose. This means they are more likely to experience severe symptoms of drug use.

    When an individual increases their dose as they have adapted to their regular dose, it is a phenomenon known as tolerance. Often, tolerance is used as an indicator that someone is suffering from an addiction.

    3. Being unable to stop taking drugs

    When someone gets to the point where they cannot stop using drugs despite wanting to be sober, it is a huge sign that they have an addiction. This may mean that they cannot cope with life without drugs (a psychological cause), or they experience physical symptoms when they try to get sober (a physical cause).

    Drug users are more likely to have a difficult withdrawal if they withdraw suddenly, they have had their addiction for a long time, they use drugs frequently, and they mix substances, e.g., alcohol and cocaine.

    4. Neglecting important things in favour of drugs

    If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you spend a lot of time thinking about how you are going to keep this addiction up. This often means you neglect important things, such as your career, household tasks, and your family.

    If someone is a ‘high functioning’ drug user, they may do a better job hiding their addiction by continuing to take on their normal responsibilities. However, they are often struggling deep down, and you may find cracks in their behaviour if you look closely enough.

    For example, they may still be in a long-term relationship, but this relationship could be tarnished by frequent arguing and a lack of trust. They may hold down a job, but struggle to be on time to work, or to get along with colleagues.

    5. Having less motivation than usual

    Many people with addiction are significantly less motivated than they were when they were sober. Using drugs regularly takes a toll on your mental health, as it can cause psychological symptoms such as depression, mood swings, and anxiety.

    Furthermore, people with addiction tend to have tunnel vision when it comes to drugs, so they abandon everything else. This can cause them to be less motivated, as they lose their interests, hobbies, and aspirations in favour of pursuing addiction.

    6. Being impulsive

    Impulsivity is common in people with dependency or addiction, as we tend to be more impulsive when we are under the influence. Our decision-making skills are impaired, so we can end up behaving in a way that is riskier than normal.

    For example, people may be less cautious when it comes to personal safety, they may start using drugs in settings where they could be caught, and they may impulsively spend large amounts of money on drugs.

    7. Being secretive

    Most people with addiction acknowledge that their behaviour is not healthy, even if they will not admit this to the people around them. This means they will often go to great lengths to avoid revealing their drug use to people, and therefore they appear very secretive.

    Some signs of secrecy relating to drug and alcohol addiction are: staying at home more often, distancing oneself from people, denying drug use when someone expresses their concern, and restricting one’s social circle to people who also use drugs, or who enable the addiction.

    Do You Have to Identify With Every Sign of Addiction to Go to Rehab?

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    No, you definitely do not have to relate to every possible sign of addiction in order to qualify for drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport. Everyone experiences addiction differently, so you may not identify with any of the signs we have listed, but this does not mean you do not have a substance use problem.

    Besides, we have not listed every single sign of addiction, so there may be some signs that you exhibit, but are not included in our list. We recommend doing more research into the signs of addiction on our website.

    You can start by heading to our addictions section and selecting the addiction you want to research.

    The most accurate way to determine whether you have an addiction is to use a diagnostic test, such as ASAM criteria. This test asks you to look at six different dimensions and rate them according to the amount of risk they pose to you. (2)

    For example, the fifth dimension is relapse. You would need to make a note of the number of times you have relapsed throughout your addiction, and assign a risk rating to this dimension (4 being the most severe, and 0 meaning no risk at all).

    It is strongly advised that you get an addiction specialist to help you with this, to avoid bias. They will go through each of the six dimensions with you, assign corresponding risk ratings, and produce an overall risk level that reflects the severity of your substance use problem.

    If you choose to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport, a diagnostic test will be used. It may not be the ASAM criteria, but it will always be a reputable test that helps the rehab to assess your needs accurately.

    Contact us today at 0800 088 66 86 for more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    What are Some Symptoms of Chronic Alcohol Use?

    • Drinking alcohol at socially inappropriate times, e.g., in the morning, on a daily basis, or at events where no one else is drinking
    • Making excuses to drink alcohol, e.g., comparing oneself to people who drink more, or finding a reason to drink alcohol at any moment of the day
    • Using alcohol frequently when no one else is around
    • Experiencing problems with one’s memory and/or concentration
    • Feeling hungover even when not under the influence

    What are Some Symptoms of Chronic Heroin Use?

    • Flushed skin
    • Problems with memory, concentration, and decision-making
    • Reduced heart rate
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Impulsivity
    • Euphoria (after initial use of heroin)
    • Poor personal hygiene

    What are Some Symptoms of Chronic Cocaine Use?

    • Weight loss
    • Sleep problems, e.g., insomnia
    • Loss of interest in things that were previously a source of enjoyment
    • Dilated pupils
    • Defensiveness when cocaine use is suspected
    • Increased confidence and/or arrogance

    What are Some Symptoms of Chronic Cannabis Use?

    Can You Go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Gosport For any of these Addictions?


    Yes, you can go to drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport for any of the above addictions, and they are some of the most common addictions we see at private rehab.

    However, there are also many other addictions that are treated at rehab, such as behavioural addictions (shopping, eating, porn, social media etc), and other substance addictions (crystal meth, amphetamines, GHB etc).

    As certain addictions are seen as more dangerous by society, people often think they do not need to go to inpatient rehab unless they are addicted to the ‘most harmful’ substance. For example, they may put off addiction treatment as they are addicted to cocaine, and they believe that rehab is only necessary for heroin addiction.

    However, this is incredibly misguided, and it can result in people losing their lives to addiction. Any addictive substance can be incredibly damaging, especially if you are using the drug in high doses, over a long period of time, and/or on a regular basis.

    What’s more, there is no reason to believe that you will only ever be addicted to cocaine. Many drug users move on to more addictive substances as they become tolerant to their chosen drug, so it is not unheard of for a cocaine user to become a heroin user.

    Contact us today at 0800 088 66 86 for more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    Is there a Reason to Refrain From Going to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Gosport?

    There are not many reasons to refrain from getting addiction treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport if you have any form of drug or alcohol misuse, dependency, or addiction. The same applies if you are dealing with a behavioural addiction.

    However, this does not mean that there is never a reason to say no to drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport. Here are some common reasons people may be told to opt for another type of addiction treatment:

    • They have been an inpatient at rehab very often
    • They are struggling with serious mental health issues or mental health disorders
    • They relapse on a regular basis
    • They have experienced Deliriums Tremens and/or Wernicke’s Encephalopathy
    • They are consuming a very high dose (more than 30 units of alcohol)

    Not every drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport will have these rules, so do not be discouraged if you do not meet these conditions, as you may still be able to go to rehab. If not, you could ask for a referral for outpatient drug treatment or home detox.

    If Residential Rehab is Not For Me, Should I Get Sober at Home?

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    No, you should not get sober at home – without the guidance of an addiction specialist or organisation – under any circumstances. Many people have attempted to get sober at home as they believe it is safer to withdraw from drugs as soon as they are ready to.

    However, this is not safe by any means. Severe withdrawal symptoms are much more likely if the drug user does not go to drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport (as an inpatient or outpatient) for a controlled medical detox.

    If you absolutely must recover at home, ask us about a home detox in Gosport. This is nowhere near as beneficial as private drug and alcohol rehab centres, but it is significantly better than trying to recover with no medical professional involved.

    You will be put onto a recovery programme, given medication for any withdrawal symptoms, and given contact numbers for support throughout the detox.

    Some of our clients consider recovering alone as they believe their substance is not severe enough to require a rehab centre visit. Dangerous withdrawals can occur with any substance addiction, so do not make this potentially deadly mistake.

    Whether you are addicted to ketamine, cannabis, benzodiazepines, cocaine, alcohol, prescription drugs, amphetamines, opioids, acid, anabolic steroids, or any other substance, please get in touch with us for a safe long-term recovery, with 24-hour care, at drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    Contact us today at 0800 088 66 86 for more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    Can I Go to Rehab Without Staying Over?

    Yes, you can register as an outpatient at drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport, which means you are entitled to a treatment plan as usual, but you do not stay over at the rehab facility.

    This is a much safer alternative to a home detox, as you still follow a very structured schedule, which includes a detox phase and therapy. You will also be entitled to aftercare, just as you would be if you were an inpatient.

    The admission process for outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport is the same as inpatient rehab, so simply get in touch with us here (with your name, email address and phone number) or on 0800 088 66 86 for more information.

    How Can Rehab Recovery Help Me?

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    Rehab Recovery is prepared to take on the tricky task of finding a drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport that has everything that you need. We want you to tell us exactly how you would like to recover, and we will do everything we can to make it happen.

    Call us on 0800 088 66 86 to get a referral for drug or alcohol rehab in Gosport.

    Before you decide which type of treatment you would prefer, you need to know the aspects of residential rehab that are non-negotiable, such as:

    • Detoxing

    Depending on the type of addiction you have, a medical detox may be non-negotiable. Substance use disorders involving a physically addictive drug require a medical detox lasting 3-10 days.

    You can technically opt out of this, but it is very rare that a drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport will endorse this, as they know how important detoxing is in a patient’s journey to recovery.

    • Therapy

    Therapy is usually another part of inpatient rehab, regardless of the specific treatment centre you choose in Gosport. Again, you could ask to not have therapy and shorten your stay, but this would never be recommended due to the effectiveness of therapy.

    There is a way to personalise your therapy – you can ask us to locate a drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport that offers a particular type of therapy.

    For example, if you suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and you have an addiction, you could request a rehab facility that offers Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), which is proven to help with BPD and other mental health conditions.

    Any other therapies you may be interested in, from family therapy and 12-step therapy to art therapy and individual therapy, can be requested in your free assessment with Rehab Recovery.

    • Aftercare

    No matter which drug and alcohol rehab in Gosport you register with, you will always be entitled to aftercare. This is in place for a full year after treatment, and you can request specific resources as part of the plan, e.g., wellness check-ups and helpline numbers.

    The aftercare in Gosport will be different from aftercare in other locations, purely because the addiction resources differ. For example, you may be given the contact details of a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Gosport. You could also be introduced to a local organisation offering addiction support, such as Parent Support Link in Hampshire (1).

    • Structured days

    All of our drug and alcohol clinics in Gosport have highly structured days for their clients. There is no time to take the day as it comes and decide when you want to join in with sessions.

    You will be expected to be up and ready at a set time (usually 10 am), engage with various sessions throughout the day, and get an early night. This is a part of all rehab programmes.

    However, there is scheduled time to rest and recuperate in residential programmes, so there is no need to worry that you won’t get time to yourself. The reason this time needs to be structured is that structure is proven to work on people with addiction.

    They grow to rely on the structure, and it makes for a reliable, familiar environment to recover.

    Get in touch for more information about drug and alcohol rehab today on 0800 088 66 86.



    [2] About the ASAM criteria

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