Do you – or someone you know – have a drug addiction? With recreational drugs becoming more popular, and mental health problems on the rise, the number of drug addiction cases is sadly rising too. If you’re searching for help or rehab in and around Kent, then you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of options for you to think about.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a clue where to start – we will take care of things for you. All you need to do is admit to yourself that you have a problem, and make a big leap in the right direction by giving Help4Addiction a call.
How can Help4Addiction help me?
A lot of people are aware that they have a drug problem, but they don’t know what to do or where to go. Sadly, this means that many issues get unsolved as people just don’t know how to tackle them. At Help4Addiction, we bridge the gap between addiction and rehab. People ring our helpline and explain their problem, and we take the time to talk them through all the possible options. By the end of the call, you’ll have a treatment plan laid out for you to follow, along with some recommendations for the best rehab clinics in Kent.
All of our advice is honest and impartial, and it’s all confidential as well. We never judge, all we want to do is ensure you get the right support to finally wave goodbye to addiction. Plus, as experts, we can answer any of your addiction questions, many of which will already be explained below.
What is an addiction trigger?
When someone feels the need to take drugs or drink alcohol, they’re usually triggered into doing so. Essentially, this is what causes you to go through with the action – it’s something that sets off a chain reaction in your mind and forces you into bad habits. Some people have one trigger, others have multiple.
What are the most common addiction triggers?
These vary from person to person, and it is linked to the root cause of your addiction in the first place. For a lot of people, this is a mental health issue. People with depression will face multiple triggers surrounding their mood. When they experience feelings of depression, this makes them want to take drugs to mask the emotions and get some respite from the pain.
But, triggers can also be random objects, people, or places. If a particular place brings back feelings of doing drugs or reminds you of getting drunk, then it can cause you to proceed and take more drugs or start buying drinks. The same goes for people as well; certain individuals may be fuelling your addiction by purchasing alcohol or drugs for you, which essentially triggers your issue.
When you attend rehab, a lot of the treatment revolves around dampening your triggers. This is done by assessing your behaviour and asking you questions about your addiction and when you usually have the urge to drink or take drugs. From here, cognitive behavioural therapy is generally introduced to change your habits and prevent your triggers from causing a relapse.
Is a detox the same as rehab?
Commonly, people use the term detox when talking about addiction. Some people even say that they’re going on a detox to try and kick their bad habit. A detox is not the same as rehab, though it is frequently used as a treatment during the rehabilitation process.
The best explanation is that detox simply refers to a form of treatment wheres rehab covers the whole journey from beginning to end. You will have an alcohol detox in rehab, along with multiple therapies and other treatments as well.
How are withdrawal symptoms managed during rehab?
During rehab, it’s impossible not going through stages where you have horrible withdrawal symptoms. This commonly occurs when you’re going through a detox, primarily because you’ve basically gone cold turkey. You’re used to taking drugs daily, and suddenly you aren’t. It’s a massive shock to the system, and your body almost malfunctions as it learns to deal with this new state.
Thankfully, your symptoms are managed by health care professionals during rehabilitation. They usually use medication to counter your withdrawal symptoms and make it easier for you to relax and forget about drugs. The dosage is reduced as your body gets used to the lack of drugs in your system, and you eventually end up not needing any medication to help at all.
How long will rehab take to work?
It’s impossible to give you an answer because no two patients are the same. You may go to rehab and be discharged within three weeks, while someone else there could stay for three months. What we can say is that rehab takes less time when you check yourself in early on. As soon as you notice that you’re becoming somewhat dependent on drugs or alcohol, then you need to get help.
Also, the facility you go to will play a role in how long rehab takes. In Kent, there are private and NHS-funded clinics. The private ones often yield faster results as they can afford better resources and more extensive treatments. What’s more, their inpatient rehab facilities, meaning you stay there until you’re fixed. With most NHS-funded ones, their outpatient clinics, so it takes longer to see positive results and changes in your behaviour.
How much does private rehab cost in Kent?
When you pay for private rehabilitation facilities in Kent, you’re paying for a room, leisure facilities, treatment, and so on. As a result, the cost of rehab varies depending on the clinic. If you want to live a life of luxury and stay somewhere with large bedrooms, loads of different leisure facilities, and a range of interesting services, then it will cost more money.
Please don’t hesitate to call Help4Addiction if you want advice on how much to pay for rehab, or anything else relating to drug addiction. We’re here to find the best treatment for you, so call us on 0203 955 7700 today.
Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab
Help for Addiction and Rehab is available in all areas of Kent including:
- Locks Heath
- New Milton-Barton-on-Sea