Did you know that the North West of England is one of the worst places for alcohol and drug abuse? The Lancashire region is known to have high alcoholism rates, with drugs also being easily accessible. As a result, there are many places set up throughout the county to help combat addiction.
Help4Addiction is here to serve individuals or families in the local area that are struggling because of drug addiction or alcoholism. We have a helpline that’s open 24/7, with the phones operated by addiction experts who will advise you on what to do. We create tailormade treatment plans to set you on the road to recovery, and we even point you in the direction of the best rehab clinics in the area. So, if you need help with your problems, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Do I need to go to rehab?
Rehab is seen by many as a last resort in the fight against addiction. It is possible to get over an addiction on your own, but it’s much harder to do so. By going to rehab, you’re surrounded by people who have been through this before and know what it takes to make this dramatic change in your life. The simplest way to determine if you might need to go to rehab or not is by looking for these symptoms:
- An everpresent need to drink alcohol throughout the day
- A reliance on drugs to brighten your mood
- Feeling sick or in pain, unless you have a drink or take drugs
- Dramatic changes in your behaviour and mood
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- Rapid weight loss
- Spending all your money on drugs/alcohol
- Losing friends/cutting people out of your life
All of these things show that you clearly rely on drugs or alcohol in one way or another. Not only that, but your addiction has got to a point where you’re closing yourself off from others, or your friends/family no longer want to be associated with you. It can be very damaging to your life and mental wellbeing, so going to rehab is highly recommended.
What happens if I delay going to rehab?
On a basic level, drug addiction is just another health problem. It’s a mental health issue where you feel compelled to take drugs all the time, and your life seems worthless without them. But, just like any other health problem, drug addiction or alcoholism get worse when left unattended. In the same way that a small tumour can grow into incurable cancer, an addiction can spiral out of control and potentially cause early death. Many people die every year from drug overdoses or drinking too much alcohol. This is not something we ever want to even begin to consider happening to you. But, if you delay going to drug rehab and getting the help you need, then your problem will continue to get worse and worse until it’s sadly too late.
Consequently, we strongly suggest that anyone suffering from the common signs of addiction should seek help right away. Remember, our helpline is always open, so never be afraid to call when you need someone to advise you.
What will happen when I go to rehab in Lancashire?
After chatting to us over the phone, we will recommend a treatment plan that suits you and your addiction. This will most probably include going to a rehab clinic in the Lancashire area. There are a plethora of private rehab facilities offering residential treatments at different price ranges. As such, your experience might differ slightly depending on where you go.
However, all rehab clinics in Lancashire follow a similar framework for addiction treatment. It usually looks a little like this:
- Step 1: Assessment
- Step 2: Detoxification
- Step 3: Follow-up assessment
- Step 4: Counselling/Therapy (and other treatments)
- Step 5: Discharged
- Step 6: Aftercare
Every patient must be assessed to see the extent of their addiction and gain an understanding of any potential triggers. Then, the detox will remove these addictive substances from your life for good. The follow-up assessment will see how you feel after the detox and which withdrawal symptoms you’re struggling with the most. Your counselling and further treatment will be designed to address your mental triggers and stop you from feeling the need to drink or take drugs. Then, you get discharged and can return home, but you will keep going back for around 18 months at regular intervals for aftercare services.
Are aftercare services mandatory?
Nobody will force you to do anything during the rehabilitation process. But, if you pay for private rehab, then you get aftercare included for the price. So, it makes sense to get all the care that’s offered to you.
Furthermore, some of the main reasons people relapse are because they struggle when leaving rehab. They’re exposed to their old world once more, and it’s harder to resist triggers. With the regular aftercare services, you get access to 24/7 helplines that are set up to help people on the verge of a relapse crisis. You can also attend counselling sessions and places like Narcotics Anonymous to stay on the path to recovery. The odds of you getting over addiction and maintaining sobriety for the rest of your life are much higher when you get aftercare as well as rehabilitation.
Do I need to live in the rehab clinic?
No, this is only if you want to partake in residential rehab. There are numerous outpatient clinics funded by the NHS which you can use as well. You’ll still get treatment and support for your addiction, but it’s not going to be as thorough, and you may take longer to see results.
We’ve helped people figure out what kind of rehabilitation treatment will work best for them. If you want suggestions or advice on anything relating to alcohol rehab and drug addiction treatment, then please call us today. Ring our helpline on 0203 955 7700, and one of our rehab experts will calmly answer your questions and create a treatment plan for you.
Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab
Help for Addiction and Rehab is available in all areas of Hampshire including:
- Bamber Bridge
- Lytham St Anne’s