Situated in south east England, Middlesex is a well-known, well respected county. It has a long history of association with the rest of the Greater London area, sharing in the trials and tribulations as they pass through the city. Middlesex has been an area of notoriety ever since the Anglo-Saxons settled the area, all the way back in prehistoric times.
In spite of all this wonderful notoriety, Middlesex is an area of the country that has suffered deprivation poverty, and a lack of social and community based projects. As such, there is a criminal underworld to the county that is lousy with drugs. As much as alcohol intake has become the norm on a Friday or Saturday night, in some areas of Middlesex, drug taking is just as prominent.
With so much drug activity in the urban area of Middlesex, it is only right that some of us would fall foul to the problem of addiction. Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are rife throughout England because of the immoral types that make them or bring them to our shores. There is no shame in suffering from addiction. However, there are a whole lot of reasons why you should get help.
Fortunately, if you have found yourself on the Help4Addiction pages, then you are already in the right place. Contact us now, on 0203 955 7700 if you want to get help to recover from addiction in Middlesex. Otherwise, see our online consultation service for more information.
Drug and Alcohol Has Hold of Middlesex County
Since Middlesex County is an important geographical location in terms of drugs, it sees a lot of traffic go through. Lots of traffic means drugs are making their way from the important ports in the south, all the way up the country to other counties. Lots of drug traffic also means lots of dealers, and access to drugs leads to more addiction, all round.
In January of 2020, a drug dealer operating out of Hayes was charged with providing high purity crack cocaine to the community. The fact that it was high purity reinforces the location of Middlesex in its relation to drug trafficking. Drugs such as cocaine often arrive in Britain at full purity. When each new drug dealer cuts something else into it, then the purity goes down. My London reported on the case, noting that the drug dealer was found after police searched her car.
According to statistics, more than 20% of all men and women in England drink more than the recommended amount, every week. Middlesex county does not escape this problem. Alcohol abuse is one of the biggest causes of death in the young adult age groups in the UK. If you want to stop drinking before you add to these statistics, then you can contact Help 4 Addiction and put a stop to it. Contact us now, on 0203 955 7700 and don’t wait a minute longer to get help.
How Can I Stop Drinking?
Stopping drinking is harder than anyone can imagine. Once you have formed an addiction, the combination of the serotonin (the happiness chemical) that your brain releases when you drink, and the pleasure of the act itself, is what you have to give up. This can lead to some strange symptoms, of which depression or anxiety are completely normal.
It is not impossible to stop, however, and you are not alone. Some half-a-million dependent drinkers exist in England, each of them with the chance to get the help to stop that they need. The first step is to contact services that can get you the resources all UK residents have access to when they want to quit an addiction. See our online consultation page to start now.
For more on how you, as an individual, can stop drinking too much, see this article in the Help 4 Addiction online library.
When you do decide to stop drinking alcohol (or to stop taking drugs) you will go through the detoxification process. This is often shortened to the simple term ‘detox’. It may be alcohol detox and it may be drug detox, it may even be that you are on detox from a non-substance related addiction, such as sex or gambling. Whatever your addiction, the first few days off going through withdrawal and removing the substance from your body are known as detox.
The reason we refer to this stage as the detox stage is because the toxins are leaving your body. You can learn more about what constitutes a detox procedure by visiting our page on Detox. During the detox procedure you will suffer from some terrible withdrawal symptoms. We will look at the symptoms of drug withdrawal in Middlesex in a moment, if you are getting off alcohol, however, then see this segment on alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Drug Detox in the Middlesex Area
Drug detox involves getting the last of the remaining drugs out of your system without replacing them with more. When you go through drug addiction, you need to go through this unpleasant step when you want to start your recovery. It is, by far, the worst part of getting better. Recovery from addiction is much easier once you are through this period.
Detox from drugs usually lasts between three and four days but you may feel unwell for a week or two afterwards. Do not let your brain fool you! The feeling of nausea or dizziness, or even severe depression, is all in your head. In a very literal sense, prevailing with your abstinence at this point is completely necessary to stay off drink and drugs. If you persist, you will eventually be recovered from your addiction and free to go back and lead a regular, healthy life.
For more on how to find Middlesex drug detox near you, visit our dedicated page to getting you off drugs! Don’t forget that you can call us too, should you need help. If you have taken an overdose or need urgent medical care, be sure to call the emergency services. However, if you have chosen to get off drugs and start a detox of your own, then call us today on 0203 955 7700.
What Are the Symptoms of Drug Withdrawal?
After the initial withdrawal period, you will go on to experience slightly more long term symptoms of drug withdrawal. There are many different ways your body might try to convince you that it needs the drugs to feel better. It will start with aches and pains but, depending on what type of drugs you are withdrawing from, can be as bad as hallucinations.
Some other symptoms of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can include irritability, excessive tiredness, depression and anxiety, and hypermobility. Some people will feel they have no energy or motivation, while others will feel hyper motivated, like they cannot sit still. Withdrawing from drugs will cause many symptoms, some of which are similar to alcohol withdrawal and some of which vary in degree, depending on the drugs taken and the length of time you were an addict for.
Some common symptoms of drug withdrawal cover:
- Night terrors, horrible nightmares, or the inability to sleep.
- Sweating, shaking, feeling hot, cold, or numb.
- You may feel like you have the flu, a blocked nose, or allergies flaring up.
- Sickness and diarrhoea are to be expected.
This is a trying time and it might feel awful, but you will get through it. In most cases, the detox process itself is enough to scare you into never doing drugs again. Once you have detoxed yourself from an addiction once, you do not want to have to do it twice.
However, once you have endured that initial period of pain and desire to use, the urges will lessen. Every day that you spend without taking drugs is a day won. Gradually, time will make it easier to stop thinking about drugs. One day, you will wake up and you won’t think about them at all. It might not be today or tomorrow – but it is achievable, especially with Help4Addiction at your side.
Help for Addiction and Rehab is Available in All Areas of Middlesex
No matter which area of Middlesex you reside in, you can get help for your addiction near you. We cover all areas of the county, here at Help 4 Addiction, so whichever area you live in, help is at hand. Some of the towns in Middlesex we offer help for addiction services to include:
- Brent Cross
- Bushey Heath
- Potters Bar
- Saffron Hill
- West Drayton
If your area of Middlesex isn’t listed, then try not to worry. All areas of Middlesex are covered by the Help 4 Addiction team. To get the help to get off drugs or to stop drinking alcohol that you need, simply call us on 0203 955 7700 today or start your online consultation.