Help for addiction is available to every resident of Norfolk County. If you suffer from an addiction with drugs or alcohol, then we can get you the help you need to recover. Recovery is possible when you have the right support on your side. If you think you need help recovering from an addiction ed
Norfolk County Council are responsible for seven other districts, making them an important centre of government. However, even important governmental counties can fall foul to drug dealers. They are insidious, getting into every subsection of society, and Norfolk is no different. Whether you live in Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, Norwich city, King’s Lynn, West Norfolk or in the south – you are never all that far from a drug dealer or an alcohol outlet.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Norfolk let you get help for addiction and get off your substance and get your life back. Addiction catches you in a cycle that is not easily broken – but once you decide you have had enough; it is possible to recover. If you want to start your recovery now then contact us or fill in our online consultation form, here. You can also call us on 0203 955 7700.
The Cycle of Addiction
The cycle of addiction is something you need to explore if you want to get help with an addiction of your own. You can break the cycle and recover but in order to do so, you need to seek support from the health services in your area.
Addiction is a chronic disease. This means that it is difficult to get rid of, is likely to take over your entire life, and will most probably come in waves. It is not uncommon to relapse when you are an addict. The process of being stuck in a cycle of habitual substance abuse is known as the cycle of addiction, and it is exceptionally difficult to break free from.
The cycle does not start from the moment you first use drugs. The cycle starts when problems in your life become unbearable and you feel you don’t have the coping skills you need to survive. As a result, your body seeks any outside help it can get to process events, and you turn to a substance out of desperation. Every time you get high or drunk you add another layer to the cycle. You get a burst of happiness that lasts for only as long as the drink or drugs do. When it wears off there is shame and guilt, which you respond to by getting high again. Thus begins an endless cycle that it difficult to break for a wealth of reasons.
Why the Cycle is so Difficult to Break
Often, the cycle of addiction is habitually instilled in the subject, making it difficult for you to break. You live in an area, or you surround yourself with, people that have encouraged your addiction up until this point. Those that love you genuinely want you to get well. Those that enable you, or that you enable, rely on your addiction to feed their own. It all adds up to your whole life needing to change simply to remove you from the situation.
Rehab from drug and alcohol addiction around Norfolk works both by breaking the cycle (interrupting old habits, removing you from the situation, and giving you tools to distract yourself) and by treating the root cause of the problem. This means intensive therapies to get to the bottom of the trauma that kickstarted all this in the first place.
Exploring past trauma is not easy. Your brain is beating out pathways that it has never trodden before. It is working out the correct ways to respond to that trauma in a healthy, positive way – with the help of a trained therapist or counsellor. Rehab for addictions treats this, and once it has been treated two things will happen. The first; that you will learn how to handle similar situations in the future in a healthy way. The second; that you will be much, much, much less likely to fall into the throes of addiction a second time around.
Recovery from Addiction in Norfolk Starts with Detox
Detox is the first stage of coming off drugs or quitting drinking.
What is Detox?
Detox is what happens when you finally stop taking the substance you are addicted to. As it leaves your body, you will experience physical symptoms that can be awful to manage alone. For this reason, we suggest that you try to go through detox only with someone you trust, or in a clinical environment. If you are still unsure about what it means to go through detox, you can find all you need on the Help4Addiction website.
Do I have to Go To Hospital to Detox?
We would advise you don’t go through it alone. If you do not have someone who can take care of you then yes, you should go to hospital or a specialised facility until you are free of the chemicals. You will not feel good during this process, it will be painful and unpleasant. Being in the care of qualified staff will make all the difference to the process.
Home Detox in Norfolk County
If you do have someone with you who can take care of you at home, then home detox may be an option. These packages contain everything you need to get off drink or stop taking drugs, all without having to spend an overnight elsewhere. You will need to be assessed in a consultation to ensure you are suitable for this. If you are eligible then home detox could be easier for you. You can visit our Home Detox page for more information.
How To Tell If You Have An Addiction?
It is entirely possible to have an addiction and not know about it. Just as your brain can trick you into believing you are in physical pain when you go through withdrawal, it can also trick you into believing you don’t have a problem to begin with. This is how the notion of the first step to curing an addiction being to admit that you have a problem comes from.
If you have an addiction, however, there will always be some tell-tale signs. Ask yourself if you experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms. If the answer is yes, then the time is now to get some help.
Some of the common signs that you have an addiction include:
- You cannot go a day without drinking or taking drugs. If you do not get your fix you are irritable, tired, and depressed.
- Secret drinking or sneaking away through the day to take drugs are both signs of substance abuse. It is one thing to get drunk with friends, but if you are taking so much that you have to hide that drinking then there is an issue.
- You may frequently decide to turn your back on social events, people, and activities that you used to enjoy, in favour of taking drugs or drinking.
- You need to take more and more of your drug of choice in order to reach the same feeling of being high.
- You cannot say no. If you aren’t able to turn down a drink or say no to a ‘hit’ then you probably have an addiction.
- You miss work, miss family events, or choose to drink or take drugs instead of going out with friends.
If you are even a little unsure about the answers, if any of the statements above sound like you, it might be time to seek help for addiction in Norfolk. You can go into addiction rehab as an outpatient, for a full 28 day residence, or even seek help through online talking therapies. Whichever way you do it, recovery is well within reach. It’s difficult, yes, but it is also the most worthwhile thing that you will ever do.
Help for Addiction and Rehab is Available in All Areas of Norfolk County
No matter where in Norfolk county you live, you can get help to recover from a drugs or alcohol addiction, right now. With the help of our services, you could connect with the resources you need – both online and offline – to quit drugs for good. When you decide you wish to stop drinking, we want to hear from you.
We offer support for those that want to get of alcohol or quit taking drugs in the following areas:
- Downham Market
- East Dereham
- Friars Quay
- Great Hockham
- Great Yarmouth
- King’s Lynn
- And other areas of Norfolk
Regardless of where in the Norfolk area you are based, you can get help for addiction, right now. If you think it is time to start your journey towards good health, then this is the time. Contact us today online, or by phone on 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting to help. You can also start with our online consultation.