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If you live in Peterborough and you are suffering from a drink or drug addiction, then Help4Addiction is the firm you need, on your side. We connect those with addiction issues to the rehab clinics near them that will give them the best chance of quitting drinking or getting off drugs, forever. We use our expert knowledge of matching people to the rehab centre that best suits them, to optimize our client’s chances of quitting addiction, for good.

Why do we do what we do? Not many people think about this, but the way addicts find help is a stiff, troublesome process that can be overwhelming. Think about it a moment… if you are addicted to drinking you decide that you have a problem and you want to stop, so you go online and search for rehab clinics near you. You are faced with over a hundred sites, each one telling you that their clinic will give you the best chance of quitting for good. We already know that this is a bit rubbish. The only person who knows which type of rehab will be best for you – is you.

Here at Help4Addiction, we specialise in asking the right questions in order to get you where you need to go. Whether you are in drug rehab or want to get into recovery for alcoholism, we will ask you the right questions to properly discern what aspects of rehab help will suit you best. For example, you might be an active, outdoors type when you aren’t high. We can find you a rehab clinic that includes active outdoor pursuits, perhaps with equine therapy or large areas of ground for you to explore. If you are a more relaxed type who likes nothing more than to watch TV, then fine! We can find a rehab clinic with the biggest widescreen, all for you!

The point we are increasingly aware of is that without the ideal help, you don’t have the top chances of recovering from an addiction. If you attend a rehab clinic that goes against your principles, doesn’t make you feel at least a little comfortable, or isn’t focused on your specific, individual needs, then the chances are that you will shortly find yourself back on the street and using again. This sad fact could be avoided if you choose to find your perfect rehab clinic using our services. We have already vetted hundreds of clinics up and down the country, with Peterborough based rehab facilities just one of the many areas we cover.

We do this because we want you to get off drugs or stop drinking. That way, you can get back to your old life, free of addiction and able to handle things using healthy coping tactics in future. Sound good? We bet it does! Now all you need to quit your addiction is some perseverance, a little understanding from the people in your life, and a start date for detox!

Speaking of detox, not a lot of people know much about it, so we put together these detox explanations to get you on your way. In the meantime, know that you can call us for help any time you like. You will find us at 0203 955 7700 but you can also use our online consultation service, should that suit you better.

What is Detox, Anyway?

For those of you that have never been through a drug or alcohol rehab procedure before (which is most of us, you aren’t alone!) it is worth seeking clarity for any terms you don’t understand. Detox is one of these and often, we find clients are too ashamed to admit they don’t know exactly what it means. If you want to explore detox through and through then please visit our webpage on the subject. If not, stick with us and we will do the short version, right here.

Detox is the term we use to describe the initial stages of quitting addiction. We call it this because it is during this period of time that we are letting the toxins run their course. At the end of this period, there should be no more toxins in your body. Toxins are the chemicals inside alcohol or drugs that make us high. Once they have left your system you will be able to proceed with your recovery in a rehab facility.

The detox process is the same whether you were an alcohol addict or a drug addict. It takes some time for those chemicals to properly leave your systems. For alcoholism, this time period is usually around the 3 days-1 week period. For heroin addiction you can expect to feel the affects of detox for a few weeks. The symptoms of a detox period also range in severity depending on what you were addicted to and for how long.

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The symptoms of Detox in Peterborough

If you want to go into rehab for addiction in the Peterborough area, there are a number of symptoms you should expect. For starters, nausea and cravings come as standard. Your brain will try to do everything in its power to convince you that you need the drink or drugs. This means aches and pains, sickness and diarrhoea, itching skin, shakes and sweats, and basically everything in between.

While detox is a necessary part of recovery, you can occasionally qualify for at-home detox kits. You can find out more about these through the Help4Addiciton website. These can be given to those eligible but are only issued for alcohol detox, and to those who match the criteria to the letter. This is because detox is a dangerous process when it comes to substance misuse.

Why is detox dangerous? Because being addicted to a physical substance for a long time can change your central nervous system’s makeup. How your body processes that substance will take up much more of the proper functioning of your body than you ever thought it could. When you take the substance away abruptly and all of your body’s facilities are used to being occupied with processing it, you can suffer severe health problems as a result. If you quit something like coke or heroine all at once, you might be at risk of a heart attack, seizures, or something worse. Going cold turkey can kill you if you do it the wrong way.

Always Seek Medical Help for Detox

No matter if you live in Peterborough or anywhere else in the UK, you need to carefully plan your recovery, specifically because of the fact that cold turkey quitting might induce a cardiac arrest. If you want to quit drugs safely and get back to some semblance of a real life, then the last thing you want to do is have a heart attack while you recover. To avoid this, you need to seek professional help.

Luckily, you are already in the right place! Contact us today on 0203 955 7700 if you would like to go through the detox process in a comfortable, specialised facility where you can get all the help you need. A rehab clinic or detox centre, or even a hospital, can help you get through that difficult initial period to give you the chance you need to quit. Better yet, they will do it in a way that is easiest for you. There will be medications that you can rely on in order to get you off drink or drugs without as much nausea, and certainly with less of a threat to your health, meantime.

Whether you have a drink or a drug addiction, we would always recommend that you see your GP. Once this is done, you can then come and visit us for all the help you need getting in to rehab. We would even recommend that you give us a call before you approach your GP, just to get a good feel for what help is out there for you, when you do decide to quit. We do suggest that you get medical help as and when you require it, of course. We are extremely fortunate to live under the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh NHS resources.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Peterborough

That’s right, regardless of where you live in town you can get the help you need to quit your addiction. Help4Addiction is here to connect you to the right resources that can help you overcome addiction and get back to your real life. Do you remember what hobbies and interests you used to have? Have a think about these as they can be a big help when it comes to picking the right rehab clinic in Peterborough for you.

We provide relief for addictions in the following areas of Peterborough:

  • Alwalton
  • Barnack
  • Castor
  • Eye
  • Glinton
  • Helpston
  • Marholm
  • Newborough
  • Northborough
  • Orton Waterville
  • Paston
  • Peakirk
  • Southorpe
  • Stanground
  • Sutton
  • Thorney
  • Thornhaugh
  • Ufford
  • Upton
  • Walton
  • Wansford
  • Werrington
  • Wittering

As we mentioned before though, we don’t mind where in the county of Peterborough that you live, as long as you reach out through us to get the rehab help you need. Our databases contain the majority of the clinics in this area so we can connect you to the best possible help. Don’t believe us? Call 0203 955 7700 and see for yourself.

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About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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