If you are a resident of the Warwickshire area, you are probably already aware that the whole county hasn’t quite escaped from the plague of drugs England is encountering at the moment. You probably also know that we, as a country, have an alcohol issue. We can’t get enough of it. Obviously when you are an addict, this problem is magnified to the point where addictions are becoming normal.
We here at Help4Addiction say no more. It doesn’t need to be this way. Our very own founder was once a victim of addiction, taking more and more drugs to combat the stresses of everyday life. We know how easy it is to turn to drink or drugs as a crutch – but we are here to tell you that the crutch isn’t needed. You can stand on your own and live an addiction free life. It will take work, support, and a stubbornness – but you can do it, and we can help you. It all starts with something as simple as a phone call.
Once you are sure you want to get help for your addiction, rehab is the next step. Deciding which of the hundred or so rehab clinics there are in Warwickshire is right for you, however, is a bit of a task within itself. We are here to provide support at this early stage by narrowing down your field of choice according to the therapies you think will work for you, your location, and whether or not you want to live in a residential rehab centre or not.
When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions, all devised to make your ideal pick of rehab clinics. You can then get the help to combat alcohol addiction or drug misuse, without being put off by the wide range of services. The last thing anyone wants is for you to be too daunted by the choice on offer to get the help you crave.
Reach out by phone, on 0203 955 7700 to call us, or use our online consultation service to get in touch. Our sole aim is to see you get off drink or quit drugs. You can do it and we can help. Don’t be shy!
There are certain things that have an impact on how long rehab takes. If you are addicted for a long time, your body and brain change chemically. This both makes rehab harder and makes recovery take longer. The milder the addiction the easier, and the sooner, you can quit drinking or stop taking drugs for good. This is just a generalisation and you may have a different experience.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are a good indication of whether or not you have an addiction problem, but they are also a good indication of how long it will take you to recover. When you quit taking drugs or drinking, your body starts to change back to its natural state. As it does this, the withdrawal symptoms will lessen. You can use these symptoms as an accurate gauge of how well you are doing, or of how recovered you may be.
Normally, you would check in to a rehab program for 28 days. This would be for an inpatient rehab clinic that you would be living n, full time. If you are being treated for alcohol or drug addiction in Warwickshire as an outpatient (which means you get to go home at night) you can expect to be enrolled for around the three month mark. Outside of this, most good centres will offer an aftercare program and it is a good idea to enlist yourself, at least for a few months. When you begin your recovery you might be tempted, you might slip up and use, you might doubt yourself… all of these things are completely normal and entirely avoidable.
If you have the right facility with a good rehab aftercare program, you might be able to call or go to a group meet when you feel most susceptible to use or drink again. Instead of giving in to addiction, a good centre has your back. They will look out for you when you need it – and that’s worth any money they ask for.
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Are drug and alcohol rehab clinics different? Do they use different therapies or techniques? We put together a side-by-side comparison for you, to help you make a rehab centre decision. For this example of what drug and alcohol rehab is like, we have assumed that you are a full-time residential rehab resident.
When you go through drug rehab in Warwickshire the biggest difference between it and alcohol rehab in the same area, is the detox. For the most part, you will wake in the morning and have a healthy breakfast. You will proceed to group or family therapy, one-on-one therapy, or interactive therapies (like art or equine therapy) or whatever else your clinic offers. You will eat an evening meal and enjoy some free time or take part in a twelve step program after you eat. Through the afternoon you will be encouraged to exercise in their facilities, which will vary. A private rehab centre is likely to have a gym and pool, maybe not in an NHS clinic.
Still not sure? Follow this link to find out more on drug rehab.
The detox part of getting off drink will be less intense than that of getting off drugs – but that doesn’t mean it is any less hard to do. Once the sweating and the shakes have passed, you will need constant therapies in order to get to the bottom of why you turned to addiction in the first place. You can be seen as an outpatient for either drug or alcohol addiction so you can fit rehab around your schedule. It is worth mentioning that inpatient facilities have a higher success rate.
Asides from the change in detox, rehab from alcohol and drug recovery are much the same in terms of therapies given. The two most common types of psychological therapies are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. While the first focuses on changing behavioural patterns through awareness and exploration, the second encourages you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. For more on alcohol rehab you can read through some of the Help 4 Addiction pages.
We said at the beginning that England has a drug problem and we meant it. We can even evidence it by looking at the drug crime statistics in the area. We know from a quick search that the County Council have dedicated some of their own services[i] towards avoiding the drug and alcohol issues that are rife throughout England. We also know that getting drugs in Warwickshire is easy, according to interviews with the public that were conducted by the Leamington Observer. So far, it doesn’t look good.
An interesting report recently found that every £1 invested in the prevention of drug and alcohol addiction and substance misuse results in a £2.50 saving to the NHS. This is echoed throughout England and isn’t necessarily specific to Warwickshire. That same report later goes on to detail how Warwick District has one of the highest numbers of adult problem drinkers in the whole county. So if you live in Warwick there is a higher chance of you becoming addicted than anywhere else.
As to alcohol, the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have some limited advice and leaflets that you can download. These will help you ascertain whether you have a drinking problem, and why it is a bad idea if you do. There were 7,551 deaths in the UK in 2018, each of these due directly to the use of alcohol. This doesn’t cover those that died while intoxicated, either. That’s a scary figure. If it doesn’t scare you, consider carefully whether or not you might be suffering from an addiction problem, and reach out to us for help. Call 0203 955 7700 to get in touch.
Regardless of where in Warwickshire you live, you can get help for your addiction problem through our services. If you suspect a loved one is suffering, then please do pass them our details and encourage them to get in touch. Studies say that at least 6% of English males and 2% of English females are alcohol dependent, so they are not alone, and neither are you.
We offer Help for Addictions in all areas of Warwickshire, inclusive of:
So if you need help to get yourself into recovery, we want to hear from you. Call 0203 955 7700 to change your life for the better. Nobody should suffer addiction alone. With our help, you won’t have to.
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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