Have you decided to get off drink for good, or to stop taking drugs forever? Great! We are happy for you… but this is where the real work starts. We want the process of quitting addiction in Wiltshire to be as easy for you as possible. This means that we will go out of our way to match you with the right rehab centre for you, near you, and with your best intentions as a top priority.
Help 4 Addiction have years of experience in aiding people to find the right recovery program for them. This started as a labour of love by our founder, a former addict himself. When he realised the difference that recovery from drug addiction made to his own life, he set out to make that miraculous change happen for those around him… and for those around Wiltshire.
If you want to quit drink, stop drug taking, or simply just want to dip your toe in the pool and start planning ahead, then we want to hear from you. Our job is to save the lives of the people who turn to us for help and we won’t let you down. No matter what your poison or where in Wiltshire you are from – don’t be put off. Contact us via our online consultation process or on the phone, at 0203 955 7700. Don’t wait. Do it right now. It’d be rude to leave us hanging.
Wiltshire is a beautiful area of the country, but from Amesbury to Warminster – drugs are too easy to get and alcohol is a serious issue. Addictions run rife if they are not treated, in some cases they even lead to death. Why should you go get some professional rehab? There are so many reasons bit primarily for your health.
When you stop drug taking your body goes into a sort of shock mode. The same if you are trying to get off drink. Your body and brain will both try to convince you that you need the substance to make the pain stop. You can go through this at home, where you have the same access to substances to abuse as you had before, or you can do it in a rehab clinic surrounded by specially trained staff.
Simply put you need professional rehab to stack the odds in your favour.
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Lots of people come to us with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, and no further knowledge. It is not uncommon for them to be confused over what the stages of rehabilitation and recovery from drug or alcohol misuse actually are. If you are addicted to alcohol and you want to stop, the first stage you go through is known as detox. This process is when all the toxins are allowed to leave your body. After you have gone through this process, it is not uncommon for people to say they are ‘clean’. This simply means they have cleaned the toxins out of their system by refraining from their substance for long enough to be in rehabilitation, or in recovery as opposed to detox.
Still confused? That’s OK. There is a whole world devoted to drug and alcohol rehabilitation that most of us might never even need to know about at all. Detox is just part of that, whether it be for alcohol or drugs. If you want to find out more about this exact process, visit our page on detox. Otherwise, contact us to start a detox of your own on 0203 955 7700. We hope to hear from you soon!
That depends on your drug of choice. Heroin users typically experience flu-like aches and pains for a for anything up to two weeks after they go through the initial detox process. Cocaine addicts will suffer depression and other emotional problems for around 8 days. For alcohol addictions, three days is usually enough to get back on your feet to some degree. You may still experience some of the more acute symptoms of alcohol withdrawal for up to a full week afterwards – but you will be over the worst of it in around 72 hours.
Private rehab might be a little different, but the basics are as follows. How long the rehab takes is entirely dependent on your substance misuse. What you took, for how long, and in what quantities, all impact the time it takes you to recover from drug or alcohol addiction.
Rehab can take anything from a few months up to a few years. It might feel like it is taking far too long, and that you will never reach the end of it, but one day you won’t think of drink or drugs anymore. Think of it like this… If you stop taking your substance of choice today, tomorrow you will hurt. The day after that, however, it will hurt a little less. The third day, even less… after a month, the craving to take drugs is just that: a craving. Nothing more than a passing though or a memory of how your life has turned around. Surely that feeling of freedom is worth a few days, weeks, or even months, of pain.
Any decent rehab clinic will give you an option for aftercare. Sometimes these are free, like when you are treated as on outpatient through ongoing CBT sessions in NHS sponsored facilities. Some are not free, like when you go through a private rehab clinic and want to opt-in on that aftercare. Usually, the service will include a mixture of the following…
Phone support is the most common type of aftercare by a long shot. This allows you to seek support when you come up against your triggers or any situation that may have made you rely on drink or drugs in the past. You can call the centre and they can refer you on to other services if you need more support. Phone support is good rehab clinic aftercare because it lets you stay in contact with your support network and access further resources at any time, should you need them.
Online Therapy is reasonably new and makes help possible even when circumstances prevent you physically reaching your centre. It allows you to take part in talking therapies and counselling sessions from your own home, an internet café, or anywhere else in the world. You do not need to be in Wiltshire to get support for alcohol or drug addiction when you use online therapy as a coping tool.
You may be offered the chance to sit in on a group therapy session once a week or once a month, depending on how often you need it. Counselling and talking therapies for addictions and recovery are vital to create positive coping tactics to replace the bad habits you had before. The aim of these is to keep addiction at bay, for good.
Yes, you should go through your GP to ensure your depression is alcohol or drug addiction based. It would not be a good idea to neglect seeking help for any kind of depression, and there is no guarantee that it will fade with time when you are trying to recover. It’s not necessary to feel as low as depression can make you feel – and it makes your recovery far more difficult if you don’t seek out help. Go to your doctor or speak with your rehab clinic to ensure you have this base covered, at all times.
When we say we help with addictions in Wiltshire, we mean we help anyone who comes to us who is Wiltshire based. It does not impact your treatment if you are from a rich area or a poor area, all rehab clinics will give you the upmost level of care. You might even be able to get help towards the cost of rehab should you need to go through the NHS as an outpatient.
Regardless of who you see for therapy, what counselling you get, or which resources you prefer to use; you can get help for addictions to drugs and alcohol in these areas of Wiltshire:
However, if you can’t find the name of your town on our list then have no fear. There is no need to panic. We accept clients from all over the Wiltshire area and that means those that live outside of towns and cities, too. Contact us today via our online consultation service or call us, on 0203 955 7700. Together, we can get you on the path back to good health. It might just be that one phone call is all it takes to start achieving a happier life, all round.
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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