The impact that substance abuse can have on an individual, their families, the wider community and the economy can never be underestimated. This is a problem that is occurring daily in towns and cities across the UK, including Medway. As such, government and health officials, as well as those in the addiction services industry, are working hard to ensure that as many people as possible can access drug and alcohol rehab in Medway and beyond.
We are part of this team helping those affected by alcohol and drug addiction. We are a free referral service working hard to provide a connection between addicts and treatment providers. We are a confidential organisation that works with providers of alcohol and drug rehab in Medway and other parts of the UK; our service is completely free and confidential.
If you need help for addiction, we urge you to get in touch with us today. We do not charge for our service, and you are under no obligation to move on to treatment until you are ready. Having said that, we want to remind you that you have no reason to delay. In fact, the longer you wait, the worse your condition will become. Addiction is a progressive illness that will not go away if you ignore it. Each day you delay is another day lost to addiction and one you will never get back. So, for a chance at a happy and healthy, sober life, contact us here at Recovery.org.uk today.
We know that many individuals with addiction are unable to see how serious their situation is, often until it is at a late stage. It is usually the case that they come to us because they have been urged to do so by a concerned loved one.
Many will tell us that they are only getting in touch with us to keep their family members off their back, or to prove to them that they actually do not need help at all. If this sounds familiar to you, we encourage you to make the call.
Family members rarely urge a loved one to get help for addiction without good reason, although it is not unheard of for some family members to exaggerate the situation. At the end of the day, you really have nothing to lose by getting in touch. We can provide an in-depth assessment of your situation and can either put your mind at rest or confirm the fears of your concerned loved ones.
If we do determine that you have a problem that requires drug or alcohol rehab in Medway, we will discuss your options with you. We have access to organisations that provide treatment for addiction, including the NHS, charities, local support groups and private clinics.
When it comes to overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol, a comprehensive treatment plan is usually required, which includes detox, rehabilitation and aftercare. For those with a physical addiction to drugs or alcohol, detox is necessary before rehab can begin.
You may have noticed certain symptoms whenever you needed a drink or drug, such as headaches, nausea, shaking or sweating. These symptoms may have appeared first thing in the morning when you were in need of the substance you had been abusing.
These symptoms are known as withdrawal symptoms and occur as the body reacts to being deprived of the substance it has come to expect. During detox, these symptoms can be more pronounced. The process will last for a period of about seven to ten days, during which time symptoms will peak before subsiding.
A detox is necessary before rehab because it helps to clear the mind and body of chemicals and toxins while also breaking the cycle of addiction so that the addict can concentrate on his/her recovery during the rehab programme.
Just as detox is required before rehab can begin, a programme of rehab should always follow a detox. Many people believe that once they have been free of drugs or alcohol for a period of up to two weeks, they do not require further treatment.
Some individuals will quit their programme once their detox is complete, but we advise against this. To fully recover from addiction, it is necessary to address both the physical and the psychological issues associated with the illness. Detox only deals with the physical, so quitting after this will mean that the issues that caused the addiction in the first place will still exist. Those who detox without rehab will have a very shaky sobriety and will be in danger of relapse.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Medway, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.
If you have been living under the weight of addiction for a long time, it is likely that many areas of your life have been negatively affected. It is simply not possible to abuse substances such as alcohol and drugs for a prolonged period without feeling the effects. Whether you are aware of it or not, your health has been negatively affected.
Alcohol, for example, affects almost every cell in the body. Substance abuse can lead to a host of health problems including cancer, liver disease and heart disease. Mental health problems are also common among substance abusers, and many will suffer from depression, anxiety and paranoia.
Relationships also take a battering when one person has an addiction. It is difficult to live with someone whose focus is drugs or alcohol. Those affected by addiction often become selfish and manipulative and will neglect other responsibilities in favour of drinking or taking drugs. This will inevitably lead to the breakdown of relationships with spouses, children, parents and siblings.
If you want to put an end to the damage your illness has caused, the good news is that this is possible if you are ready for change. With a comprehensive programme of rehabilitation, you could reverse much of the damage caused by your illness, and you can start to get your life back on track. All it requires on your part is a commitment to the programme and the motivation to see it through to the end.
For more information on alcohol or drug rehab in Medway, call our 24-hour helpline now.