Across the UK people struggle with addictions to chemical substances such as alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medication; in the Sussex town of Horsham, it is no different. Although many people believe addiction is the result of someone being weak or having no willpower, the reality is that anyone living in the area and who uses mood-altering substances can allow their use to spiral out of control to the point where they need drug or alcohol rehab in Horsham and beyond.
Addiction does not discriminate; it does not affect individuals of a specific gender, race or background. No matter where you come from, how old you are or how much money you have, you are susceptible to addiction if you use alcohol or drugs. We are helping people of all ages, many of whom are shocked to find that they are in need of alcohol or drug rehab in Horsham or wherever else in the country it is they live.
It may sound strange to hear that some people are shocked when they are told they need professional help for addiction. However, the very nature of this illness makes those affected unable to see the severity of their situation. Addiction is an illness that changes the way the brain functions and, as a result, those affected are often unable to think logically. If they were, they certainly would not continue to abuse alcohol or drugs when doing so causes such obvious harm in their lives.
It is our job here at Recovery.org.uk to help as many affected individuals as we can to find a suitable alcohol or drug rehab in Horsham and beyond. However, we often have the task of helping people recognise that they have a problem in the first place.
Many of our clients will only get in touch because they have been pressured to do so by a loved one. We often find that they are calling to prove a point to a concerned loved one and are waiting for us to confirm that they do not require rehab.
Nevertheless, the reality is that often, family members and friends are concerned for a very good reason. It is rare for loved ones to be worried about a family member’s drinking or drug-taking habits without cause. By calling us here today on our 24-hour helpline, we can either put your mind at rest or confirm your fears. Either way, we can provide helpful advice and guidance on what to do next. Even if we believe that you do not require rehab, it is likely that you should cut down on your substance use or you could very well need rehab in the future.
The first step on the road to recovery is always an acceptance of the problem, and this is often the hardest part of the journey. Nonetheless, once you are ready to accept a diagnosis of ‘addict’, you will be ready to turn your life around with drug or alcohol rehab in Horsham. But before you can start a programme of rehabilitation, you will likely need to think about detox.
Detox is the name given to the process of separating the addicted individual from the substance he or she has been abusing. This can be a complicated process due to the way these substances affect the mind and body. Once you stop drinking or taking drugs, the body will naturally begin the healing process, and this will start with the elimination of all the remaining chemicals and toxins.
During a detox from drugs or alcohol, it is normal for the patient to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms, which can be mild, moderate or severe in intensity. As there is no way to predict who will experience the most severe symptoms, it is worth considering a supervised detox in a dedicated facility. Here you will be supervised throughout the process, and should any complications arise, medical professionals will be on hand to react. The detox process typically takes around seven to ten days, and once it has been completed, you will be ready to begin a programme of rehabilitation.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Horsham, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.
When it comes to choosing the right rehab in Horsham, there are several things to take into consideration. Most programmes are either inpatient- or outpatient-based, and the best programme for you is the one that will most suit your needs and circumstances. Below is a brief outline of what to expect from each type of programme.
Inpatient programmes are intensive and concentrated and tend to last for between six and eight weeks. However, for those who are struggling with addictions to more than one substance, or those who also have a mental health problem, an inpatient programme can last up to twelve weeks.
During your time at the inpatient facility, you can expect to stay in comfortable surroundings with constant access to care and support from fully trained professionals. You will probably have a private room, but you may share with another patient.
Your day will be made up of various treatments such as individual counselling, group therapy, 12-step work, nutrition and exercise. You may also learn new life skills and attend relapse prevention workshops to help with your return to independent sober living.
There is no need for an overnight stay with an outpatient programme, and because the treatment schedule is less intensive, the programme tends to be longer than an inpatient programme. Depending on the number of treatment hours each week, you can expect an outpatient programme to last anywhere from a few months to a year or more.
Outpatient programmes require full commitment to the programme and a real desire to change because patients must also deal with their everyday lives while they recover. They are suitable for those with a less severe addiction and those with a strong support network in place at home.
For more information on rehab in Horsham, contact Recovery.org.uk today.