Substance abuse and addiction can result in negative consequences for many people across the UK. It is not just the individual who feels the full force of this illness, despite what many others may think. It is easy for those with no experience of addiction to assume that addicts should be left to get on with it as they are only harming themselves. Those close to a drug addict or alcoholic will know that this is not the case. As well as family members, friends and colleagues of the individual, entire communities can be negatively affected by addiction as well; communities such as those found in Aldershot, for example. The good news is that help is available. Drug and alcohol rehab in Aldershot is already helping those affected by addiction, but more needs to be done.
If you are in need of alcohol or drug rehab in Aldershot, you can get in touch with Addiction Helper today. While many people are already accessing these services, we know there are many more who are not, and there are many reasons this is so.
The fear of failure can prevent some individuals from reaching out for help. Many fear that they will be unable to cope and would rather not try than to try and fail. Another reason people do not seek rehab in Aldershot is that they do not know where to turn for help. The good news is that there are plenty of options for treatment in this area, and we can help you to find it.
How We Help People Access Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Aldershot?
We understand that admitting to addiction as a problem is hard for most people. We also understand that those who do take this huge step should have the opportunity for treatment regardless of their circumstances. Unfortunately, in this country, addiction services are hugely underfunded and the demand for treatment far outweighs the supply.
Thankfully, there are a number of options available for those with addiction problems which go beyond the NHS. Here at Addiction Helper, as well as working alongside the NHS, we liaise directly with various private clinics, charities, and local support groups to make sure that everyone has access to drug and alcohol rehab in Aldershot and beyond.
Due to our extensive network of contacts in the addiction field, we can find a suitable provider for everyone who gets in touch with us. We know what to look for in a provider and we know which clinics specialise in which addictions.
To ensure that we match you to the facility that will best suit your needs, we will first assess your situation to gauge what your treatment needs actually are. We will need to determine how severe your illness in order to decide if you would benefit most from an inpatient or outpatient programme. Once we have completed this assessment, we will discuss the results with you and advise you on the next steps of the process.
The Importance of Detox Before Rehab
Most people will require a physical detox before they can begin treatment for addiction. While the detox is a vital part of the recovery process, it is important to remember it is different from treatment. The aim of a detox is to break the bond between the user and the substance, but it will not address the more important aspect, which is the emotional and psychological issues that caused the illness in the first place. However, before rehab can begin, the patient needs to have a clear mind and body.
Detox programmes usually last for between seven and ten days. They begin when the patient quits taking drugs or alcohol and the body starts to eliminate any remaining toxins and chemicals. The process of detoxification can be quite complicated because there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms.
Addicts should never detox without supervision because as dangerous as it is to abuse drugs or alcohol, it can be just as dangerous to suddenly stop. Medical supervision is the best solution, and we always recommend that clients enter a dedicated facility where they will be fully monitored. This is the safest and most comfortable way to get clean.