Discover the Best Rehabs in Twickenham
Attending rehab means you will no longer be facing your addiction alone. Using drugs and alcohol may seem to provide a temporary relief from how you feel and from loneliness. But it only furthers the isolation and worsens our mental health problems. Going to a residential rehab is your best chance at recovering from addiction. Our drug and alcohol rehabs in Twickenham have long known the therapeutic value of having a community in which to recover.
Alcohol and drug addiction are sometimes so glaringly obvious that everyone around you knows you have a problem. But addiction isn’t always like this, sometimes it makes take many years before you recognise that you have a problem, especially if you seem to have your life “together”.
You may drink or use every day or you may be able to stay clean and sober all week but then binge on the weekend. You may be a ‘top-up’ drinker or user, taking small amounts through the day, but never getting really high or really drunk.
The key to understanding, if your addiction requires treatment, is thinking about how it is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health. If you are suffering in these areas, and you have been unable to control your drinking and using it may be time to seek some help.
Can Detox Help Me Heal?
If you are dependent on drugs or alcohol it is likely that at some time you have experienced withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can be a really horrible experience and may include symptoms like;
- tremors – “the shakes”
- aching joints
- aching joints
- visual/auditory disturbances
- mood instability – irritability, depression and anxiety,
- difficulty sleeping, and
- intense preoccupation with drugs/drink.
Because of these distressing symptoms, it is important that your detox is medically supervised. On admission to our Twickenham centres, you will be assessed by one of our doctors. They will give you a substance-specific and medically supervised detox which will help you to wean off the drugs or alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible. You will be supported 24 hours a day through this process by the counsellors and the support staff. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.
Can I Find a Good Rehab in Twickenham?
No matter how far down the scale you have gone due to your addiction, your experience can really help others.
At our name rehab, we offer a comprehensive and holistic programme. The skills you learn with our therapists will help you to process emotions in a safe and constructive way, without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Following detox, you will begin your alcohol or drug rehabilitation programme. Our rehabs have an integrative approach blending the one-to-one counselling and group therapy with the 12 Steps and/or other holistic approaches. We will work with you as an individual and tailor our programme to your specific needs and goals.
We aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance and connection- you will be an important part of this process. The community aspect of our programme is really important. The process of forming a community, connecting and encouraging each other in a journey of recovery is healing in its own right.
The friends you make here may last a lifetime. Many of our graduates remain still in touch with each other and with us many years after completing our programme. Our communities will provide you with the opportunity to care for each other and to learn to love yourself.
Because addiction can be such a lonely and depressing experience we place a large emphasis on shifting the focus from the negative in your life to the positive. After the life of addiction, it can be difficult to imagine that life can be beautiful again but it really can be. Our Twickenham drug and alcohol services aim to empower you with the tools you need to live a healthy, happy, and sober life.
You can ‘work-out’ your ability to be sober, serene, and well. During treatment, you will practice recovery behaviours and ways of thinking – in the same way, that working out your arms builds muscle memory when you go to the gym, so working out your ways of thinking and feeling builds neurological memory. This means that living and enjoying life without the use of drugs or alcohol will become easier and easier.
Is Alcoholism as Dangerous as Drug Addiction?
The idea that alcoholism and drug addiction is very different from each other is wrong in many ways, yes one is a liquid whereas the other is often a pill or a powder but that doesn’t make one more dangerous than the other. It seems that the fact that alcohol is legal that gives it the illusion of relative safety, in comparison to other drugs. In fact, alcohol is actually considered the most dangerous of all the drugs in the UK, rating higher even than heroin and crack-cocaine.
It used to be that many peoples idea of what an alcoholic looked like was a park bench drinker, without friends, family or a job. But that unhelpful stereotype has been proven to be limiting and not useful at all. Alcoholism is on the rise across the board. A recent study by the NHS looked at alcohol-related hospital admissions over the last 10 years. They found that there were 339,000 estimated admissions related to alcohol consumption in 2015/2016. This is 22% higher than 2005/06.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3.3 million deaths per year are caused by the harmful use of alcohol – that’s 5.9 percent of all annual deaths. Shockingly, that works out as 1 person every 10 seconds.
These statistics show that despite the fact that it is legal, alcohol is equally if not more dangerous than illegal street drugs.
What about My Family?
We provide family groups where members of your family can attend therapy with you if that is appropriate. In our Twickenham rehab, we are very aware that addiction impacts everyone that it comes in to contact with. We are here to support all of your healing as much as possible.
If your family members are worried about you or need support they will be welcome to call and get support from our team. That being said, we offer a confidential service and it is not necessary for your family to know you are in treatment if you do not wish them to.
What about My Children?
We know that for many parents it can be difficult to admit there is a problem because there is a lot of stigma attached to being an addict and the primary caregiver to children. We are not here to judge you, we are passionate about empowering you to build a happy and stable recovery for yourself and your family.