All over the UK, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from some sort of drug addiction problem. Some are addicted to illicit drugs like Cannabis and Heroin; others are hooked on prescription medications; still others are abusing over-the-counter drugs and household chemicals. In the end, the drug of choice is irrelevant. Drug addiction is destructive regardless of the substance.
The thing to understand is that drug addiction help is available. There’s no need for the drug addict to continue his/her self-destructive lifestyle; there’s no need for the addict to continue destroying the lives of his/her family and friends. Between both private and public rehab clinics, there are enough choices available to serve just about any addict.
There are two main components to drug addiction recovery: detox and rehab. The detox process is the first step once an addict has successfully enrolled in a program. For some people, detox alone is enough.
Detox isolates the drug addict so that they no longer have access to their drugs or the people and circumstances that enable addictive behaviour. Professional care is provided throughout to help the addict get through the subsequent withdrawal period. In most cases, complete withdrawal and detox can be completed in about a week. When maintenance medications are appropriate, they can be prescribed.
When detox alone is not enough, rehab is the second step in the process. Rehab includes a number of components such as:
The idea behind rehab is to deal with the mental and emotional problems associated with addiction. In other words, why does the individual abuse drugs? Rehab is designed to get to those core issues so that the addict can learn how to deal with them appropriately. The truth is that we all have issues. The addict just doesn’t know how to deal with his or hers outside the realm of drugs.
Whether detox or rehabilitation is the chosen path, both require proper aftercare if the addict is to achieve long-term success. Aftercare involves follow-up through counselling, family support and, when necessary, maintenance medications. Without proper aftercare, the former addict is more likely to return to their destructive behaviour at the first sign of pressure.
By now you might be wondering where it is you can go to get the help you or your loved one needs. One option is to avail yourself of the services offered by the NHS. The advantage of NHS services is that they are usually free. Unfortunately, the NHS is somewhat limited in the amount of help they can provide.
Private Rehab Helper believes that the private option is better if you can afford it. A private rehab clinic exists for one reason and one reason only: helping to break the addiction cycle. Their narrow focus and specialised training means they generally get much better results than the NHS.
Private Rehab Helper works with the best drug rehab clinics in the country. All of our clinics are staffed by caring, compassionate, and fully trained drug rehab specialists who will do whatever it takes to achieve success. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your own addiction or that of a loved one. We want to help.
If cost is an issue, please do not let this stop you from contacting us anyway. If there is any way we can make it happen, we will. If we cannot, we can at least get you to the best programs available by the NHS. That’s the least we can do for someone who reaches out to us for help. Do it today.