Drug and Alcohol Rehab Denton
Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Addiction is a serious health condition that can affect anybody – whatever their age, gender, lifestyle and background. It can present itself in a number of ways too and not everybody suffering from addiction may show symptoms either. This is called functioning addiction, whereby the individual seems in control of their life and even their drug and alcohol usage.
However, just be aware that addiction can have serious effects on your health, finances, career, relationships and other aspects of life which is why it’s so important to get help from a professional if you’re worried about yourself or a loved one.
Some of the most common signs of drug and alcohol addiction include:
- Being unable to stop taking the substance even though you want to
- Cravings and withdrawal symptoms without it
- Continuing to take the substance despite pleas from family
- Going to extreme lengths to get the substance
This isn’t a set list of symptoms. If anything has made you question your own behaviour or a loved one’s, then it’s important to consider why.
There is help and support out there and our team is always willing to discuss your options. Whether you want to know if you might be suffering from addiction or are ready to start treatment, our experienced and friendly team can help you to take the first step – call today on 01923 369 161.
Will I Achieve Long-Term Sobriety if I Attend Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions. The truth is, there are no guarantees when it comes to addiction recovery treatment. However, there are a huge number of success stories. It won’t be easy and it won’t be straightforward but when you choose a reputable drug or alcohol addiction centre you’re taking the right step forward.
Individuals have got to want to recover before attending rehab. This is because you need dedication and determination in order to get through the tougher days. During your time at drug rehab, you’ll be guided by a team of doctors, mental health specialists, counsellors and nurses – all of whom have experience in addiction and recovery and know exactly what you’re going through.
At Cassiobury Court, we use a combination of therapies including detox to treat the physical addiction as well as behavioural and psychological symptoms. This includes art therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, group therapy and individual therapy. You’ll be supported to understand your addiction and its triggers, as well as how to identify and come up with healthier coping strategies.
When you’re not taking part in treatment, we recommend that you make the most of our extracurricular activities. From well-being support and nutritional advice to holistic activities, these are designed to help you to create a new and healthy lifestyle.
Combine this with specialist aftercare and relapse prevention advice and you’ll be given everything you need to recover from drug and alcohol addiction and stay resilient on the outside. Plus, you’ll have details of local support groups and aftercare advice for one year.
The Detox Process
Before you start addiction treatment, it’s essential that any substance has left your body. This is called the drug or alcohol detox process. Lots of people try to detox at home but it’s completely normal to experience withdrawal symptoms which can make it very difficult to complete.
In some instances, it can even be dangerous to abruptly stop taking the substance which is why a medically-assisted detox as part of rehab is advised. During this period, you’ll be regularly monitored and supported, and medication can also be prescribed to help ease any side effects.
Withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as a few hours after stopping drinking or taking the drug, which is known as phase one of a drug detox. Typically, these symptoms include headaches, shaking and irritability and they can start off as mild and become more severe. Other common symptoms to expect include cravings, nausea, vomiting, and sleeping issues.
Over the next 12-24 hours, known as phase two, these symptoms are likely to become more severe. This is because your body will have built up a dependence on the substance. Common side effects in this stage of the detox include loss of appetite, hallucinations and dehydration. 48 hours into the detox process is regarded as one of the most difficult and even most dangerous phases.
Here, symptoms are particularly challenging and require medication to be manageable. During this phase, it’s common to experience intense mood swings, hallucinations, and even seizures as well as symptoms from phases one and two.
After 5-7 days after consumption has ended, the majority of withdrawal symptoms should begin to ease. It’s very common, however, to continue to experience general discomfort, cravings and irritability. The full detox process can take up to 10 days and will be different for every person. Once complete, however, it’s time to begin treatment.
Get the Treatments You Deserve in Denton
The thought of going to rehab or even admitting that you need help can be a daunting one. But, the team at Cassiobury Court are here for you – every step of the way. What’s more, just know that by getting in touch, you’re taking a step in the right direction towards your new future. A future that’s just good for you but also for your friends and family.
Addiction can be difficult for everyone involved – whether you’re the individual, a loved one or even their employer – which is why we have support in place for lots of different people. So, whether you just want to ask a question, want to discuss local treatment or even just want someone to listen, why not pick up the phone to Cassiobury Court today? Call on 01923 369 161.
Frequently Asked Questions
As we mentioned, all of our treatment programmes are personalised, however, one of our highly recommended treatments for most people is a drug or alcohol detox. By gradually reducing your consumption of alcohol or drugs, a medically assisted detoxification can safely remove your physical connection to the substance giving your body and your mind the opportunity to cleanse from these harmful toxins. This process will likely result in some withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, mild nausea, insomnia, seizures, or delirium tremens (the DT’s) which will be managed by our medical team.
This can vary depending on the severity of your drug or alcohol addiction and which treatments you require. However, residential rehab typically takes around 28 days to complete, which is then followed by a structured aftercare plan for 12 months.
Yes, you are permitted to bring your mobile phone with you to our drug and alcohol rehab. We do provide free Wi-Fi; however, the use of your phone is not permitted during your therapy sessions. During your downtime, we encourage you to keep in touch with your friends and family, although we do ask that you refrain from taking calls in communal areas and adhere to our confidentiality and social media policy at all times.
Raffa Bari - Author -
Last updated: 11th November 2022
CQC Registered Manager
Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.