Drug and Alcohol Rehab Rowley Regis
Signs and Symptoms of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Drug or alcohol addiction can happen to anyone. No matter the gender, age, background or lifestyle of the individual, addiction is a serious health condition that doesn’t discriminate. What’s more, there are a number of signs and symptoms – all of which can present themselves in varying ways.
Some of the most common signs of addiction include:
- Craving the substance without it
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms without the substance
- Wanting to stop taking the substance but not being able to
- Continuing to take the substance despite the impact it’s having on your life
Addiction can take its toll on health, finances, relationships and even careers, which is why it’s so important to speak to someone if you’re worried about your own behaviour or a loved one’s. There’s also what’s known as functioning addicts which are where someone appears to be in control of their substance usage.
Despite this, symptoms can soon spiral and often getting professional help is the only way to recover properly, long-term.
These are just a few of the key indicators you need addiction treatment at private drug rehab. The truth is, if anything has made you question your own usage or someone you care about, then you might benefit from speaking to someone. At Cassiobury Court, our team are all experienced in addiction and recovery and are here for you whenever you’re ready to talk.
Whether you just have a question, want to discuss whether you might have an addiction or perhaps want to know what treatment is available, our phone line is always open.
What Happens at Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
There are two types of rehab in the UK: inpatient and outpatient. Outpatient rehab is where you’d attend rehab during the day for treatment and then return home. Inpatient rehab requires you to stay at the clinic for the duration of your treatment which is usually 28 days.
Inpatient treatment is rarely provided on the NHS, due to funding issues, which is why it’s also commonly known as private drug and alcohol rehab – as it requires funding from you.
When you first arrive at private rehab, your medical condition will be assessed to see if you require any medication. You’ll then begin a drug and alcohol detox process which is where any substances leave your body – and is essential before beginning treatment. It’s completely normal to feel scared, confused and even angry but our team is here for you every step of the way – and we only have your best interests at heart.
The full detox process can take up to 10 days – during which you’ll be regularly monitored and prescribed medication to help with side effects. These can range in severity but typically include sweating, shaking, stomach concerns and cravings. Once you’ve completed the alcohol or drug detox, you’ll be ready to begin treatment.
At Cassiobury Court, we used a combination of art therapy, group therapy, self therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – alongside the detox process. This is to combat physical addiction as well as any behavioural symptoms.
Specialist aftercare and relapse prevention advice will also be provided to ensure that you have everything you need for life after rehab. Our team of doctors, nurses, mental health specialists and counsellors are also always on hand if you need to chat or have any concerns.
As part of inpatient rehab, you’ll also have your very own private accommodation and all meals are taken care of. This is so that you can focus fully on getting better. Plus, when you’re not taking part in therapy we have a range of well-being and holistic activities to help you to carve out new and healthier habits.
Can I See My Family While Staying at Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Lots of people are concerned about being away from their loved ones during their time at a residential rehab. However, as a necessary support system, lots of rehab centres encourage your friends and family to get involved in your recovery. Typically, this is either carried out through visits or family therapy. Family therapy is exactly that – your loved ones get involved in group therapy sessions as part of your treatment.
Not only is this a great opportunity for you to see them but it allows them to understand the support you need and gives them a chance to discuss their feelings too. While you might find it daunting at first, speaking to your friends and family about your recovery can actually help. Explain your fears, and how you need their support and, together, recovery is never as scary.
Get the Treatment You Need At Cassiobury Court
It’s completely normal to feel like there’s no way out from addiction – whether you’re the individual, a family member, a friend or an employer. But, at Cassiobury Court, we’ve helped so many people to see a different future ahead.
For those watching a loved one struggle with addiction, our phone line is always open. We’re here to take some of the stress away – whether you have a question, just want to chat or are ready to start an intervention or family referral.
For those suffering from addiction in Rowley Regis, we can help you to start living again. Our team is here when you’re ready and we can look at treatment options that suit your needs and goals. You’ve taken the first step by being on this page, so why not take the next and pick up the phone with one of our team? Call on 01923 369 161 or contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Drug or alcohol detox is an important element of the recovery process. 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.
Anyone who is struggling with addiction is welcome at Cassiobury Court. All you need to do is contact us and go through our free pre-admission screening process, so we can assess your case and determine the best course of treatment for you.
Yes, we run a family referral service so you can get help for a loved one who isn’t yet in a position to do so for themselves. We cannot and will not force someone into rehab who does not want to be there, but we can offer you valuable advice on how to gently and respectfully help them acknowledge their problem. If they are willing to accept help, there is a place for them with us.
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.