Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment in West Midlands
ADT Healthcare is a free drug and alcohol referral service. If you are addicted to drugs and alcohol, it’s likely you will benefit from attending a rehab clinic in the West Midlands. If so, contact ADT Healthcare today on 0800 138 0722 and we shall help you locate a treatment that’s positioned to helping you defeat addiction.
Addiction is a disease of the mind, and it’s unarguable that addiction is a negative coping strategy. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma or any other mental health issue, it’s likely you rely on drugs and alcohol as a means of avoiding these emotions.
In time, the negative effects caused by addiction start to far exceed any possible benefits you may derive from their use. Going to rehab is about helping you both detox off drugs and alcohol and giving you the tools needed to process the underlying causes of addiction without falling back on substance misuse in the future.
At ADT Healthcare, our advisors are here to help and to inform you that you don’t have to suffer alone. Years of experience has taught us that going to rehab is by far the best way to defeat your addiction. When you go to rehab, you will benefit from a tailored treatment programme that’s designed around your needs.
Also, going to rehab involves physically removing yourself from the outside world. This means you will be free from temptation and bad influences that may serve to distract you away from your recovery and abstinence goals.
Because ADT Healthcare is operated by people who are themselves ‘recovery addicts’, we understand your motivation for taking drugs and alcohol. We will process your call for help in a way that’s not judgemental in any way. Instead, we will show empathy and understanding. We are not like the vast majority of society who believe addiction is some sort of moral failing on addicts’ behalf.
Addiction arises because you do not know any other way to process negative emotions. When you stop using drugs and alcohol, you begin to experience negative emotions and this makes your life unbearable. It’s accurate to say that your addiction has meant you have forgotten how to live your life without drugs and alcohol.
Because of this reality, the primary goal of going to rehab is about giving you the tools and the belief so that you can process negative emotions naturally and without illicit substances.
Addiction is unlike many physical diseases in that it’s unique to everybody it affects. Because of this fact, rehab clinics will aim to establish a tailored treatment programme for each client they agree to treat.
Addiction is also married by denial. It may be obvious to all around you that you need help, but you may struggle to accept the fact that you are an ‘addict’ in need of help. When you contact ADT Healthcare, we shall help you realise the urgency in which rehab treatment is needed by offering you a short assessment.
What are the signs of addiction?
Below, we list some of the signs that might indicate the existence of an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
- You are pre-occupied with drink and drug use, meaning you cannot go one day without thinking about using drugs or drinking alcohol
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using drugs and alcohol
- You cannot control or deny the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs
- You drink alcohol or use drugs even though you promised yourself that you would not do so
- You experience frequent blackouts due to your drink and drug use
If you found yourself answering yes to the above guidelines, it’s highly likely you are experiencing drug and alcohol addiction.
It must be noted that the above guidelines must not be substituted for a full telephone assessment. You may begin this assessment today by contacting us free on 0800 138 0722.
Why reaching out for help proves you have the power to change
You must also appreciate the fact that addiction is a progressive disorder. By not seeking out treatment, you will discover you will need more and more alcohol and drugs in order to avoid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Addiction is both a biological and neurological disease, and it’s often impossible to control without outside intervention.
Whilst you may be powerless to prevent your addiction alone, you do have the power to reach out for help. Reaching out for help does not mean you are a weak person. In fact, reaching out for help proves you have the power to change your life.
Going to rehab is about allowing you to build hope and an unshakable belief that you can be defined by your recovery and not by your addiction. Rehab clinics employ many people who are also in recovery, and these positive role models will assist in helping you build the confidence to succeed in your own recovery.
How rehab helps you learn to live without drugs and alcohol
Rehab clinics help you achieve your early recovery goals by instilling the confidence into your head that you do have the power to live an abstinent lifestyle.
Some of the therapies that help to build this confidence include:
- 12 steps
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Holistic therapies
- Educational workshops
- Mindfulness meditation
All of these therapies award you with the skillset you will need to live your life alcohol and drug-free. You will find positivity in areas where you before only found negativity. This is achieved by helping you process events in healthier ways. Negative emotions such as shame, self-hatred and worthlessness will be replaced with hope, self-love and positive self-esteem. You will be taught to live within the present moment rather than to dwell on the past or to continuously worry about what the future may hold for you.
Detoxing off drugs and alcohol
Before your therapy and counselling sessions begin, you will first need to undergo a detox. It’s essential for you to receive medical attention whilst you detox, and this is one of the primary benefits you will receive when you undergo a detox from a residential rehab clinic in the West Midlands.
When you are addicted to drugs and alcohol, you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms when you cease to abuse these substances. These symptoms include cravings, difficulty sleeping, mood swings and tremors. It’s also possible to experience fatal withdrawal symptoms such as a cardiac arrest. For this reason, undergoing a detox without medication and without medical supervision is highly discouraged.
When you undergo a detox from a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in the West Midlands, you will be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist upon arrival, and you will be given medication that treats these withdrawal symptoms. You will then be closely monitored during the next 7-10 days to ensure you are making good progress in your recovery.
Leaving rehab does not mean your recovery is assured. In fact, only around 40-50% of people leaving rehab will avoid relapse for the rest of their lives. To help improve your odds of staying off drugs and alcohol, all rehab clinics we recommend in the West Midlands offer extensive aftercare support.
When you leave the rehab’s care, many relapse triggers will resurface and be exposed to you once again. To help you avoid temptation, you may return to the rehab clinic in order to participate in aftercare sessions. These sessions help you avoid relapse during your first year in recovery. You will also be connected with your local Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery group which take place across the West Midlands.
Getting in touch today
If you would like to learn more about suitable drug and alcohol rehab clinics in the West Midlands, contact ADT Healthcare today on 0800 138 0722. All information you provide during your telephone assessment will be held in confidence. This assessment takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, and the benefit you will gain from this assessment could be life-changing.