Drug addiction is characterised by repeatedly taking drugs - whether these are illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, or legal prescription drugs - to the extent that you become dependent on these substances
With prolonged use, drugs create chemical alterations in the mind which results in changes to your behaviour with common side effects being raised confidence, paranoia, anxiety, secrecy and irritability. An addictive substance can cause long term physical damage on the body depending on the type of drug and how long it has been used for.
The typical signs to look out for when determining whether you or a loved one may need help or drug rehab for excessive substance abuse include:
These are just some of the typical psychological and physical symptoms of drug abuse. If you or a family member has a drug addiction, give us a call so that we can help. Our therapy sessions focus on healing mind, body and soul. Working together, we can help you to change, grow and start to live a life that is drug-free and help you through your withdrawal symptoms via a medica assistedl detox.
When you first reach out to us for help, our addiction specialists will discuss your drug addiction treatment options, and help you find a rehab facility to aid you on your journey to addiction recovery. If you have had previous drug addiction treatment, we will discuss this and how you found the process, and whether you have sought help in the past through other organisations. You will be assigned a therapist who can give you support and talk you through your bespoke treatment plan, which will cover the detoxification process and how it will affect you, as well as any anxiety or other mental health symptoms you may be experiencing.
In-patient treatment is what we offer at Step 1 Recovery, as we believe the most effective way to treat your addiction is by having you stay at our centre where you will have access to round the clock care and support. The duration of your stay is your decision, we are happy to advise on how long we believe you should stay at the centre by going off the consultation you would of underwent before admission into the centre.
Every person is different, but we always advise that you stay for long enough for us to focus on the mental side of your drug addiction to prevent relapse and to give you a different way of thinking about drug use for long term recovery. When it comes to treating the physical effects on your body, your symptoms should generally improve within two weeks, although this again will vary, depending on the degree of psychological addiction to drugs and the severity of your withdrawal symptoms.
During your stay, you will become accustomed to world-class therapy from our highly experienced team of staff. You may find that treatment is intense, as you will be required to undertake long sessions of therapy every day during your stay, but we feel this is essential to guarantee success in your journey. You will also attend group therapy sessions/support groups, with your family (should you wish), and undergo cognitive behavioural therapy to inform you about your addiction to drugs and what decisions have cause it.
When you stay with us in one of our UK drug rehab clinics, we will be understanding and sympathetic and ensure that you receive the best treatment, whether you are staying for a short time or a good few weeks. Our staff will make sure that you always feel safe, secure and healthy. We will discuss detox therapies and psychotherapy, in order for you to change your attitude towards drugs and kick the habit for good. Everyone responds to treatment in different ways, and our staff will keep you feeling motivated and supported as you undertake a healthy drug detox and a course of drug rehabilitation. Our detox programmes are always medically supervised.
At Step One Recovery, many of our staff have experienced addiction first-hand, so know about the situation our patients are going through. We select all staff for their high levels of dedication and passion for addiction therapy. Rest assured that during your time drug rehab we will always exercise the most discretion and understanding. Get in touch with one of our drug rehab experts today to discover how we can help you or a friend or relative with a determined or suspected drug addiction so that we can help you begin the process of positive drug rehabilitation.