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Drug Rehab

The dangers of drug addiction

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.

How do I know if I need drug rehab treatment?

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:

  • Attending college, uni or work while still under the influence of drugs.
  • Changes in behaviour resulting in some of these effects - increased aggression, paranoia, lack of motivation, secrecy, change in eating patterns, weight loss, lying about drug use and depression.
  • Carrying on with typical family life whist drugs are still in your system
  • Experiancing withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking drugs
  • Extreme depression and thoughts of suicide

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.

Your guide to drug rehab

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.

Our drug rehab staff

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.

Drug rehab FAQ's

Why choose residential treatment?

Residential drug rehab treatment has a lot of benefits as opposed to receiving treatment from public health services such as the NHS. The reason for this comes mostly down to waiting times and the lack of 24-hour support which is a must when going through detox. Withdrawal symptoms that come from having a drug or alcohol addiction can be severe, this is why it's important that you receive around the clock care to help you through the programme.

How long is Drug Rehab?

We can offer programmes for up to 28 days, the length of time you are with us is dependant on the severity of your addiction, the type of drug you are addicted to and whether you have any health problems that could cause complications during your detox.

What other types of addictions do you treat?

Along with drug addiction treatment, we also offer alcohol rehab programmes and treatment for behavioural addictions such as gambling, sex addiction as well as treatment for mental health conditions which includes anxiety and depression.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Drug addiction

The signs and symptoms of any drug addiction can very from each individual depending on factors such as how long they have been using the drug, the drug type itself and the quantity of the drug they take. It is important to remember that everyone Varys in how they show signs of drug addiction, but here his a list of some common signs you may spot
  • Being dishonest or deceptive about drug consumption
    • Spending money on drugs - even if you can't afford it
      • Taking drugs no matter the negative consequences it may have on your life
        • Building up an intolerance to the drug

Tips on dealing with Drug addiction

Drug addiction can affect any individual at any time and it is important you reach out and get professional help on how to deal with the drug addition. Here are some tips that may help you when realising you are suffering with a drug addiction
  • The first tip is to realise you have a problem, and be open and honest with those close to you.
    • Stay away from anyone or anything that may be a negative influence on you and contribute to your addiction.
      • Seek professional help to enable you to beat your drug addiction in a safe way.

Why Spain?

To add to our collection of UK rehab clinics, we decided to create an alternative option for those looking for a unique drug rehab centre that can help them on their journey to recovery. The warmer climate that you experience at our Mediterranean treatment centre has shown to aid recovery faster than your typical centre. If you would like to find out more about our drug rehabilitation programmes or any other treatment options then please get in touch with our team.

How much does drug rehab cost?

The cost of drug rehab depends on a multitude of factors. Firstly it will depend on where you go, as there are many top of the range luxury drug rehab centres within the UK which will obviously cost a lot more than more modest locations. You’re also more likely to spend more money if you opt for a treatment centre within central locations, particularly in areas like London. Some drug rehab centres also offer optional extras as part of your stay, these can be a great addition as they can help you to feel more at home and make the experience of drug rehab a lot more manageable. You’ll also have to factor in how long you decide to stay at the drug rehab centre, as this can also impact the cost (as well as whether you are having residential rehab or outpatient rehab. As you can imagine, there are lots of factors which can influence the cost of drug rehab, so we will provide a sum on what we feel is the average cost of a stay in a mid range rehab centre for a 28 day stay, which is likely to be around £8,000-£12,000.

How to involuntarily commit someone to drug rehab

Whilst you may believe that forcing someone into a drug rehab programme without their consent is a good idea and will help them to solve their drug addiction, that is unfortunately not the right way. Forcing someone to go into a drug rehab programme without their consent is not possible in the UK, moreover, it is not an ideal way of helping someone to overcome their drug addiction. In order for your family member of friend to recover from their drug addiction, it is important that they truly want to recover from it and achieve a life of abstinence. Many of those who have a drug dependencey will come up with a multitude of excuses as to why their drug addiction needs to continue, and many of them will state that they would love to go to rehab but cant for a multitude of reasons, however this doesn’t necessarily mean that this is true. In order for your friend or family member to want to go to drug rehab you must convince them of the benefits a life of abstinence can bring rather than other forms of motivation which will not work.

What withdrawal symptoms are involved with a drug rehab programme?

When you are addicted to drugs and alcohol you can often have some symptoms known as withdrawal symptoms when you try and stop taking them. The severity of these symptoms ultimately depends on the severity of the addiction. The severity of an addiction can depend on the length of time spent addicted to the said substance, the type of substance you are taking and the frequency of which you consume the drug. You can find a list of withdrawal symptoms below; Vomiting Shakes Insomnia Flu like symptoms (runny nose, headache etc) Excessive perspiration Feeling sick Achy muscles Mood swings Reduced appetite Feeling tired Hallucinations Seizures

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