Addiction Help In Haverfordwest
Helping someone with an addiction problem can be exhausting and heart-rending endeavour.
Sometimes you will be tempted to just quit to relieve the stress.
However, cease helping a loved one can be more detrimental and painful to you, your family, and the addicted loved one.
As hard as it may be, you need to give your time to hearten your loved one to get the assistance he or she needs.
If you are from Haverfordwest, you can call the Abbeycare Clinic for help.
Our rehab programme approaches addiction holistically by healing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being within an afflicted person.
We don’t just help overcome addiction but we aim to stop it at the roots by addressing its underlying causes.
Our clients receive bespoke treatment plans tailored to their specific requirements.
We also provide aftercare planning for continuing healing outside our doors.
All components of the treatment plan are facilitated by addiction experts and healthcare professionals.
Call us on 01603 513 091 and start your journey to recovery.
Anyone Can Recover From Addiction
No matter how hopeless you think you are or how dejected your life has become, you can recover from addiction.
Addiction is a curable disease.
It is not an illness that continues to defy science.
Evidence-based addiction treatment is available.
Proper counselling and rehabilitation have been proven to purge people’s addiction, heal their body, mind, and spirit, and restore their lives.
Treatment plans can be personalised to take into account of a client’s unique needs.
Different therapy options and healing modalities can be applied to address a client’s specific needs.
We, at Abbeycare Clinic, have all the necessary help and solutions that you need to combat your addiction, under one roof.
You just have to decide to quit and turn your back on drugs and alcohol once and for all.
When you’re ready, give us a ring on 01603 513 091 and we will take it from there.
Some people appear normal on the outside but suffer from alcohol or substance abuse in the inside.
They have perfected the art and skill of hiding their addiction.
They are called functional addicts.
By the time you realise that they are afflicted by addiction, they have already hit rock bottom.
Thus it is important to know the general signs of addiction and to be always observant.
Here are some addiction symptoms that you should look for in your loved ones:
- Withdrawal or distancing from family
- Defensiveness and secretiveness
- Red or teary eyes and stuffy nose
- Abnormal sleeping patterns
- Sloppiness in hygiene and grooming
- Loss of interest in old hobbies
3 Phases Of Detox
Detoxification or detox is the process in which your body is rinsed out from the toxic drugs and alcohol.
The detox process is normally composed of three phases, namely: physical assessment, stabilisation, and preparation for further treatment.
The first phase involves the physical examination of a client through urine, breath and blood testing, to check if a client requires other medical attention.
The second phase which constitutes the bulk of the treatment involves the detox process per se, where a client stops taking any drugs or alcohol, experiences withdrawal symptoms and may be prescribed proper medication if necessary until the body normalises.
The final phase involves conditioning and motivating the client for further treatment and counselling through which the underlying causes of addiction are determined and addressed for sustainable recovery.
Your Attitude in Rehab
The success of your rehab heavily depends on your attitude.
Like most things in life, we get out of treatment, what we put in.
Rehab should not be considered a cure-all, but the first stage in a much bigger journey.
A negative attitude towards rehab is normal, especially for addicts.
This stems from their denial about their addiction and their need for assistance.
People suffering from addiction do not believe that rehab can change them.
You need to keep an open mind and commit yourself to change when you enter rehab.
Having no faith in yourself or on rehab can obstruct your progress.
It could also affect other clients seeking help.
You should try to actively participate in the activities of the treatment programme.
In the same way that nothing will happen to you unless you try, you won’t go anywhere in rehab if you don’t join its activities.
You also need to comply with the rules of the programme.
Clients normally defy rehab rules in a futile attempt to acquire a sense of control because they have already lost power over their addiction.
You need to be mature enough to recognize the importance of rules and guidelines in establishing a safe and positive atmosphere for everyone’s benefit.
If you are ready for change, call us now Call us on 01603 513 091.
Support Following Treatment
Before completion of our in-house rehab treatment, you will be provided with an aftercare planning in preparation for your reintegration to normal life.
Our assistance continues while you are outside Abbeycare by way of aftercare programme services.
Our Aftercare services include a practical day to day plan, fellowship meetings and aftercare support with other people living a life of recovery to change your social circle, additional insights, further life skills counselling and continuous access to our helpline.
Weekly aftercare meetings take place at our clinics, as well as family aftercare groups, to enable loved ones to get the ongoing support they need.
Our Aftercare programme will help you foster a productive drug-free life outside the clinic, avoid relapse and lead the life that you always wanted.
- Should my parents know about my addiction?
Yes. Part of the process of addiction recovery is the admission to being in addiction, and taking responsibility for it, and your actions.
You will need the support or involvement of your family or relative in your rehab especially if your addiction is rooted in family issues.
What Is Tolerance?
Tolerance is a person’s reduced response to a drug or alcohol as an effect of repeated use.
A person who develops a tolerance to alcohol may need at least 6 cans of beer to feel drunk.
While tolerance is not similar to addiction, an addicted person usually becomes increasingly tolerant of drugs or alcohol.
This results in the need for a higher dosage of drugs or alcohol to reach the same level of high, drunkenness or satisfaction that one gets.
What are the dangers of detoxing alone?
Detoxing alone is dangerous because complex and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms potentially happen to a person such as:
Grand mal seizures are loss of consciousness coupled with violent muscle contraction which can cause brain damage or comatose.
Heart attacks and strokes caused by a lack of oxygen or blood of the heart can result in paralysis or death.
Hallucinations can be dangerous because they can cause a person to harm someone or oneself due to imagined situations.
Delirium tremens (DTs) or severe mental or nervous system changes can cause brain damage or death.
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