The Addiction Problem in Pontypridd
Addiction is a social problem.
You shouldn’t assume that you don’t hurt anyone but yourself when you are an addict and that excuse is also not enough to justify your continued use.
Your addiction most likely hurts everyone around you.
It is not a one-person thing.
Instead, it could trigger a domino effect that negatively impacts all the people around you, including your family, your friends, neighbours, colleagues, and the whole community.
You shouldn’t isolate yourself from the people who love you.
Whether you like it or not, intend it or not; your addiction can cause pain and suffering not only to yourself but to others as well.
If you’re worried that you think you may be addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, that is a good sign that you want to change.
The good news is that there is professional help available in Pontypridd (Ponty).
Abbeycare Clinic can help treat your addiction.
What are the Signs of Addiction?
- People who suffer from addiction are often in denial
- They don’t consider their drug abuse as a serious problem
- They think that their bad habit is within their control
- If you’ve built up a certain tolerance to drugs or alcohol and feel the need to drink more or take more drugs;
- If you experience anxiety, restlessness, nausea, insomnia and other symptoms when not drunk or without drugs;
- If you always end up drinking alcohol or taking drugs without even planning it;
- If you routinely spend a great deal of your time drinking or taking drugs, getting high or low and recovering from its effects;
- If you have stopped doing the things you use to do like your work, studies, hobbies or seeing your family because of drug use;
- And if you continue to drinking alcohol or using drugs, despite knowing it’s hurting you and the people you love;
It is high time that you seek professional help because you are suffering from addiction.
Call Abbeycare at 01603 513 091 before things get out of hand.
How to get help with addiction?
Getting help for your addiction can be daunting, but this is the right thing to do.
Addiction can drive the brightest minds to make poor decisions.
If you are thinking of getting help, you have acknowledged that you have a problem.
Recognising your problem is the first step to finding a solution.
It is normal to feel anxious about asking for help.
You should focus on your addiction treatment and recovery by getting into rehab.
Maintain a positive attitude and stay motivated towards change.
Rest assured, we at Abbeycare can help you, not just during detox and rehab but also with personalised aftercare.
Just be aware that it takes time for things to turn around but we will get you there.
Talk to someone you can trust like a family or friend about your concerns.
If you don’t have any family or friends or you feel uncomfortable discussing your problem with them, feel free to call us anonymously.
Call us on 01603 513 091 and we will listen to you and help you.
The Addiction Evaluation
Not everybody seeking rehab should get into rehab.
Others may need hospital treatment instead.
Before starting with any treatment, you need to undergo an addiction assessment to check if you qualify for rehab.
An addiction counsellor or expert performs the assessment.
The assessment includes a series of check-ups like urine and blood testing and interviews to gather information about drug abuse, medical and physical condition, and mental status among others.
Some people are ruled out of getting treatment in a rehab facility because they may be suffering from other issues that require immediate medical attention.
This includes people suffering from severe liver issues, mental problems, HIV, and other serious health concerns.
In those cases, people are referred to a hospital for proper medical care.
Similarly, people with pending legal or criminal charges, court case or conviction, have to be referred to proper authorities.
Meanwhile, those assessed with violent or suicidal tendencies may require closer monitoring.
The assessment is an important phase in your admission to rehab because it will provide the initial information on what you will need for a successful treatment.
Call Abbeycare at 01603 513 091 and get a free assessment now.
Customised Addiction Treatment in Pontypridd
The personalised treatment plan in Abbeycare is critical for effective addiction recovery.
We need to make sure that our structured rehabilitation programme is tailor-fit to your specific needs and circumstances.
The individualised treatment plan includes the following:
Individual Therapy – This aims to determine what triggers your addiction and to learn to cope with them.
Group Therapy – This provides support and genuine learning from those who experience the same problem. It also helps you practice sober social skills.
Family therapy – This session is meant to heal and rebuild broken family relationships by facilitating open communication, and developing resolution skills.
Medication – This involves the use or administration of medication, to control withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and other related problems, if necessary, and applicable.
Holistic Therapy – This includes services or activities like massage, Reiki, and meditation to facilitate mind, body, and spirit healing.
Aftercare planning – This includes continuing support and relapse prevention plans, alumni events, and other similar activities after completion of in-house rehabilitation inside Abbeycare Clinic.
Treatment and Recovery in one of our Clinics
Abbeycare dedicates itself to your successful treatment and total recovery.
Not all rehab centres are created equal, so it is important to know the right clinic that will best address your needs.
In Abbeycare, you can be sure that you will get the personalised treatment that you’re looking for.
We have the most important qualifications that you should look for in a rehab clinic:
- Treatment programme accreditations and certifications
- Superior education and professional qualification of all staff
- Evidence-based therapeutic interventions
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit
- Customised treatment plans including its continuing re-evaluation
- Supportive community family
- Aftercare planning
- And an empathetic, compassionate and committed staff
Call us now on 01603 513 091 to start the change for a better life.
- What causes my craving for drugs or alcohol?
Drugs alter the brain’s reward system by engulfing it with the dopamine.
The increase of dopamine that reinforces a sense of pleasure with drinking alcohol or taking drugs, causing addicts to crave and repeat the unhealthy behaviour again and again.
- What factors could have caused my addiction?
The cause of your addiction is multifaceted.
It is a blend of genetic, social/ environmental, and development factors. Genetic factors include your family history, ethnicity, presence of mental disorders that influence risk for drug abuse.
Environmental factors include your general quality of life which is included by economic status, peer pressure, the experience of abuse, stress, exposure to drugs, and others.
Developmental factors include issues like an identity crisis, midlife crisis and other personal challenges that people undergo in their stages in life.
- Can drug use and addiction be prevented?
Yes. Drug use and addiction are preventable.
Parents, siblings, relatives, teachers, school counsellors, friends, classmates, and health care workers all play special roles to educate a person and help prevent someone is engaging in drug use and addiction.
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