Addiction Help in St. Albans
Only you can decide to change your life.
Only you can beat your addiction.
However, quitting addiction is a slow and continuous process.
It might take several attempts for some people.
The withdrawal symptoms can be taxing for some (or even fatal).
You should, however, keep your head high and maintain hope. Reach out for support from family, friends, and professional addiction experts.
If you have decided to quit, you need to talk to them and ask for help.
There is no shame in seeking help and to be a better person.
If you live in St. Albans, always remember that you are not alone in your battle against addiction.
Abbeycare is here for you.
Quitting Addiction in St. Albans
Quitting is a different experience for everyone with an addiction problem.
For some, the process can be a liberating and empowering experience.
For many, however, it can be an excruciating, challenging, and sometimes frustrating process especially for those who have failed themselves before.
Still for others, quitting provides a new realisation or deeper understanding of oneself, such as discovering the power of love or your fear of losing your children.
There is no right or wrong way to feel when quitting.
What’s most important is that you recognise and accept your addiction and that you want to turn your back on it.
That is the first step for successful change.
In the process of quitting, however, you will find yourself wanting to get back to your addictive behaviour.
This intense craving is part of your addiction, which you can overcome through proper rehab and the support of family and friends.
If you or someone you know are struggling with substance use or addiction, contact Abbeycare Clinic at 01603 513 091 for information on support and how to get addiction treatment in Rehab St Albans.
No Single Treatment works for Everyone
No two addictions are the same.
Every person is unique, has unique strengths and weaknesses, and has different life circumstances and problems.
Every person’s needs are different.
Whether you have an addiction with alcohol, prescription drugs, or illicit drugs, your rehab treatment should be customised to your distinct circumstances.
It is critically important that the rehab programme fits you.
The rehab programme should not only treat your physical substance abuse.
A good rehab clinic should also restore the healing of your whole life, including your psychological well-being, social relationships, and outlook in life.
The success of treatment primarily relies on addressing the reasons why you originally got into the drugs and developing a positive way of living.
This includes the development of healthy coping strategies to deal with stressful situations that drive you to use drugs or drink alcohol.
Finally, your commitment and follow-through are also crucial for success.
Quitting and changing is not a quick and instant process.
It takes time for people to recover, adjust, heal, and live a new life.
Long term recovery entails long-term commitment.
Individualised treatment, holistic healing, and a lifetime commitment to your recovery, these are exactly what you can expect from Abbeycare rehab St Albans Clinic.
Homelessness and Addiction
The wretched link between addiction and homelessness is fused together by distress and despair.
Addiction is both a cause and a result of homelessness.
Addiction causes homelessness because you will lose your job, your family, and your home once you descend to addiction.
Homelessness causes addiction because of the stressful situation and hopelessness drives a person to turn to drugs and alcohol to find temporary relief.
Homelessness and addiction is a vicious cycle that traps a person making change and recovery very difficult without professional intervention and assistance.
Abbeycare Clinic can help you or your loved one find the courage to break this cycle and begin recovery.
Call us on 01603 513 091 and find a brighter tomorrow at Abbeycare Rehab St Albans Clinic.
Keeping Cravings and Triggers in check
Your recovery doesn’t end at getting sober.
It takes time for your body and brain to adjust to a new lifestyle and rebuild your life.
During your recovery period, temptations will be more intense.
After all, you are free to yield into these cravings and no one will stop you except yourself.
Here are ways to control and keep these cravings at bay:
- Stay away from friends who drink alcohol or drugs.
- Instead, hang out with people who will support your sobriety.
- Avoid bars, clubs, concerts, and parties.
- Don’t go to places, events, or situations where drinking or taking drugs is the norm.
- Be candid about your history of addiction.
- This is especially critical when seeking medical treatment so that the doctor can consider your tendency to relapse when making prescriptions.
- In the same manner, you should be cautious in using prescription medication.
- Instead of taking prescription drugs, you might want to consider using alternate ways to treat your health conditions.
Finally, you should maintain in touch and active in graduate programmes in your rehab centre.
In this way, you can have steady support for your continuing struggle to live a life of recovery.
At the Abbeycare Rehab St Albans Clinic, we provide an aftercare programme to help you in your life after rehab.
For more information, call us on 01603 513 091.
Recovery is a lifelong process
The completion of your inpatient rehabilitation programme at Abbeycare is not the end.
You need still need to attend post-rehab therapy sessions to find support, stay sober, and stay accountable for your recovery.
You need to attend alumni programmes, follow-up counselling, and other aftercare meetings and activities as you return to your life after rehab.
In Abbeycare, we provide patients with a solid aftercare plan for sober living, continued therapy, and support groups.
The aftercare programme perpetuates the healing and treatment process for long term recovery.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab FAQ
- Will I need money during my stay in rehab?
No. You generally don’t need money during your stay for inpatient rehab.
Everything you will need for your treatment and recovery will essentially be provided.
Your cash and credit/ debit cards would most likely be kept in a locked, secure location.
- Can I send or receive a package in rehab?
Yes, you can send or receive a package in rehab. Rehab recognises the importance of family support to help in your recovery. However, all packages sent or received by a client will be opened, searched, and inspected by a staff member in your presence to check that no unwanted substances or dangerous things are sent or received.
- What are alumni programmes?
Alumni programmes are get-together occasions or events of people who have successfully completed inpatient treatment.
These programmes can be in the form of healthy activities sports fests (e.g. bowling or hiking), volunteering (feeding, reading); cookouts, movie nights, and other fun friendly activities.
The programmes are held to provide alumni members continued support and motivation to stay sober and allow them, alumni, to reconnect with each other and with rehab staff.
Serving Drug and Alcohol Rehab St Albans & Surrounding Areas, including:
|Cottonmill||St. Stephens||St. Julians|
|The Camp||Chiswell Green||New Greens|
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