Addiction help for myself

Finding addiction help for myself

If you find your drug or alcohol intake has increased or you are relying on these substances for comfort or confidence, you will benefit from a nurturing rehab environment. Millions of people across the globe have suffered and recovered from addiction, supporting one another through the process and dealing with the consequences of their addiction with a healthy mindset.

Take a look through the list of behaviours below. If you relate to any of them, enquiring about rehab treatment should be your first course of action.

Do you have an addiction?

If you think you may be addicted to alcohol or drugs, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has your alcohol or drug use become more frequent?
  • Are you having to increase the amount you take to get the same effect?
  • Have you tried to cut down or stop but have failed or quickly gone back to using?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol to suppress emotions?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohols to cope with stressful or difficult situations?
  • Have the people around you commented on your drug or alcohol use?
  • Have you stopped seeing friends or doing hobbies because of drink or drugs?
  • Have you lied to cover up your drug or alcohol consumption?
  • Do you regularly have blackouts after drinking or using drugs?
  • Have you had to have time off work due to the effects or your drinking or drug use?
  • Do you feel down or depressed after drinking or drug use?

If you have answered yes to any of these, you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs and would benefit from seeking professional advice and support.

The first step is acknowledging you have a problem; the next is realising that this isn’t something you can deal with on your own and that you need external help and support.

Why residential rehab may work for you

Although there is help available in a community setting, through your GP and local drug and alcohol service, you may find the stress of tackling your addiction within your usual routine too difficult. The temptation and easy access to drugs or alcohol make recovery more challenging.

Residential detox and rehabilitation offers an alternative setting, where you can focus fully on your recovery. It includes:

  • A safe and secure environment where you are shielded from external pressures and can concentrate on your recovery
  • Medically trained staff on hand 24 / 7 to make detox as stress-free as possible
  • Support from your peers – addiction is very isolating and going through the recovery process with others with the same experiences as yourself can be a great comfort
  • A  judgement-free environment – everyone is in the same boat and understands your addiction and past behaviour
  • The opportunity to look at the causes and triggers of your addiction and give you the self-awareness and tools to stay sober and drug-free once you return to your life
  • Intensive therapy – daily therapy sessions provide you with a far more intensive and varied period of therapy than could be achieved in the community.

What to expect at Linwood House

Linwood House provides residential medical detoxification for alcohol and all forms of drug use.

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Detox is only the first stage, however, and we also provide residential rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can be an immediate follow on from detox, or if you do not need detox, you can just enter our rehabilitation programme

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Once you leave Linwood House, we offer an aftercare service to continue supporting you on your road to recovery

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