Can I Get Clean On My Own? before-rehab

How You Can Access Help For Your Addiction

If you decide to give up alcohol or drugs without any support, it can be risky and hard. Before getting any type of treatment program, one need to analyse that how much chances they have to increase their soberness.

One the hardest decision anyone take is whether to go for rehab or not. You may face a lot of difficulties during the rehab like first thing is that you will be away from your family and friends, how to cover expenses and the negativity around your environment.


Rehab can help you gain long term sobriety


After listening these realities, you would find yourself thinking about whether to try to get sober on your own or not. Medical care centres are made to establish enjoyable, welcoming atmosphere that provide mechanisms for sobriety like

  • Supervised alcohol or drug detox
  • Therapies that work and support groups
  • Counselling and support for long term sobriety goals
  • Instructions for relapse prevention

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What Is The Risk Of My Quitting On My Own?

Safe detox and a supportive, strong base for lasting sobriety are the two main reasons for choosing a medical rehab centre. Alcohol and some drugs can cause dangerous side effects during detox and can be deadly if not monitored by medical professionals. These deadly withdrawal symptoms are taken off in a comfortable, medically supervised detox program. At such treatment centres, the cause of the problem, the triggers of your addiction are also dealt with to make sure you will be able to live without relapsing once you get off the substance.


The have a solution of every problem. They are intent to help you out at every single step. With the understanding of your needs as an individual, the doctors will put together a special treatment schedule that will work for you.

An overview of the rehab program can include the following

  • How addicted you are
  • The kind of element you were addicted to
  • If you have any other health problems for addictions
  • Family and Social circles

The Risks Of Detoxication Process

If someone gets addicted to alcohol or drugs, they have developed a mental and physical dependence on that element. This clearly shows that their whole body feels comfortable with the occurrence of drug.

Eliminating the drug will result in a lack of balance leading to withdrawal side effects that range from moderately irritating to fatal.

For you to be sober in the future, you need to make the huge and hard decision to seek help first. Allow us helping you to look for the ideal treatment centre for your requirements in case you are prepared to begin now call on 0800 246 1509


Withdrawal can be dangerous as some of the side effects include suicidal thoughts, depression, fits, heart failure so for safe detox the help and supervision of medical professionals is a must.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression or Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizure or Shakiness
  • Heart Failure
  • Delirium tremens
  • Hallucinations

Drugs That Require Medical Detox

Throughout the medical detoxification, doctors and nurses will be monitoring your heart rate, Take essential evidences and assure that nothing goes wrong.

  • The reason for this monitoring becomes apparent when certain drugs are involved and when heavily addicted persons are detoxifying.
  • Addiction to the posterior drugs might need medical detoxification
  • Prescription pain pills
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Inhalants
  • Methamphetamine
  • Club drugs such as ecstasy

This is not a long list, however, if you abuse these substances there are consciences.

During detoxification, a medication that helps in the process may be administered to you. These drugs have side effects of forming a drug habit without offering a high to reduce general withdrawal effects.


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Call 0800 246 1509 for the different types of treatment facilities for both inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Inpatient Treatment - This includes living in a monitored accommodation 24 hours per day. Surround yourself within healthy environment, getting personal attention, having right to use ongoing training and education-these help you to decrease your persuasion. These all are the benefits.

Outpatient Treatment - This type of facility will allow you to receive treatment for your addiction whilst you are still living at home so you can continue with normal life whilst on the road to sobriety. The advantages are the chance to carry on with work or education and the capability to have the close support of friends or family over the procedure.

Patients whose addiction is severe would better choose inpatient treatment, although the ones with milder condition would find outpatient therapy more suitable.


The Importance Of Support During Recovery

You might feel you can quit on your own and do it safely, but, there is an added benefit to socialize with others facing the same issues. Having the encouragement from similar people isn't just hopeful, it could determine the distinction between recovery and relapse.

We found the interrelation between poor living situation and substance abuse through experiment in 1970s. Psychologist Bruce K. Alexander a Canadian did an experiment that showed that rats put in a dark solitary place, they chose drug-infused water over clean water developing addiction quite fast. On the other hand, when established in surroundings with open areas and other rats to socialize with, nearly no rats picked to consume the drug water. Though simple, this experiment seeks to prove that socializing and interacting with others through support groups and activities meets the need that makes many turn to substances for fulfilment.

"Along with this understanding comes a much greater emphasis on attempting to establish addicted people in a welcoming community, thereby reducing their need for addictive compensations." Psychologist Bruce K. Alexander on Rat Park experiment

This experiment of Rat Park by Psychologist Bruce K.Alexander made the difference to stop drug and liquor and make connections with people. Connection with family, counsellors, sponsors or other in recuperation may offer the encouragement and effect needed to accomplish sobriety.

  • Adequate social support should be given to the user whilst recovering, this can be done by
  • Emotional - They need someone to whom they can freely pour out their feelings, someone to share talks and conversations that are encouraging and someone with positive talk and one who will listen and be compassionate.
  • Physical - This is where the person will need someone to help in running errands, stepping in when finances are low and everything in between.
  • Positive Feedback - Honouring a user's achievements, identifying his/her growth, providing constructive criticism, etc.
  • This support includes giving proper information to user about relapse prevention and recovery process Education

Will Going To Rehab Help Me With Long-Term Recovery?

Healthy diets, support groups, relapse prevention instructions and ongoing counselling are the tools giving by the rehab centres in long-term treatment program. Long-term sobriety can be achieved by getting professional help and treatment.