Are you or a loved one suffering from addiction within the Hull area? Here we go into detail about the different types of addiction, various treatments available and how you can benefit from treatment for addiction.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Hull
Drug and alcohol addictions are diseases that are incredibly difficult to try and stop without some form of professional help.
Often, it is hard to admit to yourself that you have a problem, and so self-referral to a rehabilitation centre can be a massive step in assisting your own recovery.
Hull is the city with the 4th highest rate of problematic drug use in the U.K., so you are not alone in struggling with addiction.
There are a multitude of rehabilitation and detox services in rehab centres across Hull that are prepared to support you to beat your addiction.
Listed below are the types of addiction, how they may be negatively impacting your life, and how to access addiction treatment from rehab centres that provide services in and around Hull.
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What Is An Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol addiction, commonly known as alcoholism, is defined as when someone forms a dependency on abusing alcohol and chronically relapsing.
It is often defined as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) where drinking alcohol is a priority even if there are adverse social, occupational, or health consequences.
Due to the culture of consistently consuming alcohol in the U.K., approximately 602, 391 people were alcohol dependent in 2021, meaning that many people don’t deem their alcohol consumption as problematic.
However, this does not mean that the side effects of alcohol detox are not detrimental. If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol dependency, a member of our team will be happy to help find suitable alcohol rehab in Hull for you.
What Is a Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is defined as a dependency on substances that negatively affect the lives and the mental health of the addicted. It is often characterised by harmful effects on the body that can often lead to serious health consequences or even death.
There are multiple classes of drugs with varying levels of impact upon the individual on society, Classes A, B and C.
All of these drugs have addictive properties regardless of their class, and can often need rehabilitation to stop this dependency and to manage the symptoms of the drug detox. Listed in the sections below are the various types of drug addictions:
Cannabis Addiction Hull
Cannabis is commonly known as a non-addictive substance, however habitual cannabis abuse can have detrimental physical and mental effects on the user.
Symptoms of consistent cannabis abuse can include the user not being able to relax, or even eat, without the assistance of cannabis.
These symptoms are even more worrying as cannabis has been the most-used drug in the U.K. for some time now.
If cannabis has negatively affected your life and your relationships with other people, you may be suffering from Cannabis Use Disorder. However, this means that a member of our team can assist you in accessing appropriate drug rehab facilities to help you overcome this addiction.
Cocaine Addiction Hull
Cocaine is the second most popular drug in the U.K., and the most popular drug taken by young people in social situations, colloquially known as a “party drug”.
Cocaine produces feelings of euphoria and extreme joy as it increases the release of dopamine by stimulating the nervous system.
This euphoric feeling is the main cause of cocaine addiction, as a “comedown” can make the user feel depressed and can lead to habitual use to combat this feeling.
Cocaine is a Class A drug, meaning it is one of the most dangerous, for both the user and those in their lives. Over 15% of people who accessed drug addiction treatments cited the reason being cocaine addiction, so finding suitable treatments for cocaine addiction is becoming very accessible.
A member of our team can find Hull-based residential rehab clinics to help you beat this addiction if you contact us today.
Amphetamine Addiction Hull
Although it is not widely known in popular culture, amphetamines are not always illegal. In fact, medications for disorders like ADHD such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta are all amphetamines. Illegal forms, such as methamphetamine or speed, are much more well-known for their addictive nature.
Both illegal and prescription amphetamines are incredibly addictive and can cause detrimental mental and physical health effects for the user.
Meth is a Class A drug, which over 1 million people take every year. Class A drugs are incredibly addictive and have severe withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to quit without professional help.
Our drug and rehab centres throughout Hull can help you beat an amphetamine addiction so that you don’t have to handle the withdrawal symptoms alone, and you can learn techniques to break your addictive habit.
Heroin Addiction Hull
Heroin is a Class A opioid that is regarded as one of the most addictive substances you can take.
It is an opioid depressant, which damages your nervous system and slows down your brain function. This causes people to enter a trance-like state and dampen physical pain, which is the feeling that gets people addicted. People who habitually use heroin will also build up a tolerance to it and will require a bigger dose every time to get high.
Scarily, heroin is one of the easiest drugs to overdose on and can be fatal if not treated quickly. This makes treatment for heroin addiction a very desirable alternative for those who are addicted to heroin.
In fact, over half of the people who accessed drug rehab treatments in 2021 were looking for help beating an opioid addiction to substances such as heroin, as it is so addictive.
Ketamine Addiction Hull
Ketamine is an anaesthetic that has become increasingly popular over the years as a recreational drug, with there being a 27% increase in how many people require rehab for ketamine addiction in 2021 compared to 2015.
Ketamine is another drug that you can become dependent on with habitual use, as it sends the user into a trance-like state, which is the appeal of the substance. However, withdrawals from ketamine are extremely difficult to manage and can lead to mental health problems, with people experiencing psychosis due to taking ketamine.
If you or someone you love is addicted to ketamine, a member of our team would be more than happy to find an appropriate Hull-based treatment centre.
Prescription Drug Addiction Hull
Prescription drug addiction is one that is often overlooked due to its legal nature, but an addiction to a prescribed drug can often be very difficult to stop. Medications such as benzodiazepines can be incredibly addictive due to their pain-relieving properties.
However, over 4,000 people accessed treatment for benzodiazepine addictions in 2021, showing that treatment is becoming more accessible and help is available to stop these addictions from continuing.
If you or a loved one are struggling with a prescription medication addiction, please get in contact and we will help you access treatment.
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Addiction Treatment in Hull
Beating an addiction to anything can be an incredibly gruelling and challenging process, and our experienced team of professionals in rehab centres all across Hull are ready to help assist your recovery, without any judgement or outside influences.
People who struggle with these addictions deserve help from experienced professionals so they get the quality of care during their recovery that they deserve so that they can start rebuilding bridges back to their old life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about drug and alcohol rehab treatment in Hull? Get the answers and learn more about alcohol and drug rehab with some of our frequently asked questions:
There are plenty of different types of treatment for you try try out in various rehab centres in Hull including but not limited to detoxification and therapy sessions.
Prices vary depending on the type of treatment required and the duration of your treatment. You can seek rehab through the NHS but this can be a long process and we recommend going privately a finding the support you need.