Suffering from drug addiction or know a loved one who is? Here we go into detail about Drug addiction, various treatments available for you and how you can benefit from going to treatment for your addiction.

What Is A Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction can come in either a legal prescription that has been prescribed to you by a doctor or there is a wide variety of illegal substances that people can get their hands on, unfortunately.

Drug addiction has been a huge problem that has occurred in the UK for years and is affecting thousands of people nationwide and can even be fatal in some cases.

It has placed much pressure on our national healthcare, police officers and even people’s loved ones watching loved ones suffer from a horrible addiction. There is now a growing amount of excellent rehabilitation centres across the United Kingdom that are helping drug addicts overcome their addiction and getting them back to the healthiest version of themselves.

If you are starting to suspect you have a drug addiction or one of your loved ones, read on to find the signs of drug addiction when you can start to suspect they are suffering from drug addiction and how to treat it.

Most Common Types Of Drug Addictions

There are a wide variety of drugs that can lead to addiction that has been around for years in the United Kingdom. Some are more common than others but they all have thousands of people who consume them daily that are addicted to them.

These types of drugs are:

Finding yourself addicted to one of these drugs can lead to serious mental and physical damages over time if you don’t seek help today

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If you are looking for rehab for your addiction, contact our 24/7 support line for help at 0808 175 7225 today.

Signs Of Drug Addiction

There are a number of big tells that show us that someone is struggling with drug addiction, if you are feeling these symptoms or a loved one is showing them then they could be struggling with drug addiction.

If you are suspecting a family member has been overcome with drug addiction, you can use these signs to spot it and start getting them much needed help today.

How To Treat A Drug Addiction

Recovering from drug addiction is never an easy path, it’s going to take a strong amount of willpower and self-discipline to start getting back to living life as normal. However, you don’t have to take the long journey alone. The best and most effective way that you can start treating your drug addiction is through rehabilitation, during rehab you can start building a strong relationships with professionals who understand the struggle you are going through and start finding the root of your addiction.

Not only through rehabilitation will you undertake great mental progress but medical professionals will help you detox your body correctly in order to wipe your system from drugs. Detox time can depend on what drugs you are addicted to and the severity of the addiction. Treatment programs are always different due to the fact everyone is different on their road to recovery and will need programs that are best tailored to them. 

If you are looking to get a loved one-way help, you stage an intervention between you and your loved one which is often looked over by a specialist in interventions. The idea behind an intervention is to help people express their feelings on the current situation and how the behaviour of a loved one is starting to affect their everyday life and encourage them to start battling their addiction together and enter a rehab treatment program.

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We understand this, which is why we offer free telephone addiction assessments with experienced addiction experts and case managers. If we cannot help, we can tell you where could.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about drug rehab treatment programs? Get the answers and learn more about rehab with these frequently asked questions.

Yes it does. Rehab is a treatment programme for drug addiction. It can help you 100% to get sober, live a healthier life and stop using drugs. The first step in rehab is detoxification, which usually lasts from one to seven days depending on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been using drugs. During this time, doctors will monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate, as well as any withdrawal symptoms that may manifest themselves. Inpatient or residential rehabilitation involves 24-hour supervision by qualified professionals who will provide counselling and psychological support alongside medical care. The programme typically lasts anywhere between 28 days and 12 months, with most programmes lasting three to six months.

The length of time depends on the individual and their specific requirements, but typically a person would need to attend rehabilitation for at least 30 days. The addiction team will assess your needs before giving you a programme tailored to you.


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