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Are you, or is someone that you care about, having difficulty with drug or alcohol addiction? Perhaps you have noticed some strange patterns of behaviour in a friend, or you feel like you are losing control of your substance use? Whatever the case, we urge you to read on.

On this page we will take you through all of the devastating effects that drug and alcohol addictions have, how it can impact your life, and how we can help you through it.

We will begin by talking you through addiction in general, followed by sharing some tell-tale signs and symptoms of drug / alcohol abuse.

Once you have a clearer idea as to how to spot the signs of addiction, we will share more information on our residential rehab facilities in Bristol, what the admissions process is like, and how you can finally kick your negative behavioural habits for good!

Many people struggle with addiction and it can be an awfully hopeless feeling. We want you to know that you are not alone, and that there are people out there who can and will help you get through this.

About drug and alcohol addiction

What do we mean by addiction? How does it go from casual substance use to a full-blown habit?

Addiction is defined as a chronic relapsing disease of the brain. This is why it is so dangerous when people say that addiction is a character flaw or some self-destructive trait common in people with no will power. There is so much more to it than that.

The fact is, addiction is a disease. Those who are suffering from addiction have had their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours rewired by the substance that they have been abusing, which means that telling an addict to simply ‘stop’ is far easier said than done – and entirely unhelpful.

Not only that, but after prolonged abuse, a person’s mental and physical health will begin to decline rapidly. This leads to a plethora of dangerous problems, such as having difficulty with maintaining relationships (both personal and in the work place), having financial difficulties, and neglecting important responsibilities (to name a few).

The most harrowing aspect of all when talking about addiction however, is that the majority of addicts are fully aware that they have a problem, but are simply unable to stop. It can be a powerless feeling, particularly when there is a lack of help and support around you.

Which is where Rehab Today comes in; our Bristol rehab facilities can help you and/or your loved ones kick the addiction for good.

Our addiction specialists can begin by offering you free advice on the various drug and alcohol misuse recovery programmes, and how to get started.

How to spot someone who needs help with addiction

It isn’t always easy to spot when someone is struggling with addiction. Many people can hide their substance abuse habits for years before their lives begin to fall apart. In any case, we will share some short and long term symptoms below to help you determine as to whether someone that you care about may be in need of drug and alcohol treatment.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Taking drugs on the short term is always a risk, but it is the long term effects that you should be wary of.

Below, we’ll share the short and long term impacts of drug use. If either you, or someone that you love is displaying these signs, we urge you to contact us today.

Short term:

  • Shallow breathing and shortness of breath

  • Elevated body temperature (including the sweats)

  • Rapid (or irregular) heart rate

  • A dangerous increase in blood pressure

  • Insomnia and having difficulty sleeping at night (irregular sleeping patterns and days on end without sleep)

  • Slurred speech

  • Loss of appetite

  • Uncoordinated movements and clumsiness

  • Having difficulty concentrating on normal day to day tasks, including work duties

  • Irritability and loss of patience

  • Aggression toward others

  • Angry outbursts (often over trivial things)

  • A growing lack of inhibition

  • Hallucinations.

Long term:

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Cirrhosis and permanent damage to the liver

  • Increased risk of cancers

  • Irreversible tooth decay

  • Skin damage and increased signs of visible ageing

  • Infertility

  • Strokes

  • Seizures

  • Sexual dysfunction (and loss of libido)

  • Lung & breathing issues

  • Cardiovascular problems

  • Overdose and the possibility of fatality

  • A decline in cognitive function

  • Memory loss

  • Chronic paranoia (resulting in the collapse of relationships and increased social anxiety)

  • Depression

  • Psychosis.

Drug rehab Cambridge

If some of the above symptoms apply to you or a loved one, then there’s a good chance that it may be a drug abuse problem. If that is the case, we invite you to contact our Bristol rehab for further advice on how to get help for substance abuse.

Drug addiction is dangerous and if left untreated it can spiral into a serious and often fatal disease. Let’s get you the help you need by admitting you into our drug rehab facility so you can shake the habit and take back control of your life.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Short term:

  • Slurring of the speech

  • Feelings of drowsiness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Frequent and severe headaches

  • Having difficulty breathing

  • Distorted vision and trouble with hearing 

  • Impaired judgment (often resulting in brash decision making)

  • Temporary unconsciousness 

  • Anaemia

  • Coma

  • Blackouts

  • Unintentional injuries such as being in a car crash.

Long term:

  • Intentional injuries such as sexual assault and domestic violence

  • Increased risk of work-related injuries

  • A loss of productivity both at work and at home

  • Increased relationship issues

  • Alcohol poisoning 

  • High blood-pressure

  • Stroke

  • Liver disease

  • Nerve damage 

  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction for example)

  • Permanent brain damage

  • Ulcers 

  • Gastritis

  • Malnutrition 

  • Increased risk of cancer of the mouth and throat

  • A wide variety of mental health issues, including depression.

Alcohol rehabilitation Bristol

If some of the above alcohol abuse symptoms apply to you or a loved one then it’s a clear sign that the habit is getting out of control. In which case, we would like you to consider seeking out alcohol rehab (Bristol) for the help you need.

We have some amazing treatment services that can help kick the habit for good and replace it with new, healthy routines that will enrich your life and help you get back on top!


Drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Bristol - How does it work?

So, how does rehab in Bristol work? Is addiction treatment effective? Here’s everything you need to know about a typical rehab programme with Rehab Today by PCP.

Step 1 - Intake:

The first step is of course, accepting that you have an addiction problem. In order for our treatment programmes to work, the addicted individual genuinely has to want to get better. Only then can they seek addiction treatment and work toward successfully recovering. When that day comes, the intake process begins.

The intake process is a critical step in the rehabilitation programme. This is when the admissions team at our treatment centre will sit down with you and have a confidential discussion about your addiction, your current situation, and what you have been struggling with.

This screening process is designed to give our addiction specialists all of the information they need to prescribe patients with ideal rehab programmes that suit them.

Everybody has different requirements and depending on the nature and severity of your addiction, what treatments work for you might not work for others.

Once the initial consultation is out the way, we can then decide whether inpatient or outpatient rehab is best for you. Assuming that your situation is dire and that residential rehab in Bristol is the right choice for you, you will begin the next phase of the admissions process.

Step 2 - Drug alcohol detox:

Once you have been accepted and admitted into our private rehab facility, you will be required to undergo a medically assisted detox.

This stage is critical as it cleanses your body of all the harmful substances that you have been using. Only then will your mind and body be prepared for the subsequent addiction treatment services to follow.

For those with severe addictions, who have built up a physical and psychological dependence, undergoing a detox can bring some excruciating withdrawal symptoms. Rest assured that at our state of the art addiction rehab centre, you will have all of the medical care and support that you need to get through it.

Please note that attempting to detox from addiction at home can be dangerous, if unsupervised. The psychological withdrawal symptoms alone can be incredibly harmful, not to mention the physical difficulties that go with it. We always advise that you detox in a licenced addiction rehab clinic.

Step 3 - Long term treatment efforts:

After having successfully gone through the medical detox process, you will be prepared, mind and body, to start your addiction treatment programme. This treatment plan will have been designed especially for you, and your unique circumstances and requirements.

The rehab services vary from one clinic to the other and it largely depends on what your needs are as an individual. In any case, the main scope of your treatment programme will be focused on unearthing any underlying mental health problems that may have contributed to your addiction in the first place.

You will be required to take part in a variety of psychotherapeutic activities, such as group therapy sessions, individual counselling centred around your mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, family therapy, art therapy, holistic therapy, and a wide variety of other evidence based treatment options.

Our addiction professionals will work closely with you to help you better understand the nature of your addiction. What has led you to this point in your life and what tools can you use to recognise your personal triggers and refrain from relapsing?

Your support group meetings will help you speak openly about your situation with others who have also been dealing with the negative consequences of addiction. This is a critical step in processing your situation, owning your addiction, and working toward relapse prevention and a thorough recovery.

Step 4 - Recovery and aftercare:

Finally, after you have completed your residential treatment, it will be time for you to return home to your friends and family. At this stage, your addiction counsellors will put together an aftercare treatment plan for you.

We strongly advise that you follow through with your aftercare options. Just because you have completed your rehab, it doesn’t mean that you will be completely free of addiction or immune to temptation.

Our aftercare services include further counselling, group therapy sessions, and other ongoing treatments to ensure that you have the coping skills to thoroughly recover from addiction and maintain your sobriety.

Many addicts fall short at this last hurdle as they feel, because they have completed their rehab, that they are strong enough to cope without any further care and support.

We offer ongoing support because we understand, full well, just how difficult it can be to stay on the straight and narrow, even after having received the very best treatment.

How long does rehab take?

So, how long does the average rehab programme take? The duration varies from one facility to another (and depending on your individual needs), however, the average programme is 28-days. Other programmes can be up to:

  • 60-days

  • 90-days


If the thought of being away from friends, family, and your work, doesn’t appeal to you, there are outpatient options you can explore.

Outpatient programmes can last anywhere from 28-days up to a year (and beyond). These programmes are designed for those whose addiction isn’t so severe, but need further help and information, or, who have important familial and work responsibilities (e.g., single parents).

We have treatment centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Bristol

Are you a Bristol resident and wish to seek professional help at one of our Bristol rehabs? If so, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

We can offer immediate confidential advice on how best to secure the help and support that you need.

At Rehab Today, we know just how hopeless it can feel when you are losing a battle with addiction. That, and we understand that you may feel ashamed and not wish to talk openly about this with anyone, but rest assured that this is something that we do every single day. There is no shame in needing help!

Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Many of our addiction specialists were once where you are right now, and they have managed to get through it – so you can too!

Addiction recovery is a real possibility. All you need is the desire to recover, and access to one of our incredible rehab facilities in South West England.

Would you like to take back control of your life? The first step is picking up the phone!

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What We Do

The Perry Clayman Project offers all of our clients a safe and confidential alcohol detox across all of our trusted residential centres. Our alcohol detox treatments are thoroughly regulated by the Care Quality Commission and delivered by our experienced in-house doctors and nurses. Using evidence-based research and years of experience, we tailor your alcohol detox treatment personally to you and guide you on your path to sobriety.

How We Can Help

Alcoholics feel hopeless, no matter how much they want to stop. However, it is possible to stop and to stay stopped, and even enjoy the process. Our team of professionals have helped thousands of different people like you, who are struggling to recover from active alcohol addiction.

We are ready to help you overcome this deadly disease; are you ready to begin the recovery process and reconnect with your life and the old “you”?

We have a number of programs for people with alcohol use disorder and will do everything in our power to guide you through the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and help you take back control of your life.

Why Choose Us

We operate some of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol rehab centres and have been successfully treating people and their addictions for over 15-years. We treat our clients with the highest level of respect and dignity. At Rehab Today (PCP) we pride ourselves in providing a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free environment for you to receive your alcohol detox treatment.

That, and few people understand with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal than those who have had an alcohol use disorder themselves. Many of our medically trained staff have been a patient in an alcohol detox program and can speak from personal experience of just how difficult it is – and just how amazing it feels to be free of addiction.

If you decide to tackle your addiction with us you will have access to a wealth of resources. From free advice on how to start on your journey to recovery, to medication, care from medically trained professionals, and support groups with other people who understand exactly what you are going through.

How to Get Help

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Ready to tackle your alcohol addiction? If so then getting professional help is the first real step to overcoming your problem and starting your journey to recovery. Please do not hesitate to use the live chat function to get in touch with a member of our team or contact us via telephone for immediate support and admission. Call today on 0800 0380 480. We have a number of friendly and professional staff waiting on standby 24/7