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Have you ever heard of residential treatment for addicts? A place where people can remove themselves from their day to day life and focus wholeheartedly on their recovery? If so, and you’d like to find out more about the rehab services available in Portsmouth and the surrounding area, then this is the page for you.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem that can lead to a wide variety of negative symptoms. These symptoms can have a devastating impact on a persons life, from losing their job, having difficulty maintaining their relationships, and experiencing mental health and physical health problems.

If you or someone that you care about is struggling with substance abuse disorder, then our drug & alcohol rehab in Portsmouth could be the key to taking your life back.

On this page we will take a look at drug and alcohol addiction, the short and long term effects to looks out for, and how rehab in Portsmouth can help transform your life.

About drug and alcohol addiction

So, what is addiction? Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease. This can be characterised by various dependencies on dangerous substances like drugs and/or alcohol. These negative behaviours then begin to influence the way that a person thinks, behaves, and feels – including a number of dangerous and painful withdrawal symptoms when unable to consume the substance in question.

One of the worst things about addiction to alcohol or drugs is that many people who are suffering recognise that they have a problem, but are simply unable to stop! This is even more difficult when addicts do not have the proper support around them.

Try not to view addiction as being a sign of weakness or personal failing. The fact is, addiction is a disease and something that needs to be treated.

If you or a loved one is struggling, don’t feel ashamed. Recognise that alcohol and drug addiction is something that is widespread across the United Kingdom and that you are not alone in your battle for sobriety.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is becoming more common in the UK. This can largely be attributed to how easy it is for people to get their hands on dangerous and addictive substances, prescription or otherwise. Drug use often starts out as some experimentation with friends and then spirals out of control.

One of the biggest issues with drug abuse, particularly after a long period of time, is that addicts start to build up a tolerance. This means that in order to feel anything, they have to take more drugs in greater dosages. This is very dangerous because prolonged drug use with high doses begins to rewriter a persons brain chemistry which makes it even harder to kick the habit!

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Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Short term drug addiction is dangerous. But over a long period of time, it can be devastating!

If any of the symptoms below apply to your situation, or you notice these in someone that you love, then you should contact a rehab clinic in Portsmouth for advice on how to start working toward kicking the addiction for good:

  • Shallow breathing and shortness of breath

  • An elevated body temperature

  • A rapid heart rate

  • An increase in blood pressure

  • Insomnia

  • Slurred speech

  • A decrease in appetite

  • Uncoordinated movements

  • Having difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability and short patience

  • Aggression

  • Angry outbursts at others

  • Lack of inhibition

  • Hallucinations

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Cirrhosis and damage to the liver

  • A wide variety of forms of cancer

  • Serious tooth decay

  • Skin damage

  • Infertility

  • Strokes

  • Seizures

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Lung issues

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Overdose and the possibility of death

  • A decline in cognitive abilities

  • Loss of memory

  • Chronic paranoia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis.

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Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse has long been rise in the UK and is heavily rooted in British culture. With binge drinking being the norm for many people, it can be incredibly difficult to recognise the habit, let alone limit consumption.

The worst part is that many people who suffer with mental health problems or various physical ailments are completely unaware that much of their trouble stems from their alcohol consumption.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

It is easy to fall into bad drinking habits when peer pressure plays such a big role in it. It can feel like fun when sharing a drink with others, but after a while it can be all too easy to lose touch and get carried away with your negative habits. That is when it becomes a serious issues.

If any of the below symptoms apply to you or a loved one, then you should contact us at your convenience:

  • Slurring speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Having difficulty breathing
  • Distorted vision and hearing
  • Impaired judgment
  • Unconsciousness
  • Anaemia
  • Coma
  • Blackouts
  • Unintentional injuries such as car crash
  • Intentional injuries such as sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Increased work-related injuries and a loss of productivity
  • Increased problems with family and friends
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • High blood-pressure
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Sexual dysfunction problems
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Malnutrition
  • Cancer of the mouth and throat
  • Mental health issues.

Drug rehab Portsmouth

Are you frightened by your drug use and want to seek out professional assistance with your recovery? If that’s the case then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. There are many drug addiction treatments available which can help you to regain control of your life once more.

We completely understand what it is like to feel hopeless. Fortunately, we have a licenced team of professionals who can help you combat your addiction at our treatment centre in Portsmouth.

Alcohol rehab Portsmouth

Are you concerned by your drinking habits and feel like you need support to shake the behaviour? If so, we can tailor a personalised alcohol addiction treatment especially for you.

For alcohol rehab Portsmouth, contact us for a free callback service and we can offer you some advice on how best to proceed. Our counsellors can talk you through the available addiction treatment services and steer you in the right direction.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Portsmouth - How does it work?

So, how does drug and alcohol rehab work in Portsmouth? What steps are involved in our rehab programme and can seeking professional help genuinely aid your recovery?

Step 1 - Intake:

Firstly, the drug alcohol rehabilitation process begins with intake. This means that you will sit down with one of our trained medical support staff and addiction specialists. They will interview you to gain a thorough understanding of your circumstances, what specific needs you might have, and to explore any underlying causes that may have led to your addiction in the first place.

During this assessment our staff will look at your current living situations, when kind of underlying mental health issues you may be suffering with, and what your current physical health condition is like. Following that, they will be better-positioned to put together a personalised treatment programme especially for you.

Step 2 - Drug alcohol detox:

After completing your assessment and been processed into the alcohol and drug addiction treatment centre in Portsmouth, having received your personal treatment programme, a medically assisted detox will begin. This refers to the process of cleansing your body from all of the harmful substances that you have been using. That way, you can begin your rehabilitation process with a clean slate.

Alcohol and drug detox is a very dangerous procedure if you attempt it alone. However, when you are in one of our residential facilities with trained medical staff by your side, you will be in the safest hands. The detox is carried out under the close supervision of medical professionals who will monitor your vitals, whilst also ensuring that you get past the painful withdrawal symptoms as easily as possible. Your health, safety, and comfort is our utmost priority.

Step 3 - Long term treatment efforts:

When you have been thoroughly cleansed of the harmful substances in your body, you will then move on to individual and group therapy sessions.

Depending on what kind of rehab programme you are on, you’ll be asked to take part in various psychotherapeutic treatments and holistic therapies These include (but are not limited to): cognitive behavioural therapy, group and family therapy sessions, motivational therapy, art therapy, and more.

The various treatments that you will experience at one of our rehab centres will help you to come to terms with and better understand the nature of your addiction. You will delve deeper into your psyche with treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy and explore your mental health, looking at any mental triggers that may have contributed to your substance abuse, while simultaneously arming you with the tools to recognise and cope with them.

When you have a better understanding of your own mind, including any of the past traumas that you may be dealing with, you will be better able to shake your addiction and start working toward a life of sobriety – free of the addiction that has been holding you back.

Step 4 - Recovery and aftercare:

Once you have finished your treatment at one of our rehab clinics and your physical and mental health is in a much better condition, it will be time for you to leave. This is when our staff will start putting together an aftercare plan for you.

An after care plan is designed to help you on your road to recovery, even after completing your rehab. Recovery from addiction is long-term, so you will be encouraged to take part in various activities to help keep you on the straight and narrow. For example: your aftercare plan will likely include continuing with your counselling, checking in with medical staff regularly, joining in with group therapy and other support groups, and developing a new, healthy routine.

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Contact us for free addiction treatment advice

Are you interested in exploring drugs or alcohol addiction treatment further? Would you like to speak with a professional addiction specialist to find out more about your treatment options in or near Portsmouth, the cost of rehab, and how behavioural therapy might be able to help you with your healing process? If so, then we invite you to contact us today. We offer a free callback service and would be delighted to help you with confidential advice. You are not alone!

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What We Do

At Rehab Today (PCP) we offer 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