Are you struggling with addiction? You’re not alone.
Between 2020 and 2021 there were nearly 300,000 adults who contacted drug and alcohol services in the UK. This number represents those who utilised public services, and doesn’t necessarily account for those who accessed private alcohol and drug services. It also doesn’t identify individuals who are yet to seek help, or who consider themselves to be struggling, but not to the point where they need support.
To summarise – there are many, many people across the UK who struggle with some degree of addiction. What each of those people has in common, is the monumental challenge that their addiction brings.
In its early stages, it’s a condition that doesn’t feel like too much of a struggle. It doesn’t feel like a damaging aspect of life. It can even bring new friends and experiences. As time goes on, though, things change, and nobody escapes the issues that come with addiction, and the highly destructive nature of the condition.
“Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Sadly, the addiction often progresses subtly, and when you come to realise that you have a problem, quite a lot of damage may have already been done.
You may have found your job, your relationships and your personal standards have all changed in some way. Maybe you’re not on top of your personal hygiene as you once were, you’ve had fallouts with friends trying to ‘talk about’ the negative behaviours that they have noticed, you’ve been turning up late for work, or even going into work on drugs, or drunk. Maybe you have had a big wake up call and hurt yourself or somebody else through your actions whilst on drugs or alcohol.
Whichever stage of the addiction journey you are on, the chances are that if you are here, you know that there could be a different path for you to take – a path that doesn’t end the tragic way that advanced addiction can end.
“Once I was clear-headed, and I hadn’t been clear-headed in so long, I was like, I can never go back. And I’m still thankful.” – Travis Barker
With rehabilitation you can change your future prospects, and regain control of your life. Studies say early intervention gives the best chance of helping you overcome addictive behaviours, but in reality, you can turn your life around at any point.
With exceptional private rehabilitation, you can benefit from talking therapies, group support, medical detoxing and ongoing aftercare to help prevent relapse. There are also modern approaches to rehabilitation such as dayhab and digital rehab which work around childcare and work, so you don’t have to go into residential rehab if you don’t feel that’s the right option for you. Dayhab and digital rehab are also much more affordable than residential rehab, which means private supportive services for drug and alcohol dependence aren’t out of reach if the finances aren’t in place for a traditional ‘in-house’ programme.
“I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson
Kickstart your addiction free life by considering rehab. All it takes is one phone call to tha addiction specialist and you’re already well on the way to a healthier, happier you.
With inpatient rehab, dayhab, digital online rehab and other types of programmes on offer to suit you, there are many different ways that you can get the help you need to drastically improve your life.
Why not speak to an addiction specialist from an online MAT clinic today for more information? Regardless of where you are in your journey, or how advanced your struggle with addiction is, you deserve a happier and healthier life without the daily drug and alcohol challenges you face right now. It’s time to make a change, and the first step is asking for help from professionals who have all you need to get better long-term.