REHAB OR REHABILITATION IS THE PROCESS OF LEARNING TO LIVE A POSITIVE AND FULFILLING LIFE FREE FROM SUBSTANCES.
Many individuals believe that if they can just become substance free they will never need to use again and life will be far better. For the majority this is, unfortunately, not the case.
Many reflect that life becomes all the more difficult during early abstinence. Feelings and emotions which have been previously suppressed by substances, tend to come flooding back and become overwhelming. Addiction very often presents a variety of consequences which can suddenly become reality.
These may include:
COMMON AREAS FOR CONSEQUENCES OF ADDICTION:
Mental and emotional health
For many individuals, substance use often becomes a life coping mechanism and a way of filling an internal void. Other justifications of use are often improved socialisation skills, a way to boost self-confidence, a means of self-reward or self-medication to manage either physical, mental or emotional pain. Irrespective of the specific reasons for use, if a person lacks the necessary coping mechanisms and support to remain abstinent, a return to old behaviours and attitudes becomes inevitable.
Repeated use of substances can lead to entrenched psychological habits, often extremely difficult to break. Consequently, strong cravings are commonplace in early abstinence. Beliefs can become warped, for example, “life will be boring and lonely forever”, “I cannot survive without substances” or “I don’t deserve to be abstinent”. Other common pitfalls of early abstinence may involve negative social circles, loneliness or isolation and boredom. These highlight some of the many potential triggers for relapse in early abstinence.
POTENTIAL TRIGGERS FOR RELAPSE IN EARLY ABSTINENCE:
Negative belief systems
Pain (Physical, mental or emotional)
The Acquiesce rehab programme addresses the psychological, physical, spiritual and social effects of addiction. It is delivered by our highly trained and experienced team and incorporates the latest evidence based interventions, alternative therapies and activities.
This combined with our effective urban recovery model allows individuals to learn, develop and experience all the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage and enjoy a life free from substances.
“in order to enjoy a life free from substance use you must create a life where it is easier to do so”