06 February 2017

How Drug Rehab Can Help You Beat Addiction

Those who are struggling with illnesses such as drug addiction do not need to suffer in silence as help is available. It is often the case that individuals will fail to reach out for help for their addiction because of a belief that they are beyond help, but this is rarely the case. Drug rehab can help those affected by addiction to overcome their illness and move on to a better life.

The good news for those affected by drug addiction is that there are many options when it comes to drug rehab. Treatment is available in both inpatient and outpatient facilities; here at UKAT, we offer a range of treatment choices and programmes to suit the requirements of every individual looking for help.

Overcoming Addiction with Drug Rehab

One person who knows what it is like to tackle a drug addiction is Matt Willis, the former Busted star. Matt struggled with both drug and alcohol addiction and has revealed that he tried drug rehab three times before finally managing to overcome his illness.

It is quite common for recovering addicts to relapse after drug rehab, but that does not mean they should give up. Matt is a prime example of how you can beat addiction if you continue to work hard on your sobriety. He has now been clean for the past eight years and credits wife Emma for helping him to stay sober.

Managing Sobriety

It is important to remember that sobriety is something that requires hard work and dedication. There is no cure for addiction; it is an illness that can only be treated, and sobriety must be managed and maintained. Matt said, “I think about sobriety every day. Now I don’t drink, take drugs or painkillers. I don’t take anything because I’ve learned that I don’t behave the same way as other people. If there’s anything you can take too far, I’ll take it too far. I’m 100% happy now – I couldn’t be happier if I tried – but I know if I put a drink inside of me then something changes in my chemical make-up and I become a different person.”

Liberal Attitude

You might think that with Matt’s problems with drugs and alcohol, he would be staunchly against them, but he seems to have a relaxed and liberal attitude to drugs when it comes to his kids. He has said he would not stop his children from taking drugs when they are older, adding, “If they’re going to take drugs, they’re going to take drugs. I can tell them why I think certain things are dangerous, but do I want them not to smoke weed at college and go to parties and have great times with their friends? I don’t know if I want to be that guy.”

How to Beat Drug Addiction

If you are struggling with a drug addiction like Matt once was, know that help is available. For most people, the first step on the road to recovery is to reach out for help. It can be difficult to admit that drugs have taken control of your life, but until you can do this, your life is unlikely to improve; in fact, it is much more likely to get worse.

Accepting that you have a drug addiction may be difficult because you are worried about what others might think. However, it is important to realise that addiction is an illness, just like the flu or hepatitis are illnesses. You did not choose to be an addict, but you can choose to get help.

Once you are ready to accept a diagnosis of addict and are prepared to make the changes necessary to overcome your illness, UKAT can help. We have several superb clinics where you can access both drug detox and drug rehab programmes. Our clinics are staffed by dedicated professionals who want to help you succeed. Many of them have been where you are now and know exactly what the recovery process is like.

If you are interested in a drug rehab programme for yourself or a loved one, contact us KAT today. We will assess your situation to determine if you need a detox before commencing a drug rehab programme. We will provide you with all the information you need in terms of beating addiction and will guide and support you when it comes to making decisions regarding your treatment.

We want you to know that you have nothing to fear from rehab; rehab is an opportunity to change your life for the better. With our fantastic treatment programmes, you could soon be on the road to recovery. Provided you are ready for change and are prepared to commit to the programme, your life could change dramatically. Contact us today for more information on our drug rehab programmes and how we can help you beat your addiction once and for all.

Source: Busted’s Matt Willis opens up about his struggles with drug addiction (Metro.co.uk)

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