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It is no easy task to overcome an addiction. There is a heavy social stigma associated with the issues of substance abuse and substance dependency, but the simple fact is that addiction is a disease. It is considered a chronic disorder of the brain, one characterised by compulsive drug seeking and use despite the many destructive, potentially even deadly consequences that it brings.
Addictions can develop for a variety of reasons. Most people who develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol start drinking or taking drugs as a coping mechanism to deal with stress or other problems in their lives. Substances like these affect how you feel physically and mentally, often in ways that can feel very pleasurable. Once the brain and body develop a dependency, cutting the drugs or alcohol out can bring withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is always unpleasant and sometimes dangerous, which is why so many sufferers find it impossible to overcome their addiction alone.
What Rehab Options are Available?
When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, there are two different approaches that you can take. The first is outpatient care, which means you will visit the hospital or clinic for scheduled appointments. At the end of your consultation, you will go home, and it will be entirely up to you to manage your appointments and follow the guidance of your therapist. Outpatient programmes can be very helpful, especially if your case is not too serious, but for many victims of addiction, it simply isn’t effective enough.
With outpatient care, you will still deal with the everyday stresses of your normal life, and you will still have easy access to drugs and alcohol, which can make relapse dangerously easy.
The other option is inpatient care. This involves staying at a residential rehab clinic for around a month. Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab, like the kind we offer at Asana Lodge, provides a safe and enclosed space for you to overcome your addiction, away from all of your stress and the triggers associated with your substance abuse.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab at Asana Lodge
At Asana Lodge, we tailor our treatment programmes to our patients’ specific needs and circumstances. No two cases are exactly the same, which is why we believe it is important that you receive the kind of focused support and care that gives you the best possible chance of achieving a long and lasting recovery.
The first step on your recovery journey is detox. This is the process where your body metabolises the drugs or alcohol that are within its system, processing them and flushing the toxins out. It is at this point that you will go through withdrawal, but at residential alcohol and drug rehab you will be under the supervision of a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and psychiatric professionals at all times. You can rest assured that you will be in the safest hands. And with our airy rooms and state-of-the-art sauna facilities, you will also be in the most comfortable environment possible.
Once your drug and alcohol detox is over and the drugs and alcohol are out of your system, we offer holistic therapy treatments to ensure that we address the root causes of your addiction and give you the best chance of staying sober in the future. We take a patient-first approach when it comes to our therapy courses, meaning that we don’t just force you through the same exercises as everybody else. We will specifically tailor a course of therapy that works for you, and your individual needs.
How Long Does it Take to Detox?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to say exactly how long the detox process will take. The amount of time you need to flush the toxins out of your system and get over the withdrawal period will depend on a range of factors, including the nature of the drug you are addicted to and the heaviness of your usage. In most cases, you will undergo an initial wave of acute withdrawal symptoms, followed by a second wave of symptoms within the 3-5 day window.
The psychological symptoms of withdrawal, particularly cravings, can last very long. Withdrawal from stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, can come on very quickly. If you are addicted to cocaine and stop taking it you will likely have a “crash” within the first few hours, experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and paranoia. These symptoms can last for up to ten days, but cravings for stimulant drugs can persist for months.
Refer a Friend or Loved One
If you have found this page searching for help not for yourself but for a loved one, we can still be of help. Sufferers of addiction often find it extremely difficult to admit that they have a problem or that they need help. If their drug use or drinking began casually they may not even realise that they have a problem.
If you are worried that someone close to you has developed a dependency on drugs or alcohol, reach out to our family referral team. We cannot force anyone to enter rehab against their will, but if you tell us about them we can advise you on the best, most constructive ways to bring up the subject of professional care with them. We can also get the ball rolling on their admission, so that when they are ready to accept help there will already be a place open and ready for them.
Get in Contact Today
Whether you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, time is of the essence. Delays can only worsen the problem, and the chances of medical complications increase. So, do not hesitate. Get in touch with Asana Lodge today, and together we can beat addiction. Alternatively, you can call 01908 489 421.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does rehab work?
Residential rehab is one of the most effective ways to overcome your addictive disorder for the long-term. However, as mentioned earlier, you need to be committed to the process of recovery for it to have the necessary impact. Without being prepared to change how you live at the moment, then you cannot hope to benefit from any form of addition treatment. Addiction treatment is based around making positive changes to your physiology and psychology, so without being ready to change you have little hope of achieving the necessary end result.
What are the main signs and symptoms of addiction?
Addiction often goes hand in hand with denial and sometimes you might not be aware or admit to yourself that you have a substance misuse problem, much less an addiction. There are many signs of alcoholism and drug addiction but some of the main ones to look out for are: excessive consumption that increases over time; inability to reduce consumption; needing to take more for the same effect; withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink or take drugs. If any of these apply to you, call us today and find out how we can help.
How will you know which treatment I need?
At Asana Lodge, we require each of our clients to complete a clinical assessment before commencing treatment. Conducted by our highly skilled team of psychologists, medical professionals and recovery support workers, our clinical assessment provides us with greater insight into your addiction. Reviewing how your addiction has impacted your health and well-being, we can make suitable treatment recommendations.
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