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Admitting to your addiction can be one of the hardest steps to take in recovery. Since addiction shrouds itself in denial it can be hard to spot the warning signs until it’s too late.
Every year thousands of individuals seek help for their addictions and the majority are successfully treated. However, if left untreated, no matter how in control you feel, your addiction will slowly tear your world apart. Your relationships will breakdown, your focus will shift solely on your addiction and the next high, your finances will become incredibly stretched to support your habit and you may been loose your job and home.
It’s never too early to seek help for you addiction, so reach out today and turn your life around.
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Are you suffering from a Drug or Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Asana Lodge is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
What can cause an addiction?
Addiction is defined as something you don’t have control over doing or taking to the point where it causes you harm. Despite many societal stereotypes, anyone can become an addict and addictions can be formed around a wide variety of substances and activities. However, there are some factors that can make a person more susceptible to becoming an addict.
Traumas can create a lot of stress in a persons life and can cause lasting mental health issues, such as PTSD. In order to cope with the stress of a past trauma and the strain it has on your daily life, someone may often turn to addictive behaviour to find a sense of relief.
Mental Health Issues
Mental health issues can often cause an addiction, but can also become a symptom of an addiction as well. When someone struggles with their mental wellbeing, often turning to drugs or alcohol, for instance, can provide them with the daily relief they need from their mental health issues.
The environment that you grow up in and surround yourself in can play a hugely influential role in your life. With this in mind, if you grow up in a household with addicts, or you surround yourself with peers that use, it’s much more likely that you’ll start using too.
What to expect from drug and alcohol rehab
Most drug and alcohol rehab centres will conduct a full medical assessment upon your arrival. This assessment will determine your mental and physical well-being and will be a vital in determining your personalised treatment programme for your stay.
The majority of patients will stay in residential rehab for 28 days, and even though treatments are tailored to the individual, the same structure is used throughout. First the patient must detox and then theory treatments are undertaken.
Medically supervised detox
Detox usually lasts for just a couple of days, but should always be conducted under medical supervision. Since you’ll be relinquishing your body of the substance it now uses to function on a daily basis, you’ll encounter some withdrawal symptoms throughout this process. These symptoms will vary, depending on the length and severity of your addiction, but you could experience anything from headaches, to nausea, to increased heart rate and hallucinations.
Therapy treatment options
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most common type of therapy used to treat addiction. CBT involves the process of retraining your brain in order to change certain thought process and habit and with that the way in which you approach and deal with certain situations. Through CBT you’ll form new habits and thought patterns that will promote a more healthy and positive lifestyle.
Alongside CBT you may also have the chance to undertake some of the following therapies:
- Group therapy
- Bereavement counselling
- Art therapy
- Stress management workshops
- Motivational sessions
- Satori chair therapy
- Intravenous brain restoration therapy
Life after rehab
Once you complete your drug and alcohol rehab in Atherton, you’ll return home to your daily life. However your rehabilitation does not end when you leave the rehab centre, as recovery is a commitment you have to make for life.
The first 12 months after rehab are considered to be the most likely time for relapse to occur, which is why most treatment programmes will offer aftercare programmes, sometimes for free.
Aftercare involves the process of helping you adjust back to daily life, after your treatment programme, which can be particularly difficult, especially since relationships will need to be rebuilt along the way.
In order to help you cope with this adjustment, most aftercare programmes introduced you to local support groups where you can meet people who share similar life experiences to yourself. This peer support can be a vital lifeline when you feel life becoming overwhelming and those cravings start to kick in.
Alongside peer support, aftercare usually offers some extra therapy to help you rebuild relationships and find your feet in the world again.
Private vs NHS treatment
One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is whether you opt for private or NHS care. The main difference being the cost of rehabilitation.
NHS care is free of charge, but does still have limitations. Waiting lists can often take 3 – 6 months until you’re offered rehab and when you finally reach that stage, you’ll be supplied with a limited number of sessions.
Even thigh private rehab costs between £5,000 – £10,000 on average, the benefits are vast. Since you’re paying for the service, you’ll be admitted to a centre within a few days of your initial consultation and once you start your treatment, you’ll receive luxury care from medical professional who’ll provide you with round the clock care.
Duration of rehab in Atherton
Most drug and alcohol rehab programmes last for a duration of 28 days. Throughout this time you’l undergo medically supervised detox and partake in a variety of traditional and holistic theory treatments to help you heal both your mind and body.
The duration of treatment can vary depending on the individual.
When to seek help
If you think you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, it’s imperative that you seek help as soon as you can. If left untreated an addiction will only worsen, causing long term health implications and, in worst case scenarios, death.
Take back control of your life today by asking for help and taking that first step in the long road to recovery.
What are the treatment and therapy options?
Treatment and therapy options range significantly through rehab. Common options include detoxification, therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy and stress management. Yet we also use innovative forms of treatment here at Asana Lodge, such as art therapy and NAD+ therapy to strengthen addiction recovery.
Dependent on personal needs, recommendations of treatments will vary, fitting into a personal, safe programme of treatment.
How do I afford rehab?
Private rehab options do work to budgets to offer affordability. Payments can be made through savings, through accepted insurance claims or through individual arrangements, depending on your selected rehab clinic. We can work with you at Asana Lodge to make the entirety of rehab affordable.
How to select the right facility for me?
Selecting a rehab clinic to recover from should be guided by your needs. Your location, budget, health requirements and recovery goals should all be considered when comparing the approach of rehabilitation centres. Comparing each option, including the available delivery of treatment will be recommended, along with considering a specialist standard.
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