If you are trying to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction, residential rehab is both the safest and most effective way to successfully kick your dependency.
You may have tried, or are thinking of trying, going ‘cold-turkey’ on your own, but such an approach often just leads to further problems.
Without the proper medical support or professional guidance, the mental and physical symptoms associated with substance withdrawal can be overwhelming, potentially even dangerous, and most people fall back into use very quickly.
In order to satisfy the intense cravings brought on by these brief periods of complete abstinence, most addicts end up increasing their intake when they return to use and the cycle begins all over again.
Drug and alcohol rehab treatments offer a far safer, more effective alternative. The enclosed, regulated nature of private drug and alcohol rehab means that it is much less likely that you will fall off the wagon, and if you experience particularly severe withdrawal symptoms then specialised medical personnel will be on hand to ensure that you are not in danger.
Rehabilitation is all about mitigating these risks, and ensuring that you have the fortitude going forwards to avoid falling back into the same pitfalls.
It is a highly unfortunate fact that the social stigma attached to alcohol and drug addiction remains prevalent even today, but there should be absolutely no shame in seeking help for a substance dependency.
Addiction is quite rightly considered to be a disease, and like all diseases, sufferers require support and care in order to achieve a lasting and meaningful recovery. If you are a victim of this terrible disease, and if you are ready to reach out for help, Asana Lodge can offer you that support.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab
At Asana Lodge, we specialise in the treatment of addiction. Addiction comes in many different forms, and all of them are damaging and destructive. Substance dependencies are particularly harmful because of the physical dangers associated with prolonged abuse.
Consistent overconsumption of alcohol and drugs drastically increases the risk of acute medical emergencies such as strokes and cardiac arrest, and it is one of the leading causes of chronic conditions like liver disease and oral cancer.
In order to overcome an addiction to harmful substances such as alcohol and opioids, it is first necessary to flush these toxins out of your system. This process is commonly referred to as detoxification, and it is best to undergo this process in a specialised detox clinic.
At Asana Lodge you will be under constant supervision and you will have continuous, ready access to professional support and medical aid should you need it.
This means that if you have any problems during the withdrawal period, whether that means you are simply struggling with the psychological stress of giving up the substance or you are experiencing painful and dangerous withdrawal symptoms, help will be on hand to guide you through these struggles and keep you as safe as possible.
Treatments for Relapse Prevention
While other conditions such as a gambling addiction do not carry the same physical risks as substance dependency, they can be just as damaging to the sufferer’s mental health and, if left unchecked, can lead to financial ruin.
Addiction- any kind of addiction- is just as much a psychological issue as it is a physical one, and this mental aspect must be addressed if you want to recover fully.
Once you have gone through detoxification you will have the opportunity to undergo a range of holistic treatments aimed at preventing a possible relapse in the future.
To this end, we offer an extensive programme of therapies and counselling. It is far from uncommon for addiction to come hand in hand with mental illness. In fact, it is often the case that issues connected to mental health and depression lead to sufferers developing an addiction, or vice versa.
Substance abuse is often viewed as a reaction to stressful problems, an unhealthy way of dealing with anxiety. Talking therapies, CBT for example, can be extremely helpful in the treatment of addiction precisely because they address these stresses and triggers, allowing patients to develop healthier coping mechanisms.
If you undertake CBT, which stands for cognitive behavioural therapy, you will be encouraged to change the way in which you approach problems in your life, making previously overwhelming issues seem much more manageable.
This will not only make it much easier for you to resist the urge to return to drinking or using, but it will also help you to deal with the anxieties and stresses that prompted you to start abusing the substance in the first place.
There is no getting around the fact that addiction is a lifetime struggle. No matter how long you have been clean, the temptation to start using again will always be there to some extent.
This is why it is so crucial that you develop efficient and healthy coping strategies, and we will do our utmost to ensure that you can. Even after you have left our facility, Asana Lodge will remain an active part of your support network.
Our aftercare programme ensures that you can stay in contact with us once you have returned to your everyday life, and, if it comes to it, you can always come back to our clinic.
Contact us today
If you need help overcoming your addiction, there is no point in delaying. As time goes on the compulsion to continue using will only grow harder to resist, and with each day wasted the risk of falling victim to serious and irreparable health consequences increases.
99% of all patients treated at Asana Lodge successfully overcome their addictions. Getting in touch with us virtually guarantees that you will be able to return to a happier, drug and alcohol-free life.
So do not hesitate, contact Asana Lodge as soon as you can. Together, we can face the scourge of addiction.