The idea of drug and alcohol rehab can seem daunting, but it does not have to be. Addiction is an incredibly serious issue, a disease that is hard to overcome alone and without support.
It is not abnormal for victims of addiction to suffer from feelings of shame, but it is important to remember that there is absolutely nothing wrong at all in seeking help.
There is no surer way to overcome a substance dependency than receiving proper addiction treatment at a specialised rehabilitation centre. And, if you are ready to take that step and are looking for rehab in Buxton, there is no one better placed to help you than Asana Lodge.
All of our treatments are based entirely on scientific evidence, making us a unique facility in the UK. From detoxification through to relapse prevention, we will guide and support you back to a clean, drug and alcohol-free life.
Family and friend referral
If you have found yourself on this page seeking help not for yourself, but for a loved one, then we can still assist you. It is incredibly rare for those around an addict to be unaffected by their condition, and it can never be overstated that addiction can be just as destructive to others as to the individual.
If you are concerned that someone you care about has developed a substance dependency it is always best to act quickly. As well as the manifold health complications associated with substance abuse, one of the worst consequences of addiction is the damage it can wreak on personal relationships.
This is why we offer a referral service, so you can help those you care about begin their recovery. Self-denial is, unfortunately, common in addicts, and sometimes a little push is needed.
Of course, we cannot force someone who is unwilling to enter rehab to come to our facility, but we will do everything we can to help you get them to a point of acceptance, a point by which they will feel more comfortable with the idea of receiving help.
If the addiction is having a negative impact on the entire household we can also offer family drug support, helping you through this tumultuous and painful time.
What does drug and alcohol treatment entail?
It is almost universally acknowledged that the hardest part of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is the detoxification process. Detoxification, or detox for short, is the part where the alcohol or drugs are removed from your body.
That in itself is not so bad, but the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that come on afterwards can be particularly painful, in the worst cases even dangerous.
Miscellaneous aches and pains are the most common complaints of those suffering through drug or alcohol withdrawal, but more serious problems such as strokes, heart attacks and seizures can also occur.
The main benefit of going through this period at a specialised detox clinic is that we can help you deal with your withdrawal safely, with trained medical staff on hand should you experience any of the more worrying effects.
Due to the insulated nature of our facility you will be cut off from access to drugs and alcohol, making the break as clean as possible and severely limiting the chances of an immediate relapse.
But, while important, detox is not the only service that we offer. The toxins in your system are only a part of the problem- once you have got rid of them, there is always the chance that you will give in to the temptation to return to drinking or using.
The danger of relapse will, sadly, always be there to some degree. In order to help you reach a long-term recovery we offer a variety of tried and tested holistic treatments.
These therapies are all intended to help you understand how and why your addiction developed, and to equip you with the knowledge and self-understanding necessary to develop healthy methods of stress management so that you can resist these urges once you have left Asana Lodge.
What kind of therapy do we offer?
At Asana Lodge we are firm believers that every patient is a unique individual with their own needs and their own path to recovery. Not every patient will have the exact same experience at our clinic because certain therapies may work wonders for one person, but do little to help another by comparison.
This means that we cannot give you a precise outline of the treatments you will receive, but we can give you an idea of the kinds of things that we offer. The most common treatment we provide, for example, is cognitive behavioural therapy.
Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT to make it easier, is designed to change the way that you behave and think. Addiction is often linked to problems in your wider life: stress, depression, sudden and overwhelming changes.
CBT helps you to deal with these problems more easily, allowing you to approach them in stages rather than panicking about them all at once. By giving you the ability to compartmentalise, the chances of your life problems triggering your drinking or drug use is drastically curtailed.
As well as fostering healthy coping strategies, we also encourage introspection so that you better understand yourself and the reasons behind your drinking or drug use. More traditional methods of counselling can be applied for this aim, but we also offer alternative therapies such as art therapy.
Research has shown that art can be invaluable in enabling people to explore their emotions and their behaviours.
If talking therapies such as CBT do not seem to be working as well as they could, if you have trouble verbalising your worries and feelings, then art therapy can help you reach a stage where you more fully understand yourself and can convey these emotions.
One of the worst things about addiction is that it gets worse over time. The urges become stronger, the ill-effects more damaging, and the amount you take increases. Addiction is a dangerous cycle, and it is always best to break it as soon as possible.
It is never too late to seek help, but it can also never be too early, so please, if you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, don’t delay any longer. Contact us as soon as you can.