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Now more than ever, people are coming forward to seek help for their additions and the underlining causes behind them.
If you are struggling with an addiction, help is available. All you need to do is ask for it.
Why Do Some People Get Addictions?
Drug and alcohol addiction is a highly complex condition that has no simple answer as to why some people get it and some people don’t.
For some people, they could be abusing drugs or alcohol for years and never see any adverse effects, while one use can be enough for others to develop an addiction.
The human brain is a complicated thing, and many different factors can make it easier for a person to develop an alcohol and drug addiction. These factors include:
A Family History of Addiction (Genetics)
There is a genetic component when it comes to addictions. So, for example, if a person’s grandparent struggled with alcohol addiction, then their decedents are more likely to be able to develop an addiction of their own.
Mental Health Issues
Mental health issues such as undiagnosed mental illnesses are often self-medicated through drugs or alcohol to try and self-regulate extreme emotions caused by conditions such as anxiety or depression.
An addiction is formed by a person’s brain relying on drugs or alcohol, creating dopamine and causing the rush of pleasure many associate with substance abuse. Eventually, a person’s brain becomes reliant on their extra dopamine hit and develops an addiction. But this can happen much easier if your brain doesn’t make enough dopamine.
People who are living with domestic abuse, forced prostitution, homelessness or unstable living conditions are more likely to develop an addiction as they regularly abuse drugs or alcohol as a way to cope.
It is not uncommon for people with chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue or chronic pain to turn to drugs and alcohol to manage their conditions when traditional means stop working. But unfortunately, they are unable to access any real help or support.
Any of these factors or a combination can lead to an addiction.
Get In Touch
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. You can either call our confidential helpline or request a call-back by clicking on the below form.
What Happens During Detox
Addiction can have an extreme effect on the body, so you will need to detox from alcohol and drugs to safely work towards long-term recovery.
It is recommended that you never attempt detox alone or outside a rehab centre in Cirencester, as it can be a very dangerous process if not done correctly. This is because, during the detox, you will experience withdrawal symptoms that can include:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Light sensitivity
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
Due to the danger of withdrawal symptoms, you will be monitored day and night by the rehab centre’s medical staff team to ensure you are safe. In addition, they will monitor your progress and ensure that your withdrawal symptoms never progress to the point of danger.
Should the withdrawal symptoms prove too much for your body to handle, the medical team will provide you with medication to relieve the symptoms.
The alcohol and drug detox will give you a fresh start. You won’t need to worry about experiencing withdrawal symptoms again as long as you avoid abusing drugs or alcohol.
Is Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab Better Than Outpatient Rehab?
Outpatient rehab can be a very good option if it is your only option. It can be booked around your existing schedule, and as it is run through the NHS, it is accessible to everyone in the UK.
However, as the NHS drug and alcohol rehab services are part of the mental health sector, there simply aren’t enough resources for everyone, so they have no choice but to only prioritise the most severe cases.
This leaves you to wait and hope you can get an appointment to prove that you are struggling enough to warrant their help. Even if they are cleared to be helped by them, you will have to wait months for a place in a rehab facility to open up.
In comparison with a private rehab, all you need to do is call up to book a quick 20-minute pre-admissions assessment, where the admissions team will ensure you get the most out of your time at rehab.
Following this, you can book in to start your treatments at your earliest convenience.
Private alcohol and drug rehab have also proven to have a high success rate, with people more likely to achieve long-term recovery than if they were to go for the outpatient alternative.
This is because, with inpatient rehab, all your treatments are done one after the other, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the recovery process. You will also be kept from all drugs and alcohol so that you can’t succumb to temptation and hinder your progress.
One Year of Free Aftercare Support
After your stay at a rehab in the Cirencester area, you can access aftercare services for up to a year with us at Asana Lodge. These aftercare services include follow-up therapy sessions to monitor your progress and a custom relapse prevention plan that will contain strategies you and your therapist came up with during your treatments to help you avoid giving in to temptation.
Start the Admissions Process Today
To start your journey with us at Asana Lodge, you need to call us at 01908 489 421, and you can start your journey to long-term recovery.
This won’t be easy, but we can promise you that one day you will look back on this moment and be thankful that you decided to take your life back from addiction.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the long-term effects of cannabis addiction?
Many people consume cannabis as they believe it helps them to relax and forget about their worries for a short period. Particularly people who are suffering with mental health problems, will turn to cannabis as a way to cope with their psychological trauma. However, once this short-term relief wears off, mental health problems will still be there and in most cases, will be more severe than before. The long-term effects of cannabis addiction can quickly take hold, these may include impaired judgement, it can alter your senses, significantly change your mood, develop respiratory problems, create a dependence on cannabis, and change your brain development.
Why should I attend rehab?
Like many others, you may question whether rehab is necessary, and you may consider attempting to recover from your addiction independently. As doing so is extremely dangerous and can cause you to become extremely unwell, we advise you not to attempt to do so. Instead, attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Southall will ensure that you have access to the treatments you need to overcome your addiction once and for all.
What is the difference between substance and behavioural addictions?
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