Anyone can become an addict, addiction doesn’t discriminate against geography or social standing. The stigma attached to addiction paints a very negative image of the type of person that becomes an addict, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cotswolds

Addiction is a complex disorder and can be brought about by stress, trauma, or mental health issues, to name a few, which means it can affect anyone. Admitting you have an addiction is often the hardest step to take in the long road to recovery.

Once you’re ready to overcome your denial, admit your addiction and commit to your recovery, we can help you recover. With state-of-the-art facilities and leading scientific, evidence-based treatment we can help you achieve sustainable recovery and turn your life around.

All you have to do is contact our friendly team today for a free and confidential chat about your addiction and treatment options.

 

What to expect from Rehab

You may be tempted to try and treat your addiction yourself. Detoxing attempts at home are not unheard of, but are something that we would strongly discourage anyone from attempting.

Rarely does this work and it’s highly likely that withdrawal symptoms will be experienced, which can become dangerous if not properly supervised.

However, if left untreated an addiction will only get worse. The term addiction has roots in the notion of enslavement, which is apt given how it affects people. Once an addiction is formed it impacts, both the physical body and the psyche, which is another reason why professional help is required to break free from the habit.

At Asana Lodge, we provide a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment programme. We’ll help you understand the root causes of your addiction through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and how to manage cravings and scenarios that would usually have driven you towards your addiction. Through subtle changes in your behaviour and thought processes, you can develop the tools needed to sustain sobriety.

We’ll also help you to think about how to change your lifestyle for the better to help you maintain self care and sobriety.

With this treatment, support and the aftercare provided, you will have the best chance of staying sober and achieving long-term recovery.

 

Detox

Detox is always the first step in any treatment programme. In order to address the causes of addiction you require a clear head that can only be achieved through detox.

For most, detox lasts a couple of days and is supervised by our team of medical experts. Your consumption levels will be slowly reduced, giving your body time to adjust each time. This’ll be repeated until your body is free from the substance.

However, since you will have grown dependent on this substance for every day functions, withdrawal symptoms are expected throughout detox. The more severe your addiction the more severe your withdrawal symptoms are likely to be. With round the clock care and medical professionals on hand you can rest assured that you’ll be kept comfortable throughout this process.

Withdrawal symptoms can come in all shapes and sizes, including the following:

  • Headaches
  • Interrupted sleep or even insomnia
  • Shakiness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in blood pressure and heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Although these withdrawal symptoms may seem daunting, at Asana Lodge we’ll monitor your progress and can administer prescription drugs where necessary to help make you comfortable. Once your detox is complete you’ll begin your therapy treatment programme.

 

Developing a healthy lifestyle

Addiction causes the individual to lose control over use, even if its harmful to themselves. Self care is no longer important and a person’s health is neglected.

The majority of addicts that arrive at rehab in Cotswold are suffering from malnutrition, as they have neglected their health. This is why nutrition is an important aspect of addiction treatment.

At Asana Lodge, we have an onsite nutritionalist who will assess your health upon arrival and develop a dietary plan for you to follow throughout your stay.

Eating well ensures that your body receives all the nutrients, minerals and energy it requires to heal, but also allow you to partake in physical and psychological treatment.

Alongside nutrition, we believe that a healthy active lifestyle can help you to overcome addiction. Since addiction takes over your life it leaves little time for anything else, which is why filling this time with positive activities is key for sustaining sobriety.

We provide a range of fitness and wellbeing class, workshops and sessions to help distract you from your addiction, negative thoughts and cravings, and allow you to develop a more healthy, positive lifestyle. From yoga, to motivational sessions and fitness classes, there is something for everyone at Asana Lodge.

 

Self care

Learning to care and look after yourself is an important part of recovery. Addiction slowly strips a person of their self-esteem and self worth, which is why mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression are prevalent within addicts.

What this means, is that you stop looking after yourself. Your personal hygiene and the way in which you look no longer matters, as you’re purely focused on your addiction.

During your drug and alcohol rehab treatment, we’ll work with you to rediscover your self care through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

CBT helps you to identify the roots causes of your addiction, its triggers and the negative thought processes and behaviours that drive the substance misuse. Through CBT you can learn strategies to help you cope in challenging situations and retrain yourself to develop more positive habits and thought processes.

We’ll work with you on a relapse prevention plan and teach you how to look out for the early signs of relapse. Self care is often one of the first things to slip before relapse occurs.

 

Get the help you need within 48 hours

Contact our supportive team today for help and be admitted as quickly as within 48 hours.

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to receiving help for an addiction, which is why we work hard to get you admitted as quickly as possible.

With rehabilitation centres dotted across the UK, you can stay local and receive rehab in Cotswolds or travel further afield to another of our centres.

 

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https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/alcohol-detox-programs#1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553654/