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There can be many different reasons as to why a person becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs. These can broadly be split into genetic and environmental factors, although there’s more likely to be a combination of reasons which may have caused someone’s drug or alcohol addiction.
One of the primary causes of addiction is the environment in which you grew up in. If you were raised in a family where drinking alcohol and taking drugs was the norm, you’re more likely to see it as acceptable and therefore take part in these activities.
Similarly, the social circle that you choose to involve yourself with can have a dramatic influence on whether or not you participate in substance abuse.
Sometimes a person can become addicted to alcohol or drugs after experiencing a traumatic event like a bereavement, a job loss, family breakdown, or a serious injury.
In these cases, the individual may turn to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism to manage their emotions in relation to the traumatic event. It’s highly likely that this coping mechanism turns into a dependence on the substance, which then quickly develops into an addiction which can be very difficult to get free from.
Mental Health and Addiction to Alcohol or Drugs
Over our years of experience, we’ve seen many people who struggle with their mental health, also struggle with addiction; we often see the two go hand in hand. This is generally because when a person is suffering from poor mental health, they may use alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with their psychological pain.
Alternatively, when someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, their brain functionality can become significantly impaired, leading to a mental health problem such as anxiety, bi-polarity, depression, or even suicide.
When a person is suffering from both an addiction and mental health problems, we refer to this as a dual diagnosis for which we provide a specialised dual diagnosis treatment.
There is absolutely no reason to feel embarrassed or ashamed about admitting that you have a dual diagnosis, it’s actually very common. Our team are knowledgeable, compassionate, and discrete when it comes to supporting all of our clients along their journey to long-term recovery.
Which therapies do we use at our Drug and Alcohol Rehab Enfield?
When you’re recovering from such a complex condition like alcohol or drug addiction, it’s important that you receive an addiction treatment programme which suits your specific needs. This is why we only design personalised drug and alcohol treatment programmes at our rehab in Enfield.
This high level of personalisation is crucial to achieving an effective recovery from addiction. Within your treatment programme, we will feature a carefully selected combination of well-being and psychological focused therapies to offer you a holistic approach to your rehabilitation.
One of the first things you’ll do once you arrive at our rehabilitation centre, is visit our excellent detox clinic. This process allows you to enter recovery by gradually reducing your consumption of alcohol or drugs in a safe and controlled way.
Your drug or alcohol detox will be followed by your therapeutic treatments which will give you the mental strength to remain in recovery. The process of emotional, psychological, physical, and social healing is crucial to your long-term recovery and to learning the power of relapse prevention techniques.
All of our therapies are evidence-based and are highly regarded as effective addiction treatment therapies. Some of the psychological therapies we deliver include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), stress management, psychotherapy, relapse prevention, individual, group, or family counselling, and motivational interviewing.
Alongside these therapies which concentrate on breaking your mental connection with the substance, we also ensure that you receive therapies which focus on improving your general well-being which significantly aids the overall effectiveness of your recovery.
These well-being therapies could include relaxation and sleep management, low-level laser therapy, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, fitness therapy, nutritional supplement therapy, and music therapy.
By following our tailored, holistic approach to addiction treatment at our drug and alcohol rehab Enfield, you’re giving yourself the greatest opportunity to succeed in your long-term recovery goals.
What are the benefits of joining our Rehab in Enfield?
When you commit to joining our drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield, you’re committing to a life-changing experience that will give you the tools and knowledge required to overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs once and for all.
Our excellent team of recovery workers consists of psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, therapists, and mental health support workers. They are specialists in addiction treatments and are dedicated to keeping you motivated every step of the way along your road to recovery. Many of our team have even experienced drug and alcohol rehab first-hand, so have a unique insight into what is truly best for your rehabilitation.
Joining a drug and alcohol rehab on a residential addiction treatment programme has shown to be extremely more effective than joining as an outpatient.
It’s very difficult to fully focus on your long-term recovery when you’re still staying at home where you’re surrounded by distractions and the daily stresses of life; this is generally a bad environment to attempt rehabilitation.
Whereas our rehab in Enfield works hard to create a motivating, relaxing, and recovery focused environment with no distractions and no negative influences from the outside world. It’s a fantastic place for you to come and have one sole focus – achieving your long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
We provide all of our clients with their own private room, daily nutritious meals, and take care of all their housekeeping and laundry needs. We also arrange social activities for you to enjoy in your downtime after your therapy sessions. These could include group runs or walks, film nights, quiz nights, and family visits should you wish to.
Now is the time to take back control and begin your road to recovery. Call us today on 01908 489 421 or email us at [email protected].
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