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As anyone who has struggled with addiction knows, overcoming substance abuse is a difficult and challenging process. For many people, the first step is to seek professional help at a drug and alcohol rehab center.
If you are in the grip of a drug or alcohol addiction, it can sometimes feel like there’s nowhere to turn. Every year though, many people conquer their addictions through evidence-based addiction treatment programmes. Residential rehab is the ideal place to do this, as you will the finest care and round the clock support from trained professionals with a wealth of experience in addiction recovery. If you want to break free from the vicious cycle of addiction, rehab might be your best way forward.
What happens in detox?
Detoxification, commonly known as detox, is the process of letting the body clear the drugs and alcohol that are in the system. Long-term substance misuse can often lead to a physical and psychological dependency and when the chemicals from the drug are suddenly withdrawn, it can lead to a range of different withdrawal symptoms.
The type of symptom experienced can vary considerably depending on a number of factors, including the type of substance involved and the length and heaviness of use. It can also vary for individuals with similar addictions – some might experience very severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings, while others might come through the process more easily.
It is always best to undergo detox in a supervised setting though, as the symptoms can be very unpleasant and sometimes dangerous. At a specialist private rehab and detox clinic you will go through the process under medical supervision, making it as safe and easy as possible.
Therapy treatments for addiction
Detox is a huge and important step but it is still only one part of the overall journey to recovery. During rehab you will also benefit from a range of therapeutic treatments that aim to help you explore the root causes of your substance misuse and to address every aspect of your addiction.
The cornerstone of recovery will be a range of psychological therapies, which are carried out by experienced, qualified psychologists and counsellors. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is key to this approach, as it helps people in a negative cycle learn to manage their feelings. It is a technique with a proven track record in treating people with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and has also been used very successfully to treat addiction. Other psychological therapies and counselling techniques that may be valuable include trauma and abuse counselling, family therapy, mediation therapy, group therapy and NLP or neurolinguistic programming. This is a slightly less well-known technique than CBT that teaches people to analyse the strategies that lead to success, and apply them in the mission to reach a specific goal.
In addition, well-being therapies can help you improve your physical and mental well-being and could include:
- Stress management
- Meditation and mindfulness sessions
- Art therapy workshops
- Relaxation and sleep management
- Self-help sessions
- Holistic therapy
Mental health and dual diagnosis
At Asana Lodge we also specialise in treating mental health conditions, including dual diagnosis. This is when an addiction and a mental health condition co-exist. There is often a complex relationship at play between substance misuse, addiction and mental health, with each influencing the other to different degrees. It can be very dangerous to leave any aspect untreated – an untreated mental health condition could increase the risk of relapse further down the line while an untreated substance abuse issue could trigger or exacerbate a mental health condition.
Our rehab centre
If you decide to seek help through an outpatient programme such as those commonly available through the NHS, it is likely that you will still have to cope with the people and places associated with your alcohol or drug use, as well as all the triggers, temptations and stresses of everyday life. You will also have to attend appointments and treatment sessions that could be held at clinics or other venues, which can be difficult if your addiction has made you disorganised or unreliable.
At Asana Lodge, we can offer the calm and tranquil environment you need to focus on your recovery and make the most of rehab. It is located in an isolated setting that takes you away from all those triggers and temptations and also allows yourself and your family members to arrive and leave discretely should you wish.
All our bedrooms come with en suite bathrooms and there is disabled access to all floors. Rooms are designed to be light and airy and you can find peace, privacy and space to breathe in the outdoor grounds, including a sensory garden. We also provide a focus on nutrition and an on-site gym. Paving the way for a generally healthier lifestyle can be useful in helping you to focus your energies in a positive direction and this can also be valuable in avoiding relapse moving forward.
After you leave
Your stay in rehab will equip you with the tools, skills and knowledge you need to stay clean and sober going forward, but that doesn’t mean that the journey will be easy or that the hard work is over. There will still be challenging times ahead and relapse can be a lasting threat.
Our relapse prevention sessions will help you to develop strategies and techniques for when this danger does rear its head. We also offer 12 months of free aftercare to provide you with the vital support you need when you need it.
Contact us today
If you have an issue with drugs or alcohol, it’s never too soon to seek professional help. Left unchecked, these problems can cause a great deal of harm – not only to your own physical and mental health but also to your loved ones and those around you. We also offer family referral for people who have been watching their own loved ones going through the pains of addiction and want to get theme the help they deserve.
While it’s never too soon to seek help, it is never too late either. Even if you have repeatedly tried and failed to address your drinking or drug use, we can help you to break the vicious cycle of addiction.
Contact us today to find out how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your referral process?
Consisting of four steps, our referral process guarantees that treatment can be sought as quickly as possible. The first step in our referral process is an initial enquiry. This will see you contact us to discuss our addiction treatment and facilities. Following this, we conduct a pre-admissions assessment over the telephone. This assessment helps us learn more about you and your addiction to ensure that we can advise you of your treatment options. As you complete our pre-admissions assessment, we will ask you to pay a small deposit to secure your place at our rehab. Upon doing so, we will arrange a suitable admissions date and time with you. On this date, you will enter our rehab and commence treatment.
How will you know which treatment I need?
At Asana Lodge, we require each of our clients to complete a clinical assessment before commencing treatment. Conducted by our highly skilled team of psychologists, medical professionals and recovery support workers, our clinical assessment provides us with greater insight into your addiction. Reviewing how your addiction has impacted your health and well-being, we can make suitable treatment recommendations.
What facilities are available at Asana Lodge?
At Asana Lodge, our facilities include 25 modern bedrooms, a welcome lounge, medication and examination rooms, a library, large lounge and dining spaces, individual therapy rooms and external courtyards and gardens. To ensure that our clients can relax and focus solely on their recovery, we also have an on-site chef on hand to prepare nutritious meals. Laundry services are additionally available.
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