There are many justifications for consuming legal substances. For example, consuming prescription drugs to relieve pain is a logical decision. Consuming alcohol for a short-term escape is also a common validation. Whilst recommended consumption guidelines can be safe in most cases, abusing such parameters can be damaging. Substance misuse is where a substance is…Read More
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Addiction is a destructive condition that can cause untold harm, not just to the addict’s own physical and mental health but also to those around them. Addiction and the behaviours associated with it can tear relationships apart, whether they are with partners, parents, children, friends or colleagues. Addiction can wreck careers and destroy your home life and, unless it is treated, this type of problem is only likely to get worse.
Whether you have tried and failed to quit previously or want to address your drinking and drug use before it spirals out of control, there are people out there who can help.
Receiving Help for a Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Realising that you have a problem and need help is always a big and positive step forward. It’s easy to feel alone when you are in the grip of addiction and even if you do have loved ones supporting you, they may not be able to grasp what you are going through.
Professional addiction recovery workers will have a wealth of experience dealing with people from a wide range of backgrounds and situations. They will also be empathetic and non-judgemental, helping to provide a safe space in which you can really focus on your recovery.
Help Via a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Ewell
One option is the sort of outpatient treatment option you may be offered through the NHS. Unfortunately, however, resources for addiction treatment are often stretched and there may be waiting lists. You will also be exposed to the usual triggers and temptations associated with your drinking or drug use, as well as having the organisation and discipline needed to attend treatment sessions.
At a residential rehab you will already be living ‘in house’ in a safe and tranquil environment, allowing you to focus on a structured holistic treatment programme tailored for your own requirements and needs.
What to Expect From Rehab
Your journey through rehab will begin with a thorough assessment and pre-admission process to make sure that rehab is in fact the right choice for you. You will also be invited to have a frank and open discussion about your substance use, addiction and any mental health issues.
The more honest you are, the more this can be used to create an effective drug or alcohol addiction treatment programme tailored specially for you. You will also undergo a medical examination before entering drug and alcohol rehab to ensure that all treatments are safe and suitable.
The treatment programme itself will usually include a period of drug or alcohol detox accompanied by a programme of therapies, one-to-one counselling and other treatments. Even when you leave rehab the recovery process is not complete.
Rehab should provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to maintain your sobriety moving forward but there are still likely to be challenges ahead. Relapse can be a constant risk, especially in the weeks and months following your stay at rehab. This is why we also provide a year’s free aftercare to provide vital support just when you need it.
The Detoxification Process
One of the most important steps in any recovery journey is drug and alcohol detoxification. This is the process during which you metabolise the drugs or alcohol from your system – essentially the point at which you become clean and sober. Prolonged drug or alcohol use can create a chemical dependency however, and this can result in a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when the substance is suddenly reduced or withdrawn.
The exact nature of these symptoms can vary widely depending on the drug involved and other factors including the duration and heaviness of usage. Cocaine and marijuana use are more likely to be linked to psychological symptoms for example, while withdrawal from opioids and alcohol can result in severe physical symptoms.
Despite the fact that alcohol is a legal drug, the withdrawal symptoms can be particularly unpleasant and potentially dangerous.
Undergoing detox in a supervised environment like rehab is both safer and more likely to be effective. As well as medical supervision, you may be given appropriate prescription medication to help alleviate some of the symptoms and get you through this difficult period as painlessly as possible.
Therapy Options in Rehab
While detox is a vital part of the recovery journey it is only a part and there will be much more work to do. In order to avoid relapsing – going back to drugs or alcohol – it is important to address the underlying issues and root causes of substance misuse and addiction.
This is primarily done via a package of therapies including psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and group therapy. Complementary therapies such as art therapy, fitness therapy and mindfulness therapy can improve your overall health and well-being, which can also help you in your recovery.
At Asana Lodge we also offer some innovative treatments such as sauna detoxification and Satori Chair therapy, which helps you to enter a deep, almost meditative state of relaxation.
Many people suffering from addictions also have co-existing mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sometimes an existing mental health issue can fuel drinking or drug use and sometimes substance use and addiction can trigger or exacerbate a mental health condition.
Dual diagnosis treatment involves treating both of these interlinked threads simultaneously. This can be important because treating an addiction without addressing a co-existing mental health issue could increase the risks of relapse further down the line.
Contact Us Today
If you think you might benefit from rehab, it’s easy to start the ball rolling with a simple message, phone call on 01908 489 421, or chat. All contact will be strictly confidential and if you do decide to go ahead with rehab, we can advise you on the next steps to take.
We also offer family referrals as we know how difficult it can be to watch loved one damage themselves with drugs or alcohol, especially if they are in denial or unwilling to be the first to look for help.
Contact us today and find out how we can help you beat your addiction and move forward to a more positive life free from drugs and alcohol.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does rehab work?
Residential rehab is one of the most effective ways to overcome your addiction long-term. However, as mentioned earlier, you need to be committed to the process of recovery for it to have the necessary impact. Without being prepared to change how you live at the moment, then you cannot hope to benefit from any form of additional treatment. Addiction treatment is based around making positive changes to your life, so without being ready to change you have little hope of achieving the necessary end result.
How long does rehab last?
The duration of rehab can often vary in severe cases. However, most commonly we offer individuals a course of treatment which will last for around 28 days. A stay of this length is also more likely to increase the chances of long-term recovery. It can seem a little daunting to commit to such a long course of treatment away from home, but the benefits of this duration cannot be understated.
How beneficial is residential rehab for mental health?
Residential rehab can provide a chance to get away from the issues of everyday life. Having the chance to take some time for yourself, get the help you need and engage in a thorough therapeutic programme will boost your mental health greatly. At residential rehab, you will be surrounded by people willing to help and guide you and you can see that you are not alone in your struggle.
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