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If you are finding yourself struggling with drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction then you will know that, when you’re in the throes of an addictive cycle, the world can be a lonely place.
A tragic amount of people suffering from addictive disorders, therefore, let their illness continue without reaching out for help, thus leading to their premature death.
However, it is not only the individual suffering from the substance abuse disorder or alcohol abuse disorder who reaps the negative effects of their illness, but addiction is an issue that takes a toll on all aspects of our society.
Furthermore, addiction can bring about a series of negative repercussions on an addict’s loved ones as the addict is pushed to extreme lengths and emotional states by their illness.
Whether you are considering professional addiction treatment for yourself or for a person close to you whom you are worried about, then you simply need to call Asana Lodge on 01908 489 421 today in order to set in motion your own treatment plan or a plan for someone else.
Here at Asana Lodge, we are totally committed to helping everyone who reaches out to us overcome their drug and alcohol abuse.
Our drug and alcohol rehab in Godalming is perfectly equipped to help people from any walk of life, facing any issues, to overcome the obstacles that they are facing on the road to a full recovery from addiction.
How Does An Addictive Disorder Come Into Being
There are many factors that can contribute to an individual ending up struggling with drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction — and, due to this, understanding why a person is now in the position that they are in will be lost on a lot of addicts.
Therefore, a lot of our psychological therapies and treatments are founded on the idea of rooting out the cause of our client’s addiction with a view to better understanding it and overcoming it.
Genetic factors with addiction are an area of intrigue amongst many studies; however, while there is a lot of evidence suggesting a link between genetics and the risk of a person developing an addiction, there is no direct evidence of what gene may contribute to this.
One of the most common reasons that we found that our clients have ended up developing an addiction is as a response to a traumatic experience.
Whether the traumatic experience is in recent times or from a person’s childhood, many individuals suffering from addiction will have manifested their illness subconsciously as a way to cope with the repressed stress from said traumatic experience.
Therefore, without really knowing what it is that has caused the manifestation of addiction and addressing it, then full recovery may not be possible.
Experiencing A Professional Detox Programme
Upon your arrival at Asana Lodge’s rehabilitation centre, it is very likely that you will undergo, or already be undergoing, alcohol withdrawal or substance misuse withdrawal.
Anyone who has attempted to overcome their addiction previously will understand that withdrawal is not an experience that should be taken lightly due to the array of terrifying side-effects that you may present with while undergoing it.
Some of the most common side-effects that a person may present with during withdrawal include the likes of chronic muscle pain, fatigue, excessive sweating, chronic headaches, heart palpitations, paranoia, and insomnia.
However, a medically-assisted detox treatment at Asana Lodge’s detox clinic will allow us to manage your withdrawal symptoms safely thanks to carefully prescribed medication — the medication that you experience will obviously be dependent upon what substance you are in withdrawal from.
So many addicts will fear the process of withdrawal, and that is only to be expected. However, it is an unavoidable necessity on the pathway to long-term recovery, and once the physical detoxification treatment is completed, the hard mental work of physiological treatments can start to be administered.
Psychological Intervention Will Pave The Way To Lifetime Of Sobriety
When you first reach out to us in order to set in motion attending a course of treatment at our drug and alcohol treatment centres, our helpline staff will ask you a series of questions that will form a pre-admission interview.
A lot of the questions will be about your previous mental health issues as well as your current relationship with addiction, which will help us to inform your treatment plan; however, another thing that our helpline staff will ascertain is your commitment to recovery.
The reason why we need to understand that you are committed to recovery is that achieving a long-standing recovery from addiction requires a lot of hard work.
Specifically, this hard work takes the form of confronting demons and issues from your own past which you have been struggling to deal with. Our tirelessly working staff will support you every step of the way, but you must be prepared to steel yourself to taking those steps.
The types of treatments that we will implement in the pursuit of helping you unearth and confront these issues are such treatments as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), dual-diagnosis therapy, stress management therapy, DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), one-to-one therapy with our specialists’ therapists, group therapy (specialising in 12-step work), and much more.
Not only will this array of treatments and therapies give you all of the tools to confront the root cause of your addictive disorder, but they will also help us to work with you to form a relapse prevention plan.
A relapse prevention plan will enable you to replace your tendency towards resorting to substance abuse and/or alcohol consumption when presented with a stressful situation in favour of positive alternatives.
Restructuring the way that your brain works in relation to addictive triggers will prove integral in maintaining long-term sobriety, and that is something that our experts are highly experienced at working with you on.
In order to start making positive changes in your life and leave your addiction behind you, call Asana Lodge today on 01908 489 421.
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