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If you live in Gosport and need help with drug and alcohol addiction, find out how we can help you in our QCQ registered care facility.
Addictions We Treat
At Asana Lodge, we treat the following addictions with hands on care and attention:
- Alcohol addiction
- Prescription drug addiction
- Cannabis addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Gambling addiction
In order to access our facilities and receive the care you need, all you must do is work through our admissions process.
This simply involves you giving us a call at 01908 489 421 and booking in for a pre-admissions assessment. During this, our admissions team will make sure you will be in the right place for your needs
Following this, as soon as you pay your deposit for your treatment options, you will be able to book into your ideal drug and alcohol rehab centre in Gosport. Our admissions process is designed to be as easy and as accessible as possible to help you get where you need to be.
We hope to hear from you soon so that together we can start your journey to long term recovery and say goodbye to substance abuse.
How to Know If You Need to go to Rehab
Knowing exactly when you need to go to rehab can be difficult. It can be a frightening experience that, even if you have experience with it, can still be filled with a lot of unknowns.
Well, there is really no need to worry. We can offer you the answers you need and make it simple enough that anyone will be able to understand what they need to do next.
The first thing you need to understand is that addiction manifests differently in different people. This can be due to a wide variety of factors, including age, physical health, the type of drugs you use if you abuse alcohol or not, your family history and even where you live.
Because of this, it is important that you read through the list of the early warning signs for a developing addiction. While not all of the following may apply to you, if any do, you must evaluate your situation and make a decision that can positively alter your life.
The warning signs are:
- A family history of addiction, including gambling, alcohol, drugs, video games or anything else that can cause a release of dopamine.
- A high tolerance that is only getting higher as your body gets used to the foreign chemicals in your system.
- Prioritising substance abuse over work putting your job at risk.
- Prioritising substance abuse over fun activities you look forward to.
- Thinking about drugs or alcohol when you first wake up.
- Thinking about drugs or alcohol right before you go to sleep each night.
- Being exposed to substance abuse on a regular basis either through where you live, work or socialise.
- Having a history of mental health problems.
- Using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress.
Any of these warning signs can signal the potential addiction and the need for finding a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Gosport area. But the simple fact of the matter is that the decision about when you need to check yourself into a drug and alcohol rehab centre is yours and yours alone to make.
The only way to get the most out of rehab is for you to be willing to work through the treatments and put your health and happiness over your substance abuse.
The time to go to rehab is when you think you need rehab and you need to act quickly. When you are living with an addiction, it is very easy to justify your actions to yourself.
So do yourself a favour and make the decision to find a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Gosport as soon as possible.
Detox and Therapy Treatments
A big part of what makes a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Gosport so effective is that it gives you access to top-quality treatments that are designed to help you deal with your addiction.
They do this by tackling both the mental and chemical addiction.
It is important that you know not all drugs require treatment for a chemical addiction as your reliance is purely mental. So if you are addicted to a drug such as cannabis, you will find that most of your treatments will centre around avoiding temptation and understanding where your dependence began.
However, in the case of drugs such as heroin and alcohol, you will need a detox treatment in order to safely wean yourself off.
The detox, thanks to tv and movies, has become famously known as the worst part of rehab. However, it has also often been portrayed incorrectly that people will lock themselves away for a few days and then emerge magically cured of their addiction.
Unfortunately, addiction is not something that can be cured but instead managed to avoid relapses. And the method often shown is the most dangerous way someone can detox.
The simple facts of the matter are this.
- A detox treatment tends to last 10 days
- You will be kept away from all drugs and alcohol during that times
- You will likely experience some withdrawal symptoms such as headache, nausea and chills.
- You will be perfectly safe as your withdrawal symptoms wont be allowed to progress to the point of danger.
- A team of fully trained medical professionals will monitor you night and day.
- The medical team will be able to provide you with medication to relieve your withdrawal symptoms should you need it.
- The detox is often how you start your treatments. It is not all you need.
Following your detox treatment, you will often then begin your therapy.
The exact type of therapy you will receive depends on you and your specific needs. For example, it has been found that holistic therapy or more commonly known as art therapy, is very helpful for people who struggle to communicate.
Or people struggling with the effects of isolation that addiction often brings may be recommended for group therapy.
Or people with strong support networks may be referred for motivational interviewing where they will be provided with positive distractions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to detox at home?
In short, no it is not safe to detox at home. Detoxification can present a whole host of negative side-effects for a person, so to do so without professional medical aid can result in very negative outcomes and even potentially lead to death. It should also be noted that most people who try to detox on their own end up relapsing due to the severity of the withdrawal side-effects. However, each time that you relapse, the withdrawal side-effects can be even worse the next time. Therefore, it is not only safer to experience withdrawal at our detox clinic, but it will also put you in better stead going forward.
What side effects could I experience during detoxification?
The process of withdrawal is, as alluded to above, not something to be taken lightly. Far too many people suffering from addiction have died from withdrawal symptoms in the past, so please do not become one of these tragically lost individuals. The side-effects associated with detoxification include the likes of: hand tremors, DTs (delirium tremens), sweating, nausea, hallucinations, seizures, depression, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, anxiousness, and more. Detoxification side-effects vary from person to person, which only serves to make them even more dangerous.
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