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If you’ve attempted to recover from drug and alcohol abuse before but ultimately failed, don’t be disheartened. It’s never too late to seek help, and if you haven’t received drug and alcohol treatment from our rehab in Guilford, then you haven’t given yourself the best chance of succeeding in your recovery.
In order for an addiction treatment programme to work, you must be ready to commit to overhauling your lifestyle and significantly changing your behaviours.
It’s important that you understand the dedication that’s needed to achieve success, if so, then we’re ready to support you along your journey to long-term recovery.
What could have caused your drug and alcohol abuse?
Drug and alcohol abuse are very complex conditions, there isn’t just one single cause. Each person is completely unique therefore a completely unique addiction treatment is required.
More often than not, substance abuse begins small but quickly leads you to a point where you’re revolving your life around drugs or alcohol. There are a variety of reasons as to why you may be struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
If you struggle with mental health problems, you’re likely to be more prone to drug and alcohol abuse as it becomes a way to cope with the effects of your mental health.
We offer a specific treatment called dual diagnosis treatment for people who require support with their mental health and their drug and alcohol abuse. Dual diagnosis is actually very common so there’s no need to feel concerned about speaking with us if you’re suffering from more than one condition.
Another common cause behind drug and alcohol abuse is if your social circle or those who you’ve grown up with regularly abuse alcohol or drugs, then it’s much more likely that you will also follow these behavioural patterns at some point in your life. Being put under pressure by your peers can be a powerful influencer, even if you don’t realise that’s why.
It’s possible that you could have been taking prescribed medication such as painkillers and become inadvertently addicted to them. This is fairly common yet highly dangerous as it often takes people a long time before they even recognise that they’re addicted.
You may not be aware, but there is actually evidence that there’s a genetic link to addiction which may mean that you’re more naturally drawn to one substance over another. Even if this is the case, it doesn’t mean that you can’t recover.
On the other hand, you could have started abusing alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with major changes in your life, or to deal with grief or trauma.
Whatever the reasons behind your drug and alcohol abuse, it’s important to remember that there is a solution. We have exceptional addiction treatments with evidence-based therapies which have proven to be highly successful in achieving long-term recovery.
Can I still join drug and alcohol rehab if I’m also suffering from mental health issues?
Yes, of course. As mentioned above, we provide a specialist dual diagnosis treatment to support those who are suffering from mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse.
The two conditions tend to affect people simultaneously as substance abuse is often used by people with mental health problems as a coping mechanism. Also, after an extended amount of time, large quantities of consumption will have had a negative effect on your mental health.
When treating someone with a dual diagnosis, we utilise effective therapy and counselling sessions focused on helping you take control of your mind with the aim to stop your addictive behaviours.
Managing mental health whilst tackling addiction is very common so at our rehab in Guildford, we’re very experienced in helping people with a dual diagnosis to achieve long-term recovery.
What kind of drug and alcohol treatment do we offer?
At our rehabilitation centre, our expert team are experienced in delivering a wide variety of therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, relapse prevention, family and individual speech therapies, psychotherapy, and group counselling.
To complement these more traditional, psychological therapies, we also deliver well-being focused therapies such as relaxation and sleep management, yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, fitness therapy, low-level laser therapy, and acupuncture and acu-detox.
This carefully selected combination of traditional and well-being therapies ensures you have the best chance of overcoming your drug and alcohol abuse.
In addition to the above therapies, we’re also likely to recommend a visit to our detox clinic in the early stages of your treatment programme. Drug or alcohol detox is the most efficient and effective way to remove the harmful toxins from your body which are there as a result of your drug and alcohol abuse.
Detoxification can be quite uncomfortable, even dangerous in some cases, which is why it’s so important that you’re closely supervised by a team of medical professionals throughout the duration of your detox.
There are many cases of unsuccessful detoxifications which have taken place at home. These aren’t successful because without professional addiction specialists present, you’re not conducting or controlling the detox properly. You’ll likely experience withdrawal symptoms as a result of your drug or alcohol detox, which has the potential to be quite serious.
If you’re alone when experiencing these symptoms, you could potentially develop life-changing diseases or cause irreversible damage to your physical or psychological health; without emergency medical attention, a detox could even be fatal.
Free aftercare for 12 months
This is a highly beneficial plan which makes the most of dedicated helplines and local support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
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