Drug and alcohol abuse is very influential. Ongoing consumption can develop into an addiction, impacting health, relationships, finances, and quality of life. Yet it can also influence co-occurring mental health disorders.
It’s common to experience some level of mental health concerns through consumption. Many people experience depressive episodes or anxious behaviours as a result of withdrawal. Yet others will develop deep, low, reoccurring feelings, found to get worse alongside consumption.
Suffering through both drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues is recognised as a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to balance, requiring professional support and treatment.
If you’re struggling with addiction, with pre-existing mental illness, or a mixture of both, visiting a drug and alcohol rehab in Hendon will be recommended. At Asana Lodge, we can support you through a programme of dual diagnosis treatment, to firstly heal the mind and then the body.
Without intervention, substance abuse and its influences will continue. Reach out to our team for some guidance on rehab and what’s expected.
We offer safe detoxification, effective rehabilitation, dual diagnosis treatments and aftercare services to sustainably treat addiction. Contact our team through our helpline, to recover and change your life away from drug and alcohol abuse.
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Addiction and mental health support
Struggling to get clean, while also feeling depressed, displaying signs of anxiety, or experiencing panic attacks reflects a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis is where co-occurring disorders develop and worsen alongside one another.
Addiction and mental health issues both target the brain, making changes to everyday outlooks, actions, emotions, and behaviours. Any form of mental vulnerability can also change how the brain communicates with the rest of the body, which increases the risks of dual conditions.
A drug and alcohol addiction can be very challenging to experience. If you’re struggling, visiting a drug and alcohol rehab in Hendon for treatment will be recommended. Rehab will also be recommended if you’re suffering from a primary or a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Support will be available through either outpatient or inpatient rehab, to recognise personal triggers, work through symptoms, detox, prepare for relapse and build a balanced lifestyle. Without support, it will be extremely difficult to overcome either condition without strong relapse risks.
Support can be experienced through outpatient rehab. By selecting a drug and alcohol rehab in Hendon, weekly access to treatments and therapies will be arranged. A private, personal schedule will be formed to work around your lifestyle and existing commitments, whilst prioritising recovery opportunities.
Outpatient rehab is a tailored process which works over a number of months to slowly adjust habits and outlooks. It is an effective recovery option. Yet, if you are displaying signs of a dual diagnosis, initial inpatient rehab will be beneficial.
Inpatient rehab is a quicker process, as you’ll check into and reside in your chosen rehab clinic. Everything will be arranged for you, for a smooth and comfortable rehab experience.
Usually set over a 28-day timeframe, inpatient rehab is beneficial as it offers invaluable one-to-one support, consistent treatment sessions and a range of services which can improve wellbeing.
Before selecting an inpatient rehab programme, here at Asana Lodge, we will consider your needs, budget, available time, and symptoms, as outpatient rehab may be best suited. Yet in the majority of cases, inpatient rehab is favoured for the level of support that’s offered and its time sensitive services.
Dual diagnosis therapy options
Treatments and therapies help to heal the body and mind from both addiction and mental illness. If you’re struggling with an addiction, specific addiction treatment services will be recommended. Yet if you’re also concerned about your mental health, dual diagnosis treatments will be offered.
Common treatment options which help to promote physical recovery include a detoxification process and wellbeing management. The aim is to detox the body from drugs and alcohol, while restoring optimal levels of health. Nutrition, fitness, and some holistic therapies are beneficial here, helping with addiction and mental health recovery.
Common therapy options which help to promote psychological and mental health rehabilitation include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and relapse prevention planning. The aim is to understand outlooks, with the goal to adapt them for positive, healthy thoughts and decisions. Relapse prevention planning also helps to instil confidence and direction, ready for post-rehab life.
By selecting Asana Lodge, you’ll also complete a range of holistic therapies which focus on all-round healing and balance. We aim to treat the mind, which naturally impacts physical actions, functionality, and choices. Therapy options include sauna detoxification, satori chair therapy, and art therapy. All are invaluable through addiction, mental health, and dual diagnosis recovery.
Aftercare here at Asana Lodge
Through either an outpatient or inpatient programme, aftercare will follow. For 12 months, aftercare services will be offered for free via weekly Zoom sessions to ease your ongoing recovery journey.
The first few months of recovery focuses on adjustment and developing new lifestyle choices. Support groups and ongoing therapy can ease this focus for you, whilst increasing accountability. A schedule will be formed via a drug and alcohol rehab in Hendon, which will consider your lifestyle and the amount of support that you require. Structure is great for the mind, which will also contribute to your mental health recovery journey.
Both addiction and mental health issues can be treated and worked through with professional support. Reach out to our team at Asana Lodge for support throughout your rehabilitation journey.
What is the difference between substance and behavioural addictions?
An addiction which is fuelled by drugs and/or alcohol is known as a substance use disorder. This is where physical consumption begins the cycle of addiction, which can then develop into psychological cravings and urges. A behavioural addiction is where a habit develops surrounding an action or a certain behaviour. For example, online shopping addiction is a behavioural condition, which takes control over choices, habits, routines, and outlooks. Both are serious and will require specialist addiction treatment to work through.
Does addiction affect mental health?
Addiction does affect mental health, through direct consumption and indirect effects. Direct consumption is found to diminish the usual structure of the brain, increasing pressure and risks of weakness. Indirect effects are experienced through the feelings, choices, and consequences of substance abuse, which can make life lonely, depressive, and complicated. As poor mental health is common through addiction, here at Asana Lodge, we offer specific mental health treatments and services.
What happens after rehab?
Rehab is a handheld service, meaning that you’ll feel guided and supported throughout the process. Whilst support will continue, life after rehab will require some accountability and independence, to adjust to sobriety. You will have access to aftercare services, within your local area of Hendon. You’ll also be prepared with a relapse prevention plan. You’ll have a range of tools to help you through the initial 12 months, which work well alongside aftercare. Strengthening recovery and sobriety is the aim after rehab, which is a realistic goal to work towards.