The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines drug abuse says: “Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness.” This definition of drug…Read More
Our goal is to help our patients achieve long-term sobriety so they can lead healthy, productive lives. We offer a variety of services, including detoxification, individual counselling, group therapy, and family counselling. We also have an extensive alumni program that provides support and resources for our patients after they leave treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please call us today. We can help you take the first step on the road to recovery.
Drugs and alcohol can have a very harmful effect on the user. There are many short-term risks including increased risks of accident and injury, poor decision-making, links with criminal behaviour and violence and the risk of drug or alcohol poisoning if used to excess. There are also plenty of potential long-term impacts on the individual’s physical and mental health. Drug and alcohol misuse can cause or exacerbate a wide range of illnesses and mental health conditions and chronic use can easily spiral into addiction.
Addiction causes changes in the brain and is characterised by a compulsion to continue seeking out and using the substance despite any negative consequences. This makes it incredibly difficult to break the vicious cycle of addiction without expert help, but addiction can be successfully treated.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean
One of the most effective ways to treat addiction is by attending rehab and a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean could provide your best chance of moving forward towards a healthier and more positive life, free from drugs and alcohol.
At Asana Lodge, our comprehensive holistic rehabilitation programme is designed to address every aspect of your substance misuse and addiction – as well as mental health issues and dual diagnosis treatment. All of our services conform to guidelines from the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, ensuring that all clients receive the highest standards of care.
We aim to provide a calm, low-stress environment where people can address their issues through an evidence-based programme of detox, treatments and therapies. We also help individuals to shape their future with a goal plan to help them move forward after rehab, as well as a comprehensive aftercare plan to provide vital support just when they need it.
Addictions we treat
At Asana Lodge we have a wide range of experience across the spectrum of addiction recovery. There are some common elements that all addictions have in common but there are also differences and all of our treatment programmes are tailored to both the addiction and the individual.
Some of the addictions we treat include:
- Alcohol addiction
- Drug addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Cannabis addiction
- Prescription drug addiction
- Gambling addiction
We also offer dual diagnosis treatment, which involves treating an addiction and mental health issues that exist at the same time. This can be important, as addiction, substance misuse and addiction are very often intertwined.
Detox and therapy treatments
One of the most important aspects of most recovery journeys is the period known as detoxification, or detox. This is when you metabolise the toxic elements of drugs and alcohol that are in your system – sometimes from years of abuse. Chronic or long-term substance misuse can lead to you building up a tolerance and to and dependence on the substance in question and, when it is suddenly reduced or withdrawn, this can result in a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense cravings.
This is always challenging and can be dangerous, so it is always best to undergo a supervised detox if possible. When undergoing detox in a rehab clinic like Asana Lodge, you will undergo a supervised detox programme carried out in line with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence & CQC guidelines. The detox experience can vary widely, with some experiencing stronger withdrawal symptoms than others, but you will always receive eth highest levels of care. You may also be offered medications to help with symptoms and cravings, but only where this is clinically advised and appropriate.
As well as detox, you will participate in a range of therapies aimed at helping you to explore the root causes of your addiction and the ways in which you think and behave around drugs or alcohol. Some can also improve your overall health and well-being, which can help you guard against relapse in the future.
The therapies we offer include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness therapy
- Art therapy
- Fitness therapy
Why go to private residential rehab?
There are a number of approaches to addiction treatment, with another main option being the sort of outpatient treatment commonly available via the NHS. These may have limited resources and waiting lists though, and a community-based treatment programme may present other challenges to someone already struggling with addiction. You will be expected to be organised and reliable enough to attend treatment sessions and will be surrounded by all the triggers and temptations associated with your addiction and drinking or drug use. These programmes can also take a long time as the treatment sessions can be very spread out.
At a private residential rehab you will be in a comfortable and safe environment away from your usual triggers and the stresses of everyday life. This gives you time and space to really focus on your recovery, with the help, support and experience of addiction recovery teams whose primary goal is to help you succeed. Rehab is a supportive, non-judgemental place and you will be able to participate in a structured programme of therapies and treatments that aim to address all aspects of your addiction. This gives you the best possible chance of making a full and long-lasting recovery.
If you are worried about your drinking or drug use, or have previously tried and failed to cut down or quit, it is probably time to seek professional help. Our experienced enquiries team can answer any questions you might have and tell you more about our facilities and services, to ensure rehab is the right choice for you. If you do go ahead, a pre-admission assessment will help us to learn about your situation and tailor a treatment programme specifically for you, while a medical examination will ensure that any treatments are safe.
We also offer employer referral and family referral, because we know that many people are in denial about the extent of their problems. It can be very painful to watch a loved one hurt themselves with drugs or alcohol, and family referral can help you get them the help they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
How beneficial is residential rehab?
Extremely beneficial. The intensive short burst nature of residential rehab quickly gets you clean and starts you on the journey towards remaining sober. Through residential rehab you will live and breathe the recovery lifestyle, learning tools and techniques to help you cope afterwards to introduce you to a support network that could last for years. With residential rehab, you can see you are not alone on your journey – an aspect of recovery that cannot be emphasised enough.
Is it safe to detox at home?
Going through detox without any support is a path that some people take. If you can afford to undergo medical detoxification then that is the way to go. The effects of withdrawal on a person are impossible to predict and there can be complications. Symptoms such as seizures and delirium tremens caused by withdrawal can sometimes result in death.
What happens after rehab?
After leaving rehab you will have access to our aftercare package, focused on relapse prevention. Many people leaving rehab continue to attend support meetings and stay connected with former addicts to increase the chances of long-term recovery. Hopefully, during your time with us you will have learnt techniques and tips to help you deal with triggers and urges. The hope is that whatever happens after rehab, it’s better than what came before.
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