While relapse may come across as a negative, as a failure of addiction recovery, it is in fact the opposite. If you’ve progressed through a drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme, reaching the other side as a recovering addict, you’ve achieved your initial goal of becoming clean. However, long-term maintenance of…Read More
More often than not, people have misconceptions surrounding drug and alcohol rehab. If you haven’t experienced it yourself, it’s common to believe rehab is a cold, clinical environment or a luxurious facility which only caters for celebrities; neither of these are true.
Our rehab in Middlesbrough is a warm, hospitable environment which welcomes people from all walks of life. We take great pride in ensuring all of our clients are as comfortable as possible throughout the duration of their stay with us.
Not only do we provide exceptional addiction treatments with a personalised approach, we take care of your housekeeping, laundry and deliver delicious homemade meals; all that’s left for you to do is concentrate on achieving your long-term recovery.
How do you know when you should join a rehabilitation centre?
It’s very common for people who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse to experience feelings of denial. It’s natural to convince yourself that you don’t need any help and the condition will simply ‘sort itself out’. We can assure you that drug and alcohol abuse won’t just go away on its own.
It’s a complex condition which requires more than medication and goodwill to be completely forgotten about, of course, these are important aspects, but the most crucial factor is that your psychological connection to substance abuse is altered.
There are some familiar signs and symptoms to look out for which are common in a drug or alcohol abuser. You may be experiencing fluctuating temperatures, the sweats, the shakes, dizziness, nausea, redness of the face, skin sores, or feelings of depression and anxiety. If you do experience any of these symptoms in addition to feeling as though you’re unable to stop consuming drugs or alcohol, then it’s vital you seek help at our rehabilitation centre.
If you’ve ever attempted to recover at home through a drug or alcohol detox and ultimately failed, you’ll know just how disheartening a failed attempt can be. You must push through this and try again but give yourself the best chance of succeeding by joining our rehab in Middlesborough. You’ll benefit from constant supervision and compassionate advice from our expert medical team as you take on this difficult, yet highly rewarding challenge.
What is dual diagnosis treatment?
If you’re struggling with drug and alcohol abuse as well as a mental health condition, this is often known as a dual diagnosis for which a unique treatment can be offered. This dual diagnosis treatment addresses both conditions on their own before tackling them together. It works by helping you to identify what the underlying reasons for your conditions are. It’s possible that you began abusing alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism to deal with your mental health condition, or alternatively, you developed a mental health issue as a result of excessive drug and alcohol abuse.
Either way, our team are experienced in delivering dual diagnosis treatment, so please don’t be concerned about seeking help for this. Having two conditions at the same time is actually more common than you may think, as around half of people who struggle with their mental health are also prone to substance abuse. We hope to see more awareness raised for dual diagnosis to avoid any feelings of confusion or isolation for those suffering from it; it’s important to know there is an effective treatment which can help you to recover.
What kind of drug and alcohol treatment do we offer?
Our years of experience has shown us that the most effective way to treat drug and alcohol abuse is to provide a bespoke addiction treatment programme for every client. By doing this, each individual receives a high level of personalisation, care, and attention from our team of addiction specialists.
After you have made your initial enquiry with us, we can conduct a physical and psychological health assessment either over the phone or online. This assessment is there to help us understand you and your drug and alcohol abuse on a deeper level. It’s important that we go through this process as it’s what enables us to personalise your addiction treatment to a programme which benefits you most, resulting in effective and efficient recovery.
You’ll likely begin your stay with us by visiting our detox clinic to lessen your physical dependency to alcohol or drugs. Detoxification is a fairly straightforward process; we gradually reduce your drug or alcohol intake until you no longer feel dependent or addicted to the substance. It can be quite uncomfortable, even dangerous if not managed correctly.
This is why it’s so important to be surrounded by a professional recovery team whilst undergoing a drug or alcohol detox. Our team can administer prescribed medication to ease your withdrawal symptoms if needed and will ensure your safety throughout.
Once you’ve completed your drug or alcohol detox, you will move onto your subsequent psychological and well-being therapies. These will vary depending on what’s been recommended for your specific condition, but could include cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, relapse prevention, or individual, group or family counselling, which can also be utilised through our friend and family referral service.
We also deliver therapies which focus more on your well-being to ensure you receive a holistic approach to your drug and alcohol treatment. These include art therapy, fitness therapy, relaxation and sleep management, acupuncture and acu-detox, low-level laser therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and Indian head massage.
Aftercare and relapse prevention
The first 12 months after leaving our rehabilitation centre is when you’re most likely to relapse. This is mostly because you’ve returned back home to an environment which you associate with drug and alcohol abuse, and you’re without the constant supervision of a medical team.
To avoid any relapses, we offer a free 12-month aftercare programme for all of our clients. We can be easily contacted through dedicated helplines and can recommend local support groups for you to take advantage of. Contact our team today on 01908 489 421 and start your journey to recovery.
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