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Drug and alcohol addiction is a persistent problem that society faces today. All over the world people struggle with these similar issues and believe they are alone or incapable of getting the better of their drug and alcohol abuse. People feel shame and the situation is hopeless.
But it isn’t, there are people out there willing to help those who look for it.
Asana Lodge is a rehabilitation centre offering industry-leading drug and alcohol treatment to those under our care. Based around a culture of caring and understanding we offer comprehensive treatment options in a secure and calming environment, away from the hectic nature of the outside world. With us, you are given the time and resources to get sober and give yourself the best chance of long-term recovery.
If you think you are ready to turn your life around then don’t hesitate to get in touch we us. The admission process is simple and thorough, with our dedicated admissions team on hand to alleviate any concerns. We understand that sometimes people addicted to substances may need a helping and possibly an intervention. At Asana we can help, providing family and friend referral services to guide people that want to help their loved ones.
Get In Touch
Are you suffering from a Drug or Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Asana Lodge is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline or request a call-back by clicking on the below form.
Inpatient Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab
Deciding how to approach addiction treatment is a big decision. Some decide to go it alone and go “cold turkey”, which means to completely stop taking substances with no medical help. This can be done but is very dangerous to do if you have a serious long-term problem and is not something that we at Asana Lodge recommend.
The main two pathways are inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Both have their pros and cons—what’s important is that you find the pathway to sobriety that is best for you.
Going through drug and alcohol rehab on an outpatient basis means that you do the detoxing at a detox clinic and attend the subsequent therapeutic programme during the day, returning to your own home at night. If you are looking for a rehab in Mill Hill then this might best suit you – some people may have a good support network around them and don’t want to be too far away from loved ones and their commitments.
Outpatient rehab comes with its dangers though as you will still be in an environment that could be rife with daily triggers and temptations – making it harder to get through the treatment.
At Asana Lodge we believe in the inpatient method. The concentrated nature of your experience with us, where you are completely focused on treatment, gives you the best chance of achieving long-term recovery. Removing yourself from the toxic environment where your addictions were fostered is a key component for success, giving you time to reflect and work through issues.
Inpatient rehab is more expensive than outpatient but far more effective with a lower relapse rate.
Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in the recovery journey. At Asana Lodge we want to deal with both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, but the former is the more pressing problem to address.
Detoxification is the process of flushing the poisonous toxins out of your body that your body has become dependent on. With the stopping of putting foreign substances into yourself, your body goes into withdrawal, bringing on uncomfortable side effects.
The detox programme you will undergo at Asana is tailored towards your circumstances—considering your medical history and type of addiction, among many other factors. With medicine and under the watchful care of our staff you must get through the worst of the effects caused by drug and/or alcohol withdrawal. We understand this is a stressful time and try to make it as comfortable as possible for you.
With a carefully administered medical detox, you give yourself a great platform to begin exploring the root causes of your addiction issues.
Therapy Options at Asana Lodge
Getting to the root of addiction and dealing with the causes and not just the symptoms, gives you the best chance of long-term recovery and remaining sober for the rest of your life. At Asana lodge we want to equip you with the techniques and tools needed to deal with the daily triggers and temptations you will face after rehab.
At Asana Lodge we offer a wide array of treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, stress management, group therapy and activities. We supplement these talk-based therapies with a holistic approach, focused on dealing with the well-being of our clients. Our holistic therapy options include things such as art therapy and sauna therapy.
For those suffering from mental health issues, we emphasise dual-diagnosis treatment. Along with dealing with the addiction, we provide mental health support as the two things usually interplay and affect each other.
At Asana we believe in dealing with the person as a whole and not just focussing on the addiction.
Aftercare and Relapse Prevention
Coming to the end of rehab can be a scary time. Whilst being excited that something amazing has been accomplished, many people feel anxious about what the future will bring and wonder how they will cope in the outside world without the safety barriers that a rehabilitation centre provides. This is a feeling that we expect to see in many of our clients.
To ease these feelings and aid long-term recovery we offer a free 12-month aftercare service which comprises of weekly Zoom calls with a member of the team who is there for your support.
Through these weekly meetings, you can re-connect and talk about any problems or what is happening in your life. Most relapses occur within the first year after rehab, so aftercare is key to relapse prevention.
Your relationship with us at Asana Lodge doesn’t end when you leave the facility.
Rehab Near Me
If you are keen to learn more about the drug and alcohol services we provide at Asana Lodge then don’t hesitate to contact us at 01908489421 or use the contact form on our website. While it’s not wise to delay seeking treatment, taking the time to find the best place for you is vital to getting the most out of rehab.
What side effects could I experience during detoxification?
Side effects vary depending on the substance you are being weaned off and the severity of the addiction. Those undergoing detox can expect to experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, shakes, anxiety, trouble sleeping and increased sweating.
How long does rehab last?
How long does rehab last? A typical programme with us at Asana Lodge usually takes around 28 days and that includes drug or alcohol detox. After this amount of time, you will be sober and feel ready to face the outside world. Some people can afford to stay in rehab longer and programmes can run up to 12 weeks in some facilities. What is important is that you pick the programme that suits your circumstances and recovery goals.
How do I pick the right rehabilitation programme?
Only you can decide what’s right for you. It’s vital to consider your budget, whether you want to go through rehab on an inpatient or outpatient basis and if you wish to go to rehab close to or far away from your home. The need to get treatment might feel urgent but making a quick wrong decision will hamper future efforts at staying clean—so take the time to research.
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