Addiction is a growing problem throughout the UK. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics revealed that drug-related deaths in the West Midlands reached record highs in 2020, with the annual death toll doubling over the past decade.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. While substance misuse does kill thousands of people every year, drug and alcohol addiction has a serious impact on the lives of many, many more.
If you are one of those struggling with these issues, a drug and alcohol rehab in Perry Barr could be your best chance to make a long-lasting recovery.
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.
Do I need Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
There are many signs and symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction to look out for. Essentially, however, if you struggle to get by without drinking or taking drugs, have tried and failed to quit or cut down or you continue to drink and take drugs despite knowing there may be negative consequences, it is likely that you may have a problem.
Whether you need to attend alcohol or drug rehab is a different question, but evidence shows that a stay in rehab is the most effective way of treating serious alcohol and drug addiction problems.
What happens during Rehab in Perry Barr?
Rehabilitation is an ongoing process rather than a single step or a miracle ‘cure’. Addiction affects the user both physically and mentally and rehab aims to help you address both elements in order to make a long-lasting recovery.
This tends to involve a holistic programme of different treatments and therapies, which is tailored to meet your own individual needs. It is important that the patient or client is fully committed to their recovery and that they participate fully in the different aspects of their treatment.
Addiction Treatments Available in Rehab
The treatments offered during rehabilitation can vary but the first major step is usually going through a drug or alcohol detox. This is the stage at which you metabolise the drugs or alcohol present in your system, essentially getting clean and sober. It can be difficult to remain that way, however, as you will still experience strong cravings, habitual behaviours and a compulsion to continue to drink or use drugs.
Relapse prevention is just as important as detoxification and generally takes the form of a range of different therapies. Group therapy can be very valuable in this setting but a range of one-to-one therapies such as psychotherapy, counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can also help you to explore the root causes of your addiction and related behaviours.
Special Addiction Therapies at Asana Lodge
At Asana Lodge we can also offer a number of addiction therapies that might not be available elsewhere. Psychological therapies such as CBT remain the cornerstone of our recovery programmes, but we also offer innovative alternative treatments like Satori Chair therapy, which uses sound and vibration to bring on a deeply meditative state.
Additionally, we also offer a full array of complementary therapies and services including bereavement, trauma and abuse counselling, family therapy, meditation and mindfulness sessions, and sauna detoxification. Learning how to relax and live a generally healthier lifestyle can help you to stay free of drinking or drugs once you leave and are moving forward with your life.
Going through Detoxification in Rehab
One of the most important aspects of most stays in rehab is the alcohol or drug detox. This can be very difficult and even dangerous to undergo alone as you will suffer both extreme cravings and a range of physical and mental withdrawal symptoms.
When detoxing in the setting of an inpatient rehab you will be monitored and coached through the process and will have access to medical supervision and appropriate prescription medications.
Common withdrawal symptoms include nausea, shakes and anxiety, although this can vary depending on the substance involved and other factors. Withdrawal from longstanding cocaine addiction or cannabis addiction is likely to bring only psychological withdrawal symptoms, for example, while opioids and alcohol withdrawal can have severe physical symptoms.
Mental Health and Addiction
There is a complex relationship between addiction, substance misuse and mental health. In some cases an existing mental health condition can trigger or exacerbate substance misuse, eventually leading to addiction.
In other cases, substance misuse or addiction can trigger or worsen a mental health condition. We offer dual diagnosis treatments for those who are suffering with a substance abuse and mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. We can treat co-existing addiction and mental health issues at the same time.
Admissions Process and Family Referrals
People in the grip of addiction are often not keen to seek help or even to acknowledge the fact that they have a problem. A family intervention can be useful in getting them to face up to their problems and the impact it has on others around them and we also offer the option of family referrals.
Whoever gets the ball rolling, you will be talked through the treatment options and other considerations in complete confidence. The admissions process itself will include a thorough assessment and medical examination to ensure that any treatment programme offered is suitable and safe for your own individual circumstances.
How long does Rehab take?
There is no set duration for a stay in rehab. Different programmes for different individuals can vary quite widely in lengths but 28 days is probably the most common and most stays do not go beyond 90 days.
What happens after Rehab?
Relapse is a particular risk in the 12 months after treatment, which is why we offer an aftercare programme to provide support when you need it.
Where can I find a Rehab near me?
If you are looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Perry Barr, elsewhere in Birmingham or further afield, we can help you to find the right place to help beat your addiction and move forward into a new drug- and drink-free life.