If you or one of your loved ones is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Here at Asana Lodge, our staff are dedicated to helping you turn your life around.
If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, a treatment plan in a residential rehab is the best option for you. We can find the right rehab for you. Our drug rehab treatment centres combine affordability with very high rates of successful recoveries.
Residential drug and alcohol rehab centres are recognised widely as the most effective method for treating serious drug and alcohol addictions. Get in touch with us today to find out more about rehab in West Ham and how it may be a benefit to you.
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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.
Why Is It So Hard To Beat a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Alone?
Consuming drugs or alcohol can be very harmful as it can impair your ability to make decisions and can affect your physical coordination. This means that, even if you take drugs or consume alcohol just once, it can be very dangerous. It can lead to some negative consequences such as injuries, bad decisions, accidents, nausea, sickness, or inappropriate behaviour. Plus, you’ll likely experience a terrible hangover or comedown the following day.
However, it’s the extended use of drugs and alcohol where the real dangers lie. For example, there is a huge difference between occasional social drinking and being an alcoholic. Unfortunately though, dependency can slowly but surely creep up.
Alcohol and drugs can affect various areas of the brain. These areas can include the parts that regulate decision making and pleasure. Over time, if you heavily use substances, it will start to rewire the brain and can have some major effects.
You will begin to build up a tolerance to the substance over time. You will start needing more and more of it to feel the same effect. Sometimes you’ll need to take more and more just to feel normal again.
When you don’t have access to the substance, your body and your mind will miss it. You will then start to experience a range of negative withdrawal effects. These can be both physical and psychological. You will crave the substance and experience compulsions to continue the use of the substance.
One of the main characteristics of addiction is feeling compelled to continue to take drugs or drink regardless of the negative consequences. Addiction is a terrible, vicious cycle that can be very difficult to break free from. However, with some help from a professional rehab clinic, it is possible.
The Negative Effects of Leaving a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Untreated
The negative effects of leaving your addiction untreated can vary from person to person. However, anyone with an addiction will be able to confirm that those negative effects are very real.
Extended heavy use of drugs or alcohol can contribute and may even cause some terrible physical and psychological health conditions.
Below is a list of some of those physical and mental negative effects that may come if you don’t give up your addiction:
• High blood pressure
• Some types of cancer
• Heart disease
• Increased risk of infection
• Various mental health issues
As well as the physical and psychological effects that your addiction can have on you, it will also affect a range of other things. It will affect your relationships at home, in your work, within your family, amongst your friends, and elsewhere.
Plus, you are never in complete control of your own actions. Getting your next fix of drugs or finding your next drink will become the most important thing and all of the other aspects of your life will come second to the substance that you’re addicted to.
The Detoxification Process in Rehab
Each of our rehab treatment programmes are tailored specifically to each individual. However, one thing that most people in rehab have to go through is a drug or alcohol detoxification process. Detoxing is very important in long term recovery as this process involves completely ridding your body of all harmful substances.
When a drug or alcohol addiction is present, the detox stage can be very dangerous – especially if attempted alone. This is because the body becomes so used to the substances that you will experience very terrible withdrawal effects when you start lowering the intake.
The withdrawal symptoms that you experience can range from mild to severe. The measure of the withdrawal symptoms are usually defined by the type of substance you are addicted to, the length of your addiction and the severity of your addiction.
Below is some examples of withdrawal symptoms that may come up during the detoxification process:
• Racing heart
The safest way to go through detox is in a rehab centre as this is a controlled environment where you will be constantly monitored by medical staff. The staff in rehab will ensure that your intake is lowered safely and they can administer prescription drugs to help with withdrawal symptoms if they become severe.
Other Therapy Options and Treatment Options in Rehab
The supervised detoxification process is just one of the treatment options that you will experience in rehab. Removing all harmful substances from your body is an important step. However, you will also need to learn some skills and tools to help with relapse prevention after you leave the rehab centre.
You will learn these skills and tools during a range of therapies and other treatments. These therapies usually include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). However, it can be accompanied by various other therapies including group therapies and individual therapies. Every person will have a unique treatment plan to suit their needs specifically. This is because every addict is different and will respond differently to certain treatment options. You will receive the treatment that is in your best interest and offers you the best chances of a successful recovery.
The aim of the treatments and therapies in rehab is to uncover the roots and causes of your addiction while also giving you the skills and tools you need to break out of your old ways and habits. There is no magic treatment when it comes to treating addictions. It take a lot of work and commitment. Before you go through your treatment, you will need to be completely dedicated to the treatment plan for it to be a success.