Admitting that you have a drug or alcohol problem is hard, and it takes courage. You may be fed up and fearful of living in a constant cycle of addiction. You want to heal and be free from the grip of substance abuse. Addiction therapies can make a profound difference to your physical and mental health problems and help repair relationships with those closest to you.
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What Are Addiction Therapies?
In simple terms, they are services that help people come and stay off drugs or alcohol. For many, addiction therapies are a lifeboat that lifts you out of the deep water of addiction to a happier and sober place.
There is a wide range of treatment programmes and therapy sessions on offer at Addiction Advocates. Our main area of expertise is in drug rehab and alcohol rehab. Our team are experts in the addiction field and offer a friendly, accepting welcome to anyone who uses our treatment facility.
Detox: The First Step In Addiction Therapy
If you have an alcohol or drug addiction, you need to flush all the toxins out of your body. Drug detoxes and alcohol detoxes are essential as they help your body forget about physical cravings, taking it into a state that isn’t reliant on drugs or alcohol.
We’ll be the first to admit it: The detoxification detox process is challenging, but most people are determined to do whatever it takes to rid drugs or alcohol from the body. You’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, and yes, it’s likely to be unpleasant. But think how much worse it will be to keep using drugs or alcohol forever!
You’ll complete a medically assisted detox which means we’ll likely use a combination of drugs to lessen withdrawal symptoms and keep you comfortable. Medical doctors and addiction specialists lead the detoxification process and follow recommended national guidelines.
Beating Your Alcohol and Drug Addiction For Good
You’ve completed your detox. Now it’s time for the rehabilitation healing to begin with addiction treatments. There are so many addiction therapies and aftercare options to choose from at Addiction Advocates.
We recommend that you try inpatient rehabs and stay at one of our specialist addiction centres. You’ll have round the clock access to trained therapists and medical staff if you need it. If you choose to complete your addiction therapies at home, you’ll be an outpatient. We suggest outpatient treatment if you have a mild and manageable addiction and a good support network to encourage you.
Types of Addiction Therapies
Addiction Advocates have a deep understanding of addiction therapies. Our addiction therapists are experts in their field, and treatments are evidence-based. We don’t use any experimental therapies; they are all tried and tested.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This type of counselling uses mindfulness and is a fantastic tool to help you become more relaxed and balance your emotions. It’s a suitable therapy if you have a mental health condition that you need to manage in addition to staying off drugs and alcohol.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a fantastic therapy that has helped thousands of people worldwide beat a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s a form of counselling that changes negative beliefs into positive, more balanced views. Therapists will look at your feelings and thoughts and how they lead you to act in a specific way. This type of addiction therapy works as it teaches you to use the techniques when you find yourself in every day, triggering situations.
Group therapy helps you connect with other people who are recovering from addiction. You can find support, improve your communication skills, and practice skills learnt in previous therapy sessions – for example, learning to be tolerant and accepting of different viewpoints.
Yes, exercise is therapy! Exercise is known to help reduce all kinds of emotions such as anger, anxiety and depression. It helps people sleep better, reduces the symptoms of ADHD and trauma, improves memory and reduces stress. You’ll work with a trained fitness therapist to devise achievable and realistic goals.
Art therapy is very soothing. It helps to boost personal development and reduces depression, anger and anxiety.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)/ Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
These groups are peer support groups that help people overcome drug or alcohol addictions. Local groups are held all over the country, so you’ll be able to find one near you.
AA and NA promote the 12 steps recovery programme. You will pair with a mentor who has experienced drug or alcohol addiction in the past. They’ll act as a guide and regularly check in to see how you’re doing.
We provide holistic therapies that heal the mind and body, such as yoga and meditation practice. All our holistic therapies focus on improving your overall wellbeing and improve your immune system – especially beneficial if your body is recovering from excessive drug or alcohol abuse.
Addiction affects family members. We’ll bring your family together to find a way forward, promote harmony and slowly mend any rifts.
How beneficial are Addiction Therapies?
Addiction therapies help people stay sober in the future. The treatments listed above help you manage a relapse and cope with cravings.
It’s challenging to avoid previous temptations once you leave residential rehab and finish your inpatient treatment. Things on the outside may still be the same. But remember – you’ll now have the toolkit to avoid the places and people that trigger you.
You’ll likely feel much healthier after you’ve completed a residential treatment programme, in some cases completely transformed.
How to access Addiction Therapy
Addiction Advocates can help you find a suitable drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre near where you live. All our centres are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and they ensure that our services are of fantastic quality, and it goes without saying – provide a high standard of care.
Our admissions team are friendly and approachable, and they’ll be your first port of call when you contact us. We’ll complete a free assessment with you, and we’ll recommend the treatment plan you need for the best chance of recovery.
Why choose Addiction Advocates for Addiction Therapy?
We know we’re experts in providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation and aftercare. But don’t take our word for it. Read these testimonials from previous patients and discover how we’ve helped them beat their addictions.
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-  AA - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
-  NA - https://ukna.org/
-  Care Quality Commission - https://www.cqc.org.uk/
What do our previous clients think?
Really enjoyed my time at Asana lodge. Staff are great and most have previous experience of the afflictions that affect all the clients, so they can relate to the situation you are in. I feel ready now to tackle the outside world with all the skills I have learnt.
Thank you to all the staff at asana lodge from management to the cleaners, everyone made me feel so welcome and really went above and beyond to help me in my recovery. highly recommend anyone seeking help with addiction depression and anxiety to go to asana lodge and heal your mind body and soul.
Everyone at Cassiobury court have been very supportive with my recovery and I have learnt a lot over the past 14 days. I am taking away some good tools to help me with my addiction. I look forward to seeing the piers at the aftercare service.
I came to you desperate, feeling so depressed and anxious. I left feeling hopeful and grateful and excited about life. I can't believe the change in just 28 days.
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What We Offer
This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible.
All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.
Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.
If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.
How We Support You
We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.
Just some of the services we can offer includes:
- Free confidential telephone assessment
- Recommending CQC regulated residential addiction treatment providers
- Arranging for an intervention, if needed
- Insights into how different therapies and evidence based treatments work
- How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
- What type of rehab and detox programmes would be best suited for yourself or loved one
- Recommendations of the best providers in your area
Why Choose Us?
We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.
The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.
Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.
Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.
Get started today by calling our friendly team today on 0800 012 6088.