Recreational drug use is not uncommon, and many people throughout the world take drugs. It is not unusual to see drugs being glorified in the movies and the media in recent times.
But drug use can very, very easily lead to drug addiction. Drug addiction does not discriminate; it can happen to people from all walks of life and hazardous conditions.
If left unchecked, drug addiction can run through your life like a buzzsaw, destroying everyone and everything you care about. If you cannot control your drug use, you are likely suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and need drug addiction treatment without delay.
We will help you establish what drug addiction help you require and discuss your recovery goals when you call us.
You can contact Addiction Advocates 24 hours a day by calling 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222. Why not get in touch today for a no-obligation chat about drug misuse and drug dependency?
Get In Touch
Are you suffering from Drug Addiction and need help? Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.
What is a Drug Addiction?
It is challenging to define drug addiction that everybody agrees with. Here at Addiction Advocates, we follow the science, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse has categorised drug addiction  as a disease.
This allows a user to feel self-confident, euphoric, and happy. It is elevated levels of dopamine that cause these feelings – and this becomes addictive due to the brain’s reward system continually seeking out the feelings of exquisite happiness.
Repeated drug abuse will cause your brain to adjust the regulation of brain chemicals like dopamine. At this point, your brain will adapt to the outside stimulation caused by these chemicals. This develops into a process we call tolerance – and you’ll need to take increased levels of drugs to reach the desired feelings of satisfaction.
Once your attempts to get high are pathological, your drug use is no longer recreational, and you will not be able to stop taking drugs.
Your body will have grown so accustomed to drugs that it will feel and behave like something is missing if you do not take drugs. At this point, an addiction has developed.
Signs of Drug Addiction
Most of the time, a loved one, friends or colleagues can tell if someone they care about is experiencing an issue. But it can be difficult to pinpoint if the person who requires drug addiction treatment does not want to share their problems, and drug addicts often prefer to hide their problems and shy away from their addiction.
Often, this is because an addict may feel weak or a sense of shame at having succumbed to drug addiction. Unfortunately, a stigma is still attached to drug addiction, and it is misunderstood as a weakness.
There are telltale signs that indicate that someone may require drug addiction treatment. Someone suffering from addiction will see their personality completely change.
They may experience increased levels of irritability and aggression, and their appearance and personal hygiene may suffer – they may become unkempt and disinterested in everyday tasks. Someone suffering from heroin addiction may lose weight quickly as well.
You may notice a colleague, who has previously worked hard and been a vital team member, really suffer from their performance to the extent where they may lose their job.
People suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are also very prone to experiencing financial difficulties, and it is easy for them to spend hundreds of pounds daily on drugs. Unexplained changes can indicate the presence of drug addiction.
Private Drug Rehab
When you speak to our admissions team, we will likely advise you that you need residential rehab. This kind of rehabilitation allows you to undergo your drug rehab in the comfort and safety of our rehab clinic.
Most of our clients need a period of detoxification when they arrive in our care. Drug detox is an intricate part of your treatment, as your body will react badly to being denied the addictive substances it craves. This will show itself with a series of withdrawal symptoms such as excessive sweating and tremors.
Your drug detox may last a few days or a few weeks, and the length of time is dependent on the severity of your addiction.
When your detox is complete, you’ll be able to access our other drug addiction treatment services, such as group therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions.
We will also draw up a relapse prevention plan to ensure that the causes of drug addiction are not present in your life moving forwards.
We’re here to help
We genuinely understand that asking for help is hard. But when you feel ready to take back control of your life, we are at the other end of a phone call, a text, or a live chat message.
If you have questions about Substance Use Disorder, the different types of drug addictions and the causes of drug addiction, then why not call us today?
Frequently Asked Questions
-  categorised drug addiction - https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction
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.