We regularly see people who are initially reluctant to receive any professional support as they believe they don’t have a problem which needs addressing.

However, most of the time they’re in denial and struggle to face the fact that they have a drug addiction or alcohol addiction.

This can be one of the hardest things to overcome, but we can assure you that once you make the brave decision to step forward and ask for help, you will begin to see your behaviours and mindset changing to a more positive frame of mind.

Whether you’ve been living with an addiction for some time now or if you’ve only recently started to notice the impact it’s having on your life, there’s no better time than now to make a change and set yourself the highly rewarding challenge of completely turning your life around for the better.

There’s no medication which can help you to fully overcome your drug addiction or alcohol addiction, you have to also work hard on breaking your psychological connection to the substance which can be achieved with the help of our addiction specialists. There’s no way that your addiction will just go away on its own.

If you don’t receive rehab treatment, your addiction will likely worsen over time leaving you with potentially life-changing damage.

If you’re ready to embark on your recovery journey, contact our admissions team today on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222 or email info@addictionadvocates.com.

What can cause a Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

In most cases, there’s a number of reasons which would have contributed to an individual developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs. We frequently see a strong connection between mental health problems and drug or alcohol addiction.

This is generally because people who suffer from poor mental health may resort to drinking or drug taking as a way to cope with their psychological distress.

When a person is suffering from both an addiction to alcohol or drugs and poor mental health, we call this a dual diagnosis; it’s much more common than you may first realise.

Another common cause of addiction can be when social substance consumption turns into a dependency, which quickly develops into an addiction.

The social circle who you surround yourself with can have a huge influence on whether you take part in drinking or drug taking, just as your family and the environment you grow up in can.

It’s very easy for these addictive substances to take control of your life, even if you think experimenting with marijuana or social drinking won’t turn into anything more severe, it often does.

It’s also possible that substance abuse can be triggered by a traumatic event in someone’s life such as a job loss, family breakdown, or bereavement.

Drug or alcohol abuse is used as a coping mechanism for some people as they attempt to distract themselves from the reality of their trauma.

It’s important to remember, that if you are going through grief or another traumatic event which you’re struggling to move on from, substance abuse will only ever make your situation much worse.

In order to fully overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs, you must seek out professional support from a drug and alcohol rehab like ours in Camberwell.

How does poor Mental Health have an influence on Addiction?

As we previously explained, we regularly see a strong connection between poor mental health and addiction to alcohol or drugs.

There’s so much more that needs to be done in the UK to remove the stigma, which is still attached to addiction, and to mental health for that matter.

Whereas we’re now beginning to see much more awareness being raised around mental health, we’re not seeing the same focus on addiction; there’s still a lot of people out there who believe addiction to be a weakness and not a ‘real’ disease.

There are still so many people out there who need the help of our drug and alcohol rehab Camberwell, otherwise they’ll continue to be stuck in the vicious cycle that is addiction.

Of course, if you’re living with mental health problems as well, you’ll be feeling an even bigger internal struggle. This is why we offer such a strong focus on helping improve our client’s mental health in addition to rehabilitating them from addiction.

Which Addiction Therapies do we deliver?

Being able to offer a wide variety of evidence-based addiction therapies is part of our success.

We carefully select an effective combination of psychological and well-being therapies which could include cognitive behavioural therapy (also known as CBT), stress management, drug or alcohol relapse prevention, individual, group, or family counselling, motivational interviewing, and mediation.

Our well-being focused therapies could include relaxation and sleep management, yoga, low level laser therapy, music therapy, nutritional supplement therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness.

All of the above is in addition to our comprehensive drug or alcohol detoxification process which is key to removing your physical connection to alcohol or drugs.

Upon completing your residential rehab treatment, you’ll receive a 12-month aftercare plan completely free of charge to aid your transition back into homelife.

This first year after leaving our rehab in Camberwell is when you’re most likely to experience a relapse so it’s essential that you take advantage of our personalised aftercare plan.

Just like your rehab treatment, your aftercare plan will be tailored to suit your situation and can provide you with dedicated helplines, additional therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy or relapse prevention, and give you access to local support networks like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

Are you ready to take on this life-changing experience? We’re confident that our rehab centre is the right choice for you to achieve your long-term recovery goals.

Contact our friendly admissions team today on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222 or email info@addictionadvocates.com to get started.

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