As well as significantly damaging your physical and psychological health, addiction can also devastate your career and destroy your relationships with family and friends.

With so many long-lasting negative effects caused from drug and alcohol abuse, it’s imperative that you seek help immediately.

Here at Addiction Advocates, we can help you find the most suitable private drug and alcohol rehab to help you achieve long-term recovery. Get in touch with us today to begin your journey to recovery.

 

 What kind of addiction treatments do we offer?

Our private drug and alcohol rehab centres offer a variety of addiction treatments including clinical detoxification, psychological therapies, and well-being therapies.

A drug and alcohol detoxification are normally undertaken early on in your treatment programme to help remove the harmful toxins, subsequently cleansing your body and readying you for your psychological therapies.

Although clinical detoxification can be uncomfortable, and in some cases dangerous, we wouldn’t recommend it unless we felt it was necessary for your long-term recovery.

When the substance is gradually removed, you’re likely to experience withdrawal symptoms which can range from mild sickness or dizziness, to more serious effects like seizures or delirium tremens (DT’s).

This is why it’s crucial to undergo a detox in a professional environment like our drug and alcohol rehab in Farnham. Our expert team can supervise the process around the clock, ensuring you’re safe and can administer any prescribed medication to ease the discomfort.

Once you’ve completed your drug and alcohol detoxification, you can focus on your therapy sessions.

We deliver psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, individual, group or family counselling, and drug and alcohol relapse prevention.

It’s important to combine these more traditional therapies with well-being focused therapies such as mindfulness, yoga, relaxation and sleep management, low level laser therapy, and meditation.

Studies have shown that a combination of clinical detoxification, psychological therapies, and well-being therapies, is the best method to achieving a successful long-term recovery from alcohol or drugs.

 

Mental health and addiction to alcohol or drugs

When someone is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction, in addition to mental health issues, this is known as a dual diagnosis. It’s very common as mental health and addiction often go hand in hand.

Around 50% of people struggling with mental health issues are susceptible to drug or alcohol abuse. There’s no need to feel concerned or embarrassed if you’re dealing with two conditions, we have the expertise to help you recover from both.

With mental health treatments and support widely available at our rehab in Farnham, we’re fully equipped to support your recovery journey from a dual diagnosis.

Whilst each individual experiences a unique condition, either drug and alcohol abuse began as a coping mechanism for your mental health issue, or your mental health issues are a result of excessive drug and alcohol abuse. Dual diagnosis is a vicious cycle which will only worsen over time if it isn’t addressed immediately.

Sometimes, we’re able to identify which of the two conditions is the more prominent, and which is secondary.

However, it’s possible that the two are equal which does it make it slightly more difficult to manage as you’re being psychologically influenced by both in the same way, but this doesn’t mean we can’t treat you.

We focus on brain health and activity when supporting the recovery of a dual diagnosis, as this helps us to gain an accurate diagnosis of both conditions.

We can then design the most effective treatment programme to suit your unique needs.

 

Are you concerned that a loved one is struggling with addiction?

It’s quite common for people who are suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs to be in denial about it.

If you’re concerned that they’re consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or drugs, or you’ve noticed their physical and psychological health deteriorating, then there is a way that you can help them.

Watching a loved one go through this self-destructive behaviour is very difficult, it’s hard to know how to best support them, especially when they could be reluctant to receive any support.

At Addiction Advocates, we encourage friend or family referrals to help begin the process of acknowledgement and in turn, hopefully start a residential addiction treatment.

Our team are very experienced in gently talking things through with your loved one and can clearly explain the benefits of a recovery programme.

We’re able to offer support with family interventions and provide guidance on how to approach your loved one in a non-judgemental way.

Our friends and family referral service has proven to increase the number of admissions, ensuring those people who need support, get it right away.

 

Drug and alcohol aftercare programme

Once you’ve made your initial enquiry with us, we’ll ask you to undergo a physical and psychological assessment to help us gain a better understanding of your addiction to alcohol and drugs.

From there, we can set a date for you to begin your residential addiction treatment. Our fantastic team of recovery workers will give you their utmost care and respect, ensuring you’re safe and comfortable throughout your stay with us.

When you’ve completed your treatment programme which typically lasts around 28 days, our team will prepare you for your return home.

After completing your personalised treatment programme, we continue our support through a dedicated aftercare programme.

This aftercare will help to keep you motivated and encourage you to utilise local services such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

We can also arrange ongoing therapy sessions as required or offer further guidance to friends and family on how they can help support your recovery at home.

Start your life-changing journey to a life free from alcohol or drugs. Contact us today on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222, or email us at info@addictionadvocates.com.