Are you wanting to start a new chapter of your life, one which is free from the damaging influence of drugs and/or alcohol? Perhaps following many years of being under the thumb of drug and alcohol abuse you have finally had enough?

Maybe you are only just coming to terms with the fact that you may have an unhealthy relationship with substance use and/or alcohol consumption?

Whatever situation you are in, Addiction Advocates have a drug and alcohol rehab in Horndean that will be able to help you out of this dark part of your life.

Addiction takes a hold of individuals from all walks of life, with the impact of narcotics and/or alcohol slowly starting to seep into all areas of their life and wreaking a heavy toll.

Addiction is an incredibly complex and nuances illness, and so getting a professional residential rehabilitation centre to assist you in taking control of your illness is highly recommended.

The treatments that you will experience as well as the psychological tools you will learn during your timer at Addiction Advocates’ drug and alcohol treatment centres will ensure that you are in the perfect place to live a life free from drug and alcohol abuse for the long-term once you return home.

Alongside the appropriate support and guidance of Addiction Advocates’ highly-trained professionals, you will be able to put this terrible illness behind you, and all you need to do is call 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.

Addiction Advocates’ drug and alcohol services will also be able to help any friend or loved one overcome their issues, as well as equipping you with how to approach them about their issue in the safest and most tactful way possible, simply enquire about our family and friend referrals.


How Can Addiction Take Hold Of Your Life?

Due to the fact that addiction is an incredibly complex illness to manifest, there can be a wide array of factors that contribute to individual falling prey to this illness — an illness that is more common than you may think.

Most commonly, an addiction will manifest as a response to a traumatic event or experience in a person’s life — be it in the distant or recent past.

A traumatic moment in your recent past or childhood could be the thing that has caused you to turn to substance misuse and/or alcoholism as a way of subconsciously dealing with the stress of confronting that traumatic experience.

There is also a lot of evidence pointing towards a persons’ genetics being a factor for them developing an addiction. This means the if a close family member has a history of addictive tendencies then you may be also at a higher risk of manifesting an addiction as well.

While there has been a lot of research into this area, there has yet to be a definite answer as to what genetic sequence may be responsible for this correlation due to the vast amount of research that is required to be done — as well as the difficulty of isolating genetic factors from being influenced by lifestyle factors in some cases.

Lifestyle factors can also contribute to the development of an addictive disorder, for example, if you are in an environment where substance use and alcohol consumption is high or if you were exposed to this behaviour at a young age.

In short, there are a whole host of reasons why a person can end up battling with an addictive disorder, and a large part of your psychological treatment here at Addiction Advocates’ drug and alcohol services will be spent on ascertaining the inception of your addiction.

This is vital to a long-standing recovery, as without understating why it is that you are experiencing the cravings that you are feeling then you cannot truly hope to overcome this illness for any serious length of time.


How Long Will A Course Of Residential Rehab Last?

Many different facilities can provide different lengths of treatment, and here at Addiction Advocates, we will always implement a treatment plan that is based upon your needs.

On average, most people will experience a course of treatment lasting between twenty-one and twenty-eight days; however, some people may benefit more from an intensive seven-day course of treatment at our state-of-the-art rehabilitation centres.

The exact amount of time spent on each area of your treatment will also be dependent upon the type and severity of your physical and mental side effects stemming from your addiction.

For instance, those who are suffering from withdrawal when they arrive at our facility (which will be almost everyone) will initially undergo a serious course of detoxification treatment at our detox clinic which will safely and carefully manage any and all withdrawal side effects.

Some individuals experience much more severe and drawn-out side-effects when experiencing withdrawal; so, in those instances, said individuals will spend more time focussed upon physiological treatments before moving onto psychological intervention.


Mentally Rebuilding Your Relationship With Addiction

The psychological aspects of your time spent at our facility will be the core element of your stay with us.

Experiencing the psychological treatments at our facility is what makes residential rehab so amazingly effective at treating long-standing addictive disorders, as it not only helps you to completely alter the way that your brain responds to addictive triggers but it is also something that you simply cannot achieve without the help of our medical professionals.

Treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), one-to-one therapy, trauma therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) will all work towards unearthing the core elements of your addiction and help you to rewire your brain so that you don’t resort to substance abuse or alcohol abuse in the future.

Additionally, the formation of a relapse prevention plan (something which our staff are all adept at administering) will further minimise your chances of succumbing to relapse once you have left our facility.