However, there’s a stigma attached to this illness, which means many people become ashamed of their behaviour and less likely to reach out for help.
We help thousands of individuals every year, across the UK, recover from their addictions and for all of them the first step is overcoming their denial.
Admitting you’re an addict is often the hardest part of the recovery process, but once you allow yourself to acknowledge your substance misuse you can give yourself the chance to fully recovery.
At Addiction Advocates, we provide holistic residential addiction treatment that targets both physical and psychological impacts of addiction.
With drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities located across the UK, you’re never too far away from help.
It’s important to understand that no matter how in control of your addiction you feel, it’ll only get worse. Take back control of your life today by contacting our supportive and friendly team.
What Is Addiction?
Addiction is defined as something you do which causes you harm. It’s a repetitive behaviour that forms habits, which entangle themselves with your day to day life, until all you can see is your addiction.
Anyone can become an addict, and likewise, addiction is not just limited to alcohol and drugs, but can also form around work, shopping, gambling and other behaviours that are used to give yourself a high or self-esteem boost.
There are often underlying root causes of addiction, such as early childhood, developmental environments, traumatic experiences and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Stemming from a complex series of events, addiction can be hard to overcome, especially if your treatment doesn’t treat the psychological causes and impacts of your addiction.
At Addiction Advocates, we implement dual diagnosis treatment programmes for our patients that combine both drug and alcohol detoxification with therapy treatments.
This enables you to fully understand your addiction and help you to maintain long term recovery.
What Are The Benefits Of Residential Addiction Treatment?
With increasing pressures on the NHS, waiting lists are growing and resources are wearing thin, which is why private drug and alcohol rehab in Barton-upon-Humber may be the best solution for you.
Despite what you may think, private rehab is, in the long term, often a cheaper option, compared to the cost of maintaining your addiction.
Most private rehab consists of residential addiction treatment, whereby you are provided with accommodation for the duration of your treatment programme. There are many benefits to residential treatment:
- Residential rehab facilities are designed to provide therapeutic environments, comfortable living quarters and amenities to help rebuild a healthy lifestyle.
- You’ll receive round the clock care and support and have the chance to develop a support network during your stay.
- Medically supervised detox.
- Holistic approach to treatment, which includes combining therapy treatments with group activities and motivational workshops.
- By staying at a residential rehab facility you’ll gain distance from your day to day life and negative influences that trigger your addiction, these programmes usually last around 28 days.
- There are aftercare programmes that you can take advantage of to help you forge support networks at home, rebuild your relationships and start to piece together your life again after you’ve completed your rehab.
What To Expect From Rehab?
Upon arrival at drug and alcohol rehab in Barton-upon-Humber, you’ll undergo a full medical examination, whereby your physical and psychological health will be determined. This, in turn, will help our medical professionals work with you to design a treatment programme for during your stay.
Detox is always the first step in any programme, as a clear head is required for therapy treatments. During detox our medical team will help you slowly reduce your consumption levels until you’ve rid your body from the substance.
It’s quite normal at this stage to experience some withdrawal symptoms, but if you become uncomfortable our team is on hand 24 hours a day to assist you and, where needed, prescription drugs can be provided to help ease these symptoms. The more severe your addiction, the more severe your withdrawal symptoms are likely to be.
Therapy treatments will begin once your detox is complete, which usually takes a couple of days. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most common type of therapy used to treat addiction, as it works by identifying your negative thought processes that trigger your addiction.
By understanding how your addiction works, you can start to develop coping strategies to manage your cravings and maintain long term recovery.
Since addiction is a personal illness, dependant on your own life experiences, therapy treatments may vary person to person and, whilst CBT may be applicable to all, motivational sessions, psychotherapy and group sessions are often optional treatments available during your stay.
Most residential treatment programmes run for 28 days, giving you enough time to heal your mind and body and reflect on what you want for the future.
Upon successful completion of your drug and alcohol rehab in Barton-upon-Humber, you’ll receive access to our drug and alcohol aftercare programme.
The first 12 months of sobriety is the most likely time for relapse to occur, as you’ll still be working on your coping strategies. This is why we provide an aftercare programme to help support you through this challenging time.
Peer support is a powerful motivator and can help you maintain your long term recovery, even in the darkest of times.
However, building your support network from scratch can be a daunting task, which is why we’ll introduce you to support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics.
Rebuilding old relationships can also be a tricky task. Your family may not know how to act around you and loved ones may try to mollycoddle you, or friends may give you too much space.
It’s important to remain patient in these instances as it takes time for people to recognise the change you’ve made and to accept who you now are. If you’re finding it too hard we can also offer group therapy sessions.
Take back control of your life today by calling our friendly team on our free 24-hour helpline.