If left untreated your addiction will only get worse, as a habitual illness it’ll entangle itself with your life, pushing your loved ones away.
Your cravings will slowly grow and soon your consumption levels will increase to keep at bay whatever it is you’re avoiding through your addiction.
Even though mental health is becoming more openly spoken about, addiction still carries a lot of shame with it, meaning people are less likely to reach out for help. Here at Addiction Advocates, we understand how you feel as many of our staff members are recovery addicts themselves.
Contact our friendly and supportive team today to find out how we can help you turn your life around.
What Causes Addictions?
Anyone can become an addict and addictions can arise for many different, often complex reasons, but once formed they create habitual behaviours that are extremely challenging to overcome.
You may find that your early childhood environment, or complex familial relations are attributing to your addiction, or the level of stress you face from work combined with family life is pushing you over the edge. Or, perhaps you’ve experiences a past trauma that you simply cannot escape.
All of these situations could cause someone to become an addict, but it’s important to understand that each individual is different and has different life experiences making addiction a complex behaviour.
One thing is for sure, addiction is fuelled by and can fuel mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. With this in mind, when seeking drug and alcohol rehab in Lambeth its integral to find dual diagnosis treatment that focuses on both physical and psychological impacts of addiction.
Only this dual diagnosis approach will help you maintain long term recovery.
Outpatient Vs. Residential Treatment
Lambeth is home to both outpatient and residential addiction treatment options, which can make finding the right drug and alcohol rehab for you particularly difficult.
Outpatient treatment is often considered as the most challenging treatment to take, since you attend a detox or therapy clinic during the day and return home in the evenings and at weekends.
You remain surrounded by the negative influences and triggers that drive your addiction, whilst trying to recover from it. Without a strong support network this option is likely to lead to relapse.
Residential addiction treatment, on the other hand, provides distance between you and your toxic day to day life. You’ll be provided with comfortable accommodation and all your meals during your stay and, contrary to popular belief, our facilities are less clinical and more homely in feel.
Our residential facilities provide round the clock care from medical professionals and give you the chance to develop a support network with the residents you meet during your stay.
Most treatment programmes last for 28 days, giving you the chance to heal your mind and body, whilst reflecting on what you want from the future.
Rebuilding A Healthy Lifestyle
Once you’ve recovered from your addiction you may find that you have a lot of free time. This is a great opportunity to explore new things in your life, such as a new hobby, travel, learning a skill or working on your relationships.
During your drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Lambeth you’ll reform your diet with our onsite nutritionalist and have the opportunity to try and practice fitness activities, such as yoga, or try out a new hobby and skill. We’ll work with you to develop your future aspirations, whether its to find a new job or repair an aspect of your life.
What To Expect From Addiction Advocates
Upon arrival at our private drug and alcohol rehab in Lambeth you’ll undergo a full medical assessment, whereby our medical professionals will assess your physical and psychological health to determine your treatment programme.
Every treatment programme begins with detox to ensure you have a clear mind for your therapy treatments. Detox may seem like a daunting step to take, with the threat of withdrawal symptoms.
However, with our medical experts providing round the clock care and prescription drugs available for the more severe cases, detox doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. The level of your withdrawal symptoms will depend on the severity of your addiction, as its your body’s reaction to the reduction of your consumption levels.
Detox usually lasts for a couple of days, after which you’ll begin your therapy treatment.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most common type of therapy used to treat addiction, as it identifies your negative thought patterns and helps you to develop positive thought processes and habits. With these coping strategies you’ll feel equipped to deal with daily life.
Motivational sessions, group therapy and a range of fitness classes and social activities are on offer to you throughout your stay. We encourage peer activities, as support networks are integral to maintaining long term recovery.
Most drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes last for 28 days. Upon completing your programme you’ll be equipped with a drug and alcohol relapse prevention plan.
Life After Rehab
The first 12 months after rehab are the most challenging and is the most likely time for relapse to occur. This is why we provide all of our patients with a drug and alcohol aftercare programme, tailored specifically to your needs.
We’ll introduce you to local support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics, to give you the opportunity to build your local support network. Peer support is one of the most powerful motivators outside of professional care.
If you’re struggling to integrate back into your daily life, perhaps you are daunted by the prospect of interviewing for jobs, or your relationships are trickier to rebuild than you first thought, we can offer guidance, support and therapy options to help you achieve your long term recovery goals.
Take back control of your life today by contacting our friendly, dedicated team for a free and confidential initial consultation.
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