An addiction to alcohol or drugs is an awful disease which requires the professional support of a drug and alcohol rehab like ours in Stroud.

It’s not possible to overcome an addiction to alcohol or drugs through medication alone, it’s essential that you undergo a structured treatment programme at a residential rehabilitation centre; this will give you the best chance of succeeding in your long-term recovery.


What causes Drug and Alcohol abuse?

There is a wide variety of reasons as to why someone may become addicted to alcohol or drugs; there’s unlikely to be just one cause. However, we can look at some of the primary reasons which may cause people to develop a drug or alcohol addiction.

A common reason for starting to take drugs or consume excessive alcohol is to ‘give in’ to peer pressure. It can feel very difficult if you’re in a social circle where many are participating in substance abuse.

You’re likely to feel pressured into it as you don’t want to be left out or don’t understand the seriousness of your actions. When others around you are consuming alcohol or drugs, it can start to feel normal, however this behaviour isn’t normal, it’s extremely destructive to everyone involved.

Another common cause of drug and alcohol abuse is that users consume these substances to improve their mood or enhance an experience which would otherwise be unenjoyable.

With certain types of drugs, a sense of euphoria can be felt in addition to increased confidence and feeling more powerful.

Other drugs such as opiates, can result in an overwhelming sense of calm; people can become addicted to these feelings and struggle to live without them.

One of the most popular causes of addiction to alcohol or drugs is mental health issues. Those suffering from poor mental health are likely to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with their psychological well-being.

In our experience, people who struggle with their mental health are almost 50% more susceptible to developing a drug or alcohol addiction.

It’s also very common to see people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse develop mental health problems, so it works both ways; this is known as a dual diagnosis.

Our fantastic team are highly experienced in delivering dual-diagnosis treatment, so if you’re struggling to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol in addition to mental health problems, we encourage you to get in touch our rehab in Stroud.


What kind of impact does Drug and Alcohol abuse have on your life?

The most significant impact that drug and alcohol abuse have on those who’re addicted to the substance, is physical and psychological deterioration.

This can happen rapidly and be noticeable to those around you even if you’re unaware of the effects yourself. We’ve seen many people who are struggling with addiction, try to downplay their symptoms as a way to deny that they need support, so it’s likely the negative impact is much worse than they may realise.

As a result of drug and alcohol abuse, it’s common to see unhealthy weight loss or gain, skin sores, bloodshot eyes, or a gaunt facial appearance in addition to the psychological effects such as anxiety, depression, bi-polarity, and potentially a risk of suicide.

None of these effects are positive in any way, they can have a serious impact on your quality and duration of life.

Not only does drug and alcohol abuse severely impact your physical and psychological well-being, but it can also destroy meaningful relationships with family and friends as you put your addiction before them.

We’ve seen so many relationships break down as you lose interest in socialising and struggle to focus on anything but your next fix.

Addiction to alcohol or drugs can also cause disruption to your finances as you attempt to fuel such an expensive habit, not to mention significantly effect your performance at work, potentially leading you to a dismissal.

It’s imperative that you rid yourself of drug and alcohol abuse as soon as possible before you cause any irreversible damage.

Contact our team today to start your journey to recovery by calling 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222, or email us at


What is it like at our Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Stroud?

Our rehab in Stroud is all about promoting positivity in a calm and welcoming environment. Our rehabilitation centre is entirely recovery focused and utilises industry leading addiction therapies delivered in personalised treatment programmes.

Each of our clients receive a bespoke plan tailored to suit their specific needs. This ensures that you get the best opportunity to succeed in your long-term recovery.

Our exceptional team of recovery workers are on hand to support you 24/7 as you go through your recovery journey, you’ll never feel alone in your experience.

You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own room, home-cooked delicious meals, and social activities to take part in during your down time.

Before your first day at our drug and alcohol rehab, we’ll take you through a pre-screening assessment where we can get to know you better and gain a deeper insight into the nature of your addiction.

This allows us to create the most effective treatment programme for you and ensure that you’re ready to begin your drug and alcohol treatment.

After this pre-screening assessment, you’ll be welcomed into our rehabilitation centre with open arms before beginning your addiction treatment.

We have a highly experienced team who deliver drug and alcohol detox, stress management, drug and alcohol relapse prevention, and individual, group or family counselling to focus on your physical and psychological connections to substance abuse.

We also balance these out with our well-being focused therapies which include relaxation and sleep management, low level laser therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness.

If you’re ready to create a happier, healthier future to look forward to, then call us today on 0800 012 6088, text HELP to 83222, or email us at