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.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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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What We Offer
Free Telephone Assessment
This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible.
All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.
Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.
If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.
How We Can Support You
We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.
Just some of the services we can offer includes:
- Free confidential telephone assessment
- Recommending CQC regulated residential addiction treatment providers
- Arranging for an intervention, if needed
- Insights into how different therapies and evidence based treatments work
- How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
- What type of rehab and detox programmes would be best suited for yourself or loved one
- Recommendations of the best providers in your area
Why Choose Us?
We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.
The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.
Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.
Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.
Get started today by calling our friendly team today on 0800 012 6088.