Many people who are suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs are in denial about their condition. It’s often very difficult for them to come to terms with their addiction as there’s still such a stigma surrounding drug and alcohol abuse, they don’t want to be perceived as weak.

We’re confident that our drug and alcohol rehab Upminster can support your rehabilitation journey and lead you to a successful recovery, however, you must take the first step in opening up and asking us for support.

This is an incredibly courageous step to take and is the most crucial in getting you started in learning how to remove alcohol and drugs from your life for good.

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Drug or alcohol addiction can impact so many aspects of your life, having a devastating effect on your relationships with friends or family and on your career prospects.

The most noticeable impact that addiction has is likely to be on your physical and psychological health as the toxins within these substances can completely change the makeup of our brain and leave us unable to function properly.

This means that your behaviours will change, your actions will change, and your personality is likely to change, often leaving you unrecognisable to your loved ones. Don’t let drugs or alcohol take control of your life, take back control of your future and ensure that you’re not putting yourself at any further risk.

Get in touch with our drug and alcohol rehab Upminster today to start your journey towards long-term recovery.


Recognising an Addiction in your friends or family

Of course, going through an addiction to alcohol or drugs can be extremely traumatic. For some people, it can feel just as difficult to watch a loved one go through this struggle and not know what they can do to help.

You’ll likely be able to recognise their physical and psychological health deteriorating and their behaviours changing even though they’re in denial about their addiction.

If you’re unsure who to help or you’re scared of making the situation even worse, we recommend utilising our friend or family referral service which is there to help everyone involved and encourage the person in need to seek out drug and alcohol rehab.

You’ve likely made attempts to discuss their drug and alcohol abuse with them, if this has been met with silence then intervention might be the best action to take.

By taking advantage of our intervention service at our rehab in Upminster, you can be sure that you’ll have expert guidance to help you and your loved one through this difficult time. We can talk you through the next steps and contact the relevant people to get involved with the intervention.

This would then take place in a neutral environment where everyone can share their concerns and encourage the person in question to join a drug and alcohol rehab.

After everyone involved has been listened to and had the opportunity to tell their side of the story, we can only hope that we’ve done enough to encourage the loved ones to make the right decision and create a better for themselves and for those around them by staying in a private rehab.


Therapy Options for Addiction Treatment

Not all therapy options will be effective for everyone so it’s important to make sure you’re following a personalised programme. Some of the psychological therapies we offer at our rehab in Upminster include psychotherapy, counselling, relapse prevention, stress management, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

We also ensure that everyone receives well-being therapies which could include mindfulness, relaxation and sleep management, low-level laser therapy, yoga, nutritional supplement therapy, fitness therapy, music therapy, and art therapy.

By following a tailored addiction treatment programme featuring a well balanced mix of well-being and psychological therapies in addition to a drug or alcohol detox, will give you the best chance of achieving a successful long-term recovery.


Personalised Aftercare Programmes

Everyone who completes their addiction treatment programme at our rehab in Upminster receives 12 months of free aftercare which is tailored to suit the needs of the individual upon returning home.

This gives you the best opportunity to continue your recovery journey with the support and expertise of our addiction specialists whilst utilising the tools and experience you’ve gained whilst at our drug and alcohol rehab.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common symptoms of during Detoxification?
Detoxing can be an uncomfortable process but it’s important that you complete a drug or alcohol detox within the safety of a professional rehabilitation centre and under the supervision of a trained medical team. The majority of people will experience some form of symptoms during a detox, these could include shaking, intense perspiration, feeling depressed, feeling anxious, feeling sick, hallucinations, having trouble sleeping, feeling restless, seizures, and feeling irritable.
What is a Dual Diagnosis?
The term dual diagnosis refers to someone who is suffering from both an addiction to alcohol or drugs and mental health problems. The two conditions are co-occurring, it’s possible for one to be slightly stronger than the other, although they could both be of equal strength. Dual diagnosis is actually a lot more common than many people realise. Our years of experience at our rehab in Upminster have shown us that addiction and poor mental health usually come together. Whether a person has resorted to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with their poor mental health or whether someone’s excessive drug-taking or drinking has resulted in a serious mental health condition, we’re here to help you treat your dual diagnosis.
What causes Drug or Alcohol Addiction?
This is a very difficult question to answer and one that could easily be quite subjective, however, there are some common patterns that could be attributed to someone developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs. These include poor mental health, genetics, pre-existing behaviours, the environment you’ve grown up in, and your social circle.