You may feel insignificant in the capital, but to us your life counts.

One of the hardest steps in recovery is admitting to your addiction. Once you’ve overcome your denial and are ready to commit to recovery, we’re here to help.

If left untreated your addiction will only get worse, no matter how in control you may feel, it’ll only get worse and could eventually lead to serious health implications, such as liver disease or heart implications, and could even kill you.

Here at Addiction Advocates, we provide leading holistic addiction treatments at our residential rehabilitation centres located all over the UK. Treating both the physical and psychological impacts of addiction, we’ll help you achieve your long term recovery.

Turn your life around today and contact our friendly and supportive team.

 

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a condition that forms a powerful influence on your mind, where you become blind to everything apart from your cravings, lose control of your use and continue using no matter the consequences of your actions. It’s no surprise that the term addiction has roots in latin terms that mean “enslaved by” and “bound to”.

Addiction is not prejudiced, meaning anyone can become an addict. An addiction can also form around more than just substances, such as drugs and alcohol. In fact, you can become addicted to work, shopping and even technology.

At Addiction Advocates, all of our addiction treatments are tailored specifically to your needs, as we understand that addiction is an extremely personal matter.

In fact, the causes of addiction are not uniform, but instead range from a wide variety of causes, such as; mental health issues, trauma, stress, or childhood development environment.

 

Why Choose Rehab?

You may have already tried a detox at home and failed. We would strongly recommend against detoxing at home, since you can never guarantee the withdrawal symptoms that you’ll experience and which can become very dangerous, very quickly.

Once you’ve taken the decision to seek help for your addiction, you may be inclined to go to the NHS, but it’s highly likely that you’ll be placed on a long waiting list, when, in actual fact, you need the treatment urgently. Your condition can worsen quickly, so time is of the essence when you’re seeking help.

Private drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster can offer immediate help and effective addiction treatment. Even though the cost is higher, you’ll be investing in your future, with quality treatment and care.

We provide residential treatment, which means that throughout your treatment programme, that typically runs for 28 days, you’ll be required to live onsite. We’ll provide you with quality accommodation, meals prepared by our onsite chef, holistic treatment options, medically supervised detox, round the clock care, and a range of facilities available to you during your stay.

 

How Rehab Works?

The first choice you’ll have to make when looking for rehab in Westminster, is whether you opt for outpatient or residential rehab.

The main difference is that outpatient treatment can be received whilst you’re living at home. Throughout the day you’ll attend a detox clinic and you’ll return home in the evenings and weekends.

This option may seem ideal, however without a strong support network at home the likelihood of achieving long term recovery is slim. Residential rehab, on the other hand, provides accommodation, support, medical care, meals and treatment under one roof, meaning you can focus all your energy on your physical and psychological recovery.

The main advantage to residential rehab is the distance you’ll gain from your toxic daily life. Without the negative influences that drive your addiction within reach, you’ll be able to focus on your recovery and develop coping strategies before facing these triggers.

 

Our Approach

Upon arrival at rehab in Westminster, you’ll undergo a full medical assessment, whereby our medical team will assess your physical and psychological health to determine your treatment programme.

Since some patients arrive at the centre still under the influence, the first step of any programme is a drug or alcohol detox. The detox usually lasts for a couple of days, in which time your consumption levels are slowly reduced until your body is free from the substance.

However, since your body has developed a dependancy on this substance it’s likely that you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms at this stage. The symptoms will vary depending on the length and severity of your addiction and can range from nausea, problems sleeping to anxiety and even seizures.

Throughout detox you’ll be monitored by our team of medical professionals and prescription drugs are administered where necessary.

Once you’ve completed detox you’ll start your therapy treatments. The most common type of therapy used to treat addiction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT works by identifying the root causes of you addiction in order to help retrain your brain to alter behavioural habits that negatively impact your wellbeing and help you develop coping strategies to deal with your triggers and cravings.

Alongside CBT, our rehab in Westminster also provides group workshops, motivational sessions and meditation classes to help you heal your mind and body.

 

Aftercare

Once you’ve successfully completed your rehab in Westminster, you’ll complete a relapse prevention plan to help you manage your long term recovery at home.

We understand that the first 12 months after rehab is the most challenging, which is why we provide aftercare programmes to all of our patients.

We’ll introduce you to local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, ensuring you have access to peer support. When times get challenging, peer support can mean the difference between relapse and maintaining sobriety.

We’ll also provide guidance and support whilst you rebuild your broken relationships, find work and get your finances back on track. It’s important to remember that rebuilding your life will take time, so it’s important to be realistic and patient at this stage.

All you have to do is contact our team today, to turn your life around.

 

 

Sources

https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain.htm

https://www.healthline.com/health/addiction#signs

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/alcohol-detox-programs#1