Denial is a key aspect of addiction, as it allows your habit to develop whilst giving you reasoning behind your actions.
The cycle is hard to break, but once you’ve overcome this hurdle and are ready to fully commit to your recovery, we’re here to help.
At Addiction Advocates we provide private drug and alcohol rehab in Weymouth that focuses on a holistic approach. All of our treatment programmes are focused on both the physical and psychological implications of addiction, allowing you to completely rebuild your life again.
If your addiction is left untreated it’ll only get worse, no matter how in control you may feel, and it may cause lasting health implications, such as liver disease or heart complications.
All you have to do is contact our friendly and supportive team today to find out how we can help you turn your life around.
What Is Addiction?
The term addiction has roots in Latin from terms that mean “enslaved by” and “bound to”, which aptly describe how addiction works. Once an addiction is formed it has a powerful influence over your mind, instigating cravings that’ll grow as your addiction develops, to the point where it becomes all consuming and harms your health, but you’ll continue anyway.
Addiction can be caused be a number of factors, which include (but are not limited to); mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, early childhood environment, stress, having addicts as parents, spouses, or friends. Since there is no singular cause, it can be hard to treat addiction and a simple detox at home is never going to be effective.
The only way to effectively treat this condition is rehabilitation with professional care.
How Do You Know You’re An Addict?
You may think that there’s no way you could be an addict and not know about it, but, on the contrary, a powerful part of addiction is denial. You’ll find yourself justifying every fix, denying how much you’ve taken or the poor decisions you’re making as a consequence.
Most addicts are blind to their addictions, until they hit rock bottom, which is why it’s good to understand the warning signs of an addiction. The following changes could indicate that you or a loved one is suffering with an addiction:
- Increased secretiveness
- Distancing from social circles and formation of new social circles
- Sudden mood changes
- Constant illness
- Bloodshot eyes
- Skin, hair, nails and teeth degrading
- Memory loss
- Problems sleeping
- Changes in speech
- Abrupt changes in weight
- Increased lying
If you suspect your loved one is struggling with an addiction, contact us today and we’ll discuss with you ways in which you can help them.
If you’re reading this because you suspect you, yourself, are suffering with an addiction you must take action now.
What To Expect From Rehab In Weymouth?
Upon arrival at Addiction Advocates, you’ll be provided with a tour of the facilities and grounds so you’ll be able to make the most of the amenities during your stay.
Our rehab in Weymouth provides residential addiction treatment, meaning you’ll be required to live onsite whilst completing your treatment programme.
Most programmes run for 28 days, in which time you’ll undergo drug or alcohol detox and compete various therapies, designed to help you form a more positive lifestyle.
Since our programmes are tailored specifically to you and offer holistic treatment options, you’ll work with our expert team to design your programme.
Upon arrival, you’ll undergo a full medical assessment to asses your physical and psychological health. Our medical professionals will then discuss with you which options would be most beneficial in aiding your long term recovery.
Every treatment programme begins with drug or alcohol detox. Since some patients arrive still under the influence, detox must be the first step to ensure you’ve a clear mind for your therapy treatments.
Detox usually lasts for a couple of days, in which time you’ll slowly reduce your consumption levels until your body is rid of the substance.
However, since you’ve grown accustomed to the substance, your body has learnt to become dependant on it to perform its daily functions, so when you withdraw this substance your body will react. The longer and more severe your addiction, the worse the withdrawal symptoms are likely to be.
We always conduct detox under medical supervision, at Addiction Advocates, as these symptoms can quickly become quite dangerous. Your symptoms may range from anything from nausea, to anxiety and in extreme circumstances even seizures.
Our medical team will be on hand 24 hours a day and can administer prescription drugs where necessary to make you feel more comfortable.
Once your detox is complete you’ll begin your therapy treatment. The most common type of therapy used to treat addiction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT. CBT works by helping to modify your habitual behaviours and thought processes, through psychoeducation and identifying the root causes of your addiction.
Alongside CBT, you’ll have the chance to undertake, motivational sessions, group workshops and meditation classes.
Once you’ve successfully completed your rehab in Weymouth you’ll complete a relapse prevention plan to help you maintain long term recovery at home. Since the first 12 month after rehab are considered to be the most challenging, we offer aftercare programmes to all of our patients.
As part of the aftercare programme, we’ll introduce you to local support groups that can provide much needed peer support throughout your recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics are the most well-known of the 12 steps programmes.
In times of hardship these groups can provide the support and guidance needed to maintain your sobriety and manage those cravings and negative influences, should they every feel overwhelming.
Rebuilding relationships can be a difficult task to undertake, which is why we can also provide family therapy sessions. The most important thing to remember is that recovery takes time and you’ll need to give yourself, as well as those you love, time to recover from your addiction.
If you’re ready to take back control of your life, contact our dedicated and supportive team today.
-  addiction - https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain.htm
-  following changes - https://www.healthline.com/health/addiction/recognizing-addiction#health-signs
-  CBT - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897895/