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Dealing with Addiction

There are many different types of addiction and they can affect everybody differently. The most common forms of addiction are associated with drugs, alcohol, nicotine and gambling, these all affect you physically and mentally. An addiction is defined when somebody is dependent on something and has no control over it. It is estimated that every one in three people suffer from addiction.

Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something harmful.

Signs of addiction

Physical dependency – caused by repeated behaviour resulting in you becoming physically dependant.
Psychological dependency – caused by repeated behaviour causing the mind to be hooked.

Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something harmful, you become dependent on it. When a person stops using the substance they are addicted to they can experience withdrawal symptoms. This can be discomforting and unpleasant, most have cravings to carry on what they have been doing or what substance they have been taking, and so the cycle continues.

Managing an addiction can damage a person’s work and relationships. It can cause stress and have serious psychological and physical effects; in many situations this can cause a relapse.

Most people with an addiction are in denial about their situation, this is one of the most common reasons why people fail to get help. You don’t have to suffer before accepting you are ready to get help for your addiction. Don’t try and do it alone, seek help, there are numerous treatment types available.

At Cassiobury Court we take the time to asses our clients prior to admission. We understand each client needs a specific kind of treatment, we will ensure our service is suitable for you.

  • Rapid Recovery is a major breakthrough in treating addiction, providing tools and resources needed to achieve permanent sobriety.
  • Alcohol and drugs are not the problem; they are symptoms of an underlying acquirement of a deregulated brain stress system. Rapid Recovery quickly transforms your state of disease to a state of ease.

    Stage 1 – Inspiration and Relaxation.

  • Experience emotional sobriety. When you feel safe and secure your body relaxes, your mind quietens down, your emotions become calm.

    Stage 2. – Balance

  • Learn how to achieve a state of harmony, balance and synchronisation between your heart, brain, emotions and autonomic nervous system. You can achieve a state of ‘coherence’.

Many people resist seeking help with an addiction for numerous reasons. Most people believe they can sort out their problems themselves, with addiction this is usually not the case and is just an excuse. The longer the addiction goes on the more tolerant the body becomes. To achieve the same effect the body will need to take the substance more frequently and in amount larger amounts.

Addiction is a very sensitive situation, sometimes an intervention is necessary. This is proven to be one of the most successful and loving ways of getting your loved one on the path of recovery. An intervention is carried out by a team of specialists. It is a structured process involving an assessment and a meeting to discuss concerns and feelings.

John Gillen

A recovering addict himself, John is now one of the UK's leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Through our blog, he keeps our website visitors in the loop with the latest news and industry trends in relation to addiction treatment.