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Dealing with Addiction

There are many different types of addiction and they can affect everybody in different ways. The most common forms of addiction are associated with drugs, alcohol, nicotine and gambling, all of which can 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.

When a person stops using the substance they are addicted to they can experience withdrawal symptoms. This can be discomforting and unpleasant, and in some circumstances these symptoms can lead to a relapse.

Addiction is a more prevalent issue than many people realise. For example, there are around 300 million people worldwide currently facing an alcohol use disorder (addiction center). Despite these statistics many users choose not to seek help, which can lead to the situation intensifying.

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, and we are here 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’.

Despite the number of people suffering from addiction, only 10% of addicts seek treatment.  The reason for this can vary from case to case and there isn’t one blanket cause for this statistic. Many people believe they can solve their problems themselves, however the statistics show that this is not the case. The longer the addiction goes on the more tolerant the body becomes, and 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, and often 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, and 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.