Drug and Alcohol Rehab Dunstable
A big part of addiction is denial, and one thing that people with addictions don’t think about is just how dangerous it is to drink to excess or use drugs. However, there are many shocking statistics about drug and alcohol addiction from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Across the globe, over 31 million people suffer from some sort of drug addiction, and drug deaths reached a record 3,744 in England and Wales in 2016. Around 3.3 million people suffering from alcohol addiction die each year around the world, with alcohol deaths in the UK rising 6% in the past year. While it can be easy to dismiss these statistics, each one represents someone suffering from addiction who perhaps could have been helped.
If you’re worried about your drink or drug use and looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Dunstable, then Cassiobury Court is here to help you. Based in a leafy suburb of Watford, we’re just a half hour drive away and offer world-class addiction treatment at our comfortable, homely centre.
Advice on drug and alcohol addiction
There are many reasons why you may be seeking help with an addiction, whether it’s a court order or because you’re simply fed up with living your life with this disease. However, many people simply don’t know whether treatment will work from them, so may want to find out more about alcohol and drug rehabs before they commit. We offer a free initial consultation where we’ll be happy to answer any questions, and we can mutually decide whether our treatment programmes are right for you.
Choosing residential rehab
There are many misconceptions about residential rehab. Some people think it’ll be like staying in a hospital or prison, while others see it as somewhere reserved for the wealthy. However, Cassiobury Court has a homely environment which is more like sharing a big house, and people from all walks of life come to us for drug and alcohol rehab.
If you have an addiction, then your best chance of staying sober in the long term is to go through detox and rehabilitation in a residential setting. This is because you’re away from home and the everyday stresses of life, so can completely focus on your recovery. You’re away from the most common addiction triggers and it’s much harder to relapse in this sort of setting.
Most people who come to Cassiobury Court complete a 28-day programme for their alcohol or drug addiction, and this is made up of several parts.
The first step to treating addiction is to rid your body of drugs and/or alcohol, and the best way to do this is to go through a detox. Many people are anxious about detoxing, perhaps because they’ve tried to go cold turkey before and found it unpleasant, but we offer a medically assisted detox that could take just a few days. It really is a big relief to be free from drugs or alcohol, and once they’re out of your system you can focus on rehab and healing.
When you stay with us, you’ll go through intensive individual therapy, group therapy and workshops, which will allow you to identify why you turned to addiction in the first place. Run by experienced addiction counsellors, these sessions aim to not only get you off alcohol or drugs, but to help you avoid relapsing in future. It also means that you can meet others in a similar situation and build a support network for the future, aiming to stay sober for life.
Setting goals can be an excellent way to plan your future after rehab. When treating addiction, we do so with the goal of you staying away from alcohol or drugs for life. We don’t believe that people with addictions can take substances on a casual basis. We’ll help you find things to keep you busy, whether it’s a new career path or a productive hobby, all of which can help you become more optimistic about your future.
When you choose drug and alcohol rehab in Dunstable with Cassiobury Court, the journey doesn’t end when your 28 days are up. Complete your programme and you’ll get a year of free aftercare as part of our treatment services. These weekly support groups give you a chance to catch up with others who attended your programme, as well as building a support network to get you through the tough first year. We may also put you in touch with local organisations who can help you throughout your journey. A small number of people may also find that they need further treatment, whether it’s extra therapy sessions or even an extended stay, and we’ll be happy to discuss these options with you.
Life at Cassiobury Court
Staying at Cassiobury Court isn’t a punishment, it’s a chance to heal, so we’ve worked hard to make it as pleasant as possible. You can opt for a single occupancy or en-suite room, giving you plenty of privacy, and there are some nice communal areas where you can watch TV or chat with others. We’re surrounded by pretty grounds and parkland, great for when you want fresh air or a walk, and we organise lots of activities so there’s a chance to enjoy yourself in-between therapy sessions. The aim is to help you heal after perhaps neglecting yourself because of your addiction, and we want you to go home feeling and looking better than when you arrived.