Drug and Alcohol Rehab Horley
An addiction to drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult to overcome. It is a vicious cycle, one that gets worse as time goes on. Substance dependency takes a heavy toll, often destroying the physical health and mental well-being of its victim. Make no mistake, despite the social stigma that is often associated with addiction, the people struggling with dependency issues are indeed victims.
Addiction is considered to be a disease. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that it is a chronic brain disorder, one that causes functional changes to the brain circuits that control stress and reward responses.1 Like anyone suffering from a disease, addicts deserve compassion and care. Overcoming an addiction will never be easy, but focused, professional help can make a world of difference.
Symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction
It can be hard to admit that you are struggling with an addiction. Sometimes it can even be difficult to realise that an addiction has developed in the first place. Realising, and then confronting, the fact that you have a problem is the first (and most important) step in recovery. If you are worried that you, or somebody close to you, has developed an addiction these are some of the signs and symptoms to watch out for:
- Needing more of the substance to achieve the same effect
- Craving alcohol or drugs when you haven’t consumed some in a while
- Feelings of anxiety about how, and when, you can get your next hit or drink
- Significant increase in intake
- Feelings of discomfort, illness or lethargy when you haven’t been able to drink or use
- Behavioural changes, especially increased irritability
If you can relate to any of these experiences, you may be suffering from addiction. The most constructive step you can take is to reach out for professional help.
What happens in rehab?
The most effective way to overcome a substance addiction is by receiving specialised care at a residential rehab centre. At Cassiobury Court, our rehabilitation programmes are individualised to cater to the specific needs and circumstances of our clients. However, there are some common elements to our treatment programmes that most patients can expect to experience.
The first step in rehabilitation is almost always a period of detoxification. This is the period when your body metabolises and flushes out the harmful substances that remain in your system. This process is often accompanied by withdrawal symptoms, which can vary in their severity from mildly unpleasant to painful and dangerous. The level of discomfort you feel at this time will depend on a number of different factors, including the type of drug involved and the heaviness of consumption.
Withdrawal is difficult to get through alone, which is why so many people fail to overcome their addictions without support. The detox clinic offers a safe, supervised space in which to go through this difficult process. Medical aid is on hand for any emergencies that may arise and, depending on the nature of your problem, you may be prescribed medication to ease the worst and most painful withdrawal symptoms.
Once the toxins are out of your system, we offer a holistic programme of therapies to help you break out of the destructive cycle of substance abuse for good. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most common and most effective therapy used for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
It was developed as a treatment for mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, with a focus on breaking harmful patterns of thinking and self-destructive behaviour. Addiction is just as much a psychological problem as it is a physical one, so it is critical to address the mental aspects of your dependency issues to facilitate a full and lasting recovery.
As well as CBT, we offer other treatments such as art therapy, group therapy, and individual counselling sessions. It is important that we get to the root causes of your addiction and offer you the tools and self-understanding necessary to ensure that you do not fall back into old habits. Therapies like these will help guide you to a healthier, safer place.
Is it worth moving away from home for rehab?
At Cassiobury Court, we offer a residential programme of rehabilitation. That means you will be living at our facility whilst undergoing treatment. This can be a daunting prospect, but there are significant advantages to receiving care away from home. First of all, your access to drugs or alcohol will be strictly limited and controlled, which will make it much more difficult to relapse.
Secondly, you will be removed from the stresses of your everyday life, stresses that can contribute to your destructive impulses. You will find that it is easier to overcome your cravings once you are away from the people and places that you usually associate with your alcohol or drug use. Finally, you will have immediate and constant access to specialised, high-quality medical assistance, making rehab the safest place to be during this difficult and tumultuous time.
Admissions process to Cassiobury Court
Addiction can seem like a hopeless situation, but we are here to help. There is no sense in putting it off, so as soon as you can please reach out to our admissions team and begin your journey to recovery. Contacting us is simple, all you have to do is reach out by telephone, email or online chat, and our admission coordinator will guide you through any questions or concerns that you might have. There is a pre-admission screening process, where we assess your circumstances so that we can ensure we offer you the most effective programme of care. This is quick, confidential and entirely free.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you can then secure your place with a deposit. We will organise your course of treatment, prepare your bedroom and set an admission day. On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our Recovery Team who will help get you settled, and then we can get to work on your treatment.