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Drug and alcohol rehab has never been more important and that holds true for Kettering, Corby, and surrounding areas. The United Kingdom currently has a record number of people addicted to alcohol and drugs.

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Many people aren’t even aware that there’s something of an addiction crisis. This fundamental lack of awareness and poor knowledge of common substance misuse issues only adds to the problem.

We live in a nation where it’s all-too-easy to hide alcohol addiction. Drugs are easy to acquire and even prescription medication is becoming a problem. Health experts are watching the opioid-epidemic in North America, aware that the United Kingdom isn’t far from the complicated drug addiction problems our neighbours across the Atlantic are struggling to handle. There were a reported 28 deaths in this area in 2021, highlighting the extent of the problem here too.

So what is addiction? How does somebody become addicted in the first place, and what are the cures? In this article, we’re going to explore this devastating illness and share important information about what addiction involves. Too many people are suffering in silence. At Cassiobury Court, we have a local rehab centre that we guarantee can help.

 

What is Addiction?

From the outside looking in, addiction is difficult to comprehend. Why do people become addicted? How can they continue to return to substances which they know are causing them harm? Only when addiction takes hold of you will you begin to understand that logic and reason quickly vanish: craving and overwhelming urges for more substances are all that matters.

Addiction is a medically diagnosed illness and a complex mental health condition, you may have previously received this diagnosis from your GP. A vicious cycle of craving leaves addicts fragile, lost and unable to find help. One of the most telling symptoms of addiction is that addicts know how much harm substances are causing them. Even when they think clearly, they’re unable to prevent themselves from reaching out for more.

 

How Does Addiction Begin?

Many people are curious as to how an addiction begins. Sadly, it’s all too easy. When mental health issues, substance abuse and bad timing all come together, there can be horrendous long-term impacts for certain individuals.

Social occasions in the United Kingdom will regularly involve alcohol. No matter what age we are, drugs – both legal and illegal – are taken as a form of pleasure. Some people are content to ‘try everything once’, while others will continue to experiment with drugs in a harmful way.

What begins as a short-lived ‘high’ can quickly get out of hand. Some drugs, frighteningly, are instantly addictive. Many people who try drugs for the first time aren’t prepared for the negative consequences of their experimentation and won’t realise just how dangerous those substances can be. Addiction can begin with something as trivial as a dare from a friend. Others can be pushed to addiction in an attempt to smother troubling, unwelcome and negative emotions.

 

The Power of the Brain

Famously, scientists still have much to learn about the workings of the human brain. The brain is the most powerful and mysterious organ. So powerful, in fact, that it can quite literally take over the life of a person suffering from addiction.

Your brain recognises substances that make it and your body ‘feel good’. It will quickly begin to understand a reward system, and over time, the substances which felt good, to begin with, will slowly change their chemical makeup.

Instead of associating substances with a short-lived pleasure, your brain will begin to crave those substances. An addict’s brain will communicate powerful, almost unbearably strong signals to keep reaching out for drugs or alcohol to continue the cycle.

 

Developing a Tolerance

There’s a good chance that at some point in your life, you will have noticed your alcohol tolerance change. This is a normal part of a healthy lifestyle and a balanced attitude to drinking. The more we drink, the more our body and our brain develop a tolerance to alcohol. The same goes for other harmful substances.

This becomes a problem when somebody is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Since they’re consuming such a high quantity of substances, the body develops a tolerance to them. That means that more and more is required to feel the same effect and an addict can quickly require dangerous levels of drugs and alcohol to feel the same pleasure.

So once a substance addiction is fully formed, the user is consuming large quantities of harmful substances, obeying the demands of a brain hooked on short-lived ‘highs’ and unable to ignore powerful cravings even when they know that they might have a problem. How does anybody escape that vicious cycle?

 

Rehab with Cassiobury Court

Our free healthcare system is under intense pressure and local treatment services are struggling to deal with the demand, nonetheless you are entitled to free NHS help. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous meetings can also help users share their experiences with others, but often this isn’t enough to help people recover from addiction completely.

The majority of us have been in the company of people addicted to drugs and alcohol, whether we realise it or not. Illegal substances can be present at parties and social gatherings, and the United Kingdom is a nation that drinks heavily, compared with other European countries. Addiction is not uncommon.

And treatment for addiction shouldn’t be either. That’s why at Cassiobury Court, we offer a range of treatment options for anybody that needs to face their illness. Our drug and alcohol rehab facility in Kettering can help you deal with your substance misuse issues.

We understand addiction better than anybody else and there’s no addiction illness we haven’t seen before. Get in touch with our team today and you’ll be taking the first, most difficult step to a full and long-term recovery. If you’re needing immediate help don’t hesitate to contact your GP, you can get in touch with us when you’re ready to check into rehab or even if you just want more information on the process and we will guide you through the process.

Family members, colleagues, and friends are likely to be concerned about the condition that you are in. Listen to them, and listen to their advice: there’s no better time to start your recovery than now.

Fill in the form below for a free callback and you can discuss your options with a no-obligation consultation. Our experienced and friendly team are ready to speak to you in a confidential environment, 24 hours a day.

Support is also available from your local GP, and if you feel like you need some help before considering rehab treatment, get in touch with them:

 

Dryland Surgery 

1 Field St, Kettering

NN16 8JZ

 

Eskdaill Medical

Prospect House, 121 Lower St, Kettering

NN16 8DN

 

Linden Medical Centre

54 Linden Ave, Kettering

NN15 7NX

 

Headlands Surgery

20 Headlands, Kettering

N15 7HP

 

Weavers Medical

Prospect House, 121 Lower St, Kettering

NN16 8DN

Raffa Bari

Raffa Bari - Author

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

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Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.

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