Drug and Alcohol Rehab Kingswinford
Many addictions begin with recreational use that has gotten out of hand, and more still begin with drinking or taking drugs as a way to cope with stress. It can seem harmless at first, but it is all too easy for drugs and alcohol to take over your life.
Once an addiction has taken hold it becomes very difficult to resist the compulsion to continue consuming, and with every day that passes the risks of developing debilitating and deadly health conditions increase.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are both leading causes of chronic diseases like cancer, liver disease and heart irregularity, as well as acute medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. If you think that you have developed a problem with substance abuse, it is important that you reach out for help right away in the Kingswinford or Birmingham region.
Choosing Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab
At Cassiobury Court, we offer state of the art residential rehabilitation. Residential treatment is the best option when it comes to addiction for a number of reasons. If you are treated as part of an outpatient drug rehab programme you will have to manage your own appointments, which can be stressful and difficult when in the throes of addiction.
You will also go home at the end of all of these appointments, which means you will be alone when you go through the withdrawal period. Without the proper support and care of trained clinicians, the withdrawal period can be an incredibly painful and even dangerous time.
Finally, with outpatient care you will still be in your usual environment, still around the people and places that trigger your substance abuse. In our private drug and alcohol rehab facility, however, you will have constant access to the highest quality care- meaning that you will be as comfortable and as safe as possible.
Our model of inpatient rehab means that you will be removed from your triggers and your access to drugs and alcohol will be strictly limited, allowing you to focus all of your energy on recovery.
Going through Detoxification in Rehab
The first step of drug and alcohol rehab is drug and alcohol detox. Detoxification might sound daunting, but all it refers to is the period and process in which your body will metabolise and flush out the harmful substances within its system.
Once the drugs are flushed out, you will begin to suffer the effects of withdrawal as your body craves the drug it thinks it needs to function properly. Withdrawal can be painful and even potentially dangerous, which is why so many addicts who attempt to get clean on their own ultimately fail.
At our clinic you will be monitored and supported by a dedicated team of nurses and psychiatrists who will ensure that you are as safe and comfortable as possible. If your case is particularly severe, we can help to ease your symptoms with prescribed medicines, a common practice in drug detox that you will not be able to access outside of drug rehab.
Mental Health and Relapse Prevention
Once you have come out of the withdrawal phase and your body is no longer physically dependent on the substance, it is integral that the psychological aspects of your addiction are identified and addressed.
In order to make sure that you do not relapse once you leave the clinic, we need to understand why it is that you started drinking or using in the first place and take steps to ensure that you are strong-willed enough to resist those urges moving forwards.
In almost all cases of addiction the sufferer will also struggle with problems relating to poor mental health. Many addicts first turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to try and deal with overwhelming problems in their wider life.
Workplace stress, grief and relationship turmoil can all spark or exacerbate substance abuse. It is becoming increasingly common for those diagnosed with addiction to also be diagnosed with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression- a phenomenon now known as dual diagnosis.
What Therapies are available in Rehab?
As part of your addiction treatment, we will offer you a range of therapies to help you build both your self-understanding and self-discipline. Through traditional methods of counselling we can help you identify the root causes of your problem, and psychotherapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can help you to make practical changes to your behaviour and outlook.
Our holistic support extends outside of the clinic too, as we offer a comprehensive programme of aftercare to all of our patients. This means that we will continue to offer you advice, guidance and support whenever you need it.
Anyone who is struggling with addiction is welcome at Cassiobury Court. All you need to do is contact us and go through our free pre-admission screening process, so we can assess your case and determine the best course of treatment for you.
If someone you are close to is struggling with addiction, but is not yet in a place to reach out for help themselves, we offer a family referral service. We cannot force anyone who is unwilling into rehabilitation, but we can offer you advice and guidance and get the ball rolling.
Drinking or taking drugs in secret or trying to hide your consumption, constantly thinking ahead and looking forward to your next drink or hit, feeling strange or ill if you have gone a while without a drink or hit- these are all telltale signs that you have developed a substance abuse problem. If you think that you have an addiction, the best time to seek help is right away. The problem will only get worse the longer it is ignored, so you should act immediately.