Drug and Alcohol Rehab North West England
Our residential rehab centres offer a safe and effective way to overcome your struggle with dependency, and we welcome any sufferers from the North West.
It does not matter if you are from Manchester, Liverpool or Cheshire, if you need it there is a place for you with us.
Our highly trained, dedicated staff are experienced and skilled at helping sufferers address their addictions and have successfully guided many people on their road to recovery.
Why choose Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
The best way to fight an addiction and overcome the mental health issues associated with it is to enter a residential clinic and receive professional rehabilitation.
It is possible to beat an addiction on your own, but it is extremely difficult and often dangerous. It can be hard to resist the temptation to drink alcohol or use drugs when they are always readily available, and triggers (the people, places and things that are associated with your substance abuse) can be impossible to avoid.
On top of this, going “cold turkey”, which is the most common method people try when attempting to sober up, can often backfire when you don’t have the right support.
When people return to alcohol and drugs after a failed recovery attempt, they tend to end up drinking or using in greater quantities than ever before.
In a residential clinic, these dangers are mitigated. The clinic environment is regulated and enclosed, meaning that you will not be unduly exposed to any of your triggers.
Access to drugs and alcohol is strictly restricted, making it next to impossible to fall off the wagon. You will also be removed from the everyday stresses and anxieties of your normal life, allowing you to devote 100% of your attention and willpower to your recovery.
What exactly is Addiction Treatment?
The first stage of addiction treatment is detoxification. This might sound intimidating, but there is nothing to be afraid of. During detoxification, you will be monitored as your body metabolises and removes the drugs from your system.
Once your body is clean you are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms, which can manifest both physically and psychologically. Withdrawal can be both painful and dangerous, which is why so many unassisted attempts to get sober fail.
In a clinic, however, you will have access to constant professional help and guidance. If you are suffering from an alcohol addiction, it is common practice to provide Librium as part of alcohol rehab.
This is a drug that helps to lessen the severity of alcohol withdrawal, making the weaning process both safer and easier. Likewise, if you are suffering from a particularly nasty drug addiction, such as heroin dependency, then replacement drugs such as methadone can be used to wean you off safely and gradually.
Despite any images you may have had in your head about detoxification, it is actually the easiest and least painful way to nip your substance abuse in the bud.
It is also important to acknowledge that mental health problems almost always accompany substance addictions. Many addictions begin as a result of unhealthy coping mechanisms, as people overindulge in alcohol or turn to drugs to help them escape the stresses and anxieties of their lives.
It is also, unfortunately, far from uncommon for sufferers of addiction to develop mental health disorders as the physical and psychological effects of substance abuse take their toll.
Because addiction and mental health are so inextricably connected, it is critical that the psychological aspects of your addiction are properly addressed as part of your rehabilitation. To this end, Cassiobury Court offers a wide range of different therapies.
The Holistic Approach
Because every patient is unique, there is no single definitive treatment plan to ensure that you will remain sober once you leave the clinic.
When you first enter our clinic, and throughout your stay, you will be continuously assessed by a professional medical counsellor. The treatment options offered to you will be tailored to your specific circumstances and requirements, giving you the best possible chance of achieving a full and lasting recovery.
The most common treatment therapy that we utilise is CBT, which means cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT is a kind of talking therapy, one which aims to positively change the way in which you process and react to overwhelming problems.
When we are faced by a looming, stressful situation it is all too easy to panic or shut down. But by ignoring or attempting to escape our problems, we can fall back into the trap of substance abuse.
CBT encourages you to approach stress in a healthier way, thinking of them instead as a collection of smaller, more manageable problems. By rationalising in this way, the risk of relapsing is greatly reduced.
As well as CBT, you may undergo less intensive, more recreational therapies. Art therapy and music therapy, for example, can be very useful in facilitating deep introspection and self-understanding, allowing you to explore your thoughts, feelings and impulses.
Classes in meditation and mindfulness can help to foster healthy stress management. As well as all these therapies, you will also have access to more traditional counselling- either one on one with your counsellor or as part of a group.
You should never underestimate how helpful it can be to simply talk. By talking through your issues with a professional, unbiased third party, and by connecting with others who are facing similar struggles to you, you will gain invaluable perspective.
Even once your time at the clinic has come to an end, you will still have access to this support. As part of our treatment programme we also offer a year’s worth of free aftercare.
If you feel you need to, you can continue to visit us for weekly appointments with your counsellor. Recovery from addiction is a long, ongoing process, and we will support you throughout that journey.