Seek Treatment in a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre in Northumberland

Published by Raffa Bari

If you have been struggling with addiction for a significant amount of time, you are likely already aware of the detrimental impact it can have on your overall wellbeing.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Northumberland

Addiction is also a progressive disorder, meaning it can worsen over time if left untreated. It is important to acknowledge that by continuing your addiction without seeking help, you may be putting your life at risk.

Therefore, it may be time for you to consider seeking drug and alcohol rehab in Northumberland. Doing so can provide you with the support, guidance and resources needed to begin the journey towards recovery and improve your overall health.
It’s also important to recognise that when someone is struggling with addiction, the effects can often extend to those closest to them. This not only impacts the individuals involved, but also their everyday life.

At Cassiobury Court, we are here to support you in your journey towards recovery, and to help you regain control over your life whenever you feel ready. Remember, you are not alone, and help is always available for those who seek it.


Detoxing When in Rehab

When you attend a drug and alcohol rehab centre to overcome your addiction, the first stage will be a detox programme.

It’s worth noting that a drug and/or alcohol detox can be very difficult, as withdrawal symptoms will be at their most intense during this stage. For this reason, it is always recommended that detox is attempted under the supervision of medical professionals, as opposed to at home.

When you go through detox in a rehab centre, you will have access to 24/7 care and support from the team. Detox is often seen as one of the most daunting parts of recovery, but in our care, we assure you that our team will be there to ensure that this part of your journey is as comfortable as possible.

If you’re wondering what to expect to feel during the detox stage, several of the most common symptoms include feeling emotional, shaking, fatigue, nausea, headaches and a loss of appetite. In more extreme cases, these symptoms can be incredibly intense.

This is why it is important to undergo a detox in a safe and supportive environment with access to medical treatments if necessary. Our team will also be able to prescribe detox medication to you, which will soothe the effects of withdrawal significantly.

In addition to the above, if you choose to detox in a rehabilitation centre, you will also be much less likely to relapse. This is because you will be completing this stage in a supportive, peaceful, comfortable, safe, and controlled environment that allows you to stay away from temptation and remain on track.


Post Detox Therapies

Once you have completed your detox stage in alcohol and drug rehab, you will then move on to a tailored treatment programme, which will be entirely personalised depending on your needs and circumstances.

Treatment programmes include a range of therapies, which are carried out by medical professionals. The therapies included within a personalised rehabilitation treatment programme will include a mixture of both traditional and holistic techniques, which are designed to help patients heal physically, psychologically and spiritually.

Traditional therapy types within a programme typically include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. These essential sessions provide patients with a safe space to come to terms with the trauma of addiction whilst also addressing the root of the dependency.

Sessions that involve loved ones are effective when it comes to healing strained relationships, as it allows for a collaborative conversation to explore the effects that the addiction has had, not only on the patient, but also on those nearest and dearest to them.

Group therapy is also incredibly important for encouraging feelings of understanding and validation. Patients who participate in group therapy will likely feel much less alone than they once did, especially when coming to terms with their addiction, as others on a similar journey will also contribute to the session.

In rehab centres, including our drug and alcohol rehab in Northumberland, one-to-one sessions like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are the most widely used type of treatment. It’s a compassionate approach where patients can explore the complexities of their addiction in private, allowing them to come to terms with where they are in the present and define their goals for their future selves.

CBT is also an effective treatment for learning the necessary techniques and coping mechanisms, designed to provide patients with what they need to stay on the road to recovery once they have left the treatment centre. With a combined approach to treatment, patients are also able to identify and form a deeper understanding of their specific triggers, as well as how best to avoid them.

How Does a Drug or Alcohol Addiction Start?

There are a number of reasons why a drug or alcohol addiction may start.

Addiction is a condition that can affect anyone, regardless of their background or life experiences. It’s a disease that can impact people from all walks of life, and it’s important to recognise that it’s not a moral failing or a personal weakness.

Many people will experiment with drugs from a young age, usually due to curiosity. For most of these people, it will stay as just an experiment. However, for some people, it can spiral out of control and become a life-ruining addiction.
Drug and alcohol addictions usually happen gradually, and the addict will often not even realise that they are addicted until it’s too late.

In addition to the above, taking drugs and/or alcohol regularly can alter how our brains function. Drugs and alcohol can enable people to experience feel-good chemicals, which eventually the body can then become dependent on. What this means is that the body will lose its ability to produce these chemicals on its own, which can make individuals rely heavily on consuming substances in order to feel like themselves once again.

As you continue to consume alcohol and/or drugs, this process of dependency will just get worse and worse. Oftentimes, the body can also get used to a substance, which means more and more of it will be needed just to feel its effects. This is called developing tolerance. When you need more and more of a substance to get the same feeling, it can lead to addiction.

Unfortunately, some people can be more likely than others to develop an addiction, and there are also various other risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing an addiction. For example, genetics can affect your likelihood of developing an addiction. Addictions can run in families, and many children of current or previous addicts will also become addicts themselves due to their brains working in similar ways to their parents.

Your environment can also affect your likelihood of developing an addiction. Although it’s not always the case, many addicts will come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A lack of parental guidance and the addition of peer pressure can be very influential and may lead to an addiction.

A person’s age may also affect the possibility of becoming an addict. If you experiment with taking drugs or consuming alcohol from a young age when the brain is not yet fully developed, there is a higher possibility of causing permanent damage to the brain, leading to the potential of battling long-term addiction.

Different Types of Rehab Treatments Work for Different People

Since every single addict is different, there is no single approach to treating addiction. The type of treatment that will work best for you will depend on a number of factors, such as the following:

  • The variety of substances that you are addicted to – Treatments can differ depending on what your type of addiction is.
  • The severity of your addiction – If you have been an addict for many years, you may need a more severe form of treatment as it will likely be harder to overcome.
  • Your personality type, including your determination and motivation towards addiction – the more committed you are to recovery, the more likely you are to succeed.

Addictions differ so much, and it’s important that you get the right kind of help and therapy for your particular type of addiction.

If you want to find out more about getting the right type of treatment for your addiction, get in touch with us today on 01923 369 161. Our experienced team of friendly professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have and organise fast admission into our private rehabilitation centre.

If you are truly ready to make some positive changes in your life, what have you got to lose?


Meet The Team

Our team is made up of highly experienced and compassionate counsellors, psychologists and medical professionals who specialise in addiction and mental health. 

The team is incredibly passionate about the work they do, helping people to achieve long lasting recovery and regain control over their lives once and for all.

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    Raffa Bari

    CQC Registered Manager

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    Dr Mosun

    Consultant Psychiatrist and Addictions Specialist

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    Dr Ola Otulana

    GP and Addiction Specialist Physician

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    Alison Hipwell

    Deputy Manager (Operations Officer)

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    Jane Pearce

    Deputy Manager (Clinical Lead)

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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