Drug and Alcohol Rehab Southend-on-Sea
In recent years, there has been a decrease in people drinking and using drugs on a social basis, but at the same time, there has been an increase in people with addictions across the UK. Drug or alcohol addiction can affect anyone, whatever age, sex, class, or race, and at Cassiobury Court, we’ve worked with people with addictions from all walks of life. If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Southend, then we’re less than a 90-minute drive away, based in a leafy part of Watford.
If you have an addiction and choose not to undergo addiction treatment, then the outlook isn’t good. Very few people can get their addiction under control on their own, and it’s more likely that your addiction will worsen over time than get better. Addiction is a disease, and so going through a treatment programme may be your only way to overcome it.
Are you in denial?
Denial is a big part of addiction. So, getting over the denial of your problem is the first step towards healing. It’s important to think about all the negative effects that your drinking or drug addiction has had on your life. Has it effected your work, relationships or finances? Has it led to you getting into embarrassing situations or even into legal trouble? If so, it may be time to look for drug and alcohol rehab in Southend.
If you’ve tried to give up alcohol or drugs in the past, but found yourself relapsing, then you may unconsciously still be in denial. You may be denying the extent of your dependency on drugs and alcohol and are likely to need professional help. Because addiction is a disease, most people need some sort of help to recover, and you’ll get this when you stay at Cassiobury Court.
What happens during residential rehab?
When you contact us for drug and alcohol rehab in Southend, we carry out an initial assessment over the phone before discussing admission to Cassiobury Court. We can often admit you within 48 hours, so you can begin your rehab programme as soon as possible. This ensures that you don’t have time to sink back into denial or for your addiction to worsen.
One of our doctors will carry out a full assessment when you arrive, ensuring you get the most out of your drug and alcohol rehab. Many people who come to us have issues with mental health or eating disorders in addition to their addiction, which is called a dual diagnosis, meaning that they may need extra support.
The first step for most people who come to rehab clinics in Southend-on-Sea is to go through a drug or alcohol detox. You may have already tried a detox, perhaps even going cold turkey at home, and found that you have suffered withdrawal symptoms. However, going through a detox at Cassiobury Court is much more pleasant, as you can be prescribed medication to ease the side effects, allowing you to detox in a matter of days.
Therapy is a big part of drug and alcohol rehab in Southend, as it’s a way to overcome the trauma that has led to your addiction. When you come to Cassiobury Court for rehab treatment, you’ll get both individual and group therapy, covering a wide range of topics including relapse prevention. All sessions are supervised by addiction counsellors and are designed specifically for those who are overcoming issues with drugs or alcohol.
Rehab isn’t easy. In general, you have therapy sessions from morning to late afternoon, as well as workshops and holistic treatments. There are also sessions on nutrition, fitness, mindfulness and more. However, we don’t want you to feel exhausted from rehab, so you can enjoy fun activities with others or simply relax in the communal lounge. There are also comfortable bedrooms when you need to rest, and pretty grounds for when you need some fresh air.
How can I avoid a relapse?
Hopefully, when you leave Cassiobury Court you’ll have gained a good understanding of the reasons why you developed an addiction and have the tools you need to fight cravings. However, the first year after rehab can be tough, and leaving the supportive environment of a rehab centre in Southend and returning to the real world can be a shock. That’s why everyone who completes 28 days of rehab with us gets 12 months of free aftercare.
There are also lots of proactive measures you can take after rehab to help prevent a relapse, and we’ll talk you through them during your stay. There are many centres in Southend who offer support groups such as 12-step programmes, and they can be an excellent way to build a support network. We can also help you set goals from getting a job to volunteering or rebuilding relationships, allowing you to get your life back on track. The more optimistic your outlook and the better things get, the less likely you are to go back to alcohol or drugs.