Drug and Alcohol Rehab Walthamstow
By looking to address your problem, you have taken an admirable step in the right direction. An addiction can rip through an addict’s life in a very short timeframe, it can take someone’s physical and mental health and ruin it in a matter of weeks.
Relationships can be destroyed, families become estranged, and finances completely ruined. It is important to seek professional help instead of burying your head in the sand and hoping everything goes back to normal.
The longer drug and alcohol treatment is delayed, the worse an addiction can become – and in extreme cases, a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction can be fatal.
You likely have questions about how to choose rehab, what to expect at rehab, family drug support, family and friend referral and how rehabilitation centres work.
The choices can appear overwhelming, but at Cassiobury Court, we are here to help guide you through the process and to identify the best course of treatment for you.
Our Admissions Process
Our admissions process is simple and provides you with the best drug and alcohol services for your condition. Every person is affected differently by drug addiction and abuse and alcohol addiction and abuse.
You can be assured that Cassiobury Court will be able to guide you through the process of identifying the best drug and alcohol rehab and therapy options for you and your recovery.
Loosely, rehab in Walthamstow can come via an inpatient or an outpatient solution. Inpatient addiction treatment is residential in nature, allowing you to recover in the safety of our rehab clinic. Inpatient treatment is generally best suited for individuals who have an advanced state of addiction, and those of our clients who do not have a safe, supportive home life.
Outpatient treatment is best suited to those in the early stages of addiction, or who can go home to their family at an evening and a weekend and have the support they require for an effective long-term recovery.
We will work with you to create the best treatment plan for your needs within your budget. There are free options available via the NHS, but addiction treatments have sustained significant budget cuts over the last decade and waiting lists are long. Private drug and alcohol rehab is not the cheapest option available but your treatment can begin with no delay.
An addiction is a physical and psychological illness and drug and alcohol abuse can badly affect both the body and the mind. An addict can experience extreme weight loss, suddenly develop an unkempt appearance and have a lack of interest in personal hygiene.
Their behaviour will also change, they may withdraw themselves from society and develop dishonest traits in order to help fund their addiction.
Mental health and addictions go hand in hand – and when you’re admitted to our care, we will perform a full evaluation of your health. Addictions are often caused by underlying mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and depression.
If we identify a condition like these, we will perform dual diagnosis treatment. This is crucial for long-term recovery and relapse prevention, as treating the addiction and not the cause will likely cause a return to addiction in the future.
Drug or Alcohol Detox
The detox clinic is the starting point for the majority of our clients. Along with “how long is rehab?” one of the most common questions people have is about the length of time a detoxification can take.
There is no set time for a detox to work effectively. For those who have advanced addictions, the process can take weeks. For those in the early stages of a drug or alcohol addiction, their detox may be completed inside of a week.
A detox is the process of flushing the toxins associated with drug and alcohol abuse from your system. It is a difficult procedure, and your body will react negatively to drug and alcohol withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, severe sweating and extreme shaking, can be dangerous and it is not at all recommended to try a detox by yourself.
We use detox medications, which is better known as a medically assisted detox. These act as a sedative which eases your discomfort as you end your dependency on drugs or alcohol. Our medical experts are also on hand to monitor your progress and ensure your safety.
When your treatment has been completed, you will be given an aftercare plan. This is a step-by-step plan that helps you to continue to abstain from drugs and alcohol.
Returning to your normal life can feel intimidating, but you will have a 12-month free aftercare plan that gives you regular follow up sessions, access to a 24 hour helpline and puts you in touch with local support groups.
Addiction often develops as a consequence of an underlying mental health condition. An addiction is as much a mental ailment as it is a physical one. Most of your treatment is related to therapy and includes stress management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT.) Dual diagnosis treatment allows your addiction to be treated alongside any mental health conditions we might identify.
Dependent on your circumstances, we will recommend either inpatient or outpatient options. Inpatient (sometimes known as residential rehab) allows you to recover in our rehab clinic with constant monitoring, and outpatient allows you to spend a lot of time at home with your family.
There are NHS treatment options, but these are generally geared towards outpatient treatment, which is not suitable for all people suffering from a drug and alcohol addiction.
Behavioural addictions, such as internet addictions, sex addiction and gambling, are similar to drug and alcohol addiction. However, the difference is that with a behavioural addiction, the individual is not addicted to a substance but to behaviour or the feeling of a behaviour being acted out.