Drug and Alcohol Rehab Wood Green
We know you’re going through a tough time right now. It’s hard to know where to turn if you’re having problems with drugs and alcohol. We also know that well-meaning advice from friends and family isn’t what you need. Did you try tackling your addiction on your own, but it didn’t work or even worsened?
Our private drug and alcohol rehab in Wood Green, London, can finally help you get well again. Cassiobury Court offers private, luxury rehab treatment to help addicts move away from drugs and alcohol for life.
We offer rehab programmes for anything from 28 days to 90 days. Not sure how long you’ll need to stay? That’s what our friendly admissions team is here for.
Addiction: What Are The Signs?
Signs vary from person to person, as some people go to great lengths to hide their drug or alcohol addiction. With others, it can be obvious they’re struggling. If you’re suffering from addiction, you could find yourself:
- Taking more drugs or alcohol than usual
- Not being able to stop abusing and thinking about using all the time
- Spending lots of money on your habit is leading to cash problems
- Having a strained relationship with your family and friends. You may have lost friends.
- Not doing well at work, or you’ve lost your job
- Drinking or doing drugs alone
- Keeping your habit going, even if you know it’s harming you
- Borrowing money, stealing or selling things to fund your habit
- Feeling low, paranoid, anxious and depressed due to increased drug or alcohol use
How Can Rehab Help?
Rehab is a therapeutic community where people suffering from addiction come to get well. Every patient’s addiction is different, and their additional needs vary wildly. Because of this, you’ll have your own tailored support plan to help you meet your goals.
As well as undergoing alcohol or drug detox, you’ll attend counselling every day, which forms most of your time in rehab. Talking therapies mean what they say: you talk about your addiction to a trained addiction counsellor. We know it can feel strange to reveal personal details about your life, but it’s very beneficial in your healing process.
Talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) examine the broader reasons behind your addiction. CBT will equip you with strategies to change your feelings, thoughts and actions and help you live a positive life.
Mental Health and Addiction
Did you know that drugs and alcohol can massively affect your mental health? But we’re not just talking about feeling low after a ‘comedown’ or a short bout of depression or paranoia.
Taking drugs or drinking alcohol excessively for an extended period in large amounts can worsen current mental health problems and even bring on memory loss, schizophrenia and psychosis.
Taking drugs or drinking alcohol can often be a temporary relief if you’re feeling stressed or unhappy. But as you probably know, the feelings don’t last long, and you’ll need to take more drugs to feel any calming effects. Before you know it, you’ve got an alcohol or drug addiction. It’s like a cycle.
If you already take medication for an existing health condition, mixing it with drugs and alcohol is dangerous. Your mental health can massively plummet, and in some cases, mixing can be fatal.
You may be given a dual diagnosis in rehab, meaning a doctor will diagnose you with a mental health condition. Our doctors can prescribe medicine for you and work alongside the local mental health team in your area.
Leaving rehab always throws up mixed emotions for patients. Some are excited and full of positivity about the future, while others are daunted about what lies ahead.
Where do they go to get help if they need it? Will they be tempted to use drugs or alcohol again? How will they fill their lives with positive activities that steer them away from abuse?
Our aftercare team can help you readjust to live outside rehab. As a former inpatient, you’ll be able to access support groups and a telephone helpline if needed.
We’ve seen how former patients can transform their lives with a positive mindset and a hefty dose of determination. You’ll receive aftercare for 365 days, and we advise our patients to make the most of it.
When aftercare finishes, we’ll tell you about other support organisations and groups that will further enhance your long-term recovery.
Tips For Staying Sober After Rehab
When you’re used to living a life that revolves around drugs or alcohol, finding alternative activities and positive ways of living can be tricky. Replacing the time you spent abusing with something else can feel alien, but here are some suggestions:
- Avoid places that could trigger a craving for drugs or alcohol. Examples include nightclubs, pubs and restaurants.
- Create a daily routine, so you won’t be at a loss for what to do. Get up and go to bed at the same time every day to encourage healthy sleep patterns.
- Break free from destructive, toxic friendships, namely those who encourage you to abuse. Seek out people who inspire you and make you feel good about yourself and those who like you when you’re sober.
- Try a new hobby that requires concentration or exerts energy. Activities such as art and cooking are relaxing and allow you to become immersed in your creation, distracting you from drugs and alcohol.
- If you have any free time, use it wisely. People often abuse drugs or alcohol because they are bored, so fill that dead time with something you enjoy. Chat to a friend, watch a film or read a book. If those activities aren’t to your taste, choose something that matches your interests.
We give all patients a warm welcome at Cassiobury Court regardless of their background. Contact us to start rehab today.
We offer help for drug and alcohol addiction in all of the London Boroughs, including Stratford, Barking, Islington and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
While private residential rehabilitation is a more expensive treatment option than most others, you also get the best possible quality of care. The best way to find out how much our treatments are is to call our admissions team, as we offer many different packages which accommodate different budgets. When it comes to addiction treatment, you really cannot afford to choose any other than the best quality of care.
While we can help people to break free from the cycle of addiction, the threat of relapsing will sadly always be there. However, through our relapse prevention planning and complimentary aftercare programme you will be able to keep the prospect of relapse at bay. Relapsing is a threat that you learn to manage and avoid, meaning a lot of successful recovering addicts never relapse.
Approaching someone about their addiction is a very delicate issue. If you do not approach an alcohol intervention or substance abuse intervention correctly then you risk pushing that person further away from receiving treatment. A family intervention should be conducted with care and compassion, and ideally with a trained professional there to assist. Making the person suffering from addiction feel attacked is the opposite of what you want to achieve.
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