Poole Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Addiction is actually considered to be a disease or disorder of the brain, one that alters the way in which a person thinks and behaves so that the sourcing and taking of the substance they are addicted to becomes more important than anything else in their life.
It is a difficult cycle to break free from, especially if you try to do so alone. It can have a devastating effect on your health, both physical and mental, and it can even destroy your relationships with the people around you.
Residential addiction treatment at a rehabilitation centre has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to combat and overcome a drug or alcohol addiction.
If you are searching for rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, but are not quite sure where to find it or even what to look for, then we can help you.
We can find you the right facility and the right treatment service, giving you the best possible chance of kicking your addiction for good.
Drug and alcohol detoxification
The first and arguably most important step in drug and alcohol rehabilitation is detoxification, or ‘detox’ at is more commonly known.
This is the period and process by which the toxic substances in your system are metabolised by the body, flushed out and gotten rid of. It might be surprising but this part actually happens quite quickly.
For example, it generally only takes a few hours for a body to completely flush out heroin. However, the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that come on afterwards can be much more prolonged and painful.
In severe cases, this withdrawal process can even be quite dangerous. One of the main benefits of private drug and alcohol rehab is that it offers a safe, regulated environment in which to go through this difficult and dangerous process.
At a residential clinic you will have constant and ready access to professional advice, support and medical care as you deal with your withdrawal.
Not only this, but due to the enclosed nature of our facilities you will not have easy access to alcohol or drugs as you would if you were receiving outpatient care, or no care at all, and so your chances of falling off the wagon are greatly reduced.
Detoxification will always be hard, but with us it will be much, much easier. We will make the process as painless as it is possible to do so.
Mental health treatments and support
Of course, detoxification is only the first part of the journey. Addiction rehabilitation is not an instant or easy change- it is a gradual, ongoing process.
In order to achieve a lasting, long term recovery it is necessary for you to change your behaviour and your thinking so that you do not return to alcohol and drugs once outside of our clinic.
To this end we offer a range of different therapies and holistic treatments. During your time at our clinic you will undergo a combination of these therapies as we seek to equip you with the knowledge and self-understanding you need to remain sober once you have left us.
One of the most common therapies utilised in the treatment of addiction is cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT for short. CBT is a kind of talking therapy in which you will be encouraged to alter your thinking and behaviour.
It is mainly used to help those suffering from mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety because it allows you to approach overwhelming problems in a calm, self-conscious way.
By rationalising problems and breaking them down into smaller, more manageable parts, it becomes much easier to deal with negative emotions and stressful situations.
This approach works very well when dealing with addiction and has been shown to be one of the most efficient methods of rehabilitation.
And that is only one of the options available to you, if CBT does not suit your case best then there are other routes we might take.
Other talking therapies such as psychotherapy might be a good option, or perhaps complimentary therapies such as art therapy or recreational therapy.
As well as therapy you will have access to counselling services, either one on one or as part of a group. In either capacity counselling will enable you to explore, understand and address the root causes of your addiction.
Educational workshops will teach you more about the mechanics of substance dependency, allowing you to develop your own healthy coping strategies so that you do not need to return to alcohol or drugs.
Through services like these you will be equipped with all of the knowledge and tools necessary to give you the best possible chance of remaining sober.
There will, of course, always be the danger of relapse. As has already been mentioned, recovery is an ongoing process. While rehab will be an invaluable part of that process your journey does not end at the clinic.
If you do find yourself slipping back into addiction once you have returned to your normal life we offer a drug and alcohol aftercare programme.
We will always be a part of your support network and will continue to offer help and guidance after you have finished your stay with us.
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Addiction is a disease, and it is an unfortunate fact that it only gets worse over time. It won’t get better if it is ignored, and there is no way that it will simply go away on its own.
The only way to overcome addiction is to address it and start making changes. So please, if you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, do the right thing and reach out for help.
We will find the right facility and the right programme for you, setting you off on the journey towards recovery.