We have treatment centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Sussex

Residential addiction treatment has been proven by numerous studies and continuing results to be the most effective way to beat addiction.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Sussex

There are many treatment options available but, it can be difficult to know the best route to take. This is especially true when you are already dealing with the various stresses and challenges arising from the addiction itself.

We never forget that every individual is different and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. We can find rehab treatment programmes for drugs and alcohol that are the right fit for you in Sussex or elsewhere in the UK.

 

Types Of Addiction Rehab Can Treat

Put in the simplest terms, addiction refers to a compulsion to use a substance or take part in an activity, even though there may be negative consequences.

You can become addicted to all sorts of things, from gambling to shopping and pornography. Alcohol and drugs – including both illegal and prescription drugs – are some of the most harmful. While the idea of addiction is relatively simple, however, the reality of it and the way that it works on the brain are complex.

People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviours that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. The complex relationships and the effects that drugs and alcohol have on the brain as an addiction develops represent one reason why overcoming addiction on your own is so difficult.

Although addictions are complex and can be so different for every person, at Ocean Recovery we can treat across the vast types of substance and behavioural addictions, through evidence-based treatments and therapies.

 

Why Visiting A Treatment Centre Is In Sussex Important

Substance misuse is linked to thousands of deaths every year. According to a figure released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were 7,551 deaths in the UK in 2018 that related to alcohol-specific causes.

This was the second-highest total since the data started being collected in 2001. There were also 4,393 deaths from drug-related poisoning across England and Wales in 2019.

While death is always a risk, the chronic drinking and drug use associated with addiction can also lead to a wide range of other health conditions and illnesses. The exact risks will vary depending on the substance and other factors but could include:

  • Heart disease and cardiovascular problems
  • Strokes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Liver disease
  • Various kinds of cancer
  • Increased risk of infection and other illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis B and C
  • Brain damage
  • Impotence

Continued heavy drinking or drug use can put a strain on various organs and bodily systems but can also have a psychological impact.

Psychological issues could include:

As well as the physical and psychological dangers, addiction can lead to broken or damaged relationships. It can affect your work and make it difficult to manage your finances, which could affect your quality of life or even lead to homelessness. Substance misuse can lead to impaired decision making, reckless behaviour and violent or criminal activity.

In short, addiction to alcohol and drugs can have a serious negative impact on every part of your life. But as we have seen, the very definition of addiction means that the person will continue to seek out drugs or alcohol despite these very real negative consequences. This is why finding the right help at a drug rehab clinic UK facility is so important.

 

What Happens During Treatment At A Rehab?

Not every rehab for drug and alcohol abuse offers the exact same experience but there will be a number of common elements. The first stage will be a thorough assessment to determine your individual needs and tailor-make a programme of treatments designed to meet these needs and help you make a long-term recovery.

This assessment will also seek to identify and flag up any potential dangers when you go through drug and alcohol detoxification treatment – the process where you actually get the drugs and alcohol out of your system.

This can be difficult and potentially dangerous if undertaken without the proper supervision. Detoxing at a professional facility allows you to get clean and sober surrounded by 24/7 support, medical supervision and prescription medication where appropriate.

As well as detox it’s important to explore the root causes behind your addiction and the thoughts and behaviour associated with it. This is generally done through a range of therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy and other group and individual therapies.

Other treatments such as meditation, relaxation therapy, mindfulness and stress management can help you to change the way you think and react in relation to your addiction and the triggers associated with it.

Recovery does not end when you leave the rehab’s doors as drug and alcohol relapse prevention is also essential. The treatments and therapies outlined above will provide you with many of the tools you need to achieve a long term recovery but there will still be flashpoints and a comprehensive drug and alcohol aftercare programme can help you to deal with these as and when they occur.

So don’t delay if you are struggling with any of these issues. Find out how private drug and alcohol rehab in Sussex can help you take the first steps towards a brighter future today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

What medical assistance is available during rehab?

Medical assistance is very important through the drug and alcohol rehabilitation process. It will be available on a 24/7 basis, yet especially through the detoxification process and the aims of physical restoration.

What happens after rehab treatment?

Rehab is a progressive process, followed by aftercare services. Spanning over 12 months, support groups and ongoing treatment will be available to support you through life after rehab. Independent recovery will be aimed for, by actively working through recovery efforts, supported by ongoing care and treatment.

Do drugs and alcohol affect mental health?

Drugs and alcohol can affect mental health, deteriorating stability and balance, due to their toxic makeup. Internal traces of drugs and alcohol can cause vulnerabilities within the central nervous system, which disruptions organic messaging and responses. The impacts of excessive drug and alcohol exposure can also have external impacts on mental health, resulting in low and compulsive behaviours and outlooks.