Cheshunt Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Cheshunt, battling through the emotional rollercoaster of addiction? An addiction is a mental health and behavioural illness, difficult to manage without specialised support. Call us today on 01253 847 553 for FREE and confidential advice!
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are serious diseases and our Ocean Recovery Rehab Centre in Cheshunt is ready to help combat both them and other addictions. If you’re one of many people who are suffering from this dangerous illness then you already know how devastating it can be. Sadly, many people throughout the United Kingdom don’t know how serious an illness addiction can be.
Addiction is an illness that can cause long-term, lasting damage. There’s a fundamental lack of understanding about this medically diagnosed disease. In fact, many British people don’t even know that addiction is an illness which has been scientifically diagnosed. The truth is that substances abused as part of an addiction can alter the chemical balance of your brain. Many addicts know that the substance they crave is causing them harm, and yet they can’t help chase more.Drugs and alcohol, despite their obvious impact on your livelihood, are the only things that matter.
In this article, we’re going to look at how your mental health is affected during addiction. We’ll explain what you can expect from our drug and alcohol rehab centre in Cheshunt and why you need to seek help today.
How Your Mental Health is Affected
Addiction can have an obvious and negative effect on your body. You become weaker and struggle to deal with the level of harmful substances you’re consuming. Although the physical impact of addiction is significant, we’re instead going to look at how your mental health is harmed.
How Alcohol Abuse Affects Your Mental Health
Alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on your mental health. Any of us that have had more than one or two drinks will be familiar with the feelings of confidence and courage that alcohol can provide.
That positive emotion, although pleasant, quickly passes for most of us. Unfortunately for some, the positive emotions don’t last for long enough and once they’re gone, an empty feeling is all that’s left behind. Trying to chase more of that positive and temporary feeling normally results in a dangerous addiction. At its best, alcohol addiction can cause depression and memory loss. At its worst, addicts will be left with crippling depression and suicidal feelings.
Alcohol can make addicts aggressive, short-tempered and prone to extreme mood swings. Rather than learning to deal with stress and anxiety, alcohol smothers the part of our brain which would normally deal with those feelings. When alcohol isn’t present, anxiety and stress can be difficult to manage and those addicted to alcohol will react poorly.
How Drug Abuse Affects Your Mental Health
For the time being, there is no comprehensive scientific research to prove that drug abuse can lead to mental health problems. It is widely believed, however, that mental health issues will be present as part of a drug abuse problem. The numbers don’t lie: around 53% of drug addicts will suffer from at least one form of mental illness. One in three people suffering from mental illnesses is abusing either alcohol or drugs. There may be no direct link for now, but evidence would suggest that substance abuse is likely to have a negative effect on the lives of those suffering from drug addiction.
Young people are especially vulnerable to the effects of drug abuse. Substance abuse, much like alcohol abuse, can disturb the balance of the brain in a way which causes long-term damage.
Anxiety and aggression are common issues, and certain drugs will cause disturbing hallucinations. Continued long-term abuse of drugs is likely to increase an addict’s chances of suffering from depression, bipolarity and paranoia.
Our Treatment Plans Can Help
If you’re suffering from addiction in the Cheshunt and St Albans area you are not alone, and our drug and alcohol rehab centre is here to help. The overworked NHS offers addiction treatment plans but despite their best intentions, these plans are a cover-all and can’t specifically target a patient’s needs. You’ll be recommended a local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting but unfortunately, you’re unlikely to get the time and care that your illness needs. Our treatment plans, on the other hand, are specifically designed to suit you and help you recover as quickly as possible.
Too many people in the Cheshunt area are suffering from addiction and the long NHS waiting list doesn’t help. At Ocean Recovery Centre we can speak to you on the same day that you contact us and we can even complete your first free and confidential telephone assessment.
Once you arrive at our facility you’ll benefit from support groups and one-on-one therapy sessions. We use workshops with former addicts, cognitive behaviour therapy sessions and group therapy sessions to help you understand your illness. There are a range of rehabilitation programme lengths and we’re guaranteed to have a plan that suits you.
Contact Ocean Recovery Centre Today
If you would like to learn more about our treatment programmes at Ocean Recovery, then please get in touch with our Cheshunt team on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222 today. Our treatment centres are comfortable and luxurious facilities where you’ll have a private place to recover from addiction. Our friendly staff have plenty of experience dealing with addiction and are highly trained in their field.
It’s important that you leave your normal surroundings to give yourself the best chance of making a full recovery. Making facing the lonely battle to recovery without professional help are likely to suffer from relapse and crushing setbacks. Under our expert care, you’ll make positive steps each and every day and regular therapy sessions will help you explore what caused your addiction to begin with.
When you leave our facility, you’ll have all the tools you need to return to a healthy and happy life. You can re-build any relationships which suffered as part of your addiction and look forward to each day without your dangerous and damaging illness of the past. Call us today on 01253 847 553 to see how you can get your life back.