Harrow Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
Are you based in Luton, 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 and alcohol rehab has rarely been more important throughout the United Kingdom and especially in the Luton area. The Country Drug Report shows that there have been a record number of overdose deaths in the United Kingdom in recent years and that high-risk opioid user numbers have never been higher. Sadly, the statistics for alcohol addiction in the United Kingdom are not much better.
Drug and alcohol addiction are both ever-present and today more people are addicted than ever before. Luton is no different. It’s essential that we recognise the benefits that treatment programmes at a rehab centre can bring and that people suffering from this evil disease are given a chance to recover fully.
The Dangers of Addiction
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are both diagnosed medical diseases. A lack of education regarding addiction and other common illnesses in Great Britain means that many of us are unaware of the dangers associated with substances. This can leave people susceptible to addiction and also means that we aren’t able to spot the signs of addiction in others. A close friend could be desperate for help and all the signs of addiction might be right in front of you. But, since you aren’t aware of the tell-tale signs of addiction and the addict doesn’t have the courage to ask for help, many illnesses go unnoticed.
Addiction can quickly take over your life. Many people suffering from addiction will convince themselves that they have everything under control. This is the incredible of the brain, deep in the grip of addiction, convincing the user that there’s nothing to be worried about.
This crushing illness can seem endless and bleak, and it can be difficult to watch too. Family members, loved ones and friends might become suspicious when somebody they care about becomes secretive, spends time with a new group of people and begins to disappear from their normal social circle. Their physical appearance deteriorates and they may lose weight. Often they’ll be irritable and anxious, and when you suggest there’s a problem they’ll retaliate. Unfortunately, addicts are often the last one to admit that they have a serious problem.
Families, careers, finances and mental health all suffer as a result of addiction. Our Ocean Recovery Rehab Centre in Luton is specially designed to help patients recover from the impact of drug and alcohol addiction before there’s no going back. We offer detox and rehab programmes which lead the way in addiction recovery, and, combined with our advanced therapy treatments and aftercare programme, we give people the best chance of making a full and long-term recovery.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
One of the most important features of our treatment programmes is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Our treatment plans are unique to each patient since every illness is different. That being said, CBT normally has an important role in helping the patient realise that negative thoughts and emotions are all part of their addiction.
CBT teaches patients that they have negative feelings for a reason. These internalised and harmful feelings, which may have been created by traumatic events in their past, are ‘automatic’. Instead of trying to understand these feelings many addicts will try to smother them with substances. Those challenging emotions can be extremely difficult to face and are often ignored.
Sometimes the negative feelings are caused by extremely painful thoughts and memories. Our experienced therapists will revisit them, explore them, and teach patients that there can be positive ways to handle those difficult emotions. Addicts will learn that specific ‘triggers’ led them to crave substances in the first place. By learning to deal with those triggers in a mature and positive way, our patients have a significantly improved chance of making a full recovery.
At Ocean Recovery Centre we see CBT as an important part of rehab treatment. We constantly evaluate patients at our Luton rehab centre to make sure that they’re getting the most out of their time with us.
The Importance of Our Aftercare Programme
Unlike other rehab facilities, we continue to monitor the progress of our guests even after they’ve left our rehab centre. The return to the normal world after rehabilitation isn’t always stress-free and there is still plenty of work to be done. Properly equipped with the tools they need, patients leave our facilities with a better understanding of their addiction and a positive attitude they can apply to everyday life.
Once your rehab is finished, you’ll leave with an aftercare programme which is effective for a full year. Together we’ll have identified and set achievable goals. These are normally things you want to complete, relationships you want to build and important landmarks on your recovery from addiction. Each of these targets is important for keeping you working in the right direction.
You’ll continue to meet up with our team too. Regular meet-ups are organised to make sure that you keep your focus after rehab, even when there are minor setbacks. We’ll keep you on the right path and can even help you get involved in meetups and workshops in the Luton area.
Ocean Recovery Centre in Luton
It’s important to know that you are not alone. There are so many more people suffering from addiction, just like you are, and it’s possible for each and every addict to make a full recovery. Once you’ve recovered from your addiction you’ll be able to get back to enjoying your life. You won’t feel the need to visit the pub on the way home from work, and you won’t have to hide bad habits from your family. Drugs, alcohol and addiction will all be a thing of the past.
We’ve already helped thousands of people recover from the dangers of addiction: you could be next. Professional medical care gives you the best chance of making a full recovery, and you can find out more about our Ocean Recovery Centretreatment programmes by calling our friendly team on 01253 847 553. Alternatively, text HELP to 83222 today and take the first step to recovery.