Stroud Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Stroud

Thanks to Ocean Recovery’s state-of-the-art residential rehab and all-encompassing drug and alcohol addiction treatments, anyone can have access to the best possible quality of addiction care regardless of whether you’re in Stroud or any of its surrounding areas.

Drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction is, broadly speaking, characterised as being a chronic disorder of the brain.

Addictive disorders are most commonly identified through an individual’s need to consume more of a substance punctuated by fleeting periods of sobriety before the individual feels that they must consume the substance again.

People who’re stuck in a cycle of addictive behaviour will repeatedly resort to consuming narcotics and/or alcohol despite being aware of the destructive effects that their consumption will have on their own bodies as well as those who are most dear to them.

Individuals in the midst of a long-term addiction can watch on as they force their loved ones away from them and brink themselves to financial and physical ruin, only concerned by the pursuit of that next “fix” or alcoholic beverage.

Drug and alcohol addiction can physically alter the structure of your brain; and, it is this change to your brain chemistry that can repeatedly lead you to feel the need to consume narcotics and/or drugs.

For this reason, in order for addiction treatment to be considered truly successful, a highly-trained therapist will need to administer serious, severe psychological intervention to break down these newly developed behavioural patterns for the long term.

Fortunately, Ocean Recovery’s residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres are ready to provide this service for you. With Ocean Recovery’s assistance, you can start breaking free from your addictive cycle for good.

All you need to do is contact us today on 01253 847 553 or text HELP to 83222.

 

The Causes Behind Drug And Alcohol Addiction

For a severe drug and/or alcohol addiction to become present, an individual must naturally have been physically taking/consuming the substance for some time.

One of the primary reasons that individuals take narcotics or consume alcohol in the first instance is to improve social gatherings and experience periods of euphoria.

When some substances are consumed, the user experiences a powerful euphoric sense. Alternatively, some substances, including the likes of cocaine, will permit the user to experience a sense of feeling powerful, self-confident, and bold.

Finally, some substances, such as opiates, will allow those who consume them to experience periods of extreme calm whenever they’re consumed.

Another reason why some individuals turn to drug use and/or alcohol consumption is in order to self-medicate in a manner of speaking.

Consuming substances can allow people to, however temporarily, suppress the negative side-effects of other mental health illnesses such as depression and/or anxiety.

Of course, there is also the fact that some individuals will simply turn to consume drugs out of a sense of peer pressure or simply to satisfy a sense of curiosity. It is often this factor that leads to most teenagers resorting to drug and alcohol use.

People in their teenage years are especially susceptible to “peer pressure”, and so it is extremely important that teachers and guardians ensure that teenagers are aware of the dangers that giving in to peer pressure and using drink and/or drugs can bring about.

The majority of people with drug and alcohol abuse problems will fondly remember their first time-consuming drink or drugs, often viewing that initial experience through a rose-tinted lens.

Over time, however, that individual’s drug use will become an everyday feature of their existence, with them never recapturing that initial experience ever again — instead of running their life in the pursuit of this impossible recapturing of the past.

 

Drug Addiction And Tolerance Issues

As drug and alcohol addiction becomes more prolific in a person’s life, their body will attempt to defend itself from these substances by building up a tolerance to them.

This then means that those with an addiction will consume more and more of a substance in order to still feel the extreme effects that they did when they were first exposed to the substance.

This means that, over time, said individuals will not be able to feel “normal” when they are not consuming the substance they have become addicted to — or when they are not consuming “enough” of said substance.

Furthermore, as this cycle of consumption continues, the individual’s body will eventually form a dependency upon the substance. This means that when they stop consuming the substance they’re addicted to they will start to experience severe physical and psychological side-effects — this process is called “withdrawal.”

In lieu of professional medical support, withdrawal (or detox) can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous to the individual. Withdrawal side effects, in particular alcohol withdrawal side-effects, have tragically cost many addicts their life in the past.

Therefore, we highly encourage you to allow Ocean Recovery’s detox clinic, at our drug and alcohol treatment centre, to help you through detoxification with the help of a medically assisted withdrawal programme.

With this programme, we can keep a close eye on your physical health throughout withdrawal and control your physiological side effects with appropriate medical treatment.

 

Treating Your Mind

Getting your body to a place where it no longer has any lingering negative substances in it will be an intense, yet necessary, experience. And, once this has been accomplished, our medical staff can then work towards making sure that your brain no longer falls prey to addictive tendencies.

This process will largely consist of ensuring you confront the underlying factors which contributed to your addiction in the first instance as well as helping you to find mental techniques to prevent relapse in the future.

The treatments which will help you accomplish these goals include dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), dual-diagnosis treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), relapse prevention planning, family drug support counselling, trauma therapy, NAD+ brain restoration therapy, and much more.

Call Ocean Recovery today on 01253 847 553 to start your course of treatment as soon as possible.