Wythenshawe Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
At Ocean Recovery Centre, our drug and alcohol service makes the long road to recovery as comfortable and quick as possible. We can help you get clean and become free again.
People suffer from addiction. And that phrase literally encapsulates what it means to be addicted; an addict and their family members suffer as a result of their addiction. Old people, young people, teenagers and children all suffer when addiction raises its ugly head in a family or close-knit community. It is time that people accepted that addiction is a destructive and debilitating disease that tears communities and families apart. It is only once society accepts that addiction is a disease and needs to be treated as such that we will become part of the solution rather than the problem.
Drug and alcohol addiction has been defined as a disease by addiction treatment centres and most medical professionals and is typically caused by a combination of biological, environmental and behavioural factors. There are people who have a biological or genetic predisposition to addiction and others who are affected by environmental factors that make them more susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction. Nobody intends to become an addict, but substance abuse has a cumulative effect on the body and will become progressively worse over time.
Prolonged substance abuse changes the way the brain functions and interacts with the rest of the body. Drug and alcohol abuse alter the regions of the brain that are responsible for motivation, judgement and memory, making it difficult for an addict to stop taking drugs or alcohol even when they know it is damaging their physical and mental wellbeing, having a negative effect on their lives and inhibiting their ability to make rational decisions or good choices.
Addiction ultimately leads to physical and mental health issues, including heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver and depression. Drugs and alcohol create a physical dependency and overtime the addict becomes so physically dependent on drugs or alcohol that they can’t function without it. An addict will experience withdrawal symptoms when they are deprived of their fix but the good news for people living with addiction is that the disease can be treated successfully and there are addiction treatment options available both privately and via the NHS Foundation Trust. Addiction rehab treatment programmes are available for people living in the Wythenshawe and greater Manchester area.
What to expect during detox
Substance abuse changes the way the brain functions and the body ultimately becomes reliant on drugs or alcohol to function normally. This means that most addicts will experience withdrawal symptoms when they detox, and medical supervision is often necessary when you start your rehab programme. Physical addiction is almost impossible to overcome without the guidance of medical professionals. It’s also crucial that they supervise you during the detox as you could experience challenging withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts to functioning without the substances it has relied on for so long.
Withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person and can be anything from mild headaches to severe seizures and delirium tremors. Withdrawal symptoms are usually felt after eight to ten hours of detox and reach their worst point within 24 to 72-hours. Common symptoms of withdrawal can include headaches, nausea, shaking, sweating, insomnia, a lack of diet and poor appetite, increased heart rate and seizures. Mentally, there can be other withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, depression, mood swings, fatigue, agitation and hallucinations.
What to expect during residential drug and alcohol rehab
Once the detox stage is complete the rehab part of your treatment programme will begin. Residential rehab is highly successful because while you are in the drug and alcohol rehab clinic, you will be surrounded by a group of highly supportive people who want to help you recover. The form that your rehab takes will depend on the severity and type of addiction that you are suffering from. Your treatment programme could make use of cognitive behavioural therapy, support group sessions, family group sessions and intensive one-on-one counselling.
Once you’re ready to leave the treatment centre and reintegrate into your home in the Wythenshawe area, you’ll have the necessary tools and coping strategies to begin your new life without drugs or alcohol. Even after you leave our rehab facility, we’ll still help you and make sure that you regularly attend programmes, like Alcoholic Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, that can help you stay sober and continue to facilitate your long-term recovery.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the Wythenshawe community
There are many rehab options for those suffering from addiction in the Wythenshawe area and for people who can’t find the help they need with the NHS or do not want to wait, there are private rehab centres throughout the United Kingdom.
Ocean Recovery & Wellness Centre is a premium North West rehab centre close to Blackpool in the county of Lancashire. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment and recovery we combine comfortable accommodation with a dedicated therapy programme that enables you to rebuild your life and re-establish meaningful relationships with family and friends.
The rehab facility has seen a renovation in recent times and offers luxurious accommodation to every guest. We have thirteen bedrooms, two of which are executive, sea view rooms. There are also eight ensuite rooms (double or single)and three single rooms with a shared bathroom. The treatment facility is designed to cater to the needs of addicts, and we have several secure and comfortable private therapy rooms, a holistic treatment room, a relaxation room (complete with a massage chair), a spacious activity room, as well as asocial lounge and dining area. The grounds look out across the ocean and include a peaceful external courtyard and garden.
Our holistic addiction treatment includes:
- An in-depth psychological assessment and medical when you enter our rehab facility
- Medically supervised detox to treat the symptoms of withdrawal
- 24/7 support from experienced and professional staff members
- A therapy and recovery programme unique to each guest
- 12 months of free, personalised aftercare
Residential drug and alcohol rehab gives you the best possible chance of beating addiction and rebuilding your life. At Ocean Recovery & Wellness Centre we have helped thousands of addicts with their illness and you are no different. Call us today 01253 847 553 for more information and advice.