If you live in South Yorkshire and suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, then you will likely benefit from our residential rehabilitation programme. Before you may gain access to this treatment, you must first contact us over the telephone on 0125 353 0553 so we may carry out an important but brief initial assessment. The information we collect during this telephone helps us to personalise your treatment for maximum effectiveness.

At Ocean Recovery Centre, the treatments we offer are therapeutic in nature. Most people suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol began to embark on substance misuse as a means of ‘self-medicating’ underlying emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. In short, substance abuse is a ‘quick and easy’ solution for uncomfortable and uncontrollable symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.

Treating the underlying causes of addiction

Many people who suffer from an addiction may be reluctant to enter a residential rehab facility because they believe if their addiction is treated, they will suffer because their underlying anxiety and depression will not be addressed. When you attend Ocean Recovery Centre, this is definitely not the case. In fact, the core of our treatment is to address ‘dual diagnosis’ issues such as anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and depression are made up of negative thoughts and feelings. These emotions invariably create fear. This feeling of fear prevents the sufferer from relaxing. The sufferer will feel ‘on edge’ and also feel intense discomfort. Drugs and alcohol allow the addict to ‘escape’ this reality. The outgoing reality is not something the addict wants to experience. This means the buzz created from drug or alcohol use is positively reinforced when negative emotions associated with depression and anxiety subside.

Some have compared the symptoms of anxiety and depression to drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. An addict will consume drugs or alcohol to calm negative emotions associated with anxiety and depression. However, drug and alcohol use are proven to aggravate both depression and anxiety, so in the long run, the addict is simply making his or her life worse by choosing to self-medicate with alcohol or other drugs. This is why addiction is known as a ‘progressive disorder’.

Treating the cause to cure the symptoms

At Ocean Recovery, we do not believe drugs or alcohol are your problems. In fact, drugs and alcohol are your solution, no matter how destructive that solution may be. Your true problem is your reality. You take drugs and alcohol to escape from your reality. When you attend Ocean Recovery Centre, we arm you with a variety of different strategies so you may tackle anxiety and depression in more efficient ways that do not involve substance misuse.

During therapy sessions, you will benefit from a range of cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. This includes helping you to recognise and then diffuse negative emotions in highly effective ways. We offer due diagnosis treatment that addresses both your addiction and clinic depression and anxiety. To achieve this, we employ a multidisciplinary team of professionals. This includes psychiatrists, psychiatric doctors, therapists and addiction counsellors. These professionals will support you throughout your rehabilitation programme, and then during your aftercare programme.

When you tackle the initial detoxification programme, you will begin to experience anxiety and/or depression. These symptoms are known as ‘psychological’ withdrawal symptoms. Depending upon the specific drug you are addicted to, you may also experience a range of physical withdrawal symptoms. This is particularly the case for those of you who are addicted to alcohol.

To combat physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms during your detox programme, you will be given a range of prescription medications. These medications allow you to detox in a safe and controlled manner. Following the conclusion of your detox programme, you will then begin to engage in daily therapy sessions.

Get in touch today

To find out more about the addiction treatment we offer in North Yorkshire, contact us today on 0125 353 0553. We’ve saved many thousands of lives and we are confident we can save your life too. This year may become your first of many without drugs and alcohol. Take back control by contacting us today.