Get Addiction Help in Idle and Thackley
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you are most likely to struggle with mental and psychological problems like anxiety, depression, or trauma.
You may also suffer from health issues and physical problems like a diminished immune system, heart and gastrointestinal issues, sleep deprivation, and liver or kidney damage.
Unknown to you, your family and loved ones like spouses, parents, children, and friends are also suffering.
While some may have given up on you, including yourself, others will continue to force you to get help.
Consider this as a sign of love.
Do not lose hope because there are people who will continually care about you.
At Abbeycare, we understand that addiction is not your choice but a compulsion you cannot control.
We will help you if you want to change.
But we can only help you if you help yourself.
Rehab is not going to be easy but your life is worth fighting for.
Don’t get caught up in a never-ending circle of dependency. West Yorkshire Police have made it a priority to tackle reports of drug-taking, drug dealing and are encouraging locals to report of a drug crime.
Addiction and Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a common mental illness that people with addiction suffer.
An anxiety problem is unlike the normal reaction that a person experiences during a job interview or confronting bills.
This anxiety is unfounded and can socially paralyse a person.
Anxiety is a typical co-occurring disorder of addiction as a cause or effect.
Many addicts turn to drugs or alcohol to self-manage or control their anxiety.
The existence of anxiety disorder in addiction can also be attributed to biochemical factors particularly the inadequacy of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for mood and energy levels.
This dual diagnosis can also be caused by genetic predisposition which means it runs in the family.
Anxiety is also associated with addiction as a withdrawal symptom and anxiety is a common symptom during detoxification along with characteristic indications like sleeplessness, prickliness, and obsessive worries.
At Abbeycare, therapeutic counselling is geared towards treating anxiety and other mental disorders related to addiction.
Call us on 01603 513 091 to get treatment and achieve inner peace.
Addiction and the Brain
Addiction is similar to chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma that requires treatment.
It is a chronic disease that impairs the reward, motivation, and memory system of your brain.
More specifically, it impacts the brain’s neurotransmission and mesolimbic dopamine pathway system.
Neurotransmission refers to how brain components communicate.
The chemicals from drugs or alcohol can damage the functions of cortical and hippocampal circuits relating to providing physical pleasure, impulse control, and judgment as well as memory.
The mesolimbic dopamine pathway system refers to the brain’s reward system.
Dangerous drug and alcohol elements or compounds like Acetaldehyde, fentanyl, and Strychnine, among others, can mutilate the ventral tegmental area, anterior cingulate cortex, nucleus accumbens, and other brain structures that damage our ideas of reward.
Rehab involves cleansing the body from the toxic substances that damage our physical brain and body.
It also helps rewire the brains’ reward system so that clients can think, decide, and act more rationally.
At Abbeycare, we focus on your recovery first so that everything you love in life will no longer come last.
Phases of Addiction
Addiction does not happen instantly.
It is not a condition embedded in a person’s character.
It is a silent killer that gradually and unconsciously progresses.
Addiction advances in phases namely: initial use, abuse, tolerance, dependence, addiction, and relapse.
Addiction is characterised by the lack of control using drugs and alcohol even if it is already destroying your life.
You continue your consumption of drugs or alcohol even if you have lost your family, wife, children, and home; you lost your job and become homeless; You have engaged in criminal activity, or you have lost your sanity.
You quit for a day, however, anxiety, depression, and other withdrawal symptoms will cause you to relapse and get back to your old habits.
At this point, you reach the cycle of addiction, abstinence, and relapse which is impossible to break without professional assistance.
At Abbeycare, our professional treatment plan is specifically designed to effectively interrupt this vicious cycle.
We use evidence-based therapies like cognitive and behavioural therapies, holistic healing, and peer group counselling and support to develop tools to manage the underlying causes of addiction and effectively stop its recurring condition.
Our goal is for you to learn how to love yourself, so much so that you won’t need drugs or alcohol to make you feel good.
Delirium Tremens: Symptoms and Treatment
Described as brain fever, Delirium Tremens or DT is one of the major withdrawal symptoms of addiction along with hallucinations and seizures.
This severe form of withdrawal symptom is common in alcohol detox.
It is characterised by the swift inception of harsh confusion caused by a sudden variation of blood circulation and breathing.
It usually occurs within 2 days after your last alcohol intake and lasts up to a week.
Delirium is a life-threatening symptom.
If early recognition and proper treatment are not administered, it can result in death.
At Abbeycare, we provide our patients that undergo detox with continuous monitoring and supportive care.
It can include sedation and administration of medicine to manage the symptom as well as intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration.
We perform clinically supervised detox processes to ensure your safety, comfort, and successful treatment.
With our help, you will get through this.
Call Abbeycare now at 01603 513 091.
Chemicals in drugs and alcohol can alter your brain’s pleasure and reward system.
To correct this, medication can be administered to help restore the balance disrupted by drug and alcohol use and addiction.
More specifically, the medications administered during rehab are meant to reduce the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms that cause tremendous discomfort and danger to a person undergoing rehab.
They are also used to offset the intoxicating effects of a drug to rewire the brain not to associate drugs and alcohol with pleasure.
Among the common medications used to manage substance dependence are Naltrexone, Buprenorphine, Modafinil, and Disulfiram among others.
The administration of medicine is part of our physical approach to addiction treatment.
Addiction medications are used to break the chains of physical dependence.
However, we also focus on therapeutic counselling to address the intangible components of addiction particularly the underlying and unseen mental and emotional challenges that cause people to use drugs.
- Will my social life change after rehab?
Yes. Your social life needs to change as part of your relapse prevention plan.
You may need to change some of the people around you to avoid temptation and avoid getting back to your old habits.
You need to redefine your social group by being in social circles that will support your sobriety and serve your best interests.
- Will I get the medication in rehab?
You may get medication to help minimise pain and psychological distress if deemed necessary.
At Abbeycare, we want to make your treatment and recovery safe and comfortable as much as possible to achieve ever-lasting success.
- What is individualised treatment?
Individualised treatment means that experts modify treatment plan of the rehab programme according to a client’s diagnosis and unique circumstances such as personal issues and problems; mental, physical and emotional condition, and personal beliefs and interests
Serving Idle and Thackley & Surrounding Areas, including:
|Green Gates||Apperley Bridge||Tong Park|
How To Book