Breaking Free from Addiction in Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury, a small market town in Gloucestershire set on the banks of River Severn.
Behind the happy façade of the town, is the stark reality that some of its residents are suffering from different types of addiction and mental health challenges.
Aside from substance abuse, many are also struggling with gambling addiction, sex addiction, eating disorder, depression, low self-esteem, and self-harm.
Abbeycare is one of the addiction rehab centres that have been serving the people of Tewkesbury.
In our rehab programme, you will get to meet other people who share your struggles.
Our inpatient residential treatment allows you to concentrate on getting well free from distractions.
You will be working with accredited and sympathetic addiction experts who understand the personal, professional, and societal pressures you experience.
You won’t be judged or blamed for your disease.
We, at Abbeycare, are here to understand and help you.
CBT vs. DBT
CBT and DBT are two types of therapies that you often hear when seeking treatment for addiction.
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and DBT or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy are similar but not the same.
They are similar because they are both forms of psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy primarily uses regular personal interaction or dialogue with a person to discover underlying problems or change a person’s attitude or behaviour.
CBT focuses on a person’s emotions, thoughts patterns, and behaviour to identify addiction triggers, which is addressed by changing these behaviours.
DBT, on the other hand, scrutinises mindfulness, focuses on a known trauma or emotional distress, and highlights on social interaction.
It facilitates the development of a new behaviour to combat addiction by bridging the right ideas with the right action to achieve your goals.
Both CBT and DBT are valuable therapies used to explore issues and problems for breaking an addiction
If you are ready for our help, contact Abbeycare today at 01603 513 091 and take your first step in gaining control over your destiny.
The Family Role in Addiction
If there is anybody else suffering from your addiction, it is the people to whom you matter most – your family.
Your family equally suffers from your addiction, but they take different roles in dealing with your addiction.
The Enabler – This role is commonly held by your spouse or your mother who takes care of all your blunders and misconducts.
The enabler condones your addiction by being in denial about the severity of the situation or by always justifying your wrong behaviour.
The Mascot – This is the family member who uses humour as a coping strategy to bring temporary relief to your addiction problem or maintain a sense of balance and comfort in your home in the brink of breaking down.
The Lost One – This family member (usually a child) is reflective of the troubled family.
He or she is delinquent, defiant to authorities, and equally causing troubles to the family.
The Hero – This is the family member who takes over responsibilities that you fail to do including assuming parental roles and financial support.
He or she tries to keep the family intact and normal and always tries to find a way to help you.
Addiction not only destroys your life.
It destroys the lives of other members of your family.
Make your life better for you and your family by calling Abbeycare now at 01603 513 091.
Fun things to do for your Sobriety
You don’t need alcohol or drugs to have fun.
Fun is not about getting wasted.
It is about enjoying the company of the people around you, getting new experiences, improving yourself, and finding fulfillment and meaning in life.
Here are fun things you can do when living a life on recovery.
Take classes/ lessons. There is so much to learn and enjoy.
You can take a French language class, a Spanish dance class, or a photography lesson and meet new people.
Volunteer. There are so many people and things that need your help.
Join community volunteer programs by helping at soup kitchens to feed the homeless, adopting a pet who needs a home, or joining a tree planting or clean drive activity to save our planet.
Get into arts and crafts. Get into painting, gardening, crocheting, sewing, cooking, cross-stitching, photography, art wood crafts, home improvement repairs, etc.
Explore and find a creative outlet to facilitate your continuous healing.
Explore the world. Go and see the world if you by travelling.
You can start domestically by visiting places within the UK or you can go abroad.
See new places, meet new people, and experience new cultures.
Get Active. One of the cheapest and healthiest ways to have fun is to get up and be active.
Jog and exercise, join sports activities or do any physical activities with friends and you will never feel alone.
Being in recovery is a chance for you to do the important and fun things in life that you missed out on.
Call us on 01603 513 091 and we will teach you plenty of fun and creative things to do for your sobriety.
Sobriety in COVID-19 aftermath
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, a new normal emerges that can bring anxiety and boredom that can push you to relapse.
Here are ways to maintain sobriety in the new normal amid the Covid19 pandemic:
- Online interaction.
The new normal had caused much social isolation as personal interaction was forbidden.
However, you can still maintain interaction with family and friends through video chat or by using social media platforms to get support.
While you should avoid physical contact, you can remain sociable via online communication.
- Online support groups.
As traditional in-person group meetings are restricted because of social distancing protocols, group meetings can now be facilitated online using Zoom and group video chats.
- Stay busy.
Because your movements are somewhat restricted, you have to find creative ways to keep yourself busy at home.
You can engage in regular exercise, do gardening, do the cooking, enroll in an online class, or be active in online voluntary works among others.
- Learn to adapt.
The Covid19 pandemic has left economies struggling, caused many people to be jobless, and has killed a lot of people across the world.
Do not fear. You need to learn how to adapt to changes brought about by the pandemic.
Don’t let anxiety get to you but find a way on how to cope, survive, and thrive in the new normal.
To get more information and to get started on the road to recovery, call Abbeycare today at 01603 513 091.
Abbeycare now serving Tewkesbury
Our intensive residential rehab programme typically kicks off with a professionally administered detox.
It is followed by a step by step approach to treatment where you gradually advance to reach clinical milestones.
Core treatment components of Abbeycare’s residential rehab include:
- Twelve Step Approach
- Group counselling
- One to one individual counselling with an assigned key worker
- Integrated treatment of co-occurring mental complications
- Special-focus groups for parents, death trauma, women, LGBTQ, and other special issues and concerns
- Holistic therapies (e.g. Reiki, massage, mindfulness)
- Co-occurring mental health complications
- Education about relapse prevention and sober life skills
Start your life of recovery now. Call Abbeycare on 01603 513 091.
- How rampant is alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction is a very widespread disease not only in the UK but throughout the world. 49 of 50 or 98% of alcoholics have never received treatment.
- Is alcoholism different than addiction?
No. Alcoholism is the addiction to alcohol. Alcohol addiction, alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder is the most common type of addiction because the sale and trade of alcohol are allowed by law.
- Who will I talk to when I call Abbeycare?
When you call Abbeycare, you will speak with seasoned addiction experts who are empathetic and educated recovery specialists about addiction and related health issues.
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