Treatments For Addiction
For many, the first step toward recovery is acknowledging that there is an issue. An addict may not feel they need help because they do not realise the severity of their addiction or the damage it is causing to them and those around them.
Addiction treatment can take many forms and last for different lengths of time. For severe forms of addiction, recovery is a long-term process. Successful treatment will consist of either therapy, medical help, or both. Some addicts may respond better to both types of therapies whilst trying to recover, while some will only need one type of treatment. The specific type, or combination of, treatment required varies depending on patients’ individual needs and the type of addiction they have.
Charterhouse Clinic provides a range of therapies and treatments proven to be effective at treating addictions with success and tackling any side effects they may cause. Unlike other rehabilitation centres, our experienced team combines the latest understandings from psychology and medicine, teamed up with nutrition, personal fitness, and the appropriate use of ancient wisdom traditions.
We know that no addiction or patient is the same; that’s why all our treatment programmes are bespoke and customised.
Medical help and detoxification for addiction treatment
Some addictions will have an impact on brain chemistry, so in some cases, medical treatment can aid recovery. For example, treatment medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, are available to those with an opioid addiction; while nicotine preparations, such as patches and gum, are available to smokers.
For many addictions, such as drugs or alcohol, detoxification clears the body and manages the acute and potential dangers an addict may face with the substance in their system. Addicts should only undergo the process of detoxification under medical supervision. Self-detoxification can pose potential dangers and result in unwanted side effects.
Our team monitors the detox process for each patient, guaranteeing a reliable outcome. It will prescribe approved medications where relevant to help with withdrawal symptoms and ease an addict off drugs.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for recovery
Detoxification will clear the user of any immediate dangers and allow an addict to begin the recovery process. Still, detoxification alone does not address the psychological, social, and behavioural problems associated with addiction, so the user needs to follow it up with rehabilitation treatment.
After initial detoxification, rehabilitation treatment will begin for patients to uncover the causes of addictions.
The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is to give people control over their addiction and help them to be able to cope with their cravings and recognise their faulty thinking. CBT involves examining the thought processes of an addict with the intention of challenging and transforming problematic thoughts or behaviours.
Both the NHS and a variety of medical professionals worldwide have great respect for CBT. We use careful consideration when discussing the needs of each patient. We can adapt CBT for addiction treatment services for use in both individual and group environments.
Besides medical treatment and therapy, we provide a range of extra addiction treatment services to aid recovery and provide the most pleasant experience to the patient.
Great nutrition plays a significant role in making our addiction rehabilitation programme so successful. Our award-winning chefs serve fresh top-quality nutritious meals that ensure our patients have the energy and comfort they need as they complete their stay with us. A proper diet alongside our counselling, fitness, yoga, tai chi, and meditation treatments and programmes give all our patients the best chance at recovery and ensure they enjoy their stay as much as possible.