We have treatment centres for alcohol rehab in Barnsley
Our local clinic offers the best chance of a successful recovery for those seeking drug and alcohol rehab in Barnsley. We know that addiction can be an incredibly difficult illness to overcome. For that reason, we treat it like an illness.
Barnsley, like many towns, has its fair share of substance abuse problems. 1 in 4 are drinking too much according to a local government report, while almost 4 in 5 have tried alcohol before the age of 15.
At the Rehabs Clinic Group, we’ve helped people from a wide range of backgrounds take the path to a happier and healthier future. One thing has united them all: the desire to overcome addiction. If you share that goal then contact us today. Find out how we can address your alcohol or drug problem and guide you towards a successful outcome.
In this article, you’ll discover:
The causes of addiction
Addiction is more common than most people think. One in three people are addicted to something, according to the charity ‘Action on Addiction’. However, this covers a wide spectrum from mildly inconvenient addictions, all the way up to life threatening compulsive behaviours.
In order to combat addiction, it’s worth understanding how it works. There are a number of factors which might lie behind your addiction. These factors include:
- Your environment: work stresses, employment situation, financial status, relationship breakdown, family problems, childhood trauma and more.
- Your behaviours: the decisions you make and the actions you take can lead to harmful outcomes which lead to, or exacerbate, addiction.
- Your genes: There is some evidence to suggest that certain people are more susceptible to addiction then others.
At the Rehab Clinics Group, we take the time to understand all the different factors that have contributed to your addiction. Only then, we believe, can we provide the most effective course of treatment for drug and alcohol rehab in Barnsley.
But why is addiction so hard to shake? The answer lies in the chemical balance of our brains and how the addiction – whether it’s alcohol or drugs – disrupts that balance. Severe addictions actually change the way the body and brain function.
For example, drugs and alcohol release large amounts of ‘the pleasure chemical’ dopamine into the brain. This can lead to a strong desire to experience that pleasure again. The more you do it, the more you need to consume in order to experience that same feeling. For addiction sufferers, the feeling can be so intense that they are willing to risk harming themselves in order to get that same chemical hit.
It’s a compulsion which is terribly difficult to resist. But there is a way…
How to get started with drug and alcohol rehab in Barnsley
Contact our team now via the chat function or by calling 0800 470 0382. Feel free to tell us about your current circumstances and learn more about how we can kickstart your rehabilitation.
When people join our clinic in Barnsley, they begin by having a consultation with one of our professional clinicians. This initial assessment provides the opportunity for you to talk about your current situation, the nature of your addiction, how it started and what you hope to achieve during your time with us.
This assessment also gives us the chance to develop a treatment program which is tailored to your needs. We don’t just treat the symptoms of your addiction, we also tackle the underlying causes so that you’re given the best chance of making a long term recovery.
At this initial consultation, it’s useful to know the volume and frequency of your drug or alcohol intake. With regards to drug addiction, the type of drug you consume will also affect the course of treatment you will be offered. It might also be necessary to take a urine or saliva sample to confirm the extent of your dependency.
Types of addiction treatment
We utilise a wide variety of addiction treatments at our clinic for drug and alcohol dependency in Barnsley. We also provide different timescales for rehabilitation which vary depending on the extent of your addiction.
Based on the expertise of our clinical professionals, we’ll put you on a programme which addresses all your addiction challenges.
Among the wide selection of addiction treatments we offer include:
All patients in our residential clinic will receive one-to-one counselling with one of our team of qualified psychologists and/or counsellors. It’s the ideal opportunity to further explore the nature of your addiction, the causes behind it, and anything that happens to be playing on your mind.
A detox programme will help you reduce your alcohol or drug intake until you are completely clean. We do it in such a way that withdrawal symptoms are greatly reduced. This is achieve by ensuring it’s a gradual reduction, accompanied with a diet which effectively flushes harmful toxins out of your body.
If individuals are addicted to a high potency drug, we may offer a temporary substitute. For example, if you’re addicted to heroine we may choose to prescribe methadone and gradually reduce the dosage until you are no longer dependent.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is now a proven technique for increasing an individual’s mental resilience and giving them a greater chance of long term recovery. CBT helps you understand the thoughts and feelings which trigger your addiction and substance abuse. Not only that, it also teaches you to control those thoughts and feelings empowering you to make better decisions now and in the future.
Get drug and alcohol rehab in Barnsley
At our rehab clinic, you’ll find yourself in a supportive environment where your needs are the top priority. This is not a struggle you need to go through alone. There are people ready to help you win your battle with addiction and put you on the path to a brighter future. If you’re still wondering whether rehab is right for you, then call us today for a no-obligation chat.