Gladstones’ drug rehabilitation team specialises in innovative, residential, abstinence-based rehabilitation for a number of substance addictions in our private rehab clinic. Drug addiction or Substance Dependence, is a debilitating disorder that can completely take over a person’s life and affect their actions across a broad spectrum. Generally, it involves compulsively seeking to use a mind-altering substance and repeating certain destructive behaviors regardless of the negative social, psychological and physical consequences. Many illegal drugs can have the most powerful and devastating effects on the body and mind and they can become addictive emotionally, psychologically, and even physically.
Our Rehab Programmes
Gladstones’ residential drug rehab team have successfully helped many people to overcome their substance addictions, including clients addicted to opiates like heroin and opium, crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, cannabis, skunk, weed, sparkle, 6-APB, HEX TC, meow meow, ecstasy, MDMA, MDA, speed, mephedrone, ketamin, legal high addiction, benzo fury, MDAI, mexxy, black mamba, GHB and LSD.
Signs of Drug Addiction
Recreational drug use crosses the line into drug addiction when you feel you have to have the drug, and you increase the amount of the drug you take.
Using drugs or repeating certain compulsive behaviors can become a way of coping with painful psychological feelings such as anxiety, depression & loneliness. Various factors, such as your personality, your genetic makeup and peer pressure, affect your likelihood of becoming addicted to a drug.
In addition, some drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, produce a physical addiction much more quickly than other drugs do for many people.
Typical Drug Addiction Traits:
- Feeling a need to use a drug to deal with your problems
- Having an intense craving for the drug
- Making sure you maintain a steady supply of the drug
- The feeling that you need to use the drug regularly, in some cases many times a day
- Repeated and unsuccessful attempts to stop using the drug
- When you stop taking the drug you have unpleasant physical reactions
- Doing things you would otherwise not normally do to obtain the drug, e.g. stealing
- Putting yourself and others at risk of physical harm such as driving under the influence
Who’s at Risk of Addiction?
Not everyone who uses drugs will become addicted, however many people do. Addiction cares nothing about sex, race, income, intelligence or wit – it bestows its mark upon any and all, and it’s first come first served. For many individuals, the first sign that the downward spiral has begun is when the harms associated with using the drug begin to outweigh any perceived benefits.
If your regular substance use is beginning to take a toll on your moods, your health, relationships with others, affecting the quality of your work, putting your job at risk or placing you at odds with the law, then professional treatment and support may prove necessary.
Breaking a drug addiction is difficult, but not impossible, and Gladstones’ drug rehab team can help you finally beat your drug dependence for good.
Our Drug Addiction Treatment Model
We recognise that there are usually many different issues to consider when analysing one person’s addiction. Therefore, we design every one of our drug addiction recovery programmes to be assured that the specific needs of each client are addressed and the most effective therapeutic strategies are used. Before entering one of our intensive treatment programmes, it may or may not be necessary for the client to undergo a medically supervised drug detox at our clinic.
Once the client is stabilized, our supportive staff will assess their situation to determine the best course of action to take in the mapping of their intensive recovery programme.
Throughout their stay with Gladstones, the client will have full access to the wide range of treatments we have available, including medical care, intensive counseling, and complementary therapies which are all designed to get them back to health in the shortest possible time.