Addiction can often be misunderstood, and the social stigmas involved can make it difficult to accept a problem. The Alexander Clinic has helped thousands of people to overcome their addiction to drugs through our drug rehab programme. Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease which causes mental and physical harm to the user. People start to abuse drugs for a variety of reasons, such as peer pressure and stress, and many become addicted to different types of drugs.
Without a doubt, one of the toughest problems we face in the country today is the continuing existence of rampant drug abuse. It is possible that society is contributing to the problem by downplaying the damaging effects of certain recreational drugs, leading people into underestimating their threat. Addiction to drugs can take hold quickly, and the user requires increasing amounts or stronger substances to achieve the desired effect. Drug craving and drug withdrawal keeps the user ‘hooked’ and those suffering from addiction often resort to crime to fund the habit.
The drug detoxification and withdrawal processes are integral first steps in defining an individual’s drug treatment plan. Often the effects of drugs on the brain rationalize continued use and skew otherwise good judgment, so having a period of no drug use is important in getting that person to a stable state of mind. At the Alexander Clinic our experienced team will guide clients throughout drug rehab process and help them with all possible obstacles along the way. This can be from getting the individual to recognize the addiction to getting them to decrease and hopefully eliminate use.
Detoxification alone is not enough and will not curb compulsion to drugs. A combination of different therapies and counseling, group and individual will assist to this. These are all monitored and supported by our experienced and dedicated staff, who will see a patient through to a full recovery with The Alexander Clinic.