Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a complex and progressive condition. If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, also known as Substance Use Disorder (SUD), it can be hard to know where to look for help.
Professional treatment is essential for recovery, but with so many treatment providers offering different services, it can be hard to decide which option is best for you. The treatment you need depends on a range of factors, including:
- The severity of your addiction
- How long you have been missing drugs or alcohol
- The type of substance you have been misusing
- Your history of mental health – underlying or co-occurring mental health issues
- Your physical health
- Your family dynamics
At Sober Success & Partners, we are a team of addiction and mental health specialists. We share decades of combined experience in the area of addiction and mental health recovery. Our team stays up to date with the latest in addiction and mental recovery science, so you can rest assured that when you come to us for treatment, we deliver the highest quality treatment and care available.
Addiction can wreak havoc on all areas of your life, but recovery is possible. At Sober Success & Partners, each program we offer is client-centred. That means that your comfort, safety, health, and privacy are our utmost priority. We do not judge or discriminate – we deliver all programs and services with respect, compassion, and attuned care.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a medical condition. The causes of addiction have their roots in poor mental health and trauma. If you have experienced trauma in childhood, your likelihood of addiction is much higher than a person who has not experienced childhood trauma.
There are also genetic, environmental, and social factors that contribute to addiction. Regardless of your initial reason for substance misuse, regular misuse of drugs or alcohol creates structural changes in the brain.
The body soon becomes dependent on the substance, and the altered neural structures in the brain drive compulsive drug-seeking behaviour. Once you develop an addiction, it is challenging to stop using the substance.
When you try to quit, you are subject to a range of distressing, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that jeopardise your physical and mental health. Withdrawal may also lead to relapse, which can be fatal.
At Sober Success & Partners, we understand that addiction is an all-consuming condition. If drugs or alcohol affect your health, relationships, work, or self-worth, we can help. It doesn’t matter if you’ve tried before and not been successful – we’re here to guide you through.
Types of Addiction
Addiction takes on many forms. One of the major characteristics of addiction is the inability to stop using despite adverse outcomes. This is a substance use disorder or SUD.
Other than drugs and alcohol, one might also develop an addiction to a specific behaviour.
These are ‘process addictions’ and include: Eating disorders, Sex addiction & Gambling addiction.
Whichever form of addiction you struggle with, overcoming the condition can be difficult. At Sober Success & Partners, we commit to helping you recover. We can deliver an integrated, comprehensive treatment program tailored to suit your unique needs.
Common addiction we treat here at Sober Success & Partners include:
Cocaine is a stimulant drug. Stimulants increase activity in the central nervous system (CNS). Increased CNS activity is one of the reasons for the high energy, euphoric effects of cocaine. It also elicits the release of abnormally large amounts of dopamine in the brain, making it a powerfully addictive substance.
Cocaine comes in the form of a fine white powder, a rock (known as crack) and a crystallised powder known as freebase cocaine. Whichever type of cocaine you use, the potential for addiction is high.
Frequent cocaine use soon leads to feelings of anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Addiction can happen quickly, where you feel that you need cocaine to function.
At Sober Success & Partners, we offer integrated and comprehensive treatment for cocaine addiction. The earlier you seek treatment for cocaine addiction, the greater your chances of recovery success.
Heroin is an opiate drug. It comes in the form of a white, off-white, or brown powder. Heroin users consume the drug by injecting, snorting, or smoking it. Common street names for heroin include smack, gear, and brown.
Heroin addiction is prevalent in the UK. Heroin-related death is the highest of drug-related deaths in the country. Heroin use presents a high risk of overdose. Though heroin addiction is serious, treatment is possible, and many people recover.
To help you recover from heroin addiction, we deliver a medically supervised detoxification program. This involves the use of safer drugs, which we prescribe to help your body detox from prolonged heroin use.
We also prescribe withdrawal medications during detox to help you get through early recovery’s physical and psychological challenges. Post-detox, we deliver high-quality, evidence-based care and support through therapy and counselling in a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), affects people of all demographics. It is one of the common types of SUD in the UK and worldwide. The effects of AUD can devastate a person’s life. AUD typically begins as recreational alcohol use or drinking to relax.
With more frequent use, alcohol use can lead to dependence, where a person needs to drink to function normally. Excessive alcohol consumption is toxic to the body. Those who struggle with AUD are at a high risk of heart and liver failure, cognitive decline, and strained or lost interpersonal relationships.
Fortunately, alcohol addiction is treatable. The condition progresses quickly, which means that the earlier you seek treatment, the greater your chances of achieving recovery and lasting sobriety.
At Sober Success & Partners, we can treat your AUD with the latest, evidence-based medical and psychological treatment modalities. We can prescribe effective medical intervention during detox to prevent risking your health.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Many people underestimate the addictive potential of prescription drugs. It is common to believe that just because a doctor has prescribed a drug is safe. Prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin and Adderall, often prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy, or prescription opioids, prescribed for the management of chronic pain, have a high potential for abuse. Misuse of prescription drugs is rampant in the UK.
At Sober Success & Partners, we can help you overcome your prescription drug addiction. In some cases, we apply a tapering process, whereby we gradually reduce the dosage of the substance of addiction. This prevents the body from becoming overwhelmed, which would lead to further, unnecessary health complications.
Cannabis is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the UK. Excessive cannabis use can lead to psychological dependence on the drug, making it difficult to stop using. Cannabis tolerance builds quickly, so users will soon need to smoke more to achieve the desired high.
Many people consume cannabis for its relaxing, mild euphoric properties. However, smoking cannabis can just as easily lead to feelings of panic, anxiety, and paranoia. Those who misuse cannabis for a prolonged period are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia.
Eating disorders are a type of behavioural health condition. Common eating disorders include:
- Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
- Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Eating disorders resemble substance addictions in that a person struggling with feel unable to change their behaviour despite clearly negative consequences, such as malnourishment or fainting.
As with all addictions, eating disorders often have their roots in unresolved trauma or adverse experiences from our past. At Sober Success & Partners, we can help you get to the roots of your eating disorder so that you can make the changes necessary to live a healthier, happier life.
Confidential Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Recovery Support
At Sober Success & Partners, we understand that addiction can be a traumatic experience. Many people feel they have lost themselves to their addiction and experience feelings of hopelessness and despair.
We know that recovery is possible for each one of our clients. It is not easy, but with our expert team’s compassionate support, you can receive all the help you need to turn your life around. Our programs and services are entirely confidential, so you can rest assured that your privacy is upheld.
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction or a mental health disorder, contact us today. We can provide all the information you need about our services and programs. We will arrange for an initial health assessment, which informs us about your specific treatment needs.
We offer one-to-one, at-home mental health care so that you can receive the most effective and appropriate treatment based on your unique life circumstances.
Professional Accreditations & Memberships
Sober Success & Partners are accredited by IRSI and proud members of UKCP & AP
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If you or any of your loved ones struggle with mental and behavioural health issues, contact Sober Success for help. Our extensive range of services means you can find treatment and care that is right for you. Remember that the earlier professional help is sought, the greater chance you and your loved one have of achieving a successful recovery.