Is reliance on technology simply part of modern life or is our need for screen time setting us up for problems with depression, anxiety and substance abuse?
At Delamere we provide vital support to individuals facing a wide range of issues from addiction to work burnout. These issues can come with a range of underlying challenges such as depression, anxiety, cravings, low overall quality of life, and social disconnection. To ensure the effectiveness of our program at Delamere, tracking outcome data has become a crucial practice. By measuring and analysing outcomes in 5 specific areas, we are able to gain valuable insights into our guests’ progress and make informed decisions to enhance treatment plans as well as looking at the things we are doing well and the areas in which we can continue to improve outcomes.
Can 28 days in rehab help you stay sober for good? Addiction is very treatable but, just like other chronic disorders, like diabetes and asthma, it can’t be cured. Receiving treatment in a residential rehab facility is only the first step in a person’s recovery.
If you’re considering entering into treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, you’ll no doubt be wondering how effective it is. Are you going to walk out of a rehab centre with a completely different outlook on life or will you fall at the first hurdle? The truth is the success rates of addiction treatments are very hard to measure. The effectiveness of treatment for any health condition, from diabetes to high blood pressure, varies from person to person. So, how can you know what will work for you?
The stigma around addiction can be traced back to the early 1800s. Over the hundred years that followed ‘alcoholics’ were labelled, clinicians who treated ‘addicts’ were criminalised, and ethnic groups were marginalised. Fast forward to present day and the stigma around addiction has changed, but still remains.
Addiction is a brain disease. That’s what the NDA’s former director, Dr. Alan Leshner, proclaimed in his 1997 pivotal paper and countless others have supported this theory over the past quarter of a century. More recently, advancements in neuroscience and addiction research have continued to show that drug and alcohol addiction is less about how we behave and more about what’s going on deep inside our brains.
Seeing a loved one fall into alcohol or drug addiction can be a hugely painful experience. While you care deeply for the person affected, their behaviour can leave you feeling angry, helpless, guilty, frightened, lonely, exhausted and disappointed. Often the person suffering with addiction is blind to the destruction they’re causing, which can make accessing help extremely challenging.
Whether it’s rising fuel costs or energy prices soaring, most Brits are really feeling the pinch. Earlier this year, a national survey reported that 23% of households were finding it difficult to pay their bills.
Relapse is common. Between 80-95% of people who have undergone treatment for drug or alcohol addiction relapse within one year (1). This is because chronic recurring brain disorders can’t be cured. Instead, they need to be managed.
Christmas is a special time of year for most families, but for people recovering from addiction it can be fraught with stress. Suddenly, the same demons you’re trying to suppress become everyone else’s accepted norm.
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