Isle Of Wight Rehabs

Addiction Helper Rehab LIVESEARCH shows every Alcohol and Drug Rehab centre in Isle of Wight and provides a complete overview of each facility including reviews from previous treatment centre residents.

The Isle of Wight has a reputation for being both a resort destination and a playground for music and art lovers. It is the largest island in England and its second most populous, with more than 138,000 residents calling it home. Between numerous music festivals, annual boating and yachting events, sports and summer holiday recreation, the Isle of Wight is a very active place. For some who live there, the combination of so much activity and the availability of drugs and alcohol can prove overwhelming.

It may seem as though substance abuse and addiction would not be a problem in such an idyllic location. Yet addiction knows no boundaries. Even on the Isle of Wight, there are people in desperate need of treatment for drugs or alcohol. Perhaps you have chosen to visit our website because you believe you might be one of them. You have taken a good first step; Addiction Helper is here to help you take the next step.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Addiction Helper provides free evaluations and referrals to those who call us for substance abuse problems. Some of our clients are not yet at the point of clinical addiction; others have been addicted for quite a while. It is important for you to know the difference. You can be a substance abuser without being an addict, but you cannot be an addict without being a substance abuser.

Take alcohol as an example. A person who slightly exceeds the recommended levels of safe drinking is considered a problem drinker. This individual may frequently drink without becoming drunk or binge drinking. Problem drinking is not a good situation, but it does not constitute addiction or dependence.

Another person may frequently exceed recommended safe drinking levels and binge drink every now and again as well. Binge drinking is characterised by excessive alcohol intake over several days, resulting in prolonged intoxication. This kind of drinker would be considered an alcohol abuser.

Lastly, a third person may continually drink just to get through the day. This sort of person allows alcohol to control every decision and every action; rarely does a day go by when that person does not achieve at least some level of intoxication. This individual is an alcohol addict, otherwise known as an alcoholic.

The model we have described here can apply across the board to any substance. You can be a user, an abuser, or an addict. The important thing is determining where you are and what needs to be done to prevent your situation from getting any worse. That is what our free evaluations are all about. Our trained and experienced counsellors know what questions to ask in order to figure out the extent of your problem.

Treatable Addictions

Addiction treatments have come a long way since the pioneering days of the 1920s and 30s. We can now treat a full range of addictions involving all sorts of substances and compulsive behaviours. Treatment is not just confined to alcohol. What can be treated? All of the following:

  • alcohol abuse and dependence
  • illicit drug addiction
  • prescription medication addiction
  • OTC drug of abuse and addiction
  • abuse and addiction of legal highs
  • behavioural addictions (gambling, sex, etc.)
  • dual diagnosis disorders.

Addiction Helper works with private rehab clinics and other service providers throughout the UK to offer a full range of treatment programmes covering almost any substance or compulsive behaviour. Please note that not every clinic treats every condition; some are very specific about the treatments they offer. This is especially true for dual diagnosis scenarios.

Dual diagnosis is a very specific condition in which a person is simultaneously suffering from a substance addiction and a mental disorder. A combination of heroin use and schizophrenia would be a good example. Dual diagnosis situations require specialised treatments that not every clinic offers. The advantage of contacting Addiction Helper is that we have access to those specialised clinics.

Featured Isle Of Wight Alcohol & Drug Detox Treatment Centres

Treatment Methods

Addiction recovery has come a long way not only in the types of problems that can be treated but also in the methods of treatment. Our counsellors will be happy to explain the various treatment methods when you contact us for help. We offer you a brief explanation here.

The first thing to know is that recovering from a full-blown addiction begins with the detox process. Detox is necessary in order to cleanse the body of the chemicals within. Following detox is a psychotherapy regimen designed to address underlying psychological and emotional issues. A high-quality programme at a private clinic usually runs between 4 and 12 weeks.

Many of the clients we help are fearful of rehab because they have heard horror stories about detox. Please know that all the clinics we work with provide medically supervised detox under the watchful eye of doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Where appropriate, clinics use prescription medications to help patients get through detox safely and more comfortably.

In terms of psychotherapy treatments, trained therapists have many different options at their disposal. Here are just a few examples:

  • 12-step Work The 12-step model has been a successful substance abuse and addiction recovery tool for more than 80 years. It is a group counselling and support model that encourages recovering addicts to take ownership of their lives and, through mutual accountability and support, make the changes necessary to overcome addiction.
  • Counselling Individual and group counselling is a big part of rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. Counselling is designed to uncover those underlying issues that may trigger addictive behaviour. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an example of a widely used counselling therapy.
  • Relaxation Therapy Some of our clinics employee relaxation therapy. This therapy is designed to teach recovering addicts how to relieve the stress and tension that often accompanies the urge to drink or use drugs. By learning relaxation techniques, some recovering addicts are better able to fight future urges to use.
  • Exercise Exercise therapy is also a very popular choice, especially when combined with nutrition. Teaching recovering addicts about exercise and nutrition enables them to adopt a healthy living mindset, which can prevent future substance abuse problems.

No Problem Untreatable

At Addiction Helper, we want you to know that no substance abuse or addiction problem is untreatable. There are other people on the Isle of Wight, just like you, who have successfully sought treatment for alcohol or drugs and now enjoy productive lives free from substances. The same goes for behavioural addictions. It matters not what you are using or how long you have been using it; professional treatment and support can help you take your life back.

We sincerely hope you will take advantage of our free evaluation and referral services by calling our 24-hour helpline or contacting us through this website. We are here to assist you, whether you have a substance abuse problem yourself or you are concerned about a loved one who may be addicted. We are an organisation with the sole desire to help those on the Isle of Wight, and all across the UK, overcome substance abuse and addiction.