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Drug Treatment Southam covering Rugby & Daventry

ESH Community is a safe and supported fully residential addiction treatment centre set in the Heart of England's Warwickshire countryside away from everyday distractions.

The management of drug addiction is complex. The initial treatment would typically require a period in a fully residential rehab to enable a safe medically assisted detox followed by intensive psychotherapy. The therapy process would address the root causes of a person’s addictive behaviours. Continued therapy would then maintain their wellbeing/recovery. Following residential rehab, it is essential that they are supported with on-going aftercare.

"We recognise that addiction is influenced by people’s life experiences. The treatment we offer for people suffering with drug addiction issues is personalised to accommodate their unique circumstances and needs."

Our treatment centre was purposely established as a small recovery community with treatment and accommodation in the same location. Our programme is designed to be personal and we focus on a smaller number of residents. This enables us to provide the best possible therapy and support. Our team of professional staff and therapists/counsellors are able to offer the optimal personal and dedicated time for each and every resident.

Each resident undertakes all of the core and extended activities of the treatment programme in the house or within its large, peaceful gardens. Residents and staff enjoy eating all meals together.

The accommodation is currently male only.

All admissions and detox are supervised by our specialist Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist.

Our team of professional staff support and monitor residents 24/7. This ensures that the medically assisted detox is effective and safe.

As residents progress through their detox they start to participate in our rehab programme of education and psychotherapy (individual and group). Each resident will have a regular 1-2-1 therapy sessions with our experienced, professional addiction counsellors. The group sessions and individual therapy encourage the residents to explore and understand the underlying root causes of their addictive behaviour.

Aftercare for our residents following completion of their placement is essential and is included in the overall treatment package. Our aftercare incorporates follow-up 1-2-1 counselling sessions, telephone support and regular aftercare groups supported by professional staff. 

Cannabis Addiction Treatment

Cannabis is typically used in the form of high potency ‘skunk’ weed. The main psychoactive chemical of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The THC content of ‘skunk’ weed is 15% or higher; compared with a THC content of 4-8% in the cannabis used before the 80s.

‘Skunk’ weed causes similar effects to cannabis, although they can come on more quickly and are much stronger. Some of the effects include intoxication, relaxation, alteration of time and perception, talkativeness, "the munchies", nervousness, anxiety and ‘paranoia’. High potency ‘skunk’ weed is also associated with an increased risk of psychosis.

Cannabis use and abuse can have a particularly negative effect on a person's life if used from a young age (starting under the age of 14) and with heavy, daily use.

Discontinuing the use of cannabis is difficult for some users and we provide a safe and supportive environment to stop cannabis use.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug. Regular cocaine users will experience both a psychological and physical addiction. Cocaine withdrawals are characterised by acute dysphoria, irritability/anxiety, increased desire for sleep and exhaustion. Increasing craving to use, poor concentration, irritability and lethargy can persist for several weeks.

Cocaine is a powerful, psychoactive stimulant. It causes a massive release of Dopamine- the ‘pleasure chemical’. Its effects are intense, but they last for only 30-40 minutes. As the euphoria and energy fade, the person is then left tired and feeling low, which then triggers intense cravings.

Cocaine is typically used repeatedly. Large quantities can be used in a binge- lasting hours or even days. This repeated use over time can lead to dependence/addiction..

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Regular Heroin use can lead to a physical and psychological dependence. People using Heroin develop a tolerance to the drug.  They have to use larger amounts over time to get the same effect. A daily Heroin user will experience marked withdrawals if the drug is stopped suddenly.

Heroin withdrawals are best managed with a medically assisted opiate detox. A combination of a strong opiate and Benzodiazepine medication is given 4-5x daily over the course of 10-14 days to manage Heroin withdrawals.

Drug Detox Southam covering Rugby & Daventry

Most people who are using or taking drugs will experience a withdrawal syndrome when they stop using. Symptoms will be physical and psychological/emotional, including anxiety, paranoia and insomnia.

Physical withdrawal symptoms occur because the body has become dependent on the effects of the specific drugs.

Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant- which leads to craving- and then back to using drugs for relief of the symptoms.

During the pre-admission assessment any medical risks are considered along with individual’s suitability for our overall treatment programme. The pre-admission assessment ensures that all necessary medications are immediately available on admission.

Medically Assisted Detoxification

On admission the prescribed medication is given when withdrawal symptoms start. Further medication is then given (every hour if needed) to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms are well controlled.

The withdrawal symptoms are monitored regularly, and more medication can be given as required- particularly if there is any difficulty sleeping.

The rehab team of professional staff support and monitor residents 24/7 though any medically assisted detox. The staff ensure that any drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms are well controlled.

‘Drug detox’ is only the initial stage in the treatment. It is essential that all residents engage fully with the residential rehab treatment programme after detox is completed. The subsequent therapy process will identify underlying emotional issues which caused the addictive behaviours.

Most importantly, the residential rehab treatment programme will give you a plan for a happy, healthy drug-free life.

Each resident undergoing detox is regularly monitored throughout the day and withdrawal signs/symptoms are recorded. At night-time, residents undergoing detox sleep close to our staff observation office so that they can be effectively monitored.

Cannabis Detox

The cannabis withdrawal syndrome can be very difficult for some users. Withdrawal effects can last several weeks and include anxiety, restlessness, depressed mood and insomnia.

We provide a safe and supportive environment to treat cannabis dependence/addiction. A medically assisted cannabis detox typically involves the administration of a Benzodiazepine medication over the course of 7-10 days alongside psychotherapy.

Cocaine Detox

Cocaine withdrawals are characterised by acute dysphoria, irritability/anxiety, increased desire for sleep and exhaustion. The main psychological issues include anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritability and paranoia.

A medically assisted cocaine detox typically involves the administration of a Benzodiazepine medication over the course of 7-10 days alongside psychotherapy.

The cocaine detox process also involves rest, drinking plenty of fluids, having good food and doing regular managed exercise to give the body the right environment to repair and recover.

Heroin Detox

Withdrawal from Heroin and other opiates is generally not dangerous but can be very unpleasant/uncomfortable. We prescribe the appropriate medication to ensure that residents have a comfortable detox.

Heroin withdrawals are best managed with a medically assisted opiate detox. A combination of a strong opiate and Benzodiazepine medication is given 4-5x daily over the course of 10-14 days to manage Heroin withdrawals.

If residents are admitted on a high dose of methadone (over 70mls) the detox period will be longer. Other drugs that the residents were taking will also affect the length of detox.

Drug Rehab Southam covering Rugby & Daventry

A period of rehabilitation after detoxification is essential to address under lying physiological issues that are at the root of the compulsive behaviour.

During their rehab placement our residents are helped to explore their feelings and emotions, patterns of negative thinking and their day to day relationships with others, all of which may have contributed to the addictive behaviours.

Our recovery programme addresses the emotional issues and symptoms associated with addictive behaviours including, isolation, stress, anxiety, depression, anger and low self-esteem.

old new small light rounded featheredOur professional support helps to develop our resident's confidence, regain self-esteem and self-belief to achieve an abstinent life with meaning and purpose, moving from dependence to independence.

The community works in groups through a 7 day week structured programme of recovery activities, all residents are required to actively participate.

We believe in a holistic approach to recovery which addresses mental, physical and spiritual health.

Our programme is client focussed and resident's recovery plans are jointly reviewed and agreed to meet their differing needs.

The programme includes:-

 

 

  • Daily structured programme of education and awareness group activity sessions including; effects of alcohol and drugs, gambling, relapse prevention, looking at change, self awareness, understanding anxiety, stress, depression, health and nutrition
  • Regular one-to-one psychodynamic counselling with our experienced addiction counsellors
  • Introduction to the 12 step programme of recovery and attendance at AA/NA/GA and other fellowship meetings
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Daily therapeutic duties around the house, allotment and in the grounds
  • Gym, swimming and sauna at the local leisure centre
  • Specialist auricular acupuncture for detox and addiction
  • Walking and other outdoor activities

Staff are on-site 24/7 and residents are always escorted by staff members when they are off-site at meetings or activities such as gym and walking sessions.

To support residents and improve their overall health and wellbeing our meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site by our dedicated catering staff.

There is also a range of support available from external specialist organisations to assist with housing, debt, employment and benefit issues if required.

Drug Aftercare Southam covering Rugby & Daventry

Sustainability is vital and we provide the essential ongoing aftercare support to achieve that.

There are many many people who manage to stop drinking, gambling or using drugs for periods, sometimes long periods of time. The problem isn't the stopping, it's staying stopped that is the issue. Addiction is a progressive illness. It never gets better. Unless addressed it just gets worse.

"Aftercare for our residents when they complete their placement is essential and our on-going comprehensive aftercare support is included with all our placements."

The key measurement of our success is sustained recovery, which is basically the length of time ex-residents stay drug and alcohol free after completing our residential programme.

Our aftercare incorporates follow-up 1-2-1 counselling sessions, telephone support and regular on-going aftercare groups supported by staff and other previous residents who also attend.

There is also the opportunity to join current residents and staff at external meetings which they regularly attend.

We are people who have experienced the horrors and terrors of addiction first-hand, so we have a practical understanding of addiction and addictive behaviours, we treat it as an illness, it is NOT a weakness.

When residents complete their placement at the residential rehab they become part of the ESH Community wider recovery network with the on-going mutual support of our other previous residents who pass on practical experience and support each other in recovery.

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ESH Community
Holt Cottage Farm
Welsh Road East
Southam
CV47 1NJ 

Tel: 01926 811702
Web: www.eshcommunity.org 
E-mail: Contact Us 

Company No. 07096098