Because of the way drugs impact on chemical reactions in the brain, withdrawal symptoms can occur, although this will depend on the severity of your addiction and the kinds of drugs you are taking.
Some drugs are only psychologically addictive, meaning that you will not experience any physical withdrawal symptoms.
Drug addiction is a condition that is characterised by repeatedly taking or administering drugs - whether these are illegal drugs such as heroin , cocaine , or MDMA/ecstasy , or legal prescription drugs - to the extent that you become both physically and psychologically dependent on these substances. Regardless of the type of drug addiction that you have developed, continued drug use can soon become a serious problem and can lead to a range of serious long-term consequences, and may even be fatal.
Drug addiction treatment at Priory is based on the world-renowned 12-Step addiction treatment model, which is an abstinence-based approach that was first introduced by the organisation Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12-Step philosophy provides a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment and rehabilitation journey, and focuses on your motivation to change your addictive behaviours and unhealthy thought processes, whilst also drawing upon elements of spirituality.
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To ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible on your journey to recovery, Priory offers a free drug addiction assessment with one of our addictions experts, allowing you to discuss your concerns in confidence, receive guidance on the next steps in the drug addiction treatment process, and begin to develop an understanding of the journey that you will be taking towards drug rehabilitation and recovery. You will also undergo a consultation with a consultant psychiatrist, who will gather information on your medical and psychiatric history and advise on future treatment. We are also able to offer a comprehensive medically assisted drug detoxification process for your drug addiction, if this is required.
Priory’s customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that those in crisis can be signposted to the best possible support, as quickly as possible. The specialist teams at our residential facilities can help to stabilise those in need of immediate assistance, including providing access to medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for alcohol and drug addictions, where required.