5 Addictions That Are Treated At Freeman House Recovery
1. Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol abuse can ruin a person’s life, and yet many people continue to misuse it in order to avoid detox withdrawal, as well as the emotional pain that they have been self-medicating. Depending on the severity of your dependence, if done at home without medical supervision, alcohol withdrawal can actually be deadly, and certainly causes dopamine and GABA deficiencies it may have caused or masked.
These are critical neurotransmitters required for pleasure, attention, motor coordination, cognition, and mood. Our carefully managed alcohol addiction treatment programme will give you the sober living skills you need for ongoing recovery. Continuous alcohol abuse can lead to the early onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s as well as other serious diseases.
What Is Alcohol Addition?
Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, and having to drink more to get the same effect (tolerance), or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.
What Are The Symptoms Of Alcohol Addiction?
The symptoms of alcohol addiction can vary from person to person, and the severity of the symptoms will depend on how long you have been drinking, how much you drink, and whether you have any underlying medical or mental health conditions.
Some of the more common symptoms of alcohol addiction include:
- Feeling the need to drink alcohol on a daily basis
- Increasing the amount of alcohol you drink over time
- Failing to fulfil important work, school or home obligations
- Drinking alcohol in situations where it is dangerous to do so
- Experiencing legal problems as a result of your drinking
- Continuing to drink even though it is causing problems in your relationships
- Giving up important activities in order to drink
- Drinking alcohol even though you know it is making a physical or mental health condition worse
What Are The Causes Of Alcohol Addiction?
The cause of alcohol addiction is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, psychological, and sociological factors.
What Are The Treatments For Alcohol Addiction?
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for alcohol addiction, but there are effective treatments available. The most important thing is to seek help as soon as possible to increase your chances of success in recovery. Some of the more common treatments for alcohol addiction include:
Detoxification: This is the first and most important step in treatment, as it allows your body to rid itself of the toxic effects of alcohol. Detox can be done on an outpatient basis, but it is often best done in a residential setting where you can be closely monitored by medical professionals.
Rehabilitation: This is the second step in treatment and usually takes place after detox. Rehabilitation can be done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on your needs. It typically involves individual and group therapy, family interventions, cognitive behavioural therapy, and much more.
Sober living: This is the third and final step in treatment. Sober living helps you transition back to your life after treatment and learn how to live a sober life. It usually involves finding a sober living house, attending 12-step meetings and getting involved in a sober community.
Alcohol addiction is a serious disease that requires professional treatment. With the help of the experts at Freeman House Recovery, you can get the treatment you need to overcome addiction and live a sober, fulfilling life. Contact us today to learn more about our alcohol addiction treatment programme.
2. Pornography and Sex Addiction
Increasingly common because of its ubiquitous availability and physiological effect on the brain, porn addiction needs a targeted and holistic response as well as an exploration of its underlying causes. It may or may not fall within sex addiction which involves the need to perform sexual acts to achieve a ‘fix’, similar to the fix craved by someone with alcohol/opiate use disorder. Sex addiction may result in unsafe behaviours, remorse, guilt or negative personal or professional consequences.
What Is Porn And Sex Addiction?
Most people enjoy watching porn or indulging in sexual activities from time to time. However, some people develop an unhealthy obsession with sex or porn that can ruin their lives. This condition is known as sex and porn addiction, and it is a serious problem that requires professional treatment.
Sex and porn addicts often become consumed by their need for sexual gratification, to the point where they neglect their work, family, and other important obligations. In severe cases, addicts may even resort to illegal activities, such as prostitution or voyeurism, to fulfil their desires. If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from sex or porn addiction, it is important to seek help from a qualified addiction specialist. With proper treatment, it is possible to overcome this disorder and live a healthy, productive life.
What Causes Sex And Pornography Addiction
There is no definitive answer to the question of what causes sex and pornography addiction. Some experts believe that biological factors may play a role, while others attribute such behaviours to behavioural or environmental influences. However, one thing is clear: these types of addictions are increasingly prevalent in today’s society, affecting men and women of all different ages and backgrounds.
And while there is no single solution for overcoming these addictive urges, there are several different strategies that individuals can try to take control of their behaviours and regain a sense of balance in their lives. Whether it involves seeking professional treatment or embarking on an intensive self-help programme, finding a way to deal with sex and pornography addiction is an essential step toward living a healthier, happier life.
Signs And Symptoms Of Sex And Porn Addiction
Sex and porn addiction can be challenging to recognise and treat since the signs and symptoms can vary significantly from person to person. On the surface, a sex or porn addict might seem like they have normal or even high sex drives, as they may seek out sexual experiences regularly. However, underneath this outward behaviour lies compulsive patterns of behaviour that become harder and harder to break over time.
Other common signs of sex and porn addiction include isolation from friends and family, decreased productivity at work or school, secrecy around online activities, and in some cases, physical health problems related to overexposure to sexual content. If you suspect that you or a loved one may be struggling with sex or porn addiction, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. With the right resources and support, recovery is indeed possible.
Treatment Of Sex And Pornography Addiction
At Freeman House Recovery, we understand that sex and pornography addiction can be difficult to overcome. However, we offer a range of treatment options that are designed to help our clients achieve lasting sobriety.
We begin with a comprehensive assessment, which helps us to develop an individualised treatment plan. We then provide a variety of therapies, including cognitive-behavioural therapy and group therapy.
Our goal is to help our clients develop the skills and knowledge necessary to live a healthy and satisfying life free from addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with sex or pornography addiction, please contact us today to learn more about our treatment options.
3. Drug Addiction
Our credentialed specialists offer a personalised drug addiction treatment programme, with medical detox and intensive holistic treatment to address addiction to illicit drugs such as methamphetamines, opiates, marijuana, crack/cocaine and hallucinogens. Because of their illegal nature, addiction to these substances often coincides with traumatic experiences. We understand this and we are equipped to help. The first step of our treatment programme is always medical detox, which is closely monitored by our team of specialists. This is followed by an intensive, holistic treatment programme that addresses not only the addiction but also any underlying mental health conditions. Our aim is to help you or your loved one build a foundation for long-term recovery.
What Is Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is a chronic disease that causes compulsive, uncontrollable drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and those around them. When someone is addicted to drugs, they are not able to control their impulse to use, even when it causes serious problems in their life.
People who are addicted to drugs may continue using them even when they know that doing so is causing problems at home, work or school or putting their own health and safety at risk. They may even continue using despite legal consequences, such as being arrested or losing their job.
What Causes Drug Addiction?
There is no single cause of drug addiction. Rather, it is a complex disease that has multiple contributing factors, including genetic, environmental and social factors.
Some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others, due to a combination of these factors. For example, people who have a family history of addiction or who have experienced trauma or stress in their life may be more likely to develop an addiction.
How Is Drug Addiction Treated?
There is no single answer to the question of how to treat drug addiction. Rather, it is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive treatment approach, tailored to the individual’s unique needs and circumstances.
The first step in treating drug addiction is typically detoxification, which is followed by an intensive rehabilitation programme. Medication may also be used to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. In some cases, long-term maintenance medication may be necessary.
The Freeman House drug addiction treatment programme is individualised to meet the unique needs of each patient. We offer a comprehensive, holistic approach that includes medical detox, intensive rehabilitation and long-term support.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one get rid of your addiction to drugs.
4. Gambling Addiction
Compulsive gambling or gambling addiction is the uncontrollable urge to continue gambling despite its ruinous effects. This is because gambling stimulates the brain’s reward system in much the same way as alcohol or drugs, leading to an addiction. Freeman House Recovery can provide support, guidance and treatment to help you overcome your gambling addiction.
What Is Gambling Addiction?
Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers can’t control their need to gamble, even when they know it’s harmful. Gambling becomes an addiction when it involves persistent and repeated behaviour despite harmful consequences or a desire to stop. It can ruin finances, destroy families and cause a person to lose their job, home or possessions.
Signs And Symptoms Of Gambling Addiction
The signs and symptoms of gambling addiction can vary from person to person. Some common signs and symptoms include:
- Preoccupation with gambling
- Needing to gamble with increasing amounts of money to get the same thrill
- Feeling restless or irritable when trying to cut down or stop gambling
- Having thoughts about suicide or self-harm because of gambling
If you’re experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. Gambling addiction can be difficult to overcome on your own, but with treatment and support, it is possible to recover.
Treating Gambling Addiction
At Freeman House Recovery, we understand how difficult it can be to overcome gambling addiction. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options to meet your needs. Our treatment programmes are designed to help you overcome your addiction and build a foundation for long-term recovery.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment, so you can choose the level of care that’s right for you. We also offer a variety of therapies, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), which can help you learn new skills to manage your addiction. If you’re ready to take the first step on the road to recovery, contact us today.
5. Shopping Addiction
Do you hide credit card bills, shopping bags or receipts? Do you shop to assuage your guilt about a previous spree, or to feel better about life? Are you overwhelmed by debt and financial problems but still unable to curb unnecessary spending? Is your shopping habit putting your relationships under strain? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you may be a shopaholic. Our holistic support-intensive rehabilitation will help you reset your brain and regain control.
What Is Shopping Addiction?
Shopping addiction is a type of process addiction that refers to the compulsive and problematic purchase of items, even when the shopper cannot afford them. Shopping addicts may feel a sense of euphoria or elation when shopping, and they may continue to shop even when it causes financial problems.
Shopping addiction is often considered a form of substance abuse, as the shopper may use spending as a way to cope with difficult emotions or life problems. Shopping addiction is also sometimes referred to as oniomania, compulsive buying disorder or compulsive spending disorder.
What Causes Shopping Addiction?
There are many different factors that can contribute to the development of a shopping addiction. For some people, shopping addiction may be rooted in low self-esteem or feelings of inadequacy. Others may shop compulsively as a way to cope with depression, anxiety, stress or other difficult emotions.
Some people may also be genetically predisposed to developing a shopping addiction. Studies have shown that compulsive spending disorder runs in families and that certain genes may be linked to the development of this disorder.
Shopping addiction may also be triggered by certain life events or situations. For example, a major life transition like retirement, divorce or becoming a parent can be stressful and may lead someone to seek out shopping as a way to cope.
How Is Shopping Addiction Treated?
If you think you may be struggling with a shopping addiction, there are a number of different treatment options available. Some people may benefit from joining self-help or support groups. Others may find individual therapy to be helpful.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective in treating compulsive spending disorder. CBT can help people identify and change problematic thought and behaviour patterns that contribute to their addiction.
In some cases, medication may also be prescribed to treat underlying mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. This can help make other forms of treatment, like CBT, more effective.
If you are struggling with a shopping addiction contact Freeman House Recovery. Our holistic rehabilitation will help you reset your brain and regain control.
4 Types Of Treatment Programs At Freeman House Recovery
Our focal counsellors meet one-to-one with each guest twice a week to help you articulate feelings, identify your defence mechanisms and achieve insight into the behaviour and the roots of your addiction or dysfunction. We draw on a variety of well-established methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy depending on each client’s unique makeup, challenges and history.
Group therapy is a key part of our drug treatment program and is built into our daily schedule. Group therapy is governed by the principles and ethics that guarantee participation, confidentiality, safety and growth. The goals of our group work include: supporting each other, fostering personal growth, developing social skills, and interpersonal awareness, increasing self-awareness, growing accountability and understanding our internal motivations as we work through the 12 steps.
Within your individualised primary care inpatient treatment experience, you will experience a meticulously scheduled addiction recovery program designed to take you through a journey of self-discovery, growth and healing. We have literally thought of everything to offer you or your loved one the very best chance at successful recovery and truly align mind, body and soul.
We combine individual and group therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture, reflexology, meditation, art therapy, drama, yoga, martial arts, cuisine, excursions and activities in our beautiful surroundings to create an island in time designed to help you return to your truest healthiest self.
The mind-body connection is well established in medical research and our holistic treatment is modelled on rehabilitation best practices. Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery can only come about with targeted interventions for every aspect of self. We include physiotherapy and acupuncture, meditation, art, yoga, martial arts, strength training and weekly excursions among our treatment bouquet as well as gardening, weekly chores and responsibilities, 12-step work and carefully selected movies.
About Freeman House Recovery
Freeman House Recovery is a boutique kosher rehabilitation centre nestled in Meerhof, a secluded suburb overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam. Just 1 hour from Johannesburg and O.R Tambo international airport, our authentic African chic lodge offers all the privacy and ambience of a luxury retreat with the convenience of easy accessibility to a host of local attractions and medical professionals.
South Africa is blessed with magnificent natural beauty, and the lodge’s panoramic views of the dam and the tranquil Magaliesberg mountains cannot fail to uplift, inspire and centre the soul.
The lodge hosts up to 14 guests in 6 tastefully appointed bedrooms, some with balconies offering spectacular views of the dam and the mountains.
Amenities include tranquil indigenous gardens and quiet spaces, a sparkling swimming pool and barbeque area, gym, sauna, deck area, open plan lounge and dining room with a self-help library and top-of-the-range stainless steel industrial kitchen for strictly kosher food preparation.
The lodge also features 24-hour security. If you are looking for an excellent rehab in South Africa, then this is the place for you.