This is Why Addiction Treatments Fail, says Sanctuary Lodge, Essex CEO
There are some very specific reasons why addiction treatments fail according to Eytan Alexander, CEO of Essex based clinic Sanctuary Lodge. The Quality of staff and treatment methods are the key.
Essex, England February 1st 2017: There are a number of reasons why after undergoing treatment in a rehabilitation clinic, an addiction patient could still suffer a relapse and even worse forms of addiction. Top on the list is the quality of facilities and staffing at the rehabilitation centre; and how personalised the counselling or treatment was.
This was the conclusion of Eytan Alexander, CEO of UK Addiction Treatment Limited (UKAT), operators of Sanctuary Lodge, Essex in a question and answer session during a press briefing held to announce the acquisition of Addiction Helper (Addiction Treatment Limited), a leading facilitator of residential addiction treatment centres.
Alexander, whose Sanctuary Lodge addiction treatment centre in Hallstead Town is reputed as the UK’s most complete cutting-edge treatment facility with some of the most experienced and professional staff in the country, says that the majority of addiction rehab clinics and programmes are ill-equipped for personalised treatments.
“Most centres and clinics admitting addiction patients or running rehab programmes normally offer a generalized treatment programme for different forms and peculiarities of drugs and alcohol addiction cases. So in most cases, the patient is simply made to go through a brief period of detox, followed by a couple of lectures, group therapy and possibly a 12-step programme,” Alexander stated.
He further stated that the critical factors such as the unique drug use history, individual background, and other underlying factors that triggered the drug and alcohol use in the first place, in each individual patient, is not fully considered or factored in during treatment at these centres.
Alexander added that besides these fundamental reasons, there are other contributory factors why a patient may fail a drug treatment programme, including exposure to temptations to use the substance they are being treated for; inadequate detox period, treatment therapy and treatment drugs; and treating the addiction as merely a physical problem.
“Outpatient programmes such as the 12-step treatment are good, but they also expose the patient to risks of relapse,” Alexander said in response to a journalist’s question on the effectiveness of outpatient treatments as compared to in-house rehab programme.
It was also mentioned that an effective rehab programme should be comprehensive, done in a quality centre with standard facilities and personalised treatment, and close monitoring by highly qualified, diversified and experienced health care professionals.
“However, when the patient attempts to undergo rehab while still going about his/her daily routine and job- basically dealing with the everyday stress that comes along, there will always be a temptation to have another go at the initially abused substance,” he explained.
Alexander, said another cause of failed addiction treatment is treating the problem as merely a physical one. At this point, he reinforced that he has first-hand experience with the destructive powers of addiction and he works with a vastly experienced team, most of who were former drug addiction patients who had undergone successful full recovery.
Alexander further indicated that there’s a reason a person indulges in drug use, and unless an experienced therapist understands this reason, only then can he help the patient to understand it and make him less prone to return to the substance abuse even after treatment.
“At other times, some treatment centres use the wrong drug replacement therapies, making the patient become addicted to a new drug, which then makes the entire process more complicated,” Alexander said.
Sanctuary Lodge Essex Introduces More Affordable Quality Treatment
The media conference which was held at the city press conference hall in Hallstead, Essex was at the occasion to formerly announce the acquisition of leading facilitator of residential addiction treatment centres, Addiction Helper (Addiction Treatment Limited) by UK Addiction Treatment Limited (UKAT).
The event which was hosted by CEO of UKAT, Eytan Alexander and CEO of London-based Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard, also had in attendance top management staff, health care professionals and representatives of drug companies, as well as community leaders and influencers, and other interested members of the public.
UKAT’s CEO, Eytan Alexander noted that the acquisition of Addiction Treatment Limited will enable UKAT to continue to provide affordable treatment and improve the already excellent level of care.
“We will also be able to continue to offer bursaries, charity beds and work with local authorities who have restricted funding,” he said.
On his part, the CEO of Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard, said that the acquisition marked a milestone in the addiction treatment industry in the UK, as patients and their loved ones are now able to access the combined advantages of two leading treatment organizations now merged into one.
“I believe this acquisition now makes it possible to have the best quality of addiction treatment, facilities and professionals, at the most affordable rates, available anywhere in the UK,” he said.
About Sanctuary Lodge, Essex
Sanctuary Lodge is part of the UK Addiction Treatment Limited (UKAT). Sanctuary Lodge boasts the UK’s most complete state-of-the-art treatment facility managed and staffed by top level counsellors and practitioners who are among the UK’s most experienced and respected professionals.
Located in the centre of Essex, Sanctuary Lodge is close to London and accessible from the other parts of the UK and wider world. The highly modern detox and rehabilitation facility is set in the charming market town of Halstead and is equipped with 24 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
All the bedrooms are furnished to taste, in a neutral yet homely décor setting, and well equipped for the maximum comfort and convenience of patients throughout their stay. Most of the rooms have windows that allow the residents to get a panoramic and soothing view of the surrounding countryside and parkland.
The rehab centre effectively treats all forms of addictions, including alcohol, drugs, cocaine, codeine, amphetamine, cannabis, gambling, gaming, dual diagnoses, eating disorders, food, prescription drugs, Internet, substance abuse and so on.
The treatment is fully integrated, which means that Sanctuary Lodge Essex can facilitate a complete on-site medical detox and rehabilitation programme within the same unit.
For Further Media Enquiries about Sanctuary Lodge Essex:
Local: 0203 733 6908
The CEO of London-based Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard and CEO of UKAT, Eytan Alexander are both available for interviews.
Sanctuary Lodge is part of UKAT http://www.ukat.co.uk/sanctuary-lodge/ .