Recovery Starts with a Choice at Oasis Runcorn
There are two addiction treatment programmes under one roof at Oasis Runcorn: the unique Oasis Strengths programme and the 12-step programme. We spoke to the manager, Christopher Long, about why his team believe in going the extra mile – to offer clients much greater involvement in their addiction recovery process. Why Do You Offer Two Addiction Treatment Programmes? First and foremost, it’s about offering our clients choice. Many people we work with have become accustomed to being told wh...

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What Is the Right Addiction Treatment?
For most people, treatment is necessary when an addiction to alcohol or drugs becomes a problem. But while treatment is effective for most, there are times when some return to drug or alcohol use after a programme of detox and rehabilitation. There are many reasons addiction treatment doesn’t work. Below we offer up a few examples. Unrealistic Expectations When it comes to the reasons addiction treatment doesn’t work, an unrealistic expectation is probably one of the most common. There are...

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How to Get Drug Treatment
Accepting a diagnosis of an addict is very tough and most affected individuals will practice some form of denial for a while at least. There are many reasons individuals end up with a drug addiction but what is completely false is the notion that addiction is a lifestyle choice. Think about it logically for a moment; drug addiction destroys lives and can rip families apart. Why would anyone choose this type of life? The truth is they wouldn’t. And it is also true that not everyone who uses ...

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Do You Want to Know  What Alcohol Detox Feels Like?
There are countless reasons people with alcoholism are reluctant to get the help required to recover. One reason is that the affected person might be unable to see the seriousness of their situation and is living in denial about the problem. Others are fully aware that they need help but are afraid of what recovery might mean for them. Some are so scared at the thoughts of what alcohol detox feels like that they would rather continue with their destructive behaviour than reach out for help. ...

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How to Choose an Alcohol Rehab Centre
The issue of how to choose an alcohol rehab centre is one that faces many individuals each and every day. There are some who are concerned about this for themselves, but more often than not it is family members trying to find a place for someone they love who is struggling with alcohol. If you are interested in how to choose an alcohol rehab centre for an addicted loved one, we aim to help by explaining the process in the following paragraphs. However, doing so it is important to establish if...

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Why Drug Rehab Can Fails
Drug addiction is a very serious health problem and one that typically requires professional help for the affected individual to get better. Whether the substance being abused is an illegal drug or a prescription medication, the impact is the same. Once addiction develops, it can be almost impossible to overcome, and many struggle to do it alone. In most cases, a programme of detox and rehabilitation will be needed and fortunately, most of those who do complete these programmes will manage to...

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Do You Know How Much Cocaine Addiction Affects Your Life?
Cocaine is often considered to be a party drug and one that many people use when out for a night. However, it is a highly addictive drug and one that can cause great harm. Unfortunately, it is common for many individuals to underestimate just how much cocaine addiction can destroy their life. When they are choosing to use the drug for the first time, they will almost certainly believe that they are never going to get addicted. They might think that they can use the drug recreationally without an...

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What Does Alcohol Detox Involve?
For most, overcoming an alcohol addiction means completing an alcohol detox in the first instance. However, it is often the thought of detox that prevents many affected individuals from reaching out for help in the first place. Most people believe that the detox process is going to be extremely painful and that they will struggle to make it through to the end. But with the right programme and supportive people in attendance, detox does not have to be something to fear. But, what does alcohol det...

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Who Needs Inpatient Alcohol Treatment?
The question of who needs inpatient alcohol treatment often comes up when individuals realise that they may actually have a problem. With both inpatient and outpatient programmes available, it is not uncommon for those affected by alcoholism to wonder what type of programme might best suit them. The reality is that anyone can benefit from an inpatient programme but not everyone necessarily needs it. For example, someone who has realised quite early on that his or her control of alcohol has le...

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How to Cope with Life after Addiction Treatment
Getting treatment for an addiction to alcohol or drugs is a massive step and one that most people do not take lightly. In fact, reaching out for help for addiction is often considered to be one of the hardest parts of the recovery journey. Nevertheless, there are many who find that life after treatment can be equally tough. If you want to learn more about how to cope with life after addiction treatment, the following paragraphs are for you. Leaving Rehab If you have had treatment for your addi...

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    WA7 1BY
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