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What We Treat

Mental Health Is Essential

ABOUT ADDICTION

Anxiety: (GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a chronic state of severe nervousness and worry that becomes uncontrollably persistent throughout one’s daily life. So how do you know if your anxiety is “normal” or “excessive?” It’s normal to be worried about an upcoming test or wondering how you are going to cope financially when you unexpectedly find out you need major repairs done to your house but it is not normal when your worry becomes a burden and leads to poor productivity at work/school and trouble feeling relaxed or falling asleep. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder are the ones that expect the worst in every situation. Their frequent worry about health, family, financials, or work makes getting through the day a struggle by itself.

ADDICTION SYMPTOMS

– Excessive worrying or tension
– Restlessness or being “edgy”
– Difficulty concentrating
– Trouble Falling/staying asleep
– Being easily startled or scared
– Rapid heartbeat and shaking
– Muscle tension and aches
– Headaches and fatigue
– Trembling or twitching
– Frequent bathroom visits
– Difficulty swallowing
– Nausea
– Hot flashes
– Feeling out of breath

ABOUT Adult ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that is usually identified in early age through behaviour and comprehension problems at school. An individual diagnosed with ADHD has differences in brain development and activity in which it majorly affects their attentiveness, their ability to sit still and self-control. Children with ADHD don’t grow out of it as adults but with the right treatment and medication, they can to a great extent, live a normal daily life with less struggles of decision-making, social interactions, and a higher level of self-control. ADHD does not arise purely from social factors or child-rearing methods, and the most substantiated causes appear to fall in the realm of neurobiology and genetics. It is estimated that nearly 5 percent of school children and 2.5 percent of the adult population are diagnosed with ADHD. Yet it is still one of the most under diagnosed disorders in adults today.

ADDICTION SYMPTOMS

– Excessive activity or restlessness
– Inability to control anger bursts
– Poor time management skills
– Frequent mood swings
– Being forgetful of daily tasks
– Difficulty concentrating
– Difficulty following instructions
– Excessive talking
– Difficulty remaining still for a long period of time
– Frequent intruding/interrupting others
– Disorganization/trouble prioritizing

ABOUT ADDICTION

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition that may develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatising event. When exposed to a shock after a loved one’s death, a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault, the brain becomes traumatised which leads to the person suffering from PTSD to develop intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people. People with PTSD may avoid situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event, and they may have strong negative reactions to something as ordinary as a loud noise or an accidental touch.

ADDICTION SYMPTOMS

Avoidance Symptoms:
– Avoiding talking or thinking about the traumatic event
– Avoiding re-visiting the places where the traumatic event occurred
– Avoiding activities and people that remind you of the traumatic event

Intrusive Memories:
– Flashbacks – reliving the event as if it were happening all over again
– Upsetting dreams/nightmares about the traumatic event
– Recurrent memories of the traumatic event – even when you are trying not to think about them – as if they won’t “leave your mind.”
– Experiencing severe emotional distress or physical reactions to things that remind you of the traumatic event

Changes in Emotional Reactions:
– Overwhelming guilt or shame
– being easily startled or frightened
– Sleep disturbances
– Difficulty concentrating
– Always in “defence” mode – on guard for danger
– Irritability
– Aggressive behaviour
– Self-destructive behaviour (e.g., reckless driving, substance abuse…)

Negative Changes in Thinking and Mood
– Feeling negatively about yourself and others
– Lack of interest in activities you once found enjoyment in
– Difficulty maintaining relationships with others
– Memory problems – not being able to remember parts of the traumatic event
– Feelings of hopelessness for the future
– Emotional numbness – feeling detached from others
– Inability to experience positive emotions

ABOUT ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Alcohol is one of the most popular addictive substances in the world. It works on manipulating the nervous system, which drives us to repeat behaviours that we enjoy. When people become addicted, their brains are chemically rewired to desire alcohol. On the long run, becoming alcohol dependent can cause a crisis in one’s life as it can lead to serious health problems such as chronic diseases and even death. Nonetheless, Alcohol abuse also impacts users’ behaviour, which often results in accidents and violence. Despite it being legal, alcohol abuse and addiction in the UK is one of the greatest substance abuse issues faced by the country.

ADDICTION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

– Experiencing temporary blackouts or short-term memory loss
– Exhibiting signs of irritability and extreme mood swings
– Making excuses for drinking such as to relax, deal with stress or feel normal
– Choosing to drink over other responsibilities and obligations
– Becoming isolated and distant from friends and family members
– Drinking alone or in secrecy
– Feeling hungover when not drinking
– Changing appearance and group of acquaintances you hang out with

Alcohol Dependence

ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION

Struggling with drug misuse by no way means that you are a weak or flawed person. Substance use may have started out as a curiosity or under peer pressure, but eventually, after a certain period of time, individuals end up with an addiction problem. When tolerance to a certain drug has developed, the ability to walk away leaving the drug behind becomes almost impossible. The cravings and the fear of withdrawal symptoms keep an individual coming back for more. Before they know it, these individuals are facing many negative consequences with no clear resolution in sight and may need professional treatment at a specialized addiction centre to overcome their drug misuse and save their lives from the havoc their addiction has caused them and to those around them. Don’t wait until drug addiction has taken over your life. It is never too late to overcome the issues of drug addiction by enrolling in one of our quality Substance Abuse Treatment Programs.

DRUG ADDICTION SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

– Changes in personality and behaviour like a lack of motivation, irritability, and agitation.
– Bloodshot eyes and frequent bloody noses.
– Shakes, tremors, or slurred speech.
– Change in their daily routines.
– Lack of concern for personal hygiene.
– Unusual need for money; financial problems.
– Rapid mood swings.
– Reclusive and Private Behavior.
– Change in Physical Appearance.
– Loss of Interest, Apathy and Complacency.