What is Substance Addiction Treatment?
Substance addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a physical dependence on a chemical substance. It is considered a disease that affects a person’s brain and behaviour. It leads to an inability to control the use of legal or illegal substances.
Substances such as alcohol, cannabis, heroin and prescription drugs can often lead to dependence and it becomes difficult (if not impossible) to stop using particularly when a host of unpleasant symptoms start to manifest, such as irritability, aggressiveness, body aches, diarrhea and vomiting.
Substance addiction usually starts with the experimental use of a particular drug in a social situation and for most people, the drug usage becomes more and more frequent. The degree of dependency and how fast it can happen largely depends on the substance (s) involved.
Over time, larger doses of a particular substance are needed to experience the same euphoria as the user did in the beginning and this is called ‘Tolerance’. Attempts to reduce the consumption of a substance often creates a series of intense cravings at which point the user develops withdrawal symptoms
What are the symptoms of substance addiction?
The main symptoms of substance addiction are:
- An increase in substance usage
- Increase in the amount of substance used
- Money and lifestyle habits are compromised to sustain the habit
- Difficulty focusing on work and meeting deadlines
- Experiencing relationship issues with peers and loved ones
- Numerous failed attempts to stop taking the substance occur despite the willingness to stop
How can you recognize unhealthy substance use in family members?
There are various indicators that can help you tell whether a family member is suffering from substance use disorder. They include:
- Physical health issues
- Mood swings, an inability to concentrate, lack of energy and motivation, weight gain or weight loss and physical changes in their appearance such as red eyes
- Neglected appearance
- Experiencing problems at work or school and demonstrating disinterest in school or work activities
- Conflicts with colleagues
- Drastic changes in behaviour such as conflicts with family members and loved ones
- Financial issues – money might go missing or is stolen and sudden requests for money without a clear explanation
Drug addiction recovery: Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary Mauritius
The premise of Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary is to help people to recover from addiction. Located in the north of the Island in Mauritius, our specialist team work around the clock offering support to those suffering from a wide range of addictions including cannabis addiction, alcohol addiction and prescription drug addiction, as well as many other types of substance use disorders.
Our personalized treatment programs help to teach and support those suffering from any form of addiction. We can help you or a loved one with our approach – using a blend of medical, scientific, holistic and psychological therapies.
We also offer five-star amenities including a spa and infinity pool, gourmet dining and luxurious accommodation. Our warm environment provides the perfect platform for our clients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
To find out more about the range of addiction treatment programs available at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary, contact us today.
Substance Addiction Rehabilitation at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary
The duration of our addiction rehabilitation programme is usually around 4- 8 weeks. However, some clients will likely require medical detoxification to clean up their systems from alcohol or substance abuse.
The detox phase usually lasts between 7-15 days and is done under 24 hour medical and nursing supervision. This enables a person to stop using a substance with minimal discomfort and cravings. Our experienced team at Les Mariannes will ensure that you get your prescribed medication on time and delicious meals will be served daily to your room or at our in house restaurant.
There are also massage and spa therapies available to help release the aches and pains in your body. At Les Mariannes, we take good care of you allowing you to focus on your recovery. For more information about our treatments and therapies – please visit our program page.
What type of drug addictions are treated at Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary?
At Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary, we have specific treatments available for a wide range of drug addictions. For more information on the type of drug addictions we treat – please click on the links below:
– Alcohol addiction
– Cannabis addiction
– Drug addiction including, Heroin, Cocaine, Captagon and Crystal Methadone
– Prescription Drug Addiction: Oxycodone and Pain Killers, Sleeping Tablets, Suboxone and ADHD drugs
Les Mariannes Wellness Sanctuary: A treatment team with strong medical expertise
At Les Mariannes, we have a medically trained team that possess specialist clinical expertise in the treatment of substance addiction. Very often, clients require a thorough medical check-up to make sure that their physical health is in good shape.
In the past, we have diagnosed diabetic conditions, heart-related problems and advanced liver disease in several of our clients. In these instances, we have directed them to the right specialists to initiate treatment which we then maintain here at our Sanctuary. Our team delivers a broad range of therapeutic techniques to tackle substance addiction issues and addresses the underlying cause for the addiction – together with any other medical conditions that might require attention such as diabetes, asthma, thyroid, heart and liver issues.
Our team operates in a highly supportive and non-judgemental addiction treatment environment which will provide you with the ideal conditions to treat your addiction.
Bespoke treatment plans to treat substance addiction
At Les Mariannes, our treatment programmes are specifically designed to meet your unique needs and requirements. We do our best to ensure that each patient that seeks drug addiction help will benefit from our bespoke treatment program. Our patients are involved in all the decisions made about their treatment and unique rehabilitation journey. In this way, clients who stay with us will enjoy their daily activities and feel part of a happy family where each member is helping another along the journey of recovery and addiction-free living.