World class addiction treatment at Life Works in Surrey
At Life Works, we understand that addiction to substances such as alcohol or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, love and sex or internet use, can have a detrimental effect on your health, wellbeing and general quality of life. Addictions can also have a negative impact on those who are closest to you and can detract from multiple areas of your life including your performance at work, your relationships with others and your ability to function effectively on a daily basis.
However, the good news is that addictions are treatable and you don’t have to suffer on your own. Our highly qualified team at Life Works have extensive experience in providing specialist treatment for all kinds of addiction and can help you every step of the way towards overcoming your condition and achieving a full recovery. All treatment is individually tailored according to your individual needs and requirements, ensuring that you receive a completely bespoke package of care and are empowered to take steps towards the healthy, fulfilling and addiction-free life that you deserve.
If you think that you or someone that you know may be struggling with a substance or behavioural addiction, the most important step that you can take is to reach out and seek support. Expert treatment will help to alleviate your symptoms, address the root cause and underlying triggers for your addictive behaviours, and empower you to take steps towards a full and sustainable recovery. At Life Works, we are committed to ensuring that we provide each and every one of our addiction clients with the best possible support within a safe, compassionate and recovery-oriented environment.
What addictions are treated at Life Works?
At Life Works in Woking, we are able to offer high quality treatment for a wide range of addictions and addictive behaviours. For more information on each of the addictions that we are able to treat, please scroll down the page.
In addition, we understand that addictive behaviours can be accompanied and exacerbated by co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. As such, we are also able to treat these co-occurring problems at Life Works, allowing you to address the root cause of your addiction, as well as tackling the addiction itself.
What is an addiction?
An addiction can be defined as an individual repeatedly and uncontrollably taking, using or doing something, despite the harm that this causes. This harmful activity, whether it involves a substance or a particular behaviour, is repeated because it results in pleasurable or valuable outcomes for the individual, which ultimately causes them to develop an emotional and/or physical dependence on the activity in question. Addictions can have a profoundly negative effect on all areas of a person’s life and can result in a broad range of long-term physical and psychological problems.
Addiction Treatment Programme at Life Works
Addiction treatment at Life Works typically takes place as part of our 28-day residential programme. However, the length of your treatment at Life Works can be flexible according to your unique needs, requirements and commitments, and we are happy to discuss options with you. As part of our Addiction Treatment Programme, you will have the opportunity to alleviate any physical symptoms that are associated with your addiction, during our comprehensive detox process, before commencing with intensive group and individual therapy in order to really get to the bottom of your addictive behaviours.
Addiction treatment at Life Works is underpinned by the well-known 12-Step model, which is an abstinence-based approach to addiction treatment that was first introduced by the organisation Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12-Step philosophy provides a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment journey, and focuses on your motivation to change your unhealthy behaviours, whilst also drawing upon elements of spirituality within the treatment and recovery process.
Our leading Addiction Treatment Programme consists of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment - book your appointment today
- 10-day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is required
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- A specialist family programme
- Access to 12-Step support groups
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment
- Free family support for 12 months following treatment
For more information on Life Works’ leading addiction treatment, as well as the type and format of the addiction therapy that we can offer, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
Seek help for your addiction today at Life Works in Woking, Surrey
You don’t have to struggle with an addiction; expert treatment can help you to make a full and sustainable recovery, and return to a healthy, addiction-free life. Contact Life Works today to discuss how our clinicians can help you to get your life back on track.
This page was reviewed by Steve Clarke, Hospital Director, (MSc, NCFED) in 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2021.