Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. We understand on every level and are here to help.
Although about 70 percent of our clients are recovering from alcohol or methamphetamine, we help anyone addicted to any drug that wants help to recover. These include both illicit and legal drugs, from synthetics to opiates/opioids, amphetamines, cannabis and benzodiazepines.
Drug addiction is complex. Quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to.
Most drugs affect the brain's "reward circuit," causing euphoria as well as flooding it with dopamine. As a person continues to use drugs, the brain adapts by reducing the ability of cells in the reward circuit to respond to it. This reduces the high that the person feels compared to the high they felt when first taking the drug—an effect known as tolerance. They may take more of the drug to try and achieve the same high. These brain adaptations often lead to the person becoming less and less able to derive pleasure from other things they once enjoyed, like food, sex, or social activities.
Our treatment programme focuses on replacing the high felt from drugs, by positive self-development and making healthy connections. Connections with loved ones, friends, others in recovery, activities we enjoy and most importantly a spiritual and fullfilling connection to ourselves.
As with most other chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, treatment for drug addiction generally isn’t a cure.
The good news is drug addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed.
Management means being armed with the tools needed to recover and these tools are provided by Red Door.
Learn more about the core areas of recovery that we focus on. Our programme is designed to give our clients the tools needed to regain control of their lives.
Learn more about our choices of residential and day programmes to decide what options will work best for you or your loved one.
We understand on a personal and professional level how addiction effects an individual and their loved ones. Learn more about our team who are passionate about helping others struggling with substance abuse.