Hope for Addicts – UKAT Client Reviews to Inspire your Recovery
The flip side to the destructive and painful story of addiction is a story of great hope for addicts in recovery. It’s extraordinary what becomes possible when people get the right support to beat their addiction.
Every day, UKAT clients successfully complete their addiction treatment programmes. They leave our residential detox and rehab centres across the country with a brand new outlook and hope for the future. Consistently, our clients describe personal transformations, improvements in their mental and physical health and discoveries about their strengths and support needs.
Messages of Hope for Addicts at Christmas
If you’re still suffering from an addictive disorder, if you feel hopeless or afraid, we want you to know this – most UKAT clients arrive in our addiction treatment centres feeling exactly the same way. Our clients often feel traumatised or angry about the past. They feel physically and mentally exhausted in the present. And they feel frightened about the future. Many just cannot imagine a life without their addiction.
This Christmas, we’re sharing some words from recent UKAT client reviews. People describe new insights and extraordinary growth. We hope you’re inspired by our clients’ achievements this Christmas. Please contact UKAT today to get expert help with addiction.
M Dorma, 14th November, Oasis Bradford review “The staff and level of care at Oasis Bradford was exceptional. Coming in, I was very apprehensive but from the very beginning, I received excellent care and was treated with respect, kindness and compassion.”
Hope for Addicts that Recovery Is Possible
After years in addiction, it can feel like you have few if any, choices left. Bad habits have become compulsions that you can’t control. Addiction has stolen your self-belief and you’ve done things you regret.
Whether you believe it or not, recovery is possible for you. You’re more likely to recover if you get specialist addiction help. Addiction treatment can even be enjoyable. UKAT clients often speak of the great relief they feel, to find professional therapists and peers who completely understand their situation.
W Maidman, 6th December, Primrose Lodge client “This journey into my recovery has been such a wonderful and uplifting experience. I never thought a life of sobriety was possible for me until about two weeks into my rehabilitation.”
Ben, 7th December, Sanctuary Lodge client “I came into this process with no expectations but quickly found that I was surrounded by people who could relate. The staff were really helpful and supported me to settle into the process. I could communicate with likeminded people. I can’t thank my therapist Angie and all the other therapists enough for giving me the foundation to follow my recovery and rebuild life.”
Recovering Mental Health – UKAT Client Reviews
Addiction affects people’s mental health in very obvious and subtler ways – but there is hope for addicts to recover their mental and emotional wellbeing.
After years of excessive drinking or drug taking, brain chemistry changes significantly. Addictive processes such as gambling, sex and love addiction, gaming or internet addiction can bring on episodes of clinical depression, excessive anger or even suicidal feelings.
There are more subtle effects on mental wellbeing too. You may feel like you don’t quite trust the people around you. Or you find it hard to socialise sober. Perhaps you avoid people, places and things that challenge you, limiting your opportunities in life.
It’s no wonder that people often feel desperate and vulnerable before they start addiction treatment. But there is hope for addicts everywhere. Often within days of accepting addiction help, people feel their spirits lifting. Their optimism for the future grows, as they start to process emotions in healthy ways. They get a taste for addiction recovery that is very motivating.
Phil, 4th December, Primrose Lodge client “I entered Primrose Lodge a broken man with a 5 substance daily habit and problems with rage and self-esteem. I shall be leaving a kinder, more compassionate man with a hopeful outlook on life.”
Dannii, 5th December, Banbury Lodge client “I would highly recommend Banbury Lodge to anyone who is struggling with addiction. I am walking out of here a completely different person. I have never felt so happy.”
Lindsey, 18th November, Recovery Lighthouse client “The Lighthouse Recovery has been amazing! I have a totally different outlook on life. I am now looking forward to the future, armed with all the techniques I have learnt to deal with my anxiety.”
Hope for Addicts with their Relationships
At the point of entering a residential detox and rehab, UKAT clients are often struggling with key relationships in their life. Friends have distanced themselves. Family members don’t know what to do anymore. Partners have left or are close to walking away.
There are no guarantees that accepting addiction help will save your relationships or get specific people back in your life – but recovery gives you the best chance of putting things right over time.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to let go of old relationships in addiction recovery – friends who still want to use drugs heavily, for example. Rehab gives you the chance to process some of the conflicts in the relationships you have – to find new ways forward, rebuild trust or walk away from further harm.
C.P., 5th December, Primrose Lodge client “I found Primrose Lodge very helpful indeed. The staff are amazingly helpful and very sincere. It has saved my marriage and helped me to become drug-free.”
Richard, 20th November, Sanctuary Lodge client “Sanctuary Lodge has been a life-changing experience. I came in without any hope of getting clean. However, with the professional help, I have received, I can now start my life again and continue supporting my family.”
Hope for the Future in Addiction Recovery
Addiction steals people’s optimism. In recovery, there is usually a renewed sense of hope for addicts that their future can be positive.
In UK Addiction Treatment Centres, safe drug and alcohol detox allows people to begin their physical healing. Their minds begin to clear too, as the drugs and alcohol leave their system. A wide range of addiction interventions and alternative therapies are available in UKAT rehabs, to help break the cycle of addiction. In recent UKAT client reviews, people write about greater self-awareness, self-confidence and hope.
Ax, 3rd December, Liberty House client “I would like to thank EVERYONE at Liberty House who has showed me the way to live a life full of possibilities – free and liberated from addiction! THIS IS THE BEST GIFT I COULD HAVE EVER GIVEN TO MYSELF.”
Anon, 2nd December, Oasis Runcorn client “I was very nervous and anxious about coming into treatment but I have found the whole process was quite easy for myself. Both members of staff and peers made me feel very welcome from the very start. The treatment has been excellent and I feel very confident about leaving and my future.”
UKAT Client Reviews about Recovery Role Models
In the early days of addiction treatment, often the hope for addicts comes through interactions with treatment staff and recovery peers. In UKAT rehabs, all clients take part in group therapy, where they can share their experiences and benefit from the experiences of peers. Group therapy sessions are always guided by addiction therapists and counsellors, many of whom are in established recovery. 1-2-1 therapy with a focal counsellor allows UKAT clients to talk about anything privately, which they find difficult raising in groups.
Mary, 5th December, Oasis Runcorn client “The staff and my peers helped my recovery enormously, being able to share in groups and receive positive feedback. I benefited from the experience of staff who have been through addiction. They now carry a positive message of recovery to their clients, which in turn helped me to understand my own addiction more.”
Robin, 21st November – Fenton House “Fenton House was an excellent halfway house between primary care and the wider world. It gave me enough freedom to take responsibility while maintaining treatment. I was lucky enough to be there with people I could bond with and learn from. An excellent experience.”
Feeling inspired to get addiction help?
Please don’t wait to start your addiction recovery – get confidential advice today about addiction treatment with UKAT. We treat all substance and process addictions, including alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, food addictions, sex and love addiction, gambling and gaming addiction, internet addiction and dual diagnosis.
Wishing you a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
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08 Jul 2020
My treatment at Liberty House has given me the opportunity to make drastic changes in my life and make a new start. For that I will be eternally grateful.
08 Jul 2020
Friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help you through the early stages of recovery. A very nice atmosphere around the place which is helped by both staff and the house itself and garden. All in all it is a brilliant place in which to gain a good foundation on which to build a recovery from addiction.
07 Jul 2020
Very good and friendly service. All needs met, dispite covid its been ok.
06 Jul 2020
I’m hugely fortunate and very grateful to have landed in Liberty House Rehab Clinic. The staff, bar none have been incredibly supportive and honest with me throughout. Tough love at times, but always delivered in a productive way. I’ve learned so much about addiction and myself thanks to them. This is a deeply empathetic and spiritual unit, to which i owe my life. Thank you Rosie and team xx
06 Jul 2020
This service from Liberty house was a very good idea, I would tell other people who suffer from the any issues with alcohol/Drugs to come to liberty house for the best treatment as they make it possible and are always there for you.
06 Jul 2020
I came to get well, and I leave 28 days sober, with a new mind set of my life with my illness.. thank to all at SL, food, hose keepers, support team and therapist all had a part on my recovery.
05 Jul 2020
I felt low when I arrived but started to feel positive within a short space of time. I’m ready to get to runcorn and get going.
04 Jul 2020
This detox has gone better than any of my others, I have enjoyed my time here and I would definitely recommend this to someone else. The isolation has been difficult not being able to exercise but I just got on with it. Staff have been good and supportive .
04 Jul 2020
This was my first detox, I found it to be comfortable, I did not struggle. I got a wake up call yesterday when I saw somebody who was really I’ll, I now understand the effects that alcohol can do to you.
04 Jul 2020
When I came to Recovery Lighthouse I was in a bad way (to put it politely). I am actually sad to be leaving here tomorrow as it has been such a positive experience for me. The house is very homely and comfortable, the food is amazing but more importantly I have learned so much during my time here. I feel that I have sufficient enough knowledge and tools to help maintain my sobriety when I go onto secondary treatment, knowing that also it is only me who can make it work for myself, and for my family! the staff here are very supportive & friendly…. Love to you all and a massive thank you! Except for Daisy who kicked my sorry butt at Cluedo one night! I’ll forgive but I shall not forget 😀 … Jokes aside ALL of the staff are wonderful! I hope to see each of you in the future with some added sobriety time under my belt… They have just informed me that Chris always gets mentioned on these so here is to you guys lol…. Mehdi, DAISY!!!!, Paula, Marcia, Mark, Debbie, Cameron, Dave, Lewes, Brooke, Linzi, Lee and Nicky – All of you are amazing! Thank you so much for everything during my stay here and best wishes for the future! …
03 Jul 2020
I’d like other alcoholics and users to be aware of the benefits and high level of counsellor and staff’s all round care.
03 Jul 2020
The care and support I have received has been excellent. I have started a journey of recovery from my addiction which I can continue when I return home.
03 Jul 2020
Thank you to the recovery lighthouse for the past 28 days. All the staff are really lovely but they will really push you to open up and get the most out of you and tackle your addiction. It is obvious they genuinely care about your well being and making sure you understand the importance of sobriety as a recovering addict. It can be tough at times but if you put the work in it is worth it and you will leave feeling you have the tools to implement them in real life! Food is really good too, thanks Chris! Highly recommend.
02 Jul 2020
Beautiful and helpful staff, anything you need is given if possible. Good food and a genuinely warm welcome.
02 Jul 2020
I am very pleased at myself for having the heart to come to terms with my addiction and take the step to change my life by going into rehab it was the best move i did in starting new life, the program help not just with detoxing but it help by getting to route of the problem the staff are extremely sportive and highly experienced and professional. not forgetting the food also amazing i will always be grateful to the team of liberty house thank you for letting express myself and being there to listen
02 Jul 2020
I couldn’t of ended up in a better place the staff are awesome, they are more than attentive and will bend over backwards to make sure the care you receive is provided to the best of there ability. The food was great, which is always a plus especially when kicking a habit. It has been the best decision of my life coming here i cant thank them enough for all the help and support. Id highly recommend Liberty House to anyone trying to tern there lives around . Many thanks
02 Jul 2020
i entered here a very broken and scared individual. the staff bend over backwards for you here nothing is to much trouble. the chef also caters to your personal needs. i leave here with a great understanding of what i suffer with and direction of the right paths to take. im still fearful but lernt there is nothing wrong with a healthy dose of fear. cos rosie sharron dave pablo tony hsve given me a gift i will never be able to show my true gratitude for. thanks to qall at liberty house
01 Jul 2020
I have been very happy with my treatment, I didnt want to go home. However I feel ready to go home. I have learned to manage my stress levels. Fantastic team.
01 Jul 2020
I really enjoyed my time at Banbury Lodge the staff here work so hard and never fail to make sure we are looked after. I have gained my life back thanks to the support from all the staff. Big thank you to Lianne for ,aking the days here brighter.
01 Jul 2020
I am overall extremely pleased with the treatment I’ve had here at Recovery Lighthouse. The staff have been absolutely wonderful, so kind and easy to approach. All the workshops I found engaging and enjoyed thoroughly. I am thankful for all the help I’ve been given and I feel confident I can succeed in my recovery journey.
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