A Recovery Centre to Suit your Needs

A recovery centre is established to help people with mental illnesses and drug addictions. Despite the negative connotations attached to recovery centres, these centres can bring a positive change to people in need of these specific services. Medical research has shown that a positive environment inspires a positive mindset, which promotes self-healing and self-confidence. At Beethoven Recovery Centre we create such an environment where our patients can thrive. Our immediate surroundings provide a tranquil backdrop to our premises, which includes a psychiatric hospital and a rehabilitation unit.

The Psychiatric Hospital

Our psychiatric hospital admits patients aged 16 years and older, specialising in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, conversion disorders, and similar mental illnesses. Such disorders can be treated to help a willing patient to get back to a healthy state of mind, where they can take control of their life and keep the disorder at bay.

Mood disorders can be defined as psychological disorders, which are characterised by emotional instability. These disorders are commonly referred to as bipolar disorders. With depression on one side and abnormal excessive happiness on the other, it can be extremely difficult to find a balance. This disorder interferes with a person’s ability to function normally.

Anxiety disorders refer to specific moods or feelings of anxiety or fear. Anxiety can best be described as a fear for probable future events. Fear revolves around what happens now or in the immediate future. Symptoms include increased heartbeat rates, which can result into excessive sweating or shaking. Psychotic disorders are extreme mental disorders, causing a person to think and perceive their immediate environment differently. Symptoms include signs of delusion and hallucinations. Delusions drastically alter such a person’s reality, which directly influences their thoughts and actions. Hallucinations are false perceptions where the person smells, feels, hears, or sees things that are fictional creations of their mind. Conversion disorders can lead to the development of blindness or paralysis. This is a mental condition without any explanation. Attention disorders are common in children and, if not treated correctly, can continue into adulthood.

The Rehabilitation Unit

At our rehabilitation unit, people of 18 years and older can be admitted for treatment. Alcohol abuse, drug abuse, prescription medicine abuse, and behavioural addictions are treated at our facility. Our rehabilitation unit empowers and equips the patient to face their addiction and give them the opportunity to completely break with it on their own terms. In direct contrast to mental illness, addiction is completely and utterly in the hands of the addict. If they choose to break with it, they can conquer their addiction and get to a life of sober living wellness.

Alcohol and drug abuse are some of the most common substances being abused by addicts. The consequences in both cases can be devastating. An addict would be influenced by the addiction, which alters their thought patterns and pulls their priority to their addiction. Addiction creeps up on a person, as the original intention was only recreational, especially with alcohol. Should the constant abuse of addictive substances continue, the chances for complete addiction will increase. Therefore, a person can become addicted to a substance without the proper realisation of what transpires in their life.

Prescription medicine abuse is different from alcohol addiction. This type does not severely influence someone’s behavioural patterns. The reason behind this is simple. The body falls into a mental pattern where it expects the specific substance on a specific time of day. Therefore, cravings are reduced and have little to no influence on behavioural patterns. However, this can still lead to total addiction. In contrast to alcohol addiction, prescription drug addiction does not become clear until a pivoting moment that displays the addiction in its true form. This can happen when the prescribed substance is no longer necessary or taken away from the addict

Behavioural addictions can also be devastating to an individual. People like to be rewarded, as this releases a neurotransmitter dopamine, giving a person an euphoric and satisfying feeling. Activities that spark this euphoric feeling are potentially addictive, which can lead to an individual craving that specific feeling on a regular basis. This kind of addiction can become a medical condition once it is developed into a complete behavioural addiction.

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