Pathological gambling and substance misuse can each individually have a severe, destructive impact on a person’s life. If left untreated, these disorders can uproot a person’s life and cause widespread harm that touches nearly every area of a person’s existence.
Fortunately, substance misuse and co-occurring pathological gambling do not have to dictate a person’s life. With the help of the experienced and caring treatment team at The Manor Clinic, it is possible to simultaneously break free from substance use and develop tools to learn to manage the symptoms of pathological gambling. With the help of The Manor Clinic, a brighter future is possible.
Why Consider Treatment at The Manor Clinic?
If they are not addressed with professional help, substance misuse and co-occurring pathological gambling can wear away at a person’s ability to live a full and successful life. Problem gambling can impair a person’s work performance, not to mention their financial health. One’s relationships can also fall victim to this problem, leaving a person socially isolated and without meaningful helpful support. Substance misuse can make this worse and can also have a negative effect on the physical health of the person. With the correct treatment, these negative consequences can be minimised or avoided completely.
Types of Treatment Offered at The Manor Clinic
Located in Southampton, The Manor Clinic is a 14-bed world-class treatment centre that offers the life-changing care that men and women need to find freedom from the limitations of addictions and co-occurring mental illnesses. Offering a home-like environment that is conducive to healing and recovery, this centre features ensuite rooms, easily accessible amenities for those with limited mobility, and a staff of expertly trained professionals who are committed to delivering superior care.
Patient-focused treatment is the benchmark of The Manor Clinic’s addiction treatment, and each patient’s needs are fully assessed and addressed so that the most favourable outcomes are the result for all entrusted into our care. Regardless if a patient participates in our 7, 14, or 28 day programme, only the most appropriate treatment methods are chosen to be incorporated into each individual’s customised treatment plan. At The Manor Clinic, recovery is possible, and we have been able to help countless men and women achieve the sober lives they deserve by utilising the following types of treatment, which can be recommended to be part of a patient’s individualised care plan:
Medically assisted detox: Before a patient is able to engage in the therapeutic process to overcome an addiction and the symptoms of pathological gambling, they may need to complete our detoxification level of care. Monitored by our exemplary team of medical professionals, medically assisted detox is offered at The Manor Clinic to help patients rid their bodies of the substances that led to their chemical dependency. The length of stay in detox can vary, and, once complete, patients are then welcome to participate in the other facets of our programming.
Medication management: Mental health conditions, such as pathological gambling, can oftentimes elicit severe symptoms that can be difficult to manage with coping skills alone. When this is the case, The Manor Clinic provides medication management services so that patients can experience the alleviation they need to effectively participate in our treatment. Our psychiatrists can determine if there is a need for medication, and are able to prescribe medication if it is deemed appropriate for a patient’s needs. Our on-call doctors and 24-hour nursing staff assist in the on-going monitoring of patients on medication, and can supervise the safety and effectiveness of the medication that a patient is consuming.
Group therapy: An integral part of the therapeutic experience at The Manor Clinic involves group therapy sessions. These sessions, which are led by our dedicated clinical team, enable those we treat to receive support and encouragement from their peers in a setting that is safe and conducive to recovering from addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses such as pathological gambling. Various types of groups are offered with addiction-related topics discussed, and patients participate in groups from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. The types of groups and topics listed below are among those featured at our world-class centre:
- Anger management
- Disease concept
- Working the programme
- Family / relationships issues
- Mood management
- 12-Step groups
- Patient-centred groups that focus on addiction-related topics
- Work-related issues
- Social life concerns
Individual therapy: At The Manor Clinic, group therapy meets most of our patients’ needs. However, at the care planning stage at the start of a patient’s treatment programme, individual therapy needs are discussed with all patients on our longer treatment programmes. If it is felt the patient would benefit from one to one therapy, it will be applied at a certain stage of treatment and tailored to the individual’s needs.
Family support: We support patients’ families and significant others in a safe environment to help them understand addiction. The weekend sessions help the family develop constructive ways they can help their loved ones overcome their addiction as well as caring for themselves. Our family liaison workers lead these sessions, and these staff members are highly trained to work with the primary support networks of people struggling with addiction. This support, including 24/7 telephone support remains available to family members even after the person they care about has completed treatment with us.
Experiential therapy: As a means of helping our patients experience healing on a profoundly deeper level, The Manor Clinic is proud to offer experiential therapy as part of our care. These therapies are designed to assist the men and women of The Manor Clinic in recovering from an addiction and pathological gambling by helping them heal their minds and bodies simultaneously. The following experiential therapies are those that can be incorporated into our patients’ personalised care plans:
- Aftercare group
One of the unique qualities of the treatment offered at The Manor Clinic is that it can be tailored to meet the needs of each person who chooses to heal at our centre. Upon admission to The Manor Clinic, our staff formulates a customised plan of care, and the aforementioned types of treatment will be included into treatment plans based solely on the recovery goals set forth by the people we treat and the recommendations made by our clinical team. Each patient becomes a member of The Manor Clinic family upon receiving care with us, so men and women are able to benefit from our on-going Alumni Services long after completing treatment.
In choosing The Manor Clinic to break free from an addiction to substances and overcome the symptoms of pathological gambling, you or someone you care about will receive the treatment needed to begin the next chapter of life, free from the constraints of chemical dependency.
To learn more about our programming, or to begin the process of admissions, feel free to give our helpful admissions team a call. We are standing by to help you determine if our centre is the place to begin living the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.
Helping a Loved One Get Treatment
Watching someone struggle with both substance misuse and pathological gambling is a profoundly difficult road. Fortunately, however, there are a number of steps you can take to help them achieve sobriety. Some of these steps include:
- Learn about their substance of choice. A struggle with heroin often looks quite different compared to a struggle with prescription drugs or alcohol, so learn all you can about the substance or substances your friend or family member is misusing.
- Similarly, learn all you can about their gambling behaviour and learn about pathological gambling from reliable sources. By doing so, you can better develop your ability to intervene and empathise with them.
- Research the treatment options available at The Manor Clinic.
- Keep an open line of communication. Even though he or she is likely feeling a great deal of shame and would prefer to hide his or her behaviour, it is important that you continue to communicate openly and non-judgmentally with him or her. In doing so, you can continue to position yourself as a reliable and patient source of support.
- When they are ready to enter treatment, present him or her with the list of treatment centres you found. Discuss options, arrange appointments with admission staff members and walk beside your loved one throughout the entire admissions process.
- During their time in treatment, be an active participant and continue to support them.
- Perhaps most importantly, do not forget to take care of yourself. You are likely one of their most significant allies, so do not neglect your own self-care. It may be helpful to join a support group for people have family members struggling with substance misuse and pathological gambling. In addition, gather together your family and close friends, and make sure to spend time doing activities that rejuvenate you.