If you live in or around the Barnsley area and think you may have an addiction to drugs or/ and alcohol, then this page is for you.
Drug/ alcohol addiction can be difficult, affecting all aspects of your life. You don’t have to deal with it alone – last year, over 275,000 adults contacted a form of drug and alcohol services. [i]
At Help4Addiction, we can find the right rehab clinic for you, whether you have an alcohol addiction, a prescription drug addiction, or are addicted to illicit substances such as cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, or amphetamines.
Whether you’re looking for private rehab treatment or NHS-operated rehab, there is a rehab clinic in or near Barnsley for you and your circumstances. Read on to learn more about alcohol addiction, the different types of addiction, and the rehab treatment process from detox to aftercare.
What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction?
Addiction is characterised by the lack of control over overtaking, using or doing something – whether it be an addiction to work, exercise, drugs, or alcohol. [ii]
Alcohol addiction is a disease that is diagnosable, treatable, and relapsing [iii], just like drug addiction. People with a substance addiction will continue using the substance despite the negative effects that may occur – and may try to stop but struggle to – and end up relapsing.
If you’re looking for help to treat your addiction, we can get you in contact with a network of treatment centres in Barnsley. Read on to learn more about cocaine addiction, heroin/ opioid addiction, cannabis addiction, ketamine addiction, amphetamine addiction, prescription addiction, and alcohol addiction.
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can affect your body’s dopamine system. This means that you may feel the need to take more cocaine to simply feel pleasure. [iv] Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the UK – after cannabis. [v]
If you use cocaine frequently or in the long term, you run the risk of developing dependence and ultimately addiction to the drug. Cocaine can cause physical dependence, which means that you may experience unpleasant and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking the drug, or go from a higher dose to a lower dose.
Substance use disorder can be difficult to break, which is why we recommend that you seek treatment for your cocaine addiction. If you live in or around Barnsley, contact us today to find the best rehab clinics near you.
Heroin is an illicit opioid that can be dangerous – especially when cut with fentanyl. Heroin and other opioids work by altering your central nervous system. The drug binds to the opioid receptors to block pain signals to your brain, giving you a sense of pain relief.
It can be difficult to break an opioid or heroin addiction – and you may benefit from inpatient treatment (residential rehab) with a medically supervised detox.
Cannabis is the most used illegal drug in the UK [vii], despite the fact that it is a class B drug and illegal to produce, consume, and sell. [viii] Although cannabis is predominately smoked, it can be consumed orally in the form of drops, or ingested in the form of edibles.
Cannabis can be habit-forming, meaning you can develop a psychological dependence and addiction. If you mix cannabis with tobacco, you may also develop an addiction to nicotine. At Help4Addiction, we can help you find the right treatment for cannabis addiction.
Although there is no scientific evidence that ketamine is physically addictive/ that you can develop a physical dependence on ketamine, it is possible to develop a psychological addiction and dependence on ketamine.
Ketamine is a controlled drug in the UK [ix], used in the medical and veterinary fields. However, people use ketamine recreationally for its dissociative anaesthetic effects. If you are struggling to control or stop your ketamine use, have a chat with our addiction specialists today to discuss how we can help with your ketamine addiction.
Amphetamines affect your nervous system, working to increase certain types of activity in the brain. People take amphetamines to feel more focused and confident – and although some forms of amphetamines can be prescribed, some amphetamines are illegal (e.g speed).
It is possible to abuse prescription and illicit amphetamines – amphetamine drug abuse can also lead to overdose, which requires immediate medical attention. If you can’t stop using amphetamines, we recommend that you seek rehab for your addiction. Contact our experts today to learn more.
Prescription Drug Addiction
Many people have the false belief that all prescription drugs are safe because they are prescribed by a doctor. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case – prescription drugs can be abused just like illicit drugs.
If you abuse prescription drugs, you’re more likely to develop a physical dependence and a prescription drug addiction. However, you may still develop a prescription drug addiction if you follow the doctor’s instructions and take the drugs as prescribed.
Prescription drug abuse can count as taking prescription drugs in any way other than prescribed – for example, taking more drugs than recommended, taking the prescription drugs more frequently, taking them when not needed, taking somebody else prescription drugs, or mixing the drugs with other drugs or alcohol.
Alcohol addiction (aka alcoholism) can be difficult to manage and can have negative effects on your mental health, physical health, family, finances, relationships, career – pretty much all areas of your life. In fact, alcohol has been found to be a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions. [x]
Contact us today to find out what alcohol rehab treatment centres are available to you in Barnsley, and how we can help you find the right addiction treatment specialists to help you through the alcohol rehabilitation process. Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction can be debilitating, and we want to ease the process for you.
The Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process
The drug and alcohol addiction process can vary depending on the clinic – but the three main stages of the addiction treatment process remain the same: detoxification, therapy, and secondary treatment. For more severe alcohol or drug addictions, you may benefit from extended rehab programmes – this is because longer rehab programmes can be more effective.
We can find the right addiction treatment for you, whether it be a 7-day treatment, 14-day treatment, 28-day treatment, or even longer. Read on to learn more about drug and/ or alcohol detox, rehab, and secondary treatment.
Drug and Alcohol Detox Barnsley
The first stage of rehab involves detoxing from the substance that you are dependent on. This is arguably the most difficult stage of the process, as you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms while you’re withdrawing from the drug or from alcohol.
The effects you feel during the detox process can vary depending on the severity of your addiction, your history of substance use/ substance abuse, and other factors such as your height and weight. In more severe cases of addiction, you may benefit more from detox with medical supervision in a residential facility – where there are medical professionals present.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Therapy Barnsley
The next stage of rehab treatment for drugs or alcohol can only be completed once you have successfully undergone a detox – only once you have dealt with the physical aspects of addiction will you be ready to deal with the behavioural aspects of addiction.
Therapy is an integral part of rehabilitation – you may be offered CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), one on one counselling with a counsellor, or group therapy.
Private rehab treatment may offer a wider range of therapies such as holistic therapy. This stage can help you to manage and even overcome existing mental health conditions or addiction-related mental health problems.
Secondary Treatment Barnsley
Once you leave rehab, whether it be inpatient residential rehab or outpatient rehab, you may feel nervous or unprepared to integrate back into reality. This is why most rehab clinics offer secondary treatment, aka aftercare.
Secondary treatment is continued treatment on an outpatient basis (continued outpatient treatment). This can include attending support groups such as alcoholics anonymous, or attending group therapy or counselling with addiction counsellors. The aim of secondary treatment is to prevent relapse and ease the transition back into society.
Finding The Right Barnsley Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Our dedicated team at Help4Addiction are highly understanding of the struggles that people face when seeking addiction treatment – which is why we will discuss your treatment options in a friendly and sympathetic manner.
We have relationships with many local rehab centres located in and around the Barnsley area and can find the best treatment for you and your circumstances.
Wherever you’re based in Barnsley, we can find the right treatment for you – regardless of if you’re looking for inpatient drug or alcohol rehab or outpatient rehab treatment. Contact us today for addiction support in Barnsley today.