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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Blackburn

Here at Help4Addiction, we are on a determined mission to help you get off drugs or stop drinking alcohol. We employ our expertise to help you select the best choice from a plethora of options in rehab near you. Regardless of whether that addiction is to alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs, we are here to point you in the right direction. All we want is for you to go back to a normal life.

When you decide to quit drinking or stop taking drugs forever, you are faced with so many choices that it would bend your brain. The choice in rehab clinics around the Blackburn area is so blinding that you might well decide not to bother going into rehab for your addiction, after all. This is the last thing anyone wants. Your family want you to quit addiction, your work colleagues, friends, and neighbours want you to get off drink or stop using. Nobody wants to see you at your lowest… so we offer a helping hand and hope you will choose it.

Getting off drink and drugs is confusing, especially when you want to use the full services of a rehab centre in order to do so. When you come to Help4Addiction, we will ask you some specific questions, all geared towards getting to know you that little bit better. Once we know what you want, what you need, and what you expect from rehab clinics in Blackburn, we can then point you in the direction of a carefully curated list of choices. These choices will be individually tailored to you rather than randomly selected. We want you to get well and we are prepared to give you nothing but the most suitable options in order for you to do so.

You can call us on 0203 955 7700 to get started in your recovery today, or you can fill in our online consultation form and one of our highly-skilled team will get back to you.

Why Help4Addiction Gives You Better Chances at Quitting?

When you come to us and ask for our help, you will be treated to a judgment free handling of your case. Our skilled call handlers will ask you a series of questions, all of which have been designed to get to the bottom of what rehab clinic will be best for you. Did you know that when you go to rehab, there is a chance your treatment won’t be successful? If your rehab clinic is a bad match to your hobbies or skills you will shortly find yourself bored, not attending, or otherwise quitting your attempt at becoming sober.

What we do allows you to get the best option in rehab, totally tailored to you. This gives our clients the unique feeling of being supported from the offset, as well as allowing them to be matched with rehab clinics that are much more likely to work for them. If your rehab clinic choice is aligned with your hobbies and interests, you will be free from addiction if you put in the hard work.

We can’t guarantee that we will make rehab or detox any easier for you in terms of getting up and going… but we can confirm that our service makes it easier for you to find somewhere that accommodates your needs. By doing this, you are the most supported that you can be throughout the treatment process, leaving you much more likely to succeed.

Together, we can have you back to a normal life in no time, whatever normal means for you.

How Long Does Rehab Take?

This depends entirely upon what style of rehab you are involved with, how much you used to use, and how long for. If you are in full-time, residential, or private rehab, then you will be expected to take part in roughly 28 days of initial treatment. If you are part-time and want to be seen for rehab in Blackburn as an outpatient, then you can expect to spend a three month minimum attending sessions.

How long rehab takes you after this initial period varies per person. It might be that a few months are all it takes for you to stop thinking about heroin abuse or using cocaine. It might be that a few weeks find you recovered completely. It might be that you suffer the ill effects of substance misuse in Blackburn for the rest of your life. The example we like to use is that of an ex-alcoholic entering a pub. It is an atmosphere they are unlikely to ever feel comfortable in because they are on-edge being around the booze… and that is quite normal.

For more on how long rehab takes you can see our webpage. Otherwise, give us a call on 0203 955 7700 to start your own recovery. The sooner we begin, the sooner the addiction will be conquered, after all.

Do I Have An Alcohol Addiction?

With all of this interest in rehab clinics near you, let’s talk briefly about how to spot an addiction. They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to getting help. To recognise whether or not you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol, answer the questions below as honestly as you can.

Question 1: Do you drink daily? If so, how many units a week? The government recommends you drink no more than 14 units a week… how much does yours add up to?

Question 2: Do you shake or sweat if you can’t get a drink? If you don’t use, experiencing the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal (or drug withdrawal) is a sure sign you are hooked.

Question 3: Have you ever googled ‘how do I stop drinking so much?’ it’s an obvious one, but it sometimes takes something obvious to kick start a recovery.

Question 4: Do your friends and family tell you they think you are using too much? If they are the people who know you best, then they might be right.

Question 5: Do you drink (or use drugs) in secret? If your friends and family have been annoying you, you will eventually start drinking without telling them. This is a bad sign of a big habit forming.

If any of these above questions bring about a worrying response, then you might well be brewing an addiction of your own. Contact us now for rehab clinic help, and don’t leave it until it is too late. You can reach us on 0203 955 7700 to get rehab clinic selection help in Blackburn

Blackburn Drink and Drug Statistics

When researching an area, we like to spot how big a problem drink and drugs might be. Many folk move into a city believing that it is a safe place to raise their family, but that’s not always the case. Blackburn, it seems, isn’t as different as the loyal residents there might think…

We know that drink driving is a bit of a problem in this city. The Lancashire Telegraph frequently reports on cases of drink drivers being over the limit by astonishing amounts. In one recent case, the most persistent drink-driver in the area was actually jailed – something they only do in the most extreme of cases.

As for drugs, Blackburn doesn’t get off the hook easily there, either. A recent raid saw police report on a seizure of £20,000 in cash. They also retrieved some cell phones designed to be used for drug deals and thrown away, and a supply of Class A drugs. This one haul is a sign of deeper problems within the city in relation to drug use. In June 2020, 18 people were charged with being part of a large drug gang bringing supplies of class A substances into the area. Blackburn is not free from drug misuse, but nor is any other city in England.

If you have fallen down the drink and drug rabbit hole please contact us for rehab help. You can reach us on 0203 955 7700.

Help is Available in All Areas of Blackburn!

We will help anyone who comes to us, who falls under the jurisdiction of NHS England and Wales. We can connect you with the resources you need in order to recover from drink or drug abuse. We want you to get free from drink or drug abuse and we are willing to refer you to the people who can see you through to the end of it – rehab, detox, the whole works!

We help those from:

  • Accrington
  • Barnoldswick
  • Barrowford
  • Blackburn
  • Brierfield
  • Burnley
  • Church
  • Clayton-le-Moors
  • Clitheroe
  • Coine
  • Darwen
  • Earby
  • Great Harwood
  • Haslingden
  • Oswalkdtwistie
  • Padiham
  • Rawtenstall
  • Rishton
  • Trawden

And all of the areas around town, suburbs, estates, and all! So if you want help to break free from an addiction to drugs or alcohol on your own terms, then we want to hear from you. Contact us now to get started, on 0203 955 7700. Together, we can get you into the right rehab clinic and back on track to sobriety!

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Bournemouth, Manchester, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Northumberland County, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire County, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex,West Midlands, Devon, Derbyshire, Cumberland, Durham, Newport, Swansea, Derby, Kingston-Upon-Hull, Portsmouth, Northampton, Reading, Bolton, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Peterborough, Warrington, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford, Cambridge, Bromley, Stockport, Chelmsford

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Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Diazapam (vailium)


Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • Nalmefene
  • Acamprosate (campral)

Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

*based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

Local treatment

Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

Treatment Away

Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.