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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Blackpool

Finding alcohol & drug rehab in Blackpool is often the first and most important step in seeking treatment to addiction. Whether you’re dealing with addiction yourself or you’re a loved one who wants to find the help that the addict in your life needs, Help4addiction can help point you in the right direction. Here, we’re going to look at what you can expect from rehab and how it can help you change your life.

Types of rehab facilities

Most who get in touch with Help4Addiction are private paying individuals, who benefit from swift access to treatment above all else. While the amount of time you spend with a rehab facility may differ depending on the nature and severity of your addiction, private treatment offers the best chance of returning to an addiction-free life in a shorter amount of time. In many cases, private treatment facilities involve staying with other paying patients, benefiting from the full-time care of professionals, counsellors, and medical staff.

For those who may not have the budget for private care, inpatient treatment at a hospital is still a possibility, involving an intensive process that usually lasts 28 days at a minimum, including detox and counselling. Others may not be able to or willing to remove themselves from the outside world for that much time, however. Work, education, and family may demand that you’re able to keep living as normal. Outpatient care may be the most suitable option in that case, allowing you to attend appointments daily, weekly, or on whatever basis best fits your needs.

The costs of rehab

Every British citizen is entitled to free drug and alcohol treatment in Blackpool through the NHS. For those who rely on the public option, your GP will be involved in working with the local drug or alcohol community service, helping you find counselling and support groups that can assist in your recovery, while you may receive medication to help with withdrawal symptoms. Some may be able to even get admitted to a residential facility through the NHS if other methods have been proven not to work, but this depends on the ability of your local addiction service to pay for the treatment.

If you go for the private option, as many do, then you will have to pay for it yourself. Many who get in touch with Help4addiction are concerned that the costs of private drug and alcohol rehab in Blackpool may be too much to handle. The truth is that your options may be a lot more varied than you expect. They offer different kinds of treatment, as well as different levels of luxury and comfort depending on which you turn to.

Some centres offer care for around £1,000 a week, and the most expensive can cost up to £10,000. These prices depend on a level of factors beyond those already mentioned, including the location, length of stay, and any specialist treatments you may need. Either way, private treatment almost always comes with the benefits of speedier access to more consistent care.

How long rehab takes

If you’re aiming for a speedy return to normal life and society, free of your addiction, then it’s only natural you will wonder how long the process takes. However, there is no definitive answer. It all depends on your needs and the severity of your addiction. Some inpatient treatments may only take a week, others may take several months.

It’s also worth noting that it’s not only the inpatient or residential drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Blackpool you should be considering when asking the question of time. There is also the long-term rehab support, such as outpatient counselling and support groups which may also be a part of your program. These services may go on for much longer, playing an integral part in your long-term recovery. In general, the longer your program, the more likely you are to successfully recover. However, as with all recoveries, it changes from person to person. Some who are heavily dependent on their addiction may take two weeks to get through the detox process alone while others whose addictions are somewhat milder may take significantly less time.

When considering rehab, you need to think about how much time you are able to commit to your recovery. This includes thinking about whether you are in education and work, and how much time you are able to take from them, how long a stay you can afford, and how severe your addiction is. If your addiction is taking over your life, then it’s recommended you give it as much time as you need. Before treatment begins, you will likely be in contact with a specialist who will draft up a program plan that can help you learn about what you can expect, taking into account your personal circumstances.

The rehab process

Regardless of whether you go through inpatient facilities, outpatient care, or NHS treatment with additional help from community and support groups, alcohol and drug rehab options in Blackpool often take a multi-pronged approach to your recovery. In most cases, treatment begins with a detox, which is either done under the supervision of medical professions or with an at-home detox kit. This might depend on the severity of your addiction, in which case the withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, sweating, and anxiety, may be too much to handle alone but can be treated through medication. After the detox, your treatment may include a mixture of individual, group, or family counselling and therapy. Addressing everything from mental health issues (like anxiety or depression) to habits and triggers, they focus on taking recovery one step at a time to ensure you’re equipped to keep it going in the long-term

Take the right first step today and get help in finding the drug and alcohol rehab in Blackpool that you need. Help4addiction provides free, independent advice with links to professional addiction treatment facilities, counsellors, and support groups. Get in touch on 0203 955 7700 and we can start looking at your options together.

 

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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.