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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Bolton

If you are a resident of Bolton but you need help from a drug or alcohol addiction that is ruining your life, then we are here to help. Help4Addiction was invented as an organisation to ease the transition between making the decision to get off drugs or drink and get into rehab. We offer a specialised services that chooses the best rehab clinic in Bolton or near you, that meets your specific needs for rehabilitation.

Why not just choose a random rehab clinic and hope for the best? Those that do so have less of a chance of successfully quitting drink or drugs. If you don’t know much about it, you might not know that. You might also not know that a full-time residential or private rehab clinic offers greater chances of success than being seen as an outpatient. You see, rehab clinics are each unique from the other. Most are run by well-meaning individuals that offer a specific range of services.

For example, the first rehab clinic you look at might offer sports therapy as a new habit you can form to replace your craving and need for substance abuse. It might be that the next one you look at uses equine therapy, focusing on horse riding as a new habit you can form instead of substance abuse. Yet a third might offer art therapy to help you process the massive changes you are currently going through. When you compare all three clinics alongside each other you see that there are vast differences in rehab clinic – and we haven’t even discussed the type of psychiatric service differences there might be…

So as you can see, finding the right rehab clinic in Bolton is about more than just what they offer. It is about selecting a clinic whose therapies and treatments are best suited to you. If you are a lifelong football devotee, you will have less chance of successfully getting off drink or getting away from the world of drugs for good it you attend an arts-based rehab clinic. It stands to reason then, that finding the right one is the correct thing to do to maximise your potential at recovery.

The Help 4 Addiction Difference

We find rehab clinics in Bolton and around England and Wales for those that choose to find rehab through us. The difference between finding one for yourself and using our service, is the success rate. Because we will ask you a number of questions that are all aimed at getting to the bottom of your personality, we can find out what your psychological needs are and then match them to a rehab clinic. It might be that you need to go a little farther afield to find a rehab facility that will match your needs – but when you do find it, it will greatly improve your overall chances of recovery.

Those that use Help 4 Addiction to find rehab clinics throughout England and Wales generally recover from alcohol or drug addiction, faster than those who don’t. Not everyone quits first time, either. It might take several attempts at quitting substance misuse in Bolton, but the point is that you stick with it. A better life is waiting for you. One that is free from drug addiction or alcoholism. With our help to narrow down that huge list of facilities that can help you, you can get clean sooner than you think. In as little as 6 months’ time your whole world could look entirely different. All it takes is some perseverance, a determination to quit, and the right support services on your side. WE can take care of at least one of those three markers on your behalf.

Contact us now on 0203 955 7700 or use our online consultation service if you have an on-urgent question.

Call Help4Addiciton For Drug/Drink Addiction Support in Bolton

We operate all over the city of Bolton and we want you to contact us when you want to quit… but we also want you to contact us for a chat about quitting. If you get in touch because you are ‘just thinking about it’, we are more than happy to help. So whether you want to quit today, or whether you are just putting the pieces in place to perhaps quit at a future date – you won’t be wasting our time. You never know, a rehab clinic might be a little like a holiday for you, particularly if you aim to live in full time.

What’s The Difference Between Private and Outpatient Rehab Clinics?

There isn’t a great deal of difference between a private alcohol rehab service or being treated for alcoholism as an outpatient. You are more likely to require inpatient treatment if you are in drug rehab though. This is because it is more difficult to go through the detox process, particularly if you have been taking class A substances for a prolonged period of time.

When you go into a private rehab clinic you are subject to the same choice of therapies as you would be in an outpatient facility. The main difference between the two is that you can go home at the end of the day if you are being seen as an outpatient. While this means you can still hold down a job or cater to your other responsibilities while you get recovery help, you are less likely to succeed in quitting and it will take more willpower.

When you are able to go home at the end of each day you are at risk of falling back into the old habits that made you addicted to begin with. Worse, you are surrounded by the same circumstance, some of which may act as a trigger to your addictions. When you are in a residential rehab centre you are removed from all of this, even though the range of therapies used might be exactly the same.

A day in residential rehab involves scheduled, structured mealtimes interspersed with the treatments you need to get better. If you want to get off drink or drugs while you are in the rehab clinic this is an added bonus. You an get detox at home for alcoholism but you should not do this if you live alone or do not otherwise meet the conditions. When you get help through an outpatient rehab clinic you can go along in the evenings or through the day, successfully fitting your rehabilitation from drink or drugs in around your day. The choice is yours – just remember your success rate can be improved in two ways.

The first way is to use Help 4 Addiction to place you in a rehab service that will work for you, instead of against you. Our specially trained team can match you to the best treatments near you, in and around Bolton. If you want to start your recovery then call us now, on 0203 955 7700. The second thing that will increase your chances of quitting drink or drugs for good is the use of an inpatient facility. You can get help towards these from the government and they do not have to be private. A private facility has more holistic or time-passing facilities but your choice in therapy treatments will be the same.

Either way, the important factor is that you get the right help for you. Contact us now to start that process and get back to a drug and drink free life.

Help is Available in All Areas of Bolton

Wherever you live int and around Bolton, we can help. Our well-trained advisers can match those in the city, those in the county, and those in the surrounding country, with the rehab clinics that are perfectly suited for their recovery. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then get in touch. We are eager and happy to help.

Just so that we are clear, we cover Help 4 Addiction in the following areas of the city:

  • Astley Bridge
  • Barrow Bridge
  • Breightmet
  • Burnden
  • Deane
  • Doffcocker
  • Great Lever
  • Halliwell
  • Harwood
  • Heaton
  • Lostock
  • Markland Hill
  • Sharpies
  • Smithills
  • Tonge

As part of the Greater Manchester area, Bolton has a number of metropolitan residents that are outside the main confines of the city. We want you to know that we don’t differentiate based on location, except to find the best match in rehab clinic for you. Otherwise, location has nothing to do with our service. We offer help for addictions based on a fully equal algorithm, able to help rich, poor, or destitute alike.

If you live in the Bolton area and you want to get off drink or drugs – let us help you. Consider this the call to get you back into the game of life and off those substances, for good. Contact Help 4 Addiction on 0203 955 8800 for more information, to make a start, or just to chat to us about the future. We are eager to get you into the right rehab clinic and back to full health, ASAP. We are counting on you to make that first move.

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

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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.