There are rehab centres located all around the Bolton area with different facilities. Some addiction treatment centres have inpatient facilities (residential rehab), whereas others offer outpatient services only. Many rehab centres offer a combination of the two. You can find private rehab centres and NHS-operated rehab clinics.
With so many options out there, it can be difficult to make an informed decision on what treatment and rehab centre is best for you – and it may feel overwhelming. At Help4Addiction, we can take the stress out of finding a rehab clinic.
Read on to learn more about drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and what to expect from the treatment process, from detoxification to aftercare. We’ll also go into more detail about how we can help you by finding you the right Bolton rehab centre for you.
Types of Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Addiction can come in many forms, whether it be an addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol, or to activities such as exercise or shopping. Addiction is known as the lack of control when using, taking, or doing something. [i]
This means that if you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may continue taking drugs or drinking alcohol despite the negative consequences that may occur as a result of your addiction.
If you think you may have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, we can help. We can find the best rehab centre and addiction treatment for you in Bolton, whether it be drug addiction rehab or alcohol addiction treatment. Over 275,000 people contacted drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in the UK last year, so you’re not alone.
Read on to learn more about alcohol addiction and the different types of drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, ketamine addiction, cocaine addiction, cannabis addiction, heroin and opioid addiction – as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
Bolton Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drugs can be abused and can be just as addictive as other substances such as heroin or alcohol. It is possible to develop a physical dependence on prescription drugs even when prescribed for a legitimate medical condition and advice is followed – however, the chances of developing a prescription drug addiction are increased if you abuse prescription drugs.
Prescription drug abuse can count as taking prescription drugs in any way other than prescribed – for example, taking more than needed, taking more frequently than needed, taking someone else’s prescription drugs, or mixing them with alcohol or other drugs.
If you’re struggling to stop taking prescription drugs and you think you may be addicted, contact our specialists today to discuss the best treatment options available to you in Bolton.
Bolton Ketamine Addiction
Ketamine is slightly different to some of the other drugs on this list, as it is not thought to be physically addictive – which means you won’t develop a physical dependence on the drug.
That being said, it’s possible to develop a psychological dependence and a psychological addiction to ketamine. If you’re struggling to stop taking ketamine, we can help. Contact us today to find the best ketamine rehabilitation treatment centre for you in Bolton.
Bolton Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine is an illicit drug that affects your body’s dopamine system. Frequent and long-term cocaine use can prevent dopamine and serotonin from travelling to your nerve cells – which can ultimately make it difficult for you to stop taking the drug. [ii]
It’s the second most commonly used illicit drug in the UK, falling after cannabis. If you think you are addicted to cocaine and you want to take the first step toward treatment, call us to discuss the best way forward for you.
Bolton Cannabis Addiction
Cannabis is a Class B drug in the UK [iii], and can be psychologically addictive. This means that frequent or long-term cannabis use can be difficult to stop. Around 30% of those who use cannabis on a regular basis display symptoms that are consistent with cannabis use disorder. [iv].
Bolton Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Opioids can be either illicit or prescribed – and can be highly addictive substances regardless. Opioids affect your central nervous system, binding to your opiate receptors. Some prescription opioids include codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, tramadol, and many more. Some illicit opioids include heroin and some synthetic opioids.
If you are struggling to stop taking opioids and you think you may have an opioid addiction, allow us to take some of the stress off of your shoulders and find the right opioid addiction treatment centre for you in or around the Bolton area.
Bolton Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol can affect anybody – and if you are addicted to alcohol, you’re not alone. In England, there are currently around 602,391 people who are dependent on alcohol. However, only 18% of dependent drinkers in England receive treatment. [v]
Alcohol addiction can have many negative consequences, especially if you don’t receive treatment. It is considered a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions – but the good news is that it’s not too late to get help. Call us today to discuss the right Bolton alcohol rehab centres for you, whether it be inpatient rehab/ residential rehab or outpatient rehab.
The Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process Explained
If you’re thinking of taking the first steps toward treatment, it’s important to know what to expect from the addiction treatment process. The types of treatment can differ depending on the clinic – however, the three key steps usually remain the same: detox, therapy, and secondary treatment.
You may benefit more from inpatient rehab at a residential treatment centre if you have a severe addiction – however, some people prefer to attend rehab on an outpatient basis in the form of outpatient treatment.
At Help4Addiction, we can find 7-day treatment plans, 14-day, 28-day, and even longer plans in Bolton for your addiction. Read on to learn more about drug detox and alcohol detox, therapy, and secondary care in Bolton.
Drug and Alcohol Detox Bolton
The first stage of drug and alcohol addiction treatment begins with detoxification – which means you’ll have no access to drugs and alcohol in order to free your body of the substance. Detox aims at dealing with the physical aspects of addiction, minimising the physical damage caused.
During this stage, you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the severity of your addiction, the withdrawal symptoms can be painful and uncomfortable, and sometimes even dangerous. This is why you may be offered an inpatient medical detox with medical assistance, also known as a medically supervised detox.
Drug and Alcohol Therapy Bolton
Upon successfully detoxing from the substance or substances that you’re receiving treatment for, you’ll move on to the second stage of rehab – therapy.
The main goals of therapy include building your confidence, giving you valuable coping tools, and improving your mental wellbeing. Therapy can also give you an insight into your addiction – for example, any root causes of your addiction as well as your triggers.
There is a common misconception that therapy is just for those that have existing mental health problems/ mental health issues – for example, depression or anxiety. However, therapy can be extremely helpful to anybody attending rehab.
Some forms of therapy you might find in a Bolton rehab clinic include:
- CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
- Group therapy
- Counselling with addiction counsellors
- Interpersonal therapy
However, you may have more types of therapy available to you in private rehab clinics – for example, holistic therapies such as art therapy or sports therapy.
Secondary Treatment Bolton
Leaving rehab may feel daunting, which is why many rehab centres in Bolton offer secondary treatment, also known as aftercare.
The aim of aftercare is to not only ease the transition from rehab to recovery but provide you with the support you deserve after completing rehab. Ultimately, secondary treatment aims at relapse prevention and keeping you on the right track.
Secondary treatment can come in different forms – for example, addiction support groups, group therapies, and counselling. You may have access to addiction counsellors and addiction support through secondary treatment, too.
Finding The Right Addiction Treatment In Bolton For You
Our friendly and dedicated team at Help4Addiction has a firm understanding of the different types of addiction as well as the addiction process. We have connections with rehab clinics for drugs and alcohol in Bolton and can find the right one for you. If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, we’re here for you.
By listening to your story and considering your requirements and preferences, we can find the best treatment plan and rehab centre for you, whether you’re looking for residential rehab or outpatient rehab.
Contact our team in Bolton today for more information, and to get the ball rolling on the admissions process, the treatment process, and finally, the addiction recovery process.