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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Bradford

At Hel4Addiction, we promise to help you find the best drug addiction treatments in Bradford. You’ll be pleased to know that there are numerous services available, and our team of impartial counsellors can help you find the perfect clinic.

 

In Bradford, you will find both inpatient and outpatient rehab centres. If you require an intensive treatment process, then we recommend the inpatient approach. This involves living at the rehab clinic for up to 90 days as you’re given a detox followed by extensive counselling and holistic treatments. Outpatient clinics are ideal if you want a less intense approach as you can go to the clinic for counselling sessions and group therapy, but you don’t have to live there.

 

If you’re unsure which service is most beneficial for you – or you’re searching on behalf of someone you know – then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have experienced professional who will treat you with compassion and understanding. You’ll get all the information you need to make the best decision.

How are alcohol & drug addictions treated?

A typical rehab clinic will choose from a range of different treatments after assessing you. More often than not, these include the following:

 

  • Counselling
  • Detoxification
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Mindfulness
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Mental Health Assessments

 

You might not experience all of these treatments while you’re at the clinic, and there could be some that aren’t even mentioned. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to addiction treatment; it’s tailored to the individual. Along with this, you will often be prescribed medication if you have serious difficulty handling the withdrawal symptoms.  

Is rehab covered by the NHS?

Seeing as rehabilitation is a form of healthcare, many people wonder if it’s covered by the NHS. Thankfully, you can get alcohol rehab treatment for three through the NHS. To do this, you have to see your GP, who will then refer you to a local community service group in your area. Here, you get counselling and group therapy, along with free medication from your doctor to help with your withdrawal symptoms.

 

It’s also not unheard of to get free inpatient rehab treatment on the NHS too. But, this is only reserved for the most severe cases, and you must prove that you’ve been to the community service group and it hasn’t helped. Not everyone gets approved for this, and it can take time before you know if you’re in or not. Often, if you want the inpatient/residential treatment, then you have to go private. As you would expect, you have to pay for private rehab treatment, and the prices can vary.

Common signs of drug/alcohol addiction

We’re firm believers in taking action at the earliest possible stage. Seeking treatment for a drug addiction that you’ve had for many years is going to be harder than getting treatment for a new addiction. So, if you can spot the signs of addiction in yourself, then it will help you take swift action. The same goes for people you love and care about; if you can spot the signs in them, then you can help them out while quickly.

 

One of the most common things to look for is a dependency on the substance. Are you continually drinking alcohol or taking drugs as a way of feeling happy or covering up your pain? Do you turn to drugs as a regular part of your life that you can’t do without? If the answer is yes, then it’s a clear sign of addictive tendencies.

 

Furthermore, behavioural changes are a crucial indicator, and they’re one of the easiest ways to spot addiction in someone else. Mood swings, personality disorders, and a general change in the way someone acts are all telltale signs of an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

 

Perhaps the best way to tell if you need to go to rehab or not is by cutting out alcohol or drugs for one day. If you start getting panic attacks, an elevated heart rate, excessive sweating, or any other abnormal reactions, then it’s clear you’re addicted. These are typical withdrawal symptoms that people face when they’re dependent on a substance and remove it from their life.

 

No matter how far down the path of addiction you are, it’s always possible to be saved. Talk to our team, and we will give you some confidential advice on what to do next.

What happens after rehabilitation?

Once you’ve completed your rehabilitation at a Bradford clinic, then you typically receive around a year of aftercare as well. Here, you’re not so much undergoing any treatments, but it’s more a case of providing the support you need to avoid any relapses. A lot of people go through rehab and then slip back into bad habits because no-one is making them feel accountable or checking in on them. With aftercare, you can attend counselling groups and meetings with other people like you, which helps you maintain your sobriety.

 

Some people will even go to local community services for free help many years after rehab – it’s entirely up to you, some patients find it easier to stay sober than others. Don’t worry about all of this, we will answer any questions you have if you give us a call.

What help can I get before going to rehab?

Going to rehab isn’t the first step in dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction. The first step is realising you have a problem and reaching out for help. There is a lot of advice and guidance out there for anyone in this situation. As mentioned before, it’s often a good idea to see your GP and make use of the free NHS addiction recovery services available. But, you can also call free helplines to get as much assistance as possible during a very difficult time.

 

At Help4Addiction, we offer over-the-phone counselling whenever you need it. Our team of advisors is very experienced in this type of work, and we’re willing to talk you through all your options and answer all your questions. If you want to take a giant leap towards a life without addiction, then call us now on 0203 955 7700.

 

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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.