Drug & Alcohol Rehab Bromley

Bromley isn’t exempt from the drug and alcohol issues that are plaguing our nation. In fact, wherever you live in England, you are at risk of suffering from an addiction. Substance abuse is a common way for us Brits to process traumatic events in our lives. Why is it so common? Because we allowed the widescale sale of alcohol from almost every grocery store across the country. When you add this to the illegalisation of drugs, you start to get a picture of a country that doesn’t have clear policies on dealing with this sort of thing.

Here at Help4Addiction, on the other hand, we deal with this sort of thing, all the time. We exist so that we can help our clients get off drugs or quit drinking, just as soon as they are ready. Our service connects those who need help with the services able to provide that aid. Be it rehab clinics, detox centres, or medical facilities – we can help you reach them.

We were started by an ex-addict who struggled to get off drugs when his time came. At the point that he decided he had endured enough of that cycle of addiction that so easily traps us, he tried to reach out for help. He found it excessively difficult to get the rehab clinic referral he needed so that he could quit drug taking in a healthy, measured way. Years later, when he finally managed to break free of drug addiction, he was able to address this issue from the outside looking in. Help4Addiction was born with the express aim of connecting addicts who want to quit their substance misuse problem with the rehab clinics they needed to make it possible.

So if you dream of getting off drink or drugs and you want to make that dream a reality, we are the team you need cheering you on from the side-lines. We will go to every effort to connect you with the right rehab centre for you – which means we listen to what you need, then try to source it for you. When you quit with us, the result is that you have a much higher chance of staying off drink or drugs for good.

Interested in quitting through Help4Addiction? We want to hear from you! Call us now, on 0203 955 7700, or make use of our online consultation service to get started. We are eager to hear from you and escort you back down the path towards sobriety.

I Live in Bromley, Can I Call Help4Addiction?

Of course you can! We want to hear from anyone suffering from an addiction that happens to live in the Bromley area. We encourage you to call for all thing’s substance abuse. That being said, those that call us tend to have at least one of the following problems:

  • They have a drug or alcohol addiction
  • They suspected they are building up to an addiction and want to interrupt bad habits before they get any worse
  • They are curious about what it might take for them to perhaps stop taking drugs or drinking at some point in the future
  • They are worried about a close friend or family member and would like advice

We will help anyone who calls us with regards to substance abuse so please do reach out, even if you think you are overreacting. If you suspect drug abuse or alcoholism it is far better not to leave things to chance. Addictions like these kill people over time. They also severely impact quality of life, health, and even social interactions. Call us before all of yours are worn away, on 0203 955 7700.

What To Do If My Partner Is On Drugs?

If you suspect your partner has fallen foul of an addiction, call us and we can advise you in person. There are certain signs that you should look for as the obvious symptoms of alcohol or drug withdrawal. These signs should tell you once and for all whether or not you were right about your partner being on drugs or alcohol.

1 – The Secret Drinker

Someone who is hooked on drink, drugs, or some other substance, will do it in secret. This is more obvious with drugs – but it is a good way to spot an alcoholic. If they are making excuses to sneak off there is a high chance, they are hiding an addiction from you.

2 – The Morning Drug User

If they wake up in the morning and the first thing they do is reach for the bottle, smoke, or hit up drugs some other way, then they have a problem. If you can use at the times of day that would make a non-addict sick to do so, then you have an addiction.

3 – The Poor Partner

Not all of us have great jobs, not all of us were born to well-off families, and not all of us can use this rule. However, if your partner has a good job, limited outgoings, and is still always poorer than you, then they are probably spending that money on drugs or drink. Ask them about their finances outright from the curious perspective of a potential life partner to get a good grip on this one.

4 – Begging, Borrowing, Stealing

Someone with substance abuse problems will spend their last dime on drink or drugs. If your partner is consistently borrowing money from other people, then you might have an issue. Keeping an eye on incomings and outgoings to your household is the best way to make sure you know exactly who is spending what.

5 – Dodging your Questions

A partner who isn’t being open and honest is everyone’s worst nightmare. If you ask them a direct question and they tell you just to ‘trust them’ instead of explaining, you should see this as a red flag.

Finally… red flags, issues of mistrust, lies, being dishonest, and not telling you things, are all signs something is going on without your knowledge. It might not be an addiction, which is more common that you might think. At any rate, our advisors can be trusted to take the time and talk you through these issues, while helping you devise ways to approach the matter safely.

Call 0203 955 7700 if you suspect your partner has a drink or drug problem. Rehab is attainable and will save you money in the long term, should your finances already be tied to theirs.

Drugs Are On The Streets of Bromley Right Now!

Regardless of whether or not you moved to Bromley as a safe choice of city, you will find that it has a bit of an issue controlling access to drugs. Let’s not forget that drug addictions can be the result of prescription medications just as soon as they can come from illegal ones. If anything, prescription medication addictions are more likely since they don’t involve any kind of dealer.

The key takeaway here, however, is that rehab clinics are brimming full in Bromley. There is no way to officially document how many addicts there are in Bromley, but we can check for incidents of drug crime in the area that should give us an indication as to their presence in town. From an initial glance at the statistics we can see that Bromley isn’t the best area to live. It has a crime rate 128% of the national average, meaning it has more than a fifth more drug crime than other cities. 1000 crimes were reported, of which 3.5% are drug related directly. You can view the figures for yourself over on Plumplot.

As recently as in January of 2020, police were involved in a number of Class A drugs raids all over the city. News Shopper reports that fourteen people were arrested as a result. In the previous week, they had made 18 arrests for similar grounds, and the two incidents were expected to be related. With so many arrests, we spy hints at a Class A drug gang bringing the substances into the country and dispersing them throughout the town… not good for anyone involved.

Help is Available in All Areas of Bromley!

Regardless of which end of town you live in; we can help Bromley residents to get over their substance misuse problems and get back to a regular life. We have helped people from all over England and Wales to connect to a rehab clinic near them, that suits their wants and needs. If you think you are suffering from an addiction, then contact us straight away to get the same service.

We help people from:

  • Anerley
  • Aperfield
  • Beckenham
  • Bickley
  • Biggin Hill
  • Bromley
  • Bromley Common
  • Chelsfield
  • Chislehurst
  • Chislehurst Common
  • Coney Hall
  • Crofton
  • Crystal Palace
  • Cudham
  • Downe
  • Downham
  • Eden Park
  • Elmers End
  • Elmstead
  • Farnborough
  • Goddington
  • Green Street Green
  • Hayes
  • Keston
  • Leaves Green
  • Locksbottom
  • Longlands
  • Maypole
  • Mottingham
  • Orpington
  • Park Langley
  • Penge
  • Petts Wood
  • Plaistow
  • Pratt’s Bottom
  • Ruxley
  • St Mary Cray
  • St Paul’s Cray
  • Shortlands
  • Southborough
  • Sundridge
  • Sydenham
  • West Wickham

So if you live in any of these areas, we can help with your addiction. Call 0203 955 7700 now to get help finding the best rehab near you!

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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.