Drug & Alcohol Rehab Chelmsford

Help 4 Addiction is an organisation that specialises in connecting the people who suffer from addiction, with the right rehab clinic near them. We operate throughout the entirety of England and Wales, to offer the best choices in rehab to our clients. Whether they suffer from a drink or drug addiction, our specialists are highly trained to source the best quality of rehab care that best matches your needs and expectations.

When you call Help4Addiction, one of our trained advisers will be on hand to listen to your story. We will then progress to questioning you regarding what you think you need most in terms of rehab facilities. For example, you may want to live on-site, you may want to receive treatment for addictions via an outpatient care facility… you might even benefit from on-site facilities like a gym, spa, or pool. All of this is taken into account when you call us, so we can match your needs to the nearest, best, centres to you. This way, you have a better chance at treatment success when you use us.

Not all rehab clinics are the same. Some won’t have what you expect them to have while others will be the opposite completely to what you thought they’d be. With our help, you can find the right in-between. Both drug rehab and alcohol rehab clinics throughout Chelmsford are very different from each other. Worse than the huge differences are the contrasts in therapy. Just because you get into a rehab clinic, doesn’t mean you will complete the course. If you pick a centre that is far removed from your own hobbies, interests, needs and expectations, you can expect to have a much harder time recovering.

When you choose your rehab clinic in Chelmsford through the Help 4 Addiction team, we make that transition into professional care smooth, simple, and well timed. We can find you a detox centre, then help you pick out your rehab clinic of choice, and even be here, at the end of the phone, if your first choice is full. We are the people you need on your side to get off drink and drugs faster, and that’s not something to take lightly.

So if you live in Chelmsford and are suffering from either a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction, we want to hear from you. Contact us now so we can start helping you get back to a normal life again. Call us on 0203 955 7700 or visit our online consultation page and one of our skilled team will get in touch!

Drink and Drug Problems in Chelmsford

You might be inclined to think that Chelmsford is a wonderful area to live. Don’t get us wrong, we love the place… but there is a criminal underworld in Chelmsford the likes of which we law-abiding citizens can only dream of. The UK is riddled with alcoholism, the result of making alcohol available in most stores. On top of this, it has severe problems with drugs, with drug gangs providing everything from Class A to Class C drugs, up and down the country. Sadly, Chelmsford doesn’t escape from this fate.

As usual, the biggest drinking crime that is committed most often in Chelmsford, is drink driving. This is an unacceptable thing to do since your recklessness is putting literally children in danger. Every time you get behind the wheel with a drink in you, your reaction time is significantly lower. This means that if a child runs in front of your car, there is an even higher risk that you will hit them… and that risk is high even if you are sober. Chelmsford has numerous examples of drink-drivers, but we found this story in the Echo the most enlightening. One persistent offender was found in breach of his bail by getting drunk. This particular one isn’t directed towards a drinker that got behind the wheel – but believe us, there are plenty more examples where this one came from.

As to drug use in Chelmsford, the police have found it so prevalent that they have started testing suspects for the presence of Class A substances, automatically. As part of their plan to make Essex safer, the police launched this new scheme to certain criminal cases. In June, officers in both Chelmsford and Maldon coordinated efforts into a ‘week of action’. This week was about rooting out drug dealers and suspected traffickers throughout the city. It resulted in stop-searches, 15 arrests and three warrants for home raids. The problem with such severe searching of civilians is that it breaches human rights by going against a person’s ability to travel in safety without harassment.

However, let’s not get off-topic. If you live in Chelmsford then you can at least be sure that the Police are aware of the problem and are doing something about it. The presence of drink and drug crimes is indicative of a problem in the city with substance abuse – but this is no different from any other British city and shouldn’t worry you excessively. Nevertheless, if you think you have a problem with drink or drugs and want to find the best rehab clinic near you, for your specifications, then we offer that kind of specialist service for you. Call 0203 955 7700 to start quitting, today.

How Do I Know I Have An Addiction?

They say that the first step to treating any addiction isn’t actually detox… but admitting that you have a problem. If you feel drink or drugs have taken over your life, or if you feel that you can’t break free from the cycle of resupplying when you are out of your substance, then you have either a budding or a full-blown addiction.

Don’t panic, help is at hand. If you contact us, we can put you in touch with either a private rehab clinic, a part-time rehab clinic, an outpatient rehab centre – or even a detox facility. Whatever your rehab needs, we will do our best to meet them on your behalf. You are far more likely to successfully quit drink or drugs with the right rehab clinic beside you, and this is our speciality.

As a general rule, those who are addicted might experience the following things. If you find these points too close for comfort, seek immediate help and get back to your good old self again. Some signs of addiction include:

  • Symptoms of withdrawal are a clear sign of addiction. This might include headaches, nausea, an upset stomach or even hallucinations, if you have a heroin addiction. When you don’t take your substance for a 12-24 hour period, how do you feel? If you don’t feel like yourself without it, then you are an addict.
  • You can’t go without your substance for too long. This means that more than a few hours without any alcohol or without any drugs is physically and mentally painful for you.
  • Shaking or sweating when you run out is a sure sign of addiction.
  • As is using the substance as soon as you wake up in the morning. It might even be impossible for you to get a good sleep if you are an addict, since your body wakes you up with the cravings.

If you suffer from any of the above signs of an addiction, you might have a substance abuse problem. We want to hear from you, even if it is a mild one. The thing about addictions is that they need to be fed in order to grow. If you are constantly feeding the addiction and don’t break the cycle, you will eventually become a slave to your cravings. At this point, it will take a dedicated effort and possibly years to overcome your addiction, so it is vital to interrupt it before you reach this point.

Call us, on 0203 955 7700 to get the help you need before you have an out-of-control addiction.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Chelmsford!

We help those all over England, from city-to-city and from coast-to-coast. We even help those who are managed by the NHS in Wales. We want everyone to have an equal chance at recovering from drink or drug addictions, no matter the size of their fortune. If you are rich or poor, if you are a drug addict or an alcoholic, we will help you. All you need to do is reach out.

We help people from:

  • Baddow & Galleywood
  • Bicknacre
  • Blackmore
  • Boreham
  • Broomfield
  • Chelmsford Rural South
  • Chelmsford  town
  • Chelmsford Rural West
  • Danbury
  • Great Lieghs
  • Great Waltham
  • Hatfield
  • High Easter
  • Marconi
  • Moulsham
  • Springfield
  • Writtle

But we also cover all of the areas in between. No matter which suburb you live in, even if it is out in the countryside, we will help you find your way into recovery from addiction, today. To start your own journey, contact us now, on 0203 955 7700 to get started. We are rooting for you. All it takes is you making that crucial first step.

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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.