Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cheshire

Impartial Advice To Put You On The Road To Recovery


Drug addiction is a horrible thing, and the road to sobriety can feel like a very lonely place indeed. However, with the support of Help 4 Addiction by your side, it is possible to turn that dream of a dependency-free life into a reality.


We’ve helped thousands of drug and alcohol abusers throughout Cheshire. Allow us to do the same for you by calling our friendly team today.


Help Is Just A Phone Call Away


Let’s face it; the first steps on the road to recovery are often the hardest. You’ve already taken the most significant leap by admitting that your relationship with drugs and alcohol isn’t healthy. The next step is to surround yourself with the most supportive network. With Help 4 Addiction, you can make this happen in a matter of minutes.


Our team of experienced professionals have worked with thousands of addicts and users over the years. We boast the tools, skills, and compassion needed to get you the best possible support your drug rehabilitation processes. Here are just some of the reasons why Help 4 Addiction is the preferred source of support for people across Cheshire;


  • We offer a free, impartial service on a 24/7 basis.
  • We provide a confidential source of support to discuss your possibilities or voice your concerns.
  • We focus on getting to know your situation before making suggestions that will lead to sobriety.
  • We see victims of the illness as people rather than cases.
  • We boast an extensive network of professionals that provide the highest standards of support.
  • We additionally provide support to friends and relatives of users and addicts.


There is a long journey ahead if you wish to get clean and stay clean, but it all starts with a simple phone call to Help 4 Addiction. And now is the time to act!


Get Clean For A Better Life


The harsh reality of drug addiction is that you’ll only get clean if you actively want to. Until you’ve unlocked the reason for wanting to take control of your life, the hopes of getting clean for the long haul are very limited indeed.


Help 4 Addiction can speak to you about the various rewards of quitting drugs and alcohol forever in further detail, but some of the most notable benefits include;


  • Feel physically and mentally healthier.
  • Feel like less of a burden on your family.
  • Feel able to enjoy daily life without needing a drink or a hit.
  • Feel empowered to chase career goals and other dreams.
  • Feel ready to start living life to the full.


Drug addiction shackles your life in many different ways, but it’s not too late to regain control. However, facing the battle alone will make things infinitely harder. This is why having Help 4 Addiction in your corner is essential.


Support Through Every Step Of The Journey


Drug addiction can take many forms. Whether it’s alcohol addiction, cannabis addiction, cocaine addiction, heroin addiction, prescription drug addiction, or a related issue doesn’t matter. Our expertise covers virtually all forms of substance addiction while we’ve helped clients from every background imaginable. Being hit by this illness is not a sign of weakness, but it requires strength and courage to seek help – make sure it’s the best available.


No two addicts are the same. You could have recently fallen into addiction after an unforeseen personal disaster. Or your addiction may be a progression from a prior. Conversely, you may be a long-term addict that has tried and failed several times. We take every aspect of your individual situation into account before finding the right treatment for you.


Treatment types can range from counselling and therapy to a stint in a clinic or rehab centre. Either way, we’ll find the best solution to help you go cold turkey. Our support doesn’t end at the point of leaving rehab, though. After all, fighting addiction is an ongoing daily battle. So, if you need to talk to us about coping mechanism and avoiding relapses – even years after your last relapse – don’t be afraid to call. We’ll support you for life.


FAQs On Help 4 Addiction Cheshire


Where Can I Get Support From Help 4 Addiction?


Help 4 Addiction is a free phone line that can be accessed from anywhere. However, aside from those immediate benefits, you need to know that professional support is available nearby. Convenience is key, and our network of clinics and help centres covers most of the county.


Whether you live in Crewe or Widnes, Warrington or Wilmslow, Northwich or Macclesfield doesn’t matter. Help 4 Addiction can connect you to the best support that the country has to offer.


What If It’s A Loved One That Needs Help?


Help 4 Addiction understands that drug addiction doesn’t only affect the direct victim. It can be an equally difficult time for friends and family, especially when you’re not sure where to turn. Sometimes you just need an outlet to vent your frustrations and discuss the issues, which is where our advisors come into play.


Moreover, they can talk to you about interventions or ways to help addicts see that they have a problem. Like the drug user, you don’t have to face this battle alone.


What’s The Best Treatment?


In truth, there is no one right or wrong answer regarding the type of treatment or the duration of treatment. The severity of addiction, type of addiction, and your personality. That’s why getting to understand the person behind the problem is such an important part of what we do – even when it’s confidential.


Ultimately, the best treatment is the treatment that works for you. Let Help 4 Addiction find this, and the path to freedom will suddenly become a lot clearer.


Learn More Today!


Whether you’re ready to enter a rehab centre or just want to learn more about the options in Cheshire or have an agent listen to your concerns, calling Help 4 Addiction today on 0203 955 7700 is the ultimate solution. The road to recovery starts right now.


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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.