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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cornwall

When you are suffering from an addiction, there comes a time when all you can think about is quitting. Yet because your body requires the substance (be it alcohol or drugs) to feel ‘normal’, you convince yourself that you will be addicted forever. You start to believe that it isn’t possible to quit, simply because that is what your central nervous system is telling you.

Still though, you might wish to stop drinking or quit taking drugs for good. You might remember a time when you had leftover money from your wage, and didn’t spend all that excess on drink or drugs… you might long for a simpler time, like back before you first took heroin or cocaine, and idolise this time as a period of innocence…

We at Help 4 Addiction are here to tell you that neither alcohol addiction or drug addiction are necessary for you to proceed with your life. You could, if you were determined enough, wake up tomorrow and not go one up. You could skip the trip to the dealer or the shops for more drink. You could avoid being drunk or high and stay sober.

We are here to encourage you, gently pushing you towards the rehab clinic or detox centres you need to get off drink and drugs. We are here to help you change the passing thought about more innocent times into something real. We are here to tell you that you have the key to your own recovery within you already – and all it takes to bring it out is determination, persistence, and the right support systems… systems that we can help you find.

So if you have decided today is the last day, that this is the last bottle or the last hit you will ever take, then we are the people you need on your side. Connect with Help 4 addiction and we will narrow down the overwhelming world of rehab for addictions in the UK, into manageable, bite-sized chunks. Don’t let the range of choices in rehab clinics overwhelm you and put you off recovery. Come to us instead and let us find something tailored to you, giving you the best chances to quit drink or drugs.

It starts with a phone call. You will find us at the other end of the line on 0203 955 7700. If a phone call seems like it is too personal, then that’s fine too. We have an online consultation service to get the ball rolling for those with social anxiety. However you do it, the important thing is that you get in touch. Together we can find the right Cornwall rehab clinic for you.

Do I need To Find A Rehab Centre Near Me?

You can choose! There tend to be two options from a professional rehab clinic in terms of whether or not you can live there. A residential rehab facility allows you to book a room with them for a certain period of time, at the end of which you will be discharged and, more than likely, have aftercare to ensure you don’t slip back into old habits. You would normally get this option from a private rehab facility.

When you choose an NHS rehab centre near you in Cornwall, you will likely be treated as an outpatient, although some NHS rehab clinics are residential too. Being seen as an outpatient lets you go home at the end of each day, hold down a job, or look after your family while getting the help for addiction that you need. Using this technique for recovery you will learn all the same tools as you do in a residential centre, but you will take longer to learn these tools.

We looked at the pros and cons of each type, below.

The Pros and Cons of Outpatient Rehab in Cornwall

There are a few pros and cons to each type of rehab. When you opt for outpatient rehab in Cornwall, the positives are:

  • As an outpatient, you can see therapists and counsellors for the help you need, without having to spend the night
  • You don’t need to be away from your family, work, or social circle for a length of time
  • You get the support of the rehab clinic for a longer period of time since the therapies are less intensive

While some of the negatives of getting outpatient treatment for alcohol or drug addiction in Cornwall include:

  • It has a less impressive success rate than full time residential rehab does
  • You are not separate from your triggers, your habits, or your dealer

The Pros and Cons of Residential Rehab

Similarly, there are pros and cons to living in a full-time residential rehab. The best things about a full time centre include:

  • Having every need looked after so you have nothing to worry about while you recover from alcoholism or drug addiction in Cornwall
  • You are taken away from the source of your drink or drug addiction and the habits you have formed by which you use them
  • They have a high success rate meaning more chance of you quitting drink or drugs for good.

Whereas the worst things about a residential rehab facility in Cornwall are:

  • You are away from your family, friends, and workplace for at least 28 days
  • It often costs more than an outpatient rehab clinic

Deciding Which Cornwall Rehab Clinic Is Best For You

When it comes to choosing if inpatient or outpatient rehab is best for you, that is where Help 4 addiction come in. We are able to listen to what therapies you are likely to respond best to, refine your choices, and get you into the best centre for you, near you. Contact us by phone on 0203 955 7700 for more information, today.

Online Therapy – A New Tool

There are a few new tools on the market when it comes to adding to your toolbox for fighting against your drug or alcohol addiction. One of these is Online therapy while the other is the possibility of home detoxing.

Online therapy is just what it sounds like. Many addictions have their roots in your younger life, in trauma or in depression or anxiety. Many people turn to drugs to help manage mental health conditions, for example, and talking therapies get to the bottom of these addictions. Once addressed, you will learn healthy coping mechanisms to cope better in future, without turning to drink or drugs.

Online therapy lets you take part in the talking therapy process without even having to leave your own home. You can check in with a group on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, and perhaps even get your one on one therapies or counselling this way.

At Home Detoxing

Home detox is another way in which the world of rehab is changing. If you meet certain conditions, and you suffer from drinking too much as opposed to drug misuse in Cornwall, you might be eligible to get a home detox kit from Help 4 Addiction. These kits involve a consultation with a specialist, who will assess whether or not you can go ahead with it. The kit will include everything you need to safely get off drink at home. You will need to have someone with you during this process to ensure that you are safe and cared for, when you cannot care for yourself. We all know detox isn’t easy, so you need to be sure there is someone who can bring you food or water and be there for you during the worst of it.

Contact us on 0203 966 7700 to see if you qualify for home detox or for online therapies.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Cornwall!

We provide our expert referral services to every person looking for drug or alcohol addiction recovery aid in Cornwall – any area of Cornwall. We want you to have the best chances at successful sobriety that you can possibly get, so we put you in touch with the best rehab clinics in your area, specifically to try and meet that objective. Your recovery is important to us, yes, but your recovery is more important to you. Get help today to avoid a lost future.

We cover all areas of Cornwall with our help 4 addiction service. This includes:

  • Angarrack
  • Antony
  • Bodmin
  • Bude
  • Carbis Bay
  • Darite
  • Falmouth
  • Goldsithney
  • Jacobstow
  • Launceston
  • Morwenstow
  • Newquay
  • Penryn
  • Penzance
  • Perranporth
  • Plymouth
  • Roseland
  • Saltash
  • St Austell
  • St Cleer
  • St Ervan
  • St Ives
  • Todpool
  • Truro

Don’t rely on this list to be full and complete, either. These are just some examples of the places where the people we help live. Anyone in Cornwall, or anywhere else in the south and West of England can contact us at any time – day or night – to get help for their addiction. Call us today if you are one of the people that need help, or if you want advice on helping a partner to overcome addiction in your area.

Reach us on 0203 955 7700 or use our online consultation service to get started.

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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.