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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cumberland

When you are suffering from an addiction, the less reason you have to avoid recovery, the better. When you first search for rehab centres in Cumberland, near you, you look at a list as long as the length of your arm. How are you supposed to choose from so many options? It is no surprise that most dependent drinkers and drug takers don’t ever give it up. Help 4 addiction were established to combat exactly this crisis by making your transition from user to recovered addict is as smooth as possible.

Quitting drinking or stopping taking drugs isn’t an easy, or a pleasant, thing to do. Your body will go through physical changes which won’t feel good – but which are definitely for the better. Getting off the substances you are abusing will get you back to the type of life you can enjoy, instead of the type of life that you are living only through habit at the moment.

Rehab clinic selections can be overwhelming, so trust us to narrow it down for you and get you the referral you need. With a little Help 4 Addiction everyone is able to quit, in their own time and their own, tailored, way. If you live in Cumberland and you want this help then we are here, ready and waiting. Contact us via our online consultation page or call us, on 0203 955 7700 to get started on your journey to recovery.

How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to Drugs?

If you (or someone you love) is suffering from a drug addiction, help is on hand to get you into rehab… However, that doesn’t always mean that you will know that you need help to begin with. They do say that, in order to treat an addiction, the first step is to admit that you have a problem. If you don’t admit it, you won’t seek help. Without the aid and support you need to stop taking drugs or to stop drinking, you are unlikely to succeed.

With this in mind, we thought it would serve us well to recap how you know if you, yourself, have an addiction problem. Some of the following points are summaries of clues you can see if you spot in yourself. If you recognise them, then you should probably seek help. If you aren’t already addicted to substance abuse, you may well be developing one through bad habits.

Ask yourself these questions if you think you are addicted:

  • Does using or drinking make you feel happy for a limited time?
  • Once you have used up your supply, do you suffer from a bout of depression?
  • Do you suffer from anxiety at the thought of going without the substance you think you are addicted to?
  • Do you panic if your supplier is out?
  • How long can you go without drink or drugs before it starts to bother you? Do you experience the symptoms of withdrawal?

Getting through Detox is the Key

Anyone who ever tried it knows that drug detox isn’t easy, but if you cannot get through this particular stage then a complete recovery from drug or alcohol abuse simply won’t be possible. To get ‘clean’ you must first let the chemicals you were hooked on leave your body. Without doing this, you may never be free of drink or drugs.

Once you have hit a certain number of hours you will have no more drugs in your system. This is when it starts to physically hurt. Your brain and body are trying to tell you that you need a drink or a hit to survive – but this is a lie. You will survive, and be healthier, if you stick out the detox and make it through this step. Your mind will try everything it can to trick you into using again. Don’t fall for it. If you can get through it then every day from then on will be that little bit easier than the day before.

How Do I Know If I Have An Alcohol Addiction?

There are many signs of alcohol addiction that you may need help noticing in yourself. Alcoholism is insidious in that it tricks us into thinking we don’t have a problem, even if we do. Some of the signs of an alcohol addiction include the inability to go more than a full day without drinking, sweating, and shaking when you don’t get your ‘fix’ of alcohol or getting physically ill without a drink. If you feel that you can’t turn a drink down you may have a problem, even if you aren’t in the full throes of addiction just yet. Addictions form out of bad habits, so it is never too soon to seek help.

If you live in Cumberland and you believe you have a budding addiction, then we want to hear from you. Contact us as soon as you suspect you have a drink or drug problem and we will connect you with the resources you need to stop yourself before it gets out of order. Call us today, on 0203 955 7700 to find out more. Life is much easier when you tackle it with a clear mind.

Achieving Alcohol Addiction Recovery

If you can get through the alcohol detox stage then you have every chance to stay off drink. The greatest success rates are achieved in full time, residential rehab facilities. These rehab clinics in Cumberland aren’t all private, either. You can find NHS sponsored facilities, too. Help for alcohol addiction is available in all areas of Cumberland. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700.

Are Drugs and Alcohol a Problem Around Cumberland?

Drugs and alcohol are a problem in all the counties of England. Unfortunately for the residents of Cumberland, this location is no exception… although maybe it is a little bit. The HMS Cumberland isn’t related in anything but title, but this savvy Navy vessel has helped bust more than 200 million pounds worth of narcotics in its time. The News and Star reported on a case last year where a Carlisle man died after taking class A drugs. Officers found and arrested the suspected dealers. A second incident is recorded by the press regarding a nurse stealing drugs from the hospital they worked at in Carlisle. They had 15 years of dedicated service behind them… so it just goes to show that addiction can strike anyone, at any time. There is no shame to it.

Alcohol is a similar story. All over England it is sold through outlets that aren’t pharmacies, and that probably shouldn’t be selling such an addictive substance. Legality aside, alcoholism is often thought of as the most common addiction in the country. In Cumberland, this translates to around 15 alcoholics per 1000 people, an incredibly high sum. Of this number, the most likely to die an alcohol-specific death are in the 55-69 age group. This isn’t what we were expecting at all, but the figures don’t lie[i].

How Can I Find The Best Rehab Centre Near Me?

To find the best rehab centre near you, all you need to do is to click this link to our online consultation service. We will be in touch to find the right service provider in your area. If you would prefer to talk by phone, then give us a call. We would love to help you choose a rehab clinic that can get you off drink and/or drugs.

Although help is available the choice of rehab clinics can be overwhelming. Those suffering from addiction are put off by bumps in the road, as it were, and we here at Help 4 Addiction do our best to level the path. For an easier, smoother transition out of a life of addiction, contact us today, on 0203 955 7700.

[i] https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-statistics

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Cumberland!

Cumberland is absolutely full to the brim with different rehab clinics and centres. How do you choose the best one, regardless of where you come from? You turn to the expert team here at Help 4 Addiction, who have years in experience with referring the right services to the right person. Let us help you with the mammoth task of finding rehab clinics near you, by making it more manageable, palatable, and all-round simpler.

We offer help for those who are suffering from an addiction in these places:

  • Aikton
  • Alston
  • Beaumont
  • Border
  • Bromfield
  • Bowness
  • Carlisle
  • Cockermouth
  • Dalston
  • Ennerdale
  • Garrigill
  • Grinsdale
  • Keswick
  • Kirkandrews
  • Kirkbride
  • Maryport
  • Millom
  • Penrith
  • Thursby
  • Warwick
  • Wetheral
  • Wigton

Although the list doesn’t end there. The chances are that you can find help with Help 4 Addiction regardless of where you stay in Northern England. We operate a specific, dedicated service, committed to getting you the help you need to kick the habit of addiction, once and for all. Are you ready? We are… All we need is for you to make that call. Reach us on 0203 955 7700 today to start getting your life back, one day at a time.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Bournemouth, Manchester, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Northumberland County, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire County, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex,West Midlands, Devon, Derbyshire

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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.