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Although considered to be a ‘quiet’ area of England, Cumbria is one of the places that we here at Help 4 Addiction frequently come across. We specialise in referring those in need to the rehab clinics, centres and services dotted throughout the Cumbria region. It is our mission to make sure that anyone suffering from alcohol or drug addiction in this county is able to get the help they need. If you live in Cumbria and you need help for addiction, then you have landed in the right place. Contact us now, without waiting another moment, to get connected to a recovery network capable of getting you off drink or drugs, for good.

Reach us on 0203 955 7700 and start your recovery, right now. We are all rooting for your success. Too shy to talk with us in person. We still want to help. Use our online consultation service, instead. With Help 4 Addiction at your side, nothing will stand in the way of your success!

Are there Drug/Alcohol Problems in Cumbria?

It seems that there isn’t a corner of the UK that doesn’t suffer from a substance abuse problem at this time. The problem is so bad, in fact, that local news reporters are frequently recording the cost of alcohol dependency to the county. In 2017, the Whitehaven News reported on how Cumbria’s hospital admission rates for alcohol dependency was one of the worst in England. The same report detailed that Cumbria council spends £200 million + every year on alcohol services. Of course, we can all agree that this is a hefty sum of money.

As for the drug problem, drug use is harder to spot than alcoholism in England. This can largely be put down to the legality issue, in that sales of alcohol can at least be recorded. On a similar note, we cannot accurately gauge real drug taking and addiction since people are more likely to lie about drug use, out of shame. What we can do, is look to the drug crime figures, and make educated guesses. The presence of drug crime means there are drug gangs in operation selling drugs in your area. They must have customers, or they wouldn’t be in business.

Heroin is a known problem for Cumbria residents. One report from Cumbria Police Departmentrecords a £26,000 haul of Class A drugs being removed from the streets. The same department managed to bust a drug gang ring in 2019, putting the notorious members behind bars for a combined total of 90 years. So yes, there are drug problems in Cumbria, but the police are very much on the case.

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Does My Partner Have a Drug Addiction/Is My Partner An Alcoholic?

There is no set test to discern whether or not you are living with an addict. That being said, you are able to ask them a few questions to gauge how much of a substance abuse problem they have. You can then gently urge them towards the Help 4 Addiction pages or ask them to give us a call (0203 955 7700).

A great indication of whether or not a person has an alcohol or drug addiction, is by noting if they have withdrawal symptoms or not. If they are suffering from an alcohol addiction, the symptoms will be considerably milder than if they had been suffering from a drug addiction. Some of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include sweating, shaking, and physical sickness. Some of the symptoms of drug withdrawal include sickness, hallucinations, and even heart attacks if the drug addiction has been strong enough for long enough. This is why detox should always be done under strict, supervised, medical conditions.

Another way to tell if a person has an addiction or not is to ask them the following few questions. If they answer “yes” to any of the following 2 queries, they may have an addiction. Ask them:

Again, if the answer to any 2 or more of these questions is yes and there isn’t a good reason for it, then your SO may have an addiction. Speak out and urge them to get help before it is too late. Contact us today, on 0203 955 7700, for a no-obligation call with your best interests at heart. Together, we can overcome addiction throughout Cumbria.

Where Can I Find Cumbria Rehab Near Me?

You have come to the right place! We can connect you to rehab resources near you, throughout the Cumbria region. Whether you are based in Carlisle city or are living in the Eden District, we have all the information you need to make a full recovery from drink and drug abuse. It won’t happen overnight, but if you set your mind to it – it will happen for you. Let Help 4 Addiction be your springboard to success.

I Have Quit Drinking and/or, Drug Taking But I Am Depressed. What Do I Do?

Alcohol (or drug) abuse is commonly associated with mental health problems. The problem has many layers and the two can offset each other in a bad way. Where it is already difficult to give up drinking or to stop taking drugs when you have a healthy mind, it is even more awful for someone with mental health problems. We cannot rule out the possibility that they have an addiction because of these problems, to begin with. All of this makes for a multi-layered issue that needs to be carefully handled by the experts.

If you happen to have mental health issues like anxiety or depression, you need to be supervised throughout the detox process, and you need to get regular help when you need it, afterwards. We suggest a rehab clinic that offers great aftercare and for as long as possible. Something as small as telephone support gives you that extra crutch to know you can call someone if you need to. When you are feeling especially low, make sure you reach out to the correct services.

Of course we would urge you to see a GP through your normal doctor’s practise, call NHS 24, or reach out if you feel suicidal at any point. Experiencing this type of depression is an emergency so do not feel bad if you phone the emergency services.

When you stop taking the substance that made you happy your brain wants it back. It craves it, urging you to provide it with some. When this little burst of serotonin doesn’t come, depression can result. Do not be fooled. All you have to do is wait it out and it will eventually lessen. That being said, there is no reason to wait it out in silence. Talking helps. Contact your rehab service, call us on 0203 955 7700, or get in touch anonymously with a charity service such as those mentioned on the NHS website, here.

Help For Addiction Is Available In All Areas on Cumbria!

We help with drug or alcohol addictions through all the different towns, villages, cities and settlements in Cumbria. This means that we won’t turn away an addict in need, regardless of where they come from. We support those who want to try NHS rehab services, those who prefer a private, residential rehab clinic, or those that simply want to dip their toes into the world of recovery with the aim of returning at a later date for therapy. Hey, we don’t judge, we just want to help.

Our very own founder is a recoveree. His own struggle against the world of substance misuse was what inspired him to put Help 4 Addiction together. When we say we know what you are going through; we know. When we say we won’t judge you; we won’t. When we say we are here to help? We are here to help.

We have extended our services to people from all over Cumbria, which includes the following areas (and more):

  • Allerdale
  • Appleby
  • Askham
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Bolton
  • Brampton
  • Carlisle
  • Copeland
  • Dalston
  • Duddon Valley
  • Eden District
  • Eden Valley
  • Grosforth
  • Great Broughton
  • Harker
  • Hayton
  • Keswick
  • Newbiggin
  • Penrith
  • South Lakeland
  • Ulverston
  • Workington

Realistically speaking, we know that there are more than a hundred settlements in the Cumbria area – and that most of them have their own rehab centres! There are so many towns, hamlets, and villages, that we can’t possibly list them all here. Instead of being overwhelmed with choices in rehab clinics throughout the north of England, reach out to us, instead. Call 0203 955 7700 today, to start a recovery of your own. It might just be the most worthwhile phone call you ever make.

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About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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