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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Derby

Here at Help4Addiciton, it is our mission to ensure that anyone suffering from addiction from all over Derby is able to get help, when they want it. We are a rehab for addiction service that helps you get exactly what you need, to help you get off drink or drugs. No matter what substance you misuse, we will find the right rehab clinic in Derby and get you off drink or drugs, for good.

Alcohol addiction is a common problem all over England and Wales, with drug addiction not too far behind. We want to stop the spread of the addiction epidemic and get you back on the path to recovery – and a normal life. When clients come to us it is because they have decided they want to get off drugs but don’t know how, don’t have the confidence, or simply want to quit for good the first time they try. We can help.

If this sounds of interest to you then there are two ways to get in touch. The first is to use our online consultation service. Answer the questions provided and one of our non-judgmental, friendly staff will get back to you as soon as is possible. Alternatively, you can pick up the phone and call us, right now, on 0203 955 7700. We are ready when you are and won’t leave you to fend for yourself.

How Help 4 Addiction works?

We help those that are suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction and who want to go into rehab. Once you have lived with an addiction for a certain length of time it becomes everyday normality. We find it increasingly difficult to break those cycles, particularly if we try to do it alone. You need a support base to break free, and you need it to work correctly the first time around. When it comes to detox and rehab, some people simply don’t get a second chance to quit drinking or get off drugs.

So: here at Help4Addiciton, our ethos is to place those that need help with the right rehab clinic or facility for them. It might sound arbitrary to place people in rehab centres in Derby, already near where they live, but this simple act does much more than you might think at first glance.

The act of specifically matching people to the right rehab clinic for them is akin to a dating app matching you with others. The likes and interests are considered and processed for matches. If a dating site randomly matched you with others you had nothing in common with, it wouldn’t be a highly successful site. As it is with rehab clinics in Derby.

To get better – as in, to get off drink or drugs – you need the best possible circumstances around yourself. You need the right blend of medication and therapy, as well as the right range of holistic treatments to keep you calm and relaxed. While some of us live an active life and need a rehab clinic near us with sporting facilities, others are more creative, and perhaps prefer art therapy or writing to help them process their old habits into new ones. This is where we come in.

Here at Help4Addiction we match the person’s specifications to the rehab clinic that will work for them, based on their likes and dislikes. This allows us to have a high percentage of former patients who have successfully gotten off drink or drugs, while simultaneously giving our clients the best chance at success. We want you to quit drinking or drug taking. We want you to recover. In order to maximize your possibility at sobriety, we go the extra length to find exactly what you need.

Put simply, when you quit drinking or taking drugs with Help 4 Addiction, you do better than you would without us. Call us now on 0203 955 7700 if you want to test this theory.

What to Expect from Derby-Based Rehab Clinics?

While drug rehab and alcohol rehab are two different things, they do come with striking similarities. The first thing you will need to do is to detox so that the chemicals you have used are completely gone from your body. This might mean you take a few days to come off alcohol in a managed, controlled environment, and it might mean you take weeks to properly adapt to life without heroin or cocaine. Whatever length of time your detox plan takes, it is important that you don’t go ‘cold turkey’ without medical supervision or advice. We would always advise that you talk to your GP before you go ahead with quitting all at once. You may even wish to enquire about eligibility for the Help 4 Addiction home detox kits (which have certain conditions).

When you have completed this difficult first stage, the new challenge is to stay away from the substance you have been abusing and not give in to your cravings. To do this, your rehab clinic will use a mixture of techniques. You will be expected to attend group therapy sessions most days of your rehab program. You will also be invited to private sessions with a therapist to try to uncover why you felt the need to do drink or drugs excessively to begin with. Once you get to this stage, you will begin to understand that drink and drug addiction are as much of a symptom of unhealthy coping mechanisms as they are a problem in their own right.

If you can get to the bottom of the psychological reason you have for becoming addicted in the first place, you will better be able to resist temptation. Similarly, your therapists will teach you healthy coping tactics so that you don’t need to resort to addiction if similar situations arise in the future. This is a difficult process that takes time and effort. You may wish to stay in therapy for a long time after rehab, just to make sure the extra help is there for you.

After this, it is all a waiting game. The more opulent your rehab clinic, the more likely they are to have a variety of activities which will keep your mind off drugs at least a little. Different hobby materials will be available in each rehab clinic near Derby, which is another reason a service like ours is so useful. We can help you find a rehab clinic based on the things that you like to do. This ought to give you a higher chance at quitting and staying off drink or drugs for good.

Drink and drug Addictions in Derby

Does Derby even have a problem with drink and drugs? Of course it does. Every single region of England suffers at the mercy of alcoholism. On a Friday and Saturday night every city in the south becomes alive with party goers, all drunk on easily available alcohol. Drugs, although harder to get hold of, are equally as big a problem.

Anyone living in Derby for any length of time knows that the city centre is pretty much a no-go area after dark. Worse still, Black Mamba is a killer drug known to be sold freely in the streets of the city. Back in 2017, the Derby Telegraph took some terrifying shots of people passed out on the streets at the hands of this drug, with paramedics tending them. Derby City Council have issued guidance on the matter, but it seems insubstantial by comparison to the scale of the problem. It is estimated that the UK government spends around £3.5 billion a year treating alcohol misuse through the NHS. As you can imagine, this is a huge chunk of the public purse that ought to be being spent elsewhere.

Help is Available in All Areas of Derby!

We never turn away a face that needs help and falls under the jurisdiction of NHS England and Wales. We want you to come to us because we want you to quit drinking or taking drugs. You can get help as an outpatient, in private rehab clinics, via online therapy – and in any number of other ways. What is important is that you take that first step and reach out. We are here to help, but if we don’t know you need that help then we can’t issue it.

We cover all areas of Derby and Derbyshire with our help for addictions service, but some of the areas we most often hear of include:

  • Abbey
  • Allenton
  • Allestree
  • Alvaston
  • Arboretum
  • Blagreaves
  • Boulton
  • California
  • Chadesden
  • Chellaston
  • Darley
  • Darley Abbey
  • Derwent
  • Litchurch
  • Little Chester
  • Littleover
  • Mackworth
  • Markeaton
  • Mickleover
  • New Zealand
  • Normanton
  • Oakwood
  • Osmaston
  • Pear Tree
  • Pride Park
  • Shelton Lock
  • Sinfin
  • Spondon
  • Sunny Hill
  • Wilmorton

But don’t’ forget that we also see clients from all over England and Wales. If you live outside of Derby city, in the surrounding countryside, then do not hesitate to call us. If you want to get off drugs or stop drinking for good, we can help.

Contact us now on 0203 955 7700 and don’t put your recovery off for a single second longer.

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, Cumberland, Durham, Newport, Swansea, Stoke-on-Trent

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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.