Drug & Alcohol Rehab Derbyshire

Do you live in Derbyshire and suspect you suffer from an addiction? If so, we are here to help. We want to connect you to the best resources to get you off drink or drugs and back into a recovery. Working together with therapy services all over Derbyshire, we can get you back to your regular life, whatever that may have been. We know that normal isn’t normal for everyone… but normal shouldn’t be a life filled with drink or drug use, either.

It’s important to note that we do not provide rehab clinics ourselves, we exist specifically to connect those in need of aid to the services that can grant that aid. Help 4 Addiction was started by a former addict who saw the massive need for firms like ours. Ever since, we act as intermediary experts, able to get your in touch with those that can address your drug or alcohol abuse in a healthy, positive way. Recovery from addiction is entirely possible if you are willing to work hard enough for it. Here at Help 4 addiction, we believe every life is worth that effort.

We do not, however, provide an emergency recovery service here. If you suspect you have taken an overdose and you require more immediate help than we can give, we recommend you get offline and in touch with the Derbyshire emergency services.

What’s the difference Between a Private Rehab Clinic and an NHS Rehab Clinic?

Recovery is fundamentally possible in both an NHS and a Private rehab clinic. It is far more likely that you will successfully quit drugs in a centre, than it is if you try it alone. Statistically speaking, you will find your success rate higher at staying off alcohol or quitting taking drugs for good, if you receive professional intervention. This is why there are so many rehab clinics in Derbyshire, both NHS and otherwise.

Private Rehab centres include all the most modern of health and wellness techniques. They often include a lot of holistic-style methods, too. All of these put together aim at forming new, healthier, habits to stop you turning to drugs or drink when times get tough. In NHS services, you probably won’t have the same array of options in therapy, or the same number of holistic approaches. However, the basics will be the same. You will receive therapies in group form, perhaps for family sessions, and even one-on-one counselling for drug or alcohol abuse. All will help you recover from addiction in Derbyshire – but not all will be as luxurious as the services offered by private rehab clinics.

The main differences between an NHS facility and a Private Rehab Clinic are:

  1. The cost – the NHS will fund part of your experience, but not all.
  2. The time spent – if you go private, you will likely be in residence at the centre for 28 days or more. If you go outpatient through the NHS, you can receive treatment for up to three months.
  3. The range of optional extras – Private rehab clinics have more choice in therapies or range of things to do while you are there. This is the luxury aspect and, although not necessary for recovery, it does make recovery more stylish.
  4. Aftercare – private rehab clinics tend to have more extensive aftercare programs. However, in the NHS you get aftercare in the form of your local GP, for free.
  5. Reliance on the 12 step program tends to differ. The NHS rely on it more heavily than a private centre, with more options in therapy, might do.

Asides from these, there tends to be no difference in the quality of treatment, nor in the attention to detail you will receive. The important thing is that you get help, regardless of which type of centre you choose. To start your recovery journey contact us now, on 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting to be your stepping-stone back to good health and an addiction free life.

Before you begin your recovery proper, you will need to go through the detox process. Whether you need to detox from drugs or alcohol, you will need to go into a centre to do so. There is an option for home detox, but you have to meet certain requirements to get it. Use our online consultation service if you think that you might be more suited to this option.

What is Detox, Exactly?

Detox is what your body has to go through before it can recover from the impact drug or alcohol abuse has had on it. It is the process by which we let the last of the chemicals leave our system in order to get ‘clean’ and start our new life. If the drugs or alcohol never leaves your system and you don’t detox, you will never be completely free of drink or drugs.

Detox is difficult enough that it puts most people off of recovering. Even though the process is difficult, it is still worth doing. You may be able to do it at home or in a centre, but there will be conditions for each. If you live alone, for example, you will need to visit a centre because you will need someone to look after you while you get better. If you prefer to go into a clinic then no problem! Your needs can be attended to, while you get back to full health.

Once detox is over, you can get on with the process of getting back to a normal life. You can break the habits that made you turn to drugs in the first place. You can even get back to the hobbies and pastimes that you had before addiction set in. The world is your oyster once you recover.

Is Derbyshire Known for Drug and Alcohol Problems?

Derby city centre has had issues with drug and alcohol problems for a while now. A massive expose in the Derbyshire Telegraph prompted investigations into the drug use in the city centre of Derby as long ago as in 2017. Back then, it was revealed that they city spent an annual 5 million pounds on the drug and alcohol addiction problems the city regularly faces. Readers were reportedly furious that more is spent on the cleaning up of the drug abuse than is spent in prevention. It is understandable, since studies have shown prevention works better than cure in the case of addiction.

In fact, the Office of National Statistics and the UK government agree that each pound spent on prevention of addiction saves £2.50 of NHS funding in the long run. This means that prevention is 1.5 times more effective, in terms of economics, than curing addiction is.

It is more difficult to ascertain whether or not there is an alcohol addiction problem in the Derbyshire area. This is because alcohol is available so widely throughout the country. England allows alcohol sales to the over 18s by law, which means that anyone over the age of 18 could, potentially, be suffering from an alcohol addiction. Derbyshire county council do offer some support for those in the area suffering from addiction. However, the services are limited and urge you to get in touch with the NHS for further help.

Although there is nothing wrong with seeking help for addiction through the NHS, you might be better coming to us, first. Help 4 Addiction are specialists in advising you on the best rehab clinics near you – and on their pricing structures, therapies, and counselling services. Contact us today, while you are here, for a no-obligation chat about possible recovery in the future. We want to hear from you! Call 0203 955 7700, right now, for an informal, risk-free chat.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Derbyshire!

We want to extend our services to everyone that is suffering from addiction in the Derbyshire area; whether your poison is a narcotic like heroin or cocaine, or whether you suffer from alcohol addiction. Working together, we can connect you with the services you need, in and around your local area, that will get you back on your feet again. Life as an addict is difficult – but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, you don’t need to be an addict anymore, at all. Consider this your wake-up call!

Contact us for help from addiction or rehab services in:

  • Amber Valley
  • Belper
  • Bolsover
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • Clay Cross
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • Eckington
  • Erewash
  • Glossop
  • Heanor
  • High Peak
  • Killamarsh
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Matlock
  • New Mills
  • North East Derbyshire
  • Ripley
  • Shirebrook
  • South Derbyshire
  • Staveley
  • Swadlincote
  • And any of the settlements we missed out!

The only two qualifications we have for reaching out to us is that you are addicted to drink or drugs, and you want to get off of them. IF you think it is time you kicked that bad habit then we want to hear from you – but especially if you live in the Derbyshire area. Contact us now, on 0203 955 7700, or buy using our online consultation service, and start getting the help you need to recover. Anything is possible when you have the right people on your side… and we just-so-happen to be those people.

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


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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.