Drug & Alcohol Rehab Devon

Are you in need of help to recover from a drug or alcohol problem? Do you live in Devon and struggle to find the right service for you? We here at Help 4 Addiction are masters in finding the resources that are ideal for you, in your area.

When you first decide to quit your addiction it can be overwhelming. There are so many options in rehab clinics near you in Devon. There are so many therapy types, holistic helpers, and counsellors that it’s confusing. The last thing you need after such a huge decision is to be confused. It does tend to put people off recovery as it is already a huge shock to the system without all this!

That’s where our team come in. The experts here at Help 4 Addiction specialise in putting you in touch with the right services to get you off drink and drugs. Our founder went through addiction struggles himself and set up this organisation to help people in his position to get their lives back. Rehab, recovery, and a life beyond addiction are all within your grasp. Some determination, some hard work, and a little trust, and we can have you well on your way to a regular old life.

Interested? You should be! Contact us today via our online consultation service or by phone, on 0203 955 7700.

Are there Drug or Alcohol Problems in Devon?

There are drug and alcohol issues – be it with addiction, recovery, or general crime – all over England. Every region of the UK struggles with the use of illicit substances. Whether it be prescription drug addictions or alcohol abuse, issues are present in every region, in every town, and even down to a street-by-street basis.

Although Devon is a sleepy region that people often visit on holiday, it still has its fair share of drug dealers. Devon Live reported an event back in February last year regarding where you could by drugs by the side of the road in Devon. The fact that some 27 streets in the Devon area are known for having some of the highest drug arrest numbers in the whole of England is a little scary at best… but it gets worse, fast. A drug gang were reported a year later, causing terror throughout Dawlish and Teignmouth. Between them, the gang were jailed for a collective 105 years.

Although we know that drug crime isn’t always an indication as to how many addicts are in any given area, the presence of it at least gives you an idea that there is an issue. We don’t do ourselves, as a society, any favours by sweeping drug use under the carpet. If we were to acknowledge it instead, we would perhaps save more lives. As it is at the moment, we can only issue help on the opposite side of addiction, putting people in touch with the services they need to get better.

IF you are suffering from a drug or an alcohol addiction and you don’t know what to do, we want you to come to us. You are treasured, you are needed, you are right to reach out for help. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700 and we can move forward together. A better life is only a few months away.

How Long Does Drug Rehab Take?

Getting help for a drug addiction can vary in length of time taken. It will depend not only on the institution at which you choose to receive that rehab for drug addiction in Devon, but also on what you were hooked on and for how long. If the drug you used was a Class A like heroin or cocaine, it will take you longer to quit it than a marijuana or steroid addiction might take. This is simply because of the powerful effect Class A narcotics and prescription drugs can have.

If you have a drug addiction and you choose to get help through the NHS, you may well be seen as an outpatient. It is a known fact that outpatient treatment with the NHS will take a lot longer to complete than a full time, residential stint in rehab would take. While you can expect to spend around 28 days in a private facility, you will be treated as an outpatient for at least three months but often longer than this. The aftercare you need will also depend on your own resolve, how many triggers are in your life at one time, and how easy you find it to break old habits and create new ones.

Many of the factors that go into drug rehab are beyond your control and recovery times are different for everyone. It is important that you don’t compare yourself to others, nor feel inadequate because of their successes. If you falter in recovery, that’s fine. The important thing is getting back up again.

So to answer the question – drug addiction recovery takes as long as it needs to. It might be a month, it might be six months, it might even be a year. One day, however, you will not crave those drugs anymore. You will wake up, eat breakfast, go to your worthwhile job, and spend your free time with your family. On that day, you will be drug-free and not addicted any longer – and all of this that has gone before will be worth it.

Start the journey towards this point in life right now. Contact us on 0203 955 7700 for help getting into drug rehab and quitting addiction for good.

What About Alcohol Rehab Near Me?

Wondering how to stop drinking alcohol for good? You’re not the only one. Every year, the average Brit drinks more than 9.7 litres of alcohol. This is equal to 427 pints of beer, or 108 bottles of wine. It is estimated that more than half of the British public are drinkers. Similarly, around 20% do not drink at all… and you could fall into this category, should you choose to quit.

Alcohol Detox takes one of the shortest times and the chemicals should leave your body within a few days. Unfortunately, this isn’t the end of the Alcohol rehab process. You will need to detox, following by intensive counselling and therapy sessions, all designed to get to the bottom of the drink abuse and prevent you from going back to those bad habits, once you are back to normal. Alcohol rehab can take years and some who recover never drink again just in case they give in to it. We suggest that you do this too, should you wish to go into recovery from drink or drug addiction in Devon. It is never easy to recover but if the alcohol never fully leaves your system, then the only person you are fooling is yourself.

Contact us today if you want to recover from alcohol addiction. You can reach us on 0203 955 7700.

Can you get Drug and Alcohol Recovery Help Online?

Yes! You can get help for drug and alcohol recovery in the Devon area, if you go online. First of all, you can access and use the interactive Online Consultation service via our webpages, secondly, you can actually receive recovery therapies online now, too.

Partially in response to the increase in digital use brought about by the international changes in 2020, and partly because the digital world is growing exponentially, many rehab centres now offer treatment over the internet. This ranges in variety from apps to therapies, group meetings to check-ins. If you are too sick to get to the rehab clinic, you can email, call, and in some cases join in via an online meeting service! Location is not the same barrier to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction as it used to be.

You can find more information on online therapy and how it can help you get off drink or drugs, by following this link.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Devon!

Up and down the country, those who are alcohol or drug dependent contact Help 4 Addiction every day, to start getting off drink or packing in drugs. We can help you, regardless of what area of the county, or of the country, you are reaching out from. No matter where you live or what you do, no matter how discreet you need to be -we have a rehab clinic near you, that can give you the relief you have been seeking.

We support recovery from addictions in:

  • Axminster
  • Barnstaple
  • Bideford
  • Bovey Tracey
  • Brixham
  • Crediton
  • Cullompton
  • Dartmouth
  • Dawlish
  • Exeter
  • Exmouth
  • Great Torrington
  • Honiton
  • Ilfracombe
  • Ivybridge
  • Kingsbridge
  • Kingsteignton
  • Newton Abbot
  • Northam
  • Okehampton
  • Paignton
  • Plymouth
  • Seaton
  • Sidmouth
  • Tavistock
  • Teignmouth
  • Tiverton
  • Torquay
  • Totnes

Although that isn’t all. If you live in any area throughout Devon county and you want to recover by getting off drink or drugs for good, then we want you to reach out, right now. Call us on 0203 955 7700 and get the help you deserve. Recovery is best for everyone in your life. Do your family the favour and call now.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

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


We are here 24/7 to help get you and your recovery on the right path.

    Our promise to you

    thumbOur advice will always be led by your needs and is free, confidential and impartial.
    thumbOur experienced professionals will treat you with compassion and understanding.
    thumbOur purpose is to provide you with all the information needed to make informed decisions.

    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.