You can find help for a drug or alcohol problem in Dorset through Help4Addiction. Our specially trained team can connect you with the services you need, to give you the best possible chances at quitting drinking (or getting off drugs) for good.
When you make the decision to give up drinking you are taking control back over your life. We can be there to guide you towards the best options for rehab care in the Dorset area. Whether you struggle with prescription medication or are hooked on narcotics and want to stop taking drugs – we can help. Get in touch today on 0203 955 7700 to start your journey towards better health.
Are Drugs a Problem in Dorset?
Although it seems like a wholesome area of the country, looks can be deceiving. This popular tourist destination in the south and west of England sports a bad record when it comes to illegal drugs. As recently as January of this year (2020), the Dorset Echo reported on the yearly statistics provided by the local police force. They made 300 drug seizures per million residents, a statistical nightmare for the county. Dorset earned the nickname of ‘heroin capital of England’, a title nobody wants.
While we are aware that drug arrests and seizures don’t necessarily equate to addiction problems within an area, there is no smoke without fire. The presence of drugs means there is already a problem, without addiction even entering into the equation. If you think you have fallen subject to a drug addiction, then you need to get help before it spirals out of control. Drug related crime is only a bad trip away when you are a victim of drug abuse.
Alcohol Addiction in Dorset
Alcohol is the most commonly taken drug in the UK, besides caffeine and nicotine. Since it is readily available to anyone with money who is over the age of 18, alcohol causes several thousand cases of hospitalisation, every year. In Dorset the problem has become so bad that the police department were forced to put together an action plan for alcohol and drug abuse in the region.
Fortunately for both alcohol and drug addicts living in England, they have access to the resources provided by the National Health Service. This means they are entitled to help towards the costs of rehabilitation – and help is out there. If you think it is time to quit drinking and get your life back and you are in the Dorset area, then we want to hear from you. Contact us now, on 0203 955 7700.
The Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
If you suspect someone you know – or even yourself – to be abusing alcohol, drugs, or any other substance, then there are some symptoms to look out for. They may become distant and withdrawn, reluctant to spend time with the ones that know them best in case they spot something is going on. They may also be financially worse off than they were before or suffer from sudden weight loss. Some of the other symptoms of alcohol addiction can include:
- Shaking and sweating when you withdraw from it
- Hangovers most days of the week, weekend or otherwise
- You cannot go a day without drinking
- You start drinking in the morning
- You are frequently sick because you drank too much
- You frequently forget events because you were drunk
- You suffer from anxiety and depression causally related to whether or not you have access to alcohol
These are not all of the symptoms. There are many more, most of which include high levels of anxiety, nausea, and even heart palpitations.
Alcohol and Depression are Directly Related
Alcohol abuse and depression are never far from each other. One can lead to the other and vice versa. It is also easy to become depressed during the recovery process, or to feel suspended in a state of high anxiety because you are missing your ‘fix’. This takes time, medication, and therapy to solve but making a start is easy. You can read more about alcohol addiction and depression in the Help4Addiction pages.
Can I get Counselling for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Dorset?
When you take those first steps towards getting rehab in Dorset for your drug addiction or alcohol abuse problem, you will find that counselling is part of the package. Counselling is often part of the therapy needed for you to get to the root cause of your addiction problem. It is only by treating addiction at the source that you can prevent future relapses and strengthen your resolve to quit.
You can get counselling for alcohol or drug addiction in Dorset and the surrounding areas. All it takes is for you to complete our online consultation form, or to call us on 0203 955 7700, today. Only a combination of treatments will help you stay off alcohol for good. Counselling is an essential part of this.
How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?
Whether you want to go to rehab for alcohol addiction or whether you want to go to rehab to quit taking drugs, you can be admitted rehabbing near you, for affordable rates. It can cost up to £1400 to go through a full 28 day rehab course with NHS assistance and as an outpatient. If you choose to go to a full time facility where you move into a room for 28 days, then it will cost more. There are also high-end, luxurious rehabilitation centres for celebrities and those who can afford a higher rate.
Regardless of where you get treated for an alcohol addiction in Dorset, you will get a high standard of care that has been tailored to your needs. An individual treatment plan will be devised during initial consultations that will be aimed towards giving you the best chance at success possible. You can get all the information you need about the costs of alcohol rehab, or the costs of getting off drugs, by visiting our section on affordability.
Can I Get Help To Do Alcohol Rehab At Home?
Believe it or not, some people find it much easier to get off prescription medications and narcotic drugs at home, in their own space. Where some of us do better if we retire to a residential facility to get off alcohol, others find the home more comforting and supportive. Although this is a great option for some who are seeking recovery, you must meet health requirements before you are issued with a kit.
To discern whether or not you are eligible to go through alcohol detox at home, you will need to partake in a consultation. You can do this through our website. You can also find more information about the alcohol home detox process by visiting our pages.
Home detox kits include a mixture of prescribed medications, information, and other resources you will need to get through the first 72 hours without the substance you are addicted to. You will also have a whole library of online resources to draw from, as well as telephone support. Once you are off drugs or have stopped drinking and it is all out of your system, counselling and other therapies can begin.
Can I Get Rehab As An Outpatient?
You do not need to go into a full time residential facility in order to recover from drug addiction or get off alcohol. Help is available to recover in Dorset without living in a facility away from your family and life. Some people find it easier to recover as an outpatient, meaning that they can come and go as they please.
As an outpatient, you still get the same quality of care as you would if you were living in the clinic for 28 days. You will often get telephone support, group and one-on-one therapies, and medication to aid you in your journey to wellness.
If you feel like it will help you to recover by going into a facility and spending time away from your triggers for the few weeks it takes to break the habit, this is also possible. A good treatment plan will be tailored to you. There is no point in seeking treatment if the plan devised is something you don’t think you will stick to. Identifying and seeking out the rehab you need most will best work for your individual rehabilitation.
There are different types of rehab available throughout the Dorset area, each offering different price points of care.
If you need help and you are resident in the Dorset area, then this is your sign that it is time to go to rehab. Call us now on 0203 955 7700 to start your journey to recovery.
Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab
Help for Addiction and Rehab is Available in All Areas of Dorset
- Blandford Farm
- Lyme Regis
- Saint Leonards
- Wimborne Minster