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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Durham

Do you suffer from an addiction and need help? If this sounds familiar, but you are too confused over how to reach out to do anything about it, then we are the rehab and addiction help service that you need. Here at Help4Addiction, we specialise in connecting people just like you, with the best services to get them off drugs or alcohol – and keep them off drugs or alcohol – for good. Want to know more? Stick with us a little longer to find out all you need to know about rehab clinics for drugs or rehab clinics for alcohol dependency, near you.

In the meantime, those that have already decided that they need help should call us today, or reach out through our online consultation service. We are here to connect you to the rehab clinics, therapies, and counselling services you need to recover. Addiction could be a thing of the past if you trust in us. To start your journey back to better health, contact us by phone on 0203 955 7700, right now. Together, we can make a difference in your life.

Why Get Off Drugs?

Drug addiction is a terrible thing to have to go through. Depending on what drugs you are taking, coming off them can be incredibly difficult to do – and might even be a threat to your health. In order to safely recover from drug addiction, it is recommended that you do so under the supervision of a medical establishment. Especially for the initial stages, which includes your detox process from drugs.

So if it is so hard to do, then why bother getting off drugs to begin with? What are the down sides to being an addict? We spelled it out just in case you don’t already know. Some of the best reasons to quit taking drugs include:

  • When you come off drugs you have more money. You won’t be spending it all on your dealer or spending it on things you don’t need because you are high. You also spend what you do have much more responsibly than you would if you were high and unable to think of the future.
  • Arguably more important than your pocket is your heart. The strain on your heart from taking drugs will eventually lead to a cardiac arrest. The stronger the drugs, the sooner the heart attack.
  • The effect being an addict has on your mental health should not be ignored. Drug addiction can lead to both accidental and deliberate suicide. You can read more about the link between addiction and depression on our pages.
  • When you are used to getting high all the time, your body changes to accommodate to this. You will start to look high even if you aren’t. Your appearance suffers along with your health. You start to look like an addict, and that’s no good thing.
  • Friends and family are tired of watching you spiral downwards and out of control. To take hold of your life and start living up to their expectations, it is time to quit drugs. To get off them for good you need Durham rehab services near you and Help 4 Addiction can connect you with them.

So this is your official wake-up call. With the right team on your side, the support of friends and family, and a little know-how, you could be well on your way to recovery from drug addiction in your area. There are no special promises, just hard work and a commitment that we can help you change for the better. If you have the determination to succeed, we can help get you off drugs and in touch with the rehab clinic that is best suited to you. It all starts with a phone call so reach out now. Find us on 0203 955 7700 to get started.

Why Quit Drinking?

In terms of addiction, it isn’t fair to compare drug addiction with alcohol addiction. On one hand, illicit and prescription drugs can really damage your body, a lot faster than alcohol can… on the other hand, alcohol abuse can go on covertly for years. In some cases, people don’t even know their partner has a problem with alcoholism because they can disguise it. Alcoholism doesn’t require you to sneak off and see a dealer… they sell it in every community store across the UK that has a license. Alcohol addiction can look as inconspicuous as a petrol station receipt…

Never mind how easy it is to get your hands on alcohol, let’s talk about all the reasons why you should quit drinking, right now. For a start, your health is suffering. You cough more than you used to, can’t remember the last morning you woke up in a good mood, and constantly suffer with headaches from dehydration. That constant dehydration is affecting things you don’t even think of. Your eyes are always dry and itchy, that dryness is causing tiny scratches on your retinas that won’t mend. Alcohol is slowly rotting your teeth so that your breath always smells. It is damaging your liver, turning your breath to a sweet, rotting scent that your partner will recoil from.

Do you want to wake up one morning without the pain? Would you like to go a whole week without vomiting? Would you like to stop the tooth decay from all the acid reflux? All of these things are more than possible to you. Do you have a family? Are there children involved? You may need rehab clinics in Durham, and we can connect you with the best of them.

Wondering how you quit drinking and actually stop for good? You are not alone. It is estimated that around 59% of all British people drink regularly – and more than the recommended 114 units per week, too. If you want to talk about stopping drinking alcohol then see our page on it for more information. Alternatively, call us on 0203 955 7700 to talk, today.

What Do You Actually Do In A Rehab Clinic?

In a rehab clinic, the staff are uniquely trained to help you manage withdrawal symptoms. Among other things, they will help you through the detox phase which gets you off drink or drugs in a safe, effective, usually medicated way.

In a rehab clinic you will be expected to take part in many different counselling or therapy sessions. It is likely that you will meet with a group a few days a week since peer support is a great way to make progress and find likeminded individuals. You will go through more intensive one-on-one therapy sessions and might be invited to attend family sessions. You will develop new habits, remember old hobbies, and be given the chance to relax away from your normal life and/or triggers.

You can attend rehab centres as an outpatient, which means you can go home at the end of each day. You do not need to live in the rehab clinic although this tends to have higher success rates.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Durham!

We help out those who come to us from all over England – and we never turn a Durham person away. If you live in this region and you need help to recover from drink or drugs, then we are eager to hear from you. The more people we can help to get out of addictions, the better!

Help 4 Addiction was started by a founder who had experienced what it is like to suffer from addiction, himself. He wanted to establish a service that would make it easier, faster, and less overwhelming, when addicts finally wanted to go into recovery. There was a real gap in the market before. People would search for help for addiction in Durham and be overwhelmed by the number of rehab clinics they had to choose from. When you come to us, we use your needs as a starting point. We narrow down the hundreds of choices in rehab help near you based on which therapies you like the sound of, whether or not you want a more holistic approach, and the centres that best match your budget. Everyone is entitled to get the help they need to get off drink or drugs and we are more than happy to be the intermediary that gets you there… just ask any of our many former clients who went on to complete a successful recovery form drink or drugs.

We will help you no matter where in Durham you are from, but here are some of the areas we cover:

  • Allensford
  • Barnard Castle
  • Billingham
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Consett
  • Chester Le Street
  • Chilton
  • Crook
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Eaglescliffe
  • Easington
  • Ferryhill
  • Gainford
  • Grindon
  • Hartlepool
  • Headlam
  • High Urpeth
  • Inkerman
  • Knitsley
  • Laithkirk
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Oakenshaw
  • Peterlee
  • Seaham
  • Stockon-on-Tees
  • Willington

However, if you need help for your addiction to drugs or alcohol and you live somewhere else in the Durham county, we still want you to contact us. Our list is by no means exclusive. We cover all areas with our recovery services and no one in Durham should feel left out.

Call us today, on 0203 955 7700 to start your recovery journey. We can’t wait for you to take your first steps!

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

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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.