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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Essex

Take the first step to banishing your demons today!

 

Are you ready to regain control of your life by finally ridding yourself of dependence on drugs and alcohol? Or perhaps you wish to help a loved one through their problems by acquiring the professional support that they require. Either way, Help 4 Addiction can help you wave goodbye to the dark days and wave hello to a brighter future.

 

So, if you’re in Essex and feel lost in the battle against addiction, you’ve come to the right place. Sobriety starts right here.

 

A Confidential Call Centre That Cares

 

Facing the battle against addiction can feel like a very lonely place. Pick up the phone and Help 4 Addiction will prove that you needn’t be alone. We all need a helping hand from time to time in life, and this is one situation in which you should not be afraid to reach out.

 

Help 4 Addiction is a world-class call centre that offers impartial support to all victims of drug and alcohol abuse throughout Essex. Whether you live in Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Grays, Southend, or any other area in the county, we can provide the support needed to get your journey to sobriety started in style.

 

Our highly experienced advisors have dealt with a spectrum of alcohol and drug addiction cases, which enables them to provide honest and effective advice irrespective of your situation. Crucially, though, we don’t just understand the topics of substance abuse and rehabilitation from those problems. We also pride ourselves in understanding you, providing the human touch that’s needed to comfort you through this emotionally challenging time.

 

If you wish to speak to us anonymously, that’s fine. Our only goal is to provide the best support and – if required – connect you to the best rehabilitation centres, clinics, counsellors, and support networks in Essex.

 

Gain The Treatment & Support Needed To Beat Your Addictions!

 

Drug and alcohol addictions are forms of illness. As with any other major health condition, the fallout can leave you feeling helpless and unable to cope. Unfortunately, the longer you leave those issues untreated, the worse the damage can become. You wouldn’t ignore the need for treatment when dealing with other medical issues, and you must not dismiss the need for professional help here.

 

The illnesses will eat away at every aspect of your life, causing physical and emotional damage while additionally leading to financial problems and broken relationships. Help 4 Addiction can support you through every aspect of drug and alcohol rehab. Our advice and insight will make the journey ahead feel far less daunting.

 

Treatment types are varied and can be influenced by a whole range of factors. The source and severity of your addictions will naturally play a huge role. Similarly, it’s very likely that your addictions may be linked to other health conditions such as depression or anxiety. Our team aims to help you understand your problems in greater detail while also working with a network of trusted experts that know how to treat all forms of the illness.

 

Recovering from those illnesses is an ongoing challenge where every day is a new battle. Help 4 Addiction are here to listen to your concerns and issues at any stage. Our compassion, understanding, and desire to lead you calculated decisions is unrivalled, guaranteeing the best hopes of overcoming the demons. Moreover, our lines are open 24/7 basis, so you never need to feel alone again.

 

Whether you’re attempting rehabilitation for the first time or you need extra advice and support following a relapse, calling Help 4 Addiction is the ideal solution.

 

Find Your Incentive With Our Compassionate Advisors

 

Knowing that you should give up drugs and/or alcohol is one thing. However, gaining the motivation to actually do it is another altogether. Until you’ve found that incentive, the allure of your vices will always drag you back. Unlocking the source of inspiration to quit forever is a crucial breakthrough that can make all the difference, particularly on the most testing days.

 

Help 4 Addiction team of friendly, caring experts take the time to understand you. This allows us to guide you towards that source of motivation, with regular solutions including;

 

  • Enjoy a better family life.
  • Be a better partner.
  • Stop putting a strain on friendships.
  • Gain a better financial status.
  • Regain focus on your career.
  • Improve your personal health.

 

When this motivation is combined with the professional support of counsellors, psychologists, and rehab clinic experts, the allure of drugs and alcohol will soon fade.

 

A Network Of Essex-Based Experts You Can Rely On

 

Seeking professional support is a huge step to take, and you need to be 100% certain that you will be treated with the best possible help. Without the sense of confidence, the chances of relapsing are greatly increased before you’ve even started your treatment.

 

Help 4 Addiction works with dozens of centres and clinics around the country, including several award-winning facilities in Essex. Whether it’s private rehab, an alcohol detox, counselling, or group support with other recovering addicts, we can help fund the perfect solution for your specific needs. Simply knowing that you’re getting the right type of treatment can be very comforting indeed.

 

Every drug and alcohol recovery expert in our network boasts the skills, experience, and expertise to provide a winning service. All centres and clinics are run by fully accredited professionals while your care and confidentiality remain in safe hands at all times.

Moreover, the fact that we work with the most cost-effective solutions in Essex means that the services are great for the pocket too. This starts with the free helpline offered by our advisors. After all, money should be the last thing on your mind during this difficult time.

 

FAQs About Alcohol & Drug Rehab Essex

 

What addictions can Help 4 Addiction support you through?

 

The Help 4 Addiction team boasts experience and expertise in almost every form of alcohol and drug addiction imaginable. Likewise, the network of centres and clinics across Essex covers a wide variety of distinct addictions. This makes calling us the perfect first step en route to beating the following issues;

 

  • Alcohol addiction,
  • Amphetamine addiction,
  • Cannabis addiction,
  • Cocaine addiction,
  • Crack addiction,
  • Heroin addiction,
  • Meth addiction,
  • Prescription drug addiction,
  • And more.

 

In addition to alcohol and drug addictions, our advisors can support you through gambling addictions, eating disorders, sex addiction, and a range of related problems.

 

Why choose Help 4 Addiction?

 

Aside from the fact we offer free, impartial advice, we connect you to Essex-based professionals that can support you along every step of the journey. Whether this is the first attempt at quitting a short-term addiction or your 31st attempt at quitting a lifelong addiction, we’re here to help. Moreover, the fact that we actually care ensures that you will be back on track ASAP.

 

Perhaps most importantly, we tailor the support to suit your specific needs. From finding your individual motivation to understanding why you’ve fallen into a life of dependence, every aspect is built around you. In turn, this results in the very best treatments and action.

 

Can I put a loved one in therapy?

 

Statistics show that drug addicts will only give up their vices when there is an internal source of motivation; essentially, forcing them to do it won’t work. Having said that, many addicts need a push in the right direction. As a concerned friend or relative, you are the best person to do this.

 

While your loved one will need to find that internal incentive for wanting to quit drugs or alcohol, a combination of your honesty and a professional’s support can be the recipe for success. Help 4 Addiction can provide you with the contact details for the necessary experts while also providing advice on how to discuss the issues with the addict in your life. Addiction doesn’t only affect the addict, and we’re here to support you all.

 

What type of treatment is right for me?

 

Depending on the individual, our advisors can suggest a variety of treatment types. The list includes; private rehab, group therapy, psychology-based treatments, NHS addiction therapy, alcohol detox treatment, and more.

 

There is no single right or wrong answer. The only treatment that’s right for you is the one that helps you banish the demons for good. With the support of the Help 4 Addiction team on your side, making this happen should be easier than you ever thought possible. While there’s still a long journey ahead, you are more than capable of unlocking the future you want and deserve.

 

Call Our Friendly Support Today!

 

You’ve already taken the first huge step towards a life of sobriety by admitting that you have a problem that needs to be addressed. The next step, then, is to ensure that you gain the right support. Whether that means entering a rehab centre, seeking counselling, or any other form of treatment doesn’t matter – Help 4 Addiction are here to put you on the road to recovery.

 

Give us a call on 0203 955 7700. It’ll be the smartest thing you ever do.

 

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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.