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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Gloucestershire

If you happen to live in the Gloucestershire area and you think you have an addiction – or even if you think you have a bad habit you want to get rid of – then we can help get you what you need. Help 4 Addiction is an organisation which specialises in finding the best rehab clinic or centre, near you and for you.

When you try to choose between rehab clinics you will soon find that there are so many choices you are really spoiled. You don’t know what means what, or where to turn to for an explanation of what it all means. Years ago, our very own founder went through this exact experience when he tried to stop taking drugs. HE decided to get better, and then to go on and make recovery easier for others that came in his wake. Help 4 Addiction was born, and we want to help you, too!

Contact us today via our online consultation service to start getting the help you need from rehab centres near you. If you don’t like online, then we can be reached by phone. Call us on 0203 955 7700 to ensure you can get all the rehab options that are best for you. We narrow down the choice based on what you want and need most, so you get the absolute best in service, from end-to-end of your recovery.

Does Gloucestershire have Rehab Clinics?

Gloucestershire, like many English counties, needs rehab clinics for a number of reasons. These centres can be either private rehab clinics, or NHS run rehab facilities. You can stay overnight, for a 28 day period in a residential rehab clinic, or you can be treated as an outpatient.

Gloucestershire needs rehab centres for the residents of local towns and cities that have fallen victim to drink or drug addiction. It is not hard to get caught up in turning to drugs or alcohol when problems start to mount up. People drink or take drugs for any number of reasons; ultimately, however, this is wasted life. Luckily, we are here to help those with drink or drug addictions in the Gloucestershire area get the help they need to get better. Not so fortunately – Gloucestershire has a real problem with drink and drugs, that contributes to addictions faster than services like ours can find help for those already suffering!

Gloucestershire has more than just the odd rehab clinic. There are all different styles and types for you to choose from. One of the most recent that we have come across is online therapy, which lets you get counselling for drink or drug addiction without even having to leave your own home!

Drink issues in Gloucestershire

Alcohol addiction is a big issue all over England. The UK made a choice long ago to make alcohol readily available to any adult over the age of 18. Because of this, and because all that is needed to sell alcohol is a license to say you are not a criminal, this particular drug has a firm hold on the British Isles. Worse than that; it has become firmly embedded in our culture. Who all among us can say they didn’t taste alcohol at a younger age than is legally allowed? Our guess would be most of us drank when we weren’t supposed to at an underage party somewhere…

At any rate, Gloucestershire has the same issues with too much readily available alcohol as the rest of the UK does. When you can buy something that affects your senses and negatively impacts your health over the counter, you inevitably end up with the odd addiction problem. In Gloucestershire, there are hundreds of establishments that sell alcohol, either in pubs or in shops. Wherever it can be bought there is the feasible possibility of alcoholism.

It is particularly galling to services like ours to know how easy it is to buy drink in England. Since we often have to support those who have fallen victim to this easily accessible drug, we hate to see it sold so readily. However, all we can do is to help put you in touch with the rehab clinic near you in Gloucestershire, that can help.

In the last few years, local newspapers in the Gloucestershire region have reported on the problem of drink and drugs. One article talks about how children are at risk from exposure to both of these substances from a young age. If they aren’t taking alcohol themselves from being underage, then they are exposed to alcoholism or drug abuse through their own parents. This puts children of our society at terrible risk. In fact, it is thought that this area of England is the most at risk for youngsters than anywhere else in the country. That’s a sobering statistic if you can excuse the pun.

Drug problems in Gloucestershire

Drug addiction is an equally big problem in Gloucestershire as alcoholism is, except that drugs are harder to get. Even the legal ones are only sold in certain places. If you have a limited number of dispensaries in your town, it will be harder and harder for you to get your fix without someone noticing – just another added pressure to put on yourself as a drug addict. Interrupt the cycle and get help now, with Help 4 addiction. Call us on 0203 955 7700 to start now.

Gloucestershire suffers from drug addicts, yes, but because the supply of narcotic drugs is illegal, we cannot see an accurate picture of just how many addicts live in this county. What we do know is that there is drug crime in the area, and drug crime is often indicative of a deeper cultural problem.

Gloucestershire Live recently revealed that the government and county council spend a full quarter of the public health budget every year on drug use. The county council spent 28% annually on drug recovery programs and prevention of alcohol and drug addictions. This equates to more than £33 million every year. If you don’t think Gloucestershire has a problem with drugs, then you simply aren’t paying attention. In fact, as recently as 2019 another newspaper, the Punchline Gloucester, found that the city’s drugs deaths were up by more than 40% that year. This signifies that the police haven’t caught the gangs responsible and those drug suppliers are still out there. It might be an article in the Punchline – but these figures are no joke. People are dying from drug use in your area, right now. If you have fallen victim to one of the many drug dealers in the area, we want to help get you back on your feet.

No matter what your drink or drugs problem you can plan for rehab, right now. Contact us for Alcohol rehab and drug rehab near you, right now, on 0203 955 7700. Together we can start changing your life for the better.

What Happens When You Call Help 4 Addiction?

When you get int touch with us, you can expect your choices in rehab to be more easily understood. Among other things, we will ask you questions designed to get to know which rehab clinic in Gloucestershire will be best suited to your needs. This means taking things like therapy, treatment options and aftercare into account and discerning which centres nearest you have the best rates of success. The aim is to find a place that will accommodate the choice of therapies you most desire, and simultaneously give you the best chance at recovering from drink or drugs, for good. We want this to be the last time you ever go through rehab!

Call us to get started, on 0203 955 7700.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Gloucestershire!

That’s correct, you heard us properly! No matter where you live in Gloucestershire, and no matter what level of support you think you can afford, we can get you connected with the best rehab centre for you, near you, and with you in mind. Through our tactfully placed questions, we can ascertain which therapies you will respond best to and therefore give you the best chance at recovery success.

Although we do help people from all areas of England, these are the Gloucestershire regions we deal with, most often:

  • Abbeymead
  • Alstone
  • Aston Cross
  • Badgeworth
  • Barrow Wake
  • Beverston
  • Bisley
  • Calcot
  • Cheltenham
  • Coombe
  • Deerhurst
  • Drybrook
  • Dursley
  • Earthcott
  • Dymock
  • Ellwood
  • Gloucester
  • Gorsely
  • Gretton
  • Hempstead
  • Huntley
  • Icomb
  • Kemble
  • Knightsbridge
  • Mickleton
  • Oakley
  • Saintbury
  • Stowe
  • Stroud
  • And all the other areas of Gloucestershire!

So no matter where you live or how much money you have, you can get help for your drug or alcohol addiction, in the Gloucestershire area, right now. Contact us today on 0203 955 7700 to start your own recovery journey and to secure the services that will best help you. The road to rehab is a tricky one but we here at Help 4 Addiction take the sting out of it. Why not give recovery a go, and see for yourself? All that you need is our number, some determination, and a few good habits instead of bad ones.

We will be here, waiting for your call.

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, Durham

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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.