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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Hemel Hempstead

Help 4 Addiction are a firm dedicated to providing support to addicts at the moment in their lives when they decide that enough is enough. The cycle of addiction takes its toll on every aspect of your life. It makes you lose friends, drains your self-confidence, has you falling out with family members, leaves you broke, and damages your health. When you look at it from the outside in, it seems a foolish thing to give in to… but when you have been there yourself you know how tricky it is. You rely on alcohol one night because you have a bad day at work. You repeat the following day because it made your feel better. A few months later and you have an addiction problem without even realising how you got there.

We exist to put you in touch with the resources you need when you decide that you have had enough of drinking or you want to quit drug taking. We compare your needs and requests with the multiple options in rehab clinics throughout Hemel Hempstead. Not all rehab clinics are created equal, which can make it difficult to find the right one for you. If you don’t go into the right rehab clinic you have less chance of recovering from your life as an addict. The right rehab, however, can stop you from ever using again… and that is why it is so important that you use a service like ours, when you decide to get off drink or drugs.

Let’s look more closely at the Hemel Hempstead area to find out how much of a drink and drug problem it has. It may seem like a wonderful and safe place to live, but all cities have their dark secrets if you dig around enough.

Drug Problems in Hemel Hempstead

There are drug problems all over the country. Gangs set up the importation of the substances, which are then distributed throughout England and Wales by drug runners and gangs. These drug gangs re usually violent, dangerous people to be involved with. They produce much of the crime associated with drug use in Hemel Hempstead.

Although we know that indications of drug crime in the area doesn’t always equate to an addiction problem, we are aware that there are few ways to monitor illegal drug use in Britain since it isn’t regulated. We must also mention that it is possible to get addicted to prescription medications, just as easily as it is to get addicted to more illegal substances. Pain medication, for example, is a common addiction in Britain.

We turned to drug crime statistics in Hemel Hempstead to give us some ideas of how much of a problem there is. We found that they represented 3.0% of all crimes in the city, which doesn’t sound like much but equates to around thirty arrests a year. These arrests are focused on cannabis, heroin, or cocaine possession. You can view the statistics for yourself, here. News reports are also pretty negative. Herts Police themselves like to record their own successes in write-ups like this one, which details three men being arrested and a white powder substance found. The substance was later found to be a class A drug, so either cocaine or heroin. All this was from a single traffic stop. Herts Live reported of a £40 million drug deal that was foiled in Hemel Hempstead as recently as January of this year. In light of all this, we think it is pretty clear that Hemel Hempstead has a bit of an issue with Class A substance abuse.

If you are sick of being a drug addict and want to break the cycle, contact us online now. You can call us, as well, on 0203 955 7700, or you can see our pages about drug rehab to help you into the right program for you. All we want is for you to quit drug taking and fill your future with potential. It all starts with you making that first move.

Alcoholism in Hemel Hempstead

Ass we mentioned before, alcoholism is an issue throughout England, but that’s not the end of it. This year, a member of Sainsbury’s staff was physically bitten by someone stealing alcohol from their Hemel Hempstead store. As if this weren’t bad enough, the two men in question have yet to be caught… despite CCTV footage. Later, the Hemel Hempstead Mercury reported on how all day boozers gathering around Stansted airport are making officers in the area question the licensing rights it has. Less hours would mean less encouragement to drink all day… something the city is considering as new law. Again, although these incidents don’t conclusively prove that there is an excess of alcohol addicts in the area, it does indicate that those who do drink tend to bring other problems to the forefront. Most of these other problems are related to anti-social behaviour and taking up police time. There would be no need for this waste of resources and excessive policing if we took a firmer approach to alcohol as a nation.

If you live in Hemel Hempstead and you want to stop drinking every night, then we can help. Quit that addiction by calling us for some professional advice on your next steps. We are even willing to listen if all you want is a chat that day, as long as you reach out before it is too late and your addiction kills you… because it eventually will if you don’t quit it. Contact us for advice on 0203 955 7700, or see our information pages about how to quit drinking alcohol for more information.

Help for Addiction In Your Own Home

Did you know you can now get help for addiction without actually leaving your house? It’s true. There are two things we provide in our services that make this possible. Both will only be available to those that are eligible, and this is a safety issue rather than anyone trying to exclude you. We offer at-home detox kits for alcoholism as well as resources like online therapy, which can help you get treatment without you having to travel.

Our home detox kits are available for those that are addicted to alcohol only. You must be able to pass a consultation with a qualified member of our team who will assess your compatibility with this project. You will need to have someone with you if you are going to undertake this, otherwise we would recommend that you seek detox through a specialised facility while you quit drink or drugs.

If you have always thought about going to counselling or therapy to get to the root of your addiction problems, but you struggle in social settings, then online therapy might save you. You can work through all the different techniques that an alcoholism counsellor or drug therapist can provide you with, you just don’t need to leave home. To engage with this type of therapy, all you need is a working internet connection and a PC or laptop. You can even do it through phone if your handset is advanced enough. In these uncertain times following the initial outbreak of Coronavirus, this makes it much easier for us to keep on top of recovery while still observing social distancing rules.

If you want to know more about either of these methods, or even if you simply want a chat with a non-judgemental party, contact us today. You will reach us on 0203 955 7700 or your can use our online consultation service to get started.

Help for Addictions is Available in All Areas of Hemel Hempstead

It doesn’t matter whether you live in the rich end or the poor end of Hemel Hempstead, we are here to help. Regardless of status, career, time, or time spent as an addict – we are committed to helping connect you to the right rehab clinic to get you off drink and drugs, today. Whether you want an informal chat or whether you want to plan a future date to quiet, all things are acceptable. We just want to see you get clean.

Help for addiction covers the following areas, and more:

  • Amersham
  • Bovingdon
  • Bushey
  • Caddington
  • Chalfront Saint Giels
  • Chalfront Saint Peter
  • Chesham
  • Dunstable
  • Eaton Bray
  • Hatfield
  • Ivinghoe-Pitstone
  • Kensworth
  • Kings Langley
  • Luton
  • Markyate
  • Radlett
  • Rickmansworth
  • Redbourn
  • Saint Albans
  • Shenley
  • Tring
  • Watford
  • Wheathampstead

And all the areas that are in between, as well as the city itself, centre, and all. Regardless of which place you are from; you can get help to get off drugs. We want to provide you with this support and allow you to connect with the right rehab clinic. If this happens, you will have a better chance at quitting drink and drugs and getting back to a normal life.

Contact us now to start planning your escape from addiction. You can reach us on 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting for your call.

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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.