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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Herefordshire

If you live in Herefordshire county and have a problem quitting drugs or getting off drink, we at Help 4 Addiction can connect you with the resources you need. Success rates are higher when you seek out a treatment plan that is best suited to you, with the right people on your side, your chances of sticking to a rehabilitation plan are increased. Let us be your initial support to get you off drink and drugs, for good.

If you need emergency help, then you should contact the emergency services. If you need to formulate a plan to quit an addiction in an orderly, safe, welcoming environment, then we are the group you need. We offer a team of recovery experts at your disposal, poised and waiting for your call.

Contact us now on 0203 955 7700 if you are ready to kick your addiction. You can also schedule an consultation with us if you are not quite ready for a phone call just yet.

Drug and Alcohol Related Crimes in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is generally thought of as a nice place to live. Just because a place is nice in the daylight, however, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hide secrets when the sun goes down. Drug and alcohol addiction are huge problems throughout England, and Herefordshire doesn’t make for a good exception.

Actually, drug crimes make up for an overall 2.4% of crimes in Herefordshire. This equates to roughly 2.3 crimes per thousand people and is only 76% of the national average. The local newspapers are frequently filled with stories regarding drug crimes in the area. The Hereford Times reported on a drug dealer flooding the county with Class A narcotic drugs as recently as in March of this year. We know that the presence of drugs doesn’t always mean there are addicts. However, the presence of them does indicate there is a chance for addiction. If that sounds like you, reach out now on 0203 955 7700.

Alcohol Addiction and Rehab in Herefordshire

Alcohol addiction is a terrible epidemic in England and Wales. It is estimated to cost the NHS some £21 billion per year, between the two health service regions. Studies have shown that 45% of people from the poorest areas don’t drive, compared to 55% who do. Of the 55%, some 22% are binge drinkers, admitting to drinking far more than they should on a regular basis.

If you live in the Herefordshire county and you would like help to stop drinking, services are at hand to make it easier. All it takes is for you to make the first move. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700 to make that first move.

Can I Get Help For Addiction Near Me?

If you live in Herefordshire then yes, you can get help for your addiction and right on your doorstep. There are a number of different rehab clinics and centres dotted around the area that can facilitate your recovery – and we can help connect you with them. To get help for addiction near you, contact us today on 0203 955 7700. You can even get help online, here.

Does My Partner Have A Hidden Addiction?

What should you do if you suspect your loved one is hiding an addiction from you? Are there any tell tale signs? Unfortunately, you can never be sure that your significant other is suffering from addiction – but you can provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for them to confide in. You can also tell them about Help 4 Addiction and point them in the right direction to get the recovery information they need.

When a loved one is suffering from addiction you will find they are distant, short tempered, and difficult to love. You should be prepared for these things to get worse before they get better. Those short tempered moments will intensify, the symptoms of withdrawal may be physically painful, and the duties of everyday life might seem impossible. Your most important task as a loving partner is to provide support during this difficult time. This might mean any number of things. It might even mean giving them the time and space they need to work out their demons.

To learn more about alcohol addiction, you can see our page on alcoholism. If you suspect your loved one is hiding a drug addiction, you can learn more about it by following this link. Don’t forget that you should seek out counselling of your own, particularly if you are a family unit. This may ultimately save your relationship and your family unit. More importantly, it will help you to get support, too. You cannot care for a loved one with an alcohol or drug addiction if you are making yourself mentally unwell with worry.

How Long Will it Take for Herefordshire Based Rehab to Work?

The average length of time that you will receive full access to your rehab clinic’s services is usually 28 days. This doesn’t mean that the support ends after that time. It takes different periods of time for each individual to recover from an addiction. Even once you are recovered, you may need extra support in future, particularly when life gets difficult or your triggers rear up.

With proper support and a combination of therapy and medication, you will eventually recover. If you are determined enough to get your life back then you can do it, regardless of how long it takes. That being said, you can see this article about how long recovery from addiction takes, for more information.

The Three Types of Rehab

There are many different types of rehab and recovery from addiction takes many forms. With this in mind, there are three main methods by which you will get help for addiction in the UK. They are as follows…

Private Rehab

This is the most luxurious rehab option. You will receive the same standard of care in all types of Herefordshire based rehab, but you will recover in opulence if you go with a private company. Again, they have different price points and options, as well as tailored treatment packages. This is the type of rehab celebrities often go to and is usually fully residential.

Outpatient Treatment (Dayhab)

You can recover from addiction in Herefordshire if you want to be an outpatient. This means you can come and go to your rehab centre or rehab clinic as you please. This is the best type of rehab for those that do not have regular contact with their addictions in their normal lives and don’t feel the need to sequester themselves away to avoid past habits. It is also a good idea for those transitioning back into normal life from full time residential rehab courses.

Residential Rehab

Residential rehab combines all the traditional aspects of recovering from an addiction into one 28 day stint at a full time, live-in facility. You will receive a combination of group therapies, talking therapies, art therapies and numerous other options for treatment in a residential facility. Residential rehab does not need to be private and can be an NHS facility. You should not check out before your assigned period is over.

This type of rehab is best used by those that give in to their familiar habits easily. Removing yourself from your regular life entirely is a good option if your addiction is heavily influenced by your friend group or living/working environment.

New – Online therapy for Addictions in Herefordshire

To respond to the new health and safety conditions being implemented around the UK, many facilities have started to offer online therapies such as group sessions and one-to-one counselling for addiction. This is a fairly new service that has yet to reach its full potential. Given the growth of digital products and their use on a global level, it’s likely that we will see much more online therapy use in the future.

Help for Addiction and Rehab is Available in All Areas of Herefordshire!

Here at Help4Addiction, it is our priority to ensure that rehab options are available throughout the whole of Herefordshire. No matter where in the county you live, you can get help to quit taking drugs. If you want to stop drinking or kick an addiction and you live in the following areas, then reach out for recovery near you.

  • Bromyard
  • Credenhill
  • Droitwich
  • Hereford
  • Kington
  • Ledbury
  • Leominster
  • Longtowm
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Upton upon Severn
  • Worcester

And all of the areas in between! There are strategically placed NHS and private rehab centres and rehab clinics all over the country. Getting help from a centre in your area, either as an outpatient or as a resident, has never been as easy as it is today.

So whatever your addiction and whichever area of Herefordshire county you come from, you can get help for addiction, right now. Contact us on 0203 955 7700 to get off alcohol for good. It’s a long journey but it all starts with a single phone call. It also happens to be the most important thing you will do for both yourself and your loved ones. If that isn’t worth your time, then what is?

 

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Milton Keynes, Luton, Watford, Slough, London, Leamington, Bedfordshire, London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire

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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.