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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Huddersfield

There are some of us that are more susceptible to addictions than others. Although the idea of having an addictive personality has never been conclusively proven; there are those among us who have had a traumatic background, a hard life, or who have seen things that most people never will. These people can be considered the most at-risk from addiction – and it isn’t fair.

Help 4 Addiction is an organisation that connects those suffering the worst of an addiction, with the hopes of connecting them with the right resources that will give them a fighting chance at getting off drugs. We don’t want to see you suffer any longer. If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, or some other substance abuse issues, and you want help, then we need you to get in touch. We can help you find the rehab clinic that best works for you and that is situated around the Huddersfield area.

This might not seem like a big deal to the non-addict, but here at Help4Addiction we provide a vital service to those that are going through the toughest periods of their life. We can help them to find the right rehab, thereby increasing their chances of quitting drink or drugs for good. Why is this step so important? Because all rehab clinics are different, and all people need different skills in order to get better. Each rehab centre focuses on developing skills to deal with addiction – and resit cravings – but not all do it in a way that matches what you want or need.

For example, you may wish to be treated as a private patient, you may want to live on-site to be away from triggers, and you might even just need help transitioning back into a normal life after being in a residential facility. No matter what you are looking for in a rehab clinic, one will exist near you – and we can help you find it! Let’s talk about the different types of rehab available in the Huddersfield area so you can get a good idea about what might be best for you.

If you need more urgent help then call 999, but if you want to get off drugs or drink in a slow, managed way that ensures you don’t start using again, then we are your people! Call us now on 0203 955 7700. We are waiting for you to call so we can get you started on your journey into recovery.

The Different Types of Rehab

There are many different types of rehab clinic in Huddersfield, to the point that a firm like ours makes the choice vastly easier. How do you choose which is right for you if you don’t know that much about what they do? We put together a short guide to each of the different types of rehab clinic near you, so you can get a good overview of your choices.

Detox

Let’s start with detox. Both detox for drink addiction and detox for a drug addiction have different detox processes. Most of the time, a detox will require you to be in a dedicated facility that can take care of your health while the drink or drugs leave your system. You will probably need to take medications to keep you safe during this period and it is essential that you only go through detox if you have someone to look after you.

Drug detox tends to take longer than drink detox, but this depends entirely on what your substance of choice is. If you are a Cannabis smoker you will recover far faster than someone who was hooked on heroin. Heroin users can take anything up to a fortnight just to complete the initial detox stage. However, if you can get through this difficult period, the path will get gradually easier to walk, every single day.

At Home Detox (for Alcohol Addiction)

When you choose to get help for addiction through our organisation, you may be able to opt for the alcohol at-home detox kits we sometimes use. You must be eligible for the kit in order to use it and we are fairly strict about these things. It is for the good of your health. If you don’t have someone to stay with you while you go through alcohol detox, then you will find yourself denied this type of treatment. Similarly, if you have a reaction to any of the drugs, we might use to help you during the transition, then you will not qualify for this package.

Alcohol detox lasts for a few days and comes with its own set of withdrawal symptoms. If you can endure it, and get through this trying time, you will shortly find that anything you put your mind to is possible for you. Once you get through the detox period – be it for a drink or a drug addiction – you will be able to proceed with the rehab process, all of which will be aimed at getting you back to a normal life.

Outpatient Rehab Clinics in Huddersfield

The choice we find most people like to opt for is to get treated for an addiction as an outpatient. This involves things like attending the rehab clinic through the day for group support or one-on-one help from a therapist, and then going home at night to be with your family. The reason this method is so popular is that it allows you to manage family life, or your career, at the same time as you recover. Many of us can’t afford to stop working for a month in order to recover.

There are plenty of outpatient rehab clinics in Huddersfield for you to choose from, all of which provide differing levels of support. Remember you can call us, on 0203 955 7700 if you want help deciding which is the best rehab clinic for you.

Private and Residential Rehab Clinics

You also have the option of living n a residential facility for the first 28 days of your recovery, longer if you can afford it. A typical rehab stint would last that 28 day period and some people prefer to sequester themselves away until they are through the worst of it. This understandable desire is greatly emphasised by the fact that recovery from addiction chances are greatly improved if you go to a facility you can live in. The idea is that the residential aspect removes you from your old life, thereby breaking your past habits.

While this gives you the best chance at quitting drink or drugs for good, it doesn’t always work that way. Some people find the time away from their families or work unmanageable. Some people also find it is difficult to pick up your old life again. It might be worth combining the residential rehab option with some outpatient therapies to ease the transition back into normal life.

Online Therapy

A newer addition to the toolbox you can use to fight back against addiction is online therapy. This is special because it gives you full access to all of the things you would expect to get in a psychiatrists office, but you get the benefit that you don’t need to leave your house to get it. You can interact with group therapies, attend sessions for CBT or Motivational Interviewing, or even check in with your alcohol counsellor without ever having to get on a bus or train. We foresee that online therapy will be huge in the future.

As well as all of these types of Huddersfield based rehab clinics, each rehab centre will include a handful of therapies to help you get to the bottom of your addiction issues. If you can treat the root of the problem, you can change the effect of addiction in your life. We hope to hear from you soon to start this process, on 0203 955 7700.

Help is Available in All Areas of Huddersfield

Help 4 Addiction will deal with your case, regardless of whether you are from the rich or the poor end of town. We want you to get off drink or quit taking drugs, no more and no less than that. Whatever type of rehab in Huddersfield you want to choose – we are here for you. No matter how long it is going to take for you to go through detox, we will point you in the right direction. To get the most out of deciding to recover from addiction, and to give yourself the best chance at treatment success, contact us today.

We help people from:

  • Ainley Top
  • Almondbury
  • Ashbrow
  • Armitage Bridge
  • Berry Brow
  • Birchencliffe
  • Birkby
  • Brackenhall
  • Crosland Moor and Netherton
  • Dalton
  • Ederton
  • Fartown
  • Fenay Bridge
  • Golcar
  • Greenhead
  • Hill house
  • Lindley
  • Lowerhouses
  • Mount Oaks
  • Newsome
  • Sheepridge
  • Springwood
  • South Crosland
  • Taylor Hill

Although you shouldn’t feel confined to those areas. If you are more rural than this, or even if you just want to chat about what it might take to get off drink or drugs, then we are here for you. Contact us today via our online consultation service or call us, on 0203 955 7700 for more information. We are ready to help… all it takes is a phone call.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

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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.