Drug & Alcohol Rehab Ipswich

A Brighter Future Starts With A Simple Call


Fighting alcohol and drug addiction is one of the hardest battles than any individual will ever face, not least because it can feel a very lonely place. Allow Help 4 Addiction to provide the support needed to finally unlock the door to a brighter future today. It’ll be the smartest thing you’ll ever do!


We’ve helped thousands of addicts throughout Ipswich, Suffolk, and even further afield. The help you require is just a phone call away.

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24/7 Telephone Support For Substance Abusers In Ipswich & Beyond


Addiction doesn’t adhere to a timetable and can strike at any time. Likewise, you may find that the urge to finally regain control of your life comes when other forms of support aren’t available. Help 4 Addiction is a free-to-call phone line service that is open to Ipswich alcohol and drug abusers on a 24/7 basis. Whether you want to speak to an agent about how to give up, or require some support when you’re tempted to relapse, our experts are ready and willing at all times.


Our impartial support is provided in complete confidentiality, meaning you can talk to us in confidence and without fear. Even if you wish to remain anonymous at all times, our only aim is to ensure that you receive the help that you deserve.


Aside from the immediate advice that we provide, our team of experts works with rehab centres, clinics, and other professionals from around the town to ensure that callers can find the best long-term support for their problems. This could include private rehab, NHS rehab processes, alcohol detoxing, support groups, psychological support, and treatments for anxiety and other issues that may be influencing your habits.


When you need support through any stage of the alcohol and drug rehab process, Help 4 Addiction is the obvious answer. Whether you’re a lifelong addict, a recent addict, or a problematic user that has fears of spiralling into addiction, give us a call.


Why Choose Help 4 Addiction?


Aside from the fact that we provide a free, confidential, and convenient service, it’s worth noting that Help 4 Addiction is committed to finding the right solution for your needs. No two addicts are in an identical scenario, which is why having access to such an eclectic range of experts is so vital. When combined with the fact that we actually care, your hopes of beating the addiction are greater than ever.


We boast the skills, expertise, compassion, and connections to help you through a range of drug rehab processes. We can help with alcohol addiction, amphetamine addiction, cannabis addiction, cocaine addiction, crack addiction, heroin addiction, meth addiction, prescription drug addiction, and various related issues. What’s more, the fact that we aren’t trying to sell you any specific service ensures that you get the right information to make the right choice.


Help 4 Addiction doesn’t only support addicts either. We appreciate that it can be immensely difficult to see a loved one suffering with those problems. Whether it’s gaining advice on how to talk to them about admitting their problems or providing a little counselling for relatives, our team is here for you. Always.


When looking for advice on how to overcome addiction, the support you chose must be;


  • Trustworthy,
  • Reliable,
  • Affordable,
  • Insightful and impartial,
  • Caring.


Help 4 Addiction ticks all the boxes in emphatic style, confirming our place as the ideal first port of call for anyone that’s suffering with addiction of any kind.


Unlock The Incentive To Finally Fight Back


In the likely scenario that you’ve had problems with drugs and alcohol for some time, you’ve probably considered seeking professional support at several stages. For whatever reason, you simply haven’t found that inner desire. Help 4 Addiction can change that.


Our advisors take great pride in understanding the people behind the addiction, which is one of the defining features that makes us the ideal solution for all Ipswich-based victims of the illness. Aside from getting to the source of your problems, you’ll discover the source of motivation that will finally keep you on track. The most common answers are;


  • Play a more active role in family life.
  • Stop causing pain for others,
  • Have the opportunity to become healthy,
  • Save money and focus on career progress,
  • Remove the sense of shame.


Whatever the incentive might be, unlocking that reason for wanting to give up forever is one of the key ingredients in the recipe for success. For this reason alone, Help 4 Addiction can be the secret weapon for the battles ahead.


Support That Goes Beyond Traditional Treatments


Getting on top of your problem is a short-term goal that could include a few months in rehab or may be completed with just a few sessions of therapy. The exact methods used here can be influenced by a host of factors including willpower levels and the level of damage caused by your past decisions. However, this is only half of the battle.


The harsh reality is that addiction is something that will continue to impact your daily life for the rest of your days. Even when you reach a stage where it feels as though you are free from temptation, alcohol withdrawal symptoms could surface at any stage.


Help 4 Addiction’s phone support team can provide the ongoing post-treatment support to prevent those urges from becoming relapses. Even if it’s just to listen to your issues as you get things off your chest, this comforting source of help can make all the difference in the long-term war against those demons.


Through a combination of the immediate results and sustained support, releasing yourself from the grip that addiction currently holds over you is finally possible.

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Don’t Delay, Call Today!


The fact that you are on this site shows that you’re ready to put those dark days behind you. Take the next step by calling 0203 955 7700 today. Our friendly, non-judgmental, and highly professional advisors will help you rediscover the joys of living a life free of alcohol and drug dependence in no time.


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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.