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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Kingston-Upon-Hull

If you live in Kingston-Upon-Hull and you think you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, then your best move right now would be to give us a call. Help4Addiction exists to provide safe guidance to those that are stuck in the cycle of addiction and who want to break free. We source the best rehab clinics which match our client’s specifications, giving them the best chance of successfully ditching drink and drug abuse, for good.

We exist because our very own founder had a drug problem of his own. Despite having a high flying position and a family, our founder still managed to fall foul of addiction to cocaine. It took a huge effort on his part not only to recover from drug abuse, but also to go on to start the service we now offer, through Help 4 Addiction. Our organisation exists because he recognised how hard it was to reliably get into a rehab centre that worked. HE wanted to fill this need before it turned anyone else off getting the rehab help, they needed, just as it nearly did with him. If he had given up, he probably wouldn’t be around today to tell the tale.

If you live in Kingston-Upon-Hull and you want to recover from drug or alcohol issue, then all you need to do to get our help is pick up the phone and call. We can be reached at 0203 955 7700 and we are eager to hear from you. Addiction is a difficult thing to have to wake up and face alone each day. We want to get you connected to the correct resources that could prevent you from taking drugs or binge drinking, ever again. If that sounds interesting to you, then go ahead and make that call.

What Is Binge Drinking?

So how do you know if you have a problem with drinking? It is actually kind of simple to figure out. Those that struggle with binge drinking might feel the need to drink every day or several days per week. They will often drink more than they need to, as well. The recommended government limit of alcohol intake is 14 units per week in the UK. If you drink more than that then you are a binge drinker.

If you think you are binge drinking, then you should call us (0203 955 7700) to get help. You might even be eligible for online therapy or a home detox kit to get you started. Addiction doesn’t need to trap you for life, and it is possible to get the support you need to quit. Contact us now by phone or reach out through our online consultation service so we can find the best rehab clinic in Kingston-Upon-Hull, just for you.

How Can I Give Up Alcohol in Kingston-Upon-Hull?

You should give up drinking if you are addicted to it. Why? It will systematically rot your liver away until you either need a transplant, or you die. They do not put addicts very highly up on that transplant list, either, for fear that you will ruin the new organ you are donated. They would much rather give the healthy new organ to someone who won’t poison it. This means that if alcohol has damaged your system enough to destroy your liver, then you are at the stage where you MUST quit alcohol, or you will die. This might sound shocking, but perhaps the shock will wake you up.

Continued alcohol abuse is likely to push all of your loved ones away. When you run out of cash you will inevitably borrow from the people who care about you until they are forced to turn you away. You will have no possessions left because you will give them away to cover the cost of drink (or drugs) and you will likely become homeless in time since you spend all your rent money on your poison of choice. You do not need us to tell you that this behaviour cannot continue indefinitely.

If you think you want to make the move and get off drugs or drink, then call us. If you think you just want to chat about the notion, then call us. If you want to discuss rehab near you – then call us. Whatever questions you have about addiction we can answer them. We might even be able to get you in touch with the service you use to finally quit substance abuse, once and for all.

Our number is 0203 955 7700. We want you to use it. You can see our page on how to give up drinking alcohol for more information.

Does Kingston-Upon-Hull have a Binge Drinking Problem?

Some of the statistics released by either the Office of National Statistics or by NHS England and Wales themselves, are truly shocking. The whole of England has a binge drinking problem. With alcohol sold in most stores and several pubs and clubs, it becomes almost impossible to have a ‘good night out’ without it.

The BBC has reported in the past that Kingston-Upon-Hull has had an ongoing drink and drug problem and mentions a dangerous ‘culture of injecting’ which has been linked to Class A drug use. More recently, the city council have taken drastic steps to curb this trend, leading to vast three-figure sum fines being dished out in some areas of the city. According to reports in the Hull Daily Mail, there is a total ban in all cemeteries and play parks – a factor you would think went without saying but that Kingston-Upon-Hull has had to spell out to troublemakers in town. Add this to the reports of alcoholics being given city-wide drinking bans, and you start to get a not-so-inviting picture of the alcohol scene in the city.

Will I Have To Go through Detox?

Whenever you come off drink or drugs, you will need to detox. You will have to go through this process more than once if your first attempt at recovery fails. Detox covers the process of the drink or drugs leaving your body so that you are chemical free. It can be physically painful, particularly if you have been an addict for a long time. This is because your body adapts to treating high levels of the chemical substance every day over time. When you take that substance away, your mind will try to convince you that you aren’t able to continue without it.

It is vital that you stick the course once you get through the detox process. We have a more detailed account of what exactly detox entails here. Ultimately, it is a difficult process whose reward is the rest of your life, drug, or alcohol free. It is one of the hardest, most worthwhile things you will ever do with your life.

How Much Will It Cost To Stop Taking Drink or Drugs?

The short answer is that it will cost you a lot less than it would to continue using drink or drugs every day over time. Rehab essentially pays for itself once you have been sober for long enough because it saves you both the monetary and the health costs of being an addict. A typical 28 day stint in an NHS rehab clinic near Kingston-Upon-Hull will cost you roughly £1400. What you have to do next is work out how much you spend every month on your substance abuse, and then work out how long it will take you to make that £1400 back in terms of addiction money.

So, if you are worried about the costs of rehab, simply budget it out. If I spend £250 on Heroin per week that works out as a £1000 per month. If that is how much I regularly pay for drugs, then it will only take me a month and a half to make back the cost of rehab. Better yet, in England and Wales the NHS may be able to front you the money, or to fund some of it, to help you get started. Of course, private rehab centres are much more expensive, but these usually require you to live on-site for the first month of treatment.

Help is Available in All Areas of Kingston-Upon-Hull!

You heard that correctly… we provide our strategic placement service throughout all of England, and that means in every region of Kingston-Upon-Hull. Just to make sure we are clear, that includes (but is not limited to) the following places:

  • Anlaby
  • Anlaby Common
  • Anlaby Park
  • Bilton Grange Estate
  • Bransholme
  • Cottingham
  • Dairycoates
  • Drypool
  • Dunswell
  • East Ella
  • Garden Village
  • Garrison Side
  • Gipsyville
  • Greatfield Estate
  • Hedon
  • Hessle
  • Inglemire
  • Kingswood
  • Longhill
  • Marfleet
  • Newland
  • Newland Park
  • North Hull Estate
  • Orchard Park Estate
  • Preston
  • Preston Road Estate
  • Salt End
  • Sculcoates
  • Southcoates
  • Stepney
  • Stoneferry
  • Summergangs
  • Suttong Ings
  • Sutton-on-Hull
  • Swanland
  • The Avenues
  • Victoria Dock Village
  • Wawne
  • Wilmington

So if you live in these areas and you suffer from drink and drug addictions, we are the service you need to get back on the road to recovery. It might take a while and it will be difficult, but with our help you can be off drink and drugs and back on track in as little as a few short months. Contact us now, on 0203 955 7700, if you have made the decision to quit. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. At least it could be if you choose to get Help 4 Addiction.

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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.