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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Leicestershire

Finding the help you need with your drug and alcohol addiction might feel tough for you right now, but it’s more than possible with the right assistance. Here at Help4Addiction, we help people across Leicestershire find the support and help they need with their alcohol and addiction problems. We’ll discuss which options are open to you so that you have all of the key information.

 

Addiction problems are always difficult to contend with and it’s often the case that people dealing with these problems can struggle to know which next step is the best one. By talking to us about your next steps, we’ll be able to support you and direct you towards the type of rehab and treatment for you. There are specialists out there across Leicestershire who will be able to offer you the help you need.

 

Residential Rehab Options in Leicestershire

 

Residential rehab is the type of research that’s most commonly recommended to people dealing with addiction problems. That’s because it offers a more complete approach to addiction recovery. You’ll be able to access help and support for your addiction around the clock, whenever you need it.

 

There are many alcohol and drug rehabs in Leicestershire and they can provide you with the treatments you need as you aim to get back on the right track. You will be in a safe and professional environment where you’ll be assisted in a way that’s right for you. Everyone has different needs and requirements and a good rehab will understand that.

 

How Long Does Rehab Last For?

 

Rehab tends to last for as long as it needs to. Of course, that’s a pretty vague and imprecise answer but all situations are different. Some people can find success with a relatively short rehabilitation period, but it tends to be the case that people who go through longer rehabilitation periods do better at staying clean over the course of the long-term.

 

When you first talk to the professionals at the rehab facility, they will get to know your situation and give you a better idea of how long they think you’ll need to stay in the rehab for. Ultimately, it will be up to you to decide how long you want your stay to be because no one can make you stay there for any longer than you want to.

 

What Should You Expect Once You’re in Rehab

 

First of all, the people in charge of your care will get to know your situation better and put a plan in place for what to do next. In some cases, it’s necessary for you to go through a detoxification process. This is pretty typical when you’re overcoming a substance abuse problem because it’s necessary to get the drug out of your system and to remove toxins.

 

After that, there’s a range of therapy and counselling options that can be offered to you. An addiction is not just about the physical dependency an addict feels. It’s also about a mindset and mental health. Support can be offered for that side of things too, and we’ll talk about it more in the text below.

 

Leicestershire Clinics

 

There are clinics across Leicestershire are able to help you out with various outpatient services. If you get in touch with us, we’ll be able to provide you with more information about this and provide you with details of Leicestershire clinics that might be able to help you. If you have already been in rehab, these kinds of follow-up services can be very helpful.

 

Whatever your situation, clinic services are there to help you and we can assist you with finding the most suitable clinic for you. Alcohol rehab in Leicestershire can be complemented by clinic services. You can talk to your healthcare providers about that, and it all starts with getting in touch with us here at Help4Addiction.

 

Professional Addiction Help

 

If you’ve been struggling with an addiction, you might feel alone and isolated. That’s a common way to feel when you’re going through this, but there is lots of professional support out there in Leicestershire. Even when you feel that you’re alone, there’s always more that can be done that will help you get back on the right path.

 

When you’re not sure where to turn or what the right next steps are for you, it’s important to get guidance from people who know what they’re doing and know what they’re talking about. That kind of professional support isn’t as difficult to find as you might think, so get in touch with us if you want to find out more.

 

Mental Health

 

Mental health is an important part of dealing with addictions. Many people who are suffering from addiction are also dealing with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with the underlying mental health problems they’re dealing with.

 

There are lots of therapy options out there that can help you work through your mental health problems. And you can also be supported via new medications that stop those mental health problems taking over your life and pushing you towards things like addictive substances.

 

Counselling

 

Counselling is a good option if you want to deal with mental demons that have held you back or even contributed towards your addiction problems. It’s not uncommon for people to use counselling services as part of their general rehabilitation process, and it’s something you can make the most of too.

 

Drug rehab in Leicestershire often comes with the option to talk to a qualified and professional counsellor who can help you with these issues. It should always be part of a long-term recovery process if you want to ensure the best outcomes.

 

You shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Help4Addiction if you feel you would benefit from help and assistance with your alcohol or drug addiction problems. We’re waiting to take your call and can provide you with a call back too. The phone number to use is 0203 955 7700.

 

 

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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.