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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Luton

Grab A Helping Hand To Free Yourself From Addiction!

 

Feeling dependent on drugs and alcohol is never a nice place to be, but it is a situation that hundreds of thousands of people find themselves in. Worse still, once you’re trapped, it can feel as though the light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished. Help 4 Addiction is here to guide you towards the light once more to help you unlock a brighter future that is free from addiction.

 

We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you throughout Luton and the surrounding areas. However bleak the situation may look today, we will help you find a brighter tomorrow.

 

24/7 Support From Experienced Advisors That Care

 

Let’s face it; the demons of addiction can strike at any time. Whether it’s the allure of wanting a line or the urge to satisfy the alcohol withdrawal symptoms, there’s no way to predict when the next attack will strike. Help 4 Addiction is a free-to-call help centre that’s open on a 24/7 basis to all addicts – and their loved ones – within the Luton region.

 

Our impartial advice can help you find the right type of treatment to tackle your addictions head on for immediate and long-lasting results. Staying sober is a daily challenge and only the best rehab treatment and support will ever enable you to retain control of the situation. With Help 4 Addiction, and the various experts within our Luton-based network, you can get the necessary support for each of the following issues;

 

  • Alcohol addiction,
  • Amphetamine addiction,
  • Cannabis addiction,
  • Cocaine addiction,
  • Crack addiction,
  • Heroin addiction,
  • Meth addiction,
  • Prescription drug addiction,
  • And more.

 

Crucially, in addition to the technical aspects of fighting substance abuse, our advisors appreciate the human aspects of recovery. We know that it’s not as simple as quitting just like. Let us hold your hand along every step of the journey, and the hopes of sustained sobriety are far greater.

 

Whether you are trying to beat an addiction that has only recently taken control of your life, or you’re trying to get back on the right track following a relapse, our world-class support provides the platform needed to build a better future.

 

Why Take Action Today?

 

Finding the motivation required to beat alcohol or drug addiction is the only way to ever achieve those goals. Entering the battle with anything less than 100% will inevitably result in relapses. Admitting that you have a problem is one thing, but genuinely wanting to do something about it is another altogether.

 

So, why is it imperative that you take action right away? Here’s all you need to know;

 

  • The longer you leave it, the harder it will be to quit.
  • The longer you leave it, the more damage will be done to your mind, body, and lifestyle.
  • Quitting today allows you to enjoy the social, health, and financial rewards of sobriety far sooner.
  • Quitting today will make a huge impact on the lives of your friends and family.
  • You’re already on the right track simply by being on the Help 4 Addiction website.

 

If you are serious about beating the addictions, now is the perfect time to take action – not least because Help 4 Addiction provides free and impartial advice about the best drug or alcohol rehab options for your specific case. Fail to do it now, and you may leave it too late.

 

FAQs About Drug & Alcohol Recovery In Luton

 

Who is drug and alcohol rehab treatment for?

 

Help 4 Addiction is a free telephone support service aimed at drug addicts and their loved ones. Moreover, the support is open to all victims of the disease, irrespective of the type or severity. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the both doesn’t matter – we’re here to support new addicts and lifelong sufferers alike.

 

The support is additionally open to people with problematic relationships with alcohol or drugs that may feel vulnerable to the traps of addiction.

 

What types of drug and alcohol recovery treatments are available?

 

No two addicts are the same, which is why there could never be a single solution for everyone. Help 4 Addiction prides itself on working with a comprehensive network of professionals in the field of addiction recovery that allows you to find the treatment type for your individual situation. Popular solutions include;

 

  • Private rehab centres,
  • NHS rehab,
  • Psychological treatments,
  • Drug and alcohol detox treatments,
  • Behavioural therapy,
  • Group sessions,
  • Treatment for underlying conditions such as depression.

 

By getting to understand your situation, our advisors can provide the insight needed to make a calculated decision. Moreover, we’ll connect you to the best Luton-based professionals to complete those various phases of your rehab and recovery.

 

How long does recovery last?

 

The truth of the matter is that alcohol and drug addiction is something that affects you for life, meaning you’ll face daily battles. While it does get a lot easier over time, the fact remains that you will be defined as a recovering alcoholic or drug user for the rest of your life. As such, there may be exercises or habitual changes (such as avoiding certain places) that last forever.

 

In terms of professional treatments, the duration can be influenced by a host of factors. This includes the damage that’s been caused, your natural personality and willpower levels, and whether there are any underlying issues. So, it could be a few one-hour sessions or may require months in a rehab centre.

 

Either way, you can be sure that we’ll provide the right support throughout every step of the journey while we’ll also be here to help after you’ve completed the rehab portions of your recovery.

 

What if it’s a loved one who needs help?

 

While Help 4 Addiction is primarily aimed at helping addicts directly, our advisors have worked extensively with families too. If you’re worried about a loved one, finding the right way to tackle the situation can feel quite daunting.

 

We pride ourselves on providing the right support for loved ones so that they can sit down with the addict and make them want to seek professional help. Likewise, we appreciate that this can be an emotionally charged and challenging time for families, and can offer that confidential comfort that you deserve.

 

A Life Of Freedom Awaits

 

If you want to truly overcome the addiction forever, taking charge of the situation today is the only answer. When you do, the benefits are plentiful and will transform your life as well as the lives of people around you.

 

As a direct result of saying goodbye to the booze and drugs, you’ll see noticeable improvements in your physical and mental health while you should also find that your financial situation improves. Likewise, it will allow you to focus on other goals such as progressing your career or travelling the world.

 

Above all else, removing that dependence on substances enables you to live for the moment by interacting with people and surroundings in the most effective manner. Substance abuse is making you unhappy or else you wouldn’t be here. Make Help 4 Addiction your first port of call, and you can finally break free from the nightmare.

 

Confidentiality At All Times

 

Admitting that a drug and alcohol problem exists isn’t easy. But while a problem shared is a problem halved, the thought of opening up about the issues can be the scariest aspect of all. At Help 4 Addiction, the ability to discuss things over the phone takes away a great deal of stress. If you wish to remain anonymous, that’s absolutely fine too. Our sole aim is to ensure that you gain the necessary support.

 

There are many aspects that you may want support with while you’ll almost certainly have a number of question to ask. They could range from the cost of rehab to the best ways to cope with relapses. Our advisors can provide telling insight in a variety of aspects while additionally connecting you to the best clinics and rehab professionals in Luton and the surrounding areas.

 

You should feel no shame in having a problem or asking for support through this difficult time. Addiction is an illness, and being affected by it doesn’t signify a weakness. Nonetheless, you naturally won’t want everyone knowing about your troubles. We respect your privacy and confidentiality, which allows you to focus solely on getting the right support and finally overcoming the problems forever.

 

Frankly, worrying about what others may think is the last thing you need.

 

Regain Control Of Your Life Today

 

Accepting that you have a problematic relationship with drugs and/or alcohol is the first step towards beating those addictions. But if you truly wish to banish the demons forever, give Help 4 Addiction a call on 0203 955 7700 today. Our friendly, professional, and uncritical advice will provide the perfect foundations for building a better future.

 

The road to recovery is just a phone call away.

 

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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.