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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Middlesbrough

Being addicted to drugs or alcohol is unpleasant, confusing, and hurtful. You never have any money. You don’t want to see your friends or family because you shy away from them seeing your drunk or high. You don’t want to go out because then you can’t use, or you will spend money for drugs or drink on other things. You can’t go more than a full day without your substance of choice, which means you can never be too far from your dealer or a pharmacy. Worst of all, your health is slowly wearing away to the point that your body is changing to accommodate your daily drink or drug use. This addiction is changing every aspect of your life for the worst. So what are you going to do about it?

Here at Help 4 Addiction we know what it feels like to be trapped in this cycle. There is a strong connection between addiction and depression, when your brain is hooked on the serotonin or dopamine that is produced every time you use, you need to keep going so that you keep getting that boost. When you take that boost away, you end up with depression. If you lengthen the time between hits, you become depressed. If the dealer is unavailable, or you can’t get some, or you are on your last – all of it causes depression. We acknowledge these hard emotions and we try to move on, supporting you when you decide you have had enough of it.

When you decide to quit drinking or stop taking drugs, we are here for that. We are a service dedicated to helping you choose just which rehab clinic is right for you. We find the best rehab centres near you based on the specifications you give us. We don’t need to explain why finding a match in rehab in terms of your preferred activities, hobbies, and interests can give you a better chance of quitting addictions for good. We select the best rehab for you given what you tell us your guidelines are. By doing this, you give yourself the best possible start in your recovery journey.

If you want to get off drink or drugs or even if you just want to chat to one of our trained advisors, then all you need to do is pick up the phone. That single action might be the best thing you ever do with your life. It might also just be an informal chat about what it might take for you to quit alcohol or drugs in the future… we don’t mind. We are here for you.

So if you live in Middlesbrough and you want to get off drink or drugs, we want you to call us for help. You can reach Help 4 Addiction on 0203 955 7700 whenever you decide the time is right.

Middlesbrough Drug and Alcohol Misuse

So does Middlesbrough even have a problem with drugs and alcohol? We always like to point out that alcohol is a problem for England in general. Some of the statistics that NHS Digital give us on alcoholism in the UK are frightening. We have made drink an over-the-counter product and, as such, we are now dealing with the consequences. It isn’t just in Middlesbrough but is actually a nationwide problem. Did you know, for example, that there were 5,698 alcohol related deaths in 2018?

More specific to the city, Middlesbrough has an alcohol ‘harm reduction policy’ as set out by the city council. Although this is a nicely rounded framework it does little to address the personal cost of alcoholism. You can give guidance on how we handle alcohol addiction in your city all you like but if you’re not actively preventing it then you might be seen as being part of the problem. This is very much in line with the national regard for drink, which is negligible. We do not see it as a drug, but we should. In reality, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine are three drugs we come into contact with daily. It doesn’t matter that they are legal, they are still addictive substances.

As for drug misuse in Middlesbrough, it generally comes in two forms. There are those that are started on prescription medications and eventually become completely dependent on them, and there are those that suffer from an illicit drug addiction. Illegal drugs come in three classes with Class A tending to be the most addictive. Class A contains heroin, cocaine, and other high-impact drugs. It is for these that most drug dealers are caught, arrested, and placed in jail.

Specific to Middlesbrough, the drug problem all of England is experiencing doesn’t escape unharmed. Back in January at the start of the year, Middlesbrough police started enforcing a clamp down on drug dealers in the city. The same article outlined how the council has moved known drug dealers out of Harford Street in an attempt to clean the city up. The BBC reported on the article, acknowledging that the council have also issued warning letters to known drug users to buck up their behaviour or be out on the street. Again, this isn’t the most helpful tactic for those suffering from drug addiction. To be forced from your home and not offered support to recover is similar to adding yet another problem to an already stacked plate.

Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Middlesbrough is Available

There is a rehab clinic near you, no matter where you live in Middlesbrough. We are able to connect you with all sorts of types of therapy, rehab, and alcohol counselling. All we need to do is listen to your list of requirements and filter out the non-contenders on your behalf. This way, you have the option of the rehab clinics that will work for you, with none of the excess.

Rehab comes in many forms. First of all, you will need to go through the detox process. The detox process is different depending on what you were addicted to and for how long you have been taking it. The heavier the drinker or drug user, the longer the detox process will take and the harder it will be. We would always recommend that you go to a specially set up facility to get off drink and drugs and don’t go cold turkey. Stopping everything at once without any medical help can be dangerous and might even cause a heart attack! Instead, contact us for advice or go and see your GP. We want you to get off drugs and it will be much quicker to just pick up the phone and call us. Our number is 0203 955 7700.

Once you have gone through detox you will be able to start on the rest of your recovery. This will involve taking part in all types of therapy – both group and one-on-one. You will also be offered holistic type therapies which are designed to introduce you to new hobbies, the likes of which will take your mind off drink or drug taking. When you are deeply addicted to substances you do not realise that you lose the parts of yourself that made you who you are. Therapies like animal or equine therapy, using sports, or using arts and crafts, will all make you remember what sort of things you used to do to pass the time before you developed a drug or drinking problem in Middlesbrough.

You might be in a residential rehab facility where you don’t go home at night, or you might be in an outpatient rehab clinic that lets you fit getting better in around your life. If you want to quit drinking or drugs and you have a load of life responsibilities you feel are preventing you from doing so, then you ought to know that outpatient treatment is possible. You could get help through therapies taken after work or fitted in around your day. Everyone can get help for addiction in Middlesbrough – especially using Help 4 Addiction. Contact us now on 0203 955 7700 for more information.

Help is Available in ALL Areas of Middlesbrough!

No matter which area of the city you live in, Help4Addiction extends a welcoming hand in your direction. No matter whether you have an unlimited budget or no budget at all, there is an English rehab clinic for you. Choose between public health or private health facilities, between residential and outpatient, or between holistic therapies or new hobbies. You can find a place with a gym, with horses, or with art supplies. When you get help for your drug or alcohol addiction through us, anything is possible… and we will find it for you!

We help those suffering from addictions in:

  • Acklam
  • Berwick Hills
  • Brambles Farm
  • Coulby Newham
  • Easterside
  • Eston
  • Grangeton
  • Grove Hill
  • Hemlington
  • Linthorpe
  • Marton Grove
  • Marton
  • Netherfields
  • Normanby
  • North Oremesby
  • Nunthorpe
  • Ormesby
  • Pallister
  • Park End
  • Saltersgill
  • South Bank
  • Stainton and Thornton
  • Teesville
  • Thorntree
  • Tollesby
  • West Lane
  • Whinney Banks

However, if your area isn’t mentioned above then don’t be worried. There is a massive chance that we help people from your area and we just forgot to mention it. Contact us via our online consultation service or call us today, on 0203 955 7700 to start your journey to recovery. We truly hope you call us soon to get back to yourself again. Your friends and family miss you.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Bournemouth, Manchester, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Northumberland County, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire County, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex,West Midlands, Devon, Derbyshire, Cumberland, Durham, Newport, Swansea, Derby, Kingston-Upon-Hull, Portsmouth, Northampton, Reading, Bolton

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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.