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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

If you fall down the rabbit hole of addiction – be it to drugs, alcohol, or some other issue, there are people who can help. Here at Help4Addiction we are experts at getting you the right aid for your problems.

With media reports claiming drug deaths in Newcastle are at epidemic levels[i], it is imperative that people from the area know where to go for help. Luckily, we have a National Health Service here in the UK. They can help you to recover but there are more specialised clinics which might be better suited to you.

In any case, we can point you in the right direction to help you with addiction treatment in Newcastle. Let’s take a closer look at what that means, who can benefit from it, and if drug & alcohol rehab is affordable for all.

Who can Benefit from Rehab in Newcastle?

Since we live in the UK, everyone has access to the NHS. Unfortunately, they are far too busy to spend time talking you through the different options you have for drug or alcohol rehab in Newcastle. That being said, if you think you have an addiction then your GP is a good starting point to receive addiction treatment.

There are several options for alcohol rehab in Newcastle. You might want to consider a private rehab facility if you can afford it. A private rehab clinic is usually full time and residential, which means that you live on the premises for the period of time it takes for you to come off drugs or alcohol. This is normally 28 days, but you may want to stay longer, or to attend a dayhab facility while you transition back into normal life.

You may also choose between outpatient rehab and residential rehab. When you are seen through dayhab clinics, or as an outpatient in a rehab clinic, you have the freedom to come and go as you please. While some people think this is beneficial, others prefer to stay in rehab full time until they are completely drug and alcohol free. The decision is yours.

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How can Newcastle Residents Get the Help They Need?

There are two ways that you can get the help you need for your addiction, right now. The first is to call your GP surgery and schedule an appointment. The second – and the more urgent – allows you to reach out through Help4Addiction right now, to get a consultation.

 

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One of our consultations will put you in touch with the people who can help you immediately – without you having to wait around on an NHS Doctor’s appointment… because we all know those can take too long. You need help right this moment, and we can give it. If not, we can at least put you in touch with a rehab clinic in Newcastle that can.

To start your own free, no obligation, no-risk consultation, all you need to do is click here. It’s so simple to start your recovery journey that you could be on it before the end of the day.

Where to find Alcohol and Drug Rehab Near You?

Alcohol rehab in Newcastle is fairly easy to find when you know the right people – and we’re the right people! If you have landed on the Hlep4Addiction website, then you have come to the right place. We have everything you ever wanted to know about help finding drug rehab in Newcastle.

Whether you want alcohol detox in Newcastle, or whether you are looking for drug rehab facilities near you – we have an answer. Call us today on 0203 955 7700 for more information. You can also visit us online to start your consultation immediately, if that suits you better.

Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

Newcastle has a bit of an alcohol problem, according to local news reports. However, the city is not alone in suffering. The NHS published a digital report in February 2020 regarding alcohol related health problems in England, in the last year. This report found that there have been 358,000 hospital admissions between 2018 and 2019 specifically due to drinking too much alcohol.

 

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This same report shows that there were more than five thousand alcohol related deaths in England, during that same time frame. Although this is less than the previous year, trends have shown a rise in the last decade. Admittedly, not all of these deaths will have been in Newcastle, but many of them will have been

Drug Rehab in Newcastle

As recently as the end of last year, Newcastle saw some horrendous drug criminals charged. A drug gang that was terrorising Tyneside were sentenced to imprisonment after they were caught supplying cocaine through their bars, by way of the bouncers outside. The BBC reports that the drug dealers were allowed free entry into some of the biggest VIP sections in town. Newcastle has far too much Cocaine availability for our liking.

Newcastle council does have some guidance on Drug and alcohol addiction in the city. They advise that alcohol and drugs can affect your judgement, behaviour, and health – and they are not wrong. If you feel that you need help to combat the affect of drugs on your life, then you don’t need to be alone to do so. Contact Help4Addiction today and start your consultation. With our help you can get in touch with the right rehab clinic for you.

Should I Use NHS Rehab or Should I Go Private?

The NHS will pay some of the costs of rehab but they won’t foot the whole bill. If you choose to go for private drug rehab in Newcastle, however, it is likely to cost even more. No matter which type of alcohol rehab in Newcastle you choose it will be better than wasting away your health on the path to destruction.

Private rehab will tend to be inpatient based, usually being residential. NHS rehab, or dayhab clinics, are more likely to treat you as an outpatient.

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Residential Rehab is an Option for Some

There are some among us that find it far easier to recover when we are separated from the habits that led us to addiction to begin with. For these people, a residential rehab facility may be the answer. Drug addiction, and alcohol addiction treatment, can be done as an outpatient through NHS clinics, too.

More than One Addiction?

Co-occurring addictions are more common than you would think. Consider how many people you know that both smoke and drink. You shortly realise that it is easily done. An addictive personality is likely to be addicted to multiple things without even realising.

What Treatments for Drug and Alcohol Addiction are there?

When you go for drug detox in Newcastle, or even when you opt for alcohol home detox; Newcastle rehab services are at your disposal. There are a few addiction treatments types you can get through both inpatient and outpatient rehab. Some of these are:

Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

If you think you may be suffering from detox and withdrawal symptoms, or if you think you qualify for alcohol home detox in Newcastle, start your free consultation right now. One of our qualified psychotherapists is ready and waiting to help administer addiction treatments on your behalf.

How to Fund Your Rehab in Newcastle?

The cost of rehab or alcohol detox in Newcastle will depend on which type of rehab clinic you would like. It costs more for private rehab, detox and withdrawal treatments in a full time residential facility. If the NHS part funds your alcohol rehab, Newcastle clinics are more limited in choice. You can find out all about how to fund drug detox in Newcastle by reading our section on costs, here.

What Happens to you During Rehab?

During both outpatient and inpatient treatment for drugs or alcohol addiction in Newcastle, the process is the same. First you need to go through detox. This will get the last of the drugs or alcohol out of your system. After detox, the process will involve various therapies and medication all aimed at getting you free from alcohol or off drugs for good.

How Do I Help Friends, Family and colleagues with Addiction?

The easiest way to help friends, family, or colleagues who need alcohol addiction help in Newcastle is to put them in touch with Help4Addiction. We allow a safe space in which they can enquire about or seek drug detox in Newcastle to get them on the road to recovery. There are no obligations and we apply no pressure. Refer them to us. Together, we can get them some help.

Related Areas for Rehabilitation

Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham, Preston, Sheffield, West Midlands, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Swinton, Blackpool, or Shropshire.

 

[i] https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/drug-deaths-newcastle-epidemic-levels-13799136

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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.