Drug and alcohol addiction can impact all areas of your life – from your physical and mental health to your relationships and finances.
Without treatment, there’s a chance your addiction will progress – which is why we always recommend that you seek help for your addiction as soon as possible.
This is something we can help with at Help4Addiction. On this page, we will be exploring drug and alcohol rehab in the North East of England, including the different types of addiction and what to expect from drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Addiction can take many forms – from gambling addiction and shopping addiction to drug and alcohol addiction. Ultimately, addiction refers to the lack of control over taking, doing, or using something.
Some signs of addiction include the lack of control over taking a substance, having the desire to quit but being unable to or relapsing and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the substance.
Substance abuse can quickly turn to addiction, whether it be alcohol, prescription drugs, or illicit drugs such as heroin. Read on to learn more about the key types of addiction we can help to treat.
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Although alcoholism and alcohol abuse are different issues, they both fall under the term ‘alcohol use disorder ‘ – with alcohol dependence being the more severe form.
Alcohol abuse can include binge drinking – drinking more than the recommended allowance. It is defined as drinking a high amount of alcohol in a short space of time, to the extent that it causes physical harm. Excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse can quickly turn into alcohol dependence.
Hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on alcohol – with 602,391 dependent drinkers in the UK.
However, out of this figure, only 18% of them are currently receiving treatment. This figure should be higher – more people should receive the alcohol treatment they need to overcome their addiction.
If you have a physical alcohol dependence, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking or lower your alcohol usage suddenly.
Sometimes, alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous, which is why we often recommend inpatient alcohol rehabilitation. Contact us to find the right alcohol rehab centres around the North East, and to get booked into a quality alcohol rehab facility.
Cannabis can be widely overlooked as an addictive substance – however, it is a habit-forming drug that can be psychologically addictive. Likewise, when consumed with tobacco, it’s possible to develop a nicotine addiction, which can be difficult to overcome.
Cannabis addiction can take over your life. Despite being a Class B drug in the UK, it is one of the most commonly used substances in the UK. However, roughly 30% of people who use cannabis frequently show symptoms consistent with cannabis use disorder.
Cocaine is a highly addictive substance – and once you develop a physical dependence on cocaine, it can be difficult to overcome. You may begin taking cocaine just to feel ‘normal’ – which can impact all areas of your life, including your physical and mental health.
Long-term and excessive cocaine use can prevent ‘feel good’ chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin from travelling to your nerve cells, making it difficult to stop taking cocaine.
Ketamine, much like cannabis, is a psychologically addictive substance. Despite being illegal for recreational use in the UK, it is still often used on the ‘party scene’ for its dissociative effects.
Although it isn’t considered a physically addictive substance, ketamine addiction can still impact your life.
If you wish to stop taking ketamine but are struggling to do so, contact us to arrange a ketamine detox or a larger ketamine rehab plan in the North East of England.
Both prescription and illicit amphetamines work by altering your central nervous system, increasing activity in areas of your brain that temporarily improves focus and concentration.
You may be wondering which is more addictive – crystal meth or heroin. Both are highly addictive substances and often require residential rehab to successfully overcome the addiction.
If you are addicted to crystal meth or prescription amphetamines, we can find the right amphetamine rehab in North East England for you – contact our friendly team today to begin your recovery journey.
It is best to treat addiction to heroin sooner rather than later. Opioids, both illicit and prescribed, can be highly addictive.
Heroin use also carries the risk of having an overdose, which can be fatal. Some prescription opioids include tramadol, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and many more.
If you are struggling to stop taking heroin, you should consider a heroin detox as part of a heroin rehab program. At Help4Addiction, we can find the best clinic in the North East of England for you to overcome your addiction to heroin.
Prescription drugs can often be as addictive as illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Likewise, prescription drugs can be abused, just like illicit substances can.
Taking your prescription in any way other than prescribed (e.g taking a higher dose, taking more frequently, using someone else prescription etc), can be described as prescription drug abuse.
Over time, you may develop a tolerance to the drug – meaning you’ll need to take a higher dose to feel the same effects. This can lead to dependence; meaning you’ll need to take the drug just to feel ‘normal’.
Discuss your prescription drug rehab options today and begin your sobriety journey. See ‘Finding The Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab in The North East’ to learn more about how we can help you overcome your prescription drug addiction.
Taking the first steps toward treatment can be daunting, but having an understanding of the different types of addiction treatments – as well as the drug and alcohol rehab process – can help ease some of your concerns.
First of all, you’ll have the choice between residential rehab and outpatient rehab. Residential rehab is when you reside in a facility and attend your rehab sessions in the same place. With outpatient treatment, you will reside at home but travel to your sessions.
You’ll also have the choice between private rehab, luxury rehab, and NHS-operated rehab. NHS rehab can have long waiting lists, and the admissions process can be tedious. However, we will work to find rehab options in the North East that suit your budget.
The drug and alcohol rehab process begin with detoxification. During a detox, all access to drugs and alcohol will be cut off to cleanse your body of the substance.
In some cases, you may benefit from a medical detox – with detox medication and medical assistance to ease the symptoms of withdrawal.
You may request a sole detox, but we often recommend detoxification as part of a larger rehab plan. This is because detoxification alone doesn’t address the psychological or social aspects of addiction; only the physical dependence.
Therapy is the second stage of drug and alcohol rehab. Not only can addiction therapy improve your overall mental health, but it can improve your confidence and give you insight to your addiction.
Talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy can teach you effective coping skills that can help to manage and prevent relapse. Some other forms of addiction therapy include counselling, group therapy, interpersonal therapy, and many more.
Upon leaving rehab, you will still have support available to you in the form of secondary treatment. This can include support groups, online support, telephone support, and many more. This post-rehab support can ease the transition from rehab to your everyday life.
With so many drug and alcohol rehab clinics located around the North East of England, it can be overwhelming trying to find the right one for you.
This is why, if you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehab in North East England our team at Help4Addiction are here to help – we can find the right treatment programme for you.
Chat with us to discuss your story, preferences and requirements. During our initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of rehab, and how long rehab may take – and help you weigh up your treatment options.
We can guide you through NHS options/ free treatment services as well as private rehab and luxury rehab options.
Begin your addiction recovery journey today – and remember, you don’t have to deal with addiction alone. We are here for you.
Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.
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