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Drug & Alcohol Rehab North Yorkshire

Are you or a friend or family member trying to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction? If so, then attempting to do so alone might not yield the results that you’re after. Instead, a rehabilitation clinic in North Yorkshire may be the more suitable solution especially if you’re serious about getting rid of your bad habits.

 

Addictions can be a rollercoaster of emotions to deal with, but you don’t have to go through it alone or uninformed. Rehab centres in North Yorkshire are focused on providing a comfortable and relaxing environment so that you can safely manage your addiction to drugs or alcohol without outside interference or temptation to ruin your progress. Whether it’s a private rehabilitation clinic you’re looking for or NHS options, we can help you locate the right rehab clinic for your needs.

 

How can I tell if I’m addicted to drugs or alcohol?

 

Addictions can often be difficult to self-diagnose because the signs are very subtle and we may ignore certain changes in our life that point towards alcohol or drug addiction. If you’re unsure if you have an addiction or not, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Help4Addiction so that we can explain the symptoms of addiction and also offer you some impartial advice on how you can locate your nearest rehabilitation clinic for more detailed information.

 

Here are a couple of signs that indicate that you may be experiencing some form of addiction to drugs or alcohol.

 

  • Financial issues caused by your drug or alcohol use
  • Paranoia or other similar mental issues that have recently developed
  • Wild sleeping patterns that have taken a toll on your health
  • Ignoring the negative consequences caused by your drug or alcohol use
  • Lack of self-esteem or self-worth caused by drinking and drug use
  • Inability to focus at work or on your studies

 

If you do experience some of these issues then it’s important that you seek attention as quickly as possible in order to improve your chances of quickly overcoming your addiction and gaining back control of your life.

 

Why can’t I deal with my addiction on my own?

 

Overcoming an addiction on your own isn’t unheard of, but it’s certainly much more difficult especially if you have no experience with dealing with addictions and don’t have support to encourage you, such as friends and family members.

 

One of the biggest roadblocks you’ll encounter is withdrawal symptoms. These will start to happen a couple of hours after you stop alcohol or drug intake, resulting in issues like nausea, headaches or even respiratory issues depending on the addiction that you were dealing with. Unfortunately, these can be incredibly debilitating especially if you have a long history with your addiction, meaning that you could put your body in danger if you simply cut out the drugs and alcohol.

 

Overcoming your addiction means getting rid of this dependency that your body has developed, and doing so can be both dangerous and unsuccessful if you don’t approach it the right way. When you choose to overcome your alcohol or drug addiction with a rehab centre in North Yorkshire, you’ll get help from trained professionals that specialise in dealing with addictions and you’ll also have a positive atmosphere and community at your back to keep you motivated.

 

What caused my addiction to develop in the first place?

 

This can often be a private matter that is discussed in more detail with your therapist or a medical professional. However, there are a couple of common reasons for why you may have developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

 

  • Social or environmental troubles such as a poor upbringing that exposed you to drugs and alcohol at a young age
  • Misconceptions about alcohol and its ability to help relieve stress or act as an antidepressant as usually depicted in film and TV
  • Influences from friends, family members or colleagues that drink alcohol or take drugs
  • Relying on drugs and alcohol as a way to ignore life issues or feel more confident

 

When attending a rehabilitation clinic, a lot of focus will be put on finding out why you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol and the triggers that cause it to get worse. Whether it’s through group sessions or one-to-one therapy, you’ll find that it’s important to open up about your addictions and communicate with others in order to beat your addiction.

 

We understand that discussing your past with others to find the source of your addiction can be uncomfortable because you may not want to reveal private details. Help4Addiction is a service that offers impartial advice and you don’t have to give us a name or details about yourself. You can phone in completely anonymously if you’d like to speak to someone about your addiction.

 

Can a rehab centre really help me with my addiction?

 

Not everyone feels that a rehab centre is the right choice for their addictions, but it’s undoubtedly one of the best chances of helping you overcome it. To help you deal with the physical side of an addiction, rehabilitation centres are well-equipped with the right staff and medical supplies, but also provide a positive and safe atmosphere for you to manage your addiction with a stable mental state.

 

Rehab centres often start with detoxification, meaning that the drugs and alcohol are purged from your system so that you are no longer dependent on it. This will cause a myriad of withdrawal symptoms but there is plenty of medication, therapy and assistance to help you through the worst of it. Once your body is clean, you can then start to undergo therapy and group sessions that can help you learn more about your addiction and how to overcome it.

 

In addition to the advice, you’ll also be able to connect with other residents to learn more about their experiences, and to make new friends who have also embarked on the journey of breaking their addictions to drug and alcohol.

 

Contact us for advice on rehab centres in North Yorkshire

 

If you’re not sure where your nearest rehab clinic is or want to search for one with specific amenities, then don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and contact us at Help4Addiction. You’re free to call in anonymously to receive impartial advice on anything related to drug and alcohol addictions.

 

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Edinburgh, York, Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Swinton, Glasgow, Lancashire, Lincolnshire

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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.