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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Northampton

Happen to live in Northampton and looking for help with an addiction to drugs or alcoholism? Help 4 Addiction was literally created to help people in your exact position. We are an organisation that takes great care in matching you with the right rehab program for you. If we do our job correctly, you will get into a rehab clinic near you that is 100% matched to what you needed. If your support is perfect for you, you have a much higher chance at a successful recovery from your substance abuse. We aren’t limited to Northampton, either. We provide help for addictions throughout the county – and throughout the country.

Drug addiction and alcoholism are massive problems in England and Wales. While alcohol is available everywhere you look, it doesn’t take much work to find a drug dealer, either. Regardless of whether you are Northampton based or whether you live in the centre of London – you are never too far from somewhere to top up your high.

Breaking free of addiction is just that: breaking free of the habits that have held you in a loop for so long. You go to your dealer or to the shop, you buy drink or drugs, you use them till they are gone, then you scrape together enough money to buy more. This cycle of addiction is what needs to be broken before you can get back to a happy, healthy, normal life… whatever your version of normal may be.

Help 4 Addiction were established by a former addict who had to overhaul his own life in order to get off drugs. When we say we recognise your struggle, we see what you are going through, and we want to help – we mean what we say. You can reach out to us at any time of the day or night by calling us, on 0203 955 7700. One of our trained and experienced advisers will be happy to help you find the right rehab clinic in Northampton for you.

A life in recovery is waiting for you. Don’t be put off by the overwhelming choice in rehab clinics that your city has to offer.

Addiction and your Family

Back in 2014, a group of psychiatrists worked on a paper that described the direct links between addiction and family/social interactions. To no surprises, the study found that the act of addiction has a direct impact on the family… and substance abuse disorder would create a significant burden on the familial bonds. However, as a by-product of this study, it was also noted that those suffering from addiction tend to recover better, faster, and for longer periods, if they have the support of a family behind them. Whether this is something to do with having a reason to spur you on towards recovery or not we cannot say. What we do know is that your addiction is hurting your family unit in ways you don’t realise.

We wanted to take a moment and reflect on the many ways that the children of addicted parents suffer, in the hope that it might drive you towards seeking the help for addiction you need. Some of the worst ways kids can be affected by parental addictions include:

  • Missing school or play times with friends because something has gone wrong or the parent has forgotten.
  • Missing school because they can’t afford the right equipment.
  • Missing school without your knowledge because other kids are making fun of them.
  • They are more than likely worse off than their friends in terms of clothing, food, and money.
  • They may go hungry a few days a week because the addicted parent spent the food money.
  • They may end up homeless if the addicted parent is their only parent.
  • Kids from addicted parent families frequently grow up without things that other people consider to be normal. Things like heat, light, new shoes when your old ones become too small, or leisure time activities such as dance classes or a football team.
  • The worst thing for a child that belongs to an addicted parent is the emotional trauma they go through to rationalise why it is that they are so different from others. Added to that the fact that you are not always in an appropriate condition to look after your kids or to put their safety first, and you can see that growing up as the child of an addict is a hardship.

The best way to avoid your children being subjected to this is to get off drink or drugs and stop your addiction, today. If you want to quit a drug addiction or stop alcoholism today, then contact us. We will be happy to place you with the Northampton rehab clinic that is best for you. Call 0203 955 7700 to start your recovery, right now.

Am I Addicted?

To figure out if you are suffering from a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction, there are several ways you can identify it. You need to take a look at your actions and ask some tough questions to see if you need a drug or alcohol rehab clinic. Let’s talk about how you spot an addiction within yourself, since the first step to combatting it is to acknowledge that there is an issue.

Do you suffer from alcohol or drug withdrawal symptoms when you stay off your substance for 24 hours? For alcohol, this means sweating and shaking, for Class A and B drugs this could mean vomiting, nausea, dizziness or even hallucinations. The longer you have used for, the longer it will take you to quit drugs or drinks. Similarly, the stronger the substance abuse, the harsher the detox process and withdrawal symptoms will be.

Another important question to ask yourself is whether or not you can go away somewhere for a few days if you suspect you are addicted. If you can go on a trip and sleep in a tent in the wilderness for a few days without needing to stock up on booze or drugs beforehand, then you are probably OK. Most addicts find this incredibly difficult – even avoiding holidays from home because they fear not being in contact with their dealer.

Do you hide your drug taking or drinking from your family and friends? Instead of sharing the drugs with them, do you hide the fact that you have them to use them alone? If so, then you are either in the process of developing an awfully bad habit, or you are already an addict.

Lastly, if you have ever seriously sat down and considered going into detox then this is almost a sure sign that you need help. If you feel that you take so much of something that detox is your only way to stop, then you have an addiction.

If any of these questions have rung true to you then we can help you find a rehab clinic that won’t turn you away. For the best chance of successfully ceasing to take drugs or drink, then call us now. You will get us on 0203 955 7700 where we will be more than happy to answer your questions. Help is only a phone call away.

Northampton – A Safe Haven?

So does Northampton even have a problem with drink or drugs? We took a closer look at the city news to find out. Northamptonshire County Council have already put together guidance for the area but we wanted to know more. Worse though, in February 2020 the Northamptonshire Chronicle reported on what they describe as a ‘ticking time bomb’ as alcohol hospital admissions in the city rose by 50% in 6 years.

Drugs provide us with a similar story. In June of this year, police officers carried out raids that resulted in a number of drug suppliers paraphernalia pieces – including a notebook with the names of customers. The police sent a noticeably clear message that they were working hard to tackle the drug problem in Northampton, but all this proves is that the problem is worse than we might have thought.

Help is Available in All Areas of Northampton!

That’s right, no matter where you live, we can help you if you fall under the jurisdiction of NHS England and Wales. This means that we cover all areas of Northampton – from the suburbs to the city centre. If you live there and you have an addiction problem, we suggest that you contact us straight away. Help is available and essential for you to return to a normal life.

Just so we are clear, we help those suffering from addictions in the following areas of the city:

  • Abington
  • Abington Vale
  • Billing
  • Collingtree
  • Collingtree Park
  • Cotton End
  • Cultural Quarter
  • Dallington
  • Duston
  • East Hunsbury
  • Far Cotton
  • Hardingstone
  • Kingsthorpe
  • Queen’s Park
  • Round Spinney
  • Sixfields
  • Spinney Hill
  • St. James End
  • Upton
  • Victoria Park
  • West Hunsbury
  • Weston Favell
  • White Hills
  • Wootton

But we also cover all the areas in between, and even those that fall just outside the city limits. If you happen to live in one of these areas and you have had your life interrupted by a drink or drug addiction, contact Help 4 Addiction right now. We will get you on the road to recovery if it is the last thing we do. Our number is 0203 955 7700 and we would love you to use it. Call us for more information, to quit addiction, or just to have a chat about quitting in future. No pressure, just care.

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

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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.