Drug & Alcohol Rehab Norwich

When it comes to addiction, there are any number of reasons why we end up hooked. Whether you started taking drugs as a coping mechanism, or whether you turned to regular drinking because of peer pressure; addiction is something terrible. It isn’t a place any of us want to be long term. Unfortunately, not wanting to be an addict isn’t enough to stop us falling down the rabbit hole and suffering horribly for it. We wanted to provide relief in such situations, to try and offer help for those that are still stuck in the throes of addiction.

If you live with drink or drug abuse as a daily measure, we want to hear from you. If you are a Norwich resident that is sick of being part of the cycle of addiction, we can help. If you guilty of substance abuse but you want out – call us. Help 4 Addiction was made for people going through your experience right now. It was put together by an ex-addict who noticed the vast gulf between people who wanted to get help for addiction throughout England, and the resources they needed to get them off drink or drugs.

As a result, Help4Addiction has become one of the leading UK drugs relief firms around. We have helped hundreds of addicts find the right rehab and recovery from addiction care for them. When you decide you have had enough of being an addict you cast around for places to recover. Some people will reach out to the nearest facility and get help, others will be more specific in their choices. We want to hear from all of you because we want to optimize your chances at success. Those that are matched with a rehab service that covers all of their needs are far more likely to both get off, and stay off, drink or drugs. If you have the right service on your side you can break free of the cycle, make new habits, and get back to life as you once knew it.

If you are interested in this recovery service and you are suffering from drink or drug abuse in Norwich, we want you to call us to start your journey. The path is much easier to walk with us on your side. Call us today on 0203 955 7700 for more information. You can also use our online consultation service to get help. The important thing is that you make that first move so we can go forward together. Choosing the right rehab for you isn’t difficult when you do it with Help4Addiction.

How to Get Help for Addiction Near You?

If you need a rehab centre near you, we can help find you one. But what types of rehab clinic are available to you and how do you know which type is best? That’s why you need our expert advice in order to achieve a successful recovery from drink or drugs. Don’t get us wrong, you can do it without us, we just make the process smoother, faster, and easier for all involved.

Some of the types of thing you can expect from a rehab clinic include the following.

Inpatient Therapies

You will be offered a variety of therapies in order to get you off drink or drugs, forever. These therapies will include a mixture of psychological techniques, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing being two of the most popular. You will likely be asked to attend group session which are a great tool for discovering others who are going through a similar experience. It allows you to realise you are not as alone as you maybe thought you were. One-on-one therapy with your therapist, counsellor, or psychiatrist can also be expected. The aim of these is to get to the bottom of alcohol addiction or drug abuse and find out what made you turn to substances in order to cope in the first place. Once the root of the cause has been treated, you will be able to employ healthier coping habits moving forward, allowing you to break free of the bonds of addiction. All you need to worry about is putting in that hard work and resisting those cravings.

Online Therapy

Whether you are in rehab for alcoholism or whether you are a drug user that wants to recover, you will find that online therapy may be more up your street. Online therapy can allow you to join in those regular sessions with your therapist even if you can’t afford bus fare to get there. It keeps you connected and is likely to be a tool used more widely in rehab clinics in the coming years. Perfect for the outpatient, this tool lets you continue getting support for addiction recovery long after you have gone through detox.

Telephone Support

In some rehab centres, you may be offered support via telephone. This means you might phone a sponsor, for example, to get through a particularly tough day. You might be able to phone into the clinic whenever a particular trigger flares up or just when you think you need a little extra help. Regardless of the why, telephone support is often offered as part of an aftercare package… which brings us to our next point.


This is what services the rehab clinic near you that you choose offers you, once your initial treatment period is up. Typically, a private rehab clinic will offer better aftercare than an NHS one will. The NHS are extremely busy whereas a private centre is more able to call and check up on ex-patients. Aftercare services often include group sessions, too. You should always consider how much support you will be given after that initial period of rehab when you are selecting a firm to recover with.

Hobbies, Interests, and Activities in Norwich Rehab Clinics

As well as offering all of the above, different rehab clinics have different types of hobbies and interests on offer. Some people enjoy using art to pass the time in an on-site studio, while others like to use the gym facilities of their rehab centre to recall what their hobbies and interests were before addiction. You should keep your interests in mind when choosing a rehab clinic in order to account for this.

Norwich Alcohol and Drug Problems Get Worse Every Year

The whole of England and Wales has an issue with alcohol and drugs. The two are on the rise across the board, although we have experienced a small dip in alcohol deaths in recent years compared to a decade ago. The NHS record that roughly 21% of people drink more than the government recommended amount of 14 units a week, most weeks. This means that there are potentially thousands of people out there who are alcohol dependent but don’t do anything to correct the issue. If they keep drinking, they can face a bleak future with little money, no prospects, and terrible health. For Norwich, they saw their fair share of alcohol hospital admissions of the more than 300,000 people who were admitted in the 2017-2018 period (which is the latest we have the figures for).

The drug problem in Norwich may or may not be worse, but since we don’t have any way of tracking the use of illicit drugs except for arrests made, it is much harder to tell. Last October the BBC speculated that substance misuse in Norfolk was rife. They believe the town may be losing the war on drugs altogether – that’s how bad it is. The Eastern Daily Press also reported on the story of council estates in Norwich being filled with drugs and fear. With local residents too scared to report the dealers for fear of reprisals, drug taking in Norwich has become almost a normal, day-to-day activity. We want to change this and hopefully solve the problem of drug issues in Norwich by treating each individual case as it comes to us. We can get help for you too; all it takes is a phone call.

Help is Available in All Areas of Norwich!

We cover all areas of the city, all regions, all suburbs – and even external residents of the county. We want the people of England to know that there is one service they can always turn to in the event of an addiction. Our advisers are here to welcome you in a non-judgemental way, then to help you get the aid you need to recover properly, the first time around.

Just to be completely clear, we will help you choose the best rehab clinic for you if you live in any of the following areas:

  • Bowthorpe
  • Crown Point
  • Eaton
  • Friar’s Quay
  • Golden Triangle
  • Heartsease Estate
  • Hellesdon
  • Mile Cross Estate
  • Mousehold
  • New Costessey
  • Norwich Lanes
  • Norwich Over the Water
  • Old Catton
  • Riverside
  • Sprowston
  • Thorpe Hamlet
  • Thorpe St. Andrew

So if you live in one of these areas (and even if you do not) we can help you get off drink and drugs and get your life back, as well as getting you to cope with better mechanisms and techniques if your triggers ever flair up again. Sound like a plan? Good. Call us now on 0203 955 7700 to get started.

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, Middlesbrough


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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.