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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Nottinghamshire

There are more than 785,000 people living in Nottinghamshire – and that means that proportionately more chances for addiction to occur. Regardless of which district you live in throughout Nottinghamshire, you have the ability to give in to addiction at any point in your life. If you do, and you think you need help for addiction, we are here for you.

We help connect those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in Rushcliffe, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Gedling and in the City of Nottingham. We want to provide everyone with an equal, supported, positive chance to get off of drugs or to stop drinking. Once connected with the right team, you can start to kick your addiction in a healthy way.

Through drug and alcohol rehab in the Nottinghamshire area, you will be able to claim back your old life. You will be able to manage the symptoms of withdrawal and cope with future traumatic incidents in a healthier way. Rehab gives you the tools you need to build a better future for yourself… one that you wouldn’t have if you were still addicted to drink or drugs.

If you need urgent help, then do contact the emergency services. If you want to take the time to get off drugs slowly and steadily, in a healthy and positive way – then contact us. We want to hear from you. Reach us by phone on 0203 955 7700 or see our online consultation service, here.

Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment in Nottinghamshire

When we imagine a detox or rehab clinic, we imagine that we will have to go into a facility that sequesters us away from the outside world. This type of rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in Nottinghamshire is only one option. In truth, you can be seen full time, part time, or even from afar!

Nowadays, you can even get help online through therapies conducted over video chat. This brings an even more specific service straight to your home, enabling those with travel or mobility issues to get the help they need, fitted in around their day. Recovery is possible no matter what your situation, circumstances, or time restrictions. Online therapy is just the latest advancement to aid society in the fight against addiction.

Drug Addictions: The Drug Class System

Drug addictions are all different and will vary wildly from person to person. However, in order to separate the narcotic drugs themselves into easy to understand categories, though, scientists have managed to list them into classes, each of which represents how lethal or dangerous the drugs are known to be.

The class structure for drugs goes as follows:

Class A Drugs – This is the most notorious drug classification. The hardest, biggest, nastiest drug addictions are to Class A substances. They also carry the lengthiest jail sentences for dealing or supplying and bring users the biggest trouble if you get caught with them.

Class A’s include things like heroin, crack cocaine (and all other kinds of cocaine, crack is just the most addictive), MDMA and Ecstasy, LSD (also known as acid) and magic mushrooms. Of these, only Magic Mushrooms are found in nature. The others are lab-made.

Class B Drugs – This band of drugs are considered to be dangerous and addictive, if not likely to kill you all at once. On the other hand, Class B Drugs are still extremely dangerous and shouldn’t be messed with. You will notice that some of the drugs in Class B are actually prescription drugs. Codeine is a great example of how prescription drug addiction can be just as lethal as illegal ones.

Some of the Class B Drugs you can expect to have heard of before are amphetamines, mephedrone, cannabis – and now also includes Spice, the synthetic cannabis that is a whole lot worse than the original. The media frequently report on Spice zombies, referring to the way it makes you blank.

 Class C Drugs – this category of drug is considered to be the least dangerous. That doesn’t mean we can all run out and start taking them – especially not if we are addicts – it just means that they aren’t as likely to kill you. They do still have some harmful side effects.

Class C Drugs include things like horse tranquilizers (which people take to terrible detriment to their health), GHB/GBL, Ketamine, Steroids and BZP.

If you think you may be enduring a drug addiction, or if you suspect rehab or intervention would prevent a small issue turning into a massive addiction, then we are here. Contact us today on 0203 955 7700, online, or even see our article on drug addiction to learn more.

The Effect of Class on Drug Rehab in Nottinghamshire

It doesn’t matter what class the drug is if you need to overcome addiction from it. The battle will be tough, no matter what substance you misused. There are different price points in rehab, but all clinics will offer full support. Generally speaking, private rehab will make you the most comfortable of all the rehab clinic types. There are several ways to overcome addiction, as long as you are determined – you can do it, too.

Although class of drug has no affect on whether or not it is addictive, it does affect the detoxification process.

Going Through Detox for Drugs and Alcohol

When you stop drinking or stop taking drugs the chemicals will take a few days to leave your body. Normally, your body is used to you replacing the toxins, so when you don’t, it will exhibit physical symptoms that can feel a lot like real pains. You might have an upset stomach, sickness, nausea, headaches, aches, and pains – or a myriad of other adverse physical problems.

The extent to which this goes on for, and to what length of time it takes to recover from addiction in Nottinghamshire, are dependent on how long you were addicted, and to what. If you want to detox from alcohol you will likely be sick for a week or two, the detox period itself lasting around 3 days. If you want to stop taking heroin, however, you can expect detox to be horrendous. Your body will demand the chemicals, possibly providing you with hallucinations, sickness, and horrible side effects that you will feel you cannot endure.

It is at this stage when it is most important for you to hang on in there. If you can get through this period your life will drastically improve, every day from then on. Instead of chasing your regular high or drink, stop. Give it up. Seek help for drug addiction or rehab clinics for alcoholism in your area. With the right support network and enough determination, you can quit drinking, for good, forever.

Is Alcohol Addiction A Big Problem In Nottinghamshire?

The short answer is yes. The government and county council are so concerned about the drug and alcohol use statistics in Nottinghamshire that they have set up specific pages aimed at providing rudimentary help and support. This isn’t really enough to make a dent in the more than five thousand English citizens who die every year from alcohol related diseases. With more than a third of all English men admittedly binge drinkers that regularly go over the limits – it’s fairly safe to say that Nottinghamshire doesn’t come out unscathed by all of this. You can read the NHS Digital statistics if you want some shocking reading.

Luckily, alcohol and drug addiction do have a solution. You can get into recovery from drug misuse in Nottinghamshire by letting us connect you to the resources you need. Once you come to us, we can discuss what the best next steps for you are. Do you think you would respond best to an outpatient facility, or a residential rehab clinic? These are the types of things that need to be discussed. Once decided, you can move forward with a fresh look at your life ahead… unscarred by addiction.

Call Help4Addiction on 0203 955 7700 to start now.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Nottinghamshire!

All areas of England are covered by some form of rehab centre and Nottinghamshire has plenty for you to chose from. In fact, they have so many that the choice is overwhelming. There are private rehabs, NHS funded rehab clinics, art therapy facilities, residential rehabs, Dayhab, part-time clinics – you name it, and you can find a rehab centre near you, somewhere in Nottinghamshire.

  • Arnold
  • Beeston and Stapleford
  • Carlton
  • East Retford
  • Hucknall
  • Nottingham
  • Kimberley
  • Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Mansfield
  • Mansfield Woodhouse
  • Newark-on-Trent
  • Selston-Underwood-Brimsley
  • West Bridgeford
  • Worksop
  • And others…

Even those areas not listed, but still under the jurisdiction of Nottinghamshire County Council, are still able to find help for addiction through our services. We would like you to call us for a no-obligation, no-pressure chat and perhaps it will be the start of something beautiful. Our number is 0203 955 7700 and we are here when you need us.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Bournemouth, Manchester, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Northumberland County

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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.