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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Poole

Here at Help4Addiction, we aim to connect our clients with the rehab clinics that best meet their needs. Although we extend these services throughout England and Wales, we wanted to extend our services specifically to the Poole area. We know the struggle fighting those cravings is all too real, so when it comes to quitting things are tough enough. We don’t want to compound that difficulty by overwhelming you with rehab clinics. Instead, we like to get specific!

Who are Help4Addiction?

We were established a few short years ago by an ex-addict. Our founder had been a professional working man, with a good career and a family to support. One day, the pressure of keeping up with his busy life led him down the path to drug addiction. He fell into the same cycle that many of our clients fall into – the cycle of addiction.

Once he finally recovered, he created an innovative online platform that would guide patients through the complex process of choosing the best rehab clinic near them. You can use our online consultation service for any inquiries on how you take advantage of our special rehab clinic in Poole selection service. You can also call us – for either a formal or an informal chat – on 0203 955 7700, to get help for addiction right now!

What is The Cycle of Addiction?

The cycle of addiction is the terrible cycle that you get stuck in when you become an addict. It is a little like being stuck in a loop when you start substance abuse in Poole. The cycle begins when you use the substance or commit the act that you are addicted to (like gambling or sex addicts). This is the first step. You then take that substance and use it all. This is like starting a countdown timer that starts to run out from the moment you buy the substance. Once you have used it all, you inevitably end up back at your supplier (a drug dealer, a casino, a chemist, a pub) where you start the cycle all over again.

Once your body has been fully immersed in substance abuse for a prolonged length of time, your body chemistry changes to accommodate this. After it has changed, the craving for the drugs becomes an outright need. Your brain will try everything to hold you in this precarious position. The substance becomes the only way you can become happy. Next, you will realise that you are happiest at the start of the cycle, because you are immune or numb to the substance abuse.

Sound too close for comfort? Good. Call us right now, on 0203 955 7700. You can also read the studies on the cycle of addiction courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

Help for Addicts was Created!

Fortunately, our founder managed to break free from this terrible cycle and get back to a normal life… but as he broke free, he realised the gaps where he needed help most and there weren’t any. Sometimes it takes someone in your situation to see things from your point of view. He realised that rehab clinics were overwhelming when he tried to find a drug rehab clinic. There were so many choices that treatment success was causally related to where you lived and which rehab clinics you found nearby. He set out to change this by making the best rehab clinics available to all, through an easy, tailored, thought-out online platform.

Help4Addiction was born from one ex-addict’s need to help others in his position. He aimed to provide treatment options tailored to every addict – be it alcoholism, drug use, or some other addiction. If you want to join our growing list of satisfied clients, all ex-addicts themselves, then we are here for you. Contact us today on 0203 955 7700 to find your way to the best rehab clinic, hand selected for you.

Why Rehab Clinics Differ?

There are all different types of rehab but not everyone knows this. You might decide to go into a private rehab clinic if you can afford it. You might not want to go full time and residential, preferring to be treated in a drug or alcohol rehab clinic as an outpatient. This would let you continue with your work or family commitments while you received recovery from addiction help in your area.

The problem is that not all rehab centres were created equally. Some are live-in, some come with holistic therapies attached, some focus on intensive therapies that you might just not be ready to face yet… they are all completely different. As an added issue, you have a lesser chance at treatment success if you are mis-matched to your rehab clinic. If you want a smooth, seamless transition back into sobriety, this uncharted territory represents a bumpy road down an uncertain path.

Why Help4Addiction are Your Best Option for Quitting Addictions in Poole?

Which is why we exist! Help4Addiction will want to know a few things about you. When you call us, we will ascertain which rehab clinic is best for you based on your answers to a series of questions. Once we have your answers, we assimilate that information down through a combination of expert knowledge and ground-breaking algorithms, in order to find the best rehab clinic for you. Instead of being forced to use the rehab clinic nearest you, you can use the one that is best suited to what you need to quit drink or drugs.

Basically, when you choose to quit substance abuse with Help4Addiction on your side, you are giving yourself a much better chance of being successful. If you want to quit drink or drugs and you are serious about it, or even if you want to quit drink or drugs and you have been unsuccessful in rehab clinics in Poole before – we can accommodate your needs. Call us, on 0203 955 7700 to get started.

Are There Drink and Drug Problems in Poole?

Britain is plagued with drink and drug issues. You might not think it, but there are around 5,000 deaths annually as a direct result of alcoholism. The actual numbers of drug deaths are harder to account for, since we don’t have any way of monitoring most drug addictions. What we do know about addicts overall, is that only a fifth of them are likely to get help for that addiction. Yet if you don’t get help for your addictions, they will eventually kill you.

So what of drink and drug abuse in the Poole area, we dug a little deeper to see what the news stories were saying. Police arrested a young driver from Poole who was caught drugged up behind the wheel four times in a single two month period. He had cocaine in his system. In July of 2020, the Dorset Eye reported on both drug and firearms arrests made as police raided throughout Poole and the Bournemouth region. All of this points towards a risky underworld drug business, where suppliers take their chances with the law in order to bring poison into our cities.

As for alcoholism, unfortunately, this is a substance that curses all of England and Wales. Although Dorset Police have a drug and alcohol crimes policy, there isn’t all that much direction on how you should get help if you are an addict. The problem of alcoholism is so rife within Poole that some drivers have been arrested while they are as much as 5 times over the limit! This article in the Daily Echo records a drink-driver who was arrested with the highest breath alcohol reading ever taken in the Dorset and Poole areas…

If you frequently drink and drive it may be a sign that you need help to manage a brewing alcohol addiction. As well as being illegal, drink driving is incredibly dangerous to yourself and other road users. Get help before it gets to that point. Call 0203 955 7700 for help for addiction in Poole, today.

Help is Available in All Areas of Poole!

We can provide help for your addiction to alcohol or drugs, regardless of where in the area you are from. We like to think that we are one of the most non-judgemental rehab clinic finder companies in Britain – because our founder came from the same circumstances as many of our clients do. We will help if we can, and we will be rooting for you, throughout your recovery.

We cover:

  • Alderney
  • Ashington
  • Bearwood
  • Branksome Park
  • Branksome
  • Broadstone
  • Canford Cliffs
  • Canford Heath
  • Canford Magna
  • County Gates
  • Creekmoor
  • Fleetsbridge
  • Hamworthy
  • Lilliput
  • Longfleet
  • Merley
  • Newtown
  • Oakdale
  • Oakley
  • Parkstone
  • Penn Hill
  • Sandbanks
  • Sterte
  • Talbot Village
  • Turlin Moor
  • Wallisdown
  • Waterloo
  • Whitecliff

However, keep in mind that we will cover all of the areas in between, too. Our expert staff can help connect you to the rehab clinic with the best facilities for your budget. Get in touch now and let’s begin your recovery journey. Write down our number, it’s 0203 955 7700, and contact us when you are ready to begin.

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, Huddersfield, Peterborough, Warrington, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford, Cambridge, Bromley, Stockport, Chelmsford, Blackburn

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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.