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When you choose to use the Help 4 Addiction service to treat Reading based drug or alcohol addictions, you can find the best rehab clinic near you. Not only will it have the highest success rates, it will also be tailored to what you need and want to recover. We know everything there is to know about pairing the right person with the right rehab clinic – and we could be working our magic on your behalf, to help you quit drinking, or get off drugs, for good!

Help 4 Addiction was set up by a former addict that wanted to make the recovery process easier. Drink and drugs are two things that can affect anyone, no matter their social circumstances and no matter where they are from or what they do. All it takes is for things to go wrong in life and for us to feel like we can no longer cope. We turn to drugs or alcohol in desperation and before we know it, we are hooked.

Our founder recognised that Reading needed a service that would help connect the people who were suffering with the rehab clinic that could help them the most. When he tried to quit, he noticed that there was a huge gap between the services and entry into those same services. Using the firm he set up from his own personal experience, you can bypass this problem and get your rehab clinic referral if you live in Reading.

If this sounds like a service of interest to you, contact us now on 0203 955 7700 and let’s get started.

What is Detox?

Detox is the process of getting off alcohol or drugs. Those first few days when you decide to stop using your substance anymore is the crux point. If you can get them completely out of your system without going back to that cycle of addiction, then you can start rehab proper. In order to do this, the first step we take is to detox. In other words, you let all of the toxins out of your system, so you are no longer at their mercy. Once you do conquer this stage, the craving will lessen with every passing day you keep it up.

Once you have strung enough of those days together you will be in recovery. If you keep going, one day you will be an ex-addict.

For more information on the detox process to properly arm yourself before you go through with it, you can see this page of our website. We went into detail over exactly what it is that you will go through on a chemical basis, just to ensure that we all have the same information. We believe in the equality of detox and rehab for all – whether you go through detox at home or in a facility.

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Drug and Alcohol Detox are Different

There are small differences between drug and alcohol detox in Reading. In order to come off drink or drugs you will need to stop taking them and let the chemicals out of your body – but you won’t experience the same detox process each time.

We reviewed some of the differences between drug and alcohol detox, below.

Drug Detox

While drug detox is known to be far worse than the alcohol detox process, that doesn’t make either of the two easy. Drug detox comes with a variety of symptoms all of which are subject to change. Those changes will depend on what you have been addicted to, and for how long. As a general rule, Class A drugs are known to be the most addictive and will be extremely harmful to your body over time. In this instance, simply stopping taking them could be more dangerous than weaning yourself off them slowly.

We would always advise that you only detox from drugs in a controlled manner, safely, and under the direct supervision of medical professionals. If you have been taking cannabis for prolonged periods you probably don’t need this extra layer of security – but you should still be wary. Seek medical advice or come to an organisation like ours to get some professional views on what your next move should be. In either event, you do not need to go through this alone.

Alcohol Detox

When it comes to getting off alcohol, learning to quit drinking for good is just as difficult as it is with drugs. Throughout the rehab process you will face multiple obstacles… but the detox process is undoubtedly the worst. During detox from alcohol, the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal will be at their worst. Expect sweating, shaking, nausea, dizziness, and other withdrawal symptoms. These will continue for some time after you initially stop drinking. However, if you keep it up you will eventually find it easier. In the end, every day passed sober is a day you have won. One morning you will wake up and you won’t be an addict anymore. That is the point you should keep in your mind when going through rehab.

Does Reading have a Drink/Drug Problem?

We wanted to know exactly how much of a problem with alcohol or drugs the Reading area might have, so we did a little digging. We already know that there are numerous alcohol submissions to hospitals in the UK every year, with 2018 sporting more than 5,000 alcohol related deaths. Every other region of England and Wales has an alcohol problem and it is mostly to do with how we regulate it. The supply of alcohol is so abundant that we can buy it from most shops. While drug dealers are confined to back alleyways and side streets, Britain proudly displays its alcoholism as a stereotype. If we want to treat addictions to alcohol at the source, then we really need to address the ways we supply it to people.

The first thing we discovered about drink and drugs in Reading was that the NHS are providing guidance. This is normal and is usually echoed by the local city or county council. The next thing we found was in the InYourArea newsroom. Apparently, the sheer size of the drink problem in Berkshire was not being recognised. Councillors were voicing concerns over the issue and making moves for change in recent years. Watch this space to see how their schemes work out.

Drug use is often harder to trace in an area simply because they can’t usually be bought over the counter. Prescription drug addiction has been on the rise across the country and the Reading area is no exception. The same website we used for the stats above have Reading Borough Council revealing that Reading city has one of the highest rates for heroin deaths in the entire country. When we read a little more, we managed to find out that Reading has a bit of a reputation in the drugs world. It is known to be one of the worst places in England for drug crime, as well as deaths and use. We even managed to find this BBC article, which reports on the day-to-day lives of three addicts living in Reading.

With both drink and drug use being so prevalent in the area, what else is there to do but offer support? We are in an era where the funding for prevention of these things is outweighed by the funding given to the cure of addiction, instead. If you have fallen victim to drug or alcohol addiction in Reading, don’t forget that Help4Addiction can offer you the support you need to get into rehab. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700 to start your recovery journey, today.

Detox, rehab, and Help 4 Addiction is available in all areas of Reading!

We provide help for addiction regardless of which area of the city you come from. We even cater to the different counties of England, and even help the Welsh to find rehab clinics near them. So if you live in Reading and you want to make the most of your attempt at recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, then we want to help. We can narrow down all the options on your behalf, whether you want to get inpatient or outpatient rehab help. We can even advise you on where you should get a detox that suits you.

If you reside in the following Reading areas, then contact us now for further help:

  • All areas of Berkshire
  • Beansheaf Farm
  • Calcot
  • Caversham Heights
  • Caversham Park Village
  • Caversham
  • Coley Park
  • Coley
  • Earley
  • East Reading
  • Emmer Green
  • Fords Farm
  • Green Park Villange
  • Holybrook
  • Katesgrove
  • Little Heath
  • Lower Caversham
  • Lower Earley
  • Newtown
  • Norcot
  • Purley on Thames
  • Southcote
  • Tilehurst
  • West Reading
  • Whitley Wood
  • Whitley
  • Woodley

And all of the areas in between! If you live in the country surrounding the city, or even in a nearby town, then we can still help. The whole of Berkshire is covered by our exemplary service to support those recovering from drugs or alcohol. If you want help then call us now, on 0203 955 7700. We are here for you. All it takes is for you to make the first move.

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About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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