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Here at Help 4 Addiction, we know that quitting drinking or stopping taking drugs is one of the most difficult things a person can do. It goes against every fibre of your being to stop misusing a substance. Your body has become so used to the drugs or alcohol that it has physically altered its chemistry to accommodate it. When you remove the chemicals that caused the mutation you can feel it as a physical, mental, and spiritual pain.

Despite this, if you don’t go into recovery and stop using drugs or stop drinking now, you may pursue your substance to death. You might drink until you cause irreversible liver damage that kills you. One day you might overdose, and there is no coming back from this.

To this end, it is important that you quit drugs, or quit drinking as soon as you possibly can. A full life is possible with the right support and a good deal of determination. With drug and alcohol rehab centres up and down the Shropshire county, there is no excuse for not finding one near you. Here at Help 4 Addiction we can connect you with the resources you need, with a few clicks and a chat on the phone. Contact us today, on 0203 955 7700 if you want to make a start.

Alcohol Intake is On the Rise in England

Every year, it seems that the NHS in England and Wales report more and more deaths caused by alcoholism. Alcohol addiction is one of the more common addictions in the UK since you can buy it over the counter, from the age of 18, and at most times of the day or night. Unlike medications, those who provide alcohol to consumers aren’t chemists and don’t know the effect it can have. Too much drink can quite literally kill you… so it’s important to get help for alcoholism when you can.

According to local paper the Shropshire Star, somewhere in the region of 4,700 residents of the county are alcohol dependent. To be alcohol dependent you must have been drinking for long enough that your body chemistry has changed to facilitate all that alcohol. At this point it is almost impossible to quit alone, without medical surveillance or advice.

In response to the amount of alcohol abusers in the area, the council came up with the Shropshire Alcohol Strategy back in 2013. This plan outlined ways in which alcohol dependents could get help through a series of government backed stratagem. Unfortunately, the program ended in 2016. Nowadays, if you want treatment or rehab for alcoholism in Shropshire, you need to come through a firm like ours. Call us on 0203 955 7700 to devise your own strategy to get you off drink.

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Drug Crime and Use isn’t far Behind

Illegal Drugs are at epidemic proportions in Shropshire. Drug addiction is on the rise as a result of more and more illicit substances being brought into the UK. According to statistics, drug crimes make up 1.6% of all crimes in Shropshire. However, that figure is an increase of 12.1% in a single year. At that same rate, the 730 drug crimes reported in the area will double by 2030.

We appreciate that smoke does not necessarily indicate fire – but we also know that you can’t get addicted to drugs if you don’t have routine access to them. Since access to them is dependent on how readily available drugs are in your area, the evidence of drug crime can be seen as evidence of addiction. This theory is further backed up by local news reports, some of which say drug deaths are up around 70% in the last few years.

Since it is fair to say that there is always a drug crime problem in the same areas where addiction problems arise, it is also fair to say that these areas tend to have the most choice in rehab outlet. When you do choose to go into rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction it can be daunting to decide on which one. We guide you towards the right decision through gentle chats, encouraging even the smallest step, and being there when you choose to quit drinking for good.

Call Help 4 Addiction to start getting help of your own, now. You can call us on 0203 955 7700 to get help. Please remember to contact the emergency services if the help you need is of a more urgent nature.

Finding Help for Addiction Near You is Possible

If you want to stop drinking but need extra help to recover, you can get it. Using Help 4 Addictions service, you can take your choice from any number of rehab clinics in the Shropshire area. You can match what your expectations of therapy are to the services provided, find a starting point you are happy with, and reach out to get the help you need.

Whether you are addicted to alcohol, have a prescription or illegal drug addiction, can’t stop gambling or feel you need help with some other kind of addiction – we can connect you with the resources that will get you back on the road to recovery. There are plenty of rehab centres in and around the Shropshire area so location shouldn’t be an excuse. Quitting is an uphill struggle, but it is also the biggest achievement of your life. Don’t let your chance at recovery slip through your fingers.

Call us on 0203 955 7700 or start an online consultation, today.

Stop a Habit Before it Becomes an Addiction!

There are a few tell-tale signs that you can look out for, should you suspect that your habit is becoming an addiction. The rate at which you become addicted to a substance varies greatly in response to the substance in question, and your own weight and mass. Some substances are incredibly addictive – such as heroin or cocaine – and will hook you faster than others. These are called Class A drugs (for the most part) and, if you keep taking them, there is a possibility that they will kill you[i].

Class B drugs are slightly less addictive but equally as harmful. These cover drugs such as anabolic steroids, cannabis, and ketamine. It is more likely that you will become addicted to a Class A or Class B drug than a Class C drug, but not completely. Some Class C’s contain prescription medications such as Tramadol and Zopiclone. It is just as likely that you will form an addiction to a prescription painkiller as it is that you would form an addiction to party drugs… perhaps more so, since the average person has easier access to prescription meds than they do to backstreet drug dealers.

If you start to crave a substance more and more, can drink or take drugs first thing in the morning without consequence, or feel you need more and more of a substance to be able to ‘feel’ it, then you are forming an addiction. If you are wondering what stage you should allow this to get to before you seek help, then consider this your wakeup call. It is never too early to seek help for a brewing addiction. If you physically cannot leave your substance (or action) alone for a full 24 hour period, then it is time to seek help. Counselling and therapies can help you take your mind off substance misuse while you break the habit.

Other signs of a brewing addiction include spending all your money on drugs or drink, avoiding social occasions to secretly drink or take drugs, and lying about how much you are using to your loved ones. If this sounds like you, call us now. Reach us on 0203 955 7700, today.

[i] https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/controlled-drugs-and-drug-dependence.html

Help 4 Addiction is Available in All Areas of Shropshire!

There are rehab clinics and centres, GP practises, therapy centres and detox facilities all over this region of the UK. The government and charities sponsor plenty of places where you can get help for your addiction. Whether you are suffering from alcoholism, want to stop gambling, can’t take another drink, are addicted to sex, or simply want to stifle a habit that isn’t an addiction yet – all can be helped at a Shropshire rehab centre near you.

We offer Help 4 Addiction in all regions of Shropshire, including (but not limited to):

  • Albrighton
  • Bayston Hill
  • Bridgnorth
  • Broseley
  • Church Stretton
  • Hadley
  • Ludlow
  • Market Drayton
  • Oakengates-Donnington
  • Oswestry
  • Shifnal
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford
  • Wellington
  • Wem

So if you have decided that the time is right for you, we want you to get in touch before it is too late. The last thing that any of us want is for you to carry on with your addiction, leading down a dark path to your eventual death. We don’t mean to seem melodramatic – it just really is that important. Your life is at stake. You can fix it. Contact us by phone on 0203 955 7700 or go through our online consultation service, now. It is the first step towards a better you in the future, with a life worth clinging to.

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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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