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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Shropshire County

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.

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

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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.