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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Shropshire

The Road To Recovery Is Just A Phone Call Away

 

Whether you’re a long-term victim of alcohol abuse or have recently fallen into the trap of drug addiction, the journey to sobriety can feel like a very lonely place. Help 4 Addiction is here to provide the support needed to take those important first steps towards the future you deserve.

 

We’ve already helped thousands of people throughout Shropshire with the battles against their demons. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.

Seek Help In Confidence

 

Here at Help 4 Addiction, we appreciate that admitting you require support with drug addiction isn’t easy. Our free-to-call telephone service is open 24/7 and, crucially, offers complete confidentiality. If you wish to remain anonymous, then feel free to. We only want to ensure that you gain the best advice.

 

Moreover, Help 4 Addiction is here for you at every stage of the drug rehab process. Whether you’re seeking support for the first time or require additional help after a relapse, we are here to provide a helping hand at any time. Crucially, we supply impartial and constructive advice for family members who may be struggling to cope with the impact of a loved one’s addiction.

 

We provide daily advice for clients throughout Shropshire. If addiction has taken control of your life – directly or due to a family member’s dependence on drugs or alcohol – give us a call today.

 

Get The Right Support

 

No two people are the same, and your relationship with drugs and alcohol needs to be treated based on the unique situation. Essentially, when seeking help throughout the battle ahead, you need to be certain that the type of support on offer is the best option for your specific needs. Our compassionate team achieve this by getting to understand you – from the source of your addiction to the timescale in which you’ve felt dependent on those substances.

 

In addition to our free and impartial telephone support, Help 4 Addiction boasts an extensive network of professionals in the field of alcohol and drug addiction and recovery. We will find the right treatment for you, which could include;

 

  • NHS drug and alcohol rehab,
  • Private rehab,
  • One-to-one counselling,
  • Group counselling and support groups,
  • Alcohol detox sessions,
  • Treating underlying health issues,
  • And alternative solutions.

 

Whether you require a few weekly sessions or an extended stint in a rehab centre, we work with clinics and counsellors across Shropshire. We support recovering addicts in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Newport, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Whitchurch, and all other major towns throughout the county. Essentially, if you need help with your recovery, Help 4 Addiction provides the perfect foundations.

 

Find The Reason To Finally Quit

 

Help 4 Addiction is a long-running service that has helped many substance abusers overcome their demons. While each individual has to take on their own journey, the success stories all share one common attribute – they unlocked the motivation to finally say ‘no more!’.

 

We take great pride in helping individuals through alcohol addiction, cocaine addiction, cannabis addiction, heroin addiction, and a whole host of other problems. The source of motivation can vary from person to person, but the most common goals include;

 

  • Take the strain away from their loved ones,
  • Get fitter and healthier,
  • Save money,
  • Be able to enjoy daily life without the dependence,
  • Focus on career goals,
  • Remove the sense of shame and guilt.

 

Ultimately, then, going sober is aimed to improve your quality and quantity of life. Once you allow us to help you see the benefits for yourself, the journey ahead becomes a whole lot smoother. While there will certainly be tough times ahead, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Support Today, & Tomorrow

 

Many sufferers, especially those entering the recovery phase for the first time, will ask questions like ‘how long does rehab take?’. In truth, this can vary depending on a number of issues such as willpower and the type of treatment that is selected. Most importantly, though, you need to appreciate that the rehab stage is just the start. Recovering from addiction is a lifelong battle.

 

As such, there may be times where you need extra support – even years after your last drink or drug sessions. Help 4 Addiction will always be here to provide advice or simply listen to your problems when the temptations resurface. After all, sustained sobriety is the only answer. With our support, achieving that goal suddenly seems more likely.

 

Quickfire Questions About Help 4 Addiction

 

Who Is Help 4 Addiction For?

 

Help 4 Addiction is a free telephone service that can be used by anyone with an existing drug or alcohol problem, including those that have been sober for several years as well as those that fear their relationship with a particular substance is at risk of straying into addiction. We also provide comfort and support for families and loved ones.

 

Is Help 4 Addiction Really Free?

 

Always. While some of the private services offered by experts within our network will cost money, our impartial telephone advice will always be free of charge to anyone in Shropshire. What’s more, we can help you find ongoing support from counsellors and rehab clinics for free or at reduced rates too. We truly believe that money should be your last concern during the battle ahead.

 

Why should I act today?

 

The fact you’re on this page shows that you are serious about overcoming your problems, and now is the perfect time to capitalise on this feeling. The longer you leave it, the harder it will become to quit, not least because the damage can escalate as you continue to use those substances. The sooner you act, the sooner you’ll be on the road to recovery.

 

Don’t Delay, Call Today!

 

You’ve already taken the initiative by accepting that you have a problem and require treatment. Take the next step today by calling our friendly, professional, and non-judgemental advisors on 0203 955 7700. With Help 4 Addiction by your side, you can beat the illness to enjoy. A brighter future starts now.

 

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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.