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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Staffordshire

Getting help to fight an addiction is a vital part of recovering from it. Alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction and a myriad of other problems swarm our society today. Staffordshire might be a lovely corner of the globe – but it isn’t addiction (or temptation) free.

When you do fall foul of too much drink or drugs, you should reach out for help. The UK government has made a commitment towards giving National Health Service help to those that suffer from addiction. As such, there are a wealth of sources that you can draw on to aid your recovery. Unfortunately, if you don’t draw on the right rehab sources, you could end up slipping back into the throes of addiction once more. Therefore, the right services are necessary to keep you on the straight and narrow.

If you have taken an overdose it is important that you get in touch with the emergency services. If you need less urgent help but want to get off drink or quit taking drugs for good, we want to hear from you. We can help, just call us on 0203 955 7700 to start getting off drink, today.

Different Types of Staffordshire Based Rehab Services

There are two main types of rehab for any addiction you might have. Those are inpatient and outpatient rehab clinics. Both have merits and both have flaws. This is just the first layer of rehab centre choice in the Staffordshire area which should give you an indication as to the number of choices you will have. It makes sense to get help when it comes to narrowing all those options down somewhat, based on your needs.

Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Inpatient rehab is generally held in a rehab centre and will include you staying overnight for a usual period of 28 days. This is a good method for those with nobody to stay with them while they go through the detox process. Alcohol detox and drug detox differ slightly, depending on which drugs are being taken. Specialist staff make the best guardians while you are in the vulnerable position that detox places you in.

When you go for inpatient rehab you stay in the facility. This method has a higher success rate because it removes you from all the bad habits in your life that make you go back to using drugs or drinking. It also gives you 24 hour access to support systems, be it in a physical, emotional, or mental capacity. You are more likely to quit your addictions successfully if you opt for inpatient rehab.

Your rehab centre might see you for anything up to 6 months, depending on your price point and your progress. Some of the best inpatient facilities offer aftercare, which helps give you a support structure to fall back on should you feel like giving in to addiction, after your initial rehab has been completed. This type of rehab is best used by those that have been on drugs or have been addicted to alcohol for a very long time. It is the more ‘hardcore’ of the two options.

Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab

When you first quit drinking, you might need to go into a residential rehab centre, or a specialised detoxification clinic – especially if you live alone. When there is nobody to look after you during this troublesome time it is often better to seek help. Should something go wrong during detox you might not be in a good enough position to get help, so you should never quit drinking or drugs cold turkey, on your own, without a medical consultation or help.

That being said, once you have completed those initial stages and the chemicals have left your body, there is no need for you to stay in a full time, inpatient rehab facility if you don’t want to. Some people suffered only mild addictions and find it easier to quit with minimal help. Others are too busy with life or work to take a full 28 days – six months off to go to rehab full time. In these cases, being treated as an outpatient gives you access to all of the same resources you get as an inpatient, but you can go home at night and get on with your life.

Using outpatient rehab clinics you will be able to maintain more of your normal life. It is often a cheaper option (most private rehab clinics tend to be full time inpatient centres) and can last anything from the initial 28 days right up to a year or two. You will need to do around 10 hours a week of treatment and you will get to stay at home – but outpatient treatment for alcohol or drug addiction in the Staffordshire area has a slightly lower success rate.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t opt for outpatient rehab treatment, but it does mean your chances are better as an inpatient. The choice is yours and, with enough determination, it shouldn’t make that much of a difference to you.

Getting Treatment for Drug Addiction Near You

Rather than be predominantly concerned about the what and the why, we want you to reach out for help, regardless of your addiction. No matter what area of Staffordshire you live in, how many drugs you have taken, or how many times you have attempted rehab before – we want to hear from you. You can get help for addiction in the Staffordshire area through our expert team of advisors. So call us today, for a chat, to explore the possibility, or to start your new, drink and drug free life. Find us at 0203 955 7700 or use our online consultation service to begin.

Does Staffordshire Have Addiction Issues?

Although a lovely place to live, Staffordshire is just as prone to have patches of drug use as any other county. We often, too, forget that alcohol is a drug, and that it is addictive. Worse than addictive, grown adults can buy it over the counter all over the county. With such readily available drugs it is no wonder that the entirety of England and Wales is under the presence of an alcohol problem.

As for drug intake, Staffordshire County Council released plans to tackle the growing crisis on their own pages. As a general rule, their tactics are to direct those suffering from addictions towards charitable services in and around Staffordshire that can help you get clean. According to Derbyshire Live, Staffordshire Police have reported a total of 2,028 drug offences between 2016 and 2019. It is reported that more than half of these were for Cannabis use. Cannabis is a known Class B drug that many still argue is non addictive. However, evidence says otherwise. Outpatient rehab clinics regularly see patients who suffer from reliance on Cannabis use just to get them through the day.

It isn’t a necessary part of your life. Addiction is optional, irrespective of the substance you might be addicted to. You are able, at any moment, to decide you have had enough. Only when you have hit this wall and made this decision will you truly be able to give up drink and drugs for good. When that time comes, we urge you to get in touch. Here at Help 4 Addiction we are eager to here from you and more than happy to help. Don’t let drink or drugs ruin your life. Call us instead, on 0203 955 7700.

Staffordshire Based Help for Alcohol Addictions

When you come to us for advice on recovery, Help 4 Addiction will give you everything you need to get started. From giving you a quick pep-talk to putting you in touch with rehab centres near you – recovery from addiction in England has never been as easy as it is now. There are rehab resources all over the county that can help you with alcohol addiction, or with drug addiction. All you need is the right help to put you in touch with them.

Get Help For Addiction In All Areas of Staffordshire!

We operate throughout all areas of Staffordshire County. This means that, even if you can’t find the name of your town or city in our listings, we will still provide you with the help you need. We offer this support for both alcohol and drug addiction in your area, whether you prefer inpatient or outpatient support.

Some of the areas we support throughout the Staffordshire region cover:

  • Biddulph
  • Burntwood
  • Burton-upon-Trent
  • Cannock
  • Great Wyrley
  • Kidsgrove
  • Leek
  • Lichfield
  • Longton
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Rugeley
  • Stafford
  • Tamworth
  • Uttoxeter

Again, even if you are not in any of those specific towns – and if you live in the countryside, we envy you – you can still get involved with Help 4 Addiction. Our expertly trained staff are able to put you in touch with all the rehab resources you need to maximise your chances of recovery from alcohol or drug abuse. Don’t let alcohol misuse ruin your life, get help for that addiction, and quit in your own way and time. Call us now to make a start. Our number is 0203 966 7700 to find out how we can help.

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

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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.