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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Stockport

Stockport is a wonderful place to live and a great place to raise your kids. Nevertheless, it isn’t free of the cycles of addiction that England is suffering from. Underneath the pleasant gardens and painted houses, there runs a drug seam so deep that the local police have struggled to get it under control. With this much drug or alcohol related crime in the area, it is a sure sign that there will be addicts suffering, too.

Drug and alcohol addiction are on the rise in all developed countries in the world. In some places, drug crime has risen as much as 14% in the last year alone – and those are just cities based in England. While the NHS reports on most of the alcohol deaths and injuries in the country, we have no way of knowing how many deaths were caused by the use of illicit substances. No control over them means that all statistics must be estimates…and we always tend to guess on the side of betterment.

With drink and drug addictions so rife, it is no wonder that rehab clinics and detox facilities have sprang up all over the city. In response to this epidemic of addiction, the government can only do so much. It therefore falls into the hands of firms like ours to help treat the issue on a broad scale. Help 4 Addiction was devised specifically to provide a service that connects addicts with rehab clinics – but we don’t just choose them at random.

When you contact us, we will ask a series of questions, all of which are aimed at getting as much information as we can regarding what your interest are. Your likes and dislikes, plus any information about therapy you may have completed in the past, let’s us choose a rehab clinic in Stockport that suits you. It might sound unnecessary but there are two things to consider here. The first is the overwhelming number of rehab centres in and around the city. The second, is that you have less of a chance at quitting drink or drugs if your rehab clinic isn’t right for you.

To have the most chance at giving up your addiction, you should choose a rehab clinic that caters to all the things you need. This means choosing between full-time and part-time, choosing between indoor and outdoor activities, and choosing the range of therapies most likely to help you stay off drugs. As you can imagine, this is a little daunting for those that haven’t got any experience in rehab centres, since they don’t know what to look for. Worse than not knowing what to look for is the possibility of relapsing simply because your rehab clinic isn’t working hard enough on your behalf.

When you contact Help 4 Addiction, we get you off drink or drugs by connecting you with a tailored rehab centre that is orientated by your needs. When all the right parts come together it will make your journey into recovery so much easier – and so much less time consuming. If you don’t choose the right rehab clinic from the offset, you risk relapsing, having to start again, and potentially loosing your drive to recover altogether. Getting it right first time is the most important thing you can do right now… and we are here for it.

Contact us on 0203 955 7700 for more information, or to have a no-obligation, risk-free chat about what to do next.

Stockport Drink and Drug Problems

When finding a rehab clinic it is usual to pick the clinic nearest you. This isn’t always the best result since it can lead to choosing a poorer clinic than one that you need. Most people don’t realise that Stockport has such a problem with drink and drugs – but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. If Stockport didn’t have a drink or drug problem, then they wouldn’t have as many rehab options as they do.

Nobody can forget the horrific murder that occurred in Stockport in the year 2000. The date is key here since drugs have been an issue in this city ever since. The victim was force fed petrol and set on fire, and nobody was ever caught for the crime. The police suspected it was drugs related and make appeals for witnesses every few years… but whoever did it isn’t for talking. In addition to this, we managed to track down the statistics on drug crimes committed in the area throughout last year. In total, 1.5% of all the crimes in the area were drug related, and a total of 502 drug crimes were reported. You can view these alarming statistics for yourself, here. The map also shows that most of these crimes were committed in the SK10 postcode area… definitely something to keep in mind if you are buying a property there!

As for alcohol, we already know that only a fifth of alcoholics receive treatment for their addiction. Whether this be because they can’t connect to the services or whether it is because they enjoy living their lives in a balance between sobriety and drunkenness, we can’t tell. What we do know is that Stockport isn’t free from the alcoholism that has struck across England. In reality, Stockport has some reasonable support for alcoholism but most of that support is through charities and organisations just like ours.

Don’t forget that we exist to support you at your lowest. If you want to quit your addiction and get on with life in Stockport, contact us to help. We will connect you with your best rehab clinic options and get you on the road to treatments success. Call 0203 955 7700 today, for more.

Can I Afford Rehab?

Although private rehab offers more expensive options, the average cost of rehab in the UK is around £1400 for a basic outpatient program. If you want to be treated as an inpatient and live on-site for 28 days, this is what you should expect to pay, through the NHS. If you are inclined to use a private rehab clinic in Stockport, you will likely find more options in terms of therapies and activities, but you should expect to pay more for these.

Private rehab is just one option. You can get help for addiction nowadays without even leaving your own home. Online therapy can help you to fulfil the counselling requirements of an outpatient rehab centre without having to physically attend. This is a huge help for those on a budget or whose anxiety makes it difficult for them to reach out. It also means you can benefit from distance healing and choose the best therapists or counsellors from all over the country for online sessions.

You might keep the costs of rehab down by attending part time, but do keep in mind that the full time, residential rehab clinics have higher success rates at getting clients off drink or drugs. If you want to be addiction free, this is something to think about. Consider how much it will cost to recover versus the cost in terms of life. The more of your years you spend with an addiction, the more of your lifetime you are missing out on. Our advice, therefore, is that you find the money for rehab and worry about repaying that money at a later date.

If you are reaching the point in time where you want to get off drink and drugs for good, we are here to help you break the cycle. Call us on 0203 955 7700 for more information or for an informal chat about what you can do in the future to quit substance abuse. You can even see our pages for more on how to stop drinking. We are waiting for you to make the first move so that we can dive in and swoop to the rescue. All we want is for you to quit your addiction and get back to a real, healthy, wholesome, deserving life.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Stockport!

It doesn’t bother us if you are well-off, poor, famous, or only plain you. We want to be sitting at our desks one day and get a call to say that you have successfully quit drugs or stopped drinking because Help4Addiction pointed you in the right direction. We don’t mind if you even live outside of Stockport – we help people from all over England and Wales connect to the rehab resources they need. Our specialty is optimising your chances at getting off drink or drugs, so don’t miss out.

We help people from:

  • Bosden Farm
  • Brinnington
  • Cheadle Heath
  • Davenport
  • Edgeley
  • Foggbrook
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heaton Mersey
  • Heaton Moor
  • Heaton Norris
  • Offerton Green
  • Offerton
  • Portwood
  • Woodsmoor

Although we never turn anyone who needs help and who lives in England or Wales away. We dream of a world where our children don’t have to fight the same struggles as we have. Addiction is just one of the areas that we can afford to lose as the next generation takes over. Get in touch on 0203 955 7700 today, to help us eradicate the addiction problem. We need your call so we can make our next move, together.

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, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex,West Midlands, Devon, Derbyshire, Cumberland, Durham, Newport, Swansea, Derby, Kingston-Upon-Hull, Portsmouth, Northampton, Reading, Bolton, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Peterborough, Warrington, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford, Cambridge, Bromley

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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.