Drug & Alcohol Rehab Stoke-on-Trent

When you suffer from an addiction, you don’t think clearly. Worse than affecting your mental clarity, drink and drugs will be slowly eradicating your other capacities and wearing down your well-being. Drink or drug addiction is all-too-common among us humans. There are only two ways that a drink or drug addiction can end – and one of them is with death. Do you intend to continue along this dark path, spending all of your money and never improving your life, until the end? If so, then we can’t help you.

If you feel even the smallest spark, the tiniest desire to get back to a regular drink and/or drug-free life, then we want you to find a working phone and call us. You can get in touch with Help4Addiciton any time of the day or night and we will be here to help you. We don’t care where you are from or what you have done while under the influence. We just want to help you recover from drink or get off drugs.

Not that many years ago, the founder of our organisation relied on drug use. He went through a tough recovery of his own and was eventually able to get some of his life back. Once he was on the straight and narrow path of sobriety, he realised how difficult it had been for him to find the right type of help at the moment he needed it most. Regardless of how many people are around you, a drug addiction or alcoholism is best managed by professionals. Get a good support team and make your wish come true.

Here at Help4Addiction we connect you with the right resources because we know first-hand how tough it is to find the correct clinic. If your clinic is the wrong type for you, there is a chance your recovery could fail. This isn’t what anybody wants for you. Call us now on 0203 955 7700 when you decide to quit your addiction so that we can find you the ideal place to recover. If you don’t want to talk by phone just yet you can use our online recovery consultation service and we will get back to you. The important thing is that you recover. Don’t be put off.

Where Can You Get Counselling for Addictions in Stoke-on-Trent?

There are so many facilities that can support drug or alcohol detox but for counselling you need a therapist. You can get counselling for addictions through either your alcohol or drug rehab program. Rehab clinics regularly employ fully qualified psychiatrists, therapists, and mental health workers (like alcohol counsellors) to keep you mentally fit and safe while you recover.

You will find that there is a close connection between the world of recovery from drugs or alcohol, and the world of therapy. Without proper understanding you might never learn why you turned to substance abuse in Stoke-on-Trent in the first place. Without counselling, you might not tackle those issues and learn healthy coping tactics to use in place of drugs or alcohol in future. Addiction is partially in the mind. If you can account for this, meet it head on, and change things from the source of the problem, you are on a sure path to getting off drink or drugs for good.

To answer the question, however. There are multiple options for rehab and counselling throughout the city of Stoke-in-Trent. A service like ours helps you narrow down those choices and pick which place is likely to work best for you. This way, you have a greater chance at a successful recovery. Sound good? We hope so. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700 for more.

How Do I Stop Using Drink or Drugs?


We can’t tell you a single hard-and-fast rule for this. Addiction has many aspects and all of them need to be worked on simultaneously if you want to successfully recover from addiction. A lot of being addicted to a substance is mental and if the counselling sessions or CBT therapies can’t change this for you, you may end up going back to drink or drugs repetitively over the years.

What we can tell you is that rehab clinics, either as an outpatient or as a full-time resident, will work well to help you stay off drink and drugs. When you are an addict, quitting seems like an unsurmountable task. Rehab clinics will give you the best possible chances to quit addiction for good. So if you want to stop drinking forever, attendance at a rehab clinic will do the trick. It won’t be easy, but we can promise that it will be worth it.

We also have a guide on How to stop drinking so much if you think this would be of help to you.

How Long Does Rehab Take?

The length of time that rehab takes will vary on many circumstances. Rehab is different for those that have been addicted to drugs and for those addicted to alcohol. It also differs according to how long you have suffered from your addiction and according to what drugs it was that you were addicted to.

As a general guide, a full-time rehab course usually lasts around 28 days. It could be more than this, but we certainly wouldn’t recommend that you attend a rehab clinic for any less than this length of time. Once you have dealt with the detox – which can be up to a fortnight long – you have to get your head into a good space so that you won’t just leave and use again.

If you are being seen as an outpatient for rehab in Stoke-on-Trent (as is common with alcohol addictions) you will likely be in the program for a lot longer. The base line is three months in order to cover a wide variety of therapies and establish new routines. Once done, you can go to rehab in aftercare sessions that can last as long as you want them to. For example, you might want to join a support group to make sure you keep on the right path for as many as a few years after you end your addiction.

So rehab differs per individual case. How long it takes for you to recover shouldn’t be compared to other people anyway. Once you are committed to recovery and in an intensive program, that is all that matters in the world.

What’s the Link Between Addiction and Depression?

When you suffer from an addiction, there is a high chance that you will also suffer from some sort of mental health issues, too. Most commonly, Anxiety and Depression are noted as common among those with addictions. The anxiety rends to revolve around the need for drink or drugs, the inability to get them, or the substance running out. The depression is more focused on the black hole of despair around yourself. You think you are worthless because all you do is repeat the cycle of buying, taking, and finding more in your quest for a high or to get drunk. What you cannot see is that it is possible to remove yourself from this cycle. Your brain will convince you otherwise.

The reason addiction and depression are so intertwined has been argued and discussed for a long time now. Scientists know that the chemical reactions in your brain become focused on drug taking or drinking. This means that you have to get your fix before you can truly enjoy anything else in your life. This means that you take more every day and that you go about your life in a state of constant impairment. This impairment makes everything more difficult for you. This difficulty results in depression, anxiety and even worse. You can find out more about the brain and how it interprets addiction, here.

Help for Addiction is Available in All Areas of Stoke-on-Trent

WE help people in all areas of Stoke-on-Trent. We firmly believe that personal finances shouldn’t be a barrier to recovery, so rich estates and poor estates don’t matter to us. We promise not to judge you at all, when you call us, we just want to get you the rehab clinic in Stoke-on-Trent that is right for you. We find the best out of an overwhelming number of rehab clinics from in and around the city. Give us a call if you are unsure, but we do cover all areas.

We help people combat addictions to drugs and alcohol, by getting them rehab help in the following areas:

  • Abbey Green Ward
  • Abbey Hulton
  • Baddeley Green
  • Bentilee
  • Berryhill Fields
  • Birches Head
  • Blurton
  • Blythe Bridge
  • Bucknall
  • Burslem
  • Chell
  • Cliffe Vale
  • Cobridge
  • Dresden
  • Etruria
  • Fenton
  • Florence
  • Ford Green Brook
  • Fowlea Brook
  • Goldenhill
  • Hanford
  • Hanley Park
  • Hanley
  • Hartshill
  • Hartshill Park
  • Hem Heath
  • Heron Cross
  • Lightwood
  • Longport
  • Longton
  • Lyme Brook
  • Meir
  • Middleport
  • Milton
  • Normacot
  • Northwood
  • Norton-le-Moors
  • Penkhull
  • Shelton
  • Sideway
  • Smallthorne
  • Sneyd Green
  • Trentham
  • Tunstall
  • Weston Coyney

But we will help you no matter where in Stoke-on-Trent you are from. We will even be able to refer you to the best rehab services in your area if you live somewhere else in Staffordshire.

To start your journey towards recovery from addiction, contact us right now. Use our online consultation service or call us on 0203 955 7700 to begin. Your old life is waiting and so are we.

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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.