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If you are a Wakefield resident that has developed a nasty drink or drug habit, then help is finally at hand. You can contact Help4Addiction to start receiving the treatment you need to get you into recovery. One of our main aims is to connect addicts with the rehab clinics that work best for them – and not just to put them in touch with the nearest centre.

Why do we do this? Help4Addiction was set up by a recovered drug addict with a craving for cocaine. When our founder reached out to get the help he needed to quit, he found that there was a vast gulf between being ready to get off drugs and finding the right rehab clinic to do it with.

Rehab is wonderful. It is a centre you go to for either a drink or drug addiction (or some other addiction) that helps you to recover in your own time. Rehab clinics teach you the coping strategies you need in order to recover in a healthy way… but not all rehab clinics are created the same. Some have sports as a focus, while others work with animals or art tutors. Worse; if you get into a rehab clinic and it doesn’t supply the hobbies, interests, therapies, or other activities that you feel you need to recover from addiction: you might not be successful. That’s right! The right rehab clinic is causally linked to your ability to quit drink or drugs for good.

As you can understand, this makes it essential for you to find a rehab clinic that you can trust, and that will support you in the ways that you need. If you choose the best rehab clinic for you in the Wakefield area – and don’t just opt for the nearest one – you will have a greater chance at getting back to your normal life again. Believe us when we tell you that there is nothing we want more than to support other people who are suffering the same way that our founder was. All it takes to engage our services, narrow down your overwhelming list of rehab clinics in your area, and make the right choice for your future; is a call to Help4Addiction.

We will happily help you pack in your drink or drug addiction by getting you into the best rehab centre for you – and not just putting you in the nearest one. This distinction allows us to have greater success rates among our clients, and an ever-expanding list of people who thank us for their recovery. This is a truly rewarding role that we are grateful for, but that we also want to extend to include yourself.

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We can help, even if you think rehab doesn’t work for you. The chances are that you just haven’t been referred to the right one! Don’t give up hope. Give us a call instead, on 0203 955 7700. You can get help for addiction today if you only make that first call.

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What should You Expect During Rehab?

Rehab will vary depending on whether you are being seen for drugs or alcohol – but it won’t differ all that much. The range of therapies used will be similar, as well as the range of activities. What will change per rehab clinic is their ‘special focus’. Some might opt for a holistic approach and use things like Hopi ear candling, massage based therapies, or even yoga. Others might opt for outdoor activities, sports, and recreation to distract you from your cravings. Regardless of these ‘extras’ the basis of your rehab will remain steady between centres.

You will engage with a variety of therapy sessions while you are in rehab. If you are being seen in a residential centre, you will also have access to a range of activities such as those mentioned above. If you are being seen as an outpatient for rehab in Wakefield, you will get to come home at night and might not have the same options in terms of extras.

Some of the therapies you can expect to encounter through rehab for drug or alcohol addictions in Wakefield are detailed below.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT aims to examine your reactions in a cause-and-effect type manner. The aim of this is to re-evaluate what you do in any given stressful situation. This will theoretically allow you to logically examine your actions and work out how you could improve those actions in future. For example, if you know that you are liable to use drugs every time you fight with your partner, the CBT sessions will help explore this, and change the way you react so you don’t automatically reach for the bottle or the needle.

Group Therapy Sessions

Group therapy operates on the idea that a shared experience helps you learn constructively from other’s mistakes. As a group, you can talk through the things you find hardest, and borrow coping tactics that other people have found useful. Group therapy is a little unique in that it allows you the benefit of others’ experiences from those currently in your same life position. They are your peers, if you will, and they can provide a level of unknowing support that others can’t attain.

Online Therapy

This is a reasonably new way of getting help for addiction, but we think it is here to stay. During the coronavirus pandemic, it became impossible for addicts to get the therapy support they needed to keep them on track during a traumatic global experience. Online therapy surged in popularity to keep up with demand. This is the perfect way to get help if you are an outpatient who can’t afford to travel, or who struggles with shyness. You can learn more about this unique tool, here.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

This is generally used for those that go into rehab with an existing mental health condition. Dialectical Behaviour therapy helps you manage and control strong emotions you feel you can’t cope with. Since depression and addiction go hand-in-hand, it can be dangerous to quit if you are already depressed. If you have ever experienced depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts but still want to quit your addiction (which might well help regulate these thoughts), try to opt for a rehab clinic in Wakefield that uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to accommodate this.

Drug and Alcohol Issues Linked to Wakefield

We were curious as to whether or not Wakefield had a problem with excessive drinking or drug use, so we did a little digging. The first few articles we found were a little scary and came from the Wakefield Express. In July 2020 they reported that guns, drugs, and more than a million in cash had been removed from the city streets in a massive police drugs bust. In the raid, police managed to recover ten guns and arrested 70 people. The total cost of the haul they captured comes to a little over £3 million in street money… which equates to some 120 kg of hard drugs.

Another report by the same paper showed which drugs the West Yorkshire police most commonly recover in the city of Wakefield. This worrying report reveals that there were 6,046 drug seizures in the last year – that’s so far past the national average of a few hundred that we don’t know how to respond. Wakefield, it seems, is involved in the illicit drug game like no other city. For interest sake, the most common class A seizures included ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine.

As to the alcoholism in the city, Wakefield city council does offer this set of guidelines. They mainly depend on charities to treat you for drug or alcohol issues, which is the norm in England. Asides from this and help from the NHS, we do not know how many of the 5,000+ deaths due to alcoholism each year in England come from Wakefield… but if it is anything like the drug problem then more needs to be done.

If you are suffering at the hands of addiction, let us help connect you to a rehab that will work for you. Contact us now via our online consultation service, or by phone, on 0203 955 7700.

Help is Available in All Areas of Wakefield!

We provide help for addictions throughout the city. We cover these areas and many more:

  • Agbrigg
  • Airedale
  • Castleford
  • Chapelthorpe
  • Crofton
  • Eastmoor
  • Ferrybridge
  • Glasshoughton
  • Hemsworth
  • Horbury
  • Knottingly
  • Lupset
  • Normanton
  • Outwood
  • Ossett
  • South Elmsall
  • South Kirkby
  • Stanley
  • Wakefield City Centre

But we also cover all of the areas in between these, outside of the city, the suburbs, and even the rural villages or settlements nearby. We cover the whole of England and Wales with our rehab connection service, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not we will help you. The answer is yes – and all you need to do is call! Reach us on 0203 955 7700 or contact us online via our website. The first step to the rest of your life is here, all you need to do is take it.

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About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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