Drug & Alcohol Rehab Wakefield

Help is Available in All Areas of Wakefield!

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.

Help4Addiction want to hear from you if:

  1. You want to quit drinking
  2. You want to get off drugs for good
  3. You want someone to chat to, who understands your situation, about potentially quitting in the future some time
  4. You have already tried rehab, but it didn’t work out for you

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.

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 other’s experience 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!

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.

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, Stockport


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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.