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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Warrington

Do you lie in the Warrington area? Do you struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction? Then you may need our help. Here at Help4Addiction, we specialise in connecting people who want to quit drinking or get off drugs, with the resources they need in order to do so. It’s tough to quit on your own, you will be more successful with our help, and with the support of a qualified rehab clinic near you.

What do we do here at Help4Addiction? We put you in touch with the right rehab care to get you off drink or drugs and back on track. If you need urgent help because you have overdosed or if you are in need of emergency treatment, stop reading and call 999. If you need help to quit alcoholism slowly, calmly, and safely or give up drug taking, then we can help you boot your substance abuse.

Finding the right drug and alcohol rehab clinic in the Warrington area will make your recovery easier and give you the best chance of making that recovery eternal. If you need our help to get off drink or drugs then call us now, on 0203 955 7700. We are ready and waiting to help.

Why It’s So Important to Find The right Rehab Clinic Near You?

There is no standard outline for rehab clinics in Warrington and so they can wildly differ in the treatments offered. That being said, we know that you have a greater chance at recovering from an addiction with that extra support, than you have without it. Additional studies over in America have shown that rehabilitation varies from person to person in terms of support needed. In their research, the American Addiction Centre has identified that it is often a mixture of self-help, rehabilitation clinics, formal programs (such as the 12 steps for alcoholism) and old hobbies and interests that provide a solid base of treatment success.

What this means to you and I is that recovering from drug or alcohol abuse is like deciding you are going to buy a new toolbox. Every time you go to therapy sessions and learn something about your addiction, you add a new tool to the box. When you complete CBT (that’s Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) courses in particular, you will learn tools that help you negotiate situations in a new way. This new way includes healthy coping mechanisms and excludes the unhealthy habits you had before – such as substance misuse.

So when you decide to get off drugs or stop drinking, you start building this toolbox up. Unfortunately, it has no one-size-fits-all cure. There is no instruction manual on what tools you personally need to get the job done. This part of recovery you will figure out as you go. When you start carving out these new tools, you don’t have any way of knowing which tools you need and which you don’t. You will feel that you identify more with some therapies than you do with others – and that’s simply fine.

Because of this, it may be that your first rehab clinic isn’t the best for you. It might be that you can match the right rehab clinic for you with the things you think you will need the most, and that’s exactly why we exist as an organisation. Help4Addiction have years of experience in matching the right person with the rehab clinic near then that gives them the optimum chances of treatment success. We do this by asking a series of questions, carefully crafted to ensure that you meet a match made in heaven.

Our goal is simple. We want you to quit drinking, to get off drugs, or to otherwise quit substance abuse in Warrington. Alcohol addiction and drug addiction are rife in England and Wales right now… but it’s nothing new. A few years ago, our founder was suffering from an addiction himself. He had a successful career and family life, so knows that it can happen to anyone. He succumbed to a drug addiction and realised that there was a huge gap in the provision of rehab services in England and being able to find the right rehab to help you actually quit addiction. He set out to form an organisation that would fill this gap and get people the help they needed. Help4Addiciton was born and we have gone on to help hundreds of people – just like you – since.

Let’s look more closely at the statistics for drug and alcohol misuse in Warrington to see just how big of a problem there is.

Drug Problems in Warrington

So how big of a problem are drugs in Warrington? We have no way of measuring the underworld of narcotic drugs because of the illegality involved. In order to pinpoint exactly how much of a problem drug use in Warrington is, we can turn to drug crime statistics, instead. In spite of this, it is worth noting that it is just as easy to become addicted to prescription drugs as it is to be addicted to illegal ones. Some might even find it easier since prescription drugs always come from chemists and surgeries and you don’t need to seek out a dealer.

There are some guidelines in place in Warrington as to what ought to be done about addiction. The borough council have put together a health and wellbeing board whose job it is to deal with such things. While this is great in terms of first steps, they don’t seem to have any hands-on experience. The whole system seems to operate from a paperwork viewpoint and not do much else. If you are interested you can review these guidelines, here. They do also go to the effort of providing some useful links in the form of local charities and NHS help for addiction, but these don’t go beyond anything you wouldn’t already know.

Back in May of 2020 it seems that police in Warrington seized both drugs and weaponry in some well-placed raiding. Warrington Worldwide reported that the police have been working hard to tackle the organised drug crime ring operating in the city, and this was one of those raids. CPS lawyers also recorded June as the month when 21 members of a drug running gang were apprehended in Cheshire. These people were supplying drugs all the way from Warrington to Carlisle.

All things considered; it looks like Warrington doesn’t just have a drug problem – it has a Class A drug problem. Heroin and Cocaine are the two most frequently reported on drug crimes in the area, indicating that drug addiction in Warrington is bigger than anyone first thought.

Alcohol problems in Warrington

Again, we have a repeat of before. Warrington Borough Council issued a commission to look into alcohol misuse in the area. They, in turn, set up some guidelines and issued some advice. Together with clear instruction from the NHS in the Warrington area, we found that, although plenty of warnings are in place, alcoholism is still a major factor in public health concerns.

In spite of all the warnings to your health, Cheshire Live recently reported that statistics had more than 1300 alcohol induced or related crimes in the area, with Warrington seeing a massive recent rise in crimes related to booze. In the last couple of years, alcohol crimes have risen by as much as 7 percent… a figure that keeps on rising, no matter what we do.

If you need help with an alcohol addiction or are struggling to fight back against a drug addiction in Warrington, we can help connect you with the best rehab clinic near you. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700, to get the help you need, now. You can also rely on our online consultation service if you don’t have time to talk, or if you aren’t ready to quit just yet. A new future is waiting for you after detox,  and we are eager to help you get there. We just need you to reach out so we can begin.

Help For Addiction Is Available In All Areas Of Warrington!

We help those who want to break free of the cycle of addiction, no matter where in the city they live. You could be in the poorest area, the richest area, or even the most rural area, and we won’t judge you. We know exactly what it is like to get off drink or stop taking drugs because our founder, and the reason we exist, went through it himself. We won’t judge you. All we want is to extend a hand to help you up.

We help those from:

  • Burtonwood
  • Croft
  • Cuerdley
  • Golborne
  • Grappenhall
  • Great Sankey
  • Haydock
  • Houghton Middleton & Arbury
  • Kenyon
  • Latchford
  • Latchford Without
  • Little Sankey
  • Newton-in-Makerfield
  • Penketh
  • Thelwall
  • Warrington
  • Winwick
  • Winwick-with-Hume
  • Woolston

Although we also cover all the areas in between. So if you live in or around the Warrington Borough, we want to help you break free of drink or drug abuse. Contact us now to get started, on 0203 955 7700. We are ready to help and waiting for you to make the first move to sobriety.

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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.