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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Warwickshire

If you are a resident of the Warwickshire area, you are probably already aware that the whole county hasn’t quite escaped from the plague of drugs England is encountering at the moment. You probably also know that we, as a country, have an alcohol issue. We can’t get enough of it. Obviously when you are an addict, this problem is magnified to the point where addictions are becoming normal.

We here at Help4Addiction say no more. It doesn’t need to be this way. Our very own founder was once a victim of addiction, taking more and more drugs to combat the stresses of everyday life. We know how easy it is to turn to drink or drugs as a crutch – but we are here to tell you that the crutch isn’t needed. You can stand on your own and live an addiction free life. It will take work, support, and a stubbornness – but you can do it, and we can help you. It all starts with something as simple as a phone call.

Once you are sure you want to get help for your addiction, rehab is the next step. Deciding which of the hundred or so rehab clinics there are in Warwickshire is right for you, however, is a bit of a task within itself. We are here to provide support at this early stage by narrowing down your field of choice according to the therapies you think will work for you, your location, and whether or not you want to live in a residential rehab centre or not.

When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions, all devised to make your ideal pick of rehab clinics. You can then get the help to combat alcohol addiction or drug misuse, without being put off by the wide range of services. The last thing anyone wants is for you to be too daunted by the choice on offer to get the help you crave.

Reach out by phone, on 0203 955 7700 to call us, or use our online consultation service to get in touch. Our sole aim is to see you get off drink or quit drugs. You can do it and we can help. Don’t be shy!

If I get Rehab in Warwickshire, How Long Until I Recover from Addiction?

There are certain things that have an impact on how long rehab takes. If you are addicted for a long time, your body and brain change chemically. This both makes rehab harder and makes recovery take longer. The milder the addiction the easier, and the sooner, you can quit drinking or stop taking drugs for good. This is just a generalisation and you may have a different experience.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are a good indication of whether or not you have an addiction problem, but they are also a good indication of how long it will take you to recover. When you quit taking drugs or drinking, your body starts to change back to its natural state. As it does this, the withdrawal symptoms will lessen. You can use these symptoms as an accurate gauge of how well you are doing, or of how recovered you may be.

Normally, you would check in to a rehab program for 28 days. This would be for an inpatient rehab clinic that you would be living n, full time. If you are being treated for alcohol or drug addiction in Warwickshire as an outpatient (which means you get to go home at night) you can expect to be enrolled for around the three month mark. Outside of this, most good centres will offer an aftercare program and it is a good idea to enlist yourself, at least for a few months. When you begin your recovery you might be tempted, you might slip up and use, you might doubt yourself… all of these things are completely normal and entirely avoidable.

If you have the right facility with a good rehab aftercare program, you might be able to call or go to a group meet when you feel most susceptible to use or drink again. Instead of giving in to addiction, a good centre has your back. They will look out for you when you need it – and that’s worth any money they ask for.

Contact 0203 955 7700 today to make a start.

Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehab

Are drug and alcohol rehab clinics different? Do they use different therapies or techniques? We put together a side-by-side comparison for you, to help you make a rehab centre decision. For this example of what drug and alcohol rehab is like, we have assumed that you are a full-time residential rehab resident.

Drug Rehab

When you go through drug rehab in Warwickshire the biggest difference between it and alcohol rehab in the same area, is the detox. For the most part, you will wake in the morning and have a healthy breakfast. You will proceed to group or family therapy, one-on-one therapy, or interactive therapies (like art or equine therapy) or whatever else your clinic offers. You will eat an evening meal and enjoy some free time or take part in a twelve step program after you eat. Through the afternoon you will be encouraged to exercise in their facilities, which will vary. A private rehab centre is likely to have a gym and pool, maybe not in an NHS clinic.

Still not sure? Follow this link to find out more on drug rehab.

Alcohol Rehab

The detox part of getting off drink will be less intense than that of getting off drugs – but that doesn’t mean it is any less hard to do. Once the sweating and the shakes have passed, you will need constant therapies in order to get to the bottom of why you turned to addiction in the first place. You can be seen as an outpatient for either drug or alcohol addiction so you can fit rehab around your schedule. It is worth mentioning that inpatient facilities have a higher success rate.

Asides from the change in detox, rehab from alcohol and drug recovery are much the same in terms of therapies given. The two most common types of psychological therapies are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. While the first focuses on changing behavioural patterns through awareness and exploration, the second encourages you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. For more on alcohol rehab you can read through some of the Help 4 Addiction pages.

Does Warwickshire Have Alcohol and Drug Misuse Problems?

We said at the beginning that England has a drug problem and we meant it. We can even evidence it by looking at the drug crime statistics in the area. We know from a quick search that the County Council have dedicated some of their own services[i] towards avoiding the drug and alcohol issues that are rife throughout England. We also know that getting drugs in Warwickshire is easy, according to interviews with the public that were conducted by the Leamington Observer. So far, it doesn’t look good.

An interesting report recently found that every £1 invested in the prevention of drug and alcohol addiction and substance misuse results in a £2.50 saving to the NHS. This is echoed throughout England and isn’t necessarily specific to Warwickshire. That same report later goes on to detail how Warwick District has one of the highest numbers of adult problem drinkers in the whole county. So if you live in Warwick there is a higher chance of you becoming addicted than anywhere else.

As to alcohol, the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have some limited advice and leaflets that you can download. These will help you ascertain whether you have a drinking problem, and why it is a bad idea if you do. There were 7,551 deaths in the UK in 2018, each of these due directly to the use of alcohol. This doesn’t cover those that died while intoxicated, either. That’s a scary figure. If it doesn’t scare you, consider carefully whether or not you might be suffering from an addiction problem, and reach out to us for help. Call 0203 955 7700 to get in touch.

[i] https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/alcohol

Get Help For Addiction In All Areas of Warwickshire!

Regardless of where in Warwickshire you live, you can get help for your addiction problem through our services. If you suspect a loved one is suffering, then please do pass them our details and encourage them to get in touch. Studies say that at least 6% of English males and 2% of English females are alcohol dependent, so they are not alone, and neither are you.

We offer Help for Addictions in all areas of Warwickshire, inclusive of:

  • Alcester
  • Atherstone
  • Bedworth
  • Coleshill
  • Kenilworth
  • Kingsbury
  • Nuneaton
  • Polesworth
  • Royal Leamington Spa
  • Rugby
  • Southam
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Studley
  • Warwick
  • Whitnash
  • And all the places in between!

So if you need help to get yourself into recovery, we want to hear from you. Call 0203 955 7700 to change your life for the better. Nobody should suffer addiction alone. With our help, you won’t have to.

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

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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.