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At Help4Addiction, we can connect you to the drug and alcohol recovery services you need in the West Midlands.

Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction is on the rise throughout England. The UK is the victim of drug traffickers, gangs, and a slow-growing population of drug criminals. We are at the mercy of addiction, so it seems – but there are those out there who are fighting back.

Help4Addiction is but one of the services helping to actively bring addicts into drug and alcohol rehab clinics, up and down the country. Do you need help? If so, you need us.

If you have an emergency (for example, if you’re having an overdose) then please get in touch with the emergency services.

If not, but you want to get off the drink or stop taking drugs, then we can connect you with who you need to know. Call us today on 0203 955 7700. We are already rooting for your recovery.

 

 

The West Midlands and Drug Addictions

According to the West Midlands police departments, around £1.4 bn GBP is spent annually in the area, combatting substance misuse.

They admit that their drug policy is failing and have expressed concerns on this matter. Unfortunately, we have heard a similar story repeated on a country-wide scale.

In March of 2020, the Express and Star reported on a West Midlands-based drug ring that supplied cocaine throughout the county being jailed. Collectively, the group faced 40 years for providing thousands of pounds worth of cocaine to residents.

It is thought that they carried around £60k of drugs at one point, shipping it between locations to supply it to their customers.

Cocaine is Class A, and one of the most addictive drugs you can buy on the market, today. It is big money and worth big time. Every county in England has a similar story, most of which involve underage teenagers being paid to do dirty work.

Obviously, we know that drug addiction and drug crime are not the same thing. We do appreciate though, that drug addiction wouldn’t be possible if suppliers like these weren’t in operation.

The conclusion? That there are drugs all over the West Midlands, resulting in drug addictions, violence, and an increased level of crime. If you have fallen victim to this cycle of drugs and misuse, then contact us.

We can help you get rehab for addictions in the West Midlands, right now. Call 0203 955 7700 for more advice on how to get off drugs for good.

 

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Alcohol Addictions in The West Midlands

Alcohol addictions aren’t any less easy to come by, here in the West Midlands. Overall, England is undergoing an epidemic of alcohol misuse.

It is so rife because it is so simple to find. You do not need to track down a street dealer to buy alcohol. You can just walk into any grocery store or supermarket and spend as much as you like on drink. It’s actually scary when you consider that it is the most widely used drug in Britain besides caffeine.

Specific to the West Midlands, there are more than a few horror stories about alcohol addiction or abuse.

Birmingham is a big focus for the regional councils since it has higher rates of alcohol abuse than the other towns in the area. In fact, reports say it is one of the top 50 cities for alcohol abuse in the entire country.

The problem has been ongoing since 2014-2015, when more than twenty thousand people were checked into hospital for alcohol issues in a single year in the city. That blows the national average out of the water.

The point we are trying to make is that if you have an alcohol addiction and you live in the West Midlands, you are most certainly not alone.

One good thing about having such high numbers of alcoholism incidents is the surplus of drug and alcohol rehab centres dotted around the county.

It is this overwhelming choice that makes our service here at Help 4 Addiction so valuable. Don’t forget that you can contact us online if you need help recovering from alcohol addiction in the West Midlands.

 

Does Detox for Addictions Hurt?

It can hurt to go through detox in a physical, emotional, or mental way. You will become enlightened as to the things you may have done to sustain a high.

You may feel guilt, frustration, and anger at the time you have wasted. You may need to process all of this on a headache, shakes, sweats, and a fever – or much worse than that if you had a heroin addiction.

Physically, you can expect to be nauseous and maybe vomit, you might have an upset stomach and lose your appetite.

Detox is like jumping into a freezing cold pool. At first, you break out in goosebumps and shiver all over. Next, you start to get used to the cold. After enough time has passed, you forget it was ever cold to begin with.

See our home alcohol detox kit information page or interact with our online consultation service to see if you are eligible to go through the detox process in your own home.

These are only granted to those who meet certain conditions. This is because alcoholism is dangerous to quit cold turkey, and you could experience severe withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Detox in the West Midlands

An alcohol addiction starts with a detox programme. There are a variety of ways you can do this, some of which mean you can stay at home.

We recommend that you undergo detoxification with medical assistance. To be safe, most medical practitioners will advise you to come into a centre where you can be closely monitored while you go through alcohol detox.

This covers everyone for insurance purposes but does give you the best chance at not giving in to addiction.

When you go through alcohol detox, the treatment programme can begin. The best rehab programme for you will be in the West Midlands, near your home, and will cater to everything you need.

You can get help towards this from the NHS, or you may have to fund all or part of it on your own. Needless to say, investing in your health is a vital investment that will repay tenfold, but some people are put off rehab because they don’t think they can afford it.

Drug Detox in the West Midlands

Drug detox can be more dangerous than alcohol detox, not that getting off alcohol cold turkey is a good idea to begin with. The longer you have taken the substance you are abusing, the harder it will be to overcome.

In terms of both your brain’s reaction to missing the chemicals and your own ingrained habits, it will be difficult to quit. We suggest that you go into a specialist facility when going through drug detox in the West Midlands.

This is to keep you safe. There are some drugs (such as heroin or cocaine) that can be harmful to you when you stop taking them all at once.

This is why heroin addiction is often treated with Methadone – a similarly addictive drug that is slightly less lethal in nature.

Drug detox isn’t a pleasant experience. It will challenge you to your limits. It is essential that you hang on in there and ride it out.

At some point, the feelings, urges and cravings will disappear, and you will be left clean, and able to progress on with your drug abuse rehab programme. If this sounds like a challenge you would be willing to take, contact us now, on 0203 955 7700 to start today.

 

What About Addiction Therapy?

Addiction therapy is a vital component of addressing substance abuse and behavioural addictions. It is a structured, evidence-based approach designed to help individuals overcome the grip of addiction and regain control over their lives.

This form of therapy employs various techniques and strategies to understand the root causes of addiction, modify destructive behaviours, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Therapists often utilise cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviours associated with addiction.

Motivational interviewing fosters intrinsic motivation for change, while group therapy provides a supportive environment for sharing experiences and insights. Family therapy can mend strained relationships and encourage family support.

The goal of addiction therapy is not just abstinence, but also sustainable recovery, improved emotional well-being, and enhanced life skills.

Customised treatment plans address the unique needs of each individual, promoting lasting change and reducing the risk of relapse.

With the guidance of skilled therapists, individuals can navigate the challenging journey of recovery and reclaim their lives from the clutches of addiction.

 

Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction is Available in All Areas of the West Midlands

If you live in the West Midlands, then you automatically qualify for our services to help you find a treatment centre near you. It takes great strength and bravery to admit that you have a problem and even more so to ask for help to combat addiction.

With us on your side and the aid of a recovery programme tailored to suit you, we can get you back on track to a regular life.

If you live in these places, Help4Addiction can aid your recovery from alcohol/ drugs:

  • Halesowen
  • Knowle-Bentley Heath
  • Oldbury-Smethwick
  • Pelsall
  • Solihull

If your area is not on the list, but you do have a drug or alcohol problem and you live in West Midlands, then rest assured you can contact us for more information.

We can connect you with the right rehab services in the West Midlands for you, and determine the best addiction treatment options.

For example, if you’re looking for private rehab treatment or residential rehab with more services offered, or something a little more affordable, we can get you in contact with the right treatment provider.

We are eager to help recover as many lives as possible. Addiction can ruin everything, it is high time you started claiming yours back. Call Help4Addiction on 0203 955 7700 for help, today.

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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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