Drug & Alcohol Rehab Westmorland


If you live in the Westmorland region and you have an addiction, then pay attention! Help 4 Addiction is the resource you need in your life, to quit drink or get off the drugs for good. We are an organisation that was specifically started to help addicts pack their addictions and get the support they need. If all of this is ringing too close to home, then consider this your wake up call. It is time to find the best rehab clinic for drug addiction or alcoholism, near you… and that’s where we come in.

We put you in touch with the rehab services you need, simply by asking you a series of questions. Each of our interviews has been ergonomically designed to narrow down the choice in rehab centres, based on what you need most. Westmorland has hundreds of rehab clinics and centres, so narrowing down the choice can be difficult when you don’t know where to start.

Rehab clinics in Westmorland contain numerous different types of therapy. You may find it healing to work with animals, to use equine therapy, or to indulge in some painting or creative time. You might respond best to group therapy and prefer not to be alone with a therapist – or vice-versa. If you feel there is a particular type of counselling for drink or drug addiction that you would respond best to, choosing your rehab clinic becomes even more important. After all, these are the people that will support you through the worst of times, get you back on your feet, and who will hopefully be there to help you in future.

So if you think you want to get help for an addiction but don’t know where to start; turn to Help 4 Addiction. We know what you are going through and that when it is time to quit, it is time to quit. Don’t let drink and drugs control your life for a second longer than they have to. Call us, on 0203 955 7700, or get in touch through our consultation service, online.

Together, the battle of finding the right rehab clinic for you is halved.

How Can I Make Myself Stop Drinking?

There is no easy way to stop drinking. Generally speaking, no attempt at recovery from addiction will be successful until you have decided, in your own way, that you are finished with it. Once you make the decisive move to quit, you will struggle to pick up another drink or drug. That doesn’t mean that the path to recovery will be easy. You will have to go through the trial of detox, then successive counselling and therapy sessions until the urge and craving goes away enough for you to manage alone.

If it makes things easier for you, Help 4 Addiction now offer an Alcohol home detox kit as an alternative to regular detoxification. With this process, you don’t need to go into a rehab clinic to detox from drink. However, certain specifics need to be met or you won’t be eligible. You must be able to take the medications prescribed to make it easier and you must have someone willing to stay with you while you detox. If this is appealing, do contact us on the number below to find out if you are eligible.

If you have read through this short guide and found you are still confused, you can contact us on 0203 955 7700, or you can see our webpage on how to stop drinking alcohol.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

So what are these symptoms that will make quitting drinking so hard? Some of the worst Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • You will experience changes in mood, such as tiredness and irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Shaking and sweating when cold, nervousness, insomnia
  • Sickness and diarrhoea, a headache or aches and pains

But don’t panic! With our help you can get off drink in Westmorland, starting now. Get in touch on 0203 955 7700 for more information.

How Can I Make Myself Stop Taking Drugs?

Deciding to quit taking drugs is very much the same as getting off alcohol. The best way to stop taking drugs forever is to make the decision and stick to it – regardless of what happens. Drug detox can be much harsher than alcohol detox so you are unlikely to be able to detox at home without medical intervention. Instead, consider a full time, residential rehab clinic in Westmorland since they have the highest success rates.

Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of drug withdrawal may include:

  • Heroin addicts are known to suffer from something similar to flu, with a high fever and aching body, for up to a fortnight.
  • Cocaine addicts experience severe depression when they quit taking drugs. Making sure you are in a rehab clinic that offers intensive therapies is vital for cocaine recovery to avoid the risk of suicide.
  • Diazepam and other prescription medications – vomiting, seizures, dizziness, aches and pains, tremors, restlessness, insomnia – and just about every other minor health condition you can envision.

When it is time to get off drugs, give us a call. We will put you in touch with people who can help. Call us on 0203 955 7700 for more information.

How To Get Help for Addiction Near Me?

All it takes to get help for addiction near you is a quick internet search. The problem is that you will find yourself immediately swamped in places that promise to offer nothing but the best rehab services. When you chose to get a firm like ours, who specialise in rehab selection, to help you, it cuts the time you spend looking by more than half.

Each rehab clinic in Westmorland has its own pros and cons, its own pluses and negatives. If you try to get help on your own you will be faced with hundreds of them, all claiming they can offer you the most support, It’s not pretty out there… Let Help 4 Addiction guide you towards the right choice, whether you are looking for outpatient or inpatient rehab, clinics instead of centres, or even a place that makes detox from drugs or alcohol its top priority.

Addiction is difficult, recovery is harder. Don’t be put off your recovery by being overwhelmed by choices. We can help make things as easy as possible. All it takes is a little trust. Contact us today, on 0203 955 7700 and let’s get going!

Does Westmorland Have an Alcohol and Drug Control Problem?

As recently as in January, the Westmorland Gazette reported on some police drugs raids in the area. They presented police on video camera, seen to be carrying out a drugs raid in an otherwise sleepy South Lakes village. Fortunately, despite battering down the door with a ram, only class B drugs were found. Although still seriously harmful and addictive, Class B drugs aren’t quite as nasty as Class As. Around the same time, however, officers broke down another door in a similar raid in Kendal. This time the seized Class As. This means that both heroin and cocaine are likely prevalent, at least in and around Kendal. Somehow, drugs are getting into towns and villages in the countryside and winding up in the least suspicious places.

As for alcohol addiction, it is on the rise across England as a whole. Statistics released in the last few years show that roughly 80% of all adult’s drink, with 50% or more drinking at least once a week. Worse, there are many, many more dependent drinkers than the number of alcoholics who actually get help for their alcohol dependency. Remember, a dependency is when you struggle to go through a 24 hour period without being sick, shaking, or experiencing other symptoms of alcohol withdrawal as outlined above.

The short answer is that yes, Westmorland has as much of a problem with drink and drug addictions as every other county in England. It may be exceptionally pretty, but it is not exceptionally sober. It also isn’t alone in this. If you are suffering from addiction and you live in Westmorland, call us now for help on 0203 955 7700.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Westmorland!

That’s correct! It doesn’t matter which area of Westmorland that you live in – we can help you get off drink or stop taking drugs. Whatever your district, whether rich or poor, and regardless of what you are addicted to, there is a rehab clinic that knows exactly what you need to get you into recovery. You could be leading a drink or drug free life with as little as a phone call, some good medication, and the determination to succeed that is innate to us all. Is it time you quit being an addict? We think so.

We help people with addictions find rehab help in all regions of Westmorland, covering these areas and more:

  • Ambleside
  • Appleby
  • Askham
  • Bromham
  • Brough
  • Eamont Bridge
  • Kendal
  • Killington
  • Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Malmesbury
  • Nateby
  • Ravenstonedale
  • Windermere

Don’t forget you can get help in all areas. So if you stay miles from any town, we are always at the other end of the phone, ready and waiting to help you fight your addiction. Contact us today to start your journey into the world of recovery. Freedom from drug and alcohol addiction is worth the hard work. Call us on 0203 955 7700 to begin.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

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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.