When is the best time to seek help for a drug or alcohol addiction? The answer is as soon as you realise – or can admit there is a problem. Left unchecked, a drug and alcohol addiction can ruin your life, loved ones’ lives, and other people around you. Additionally, it can seriously impact your relationships, work and career, financing, housing and health.
If you leave it too long to seek treatment, you might not get another chance at sobriety. Figures published by the NHS show drinking alcohol was the main reason for around 280,000 admissions.
Moreover, Jo Churchill, minister for public health, stated over £3.3 billion in 2021 to 2022 was spent on public health services, including alcohol treatment. There are more cases every year where drugs or alcohol play a contributory factor.
No one wants to be one of these statistics, but it can be incredibly difficult to beat alcohol or drug addiction without expert help. Addiction changes the very structure of your brain, making the desire to keep using the substance a compulsion, even if there are extreme negative consequences.
Willpower alone is unlikely to be enough, even with the help of friends and family – which is not always readily available.
Structured drug and alcohol rehab programmes, which are put together and delivered by experts in the field of addiction, have a proven track record. Beating a drug or alcohol addiction is never easy and always requires effort from the addict. Still, the people who work at alcohol and drug rehab clinics have a wealth of experience and expertise.
This can give you the best chance of getting clean and staying that way as you embark on a drug and alcohol-free life.
Is There a Drug or Alcohol Rehab Near Me?
We work with a wide range of addiction treatment clinics and rehab centres across the UK. If you are looking for rehab in Merseyside, we can put you in touch with the right places and people who can help you to beat your addiction and make a long-term recovery.
If you opt for residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment, you will still need to consider location. Some people benefit from being far away from their everyday life, while others might wish to have friends and family involved in aspects of treatment such as group therapy.
For outpatient programmes, you will need to be able to travel there but might not want your treatment hub to be in your immediate neighbourhood or community. These are things to consider when thinking and discussing drug or alcohol rehab options. We can provide choices for you throughout Merseyside and beyond, allowing you to find a place that is right for you.
Drug and alcohol rehab is a very personalised experience, and we want to help you find the perfect place where you can start your recovery process.
Inpatient or Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Serious, advanced, long-standing drug and alcohol addictions are usually better suited to inpatient or private treatment. This means you would stay at the treatment centre while you undergo the treatment program. The benefits of private rehab are that you can concentrate on getting well, and it removes many of the pressures, triggers, and associations connected to your addiction.
You will also have access to around-the-clock support and the best facilities to undergo a drug and alcohol detox, medical assistance for withdrawal symptoms, and other treatment options, including dual diagnosis treatments.
Private drug and alcohol rehab centres, by contrast, are usually able to admit people very quickly.
In many cases, we can get you into a residential rehab on the same day or very soon after first contact. Private drug rehab UK clinics can offer personalised treatment services tailored to your individual circumstances, whereas NHS programmes or community-based outpatient treatment services might be limited in what they can offer.
On the other hand, a substance abuse issue that is milder or caught earlier after being identified as a problem might be more suitable for outpatient or a community-based rehab programme.
This could allow you to deal with the issues with minimal disruption and without taking ‘time out’ from your everyday life. Bare in mind outpatient treatment still takes commitment to be successful.
The NHS has a lot of dedicated people and expertise in certain areas of dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. Its services are free at the point of use, but it does not always have the resources that many – including those who work within the health service – would like to see.
Free residential rehabilitation centres are rare and almost always involve a substantial waiting time. Considering the destructive nature of drug and alcohol addiction, any major delay in starting treatment for alcohol or drugs could prove very costly – not only in financial terms but also in terms of relationships and other aspects of your life.
How Much Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cost?
NHS services are free at the point of use, and private rehab treatment centres can vary widely in costs, depending on factors such as location, facilities, and treatment options.
A cheap drug and alcohol rehab might not always be the best choice for you, but that doesn’t mean a rehab and alcohol and drug detox clinic should be unaffordable. If you have medical insurance, this might cover drug and alcohol addiction treatment, but there may be limitations – such as only providing a detox programme or a limited timescale.
Many rehab centres also offer payment plans allowing you to spread the costs of your treatment. If you’re concerned about payment options, we can help at Action Rehab. Contact us via our online form to disperse these potentially worrying thoughts.
What Drug and Alcohol Treatment Do I Need?
The treatment on offer is very important. Detoxification is an important step in getting the drugs or alcohol out of your system, and going through this step within a residential rehab will be easier.
Physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms are tough, and in private rehab, medical professionals can provide 24/7 care, advice and support. After detox treatments, the next step is therapies designed to provide you with the tools you need to stay clean long-term.
Some treatments include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, talking therapy and educational workshops on addiction and health. The rehab process is normally around 28-days, depending on the type of addiction treatment needed and your individual circumstance.
If you or a loved one have an alcohol addiction or drug addiction, don’t hesitate. At Action Rehab, we have family referral services where we can answer any questions and concerns you may have about a loved one. This includes discussing family interventions and how we can help. Drug and alcohol abuse can ruin your life. Seek treatment and turn your life around today. To get the addiction treatment you need, call our team on 0151 268 6992.
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At Action Rehab, we help people who suffer from addictions, find the right place for your drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. Our actions and decisions are fully based on your needs and wants. Join us today, and embark on a journey to a new, drug and alcohol free life.