Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Lancashire

Alcoholism and binge drinking is a prevalent problem in the UK, thanks in part to a society that strongly encourages social drinking.

It is far too easy for casual drinking to become more frequent, eventually developing into addiction and finally psychological or physical dependence.

If you are suffering from addiction, whether to alcohol or any other substance, we are here to help.

Our expert advisers are here to offer you excellent person-centered care and give you the best match with a rehab in Lancashire, providing you with all the information you need to start your journey towards sobriety.

Is Addiction A Disease?

Disease of the brain

Today, addiction is considered an affliction of the brain.

Many individuals tend to think of their addiction as a moral failure or as a weakness, but it’s important to consider that addiction can change the way the brain is wired.

It is easy for addiction to impact individuals in ways that they may not be able to control alone.

Studies in the past have shown that drug abuse both long term and short term can cause changes in the brain’s structure including vital pathways and cognitive processes that are required for everyday life.

For these reasons, it’s important to consider addiction as a disease rather than a moral failure of the individual. as this can often impair the individual’s likelihood of seeking further help.

No matter your background or history with potential drug abuse, Rehab 4 Alcoholism is ready to take your call, listen to your questions, and make expert suggestions based on the information you give us.

The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis In Addiction Treatment

Dual Diagnosis

When diagnosing addiction, professionals often look for other and often underlying mental health issues.

This is known as dual diagnosis.

In some cases, addiction is a result of these mental health issues.

This can include disorders such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD

If an individual is discovered to have a mental health issue, as is very common when diagnosing addiction, Rehab 4 Alcoholism will ensure that the individual enters treatment programmes that focus on both the physical and mental effects of addiction.

Without this focus on both physical and mental problems arising from addiction, individuals are likely to make little efficient progress.

The Aim Of Rehabilitation

Private Rehab

Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, all treatment programmes and service providers focus on the abstinence approach to alcohol rehabilitation rather than other less effective methods.

For example, another approach to rehabilitation is harm reduction.

This includes aims to reduce the negative impacts of rehabilitation rather than focusing on the origin of the addiction or the other consequences of this potential drug abuse.

Another approach is moderation management.

This is similar but focuses on the management of consumption of the drug rather than eliminating it entirely.

In both of these alternative approaches the success is lower than the approach concerning abstinence the benefits are listed below:

  • Better sleep
  • Better finances
  • Increased energy
  • Less stress
  • Improved relationships

There are many more benefits, but the list above should give some indication of the effectiveness and success rate of the abstinence approach to rehabilitation.

Benefits Of Residential Rehab In Lancashire

Rehab facility

Residential rehab is proven as the most effective method during rehabilitation and provides the most efficient environment for recovery.

This is due to a number of benefits, some of which are described in the following paragraphs.

Individuals can often access rehabilitation immediately if they require it.

This is assessed during a telephone psychiatric assessment and can be immediately followed by admission in appropriate circumstances.

Rehab is managed and supervised by addiction professionals, meaning that individuals will always have access to expert and highly specialised support.

In addition, attending residential rehab allows each individual to progress through a tailored and flexible rehabilitation programme, meaning that their care will be even more specialised to the individual.

This is the reason for its high rates of success.

Who Is Residential Rehab Suitable For?

Need for Rehab

In general, residential rehab is most suitable for those drinking around 30 or more units of alcohol a day.

This is because drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms far worse at this stage, often requiring medical supervision (including the use of substances such as Librium/Chlordiazepoxide) to be conducted safely.

Other factors for those entering rehab care include attempts to recover alone with little to no progress, as well as those who are known to behave violently when under the influence of alcohol.

Residential rehab is also essential for those who are suffering from addiction-caused disorders such as:

To assess whether you or someone you know is suitable for rehab, give a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team a call today, or read on to later paragraphs on assessing an individual’s relationship with alcohol and alcohol abuse.

What Are The Alternatives To Attending Residential Rehab?

Group therapy

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that residential rehab is not a viable option for every individual.

This may be due to health reasons, personal preference, or a number of different factors.

Residential rehab is a type of inpatient care, where individuals move away from home for a certain period of time to focus on their rehabilitation.

The alternative to this is outpatient care.

This is where individuals may go once or twice a week -or more regularly- to partake in addiction treatment courses such as individual counselling with a psychiatrist, group talking therapy, or attending addiction networking groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Some individuals may also be suitable for programmes such as SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training).

This technique uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing/tools.

This is a great way for more independent individuals to progress through rehab, as well as working on personal development simultaneously.

Through these alternative options, individuals will also be able to access crucial rehabilitation stages also available through residential rehab.

These include family drug support meetings to help stage interventions.

Other organisations offering free support

Below is a list of organisations offering free support in and around Lancashire:

1. Turning Point

Address: The Mill, Longmeanygate, Leyland PR26 7PA

Telephone: 01772 458657

Website: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/


Address: Shawbrook House, Balcarres Rd, Leyland PR25 3ED

Telephone: 01772 644644

Website: https://camhs.humber.nhs.uk/

3. C G L

Address: The Lofthouse building, London St, Fleetwood FY7 6JL

Telephone: 01253 877633

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/local-support/find-a-service

You can also contact helplines, including Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and Papyrus, or find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous group near you.

The NHS can also provide you with addiction help.

Being Admitted To Rehab In Lancashire – The ASAM Criteria


Before being admitted to rehab, individuals will first undergo an initial psychiatric assessment to determine their addiction’s severity and the type of care they may require in the later stages of rehabilitation.

This should not be viewed as a diagnosis, but more like a screening to assess the most effective course of treatment.

To do this, most service providers will use the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM Criteria).

This is due to its holistic approach to psychiatric assessment – taking into account both physical and mental factors.

These are broken down into six dimensions of assessment:

  • The individual’s current and past experience of substance abuse and substance use disorder
  • Their medical history and current health
  • Any mental health issues
  • Their motivation to recover
  • Individual’s risk of relapse
  • Individual’s current living situation

This can seem like a lot of information to consider at the beginning of an individual’s rehabilitation journey, but it is essential to determine the appropriate services and treatments before commencing any type of rehabilitative care.

How To Assess The Severity Of An Alcohol Addiction

Severe addiction

Specifically for those suffering from alcohol addiction, there are several other measures that individuals can employ to assess the severity of the situationeither in themselves or in others.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a professional measure developed to assess an individual’s alcohol usage and the consequences of this.

It was developed in the form of a questionnaire consisting of 10 questions (or screening tools).

The first 3 questions concern alcohol intake, the next 3 concern alcohol dependency, and the final 4 concern the consequences of alcohol abuse.

Each question is ranked 1-4 with 4 being the most severe.

A score of more than 13 indicates an alcohol dependency, but anything over a score of 8 should be assessed further.

Other ways of assessing your addiction severity include:

  • The CAGE Questionnaire
  • DSM-5 (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition)

The Use And Effectiveness Of Interventions


Interventions are perhaps viewed as an older approach to rehab and are not thought of as being effective in the modern world.

However, this is not always the case.

Generally, interventions involve the attendance of a counsellor or interventionist in family-based (or friend) discussions with the individual suffering from addiction.

The interventionist’s role is to help moderate the conversation and help both parties to discuss and express their feelings about the addiction that is affecting their lives.

The overall aim is to encourage the individual to seek further rehabilitative care.

The standard method of intervention has a success rate of around 30% in terms of encouraging further care but is often reported as feeling more confrontational than helpful.

This is where the more modern approaches step in.

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training) is the most updated form of intervention and takes a much more invitational approach.

This type of intervention is even more effective at helping individuals to express their internal struggles with addiction, as well as helping the friends and family around them to identify triggers, suggest potential sources of help, and generally build and develop their relationships.

CRAFT interventions have a success rate of around 70% – making it a far more effective method than the standard and more traditional approach.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Lancashire?


There is no set cost for residential rehab.

Price will depend on the specific rehab centre, location and services offered and participated in.

Luckily, there are hundreds of rehab centres around the UK, all varying by services provided, level of care, and suitability for each individual.

The factor which has the most effect on cost, however, is the type of residency the induvial chooses.

This can be between single or multi-occupancy rooms.

If the individual opts for the multi-occupancy rooms, the cost of rehab is likely to be much lower, averaging at around £3,000 for a 10-day alcohol detox or £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay.

Single occupancy rooms, however, are considerably more expensive.

A 10-day medically-assisted detox can cost around £5,000, increasing to £8,000+ for a 28-day stay.

These costs are averages and should not be taken as direct costs.

Other factors such as insurance may affect the overall cost of residential rehabilitation.

How Long does rehab last?

How long does rehab last

Again, there is no specific set time for rehab, as this will vary due to the severity of addiction, history of abuse and one’s commitment to treatment.

In general, there is a 7-day minimum stay for a medically-assisted detox session, and this can be extended for any required length of time.

The recommended stay is 28-days to get the full experience from a rehab centre, but some may require longer and more specialised stays.

Rehab For Heroin In Lancashire


Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs available in the modern world.

Deriving from morphine, heroin gives the individual incredibly strong, short-term highs that can quickly lead to addiction and a high tolerance level.

With extended use, heroin can lead to degrading mental functioning, meaning that everyday tasks can become considerably more difficult, massively impacting the individual’s quality of life and wellbeing.

Additionally, heroin can have several impacts on the individual’s physical health such as an increased risk of liver disease and heart complications.

During heroin addiction rehabilitation, individuals will need to undergo a heroin detox to treat the harmful effects that may arise during drug or alcohol withdrawal, such as delirium tremens and seizures.

Heroin is physically addictive, and psychiatric treatments such as tapering have been shown to massively reduce the physical effects of a heroin withdrawal.

Tapering includes the transition from heroin to a heroin substitute such as methadone or buprenorphine.

This should later be followed by other therapies to treat the physical and mental effects experienced during heroin rehabilitation.

Rehab For Cocaine In Lancashire


Another highly addictive drug, cocaine is a powerful stimulant, often eliciting changes in behaviour during use that are easily picked up on by close friends and family.

These behavioural changes can impact the day-to-day life of the individual suffering from cocaine addiction.

It can create problems within relationships, at work, or with finances.

If used over a long period of time, however, cocaine can also cause serious effects on mental health and lead to anxiety, depression, and paranoia.

A combination of long-term use and high dosage can often lead to what is know as a psychological crash.

During a psychological crash, an individual can require serious medical attention and help is needed as soon as possible.

Unlike heroin, cocaine is not physically addictive, meaning that individuals are not at risk of death when withdrawing.

Stopping the usage of cocaine also won’t have physical dru or alcohol withdrawal symptoms, but will be more severe in regard to mental health.

When seeking rehab, it is important for the individual to consider both inpatient and outpatient care, as both are viable options for those seeking help for cocaine addiction.

It is also important for the individual to follow all three steps of rehabilitation, no matter what form these may come in: medically-assisted detox, rehab, and aftercare (such as sober living houses)

All of our recommended rehabs use these stages, as well as being fully licensed and qualified.

Rehab For Cannabis In Lancashire


Cannabis, also known as weed or marijuana, affects the central nervous system of the individual who consumes the drug.

This can have a variety of effects, varying in positivity according to the individual themselves, the dosage they take, and the type of cannabis they are consuming.

Some of the more positive effects include mild euphoria, altered or heightened perception, feelings of relaxation, increased creativity, and libido boosts.

However, some individuals are likely to experience negative side effects when consuming cannabis such as increased sensitivity, paranoia, increased appetite, and feelings of dizziness.

Like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive, and most rehabilitation relating to cannabis addictions will focus on the mental health approach to psychiatric treatment.

As with the other types of addiction, individuals should work through the stages of rehabilitation in order to give themselves the best chance of permanent success.

Types Of Therapy Involved In Rehabilitation

Types of therapies

Though not all individuals will experience all different types of therapy, there are some types of therapy that are more commonly offered than others.

For example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most commonly used therapies.

This is due to its focus on the underlying thought patterns associated with addiction as well as helping the individual to create coping mechanisms and change negatively associated thought patterns.

Similarly, individuals may be recommended Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

This is very similar to CBT – they’re both talking therapies and are based on the same fundamentals but are focused on the emotional aspect of addiction, primarily the acceptance and the management of such emotions.

Further examples of common therapy include brief interventions and motivational interviewing.

Motivational interviewing is very effective in regard to addiction psychiatric treatment as it strengthens an individual’s motivation and readiness and commitment to recover.

In modern rehabilitation centres, individuals may experience holistic therapies such as equine therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, acupuncture, and adventure therapy.

Other common types of therapy include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy/Group psychotherapy
  • Codependency treatment
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy (such as Al-Anon & Alateen)
  • Contingency Management
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REB)
  • SMART Recovery

This list is not extensive but covers some of the most popular treatments available.

More examples are available on other pages as well as by contacting a member of our team.

Creating A Relapse Prevention Plan


One of the most important stages of rehabilitation, and one of the most vital stages for the individual’s continued recovery, is the creation of a relapse prevention plan.

This is made up of the three aspects of recovery: emotional, mental, and physical.

When creating a plan, individuals should understand that recovery is a gradual process, it’s part of personal growth, and relapse can occur for several reasons.

Because of this, individuals should maintain honesty with themselves as well as asking for help and support where it’s needed.

There are no shortcuts to recovery, and individuals need to put in the work to see the results – what they put in is what they get out.

Getting Help Today

Help today

To enquire about how we can assist you in your search for effective alcoholism treatment in Lancashire, contact us today on 0800 111 4108.

When you contact us, we will conduct a free and confidential assessment.

This allows us to match you with the most suited treatment providers in Lancashire. All rehabs that we work with in Lancashire are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This makes sure that you receive the highest possible standards of care.

Wherever in Lancashire you may be and whatever your conditions are, we are here to help.

Reach out today and take the first step in regaining control of your life.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism also provides rehab services across and near Lancashire, including BlackburnBlackpoolBurnleyChorleyLancaster and Preston.

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