Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

There are a number of dangers and risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse, which affect everything from your brain to your body, to your financial situation to your social life.

If you are abusing drugs or alcohol, then you will always know just how dangerous abusing them on a regular basis can be.

It is also incredibly important to understand how severe these symptoms can get, if your addiction is left untreated.

In fact, abusing substances on a regular basis can even put your life at risk.

If you abuse multiple drugs and substances at once, then you are putting your body at risk of developing a range of very serious physical, behavioural and mental complications.

Most people who abuse drugs and other substances also believe that their symptoms are only short term, which simply is not the case.

Your symptoms can last a lifetime unless treated quickly and efficiently.

Below are just some of the ways abusing drugs and alcohol can affect you and your body both in the long and short term [1].

Get alcohol and drug rehab and advice in Newcastle for addictions including binge drinking, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, Buprenorphine addiction, cannabis use disorder, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction, opioid use disorder, heroin addiction (needing heroin withdrawal), cocaine dependence or cocaine addiction, any physical dependence or codependency, substance use disorder, and behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction and eating disorders.

Other things treated at rehab might include health problems as a result of using drugs, such as hepatitus.

Your altered brain chemistry

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One of the biggest ways abusing drugs and alcohol affects you is that it alters your brain chemistry.

The brain is the most complicated organ in the body and isn’t something that should be messed with.

However, when someone abuses drugs and alcohol, the chemicals they are consuming changes the way your brain works, almost immediately.

This is because as soon as you consume drugs or alcohol, your brain creates more of a chemical called dopamine than it usually would.

Dopamine makes you feel great at first. You will start to feel incredibly euphoric, happy and excited. This makes you want to consume more of the drug.

The next time you come to abuse the substance, your body is now craving that feeling again.

However, as your tolerance to the substances will have increased, you might not feel the same way this time round.

In an attempt to feel this way again, they consume more of the substance.

You get to a point when your brain and body will start to struggle to function without these substances, to the point where your personality changes and you start to struggle to handle your emotions and to remember things.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

An increase in infections

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Unfortunately, when people abuse drugs and other substances they are at a higher risk of developing a whole range of different infections.

For example, if you inject the drugs into your body then you are at a higher risk of contracting certain diseases such as hepatitis C, or hepatitis B, or HIV.

Unfortunately, you are also at a higher risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease (also including HIV).

This is because you are a lot more likely to take part in unsafe sex when you are high on drugs or drunk on alcohol. This can have a huge effect on your body and on your mental health.

You are also a lot more likely to catch a cold or the flu when you abuse drugs and alcohol on a regular basis, as your immune system will be weakened.

You will receive a psychiatric assessment when you arrive at rehab by a psychiatrist, to see if you need any psychiatric treatment for your mental health.

Financial issues

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Financial issues take a huge toll on your mental health. When someone suffers from drug and alcohol issues, they tend to spend a lot of their money on funding their habit.

This means that they will deplete any form of savings or pay check that they have.

When people suffer from addiction issues they also struggle to maintain and hold down a job, which means that they often find themselves with no pay check each month and an addiction to fund.

In addition to this, the more drugs you abuse the more likely you are to suffer from a range of different health conditions which mean that you need to pay for your healthcare.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

Depression

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Depression is another huge risk associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, millions of people who suffer from addiction issues also suffer from depression.

This is partly due to the way the chemicals in the substances alter the brain.

However, other people become depressed whilst suffering from addiction issues because their life starts to spiral out of control.

You lose your friends, sometimes your family members and even sometimes your stream of income.

Psychosis

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Lots of people who suffer from addiction issues also develop psychosis as a result of their addiction. Again, this is due to the way the substances change your brain chemistry.

Psychosis is when you start to see and comprehend the world around you very differently to how most other people see and comprehend it.

Unfortunately, this means that a lot of people start to see or hear things that simply are not there.

Other people start to believe things that they used to swear they would never believe in. For example, lots of people become religious at this point during their life.

When someone suffers from psychosis, they tend to have frequent ‘psychotic episodes’ which could last anything from a few hours to a few days or even sometimes longer.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, or think you are at risk of developing any of them, then you should speak to a professional for help.

This could be your local GP, your local drug and alcohol rehab centre or someone on the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

What happens once you arrive at drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle?

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When you first arrive at drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle, you will be taken into a medical detox centre.

This is a safe place for you to detox, surrounded by doctors and professionals who will be able to keep an eye on your withdrawal symptoms.

Your detox will last at least 10 days, and involves withdrawing from the addictive substance over time until your body no longer craves it.

If you suffer from a mild addiction you might be able to stop altogether and at once. If you suffer from a severe addiction, then you might need to withdraw slowly so that you do not ask too much of your body.

Unfortunately, withdrawal symptoms can be incredibly difficult to deal with unless you are helped by doctors.

Some people experience really severe withdrawal symptoms, whereas others experience very mild withdrawal symptoms.

It’s always hard to know how your body is going to act to your detox which is why it is important to place yourself in a safe and controlled environment, such as a rehab centre.

If your withdrawal symptoms are particularly severe, you will be asked to take some medication whilst you detox.

This could be painkillers to help with your symptoms, or could be other prescribed drugs such as Librium.

Below is a list of some common withdrawal symptoms associated with a detox:

  • The shakes
  • Achy pains across your body
  • A total lack of appetite
  • Feeling excessively tired
  • Excessive sweating
  • Feeling angry
  • Feeling agitated
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling anxious
  • Being and feeling sick
  • Feeling increasingly confused
  • Feeling paranoia
  • Dilated pupils

If you are undergoing a detox within a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Newcastle and are experiencing the above withdrawal symptoms, then you will need to keep a close eye on your symptoms to ensure that they do not get any worse.

If you know that you need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle but are anxious about undergoing a detox, you should speak to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

We will be able to put your mind at ease when it comes to your detox and will talk you through any potential withdrawal symptoms.

We will also be able to talk you through the very best centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle as well as the surrounding area.

What happens after your medical detox?

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After you undergo your medical detox, you will then continue to be treated within the rehab centre so that you can undergo a range of therapy.

Therapy at a drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle might include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, motivational therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, brief intervention, contingency management, coping mechanisms work therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, music therapy, art therapy and talking therapies.

This therapy works towards your psychological recovery, which is the final stage of your treatment.

There are a range of different therapy techniques offered within rehab centres across Newcastle and the rest of the UK. These techniques are listed further below for you.

Types of therapy techniques

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Addiction
  • Brief Interventions for Addiction
  • Motivational Interviewing for addiction
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for Addiction
  • Holistic Therapies for addiction
  • Individual Therapy for addiction
  • Co-dependency Addiction Treatment
  • Family Therapy for addiction
  • Twelve-Step Principles for addiction

It is only natural to feel anxious about undergoing therapy, as this is often the first time many patients have ever received therapy.

Your therapy could last a number of weeks or even sometimes months, and can be received throughout both inpatient and outpatient rehab treatment.

After you undergo your therapy, you will then work hard with your doctors on your very own relapse prevention plan.

This plan will be going home with you, and it will help you to avoid relapsing once you leave drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle and return to normal life.

How long does drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle last?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle can last for a number of months, if your addiction is severe enough.

If you suffer from a mild to moderate addiction, then you might only have to stay in rehab for a few weeks.

For example, those who only need to undergo a detox will stay in drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle for a minimum of 10 days.

If you then also need to attend therapy, then you will need to stay in rehab for approximately 28 days.

If your addiction is categorised as severe, then you might end up staying in rehab for anywhere between 60 to 90 days.

In addition to this, outpatient rehab treatment could last a few months, as it is generally a less severe form of treatment.

Every addiction is complicated and different, which means that it might be difficult to determine how long you need to stay in rehab until you are able to successfully recover.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

The drug and alcohol rehab admissions process

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If you want to be admitted into drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle, then you can start by giving Rehab 4 Alcoholism a call for help and support.

We will provide you with all of the necessary and relevant information and will talk you through the admissions process.

You will be given information on a few different treatment centres in your area, all with different pros and cons.

If you are unsure as to which clinic you should choose, you can always give us a ring and ask for our advice.

Once you have made a decision, you will then be assessed by the team at your chosen rehab clinic.

They will be assessing the severity of your addiction, so that they can make an informed decision when it comes to what type of treatment you will need in order to successfully recover.

They will also be assessing your mental state, so that they can ensure they are keeping your wellbeing at the heart of everything that they do.

They will also want to ensure that by admitting you into a rehab centre, they are not putting you or anyone else within the rehab centre at risk.

Most rehab centres will assess the severity of your addiction using the ASAM criteria.

This measures the severity of your addiction, using different characteristics listed below: [2]

  • The first characteristic the ASAM criteria will assess looks at your potential to successfully withdraw.
  • The second characteristic will look into your current health and wellbeing.
  • The third characteristic examines your emotional and behavioural condition, which will determine whether or not you are suffering from a mental health issue alongside an addiction issue, also known as a dual diagnosis. Mental health issues might include depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or schizophrenia and anxiety.
  • The next ASAM criteria assesses your readiness to change and how committed you might be to recovering.
  • Next, the ASAM criteria looks into whether or not you have ever relapsed before in the past.
  • Finally, your home environment will be assessed to see whether or not you would be capable of recovering at home.

Other rehab centres use different diagnostic techniques. A really popular technique is called the DSM-5 technique and diagnostic tool.

This technique assesses the severity of your addiction by looking into different categories.

The categories and characteristics used throughout the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria are as follows [3].

  • A lack of control
  • Social issues
  • Risky behaviour
  • Being physically dependant

If you are found to have a couple of the above symptoms then you are classified as struggling from a mild addiction.

If you suffer from a number of the above symptoms, then you are suffering from a mild addiction.

If you suffer from all of them then this would suggest that you are suffering from a severe addiction [3].

It is important to remember that it is normal for anyone during the initial stages of your admission and treatment to ask you a number of questions. Some of these questions will be personal, and some of them will be less so.

What is important to remember is that they are being asked for a reason and that reason is to help and support you through your addiction.

Other organisations worth considering

Below is a list of organisations offering free addiction services in and around Newcastle, if private rehab is not for you:

1. Changing Lives

Telephone0191 232 7371

Address: The Old Coroners Court, Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RG

Websitehttps://www.changing-lives.org.uk/

2. Humankind Charity

Telephone0191 406 0027

Address: Unit 6, Cookson House, River Dr, South Shields, NE33 1TL

Websitehttps://humankindcharity.org.uk/service/moving-on-tyne-and-wear

3. Road to Recovery Trust

Telephone: 0191 414 6446

Address: Derwent Point, NECA HEADQUARTERS, Clasper Way, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 3BE

Websitehttps://neca.co.uk/

You can also reach out to helplines, including Mind UKYoung MindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and PapyrusSMART Recovery or find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS and CAMHS NHS are also there to help you.

Alcoholics Anonymous follows the 12 steps, which focus on giving yourself over to a higher power in order to become sober.

Other services you can contact include Change Grow Live, Turning PointWe Are With You, Alateen, Al-Anon, the NHS Foundation Trust and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

Rehabs and organisations are advised by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence so you are in safe hands with person-centered care.

You may also be offered sober living houses as part of your aftercare after you leave rehab in order to help you maintain your sobriety.

Talk to our team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism

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Our team is on hand to talk you through your admission into drug and alcohol rehab in Newcastle.

We are a team of industry-leading specialists in rehab recovery, and many members of our team have even been in your position at some point during their own life.

Getting sober is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, and you owe it to yourself to prioritise your health and body.

We will be able to talk you through a whole range of topics, including some of the following.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers support for people suffering from alcoholism in Newcastle and the wider North East region of England.

If you suffer from an addiction from alcohol, seeking out help is often marred by negative feeling and a general sense of reluctance.

You may be putting off seeking help because you feel you might be able to solve your problems alone.

However, studies reveal around 80% of people suffering from alcoholism continue to be addicted to alcohol when professional assistance is not sought.

This compares to other figures revealing around 70% of people who do seek treatment manage to remain in recovery for at least twelve months following the completion of treatment.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

Rehab for Alcoholism

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If you live in Newcastle and you consider yourself a ‘problem drinker,’ you need to ask yourself whether you wish to be part of the 80% of people who don’t seek help and remain addicted to alcohol, or part of the 70% of people who succeed and manage to remain alcohol-free for at least one year.

From a medical and relationship standpoint the choice is simple: by choosing to seek out help for your alcoholism, you avoid critical health problems, relationship breakdown and damaging your career prospects.

Alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction can be confirmed fast and efficiently using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, DSM-5 or CAGE questionnaire.

Dependent drinkers will have built up a strong tolerance to alcohol, and therefore experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (, alcohol withdrawal symptoms) or alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they try to stop drinking.

To ensure that the risk of seizures is curtailed our medical team prescribe patients with Chlordiazepoxide, brand name Librium, as they undergo detox as this has been shown to offer more protection against the risk of seizures.

A medically-assisted detox (alcohol detox) is needed in order to try to prevent the effects of alcohol, including encephalopathy (Wernicke encephalopathy) and delirium tremens.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

Frequently asked questions

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Below, we list a number of other resources that you may find useful in your search for quality and suitable rehab treatment in the UK:

When seeking help becomes critical

If you’ve suffered from alcoholism for more than six months, it’s likely you’ve already inflicted potentially lasting damage on your health and loving relationships. However, the good news is that help is only a telephone call away.

Thanks to Rehab 4 Alcoholism, you are now able to access affordable yet highly effective alcohol treatment in Newcastle.

By seeking our help, you gain information on several suitable treatment centres in Newcastle. Vitally, you do not waste your time by avoiding treatment centres that are unsuited to you or your loved one’s specific needs.

Help we can offer in Newcastle

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism has assisted people in Newcastle suffering from alcoholism for well over a decade.

In this times, we’ve forged strong bonds with several rehabilitation centres in the immediate and surrounding areas.

Many of these centres offer state-of-the-art detox and rehabilitation treatments. These treatments are so advanced, people travel from all corners of Europe in order to receive alcoholism treatment here.

Our partner alcohol rehabilitation centres in Newcastle provide a range of modern therapy techniques designed to encourage lasting changes in your life.

These changes help you avoid ‘triggers‘ of alcoholism and thus support your long-term recovery goals.

Rehabilitation begins with a medically supervised detoxification. Detoxification runs concurrently with therapy sessions.

Therapy sessions employ modern therapy techniques such as psychotherapy, group work, CBT, mindfulness and holistic therapies.

Therapies are supervised by a team of qualified therapists and counsellors.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

Support groups in Newcastle

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When you enter recovery, it’s vital you actively work on your recovery by attending support groups.

Below we list details of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings taking place in Newcastle. Please double check with the venue before you intend to avoid disappointment:

LocationVenueDay and time
Brunswick Place, NewcastleBrunswick Methodist ChurchSaturday, 10:00
Newcastle RossettiRossetti Studio, Leazes Park RdSaturday, 19:00
Newcastle RossettiRossetti Studio, Leazes Park RdMonday, 13:00
Newcastle RossettiRossetti Studio, Leazes Park RdMonday, 19:00
Newcastle RossettiRossetti Studio, Leazes Park RdFriday, 13:00

Please note: the above information is subject to change at short notice.

Getting help today

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Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism to on 0800 111 4108 for a confidential assessment and insurance check.

Most health insurance is accepted by our partner treatment centres. Call us today to speak to someone who can help. One call can change your life!

We offer rehab placements across the Northumberland region in Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth, Cramlington, Hexham, Morpeth, Heaton, Jesmond, Sandyford, Walker, Wallsend, Gosforth, South Gosforth and Gateshead.

We also offer our rehab services across a variety of locations within the UK, including BirminghamDerbyLincolnshireLincolnNottinghamStoke-on-TrentStaffordshire, and many more!

All drug and alcohol rehabs must be registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and Wales, or Care Inspectorate (Scotland).

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a team of people, many of whom have faced addiction, are waiting to help you find sobriety.

Call our helpline at any time of day on 0800 111 4108, for additional details about rehab in Newcastle.

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References

[1] https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sidebar-many-consequences-alcohol-and-drug-misuse

[2] https://www.asam.org/asam-criteria

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3683251/

Featured Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.

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