Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in the North West

Like many areas of the country, there has been a growing concern about the escalation in substance misuse in towns and cities throughout the North West region of England.

For example, Manchester – the biggest city in the North West area – has experienced a 75% increase in deaths as a result of substance use over the last 10 years, which is 50% higher than the average for the UK.

In 2019 there were 268 drug-related fatalities in the region.

The mortality rates for alcohol-related deaths and for alcohol-related hospital visits are also significantly higher in the greater Manchester area than the national average.

To combat the rise in people needing treatment for substance misuse problems, there are numerous drug and alcohol residential rehab centres in the North West offering comprehensive care packages to help patients recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

Get the support you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West by giving our expert team a call on 0800 111 4108

What is Addiction?

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Addiction (substance misuse) is a chronic mental health condition that develops when people have been excessively consuming substances over a period of time, and as such have become physically and psychologically dependent on those substances.

Individuals become addicted because substances produce positive and rewarding experiences for them that they feel compelled to continually seek out.

Addiction is characterised by the following symptoms:

  • Increase in the frequency and volume (amount) of substance use, including polysubstance use.
  • Physical dependence (identifiable by the presence of withdrawal symptoms whenever they stop consuming their preferred substance).
  • Unable to stop taking substances despite wanting to.
  • Both physical and mental health deteriorates as a result of regular substance use.
  • Neglecting family, job or education commitments
  • Substance users tend to break away from friends and their regular social groups
  • A loss of interest in hobbies and leisure activities.

To learn more about addiction and what a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West can do to help you overcome it, call us on 0800 111 4108

Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the North West


Residential drug and alcohol rehab treatment programmes in the North West provide the most effective avenue for recovering from substance misuse.

This is because these centres offer a comprehensive plan to help tackle the patient’s physical dependence and psychological compulsion to take the substance.

Research in the area of addiction has grown significantly in the last two decades, and there are now established treatment programmes available to help treat addiction to a variety of substances.

Residential settings offer the best chance of recovery as they allow clients the opportunity to receive treatment and give them the headspace to leave their current chaotic and unsupportive environments, focusing wholly on their recovery programme without the presence of any negative influences.

To access a first-rate drug and alcohol rehab in the North West, call us on 0800 111 4108

Why is Residential Rehab So Beneficial?

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  • Attending a residential rehab programme provides clients with a strong base to recover from addiction.
  • Private clients can be admitted to a residential rehab treatment programme within days.
  • Residential rehab provides a safe and secure environment in which clients are constantly supervised and supported by highly experienced experts.
  • There are no negative influences present to trigger relapses.
  • Highly intense treatment programmes that are a feature of residential rehab programmes have a strong track record of leading to recovery from substance misuse.
  • Clients can choose to have their treatment at a centre near to their home or family.

Experience all the benefits of drug and alcohol rehab in the North West for yourself by talking to our team today on 0800 111 4108

Ethical and Professional Considerations


Every drug and alcohol rehab service in the North West that we work with are thoroughly professional, have strong ethical principles and have patient care and safety as their top priority.

You can be assured that:

  • All staff are professionally qualified and supervised and adhere to a strict code of conduct.
  • All staff will be fully insured and members of professional organisations.
  • Their treatments are well-established and based on reliable evidence-based research.
  • They will welcome feedback to improve their services.
  • Have excellent safety protocols to protect all of their clients.

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Rehab Centres and Self-Referrals

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People who are concerned about their excessive substance use do not need to be referred by a doctor or GP to access rehab treatment.

All the rehab treatment centres we work with accept private clients who refer themselves for treatment, and there are admin staff available to answer any queries you may have and book you in for an assessment session with a qualified substance misuse practitioner.

Don’t let addiction control your life – access treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West by calling us on 0800 111 4108

Admissions Process at Rehabs in North West England

Before being admitted into a residential rehab programme, clients will initially be screened to assess whether they meet the rehab centre’s criteria for treatment.

The screening process does vary between rehab centres, but the overall objective is to check that:

  • The client requiring treatment is over 18.
  • They have been diagnosed with, or are showing signs and symptoms of, a substance misuse disorder or alcohol use disorder.
  • The assessor is content that the client has the physical and mental capability to meet the demands of a rehab programme for at least 28 days.

1. Payment

There are many flexible payment options available for private clients who wish to attend rehab and some people possess health insurance policies that will cover the cost of treatment.

As soon as the payment arrangement is approved the client can begin their journey towards recovery.

2. Rules and regulations

A key part of the admissions programme is ensuring the client understands the rules, regulations and boundaries that they are required to adhere to during their stay.

They will be issued with a list of what they should bring to rehab (e.g. money, clothes and toiletries and a form of ID), and also what is not permitted (e.g. any Ipads or offensive slogans on clothes).

3. Treatment contract

All clients entering rehab will need to understand what is expected of them and what their responsibilities are, and in return, their chosen rehab centre will inform each client of what the rehab centres’ responsibilities to them are.

They will also be informed of their personal recovery timetable, including what time they need to be in bed, what time they wake up in the morning and meal times.

Many rehab centres also employ a roster list for domestic duties, helping to prepare them again for the tasks of daily life.

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Assessment of the client’s treatment needs

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The final part of the admissions process involves the client undergoing an assessment to help the treatment team devise a specially tailored treatment programme for them.

This is an information-gathering exercise designed to find out:

  • The patient’s current level of substance use.
  • The state of their physical health via a medical assessment.
  • Examining their mental health.
  • Assessing their motivation and enthusiasm for treatment.
  • How much of a relapse risk they are.
  • Social and environmental factors that could affect their focus and engagement with the programme, for example, family and domestic life, or financial and legal difficulties.

Begin the admissions process for your ideal drug and alcohol rehab in the North West today by calling us on 0800 111 4108

Treatment Interventions

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Treatment plans for drug and alcohol rehab in the North West of England can take many different forms.

However, they usually include:

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Drug and Alcohol Detox Programmes

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Detox treatment is a hugely significant aspect of recover, as it helps clients eliminate the physical presence of a substance from their bodies.

Detox treatment will help treat the client’s physical dependence on a substance by eliminating the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms they experience whenever they stop taking the substance.

Alcohol detox treatment must be handled carefully, as withdrawing from alcohol suddenly can be life-threatening as there is a risk of heavy, long-term drinkers experiencing seizures,Delirium Tremens and other conditions.

Fortunately, the experienced medical practitioners working at rehab centres can use a wide range of medications -such as Librium – to help prevent patients from experiencing the worst of these symptoms.

There are also several specialist drug withdrawal regimes available at all rehab services in the North West which have been developed to help clients detox from all recreational and prescription drugs.

These regimes use substitute drugs and drug tapering methods to incrementally decrease the doses of drugs over a period of months, prescribing medication whenever necessary to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

Ensure that your detox is safe and effective with the help of a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West – call our team on 0800 111 4108

Home detox treatment

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A home detox requires patients to undergo detox from their own home.

A doctor may prescribe medications to ease otherwise discomforting withdrawal symptoms.

A home detox requires a lot of self-motivation and unfortunately many home detoxes result in early relapse.

A home detox does not attempt to treat the underlying psychological causes of addiction. Rehab 4 Alcoholism recommends a home detox when patients have access to a loving and supporting family.

Patients generally attempt home detox when addiction is considered mild or short term.

To find out if you’re suitable for a home detox, or if a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West would be more suitable, talk to us on 0800 111 4108

Outpatient Treatment

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Some clinics offer treatment on an outpatient basis. Here patients receive treatment during the day but return home in the evening.

Outpatient treatment is considered appropriate for patients suffering from a mild or short-term addiction to alcohol or certain drugs.

Chronic alcoholics are likely to relapse when undergoing outpatient treatment.

This is because temptations are not contained during the acute detox phase of rehabilitation, and because the treatment itself is less intense that inpatient treatment.

To discover if outpatient treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West is right for you, talk to our experts on 0800 111 4108

Psychological Therapies for Addiction

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Once clients are physically stable after their detox treatment has been completed they can then begin to engage with their individual psychotherapy programme.

This will likely differ between clients depending on the outcome of the intake assessment.

The psychological interventions that usually feature in addiction rehab programmes include:

1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT

CBT has long been established as having immense therapeutic value, as it specifically targets the negative thought patterns and false beliefs that clients have developed which leads both to inner mental turmoil and heavy substance use.

Engaging in CBT enables clients to identify these unhelpful thoughts and to re-programme their minds to enable them to think more positively about themselves, discouraging them from substance use and helping them to avoid unhelpful, negative thought patterns.

2. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy helps clients deal with strong, negative emotions so that they are not so overwhelmed by them.

Experiencing strong feelings often acts as a catalyst for substance use for many substance users, so having a stronger handle on these helps to prevent further use.

3. Specialist 1-1 drug and alcohol counselling

In order to break free from their emotional reliance on a substance, all clients will work through a 10-12 session counselling programme designed to help them work through the difficult experiences in their life which may have led them down the path to substance use.

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4. Motivational interviewing (MI)

The primary aim of MI is to ensure all clients in rehab remain committed to their recovery and continue to engage with all aspects of their treatment plan.

There are many skilled behaviour change therapists who work in rehab centres across the North West that can support clients if they experience a drop in their enthusiasm for treatment.

Addiction therapists are very experienced in helping clients identify their psychological barriers and work through them so they can re-engage with treatment.

5. Trauma-focused therapy

Research over the last 20 years has highlighted the fact that many people diagnosed with substance use disorder have experienced significant trauma in their lives, which has led them to use drugs and or alcohol to help soothe their psychological distress.

This includes poor relationship dynamics and distressing early family life.

There is a high correlation between high levels of alcohol use and post-traumatic stress disorder.

There are many trauma-informed interventions that rehab teams can utilise to help clients process and work through their traumatic life experiences and help them deal with intrusive memories, avoidant behaviour and feelings of guilt and shame which can lead to substance use.

6. Fellowships

Self-support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and SMART Recovery offer support for people recovering from addiction.

These groups allow attendees to talk about their feelings and experiences regarding their addiction and offer them the chance to receive support from people who will understand what they are going through.

7. Review of lifestyle

Drug and alcohol rehab centres in the North West believe that a multi-dimensional approach helps to treat addiction.

As such, treatment centre staff encourage their clients to adopt an overall healthy lifestyle which will go a long way to achieving recovery.

This includes analysing each client’s sleeping patterns, diet and exercise habits.

Some patients also need help and advice on how to give up smoking and vaping.

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8. Holistic/complementary therapies

To complement the talking therapy element of addiction treatment, rehab centres in the North West offer several holistic therapies to help clients process negative emotions and make sense of their life experiences.

These therapies include:

Every holistic therapist delivering sessions at a drug and alcohol rehab programmes in the North West will be fully qualified and have a great deal of experience in working with addictive behaviours.

9. Mental health diagnosis and Treatment

A high proportion of clients diagnosed with a substance use disorder have also been diagnosed with a secondary mental health condition such as:

To ensure clients entering rehab have all their treatment needs catered for, residential treatment centres provide dual diagnosis treatment services to treat both the addictive disorder and the mental health condition simultaneously while they are in rehab.

Drug and alcohol rehab services in the North West of England have strong links to local mental health services and so can also help clients showing symptoms of mental health conditions obtain a clinical diagnosis if they have not yet been formally diagnosed.

10. Emotional support for family members

It is undoubtedly a worrying and upsetting time when a close family member is unwell and in need of medical treatment.

Rehab providers in the North West recognise this and have devised special support packages for the family members of clients entering rehab.

This support aims to:

  • Explain the nature of their relative’s substance misuse and how this has happened.
  • Inform them of the treatment process their relative will be going through.
  • Provide emotional support and address any worries they may have.
  • Involve members in the treatment process if deemed necessary and appropriate, for example, couples therapy or family therapy.

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11. Aftercare

Aftercare packages are just as important for clients as their 28-day residential programme is, and careful consideration is given to each client’s post-residential rehab plan.

This is designed to ensure the positive momentum they have gained whilst in rehab is sustained over the long term.

Clients can continue to access the following avenues of support to ask for information, advice and guidance on the best practice for enhancing their recovery:

Experience all of these treatments and more at a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West by giving our team a call on 0800 111 4108

Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services


Not all people who need drug and alcohol treatment can admit to this and, as a result, will continue to engage in high levels of substance use even as their physical and psychological health deteriorate further.

This can have a profound impact on close family members.

All drug and alcohol rehab services in the North West have links to several professional intervention services in the area that are highly experienced and skilled at carrying out behaviour-change interventions.

These interventions aim to persuade the substance user that they should engage with local treatment services as soon as possible.

The rehab centres will provide the foundations for family members of substance users to work with the intervention services so that they can work together towards the desired outcome.

Ensure that your loved one gets the help they need from a drug and alcohol rehab in the North West by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism Today

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers admission to safe and secure rehab centres throughout the North West of England.

Centres are typically residential in nature and offer a diverse range of treatment plans depending on the severity of addiction and personal wishes of patients.

Please call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today by dialling 0800 111 4108

Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

Get help for addiction across the North West, including in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Blackpool, Chester, Stockport, Sale, Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, Wigan, Blackburn, St Helens, Salford, Wythenshawe, Oldham, Southport, Birkenhead, Bury, Bootle, Carlisle, Crewe and many others.

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