Alcohol Rehab in North Yorkshire

The UK is dealing with rapidly rising addiction rates and sadly North Yorkshire is no exception.

Easy access to drugs and alcohol has helped his happen, alongside the prevalent economic and employment uncertainty that so many have faced in recent years.

This high rate of use also comes with a greater risk of hospitalisation and potentially even death.

It is easy for casual substance use to slowly become addiction, before quickly turning into psychological or physical dependence.

Whilst substance abuse and binge drinking have grown worse across the county, rehabilitation practises have also grown to match them.

Addiction Statistics In North Yorkshire


Like many areas of the UK, North Yorkshire has seen a huge upsurge in substance abuse.

According to records published by the Office for National Statistics, the North Yorkshire area has seen a high increase in the number of drug-related deaths since 2019.

Alcohol abuse has also been classified as a ‘major problem’, especially in York, where around 400 residents require treatment each month at any one time.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we want people to be aware of their choices for addiction treatment – this is why we offer the most excellent person-centered care across the country.

You don’t have to suffer in silence, we can help.

To begin your journey to sobriety, contact our team today on 0800 111 4108.

The Disease Model Of Addiction

Disease of the brain

The disease model of addiction is a widely followed approach in the treatment of substance use disorder.

It suggests that addiction is a chronic disease with genetic, biological, neurological and environmental sources.

As a disease of the brain, it is beyond an individual’s willpower alone to overcome.

This model further suggests that addiction is a disease that requires constant monitoring, similarly to other medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

The disease model of addiction dismisses claims that addiction is a choice.

The earlier an individual is exposed to substances (including alcohol), the higher their chances of developing a psychological or physical dependence on drugs and alcohol in the future.

Followers of the disease model suggest that residential treatment is the most effective way of treating substance use disorder as it can be continuously monitored by professionals over a month or longer.

Some addiction experts argue that addiction should not be categorised as a disease and doing so further perpetuates negative stereotypes.

They also believe that referring to substance users as addicts can cause individuals to not seek treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Co-occurring disorder

Many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also struggle with mental health disorders.

Professionally, this is known as a dual diagnosis.

Receiving a dual diagnosis can be difficult to hear.

However, it ensures you can receive specialised treatment to help you overcome your substance use disorder and manage your mental health problems.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we work with expert dual diagnosis treatment providers across the UK and abroad.

It is estimated that around 50% of people with a diagnosed mental health problem struggle with substance use disorders.

Accessing treatment can be challenging, especially if your therapist is unfamiliar with dual diagnosis treatment.

By seeking treatment through our services, we can ensure you receive a tailored treatment programme that suits your needs.

Attending rehab can help you on your path to overcoming the physical and psychological side of addiction.

Attempting to ignore your mental health problems or substance use problems will not make them go away, but cause the adverse effect placing your health in danger.

Co-occurring mental health conditions you could suffer from include:

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

If you are ready to begin your journey, contact our team today to get started.

The Abstinence Approach To Rehabilitation


When someone abstains from substance use, they halt all consumption of drugs or alcohol.

This approach is widely encouraged in rehab and is the goal for many clients.

Abstinence is beneficial for a variety of reasons, including helping individuals steer clear from legal trouble if they are addicted to illicit substances.

It also allows them to heal their physical and mental health and is effective at remaining motivated in their recovery efforts.

The abstinence approach was first developed by Alcoholics Anonymous and since then has been widely incorporated into many addiction treatment programmes.

Whilst other organisations focus on harm reduction, this is not a permanent solution and can easily slip into full relapse.

However, sudden abstinence can be dangerous in certain cases.

Suddenly withdrawing from alcohol can cause the body to experience alcohol withdrawal syndrome such as:

  • Shock
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Death

For information on support on how to approach abstinence, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today.

What Are The Benefits Of Residential Rehab In North Yorkshire?

Private Rehab

Residential rehab programmes can be very beneficial for several reasons including:

  • Access to a luxury facility fitted with high-quality amenities such as saunas, swimming pools, gyms
  • Experienced teams of staff on hand 24 hours a day
  • Inclusion of holistic therapies
  • A safe and supportive environment with single occupancy, en-suite rooms
  • Structure and routine offered each day
  • The chance to remove yourself from all triggers and temptations

What Is The Difference Between Private Treatment And Free Treatment?

Private vs Public

Free treatment refers to council-funded NHS programmes.

Whilst these programmes seem promising due to their lack of cost, they don’t accommodate all patients.

NHS programmes are mainly offered on an outpatient basis, meaning they require you to live at home during your time in treatment.

For those with severe substance use disorders, this can be very dangerous.

These programmes also fail to consider dual diagnoses, meaning mental health support is very limited.

Due to recent government funding cuts, many patients are placed on long waitlists which can be detrimental to their health.

For these reasons, we advocate for individuals to seek private treatment if they are wanting immediate care and support for both their physical and mental health.

Whilst NHS treatment is free, private treatment is not.

However, private rehab has recently become more inclusive and accessible due to the acceptance of payment plans and medical insurance.

Is Residential Rehab Programme Suitable For Me?

Rehab suitability

Acknowledging your substance use problem is a big step.

From here, you may be wondering what form of treatment is best suited to you.

Take a look at the list below, do any of these scenarios seem familiar to you?

  • You struggle with severe mental health problems and would find it difficult to complete a home medically-assisted detox.
  • You experience delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures.
  • You have previously been diagnosed with Wernicke encephalopathy.
  • You live with others who abuse substances.
  • You face domestic abuse at home from a partner or other.
  • You have tried to complete a home medically-assisted detox programme or outpatient programme previously but failed.
  • You are considered a high-risk patient according toDSM-5.

If so, you would most likely benefit from a structured residential programme provided by a local rehabilitation facility in North Yorkshire.

What Is DSM-5?


DSM-5 stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

It was originally developed by psychiatrists in the United States and has since been widely adopted in addiction treatment in the UK.

It is used to diagnose substance use disorders.

DSM-5 follows a set of 11 criteria with which patients must fully, or at least party, identify with to receive a diagnosis.

The criteria are:

  1. Taking the substance in larger amounts or for longer than you’re meant to.
  2. Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but not managing to.
  3. Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the substance.
  4. Cravings and urges to use the substance.
  5. Not managing to do what you should at work, home, or school because of substance use.
  6. Continuing to use, even when it causes problems in relationships.
  7. Giving up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of substance use.
  8. Using substances again and again, even when it puts you in danger.
  9. Continuing to use, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the substance.
  10. Needing more of the substance to get the effect you want (tolerance).
  11. Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance.

The DSM-5 further categorises patients into 3 levels of severity.

Those who identify with 2 to 3 of the above criteria are said to show signs of a potentially mild substance use disorder, those who identify with 4 to 5 criteria show signs of a moderate substance use disorder, and those who identify with 6 or more signs show a severe substance use disorder.

In instances where an individual identifies with 6 or more of the criteria, an immediate admission to a local residential facility will be advised.

What Are The Alternatives To Residential Rehab In North Yorkshire?

group therapy

However, at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that residential treatment isn’t always an option, so we want to ensure you are familiar with other routes.

Many patients choose to begin outpatient treatment or a home drug and alcohol detox programme.

Both of these involve remaining at home and visiting a selected clinic for therapy or progress sessions.

Whilst they are considered very beneficial to some, you will be assessed for your suitability before the programme begins.

For those with severe substance use disorders, outpatient treatment can be challenging when triggers and cravings are high.

During a home detox for alcohol addiction, Librium/Chlordiazepoxide is sent to your home to help control alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Within this programme, you are expected to maintain daily contact with your clinic so that they can monitor your safety and progress.

Free and NHS-run addiction treatment services in North Yorkshire include:

1. North Yorkshire CAMHS

Address: Brompton House, Brompton Road, Northallerton, DL6 1EA

Telephone: 01609 718 810


2. North Yorkshire Horizons (Northallerton Hub)

Address: 5 The Applegarth, Northallerton, DL7 8LZ

Telephone: 08000 141 480


3. North Yorkshire Rise – Humankind

Address: 7 North Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5PD

Telephone: 01723 330 730


4. Recovery Connections Middlesbrough

Address: 112-114 Marton Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 2DY

Telephone:01642 351 976


5. North Yorkshire IAPT

Address: North Moor House, North Moor Road, Northallerton, DL6 2FG

Telephone: 01609 768 890


You can also reach out to a number of free helplines, including Samaritans, Turning Point, Mind UK, Young Minds. Rethink Mental Illness, Papyrus, Change Grow Live, We Are With You, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Cocaine Anonymous (CA) are all free treatment options available widely in the North Yorkshire area.

They take place through weekly meetings and allow you to connect with local people facing similar situations to yourself.

Al-Anon and Alateen Family Meetings are also an option to help your family.

They are set up to offer support to families affected by alcohol misuse.

Similarly to AA, Al-Anon helps connect you with local people with whom you can share stories and advice.

SMART Recovery is also a free option and takes place via in-person or online meetings.

It is a self-help therapy programme, similar to AA, that aims to provide support to those in the recovery process.

What Is The Admissions Process For A Residential Rehab Facility?


The admissions process begins as soon as you call us on 0800 111 4108.

From here, we can begin your pre-admission psychiatric assessment, which helps us to understand more about your needs, your budget and your goals for treatment.

With our support, we can help you to decide upon a suitable facility in the North Yorkshire area.

After this, an admission date will be set.

On this date, you will move into your chosen facility and meet your treatment team.

In order for your treatment team to offer a bespoke programme, they will assess you according to multiple criteria such as the DSM-5 (as explained above), the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) and the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test).


The ASAM is a multi-dimensional psychiatric assessment tool used in the placement, discharge, and transfer of patients.

It takes into consideration your needs during treatment, as well as your strengths.

The 6 dimensions are as follows:

Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential

The first dimension explores the client’s past and their experiences with substance use. It also includes experiences with withdrawal.

Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications

The second dimension explores the client’s health history as well as their current mental and physical condition.

Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications

The third dimension explores the client’s thoughts, feelings and mental health.

Dimension 4: Readiness to Change

This fourth dimension determines the client’s readiness and interest in changing behaviours.

Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential

The fifth dimension explores the client’s relationship with relapsing and continued use of substances.

Dimension 6: Recovery/Living Environment

The sixth, and final, dimension explores the client’s recovery and living situation. It also includes exploration of things such as social groups, friends, support networks, etc.


AUDIT stands for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test.

It is a 10-question tool that helps practitioners effectively diagnose alcohol use disorder.

Each question is scored between 0 and 4 with the highest score being 40.

The higher an individual scores on the AUDIT, the higher their alcohol psychological or physical dependence.

The questions of the AUDIT concern your alcohol intake, your overall dependency, as well as your understanding of the consequences of alcohol consumption.

The 10 questions are:

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
  3. How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  6. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  10. Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

Another way of screening the severity of your addiction is viia the CAGE questionnaire.

What Is An Intervention And How Can It Help?


An intervention involves a facilitated attempt to confront an individual about their substance use.

It is typically held by family and friends alongside the help of a professional interventionist.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we can direct you towards intervention services that can offer support to friends and family affected by substance abuse.

By hiring a professional interventionist, you can benefit from an effective situation and a safely managed environment at all times.

Interventions are very beneficial in helping individuals see the extent of their drug or alcohol abuse.

Hearing from family members is often the final push they need to seek treatment.

In cases where your interventionist does not believe a traditional method of confrontation is unlikely to work, they will recommend alternative approaches such as the CRAFT method.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training.

The CRAFT method helps families to remain united when experiencing substance abuse issues.

In its simplest form, it encourages families to praise their loved one when they abstain from substance use and avoid enabling their addiction.

This positive reinforcement often proves very effective and helps to rebuild damaged relationships caused by prolonged drug and alcohol use.

For more information on detoxes, call the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team today.

How Much Do Rehab Programmes In North Yorkshire Cost?


The cost of your addiction treatment programme depends on factors such as:

  • Your budget
  • The location you choose to recover in
  • How severe your addiction is
  • If you choose a single or dual occupancy
  • What types of treatment you engage in

Below we have listed some examples of the typical costs for treatment:

  • A 28-day stay usually begins priced at £8,000 and can increase to £12,000 depending on the location and amenities available.
  • For a medically-assisted detox programme only, prices begin at £4,000 and can rise to £6,000. Again, this depends on other factors including if you share a room or would prefer a single bedroom.
  • For a cheaper option, home detoxes are available. These programmes begin priced at around £1,500 though you will first be assessed to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

How Do I Choose The Right Clinic?


One of the many benefits of using our service is that we can provide bespoke care at all levels, including helping you source the most suitable treatment clinic.

We understand that choosing a rehab facility can feel daunting, which is why we have created a checklist that we advise clients to take into consideration before settling on a clinic.

  • Does the clinic offer treatment suited to your budget?
  • Have they been operating for a long time? Usually, this is between 10 to 20 years.
  • Can you access reviews from previous patients and employees?
  • Does the clinic have a high success rate?
  • Do they provide aftercare?
  • Do they offer dual diagnosis treatment?

What Is A Drug and Alcohol Detox?


A medically-assisted detox is a medically supervised programme in which all toxins from drug and alcohol abuse are removed from the body.

Detoxes are the first step in the rehab process and can help you to overcome physical dependencies safely and carefully.

Staff are also on hand 24 hours a day to help you should any problems arise.

Whilst the drug and alcohol detox process can be challenging, prescription medication is available if you require it.

This cannot be provided if you choose to detox without medical guidance.

Going ‘cold turkey’ can place your mental and physical health in extreme danger and is not advised by Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

This is also different from a home detox, where clients are assessed and advised to remain in contact with their clinic.

Whether or not you will be required to complete a detox depends on your substance use disorder.

Drugs such as cocaine and cannabis do not cause physical dependencies therefore a more intense therapeutic programme will be assigned.

However, alcohol use disorder often requires a structured detox programme to allow all physical dependencies to diminish.

If treated incorrectly or attempted without supervision, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can become fatal.

How Long Does Rehab In North Yorkshire Last?

How long rehab

Typically, clients complete a 28-day programme in rehab.

This is considered an appropriate amount of time for old habits and coping mechanisms to be replaced by healthier ones.

However, a huge benefit of opting for private treatment is that you can work with staff to choose the length of your programme.

Some clients choose to stay in rehab for anywhere between 6 months to a year.

Whilst others enter rehab for detox programmes which last only 10 days to 2 weeks.

Whatever your circumstances and situation, we can find a treatment programme best suited to you.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we ensure we work with treatment providers who offer aftercare.

This is an extended form of treatment that helps you to manage your newfound sobriety once your programme ends.

Cocaine Rehab In North Yorkshire


Cocaine is a white powdery substance most commonly consumed via snorting or by rubbing on the gums.

Using cocaine, even a small number of times, can cause a habitual pattern to form.

Regular cocaine abuse can cause devastating effects on your physical health, increasing your likelihood of a heart attack and stroke.

If you have been putting off professional treatment, consider Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

Our team can help by sourcing an effective psychiatric treatment programme within the North Yorkshire area, best suited to all of your needs.

Heroin Rehab In North Yorkshire


In the UK, heroin is a class A drug.

It is made from morphine and belongs to the opiate category of drugs.

Opiates are most often used for their painkiller properties though they are highly addictive.

The effects of heroin are so strong and euphoric that it causes users to suffer from very strong cravings.

Heroin also has irreversible effects on your physical and mental health, causing:

  • Skin problems
  • Liver disease
  • Blood clots
  • Mental health disorders

It is extremely dangerous to mix heroin with alcohol.

Our operators offer judgement-free advice and can help you on your path to sobriety.

With addiction treatment, it is never too late to reach out.

Cannabis Rehab In North Yorkshire


Cannabis is a plant-based substance usually smoked or ingested.

It directly affects the central nervous system and causes intense feelings of relaxation and euphoria.

For these reasons, many people deem cannabis a safe substance to use.

Unfortunately, cannabis misuse is a reality and can cause dangerous effects on the mental health of an individual.

If you become addicted to cannabis, you will often feel strong cravings to use the drug at all times.

For support with entering rehab for cannabis addiction, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today.

What Therapies Are Available In North Yorkshire?


At rehab, therapy is offered in conjunction with detoxification programmes to help you overcome both physical and psychological dependencies.

The types of therapy you will be offered are usually a combination of both holistic and traditional forms.

When you enter your chosen facility, a more tailored recommendation will be given to you.

Some examples of the types of therapy on offer include:

How Can A Relapse Prevention Plan Help Me?

Relapse prevention plan

With the help of a support worker, you will create a relapse prevention plan before you complete psychiatric treatment.

This plan is a written document detailing your cravings, coping mechanisms, and goals for sobriety.

It is then shared with your support network in the event of a relapse.

It also contains helpful strategies and methods to use such as HALT.

HALT stands for:

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired

It encourages individuals to check in with their basic needs before engaging in addictive behaviour.

As well as your relapse prevention plan, you will also be supported by your clinic with 12 months of aftercare.

Aftercare is an extended form of psychiatric treatment that helps you to maintain progress.

It takes form of in-person meetings and weekly therapy sessions that require you to visit your chosen clinic.

It is for reasons associated with aftercare that we advise clients to recover locally.

If you are ready to kickstart your recovery programme and wave goodbye to addiction, call the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team today and begin your new chapter.

Contact Us Today

Call us today

You have already made that big first step of admitting that you have a problem

Now it’s time to take the next step and do something about it.

Contact our professionals today so that we can speak to you about your psychiatric treatment options.

Our caring and dedicated professionals are here for you and we are committed to helping you to make the changes that will improve the overall quality of your life.

If you are suffering from a problem with alcohol abuse and addiction, we are here to help make a difference.

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

Get help for addiction anywhere in North Yorkshire, including in Middlesbrough, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Redcar, Thornaby, Ingleby, Saltburn, Guisborough, Ripon, Knaresborough, Selby, Skipton, Whitby, Northallerton and many others.

Reach out to our dedicated team of addiction treatment professionals today.

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