Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Northumberland

Almost everywhere in the UK is suffering from rising addiction rates, and Northumberland is no exception.

Access to drugs and alcohol, alongside widespread economic and employment uncertainty, has made substance abuse an extremely relevant issue.

This higher rate of use also increases the risk of hospitalisation and even death.

Being quite socially acceptable, it is easy for casual substance use to quickly become addiction and then dependence.

Whilst substance abuse in the UK has slowly worsened, rehabilitation practises have grown to match them.

Drug And Alcohol Statistics In Northumberland


It is estimated that more than 1,500 people in Northumberland were in treatment for drug and alcohol issues during 2019.

This shows that there is a high demand for substance use disorder treatment in the area, though up to 82% of people with an alcohol use disorder do not reach out for treatment.

According to figures published in 2021, drug-related deaths in Northumberland were at an all-time high showing 36 recorded deaths, up from 28 the year before.

Don’t let your addiction rule your life.

If you are ready to wave goodbye to drugs and alcohol and access professional, bespoke care contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 4108.

Begin your rehab journey today.

What Is The ‘Disease Model Of Addiction’?

Addiction brain

The disease model of addiction refers to a substance user’s loss of control surrounding their consumption.

It refers to addiction as a disease with multiple origins, including:

This means, for example, that events in childhood or the people you choose to socialise with could have major influences on your likelihood to abuse drugs or alcohol.

The earlier an individual is introduced to drugs or alcohol, the greater the long-term damage will be.

Prolonged substance abuse causes irreversible damage to the brain.

Whilst some people believe addiction is a choice, the disease model of addiction recognises it as a chronic illness.

Followers of this model believe that whilst residential treatment is the most effective way of managing addiction, it can never be cured.

This means that it will have to be managed and maintained for life.

The disease model suggests that addiction is not a choice and not a moral failure.

However, many people argue against the disease model and suggest that labelling those with substance use disorder as addicts further perpetuates harmful stereotypes.

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

Depression and alcoholism

Many people who face a diagnosed substance use disorder also struggle with simultaneous mental health conditions.

For example, many people suffering from alcoholism also experience depression.

This is known as a dual diagnosis.

It can make accessing treatment complicated, especially if your therapist isn’t experienced with dual diagnosis treatment.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that many people who use drugs or alcohol also face mental health problems.

Because of this, we ensure we work with experienced treatment providers who know how to treat each disorder separately.

This means that you can rest assured your time in rehab will help you overcome all dependencies on drugs or alcohol as well as heal your mind.

Around 50% of people with mental health disorders are diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

Ignoring these problems doesn’t make them go away, but instead will aggravate them further.

Going to rehab can help you to overcome your addiction, repair broken relationships, and work on becoming the best version of yourself.

With help from the right team, you can begin a new chapter of life.

All we ask is that you are committed to treatment and ready to start your recovery journey.

What Is The ‘Abstinence Approach’ To Rehab?


When someone abstains from drugs or alcohol it means they cut off all consumption entirely.

In rehab, this approach is widely recommended for multiple reasons:

Abstinence is encouraged in rehab and is often the goal for most clients.

The abstinence approach was first adopted within the Alcoholics Anonymous programme and has now been widely incorporated into rehabilitation programmes worldwide.

Whilst most rehab clinics encourage abstinence, others rely on moderation  and harm reduction.

Moderation approaches are more commonly encouraged for those with severe alcohol use disorders where stopping all consumption would lead to fatal consequences.

Abruptly stopping your consumption of alcohol can lead to immediate alcohol withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, fainting, nausea and, in some cases, death.

For more information on abstinence and how your rehab clinic will support you during your detox programme, contact our friendly team today.

What Are The Benefits Of Residential Rehab In Northumberland?

Private Rehab

If you are interested in entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Northumberland, you may be wondering what benefits are involved.

Below we have compiled a list of the benefits residential programmes can provide to clients:

  • A calm, relaxed environment for you to detox.
  • Highly experienced staff available to offer support 24 hours a day.
  • A removal of all temptations and triggers.
  • A variety of traditional and holistic therapies on offer.
  • Structure and routine to help support your recovery efforts.
  • Luxury amenities and facilities such as saunas, hot tubs, and swimming pools.

What Are The Differences Between Private Rehab And Council-Founded Rehab?

Private vs Public

Whilst the benefits of private rehab are touched upon above, it is worth understanding how this form of treatment differs from council-founded programmes.

Council-founded rehab refers to NHS programmes offered by the government.

Whilst these programmes are free of charge, they are now running in a limited capacity due to government funding cuts.

NHS programmes are mostly offered on an outpatient basis meaning patients are required to live at home and commute to a clinic daily.

For those with severe substance use disorders, this can be very triggering and means that they struggle to make progress.

Dual diagnoses are also very rarely taken into consideration due to a shortage of specialist staff, meaning those with co-occurring mental health disorders fail to secure the support they need.

It is for these reasons and more that we advocate for clients to choose private care.

The level of support on offer is unmatched at all times.

The main downside to private treatment is the cost involved.

Whilst there are major benefits to private treatment, it is mostly down to the price of treatment that cause people choose to opt for a free programme.

However, it may be worth noting that in recent years many rehab clinics in the UK now accept medical insurance and offer monthly payment plans to suit your budget.

These changes help to make rehab more inclusive and accessible to all.

Who Is Residential Rehab Best Suited For?

Severe addiction

Whilst you may have been considering seeking professional treatment for a while, you may not understand if residential rehab will be best for you.

Below we have compiled a list of who residential rehab has proven to benefit the most:

  • Those with severe mental health problems and who would struggle to complete a home detox.
  • Those who experience delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures.
  • Those with diagnosed Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
  • Those who live with others who abuse substances.
  • Those who face domestic abuse at home from a partner or other.
  • Those who have tried to complete a home detox programme or outpatient programme previously but failed.
  • Those who are considered a high-risk patient according to the DSM-5.

What Is DSM-5?


DSM-5 stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition).

It was originally developed by a team of American psychiatrists and is now used widely in the field of addiction to diagnose substance use disorders.

It follows a set of 11 criteria with which patients must identify in order to receive a professional diagnosis.

Patients who identify with 2 to 3 of the criteria are said to displays signs of a mild substance use disorder.

Those who identify with 4 to 5 show signs of a moderate substance use disorder, whilst those who identify with 6 or more of the criteria are said to show signs of a severe substance use disorder.

The DSM-5 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. Failing responsibilities 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 due to an increased tolerance.
  11. Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance.

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

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that this isn’t always a possibility for all clients.

This is why we like to make our potential clients aware of the alternatives to a residential programme.

What Are The Alternative Options For Addiction Treatment In Northumberland?

Support groups

Sadly, residential rehabilitation programmes aren’t suitable for everyone, whether this is due to family and work commitments or personal issues.

However, this doesn’t mean our support ends.

There are lots of other options to help you succeed in sobriety such as:

They involve living in your home and visiting your chosen clinic for treatment sessions.

It is worth noting that a home detox is subject to assessment. A medicated detox involves the use of medication to limit withdrawal symptoms.

Connecting with local people in similar situations to yourself can allow you to talk openly about the circumstances you are facing.

What Is The Admission Process For Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Northumberland?


If you have decided that you are ready to begin addiction treatment, we urge you to contact our team on 0800 111 4108.

From here, we can begin to conduct our pre-admission assessment.

Whilst this may sound overwhelming, it is more of an informal conversation that allows us to understand more about your addiction and your goals for treatment.

Once we have this information, we can begin to recommend suitable clinics in the Northumberland area.

When you have selected your preferred clinic, an admission date will be set.

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

Before your tailored programme is created, staff will assess you according to multiple criteria: DSM-5, ASAM, and AUDIT.


The ASAM is a 6-dimension assessment that helps practitioners place, transfer and discharge patients.

It takes into consideration your needs for treatment as well as your strengths.

The 6 dimensions of the ASAM are:

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, mental health and the emotions they are feeling.

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 the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test.

It is a series of 10 questions scored out of a total of 40.

Each question is worth between 0 and 4 points.

The higher an individual scores on the AUDIT, the stronger their alcohol dependence.

The questions of the AUDIT mainly focus on alcohol intake, your dependency, and your understanding of the consequences of alcohol consumption.

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

The 10 questions are as follows:

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

What Is An Intervention?


An intervention refers to a planned event staged by friends and family to help an individual seek professional addiction treatment.

They are mainly used when the said individual fails to see the severity of their issue with drugs or alcohol.

An intervention is needed when a person fails to control their drinking or drug use.

This can have detrimental effects on all aspects of their life, meaning they are unable to go to work and maintain relationships with those around them.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer interventionist services to support family and friends through this difficult time.

If you think that your loved one or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, reach out to our team for support.

By hiring a professional interventionist, you can ensure that you receive support for yourself and your family, meaning you don’t have to go through this alone.

A professional interventionist will also ensure that the intervention itself is facilitated correctly and safely at all times.

If the interventionist believes that a traditional intervention is unlikely to work, they will recommend various alternate approaches such as CRAFT.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training.

CRAFT helps families to understand more about substance use disorder and communicate effectively with the addiction sufferer.

It works by reinforcing positive behaviour, preventing family members from enabling addiction and allowing bad consequences to happen if an individual chooses to partake in addictive behaviour.

To find out more about the benefits of an intervention, contact our team today.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Northumberland?


The total cost of your treatment programme will vary depending on multiple factors, such as:

  • Your budget for addiction treatment.
  • The location in which you want to recover.
  • The severity of your addiction.
  • The types of treatment you want to partake in.
  • If you choose a single or dual occupancy room.
  • The type of facility you choose i.e., luxury etc.

As an estimate, a 28-day programme is usually priced at around £8,000 to £12,000.

This depends on if you want a single occupancy room or are willing to share amenities with another client.

If you would prefer to opt for a single detoxification programme, prices for this form of treatment begin at around £4,000 and can increase to £6,000 depending on the type of facilities available at your clinic.

If you would prefer to recover at home, a home detox or outpatient treatment will be recommended.

This form of treatment is typically priced at around £1,500, though this will depend on if you are a suitable fit for home treatment.

How Do I Select The Right Clinic?

The right choice

Deciding on a rehab clinic can be tough.

You may feel that it is a daunting decision due to the number of private facilities available in the Northumberland area.

However, at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we promise to help you decide upon a suitable facility that fits your criteria.

We advise all potential clients to take into consideration the following:

  • If the facility offers treatment suited to your budget.
  • If the facility has been operating for a long time, ideally 20 years or longer.
  • If there are easily accessible reviews from previous employees and patients.
  • If the staff are highly experienced and trained.
  • If dual diagnosis treatment is offered.
  • If aftercare is provided.

What Is A Detoxification Programme?


A detox programme is a medically supervised process in which all toxins from substance abuse are removed from the body.

Detoxes are offered within rehab clinics throughout the UK and help clients overcome their physical dependency on their addiction.

During this process, you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, headaches, and cravings.

It is important to remember that by choosing a medically supervised programme you can benefit from 24/7 care.

Whilst it may seem tempting to recover alone at home, this is not recommended by Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

Recovering without medical guidance or medication can place your physical and mental health in fatal danger.

If you choose a home detox from alcohol with support from our team, Librium will be sent to your home.

This means that you don’t have to leave your house to pick up any medication you may need.

Librium helps to ease withdrawals, though you will still be required to stay in daily contact with a member of staff.

Whether or not you will have to complete a detox programme depends on the type of substance you are addicted to.

Drugs such as cannabis and cocaine do not typically present physical dependencies therefore detoxes are not usually recommended.

In cases like these, intense therapies will be offered to help overcome the psychological dependencies.

For more information on detox programmes, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today.

How Long Do Rehab Programmes Last?

How long rehab

Most clients tend to complete a 28-day stay in rehab.

This is deemed a suitable amount of time to overcome physical dependencies through a detoxification and psychological dependencies through therapy.

However, it is not uncommon for clients to stay in rehab for 6 months or longer.

This is another one of the many benefits of private rehab as there is no limit on the length of your programme.

Others who opt for a detox-only programme will usually stay in rehab for around 10 days to 2 weeks.

After this, they will return home and attend weekly therapy sessions or outpatient meetings with their chosen clinic.

By opting for treatment through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, you will receive 12 months of aftercare from the date your programme ends.

Aftercare can help you to manage your newfound sobriety.

Rehab For Cocaine Addiction In Northumberland


Cocaine is a very addictive drug that can cause regular patterns of abuse, even if only consumed a handful of times.

It can cause devastating effects on your life as well as the lives of those around you.

Whilst the reasons people become addicted to drugs vary, we want you to know that support is available.

If you have been debating seeking professional treatment for your cocaine addiction, contact our team today.

Cocaine abuse can significantly increase your chances of heart attacks and strokes, as well as rapidly destroy your mental health.

It can be extremely dangerous when used alongside alcohol.

For a chance to recover in a safe, supportive environment, begin your recovery journey today.

Rehab For Heroin Addiction In Northumberland


Throughout the UK, there are lots of rehab clinics that offer treatment options for heroin addiction.

However, it is important that you select the right one.

With support from our team, we can ensure that you find a treatment programme that offers excellent detoxification facilities.

Heroin withdrawals can be very painful and last a lot longer than detoxes to other drugs.

This opiate is extremely addictive and is especially dangerous when used alongside other substances.

Therapy and medication are also integral parts of heroin addiction treatment.

With assistance from Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we can offer bespoke care every step of the way.

Rehab For Cannabis Addiction In Northumberland


Cannabis is the most widely abused substance in the UK.

It is typically smoked with tobacco or through a pipe.

It can also be ingested through cannabis-infused food or tea.

Misuse of cannabis can cause both short and long-term effects on an individual’s physical and mental health.

Cannabis rehab focuses on the benefits therapy can provide.

Therapy can allow you to explore the root of your problem and discover the emotional cause of your cannabis addiction.

For more information on the benefits of cannabis addiction rehab, call us today on 0800 111 4108.

What Types Of Therapy Are Offered In Northumberland?

Equine therapy

Therapy is offered throughout all rehab programmes to help clients work through emotional problems and their psychological dependencies on substances.

By opting for private rehab, you can take advantage of both traditional and holistic forms of therapy.

The types of therapy you will be offered depend on your needs and goals for treatment.

Some examples of therapy offered include:

What Is Aftercare?

Aftercare support

Aftercare refers to an extended form of addiction treatment that occurs once your initial treatment programme is complete.

It is offered during the first 12 months of your sobriety and helps you to manage your new coping mechanisms and life back at home.

Before you leave your clinic, you will work with a support worker to develop aftercare plans such as a relapse prevention plan.

A relapse prevention plan is a written document that contains your triggers and cravings as well as your coping mechanisms.

This document is for your benefit but also shared with your support network in the event of relapse.

It also contains helpful strategies to manage thoughts of relapse such as HALT.

HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.

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

Aftercare also includes weekly therapy sessions and progress meetings with your chosen clinic which is why it is encouraged you complete a programme within your local area.

If you are ready to begin a new chapter away from the clutches of drugs and alcohol, contact the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team today.

Call Us Today

Call us today

More and more people who are addicted to alcohol and other substances are calling us to help them gain access to Alcohol Rehab in Northumberland.

If you need help with your addiction, why not do the same?

Telephone 0800 111 4108 to speak to one of our trained counsellors.

Alternatively, you can message our team through the website, and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as we can.

Our service is confidential and entirely judgement-free.

If you are suffering from alcohol abuse or any kind of substance addiction, we are here to help.

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