Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Rochdale

Rochdale has experienced a steady increase in the number of people suffering from substance misuse problems.

There are increasing numbers of people requiring hospital treatment for alcohol-based health problems across the North of England, and there is also a distinct increase in drug use.

More people are experimenting with drugs such as LSD, ecstasy and ketamine, as well as cocaine and heroin which both contribute to many drug-related deaths each year.

There is also a noticeable rise in the practice of combining substances amongst recreational users in order to gain an elevated high after they have built up a tolerance to their main substance.

Find the help you need to overcome addiction at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

Recreational drugs and alcohol are psychoactive substances

Alcohol and all recreational drugs contain chemicals that alter the way we think and feel, our moods and behaviour, and very often these effects are very powerful and in many cases psychologically rewarding.

This is mainly because psychoactive drugs produce two emotionally positive effects on our central nervous system.

Alcohol for example relaxes us when drunk in small amounts and helps us engage in social interaction, giving us more confidence and reducing our anxiety.

Drugs like heroin activate the reward (dopamine) pathway in the brain, which triggers strong feelings of euphoria which are far greater than can be achieved naturally through life experiences.

These effects are stored by the body and have such a powerful effect on us that the body is unconsciously motivated to experience these feelings again.

This drives our behaviour to seek out these experiences again in the future to such a point that we have no control over them.

Whatever the nature of your addiction, get the help you need to beat it at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by talking to our team on 0800 111 4108

What is addiction?

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When we become physically and psychologically dependent on a substance and cannot stop taking it, we are said to be addicted.

The following criteria below are used by medical and psychological practitioners to help them diagnose an addiction:

  • People who use psychoactive substances steadily increase both the amount and duration of a substance over time, with some users taking more than one substance (polydrug use).
  • Most of their time is spent acquiring and using substances and recovering from the consequences.
  • An addiction to a substance usually begins when a person develops a physical dependence on the substance.
  • Substance users acknowledge that their substance use is getting out of hand and attempt to stop but are unable to. This indicates their behaviour is now uncontrollable, which is a sure sign they are developing an addiction.
  • Substance users continue to take substances despite the damage it is doing to their physical and mental health.
  • Their substance use may place them and others in danger, for example, they may drive a vehicle whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • They may have lost structure in their lives and have neglected work commitments or fallen behind on college and university courses as a result of their substance use.
  • They begin to lose touch with their social group and disengage with hobbies and recreational activities they used to regularly participate in.
  • People addicted to a substance tend to have a psychological reliance on the drug, which slowly becomes an emotional crutch for them.

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Physical dependence

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Physical dependence is probably the main physical process that contributes to substance addiction.

This occurs when an individual’s substance use escalates over a period of weeks or months, resulting in them increasing their tolerance to the substance.

This can be seen by the fact that they will need to take a higher dose of the substance for it to have the desired effects.

If after increasing their tolerance to the substance the individual in question attempts to give up taking the substance or goes a short time without taking the substance, they will suffer from several unpleasant physical symptoms.

Even though the withdrawal symptoms people experience can vary depending on the substance they have become dependent on, the most common withdrawal symptoms associated with substance dependence include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Chills
  • Anxiety/irritability

These unpleasant physical symptoms can disappear immediately if the recreational user starts taking the substance again, which is a sure sign that they are now physically dependent on that substance.

Therefore, drug and alcohol rehabs in Rochdale initially seek to treat a client’s physical dependence on a substance so their tolerance levels towards the substance will decline and they will no longer experience withdrawal symptoms when they abstain from substance use.

It is preferable for people who have received a diagnosis of addiction to attend residential rehab. where they can be cared for by specialist medical and mental health practitioners.

Overcome your physical dependence at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by giving our team a call on 0800 111 4108

What is inpatient /residential rehab?

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Inpatient rehab for drug and alcohol addiction takes place in a residential setting where clients will be based for the duration of their treatment, having their meals and sleeping on the premises.

The treatment programme will usually last for a period of 28 days.

Clients entering a drug and alcohol rehab programme in Rochdale will follow a planned schedule, with most hours in the day accounted for.

All clients’ schedules will include personal and group therapy, group meetings, activities, reflective exercises, domestic duties and even recreational activities to enhance their well-being.

Some clients may be required to stay for 6-8 weeks if they require a longer period for their detox treatment.

This may sometimes be the case for clients diagnosed with a severe substance use disorder or if they have been diagnosed with another mental health condition as well (dual diagnosis).

Drug and alcohol rehab programmes in Rochdale initially seek to treat a client’s physical dependence on a substance so their tolerance levels towards the substance will decline and they will no longer experience withdrawal symptoms when they abstain from substance use.

It is preferable for people who have received a diagnosis of addiction to attend a residential setting for treatment where they can be cared for by specialist medical and mental health practitioners.


Benefits of having residential drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale

  • A chance for clients to completely focus on giving up their addiction in an environment surrounded by staff with specialist knowledge who offer first-class care and support.
  • Physical care and emotional support are available around the clock.
  • All negative influences that may tempt the client back into substance use are eliminated during their stay.
  • Intensive treatment programmes offered by residential treatment centres provide the best chance of recovery.

Advantages of entering private rehab in a residential setting

  • Private patients can enter rehab within days and begin the detox stage of their treatment immediately with no administrative delays.
  • There are more treatment options available to privately funded clients who will be able to receive all the forms of treatment that have been recommended for them with no time delays in between.
  • Private clients can enhance their well-being with recreational activities and can choose a rehab centre that is the most convenient for them.
  • Private clients can benefit from receiving treatment in rehab centres with fewer clients. so there is a healthy staff-to-patient ratio and they can have a room to themselves.

To enter a first-class residential drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale, call our team today on 0800 111 4108

Initial client assessment

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All clients entering our drug and alcohol rehab services in Rochdale will be assessed by one of our senior addiction specialists to help gather information which is necessary to help devise a detailed recovery plan for them, which meets all of their treatment needs.

The assessment aims to gather information relating to:

  • Their current level of drug and alcohol use.
  • The state of their physical health.
  • The state of their mental health.
  • Whether they are a high relapse risk or not.
  • How committed they are to treatment.
  • Social factors, including family and domestic life, employment, personal finances (debt) and any outstanding legal issues that may affect the client’s recovery.

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Addiction Treatment Philosophy at Rehabs in Rochdale

Drug and alcohol rehab centres in the Rochdale area tend to treat each client’s physical dependence on substances when they first enter rehab and have had their pre-treatment assessment.

There are three main cornerstones to our treatment approach, these are:

1. A personalised care plan

All clients that enter our alcohol and drug rehab programmes in Rochdale will receive their own individual plans, which take into account all aspects of their personal history and social experiences.

All individuals entering rehab have a unique background which sets them apart from other clients, and the rehab centres we work with aim to reflect these differences in the treatment plans they organise for clients.

2. A holistic, multidimensional approach to treating clients

Rehab centres develop a care plan for each client which takes into account several different areas aside from their physical dependence on the substance.

This includes looking after their psychological and emotional well-being, their social well-being and relationships, and their spiritual practices.

3. Abstinence-based treatment

Treatment programmes aim to help our clients give up alcohol or drugs completely rather than just cut down their use.

This is because research has shown that this is the best way to achieve long-term recovery as sporadic consumption of drugs can trigger a major relapse that can be very challenging to overcome.

Experience a unique, effective treatment plan at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by giving us a call on 0800 111 4108

Drug Detoxification (Detox) in Rochdale

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Detox treatment helps to remove all the toxic elements and traces of addictive substances that remain in the body after use.

Because of the high level of toxicity in the body, patients who are physically dependent will experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop taking the substance, or go 1-2 days without taking the substance.

The rehabs we work with run a comprehensive range of detox programmes designed to help clients withdraw from a range of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin and other opioids
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Ketamine
  • Benzodiazepines

The approach to detox treatment does vary between substances, as all substances contain different chemicals which interact uniquely with the central nervous system. Some of the detox methods the medical team use include:

Substitute drugs

Patients with heroin addiction are often prescribed Methadone or Buprenorphine to help them withdraw from the substance.

Both these substitute drugs contain chemicals which can reduce the impact of any withdrawal symptoms that may appear, but neither of them contains toxic chemicals or cause a physical dependence.


Anyone on a benzodiazepine detox programme will have their personal detox tapering schedule devised by the medical staff.

Tapering involved gradually reducing the dose strength of a benzodiazepine a patient consumes over a long period to help them eliminate all the physical traces of the drug from their body in a controlled and safe way.

Prescribing symptom-specific medication

The medical teams based at rehab centres have a wide range of pharmacological knowledge and will be on hand to prescribe medication to help clients deal with uncomfortable and challenging withdrawal symptoms.

Any patient going through alcohol withdrawal can rest assured that there is a medication called Librium used during detox treatment. This ensures that they do not suffer from any seizures during the detox phase, as alcohol can be a dangerous drug to withdraw from.

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

Drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale – Psychological interventions/therapies


Psychological therapy is a necessary element of any drug and alcohol rehab programme, as detox is not sufficient on its own for people to achieve recovery.

All people who become addicted to a substance need to come to terms with the emotional factors that led to their addiction.

Experiencing traumatic events in one’s life has been established as an important factor that can lead to substance use.

However, there are also many other difficulties that people encounter in their lives that can cause them pain, which they attempt to soothe by engaging in substance use.

These include:

  • A difficult early family life
  • Redundancy from a job
  • A relationship break up
  • Physical injury or illness
  • Loss/bereavement

With this in mind, the rehab centres we work with offer a comprehensive range of individual and group therapies that help clients work through these challenging emotional factors and difficult life experiences that can maintain substance use if not fully addressed.

Below, we detail some of the specific evidence-based treatments in Rochdale:

1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is an intervention used to help patients recognise and adjust the negative thought patterns they have developed which will reduce their level of psychological distress.

2. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Engaging in sessions with a DBT therapist will give clients key psychological skills they can use to enable them to deal with strong emotions, as opposed to being overwhelmed and distressed by them.

3. Contingency management (CM)

CM is a psychological motivational strategy which used the concepts of rewards to encourage abstinent behaviour.

Using this approach, clients are given monetary rewards or gifts if they show improvements in their behaviour, for example providing a clean drug test.

4. Group Therapy

Group therapy is a recognised and highly successful form of treatment for people experiencing depression, anxiety and relational and communication problems.

It is also useful for people to talk about their experiences of substance use in the company of people with whom they share common ground.

The sessions will be guided by a qualified therapist who will help all the members of the group understand their experiences and offer them insight into their behaviour and the way they tend to interact with others.

Group Therapy

5. Fellowship support groups

Self-help support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery provide a supportive environment for people with substance misuse difficulties.

In these group settings, attendees can share experiences and receive support from men and women who have been through similar struggles.

The 12-step programme that forms the basis of many of these groups – and its fundamental principle of fellowship – offers a solid platform for recovery to begin.

6. Holistic therapies

A significant amount of academic research has over recent years highlighted the benefits of holistic therapies in treating clients with mental health difficulties and substance use addiction.

There are a range of therapists available who have vast experience working with people diagnosed with an addiction, and who may use the following approaches:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Equine therapy
  • Adventure therapy

Experience all of these treatments and more at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

Mental health support – Dual diagnosis treatment

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A significant number of patients who enter drug and alcohol rehab programmes in Rochdale have also been diagnosed with a co-existing mental health condition.

This can refer to a wide range of different conditions, including:

Drug and alcohol rehab centres in Rochdale have devised specialist care plans to help treat both the substance use disorder and the mental health condition of dual-diagnosis patients at the same time during their stay.

Research has found that each condition can make the other one worse, so it’s important to treat conditions simultaneously to ensure they properly address both conditions.

All mental health conditions affect substance misuse in different ways, so understanding the relationships between the two conditions plays a huge role in helping each client get better.

For example, patients with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder tend to drink alcohol to numb their distressing symptoms.

On the other hand, heavy drinkers can sometimes develop depressive symptoms after their brain chemistry has been changed by all the alcohol they have consumed.

Ensure that you attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale that properly cares for your mental health by calling our team on 0800 111 4108

Relapse Prevention after rehab in Rochdale

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A key part of each client’s educational programme involves teaching them a set of cognitive skills they can use to avoid relapsing back into substance use in the future.

These relapse prevention skills are essential to help them avoid being negatively influenced by people in their lives who are still consuming substances regularly.

The main approach used by therapists facilitating relapse prevention programmes is to encourage clients to anticipate high-risk situations in their lives that could make them vulnerable to relapsing.

When these high-risk situations have been identified, the therapist and client work together to rehearse pre-planned responses to help them withstand the psychological pressure to take substances again.

Experience all of these treatments and more at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale by calling us today on 0800 111 4108

Aftercare plan to maintain recovery

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All drug and alcohol rehab centres in Rochdale help clients devise an aftercare plan, which helps them maintain their recovery into the future after their 28-day stay in rehab is over.

The main components the rehab substance misuse team strive to include on an aftercare plan include:

  • Continued attendance at support group meetings (e.g AA, Al-Anon)
  • Engage with 1-1 counselling sessions.
  • Ensuring ongoing arrangements are in place for detox medication (if applicable).
  • Set short, medium and long terms goals relating to living arrangements, education and employment.
  • Have regular health check-ups.
  • Explore their spiritual beliefs.
  • Practice relapse prevention skills.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (sleep, nutrition, exercise, etc).
  • Develop positive social and community relationships.

Make sure that your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rochdale comes with an equally effective aftercare plan by giving us a call on 0800 111 4108

How to get in touch with Rehab 4 Alcoholism

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At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we work with some of the best rehab centres in the area.

So, if you want to receive treatment in a clinic that has state of the art treatment facilities and luxurious living quarters, it’s time to get in touch with our team.

Call us on  0800 111 4108 to speak to one of our experienced counsellors.

Alternatively, send us a message through our website and we’ll do our very best to get back to you at our first opportunity.

We have a huge database of treatment providers in Rochdale, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re serious about beating your addiction once and for all.

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

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