Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Middlesbrough

Alcohol and drug addiction affects millions of people around the world every year, with 277 million people estimated struggling with alcohol dependence and 284 million people worldwide having used drugs in the past year.

Although alcohol is widely accepted within many cultures, and drug use may not always lead to addiction, the risk of developing a substance use disorder is very high as is the risk to physical and mental health.

In fact, in North Yorkshire alone, over 1,100 people per year seek treatment for drug and/or alcohol related issues.

Therefore if you feel as though you could be losing control of your drinking or want to stop your drug use before it impacts your life further, the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team can help you find the ideal drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough for you.

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

How Can I Get Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Middlesbrough?

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The first step to getting help for your drug and/or alcohol addiction is to reach out for help. This is a challenging step to take but is the first on the road to recovery, so you can reclaim your life for a brighter future.

Contacting a rehab clinic for treatment is known as getting a referral, and you can do this in a few different ways.

Some clinics accept self-referrals, so you can reach out directly to a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough and discuss starting treatment with them.

Other rehab clinics however, require referral from a GP, social worker or another professional body.

You can discuss your options with your GP who will be able to direct you or refer you for treatment, and the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism are also here to discuss your treatment options with you and help you find the right rehab.

Once you get a referral, you will attend an initial assessment with the rehab clinic and they will put together a personal treatment plan with you.

Find your ideal drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough by reaching out to our team on 0800 111 4108

How Can I Get Help for My Loved One?

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If you want to help a loved one to get into drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, then you also have the option of getting support from an interventionist.

Interventions are a way of helping a loved one to get help for their addiction when they are not currently open to seeking treatment.

There are different intervention techniques, however the one which is currently used widely is the CRAFT approach which helps family and friends to support the person and encourage progress through positive reinforcement.

This technique helps to motivate the individual to seek treatment, whilst also helping maintain a positive environment and good relationship between the individual and their loved ones. This approach has been shown to be successful in encouraging people to seek treatment.

Give your loved one the best chance of beating recovery at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough by giving our team a call on 0800 111 4108

What Happens During Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough?

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Going to rehab can sound like a scary thing, but that’s often because people have preconceived ideas of what it is like.

In fact, seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is the best way to help you understand your addiction, work through the underlying issues and enjoy a brighter future.

In addiction treatment, you will work with addiction and mental health professionals to help your mind and body break away from the cycle of addiction, through a variety of methods including medication, psychological therapies and addiction counselling.

Most courses of drug and alcohol rehabilitation last around 28 days, which will include a 7-10 day detox period and around 3 weeks of addiction therapies.

However, the time which you undergo treatment will vary depending on your needs and the type of treatment that you have.

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Following the end of your treatment programme, you will then be given access to aftercare so you have ongoing support if you need it.

During your drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, your experience may differ depending on whether you attend inpatient (residential) treatment or outpatient treatment, or a combination of the two.

For example you might stay in the rehab clinic for the full 28 days, or you might stay at home attend sessions 2-3 times a week.

Before you begin treatment you will have an initial assessment, during which your case worker will go through with you what you want out of treatment and what your needs are.

They will then put together a personalised treatment plan with you so you know what treatments you will have, the specific timeframe and where you will be staying.

To learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, give our team a call today on 0800 111 4108

What Is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?


If you have ever been admitted to hospital you might be familiar with the terminology ‘inpatient’ and ‘outpatient’ treatment.

In drug and alcohol rehab, the same terminology is used as rehabilitation clinics are also medical facilities.

Inpatient treatment refers to treatment which is carried out when a patient stays in the rehab centre overnight.

If you are on a 28 day inpatient course of treatment, you will live in the rehab for the full 28 days.

Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough is often used for patients with moderate to severe addictions, those who are addicted to particularly dangerous substances and those who would benefit from more support in recovery and/or having access to 24/7 medical care.

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Depending on where you stay, your circumstances and whether you attend private or NHS rehab, you might stay in a shared or private room.

Private rehab clinics often have more opportunities to stay in a private room, however it will cost more to do so.

Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough refers to treatment given when a patient stays at home and only comes into the rehab clinic for treatment sessions.

Outpatient addiction treatment is often given to patients who have mild to moderate substance addictions, and would benefit from professional support during a more independent recovery journey.

However, the level of in-person support you have in outpatient drug and alcohol rehab can vary depending on your personalised treatment plan.

Some patients may benefit from intensive outpatient sessions of 5-6 days a week for several hours a day, whereas others might just need 1-2 hour long sessions per week.

Inpatient and outpatient treatment isn’t as cut and dry as it might seem either, as personalised treatment plans are very adaptable and often patients will have a combination of the two types of treatment.

Part hospitalisation for example involves a course of treatment which involves an inpatient detox with an outpatient course of addiction therapies.

For help choosing between inpatient and outpatient treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, call us today on 0800 111 4108

What Is a Medical Detox?

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A detox is the process of helping the body get rid of the addictive substance and begin to adjust to life without it.

It begins when the person first stops taking the drug/drinking alcohol that they are dependent on, and lasts around 7-10 days.

After this, withdrawal symptoms tend to get less severe and the body begins to adjust.

Although people can choose to stop taking the addictive substance on their own and go through detox without professional assistance, it is highly advisable to seek medical guidance before going through detox.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough can help you go through detox safely and provide you with support through your withdrawal symptoms so you can go on to recover from your addiction.

This can include medically managing your detox if needed, to help lessen the effects of severe withdrawal symptoms and help with cravings.

If you go through detox alone or without medical support, then not only will it be much more challenging mentally to stave off things like cravings, but it can be incredibly difficult and even dangerous.

This is especially the case when you are coming off of substances like alcohol and opioids, as these substances are physically addictive and can have severe withdrawal symptoms.

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

Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

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Alcohol is one of the most widely used addictive substances, which is prominent in many cultures around the world.

In the UK in particular, one study found that people got drunk an average 51 times per year, more than any of the other 30 nations in the study.

However, although alcohol is broadly seen as a harmless way to let loose and have some fun, it contributes to over 200 disease and injury conditions and is responsible for around 5.3% of deaths worldwide.

Therefore managing your drinking is essential to help your health, as well as improving other aspects of life often impacted by alcohol addiction such as relationships, employment, finance and much more.

However, going through alcohol detox alone can also be challenging, as alongside cravings and difficulties in stopping drinking, you can encounter some very dangerous withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking straight away without medical guidance.

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Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

Some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms can include:

Delirium Tremens is a set of symptoms including confusion, hallucinations, tremors, fast heart rate, sweating and delusions.

As you might imagine, these symptoms can be very frightening to the patient as well as potentially fatal.

Whether you have mild, moderate or severe alcohol dependency, seeking guidance from a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough will ensure you can stop drinking safely.

In some cases of alcohol detox, the rehab clinic might advise either an inpatient or at-home medical detox.

This involves using medication such as Chlordiazepoxide (e.g. Librium), Acampromsate or Naltrexone which help relieve withdrawal symptoms and subdue cravings.

During a medical detox, whether at home or on an inpatient basis, it is important that the patient is overseen by a medical professional and has support around them during the detox period.

Following a successful detox, you can then go on to explore addiction therapies which will help you understand and manage your addiction, as well as providing you with important tools which will assist you in your recovery journey.

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

What Addiction Treatments are Available in Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough?

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Addiction treatments use a range of psychological, social and behavioural techniques to help you manage your substance use disorder.

The treatments you have will depend on your personalised treatment plan, which will be drawn up with you during your assessment.

However, some of the treatments that you might encounter during your course of drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough include:

These treatments range from one-on-one sessions to group settings, and include different approaches to addiction recovery.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for example, uses a cognitive and behavioural approach to addiction, helping patients to identify and challenge their thought patterns in order to change their behaviour.

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During these treatments, which may be one-on-one or in a group setting, patients are able to consider their thought processes which lead them to carry out the behaviours they have such as continuing to take the addictive substance even if the result of doing so often has a negative impact on their life.

They can then challenge these thoughts and redirect them with the help of the therapist, and as a result change their behaviours.

On the other hand, family therapy for example, seeks to mend and strengthen family relationships which are often strained by addiction. This also allows family members to discuss their experiences as well as explore past traumas which may contribute to addiction.

A more personalised, one-on-one approach however is used within addiction counselling, where the patient discusses their addiction, the potential reasons behind it, the aspects that contribute to its continuation and anything else relevant with a professional counsellor.

Holistic therapies such as equine therapy, art therapy or music therapy however, seek to help the patient heal as a whole rather than just focusing on the addiction.

For example using therapy animals to relieve stress and learn new skills in order to care for another being.

Whether you are more drawn to the holistic approach, behavioural therapies or want to explore addiction counselling, you can discuss your treatment options at your assessment and see which treatment (or treatments) might help you the most.

To experience all of these treatments and more at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, give our expert team a call on 0800 111 4108

How Long does Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough Last?

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Addiction recovery is different for everyone, so the length of time you spend altogether in drug and alcohol rehab can vary.

However, the recommended time for a course of treatment is 28 days.

This usually consists of a 7-10 day detox period followed by a 3 week course of addiction therapies.

28 days allows for the body to adapt to living without the addictive substance, for you to gain insight into your addiction and for you to learn the tools and techniques which will help you on the rest of your recovery journey.

Although 28 days is the average and recommended amount of time to spend in treatment, this can vary depending on the type of treatment you have.

For example, you might be put on a 28 day course of inpatient treatment with daily treatment sessions and regular contact with addiction specialists throughout the duration of your stay.

This is a more intense treatment with a lot of contact time.

However, if you are on an outpatient course of drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, your treatment sessions might be more spread out to allow for predominantly independent recovery assisted by consistent treatment sessions.

This might mean you attend sessions weekly over the course of 6-8 weeks rather than having intense treatment for 28 days.

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Some individuals require more intense support after a 28 day inpatient course of treatment however and therefore some people stay in inpatient treatment for 90 days or more.

Halfway houses and sober living accommodation is also available for individuals who do not have suitable housing and/or need extra support in other areas such as life skills.

After your treatment, whether inpatient or outpatient, you will also have aftercare services available to you to contact if/when you need.

These include services such as drop-in sessions or support groups, so you can access ongoing support as and when you need it.

Examples of such groups available in Middlesbrough include:

For a personalised prediction of how long your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough is likely to last, give our team a call on 0800 111 4108

What Is the Cost of Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough?


The cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough varies depending on the rehab clinic you attend, and the cost to you will depend on how your treatment is being funded.

NHS drug and alcohol rehab is free, as it is funded by the National Health Services and therefore you do not have to pay anything for your treatment.

Private rehab, however, costs £1,000-£4,000 per week. For a full 28 day course of inpatient treatment therefore, you will be paying around £4,000-£16,000.

Some luxury rehab clinics will cost around £20,000 for a 28 day stay.

There are also some additional things included in some private clinics such as gym access, as well as additional extras you can buy at private rehab clinics such as en-suite rooms.

The cost of your inpatient private or NHS funded drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough will include essentials such as a room with a bed to stay in (shared or private), food, toilet and washing facilities as well as the treatment itself.

If you have health insurance, it is worth bearing in mind that your addiction treatment might also be covered.

Some popular health insurance companies such as Aviva and Bupa have policies which include drug and alcohol rehabilitation, so it is worth looking into when considering rehab.

Charities also offer free and low cost drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough. For example North Yorkshire Horizons, a QCQ registered addiction recovery service who work on behalf of the council and in partnership with charities such as Horizons and Changing Lives.

They provide services such as one-to-one support, support groups, health checks, family support, SMART recovery groups and much more across North Yorkshire.

To discuss the specifics of paying for drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, give our team a call today on 0800 111 4108

Can I Get Free Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough on the NHS?

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Yes! There are a variety of options when it comes to addiction treatment, to make sure you get the best support available to help in your recovery journey.

You can get free NHS drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough by talking to your GP or support worker about addiction treatment, discussing your options with the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team or contacting an NHS rehab centre in Middlesbrough directly.

Middlesbrough Council offers free addiction support services such as counselling, psychosocial interventions and phone support to help people struggling from alcohol and/or drug abuse. Their Middlesbrough Alcohol Centre of Excellence (MACE) also provide support for people struggling with their alcohol use and they have a drop in to them Monday-Friday.

The Live Well Centre is another option for free substance addiction treatment, and their team of specialists are on board to help you find help in any areas you need. For example if you are experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse alongside your substance disorder, they have an integrated support system to assist you in several areas.

Whatever help you need to overcome addiction – whether from a conventional drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, or from an alternative service – let our experts help by calling us on 0800 111 4108

Which Is Better: NHS or Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough?

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When you are ready to start on your recovery journey and seek addiction treatment, you will need to consider how your treatment will be funded.

There are two main options when it comes to addiction treatment in the UK and they are either to go private or seek treatment on the NHS.

There are several differences between NHS and private drug and alcohol rehab, but some of the key differences include:

Pros and Cons of NHS Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough

  • NHS addiction treatment is free to all UK residents.
  • There are NHS rehab options all over the UK, so you will likely be able to find treatment local to you in Middlesbrough.
  • However, NHS treatments often come with long waiting lists of between 3 weeks and 6 months with some treatments having waiting lists of up to 1 year.
  • There are limited inpatient spaces available to NHS patients so most treatments will be done on an outpatient basis.
  • There is a more limited range of addiction therapies funded by the NHS.
  • There is less flexibility around what treatments you have and where you go, however this may be beneficial as you are less able to choose the treatment you want and will instead only have the treatment you need.

Pros and Cons of Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Middlesbrough

  • Private drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough costs between £1,000 and £4000 per week.
  • Waiting lists for private drug and alcohol rehab are usually very short, with most admissions being made within just 24-48 hours.
  • There is more flexibility around where you go and what treatment you have. This can be beneficial as you have more freedom to decide, however it may lead to you choosing the treatment you want more than what is best for you.
  • There are also readily available inpatient and outpatient treatments available
  • There is a wider range of addiction therapies available such as holistic therapy
  • You have the option of additional extras e.g. a private room, a luxury dining package, access to spa facilities etc.

Whether you attend NHS or private addiction treatment, you will be treated by expert addiction specialists who are trained to help you manage your substance use disorder.

Therefore, deciding which to go for is all about choosing what is right for you.

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

What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean in Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

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Dual diagnosis is the term used in addiction treatment when a patient has an addiction (substance use disorder) alongside another mental health disorder and is therefore given a dual diagnosis.

This other disorder (co-occurring or comorbid disorder) is present at the same time as the substance use disorder, and in the majority of cases the two disorders have a negative impact on one another.

Common co-occurring disorders include mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.

Other frequently seen co-occurring disorders can include PTSD, OCD and ADHD.

The way in which the two co-occurring disorders interact can be complex, and it can be difficult to know if one disorder was the catalyst to another developing or if one was to mask the symptoms of the other.

For example, alcohol can often temporarily relieve the symptoms of depression and mask negative thoughts at the time, however it also acts as a depressant so when that person is sober again they feel worse than they did prior to drinking.

Therefore having a dual diagnosis ensures that both disorders are managed appropriately, and provides insight into the development and maintenance of the addiction.

If you feel as though you might have a co-occurring mental health disorder alongside your substance use disorder, make sure to raise this during your initial assessment or when you reach out for help so that you can get the treatment you need.

Ensure that your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough comes with suitable mental health support by calling us on 0800 111 4108

What Happens After Rehab?


After drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough, you should be in a position where you are ready to be more independent in your recovery and get back to normal life with the tools that you have learned during treatment.

However, that doesn’t mean that you no longer need support, and that’s why when you come to complete your treatment you will be given a relapse prevention plan as well as access to aftercare services.

Relapse prevention is a key part of treatment, because once you have begun to adapt to life without substances, it can be heartbreaking falling back into the hands of addiction.

With a relapse prevention plan however, you will learn to recognise the signs and stages of relapse within yourself, and have techniques to help you remain sober and reduce the risk of a relapse occurring.

This plan will be custom to you, and contain tools, techniques and things that you find useful in helping you to stave off cravings, manage your thoughts and avoid the temptation to use or drink again.

Contact details for aftercare services will also be included, with details for local support groups, crisis hotlines, online resources, drop in sessions, 12 step programmes and self help groups.

These aftercare services are always available to you, so whether you need a bit of support for a particularly hard day or want to attend weekly meetings with others going through recovery, you can find the support you need.

Make sure you beat addiction once and for all at a drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough by giving our expert team a call on 0800 111 4108

Get Help Today

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So, if you want to take back your life and find recovery from your addiction, then explore your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough.

The Rehab 4 Alcoholism team are here to support you every step of the way, whether you need inpatient treatment with a medical detox or outpatient treatment to help you manage your addiction more independently.

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

Get help for addiction across North Yorkshire, including in Harrogate, Scarborough, Selby, Redcar, Ripon, Stillington, Newton-le-Willows, Steeton, Stokesley and many more.

Get the support you need from a first-class drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough by calling us on 0800 111 4108

Featured Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Middlesbrough

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

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Medical Detox