Alcohol Rehabs on the Wirral

Rehabs on the Wirral


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics on the Wirral. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the alcohol rehab Wirral process.


If you are struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction in the Wirral area then the chances are that you will need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral in order to recover.

The Impact of Drug & Alcohol Abuse in the Wirral


Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in the Wirral is becoming an increasingly worrying issue. 

There has always been a huge drug and alcohol problem in the Wirral and Liverpool area. In fact, the Wirral has a higher percentage of binge drinkers compared to the national average. [1]

In fact, a staggering 1.9% of the population in Wirral are classified as being dependent on alcohol

This means that you are physically dependent on alcohol, so much so that you would experience withdrawal symptoms if you were to stop consuming the substance for even a short period of time. [1]

When it comes to alcohol addiction in the Wirral, men are now three times more likely to suffer from an alcohol addiction than women are. 

This has ripple effects throughout society, and it is now estimated that alcohol addiction issues cost the Wirral a staggering £131 million throughout 2011 and 2012. [1]

Unfortunately, alcohol-related hospital admissions across the Wirral are also above average and have been increasing over the past decade, particularly when it comes to people aged over 40 years old. 

However, this statistic has been decreasing when it comes to those aged under 40 years old. Again, more males than females are admitted to hospital each year with an alcohol-related issue.

When it comes to looking into statistics surrounding drug and alcohol addiction, it is important to assess mortality rates. In fact, alcohol-related mortality rates in the Wirral are higher than the national average and are highest when it comes to men suffering from deprivation. 

However, mortality rates are also now increasing amongst women which is in contrast to figures found across the rest of the UK. [1]

Alcohol abuse and crime are intrinsically linked. Unfortunately, 22% of all crime in Wirral is down to an alcohol-related issue, including antisocial behaviour. [1] 

The alcohol-related crime was most prevalent in the most deprived parts of the Wirral, which is mirrored throughout the rest of the UK.

Unfortunately, domestic violence is also linked closely to alcohol abuse across the Wirral, as are the number of road traffic collisions and accidents across the Wirral. This number was highest amongst men living in the Wirral. [1]

As you can see, there are significant problems when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction in the Wirral area. This has a huge knock-on effect throughout the rest of society and deserves attention. 

If you are living in the Wirral area and are suffering from an addiction to either drugs or alcohol, then you might need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral in order to recover.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Do I Know if I Need Help With a Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

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If you suffer from a drug and alcohol addiction in the Wirral, then it is important to get the right help. For most people, accepting and understanding that they need help in the first place is a huge step.

Whilst some people become addicted to drugs very quickly, most addictions develop over a certain period of time. Addictions can happen gradually, which means that it can sometimes be difficult to identify when and if someone needs help.

Whilst some people might not realise that they need help for their addiction, others will be in complete denial about their addiction in the first place. Addiction and dishonesty are very closely linked, and most people use denial as a coping mechanism.

Everyone’s addiction is different, but there are some telltale signs that someone is suffering from an addiction. 

Whilst not all of the below symptoms will relate to everyone, it is important to know what to look out for so that you can recognise them in those around you and help them to seek help should they need it.

  • An increased tolerance to drugs and alcohol
  • Cravings for drugs or alcohol
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you stop consuming drugs or alcohol for a period of time
  • Lying to friends and family members in order to get your hands on the addictive substance
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Drinking and taking drugs on their own
  • Struggling to sleep
  • Struggling with poor hygiene
  • Losing or gaining weight rapidly
  • Arguing with your loved ones
  • Struggling to hold down a job

If you can recognise any of the above signs or symptoms in your friends, then they might be suffering from an addiction issue. This means that they might need treatment in either an inpatient or outpatient rehab centre.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Does Drug & Alcohol Treatment Work?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in the Wirral works by providing people with a safe space for them to recover from their addiction issues. Lots of people who suffer from addiction issues do not have this safe space to recover in their own time and on their own terms.

There are two different stages of rehab. The first stage is the detox and withdrawal stage and the second stage is the therapy and recovery part of the process. Both stages are equally as important as the other, but you will have to undergo your detox first if you are physically addicted to a substance.

Your detox will last at least 10 days, and will at times be incredibly challenging. This is because if you are undergoing a detox then your body is physically addicted and dependent on that substance in order to survive. 

In order to overcome this, you must cut off all consumption and allow your body to overcome this need and dependency.

You will then spend the rest of your time in drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral assessing your psychological addiction. This is because the majority of people who suffer from addiction issues also suffer from some form of trauma, one way or another.

You are expected to try a few different types of therapy techniques, so that you can establish what works for you and what does not. 

Lots of people find the therapy side of their addiction incredibly helpful, so much so that they continue their therapy even after they leave inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral.

Towards the end of your time in drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, you will spend time focussing on a relapse prevention plan for yourself. 

This means that you will spend time creating tips and techniques on how to avoid relapsing when you leave rehab. This could mean that you plan where you go to live after leaving rehab or find your own techniques on how to avoid triggers.

The admissions process is really simple and starts by getting in touch with our team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism. We will help you to find the right rehab centres in your area for you, and will even help you to get admitted into them.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

The Disease Model of Addiction

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Unfortunately, society tends to view addiction as a moral failing. By this, we mean that most people in society tend to look at addiction as someone’s fault. 

They tend to judge those who suffer from addiction issues and blame them for their issues. In reality, those who suffer from addiction issues do so because they have experienced some form of trauma at some point during their life.

Once someone becomes addicted to a certain drug or substance, their body and brain physically crave that substance. 

The chemicals in their brain change, which means that they crave the stimulation and dopamine they experience when they abuse the substances. As a result, their body depends on the substance to experience any form of pleasure.

It is incredibly important that people understand that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing or anyone’s fault. 

Once you start looking at addiction in this way, it’s a lot easier to realise that someone is not in control of their emotions or actions when they suffer from an addiction

It’s also easier to understand that addiction is usually down to trauma, and people should therefore not be blamed for their addiction issues.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Intervention for a Drug & Alcohol Addiction in Wirral

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If you know someone who is suffering from an addiction issue but they are unable to admit that they need to get help, then you might need to hold an intervention. 

Interventions are an extremely popular way of showing someone why they would need help for their addiction.

Interventions are simply a meeting with your loved one where you explain how concerned you are about them and their addiction and why. However, interventions are not an opportunity to stress your loved one out or force them into getting treatment. 

In fact, studies have shown that doing so is not productive and will only ever force your loved one into feeling lonely and like they have no one to turn to.

If you are planning an intervention, then there are a number of things and rules you should try to stick to. For example, try to only invite people who understand the complexity of addiction and who won’t judge them. 

Plan the intervention in a quiet location, where they won’t feel judged or embarrassed by anyone else listening in.

Interventions are an opportunity for you to explain why their addiction is worrying you, and you should always try to list out examples of their behaviour that worries you. Try to use calming language, and never ask close questions.

If you want more help and advice on how to hold successful interventions, then you should look into CRAFT

This stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and provides you with tips and tricks on how to communicate proactively and positively with your loved one. [2]

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in the Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Medical Alcohol & Drug Detox

If you are physically addicted to a drug or substance, such as alcohol, cocaine or heroin, then you will need to undergo a detox in order to successfully recover from your addiction.

Your detox takes a minimum of 10 days, but will usually last longer depending on how severe your physical dependence is and what type of substances you are addicted to.

By the end of your detox, your body should no longer be reliant on the substances that have been ruling your life for so long.

During your withdrawal and detox, you will experience withdrawal symptoms, including some of the following symptoms listed below.

  • Trembling and shaking
  • Muscle aches
  • Lack of appetite
  • Feeling excessively tired
  • Sweating excessively
  • Feeling annoyed, agitated and frustrated
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling sick
  • Vomiting
  • Being confused
  • Struggling to sleep
  • Experiencing nightmares
  • Feeling paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Flu-like symptoms

These withdrawal symptoms can range from being severe, to mild to moderate. Usually, the more severe your addiction is, the more severe your withdrawal symptoms are when you come to detox.

For those with really severe withdrawal symptoms, it is best to stay within the rehab facility where you will be looked after and assessed physically.

If you have ever tried to withdraw previously, then you will know just how quickly your withdrawal symptoms can escalate if you are not being looked after. This is why you should always try to detox and withdraw in a rehab facility.

If your addiction is only severe you might qualify for a home detox. This means that you will withdraw at home, being looked after by family and friends. 

Your doctor will ring you every day to check up on you and will send you medication through the post if you need it.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in the Wirral Last?

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It is only natural to feel anxious or worried about how long you might have to stay in rehab for. Most people don’t want to be taken away from their homes for too long, especially if they are struggling with an addiction.

Others might feel anxious about how they might cope within a rehab facility, so wouldn’t feel comfortable being admitted into a rehab centre without knowing exactly how long they would be staying for.

All of these anxieties are only natural, but it is also important to understand that no doctor or rehab facility will ask you to stay in rehab for a second longer than is necessary.

How long you will need to stay in rehab will depend on how severe your addiction is in the first place. For example, if you are only suffering from a mild addiction then you might only have to stay in rehab for 10 to 28 days. This is enough time to withdraw and attend therapy.

You might need to stay in rehab for longer if your addiction is classified as severe. This could be anywhere between 60 and 90 days, but will largely depend on how well you respond to your treatment.

What is the Cost of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wirral?


Unfortunately, everyone knows just how expensive drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral is. 

Drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral can cost you thousands of pounds, which means that only those who can afford to pay these costs can afford to get the help that they so desperately need.

How expensive rehab is depends on how long you need to stay, what treatment you need and whether you choose to stay in a private or shared bedroom. 

If you stay in rehab for just a few weeks, you should expect to pay anything between £2,000 and £6,000. The cost of attending rehab differs depending on whether you opt for a shared or private bedroom.

If you suffer from a severe addiction and have to stay in rehab for longer as a result of this, you might end up paying up to £12,000 for your treatment. This will include your detox, your therapy, any medication and a roof over your head for the duration of your treatment.

If you need help with a drug and alcohol addiction and want more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Wirral, call our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Get Support in the Wirral Today

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If you, having read this, think that you or someone you know needs help with an addiction issue then it is time to get in touch with Rehab 4 Alcoholism

The team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism are on hand to offer free advice on how to choose the right drug and alcohol rehab in your area. 

We will help you through the admissions process and will be on hand to offer any help or support you might need.

Our team is available over the phone by calling us on 0800 111 4108 or by visiting our website.




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