Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Wolverhampton

Are you and the people you love having a difficult time as a result of your alcohol use?

Maybe drugs are to blame for the deterioration of your health and family life. These issues are all too common for people who become regular substance users.

20% of people in Wolverhampton drink to hazardous levels, regularly indulging in binge drinking.

In 2021, although the rate of drug-related fatalities was falling significantly, 12 people still died due to a drug overdose in the city. Sadly, this is similar to stories throughout the UK.

The best way to protect yourself from the harm of substances is to quit. Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton for treatment offers the most solid start on your path to recovery.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Help for Addiction in Wolverhampton

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If you have a drug or alcohol addiction, you’ll want to find out what help is available locally in Wolverhampton. Your options are instrumental in helping you pave out a successful and sober life.

There are peer groups you can go to throughout the city, including 12-step organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous, or their offshoot groups Al-Anon Family Group Meetings and Alateen.

For a peer support group that does not include the spiritual element of a higher power that is a core principle of the 12-steps, SMART Recovery is an and popular effective option.

These are run in various locations throughout the week. The NHS offers a service too and this is especially useful for those seeking a casual outpatient approach.

Private treatment options have the highest recovery rates. These are the best option for people wanting to quit substances as soon as possible and for those who have serious addiction issues.

Residential Rehab & NHS services


The two main types of treatment centres are those provided through the NHS that are free and those through the private sector. 

If you go to a private clinic to be treated for a substance use disorder you’ll become an inpatient meaning you stay for a period of time.

The approach is intensive and you’ll spend long days taking part in activities all focused on giving you the skills to recover.

NHS clinics offer an outpatient service meaning you go to the clinic when you have an appointment or want to go to a group session. These are really good for people who need input but who aren’t quite at the point of change or want to quit using substances now.

These types of clinics serve the whole community and tend to be quite stretched.

Addiction recovery is obviously a long and arduous process, but with the right support you’ll find moments of light. It’s an empowering journey which is filled with rewards and becomes easier as time goes on.

Other organisations

Below is a list of organisations offering free addiction advice in and around Wolverhampton:

1. CAMHS | The Beacon

Address: 30 Station Street, Walsall, WS2 9LZ

Telephone: 01922 669 840

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/the-beacon-walsall/station-street

2. Wolverhampton NHS Trust Community Addiction Service

Address: 11-15 Pitt St, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NF

Telephone: 1902 444 030

3. CAMHS | Wolverhampton Specialist

Address: The Gem Centre, Neachells Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 3PG

Telephone: 01902 444 021

Website: https://www.blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/specialist-camhs/wolverhampton-camhs

The National Health Service can also help you by providing outpatient services at a local NHS Foundation Trust,  alongside providing accurate and helpful advice about addiction, as well as guidance on accessing sober living houses.

For free remote support, you can reach out to organisations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, We Are With You, Turning Point and Change Grow Live, or make use of in-person and online support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

What Happens at a Private Clinic?

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When you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton, you’ll go through an admissions process. A member of staff will assess both your mental and physical health. 

There are several psychiatric assessments that could be used, including:

As well as this, staff will discuss your recovery goals, how you’ve experience relapse so far, anything that’s affected you in the past and what your life is like.

From this, your person-centred care plan will be developed. It’s the moment you might be identified as having substance dependency or mental health symptoms. Should this happen, your individualised plan will include medication and psychiatric therapies to address these issues.

Medically-Assisted Detox

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One of the really great things about inpatient care is that it provides the safest place to wean off alcohol.

As you probably know alcohol causes severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms when a severe addiction or physical dependence has developed. 

Withdrawal leads to extreme anxiety, low mood, insomnia, hallucinations, shaking and sweating, sickness and diarrhoea, as well as seizures and Delirium Tremens.

This is because of how the removal of alcohol when a person drinks heavily impacts the amino acid balance in the brain.

At rehab, residents are prescribed Librium, a benzodiazepine also called Chlordiazepoxide, which is a detox medication. This is given over the course of seven to fourteen days depending on the level of your addiction and what needs come out of the individual assessment, and can be extremely effective at limiting alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

The detox programme will safely get you off alcohol and by the end you’ll be ready to fully focus on the psychotherapeutic treatments. These are essential in supporting you to manage the psychological part of the addiction.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Heroin Rehab in Wolverhampton


Heroin is well-known to cause seriously deep drug addiction. The reason for this is because it leads to both psychological addiction and physical dependence, much like alcohol.

The withdrawal process is really difficult for the vast majority of people to go through. 

The symptoms of withdrawal include

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Extreme overwhelming panic
  • Psychosis
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Severe pain throughout the body
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Seizures

Complete detoxification is facilitated at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton. The clinical team will give you a tapered-off prescription of Subutex.

This is an opioid (that doesn’t give you a high) that eases you carefully off heroin over a period of time.

Once you’re free from heroin and the Subutex, you’ll then fully immerse in the alternative, social and psychological treatment approaches that make up the rest of your treatment plan.

Cocaine Rehab in Wolverhampton


There are many people at rehab for cocaine use. Often this develops into crack-cocaine use as well. These are hugely powerful substances that cause seriously compulsive habits.

Though many know that cocaine can cause nose collapse, they’re unaware of the other negative effects.

These include:

  • Skin sores
  • Runny nose and sniffles
  • A hole in the nose that causes constant blowing
  • Severe anxiety and low mood
  • Panic attacks
  • Heart problems
  • Lung problems (for those who smoke crack)
  • Increased risk of cancer

Rehab clinics offer a range of therapeutic treatments that alter brain processes through changing thought patterns. This is imperative for cocaine users.

As well as this you’ll learn grounding techniques and take part in relaxing exercises as well as develop practical tools for managing your habit.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Therapies & Treatments at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wolverhampton


There are varying approaches at different residential treatment centres. Some are a specialised form of talking therapy, others lean towards holistic approaches and still others prioritise medical treatment. 

All have their place but finding the right clinic for your needs is important to ensure you have the most successful start to recovery:

  • Motivational interviewing and several other motivational therapies are where you’ll think about what worries you have about stopping the alcohol or drugs you use. It’s really normal to be concerned about removing something from your life that has been a coping mechanism. You’ll discuss this and also think about what your underlying motives are for wanting to change.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy is really important in rehabilitation because it’s where you target thoughts and their linked behaviours. The basis of CBT is that you actively change your thoughts, focusing on healthy ones, and this in turn adapts your behaviour.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy is given to some residents. It’s especially useful for people who have emotional processing and psychological issues and need to learn how to manage their reactions.
  • Counselling is given to every resident as it helps the individual to grow in self-awareness. This is really important for those in recovery who have largely spent a lot of time in avoidance mode. You’ll discuss anything and everything that’s on your mind and that could help bring inner peace.
  • Holistic therapies make up a big part of your treatment programme. It’s really useful to spend time relaxing, finding a place of calm, and experiencing the mind and body in new ways. You’ll likely have the chance to get involved with Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Equine Therapy, Drama Therapy, Acupuncture and much more.

These are just a few of the many different therapies used at rehab, with a few other popular techniques including:

The Specialist Approach at Private Rehabs

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Private rehab treatment offers a specialist approach from various angles. Firstly, staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience of mental health issues. Addiction recovery is very much linked to developing healthy mental processes, thoughts, and symptoms.

There are an expert team of qualified professionals who run inpatient rehab clinics.

This means that you’re provided with the best top-quality service available in relation to addiction.

Each day there are individual therapy sessions that are adapted to suit your recovery needs.

From the get-go, your treatment programme is formed from the results of the initial assessment. This means that your treatments are personalised.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

What are the Benefits of Going to a Private Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wolverhampton?

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There are many benefits of residential care. Firstly you get a wide range of therapies and approaches through your treatment programme.

As well as therapists there are medical professionals and experienced substance abuse workers.

Rehab provides a safe environment for withdrawal. You get 24-hour care meaning that there is someone around at all times to help you manage cravings.

On leaving the clinic you get aftercare treatment that lasts for 12 months so that you’re able to keep focused on recovery goals. 

The success rates of people remaining sober are much higher for those who enter private care. Your life and well-being are very much likely to be improved by a stay because of this.

The Cost of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wolverhampton

Each rehab centre comes at a different cost and this can vary greatly between different residents. This is because of the different treatment options on offer, how long people stay, and the type of establishment people go to.

For instance, a person might opt for a luxury treatment centre over a more affordable one.

Rehabs can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £10,000 a week. It’s worth having a chat to the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for more individualised costs.

The majority of people self-fund, are helped by family or cover the cost through health insurance policies.

For those from low-income households, there are some funded placements available. There is a lot of competition for this funding. It’s accessible through the local council.

Those who are granted the placement end up on a waiting list. These tend to be about 3-4 months long.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Can You Be Treated for Addiction if You Have a Mental Health Condition?

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When someone is suffering from both addiction and another mental health condition, it is known as a dual diagnosis.

Very often, people have mental health symptoms that drive them to drink.

This can lead to alcohol abuse if this coping strategy is used often. It’s the same with all addictive substances.

Likewise, using drugs and alcohol regularly can actually cause a mental health disorder.

Psychoactive substances are so powerful they alter brain chemistry regulation and this has a negative effect on mental health.

Common examples of mental health conditions that occur alongside addiction include:

If you have an addiction and a mental health condition then staff at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton will provide a personalised treatment plan that supports you to heal in both areas.

For mental health support that is separate from addiction treatment, consider a remote service like Young Minds, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, Mind UK and Papyrus.

As part of a dual diagnosis you will also have to consider any physical conditions that may impact your recovery journey, such as alcoholic hepatitis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy, liver failure or even cancer.

The Duration of Rehab Treatment

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A residential rehab programme takes time.

Though some people might enter just for a ten-day detox (useful in the rare instances that dependency exists without psychological addiction), the majority of residents stay for 28 days. 

Both drug and alcohol use disorders take time to develop and usually last for a long time. It’s understandable then that time is needed to develop new skills to manage cravings and find a place of inner calm. 

Some people will stay at rehab for 3 months; it really depends what’s most suitable for you to achieve long-term recovery. It’s helpful to talk to someone about your personal situation to get an idea on what would be most suitable. We can advise you in this area if needed.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Aftercare Services & Relapse Prevention Planning at Rehab


As part of the rehab process, you’ll discuss what makes your substance abuse worse when you’re at home.

This helps to create a relapse prevention plan.

Your plan will help keep you focused on sobriety and will provide a tool to refer to for the rest of your life. 

The relapse prevention plan will include:

  • Who to contact when you’re struggling with cravings
  • Organisations that support people in recovery
  • What to do if you relapse and how to get back to abstinence
  • Steps to take to support a sober lifestyle
  • How to work towards personal goals

Some people have outpatient treatment as part of their aftercare service. This might include some counselling sessions or ongoing participation in online groups. What you get is personalised to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Below, we list a number of other resources that you may find useful in your search for quality and suitable rehab treatment in the UK:

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The journey to recovery is challenging. At a drug and alcohol rehab in Wolverhampton, it’s made as simple as possible through providing you the most suitable care for your needs.

If you’d like to find out more or find the right clinic and get booked in, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism. We’ll support you to make that first move.

Get help for addiction in the West Midlands, including in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, West Bromwich, Warley, Sutton Coldfield, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Oldbury, Chelmsley Wood, Castle Bromwich, Smith’s Wood, Fordbridge and many others.

Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is regulated by the Care Quality Commission CQC or the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.

Call us now for a no-obligation chat. Simply get in touch and telephone us on 0800 111 4108.

Taking the first step and calling Rehab 4 Alcoholism to help you find a treatment provider in Wolverhampton can be daunting, but you’ll be pleased you did when you’re living a happier, healthier and alcohol-free life.

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