Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Burnley

If you are addicted to drugs and alcohol and need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley, then you might feel isolated and that you are the only person who has ever been through what you are currently going through.

However, there are actually hundreds of people in Burnley struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, and the availability of drug and alcohol rehab services have risen to match this.

Addiction Statistics In Burnley


In fact, the latest study shows that there are approximately 9.1 opiate or cocaine users per 1,000 people in Burnley, which is close to the national average.

However, surrounding areas like Blackpool and Darwen suffer from higher rates of opiate and cocaine users, with approximately a shocking 23.5 people per 1,000 people suffering from an addiction.

However, that same study shows that 5.7% of all opiate users aged 18 or over complete a treatment programme and do not need any further help with their addiction issue.

However, these rates are due to decrease over the next few years, off of the back of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Drug deaths across Burnley are in line with the national average, with 4.8 people per 100,000 people dying from drugs every year in Burnley.

However, once again, statistics for Blackpool and Darwen for drug related deaths are significantly higher than the national average, with 9.1 people per 100,000 dying from drugs in these areas.

In fact, Blackpool has the worst rates for drug related deaths across the whole of England.

When it comes to hospital admissions across Burnley and the rest of Lancashire, there were approximately 365 substance use related hospital admissions from 2017 – 2020.


Once again, Burnley’s statistics for this were in line with the national average, with Blackpool and Darwen statistics sitting significantly higher.

Over half of all individuals in addiction treatment for a drug related issue in Burnley are aged between 35 and 49 years old.

When it comes to drug addiction amongst the youth in Burnley, approximately 1.1% of all 15 year olds admitted taking drugs over the past 12 months, which is in line with the national average.

However, a recent study carried out in April 2022 by The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System showed that between 2021 and 2022, there were approximately 211 children aged under 18 years old in Lancashire who were currently engaged in substance abuse treatment programmes.

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When it comes to alcohol abuse in Burnley, alcohol was a factor in nearly 30% of all violence related crime.

There are also a high number of licensed shops in Burnley which sell alcohol, which is related to higher alcohol related hospital admissions across Burnley.

When it comes to children (aged 18 and under) and alcohol abuse in Burnley, Burnley suffers from higher-than-average alcohol related hospital stays.

When it comes to alcohol related crimes in Burnley, over one third of all domestic abuse crimes in Burnley are alcohol related, and over half of all sexual offences taken place at night time are due to alcohol being involved.

What Is An Alcohol Addiction?

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An addiction to alcohol, which is also sometimes defined as alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder (AUD) is more common than you would think.

Alcohol is a legal substance that is available to purchase in most places, and when enjoyed in moderation, can be relatively harmless.

However, alcohol is often abused, and enjoying alcohol on a frequent basis can easily spiral out on control into an addiction issue.

Whilst it is possible to consume drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and other drinks in moderation, people who are already struggling with issues in their lives such as mental health issues might lean on alcohol as a crutch.

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Alcohol lowers inhibitions and makes people feel relaxed for a period of time.

Due to this, a lot of people turn to alcohol and other substances when times get hard.

How likely an individual is likely to become addicted to alcohol depends on how frequently they consume alcohol.

When an individual consumes alcohol on a frequent basis, their tolerance increases.

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When an individual’s tolerance increases, they struggle to feel the positive side effects that they once did with drinking just a bit of alcohol.

In an attempt to get these positive feelings back, they start to consume more and more, only to continue to increase their tolerance even more.

And so, the cycle continues.

People become addicted to alcohol for a whole host of reasons.

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Some of these individuals are societal, psychological and biological, which are listed below.

When someone is suffering from a mental health issue, they will struggle from a whole host of side effects and symptoms.

Whilst it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between someone who is abusing too much and someone who is addicted to alcohol, you should use the following side effects as a sign that someone is suffering from an alcohol use disorder.

  • Struggling to stop drinking despite being aware of the negative side effects
  • Issues with maintaining a job
  • Issues with relationships
  • Mental health issues
  • Physical health issues
  • Difficulty socialising without drinking alcohol

If you are struggling from an addiction in Burnley, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team about attending alcohol rehab in Burnley.

What Is Rehab?


A rehabilitation centre is a place that people go to when they need to recover from an illness or disease.

In this case, the illness or disease is an addiction.

During rehab, you will receive a series of different treatment options, including a medical detox followed by therapy such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and group therapy.

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There are two different forms of rehabilitation treatment centres.

The first form of rehab treatment is inpatient treatment, where individuals move into the rehab centre to live for a number of weeks or months.

They will eat, sleep and receive their treatment all within the same facility.

However, many people might be more suited to outpatient rehab treatment.

Outpatient rehab treatment is when you stay at home whilst receiving your treatment, and only visit the rehab centre to receive your treatment.

Pre-Rebab Steps: Intervention?

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An intervention is a tool often used by loved ones and family members of those who are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

The main objective of an intervention is to motivate the individual suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction to seek help.

If you have ever come into contact with anyone suffering from an addiction, then you will know just how challenging this can be.

Often, sufferers are made to feel attacked and judged by others, and are often on the defensive when it comes to their drug or alcohol addiction issues.


Due to this, individuals who are considering holding an intervention need to educate themselves properly on how to hold an intervention in the right way.

This requires good communication skills, and often the help of an intervention specialist.

If you are considering holding an intervention for a loved one, then below are some useful and helpful tips and tools:

  • Always hold the intervention in a quiet and private location.
  • Only ever invite people the individual knows well and trusts.
  • Invite an intervention specialist to attend the intervention with you to make sure the topic stays on track.
  • Practice what you want to say before the intervention.
  • Be aware of your tone.
  • Be aware of your body language.
  • Ask open ended questions.
  • Highlight how worried you are, using examples of their behaviour.
  • Highlight the different treatment options available to them.


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You should also consult the CRAFT method for interventions.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training, equipping family members and other loved ones with the tools on how to communicate effectively with their loved one.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Burnley?


The cost of attending drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley depends on a number of different factors.

Some of these factors include:

  • How long you stay in rehab for.
  • What type of treatment you need.
  • Whether you are suffering from a dual diagnosis or not.
  • Whether you opt for a private or shared room.

For example, a detox and 10 day stay in a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Burnley will cost approximately £3,000 – £6,000 for a private room.

This means that you will benefit from your own room, toilet and personal space.

However, a 10 day stay in a shared room is a lot cheaper, at approximately £2,000 – £4,000.

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However, the majority of sufferers require a longer stay in drug rehab.

Most people stay in rehab for approximately 28 days, which can be considerably more expensive.

For example, a stay in rehab lasting 28 days can cost anywhere between £8,000 – £12,000 for a private room and £6,000 for a shared room.

As you can imagine, these costs are simply unattainable for most people suffering from an alcohol addiction issue.

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If this is the case, then they might be able to opt for a home detox.

A home detox is considerably cheaper at approximately £1,500.

However, a home detox requires considerable motivation, as the only contact they will have with specialists and doctors will be over the phone therapy and medication in the post.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Burnley Covered By The NHS?

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Like with many other forms of treatment across the UK, the NHS are able to fund some rehab treatment, but not all.

In order to gain access to NHS funded rehab, you will have to qualify on their list of criteria, which can sometimes be a long and tiring process.

Due to a lack of funding, the NHS is sadly not able to treat everyone.

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This is why you have to suffer from a severe drug or alcohol addiction issue in order to qualify for NHS funded rehab treatment.

If you do qualify for NHS funded treatment, then you will be placed on an NHS funded bed in a private rehab clinic, as the NHS are unable to fund their own rehab centres.

How Long Does Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Burnley Last?

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If you are considering attending drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley, then it is only natural to feel anxious about a number of things.

However, lots of people feel unnecessarily anxious about how long they might be needed to stay in rehab.

It is important to remember that no doctor, psychotherapist or specialist will keep you in rehab for a second longer that is required.

It is also important to understand that the length of time required to stay in rehab will be agreed upon before you are admitted into rehab.

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This allows individuals to have an end sight in mind, giving them a greater sense of control throughout the recovery process.

If you suffer from a mild addiction and are in need of a medical detox, then you will most likely stay in rehab for a minimum of 10 days.

However, this is usually the minimum amount of time individuals stay in rehab for.

If you suffer from a mild to severe addiction, you will most likely stay in rehab for a bit longer, usually lasting 28 days.

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This is so that you can receive your detox as well as any therapy afterwards.

However, if your addiction issue is more severe than this, and you suffer from complexities such as a dual diagnosis, then you might need to stay in rehab for as long as 60 – 90 days.

NHS VS Private Addiction Treatment

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As previously discussed, there are two forms of drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley.

These are NHS funded and private drug rehab addiction treatment.

When you first speak to someone about your addiction issues and treatment needs, you will be assessed by specialists to identify whether you are best suited to NHS or private rehab treatment.

However, which type of treatment you end up receiving is usually down to whether or not you can afford to attend private rehab treatment.

Whilst both forms of treatment are useful and have good track records when it comes to recovery, it is important to understand the pros and cons of each when making a decision.

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For example, NHS funded rehab is great option if you cannot afford to attend private rehab.

For many, it is their only way to access rehab and this can be life changing.

However, NHS funded rehab can leave people waiting weeks or even months for their treatment, as waiting lists can be incredibly long.

For this reason, we recommend that if you are suffering from a severe drug addiction and need treatment fast, then you should consider paying for private rehab treatment.

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Private rehab treatment is a fast and effective way of getting the treatment you need.

You will usually be seen within just a few days, and often can be admitted into rehab within a week.

You will also be treated by the best doctors, and be given 24/7 care and attention from staff and specialists.


However, as previously discussed, private drug rehab treatment can be expensive, costing thousands of pounds for a few weeks.

For this reason, a lot of people are simply unable to attend private rehab treatment.

Inpatient Or Outpatient Treatment In Burnley

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When choosing which treatment programme is best for you, individuals will also need to decide between inpatient rehab treatment and outpatient rehab treatment.

Whilst studies have shown that neither one is more superior or effective than the other, they both have their pros and cons.

For example, inpatient rehab addiction treatment might be more effective for you if you suffer from a severe addiction and struggle from a lack of motivation and support at home, which would naturally make it difficult to recover anywhere else.

During inpatient treatment, you will temporarily move into a rehab centre for a few weeks or even a few months.

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You will then undergo a detox and then a series of different therapy techniques in order to recover.

However, if you are motivated to recover yourself, and have the support of family and friends, then you might be better suited to outpatient rehab treatment.

Outpatient rehab treatment involves living at home for the majority of your treatment.

You will, however, be required to visit the rehab centre of your choice on a daily or bi-weekly basis to receive your therapy treatment and any medication.

Alcohol Detox & Alcohol Rehab In Burnley

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If you are addicted to alcohol, then you will most likely need to attend inpatient rehab treatment in order to safely recover and overcome your drug addiction.

This is because alcohol is physically addictive, meaning that when someone is addicted to alcohol their body physically craves and depends on the substance in order to function.

This is why it is important that you attend drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley in order to recover.

Detoxing can be extremely dangerous if not done correctly, so it is important that you detox in a safe and calm environment, being supervised by doctors and specialists.


Once you are admitted into rehab, you will undergo your detox before anything else.

During this time, you will slowly withdraw from the substance over a period of just a few days.

You will also be monitored and checked on frequently by doctors during this time to make sure that you are coping with the withdrawal symptoms.

Unfortunately, undergoing a detox and experiencing withdrawal symptoms are the toughest part of anyone’s recovery, and require the utmost dedication and motivation.

However, overcoming your detox is also one of the most rewarding parts of your recovery, and once you do so your body will no longer crave alcohol the way it once did.

Rehab For Cocaine In Burnley


If you are addicted to cocaine, it is important that you speak with a doctor or specialist about attending drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley.

Once you enter rehab, you will be assessed straight away by specialists and clinicians.

Once this has been done, you will then go on to receive a range of different therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, one to one therapy, group therapy and family therapy.

Rehab For Heroin In Burnley


Heroin is a highly addictive substance.

Unlike cocaine, heroin is both physically and mentally addictive.

As a result of this, this means that individuals who are suffering from an addiction to heroin need to undergo a physical detox as well as therapy.

According to the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) individuals undergoing addiction treatment from a drug addiction to heroin will need to receive pharmacological as well as behavioural therapies.

The pharmacological addiction treatment options include Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, and the behavioural treatment options include CBT and family therapy, amongst many others.

Rehab For Cannabis In Burnley


Cannabis is another harmful and highly addictive illegal drug.

f you are addicted to cannabis, then you might need to attend inpatient or outpatient drug rehab, depending on the severity of your addiction.

Upon your admission, you will receive a range of different therapy techniques, some of which are listed below.

You do not however have to receive a detox, as cannabis is not physically addictive.

Types Of Therapies On Offer In Burnley Rehab Centres

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If you are curious to know what type of therapy techniques are on offer at rehab centres across Burnley, then read the below:


It is important to understand that you won’t be offered all of the above therapy techniques, and certainly not all at once.

Whilst some therapy techniques might work for you, others might not.

It’s important to keep an open mind when it comes to therapy techniques, and not to write off any techniques until you’ve given them a good go.

If you want to gain access to these therapy techniques, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team about attending drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley.

The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis


A dual diagnosis is when someone suffers from a co-occurring mental health issue alongside an addiction issue.

According to The Alcohol Health and Research World, dual diagnosis patients usually show signs of depression, mood disorders, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia.

If you do suffer from a dual diagnosis, it can make treatment considerably more complex, which is why it is important to seek help in a professional setting.

If you do enter a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Burnley, then you will first undergo a detox.

After this, therapy and other treatments can begin.

How Attending Rehab In Burnley Helps With Relapse Prevention

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If you attend drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley, then you will go away with your very own relapse prevention plan.

A relapse prevention plan is a fantastic way to ensure that you stay sober once you leave rehab.

Each plan will contain tips and advice on how to stay sober, including any helplines and self help groups.

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The reality is that a rehab centre is a safe space, where you won’t be tempted by triggers and cravings.

However, when many people leave rehab they come face to face with their triggers for the first time since recovering.

This is why a relapse prevention plan is so useful and important.

You should also list a group of people who you know you can trust and rely on to help you should you face a craving or trigger.


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You should also include the HALT method to relapse prevention.

The HALT method believes that if you experience a craving for the addictive substance, you might in fact just be hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

The idea behind the HALT method is that you should relieve one of these cravings first, before doing anything else.

Once they have done so, individuals often find that their craving for the addictive substance has gone.

Aftercare And Support Services In Burnley

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If you have recently left drug and alcohol rehab in Burnley, then it is important to engage in a few aftercare and support services across Burnley to ensure that you stay sober.

There are many different types of drug and alcohol aftercare support services, some of which are listed below:

It is important to stay open minded and motivated towards aftercare and support services, as they are often the only professional support you are able to gain access to after you leave rehab.

Get Help Today

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If you are unsure of what aftercare and support services are available in Burnley, or want to talk about anything to do with addiction, then ring a member of the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108.

Addiction is a debilitating disease, but with our expertise and your intrinsic motivation, we can overcome it together.

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