Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Macclesfield

Addiction, though considered to be a choice by many, is a disease in which individuals have the strong need to seek out and consume a specific substance or substances.

Depending on the substance, addiction can cause significant changes to the individual’s neural pathways – often those which are associated with addictive behaviours.

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For example, when addicted, an individual may continuously seek out the substance they are addicted to, regardless of the negative impacts that they are aware of or have experienced in the past.

With an addiction to alcohol, one of the parts of the brain that is affected is the production of serotonin.

As a vital hormone that is associated with mood and anxiety, functioning on a day-to-day basis without serotonin can be very challenging.

As a result of this, an individual struggling with addiction may see other areas of life other than their physical and mental health being affected.

What Is Rehabilitation?


During alcohol rehab in Macclesfield, an individual will engage in various therapies and treatments to help focus on the root cause of their addiction.

Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, the aim of rehabilitation is to maintain long term abstinence.

This is achieved through addiction treatment programmes, often specially adapted and recommended to those who need it most.

Individuals who progress through the abstinence method of rehab are more likely to see benefits such as improved quality of sleep, better financial control and strengthened relationships.

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Abstinence is known to be the most effective approach to rehab as it takes into account more factors relating to addiction than other approaches, such as harm reduction or moderation management.

These alternative approaches are less effective as they are generally based around the concept of reducing the negative effects that addiction can have on individuals’ lifestyles, but often fails to investigate and treat the root cause.

Interventions And Their Use Before Rehab

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As a useful step before an individual enters rehab, interventions may be used.

This may only be useful for a select number of individuals struggling with addiction. but may be suitable in helping them to discover potential future rehabilitation options.

During an intervention, an individual struggling with addiction is encouraged to speak about their experience of addiction, as well as listening to close friends and family around them who may have been affected by their addiction.

With the guidance and assistance of a mediator, individuals may be able to make appropriate and proactive decisions about the future of their rehabilitation, in addition to being encouraged by those around them in the case of those who may be less eager to begin treatments.


Traditional approaches to intervention are often unused in the modern field due to their ‘confrontational’ approach, but other more modern methods take a far more invitational approach to counteract this.

Modern methods such as CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) work on building relationships between the individual struggling with addiction and those around them, helping families invite change into their lives, together rather than seeming like one side against another.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Macclesfield?


Every individual’s rehabilitation plan will come at a varying cost.

This is due to the individual’s history with addiction, the type of substance(s) they are addicted to, and their personal health at the time of recovery.

In addition, there are many other factors, especially within residential rehab, that may contribute to the overall cost.

For example, the type of accommodation that an individual opts for can have a massive effect on the final cost.

Cost of rehab

A single occupancy room is often far more expensive than a multiple occupancy room due to the costs not being split between multiple residents.

At the time of writing, the average cost for the recommended 28-day stay in alcohol rehab in Macclesfield is around £10,000, whereas the cost for a 10-day detox is around £4,500.

This is reduced for multiple occupancy rooms, costing around £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox.

These figures are produced to give a rough estimation of cost, though other factors such as insurance may come into effect.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Available Through The NHS?


Often, the rehabilitative care that can be accessed through the NHS is limited.

This is not due to the staffing or experience of these services, but rather the funding received through the government and the public.

However, in most cases it is possible to access rehabilitative care such as counselling.

This type of rehab is effective for treating some addiction, but accessing more beneficial care such as that received in a residential centre is largely unheard of.


This is due to the increased cost associated with this type of care.

In some cases, individuals may be recommended to appeal for external funding such as that from a local council which, when combined with struggling with addiction simultaneously, can be incredibly taxing on the individual.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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Every individual will progress through alcohol rehab in Macclesfield at a different rate.

This may be due to some of the factors mentioned previously – such as their history of addiction as well as the type of substance they are addicted to – but may also be due to the rate at which they progress through various stages of rehab.

Generally, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a recommended stay of 28 days in a residential centre.

This is the amount of time dedicated for individuals to progress through a detoxification session, engage in specialised addiction treatment programmes, and meet and speak to those who are in similar situations.

How long does rehab last

In general, the only variation in this recommended time is the time spent during the detoxification stage.

This is because every individual has a different experience during a detox, some which may last up to a week and others that may be left with withdrawal symptoms for up to a year.

NHS VS Private Addiction Treatment

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As mentioned previously, there are some major differences in the care received through the NHS and the care received in private residential rehab.

The main differences for alcohol rehab in Macclesfield are outlined below:

  • NHS or other council funded treatments – In most cases, this type of care is easily accessed through local GP or doctors’ surgeries. This makes them local, convenient, and free-of-charge. However, due to the ease of access, this also makes these services the most popular place for addiction treatment. Because of this, council funded services often have lengthy waiting lists or irregular contact with addiction specialists.
  • Private residential rehab – Often accessed through referral services such as Rehab 4 Alcoholism, these services can be accessed immediately for those who need it and are suitable. These centres are also staffed by expert addiction specialists and 24/7 support is available. For some, the only drawback may be the cost. However, it is important to view rehabilitation as an investment into the individual’s future, as well as comparing it to the cost of their current habits or additive behaviours.

The Difference Between Inpatient And Outpatient Care

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A huge factor in the rehabilitation decision process is the choice between inpatient and outpatient care.

This is one of the first decisions that individuals can make about the future of their rehab, and generally refers to the environment and time dedicated to this.

For example, those who choose inpatient care will undergo rehabilitative treatments in a residential rehab centre.

This is more suitable for those with a longer history of addiction as individuals will take part in addiction treatment programmes as part of their daily routine, not just once or twice a week as some outpatient treatments may prescribe.

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Outpatient treatments refers to rehab outside of a centre, taking part in rehabilitation on a part-time basis perhaps by attending addiction support groups or counselling once a week.

This type of care is suitable for those with a shorter history of addiction, or for those with less severe withdrawal symptoms.

In some cases, inpatient care may not always be appropriate for the individual and this is where outpatient care is most suitable.

Alcohol Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Macclesfield

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Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances widely available across the UK, as well as the rest of the world.

Due to its strong effect on the brain and body, alcohol is also one of the most common substances for individuals to become addicted to, with an estimated number of over 600,000 dependent drinkers in the UK.

Due to its physically addictive nature, alcohol is also incredibly difficult to withdraw from.

In more serious cases, it may be suitable to be administered drugs such as Librium to combat the harmful physical effects of an alcohol withdrawal.

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This enables the individual to progress through their withdrawal more comfortably, as well as being able to focus on the future of their rehabilitative treatment.

After an alcohol detox, it is important to follow up with further treatments focusing on repairing the mental health effects that come from long-term alcohol addiction.

Cocaine Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Macclesfield


Cocaine is another dangerously addictive substance, often consumed recreationally at social events or gatherings.

However, due to the nature of addiction (especially relating to cocaine) these events can carry a powerful risk when it comes to individuals seeking the same stimulating effects as their first consumption of cocaine.

Individuals are also more likely to consume other substances alongside cocaine, increasing the risk of addiction in both cases.

Cocaine has strong psychological effects, meaning that any rehabilitation should take these effects into account and treat them accordingly.


Various therapies are especially useful here.

Cocaine is not physically addictive, meaning that it is possible to withdraw without any life-threatening risks, but this is not to say that it should not be fully supervised and carried out in a specialised detox clinic where possible.

Heroin Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Macclesfield


Heroin is another class A drug, like cocaine, but with significantly more dangers associated.

Heroin is physically addictive like alcohol, meaning that the withdrawal process can be more complex than other substances.

The use of heroin and other opioids is often criticised as being a serious issue in America, but it is just as big an issue in the UK, though perhaps for slightly different reasons.

For example, the care of young children and the housing of those struggling with heroin is an especially big problem in the UK.


When consumed, heroin providers the individual with strong short-term euphoric highs that require more and more of the substance with each use to achieve.

Consumed via snorting, smoking, and injecting, these methods also each carry their own risks.

When withdrawing from heroin to begin the rehabilitation process, it is often necessary for individuals to transition from their current heroin usage to a heroin substitute such as methadone or buprenorphine.

These drugs are designed to help avoid negative physical withdrawal symptoms as well as the risk of death during withdrawal.

Cannabis Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Macclesfield


Cannabis is the number one substance consumed in the UK.

Due to its relative ease of access and range of effects, it is also responsible for a large number of addictions across the country as well.

Cannabis affects the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in a variety of effects including:

  • Increased appetite
  • Increased libido
  • Feelings of paranoia
  • Panic attacks
  • Increased sensitivity


Unlike alcohol and heroin, however, it is not physically addictive, meaning that it is easier than other substances to withdraw from.

After withdrawing, it is important to treat the psychological effects of a cannabis addiction, especially those relating to the mental health of the individual – something that cannabis can have a profound effect on.

Types Of Therapy On Offer In Macclesfield

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Not every type of addiction treatment programme is suitable for every individual.

Some people may require specialised care, whereas others may simply require a different approach to care and assistance in recovery.

For this reason, not every individual may experience the same types of therapy, but there are some that are far more effective for addiction treatment and are therefore regularly used.

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The most common of these follow below:

The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis For Co-Occurring Disorders At Rehab


Often, addiction is thought of as being a by-product of underlying mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Thought this list of disorders is not extensive, they are the most common disorders which co-occur with addiction.

It is therefore important that rehabilitation aims to treat both disorders as part of the individual’s overall treatment plan, and for the wellbeing of their mental health.

This is known as the dual diagnosis approach and is the most successful approach to recovery.

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Because of this, it is always the approach offered through our service recommendations.

Those seeking help externally should always ensure that this is the approach considered and applied by any alternative rehab service providers they engage with.

How Rehabilitation Helps Prepare A Relapse Prevention Plan

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As a vital part of an individual’s journey through rehabilitation, it is common that they will experience some form of relapse prevention planning.

This is the type of planning that is related to the individual’s future and continued sobriety, designed to help them prepare for life after rehab.

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Not every individual will relapse after leaving rehab but preparing for those situations where it may be a possibility will be essential if it does occur, and allow them to think more realistically about their long-term recovery.

As part of their plan, individuals should consider their triggers and cravings as well as including the contact number of a trusted friends or family member, addiction specialist, or addiction support network group.

Aftercare And Alternative Support After Rehab

Many people believe that after individuals leave rehab (either in a centre or through an outpatient service provider) they are left completely alone.

This is never the case.

Whether this is due to support offered through their addiction service provider or through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, help is never far away.

Support network

Below are some of the ways in which an individual may receive continued support after rehab, also known as aftercare:

  • Enrolment in an addiction support network e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Regular meetings with an addiction support advisor/officer.
  • Availability of return to a residential rehab centre if needed.

Getting Help Today

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For more information on anything read today, relating to addiction, or any queries relating to yourself or someone you know who may need support with their addiction, please get in contact with Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s addiction support line on 0800 111 4108.

With the right support behind you, any addiction can be overcome.

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