Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Stockton on Tees

Are you struggling with alcohol? Maybe your drug use has gotten out of hand? Addiction is one of the most difficult health conditions a person can live with and it affects people from all walks of life.

26,440 individuals within Stockton are estimated to be drinking at increasing risk levels”.[1] Stockton is also reported as being 45% more dangerous than the rest of Durham in drug crime.[2]

While addiction can ruin health, employment, and families, it can, once medically treated, be managed successfully.

You can get to a positive place with it and the best place to start recovery is at a private alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees.

The Causes of Alcohol Addiction

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It’s beneficial to understand a bit about the causes of alcohol addiction if you or someone you love is living with the illness. The reason for this is that many people are under the misconception that there is a choice in substance use.

While this might be true at the experimental stage of substance use, actually when addiction has formed a person’s locus of control has been shifted by what’s going on neurologically and physiologically.

Neural functioning is altered because alcohol is a psychoactive substance that changes the way the brain fires and its chemical balancing. The brain and body become dependent on alcohol. When this happens, it becomes dangerous to stop drinking without rehab treatment.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehab Treatment in Stockton on Tees

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Receiving treatment at an alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees means you get access to the best type of rehab support available.

Private clinics offer you a substance-free environment where all focus is on sobriety and what you need to do to maintain it.

At a clinic, you’ll be assessed so staff can understand exactly what you need. From this, a tailored support package is created specifically for you. Some people will go through a physical detox and there is a huge range of psychological and alternative therapies.

Each day you’ll follow a timetable of activities. This is an environment which has a structure in terms of what you do and having regular meal times, but that is relaxed and informal while also being clinical.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Before Rehab; Home Interventions

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Supporting a loved one when they have an addiction can be especially tricky to navigate, to say the least. In fact, for many, it’s harrowing and exhausting.

There are often blurred lines around boundaries and it’s easy to develop enabling dynamics despite your best intentions.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who become addicted spend a long time in denial. This can make it hard to address. Wherever your loved one is in terms of their substance use, there are interventions you can implement.

Firstly, you might try the CRAFT intervention which is a system of guidelines that supports the entire household.

You gain an understanding of addiction and how to respond to your person healthily while also building positive relationship dynamics. This approach takes a little longer and uses healthy behaviours as a space to encourage change.

Secondly, there is the traditional intervention which is where a professional accompanies you to sit down with your loved one and lay out on the table the situation, what’s going on, and how you can support them to access treatment.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

The Cost of Rehab in Stockton on Tees

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Rehab treatment costs money. As well as your accommodation, food, resources, staff time, and therapies add up. A drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees can vary in price depending on what you’re looking for.

A high-end rehab clinic can cost as much as £10,000 a week. For people on a budget, you can find options around £1,000 a week.

NHS Funding for Private Rehab

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There is some NHS funding specifically set aside to pay for people with an alcohol or drug addiction to access private rehab treatment. There are a few hoops you have to jump through first to be eligible.

Initially, it needs to be pointed out that the funding is aimed at people from low-income backgrounds. After this, you’ll need to be able to prove how dedicated to recovery you are.

This needs to be shown by your participation with local drug and alcohol services where you’d be advised to go to various group sessions every week and to attend one-to-one appointments where offered.

If you find yourself in the above situation, you’re then welcome to apply to the local council for the funds to support you in a drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

The Duration of your Rehab Stay

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Perhaps you’re aware that a stay at rehab is around a month long and that seems a while. Four weeks is very significant at the start of recovery because it takes twenty-eight days to develop a new habit.

During your time at the rehab, you’ll need to learn new behaviours and skills and have time to practise them each day. This is the work that helps you manage cravings.

While some people stay at rehab for a ten-day detox, they’re always recommended to stay longer as you need the time to change unhealthy habits and form new ones.

Private and Council-Funded Rehab Services in Stockton on Tees

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In Stockton on Tees, you can go to council-funded drug and alcohol services to receive treatment. These are clinics where you’ll meet people from all walks of society.

Some will be young, others older. Some people will have severe addictions whereas others will be in the experimental stage.

There are different approaches such as harm reduction advice clinics as workers support people who aren’t ready to quit. Alternatively, there are some people linked to the service who are trying to quit.

A private alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees supports people addicted to drugs and alcohol to quit the substance. The goal is sobriety. Residents are supported through 24-hour care and are given psychological therapies to treat the root causes of addiction.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Are Inpatient or Outpatient Services More Suitable For You?

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Whether you opt for inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation support depends on what it is you’re looking for and what your circumstances are at home.

Inpatient services are typically known as private clinics. Residents have moderate to severe addictions to substances and enter treatment to become sober. You’ll stay for around a month and walk out with the skills you need to remain abstinent long-term.

Outpatient services are offered through the NHS, but some private clinics also have outpatient services.

These are more suited to people with mild substance issues or those who are in long-term recovery and who need a more casual approach to support. They can also be useful if you’re “the head” of a household and need to be at home to support others.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Detox and Rehab in Stockton on Tees

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If you have an alcohol addiction, then you’ll be best placed at a rehab clinic to become sober. This way you’ll get medical assistance to wean you off the substance safely and will benefit from daily group and individual sessions to learn the skills required to cope with triggers.

If you’re unsure whether you’re at the level of substance use that requires rehab treatment, some signs demonstrate this during alcohol withdrawal. These include:

  • Constantly thinking about alcohol.
  • Needing it to navigate the day.
  • Shaking and sweating.
  • Hallucinations and paranoia.
  • Seizures.

The detox starts when you enter rehab and lasts up to ten days. You’ll be put on a tapered Librium prescription to control your withdrawal and prevent the risk of seizures.

The therapies you take part in after will set you up to begin the deep exploration of your drives and motives and how to adapt.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Cocaine in Stockton on Tees

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There are treatment programmes you can access to support you to quit cocaine and crack cocaine. The use of cocaine has increased hugely in recent years across Europe and the UK is massively affected. Using cocaine can also lead to crack-cocaine use.

The long-term health effects of using cocaine and crack cocaine include:

  • Reduced immunity.
  • Increased colds and flu.
  • Skin sores.
  • “Crack lung”.
  • Heart problems.
  • Nose bridge collapse.
  • Increased risk of diseases.

Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees means you’ll receive specialist care from an experienced staffing team. There are psychotherapists, holistic therapists, group facilitators, and medical staff.

You’ll take part in emotional and mental work. This might involve discussing what has led you to where you are today and what keeps your drug use going.

Together with staff and other residents, you’ll learn how to change your approach to drugs so you can change your life and improve your well-being.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Heroin in Stockton on Tees

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Getting rehabilitation treatment for heroin addiction is important. Like alcohol, it creates both a mental addiction and a physical dependency. The latter can be especially distressing to live with as this is what causes such an uncomfortable withdrawal process.

The symptoms of heroin withdrawal are:

  • Sweating.
  • Shaking.
  • Hallucinations and confusion.
  • Flu and cold-like symptoms.
  • Deep pain in the muscles and bones.

To start with you’ll be supported by the team through a clinically overseen detox. Here, you’ll be administered Subutex which is a synthetic opioid that soothes withdrawal symptoms for people weaning off heroin. This process takes between seven to ten days.

Group sessions will feature as a large part of your day. These offer a great environment to understand the Self; in terms of motivations, self-compassion, forgiveness, and authenticity. Work in this area is what will become the foundation of your recovery.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Cannabis in Stockton on Tees


There are opportunities for you to go to rehab in the Stockton on Tees area to be treated for cannabis addiction. THC is a chemical that is illegal in the UK and over the last twenty years or so it has become incredibly strong.

Many users initially think strength is a positive, however, the desire for it to be stronger not only suggests addiction (i.e. through tolerance increase) but brings with it more risks.

People who use cannabis in an addictive way often become reclusive, paranoid, anxious, depressed, and suffer from low motivation. Memory impairment is also common and at the end of the scale, cannabis use is linked to schizophrenia.

Rehab clinics offer psycho-social treatments that help you understand what is going on in the brain and your body, as well as in your external environment exacerbating the addiction. From here you begin to learn how to change your thoughts and thereafter behaviours.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Psychotherapeutic Treatment and Complementary Therapies

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It’s important when you go to a drug rehab that you receive a variety of treatments for the mind and body. This is because substances affect both.

In sessions, you’ll also address the social factors and implications of addiction linked to family, friends, and wider social networks.

Treatments include:

  • Dialectical behavioural therapy is a treatment used for people who find it a struggle to control their emotions. This can be very common where mental health conditions exist along with addiction.
  • Your programme will include cognitive behavioural therapy as this is an evidence-based therapy shown to help people successfully around addiction. It explores how the mind and your thoughts affect your body and behaviours.
  • Regular counselling sessions which that might explore a theme or topic, or could be quite free-flowing. These are a space for you to vent or offload.
  • Brief interventions are short conversations where staff help you to understand the implications of substances from a research-based perspective.
  • Motivational interviewing. This is provided by a therapist who will want to develop a healthy rapport with you so that you can honestly discuss the pros and cons of the substance you use. It’s just as important to talk about the things you enjoy as it is about the negative things.
  • SMART recovery groups are where you’re led through various exercises to break down what your future goals are in terms of health and well-being. From this, you then create smaller steps on how to achieve these goals.
  • 12 Step groups are provided as they’re so beneficial in helping people throughout the world to become and remain sober. The steps work. The goal of the 12 Step programmes is to equip you to manage your addiction healthily for the rest of your life.
  • Various holistic therapies including yoga, tai chi, ear acupuncture, mindfulness, and equine therapy.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What a Dual Diagnosis means at Rehab in Stockton on Tees

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Some residents on an assessment by the in-house therapist will learn that they also have a mental health condition as well as an addiction. You might already be aware that you have one. This is termed a “dual diagnosis”.

In private clinics, you’ll be treated by staff in a way that is respectful of both conditions because it’s common knowledge in the field of addiction how much the two coexist.

People develop addictions after using substances to try and self-medicate symptoms of depression, schizophrenia, anxiety etc. Likewise, a person who was drinking or using drugs can develop a mental health condition because of how substances upset brain chemistry and hormonal balance.

Your treatment programme will be adapted so that you’re supported in both areas. It’s quite usual that you’ll focus on one area (addiction) and this will have the knock-on of improving the other area too.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Prepare a Plan Around Relapse

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As with everything in recovery, it’s healthy to think about things in a direct sense. Talking openly and honestly helps you to get where you want to be in a safe way that promotes healthy well-being over a long period.

One of the staff will help you create a relapse prevention plan.

This will include a section focused on coping mechanisms you developed at rehab, a list of people who will support you when a craving is particularly bad, various ground techniques you can use, steps and goals to take that promote a healthy lifestyle, and finally what you should do if you relapse.

Your relapse prevention is a key tool for you to lean on and use when you get home.

Alternative Support Organisations in and Around Recovery

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When you leave the drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees, you might want to access support from other places that offer addiction treatment but in a more relaxed way.

Some people find it easy to remain sober for the first month but can then struggle after the “honeymoon” phase. It does get easier again, but there can be a “dipping” period. At this point, it’s useful to be in contact with supportive people who understand the journey of recovery.

  • NHS-funded alcohol and drug services can be useful if you need some relaxed support or a go-to place to help keep you focused while in a clinical setting.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers 12 Step groups where you develop recovery from a place of faith in a higher power. There is also an emphasis on social connection and finding a space of honesty in places you want to become healthier in.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provides the 12 Steps to people with alcohol addictions. You’ll admit the addiction, view it as a disease, understand where and how it has led to negative behaviours and develop a plan on how to become a more positive person.
  • A home detox can be provided to some. It depends on your circumstances and whether this is approved by a professional. A doctor remains in contact with you throughout the process to ensure you manage it safely.
  • For those who are struggling to process their addiction, Adfam and Al-Anon are organisations that provide counselling and/or group support.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stockton on Tees and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.


[1] https://www.stockton.gov.uk/article/1671/The-Impact-of-Alcohol-on-Stockton-on-Tees

[2] https://crimerate.co.uk/durham/stockton-on-tees


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