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According to the Adult Substance Misuse Treatment Statistics 2020 to 2021 Report, there were over 275,000 adults who came into contact with a drug and alcohol rehab provider in England (including Wallsend) from April 2020 to March 2021.
Of this figure, over 130,000 of these adults entered a drug and alcohol rehab.
While many people did enter a drug and alcohol rehab in England, many opted against undergoing treatment.
This means that many more need support for their addiction, and the number of people who contacted rehab services in England alone does not reflect the true figure of people who suffer from substance use disorder, or addiction.
This is also the case in Wallsend in North Tyneside.
The North East of England, including Tyneside and Wallsend, is not immune to the effects of addiction.
In fact, its demographic may be more susceptible to the effects of addiction due to socioeconomic struggles within the region.
It is estimated that over 31% of children in North Tyneside, including Wallsend, are living in poverty.
According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics, the North East of England (including Wallsend) experienced the highest rates of drug-related fatalities in the year of 2020.
According to the report, it was estimated that per 100,000 population, 104 people in the region died due to drug-specific incidents.
This doesn’t include drug-related fatalities or deaths related to drug crime.
What makes this figure worse is that Wallsend and the rest of the North East has consistently shown the highest rates of drug-related deaths in England for over 10 years.
Not far from Wallsend, South Tyneside also saw almost 1,000 per 100,000 of the male population where alcohol-related illnesses led to fatalities.
This figure was significantly higher than the national average.
Recently, Tyneside saw over 1,000 new presentations into a drug and alcohol rehab from 2019 to 2020.
Of this figure, it was discovered that 20% or 1 in 5 of these presentations were parents living with children, further reinforcing the problem among children living in poverty or living without the support that they require in Wallsend and Tyneside.
Contrary to the harmful stigmas which surround it, addiction or substance use disorder is a neurological disease in which the brain is chronically relapsing, making subjects severely dependent on an addictive substance.
Subjects can inherit this, or it can develop after repeated exposure to a particular addictive substance.
During use of an addictive substance, a subject will experience a chemical reaction in their brain which will alter some of the existing neural pathways.
The mesolimbic pathways, also known as the reward pathways, are altered in a way where they become increasingly dependent on this exposure to the addictive substance.
When this subject does not satiate these cravings, they will begin to experience a range of unpleasant and discomforting symptoms.
Those who are addicted to physically addictive substances such as alcohol or heroin will experience withdrawal symptoms such as:
Subjects that are suffering from a psychological addiction, that is an addiction to a psychologically addictive substance such as cocaine or cannabis, will experience different withdrawal symptoms.
These can include:
In order to overcome these symptoms and the range of physical and mental issues that are associated with addiction, subjects will need to enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend.
Rehab is short for the term rehabilitation, which essentially means to restore something back to optimal health or condition.
Therefore, the purpose of a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend or elsewhere is to help patients overcome their addiction and to return to full health.
While addiction cannot be ‘cured’, patients can overcome it.
At a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, patients will undergo a medicated detox (if necessary), a range of therapy and counselling sessions, and also learn relapse prevention strategies in order to not only help them recover, but ensure that they stay in recovery.
Recovery is something which needs to be maintained – it is not achieved in one night or one month at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, it is something which needs to be practised constantly.
At a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, not only will patients recover, they will learn a myriad of skills and knowledge about the complexities of addiction, and they will develop the capacity to sustain their recovery.
At a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, it is most likely that the rehab will practise abstinence as opposed to other methods such as moderation or harm reduction.
Abstinence is the most effective method because if a formerly addicted person consumes one drink or a single unit of their addictive drug, this would be a relapse.
If a subject is suffering from a mild, moderate or severe form of addiction and would like to enter a drug or alcohol rehab in Wallsend, they can contact us at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by dialling the number 0800 111 4108.
Here, subjects will be greeted by a trained admissions officer whose purpose is to assist them.
To call us, subjects do not need to be suffering from a severe form of addiction.
If a subject fears that they are even suffering mildly from addiction, they are encouraged to contact us.
If a subject is unsure whether they want to enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, the trained admissions officer will be able to assist them by answering any questions that they have.
Whether subjects want to ask questions or whether they want to enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, the call will be conducted with complete discretion and it will be done free of charge.
A health assessment will be conducted in a casual manner and free of charge in order to identify the most suitable rehab in Wallsend for that particular subject.
Often, it is a friend or family member of the addicted person who contacts rehab providers such as Rehab 4 Alcoholism in order to help their loved one seek treatment.
However, it is not possible to enter someone else into a rehab in Wallsend without their consent.
Instead, Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help friends and families of the addicted person by connecting them with an interventionist in Wallsend.
In doing so, the interventionist can facilitate an intervention locally in Wallsend where the friends and family can convince their loved one to seek addiction treatment.
An intervention should be non-confrontational and should encourage open communication between the two parties.
The interventionist will be there to facilitate respectful discussion.
It is an opportunity for friends and family members to express their thoughts and feelings about how their loved one’s addiction is affecting their lives.
When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, one size does not fit all as there are simply too many variables.
A patient’s addiction cause, biology, physical and mental health, the specific substance and other factors will vary significantly.
This will determine what kind of treatment they require and what level of intensity is appropriate.
According to the ASAM Criteria, there are six dimensions which will determine what level of care that a patient should undergo.
These six dimensions are;
Based on the assessment and the evaluation of these results, clinicians and consultant psychiatrists will determine what level of care the patient should undergo.
The ASAM Criteria has four levels of care for addiction treatment, and these are:
Neither form of treatment is inherently better than the other.
However, one form of treatment will be more optimal than the other depending on variables such as mental and physical health, addiction substance, severity of addiction, personal requirements, and more.
An inpatient treatment programme is also commonly recognised as a private or residential drug and alcohol rehab.
Here, patients will undergo treatment which consists of a range of professionally led therapy and counselling sessions.
Patients will also receive accommodation either onsite or nearby to their treatment facilities.
A significant benefit of receiving onsite accommodation is that patients can focus entirely on their recovery.
They will not have to worry about being placed in a location which presents relapse triggers.
Instead, they are free from any external distractions which may hinder their recovery.
Additionally, patients at an inpatient rehab facility in Wallsend will undergo personalised addiction treatment.
Based on the health assessment conducted during the admissions process, a personalised programme will have been developed in order to optimise their recovery process.
Inpatient rehab facilities will also help patients prepare for life on the outside by offering relapse prevention planning strategies.
Patients at an inpatient rehab facility will also undergo an aftercare programme where they will continue to receive support following their time at the rehab in Wallsend.
At an outpatient rehab facility, patients will not be required to stay overnight in order to recover.
Instead, they will be able to return home each night and therefore be able to maintain employment or pursue academic or personal goals alongside their recovery.
Some of the most desirable aspects of outpatient recovery are its affordability and flexibility.
Outpatient addiction treatment is often associated with public or free recovery services, meaning many patients will not need to pay for treatment.
Commitment to recovery is far more flexible than that of inpatient treatment.
Patients will usually commit several hours per week towards attending counselling sessions.
If a patient is undergoing an intensive outpatient programme, they will be required to spend more time attending sessions in order to optimise their recovery.
There are some drawbacks to the outpatient treatment, however.
Some have criticised outpatient treatment for not being intensive enough or personalised.
Also, not all patients will be able to or should be able to undergo outpatient treatment because one of its major benefits – its flexibility – will be a problem to some of its patients.
Examples of patients who are at high risk of relapsing are those suffering from a severe form of addiction or mental health conditions (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder), those who become violent or erratic, or patients suffering from anything else which may cause complications.
These patients should undergo addiction treatment as an inpatient.
A stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend will vary significantly in its cost.
Depending on the facility, it can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £10,000 per week.
Patients typically spend around 28 days at their drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend.
Therefore, patients may spend from around £4,000 to £40,000.
There are many factors which will influence the price, and patients need to be careful in order to consider their options before selecting their rehab in Wallsend.
Factors that will influence the price include but aren’t limited to:
Not all drug and alcohol rehabs are luxurious, and nor do they need to be.
Some rehab facilities offer luxurious amenities in order to appeal to the wealthy, however, there are many effective and reputable drug and alcohol rehabs which do not only cater to a wealthy demographic.
If a patient is unsure how they may afford to stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, many rehabs offer payment plans.
This allows patients to pay in instalments.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is also available on the NHS.
However, this tends to be offered solely in the form of outpatient treatment.
Because this service is free, it is in high demand.
Because of its high demand, they often fail to cater to the unique requirements of each patient, and waiting lists can be as long as months for patients to receive treatment.
If a patient enters a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend in order to recover from alcohol, heroin, or any other addiction related to physical dependency, they will be required to undergo a medicated detox.
Because of the potential dangers related to physical addictions, a medicated detox is essential.
During the withdrawal stages of a physical addiction, patients will experience a range of dangerous symptoms including:
If left untreated, it can lead to death, and this has been the case before with subjects who do not seek support.
During a medicated detox, a patient will stay in a safe and comfortable environment which is under medical supervision.
Here, they will receive medication prescribed by an addiction physician in order to minimise some of the withdrawal symptoms that they will experience.
Some of these medications include:
Their purposes vary and will benefit different patients.
Some may be utilised in order to reduce symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, whereas others may be used to reduce feelings of pain.
After the patient has successfully completed the medicated detox, they will be able to progress and continue with their treatment in the form of therapy and counselling sessions implemented to tackle mental and emotional issues.
While the structure of treatment at a rehab in Wallsend will be similar between those who suffer from physical and psychological addiction, the key difference will be that psychologically addicted patients will not need to undergo a medicated detox.
This is because while the symptoms they will experience are problematic, they do not require the same level of monitoring or treatment as physical symptoms do.
Physical withdrawal symptoms have the potential to directly lead to fatality, whereas psychological withdrawal symptoms pose less danger.
Instead, patients will be able to enter their drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend and immediately undergo a range of therapy and counselling treatment in order to overcome addiction and become capable enough to manage their recovery.
What makes an effective addiction treatment is a programme which contains various forms of treatment in the form of therapy and counselling sessions.
Treatment doesn’t mean one thing, and it would be suboptimal to only stick to one form of treatment.
At a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, a range of therapies will be utilised in order to optimise the patient’s treatment.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly popular form of therapy, not only for patients suffering from addiction but for patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
It provides a range of transferable skills and qualities for patients which they can apply in each aspect of life, not only addiction recovery.
In a typical session of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a licensed counsellor will navigate some of the behavioural and cognitive issues that the patient may be suffering from.
By identifying these issues such as cognitive distortions and other self-destructive tendencies, the patient will be able to work on them, discard them, and develop healthier habits.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is often utilised as a form of relapse prevention planning.
Not only is it effective in treating patients and helping them overcome addiction, it assists them in maintaining their recovery.
The skills learned are applicable to most aspects and practices in life, meaning that patients will become much more capable of maintaining their recovery.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is a branch of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however, what differentiates this form of therapy is that it places much more emphasis on the emotional side of recovery.
By undergoing Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, patients will be more able to manage intense thoughts and feelings, and to be able to direct their emotions in a more positive way.
Developing these skills will make it easier for them to navigate more intense and stressful situations.
This form of therapy is not only catered to those suffering or recovering from addiction, it is often utilised in order to treat patients suffering from extreme trauma.
Unlike the previously mentioned form of therapies, Motivational Interviewing doesn’t target specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or trauma.
Instead, its purpose is to reinforce the levels of intrinsic motivation within a patient.
A patient’s level of motivation may fluctuate throughout recovery depending on whether they are experiencing positivity or difficulty.
During a Motivational Interviewing session, a licensed counsellor will ask many evocative questions about the patient’s addiction and also their personal objectives.
By exploring these objectives, the patient communicates about what made them want to recover in the first place.
And by discussing the internal and external (family, friends, occupation etc.) factors which motivate their recovery, the patient will reinforce their levels of motivation and become more willing to succeed in their recovery efforts.
Holistic Therapy is a diverse form of therapy because it doesn’t actually take one form.
Instead, it comes in many different forms, such as:
Holistic Therapy aims to treat the patient as a whole, improving their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
This can be achieved through many different ways, with one form of Holistic Therapy being more beneficial to a patient than another.
The form of Holistic Therapy on offer at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend will vary according to the rehab and which facilities it has to offer.
Group Therapy is effective because rather than being constricted to the typical one to one format which many therapies and counselling sessions have, it introduces the presence of peers which can have a range of benefits.
These benefits include social reinforcement, peer discussion and more.
By surrounding oneself with other patients with similar objectives, patients are more likely to stay true to their objectives and overcome relapse triggers.
Patients recovering from addiction can support each other, further reinforcing their support networks, which will have a positive and lasting effect on the recovery process.
The family of the addicted person is often thought to be the first line of defence when it comes to addiction and relapsing.
When a patient is struggling with their addiction, or struggling with their recovery, the families are the ones who are often called into action in order to support their loved one.
Because of this, it is imperative that families not only receive training on how to manage their loved one’s addiction, but that they also receive counselling in order to relieve them of the many burdens and stresses that addiction presents.
Family Therapy offers families sessions such as counselling, relapse identification and prevention training, communication training and much more.
Following their stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, patients will continue to receive support in the form of an aftercare programme.
Here, they will be able to continue to undergo drug and alcohol addiction treatment as an outpatient with a fellowship group.
These groups are non-profit and apolitical, which means that they are not tied to any external organisations which may influence their values.
Instead, their purpose is solely to help their members.
To gain access to a fellowship group, members do not need to be of a certain race, belief or class.
All they need is the willingness to maintain their recovery and seek a better life through abstinence.
These aftercare and fellowship programmes typically practise the 12-Step Method with their members.
This offers a new set of principles and a lifestyle guideline in order to support their members in their journey for long-term recovery.
Sessions can be attended in-person or online, and patients can search for meetings near them.
A dual diagnosis is when a person suffers from both an addiction and a mental health issue at the same time.
Sadly, this is often the case with addiction.
Patients find that their addiction has exacerbated or even created new problems for their mental health.
Other patients might find that their mental health conditions exacerbated the addiction.
Regardless, they require treatment for both conditions.
At an inpatient rehab facility in Wallsend, patients will undergo a recovery programme where their additional treatment requirements, in whatever form, is addressed.
During the health assessment and pre admission process, patients will be able to disclose what additional requirements they have at a rehab in Wallsend.
For more information on attending drug and alcohol rehab in Wallsend, or to have any questions or concerns answered, the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team are always available to take your call.
Call us today on 0800 111 4108.
There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wallsend, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.