Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Warrington

An addiction, also known as a substance use disorder, is a disease in which an individual continuously seeks a substance.

Depending on the substance that the individual is addicted to, their brains may begin to change.

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This includes the alteration of neural pathways relating to addictive behaviours.

For this reason, addiction is considered a vicious cycle – a habit that is difficult to break, especially when someone has been consuming a substance for a long time.

Alcohol Addiction In Warrington

Symptoms of addiction

In the case of an alcohol addiction, individuals may struggle to function throughout their day-to-day life due to the impact that long-term alcohol use can have on the production of vital hormones and chemicals such as serotonin.

Associated with mood regulation and anxiety, serotonin production is vital for everyday life.

A dependence on alcohol is also a dependence on alcohol to produce serotonin.

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Without regularly consuming alcohol, an individual with a long-term alcohol addiction may find that their work life, finances and relationships suffer if they are unable to consume alcohol for extended periods of time.

In these cases, it is essential that these individuals seek rehabilitative care.

What Is Rehabilitation?


In general, the process of rehabilitation refers to the recovery from a specific issue through various therapies and treatments.

When it comes to addiction, rehabilitation is the recovery, reduction in usage of the substance(s) the individual is addicted to, and the focus on the root cause of an individual’s addiction.

By progressing through the three stages of rehabdetoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare – individuals have the best chance of maintaining their recovery in the long-term, working on abstinence and improving their wellbeing in general.

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Before entering drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, it is important to understand that the key aim of rehab is abstinence.

This is because other methods such as harm reduction and moderation management focus on reducing the negative impacts of addiction rather than focusing on its root cause and the treatment of associated disorders.

Using Interventions As A Pre-Rehab Step

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In addition to considering the overall aim of rehab, it may be suitable for some individuals to participate in an intervention before they make any further decisions relating to rehabilitation.

Interventions through drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington focus on improving the communications and relationships between individuals struggling with addiction and their friends and family who may be most affected by this.

Generally, a counsellor or interventionist will mediate conversations between the two parties, helping them to share their experiences and make appropriate suggestions for future rehabilitation.

Although some traditional approaches to rehab are often reported to focus more on ‘blaming’ the individual in a confrontational fashion, more modern approaches have worked to rectify this issue.


For example, the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) approach to interventions takes a more invitational approach, helping families understand the specifics of addiction such as triggers, cravings and developing a recovery plan.

Approaches such as CRAFT have a success rate of around 75% in terms of encouraging and supporting the individual through the process of entering rehabilitative care.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Warrington?


There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to rehab.

This is due to the large variety in experiences, effects and requirements that each individual presents for various drug and alcohol rehabs in Warrington.

For this reason, estimating a cost before treatment begins or at the beginning of the process can be extremely challenging.

However, when it comes to residential rehab care, there are some factors that can be assessed to gain a greater understanding of how the overall cost may be affected.

Cost of rehab

For example, one of the biggest influences of cost for residential care is the type of accommodation that individuals opt to reside in.

The differences are outlined below:

  • Multiple occupancy rooms – Due to the cost of upkeep and supervision being split between multiple residents, this is the least expensive of the two options. For the recommended stay of 28 days, the average cost is around £6,000. For a 10-day detox session, it is around £3,000.
  • Single occupancy rooms – With no one else to split the cost with this is the more expensive option. For the recommended stay of 28 days, the average cost is around £10,000. For a 10-day detox session, individuals can expect to pay around £4,500.


When considering the cost of rehab, it may be helpful to compare this to the cost of the individual’s current lifestyle.

By investing in the individual’s future, they are also reducing the cost of their current usage of alcohol or other substances.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Available Through The NHS?


In short, yes- there are some rehabilitation services accessible through the NHS.

However, due to the limited funding of the NHS, gaining access to more specialised or tailored treatments may be more difficult when compared to private drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington.

For example, accessing private residential care through the NHS is very difficult due to the increased cost associated with this type of care.


More commonly accessed cares through the NHS include various therapies such as counselling and the enrolment into various local addiction support networks such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

In some cases, individuals may have to appeal to local councils or set up personal charities in order to raise the funds needed for further treatments and, when dealing with addiction at the same time, this can be incredibly stressful.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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As mentioned previously, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington.

This affects the ability to estimate the overall amount of time that an individual may spend in rehabilitation.

Individuals will progress through different treatments, therapies, and activities at different rates, depending on their history of addiction and the substance they are addicted to.

How long rehab

However, Rehab 4 Alcoholism generally recommends that individuals spend a minimum of 28 days in residential centres to gain a full experience.

This includes the time spent in the detoxification process – a process which will, again, vary depending on the individual’s history with addiction and the substance they are addicted to.

In general, the detox process can take anywhere from 7 days to 14 days or even longer, with some symptoms being recorded for up to a year after withdrawal depending on the individual case.

Comparing NHS Treatments To Private Residential Care

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Though briefly covered previously, it is important to cover both NHS treatments and private residential care in order to compare the two different options.

This is an important step if an individual is considering long-term drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington.

The main differences are described below:

  • NHS/Council-Funded Treatments – Often local, convenient, and free-of-charge, this is often the first port of call for individuals seeking rehabilitative support. However, it is also one of the most in-demand services available in the UK. This can result in lengthy waiting lists and inconsistent sessions with different therapists. This in itself can have a serious impact on the individual’s recovery – both on the duration of care and the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Private Residential Care – With access to expert staff 24/7, medically-supervised detox sessions, and the opportunity to immediately access care if necessary, residential care is proven to be the most effective form of rehabilitative care. For some, the only drawback may be the cost, though the implications of this have been previously discussed in this article, and the value of the type of care received has been highlighted when compared to the individual’s current situation.

Inpatient Or Outpatient Care?

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As one of the first decisions that individuals can make about the future of their drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington, understanding the difference between inpatient and outpatient care is of upmost importance.

Inpatient care in the care received inside a dedicated residential rehab centre.

As part of the individual’s daily routine, they will partake in various tailored treatments and therapies in order to treat the root cause of their addiction.

Though it is known to be the most successful form of rehab and therefore recommended to most individuals struggling with addiction, inpatient care is especially helpful for those who have a longer history of addiction or more serious withdrawal symptoms.

Adventure Therapy

Outpatient care refers to any rehabilitative treatment partaken in outside of a rehab centre.

Although many of the treatments may be the same, this type of care is engaged with on a part-time basis and with less specialisation for each individual case.

This is more suitable for individuals with a shorter history of addiction or for those for whom residential care is not suitable.

Alcohol Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Warrington

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As mentioned at the beginning of this article, addictions to alcohol can be one of the most life-affecting types of addiction in the modern world.

Alcohol is a physically addictive drug, meaning that the body becomes dependent on the drug for the production of vital chemicals.

Because of this, withdrawing suddenly, also known as going ‘cold turkey’ can be incredibly dangerous and life-threatening in some cases.

For this reason, an alcohol detox for someone with a longer history of an alcohol addiction is more complex than other non-physically addictive substances.


In some cases, it may be suitable to administer the drug Librium – used to reduce the harmful physical effects that alcohol withdrawal can have.

This allows the individual to focus on the future of their rehabilitation, being more focused on the decisions and processes that will follow detox.

Cocaine Addictions And Rehabilitation In Warrington


Cocaine is an extremely powerful drug, known for the strong stimulation and changes in behaviour that it causes.

If used regularly for a long period of time, individuals may risk a psychological crash, as well as making some individuals more likely to mix cocaine with other drugs such as alcohol, which can be incredibly dangerous.

Additionally, due to the methods of consumption, cocaine can cause physical issues such as damage to the nose tissue, lungs and heart.

However, cocaine is not physically addictive.


This means that the withdrawal procedure and detoxification in general (as well as specifically through drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington) is usually less complex than other substances.

It is important that individuals follow up this detoxification with further rehabilitative treatments such as therapies to focus on the mental health effects that cocaine can have.

Heroin Addictions And Rehabilitation In Warrington


Another drug infamous for its addictive qualities is heroin.

This is a class A drug derived from morphine and produces strong euphoric highs when consumed.

Heroin may mainly be thought of as an issue in America, but also has serious implications in the UK when it comes to situations such as placing children in care.

However, the more that an individual consumes this drug, the more they will need to consume in order to gain the same effects as the first time.

Because of this, individuals often progress through consumption methods from snorting to smoking and then finally to injecting.


Each of these methods carries their own risks as well as the long-term health risks that heroin itself can cause such as liver disease, heart complications and seizures.

Heroin is a physically addictive drug – this means that additional precautions must be taken when an individual begins withdrawing.

In the case of long-term addictions, individuals will most likely be recommended to undergo tapering – a process in which individuals transition from heroin to other opioid substances such as methadone or buprenorphine.


Most drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington will offer this service, but it is always important to check this before making a final decision on rehabilitative options.

From this, individuals are then recommended to follow up with further therapies to combat the strong psychological effects that individuals may have.

Cannabis Addictions And Rehabilitation In Warrington


Cannabis is the most commonly consumed drug in the UK, known to affect the central nervous system and therefore cause a variety of effects across individuals.

Some of the most common effects are listed below:

  • Paranoia
  • Enhanced introspection
  • Increased creativity
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased libido
  • Increased risk of panic attacks


Not every individual will experience cannabis the same, but it is still just as important to seek rehabilitative support if struggling with an addiction to this substance.

There is no official process of a ‘cannabis detox’ but slowly transitioning away from usage of the substance will allow for greater engagement in future rehabilitation activities.

Types Of Therapy On Offer In Warrington

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Every individual will have a different experience of drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington, but this is not to say that the types of therapy experienced may not be similar.

In most cases, this is due to the high effectiveness of these therapies, often cited for their high success in the treatment of addiction.

The most common of these are listed below:

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It And Why Is It Important In Rehab?

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If an individual is officially diagnosed with addiction, then there is a high chance that they will also be diagnosed with another mental health issue (whether previously known about or not).

This is known as dual diagnosis and is an extremely beneficial approach to rehabilitation due to the split focus on both addiction and the co-occurring disorder.

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By treating both of these disorders, individuals have a far greater chance of success in rehabilitating and long-term recovery, as well as improving their general wellbeing – both physical and mental

Rehab 4 Alcoholism always suggests rehabilitative options with the dual diagnosis approach, but if an individual is seeking help through an external source then it is important to confirm this approach to rehab.

How Rehab Helps Individuals Prepare A Relapse Prevention Plan

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As a vital part of preparing individuals for life after drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington, either from a centre or outpatient service provider, most individuals will come across relapse prevention planning as part of their treatment.

Designed to equip individuals with all the tools they need to manage their addiction after leaving rehab, as well as reducing the risk of relapse in general, this training is essential for long-term recovery.

As part of their plan, individuals are encouraged to think realistically about their goals and expectations, including vital information such as their triggers and cravings.

In addition, the individual should also include contact numbers for those who may be of most assistance in the potential situation of a relapse.

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This may be a trusted friend or family member, an addiction support officer, or the numbers of those in their addiction support network (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous).

Though not guaranteed in every case after leaving rehab, relapse is an important factor to consider and preparing for situations where it may be a possibility is a great way to avoid it should this situation come to light.

Aftercare And Support Received After Rehab

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Once an individual has left drug and alcohol rehab in Warrington, there are a number of aftercare plans that they may be able to take advantage of.

These should be discussed before an individual begins their chosen form of rehabilitation, but should always be a necessary stage of the individual’s rehab journey.

In many cases, an individual will be put in contact with an addiction support officer or supervisor where possible.

Support network

However, in most cases it is often more appropriate to help an individual enrol in an addiction support network.

Including groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and SMART Recovery, these groups are a great way for individuals in similar situations to show support for one another, share experiences, and learn from others’ experiences in order to bolster their own.

Get Help Today

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To learn more about Rehab 4 Alcoholism and how we may be able to help and support either yourself or someone you know, please do not hesitate to contact our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 today.

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

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