Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan

With its busy nightlife scene, Wigan is filled with binge drinkers almost every weekend of the year. Sadly, for many people, excess alcohol consumption can soon become a problem that takes over their life.

Hard drug abuse is also prevalent in Wigan. Recent figures from Public Health England estimate that around 2100 people in Wigan are living with an addiction to crack or opiates.

If you are living with a drug or alcohol addiction, it is never too late to get help. The best way to go about this is to get treatment at a residential rehab facility.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you find the right place through a telephone conversation and referral. Call us on 0800 141 4108 for a zero-obligation conversation.

What is Alcohol Addiction?

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The DSM-5, which is the diagnostic handbook issued by the American Psychological Association, defines Alcoholism as “a maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress”.

In simpler terms, alcohol addiction is a regular pattern of drinking dangerous levels of alcohol and the inability to stop drinking alcohol for any substantial period.

Alcoholics will often continue to drink despite knowing it is damaging their health, relationships, career, and overall well-being. This is how you know that your drinking constitutes a problem.

What is Rehab?

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Rehab is short for rehabilitation – in the context of addiction treatment and recovery, it refers to a physical location where someone can go for treatment.

Rehab clinics offer a great range of healthcare facilities under one roof, from detox to psychotherapy to group therapy sessions and medication.

This is one of the reasons that rehab treatment is so effective in getting people into long-term recovery. It provides a diverse range of treatments that would be very complex to organise outside of rehab.

Being at a secure rehab facility also means that a person can go through addiction treatment in peace, without the stress factors of the outside world.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

Pre-Rebab Steps: Intervention

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It can take a person a long time to accept that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Meanwhile, their problem is often very apparent to everyone around them, and the damage continues to be done.

This is the purpose of drug & alcohol intervention – to minimise the amount of time that someone stays in active addiction and encourage them to seek help as soon as possible.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Wigan?


It is not possible to give you an exact cost for drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan, as there is a range of different factors that determine the overall cost.

For example, if you are an inpatient, it will cost more than if you are an outpatient, due to the hospitality and upkeep costs involved in inpatient care.

Likewise, if you are only going to rehab for detox, this will take between 7 and 10 days, whereas a full course of rehab is 28 days, and is therefore considerably more expensive.

The average cost of private rehab in the UK is £95 per day, but it can be much less than that, totalling around £1000 per week. It depends on your needs and location – this is why our free telephone consultation is so valuable.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

Is Drug and Alcohol Rehab on the NHS?

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Yes, it is possible to access drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan through the NHS. However, there will usually be quite a long waiting list for treatment.

If you get rehab treatment privately, you will have to pay for treatment, but can start straight away, and have much more say over where you are treated.

We at Rehab 4 Alcoholism are happy to provide advice and guidance on how to seek treatment at rehab, whether you are thinking of going public or private.

If you are intending to go private, we can help you to work out a budget and identify clinics near you that may be suitable.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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It usually takes 28 days to complete a full course of rehab. This can change a little depending on a few factors, one of which is how long it takes to get through the detox portion of your treatment.

Detoxing usually takes between 7 and 10 days, but it can take slightly longer when treating people with severe alcoholism or opiate addictions. If this is the case, it can mean that your overall treatment takes slightly longer.

Although it is very rare, some people can end up being in rehab for up to 90 days at a time. However, this is usually only applicable in extreme circumstances. Most people stay for less than a month.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

NHS or Private Addiction Treatment

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Here at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we deal exclusively with private rehab clinics. However, you always have the option of pursuing rehab treatment through public organizations like the NHS and your local council authorities.

Getting public treatment means that you won’t have to pay for treatment, but you may find that you need to wait on a list for a while until your treatment can begin.

Going to a private clinic through us means that you can begin your treatment straight away once the treatment has been discussed and paid for.

As part of our consultation process, we can talk through the potential possibility of getting a place at public rehab.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 to speak with one of our team members.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment in Wigan

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One of the fundamental decisions to be made around your rehab treatment is whether you would be better suited to inpatient or outpatient care.

The main positive of outpatient care is that you will likely save a substantial amount of money compared to inpatient treatment, as accommodation costs are not a factor.

Still, outpatient care is only appropriate for those who have a less severe pattern of substance abuse, and who also live within a reasonable distance of the clinic so that they can travel there easily.

Inpatient care is essential for those who need to go through detox – in other words, those who are addicted to alcohol, heroin, prescription opiates, or diazepam-type drugs.

Even if you are not attending rehab for the substances listed above, it may still be that you would be better suited to inpatient care if your addiction is on the severe end of the spectrum.

We can take your circumstances into account during your telephone consultation and advise you as to which type of care would be best for you.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Wigan


Unlike drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, getting off heavy alcohol use will require a detox procedure as the first part of treatment.

Going cold turkey from alcohol is far too dangerous to be recommended and can lead to extreme physical symptoms such as seizures and even death.

Going through detox at rehab, over the course of about 7 to 10 days, means that you can be properly monitored by medical professionals as the alcohol leaves your body.

Staff will also be on hand to provide psychological support during what can be a very challenging and uncomfortable time.

Once you are through alcohol detox, you can begin to work on the issues that may have driven you to drink in the first place, or that may have exacerbated your condition over the years.

At the end of your month-long stay at rehab, you will be able to walk out of the clinic doors into a new life free from alcohol abuse.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

Rehab for Cocaine in Wigan


Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market and the most expensive drug in the world, is worth more than its weight in gold in most places.

Cocaine is also a highly addictive substance, and its effects can also cause users to indulge in risky and antisocial behaviour. This can have a very detrimental effect on their social life before long.

Cocaine addiction and abuse can cause a person’s life to spiral out of control. If this happens to you or someone you care about, the best course of action is to enrol on rehab.

We can help you to book a place at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information and advice. All calls are free of charge from UK landlines.

Rehab for Heroin in Wigan


Heroin abuse is an enormous public health problem in the UK, with hundreds of thousands of people in the country abusing the drug regularly.

Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be horrendous to deal with, which leads to heroin users going to desperate lengths to get hold of their next fix.

Although the process of getting clean from heroin is almost always very challenging, it is possible with the professional help you will receive at rehab.

Residential rehab provides the opportunity to undergo heroin detox under proper supervision, before usually moving on to a methadone programme and starting the rest of your treatment.

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today and we can help you get clean at a top-quality private drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan. Our freephone number is 0800 141 4108.

Rehab for Cannabis in Wigan


Cannabis is the most used illicit substance in the UK as well as in most of Europe. It is a psychoactive drug that has grown exponentially more potent over the last few decades.

Frustratingly, there are a lot of myths that suggest that cannabis is a harmless drug, or that it is not possible to become addicted to cannabis. Neither of these statements is remotely true.

Cannabis can cause a great deal of harm to a person’s mental health, often worsening conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and schizophrenia.

Cannabis addiction is common, and it is treatable. You can get the help you need at drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan – call us on 0800 141 4108 to find out more.

Types of Therapies on Offer in Wigan Rehabs

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Addiction is both a physical and psychological condition. The mental side of recovery is not straightforward, and you will need a diverse programme of therapies to help you along the way.

This is exactly what you get at drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan, where you will have access to all kinds of different mental health professionals and techniques.

Below are some of the different therapies that may be on the programme at your rehab clinic. Please note that the availability of a particular therapy may be different from one clinic to the next.

1. Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is concerned with challenging the unhelpful thought patterns and cognitive distortions that can develop over time in active addiction.

CBT has a range of clinical applications when it comes to reframing thought patterns and behaviour modification. This can help with issues like OCD, overeating, and rumination.

In recent years, cognitive behavioural therapy has been used increasingly more often in the context of drug & alcohol addiction recovery.

2. Dialectical behavioural therapy

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Dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT) is loosely based on the principles of CBT and is particularly useful when it comes to treating the symptoms of personality disorders.

Conditions like EUPD/BPD can cause suicidal ideation and self-harm, which are also common themes in people living with substance abuse problems.

Dialectical behavioural therapy is particularly useful in helping patients manage these kinds of self-destructive impulses.

3. Brief Interventions

Brief interventions are about getting someone through a short-term difficulty in terms of their recovery, such as an intense craving episode or feelings of despair. This can be fairly common in early recovery.

This might involve giving the person a number for a helpline, counselling them, or finding a way to minimise the risk they prevent to themselves or others.

4. Holistic Therapies

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Holistic therapies are alternative types of therapy that can boost a person’s well-being during recovery and work as an adjunct to other more traditional therapies.

Some of the holistic therapies you may be offered include art therapy, equine therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, reiki, yoga, tai chi, and other forms of light exercise.

These activities can be wonderful for a person’s sense of mindfulness and well-being. The availability of certain holistic therapies may vary from one rehab clinic to the next.

5. Group therapy

One of the things that can exacerbate addiction and other mental health problems are the sense of isolation that often comes with it. Group therapy is a great way to combat that.

Having a group to share with can be an incredibly valuable resource for someone who is going through a vulnerable time and a period of transition from active addiction to recovery.

Group therapy sessions at rehab will usually be chaired by a mental health professional and/or another group member who has been in recovery for a longer period.

6. Individual therapy


Group therapy is a large part of the schedule at most rehab clinics, but some things are best discussed individually with a professional.

Rehab offers the opportunity to connect with a mental health professional and explore your issues in a secure and confidential environment, at a pace that you are comfortable with.

7. Family therapy

If you want to repair relationships with your family members and loved ones, it is possible to do so through family therapy at a drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan.

Family therapy sessions are managed by an on-site mental health professional who can make sure that the sessions run as smoothly as possible and that everyone has their feelings heard.

Although family therapy is not a mandatory part of treatment, it can be very helpful for those in recovery who want to set things right with their loved ones.

8. Co-dependency Treatment

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The effect that the people in our lives have on our well-being cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, people with active addiction can often form relationships that are not healthy for anyone involved.

Forming unhealthy co-dependent relationships is a common theme of addiction. These issues must be addressed and dealt with while in recovery.

Co-dependency treatment encourages patients to reassess their relationships with the benefit of distance and professional assistance.

9. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

A lot of people in addiction find it useful to attend groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) some people attend both, which is fine.

These groups are based around the 12-step programme, a set of guidelines established with the foundation of AA in the early twentieth century.

Although the programme is not for everyone and is not a mandatory part of rehab, those who want to follow the 12-step teachings will be able to do so at rehab. This is referred to as Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF).

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-Occurring Disorders at Rehab


Anyone who has lived with a chronic mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, OCD, or schizophrenia, will know just how debilitating and life-limiting those conditions can be.

Managing an addiction at the same time as these conditions can be too much for anyone to bear. That’s why any such issues must be identified and treated as quickly as possible.

This is a valuable part of rehab treatment – being able to get properly assessed by professionals who will be able to diagnose any issues and put together a treatment plan that gels with the rest of your rehab treatment.

Getting these issues under control to a point can make it easier to manage your addiction issues and can also reduce the chances of relapse in the future, providing that you keep up with your treatment.

Call us on 0800 141 4108 for more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Wigan.

How Rehabs Help with Relapse Prevention

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You will have achieved a lot by the time you walk out of your rehab clinic, but it is important to be mindful of the fact that this is just the first stage of your journey into recovery.

This is why rehab staff will help you to draw up a personalised relapse prevention plan to help you keep up the proactive steps needed to stay healthy.

They can also provide you with contact information for various other organisations that may be able to help you stay sober going forward.

Staying in recovery will take a lot of hard work, but if you stay proactive and also mindful of potential triggers and pitfalls, a lifelong recovery is possible.

Aftercare and Support Services

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If it fits in with your recovery and life plans, you can attend rehab for weekend meetings after you leave, as part of the aftercare package that is included in the cost of your treatment.

It can be good to have ‘top-up’ meetings like this to remind yourself of how far you have come and why you got into recovery in the first place.

There are also several free groups and other resources active in your local community once you have graduated from drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan. We have listed a few of these below.

1. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is almost definitely the most well-known addiction support group on the planet and has been running for nearly 100 years now.

Taking a spiritual approach to recovery, AA and its equivalent organisations like Narcotics Anonymous encourage people to turn themselves over to a higher power, or God as they understand it.

Although this approach is not right for everyone, these organisations do help millions of people to manage their cravings and stay in recovery for the long term.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous both hold regular meetings in Wigan and the surrounding area. They are free to attend, although attendees are sometimes encouraged to make a modest contribution at the end of a session.

2. SMART Recovery

Due to the spiritual nature of its treatment framework, AA is not for everyone. There are many more secular alternatives, including SMART Recovery, a treatment network that was founded in 1994.

SMART operates worldwide and arranges evidence-based treatments like CBT and DBT, usually for free to the service user. Search ‘SMART Recovery UK’ for further information.

3. Al-Anon Family Group meetings

Just as living with alcoholism is an ongoing challenge, it can be difficult for family members and loved ones of an alcoholic to cope. Thankfully, there is support for them through Al-Anon.

Al-Anon offers meetings and support for people with an addicted family member – a safe space where they can share their feelings and thoughts with others in the same situation.

Like AA, Al-Anon operates regular free meetings around the world. Search for ‘Al-Anon Wigan’ online to find your nearest meetings.

4. Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Wigan

Every local NHS trust around the country has measures in place for dealing with the problem of substance abuse and providing urgent help to those who need it.

This may involve the use of outreach teams, who can provide home visits for people in addiction or recovery when they are in a time of crisis or need someone to talk to.

Ask your doctor about the possibility of getting under the care of an outreach team. You can also ask what other resources they have available in your local area.

Get Addiction Help Today

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You can start your new life by getting treatment at a drug & alcohol rehab in Wigan. Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to make that as easy as possible.

You can speak to us confidently on our free phone number 0800 141 4108. If you are calling from outside the United Kingdom, the number is +44 345 222 3509.

Alternatively, you can send us an email through the contact form on this site, and one of our team will get back to you with an email as soon as possible.


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