Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Stoke-on-Trent

Are you considering drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent as a solution to your substance use disorder?

Have you been struggling with binge drinking, or perhaps your occasional drug use has now become habitual?

We know what a big decision this is, and we’re here to help.

Inpatient rehab is considered to be the safest and most effective form of addiction treatment, and residents of Stoke-on-Trent are fortunate to have access to a range of clinics in their local area.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

Drug & Alcohol Statistics in Stoke-on-Trent

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A study published in 2020 revealed that Stoke-on-Trent has the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in the country, increasing by 431 in just one year.

The alcohol-related death rate in Stoke-in-Trent is the second highest in the country, with 175 deaths in 2018 alone.

Sadly, it is estimated that there are around 3,707 people in Stoke-on-Trent who are suffering from physical dependence to alcohol and only 20% of them are currently accessing treatment.

Drug-related deaths also increased in 2021, with 44 deaths linked to drug poisoning in Stoke-on-Trent.

In fact, just last year the city was granted £5.3m to tackle the drug problem in an attempt to reduce drug-related deaths and hospitalisations.

Prioritising drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent is one way that these figures could be reduced and ensure that anyone struggling gets the help and support that they need.

Do I Need to Go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent?

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Signs that you may need to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent include:

  • I spend less time with my family and friends these days, and have somewhat isolated myself.
  • I prefer to spend time with people who also use substances, and a lot of our time together involves drugs or alcohol.
  • I am having financial difficulties due to my substance use and have borrowed or stolen money from others.
  • When I do not use drugs or alcohol, I begin to experience withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, nausea or mood swings.
  • I feel defensive when other people comment on my substance use and this has led to arguments.
  • I would rather use drugs or alcohol than take part in hobbies and activities that I used to enjoy.
  • I’m having trouble fulfilling my responsibilities, such as attending school or meeting work deadlines.
  • I need to use larger amounts of drugs or alcohol to get the same effects these days.
  • I have tried to stop using substances but have been unable to remain sober.
  • I have been in legal trouble due to my drug or alcohol use, such as drink-driving or being drunk and disorderly.

For a more thorough measurement of your addiction, you might consider using a formal psychiatric assessment, including the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria and the CAGE Questionnaire.

The data gleaned from these tests will also be used by recovery specialists and psychologists at rehab to determine which physical and psychiatric treatments will be best suited to to creating a bespoke, person-centred care plan for that individual.

It can be difficult to be honest with yourself and accept that your behaviour around drugs or alcohol has become problematic, but this is the first step towards seeking professional help and making a full recovery.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

How to Access Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent

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If you are concerned that your relationship with drugs or alcohol has become unhealthy, your doctor is a great place to start.

Give them as much information as possible including which substances you have been using, how long you have been using them for and any other conditions that you are aware of such as depression or schizophrenia.

They will be able to give you a preliminary diagnosis and refer you to an organisation that can help – this may be a drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent or a local support group.

If you don’t feel comfortable with the idea of speaking to your doctor or you aren’t currently registered with a medical practitioner, you can call Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108 for help and support.

We can provide a telephone assessment and use our connections to refer you to a suitable rehab clinic.

What Happens at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent

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Addressing the physical aspect of substance use disorder is the first step in long-term recovery.

It is very difficult to focus on counselling when you are experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms or still actively using substances, so you will first need to complete a medically-assisted detox.

Rehab staff will supervise you as you progress through a course of specialised medications over a period of approximately 7-10 days.

In the case of an alcohol detox this tends to be Chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine that is better known as Librium, which is supremely effective at reducing the impact of particular symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, such as delirium tremens and alcoholic seizures.

At the end of this, your body will be entirely free from any traces of addictive substances.


Now that you are no longer using drugs or alcohol and are through the withdrawal stage, you can focus on addiction counselling.

This addresses the psychological aspects of the addiction, such as the experiences that led to it as well as the mindsets and behaviours that have become habitual around substance use.

You will be offered a wide range of different physical and talking therapies, including:

Relapse prevention

Before you leave rehab you will need to create a relapse prevention plan to help increase your chances of long-term recovery.

Your counsellor will help you with this, and together you will collate everything that can help you stay sober.

This can be worksheets and documents, mindfulness techniques, useful contacts, reminders of your coping mechanisms, and even photographs of loved ones.

It might also encourage you to attend support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Anon Family Group Meetings and Alateen.

For a peer support service that does not include the use of a higher power 

Your relapse prevention plan may be physical, but it can also be something that you keep in your head.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108

How Long Will I Need to Stay at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent For?

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For many people, rehab can feel like a chore, something that they want to complete as quickly as possible so they can get back to their life.

But if you want to recover long-term and stay sober after leaving rehab, you need to be prepared to spend a significant amount of time in treatment.

The most common programme length at drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent is 28 days.

During this time you will undergo a full medical detox, attend three weeks of counselling sessions and create a relapse prevention plan with your counsellor.

A shorter programme length may not allow you to spend enough time in counselling and therefore increase your chances of relapse.

There are also longer treatment programmes available, with some people choosing to undergo a 60-day treatment programme or a 90-day treatment programme.

These longer programmes will allow you to spend more time in counselling and can increase your chances of long-term recovery.

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent Cost?

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When researching potential rehab clinics, you will need to get an understanding of how much you can expect to pay for your treatment.

This will allow you to create a budget and know how much you are able to spend.

Every rehab clinic is different, with some charging £1,000 per week and others charging £10,000 or more per week.

It can be helpful to compare prices from a range of clinics to see how far your budget will stretch.

The average price of drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent is £495 per day.

Working with this figure, you can expect to pay around £15,000 for a 30-day treatment programme. This increases to £30,000 for a 60-day stay and £45,000 for a 90-day stay.

Some rehab clinics will let you set up a payment plan if your credit score allows, which relieves the burden of having to pay a large amount upfront.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

What are the Differences Between Private Rehab & NHS Rehab?

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Attending either private rehab or NHS rehab will shape how much you pay for your addiction treatment as well as other aspects of your stay.

Private rehab

This is when you pay for your own addiction treatment either through savings, donations from friends and family members or a payment plan.

Paying privately for your treatment allows you to access rehab quickly and easily, as there are no long waiting lists and most people are able to check in just a few days after making contact.

Private rehab clinics often have larger budgets which means they can offer a wider range of therapy treatments. This may include equine therapy, music therapy and dance therapy.

NHS rehab

If you qualify for NHS rehab then you will have your entire rehab stay funded by the government. You will not need to pay for addiction treatment, which can be lifesaving when you are on a low income.

It is difficult to access NHS rehab as there are so few spaces available each year, and you will need to meet strict criteria and go through a rigorous application process.

NHS rehab offers a high standard of care and addiction treatment, and you will have access to many of the same treatments as those in private rehab. This includes a full medical detox, counselling sessions and assistance with creating s relapse prevention plan.

As a rule of thumb, if you have the option to pay for private rehab then you will not be offered NHS rehab as this is reserved for those who cannot afford to pay for treatment.

Other organisations

Below is a list of organisations that offer free addiction support in and around Stoke-on-Trent:

1. STARS | Humankind

Address: 10 Browning St, Stafford, ST16 3AT

Telephone: 01785 270 080

Website: https://humankindcharity.org.uk/service/staffordshire-treatment-and-recovery-service/

2. Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug and Alcohol Service (CDAS)

Address: The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley ST1 5DD

Telephone: 07773 471 926

Website: https://www.scdas.org.uk/


Address: First Steps, Roundwell St, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5JJ

Telephone: 03001 230 987

For general support, you can reach out to organisations such as We Are With You, Turning Point, Change Grow Live, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, or lean on support groups like SMART Recovery.

The NHS can also help you by providing outpatient services at a local NHS Foundation Trust,  as well as giving helpful advice and providing guidance on accessing sober living houses.

Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent


Some people say that if alcohol were invented today, it would immediately be made illegal due to its addictive and dangerous properties.

As one of the most popular legal drugs in the world, alcohol has ruined countless lives and put a huge strain on the NHS.

Many of our patients are attending drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent to treat an alcohol addiction which can be managed with a supervised medical detox, at least three weeks of counselling and effective relapse prevention planning.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

Heroin Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent


Using heroin even once is extremely dangerous, as this drug is often laced with other substances and it can be very easy to overdose.

Heroin is also one of the most addictive drugs in the world, causing feelings of euphoria and pleasure that have many people constantly chasing that initial high.

It is possible to recover from a heroin addiction, although it is difficult. Most people will experience strong cravings both during and after rehab, and the withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant.

Our team at drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent will be there to help and support you throughout the process of recovery.

Cannabis Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent


Despite what many people think, cannabis is addictive.

In fact, many of our recent patients are attending rehab due to a cannabis addiction that is negatively impacting their life.

Cannabis can cause a psychological dependence due to the ‘high’ and feelings of relaxation that it can cause. In some cases, however, it can cause severe cyclical vomiting and worsen symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia.

To recover from a cannabis addiction at drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent you will need to undergo a detox, take part in counselling sessions and create a relapse prevention plan.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

Cocaine Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent


As the effects of cocaine are so short-lived, many people use this drug multiple times in a 24-hour period.

The subsequent comedown is so unpleasant that it can lead them to continue using cocaine for days at a time to avoid the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

This is one of the reasons why cocaine is so addictive, and you will require professional help to recover from a cocaine addiction long-term.

Research indicates that this dependence is primarily psychological, so counselling is a huge focus at drug and alcohol rehab in Stoke-on-Trent.

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

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Many patients at rehab suffer from a dual diagnosis, which means they have a mental health condition as well as an addiction.

Different individuals will struggle with different mental health challenges, but some of the most commonly experienced include:

Whatever the nature of one’s mental health struggles, getting help for both conditions will be essential in making a long-term recovery.

To get free mental health support, consider contacting remote services such as Young Minds, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, Mind UK and Papyrus.

Rehab specialists will also need to consider any physical conditions that may be present alongside your addiction, such as liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy or various cancers.

Will I Ever be Able to Use Alcohol or Drugs Again After Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stoke-on-Trent?


One of the most common questions that we get asked is whether you will be able to use substances again one day, once you gain more control over them.

The rehab clinics that we work with a focus on abstinence-based recovery, meaning that you will aim to completely eliminate drugs and alcohol from your life.

While the thought of abstinence may feel intimidating, it can actually make your recovery easier to manage long-term.

When you allow yourself to drink alcohol or use drugs in a controlled manner, you must constantly be vigilant to ensure you don’t go over your self-imposed limits.

Addiction can also physically change your brain and make you more susceptible to falling back into those old behaviours in the future, so even setting limits on your substance use may not be entirely safe.

When you feel overwhelmed, focus on staying sober for the next hour or even the next minute. Take it step by step and day by day, and eventually sobriety will feel like second nature to you.

To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Below, we list a number of other resources that you may find useful in your search for quality and suitable rehab treatment in the UK:

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To learn more about our Stoke-on-Trent rehabilitation service call today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form and we will ring you instead.

Get help for addiction anywhere in and around Stoke-on-Trent, including in Stafford, Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock, Eccleshall, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Burton-upon-Trent, Burntwood, Kidsgrove, Rugeley, Leek, Cheadle, Biddulph, Hednesford, Stone, Womburne, Uttoxeter, Great Wyrely and many others.

Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission CQC or Care Inspectorate in Scotland.

We offer rehabilitation centres throughout Stoke-on-Trent. We accept payment by way of private payment or through a policy of medical insurance. Our advisors are able to negotiate payment with your insurer on your behalf.

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