Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Cumbria

Rehab 4 Addiction offers you a variety of addiction treatment options in Cumbria. This essentially entails residential addiction treatment. Here, you will stay within a residential rehabilitation clinic for around 28 days.

During this time, you will undergo an initial detoxification programme and then engage in a variety of therapy sessions.

Residential rehabilitation services in Cumbria take place in a highly comfortable and calming environment. You will undergo treatment in a homely and caring atmosphere.

You will benefit from en-suite bedrooms and you will not be required to cook or clean. This level of service allows you to solely concentrate on your recovery goals without unnecessary distraction and stress.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Who can go to a drug and alcohol rehab centre?

To put it simply, anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction can seek help from a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cumbria area.

They offer specialised facilities to treat those suffering from a range of addictions and addiction-related disorders.

If you are not sure if you are in need of the help found in a drug and alcohol rehab centre, then please carefully read through the following list.

This will allow you to see if any of the statements apply to you so you can begin to seek the help you need.

  • Do you find yourself consuming more than 30 units of alcohol a day?
  • Have you developed a high tolerance for your substance of choice, causing you to need more and more in order to feel any impact?
  • Have you found yourself neglecting responsibilities in both your work life and home life due to substance abuse?
  • Have you ever placed yourself in danger in order to get drugs or alcohol or while experiencing the effects of your substance abuse?
  • Do you have a family history of addiction?
  • Were you exposed to substance abuse at a young age?
  • Have you ever used substance abuse as a way to try and improve your mental health or to try and self medicate a mental illness?
  • Have you found yourself experiencing withdrawal symptoms after going an extended period of time without using any drugs or alcohol?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and you have a desire to reduce or stop your drug or alcohol use, then a drug and alcohol rehab centre can help you.

They can offer you the support and tools you will need to achieve long term recovery.

However, as their care is so focused on aiding people in their journey to long term recovery, there are certain criteria a person must meet in order to be eligible for treatment within the facility.

There are certain people who are not eligible for care within a drug and alcohol rehab centre and will need to seek alternative treatments.

This is for special cases which involve:

  • Those with serious mental health problems would find the recovery process too much of a strain as it could cause their issues to get worse due to the added stress.
  • People who are living with a serious medical condition that would make detoxing dangerous. This includes Wernicke’s encephalopathy and people who suffer from Delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures.
  • Those who are suffering from self-harm and suicidal thoughts as they require specialised mental health treatment from a facility better able to cater towards at-risk patients.
  • Anyone who has a history of violence either while using or when going through withdrawals as the safety of the drug and alcohol rehab centres staff and patients is always a top priority.
  • Those who have failed to remain sober after multiple attempts after detoxing, including at an outpatient facility and a home detox.

To put it simply, a drug and alcohol rehab centre is supposed to be a safe place that you and others can go to in order to focus on your recovery.

Anyone who would not be safe at the facility due to existing conditions or someone who would make it a dangerous environment for others will need to seek alternative options to a residential stay at the drug and alcohol rehab centre.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The DSM-IV-TR Criteria

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There is a set of criteria that is also used in order to gauge how severe addiction is.

It is used to help the staff at the drug and alcohol rehab centre understand if you are in the right place or if you need specialised treatment elsewhere.

These criteria are known as the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for substance dependence. It is a useful tool to help identify an addiction so that the journey to long term recovery can begin the right way and at the right time.

The DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for substance dependence are as follows:

Impaired control

This involves your ability to control your actions, be it while you are under the influence or not. It also has to do with if you have previously attempted to reduce or stop your substance abuse altogether and found yourself unable to.

Keep in mind if part of your control impairment involves violent outbursts, the drug and alcohol rehab centre in Cumbria may recommend you seek outpatient treatment in order to keep the staff and other patients safe.

Physical dependence

Suppose you find yourself relying on drugs or alcohol in order to manage your everyday life. In that case, this is part of the physical dependence.

It also involves when you gain a higher tolerance to your substance abuse. This means that your body has become used to the higher dopamine levels that drugs or alcohol abuse produce.

The best sign of physical dependence is if you experience withdrawal symptoms which can include: Headache, vomiting, chills, muscle pain, muscle spasms, nausea, diarrhoea, hot flashes, mood swings and paranoia.

Social problems

This can include you losing interest in friends and hobbies that you once spent a lot of time with or neglecting your friends and family in order to abuse substances.

It can also involve you neglecting your responsibilities to your families, such as your chores and basic maintenance to both yourself and your home.

You may also find yourself neglecting your responsibilities to your work or to your school life that can have serious negative effects.

Risky use

This has to do with you putting yourself in dangerous situations in order to abuse substances or while you are under the influence.

Most people will associate this with physical danger, but it also is about the risk to your way of life.

Such as putting important relationships at risk of losing your home either due to not upkeep on bill payments or going against not substance abuse policies.

The staff at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Cumbria can use the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria to confirm if you are suffering from a serious drug or alcohol dependency and if the facilities they have there will be able to help you or not.

The ASAM Criteria

There are another entry criteria known as the ASAM Criteria, which contains six dimensions to it.

It is used to identify what specific treatments you may need based on the severity of your addiction.

Dimension 1

This is when the staff at the shrug and alcohol rehab centre in Cumbria will need to examine your family history. This is because some people are genetically more susceptible to forming an addiction.

Family history will also help the staff identify if you were exposed to substance abuse from a young age, including if you started your addiction young or if a parent or guardian used drugs or alcohol in front of you, normalising the behaviour.

The staff will also need to examine your own history so that they can identify any patterns involving your substance abuse so that they can try and figure out both your triggers and what may have caused the addiction to develop in the first place.

Dimension 2

This is an assessment of your current physical health to ensure your body will be able to handle the strain that comes along with the recovery process.

The treatments within a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cumbria area can take a massive toll on your body. The detox process especially can put a lot of stress on your body. Therefore, it is important that the staff are aware of any preexisting conditions.

This is so they can tailor your treatments to what your body can handle and not cause any more damage than is already present, thanks to prolonged substance abuse.

Dimension 3

This involves an assessment of the state of your mental health to ensure that a drug and alcohol rehab centre is the best place for you.

Mental health problems, including mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, are the leading cause of substance abuse. That is why a core treatment within a drug and alcohol rehab centre is therapy.

The staff need to understand your mental state and what may have caused it to slip in order to refer you to the right kind of therapy treatment. As previously mentioned, there is more than just the traditional therapy options.

You may end up in group therapy or art therapy, all depending on your specific needs at the time.

This assessment is also to make sure that the recovery process won’t be too much of a strain on your mental health.

Dimension 4

This is used to gauge your enthusiasm surrounding the idea of undertaking the journey to long term recovery. They want to be sure that you are actually ready and wanting live a life free of drugs and alcohol.

This is important because spaces are limited within a drug and alcohol rehab centre, and they want to offer a place to those that are ready and willing to put the work in to achieve long term recovery.

Suppose you are not willing to put the work in. In that case, there is only so much they can do before the treatments are ineffective and relapse is inevitable.

They just need to see that you are willing to try and achieve long term recovery.

Dimension 5

This is for when you are returning to a drug and alcohol rehab centre after previously attempting to achieve long term recovery with their services.

This return could be for a number of reasons, including you have relapsed or you fear a relapse is imminent and you require further treatment.

Somone returning to a drug and alcohol rehab will require a different kind of treatment and care. There will also be a deeper focus on relapse prevention to strengthen what is already there.

Dimension 6

This is when the staff at the drug and alcohol rehab centre examine your living situation. They need to know if you are in a safe environment away from drugs and alcohol.

It is important that you are staying somewhere clean and safe so that even after you finish your treatments at the drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cumbria area, you can continue to make progress towards long term recovery.

Suppose you have an unstable living situation due to homelessness or domestic abuse. In that case, the staff at the rehab centre can help put you in contact with people who can help you.

The staff at the drug and alcohol rehab centre can use this to identify the severity of your addiction and provide care accordingly.

There are many different factors that go into the kind of treatments you will need during your stay. But there are tests you can do yourself to help you identify some of your needs and issues before then.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How to identify an alcohol addiction

For many people, it is easy to not see when casual alcohol use has developed into a full-blown addiction.

This is mostly due to the UK’s problem with having a very big drinking culture. As a nation, we have normalised daily visits to the pubs and an alcoholic drink with most meals.

Especially if you have managed to develop a higher tolerance to alcohol, you may not realise you have had a problem for a very long time.

That is why it is so important that you are self-aware and try to keep track of your alcohol consumption so you can monitor when an addiction may have developed.

One good way to do this is through an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test or AUDIT, which helps you to see if the amount you are drinking is normal or something to worry about.

The test contains ten questions split up into three distinct sections focused on different parts of the substance abuse experience.

  • Section one involves intake and asks you to track your usage.
  • Section two is about how dependent you are on alcohol.
  • Section three has you examining the consequences of your alcohol abuse.

Each question is multiple choice and whatever choice you make has a score next to it. When you have finished the test, you will have to add up the score to see your total.

Any score higher than 8 points is a cause for concern. You should take steps to reduce your alcohol consumption and seek help from professionals in a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

A score higher than 13 is an indication of an alcohol dependency, and you will need specialised help from a drug and alcohol rehab centre in order to detox and work to overcome your addiction.

You can find the test and more information on it here on the government’s website.

Being aware of your actions and substance abuse is the first step towards long term recovery so that you can live a healthier and happier life.

It is important that you remember that the recovery process starts with you and your decisions, not the treatments in the drug and alcohol rehab centre.

What can you do before going to a drug and alcohol rehab centre?

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There are steps you or a loved one can take before going through the various processes involved in seeking help from a drug and alcohol rehab centre.

First of all, you have intervention which is one of the most famous early solutions that people will know from TV shows and movies.

However, in real life, it is recommended that anyone planning an intervention use the services of an intervention specialist.

An intervention specialist is to lead the conversation and to ensure that the right things are being said as to not cause anyone to feel isolated or unheard.

If done right, an intervention can lead to a reduction of substance abuse or the acceptance of help offered at a drug and alcohol rehab centre. If an intervention is the only step needed will have to be determined on a case by case basis.

There is also the option of joining a local support group to help you reduce your substance abuse.

Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are very good. They follow the 12 step plan focused on improvement and then helping others.

The 12 step plan includes:

  • Step 1 has you admitting that you are not able to achieve long term recovery alone.
  • Step 2 Involves you realising that there are people out there that can help you along the recovery journey.
  • Step 3 is allowing those people to help you to make healthy and safe choices.
  • Step 4 needs you to self analyse your actions and your feelings so that you can understand why you rely on substance abuse.
  • Step 5 is when you have to be honest about your substance abuse with others who can help you.
  • Step 6 has you prepare yourself for the work ahead of you.
  • Step 7 needs you to ask for help to overcome your problems.
  • Step 8 makes you understand that your actions even indirectly may have harmed others.
  • Step 9 has you making amends to those that you have hurt in your past.
  • Step 10 asks you to continue to self reflect and to be ready, to be honest about your thoughts and actions.
  • Step 11 wants you to upkeep your mental health through mindfulness and prayer, whatever works for you and your desire for self-reflection.
  • Step 12 allows you to help others at the start of the journey in the same way you were helped.

Many people find the 12 step plan an excellent way to keep on top of their substance abuse as it gives them a support network and accountability for their actions.

There is also the option of the CRAFT Approach to intervention which is when positive replacement is used to help you avoid triggers or your cravings.

It is about helping you make healthy choices through positive reinforcement and a support network of friends and family members who can offer nice distractions and alternatives to substance abuse.

Many people find these pre-rehab steps very helpful. Some use them as alternatives to going to a drug and alcohol rehab centre entirely.

This can be a variety of reasons, such as they don’t qualify for the residential stay and they need extra help alongside their outpatient treatment.

Or they struggle to afford the price of a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in the Cumbria area.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The cost of a drug and alcohol rehab centre


When it comes to paying for your drug and alcohol rehab centre, you have a few different options available to you.

However, it is important that you know that no matter your budget, there will be a way for you to achieve long term recovery.

Option one is the use of a council-run drug and alcohol rehab centre.

These are very good if you can’t afford any other form of rehabilitation services. They are free and tend to be outpatient facilities so that you can work around your current schedule.

However, the one downside is that the staff working there tend to be stretched pretty thin, which means you cant receive much one to one attention like you could in a private option.

It is also very likely that the facility the council-run drug and alcohol rehab centre is based in won’t be local to you.

This will mean that you will have to travel in for each session making it very difficult if you don’t have reliable transport such as a car or the money for a taxi.

Option 2 is the at-home detox.

This option costs around £1,500, and it allows you to work through the detox process in the comfort of your own home.

Much like the detox, you would experience in the drug and alcohol rehab centre, and you will be monitored. However, in this case, it will be done remotely by a team at the facility. Many people prefer this option as it doesn’t involve having to leave their home.

This is different to experiencing withdrawal symptoms alone as they can be very dangerous. At the same time, the home detox is perfectly safe.

It is not as safe as the in facility option. Still, if it is what you can afford, it is much better than attempting to detox alone without medical help.

You will be mailed out anti withdrawal drugs such as Librium to help you wean off all drugs and alcohol safely.

This option is only available if you are cleared by a psychiatrist who has deemed you as low risk.

Option 3 is a shared room in a residential facility.

This option allows you to share a room with others staying at the drug and alcohol rehab centre for the full 28 days. This option would cost you about £6,000 for the full stay.

Some people prefer this option as it gives them an opportunity to really interact with others who can understand your experience as someone struggling with addiction.

Option 4 is the most expensive, and it is a full 28-day residential stay in a private room.

The option can cost you anywhere from £8,000 to £12,000. However, it will give you space away from others and allow you to self reflect and really focus on your own journey without interruption from anyone else.

All of these options have their positives and negatives. But it is important to remember that no matter what you decide on, you will still be able to achieve long term recovery.

You just need to be willing to follow your treatment plan and put in the work so you can leave the facility with the skills and tools you need to avoid further substance abuse.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The different substances you can be addicted to

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Different substances cause different kinds of addictions as they affect your body in different ways.

Some substances such as heroin and alcohol can cause a physical dependency which causes your brain’s chemistry to change.

It is with substances such as heroin and alcohol that you experience withdrawal symptoms when you go an extended period of time without them. This happens because your body has grown used to the chemical changes they cause.

When you first start abusing substances such as alcohol and heroin, you cause your body to experience a rush of the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Soon your brain will get used to these higher levels and will need more and more of the substance to allow you to experience the rush of dopamine.

Following this, you will begin to experience cravings as your brain has begun to believe that it needs the substance abuse to produce any dopamine at all.

That is why when these cravings are ignored, your body begins to panic and causes you to experience withdrawal symptoms.

If experienced alone, withdrawal symptoms can easily become very dangerous as you could potentially experience hallucinations, delirium or even a seizure.

That is why as part of the treatments available in a drug and alcohol rehab centre for addiction to substances such as heroin or alcohol, you have to detox.

However, you can not just quit as it can easily prove too much for your body to handle.

On the other hand, you have substances such as cannabis and cocaine, which are mental addictions.

These are both drugs that have a serious impact on your mental state when you use them, with cannabis calming you down and cocaine lifting you up.

As they are mental addictions, you don’t need to worry about experiencing withdrawal symptoms as there is no chemical addiction.

This means you can safely stop your usage completely without medical intervention.

The danger with substances like these comes from the effect they can have on your mental health.

When you stop taking mood-altering drugs, you can find yourself experiencing the effects of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and paranoia.

Part of the necessary treatment to deal with this effect is therapy. Therefore, during your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will be expected to take part in regular therapy sessions in order to improve your mental health.

You will also be expected to continue this once you have left the drug and alcohol rehab centre so that your mental health can be continuously monitored by a trained professional.

The different types of therapies available to you

As every person is different, they will also have different needs. Because of this, no two people will respond to the same kind of therapy the same.

What may really help one person could hinder another’s progress. That is why it is important to be open and honest with your therapist so that they can refer you to the kind of theory that will help you the best.

We have previously mentioned a few different therapy options. Still, it is important that you are familiar and comfortable with each one.

The more you know about your various options, the easier it will be to make a safe and informed decision.

The first therapy you should know about is called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

This therapy focuses on challenging negative behaviours and emotions to try and train your brain to avoid them.

You will be taught healthier coping mechanisms that allow you to acknowledge your feelings and take steps to control them.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is very useful for those suffering from mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. It helps you deal with the effects of mental illness while you work towards recovery.

Part of this therapy type for many people involves a dual diagnosis where a mental illness is diagnosed alongside an addiction.

This allows you to access help for all of your problems and receive treatment even after you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre.

Another option available is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) which is designed to treat serious mental disorders such as suicidal thoughts.

It teaches you coping mechanisms that focus on mindfulness so that you can centre yourself.

You have to work with a therapist to learn how to avoid your triggers and how to safely deal with them when they are experienced. It will teach you how to regulate your emotions so that you can adopt strategies for specific citations.

The next option is the motivational interview which is about motivating you to overcome a negative behaviour through positive reinforcement.

It is to train your brain into being able to avoid negative emotions through healthy distractions and not substance abuse.

Holistic therapy is also known as art therapy, is more creative and less structured than the other options. It is to allow your mind a chance to explore your thoughts and feelings in low stakes and stress-free environment.

This therapy can involve art therapy, or it can be equine therapy or music therapy. It is about what will help you relax and open up to yourself and your experiences.

Group therapy is widely known and is most commonly found as part of a support group. It is sessions where you and other people struggling with addiction work with a therapist to deal with your problems.

Many people find it is a very good way to socialise and realise you are not alone. That anyone can struggle with addiction, and there is no shame in asking for the help you need to overcome it and achieve long term recovery.

If you have a strong support system, then codependency therapy may be a good option. It involves you having a trusted friend or family member act as a distraction when you are experiencing cravings.

This allows you to focus on them rather than your triggers or your desire to abuse drugs or alcohol.

If you are considering this option, make sure whoever you pick is prepared for the responsibility this will involve.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Your relapse prevention plan

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A key part of your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab centre is the formation of a relapse prevention plan.

This is designed specifically for you so that once you leave the drug and alcohol rehab centre in Cumbria, you are able to continue to make progress.

The plan contains the tools you would have learnt as part of your treatments so that you can avoid triggers for your cravings.

It will also refer you for follow up therapy sessions so that a trained professional can check up on your progress.

Having accountability for your actions is very important if you want to achieve long term recovery.

Of course, a therapist can provide this. Still, it has been found one of the best ways to continue on with your journey to long term recovery is by joining a support group.

As part of your relapse prevention plan, you will be referred to a support group in the Cumbria area.

There you will be matched with a sponsor who previously worked towards long term recovery. They will help you avoid a relapse by being there to help you.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Getting help today

This residential rehab clinic in Cumbria is suitable for those suffering from mild to severe alcoholism and drug addiction.

For instant access to a clinic, call our team today on 0800 140 4690 or contact us through this website.

The clinic is able to accommodate individuals with a disability and wheelchair access is available.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in North West England, including Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Manchester, Liverpool, and Cheshire.

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