Substance misuse is a rampant problem in the North East of England, and Gateshead is no exception in this regard. This problem has existed for many years, and successive Governments have failed to fully address the problem.
In fact, many rehab clinics have been closed in the North East over the last decade due to Government cuts. This has created an addiction problem in the area that’s close to endemic proportions.
To assist people stuck in the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction in Gateshead, Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free signposting and rehab referral service. We maintain a database of treatment providers within the local area, and we are here to recommend only those rehab clinics who we feel are best placed in helping you reach your long-term recovery goals.
For many years, people associated addiction with hard drugs and alcohol. However, those affected by addiction are just as likely to be addicted to prescription drugs or behaviours such as gambling and sex. When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we shall ensure you are recommended to a rehab clinic that specialises in treating addictions of this nature.
No matter what type of addiction you may be experiencing, you can be sure that going to rehab will help you in attaining your recovery. Addiction affects both physical and mental health, and so rehab clinics in Gateshead aim to treat both the body and the mind.
The first step is to overcome denial and any negative thoughts that might be holding you back. When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, you will liaise with one of the clinic’s experienced addiction counsellors. All of our counsellors are non-judgemental. In fact, many of our counsellors have defeated addiction themselves, so we understand exactly what you might be going through during this period of your life.
Addiction affects your mental health, your family, your career and your physical health. It’s thus essential that you begin your rehab treatment in Gateshead without delay. Rehab 4 Addiction is able to organise your rehab within 24 hours. You will not need to wait several months which is often the case when you seek out NHS or council-run rehab clinics within the Gateshead area.
Rehab 4 Addiction exists to simplify the process of seeking out addiction treatment. When you contact us, we carry out an initial assessment to help us locate treatment in Gateshead that’s right for your needs. Thus, by using our service, you eliminate the risk of attending a rehab clinic in Gateshead that’s poorly suited to your needs.
By contacting Rehab 4 Addiction, you circumvent the need to carry out tens of hours of research into selecting suitable rehabs in Gateshead.
Addiction has long been considered a disease of the mind rather than a lifestyle choice. When you are addicted to drugs and alcohol, you simply do not have the willpower to ‘just say no’. In reality, you will require medical and therapeutic assistance in helping you overcome your addiction. This assistance is best sought out through a drug and alcohol rehab clinic.
Most rehabs in Gateshead are classed as residential or inpatient rehabs. This means you will stay at the rehab centre both day and night whilst you receive your treatment. You will not be distracted by outside negative forces whilst you begin to rebuild your life in recovery.
The first goal of rehab is detoxification. Detoxification is a medical procedure, and this does not relate to therapy or counselling. Because some withdrawal symptoms are potentially lethal, it’s essential for rehabs to provide 24/7 medical observation during your detox. You will be fully assessed by a consultant psychiatrist before your detox begins.
During this assessment, the psychiatrist will prescribe you with medications that help to ease withdrawal symptoms to non-lethal levels.
Your detox treatment will require at least 7 days to complete. Some rehab clinics insist on a 14-day treatment programme because of the risks involved in undergoing a detox. Once your detox is complete, you will then remain in the rehab for a further 2-3 weeks so that you may undergo daily group and individual therapy sessions. Once it’s time to return home, you will still be entitled to return to rehab to undergo aftercare therapy sessions.
Addiction is also detrimental to your family as a whole. Some family members will be traumatised by your addiction and thus require therapy and counselling themselves. To meet this need, Rehab 4 Addiction recommends drug and alcohol rehabs in Gateshead that offer extensive family therapy sessions to ensure the damage inflicted on your family at the hands of your addiction is correctly addressed.
To discover how Rehab 4 Addiction may ease the process of selecting drug and alcohol rehab in Gateshead, contact our team today on 0800 140 4690. We fully assess each caller to ensure our recommendations meet your needs. Picking the best-suited rehab isn’t the easiest task to conduct alone, and our free service helps to ensure you get this important decision right the first time around.