Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Lancashire

Do you live in Lancashire and require advice relating to drug or alcohol addiction treatment? If so, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690.

We offer you advice on a range of addiction treatments in Lancashire including detoxification, rehabilitation, aftercare and addiction counselling.

We ensure you receive a treatment package that’s suited to your particular needs.

With your permission, we forward your details to treatment providers in Lancashire that we believe are geared towards helping you through this troubling time.

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

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

How do I know if rehab is right for me?

Deciding to go to rehab is a big decision. You may have been struggling with drug and alcohol-related issues for a while but are unsure where to turn.

If you are thinking of rehab but are unsure if it would be suitable for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you drink over 30 units of alcohol a day?
  • Do you struggle with mental health issues or a diagnosed disorder because of your substance abuse?
  • Have you tried to end your addiction before but failed?
  • Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts?
  • Do you lose control when intoxicated and become violent towards loved ones?
  • Do you struggle with Delirium tremens or Wernicke’s encephalopathy? 
  • Do you believe that your issues with substances place you at high risk?

If your answer to any of the following questions is yes, a stay at a residential rehabilitation facility would most likely be in your best interest. 

What does the admissions process look like in Lancashire?

Before you begin your stay at a rehabilitation facility, you will be assessed by various criteria such as the ASAM Criteria which helps place patients correctly as well as the DSM-5 which diagnoses substance abuse disorders.

The 6 Dimensions of the ASAM Criteria are:

  • Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential:  The first dimension explores the client’s past and their experiences with substance use. It also includes experiences with withdrawal
  • Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications: The second dimension explores the client’s health history as well as their current mental and physical condition
  • Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications: The third dimension explores the client’s thoughts, mental health, and emotions they are feeling
  • Dimension 4: Readiness to Change: This fourth dimension determines the client’s readiness and interest in changing behaviours
  • Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential: The fifth dimension explores the client’s relationship with relapsing and continued use of substances
  • Dimension 6: Recovery/Living Environment: The sixth, and final, dimension explores the client’s recovery and living situation. It also includes exploration of things such as social groups, friends, support networks etc. 

These 6 dimensions help to place, discharge, and transfer patients with addiction in the most suitable ways.

The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is a handbook used for the diagnosis of mental disorders. 

It was first developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is constantly under review as our knowledge of mental health changes.

It is very useful in allowing practitioners to diagnose patients correctly. 

In terms of substance abuse disorders, the DSM-5 includes 10 classes of drugs to which patients can be diagnosed as having an addiction.

  • Opioids 
  • Alcohol
  • Hallucinogens 
  • Caffeine 
  • Hypnotics
  • Sedatives 
  • Tabacco
  • Stimulants
  • Anxiolytics 
  • Inhalants 

As well as a tight set of criteria, the DSM-5 also diagnoses patients through 3 levels of severity.

This ultimately means that the more severe the addiction, the higher level of treatment will be required.

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How is an Alcohol Use Disorder identified?

Whilst substance abuse disorders can be identified through a variety of criteria, alcohol use disorder is most commonly diagnosed through the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test). 

This screening tool consists of 10 questions to determine the severity of an alcohol use disorder. 

The 10 questions are:

  • How often do you have a drink that contains alcohol?
  • How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you found you were unable to stop drinking once you had started?
  • How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you due to your drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get over a heavy drinking session?
  • How often during the last year have you felt guilty or remorseful after drinking alcohol?
  • How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the previous night when you were consuming alcohol?
  • Have you or someone you know been injured as a result of your drinking habits?
  • Has a friend, relative, or doctor been concerned about your drinking and suggested you decrease your consumption?
  • How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?

Each question is scored from 0-4 with a total score out of 40. 

Typically, a score of:

  • 0-7 points towards a low-risk consumption
  • 8-15 indicates a harmful consumption
  • and a total score of 16 or higher signals a moderate-severe alcohol use disorder.

This is where detoxification and rehabilitation will be advised.

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What is an intervention, and can it help?

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An intervention is a carefully planned process in which steps are made to help a person facing addiction or substance abuse issues access treatment.

Many people facing problems with drugs or alcohol often fail to see the severity of their issues and downplay how much they are struggling. 

Interventions are difficult to predict. If attempting to confront someone alone, you may make the situation worse and cause your loved one to refuse treatment. 

With the help of a professional interventionist, you can help to mediate a calm conversation in which you and your family members voice your concerns.

Addiction affects families, not just the individual.

Interventionists are often seen as a bridge to help families or friends understand their feelings better in a safe space.

They can use their knowledge to organise a safe space where the severity of the addiction is shown in its entirety. 

Their presence doesn’t have to be in your home, but they can assist you in helping your loved one or friend access the treatment they deserve. 

Before visiting your home or a location of your choice, an interventionist will talk to you about the methods you have tried e.g., what has proven useful or not so useful in the past.

The most commonly recommended approach is something called the CRAFT approach.

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a method to help the family members of people with a substance abuse disorder learn more about how to help their loved one avoid substances.

It has proved very beneficial for those who initially refuse treatment or cannot control their intake of substances.

The CRAFT Method refers to close significant others (CSOs) rewarding their loved ones when they choose sobriety or show control in their lives.

This means that negative behaviour such as consuming substances is ignored and not reinforced or rewarded.

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How much does rehab cost in Lancashire?

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The total cost of rehab depends upon many factors such as the clinic you select, and the duration of time spent there. 

If you are looking for a 10-day detox at a Lancashire facility you will most likely be looking at paying around £3,000 to £6,000 for a single occupancy room and £2,000 to £4,000 for a dual occupancy room.

If you are wanting to complete a 28-day stay, prices range from around £8,000 to £12,000 for a single occupancy room and around £6,000 for a dual or multi-occupancy room. 

For clients who are interested in home detoxes, expect to pay around £1,500, though this programme will only be recommended to select clients who are not facing severe addictions.

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What are the differences between private and council-funded rehabs?

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Most people believe that council-funded treatment such as that offered by the NHS is enough for all people facing addiction to enter recovery.

Whilst we wish this was true, it is unfortunately far from reality.

Whilst NHS treatment is free for all and is offered in most areas of the UK, it has major downsides. Many patients slip through the cracks due to long waiting lists and the lack of support for mental health. 

If you have mild substance abuse issues or are wanting to seek help before a problem gets worse, NHS treatment could be an option for you.

However, if you are wanting immediate support and admission to a facility, private rehab will be in your interest. 

With NHS treatment, residential referrals are very rarely offered which means that those with severe addictions are expected to recover at home where negative associations and triggers can be at their highest. 

Private rehab can provide you with a tailored programme catered to your every need.

By committing to a 28-day stay you can complete a medically observed detox programme followed by a variety of therapies.

The downside to private treatment is often the cost involved. The price for treatment varies depending on the location, the type of facility, and the treatment you receive.

Whilst previously rehab was considered inaccessible to most people, there are now many clinics around the UK that cater to all budgets making private treatment a lot more inclusive.

Rehab for alcohol addiction in Lancashire

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At Rehab 4 Addiction, we only refer our clients to the best clinics and have helped thousands of people source the most suitable treatment for many years.

If you are facing issues with alcohol, seeking treatment at a residential facility will always be in your best interest if you are committed.

Residential rehabilitation can help to shield you from temptations and triggers whilst you are detoxing and completing therapy. This type of treatment typically begins with Librium-based detoxification.

Librium is the brand name for chlordiazepoxide which helps to dramatically reduce feelings of anxiety and cravings during a detox programme.

Alcohol detoxes usually last around 10 days with most patients opting to stay at rehab for a further 3 weeks to help eliminate emotional dependencies and associations. 

During these 3 weeks, you will be expected to attend various therapies to help break down the root of your problem as well as lay the foundations for relapse prevention upon your return home.

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The risks of unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

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Alcohol withdrawals can be fatal. If they are left unmanaged, they can quickly turn to Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).

AWS typically occurs when someone who heavily drinks quickly ceases their consumption. 

AWS causes clients to feel a combination of physical and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.

Some of the more extreme symptoms include hallucinations and seizures which can be life-threatening.

To avoid developing AWS, call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 to discuss admission to a local Lancashire facility.

Can I detox from alcohol at home?

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If you would prefer to detox at home, you must be drinking less than 30 units a day.

Staff from your chosen clinic will help to determine if this will be beneficial for you by conducting assessments beforehand.

If you have been identified as a low-risk and are therefore able to detox at home, Librium will be sent via post to your home address.

To qualify for a home detox, you must be willing to maintain daily contact with your clinic who will monitor your progress via phone calls. 

Home detoxes are not to be confused with self-detoxes which are performed without any medical help.

Self-detoxes are also referred to as going ‘cold turkey’ and can cause AWS if the consumption of alcohol is quickly stopped. 

To stop this from happening, contact Rehab 4 Addiction for support and advice.

Our team can help you to begin a medically supervised home detox, ensuring your safety at all times. 

Home detoxes are suitable for those who are at a lower risk of developing complications from alcohol withdrawals.

They can be beneficial for those with prior commitments that make residential treatment an impossibility.

With an appropriate support system in place, a home detox could be a possibility for you if you can remain motivated and invested in your success.

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Cocaine rehab in Lancashire

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Addiction to cocaine causes many major changes in the brain. After using the substance repeatedly, a tolerance is built up which means you will feel sad and depressed after not using cocaine. 

This is because cocaine increases the levels of dopamine in the brain which makes the user feel good for a short period.

With the correct care and treatment, overcoming a cocaine addiction can be a possibility. Your cocaine rehab programme will typically begin with a detox programme. 

Cocaine withdrawals can occur when someone who has used cocaine for a long time suddenly halts their consumption.

With medical assistance at all times, staff at your chosen clinic can begin to help you get your life back on track.

After a detox is complete, you will move on to therapies to help you combat your emotional ties.

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Heroin rehab in Lancashire

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Heroin is an opiate drug that can be physically and psychologically addictive. It can be very hard to overcome an addiction to heroin without the help of professionals.

By opting for treatment at a residential facility in Lancashire you can begin either maintenance therapy.

This is where heroin is substituted for methadone or a detox; where methadone is also used but gradually reduced so that you can be completely substance-free.

With the help of medical professionals, a life free from the clutches of heroin can be a reality for you.

For more information, call our team today on 0800 140 4690 and begin your pre-admission assessment.

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Cannabis rehab in Lancashire

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Cannabis is one of the most abused substances in the world. Many people use it for its relaxing benefits, but dependence can quickly form.

When cannabis cravings are not satisfied it causes users to feel nausea and headaches.

Cannabis is also considered a gateway drug meaning constant usage can cause people to reach for stronger substances such as cocaine and heroin.

To prevent this from happening we recommend reaching out to our team.

Beginning a residential programme can help you to overcome your psychological dependence on cannabis and allow you to explore the root of your usage.

Therapy can also help you to avoid abusing substances in the future.

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What therapies are offered at rehab in Lancashire?

The types of therapy offered at rehab in Lancashire will depend on the severity of your addiction and the type of treatment you engage in.

Therapy will always be tailored to the individual client, however, below is a list of the most commonly used therapies in rehab.

Talking therapies are used in rehab as they can help clients explore difficult feelings in a safe space.

Psychotherapy, such as family therapy, is also employed so that individuals and their families can voice their concerns.

They can also delve deeper into substance abuse-related issues in the presence of a professional. 

What is dual diagnosis treatment?

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Dual diagnosis treatment is a method used to treat patients who present both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

When these two things combine it can be very hard for clients to qualify for mental health treatment as many organisations will delay treatment until sobriety has been achieved.

If you are someone in this situation, Rehab 4 Addiction can help. Our helpline advisers can help you access dual diagnosis treatment to help both your mental health disorder and your substance use disorder.

From specially tailored therapy sessions to a medically observed detox programme, private rehab could be your lifeline, contact us today to find out more. 

When it comes to a dual diagnosis, we only work with clinics whose staff specialise in both substance abuse and mental health treatment to ensure your needs are always met.

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Will rehab help me to avoid relapses?

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Before your treatment programme is complete, you will be expected to work with a support worker to develop plans for relapse prevention.

You will then use these plans in your everyday life to help you combat any challenges or triggers that present at home.

Relapse prevention plans encourage you to honestly admit your triggers so that you can avoid them once you return home.

They also urge you to reassess things such as the social aspects of your life which can be easily triggering and upsetting.

Do you socialise with people who constantly abuse drugs? Do you live with someone who will make your recovery hard? 

By being honest with staff when creating your relapse prevention plans, you can begin to lay the foundations for a healthy recovery and work on things that need to change before your treatment programme is complete.

How we can help you today

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When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we help identify the extent and nature of your addiction. This involves carrying out a free but important telephone assessment.

Information we obtain during this assessment allows us to identify specific treatment providers in Lancashire who may be suited to solving your issues with drug or alcohol addiction.

We refer you to a range of treatment providers in Lancashire to suit most budgets. We also help you locate statutory services when you do not have access to funds required for private treatment.

Rehab 4 Addiction has partnered with a diverse range of Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered treatment providers in Lancashire.

This varies from luxury rehab to free statutory services. We ensure you or your loved one are paired with a treatment provider that’s both highly capable and affordable.

For private treatment, costs typically start at around £2,500 for a one-week detox programme. You can expect to pay between £5000-£9750 for a comprehensive 28-day rehabilitation programme.

Depending on your circumstances, you may also qualify for free or subsidised statutory treatment.

Do I really need to go to rehab?

The decision to attend a drug and alcohol rehab clinic is not one you should take likely. There should be a clear need to go to rehab, not a mere ‘want’.

The DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders offers some guidance on assessing the severity of the addiction, with particular reference to symptoms.

The symptoms of addiction covered by DSM-5 include:

  1. Using more of a substance than planned, or using a substance for a longer interval than desired
  2. Inability to cut down despite desire to do so
  3. Spending a substantial amount of the day obtaining, using, or recovering from substance use
  4. Cravings or intense urges to use
  5. Repeated usage causes or contributes to an inability to meet important social, or professional obligations
  6. Persistent usage despite the user’s knowledge that it is causing frequent problems at work, school, or home
  7. Giving up or cutting back on important social, professional, or leisure activities because of the use
  8. Using in physically hazardous situations, or usage causing physical or mental harm
  9. Persistent use despite the user’s awareness that the substance is causing or at least worsening a physical or mental problem
  10. Tolerance: needing to use increasing amounts of a substance to obtain its desired effects
  11. Withdrawal: a characteristic group of physical effects or symptoms that emerge as the amount of substance in the body decreases

As a rule of thumb, it is said that if you can identify two or three of these symptoms, you are said to be experiencing a mild addiction.

If you exhibit four or five of these symptoms, then the addiction is said to be moderate. If you identify six or more of these symptoms, then the addiction is said to be severe.

You can learn more about some of the assessment methods we make use of here.

You can, of course, also contact our helpline for a more thorough assessment, and to determine if rehab is right for your needs.

We may also discuss other potential treatments, such as home detox or outpatient treatment.

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What if I cannot afford rehab? What are my alternative options?


It’s true that not everyone will be able to raise the necessary funds to pay for rehab privately. The good news is that there are both free and more affordable options.

Undergoing a home detox is, much more affordable. You won’t be shielded from temptations in the way you are when you undergo residential treatment.

However, you will be able to access the same medications available at a residential rehab. Please contact our helpline today to learn more about home detox options.

There also exists a number of statutory organisations that are funded by your local council.

This treatment is entirely free, although you will typically and initially be offered outpatient treatment in the form of group therapy.

You can locate such a service in Lancashire by entering your postcode in this helpful tool provided by the NHS.

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What is included in your treatment?


If you elect to undergo residential treatment in Lancashire, you should expect to receive a full and medically assisted detoxification programme.

During your detox, you will be prescribed medication to help reduce withdrawal symptoms. You will also engage in the rehab clinic’s therapeutic programme.

Upon admission into a Lancashire rehab centre, you will be fully assessed by a consultant psychiatrist. Following this assessment, an individualised recovery plan will be put in place.

Each day, you will attend therapy sessions. This includes group and one-to-one therapy sessions. Example therapies include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • and Dialectical behavioural therapy.

These evidence-based behavioural therapies help you build up strategies to prevent relapse once you leave the rehab clinic’s care.

Here, you work closely with addiction therapists to help you identify issues that cause you to resort to drug or alcohol use.

You can read about the full list of treatments on offer in Lancashire here.

Aftercare and extended care

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When you leave the rehabilitation centre, you will also gain access to aftercare sessions. These sessions take place each weekend on an outpatient basis.

Aftercare sessions help you through your first year in recovery. All the rehabilitation centres we work within Lancashire offer tailored and addiction-specific treatment programmes.

We provide a more detailed look at the aftercare process here.

We provide additional frequently asked questions here.

Contact us today

If you or a loved one require drug or alcohol treatment in Lancashire, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for your free assessment.

We have partnered with several treatment providers in Lancashire, and we are confident we can help you select the treatment provider that’s suited to your needs. Contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

Rehab 4 Addiction facilitates a variety of addiction treatments in Manchester and across Lancashire in Bolton, Salford, Blackpool, Stockport, Blackburn, Rochdale, Wigan, Preston, Oldham, Bury, Lancaster, Chorley, Burnley and St Annes.

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