Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Northumberland

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline for people seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse in Northumberland.

Unfortunately, the North East of England currently experiences the highest levels of substance misuse in England.

Government cutbacks have seen front-line services disappear in recent years.

However, when you contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690, we may recommend a variety of treatment options existing in Northumberland and within the surrounding areas.

If you have suffered from addiction for more than a year or two, you will likely understand the damage this has inflicted on your well-being. The pain inflicted by addiction is overbearing.

Furthermore, because addiction is a progressive disorder, taking no action will only cause the problem to get worse, perhaps to the point where your very life is at risk.

Addiction also causes the collapse of family life and significant economic hardship. If you love your family, then addiction really doesn’t have a place in your life.

Overcoming denial and admitting to yourself that professional addiction treatment is the only way forward is absolutely key to you finding a workable solution to your addiction.

When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, you really do take the first step ‘down the rabbit hole’. We hold your hand and explain your various treatment options.

We also carry out an initial assessment so we may correctly recommend certain treatment approaches over alternatives.

You really avoid the need to carry out your own research into different treatment facilities existing in Northumberland.

This saves time, sanity and ensures your treatment begins without undue delay.

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Who is rehabilitation suitable for?

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In general, rehabilitation is suitable for individuals who consume over a certain amount of the substance every day.

In the case of alcohol, rehab is suitable for those who consume over 30 units per day. 

Often, addiction is also associated with mental health issues, and they are said to co-occur with one another. 

Below is a list of further requirements for individuals to display for rehab suitability:

  • Individuals with significant mental health issues such as depression and schizophrenia 
  • Individuals who have failed in the past to abstain from a substance after multiple attempts
  • Individuals who have a history of behaving violently towards loved ones as a result of addiction and its associated issues

An individual’s chance of success in rehabilitation depends on their motivation.

If an individual has a strong drive and mindset to recover and overcome their addiction, then they are far more likely to achieve this during rehabilitation. 

Additionally, if an individual is to delay care, there are significant consequences of this such as long-term health problems.

Without rehabilitation, an individual may require serious medical attention for issues such as strokes and heart complications.

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Using the ASAM Criteria to determine the intensity of care needed 

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Before an individual enters rehabilitation, it is useful to assess the level of care they may require in the future. 

This process does not classify as a formal diagnosis but determines whether or not an individual may be suitable for different types of rehabilitation.

 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) developed a criterion to assess the intensity of treatment services that may be required.

For problems with addiction, this is relevant to the rehabilitative care that will be most appropriate.

The 6 dimensions used to assess this need:

  • Past and current substance usage of the individual 
  • Medical history and current health of the individual
  • The mental health of the individual
  • Motivation and preparedness to recover of the individual
  • Risk of relapse for the individual 
  • Current living situation of the individual 

This is a lot of information to consider, especially for a preliminary assessment, but using this information will enable the most effective and suitable treatment programmes to be used. 

Assessing alcohol usage with AUDITS and the effect an alcohol addiction may have on an individual’s life

When considering the extent of someone’s alcohol addiction, the difference between misuse and abuse can be hard to distinguish. 

However, there are some tools that can be used to help individuals assess this issue.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) was designed to evaluate an individual’s alcohol usage and the consequences it may be having on their life. 

The test is made up of 10 questions, each ranked 1-4 for the severity of the item in question.

The first 3 questions concern intake, the next 3 concern dependency, and the final 4 focus on consequences. 

If an individual has more than 13 points on this test, this shows an alcohol dependency, though any score above 8 requires further attention and/or assessment. 

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Interventions and how they are used before choosing to enter rehab

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Interventions are one of the longest-standing methods that make up part of the rehabilitation programme.

Within this process, a counsellor (or interventionist) can meet with a family to discuss the needs of an individual with an addiction or simply mediate a meeting between them and their family. 

If the individual reacts well to the intervention, then potential addiction treatment programmes are offered.

These are often pre-discussed with the family to determine needs etc.

The standard intervention practice holds rates of around 30% success for encouraging individuals to seek further rehabilitative care. 

Alternatively, a newer form of intervention, CRAFT, holds rates higher than this.

Due to the non-confrontational approach, Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training has rates of around 70% success. 

This method focuses more on the understanding of addiction between the individual and their family and friends. 

Factors such as understanding the individual’s triggers as well as developing future plans together prove a far more successful method for both the individual and the people around them. 

The cost of private residential rehabilitation in Northumberland and across the UK

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Not all paths of rehabilitation will have the same cost or price.

In general, attending private residential rehab is the most expensive option, but the numbers discussed below may be different from expectations or previous perspectives. 

Depending on the specific centre, prices will often differ depending on the occupancy of living arrangements. 

In the example of a 10-day detox, individuals staying in multi-occupancy bedrooms will expect to pay around £2,000 to £4,000 whereas those in private accommodation will pay around £3,000 to £6,000. 

Though these numbers are relatively close, this is only an estimate based on the average duration of detoxification.

This process can sometimes take longer than expected and this must be considered financially as well. 

In the example of the recommended 28-day stay, multi-room occupants pay an average of £6,000, and those in private rooms may pay in a range between £8,000 to £12,000. 

Please bear in mind that these prices are only an estimate, and other factors such as insurance may come into this. 

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Private rehabilitation compared to council-funded rehabilitation 

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There are positives and negatives to both private and public rehabilitation services.

Both types of care will be able to help individuals access the care they need, though the timings of this may differ.

For example, accessing help through local service providers (often public GPs or doctors’ surgeries) may be the most convenient for many individuals, but it is also the most common. 

This means that many people are trying to access the same care at the same time, resulting in long waiting lists that can last years. 

Alternatively, private rehabilitative care is often able to provide help and support immediately – depending on the individual cases. 

In addition to an instant start to an individual’s rehabilitative journey, they are also able to access a wide range of personalised care programmes.

These are designed to help each individual specifically to overcome their unique issues. 

Private residential rehab centres usually offer a complimentary aftercare support system for after leaving care as well, meaning that your rehabilitation can continue even after leaving a centre. 

The DSM-5 and how it determines if someone has a substance use disorder 

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To formally diagnose an individual with an addiction is an important step if individuals are considering rehabilitation.

As mentioned previously, discerning between substance misuse and substance abuse can be challenging.

However, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) holds information on how to diagnose a range of mental disorders. 

Included is addiction, and the list below demonstrates some of the behaviours an individual may display to be officially diagnosed with addiction. 

These behaviours are broken into 4 categories:

Impaired control

  • Using more substance than intended/planned
  • Wanting to reduce usage but not being able to

Social problems

  • Neglecting responsibilities and/or personal relationships
  • Giving up pastimes that the individual used to enjoy
  • Inability to complete activities at home and school or work

Risky use

  • Use in dangerous or risky settings
  • Continued use despite negative consequences and issues 

Physical dependence 

  • A tolerance increase resulting in greater usage for the same effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms experienced upon stopping usage 

From these categories, there are 3 levels of severity.

Individuals who display 2 or 3 of these behaviours have a mild substance use disorder.

Individuals who display 4 or 5 of these behaviours have a moderate substance use disorder.

Those who display over 6 of these behaviours have a severe substance use disorder (SUD).

A SUD is also known as an addiction. 

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How long does rehabilitation last? 


The length of an individual’s stay in rehab will depend on their individual needs and often differs depending on the length and severity of the addiction. 

However, there are a few estimations or recommendations of time spent in rehabilitation.

Below are the two most common rehabilitation durations:

  • 7-day minimum alcohol detoxification – this is the least amount of time Rehab 4 Addiction recommends spending in residential rehab in Northumberland. This time will allow individuals to undergo a full detox but can last from 7 to 14 days. 
  • 28-day recommended stay – this is the amount of time Rehab 4 Addiction will generally suggest, especially for those who may have a long history of addiction. These stays can be adjusted and are flexible to your needs and requirements.

As mentioned before, the length of stay is generally dependent on individual differences and each case of addiction is different.

Speak to Rehab 4 Addiction today to discuss the length of stay further.  

Alcohol detox and rehabilitation in Northumberland 

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Alcohol addiction is one of the most common addictions in the UK, as well as more specifically in Northumberland. 

This affects people in a wide range of ways.

For example, some people behave very secretively when addicted to a substance, resulting in immense loneliness and associated mental health issues such as depression.

Some people also behave violently to friends and family, affecting all around them.

Additionally, upon attempts to stop usage, individuals are likely to experience a number of withdrawal symptoms such as those listed below:

In order to combat these withdrawal symptoms, individuals can undergo medically assisted using drugs such as Librium as pharmacological intervention.

This reduces the risk of withdrawal-related seizures during detoxification. 

Moving on from this, individuals are encouraged to undertake a further 3 weeks of rehabilitation to treat other issues such as those associated with mental health. 

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What happens if addiction is left untreated? 

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If addiction is left untreated, especially in the case of an addiction to alcohol, the individual will continue to seek and consume the substance.

This often results in increased tolerance, meaning individuals will have to consume more of the substance to get the same effects. 

Long-term health risks include damage to vital organs such as:

This can severely impact the individual’s everyday life, and further usage still is likely to lead to serious cognitive impairment. 

The longer an addiction is left untreated, the longer and more thorough the rehabilitative process will be.

This is to combat the number of issues that arise due to this problem.

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Home detoxes for alcohol addiction treatment 

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To qualify for a home detox, individuals must be consuming less than 30 units a day. Any more would warrant a stay in more structured and supervised conditions. 

The process of this type of detox includes the delivery of Librium to the individual every day.

Librium, as mentioned above, reduces the risk of damaging effects during withdrawal. 

In addition to this, an individual may also have daily telephone calls or assessments with a rehabilitation supervisor to ensure correct usage and monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.  

Rehabilitation for a cocaine addiction 

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Cocaine is a powerful stimulant and is responsible for many addictions across Northumberland. An addiction to cocaine is often experienced in the same ways.

For example, individuals can display changes to their behaviour – often noticed quickly by the friends and family around them. 

In turn, this can lead to a ‘psychological crash’ – a severe effect on the individual’s everyday functioning. 

Long-term usage of cocaine can lead to mental health issues such as paranoia, depression, anxiety, and an increase in panic attacks. 

To overcome a cocaine addiction, individuals are encouraged to undergo medically assisted detoxification to avoid some of the more harmful withdrawal symptoms. 

Often, individuals will meet with an addiction treatment specialist or team to create a personalised rehabilitation plan.

This will take into account their personal experience as well as their individual needs, requirements, and preferences. 

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Rehabilitation for a heroin addiction

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Heroin is a class A drug – like cocaine – and originates from a derivative of morphine.

The short-term effects include extreme euphoric highs which make this substance one of the most addictive available in the UK. 

Due to the effects on the body, long-term usage of heroin can cause serious health risks which may affect an individual long into their life.

Individuals often suffer from seizures, liver disease, heart problems, and occasionally blood clots. 

Treatment of heroin is sometimes more challenging due to the difficulties of withdrawal. In the more extreme cases, individuals are offered maintenance therapy. 

This type of therapy includes transitioning an individual from heroin to a heroin substitute such as methadone or buprenorphine. 

This helps the body transition through the withdrawal process and continue on to later addiction treatment programmes.

This includes counselling to help with the potential co-occurring mental health issues. 

Rehabilitation for a cannabis addiction

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Cannabis is not physically addictive like heroin and cocaine, but the need for rehabilitation is no less. 

Consuming cannabis (also known as weed or marijuana) can cause positive and negative effects for the user.

For example, some people report:

  • Calmness
  • Mild euphoria
  • And a libido boost

However, others have more negative experiences such as:

  • Increased sensitivity
  • Feelings of paranoia
  • And an increased chance of panic attacks. 

In all cases of addiction to cannabis, the same process must be followed as other substances.

First, an individual must meet with an addiction specialist to discuss their individual needs.

This will also help the individual to understand more about their addiction including features such as triggers and causes. 

From this basis, an individual can then go on to experience a wide range of therapies. 

Common types of therapy experienced during rehabilitation 

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Though each individual will experience different treatment programmes based on their addiction and needs, there are some more common treatments that most will experience during their time in rehabilitation. 

A selection of some of the most common therapies in rehab: 

As mentioned before, there are many types of therapy, and this list is not extensive.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction to find out more about the different types of therapy available and which may be most suitable. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Dual diagnosis and its importance for co-occurring mental health issues 

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Addiction and mental health have long been associated due to the nature of addiction and the effects it may have on individuals’ lives.

When individuals are diagnosed as having a mental health issue as well as addiction, it is known as a dual diagnosis. 

Common co-occurring mental health issues include depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and paranoia.

The best and most effective treatment programmes in rehab centres often take the dual diagnosis approach.

This means that the focus of treatment is on both the mental and physical effects of addiction. 

After detoxification, this dual diagnosis may take place with a combination of different therapies such as those mentioned above. 

These must be completed as well as maintaining the flexibility and adaptability of the treatment programme plan.

This helps to keep an equal focus on both mental and physical effects. 

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Preparing for after rehabilitation – relapse risk prevention planning 

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As another essential part of rehabilitation in rehab centres, as well as through other rehabilitation service providers, individuals are likely to complete a relapse risk prevention plan. 

This is essential because it prepares the individual for life outside of their rehabilitation programme.

Preparing the individual to cope with their addiction alone beyond rehab is an essential part of recovery, and the individual will be supported throughout the process. 

In general, individuals are taught that rehabilitation is a gradual process – one of personal growth.

Therefore the main tools of recovery are cognitive therapy and relaxation of the body and mind. 

Relapsing can happen for many reasons, so individuals are reminded to maintain honesty with themselves.

They are also taught the usefulness of being patient, asking for help when needed, and writing down the plan in preparation for potential situations. 

Alternatives to private residential rehab


Private residential care may not always be the best option for every individual.

Whether it is an issue of location, funds, personal preference, or any other reason, Rehab 4 Addiction understands that this is a problem and is ready to provide alternative sources of rehabilitative care. 

For example, attending outpatient care can be beneficial for many. This refers to a part-time approach to care and does not require staying in a dedicated centre.

Examples of this include addiction support networks and meeting groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. 

Additionally, individuals may be interested in the SMART Recovery approach.

This stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and includes a combination of CBT and motivational interviewing to help the individual recover from within themselves. 

Rehab 4 Addiction does not just suggest private residential rehab, though this is the most suitable option in many cases.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team today to discuss your individual needs as well as learn more about the different rehabilitation options available. 

Call our team today on: 0800 140 4690

Treating emotional scars

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The second essential element of any well-rounded treatment programme involves the systematic delivery of therapy and counselling sessions.

This is true for both inpatient and outpatient treatment programmes. It is important for you to understand the emotional causes of your addiction.

These emotional causes are often due to traumatic incidents that happened to you during your early life. Confronting the causes of addiction is supervised by a qualified therapist or counselling.

This professional will help you defeat your emotional demons without causing further distress.

Contact us

When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we will outline a number of inpatient and outpatient treatment options available to you in Northumberland.

Currently, there exists a range of private clinics, charities and NHS treatment options you may take advantage of in Northumberland. You may contact us today on 0800 140 4690 for more information.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in North East England, including Tyneside, Durham, Newcastle, and Northumberland.

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