Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Wirral

Drug and alcohol addiction devastates the lives of man individual users and their families. Knowing where to reach out for help can be one of the most daunting aspects of tackling addiction.

Whether dependant on illicit substances such as heroin and cocaine, or any number of prescription medications, the impact cannot be underestimated.

Rehab 4 Addiction is Wirral’s leading drug and alcohol rehab specialist.

We have developed an unrivalled service that provides effective drug and alcohol treatment at the most affordable price possible.

We understand the issues that face recovering drug and alcohol users and use our experience to match clients to a suitable Wirral based rehab centre for them.

Our track record for success is unrivalled and we are confident in our ability to help you overcome addiction, regardless of the extent or length of your drug and alcohol problem.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How Do I Know When It’s Time for Rehab?

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Often, people don’t realise that their addiction has gotten out of hand until it’s too late. But when alcohol and substance abuse start to have a damaging effect on your life, it could be the time for rehab.

Some encouragement or a little self-awareness is needed before they realise that now is the time for rehab.

If you’re still unsure if now is the time for rehab, try asking yourself the below questions:

  • Have you made multiple attempts at recovery with little to no success?
  • Has your alcohol consumption risen to 30 or more units per day?
  • Has an increased tolerance to drugs or alcohol meant you have to consume more to achieve the desired effect?
  • Have you or your loved ones noticed a change in your personality, mood swings or sudden violent nature?
  • Have you experienced any symptoms indicating a co-occurring mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders and suicidal thoughts?
    • It’s vital to check for this problem because when a high tolerance to drugs or alcohol builds, so does the prevalence of co-occurring mental health conditions.
  • Are you also mixing prescribed medication for mental health conditions with drugs and alcohol? Not only is this dangerous to your health, but it can also interfere with your mental health and chances of detoxing at home.

Other High-Risk Individuals in Need of Rehab

Below we’ve listed situations where other high-risk individuals would be in need of rehab.

  • Those suffering from chronic conditions, such as delirium tremens, alcohol seizures and Wernicke’s Encephalopathy.
  • Patients meeting the diagnostic criteria for substance dependence called the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Text Revision).

For example, if a patient shows three or more of the below symptoms in a year, they meet the criteria for substance abuse, with likely negative repercussions on their lives.

This criterion includes:

  • Individuals cannot cut down or quit alcohol after multiple attempts, despite a deep desire to achieve sobriety.
  • Extended amount of time spent using, recovering from, or searching out the substance.
  • Consuming alcohol or drugs for an increased amount of time or in larger quantities.
  • As tolerance increases, so does a need to consume more substance to achieve the desired effect.
  • Showing signs of classic withdrawal syndrome per substance or consuming more of the substance to get rid of the withdrawals.
  • Withdrawing from essential social, work and family life responsibilities.
  • Despite the apparent physical or psychological damage to an individual’s life, the addictive behaviour continues. [1]

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The Rehab Admissions Process in Wirral

At Rehab 4 Addiction, our primary goal is to make enrolling in a rehab programme as pain-free as possible.

When you feel the time is right for rehab, going through a straightforward assessment tells us everything we need to know about your recovery needs.

But it’s important to answer honestly so we can learn about what substance you are abusing and the severity of the addiction.

For example, we would need to conduct an alcohol use disorder assessment, if that was the addiction you were struggling with.

Then, a simple search of our extensive database of rehab centres means we can provide you with the best possible referral for a rehab that’s right for you.

If you’re happy with our referral, swift access to treatment is possible with a speedy turnaround time that leaves little chance for your condition to worsen.

Arriving at the clinic will involve a meet and greet where you’ll be shown around before an admission assessment is initiated.

After this, you’ll receive a more detailed evaluation so that the staff ensure they are providing you with the most effective treatment.

Determining Rehab Needs as Part of the Admission Process

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When you go through an in-depth assessment as part of the admissions process, clinicians prefer to use several effective tools. These can include:

1. The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

The DSM-5 is incredibly effective in indicating how severe a substance abuse disorder (SUD) has become, because it separates addiction into three severity levels.

Deciding which level a patient falls into comes down to how many of the 11 symptoms are demonstrated.

Patients are asked to answer 11 questions honestly. These questions aren’t set up to get you in trouble or make you feel bad.

In contrast, a clinician’s only goal is to determine what type of treatment is best for you.

To ensure you receive the most personalised care, it’s essential to be brutally honest about your substance abuse disorder or addiction.

Showing two to three symptoms indicates a mild SUD, whereas four to five symptoms would suggest a more moderate SUD. Six or more symptoms indicate a severe SUD, otherwise classed as an addiction.

Diagnosing a severe SUD usually requires urgent addiction treatment. [2]

2. The ASAM Criteria

Another effective tool in assessing a patient’s needs based on their type and level of addiction is the six dimensions of the ASAM Criteria.

This approach provides clinicians with objective guidelines to regulate treatment planning.

The criteria dimensions that the ASAM system uses enable clinicians to split patients up into four levels of care.

This approach means clinicians can provide a well-rounded method to cover all aspects of treatment.[3]

3. The Audit Test

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is an effect 10-item screening test in assessing alcohol consumption, behaviours, and negative consequences of drinking alcohol.

With two versions available, clinicians and clients can both do the test to determine treatment needs.

Clients are asked to honestly answer the ten questions with a ranking of 0 to 4 regarding how many standard drinks they consume.

By splitting the questions into three sections, clinicians can determine the level of alcohol intake and dependency a person suffers.

It also allows them to check how much damage alcohol has done to their health and personal life.

A score of eight would suggest damaging or dangerous alcohol abuse, whereas a 13 or more would indicate alcohol dependency.[4]

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Intervention: The Step Before Rehab

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Those in the deep throes of active addiction are often oblivious to how out of hand their alcohol or drug use has gotten.

To encourage your loved one to get help and understand that they have an addiction, you may need to stage an intervention.

Staging an intervention can be an encouraging way to get your friend or family member into treatment, but only when done correctly.

As standard, an intervention is a pre-arranged attempt by friends and family to confront the addiction of a loved one.

An addiction provides participants with the opportunity to explain the severity of your loved one’s addiction and let them know how it has affected their lives.

But it’s important to always come from a place of love and support and never inflict blame. To make your intervention as effective as possible, enlist the help of an intervention specialist.

Professional interventionists are certified mental health specialists who can diagnose chronic conditions. They can also train you and the group in creating a plan to beat addiction.

While traditional interventions can lack the proper education to truly facilitate recovery, the CRAFT approach to intervention (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is a helpful way to educate yourself and the group.

The CRAFT approach works so well is because it targets the family as a whole, which is vital in helping a loved one accept that they need help to recover from their addiction.

During meetings, family members are taught the greatest methods to help their loved ones achieve sobriety.

These methods can include motivation building, safety training, treatment entry training, immediate treatment entry, life enrichment and communication skills training.[5]

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Wirral?

It isn’t easy to provide an exact figure without further discussion, as the price of rehab can vary based on which rehab centre you choose in Wirral.

Varying price points also rely on whether you choose an outpatient or inpatient facility or a single vs multi-occupancy room.

But rest assured, there are several rehab options in Wirral to suit any budget. For those on a tighter budget who are happy to share, a multi-occupancy room for a 10-day detox will cost £2,000 to £4,000.

However, if you have the available income for a single occupancy room, a 10-day detox will cost £3,000 to £6,000.

For those who need a more extended, 28-day stay at rehab, you can expect to pay between £8,000 to £12,000 for a single occupancy room.

However, if sharing seems a more reasonable option for you, it will cost around £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.

If these options still seem outside your budget, and if your addiction is not too severe, you may be able to go through a home detox at the lower price of around £1,500.

However, although this method does work for many and will save you money, it won’t save you from the temptations of addiction when not in treatment.

Contacting our helpline is an easy way to obtain more information about the price of rehab in Wirral.

Private Rehab vs Council Funded Rehab Treatment in Wirral

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As part of the service we provide, we always refer our clients to the private clinics we work with, but there is a charge.

If the reduced cost outlined below still doesn’t work for you, there are publicly funded, completely free rehab options that you can use.

Both private and council-funded rehabs have the same aim, to help you achieve life-long sobriety. But there are always pros and cons to each.

The most apparent negative of private rehab comes in the form of cost.

For those with severe addictions that require an extended stay in rehab, the cost of private, long-term rehab may not be feasible.

In contrast, council-funded rehab treatment is entirely free, making it more accessible for those with limited income.

However, because many people in Wirral will be trying to access this free service, you’ll probably have a long wait until you receive your treatment.

These long waiting lists often mean you won’t have a choice of which rehab centre you’re placed into, so you may not be local to your friends and family.

You may even receive substandard outpatient treatment rather than the superior inpatient treatment your severe addiction warrants.

However, with private rehab, you’ll receive almost immediate access to treatment; possible because private rehab provides thorough assessments, extensive therapies and individualised treatment plans supplied by skilled therapists and doctors.

Enrolling on private rehab also means you’ll have the opportunity to build a vital relapse prevention plan before you return home, with extra support in the form of a free 12-month aftercare programme usually provided.

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How Long Will I be in Rehab?

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It’s difficult to determine the length of time any individual will spend in rehab, with the duration determined by a client’s circumstances, type of addiction, and severity.

For example, individuals suffering from milder addictions or at risk of relapse may be able to stay at rehab for a shortened duration of just seven days.

In contrast, when a drug or alcohol addiction has reached dangerous heights, a 28-day stay in rehab is vital for the best chance at recovery.

During a 28-day rehab stay, your recovery is motivated via safe detox and reliable medically managed withdrawal.

You’ll also have time to get to grips with essential therapies that let you root out the cause of your addiction and develop coping strategies.

However, your addiction and recovery rate will tell you how long you need to be in rehab. Stays can often be extended to 60 or 90 days when required.

Usually, you’ll also have access to 12 months of free aftercare to ensure your sobriety.

Get in touch with us today if you have any questions about what to expect at rehab. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be able to help.

Alcohol Detox and Rehab in Wirral

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Withdrawing from alcohol is never easy nor pleasant, primarily when your tolerance builds to extremely high levels.

Mild to moderate symptoms include cravings, insomnia, fatigue, aches and pains, anxiety, depression, and hallucinations.

More severe symptoms include disorientation, confusion, and tremors, which are dangerous to your health. [6]

But going through the physical withdrawal from alcohol means you’ll be in a better place to go through alcohol rehab therapies and achieve long-term sobriety.

Therefore, finding the appropriate rehab related detox clinic providing a safe and comfortable method to withdrawal is essential.

We will always focus on your safety, so at Rehab 4 Addiction, we ensure you can go through alcohol detox safely through a medically managed detox clinic.

In addition, you’ll usually be provided with Librium-based detox as a form of pharmacological intervention.

The severity of your addiction means the dose you receive of benzodiazepine (Librium) will vary. Getting the correct dose is vital to ensure alcohol detox symptoms are minimised to a more comfortable level.

These symptoms can include confusion, anxiety, withdrawal seizures and panic.

After this, the next three weeks in rehab allows you to get to the root cause of your addiction and learn coping mechanism to promote long-term recovery.

During your time in rehab, you’ll have access to multiple therapies.

Therapies include individual therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), group therapy, exposure therapy and holistic therapies.

Ending your treatment with a relapse prevention plan also ensures you have the tools you need to avoid relapse when returning from rehab.

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The Risks of Unmanaged Alcohol Withdrawal


When not utilising a detox clinic to ensure safe, medically managed withdrawal, you put yourself at risk of fatal complications.

That’s because detoxing from alcohol without medical supervision is not only uncomfortable but highly dangerous.

By setting yourself up with the proper detox treatment in the right rehab centre, you can safely and comfortably reduce your alcohol consumption.

In addition, by doing so, you are much less likely to suffer the emotional and physical symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).

AWS symptoms can include milder symptoms such as fever, nausea, and fatigue.

But the symptoms don’t stop there; more severe symptoms include elevated blood pressure, hallucinations, increased heart rate, withdrawal seizures and even deadly delirium tremens (DT). [7]

With the proper medications and therapies, AWS symptoms are safely and comfortably managed.

However, if you suffer from severe alcoholism, detoxing alone at home would put your mind and body at serious risk.

So instead, enrol onto a medically managed withdrawal through a suitable rehab clinic, like the rehabs we can refer you to.[8]

Alcohol Home Detox in Wirral

Although constant surveillance in residential rehab guarantees the highest levels of safety, it’s essential to understand that there are treatment options except for residential rehab.

Where residential rehab is not an option, and a person does not suffer any severe form of addiction, home detox in Wirral could be an option.

Although this option isn’t free, it’s a much cheaper but safe form of detox.

If you feel this is an option for you, a quick call to our helpline can provide you with the information you need.

Once you’ve made initial contact, you’ll then need to have your alcohol levels assessed to check your alcohol consumption isn’t too high for home detox.

Usually, patients who are lower risk and most suitable for safe home detox consume less than 30 units of alcohol daily.

However, even then, we would never advise going through self-detox alone, without any medical care.

Home-detox alone is a dangerous practice that increases the risk of difficult alcohol withdrawal symptoms occurring, even with low alcohol consumption.

Medically managed home detox is made safer through the administration of vital anti-withdrawal medicine and daily phone monitoring.

In addition, home detox begins with receiving Librium in the post. As a form of benzodiazepine, Librium creates a sedative, calming effect.

This effect is beneficial for reducing anxiety in the first stages of alcohol detox.

Therefore, home detox can be a comfortable and cheap option for those with a mild addiction to alcohol and plenty of support from family and friends.

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Cocaine Addiction Rehab in Wirral

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Cocaine is a hazardous drug. In addition, as a highly addictive stimulant, long term use usually leads to a high tolerance that turns into an addiction.

This addiction then usually requires professional help to overcome.

If you have a friend, family member or loved one showing classic symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression due to long-term cocaine use, help is available.

When entering cocaine rehab in Wirral, an individual won’t have to undergo a ‘cocaine detox’ because cocaine is not physically addictive like heroin or alcohol.

However, as a psychologically addictive drug, rehab provides you with many research-based treatments that give you the best chance of recovery from cocaine.

These therapies and treatments for cocaine addiction include talking therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy sessions and training for trigger management techniques and contingency management.

Removing you from your addiction triggers and everyday temptations also sets you free distractions for your recovery.

Heroin Rehab in Wirral

Heroin is another highly addictive drug because it is made from morphine, making it a dangerous semi-synthetic. But through heroin rehab, you can live an everyday life again away from heroin and similar opioids.

Unlike cocaine, heroin is physically addictive, which results in intensely uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

This danger means it’s essential to go through heroin detox in a safe, medically monitored environment.

Because heroin has a relatively short shelf life, the withdrawal symptoms appear mere hours after use. To avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms occurring soon after you’ve quit the drug, clinicians may use drugs to ease the effects.

These prescribed drugs may include Naltrexone and Subutex (Buprenorphine).

Again, it’s essential to find a heroin rehab in Wirral to ensure your safety and comfort through their medically managed detox clinic.

Finding the right rehab clinic also gives you the chance to get to the root of your addiction and learn coping skills through vital therapies. [9]

Rehab for Cannabis in Wirral

Cannabis continues to be famous around the world as a supposedly harmless drug. Although it’s impossible to overdose from this drug, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

The continued use brings a host of Cannabis-related chronic health conditions.

The longer a person uses Cannabis, the more at risk of mental health conditions such as anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression.

In addition, due to its psychoactive nature, the effects of Cannabis also often cause individuals to become apathetic and withdrawn from society.

If you’re worried about your Cannabis use, or the use of a loved one, help is at hand through Cannabis rehab in Wirral.

Learning why you use Cannabis and how to avoid your triggers is possible through the vital therapies, activities and relapse prevention plan you can utilise at Cannabis addiction rehab.[10]

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Types of Therapies on Offer in Wirral Rehabs

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Alcohol and substance abuse addictions usually affect the mind and body, meaning that a comprehensive treatment that focuses on both provides you with the best chance of recovery.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we’ll always refer you to a rehab centre that offers a full range of therapies best suited to the recovery you need.

Wirral rehabs we’ll refer you to will usually offer the below therapies:

These therapies are provided by highly skilled and trained therapists and counsellors, and often in scenic and relaxing environments.

If you opt for a single-occupancy room, you may even have en-suite facilities, living quarters and even luxuries like a sauna and hot tub.

This kind of relaxing environment allows you to focus entirely on recovery.

Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders

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Many things can promote your recovery, with one of the most important being full access to dual diagnosis.

This type of diagnosis is necessary due to the mental health conditions that often co-occur as addiction.

Mental health conditions can either be a precursor to addiction or arise as a side-effect of the addiction itself.

Common mental health conditions occurring at the same time as addiction include:

Because of the many chronic mental health conditions a person could suffer from, a clinician needs to fully diagnose these psychiatric disorders. [11]

Finding a centre that provides this level of dual diagnosis is vital in enrolling on a complete and personalised treatment plan that offers the best chance of success.[12]

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Relapse Prevention Planning at Rehab

Whether physical, mental or addiction based, chronic conditions are often accompanied by a high relapse rate. This relapse rate is particularly worrying for alcohol and substance abuse recovery.

But the daunting prospect of leaving rehab is much less frightening when you put together a thorough and effective relapse prevention plan.

The staff at the rehabs in Wirral we refer you to will help you document your relapse prevention plan in the last days of rehab to notice and avoid relapse triggers.

Compiling a relapse prevention plan is one of the most important things you do at rehab, as it sets you up nicely for life after rehab.

The Alternatives to Rehab in the Wirral Area

The information we provide is never meant to overload or stress you. So, if a 28-day rehab stay is not an option for you, other options are available to suit your circumstances and treatment needs.

Home detox, although not free, is a perfectly suitable option for those needing to detox from alcohol with medical support, but without the high cost of residential rehab.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can quickly help you find a home detox package suitable for you.

Seeking out the support of a publicly funded local drug and alcohol team in Wirral through outpatient rehab is another budget-friendly option.

However, publicly funded outpatient treatment doesn’t usually provide the same safeguards as residential treatment.

There is no protection from the triggers and temptations of addiction between treatment sessions. However, you will receive group therapy sessions and free information to help you on your way to recovery.

Other free group sessions are also available in the form of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous group meetings.

When meetings and abstinence are maintained, these groups have proven practical, effective, and supportive methods for treating alcohol and substance abuse disorders (SUDs).[13]

Unfortunately, when a family member’s addiction surfaces, it often affects the family as a whole. Al-Anon Family Group meetings are essential in mending the wounds of addiction between family members.

These meetings also facilitate understanding, motivation, and confidence for a new life as you listen to shared tales and success stories.

Lastly, SMART Recovery group sessions are another free and practical way to rid yourself of the feelings of isolation and disheartening nature of addiction.

The social nature of SMART recovery meetings allows you to share, listen and ultimately feel understood, motivating your recovery.

Trained facilitators will also help you find methods to overcome your addiction by using evidence-based tools such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today

For more information on our Wirral-based drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation services:

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Alternatively, get in touch via the contact page and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible. Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of addiction treatments across Merseyside in Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Southport and Birkenhead.

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