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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Carlisle

Find help and support for addiction via drug and alcohol rehab Carlisle

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    There are millions of people around the UK whose lives have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by the epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. Sadly, Carlisle is no exception.

    Type of drug and alcohol issues Cumbria England
    Percentage of adults drinking >14
    units/week (2011-2014)
    31.7% 25.7%
    Percentage of adults binge drinking on
    heaviest drinking day (2011-2014)
    22.6% 16.5%
    Number of assessments for alcohol misuse
    9.9% 15.5%
    Volume of pure alcohol sold through
    the off-trade (inc. beer, wine, spirits)
    [litres per adult] (2014)
    7.0 5.5


    OK Rehab’s main goal is to get anyone who needs help into a rehab clinic that is right for them. We are here to act as a referral service as well as a free information resource.

    If you are looking for treatment at a drug & alcohol rehab in Carlisle or are concerned about someone you know and their issues with substance abuse, call us free on 0800 326 5559.

    After your free consultation, we can make an informed recommendation on a clinic that may suit you. Prior to referral, we can offer all the free and confidential information and advice you need.

    How Do I Know Whether I’m Addicted Or Not?

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    This is not an easy question to answer, as it is slightly different for everyone depending on their individual circumstances and experiences.

    Some people can develop an addiction very quickly after taking a substance, whereas for others it is an incremental process that takes years to develop.

    If you find that you are spending most of your time or money on drugs or alcohol, or that you have gone to lengths to hide your substance abuse from others, it is probably that you have an addiction.

    There are a few different tests that you can do for free online which aim to give you a better idea of whether or not you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

    One of these is the CAGE questionnaire, which is very straightforward to complete. Another is the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), which is a bit more detailed.

    Both tests can be found easily online.

    If you would like to discuss your substance abuse problems in more detail, call us on 0800 326 5559

    Pre-Rehab Steps: Intervention

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    Getting someone into drug and alcohol rehab can be difficult, as it can often take a long time for them to admit that they need professional help with their substance abuse issues.

    Intervention is a way of speeding up this process, with the goal of minimising the time that someone spends in active addiction, and therefore effectively minimising the damage that they do to themselves and others.

    There are a number of ways of doing this, from a traditional sit-down intervention with loved ones to positive reinforcement techniques such as the CRAFT method.

    We at OK Rehab can provide free advice on the practicalities of setting up an intervention, such as finding the right intervention counsellor to oversee the meeting.

    Call our team today to find out more

    How To Prepare For Rehab

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    If you have decided on drug or alcohol rehab as your choice for recovery from addiction, you may now be wondering how to prepare for the next phase.

    One thing you can do to make your time in rehab easier is to come to terms with your addiction as much as you can.

    This will help when it comes time to partake in specific therapies and counselling sessions as you will already have a grasp on what your situation is and how you got there, and that will go towards finding out what help you need to rid yourself of your addiction.

    Being open and honest with yourself about your addiction will also help us when we are assessing your needs.

    To make sure your treatment is tailored to you and is beneficial for your recovery, we perform assessments to gauge your mental and physical health. Remaining 100% honest with us in these assessments will allow us to make properly informed decisions for your treatment, meaning you get the best care possible.

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    Other preparations you can make include ensuring you have the time available to enter drug or alcohol rehab.

    The usual time spent in rehab for any patient is around 28 days, though some may need longer and others may be able to leave before 28 days is reached.

    Make sure to let your workplace know that you being away for a set length of time, but reassure them that it is a necessary step for your recovery and eventual return to a normal life.

    It is also a good idea to let any friends and family know where you will be during this time, so that when you leave our care you will be returning to a strong network of people who are ready to support your journey.

    To learn more about how you could prepare yourself for rehab in Carlisle, call us on 0800 326 5559

    Choosing A Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Carlisle

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    If you feel you are ready and prepared for the journey ahead, it’s now time to decide where that journey will take place. Will you choose a drug and alcohol rehab in Carlisle or one further afield?

    A rehab local to you is usually the most valuable, as it makes for an easier and smoother transition from home to rehab and back

    A local rehab has the means to detach you from your possibly toxic home environment, whilst still treating you somewhere you are familiar with, usually meaning you feel more comfortable and at home in the clinic.

    A drug and alcohol rehab close to you in Carlisle will also mean that you are close to any friends and family, and when you eventually leave rehabilitation, you’re never too far away if you require any additional treatment.

    Usually, the drug and alcohol rehab we refer you to will offer a residential programme, which we always highly recommend over outpatient treatment.

    This is because residential rehab can offer a lot more benefits than outpatient treatment can, and usually gives the patient a much higher chance of reaching a full recovery. Residential rehab provides you with 24/7 care from medical professionals and excellent therapists and counsellors.

    It delivers all treatments under one roof and is the easiest way to fully immerse yourself in your efforts to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

    For more advice on choosing a rehab in Carlisle, call your team on 0800 326 5559.

    How Much Does Rehab Cost In Carlisle?

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    The average price of treatment in a residential rehab clinic in the United Kingdom is roughly £495 per day. This can be much less at certain clinics – sometimes around £1,000 per week.

    The cost of drug or alcohol addiction treatment will depend on the clinic you choose and the type of treatment package you opt for.

    For example, outpatient care would cost less than inpatient care, and a standalone detox would cost even less.

    We are happy to discuss the financial side of rehab in detail with you over the phone, including potential financing options and other practicalities.

    For more information, call us on 0800 326 5559

    Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Covered By Health Insurance?

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    A lot of health insurance companies do cover private drug and alcohol rehab as part of their policies. However, what is covered will depend on what policy you have, and the various risk factors involved.

    If you are unsure, the best thing to do is contact your healthcare provider directly to discuss the specifics of what your policy covers.

    Whether or not your policy does cover private rehab treatment, we are more than happy to discuss your various payment options over the phone.

    Can I Get Drug And Alcohol Rehab On The NHS?

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    Yes, there are hundreds of drug and alcohol treatment clinics in the UK that are accessible through the NHS or local council authorities. However, there are potential complications in getting a place.

    As there is a great deal of demand for free rehab services, there are usually long waiting lists associated with these clinics.

    On the other hand, going through a private agency like ours means that you will not have to wait before you begin your treatment.

    The obvious trade-off to that is that private rehab costs money.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Services in Carlisle:

    Here are a few places you can find help for addiction near you.

    1. CADAS Carlisle

    Address: 3-5 Victoria Pl, Carlisle, CA1 1EJ

    Telephone: 0300 111 4002


    2. CAMHS East Cumbria

    Address: Fairfield Centre, Carleton Clinic, Cumwhinton Drive, Carlisle, CA1 3SX

    Telephone: 01228 603 017


    3. Carlisle Key

    Address: 125-127 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RZ

    Telephone: 01228 595566


    Are there any other rehab alternatives for drug and alcohol addiction?

    In addition to this, you can find further drug and alcohol support at organisations such as Samaritans, Papyrus, Mind UK and Young Minds.

    Reaching out to the NHS is also a good idea – they can help you with your recovery journey from start to finish.

    For more advice about choosing between private and NHS rehab, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    How Long Does Rehab Last?

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    Rehab can last anywhere between 7 days for a standalone detox to 28 days for a full course, which includes detox, therapies and other rehab treatments.

    It is rare for people to stay in rehab for longer than a month, but this can sometimes be necessary in the case of people who have extreme drug or alcohol addiction.

    When paying for private rehab treatment, a longer stay generally means that treatment will cost more, as one would expect.

    Inpatient Or Outpatient Treatment In Carlisle

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    You may be able to attend drug & alcohol rehab in Carlisle as an outpatient – in other words, staying at home during evenings and travelling to the clinic and back for sessions.

    However, only a minority of rehab service users are suitable for outpatient care, as there are a number of criteria that you would need to qualify for.

    To be suitable for outpatient care, you would need to be living close to the clinic as well as having a substance abuse problem that is towards the mild end of the scale.

    As this is not the case for most people, the majority of those who book rehab placements through us will attend rehab as inpatients.

    For more advice and guidance about choosing between inpatient and outpatient rehab, call us on 0800 326 5559

    Alcohol Detox & Rehab In Carlisle

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    Alcohol withdrawal is not something that should be taken lightly – it can be extremely dangerous if the symptoms are not properly managed.

    It is always preferable to detox properly, with the help medical supervision, rather than going cold turkey. Alcohol detox is usually the first part of treatment at rehab.

    This usually involves a medication called Librium, which is used to lessen any physical symptoms from alcohol withdrawal as well as manage the anxiety that often comes with detox.

    The whole process of alcohol detox usually takes between 7 and 10 days. After that, you can begin to put in the work in therapy to deal with the issues that may have driven you to harmful drinking.

    We can help you to get treatment at a great drug & alcohol rehab in Carlisle.

    To begin your recovery journey from alcohol addiction in Carlisle today, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Rehab For Cocaine In Carlisle

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    Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the country, as well as being one of the most expensive and addictive substances on the market.

    In fact, cocaine abuse is so widespread that it is probably almost impossible to go on a night out in any major city without encountering someone who is under the effects of the drug.

    This can lead to an incredible number of social problems, with cocaine making users more prone to violence, aggression, and other forms of dangerous and high-risk behaviour.

    Cocaine is also damaging to the individual’s health, both mentally and psychologically. Symptoms include

    • High blood pressure
    • Paranoia
    • Anxiety
    • Cardiac issues

    The best place to get help with cocaine addiction is at a residential rehab clinic, where you can get the various kinds of help needed to put cocaine abuse behind you for good.

    To begin your recovery journey from cocaine addiction in Carlisle today, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Rehab For Heroin In Carlisle

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    The world is in the midst of an enormous opiate crisis which has torn communities apart and led to the premature deaths of millions of people worldwide.

    Here in the UK, countless communities have been ravaged by an epidemic of heroin abuse and the antisocial behaviour and social decay that comes with it.

    Heroin is notoriously difficult to quit, as the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can be utterly unbearable without the proper help and medication.

    This is why it is always best to go through withdrawal from heroin or other opiates at rehab. Being at a clinic means that you can be fully monitored through detox, as well as get the right medication help before you move on to therapy.

    This approach minimises the discomfort and pain of heroin withdrawal, giving the user the best possible chance of stabilising their health and getting into long-term recovery.

    To begin your recovery journey from heroin addiction in Carlisle today, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Rehab For Cannabis In Carlisle

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    Cannabis is probably subject to more myths and misconceptions than any other drug, with many describing the drug as ‘harmless’ or even claiming that it has a range of health benefits.

    Myths like this are harmful, in that they can make a person with a cannabis problem think that they have nothing to worry about, or even that there is no such thing as cannabis addiction.

    On the contrary, cannabis addiction is a very real problem, and can contribute to a range of serious mental health problems including chronic depression, anxiety, and paranoia.

    The social isolation that often comes with cannabis use can make any of these mental health conditions much more difficult to cope with.

    If you want to escape the trap of chronic cannabis abuse, OK Rehab can help you to find treatment for cannabis addiction at a drug rehab in Cheltenham.

    To begin your recovery journey from cannabis addiction in Carlisle today, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Types Of Therapies On Offer In Carlisle Rehabs

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    Whatever challenges you are facing in life, it can always be helpful to talk them over with a qualified professional in a safe environment.

    Rehab can accommodate this by providing you access to a wide variety of mental health professionals, all of whom have specialities in different areas of recovery treatment.

    Below we have listed a number of different treatments that you can expect to experience at drug & alcohol rehab in Carlisle.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    It is far too common for a depressed mind to fall victim to ‘cognitive distortions’, where a person develops unhealthy and unhelpful patterns of thinking, which often have little basis in reality.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is very helpful in terms of addressing and challenging these thought patterns, thereby minimising their impact on the person’s well-being.

    CBT can be utilised to treat a range of different mental health problems, including drug and alcohol abuse and the conditions associated with them.

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a therapy that has become increasingly popular within addiction treatment circles over the last few years.

    DBT focuses on addressing some of the more distressing symptoms of conditions like Bipolar Disorder, such as suicidal ideation, self-harm, and risk-taking behaviours.

    It is also used to help people with personality disorders improve their relationships with others. Personality disorders are highly common in those with substance abuse problems.

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    Holistic Therapies

    Holistic therapies can complement your main drug or alcohol addiction treatment by providing exercise, mindful focus, and a project to involve yourself with while at rehab.

    This might include things like art therapy, music therapy, craft making, yoga, tai chi, gardening, and other activities involving light exercise or creativity.

    Group Therapy

    When going through any kind of transformative processes, such as drug and alcohol recovery, it can be very comforting to have people that you can share with.

    This is the thinking behind group therapy at rehab. These sessions, overseen by a professional from the clinic, will enable you to talk your issues over with people who understand.

    You may also find that you gain insight into your own addiction from the collective wisdom and experience of the others in the group.

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    Individual Therapies

    A lot of people with drug and alcohol addiction can become very isolated. It may also be that isolation is one of the factors that led them to substance abuse in the first place.

    This can mean that those people do not have anyone to talk to, which can make any mental health problem much more difficult to deal with.

    Private therapy sessions at rehab give you the chance to discuss your thoughts and feelings with a professional, working through some of the issues that have underpinned your addiction.

    These sessions may take place with a counsellor, a psychotherapist, a psychiatrist, or another mental health professional. All conversations are treated with strict confidentiality.

    Family Therapies

    Family therapy aims to repair emotional damage that may have been caused by drug and alcohol addiction, as well as working on the fundamentals of the relationships involved and establishing healthy boundaries for everyone.

    Sessions like this will always be facilitated by a trained counsellor who can make sure that everyone gets to say their piece and that the conversations are constructive.

    Family therapy sessions are not a mandatory part of rehab, but they can be very valuable for those who are seeking to repair those relationships.

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    Co-Dependency Treatment

    Co-dependent relationships are generally unhealthy on a number of levels, and being in addiction makes it all the more likely for such relationships to develop.

    Co-dependency treatment helps you to assess your current and past relationships and identify ways to set healthy boundaries in your relationships going forward.

    Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

    For those who value the 12-step programme favoured by Alcoholics Anonymous in Carlisle and other similar organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous, it is possible to have the 12 steps integrated into your treatment plan at rehab.

    It should be emphasised that this is optional – if you do not want to participate in the 12-step method, this is perfectly fine – you can still get a great programme of treatment at rehab.

    Some rehabs place more of an emphasis on the 12 steps than others – this is one of the ways in which we can help you to identify which clinic might be right for you.

    The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis

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    Drug and alcohol addiction and mental health are intertwined, and it is crucial to your recovery that you are able to manage any other mental health issues that go along with your addiction.

    Conditions such as OCD, depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder can all make a substance abuse problem much more difficult to handle.

    Being in a pattern of substance abuse can also increase the likelihood that these issues develop, or that they will worsen if they are already present.

    Dual diagnosis is the term used to describe the process of identifying mental health problems or disorders and addressing them in a healthy and constructive way that fits with the rest of your rehab treatment.

    This might involve medication, a specialist kind of talking therapy, or both. In any case, dual diagnosis can be a key part of any treatment plan at drug & alcohol rehab in Carlisle.

    To learn more about mental health support in Carlisle, call our team on 0800 326 5559

    How Rehabs Help With Relapse Prevention

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    Rehab staff can help you with the preparation for reintegration into the outside world by helping you to put together a relapse prevention plan.

    This is normally one of the last things that you will do at the clinic, as it requires you to put everything you have learned at rehab into practice.

    The plan will involve setting boundaries, such as staying away from venues that sell alcohol as much as possible. It will also encourage you to take proactive steps like going to therapy, group meetings, or both.

    Any rehab clinic that you book through us will also provide you with a year of aftercare as part of the deal, meaning that you can go back to the clinic for meetings at weekends.

    Navigating the first year of sobriety is a big adjustment for anyone, but with the right preparation and a commitment to the process, you can enjoy your new life in recovery.

    Aftercare And Support Services

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    It is important to remember that as you leave drug and alcohol rehab, your recovery journey is still just beginning.

    Moving forward, it is important to stay proactive in terms of combatting your own addiction.

    Below are a number of different services that are able to provide free support to persons in recovery once they leave rehab. Availability of services may vary by area.

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

    Most people will have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, given that the organisation has been operating around the world for almost 100 years.

    AA hosts free meetings all over the country, including here in Carlisle.

    There is also Narcotics Anonymous, which follows a similar programme to AA, but deals specifically with drug abuse. It is perfectly acceptable to be an attendee of both groups.

    Have a look for you local Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Additionally, for cocaine addiction you can attend Cocaine Anonymous.

    SMART Recovery

    Some people do not feel entirely comfortable with the spiritual approach offered by Alcoholics Anonymous and its associated organisations.

    If that is the case for you, you may want to consider pursuing treatment through the organisation SMART instead.

    SMART is a network of clinicians and addiction experts who offer free treatments around the world for people who are looking to improve their relationship with drugs and alcohol.

    They take a much more secular approach than AA or NA and focus primarily on evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and others.

    Find your local SMART Recovery group today.

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    Al-Anon Family Therapy Meetings

    Al-Anon is there to provide support and guidance to friends and family members of anyone who has been affected by alcoholism, whether they are in recovery or still in active addiction.

    The organisation has its own set of guidelines that vaguely mirror the 12-step model used in AA.

    Check out their website to find an An-Anon meeting in Carlisle today.

    Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Carlisle

    The NHS sets aside a substantial amount of funding for drug & alcohol outreach teams, who provide hands-on support to those affected by addiction and substance abuse.

    Your local GP will be able to tell you what resources are available in your area of Carlisle. You can speak with them in confidence and figure out a plan of action for staying on top of your addiction.

    Getting In Touch

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    Although right now it may seem like such a huge investment of your time, effort, and money, rehab is without a doubt in your best interest if you’re aiming for a recovery that is safe and long-lasting.

    By opting for the infamous and dangerous ‘cold turkey’ method, or unsafe home detoxes, you will be seriously delaying the possible recovery that you could reach,

    Don’t reduce your chances for a better lifeget in contact with us today to see how we can help you recover from a drug and alcohol addiction.

    Get help for addiction anywhere in Cumbria, including in Burrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven, Penrith, Ulverston, Maryport, Windermere, Dalton Town, Cockermouth, Egremont, Millom, Cleater Moor, Wigton, Keswick, Wetheral, Seaton, Brampton, Grange-over-Sands and many more.


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