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Drug & Alcohol Rehab County Durham

Find help and support for addiction via drug and alcohol rehab County Durham

    The UK’s problems with drug and alcohol abuse are well documented, and unfortunately, this shows no signs of changing any time soon.

    Millions around the UK drink to a harmful level at home, with around one in twenty hospital admission sin the UK being the direct result of alcohol consumption.

    Drug abuse also causes massive problems in communities across the country, with drug-related deaths in England and Wales hitting a record high in 2020.

    It remains to be seen what can be done on a societal level to curb the problems of substance abuse and addiction. On an individual level, the data is clear that the most effective course of action is to go to rehab.

    OK Rehab is here to help you secure treatment at a top-quality private drug & alcohol rehab in County Durham, with a very quick turnaround.

    To start your recovery journey at a first-class drug and alcohol rehab in County Durham, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559

    Pre-Rebab Intervention

    Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism

    One of the most frustrating things about watching someone you love suffer from alcohol or drug addiction is their refusal to do anything constructive about it.

    Intervention is often a necessary step for someone who will not accept that they have a problem, and/or will not commit to putting in the necessary work to get into recovery.

    You can do this the traditional way, by arranging a gathering with the person and other loved ones, then explaining to the addicted person the damage that they are causing.

    Another way to go is the CRAFT intervention approach, which involves offering positive affirmations and rewards as a way of trying to get that person to change their behaviour for the better.

    OK Rehab can provide detailed and customised advice on how to arrange an intervention for someone whom you are concerned about. 

    Make sure that your loved one gets the help they need from a rehab clinic in County Durham by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    How Do I Know I’m Addicted?

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    This is not an easy question to answer, as there are a number of different factors involved in a person’s relationship with drugs and alcohol.

    The most obvious factor is how often you consume drugs or alcohol, but there are other factors, such as how your substance abuse has affected your relationships or your work life.

    There are a number of different tests and questionnaires that aim to provide a more objective answer to the question of addiction.

    One of these is the CAGE questionnaire, a brief series of questions designed to make you think about your drinking and how it has affected your life.

    Another is the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), which was devised by the World Health Organisation. Both of these tests can be easily found online.

    Still not sure if you’re suffering from addiction? Talk it over with our expert team on 0800 326 5559

    How Much Does Rehab Cost in County Durham?


    There are different costs involved in rehab, from accommodation to medications and treatment.

    Depending on what kind of treatment package you opt for, the overall cost will be different.

    For instance, if you only wanted to go to rehab for an inpatient alcohol detox, not the therapy and other treatments that come afterwards, you would be looking at a cost of about £6,000 for a single room, or £3,000 for a spot in a dorm.

    If you wanted to get the whole comprehensive 28-day treatment package, you would probably need to pay around £14,000 for a single room stay or £8,000 if you were in a multiple-occupancy dorm.

    Attending as an outpatient would reduce these costs, although this is not an option that is available to everyone. Same with an assisted home alcohol detox, which would cost about £1,500 all-in.

    To discover how much your stay at a rehab centre in County Durham is likely to cost, call us on 0800 326 5559

    Is Drug and Alcohol Rehab Covered by Health Insurance?

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    There are a number of health insurance policies that cover alcohol and drug addiction treatment. This is because substance abuse problems are health issues like any other.

    There is a huge amount of variation between insurance policies and what they cover, so it is only possible to advise on this once we have more information about you.

    If you’d like to learn more about how to use health insurance to access addiction treatment services, talk to our experts on 0800 326 5559

    Is Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Covered by the NHS?

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    There are a number of NHS-associated clinics that are available for free to the service user through their GP or another NHS referral service, such as crisis teams and A&E departments.

    These clinics are heavily regulated and have a good standard of care and treatment. However, it is worth bearing in mind that these clinics almost always have a lengthy waiting list for treatment.

    We go into more detail about public and private clinics in the section NHS vs. Private Addiction Treatment’ further below.

    For more guidance on what the NHS can do to help you overcome alcohol or drug addiction, call us on 0800 326 5559

    How Long Does Rehab in County Durham Last?

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    Drug & alcohol rehab in County Durham will usually last between 7 and 10 days for a straightforward alcohol or drug detox procedure, or around 28 days for a more comprehensive treatment package that includes therapies, addiction counselling, relapse prevention, and aftercare.

    As detailed in the pricing section above, different treatment programmes will have different costs, depending on how long you stay at the clinic for as well as a number of other factors.

    It is unusual for people to stay in a residential rehab clinic for longer than 28 days.

    However, some people with extreme addiction problems have been known to stay up to three months.

    This amount of time in rehab would only be necessary in exceptional circumstances.

    To figure out how long your stay at a rehab clinic in County Durham is likely to last, call us on 0800 326 5559

    NHS vs. Private Addiction Treatment in County Durham

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    We at OK Rehab provide referrals to private rehab clinics around the UK. However, we are well aware that not everyone with a substance abuse problem can afford to go to private rehab.

    This is why we are happy to provide advice and guidance on pursuing a rehab clinic through the NHS or another nonprofit provider.

    There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to going through public rehab.

    The main advantage is not having to pay for treatment, but the main drawback is that it may be a long wait for your treatment to begin.

    Nearly two-thirds (64%) of people have a wait of more than four weeks for NHS therapy.

    There is also the fact that you may have very little control over what kind of clinic you go to, as opposed to the wide array of choices you would have if going through private rehab.

    Even if you cannot afford private rehab at the moment, we are happy to provide free and confidential advice over the phone.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Programmes in County Durham:

    Here are some more options to help with your recovery.

    1. The Community Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service

    Address: Eden House, 1 Station Rd, Consett DH8 5RL

    Telephone: 03000 266666


    2. Change Grow Live

    Address: 4-6 Mary St, Sunderland SR1 3NH

    Telephone: 08002 346798


    3. NERAF

    Address: Church Street East, Church St E, Hendon, Sunderland SR1 2BB

    Telephone: 01915 148520


    In addition to this, there are more helplines such as Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritansPapyrus and SMART Recovery that will also help with your recovery.

    Alternatively, find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS are also there to help you.

    Allow our team to help you find the perfect drug and alcohol rehab in County Durham by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment in County Durham

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    When referring to rehab addiction treatment, the term ‘inpatient’ simply means someone who is staying at the clinic overnight during their treatment. On the other hand, ‘outpatient’ means someone who remains at home overnight but will travel to the clinic during the daytime for their treatment.

    Outpatient rehab will keep costs down, due to no accommodation fees being involved.

    However, it is only suitable for people whose addiction problems are less severe.

    Anyone who is hoping to attend rehab as an outpatient would also need to have a reliable means of transportation for getting to their rehab day by day, and not live too far away from the clinic.

    The person’s home life would also need to be relatively stable, and free of aggravating issues that could jeopardise a person’s recovery – for example, an abusive live-in partner.

    For help choosing between outpatient and inpatient rehab in County Durham, call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Alcohol Detox & Alcohol Rehab in County Durham

    Tackling alcohol abuse is one of the biggest public health challenges of the modern age, and the effects of our binge drinking culture are all too easy to see on the streets of UK towns and cities.

    A lot of people don’t know that alcohol abuse almost always requires an alcohol detox.

    Again, this may be due to the misconception that alcohol is not as harmful as other drugs.

    The truth is that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs to withdraw from if it is not managed properly.

    If things go wrong, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can result in delirium tremens, seizures or even fatalities.

    Going through alcohol detox at drug & alcohol rehab in County Durham means that you can be looked after and monitored around the clock as you go through the detox stage of withdrawal.

    This will usually require the use of a prescription drug such as Librium (Chlordiazepoxide), which is a sedative-type drug that can relieve some of the physical and psychological discomfort involved in detox and make the process safer overall.

    Other types of medication you might need include Acamprosate (Campral®) which helps rebalance the chemicals in the brain that have been damaged by alcohol; an antidepressant like nefazodone, desipramine, or imipramine to aid any anxiety or depression caused by alcohol; or the opioid antagonist Naltrexone which works to uncouple the relationship between alcohol and pleasure.

    After detox, you can begin to work on understanding your addiction problems better, with the help of expert professionals at the clinic. They will also help you to put a firm plan into place to minimise the chances of relapsing in future.

    If you go on to have CBT therapy for alcohol addiction, a report has shown that the success rate is 83.87%. Therapy after treatment is therefore highly recommended. 

    Beat alcohol addiction once and for all with the help of a rehab in County Durham – give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559

    Cocaine Rehab in County Durham

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    Cocaine use is highly risky and carries an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other potentially life-threatening medical emergencies. 

    Despite the dangers, people spend a huge amount of money on both cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the country, and its use is widespread in UK nightlife.

    The psychological effects of cocaine abuse can cause a person to become paranoid, antisocial, aggressive, obnoxious, and violent. It is not hard to see how these behaviours could end in a life-changing tragedy for the person or for those around them.

    Cocaine addiction can develop quickly, causing a person’s life to spiral out of control. We’re here to help you get the best treatment available at a residential drug & alcohol rehab in County Durham.

    As cocaine detox is not necessary, treatment will instead focus on breaking the habits and thought patterns that lead to its use.

    Overcome your cocaine addiction with the help of a drug rehab in County Durham by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    Heroin Rehab in County Durham

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    It is notoriously challenging to get clean from heroin, not least because of the gruelling withdrawal process. However, with expert help and guidance from recovery professionals, it is possible.

    Heroin withdrawal requires a controlled heroin detox for it to be safe – it is very dangerous to go ‘cold turkey’. This process is best handled by professionals at a residential rehab centre, who can offer support and supervision around the clock.

    Heroin withdrawal usually includes a few different kinds of prescription drugs.

    In the short term, there is Subutex, to help with the physical and psychological difficulties of heroin detox.

    In the medium-to-long term, former heroin users will likely be prescribed methadone to help them transition into recovery safely and allow their bodies to adjust.

    Medication, along with the other treatments and education that you will undergo at rehab, will give you the best possible chance of getting into long-term recovery from heroin abuse.

    Overcome your heroin addiction with the help of a drug rehab in County Durham by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    Cannabis Rehab in County Durham

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    Cannabis may not be considered as ‘serious’ a drug as cocaine or heroin, but that does not mean that it isn’t harmful.

    Thousands of people around the country have had their lives negatively affected by cannabis addiction and the psychological effects that the drug can have.

    A study by Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt identified the adverse side effects of regular use of cannabis during adolescence and into adulthood can include ‘a dependence syndrome, increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, impaired respiratory function, cardiovascular disease, and adverse effects of regular use on adolescent psychosocial development and mental health’.

    Although coming off cannabis has mild withdrawal symptoms, and does not require cannabis detox, it is still preferable to go through withdrawal at a dedicated rehab facility.

    While you are away at rehab, you can learn techniques to cope with cravings, as well as addressing your unresolved personal issues that may be driving you towards cannabis abuse.

    Having a comprehensive package of treatment and education about addiction means that you will have the chance to put cannabis abuse behind you and embrace a new, more fulfilling lifestyle.

    Overcome your cannabis addiction with the help of a drug rehab in County Durham by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    What Therapies are Offered at Rehab in County Durham?

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    Therapy is an important part of treatment in drug and alcohol rehab in County Durham. Here, you can begin to break down the psychological aspect of your addiction and heal your mind. In private rehab, therapy and addiction counselling is comprised of both traditional and holistic aspects such as:

    To experience any of these excellent therapies at a first-rate rehab clinic in County Durham, speak to our admissions team today on 0800 326 5559

    Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders at Rehab in County Durham

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    It is very common for people who suffer with substance abuse problems to also have some kind of mental illness or disorder. In fact, this accounts for the majority of people in addiction.

    This can be chronic mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, or other debilitating mental illnesses such as OCD, schizophrenia, PTSD and more.

    These conditions are hard enough to manage by themselves, and many people have a number of them occurring simultaneously. 

    When these conditions are present alongside a substance abuse disorder, it can make those conditions, and life in general, completely unmanageable. 

    This is why rehab clinics place a large emphasis on dual diagnosis, which aims to diagnose and treat any underlying mental health conditions in a way that is conducive to recovery.

    Being under a team of expert mental health professionals, who will work cohesively with each other and with you, will enable you to get a handle on your issues and make them a lot more manageable.

    Discover how a drug and alcohol rehab in County Durham will work to support your mental health by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    How Rehabs in County Durham Help with Relapse Prevention

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    The staff who have been treating you at rehab will be well aware that your journey into recovery does not end with your time in rehab – in fact, it is only just beginning.

    With that in mind, they will help you in putting together a relapse prevention plan before you leave, which will have your own personal circumstances in mind.

    The staff will help you to do this by summarising and refreshing your memory about everything you have learned while at rehab, including coping techniques and other methods of maintaining sobriety.

    Putting a plan together means that you are mentally prepared for the challenges that you may encounter and able to face them objectively and constructively.

    Make sure that you beat addiction once and for all at a rehab in County Durham – call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Aftercare and Support Services after Rehab in County Durham

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    The cost of your treatment at residential rehab also includes an aftercare programme, whereby you can come into the clinic for catch-up meetings to keep on top of your recovery. 

    It can be very helpful to hear from others who are experiencing what you are, and to help others who are just starting out on their own recovery journey. 

    Taking positive, proactive steps like this is a big part of getting better and staying in recovery for the long term. 

    There will also be a number of services available in your local area to help you with the recovery process, some of which we have listed below.

    Match your stay at a rehab in County Durham with an equally effective aftercare plan by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide spaces for recovering alcoholics and drug users to share their experiences and thoughts, as well as listen to others in a similar position.

    Both organisations revolve around the 12-step method of recovery, which encourages attendees to find a higher power to help them through their recovery.

    You will likely be able to find an AA or NA meeting within reasonable travelling distance of your home. 12-step meetings are also available as part of residential rehab.

    SMART Recovery

    SMART is a global organisation that offers free support and various treatments to those going through drug and/or alcohol recovery.

    They take a different approach from NA and AA, in that they do not emphasise the spiritual, and focus much more on evidence-based treatments.

    SMART is an American organisation that began in 1994, but today they offer their services all over the world. Google ‘SMART recovery’ to see what services are available near you.


    Al-Anon meetings

    It is incredibly difficult for a person to live through addiction and get into recovery, but it is important to remember that it can be just as gruelling for the people closest to them.

    This is the premise behind the organisation Al-Anon, which offers support for the friends and family members of those who are either in active alcohol addiction or going through recovery.

    They are a separate organisation from AA, but operate in a similar way, with free meetings and their own set of guiding principles. Search online to find an Al-Anon meeting near you.

    Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in County Durham

    Each GP surgery around the country has its own resources in place for dealing with the issues of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in their community.

    If you book an appointment with your doctor, you will be able to discuss your addiction problems with them in confidence.

    They will then be able to inform you as to what options are open to you.

    One possibility might be referral to a local drug & alcohol outreach team. This can involve regular home visits and check-ins, as long as you are happy for that to take place.

    This kind of outreach service can be a godsend for people who are going through the challenging process of addiction particularly when your life becomes unmanageable.

    Get the help you need to beat addiction – call our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    Take the first step

    You can speak to our referral specialist for free and receive their dedicated health and support.

    We’ll take you through the short referral process and offer you our recommendations for rehab centres in County Durham or nearby.

    Rehab clinics are available throughout the North East, including in Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Middlesborough, Darlington, Northallerton and many other locations.

    Contact OK Rehab and we will find you the right treatment programme in the County Durham area, today.


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