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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cumbria

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

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Cumbria

    When you think of Cumbria, drug addiction may not be the first thing that comes to mind.

    You may conjure up picturesque and rural scenes, and whilst Cumbria is known for these things, many of its residents are struggling with addiction like many places across the UK.

    Addiction knows no bounds and can affect any type of person from any walk of life.

    There were 96 drug-related deaths and 63 alcohol-related deaths recorded in Cumbria in 2020. [1] [2]

    At OK Rehab, we support all clients no matter their background and want to help you find a rehab clinic in the Cumbria area best suited to your needs.

    By calling our friendly team, we can help refer you to a residential facility with a treatment programme tailored to your individual needs.

    Partaking in inpatient treatment at a clinic in Cumbria means you have the best chance of facing a successful, life-long recovery.

    Many studies around addiction have shown that the best way to abstain completely from drug and alcohol addictions is to enter a full-time rehabilitation programme.

    We understand this may not be possible for everyone. Still, we encourage you to consider it and explore this option as it can benefit you greatly and see you into recovery sooner than you might think.

    Get alcohol and drug rehab in Cumbria for a wide range of addictions including binge drinking, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, Buprenorphine addiction, cannabis use disorder, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction, opioid use disorder, heroin addiction, cocaine dependence or cocaine addiction, any physical dependence or codependency, substance use disorder, and behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction and eating disorders.

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    Do I need to go to rehab?

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    You may have begun to examine your relationship with drugs and alcohol and wonder if you are truly addicted. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you believe it may be time for you to attend rehab.

    • Can you function daily without using drugs or alcohol? Are you dependent on substances to see you through the day? Have you tried to quit but failed?
    • Have you lied to friends or family about your drug use? Do you feel that you mistreat people depending on your mood? Do you avoid events and meetings so you can take drugs or alcohol?
    • Are you in financial trouble or have borrowed money you can’t pay back?

    All of these things could indicate you need to seek help immediately.

    If you are committed to seeing a change, there is no better time to enter rehab than today. Get in touch with our friendly team so we can discuss a referral to a local clinic in Cumbria.

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    What are the benefits of attending rehab?

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    Inpatient rehab is usually regarded as the most effective treatment for achieving and staying in recovery. However, by moving into a clinic, you can receive around-the-clock care from medical staff who will support you during withdrawal.

    These members of staff can also prescribe medication if it is needed.

    By attending therapy sessions, you can begin to equip yourself with the necessary tools and skills required to live a life in recovery after treatment has ended.

    Types of therapy that are usually available at a private rehab include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, motivational therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, brief intervention, contingency management, coping mechanisms work therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, music therapy, and talking therapies.

    We encourage the 12-step programme to our clients as it is proven to be very beneficial when maintaining sobriety. This programme is useful to friends and family too and can offer them support during this troubling time.

    After your treatment programme has ended, we can point you toward local support groups in Cumbria, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These groups follow the 12 steps that include giving yourself over to a higher power.

    It can be helpful once you have re-entered society to seek support from local people who have endured the same hardships. By doing this, you can build long-lasting friendships with people who can support you in your recovery journey.

    We want you to know that even after your treatment has ended, we are still here for you. If you ever need to contact us regarding your addiction, you are more than welcome to, and we encourage you to make use of our facilities.

    At OK Rehab, we encourage localised treatment, and you may find yourself wondering why. Localised treatment is usually the most suitable method for recovery as it means you can set realistic goals for what you want to achieve in treatment.

    If you are thinking of travelling a long way for treatment, you may find yourself less committed to recovery.

    What starts as optimism may soon turn to a lack of motivation, so it is worth considering how far you want to travel for treatment.

    If you choose to stay in your local area, you can access support from friends and family. Many clients choose the localised treatment as it means they can continue to find the motivation to recover away from the home environment.

    Something that may provide comfort is the thought that after treatment has concluded, you can still access aftercare services through your clinic.

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    Worried about a friend or loved one?

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    Admitting you have a drug or alcohol addiction can be one of the hardest things to do. Usually, it is friends and family that notice it before the addicted person.

    Denial and addiction often go hand in hand, making it tough to seek help. However, understanding you have a problem with drugs or alcohol can be an achievement in itself and is a massive part of the battle. Though it is a big step, it is only the first of many.

    If you have a friend or loved one who is failing to see their addiction, it may be worth contacting an interventionist as soon as possible.

    This professional can travel to your or your friends’ homes to stage an intervention. This aims to help the addicted person see how severe their addiction is.

    From this, you can work together to help them access treatment such as detoxing and rehab.

    One of the signs of addiction can be a tendency to lie. You may find that your friend or loved one is lying to you about their substance use which can make it hard to spot addiction.

    It can feel extremely painful watching someone you love suffer at the hands of addiction. Our staff are also here to help you. We know the effects addiction can have not just on the inflicted person but on their friends and relatives.

    If you need to talk, we can offer you free and confidential advice. Our team are trained specially to offer the help and support you need, so feel free to reach out at any time.

    We can point you in the right direction to rehab services or local groups in the Cumbria area.

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    Rehab in the Cumbria area

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    When coming face to face with the realisation that you need help for an addiction, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of treatment programmes and clinics out there.

    We can help take the difficulty out of finding the right clinic by doing it for you! By providing us with your details and a bit more about you, we can help you find the best private clinic in the area for you.

    You may be faced with many choices about the treatment you can receive. Whilst the NHS does offer great resources to help battle addiction, they very rarely offer residential rehab , which means you will ultimately have to pay to attend.

    We don’t want the financial side of rehab to stop you from choosing to attend, and we can help break this down when you call us if you have any worries.

    Many people facing addiction choose to go private to avoid the long waiting lists the NHS places patients on. For some people, this is far too long to wait, whilst some private rehab clinics in Cumbria can even offer same-day admission.

    Choosing to attend rehab shows your commitment to entering recovery and wanting to leave behind substance misuse.

    You will be overseen by the best medical staff who have specialised in their chosen field for years. The structure and routine a stay at residential rehab provides can be lifesaving for many clients.

    By opting for a residential rehab programme, you can free yourself from the triggers and influences that may be found at home.

    Whilst outpatient treatment is an option for some people, it can significantly hinder your chances of recovery, which is why we advise residential treatment if it is possible for you.

    Organisations that offer publicly funded addiction treatment

    Below is a list of some other organisations that can offer free support and advice for addiction in and around Cumbria:

    1. Recovery Steps Cumbria

    Address: 21b Lowther St, Whitehaven CA28 7DG

    Telephone: 01946 350020


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    2. The Well Communities

    Address: 242 Dalton Rd, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1PN

    Telephone: 01229 829832


    3. CADAS Kendal

    Address: Stephenson Centre, Ann St, Kendal LA9 6AA

    Telephone: 0300 111 4002


    4. Turning Point

    Address: 19 Falcon St, Workington CA14 2XN

    Telephone: 01900 873301


    You can also reach out to a number of helplines, including Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and PapyrusSMART Recovery or find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS are also there to help you.

    Other organisations that can offer you advice for free include NHS Foundation Trust, Turning Point, We Are With You, National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Change Grow Live, Al-Anon and Alateen.

    Rehabs and organisations are advised by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence so you are in safe hands with plenty of person-centered care.

    You might be offered sober living houses as part of your aftercare once you leave rehab in order to help you maintain your sobriety and help with relapse prevention.

    CRAFT: a family approach to supporting your loved one

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    If you have a loved one with an addiction, there are ways you can support them, which promote healthier behaviours and veer them towards receiving treatment.

    The CRAFT intervention offers a framework that can be used at any point in your loved one’s recovery journey.

    It offers communication styles and suggestions around activities to engage your loved one. What’s important to remember, too, is that your family member is a whole person who is still capable of positive behaviours.

    CRAFT supports you in focusing on the healthy speech and actions of your loved one, and this, in turn, improves family dynamics.

    This intervention also empowers you and the rest of the household so that you’re not so exhausted and stressed by the difficult side of addiction. [3]

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    How much will it cost me to go to rehab?

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    Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Cumbria will cost between £1000£10,000 a week. Throughout the UK, there are various rehabs offering budget and luxury options.

    What’s great about this is that it means you have a lot of choices. Not only do you get the price range to suit you, but you can also check out what specialities and programmes each rehab you’re interested in provides.

    The cost of rehab covers a tailored programme to suit your needs. Each individual comes with their own set of circumstances, and the psychological and alternative treatments at private clinics are therefore able to accommodate this.

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    I have health insurance. Will that cover rehab?

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    If you have private health insurance through work or that you have bought yourself, then it’s highly likely to cover a rehab stay.

    There are a couple of points to bear in mind if you go this route:

    1. It will increase your future premium if you claim on your private insurance.
    2. Going through health insurance provided through your place of employment means that you’ll be under obligation to inform your employer that you’re going to rehab.

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    How long will I stay at a private clinic?

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    The majority of people who enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Cumbria will stay for 28 days. This is the standard amount of time. It offers people the chance to detox from the substance and begin learning techniques to conquer cravings.

    Therapies and alternative activities also have a better outcome when people have had a few weeks to participate in them. This gives a solid foundation to springboard into a long-lasting recovery.

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    Alcohol detox and rehab in Cumbria

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    Entering a private rehab when you have an alcohol addiction means you benefit from the safest possible detox. Withdrawal from alcohol comes with severe side effects because the body comes to need alcohol in order to function. Withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Delirium tremens
    • Sweating
    • Fluctuations in temperature
    • Hallucinations
    • Sickness and diarrhoea
    • Seizures

    The first phase of treatment is detox which lasts up to ten days under the guidance of a doctor. You’ll be given medication such as Librium to make sure withdrawal symptoms are kept to a minimum.

    After this, you’ll begin the next phase of treatment, which includes psychological and social therapies. You’ll be introduced to techniques that will empower you to face cravings in a healthy way.

    It will become easier to understand what lead to the urge and how to placate the feeling through positive actions until it passes.

    Full stages of alcohol detox

    Alcohol dependence can first be confirmed fast and efficiently using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, DSM-5 or CAGE questionnaire.

    Dependent drinkers will have built up a strong tolerance to alcohol, and experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (alcohol withdrawal symptoms) or alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they stop drinking, so these symptoms need to be managed carefully.

    To make sure that the risk of seizures is curtailed our medical team prescribe patients with Chlordiazepoxide, brand name Librium, as they undergo detox as this has been proven to offer more protection against the risk of seizures.

    Other medications you could receive include Acamprosate (Campral®), an antidepressant like nefazodone, desipramine, or imipramine, or the opioid antagonist Naltrexone.

    If you prefer, a natural alternative to Naltrexone is PhenQ, made of 5 potent ingredients that are 100% natural. Chromium Picolinate, Capsimax Powder, Caffeine, Nopal and L-Carnitine Fumarate are the ingredients.

    A medically-assisted detox (alcohol detox) is needed in order to try to prevent the effects of alcohol, including encephalopathy (Wernicke encephalopathy) and delirium tremens.

    Alcohol can result in many other side effects, including difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory.

    Long-term alcohol addiction can cause some serious effects like Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, alcoholic neuropathy, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, alcoholic cerebellar degeneration, alcoholic myopathy and fetal alcohol syndrome.

    It is reported that about 14% of alcoholics develop liver cirrhosis if they continue their heavy drinking for over 8 years or more. You should try to stop drinking today at a rehab so you can have the best chance at a full recovery.

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    Rehab for Cocaine in Cumbria

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    Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Cumbria for cocaine addiction offers you a relaxed and substance-free environment to get away from the compulsion to use.

    Withdrawal symptoms from cocaine include:

    • Mood swings and irritability
    • Anxiety and panic
    • Depression
    • Sickness
    • Fatigue
    • Fluctuations in appetite
    • Suicidal thoughts and ideation

    The rehabilitation plan is made up of a broad range of treatments. It will become clear what it is about cocaine that you seek. Perhaps you turn to it to fill an emotional void, or because you’ve come to rely on it for energy, or to make sure you get out of bed.

    Work will focus on bringing your attention to the outside world. The activities you get involved with bringing new meaning to life. Internal work will support you in finding a space of healing and calm within your own body.

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    Rehab for Heroin in Cumbria

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    When people enter rehab due to heroin addiction, they’ll be looked after by a doctor who will prescribe Subutex. This supports a person to more comfortably face withdrawal symptoms (heroin withdrawal) which include:

    • Sweating.
    • Shaking.
    • Nausea, sickness, and diarrhoea.
    • Confusion and paranoia.
    • Severe pain that feels deep in the body.

    This detox allows heroin to leave the body safely and lasts around seven-to-ten days. Once this has taken place, you’ll start the therapies, which will embed healthy thoughts and behaviours. These are essential so that recovery lasts.

    You’ll learn what psychological, emotional, environmental, and social triggers you have. Then, you’ll develop strategies linked to breathwork, rewiring thoughts, and behaviours to ensure you get through the craving without returning to heroin.

    You can also acquire treatment for any other effects of heroin, such as hepatitis.

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    Rehab for Cannabis in Cumbria

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    People are entering rehab for cannabis addiction more and more often. This is because the THC strains, which are psychoactive and illegal in the UK, have become increasingly strong in recent years.

    This comes with serious effects linked to anxiety, paranoia, impaired memory, and psychosis.

    Withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Loss of interest in usual activities
    • Nightmare
    • Fluctuations in appetite/weight
    • Mood swings, including aggression
    • Paranoia and anxiety

    Rehabilitation will involve learning how to identify and express feelings through counselling, art therapy, and group sessions. You’ll find ways to accept emotions and develop healthy reactions.

    With staff, you’ll look to the future and start to think about what it is you want from life and build steps that will lead you to this.

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    A dual diagnosis; what it means for you

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    When you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Cumbria, you’ll have a psychiatric assessment. This might reveal that you have a mental health condition, such as depression, bipolar condition, or psychotic symptoms, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or schizophrenia and anxiety, as well as an addiction.

    This isn’t unusual. Many people with addictions develop mental health conditions because their brain chemistry has been so seriously affected by substances.

    You will receive a psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist as soon as you enter rehab, to see if you need any psychiatric treatment.

    People who start with mental health conditions quite often turn to drugs and alcohol to try and manage symptoms. This can lead to addiction.

    At rehab, a dual diagnosis will mean staff treat you for addiction in light of the mental health issue. This will make your treatment programme much more relevant to your needs.

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    What treatments are offered?

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    Rehab clinics in the Cumbria area can offer a varying range of treatments. When you enter a residential rehab, you will usually start with a detoxification programme.

    This is a very important part of any recovery and is vital for ensuring the body frees itself from toxins.

    Detoxing can be very hard on the body and mind, which is why we advise you to do this in a medically assisted environment. As the body begins to adjust to life without the substance it craves, you may experience painful withdrawal symptoms.

    Some of these symptoms can include nausea, headaches, and fevers, but our staff can help to ease these with medication if it is needed.

    Physical withdrawals usually last around two weeks, but psychological symptoms such as low mood and insomnia can last a few months longer. We aim to make your transition into a detox programme as smooth as possible.

    Detox, whilst being an important part of recovery, is only the first step in the recovery process. Rehab clinics also offer multiple therapies to complement detoxes that can allow you to make a successful recovery. These treatments include:

    Whilst detoxing is vital in ensuring your body is clean from substances, we also have to make sure your mind can begin to heal too.

    By making use of the various therapies on offer, you can begin to step forward into a brighter and happier future free from drug and alcohol use.

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    What does a typical day consist of?

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    A typical day in a rehab facility often consists of starting the morning with a healthy and nutritious breakfast provided by the team at your clinic.

    You may take part in an activity such as yoga or reading. Then you will be asked to attend a group therapy session. This is where a trained therapist helps you and your peers through a guided discussion.

    This can help you break down your addiction and begin to find the root of your problem.

    At lunchtime, you will be offered another healthy meal and another session of therapy. This could come in the form of family therapy or a one-to-one session with your therapist.

    We also encourage you to enjoy the various forms of holistic therapy that could be on offer at your clinic, for example, arts and crafts, fitness therapy, or other forms of healing such as reiki and meditation.

    After your afternoon sessions are complete, you will usually have free time to enjoy a leisure activity of your own choice. This could include anything from running and swimming to writing and creating music.

    After another meal at dinner time, a meeting or another session of therapy will usually take place.

    The routine of rehab can be soothing to many people and can provide the structure they need in their life. A scheduled bedtime can also provide much-needed relaxation for many clients as we allow you time to prepare for the next day.

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    What are the next steps?

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    If you have read the above information and believe you need help with your addiction, get in touch today. OK Rehab can assist you on your journey to recovery, even after treatment has concluded.

    By getting in touch with OK Rehab, we can pass on your information to treatment providers in the Cumbria area, offering you the best chance at recovery. All drug and alcohol rehabs must be registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    If you are willing to seek a better life for yourself, you have come to the right place. OK Rehab can stand by your side during this tough time and help you find the right treatment for you.

    If you aren’t sure you can commit to rehab at this current moment but still have questions about addiction or drug use, we still urge you to contact us as we always offer free and confidential advice to any callers. You can reach out to us on 0800 326 5559.

    OK Rehab also offers drug and alcohol rehab services in a number of locations across the UK and in and around Cumbria, including Carlisle, KendalBarrow-in-FurnessLancasterBlackpool and Newcastle.

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    [1] Record number of drug deaths in Cumbria in 2020:

    [2] Dozens of alcohol deaths in Cumbria during the pandemic:

    [3] Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT):


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