Learning about drug and alcohol addiction and drug and alcohol rehab centres can help you to find the right alcohol or drug rehab clinic programme for you in your local area of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
You are not alone in requiring some help with drug or alcohol addiction. Many people are in – or have been – in the same position as you are right now – and many have chosen to seek help so they can receive the right help and support to recover from their addiction.
Addiction can be in the form of alcohol addiction and drug addiction – drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, heroin, prescription drugs, or any other kind of drug that can be misused.
Addiction is dangerous and can not only harm you, causing you physical and mental health issues but it can also damage the people around you too.
We understand that the thought of rehab can be overwhelming or daunting but at Rehab Centres UK you are in extremely safe hands and we aim to help you find the right alcohol and drug rehab in Newcastle, the right people are here waiting for you for your long term recovery.
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If You Suspect Drug Or Alcohol Addiction
Substance abuse can negatively affect so many areas of someone’s life including their relationships (with family members, friends, etc), their career, their finances, their overall well-being and every aspect of their physical health and mental health too.
It is not easy to break or stop an addiction, but you have come to the right place and recognising you need help is already part of the process.
If you suspect yourself or someone you know to have an alcohol or drug problem then it is important to get the right help and support so you can overcome and control your addiction problem – can call us today to discuss how we can help you or someone you know with their alcohol and drug addiction.
Different Types Of Addiction
Addiction can come in many different forms, including in the form of many different drugs from prescription to class A’s and alcohol addiction also. Whatever the addiction, being addicted to a substance can cause psychological dependence and physical dependence.
We will go over some of the main types of addiction in more detail so you can understand and identify a problem in yourself or someone you know – so read on to find out more about drug and alcohol abuse.
Alcohol Addiction Newcastle
Alcohol abuse and addiction is often referred to as ‘alcoholism’ and the people with the problem are referred to as ‘alcoholics’.
An addiction to alcohol can have devastating effects on someone’s life, issues with alcohol are recognised as a mental and physical illness that is characterised by the urge or need to drink alcohol despite the negative consequences.
It is estimated that there are over 600,000 dependent drinkers in England alone and sadly only 18% of those receive addiction treatment care. [i]
When someone is dependent on alcohol for a long period the body becomes accustomed to it and so if removed suddenly can tell the body that something is wrong.
Someone may or may not be in denial about their alcohol problem, so if you suspect a loved one or someone you know to be reliant on the use of alcohol or if you require help yourself for how to control your alcohol consumption then please call us today.
Cannabis Addiction Newcastle
Cannabis is the most popular drug in the UK and unsurprisingly the one people are most addicted to. 30% of people who use cannabis will find themselves addicted to it. [ii]
Cannabis causes a ‘high’ in the short term and long-term usage can cause issues to relationships, lifestyle and health.
If you think you may have a cannabis addiction, you are not alone, give our centre a call if you need some help or someone to talk to about your cannabis problem.
Cocaine Addiction Newcastle
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug and is an extremely popular drug that is used in the UK. Cocaine is a drug that alters the brain receptors by causing alertness, energy and activity to be boosted, dopamine is released from the brain and feels like a reward, making the user feel alert and confident. These positive effects on the brain are likely to cause cocaine addiction.
Heavy users of cocaine can lead to cocaine dependency and addiction, dangerously people who struggle to feel energised and happy often rely on cocaine as a solution.
If you are seeking help for a cocaine problem for you or someone that you know in Newcastle then contact us today – the right help could be the difference in saving someone’s physical and mental health.
Ketamine Addiction Newcastle
Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic that is used in the medical and veterinary fields, frequent use of ketamine can lead to psychological dependency on ketamine which can be tough to break.
Often used as a party drug by young adults across the UK, ketamine is illegal for recreational use and we can help you find the right alcohol and drug rehab clinics in Newcastle for you.
Opioids And Heroin Addiction Newcastle
Heroin enters the brain quickly, it is an illicit drug that is used and causes exceeding intense and fast highs. Taking heroin or opioids in excess and for the long term is likely to cause extremely dangerous negative effects.
A tolerance is built up with heroin after repeated use, addicts will therefore result in chasing that same high as when they first started taking heroin/opioids – the lack of effectiveness can cause users to take more and more, abusing the substance and their body to dangerous levels.
Over abuse of heroin or opioids can lead to serious health implications with sometimes irreversible effects and even death.
It is important that you contact us at Rehab Centres UK as soon as possible so we can help you or someone you know kick their heroin addiction and return to a better life they can have with our help.
Prescription Drug Addiction Newcastle
Prescription drugs can be as addictive as alcohol and illegal drugs. Just because they are ‘prescription’ and therefore legal, that does not always mean safer or less addictive.
Prescription drugs can be equally as addictive as illegal drugs so it is important to look for the signs of a problem. The main types of prescription drugs that can lead to addiction include; sedatives, opiates, stimulants, antipsychotic medications, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
Abusing these types of drugs can increase your chance of becoming addicted or having a problem with them, this will include mixing your drugs or taking prescription drugs that have not been prescribed to you.
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What To Expect From Drug And Alcohol Rehab Newcastle
Your experience in drug and alcohol rehab will be different from one person to another, your experience will vastly depend on the person and their addiction and how addicted they are.
The drug addiction treatment guidelines tend to remain the same, firstly on your addiction rehab programme, you will undergo an assisted medical detox, alongside therapy and finish with outpatient treatment and aftercare so you can return to your life with the right support. For more information on each of these stages of rehab keep on reading.
The Stages Of Alcohol And Drug Rehab
Understanding the rehab treatment and the different stages of rehab can help someone know what to expect and therefore feel more comfortable with the rehab centres process, so keep reading for more information and to learn about your treatment options in your own home or a rehab centre.
Detox In Newcastle
The initial process is the rehab process which will begin with addressing the addiction by eliminating it from the body – how long this will take will depend on a number of different factors including the person and the amount of the substance that is in the body and how addicted the person is to the drugs or the alcohol.
Detoxing from certain drugs can have some extremely nasty and severe withdrawal symptoms. It may be necessary for some to be medically supervised at all times due to the dangerous nature of intense withdrawals – which can be unbearable at some points.
The nature of these withdrawals is why it is best to have the caring support of a professional to help you through some of the hardest withdrawal moments with the right ongoing support throughout the detox process.
Therapy In Newcastle
After the detox from the alcohol/drugs from the body you will then be able to progress onto the therapy.
The different addiction therapies involve dealing with psychological and physical addiction as well as behavioural aspects of addiction too whilst working on your lack of self-belief and confidence issues in yourself whilst addressing any mental health problems.
Depending on the rehab centre itself will depend on the therapies on offer. Different kinds of therapies involve group therapy, one-to-one therapy and holistic therapies such as art or sports therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy too (CBT).