Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Carlisle

Carlisle may not be the first place one might typically consider when thinking of addiction hotspots – but like every other corner of the UK, Cumbria’s county town is suffering from the blight of substance abuse. Alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medicine are all being abused and are taking their toll on Carlisle residents and the city’s social fabric.

If you or someone you know are wrestling with addiction in or near Carlisle, it may seem that there is no way out from this terrible affliction. However, help may be closer than you think: read on to discover how rehab can help you overcome your addiction and get you back onto the path to a healthy, happy life.

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What Is Rehab?

Residential rehabilitation – “rehab” – is the name given to addiction treatment provided on-site at a dedicated facility, as well as to the facility itself. Rehab is typically set in spacious, pleasant surroundings in which patients feel able to focus wholly on the recovery process; furthermore, as these facilities are completely confidential, patients need not worry about details of their condition and treatment becoming known to the outside world.

Rehab provides addicts with a holistic approach to treatment, beginning with a detoxification (“detox”) phase (potentially involving medication to ease the withdrawal process) and subsequently involving a period of therapy aimed at uncovering the root causes of their addiction, and at providing patients with defence mechanisms against relapse.

Because of this bilateral approach to treatment – addressing both physical dependency and the longer-term challenges of psychological addiction – there is a broad consensus that rehab is the most effective approach to addiction treatment, in terms of providing patients with the greatest chance of enjoying a permanent recovery.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

Because of the speed with addiction can take hold, and subsequently ruin an addict’s life (and even bring it to a premature end) time is of the essence when seeking treatment: as soon as someone is willing and able to acknowledge their addiction, it is important to begin the process of getting help.

NHS addiction treatment services are typically of a high standard; however, unfortunately demand is high in every corner of the country, and waiting times can consequently be very lengthy – tragically too lengthy in many cases. If you or a loved one are in urgent need of help to combat addiction, do not waste any more time and risk becoming further entangled in a potentially fatal web of substance abuse: reach out to an addiction specialist today on 0800 024 1455 to discuss some of the life-saving private options available to you.

Advantages of Private Rehab

As mentioned above, rehab provides a setting which is extremely conducive to healing, contemplation and recovery: facilities tend to be attractive, quiet, secure (and, again, confidential) locations in which patients from all walks of life can begin to get back on their feet.

Upon entering rehab, and having been assessed by a medical team, an addict will embark upon a detox assisted by medical professionals there to ensure that the detox process and the experience of withdrawal is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Once this phase is complete, and the patient’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse, they move into a period of therapy with different therapy models provided in a range of settings – both one-to-one and group – aimed at addressing the root causes of their addiction and developing the defence mechanisms necessary to safeguard against relapse.

Throughout their stay patients will also benefit from tailored dietary and fitness plans and from an array of other resources available. Recovery is not complete the moment a patient walks out of the facility, but is an ongoing process, at the end of a stay in any quality rehab, they will receive free aftercare for up to a year; this can help safeguard against relapse as well as ensuring that the patient has the support they need during a testing first year in recovery

What Does Rehab Cost in Cumbria?

The cost of private rehab varies significantly from one rehab to the next, by treatment programme, and depending on which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs for rehabs in and near Carlisle range from between £5,500 and £11,000 per month, though the cheapest rehab treatment can start from as little as £834 per week. For more details, call 0800 804 4755.

Carlisle NHS Addiction Treatment Options

Many addicts feel unable to commit to private rehab for reasons of cost, or because they cannot realistically spend prolonged periods away from family, work, or other commitments. If you are one of these people, that does not mean that there is no hope for recovery: various relevant NHS and charity resources can be found in Carlisle and across Cumbria. Speak with your GP about which of these may be available to you.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is that it is free at the point of use; on the other hand, private rehab comes at a cost that may put off some addicts (although when this cost is set against that of not seeking treatment – which of course may not be a merely financial one – addicts may feel that it is an extremely valuable investment).

Another benefit the NHS can offer is geographical proximity, as it operates across the country while many rehabs lie some distance from Carlisle. The NHS also provides high-quality services, though it should be noted that quality does vary from one trust to another and, as mentioned above, waiting lists can be extremely prohibitive.

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Addiction Support Groups

A number of organisations exist across the country to provide assistance to recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model. Support groups are groups of individuals who are themselves recovering addicts – some only recently free from addiction, while others may have been clean for many years.

They come together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support: sharing their stories of addiction, giving advice on how to resist relapse, showing solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and providing the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.

Support group attendees can come from all walks of life, brought together by their shared experience of addiction and recovery; typically, attendance at support groups is free and the only qualification for participation is a commitment to leading a life free of substance abuse.

The most famous support group organisation, and the one on which most others are modelled, is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development, with one of the steps being a recognition that a higher power – such as God – can assist with an alcoholic’s recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, is the second-largest support group organisation worldwide and caters to recovering drug addicts specifically. In a similar vein, but supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), all of which operate 12-step programmes.

There are also support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assisting the families and friends of addicts which typically hold meetings alongside those for the addicts themselves.
Support groups typically meet weekly, though each local chapter is managed independently and meeting times and venues are subject to change.

To find information on meetings in or near Carlisle, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

For recovering addicts with busy schedules, as well as for those who have gone through a full treatment program at rehab and which to keep a degree of professional support during the next phase of their recovery – and even for addicts who have not yet embarked upon treatment but who wish to manage an addiction ahead of doing so – one popular form of assistance is individual counselling.

Private addiction counsellors operate very like regular psychotherapists: they offer a broad variety of different therapy models and approaches to treatment and can be seen by private appointment on an ongoing basis (usually week by week), charging a fee per appointment. Private counsellors can be found throughout the country and some may be available for emergency access as well as for regular appointments during working hours.

How to Get to Oasis Recovery from Carlisle

Oasis Recovery is a unique and pioneering detox and rehab centre located in the heart of Bradford in a quiet secure location perfect for those struggling with addiction. Spacious and tranquil, Oasis Recovery’s highly skilled medical and support staff, and its excellent infrastructure, mean it can facilitate all manner of medical detoxes, including complex detoxes and those who require a higher intensity of medical care.

Oasis Recovery boasts 19 en-suite bedrooms – furnished to a very high standard – with walk-in showers, disabled facilities, large communal living areas, well-equipped treatment rooms, outside courtyard, and holistic spa jacuzzi. The medical team provide close monitoring of all patients throughout the day and night, while patients can also undergo structure therapeutic treatment alongside any medical detox which may be necessary.

To get to Bradford from Carlisle, head out on the A7 to the A69, and follow that road to the M6 heading towards Penrith. At junction 36, join the A65 and keep going to the A629; then take the A650 to the B6265, onto the B6146 and straight onto Bradford Old Road/B6269. Finally, take the B6144 and follow signs to the city centre.

Oasis Recovery
21a Bolling Road
Bradford
BD4 7BG

Carlisle