Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Bolton

Addiction – whether to illegal drugs, alcohol, prescription medication or combination of any of these – is a vast and growing problem across the UK, and urban centres such as Bolton are especially susceptible to its ravages. Every day, lives are ruined or prematurely ended as a result of substance abuse, and for those caught in addiction it can often feel as though there is no possible hope for the future.

Every day, lives are ruined or prematurely ended as a result of substance abuse, and for those caught in addiction it can often feel as though there is no possible hope for the future.

However, there is hope: across the country thousands of highly trained men and women are working hard to help addicts turn their lives around. If you or a loved one are battling addiction, that help is available to you too: read on to find out how rehab can send you on the path to recovery, and to a happy, healthy, addiction-free life.

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What is Rehab?

Widely accepted as the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction – in terms of overcoming both physical dependency and the psychological impulses which both initially lead to and subsequently sustain addiction – residential rehabilitation (“rehab”) provides a holistic combination of therapy, medicine, dietary and fitness regimes, peer-group support and more) upon which to build a solid, lifelong recovery.

Rehab is a term for both the process of attending (usually as an inpatient, although outpatient options are available) a dedicated facility for a programme of treatment, and the facility itself.

Rehab offers, first, detoxification (“detox”) aimed at cleansing the addict’s system of substances of abuse (assisted by medical professionals on hand to ensure the process is safe and as comfortable as possible); and then the provision of therapy to uncover and address the root causes of addiction.

At rehab, patients can focus upon their recovery in an attractive, tranquil environment perfectly conducive to mental and physical healing, confident that their condition will not become common knowledge in the outside world.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

Addiction can destroy lives gradually and inexorably – but it can also end them in an instant, as a result of overdose, accident, or acts of violence. Because of this, every moment counts in the fight against substance abuse. The quality of NHS addiction treatment services is high – but, unfortunately, so is the demand for them, especially in areas with a high population such as Bolton and its environs.

If you are wrestling with addiction, you may need urgent help and NHS waiting times may simply be too lengthy. Don’t allow any more time to slip by before getting help: reach out today to find out about some private options available to you which could mean the difference between life and death.

Advantages of Private Rehab

For those struggling under the burden of addiction, rehab is a life-changing experience. In the tranquil, safe, secure and confidential confines of rehab, addicts can concentrate on recovery away from the environment in which they have succumbed to substance abuse and addiction.

The immediate pressures of physical dependency will be dealt with upon entering rehab as a patient undergoes a period of detox and withdrawal, assisted by highly trained medical personnel (and potentially by the appropriate medication designed to ameliorate the worst impact of withdrawal).

Following detox, the patient will engage in therapy – both one-to-one and group – addressing the root causes of addiction and designed to provide defences against relapse. Throughout their stay, the patient will be provided with tailored dietary and fitness plans and will benefit from an array of other on-site resources. Upon leaving the facility they will receive a year’s free aftercare – because recovery is not accomplished simply by leaving rehab, but is an ongoing process.

What Does Rehab Cost in Greater Manchester?

The cost of private rehab varies significantly by treatment programme and facility. As a rough guide, standard costs for rehab in or near Bolton 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.

NHS Addiction Treatment Options Bolton

Some people believe that rehab is simply not appropriate for them – perhaps because they are unable to spend time away from family or work, or perhaps because of cost – but if you are one of those people, do not give up: there are numerous NHS and charity resources in Bolton and across Greater Manchester which can help you. Get in touch with your GP to talk about which of these resources may be appropriate for you.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

It should not come as a surprise that the primary advantage of NHS treatment in many people’s eyes is a financial one: NHS services are, of course, free at the point of use, whereas private rehab comes at a cost (though compared with the cost of sustaining addiction, you may feel this to be an extremely valuable – not to mention life-saving – investment).

The NHS operates in every corner of the country, and services are therefore very accessible geographically compared with some rehab facilities. Another advantage offered by NHS services is that standards are generally high – though quality does vary by location and, again, waiting times can be extremely lengthy.

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Addiction Support Groups

Several support group organisations operate in the UK aimed at helping addicts. Support groups are made up of people who are themselves recovering addicts, who come together at regular meetings for mutual support in the form of advice on how to resist relapse and overcome the challenges; solidarity and sympathy; and providing simple companionship which can be so important. Typically, attendance at support groups is free, with the only criterion for participating being 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 Bolton, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous
,Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

Private addiction counsellors operate like “normal” psychotherapists (though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction) and are often a very useful option for individuals with very busy schedules who cannot immediately take the necessary time to undergo a full treatment programme at rehab, as well as being a valuable resource for those who have completed rehab and wish to have supplementary support during recovery.

Private counsellors can be found across the country, providing various different therapy models; they can Bolton by private appointment – typically on a weekly basis – and charge accordingly. Some counsellors are available on an emergency basis.

How to get to Oasis Runcorn from Bolton

Oasis Runcorn is a unique detoxification and rehab centre in the heart of Runcorn, Cheshire, able to accommodate up to 34 patients at any time. Its spacious and tranquil environment, world-class facilities and hugely experienced and caring staff make this the perfect place to embark upon a recovery from addiction.

Here you will experience intensive treatment programmes aimed at healing on a holistic level, addressing medical, emotional, psychological and social needs. Support is available 24/7 and all patients completing treatment programmes receive 12 months’ complimentary aftercare.

To get to Runcorn from Bolton, take the A579 onto the M60, then merge onto the A666. Continue onto the M61, then get back onto the M60 towards M6/Ring Road. At junction 12, take the M602; at junction 2, take the A576 exit and then rejoin the M602 towards Liverpool. Continue onto the M62; at junction 7 take the A557 exit. Keep going until the A533 toll road and then join the A558; follow signs to Runcorn town centre.

Oasis Runcorn
38-40 Bridge Street
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1BY

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