A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Burton upon Trent

Burton upon Trent, like the rest of the UK, is in the grip of an increasingly serious addiction epidemic. Old scourges such as alcohol, heroin and cocaine have been joined by newcomers like spice and an array of legal prescription drugs to bring individual tragedy and collective social woe to the streets of Burton and the costs – human, financial, environmental, ethical and more – continue to mount, day by day and year on year.

Nevertheless, this bleak picture is not unremittingly so: hope is out there in the form of growing expertise and increasingly capable facilities in the field of addiction treatment. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction in or near Burton upon Trent, and are ready to seek help, read on to find out how you can find that help in rehab – and how it could save your life.

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What Is Rehab?

Rehab – more formally, “residential rehabilitation” – is the name given to facilities dedicated to the provision of addiction treatment, as well as the term used to describe the process by which an addict gets such treatment. In rehab, patients can benefit from the presence and expertise of highly trained and experienced medical professionals, and from a facility’s tranquil, secluded and confidential environment in which they are able to concentrate fully upon their recovery.

There is a widespread consensus that rehab is the best addiction treatment model with the greatest chance of teaching life-long recovery skills. This is the case because rehab tackles both the immediacies of physical dependency and the longer-term challenges of psychological addiction, enabling addicts to overcome both and equipping them psychologically to deal with life back in the outside world; many other approaches to treatment focus on only one element of what is an extremely complex equation.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

Addiction ruins lives, and all too often brings them to a premature end; every day spent struggling with addiction is another day during which the addict is at risk of death from overdose or from an accident or act of violence in which substances of abuse have played a crucial role. Because of this, it’s not mere hyperbole to suggest that every day counts, and the sooner an addict is able to reach out for help, the sooner that help can be delivered and the sooner they can leave behind those risks and resume a happy, healthy, drug-free life.

While the quality of NHS addiction treatment services is high, demand is equally so, and waiting times can be distressingly long even for those fortunate enough to be given places. With time such an important factor in the treatment of addiction, if you or a loved one are an addict seeking help this situation is literally a matter of life and death. Do not allow such matters to derail your recovery: call 0800 024 1455 today to speak with an addiction specialist about some of the private options which may be available to you in or near Burton upon Trent.

Advantages of Private Rehab

There are many advantages to rehab – perhaps too many, indeed, to list here, though some of the most important may be outlined briefly. As noted previously, rehab provides a peaceful, secluded, secure and confidential setting in which patients can concentrate fully upon their treatment and recovery, well away from the environment of daily life in which they have succumbed to substance abuse and eventually to addiction.

The first phase of rehab, following admission and assessment, is detoxification (“detox”) during which a patient is likely to go through withdrawal. Experiencing withdrawal without medical assistance is extremely dangerous; in rehab, very experienced medical professionals will be on hand 24/7 to ensure that this process is undergone a safely as possible and with the maximum degree of comfort (which may involve the provision of appropriate medication).

Once a patient’s system has been cleansed of substances of abuse, they are able to proceed to a therapy phase during which a variety of therapy methods and models may be provided – in both group and one-to-one settings – aimed at revealing and addressing the root causes of a patient’s addiction, and equipping them with appropriate defence mechanisms against relapse.

Following a stay in a quality rehab – which will also see patients provided with bespoke dietary and fitness plans along with a broad range of other facilities – a recovering addict will benefit from a year’s free aftercare, on the basis that recovery is not complete simply upon leaving rehab, but is an ongoing process requiring constant dedication.

What Does Rehab Cost in Staffordshire?

The cost of private rehab can vary significantly by treatment programme and from one facility to another and depends upon which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs for rehab in or near Burton upon Trent 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 Burton

If you believe that private rehab is not an option for you – maybe for reasons of cost, or if you do not feel able to spend that much time away from your family and/or your work obligations, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources are available in Burton upon Trent and across Staffordshire. Talk to your GP about which of these resources may be most appropriate for your specific situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is that it is free at the point of use, while private rehab comes at a cost as noted above (though it is also worth noting that this cost pales into insignificance when set alongside the costs – financial and otherwise – of not getting treatment and continuing to live with a dangerous addiction).

Another positive is that as the NHS operates right across the country is facilities tend to be very geographically accessible, while some rehabs are a long distance from Burton upon Trent; meanwhile, the NHS offers a quality service, though that quality can vary significantly from one trust to another.

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Addiction Support Groups

Many people who have never even touched a drink or an addictive drug have heard of some of the organisations is the model can be found across the country providing help to recovering addicts in the form of support groups (individual recovering addicts meeting in groups, typically weekly, to provide mutual support). The most famous of these, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 and operates a 12-step programme which is the model for a number of other organisations active in this area.

One of these, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is the second-largest support group organisation worldwide and, as the name suggests, provides help to recovering drug addicts specifically. Similar organisations with even more targeted foci include are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), all of which operate 12-step programmes.

Organisations such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon provide help for the families and friends of addicts and often hold meetings alongside those for the addicts themselves. Attendance is always free, with the only qualification for attendance being a commitment to abstinence. 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 Burton upon Trent, see the relevant websites:

Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

One option for recovering addicts – especially those with extremely busy schedules – is individual counselling provided by private counsellors operating along similar lines to “normal” psychotherapists. Such counsellors can be found across the country, providing a huge variety of different therapy models and approaches to treatment; they are usually seen by appointment on an ongoing – typically weekly – basis with fees charged accordingly.

This model is often very beneficial for recovering addicts who have already gone through a treatment programme such as that provided at a rehab who seek supplementary aids to their recovery; and conversely to those who have not yet gone to rehab but who are seeking to manage an addiction ahead of taking such a step.

How to Get to Oasis Runcorn from Burton upon Trent

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 be immersed in its 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 Burton upon Trent, head out on the A511 as far as the A50, and stay on that road until the A500. Follow that road until the M6, then join the motorway heading towards Preston; at junction 20, exit onto the M56 towards Runcorn; at junction 11 take the A56 exit and stay on that road until the A558. Continue onto the A533; follow signs to the town centre.

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

Burton Upon Trent