Durham Rehabs

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Find the Ideal Alcohol or Drug Rehab in County Durham

Is your addiction is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health? If you are suffering in these areas, and you have been unable to control your drinking and using, it may be time to seek some help. There are options for alcohol and drug rehab in County Durham, and you can find a personalised treatment plan right away.

Going to Rehab in County Durham


If you are dependent on drugs or alcohol it is likely that at some time you have experienced withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can be a difficult process, you may experience symptoms like mood instability, aching joints, difficulty sleeping, and an intense preoccupation with drugs/drink.

Because of these distressing symptoms, it is important that your detox is medically supervised. On admission to the County Durham rehab centres, you will be assessed by one of our doctors. They will give you a substance-specific and medically supervised detox which will help you to wean off the drugs or alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible.

You will be supported 24 hours a day through this process by the counsellors and the support staff. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.

The programme

In rehab, you will be offered a comprehensive and holistic programme. The skills you learn in rehab will help you to process emotions in a safe and constructive way, without the use of drugs or alcohol.

Following detox, you will begin your alcohol or drug rehabilitation programme. This will be an integrative therapeutic approach, blending the one-to-one counselling and group therapy with the 12 Steps and/or other holistic approaches.

The process of forming a community, connecting and encouraging each other in a journey of recovery is healing in its own right. No matter how far down the scale you have gone due to your addiction, your experience can really help others.

The friends you make here may last a lifetime. Many of our graduates remain in touch with each other, and with us, many years after completing our programme.

Rehab will give you the opportunity to ‘work-out’ your ability to be sober, serene, and well.  During treatment, you will practice recovery behaviours and ways of thinking. In the same way that working out your arms builds muscle memory when you go to the gym, so working out your ways of thinking and feeling builds neurological memory. This means that living and enjoying life without the use of drugs or alcohol will become easier and easier.

Dealing with Childhood Issues in Rehab

People end up suffering from addiction for all sorts of reasons. Quite often we find that the repercussions of things experienced in childhood go on to impact us throughout adulthood.

It is a sad fact that if you had a difficult childhood you are more likely to experience difficulties in later life. You may suffer from bad memories that intrude on daily life and interfere with jobs, relationships, and social activities.

If you were neglected or abused as a child you may have trouble learning, remembering, forming relationships with others, and regulating how you feel. Sadly the consequences of child abuse and trauma do not end in childhood. Unless the effects of trauma are addressed, children who survived abuse are at higher risk for developing an addiction.

The rehabs in County Durham are not just about getting detoxed – we will look at the reasons behind your addiction and at how to put in place new, healthy ways of coping and regulating emotion.

Because addiction can be such a lonely and depressing experience we place a large emphasis on shifting the focus from the negative in your life to the positive. After the life of addiction, it can be difficult to imagine that life can be beautiful again but it really can be. Our County Durham drug and alcohol services aim to empower you with the tools you need to live a healthy, happy, and sober life.

Durham’s Available Therapies

Therapy in rehab is a multifaceted and specialized approach to treatment that:

– acknowledges your past and your pain

-reinforces your strengths and self-esteem, and

-provides coping strategies for managing emotions.

Some of the therapeutic services offered by the County Durham rehabs are:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT):

An approach to treatment that focuses on challenging and changing the negative thought patterns that can lead to destructive behavioural patterns. CBT is a very practical therapeutic practice. CBT has been used successfully in the treatment of mood disorders as well as addictions of all types.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT):

DBT is used to support people in overcoming addiction, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. DBT offers a blend of acceptance and challenge whilst teaching effective emotional regulation skills. DBT was originally designed in the 80’s for those suffering from suicidal ideation and borderline personality disorder. It is very effective in the treatment of addictions as it puts a lot of focus on teaching effective and safe emotional regulation skills.

Motivational Interviewing:

A therapeutic approach based on the philosophy that the therapist and client are engaged in a collaborative effort to empower the client to change. This type of therapy is so useful for those who find the idea of change really difficult to cope with, who do not believe they can change or are ambivalent about recovery for whatever reason

Interpersonal skills/Conflict resolution training:

Working on your relationship skills is an important part of rehabilitation. Through individual, group, and family counselling you will have the opportunity to work on how to express your feelings, deal with conflicts, and set boundaries in a successful and non-confrontational way.

 Trauma therapy:

Trauma therapy is an approach that focuses on resolving the emotions and feelings associated with violence or abuse. You will be able to tell your story in a safe environment and learn new ways of coping with feelings and relating to others.

Creative therapies:

Experiential therapies include art and music therapy, dance therapy, and equine-assisted therapy. Approaches can help you to work through painful emotions creatively.

The work you do in rehab can produce life-changing benefits, treatment is aimed at enabling you to embrace life in sobriety.

Featured Durham Alcohol & Drug Detox Treatment Centres

Durham Twelve Step Meetings

One popular option that provides a lifelong program for addiction recovery will be the 12 Step meetings. There are regular meetings to choose from in Durham including:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Beginner’s Meeting – Wednesday 19:15 – Durham Recovery & Well Being Centre, 54/54A North Road, Durham
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Monday Meeting – Monday 19:15 – St John’s Church, Crossgate Peth, Durham

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I fund rehab?

Privately funding your rehab programme in County Durham will mean that there will probably be little waiting list prior to your assessment and admission, this is usually the preferred option if you have the means with which to pay. You may be eligible for NHS funding, please contact your GP about referring you to a local drug and alcohol team. From there you will have access to a community programme and residential rehab.

What will happen when I leave?

Before you leave rehab we will have formulated a thorough and tailored relapse prevention plan for you to follow in the weeks and months after you leave treatment.  You will have the opportunity to stay in regular contact with your counsellor for some time in the weeks and months after you leave. You can attend aftercare groups at the rehab for up to a year following treatment.

In addition to this, we recommend attending support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous in the County Durham area.

We will also support you into work and in developing hobbies – it can be a fun process learning what you like when your sober and when you are not an addict anymore,

Why do I need to stay in treatment after detox?

Detox is just a first step- to achieve long-lasting recovery you must address your thinking and behaviour or you will return to active using. The therapeutic part of the program will help you to embrace change and build a new life, to be healthy, to develop healthy relationships.

What is a process addiction?

Process addiction is the term used to describe the phenomena of people being addicted to behaviours, rather than to a mind-altering chemical. The term process addiction may be given to describe what is happening neurologically speaking when someone is addicted to things like gambling, disordered eating, sex and love, or shopping.

Our understanding of what addiction actually is has broadened considerably and we now understand addiction as a neurological process. The neurological reward system in a process addiction is a mirror of what happens in the brain of someone suffering from any substance addiction.

Is rehab confidential?

All information about your treatment, including whether or not you are a resident in rehab, will only be disclosed to those named on a list that you have given to staff. In addition to this, there will be a strict policy of confidentiality that all staff are regularly trained in.

If you are interested in accessing treatment or talking to one of our addictions specialists, please call us.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Durham including DurhamGatesheadDarlingtonHartlepoolStockton-on-TeesSunderlandWashingtonBillinghamBishop AucklandConsett, Chester-le-StreetNewton AycliffePeterleeSeaham, Stanley and Spennymoor.