The town of Wigan, sitting some 16 miles north-west of Manchester, was built on the back of industry. It was once known as a thriving city devoted to mill working, coal mining, porcelain manufacture, and clock making. Much has changed in the town since the collapse of England’s industrial base during the mid-20th century, but other businesses and industries have come in to take their place. One thing that has not changed is the presence of drugs and alcohol use by some residents.
The thing with drugs and alcohol is that they are highly addictive. You may already know that, which might explain why you are visiting our website. Your struggle with substance abuse or addiction is one that is relatively common throughout the region. However, did you know you do not have to continue struggling against substance abuse alone? You don’t, thanks to multiple organisations in the Wigan area offering help and support.
Private rehab clinics and other treatment providers throughout the region can help you overcome problems with:
- illicit drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc.)
- prescription medications (morphine, codeine, etc.)
- over-the-counter medications
- new psychoactive substances (legal high products)
- household chemicals (solvents, glues, etc.)
- behavioural addictions (love, sex, gambling, etc.)
- dual diagnosis (addiction and mental illness combined).
Wigan addiction services – no problem is too severe!
We routinely speak to people who are convinced that their problems are too severe to handle. It is completely normal to feel this way, especially if you have been abusing drugs or alcohol for years. You have struggled for so long that you may have lost hope of there being any way out. Are you willing to trust us when we say there is no problem too severe to treat successfully?
The clients who contact us cover the full range of substance abuse and addiction problems, from minor alcohol abuse to major drug addiction that has gone on for years. We have enough treatment options available in the Wigan area that we can refer all of them to an appropriate service provider. We may refer some to private clinics, others to counsellors, and still others to local charities or the NHS. The point is that there is treatment available for every drug or alcohol problem.
The two most common routes people take for alcohol or drug rehab are the NHS and private, residential treatment. Let us look at both in a bit more detail:
- NHS – The NHS can offer medically supervised detox and outpatient counselling referrals. They cannot, and do not, provide residential treatment. That was phased out years ago. Services from the NHS are obviously free, but they are prone to long waiting times. They are also not as effective as residential treatment for serious, long-term addictions.
- Residential Treatment – Residential clinics are better suited to addiction treatment because they are able to concentrate all of their resources on it. They provide the optimal environment for recovery by eliminating distractions in the kind of enabling circumstances that allow addiction to continue. We believe residential treatment is the best option for the most serious problems.
Our goal is to help you locate the kind of treatment that is right for you. Ultimately, you are the one who will choose between residential or outpatient rehab. However, do not make that choice before speaking to one of our counsellors first. When you contact us, we will:
- walk you through the available treatment options in Wigan
- answer all of your questions, including those relating to cost
- provide a free assessment of your current situation
- offer our advice as to the best treatment options
- help you connect to the treatment facility of your choice.
We Are Here to Help
We want you to know and fully understand that we are here to help you. Contacting us will not result in our counsellors lecturing you about what a terrible person you are or telling you that you just need to get yourself together. We know full well that overcoming substance abuse or addiction is not that easy. When you do contact us, you can expect a listening ear and a heart of compassion.
Likewise, you will find that medical, therapy and support staff are genuinely concerned about your health and well-being. They want to see you achieve victory over drugs or alcohol just as much as we do. Depending on the clinic you choose, you might even discover that some of the support staff do what they do because they have had to overcome addiction themselves. In short, there are many people within the addiction recovery community who are genuinely concerned about you. They want to help you get well.