Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle, County of Tyne & Wear, UK

Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

Alcohol Rehab in Newcastle

Rehab Guide’s advice on residential addiction treatment is available to all Newcastle residents who suffer from drug or alcohol misuse. 

Take back control of your life and seek help now: Call 020 7205 2845 

The guidance on this page is intended to help those struggling to abstain from drugs or alcohol. The following advice provides extensive information for those seeking a regimen at an alcohol rehab treatment in the Newcastle area.

If you are in Newcastle and are struggling with alcohol dependency, opiate, opioid or prescription drug misuse, we can help you. The team at Rehab Guide are only a message or a phone call away from giving you the aid you need.

Contact us today and we can connect you with a drug and alcohol treatment centre that will help you to get back onto your feet.

Signs you need rehab

A common question we get asked is ‘do I really need rehab?’. Alcoholism is characterised by a preoccupation with alcohol, excessive drinking, frequent loss of control of the amount of alcohol consumed.

“The continuation of drinking despite mounting negative consequences is a red flag.”

If the above resonates with you, have a read of the following signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse. Once you have finished, you will hopefully have an answer to the question, ‘am I an alcoholic?’.

Signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse:

  • Being unable to reduce, moderate or stop alcohol despite a desire to do so
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, and recovering from the effects of alcohol.
  • You have an overreliance on alcohol, cravings or a strong overwhelming desire for alcohol.
  • Relationships, home life, work or school commitment have suffered because of alcohol consumption
  • Continuing to abuse alcohol despite the presence of harm to your physical or mental wellbeing.
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol and suffering withdrawals when you stop drinking 

The rehab treatment program

A typical day in rehab will follow a structured program which usually includes psychological therapy, detoxification treatment, holistic therapy and recreational activities. 

Medical detox from alcohol

Heavy drinkers or drug users stopping suddenly can experience extreme withdrawal symptoms without treatment. Symptoms can include anxiety, headaches, hallucinations, sleep issues, sweats, tremors and seizures.

When things get severe, a recovery centre has the tools needed to ensure that you’re safe. Rehabilitation clinics have alcohol detox medication and doctors on hand who can ease symptoms and prevent severe outcomes.

“Residential rehabs provide a safe and comfortable refuge while you detox from alcohol or other drugs.”

Medical detoxification can be carried out for all types of drug addiction too such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, valium, benzodiazepines and more.

Once your body is cleared of addictive substances, you can begin restoring your health and begin psychological treatment.

Psychiatric and psychological treatment

Psychiatry is a medical field in which professionals are qualified in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of mental illness. Addiction psychiatry treats individuals recovering who abuse substances by identifying the mental disorders that lead to substance abuse.

The treatment of addiction using psychiatry treats co-occurring disorders. Mental health treatment usually involves medication and counselling, while substance abuse is normally treated with detoxification, behavioural and talking therapy.

A key worker will be assigned to you and they will be responsible for your care plan. An addiction recovery care plan is like a road map that will form the basis of your treatment. An addiction key worker will meet regularly with you to look at other problems that might be affecting your life and therefore your recovery. People can have other difficulties apart from substance abuse such as debt or housing, children or families, physical or mental health issues. Your key worker can help you set a plan to overcome these difficulties.

Therapies can include:

Holistic therapy 

The holistic therapies usually offered in a rehabilitation centre are yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, art or music therapy. Holistic therapies are designed to help individuals understand their symptoms and foster a sense of self-awareness to understand their body, mind, and relationships and how these elements play a role in mental health.

Exertion and rest are both necessary components of mental health improvement.

“Your brain needs rest to sort things out and make sense of what is going on in your life.”

It helps us to have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making. Relaxation slows our heart rate, reduces our blood pressure and relieves tension.

Relaxation & Recreation

Addiction rehab centres provide a safe and stress-free space during recovery; a retreat for your mind and body.

There will be allotted slots in between the treatment program allowing you to relax by yourself in your room, shared living room or grounds. Recreational activities such as exercising will be in a group setting.

Rehabs will usually have a garden, library, gym, swimming pool, holistic therapy room, relaxation room and a communal room where you can socialise or make tea/coffee.

Rehab is the perfect place to attempt to heal the body and mind. During ‘relaxation time’, you will get the opportunity to reflect on your time in therapy. Perhaps the reasons why you feel the compulsion to drink alcohol and how you can remedy the root causes of your drinking problem.


How to access rehab 

To get into the alcohol rehab clinic in Newcastle, you can phone Rehab Guide to arrange your admission. We will link you with the Newcastle rehab if you feel it is a good fit for you.

These are the steps to enter a substance misuse program:

  1. Call our addiction advisors for an informal chat on 020 7205 2845 
  2. Carry out an anonymous addiction assessment over the phone with a member of our team
  3. We will provide you with all the information about the Newcastle alcohol rehab and book you in

How to help someone access rehab

To help a friend, family member or partner get into a rehab treatment clinic in Newcastle, you can phone our helpline service for guidance. 

Addiction can be very difficult for anyone to understand that is not fully educated around the facts. Even the sufferer is unlikely to understand why they do what they do; it truly is a baffling illness.

Our alcohol counsellors can advise you on persuading someone to go into rehab. We can hold an alcohol addiction intervention for you over the phone, or we can advise you on how to carry this out yourself.


Accessing free rehab

A GP is a good place to start. They can discuss your problems with you and can get you into treatment. They may offer you treatment at the practice surgery, hospital or refer you to your local drug service.

Newcastle Treatment and Recovery (NTaR): Referral into the service can be done by email: NTARreferrals@cntw.nhs.uk or by telephone.

Ask your GP how long the waiting list is, and if you feel you need to be admitted to alcohol rehab, private alcohol rehab in Newcastle may be the best option for you.


After rehab

Your key worker will help you devise an aftercare plan. While rehabilitation will certainly put you on the right path for recovery, aftercare is what will strengthen you and dramatically decrease your chances of relapsing.

Aftercare is vital for relapse prevention. This is because you learn further methods to learn your triggers and cope with them, as well as any cravings you might get.

When people go into rehab they can often feel physically and emotionally depleted. These are the common feelings individuals have when they arrive at rehab, in comparison to how they feel on completion:

Before RehabAfter Rehab
Vulnerable: In need of special care and support.Resilient: Better equipped to withstand or recover from difficult conditions.
Poor health: Physically weak and feeling rundown. Headaches, nausea, shaking, tremors, pains, tiredness, seizures, apathy, alcohol-related illness etc.Improved health: Clean from alcohol/drugs, on the road to better health and have learned how to look after yourself better.
Scared: Scared to eliminate emotional crutch (alcohol/drugs), meeting new people or facing up to the problems your addiction has caused.Accepting: Accepts responsibility for their life, the damage they have caused to their life and is compassionate to themselves and others.
Irritable/angry: Angry for problem drinking/drugging. Worried about cravings and withdrawals.A Critical thinker: Rationalises and evaluates information to reach a solution. Thinking is clearer. 

Once you’ve finished your program, it’s time to improve your health, mend your mind and work on the relationships affected by your alcohol addiction.

An aftercare plan includes: 

Take back control of your life and seek help now: Call 020 7205 2845 

Page last reviewed: 14th January 2020

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