A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Crewe

Addiction – whether to alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medication – is a malaise affecting every corner of the UK; contrary to popular representations in the media, this is not an issue limited to Britain’s biggest inner cities, but one which causes personal tragedy and social strife right across the land, including in places like Crewe.

However, although this problem is already an incredibly serious one – and unfortunately is worsening year after year – help is out there for addicts in Cheshire and anywhere else wishing to turn their lives around. If you or a loved one are wrestling with addiction, read on to find out how rehab can set you on the path to recovery.

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What Is Rehab?

Widely considered to be the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction, in terms of providing the best platform for permanent recovery, residential rehabilitation (“rehab” – the term describes both the treatment process and the facility where it is provided) delivers a holistic combination of therapy, medicine, dietary and fitness regimes, peer-group support and more, all in one facility.

At rehab, patients engage in a programme of treatment (usually as an inpatient, although outpatient options are available) with a two-pronged attack on addiction: firstly, a period of detoxification (“detox”) cleanses the addict’s system of substances of abuse; secondly, various therapy models are utilised to uncover and address the root causes of addiction.

Rehab gives patients 24/7 access to highly qualified and experienced medical professionals, and an attractive, tranquil environment perfectly conducive to mental and physical healing. Vitally, rehabs are confidential institutions: patients can focus wholly on their recovery without worrying about their condition or details of their treatment becoming common knowledge in the outside world.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

The consequences of addiction for an addict’s physical and mental health can be devastating – and, of course, the longer an addiction lasts the greater the damage tends to be (and the higher the risk that the addict will fall victim to overdose or to an accident or an act of violence in which substance abuse is a critical factor).

Because of this, time is very much of the essence when it comes to treating addiction, and the sooner an addict can set out upon the road recovery, the greater the chances that the recovery will be full and permanent.

Although the NHS can provide very good addiction treatment services, demand is typically very high and as a result waiting times tend to be very long. If you are wrestling with addiction, don’t waste time: get in touch with an addiction specialist to find out about some of the private options available to you in the Crewe area. Call 0800 024 1455 today to start the recovery process.

Advantages of Private Rehab

Any addict can testify that the temptations of their daily environment can be so great as to make individual attempts to “get clean” all but impossible. Rehab offers a pleasant, peaceful, secure and confidential setting, far from those temptations, in which addicts can focus solely on recovery.

Upon entering rehab, an addict will be assessed by a medical team before embarking on a period of detox and withdrawal supervised by highly experienced professionals who are on hand to make sure that this period is as safe and as comfortable as it can be (this may include the provision of certain medications to ameliorate the worst effects of withdrawal).

Following the detox phase, the patient will move into therapy – different models provided in various forms including group and one-to-one – aimed at addressing the root causes of addiction and at providing the addict with defence mechanisms against relapse. Throughout their stay, the patient will be given healthy nutritious food based on a bespoke dietary plan and will be given a tailored fitness schedule (on the basis that a healthy mind requires a healthy body).

Following the completion of treatment, the patient will leave rehab – but this does not mean that their recovery is complete: this is an ongoing process requiring constant attention and hard work, and as a result the patient will receive free aftercare for up to a year after leaving the facility.

What Does Rehab Cost in Cheshire?

The cost of private rehab in or near Crewe can vary significantly by treatment programme, and depending on which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs 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.

Crewe NHS Addiction Treatment Options

If you feel that private rehab is currently not an option for you for reasons of cost, or if you do not feel that you are able to spend the required time away from family and/or work obligations, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources can be found in Crewe and across Cheshire which can help you combat your addiction. Consult your GP about which of these resources may be available to you and would be most appropriate for your specific situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The most prominent advantage of NHS treatment, unsurprisingly, is that it is free at the point of use, while private rehab does come at a cost: this cost may put some addicts off the idea of private rehab, though it is worth considering that compared with the costs of staying addicted it may be a minor investment – not to mention a life-saving one.

NHS services are also very accessible geographically compared with some rehabs because the NHS operates across the country, and at a high quality (though, again, waiting times can be lengthy and that quality does vary by location).

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Addiction Support Groups

A number of organisations exist across the country to provide assistance to recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model. Support groups are groups of individuals who are themselves recovering addicts – some only recently free from addiction, while others may have been clean for many years.

Here, they come together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support: sharing their stories of addiction, giving advice on how to resist relapse, showing solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and providing the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.

Support group attendees can come from all walks of life, brought together by their shared experience of addiction and recovery; typically, attendance at support groups is free and the only qualification for participation is 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.

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 Crewe, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous
, Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous.

Types of Counselling

Individual counselling is a type of help for recovering addicts which can be particularly beneficial for people with very busy schedules. individual counselling may be engaged in following a stay at rehab (or other addiction treatment) as a supplementary aid to recovery, or perhaps as a way of managing an addiction before engaging in a full training programme.

Private addiction counsellors work in ways similar to the operations of “normal” psychotherapists, although obviously the focus is on addressing the causes and consequences of addiction; counsellors offering a broad range of approaches to therapy and different therapy models can be found across the country, including in Cheshire.

Counsellors can be seen by private appointment, typically on a weekly basis, and usually charge a fee per appointment; while some counsellors make themselves available for emergencies, it is more common for access to be limited to working hours.

How to Get to Oasis Runcorn from Crewe

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

Its intensive treatment programmes are 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 Crewe, take the A532 to the A534 and keep going until merging with the M6. 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

Crewe