Cumbria Rehabs

Addiction Helper Rehab LIVESEARCH shows every Alcohol and Drug Rehab centre in cumbria and provides a complete overview of each facility including reviews from previous treatment centre residents.

Known for its outstanding natural beauty, Cumbria is a predominantly rural ceremonial county with a vast amount of coastline on the Irish Sea. The region is a favourite among artists and other creative types who draw inspiration from the sea and inland areas alike. If Cumbria is your home, what do you most appreciate about it?

In the midst of Cumbria’s natural beauty is a reminder that there is no perfect place in England. There are still substance abuse and addiction problems in this north-west section of England, plaguing people of all ages, ethnic groups, and income levels. The truth is that drugs and alcohol can be a problem for anyone who uses them. Substance abuse and addiction are not very selective in choosing victims. If you or a loved one is struggling, you are among many others in Cumbria needing professional help.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Cumbria is made available through private clinics, charities, the NHS and more. For the person in need of help, the challenge is to find the right kind of treatment. Matching substance abusers and addicts with clinics is what we do best at Addiction Helper. We provide free referral services to all those in need throughout Cumbria and the UK.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Is there a difference between substance abuse and addiction? Yes, there is a line of distinction, although it is a very fine line. Substance abusers are not necessarily addicts in every case. However, all addicts are substance abusers. The line of distinction is drawn by two conditions known as tolerance and dependence. These are defined as follows:

  • Tolerance ??? Drugs and alcohol induce feelings of pleasure by altering chemicals in the brain. When use is consistent, the body slowly adapts so that brain chemicals compensate for the drugs or alcohol in the system. At this point, the same amount ingested by the user no longer produces the same pleasurable feelings; more must be taken as a result. This is called tolerance.
  • Dependence ??? Dependence on drugs or alcohol is a condition in which the substance abuser can no longer function on a day-to-day basis without using. Dependence is characterised by daily, excessive use and the reality that drug or alcohol consumption is the controlling factor in a person’s life.

A substance abuser who is not yet addicted is one who has not reached the point of dependence. However, he or she may have already begun the cycle of tolerance. If that is the case, the individual is just a few short steps away from total addiction. This is why we routinely say that substance abuse left untreated often leads to addiction.

How Treatment Can Help

Professional treatment for drugs and alcohol helps in two ways. First, it interrupts the tolerance and dependence cycle by separating the addict or substance abuser from the substances he or she is using. In some cases, this separation is immediate and complete; in other instances, it is gradual. In either case, the tolerance and dependence cycle must be interrupted for a person to overcome addiction.

Treatment also helps by getting to the root of the emotional and psychological issues that enable continued substance abuse. For some people, the mental and emotional is the more difficult challenge to overcome. Rehab clinics and counsellors use a variety of therapies to help addicts conquer their alcohol and drug demons. Treatment is available for:

  • alcohol misuse and dependence
  • illicit drug use and addiction
  • prescription drug addiction
  • misuse and abuse of legal highs
  • misuse and abuse of household solvents
  • certain behavioural addictions (e.g., sex and gambling).

The length and extent of treatment for each individual is largely dependent on three factors: the substances being used, how long the person has been using, and how well the individual responds to treatment. It is common for a residential rehab programme to last anywhere from four to 12 weeks. Outpatient rehab tends to take a little bit longer due to the lack of concentrated treatment.

Choosing the Right Treatment

Organisations such as ours exist to help addicts and their families choose the right treatments for their circumstances. There are so many different options available that treatment can be confusing to someone who has never looked into it before. When you contact Addiction Helper, we will walk you through each treatment option, providing a full explanation and answering as many questions as we can. We want you to be comfortable in your treatment choice.

It is important to note that not every rehab clinic or service provider treats every kind of substance abuse or addiction. One clinic may focus solely on alcohol while another treats a long list of drugs. Likewise, some rehab clinics do not offer treatments for behavioural addictions or dual diagnosis. Our job is to find the right clinic for each client in Cumbria, where possible, or otherwise as close to Cumbria.

In order to facilitate finding a treatment option for you, we need to have a discussion. We urge you to call us on our freephone number, use our live online chat feature, or send inquiries to our contact page. When you do contact us, we need you to be honest with us if we are going to help you. We will need to know:

  • what substances you are using
  • how long you have been using
  • the back story of your family and history
  • your fears about detox and rehab
  • anything else you believe is pertinent to your situation.

We use the information gleaned from our conversation to perform an initial assessment of your problem. We take into account all of the information you provide, including your history, to help you determine what treatment options are best for you. We work with various treatment providers across the UK and worldwide. This enables us to direct each client to the most appropriate treatment.

Residential Rehab

Addiction Helper is happy to recommend outpatient treatment through private counsellors, charities, support groups or the NHS when it is appropriate. With that said, it has been our experience that most of our clients are much better served by residential rehab at a private drug or alcohol clinic. Residential rehab is a more concentrated and focused approach that ultimately separates the addict from those circumstances that enable addictive behaviour.

The residential clinics we work with are staffed by medical professionals and experienced support staff who are wholly focused on the health and well-being of their patients. In many cases, support staff have personal experience, having previously undergone treatment themselves. You will get the best possible care when you enrol in a treatment programme through one of the rehab clinics we recommend.

There is help available in Cumbria for drug and alcohol problems. Addiction Helper is ready and waiting to assist you with our free and confidential services. However, we cannot help until you contact us. Please do so today. Delaying treatment for another day only makes your troubles worse. On the other hand, getting in touch with us immediately starts the process of recovery. We want to see you recover as soon as possible.