Drug and alcohol rehab in North West England

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There are around 7.4 million people currently residing in North West England, many of whom may be struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, behavioural addiction including gambling, gaming addiction or shopping addiction, or an eating disorder such as binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Fortunately, there are many addiction treatment options on offer in the North West of England, ranging from outpatient care to inpatient programmes at private rehabilitation centres. Those who are willing to commit to addiction recovery will discover the life-changing benefits of inpatient addiction rehab.

What is offered at rehab in North West England?

There are two forms of rehabilitation available across different counties of North West England.

Outpatient rehab

Outpatient rehab involves clients attending support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (AA) in North West England, as well as local day centres for detox treatment and therapy. These centres can be found all across the region, be it Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West or Greater Manchester.

Inpatient rehab

Inpatient rehab, on the other hand, can last between a week or several weeks depending on your personal requirements, and you reside at the rehab therapy centre for the entirety of your treatment. These are available at private centres, which are also accessible from all areas of North West England, including Chester, Cumbria, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington.

UKAT’s inpatient rehab programmes include medical detox as well as one-to-one and holistic therapies. We treat the physical and underlying psychological factors of your struggle to give you the best chance at making a long-term addiction recovery.

NHS and private rehab in North West England

You may be wondering if the NHS and private services offer different forms of addiction treatment. NHS therapists may suggest that you attend a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in your local North West England area. The NHS wellbeing and drug services treat addiction through detox, medication (if required) and talking therapy, but in-person NHS treatments can be delayed by long waiting times due to the vast influx of patients, causing a backlog.

The treatment delivered by private rehab clinics is offered at a fee that is dependent on the length of your programme. Despite the financial cost, one of the greatest benefits of private addiction rehab is that you can skip long queues and find a place at a rehab help centre in North West England in a matter of days.

It is always wise to consult your GP before you decide on treatment. Talking through your options with a medical professional can be a brilliant first step towards addiction recovery.

Nearest UKAT centres to North West England

We would advise you to think about the distance of a rehabilitation care centre in relation to where you live. You may wish to remain relatively close to your family and friends at home to ease the transition into living at a residential rehab clinic. However, you might want to start your addiction recovery at a rehab centre that is further away from home to remove yourself from the stressors of normal life.

If you would like your family to learn more about addiction, UKAT offers a family support programme as a part of the aftercare treatment for all of our clients. This programme teaches your family members how to help you maintain sobriety and positive lifestyle changes once you return home. There is currently one UKAT rehab clinic in the North West region of England and two more in nearby counties:

Oasis Recovery Runcorn

This rehabilitation therapy centre is situated in the large town of Runcorn in the county of Cheshire. Ideally located for those living in North West England.

Our trained addiction therapists and medical teams at Oasis Recovery Runcorn will support you every step of the way as you detox from addictive substances and begin your holistic therapy programme.

Oasis Recovery Bradford

Located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, is this practical and effective rehab care centre.

Oasis Recovery Bradford is a brilliant choice for those seeking a balance between being far away enough from home to focus on addiction recovery whilst still being not too far away from loved ones.

Linwood House

Linwood House is a rehabilitation help centre located in the market town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Clients who have stayed at this UKAT clinic can enjoy the comfortable furnishings and peaceful garden during their inpatient rehab programme.

Free addiction support groups in North West England

You may wish to attend an addiction support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Cocaine Anonymous (CA) before or after, or as an alternative to, inpatient treatment. Please read the information below for a few examples and links to the national AA, NA and CA websites:

Liverpool Solution-Based Big Book Study

The Blessed Sacrament Shrine RC Church, 4 Dawson Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1LE
Time: Wednesdays at 7.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Telephone: 01517092900
Learn more 

New Chapter (Back to Basics)

St Georges Community Centre, Bothwell Road, Collyhurst, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M40 7NY
Time: Mondays at 6.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
OR
Time: Mondays 7.15 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Telephone: 0161 834 9368
Learn more

Cocaine Anonymous Blackburn
Community Hub CVS, 35 Railway Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AX
Time: Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Telephone: 01254 583957
Learn more

How much damage is drug and alcohol abuse causing in North West England?

In July 2021, Dame Carol Black published the ‘Review of drugs part two: prevention, treatment and recovery: annexes‘. Within this review, she reported the following statistics on the nature of substance abuse in North West England:

  • Between 2016 to 2017, and 2018-2018, 9% of 16- to 59-year-olds living in the North West reported drug use in the last year
  • In 2019, the North West faced 7 million drug misuse related deaths, which was the second-highest fatality rate for a UK region, following the North East

In May 2021, the Northwich Guardian published an article revealing that the North West experienced ‘the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths in history’ in 2020. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics demonstrated a 20% rise in deaths in just one year.

Alcohol and drug abuse cause significant damage not only to individuals but to families, workplaces and local communities. However, there is always hope for anyone who dreams of leaving their addictive lifestyle behind. The support workers at addiction rehab centres will help you find your inner strength and provide the necessary emotional tools to create a happier and healthier life for yourself.

Why get drug and alcohol treatment near North West England?

The North West of England takes pride in a community-focused spirit, and the beautiful countryside of Cheshire provides a peaceful and scenic environment in which to begin your addiction recovery. There is inpatient and outpatient rehab available in other North West counties such as Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria.

If you would like to receive treatment at one of our inpatient rehabilitation clinics, please reach out to our friendly Admissions Team to discuss your treatment programme. Start your journey towards a life without addiction today.

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