As with anywhere else in the UK, County Durham is being profoundly affected by drug and alcohol abuse: addiction can ruin the lives of addicts and those around them, and also has significant socio-economic ramifications in the form of crime and antisocial behaviour. However, all is not lost: Durham and its environs are home to a number of resources for anyone seeking help with their addiction or that of a loved one. If you’re looking for that helping hand, read on for a guide to the relevant organisations and facilities near you.
Choosing the right support services and treatment can seem like a real challenge – especially when you’re dealing with the daily consequences of addiction, either your own or that of someone you love. Durham has a variety of excellent free and private treatment options – but how do you know which is the right one for you? This is where we can help: if you’re looking for recommendations on the most appropriate options for treatment, support networks and help groups, call one of our confidential advisors so we can start giving you the assistance you need.
If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of Durham for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.
Private rehab is considered the most effective ways to treat and help individuals manage their illness long-term. UKAT provide an all-in-one treatment programme for you or a loved one which encompasses detox, rehab and aftercare. Rehab is recommended for a 28-day period to help the individual detox from drugs and/or alcohol in a safe environment before commencing the rehabilitation phase.
Oasis Recovery Bradford is our closest centre to County Durham.
The Oasis Recovery detox programme addresses the whole person – body, mind and spirit. A medically managed detoxification or stabilisation is supplemented by a wealth of group and individual sessions and talks to help provide maximum long-term benefit. Complementary therapies are also available and include guided relaxation and exercise.
We also offer free group sessions for families or anyone closely connected to the individual.
These groups provide guidance and support network built and an understanding of addiction acquired. All of which can contribute to ongoing long-term recovery for both addicts and family members.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
The cost of rehab can vary depending on the area and the type of treatment you require. However, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. If you are thinking about attending a private rehab facility near Durham and would like to find out specific costings, get in touch and we will be able to provide you with this information to aid you in making a decision.
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Private rehab isn’t an option for everyone, it can be an expensive process and can have a huge impact on work and other commitments. Luckily, there are a number of free NHS services near Durham for people who wish to attempt getting clean without opting for private rehab.
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County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is a good place to start for those looking for free services, they have four walk in Centres located in Bishop Auckland, Consett, Old Elvet and Peterlee. Addaction also provide help and support for those suffering with addiction.
County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services
Telephone: 03000 266 666
Address: 81-88 Whinney Hill, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3BQ - https://codurhamdrugalcoholrecovery.co.uk/
They provide ways for local people with drug and alcohol problems to become free from their dependence. They also strive to reduce problems that substance misuse causes to families, friendships, workplaces and communities in County Durham.
Telephone: 0800 304 7034
Address: 10 Hedley Close, Durham, DH1 5YD - https://www.addaction.org.uk/
Addaction help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – they support people to make lasting change in their lives.
Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process; focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members can feel that they are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and experiences.
What is NA?
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a globally renowned non-profit fellowship for people whose drug abuse has had a detrimental impact upon their lives. Everyone attending NA meetings is trying to abstain from drug use and to develop a new way of life. There are no fees to attend and everyone is welcome as long as they are actively striving to stay clean.
What is AA?
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is – like NA – a non-profit fellowship; since its inception in the 1930s AA has helped millions of people worldwide escape from the claws of alcoholism. AA meetings are held right across the country, including a good number in Durham, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
St Anne’s Centre, St Anne’s Church, Market Place
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Bondgate Methodist Church Hall, Bondgate
Mondays at 12:00pm
St Joseph’s Church, Darlington Lane
Fridays at 7:30pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Durham
Great North Road
United Reform Church
Hartlepools People’s Centre
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Durham
Durham neighbours Tyne and Wear to the north-east, Northumberland to the North, North Yorkshire to the South and Cumbria to the West. The A1 connects Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Yorkshire to County Durham. From Cumbria the A66 and A688 will bring you into the county at Bishop Auckland.
If you're travelling to Durham from further afield, Durham railway station operates services to and from London King’s Cross, York, Newcastle Central, Edinburgh Waverly, Birmingham, Liverpool Lime Street and Plymouth.