No part of the UK is untouched by addiction – and that includes Northumberland, which is home to many men and women struggling with substance abuse. Addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs and illegal substances is causing great damage and personal tragedy. The impact on health and social services is increasingly apparent. If you want to have a better understanding of the various services offered in your county, this is a guide for free and paid addiction treatment options we created to help you.
The longer an addiction lasts, the harder it can be to break – but even a short-lived addiction can prove life-threatening and can ruin relationships and careers. In the most serious cases lives are at stake – and in such instances, the best and most immediate treatment is often private rehabilitation.
UKAT are proud to offer Oasis Bradford is located just 2.5 hours away from Northumberland.
Oasis Bradford provides a safe, supportive environment, where clients can complete a medically supervised detox from drugs and/ or alcohol, or stabilise their use safely with medical support and within a specialist treatment setting.
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:
Making the journey from home to the clinic can feel overwhelming, a sober transport service works to ensure you or your loved one are taken from door to door safely and securely while supporting you along the way and affording the opportunity discuss any concerns you may have in a professional and understanding way.
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 Northumberland 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 is not suitable for everybody: it can be expensive (potentially costing several thousand pounds) and has significant consequences for work and family life. However, Northumberland offers access to a number of free services to assist anybody seeking to break their addiction independently.
Whatever you decide, your first port of call should always be your GP. They can make a professional medical assessment of your addiction, prescribe medication to help with withdrawal, and advise on whether private rehab may be appropriate in your case.
In Northumberland there are a number of organisations that provide drug and alcohol treatment, including:
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Northumberland Recovery Partnership (NRP), working throughout the entire county, is a dedicated service for people, 18 years old or over, who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol. The main hub is in Ashington.
Northumberland Recovery Partnership
Telephone: 01670 396 303
Address: Greenacres Centre, Green Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8BL
A large mental health and disability trust, valid throughout the country. They provide mental health, learning disability, and neurological care for people across the North East, among other things.
Telephone: 01670 500 150
Address: Beacon Hill, 163 Langdale Drive, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 8EH
Website: Sorted website.
Sorted provides intervention for children and young boys and girls up to age 18 who are within the Northumberland area.
Drug and Alcohol Liaison Midwife
Telephone: 0191 233 6161
Address: Royal Victoria Infirmary, Antenatal Clinic, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle-upon-tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4LP
Website: Drug and Alcohol Liaison Midwife website.
They are one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, offering a wide range of specialist services, surpassing many other free options in the county.
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, they normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction. Group members can feel that they are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and experiences.
What is NA?
The NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship programme dedicated to helping people who have been affected by drug addiction. They organise meetings throughout Northumberland and can help your loved one, or you, find like-minded people who have gone through detox and rehab and can advise you on the right path. Attending the meetings could be other people looking for help, with whom you can learn and share the experience of being clean. The NA, just like the AA, follow the 12-step programme, amongst others.
What is AA?
A.A. stands for Alcoholics Anonymous. In the UK, this international organisation is working throughout the country with hundreds of meetings throughout the week. They aim to help people fighting alcoholism rediscover the benefits of sober living and return to full health, both physically and mentally. The A.A. is devoted to mutual support and help, and during the meetings, people share their thoughts, experiences, and challenges, while also giving advice and counselling each other. In Northumberland, the organisation has more than one active meetings, and you can check our small guide or the one most suitable for you or a loved one.
St Michael’s Church Hall, Canongate
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
Holy Sepulchre Church Hall, Station Rd.
Sundays at 5:30pm
Our Lady & St Wilfrid RC Church, Waterloo Rd.
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Northumberland
2 Ballast Hill
Northern Soul Kitchen
19 West Street
15/21 Quay Road
See the full list of NA meetings in and around Northumberland
Three main A roads are passing through the county - the A1, the A68, and the A69. Please, keep in mind that you have to display a parking disc for short stay parking in Alnwick, Berwick, Hexham, and Morpeth.
The county is well-covered by a number of railway services including the Northern Rail, Scotrail, Virgin Trains East Coast, and the Cross Country Trains. The local stations include Acklington, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Morpeth, and Widdrington.