In recent years Tyne and Wear has had bestowed upon it an unwanted reputation as being one of the areas of the UK most affected by alcohol and drug addiction. The reality, of course, is that no part of the country is untouched by substance abuse, and heavily urbanised areas such as Tyne and Wear are by definition likely to have a higher concentration of addicts than more rural locations.
If you or someone close to you are currently fighting addiction, read on for a guide to some of the organisations and facilities that might make the difference. If you are worried you cannot find the right facility in your area, we have created this guide to help you find it all around Tyne and Wear including the vicinity of the towns of Spring, Houghton-le-Spring, Killingworth, Cullercoats, Annitsford, Ryton, Low Fell and Westerhope.
Anyone wrestling with addiction, or trying to help a loved one break free from substance abuse, will know that every step along the way can be an ordeal. Selecting the right treatment option for you is no different, especially with such a variety to be found in and around Tyne and Wear; indeed, it can sometimes feel that there’s simply too much information out there and you don’t feel qualified to make such an important decision. This is where we come in: if you’re looking for a few recommendations for treatment options, give one of our confidential advisors a call and start getting the assistance you require.
If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential alcohol and drug rehab centres located in close proximity of Tyne and Wear for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.
Perhaps the most immediate – and over the long term, most successful – a treatment option for a serious addiction is private rehabilitation for alcoholism and drug addiction, which takes you from the beginning of the detox process all the way through to aftercare and relapse prevention. This intensive treatment programme doesn’t just deal with the symptoms of addiction, but addresses its basic causes, enabling a recovering addict to look to the future with hope rather than trepidation.
UKAT are proud to offer our nearest facility to Tyne and Wear – Oasis Recovery – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol detox facility in West Yorkshire.
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 from alcoholism and drug addiction 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, the type of treatment you require, wether it’s for alcohol use disorder, drug abuse, process addictions or co-occurring illnesses. However, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. If you are thinking about attending a private rehab facility near Tyne and Wear 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 for everyone, and there are a number of free addiction treatment resources in and around Tyne and Wear, that can offer you care and support during your recovery.
The service provides:
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Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Humankind and Changing Lives are now working in partnership and delivering a new model of care for people living in Tyne and Wear. Details of these services can be found below.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 0800 234 6798
Address: 4-6 Mary St. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3NH
One of the largest mental health and disability Trusts in England serving a population of approximately 1.4 million, providing services across an area totalling 2,200 square miles. We work from over 60 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. They help heavy drinkers acknowledge their alcoholism problems and people abusing drugs to understand the harms they suffer from this; after that, they will help you find treatment and support.
Telephone: 0191 232 7371
Address: The Old Coroners Court, Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RG
Changing Lives helps over 17,500 people change their lives for the better each year. They are a national charity dedicated to supporting people with the most complex needs to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their lives.
Humankind - South Shields
Telephone: 0191 406 0027
Address: Unit 6, Cookson House, River Dr, South Shields, NE33 1TL
Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) brings together a partnership of 17 well respected, specialist, voluntary, public and private sector organisations, with a proven track record of delivering health, wellbeing, training and employment support to people experiencing a range of health issues, including those related to drug and alcohol problems, and complex needs.
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with drug and alcoholism recovery. Support groups are normally focused on a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. For example – there are support groups focused on helping people suffering from alcoholism or for people with cocaine addiction. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular alcohol-related or drug abuse issues are being addressed by others who share their same 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 Tyne and Wear, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
Jesmond United Reform Church, Burdon Terrace Jesmond
Sundays at 7:30pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Glasgow Rd
Fridays at 7:30pm
Trinity House, 134 Laygate
Fridays at 7:00pm
See the full list of AA meetings in Tyne and Wear
1a Walker Terrace
South Bank Baptist Church
Redcar Road East
St John’s New Vicarage
See the full list of NA meetings in Tyne and Wear
The A1 connects most of the south with Tyne and Wear via Armstrong. From there you can branch off onto the A194 (Learn lane) or take the A1231 as far as Sunderland.
The Tyne and Wear metro serves most of the county from Newcastle International Airport to South Hylton. Trains from London run from Kings Cross to Sunderland.