Are you looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester? Here at Addiction Advocates, we will help you during the admissions process to start addiction treatment in a private residential facility. We have also outlined the free resources which are available in the local community in Manchester via NHS services.

Treatment is available as both an outpatient where you attend therapy groups through an appointment, and also as an inpatient, where you stay at rehab and receive round-the-clock care and support.

How Do I Get to Rehab in Manchester?

Once you’re in the mind frame to overcome your addiction to drugs and alcohol, we can help you find a suitable rehab treatment centre. If this process is new to you, we can provide a handheld approach, by weighing up Manchester-based drug and alcohol treatment services.

Outpatient Treatment

Most people will be referred to a community-based drug and alcohol treatment centre. After discussions with your GP or other agency, you can access this local support and book an appointment to start your recovery.

These local initiatives help people with alcohol and drug addictions in an outpatient setting. They can book you in group therapy classes and discuss your options for treatment in the local area.

A benefit of community-based treatment is that you do not need to move out of your local area to attend rehab. If you have a job you can still go to work and you can attend therapy sessions on appointment, and it is also cost-effective.

But some people also find it hard to quit an addiction when they remain in the same environment. Without the right support in place, the chances of relapse can be increased as it is very easy to fall back into a usual habit. Outpatient rehab also has a lower long-term success rate than inpatient rehab.

To self refer to a local community-based programme you can contact:

Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service
43a Carnarvon Street
Greater Manchester
M3 1EZ
Tel: 0161 823 6306

Private Residential Treatment

The other option available to you is to stay in a private residential rehab clinic. Here you will be an inpatient and stay in the rehab centre for a period of time. Most stays at rehab last from 1 to 4 weeks, where you will be provided with 24-hour assistance whilst you complete a detoxification programme and therapy.

A key benefit of private residential rehab is that you are taken out of your addictive environment. You can be monitored through the detox stage and given medications to help with the worst of your withdrawal symptoms. You are also fully catered for throughout your stay.

We have a range of confidential CQC registered rehabs available for you to visit which are in close proximity to Manchester, with our closest centres in Blackpool and Birmingham.

Contact our admissions team today to find out more about outpatient and inpatient treatment. We will provide you with advice and guidance on what is best for you. Call today on 0800 012 6088 or alternatively, fill out our contact form.

Outpatient Rehab vs Private Rehab?

Research is very important when selecting a rehab centre to treat drug and alcohol abuse. The right approach to addiction treatment must be present and long-term recovery rates must be realistic, as well as working with personal budgets.

To ensure that we can select the most fitting treatment centre, with you, an admissions assessment will be required.

This assessment is customary and helps our admissions team to understand your drug and alcohol addiction greater. By completing this assessment, suitability can be achieved by selecting a reputable yet appropriate drug and alcohol rehab centre in Manchester for your needs.

Through our support and referral services, we can provide a helping hand with your decision. Because of its unfamiliarity, it can be very daunting to search through and select a recovery programme. We can help you by understanding you as a person, understanding your addiction as well as your recovery goals.

From here, we can help you pinpoint the most suited drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester to recover from, while also offering an efficient admission. Additionally, we can advise on the most effective addiction treatment options, available through rehab, ensuring that you experience a worthwhile withdrawal process.

Rehab doesn’t have to be scary, daunting or unknown. Increase your comfort levels with drug and alcohol rehabilitation by viewing our most commonly asked questions below, or by reaching out for our professional support.

Drug and Alcohol Statistics in Manchester

In terms of hospital admissions for alcohol-specific conditions, the Greater Manchester area was 53% higher than the average in England sourcing to the most recent data. This amounted to over 22,000 people walking through the doors of Manchester-based hospitals for treatment from alcohol.

Greater Manchester is also in the worst 50% of the country for alcohol-specific mortality episodes per 100,000.

Public Health England has revealed that of the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester, 9 of them have a higher rate of alcohol-related deaths than the UK average.

These 9 boroughs also display other key alcohol and substance misuse indicators which are above the national average including hospital admissions in both adults and under 18’s. Trafford was the only borough in the Greater Manchester area which did not have a higher rate of alcohol-related deaths.

This highlights that Manchester rehab services are desperately needed. Our rehab centres provide you with the care and support you need to make a full recovery from your drug or alcohol addiction.

Contact us today to find out more about our addiction treatment services. You can either fill out our contact form and a member of our admissions team will get back in touch, or you can call us on 0800 012 6088 for any queries.

Will I be Able to Recover Properly in Manchester?

Many clients will believe that recovery will be very difficult to achieve while surrounded by home comforts, routines and associations. In fact, this can actually be correct. If you are part of a particular social group or have a particular habit based on routine, not removing yourself from these scenarios reduces your chances of recovery.

Some people do manage to successfully quit an addiction via outpatient settings, but support from friends and family may also be necessary to increase your chances of recovering.

With this in mind, inpatient residential is the preferred choice for many people once they have taken the decision to try and quit alcohol or a particular drug.

A dedicated rehab clinic has all the facilities in place to help successfully complete your addiction treatment programme, while also experiencing an easier, more streamlined transition post-rehab. If you do have any concerns about localised recovery attempts or inpatient rehab, we invite you to contact our team.

Here is a short video example of community-based treatment services in Manchester:

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

At private rehab, there is a range of treatment options that are offered as part of your personalised addiction treatment programme. However, depending on your personal experience with drugs, alcohol and your behavioural addiction, a personalised combination will be promoted.

In order to ensure that holistic recovery can be achieved and sustained, you will complete both physical and psychological forms of addiction treatment. You’ll likely require a drug and alcohol detox to influence the initial withdrawal, along with therapy sessions, support groups and exposure therapy. You will complete:

  • A Medically Assisted Detox
  • Multiple Therapy Sessions

Residential Detox Process

Upon your arrival at one of our rehab centres, you will begin a detoxification programme that will remove the drug or alcohol from your body. Drug and alcohol detox involves stopping the intake of the substance you are addicted to cold turkey.

Our medical teams will be at hand to prescribe prescription drugs where appropriate to see you through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms that you may experience.

The withdrawal symptoms that you will experience will depend on the substance abuse that you are addicted to. Some drugs such as cocaine will only have psychological effects, whereas drugs such as heroin cause severe physical symptoms.

Please keep in mind that the type and length of drug and alcohol treatment options will differ for each client, and detox typically lasts between 5-10 days. You will be provided with a comprehensive programme on your admission into rehab.

Therapy Treatment

Next, we will focus on your mental health. The mental recovery you must also undertake should not be discounted as it will play a key role in ensuring you do not relapse in the future when you have left rehab.

Some of the traditional and holistic treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Holistic therapies, including art therapy
  • Well-being therapies, such as meditation
  • Family therapy

Every person seeking addiction treatment has a different story, as well as physical and mental capabilities. Our residential rehab programmes are tailored around your condition, both for your physical and mental health.

What Drug or Alcohol Addiction Can I get Treatment For?

At rehab in Manchester, you can get treatment for all forms of addiction. It could be a common addiction such as alcohol or it could be a lesser-known addiction, for example, you require prescription drug addiction treatment. Our CQC registered rehabs have a wealth of experience in treating people for:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • LSD
  • Ketamine
  • Crystal Meth
  • Dual diagnosis

We also treat people at rehab for behavioural addictions such as gambling, pornography and sex addictions. Addictive behaviours can often lead to further addictions, which is why the mental aspect of recovery is so important. and therapy placed as a foundation in your programme.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

As part of our rehab treatment, we offer dual diagnosis treatment programmes for people who suffer from co-existing mental health issues and drug or alcohol addiction.

Dual diagnosis consists of similar aspects to our other treatment programmes, but there is an additional focus on your mental health. It is extremely important to treat both elements, as bad mental health makes the likelihood of relapse much higher.

Mental health disorders and drug and alcohol addiction commonly go hand in hand, as drug and alcohol misuse can cause symptoms of depression and anxiety, causing mental health problems. Alternatively, people who suffer from mental health issues sometimes turn to addictive substances in order to self-medicate and alleviate symptoms.

This is why we offer a different treatment programme for everyone. Our rehab facilities understand that every person is different, so we create a personalised treatment programme to ensure that all of our residents get the best treatment for them.

If you have an addiction and have been experiencing some mental health problems, contact us today to find out more about the drug and alcohol addictions we treat. You can call us for free on 0800 012 6088.

Can I get NHS Funding for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Manchester?

This is a common question we are asked as some can find the cost of drug and alcohol rehab a daunting prospect. Residential rehab is often the last resort when it comes to the NHS funding and because of this, patients of very frequently offered outpatient rehab instead.

This is not to say that residential rehab won’t be offered, and some people can get funding for residential rehab for drug and alcohol rehab clinics near Manchester.

In order to get funding, you’ll need to be referred to your local Drug And Alcohol Team (DAAT). You will normally be referred by a GP but you can also get in touch with a social worker and they may refer you.

Once you have been referred to the DAAT they will make their own assessment and advise your next steps. They may offer you outpatient rehab but if for whatever reason you still require residential rehab and you have committed to the cause, they may offer residential rehab.

Council Guidance

Manchester City Council, recognising the issues the borough faces have set out a plan to reduce alcohol and drug-related issues. They aim to help with the availability of rehab resources, which is exactly where Addiction Advocates can help out with our nationwide network of Rehabilitation centres.

You can download the council strategy below:


Can I be Cured of Addiction?

Unfortunately, a cure for addiction doesn’t exist. However, you can recover and maintain your sobriety, helping you overcome a drug and alcohol addiction after treatment at our rehab centres.

Through rehab, you will complete the first phase of recovery which is detox. This is the start of the addiction recovery process which helps you to withdraw, adapt, develop and recover from alcohol abuse or other substances.

From here, you will continue your transition post-rehab through aftercare services and self-help tips.

Before investing in rehab, it is important that you understand that drug and alcohol rehabilitation is a long-term commitment. To maintain long-term recovery, you must continue to lead a low-risk life, without drugs and alcohol.

To guide you through this time, you will be provided with life-changing tools and treatment services including relapse prevention planning. However, you must personally dedicate yourself to normalising sobriety.

Through a comprehensive rehab programme, you can turn your life around. You can overcome your fixation on drugs and alcohol.

To find the most fitting drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester to achieve this, reach out for our support at Addiction Advocates. We hope that this overview has contributed to and eased your decision.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding rehab, our team is here for you. Call us on 0800 012 6088 to start today.

Aftercare Services

We understand that the first few months post-rehab treatment can be intimidating and scary. This is why we offer one year of free aftercare for our residents who have completed a 28-day+ residential stay.

Sessions take place weekly and serve to help you as you transition back into your old life, drug and alcohol-free. It is often a difficult step to return home after your comfortable stay at one of our facilities, as you will be surrounded by your old triggers and an environment where your addiction took over your life.

We are confident however that you will succeed in long-term recovery, using the relapse prevention tools that you have been taught during your stay with us and the additional support of our aftercare sessions.

We don’t want you to feel like your support has ended once you have left our facility, which is why our aftercare service is so beneficial to our residents.

Contact our admissions team to start your admissions process today. You can call us on 0800 012 6088, by emailing us at, or by filling out our contact form.

Medical Assistance for Emergency Drug and Alcohol Intervention in Manchester

If you, a friend or family members are suffering from adverse reactions to drugs or alcohol, the effects of self-detoxing or “cold turkey”, or any other drug and alcohol-related illness that is in need of urgent medical attention, you must ring for an ambulance by calling 999.

The below hospitals are all available within the Manchester area, so if you happen to be a friend of someone who needs urgent medical attention, you can take them to these centrally based hospitals:

Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Rd,
M13 9WL

Phone: 0161 276 1234

North Manchester General Hospital
Delaunays Rd,
M8 5RB

Phone: 0161 624 0420

St Mary’s Hospital
Oxford Road,
M13 9WL

Phone: 0161 276 1234

Manchester Alcoholics Anonymous

Many people find that attending Alcohol Anonymous group therapy can help them take the initial steps to overcome addiction, so we’ve taken the liberty of including some central locations in Manchester where you can get help for your alcohol addiction. You can find more information on the Manchester Intergroup page.

Central Hall Open – Tuesday

Time: 19:30

Central Hall,
Oldham St, off Piccadilly,
M1 1JQ

Live and Let Live – Wednesday

Time: 19:00

LGBT Foundation,
5 Richmond Street,
M1 3HF

Manchester City Centre – Monday

Time: 19:30

Enterprise House,
Lloyd St North,
M16 6SE

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester cost?
The cost involved for drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester is variable and depends on multiple factors such as length of stay, degree of quality, patients additional extras and more. The costs endured for a rehab programme can seem high at first glance, but it does include your food, extra curricular activities, professional staffing and accommodation. Typically, patients require 28 days and do not have optional extras, so with this in mind you can expect to pay between £7,000 to £13,000 for a drug and alcohol rehab programme in Manchester.
Do I need drug and alcohol rehab?
Not everyone who regularly drinks or takes illegal substances requires residential rehab which may be quite surprising to hear. At the same time, it can be quite difficult to know whether you do require it as drugs like cocaine are becoming more and more socially acceptable as well as the UK’s drinking culture normalising heavy alcohol intake. In order to understand whether you need rehab you first need to differentiate whether you are a recreational user or a substance abuser. Recreational users take substances for enjoyment as opposed to their counterparts who tend to have much more sinister reasons for using the substance. If you are taking substances to escape from your problems, you neglect your personal and/or professional life in the pursuit of substances or your loved ones are concerned about your substance use then you may need to seek the help of a medical professional.
Am I ready for rehab?
Before investing into a rehab programme, it is vital that you’re prepared. Without increasing your physical and mental desire to recover, rehab will offer little value when considering your recovery probabilities. As it is a new process, many clients will start rehab with the idea that it will be easy. They believe that a short stay will result in a cure. However, this unfortunately isn’t the case for most individuals, where a dedicated time of rehabilitation is required. Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can be challenging. From withdrawal symptoms, physical and psychological cravings and the idea of opening up and sharing personal experiences, to the timeframe of rehab, it can be a tough process to complete. However, by familiarising yourself, by preparing yourself, by ensuring you have the time to recover, you will benefit from rehab. With this in mind, to ensure that you’re ready to visit a drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester, we recommend that you start to acknowledge your addiction, open up to loved ones and consider talking therapies with addiction counsellors. From here, you’ll be in the mind frame to recover, to lead a future without drugs and alcohol, no matter what it takes.
How long does rehab take?
Again, rehab is a personal recovery journey. The length of your stay will depend on your responsiveness to addiction treatment, your ability to cope without drugs and alcohol, and your confidence with independent recovery. In most cases, a 28-day rehab programme will be provided, offering the best time to unravel old habits, while forming new routines.


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