Here at Addiction Advocates, we are an expert rehab referral service that can help you to receive the perfect rehab treatment programme for your personal needs. Find out more about how our team can help by ringing 0800 012 6088.

Are you looking for drug and alcohol rehab in North Tyneside? Want a rehab eight miles from Newcastle? The UK’s leading drug and alcohol rehab service, Addiction Advocates, runs a clinic in North Shields, a coastal resort on the River Tyne.

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Are you suffering from Addiction and need help? Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.

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We know it’s hard to admit you have an addiction. You’re probably feeling scared, embarrassed, and nervous about life in rehab. But let us tell you – rehab is nothing to be scared of. It’s a welcoming environment committed to helping people beat their addictions. Call us today on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222 to learn how we can help.


Finding a rehab in North Shields

North Shields has two types of rehab: local NHS drug services and private, residential rehab. Whilst NHS treatment is free, there’s usually a long waiting list, and they don’t offer residential rehab – it’s usually day services.

Private rehab, like ours, is residential. You’ll likely be an inpatient for up to 90 days, the average being just over a month. You have your own room at private rehab and enjoy freshly cooked meals and a timetable of therapeutic activities.


How expensive is rehab?

Private rehab costs over £1000 per week. For longer stays, for example, 28 days, the UK average cost varies from £7,000 to £30,000. As you can see, rehab isn’t cheap, but consider it an investment in your future health and one that could save your life.

When people make initial enquiries with us, usually by speaking with our admissions team, one of the chief concerns is cost. We offer payment options, so you don’t have to pay the total rehab fee upfront. You can spread payments, so your outgoings are more manageable. Family members and sometimes employers often step in to help cover rehab costs, but we know that’s not always an option.

Tell us about your budget, and tell us what you can afford. We’re flexible on our charges to a certain degree and can suggest a treatment plan you can afford.


Can my addiction be cured?

Yes, addiction is treatable. With tailored treatment, you can recover from addiction and live a normal life again. One school of thought is that although people can be ‘cured’ of their addiction, they will always be a recovering addict – even 5, 10, or 15 years after leaving rehab. This is because temptations to take drugs and alcohol still exist. But with ongoing support such as 12-step programmes (Alcoholics Anonymous is an example), local support groups, counselling, and a determined outlook, sobriety is possible for everyone.


What are the types of treatments?

Research has shown that addicts in recovery benefit from a wide range of treatments. Some focus on your mental health, others on repairing and building robust physical health. The team at our North Shields drug and alcohol rehab prides itself on the fantastic variety of effective treatments on offer:


All our patients must complete a drug or alcohol detox shortly after arriving. Detox is more commonly known as “coming off drugs or alcohol.” Detox is supervised by trained medical professionals who keep you safe and help you manage any withdrawal symptoms.


Again, we offer many treatments focusing on your mental health and wellbeing. You may have heard of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) – this treatment plays a prominent role at our clinic. Many say that CBT has changed their lives, as it helps them change negative thoughts into positive ones, and the techniques can be applied to various situations.

All our talking therapies focus on addiction and your recovery. Still, you’ll also explore topics such as family dynamics, trauma, and early life and how these underlying factors led you to drugs or alcohol.

Psychotherapy, in the form of counselling, is a valuable way to help you manage your mental health, gain acceptance and learn strategies to help you live a balanced life.

You may want to try one of our relaxing alternative therapies, as they’ve been proven to help reduce anxiety, paranoia and depression. Examples include Reiki, Alexander Technique and acupuncture.

Physical health

As you’re probably aware, drug and alcohol abuse can take its toll on your physical health, making you feel and look unwell. Common indicators of drug or alcohol abuse include skin problems such as acne, sore eyes and nose, constipation and bowel trouble, coughs and colds, and generally feeling unwell.

We provide a variety of treatments to build your strength and make you feel strong again. You’ll learn about healthy eating and try activities such as yoga, pilates and fitness classes.


Admissions process

Our friendly and non-judgemental admissions team will guide you through our admissions process. They’re just a phone call away. They’ll conduct an initial phone assessment, taking less than 30 minutes. Try and prepare as much information about your addiction as possible, so the team are best placed to suggest a treatment plan. Write down any important points, including:

-The length of your addiction

-The type of drug you take and how often you use it (applies to alcohol as well)

-How you take the drug (do you smoke, inject, drink, snort)

-The effect on your family life, work, social life

-Any mental or physical health issues. Consider if they’ve been brought on by drug or alcohol abuse or if symptoms have worsened due to your habit.

Once you’re happy with our suggested treatment plan, we suggest you make a reservation. Demand for private rehab is high, and we don’t want you to miss out on a place. You’ll pay a deposit, and we’ll tell you a start date and see you when it’s time to start your recovery.

You’ll have to complete a doctor’s assessment as part of the admissions process. This helps us determine if you’re mentally and physically capable of starting rehab. We understand that many addicts aren’t in excellent health – that’s why you’re coming to rehab – but you need to be stable enough to start the recovery process.

Once you’ve passed our medical checks, we’ll ask you to arrange transport to our centre (or we can do it for you.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can addiction be cured?
Due to the fact that addiction is a chronic illness, the threat of relapse will always be there. Although, learning how to keep the threat of relapse at bay will come to be second nature with the help of relapse prevention planning at a professional rehabilitation centre.
How do you deal with withdrawal symptoms?
As mentioned previously, withdrawal is not something that should be attempted at home without medical support. Attending a rehabilitation centre with a detox clinic where you can have your withdrawal symptoms managed through careful medication is the safest way to experience drug and/or alcohol detox.
Is addiction a mental illness or a disease?
This question can divide a lot people who work in healthcare. However, most people agree that addiction is a mental health disease. Regardless of how an addictive disorder may be characterised, the staff at the drug and alcohol treatment centres that we work alongside are able to get you clean and sober for the long-term.