Do you live in the South Shields area? Do you, or someone you care about, have a drug or alcohol addiction and are looking to beat it? You no longer have to suffer by yourself.

Addiction Advocates are here to help you overcome drug and alcohol addiction and enjoy a better life in South Shields.

Our expert team are compassionate and experienced – some of them are even recovering addicts themselves. This means you won’t be stigmatised; you will be understood, and our high-class treatment centres have no waiting list.

Unlike the NHS and outpatient treatment, this means we are ready to start to help you recover from a drug or alcohol addiction immediately.

Please don’t put it off residential treatment further. When dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction, every day is of vital importance.

Please call us today on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222 and we can begin to help you.


Our Admissions Process to Rehab

When you get in touch with Addiction Advocates, we will straight away treat you as an individual. No person is the same and no addiction is the same, which is why addiction has different effects on people.

We will perform an initial assessment via telephone where we will find out a little about you and your addiction history.

We will also discuss your budget for drug and alcohol rehab in South Shields. Private drug and alcohol rehab isn’t cheap and can range from roughly £4000-£10,000, but there’s no waiting list unlike the NHS and we offer the best treatments available. We will find a treatment programme that suits both your needs and your budget.

When you have spoken to our admissions team in your no-obligation initial assessment, we will arrange for you to come to our rehab centre which is closest to South Shields. Here, you’ll be able to meet the team and have a tour of the facilities.

Our staff will be delighted to answer any questions that you may have about what rehab offers or what to expect from residential rehab centres.

We will then perform a thorough physical and psychological assessment. It is essential, when treating addiction, that the root cause is identified. Why have you become a drug or alcohol addict in the first place?

Too often, this question is not asked, and no answer is provided. Many of our clients have a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental health problems, which is why we work hard to treat both physical and mental health in our alcohol rehab centres.

One of the many benefits of residential rehab, but arguably the biggest, is that we can spend time really getting to understand you. This level of understanding is not generally reached when a client is treated on an outpatient basis, as they would be via the NHS.

By making a 28-day commitment to our residential rehab, you’ll give yourself the best opportunity to see through your treatment programme and remove yourself from an often-difficult home environment for a period of time.

Call up today to learn more about your treatment options, the addiction treatment we offer for drug addiction and alcohol abuse, what to expect from a rehab programme or to start treatment on 0800 012 6088.


The Importance of Detox

When we have checked you over, we will devise a treatment programme based on what you require. Almost all our clients will need to undergo a detox stage, and this is a very important part of your treatment as it kickstarts your recovery.

Drug and alcohol detox is essential because this is the process where toxins are flushed from your body. For anyone who has suffered from a drug or alcohol addiction, the body takes a negative physical impact which requires medical assistance to overcome.

There is no way to get around the fact that a drug or alcohol detoxification is unpleasant, and your body will experience withdrawal symptoms as it begins to crave substances. Some common withdrawal symptoms experienced include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes or chills
  • Nausea
  • Sickness
  • Loss of appetite

Our medical staff will be on hand to issue you with prescription medication if you need your symptoms to be alleviated. This allows you to go through your drug detox in a safe, sterile environment and without the need for a substitution programme.

Detoxing by yourself at home is possible but it can be uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous without the supervision of medical professionals. Addiction Advocates offer you a safe detox in an alcohol and drug rehab that will help you to take back control of your life.

Once your detox has been completed, you have taken a huge step in your addiction recovery and are ready for the rest of your treatment programme in residential rehab.

The detox process may take up to 10 days, though the length of detox will be dependent on how severe your drug misuse or alcohol addictions are.


Our High-quality Addiction Treatment Services

Once your detox has been completed, you can continue with the rest of your alcohol or drug rehab treatment. Your rehab programme will be tailored to your needs and you will be able to undergo therapy. This will help to cure the root cause of your addiction.

As well as individual therapy, you will be able to take part in group therapy. Our group therapy sessions help you to speak to people like yourself, who are in a battle against addiction and share stories and coping techniques with them.

Many of our clients are initially worried about group therapy, but it has proven results and is a great way to feel supported during the recovery process. It allows you to build up a support mechanism for when you leave our care and return to your normal life in South Shields.

Some of the other addiction treatments we offer include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy
  • Daily walks
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Holistic therapies such as art therapy
  • Dual diagnosis treatment for people with mental health conditions and substance abuse


How Can Addiction Advocates Help?

The admissions team at Addiction Advocates are here to provide you with advice and support you, refer you to rehab in South Shields or close by, and find the best treatment centres for your substance abuse.

Finding additional support when seeking rehabilitation treatment is a huge benefit, as the process is often difficult and overwhelming.

We offer professional help and guidance to get you on the road to long term recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, as well as take you through the admissions process, discuss the overall cost of rehabilitation, and help you achieve addiction recovery.

To get help for addiction in South Shields today, call us on 0800 012 6088 or fill out our contact form today.


Call us Today

Addiction Advocates will remain by your side after you leave our care as a result of our aftercare programme. We will provide you with everything you require to be free of a drug or alcohol addiction, and we will draw up a plan for you.

Here however, the emphasis shifts back to you. There is no cure for addiction, but it can be overcome, and it can be managed. You need to take responsibility for your own recovery by steering clear of bad influences and continuing to put into practice what you’ve learned.

Our addiction treatment services will give you the best opportunity to get clean, learn how to manage your addiction and take control back of your life. If you are seeking drug or alcohol rehab South Shields, our admissions team can help you.

Why not get in touch with Addiction Advocates today? Please call us straight away on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.