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.

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, this means we are ready to start to help you recover from a drug or alcohol addiction immediately.

Please don’t put it off any further. When dealing with an addiction, every day is of vital importance. A day wasted is a day where your drug or alcohol addiction has taken further control of your life. Please call us today on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222 and we can begin to help you.


When you first visit our rehab centre

When you get in touch with Addiction Advocates, we will straight away treat you as an individual. No person is the same and likewise, no addiction is the same, nor are the effects that they have on people. We will perform an initial assessment via the telephone, and we will find out a little about you. We will also discuss your budget. Private rehab isn’t cheap, but there’s no waiting list unlike the NHS and we are fairly priced. 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 in 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.

We will then perform a thorough physical and psychological assessment. It is essential, when treating an 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 provided. Many of our clients have a dual diagnosis of an addiction and mental health problems.

One of the many benefits of a 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 concerted period of time.


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 period of detox, and this is a very important part of your treatment.

Detox is so essential because this is where we flush the toxins from your body. These toxins will have accumulated over the time you have been suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction and will have a big impact on your body. There is no way to get around the fact that a detox is unpleasant, and your body will react negatively via withdrawal symptoms as it begins to crave substances. You may sweat and shake profusely or suffer from vivid hallucinations and nightmares as a result.

However, 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 detox in a safe, sterile environment and without the need of a substitution programme. Detoxing by yourself is possible but uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous. Addiction Advocates offer you a safe detox that will help you to take back control of your life.

Once your detox has been completed, you have taken an enormous stride in your long-term recovery and are ready for the rest of your treatment. This may take a few days; it may take two weeks and this length of time will be dependent on how advanced your drug or alcohol addiction is.


Our high-quality treatment services

Once your detox has completed, you can continue with the rest of your treatment. Your treatment 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. This is not the overdramatic, gritty stereotype portrayed on TV – our group therapy sessions help you to speak to people like yourself, who are in a battle against an addiction, and to share stories and coping techniques with them. Many of our clients initially recoil at the prospect of group therapy but it has proven results. It also allows you to build up a support mechanism for when you leave our care and return to your normal life in South Shields.


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