How Can We Help?

It can be very difficult to admit you have a substance abuse problem and to raise the subject with a friend or family member, coming to terms with this and finding a solution is what we can help you with.

From helping you stage interventions to finding you a residential rehab to stay in, we can stay by your side from start to finish during your recovery journey. No matter where you live, we have partnering rehabs and treatment centres to treat addiction all over the UK, making your journey to finding the right place to recover easier than ever.

Find out below what your treatment options look like whether you want out-patient or in-patient treatment.

Your Treatment Options: Out-patient Vs. In-patient

There are two routes that you can take when it comes to rehab, there is the in-patient route and the out-patient route; this is what to expect from both of them and how they differ.

Out-patient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Sunderland

Out-patient treatment is when you receive treatment for your addiction outside of a residential setting. This means that you will have to go voluntarily to a treatment centre on designated days to receive treatment and medication where necessary.

You can receive out-patient treatment from private Sunderland rehabs, free addiction treatment charities or your GP if they offer it. Ultimately, the big difference between this and in-patient care is the intensity of treatment and the level of care.

Much of the out-patient route is dependent on your own motivation and reliant on you having a good support system in place, while this works for many people, some it may feel a little daunting. This is why it is subjective to each and every person’s level of addiction as to whether out-patient or in-patient treatment is best suited.

In-patient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Sunderland

You can also visit a private residential rehab to recover from addiction.

These rehabs offer a variety of rehab programmes where you will be under the full time care of addiction specialists and can be physically and mentally away from any temptations.

We have a number of partner rehabs, these are luxury places that offer those who are suffering from addiction a place to really recover and focus on nothing else but themselves. This is typically ideal for people who are suffering from long-term addictions and that need the support of medical professionals to see them through the detox period.

Detoxing can be incredibly uncomfortable if you have an advanced addiction, which is why it is safest to do it under medical supervision in a detox clinic and to then reside within an addiction rehab to work on your mental health and prepare you for life post-rehab.

Our purpose-built rehab centres provide a place of comfort, understanding and patience during your stay with top treatments all wrapped into a tailor made rehabilitation plan. For more details on either out-patient or in-patient treatment, get in touch with us today.

Why Is Rehab Necessary?

According to the NDTMS, a huge 86% of those suffering from addiction in Sunderland are not receiving any treatment, and with the dangers that come along with alcohol and drug abuse, we want this to change.

Chronic heavy drinking poses severe threats to one’s overall well-being, it can lead to a plethora of physical health problems, including but not limited to liver disease, pancreatitis, brain damage, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer.

A weakened immune system due to excessive alcohol consumption or drug use also makes an individual more vulnerable to infections.

Beyond the physical repercussions though, mental health also takes a substantial hit. Alcohol and or drug addiction can either trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

When it comes to the social impact of substance abuse, ultimately, the social fabric of an individual’s life can also unravel due to alcohol addiction. This encompasses deteriorating relationships, job-related issues, financial struggles to name a few.

A person under the influence is more prone to accidents and injuries, which range from falls and car crashes, with impaired judgement comes risky behaviours, intensifying the dangers.

It’s important to recognise the dangers of substance addiction and to seek help as soon as possible if you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol problem. If you’re worried that you recognise some of these behaviours and think it’s time for rehab for you or a loved one, get in touch today.

Signs That You Have a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction can damage you physically and mentally, and that is without taking into consideration those around us. It is important that you understand the signs of addiction so you don’t become in denial about your suffering.

You may notice that you can’t focus or think as clearly as you could prior to misusing drugs or alcohol. Daily life may have become too difficult to bear, so before it gets to this stage, make a change and understand if you’re suffering from addiction.

Here are some of the most telling signs and the behaviours to look out for.





  • Tolerance
Needing to use more of the substance to achieve the desired effect, or noticing that the same amount of substance has a decreased effect than before.
  • Withdrawal symptoms
Experiencing physical or psychological symptoms when trying to cut down or stop substance use.
  • Loss of control
Using more of the substance or for longer periods than intended.
  • Desire to cut down
Persistent attempts or expressed desire to cut down or regulate substance use, often unsuccessful.
  • Time spent
Spending a significant amount of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the substance.
  • Neglected activities
Neglecting responsibilities or recreational activities because of substance use.
  • Continued use despite problems
Continuing to use the substance even when it’s causing or worsening physical or psychological problems.
  • Preoccupation
Spending a lot of time thinking about the substance, figuring out how to obtain it, or daydreaming about its effects.
  • Risky use
Using the substance in situations where it can be physically harmful, like driving or operating machinery.
  • Relationship issues
Continued substance use causing arguments or problems with friends and family.
  • Ignoring risks
Continuing to use the substance despite being aware of the harmful consequences.
  • Isolation from loved ones
Withdrawing from family and friends or changing friend groups to those who use the substance.
  • Neglecting appearance
Not taking care of personal hygiene or appearance because of substance use.
  • Secrecy
Being secretive about substance use, hiding the substance, or being defensive when questioned about it.
  • Financial difficulties
Spending a lot of money on the substance, even if it causes financial hardship.
  • Change in activity
Losing interest in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed.
  • Mood swings
Experiencing drastic changes in mood or behaviour, which might be influenced by the substance’s effects or the need for it.
  • Defensiveness
Becoming defensive or angry when someone expresses concern about the individual’s substance use.
  • Denial
Denying there’s a problem or downplaying the extent of the use or its consequences.
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
Insomnia, sleeping too much, or other significant changes in sleep due to substance use.
  • Changes in appetite
Significant weight gain or loss or changes in eating patterns related to substance use.


What to Expect at Drug and Alcohol Rehab Sunderland

Many people have a negative perception of what rehab centres are like, simply due to fear of the unknown. That being said, we are here to put worries at bay and solve any qualms about what you may expect so you’re comfortable and at ease before and during your stay.

We avoid the clinical feel of a hospital and instead encourage the luxury hotel atmosphere, aiming to make you feel as at home as possible during your recovery whether that is in a drug or alcohol rehab, Sunderland facilities or those further afield will all provide you with a comfortable stay.

Assessment and Admission into Rehab in Sunderland

The first step of any rehab in Sunderland is the pre-admission phone call and assessment. This gives us the opportunity to talk about your addiction, whether it is you or a loved one that is suffering or yourself.

This is also when we are able to help you with an intervention and just get to know you some more. We’ll talk to you about the treatment options across all of our partnering rehabs and we can determine the best location for you too.

If you’re happy with the plan ahead, we will discuss and confirm an admission date which can be as soon as 48 hours. We will always do our best to get you in the place that you want on the date that you want; due to us being a referral service, we have the ability to choose from a number of rehabs and give you a range of choice.

Detoxification & Rehabilitation Stages

If you require treatment from a detox clinic, this would be the initial part of the recovery journey.

This is dependent on the substance as some behavioural addictions or less severe addictions may not require a medically assisted detox. Whatever your personal situation and addiction is, we will organise the most effective form of treatment.

Once you have completed your detox period, you will begin the rehab process. This is when the psychological stage of addiction recovery and is when you’ll take part in a range of therapies.

A huge part of any recovery program is addiction counselling / therapy.

When you join a rehab programme as an inpatient you get daily therapy sessions from an addiction counsellor. This therapy is applied right the way through your programme and various techniques are scheduled in your treatment plan depending on what is necessary for you.

Some of the most common therapies include the likes of:

Of course, how intensive this therapy is can depend on any mental health issues that are working alongside your addiction. We call this a “Dual Diagnosis” and it is where addiction can fuel mental health issues or where mental health problems are contributing to a chronic drug or alcohol problem.

Whether you’re seeking drug rehab Sunderland, or treatment for alcohol addiction, we are here to help and our rehabs have what it takes to help you recover in luxury in a home from home.

Aftercare Post Drug and Alcohol Rehab Sunderland

Finally, once your time at rehab has come to an end, we understand that the fight isn’t over. While you will feel recovered, you’re yet to feel the environmental triggers that come with returning to ‘real life’.

During your treatment, we will do everything in our power to prepare you for every possibility when it comes to relapse prevention techniques, however putting these into practice is going to be a new experience.

That being said, we don’t expect you to make the journey alone, which is why our partnering rehabs have aftercare programmes that last for 12 months after you leave rehab. We’ll also encourage you to utilise the free rehab resources in your area too, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.


What’s Next?

We understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to admit you need help. Once you’ve decided it’s time to turn your life around, you simply contact us, and we’ll do the rest. We’ll find the right Sunderland rehabs for you to start our life-changing treatment programme.

Get in touch with us today to find a Drug and Alcohol Rehab, by calling 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.


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