Drug and Alcohol Wallsend
There are psychological elements, and physical dependency can also result in severe withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings when you try to stop. This makes it very difficult to overcome addiction on your own, so reaching out for help – whatever form it takes – is always wise.
Find a Doctor Near You
For many people, consulting their GP is a natural first step. Some people may feel there is still a stigma attached to substance misuse and feel embarrassed about speaking to their doctor about it, especially if they have a long-standing relationship.
However, your doctor is used to dealing with a wide range of issues and will treat anything you tell them confidentially and without judgment. They will be able to advise you on the next steps, point you towards outpatient drug and alcohol rehab services and also address any other health issues that your substance misuse may have caused or contributed towards.
There are numerous GP practices in Wallsend and the surrounding area, including:
The Green, Wallsend, NE28 6BB, Tel: 0191 295 8500
Garden Park, 225 Denbigh Avenue, Wallsend, NE28 0PP, Tel: 0191 289 2525
Hadrian Health Centre, Elton Street East, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE28 8QU, Tel: 0191 300 2707
If you are not registered with a GP, the NHS website has a Find a GP function helping you to find a doctors’ practice in your local area.
Are There Rehab Centres in Wallsend?
As Wallsend is a relatively small town, you may need to look towards the nearby Newcastle upon Tyne or further afield if you think private drug and alcohol rehab might be the right choice for you. Many people prefer to use a rehab outside their local area, as it can help ensure anonymity as you arrive and leave.
As you stay in the facility as a resident, your privacy is ensured once your programme starts, and the fact that you live in the area means that, to a large extent, the location is not always hugely important.
It is generally more important to ensure that any alcohol and drug rehab you choose offers high standards of treatment and care and is the right fit for your circumstances.
Outpatient Treatment Options for Addiction
When it comes to outpatient treatment options, you will generally be more limited by what is available in your area. This is because you stay at home while you complete the treatment, travelling to appointments and treatment sessions at a clinic or other settings.
Again though, you might have to access treatment via services in Newcastle. Newcastle Treatment and Recovery (NTaR) provides treatment and support for people with drug and alcohol problems across the North East and North Cumbria, although there are currently no locations in Wallsend itself.
The service’s lead provider is the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the charities Humankind and Changing Lives.
Addiction Support Groups in Wallsend
As well as the NHS Trust and charities mentioned above, you may be able to access valuable support from other places. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are mutual support fellowships that have helped many people since they were set up – the formation of AA goes back as far as 1935.
The locations and schedule of physical meet-ups can vary over time but you can search for local AA meetings here.
You can also search for local NA meetings here.
These days, you can also attend online virtual meetings (some of which use audio only) wherever you are located.
Another potential resource for people in Wallsend is PROPS NorthEast which supports families, carers and friends affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse across Newcastle and North Tyneside.
Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab at Cassiobury Court
While outpatient treatment and support groups can be very valuable for many people, residential rehab is the most effective treatment for chronic and serious addictions.
There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, unlike community-based treatment programmes, you will be safely away from the people, places and triggers associated with your usual drinking or drug use. This can be very important in allowing you to focus on your recovery without being surrounded by temptations.
All rehabilitation services begin with a drug and alcohol detox. The process where your system gets rid of the drugs and alcohol already present – can be particularly challenging, and many people trying to get clean at home will fall at this first hurdle. Detoxification is generally marked by extreme cravings and can accompany various physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
It can be very tempting to make these feelings disappear by having ‘just one more’ drink or hit – and it rarely turns out to be just one more. Withdrawal symptoms can also be potentially dangerous, so it is best to undergo detoxification in a medically supervised setting like rehab.
As well as alcohol and drug detox, you will undergo a complete treatment programme in rehab that aims to address all aspects of your addiction. This means working on the psychological aspects and root causes of your substance misuse and any physical dependency.
You will participate in a range of therapy sessions, which are generally much more intensive than similar treatments offered via an outpatient programme. Relapse prevention sessions will help you develop strategies for maintaining recovery when you leave, and various workshops will help you improve your overall physical and mental health.
If you think this may be the best way forward, get in touch today and find out how we can help. You can contact our team via telephone on 0800 001 4070 or via our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you have finished a course of treatment at Cassiobury Court’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre you will go back to living your life. However, with the benefit of the emotional and lifestyle changes adopted during your time at rehab, you will be able to start living your life safely and soberly. As mentioned above, you will also have the benefit of our one-year aftercare programme to get you through those first, all-important twelve months.
This question can be quite divisive. However, due to the fact that addiction is often characterised as a behavioural disorder, it can often be more about managing the illness as opposed to necessarily “curing” it. The threat of relapse will always be there, but we will teach you how to make sure that you keep that threat at bay no matter what triggers may appear in your life. We want to make sure that, through out relapse prevention planning, that you are able to focus on your life while staying clean becomes second nature.
When you finally reach out to us and sort your place at our treatment centre the helpline staff will be able to provide you with a thorough list of what you need to bring. However, some of the basics include clothing for both outdoor and indoor activities, a notepad and pen to record your progress, and pictures of your loved ones/sentimental items to keep you committed to recovery. In terms of physical preparation, you do not need to do much as our detoxification clinic will help you through this. The most important preparation is perhaps the act of getting yourself ready to make serious changes to your life — without this readiness to commit to a new, sober life, rehab may not be effective for you.