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If you or someone that you know is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you will know full well what a devastating effect it can have on peoples lives. After years of abuse, addicts can develop a number of dangerous symptoms, all of which can lead to a multitude of issues, such as job loss, difficulty with relationships (both professional and personal), and a deterioration in their mental well-being and physical health.

We understand how hopeless it can feel when you are struggling with addiction – or you are having to watch a loved one suffer. Which is why we would like to let you know what we are here to offer our full support. In fact, with our drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Salford, we might just be able to provide the solution that you have long been searching for!

Read on if you would like to learn more about the signs of addiction, the various long and short term symptoms that go with it, and how our residential rehab centre in Salford can provide you with the help and support that you need to get your life back.

About drug and alcohol addiction

What is drug and alcohol addiction? Many people view it as a character flaw; as though anyone who is taking drugs and alcohol should simply be able to stop. The truth is, there is so much more to addiction than meets the eye.

You see, addiction is defined as being a chronic relapsing brain disease. This means that addiction literally impacts the way that a person feels, thinks, and acts – thus leading to a plethora of harmful psychological and physical health problems (not to mention the dangerous withdrawal symptoms that accompany it).

The most frightening thing about addiction is that many people who are suffering understand that they have a problem and desire to get better, but simply lack the knowledge and support to rid themselves of the disease for good.

The good news is that we have drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Salford that can accommodate you. This is where you or a loved one can start overcoming your addiction and working toward the road of recovery.

Would you like to learn more? First, lets explore the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, including some of the tell-tale symptoms of addiction, and then we will talk you through the process of entering rehab in Salford.

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Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is on the rise in the United Kingdom and this is largely due to the fact that many harmful substances are so easy to get a hold of – including prescription medications which are often being abused.

Drug use can often start out as what seems like harmless experimentation, though it almost always develops in to a serious and life-threatening disease.

One of the biggest issues with drug abuse is that after a long period of use, drug addicts build up a tolerance. This means that they will ultimately have to acquire more drugs (at any cost), and consume higher dosages in order to feel anything at all. In turn, this exacerbates the symptoms, driving the behaviour of addiction even deeper.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Taking drugs even during the short term can be dangerous, however, over the long term, the affects of drugs can be truly devastating.

If any of the below symptoms apply to you or someone that you care about, then it is a clear sign that you / they are struggling with drug addiction. In which case, we urge you to reach out and request the help that you need. Our rehab treatment centre in Salford can provide you with some free advice and start working toward booking you in for some life-saving treatment today!

Here are the symptoms to look out for…

Short term:

  • Shallow breathing and short breath

  • Elevated body temperature (the sweats)

  • Rapid (or irregular) heart rate

  • A noticeable increase in blood pressure

  • Insomnia and difficulty sleeping

  • Slurred speech

  • Lost appetite

  • Uncoordinated movements and clumsiness

  • Having difficulty concentrating on normal tasks

  • Irritability and shortness of patience

  • Aggression toward others

  • Angry outbursts (often over nothing)

  • Lack of inhibition

  • Hallucinations.

Long term:

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Cirrhosis and damage to the liver

  • Increased risk to a wide variety cancers

  • Serious tooth decay

  • Skin damage

  • Potential infertility

  • Strokes

  • Seizures

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Lung issues

  • Cardiovascular problems

  • Overdose and the possibility of death

  • A decline in cognitive abilities

  • Loss of memory

  • Chronic paranoia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis.

Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse in the UK is rife and forever on the rise. Unfortunately, binge drinking has become a large part of British culture. As alcohol is available practically everywhere, it is so easy for one to lose control of their alcohol consumption – even more so when friends and family encourage it.

As heavy drinking is widely accepted, recognising when you have a problem can be incredibly difficult. Before long, you may end up feeling depressed, having difficulties with money, and struggling with your physical health as well.


Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Certainly, drinking on occasion with friend and family can be fun, however, therein lies the danger. It is because drinking alcohol is seen as a means of celebration that so many people pursue it more than they should.

Below are some short and long term effects of alcohol addiction. If you tick a number of these boxes then we recommend that you seriously consider checking out one of our alcohol rehab centres in Salford.

Short term:

  • Slurred speech

  • Drowsiness

  • Vomiting

  • Headaches

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Distorted vision and difficulty hearing 

  • Impaired judgment 

  • Unconsciousness 

  • Anaemia

  • Coma

  • Blackouts

  • Unintentional injuries such as a car crash

Long term:

  • Intentional injuries such as sexual assault and domestic violence (prolonged alcohol abuse can lead to loss of inhibition, anger, and depression – thus leading to all manner of poor decision making)

  • Increased work-related injuries

  • A total loss of productivity at work and at home

  • Increased problems with family and friends

  • Alcohol poisoning 

  • High blood-pressure

  • Stroke

  • Liver disease 

  • Nerve damage 

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Permanent brain damage

  • Ulcers 

  • Gastritis

  • Malnutrition 

  • Increased risk of cancer of the mouth and throat

  • Mental health issues.

Drug and alcohol rehab Salford

Now that we have explored some of the dangerous symptoms and side effects of drug and alcohol abuse, let’s look at drugs or alcohol rehab (Salford) and how it can help.

Drug rehab Salford

If you are worried that your drug use is getting out of control, we invite you to get in touch with us today. We have drug addiction treatment centres in Salford that can help you learn more about the nature of your addiction and start working toward taking back control of your life once more.

No matter what you are struggling with, whether it be opioids or cannabis, we can help you combat that physical and psychological damage by tailoring rehab programmes that specifically fit your unique requirements.

It’s a hopeless feeling, struggling with drug abuse, but with our treatment services, we will remind you that you are not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Alcohol rehab in Salford

Is your drinking getting a little out of hand? Perhaps you are having difficulty limiting yourself and it is starting to affect your personal and/or professional life? If that’s the case, our addiction treatment services can help you shake the habit for good.

We will put together an alcohol addiction treatment plan that is perfectly suited to your unique situation.

Want to know how it works? Read on for more information regarding the alcohol and drug rehabilitation process.

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Salford - How does it work?

So, how does it all work? What is the process of residential rehab like and can it genuinely help you to combat your addiction to drugs or alcohol?

In this section we will share some insight into what life is like at your typical treatment centre. We will talk you through the initiation process, the various types of treatment available, and what will happen once you have completed your alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Step 1 - Intake (the process of getting into rehab):

The process of getting into rehab is easier than you think. Whether your substance abuse relates to drug or alcohol problems, we can help you with your addiction recovery.

First, we take you through the initiation process; this is the admissions process where we will walk you through an assessment intended to better understand your situation. Our licenced medical professionals and rehab experts will learn more about your unique circumstances, what your individual needs are, and what you are currently struggling with.

Following that, we can personalise a treatment programme that is especially designed for you – paying attention to your personal circumstances, any underlying mental health problems that you might be struggling with, and what your physical health is like.

With a thorough understanding of you and your struggles, you will then begin the initiation process for residential treatment.

Step 2 - Drug alcohol detox:

Once initiated into our drug and alcohol rehab facility in Salford, you will then begin the detoxification process. This is the part where you undertake medically assisted detox in order to thoroughly clear your system of all harmful substances, whether they be drugs or alcohol.

Please note that this process is overseen by medical professionals. If you or someone that you love has a serious substance abuse problem, we highly recommend that you do not attempt to detox alone. The withdrawal symptoms can be serious, making it a high-risk procedure without the proper care. That said, you can rest assured that you will be in the safest hands at one of our rehab clinics.

The detox is a fundamental step in the rehabilitation process. We understand how frightening the prospect of a detox in a treatment centre can be, however, once you experience the discomfort of withdrawal, it can help you to gain a better understanding of just how harmful these substances are for your body.

Step 3 - Long term treatment efforts:

Once having successfully cleansed your body of the harmful substances that you have been abusing, you will be ready to begin your personalised treatment programme.

In our drug and alcohol rehab facility, you will receive all of the professional help that you need. Depending on the recovery plan that has been designed for you, you will then begin to take part in a variety of different psychotherapeutic treatments.

These treatments include (but are not limited to): cognitive behavioural therapy, group sessions, and a number of other useful resources.

All of these evidence based treatments are designed to help you better understand the nature of your addiction, your mental health, and what may have made you become addicted in the first place. Following that, you will be able to recognise any potential signs of relapse and have the tools to overcome them.

Step 4 - Recovery and aftercare:

Once you have successfully completed your rehab programme, you will then be ready to return to your life. This is when you can return to your family, start working again, and rebuild your life once more – with healthier habits and routines in place.

Of course, the road to recovery is long and you will need all of the support that you can get. Just because you may have completed your rehab treatment, it doesn’t mean that you are in the clear.

This is when we will put together an aftercare plan that is designed especially for you. Your addiction may seem to have disappeared, but you will require professional help in order to remain on the straight and narrow.

Your aftercare plan may include all manner of additional support options, from regularly checking in with one of our addiction counsellors, to taking part in support groups and therapy sessions (e.g., 12 step programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous).

For the best chance at success, we highly recommend that you keep up with your aftercare programme and accept all of the help you need.

How long does rehab take?

How long rehab takes largely depends on you as an individual, the nature of the help you need, and how long you have been struggling. Typically, rehab programmes take:

  • 30-days

  • 60-days

  • 90-days

The duration may vary depending on your situation.

If residential rehab doesn’t appeal to you, there are outpatient programmes that you can explore. For example: rather than take time away from work or familial responsibilities, you can take part in various anonymous group support sessions and work toward your sobriety in the evenings.

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Private rehab clinics Salford

We have private rehab clinics in Salford and across the UK, designed to give you all of the help and support that you need. You will receive the very best in medical care and behavioural therapy treatments.

We have treatment centres for drug and alcohol rehab in Salford

If you live in or near Salford and you want to receive the best, confidential rehabilitation treatments, we invite you to get in touch with us today. The road to addiction recovery is long, but it all starts with a simple phone call!

Do you want to be drug and alcohol free for good? Get in touch today and we can start discussing your sobriety plan and begin the journey to recovery.

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What We Do

At Rehab Today (PCP) we offer all of our clients a safe and confidential alcohol detox across all of our trusted residential centres. Our alcohol detox treatments are thoroughly regulated by the Care Quality Commission and delivered by our experienced in-house doctors and nurses. Using evidence-based research and years of experience, we tailor your alcohol detox treatment personally to you and guide you on your path to sobriety.

How We Can Help

Alcoholics feel hopeless, no matter how much they want to stop. However, it is possible to stop and to stay stopped, and even enjoy the process. Our team of professionals have helped thousands of different people like you, who are struggling to recover from active alcohol addiction.

We are ready to help you overcome this deadly disease; are you ready to begin the recovery process and reconnect with your life and the old “you”?

We have a number of programs for people with alcohol use disorder and will do everything in our power to guide you through the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and help you take back control of your life.

Why Choose Us

We operate some of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol rehab centres and have been successfully treating people and their addictions for over 15-years. We treat our clients with the highest level of respect and dignity. At Rehab Today (PCP) we pride ourselves in providing a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free environment for you to receive your alcohol detox treatment.

That, and few people understand with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal than those who have had an alcohol use disorder themselves. Many of our medically trained staff have been a patient in an alcohol detox program and can speak from personal experience of just how difficult it is – and just how amazing it feels to be free of addiction.

If you decide to tackle your addiction with us you will have access to a wealth of resources. From free advice on how to start on your journey to recovery, to medication, care from medically trained professionals, and support groups with other people who understand exactly what you are going through.

How to Get Help

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Ready to tackle your alcohol addiction? If so then getting professional help is the first real step to overcoming your problem and starting your journey to recovery. Please do not hesitate to use the live chat function to get in touch with a member of our team or contact us via telephone for immediate support and admission. Call today on 0800 0380 480. We have a number of friendly and professional staff waiting on standby 24/7