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Suffering with addiction is one of the loneliest and hopeless feelings in the world. For many people with drug or alcohol addictions, they are well aware that they are on a downward spiral, but feel powerless to stop.

If you are struggling with an addiction problem, or you suspect that someone you care about it having difficulty, this is the page for you.

On this page we are going to take a closer look at the devastating effects that addiction can have on a person’s life. We will also share some tell tale signs of addiction so that you may have an easier time of figuring out whether a friend or family member is in serious need of help.

After covering some of the short and long term symptoms of addiction, we will highlight the benefits of seeking out alcohol and drug addiction treatment at one of our rehab centres in Sheffield, and then walk you through the admissions process / what to expect.

Want to learn more? Simply read on and we will tell you everything you need to know.

About drug and alcohol addiction

What is meant by the word addiction? And when does alcohol consumption or drug use go from casual celebration and experimentation with friends, to a full-blown, life-ruining habit?

First of all, it is important to understand that addiction is defined as a chronic relapsing brain disease. This is why saying addicts are “weak, self-destructive, and should simply stop abusing their bodies”, is a very dangerous and regressive line of thinking.

The fact of the matter is, addiction is far more complicated than a simple matter of ‘do’ and ‘don’t’. For those battling with addiction, their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours have been negatively impacted by the substances that they are addicted to. As such, serious change needs to be brought about and that can only be done with the proper care, support, and indeed – treatment.

When your mental and physical health is in tatters, the last thing you need is to be told how foolish you have been. Instead, what you need is patience, understanding, and a leg up from those who care.

Which is where Rehab Today by PCP comes in; at our Sheffield rehab centre, we can help you or a loved one get through addiction in one piece, with a wide variety of evidence-based, psycho-therapeutic treatments and a positive change of environment.

Before we take you through a day in the life at your typical residential rehab facility, let’s talk through the dangers of addiction.

How to spot someone who needs help with addiction

Spotting an addiction isn’t always easy as you’d expect. In fact, many people with a substance abuse problem can keep it under wraps for years before the negative impacts really start to show. In any case, to help you better recognise the symptoms of addiction, let’s look at both drug and alcohol abuse and what it can do to a person’s mental and physical health.

Short & Long Term Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Taking drugs on the short term is always a risk, but it is the long term effects that you should be wary of.

Below, we’ll share the short and long term impacts of drug use. If either you, or someone that you love is displaying these signs, we urge you to contact us today.

Short term:

  • Shallow breathing and shortness of breath

  • Elevated body temperature (including the sweats)

  • Rapid (or irregular) heart rate

  • A dangerous increase in blood pressure

  • Insomnia and having difficulty sleeping at night (irregular sleeping patterns and days on end without sleep)

  • Slurred speech

  • Loss of appetite

  • Uncoordinated movements and clumsiness

  • Having difficulty concentrating on normal day to day tasks, including work duties

  • Irritability and loss of patience

  • Aggression toward others

  • Angry outbursts (often over trivial things)

  • A growing lack of inhibition

  • Hallucinations.

Long term:

  • Severe kidney damage

  • Cirrhosis and permanent damage to the liver

  • Increased risk of cancers

  • Irreversible tooth decay

  • Skin damage and increased signs of visible ageing

  • Infertility

  • Strokes

  • Seizures

  • Sexual dysfunction (and loss of libido)

  • Lung & breathing issues

  • Cardiovascular problems

  • Overdose and the possibility of fatality

  • A decline in cognitive function

  • Memory loss

  • Chronic paranoia (resulting in the collapse of relationships and increased social anxiety)

  • Depression

  • Psychosis.

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Do any of the above symptoms apply to you or a loved one? If so, then there’s a good chance that you/they are in serious need of help from an addiction specialist.

We invite you to contact our Sheffield rehab clinic for some free, confidential advice on how best to proceed from here.

Drug addiction is a serious issue that when left untreated, can very quickly escalate into a life-threating disease.

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Short & Long Term Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Short term:

  • Slurring of the speech

  • Feelings of drowsiness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Frequent and severe headaches

  • Having difficulty breathing

  • Distorted vision and trouble with hearing 

  • Impaired judgment (often resulting in brash decision making)

  • Temporary unconsciousness 

  • Anaemia

  • Coma

  • Blackouts

  • Unintentional injuries such as being in a car crash.

Long term:

  • Intentional injuries such as sexual assault and domestic violence

  • Increased risk of work-related injuries

  • A loss of productivity both at work and at home

  • Increased relationship issues

  • Alcohol poisoning 

  • High blood-pressure

  • Stroke

  • Liver disease

  • Nerve damage 

  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction for example)

  • Permanent brain damage

  • Ulcers 

  • Gastritis

  • Malnutrition 

  • Increased risk of cancer of the mouth and throat

  • A wide variety of mental health issues, including depression.

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Do any of the above symptoms of alcohol misuse apply to you or someone that you care about? If so, we urge that you contact us today. Our inpatient residential rehab in Sheffield can provide you with all of the support and tools necessary to make a full recovery.

We can help you through this!

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

How does rehab in Sheffield work? What are the treatment options available to you? Here is everything you need to know about our alcohol and drug rehab clinics, for your reference.

The first step is acceptance and a willingness for change

The very first step in overcoming drug and alcohol misuse is by accepting your situation, owning the fact that you are in trouble and need help, and being willing to make a change in your life.

Rehab programmes only work when the addicted individual is genuinely ready to accept and own up to their mistakes. This is why forcing someone into rehab is rarely successful; only once a person is ready, can they make genuine progress.

Assuming that this is the case, let’s move onto the first stage of rehabilitation.

Step 1 - Intake:

The first stage of the admissions process begins with an initial comprehensive screening process. This is where our qualified professionals will sit down with you and have an open, strictly confidential discussion about what you have been struggling with.

You will be asked about the substance you have been abusing, how long you have been using for, what your current work / home life is like, and more. You will also undergo an initial medical examination and psychiatric evaluation to determine what your current physical and mental health is like.

Once our staff have a thorough overview and understanding of your circumstances, you will then be ready to be admitted.

You will have a personalised rehabilitation programme designed especially for you, customised with all manner of treatments that will help you make a full recovery.

Naturally, no two people are the same, so we invest a lot of time and effort into getting your rehab programme exactly right.

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Step 2 - Drug alcohol detox:

The second step is the detox stage. A detox eliminates all of the harmful substances you have been abusing from your body. This is arguably the hardest part about rehab, but a necessary step in your recovery.

Once you have been cleansed, you will be ready, mind, body, and soul, to begin your treatment.

There are some very dangerous symptoms of withdrawal involved with the detox process. In order to detox safely, you may be prescribed detox medication in order to cope with the withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is paramount that you do not attempt to detox by yourself without the supervision of medical professionals.

Our rehab centres are kitted out with state of the art medical equipment, and you will receive round the clock care to ensure that you make it through the detox process as comfortably as is possible.

Don’t be put off by the thought of having to experience some discomfort during the detox phase; it pales in comparison to the suffering that prolonged addiction absent treatment will cause.

You will get through it, and you will be all the more ready to make a full recovery!

Step 3 - Long term treatment efforts:

Now that you have successfully completed your medically assisted detox you will be ready to begin your comprehensive addiction treatment programme. The nature and frequency of the treatments you will be required to take part in will vary, largely depending on the rehab clinic you attend, the severity of your addiction, and what treatments your counsellor believes is best suited to your unique situation.

These treatments can include (but are not limited to):

  • holistic therapies

  • psychological treatment

  • dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)

  • group therapy sessions (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous)

  • family therapy

  • art therapy

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • one to one sessions with spiritual counsellors

  • individual therapy with certified psychiatrists

  • group sessions

  • and more.


The main purpose of these holistic treatments is to better understand the nature of your drug or alcohol addiction, identify any underlying mental health disorders that may have led to your drug or alcohol abuse in the first place, and start working toward your long term recovery.

With a better understanding of your addiction, you will be armed with the tools and techniques necessary to recognise your personal triggers and avoid relapsing when you return to the outside world.


Step 4 - Recovery and aftercare:

After having gotten through the painful withdrawal symptoms and completed your addiction treatment in a drug/alcohol rehab facility, you will be ready to return home. Most quality treatment centres will continue to support you, even after you leave residential rehab.

This is when we will put together an aftercare plan. Your aftercare and treatment options will vary, similarly to your initial rehab treatment. This will depend on how successful your journey has been thus far and how comfortable you are with returning to your day to day life.

The primary concern will be your mental health. The last thing we want is for you to leave inpatient residential rehab, only to fall back into your old habits and routines, relapse, and then find yourself in need of help again. As such, you will be required to attend group therapy sessions, individual counselling, and other outpatient treatment options in Sheffield to keep you on the road to your long term recovery.

Making the assumption that just because you have ‘been there and done that’ at a rehab centre, that you will be immune to temptation is a big mistake.

Substance abuse and refraining from using will be an ongoing battle for the foreseeable future. However, should you accept our help and keep up with your aftercare package, you will have an exceptionally high chance of success!

aftercare support after leaving inpatient rehab centres

How long does rehab take?

Your typical rehab programme at a residential facility is 28-days. However, there are longer programmes available for those with more severe addiction problems, such as:


  • 60-days

  • 90-days


If you do not like the sound of being away from your friends, family, and work commitments, outpatient programmes are available to explore.

Outpatient options are ideal for those with less severe forms of addiction, or for those who have work and familial commitments and are unable to step away for an extended period of time.

Additionally, some extended rehab programmes tend to be a mix of inpatient residential rehab, followed by community based outpatient programmes.

If you are not quite sure where you fit, please do not hesitate to contact us today and we will help you out by offering free, confidential advice.

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Are you a resident in the Sheffield area and need help dealing with an addiction problem? Or perhaps a friend or loved one has been regularly using an addictive substance and you are concerned that they may be in trouble? Whatever the case, we invite you to contact us today.

Addiction can leave one feeling hopeless and alone, but we want to remind you that you are not. There are people out there who know exactly what you are going through and would be happy to help you in these difficult times.

All it takes is a phone call!

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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