John McLean, Author at Detox Plus UK | Drug & Alcohol Treatment UK

How Coronavirus has changed our drinking habits

  In 2020, there were 5,460 alcohol-specific deaths in England and Wales. This is a 16.4% increased compared to the year before. With this statistic, we can assume that the number of people drinking has increased. What is the cause of....
prescribed drugs

1 in 4 Adults in England Could Be Hooked On Prescribed Drugs

A new report commissioned by the government to review addictive prescription drugs has revealed that 1 in 4 adults was prescribed them last year. Public Health England (PHE) took information from prescribing data, literature and personal experiences to review 5....

Does Naltrexone Help With Alcohol Problems?

Naltrexone implants are the latest buzz word in opiate addiction treatment and often perceived as a bulletproof vest in fighting active addiction. But does naltrexone help with alcohol problems? Do naltrexone implants actually work, and what are they? Naltrexone is....

Dangers of Cross-addiction – But that’s not my problem… right?

The first step to recovery - Admission Before we can address any problem, we must, of course, admit that there is a problem. One of the oldest and most established forms of addiction treatment, the 12 step model, invariably has....

Is alcohol putting you in the mood?

For many people, alcohol is a quick and easy way to relax and unwind after a stressful day at work or after a hectic day looking after the kids. A few beers or glasses of wine can help to alleviate....
drinking alone

Does Drinking Alone Make You An Alcoholic?

People often enjoy having a drink every once in a while. To be fair, sometimes, it is relaxing to have a drink after work, while you’re waiting for your spouse to come home. Or it could be a drink at....

Nutrition During Addiction Recovery

You cannot overstate the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet when it comes to good mental and physical health, particularly during addiction recovery. More and more people these days seem to be watching what they eat and monitoring how....

Alcohol Use Among the Elderly

Our senior years are often thought of as a time of rest and reconciliation. It is our golden years and a time where we earned our well-deserved retirement. This is very true for many of us. There is, however, another....
online pharmacies

How Online Pharmacies Are Creating Drug Addicts

Online pharmacies are nothing new, but they are now operating under the false pretence of appearing to be more reputable - giving the illusion that any medication purchased from them is safe to take. With a click of a button,....
drug abuse

The Lingering “Disease” Those who Recover From Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Many articles are written on how to recover from drug or alcohol addiction, but little is written about the impact that this illness has on an individual and how it continues to do so even once they have resolved the....
binge drinking

How Does Binge Drinking Affect The Body?

Binge drinking occurs when excessive amounts of alcohol are consumed in a short time span. Binge drinking can be dangerous, especially when done regularly. Individuals who drink excessively are highly prone to incidents involving alcohol poisoning and accidents.   For....
addiction recovery

What Does Addiction Recovery Look Like After One Year?

Have you found yourself in the grip of drugs and alcohol and decided to stop? You knew it was going to be difficult, even painful, and you may not have seen a way out. However, you are now a year....

What are the Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant and therefore extremely addictive, both physically and mentally. Made from the coca plant leaves it goes by many ‘street’ names including coke, blow, snow, crack and rocks. Utilised by healthcare professionals for medical purposes as....
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Are You A High Functioning Alcoholic?

High functioning alcoholism has become more and more common, especially with the pressures and demands of today's society to be seen as successful. Officially classed as alcohol use disorder, the problem can range from mild to severe in its symptoms.....
opioid addiction

Can You Quit Opioids Cold Turkey? Perhaps. . . but Residential Treatment is the Better Option!

Addicted to opioids and you want to stop? You may be considering going cold turkey and trying to quit on your own using willpower alone. This may work for some, but it can be dangerous to your health to withdraw....

5 Tips for Addiction Relapse Prevention

Preventing a relapse There is an old quote that goes, “Failing to plan is like planning to fail.” You need to have a plan on how to get where you are going, and if you don’t, how will you get....

Cannabis – Should it be Decriminalised?

There is much concern about the link between cannabis use and mental health problems and the risk of dependence. Research shows that 10% of regular users become dependent on it, and the risk of addiction is higher if you start....
Keep kids off drugs

5 Ways To Help Keep Kids Off Drugs

How Can You Help Keep Kids off Drugs? It is the topic of conversation every mum and dad go through with their kids, the talk about drugs. There are ways however that you can help to keep kids off drugs.....

Is the Opioid Epidemic Spreading to the UK?

The Rise in Opioid Addiction The US has had to cope with an opioid epidemic since the 1990s, seeing substantial increases in opioid use and misuse – of opioids, especially for morphine and codeine. There has also been a coinciding....

Legal Highs: What Are They and Why Are They Banned?

New Psychoactive Substances like Spice, which have resulted in scores of users being hospitalised over the UK were "expected to leave more people needing emergency medical treatment" than any other drug and resulting in legal highs addiction, the Global Drug....

Alcohol Detox in London

  Getting help for alcohol detox in London London is the bustling capital city of England. With its large population instances of alcoholism is much higher here than in other parts of the country. Despite this, the citizens of London....


Alcohol faq

There Is No Rehab Centre Near Me, What Should I Do?

Whilst location is an important factor for all of us, please understand, that recovery from addiction is a journey, and a commitment and the initial foundations should not be compromised.
This means seeking advice to find the best rehab centre and therapeutic program that fits you (or your loved one) personally.

Clearly, it’s vital that you find a rehab clinic that offers the right treatments for you. Don’t worry, you can call the Detox Plus UK hotline today, and our advisors will talk you through the different options. This allows you to figure out what treatments will benefit you the most so you can find rehab centres that suit your needs.

When we talk about going to rehab, this assumes that you’re willing to pack your bags and move into a rehab centre. This is known as residential rehab, and it basically means that you live in an environment that’s closed off from the outside world.

It’s been proven that this benefits patients as it restricts you from coming into contact with things or people that trigger your addiction. As a result, it allows the people there to carry out detox treatment without worrying about relapses.

We strongly advise that you give us a call if you’re having trouble figuring out which option is best for you. We’ll talk to you on the phone to help come up with a treatment plan that benefits you the most. As a result, you’ll soon know the best course of action to kick your addiction.

We offer locations for rehab centres nationwide, call our team on 02072052734 or view our locations for Rehab centres

I Can’t Afford Private Residential Treatment. What Should I Do?

Contact your own GP and accurately & honestly explain to him or her your addiction problems and express your desire for help and treatment. Your GP should activate your local ADAT Addictions team who will offer you whatever NHS/Social and treatment routes are available. You should also attend AA or NA recovery groups for support and guidance.

How Long Is The Average Residential Stay in Rehab?

Residential stays vary from between 7-28 days depending on the specifics of your circumstances and historical usage. e.g. An average alcohol detox may last 7 days, with a further 2-3 weeks in the therapeutic program to resolve the psycho-social and behavioural aspects of addiction. As above, most experience the best outcomes and lasting long term sobriety following a minimum 28-day residential stay

What medication is used for alcohol addiction?

Medication can include replacement drugs such as lorazepam or phenobarbital, which are administered in tapering doses to help with alcohol withdrawals. Drugs such as Naltrexone, Disulfiram or Acamprosate can help prevent a return to alcohol use.

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