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Heroin addiction is completely and utterly debilitating. It can ruin your finances, destroy friendships, and dominate every aspect of your life. Heroin addiction is a deadly serious threat that has ruined thousands of lives. If you’re seeking heroin rehab Manchester and detox in Manchester then we can help.

The great city of Manchester offers heroin detox and rehabilitation centres that will get you back on your feet so you can rebuild broken relationships, repair your finances, and get on with your life.

Withdrawal symptoms from Heroin

The most difficult aspect of beating a heroin addiction is the detox phase. This involves cleansing the drug completely from your system. While this may sound like a simple process, detox involves completely abstaining from heroin use – a process that comes with withdrawal symptoms.

These symptoms range from mild to severe.

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How long do withdrawal symptoms last?

In most instances, heroin withdrawal symptoms will last around six to ten days. This is typically an extremely uncomfortable time for most patients. However, if they’re able to overcome this difficult period they will successfully purge all traces of the drug from their body.

No two people experience withdrawal symptoms exactly the same. Depending on the severity of your addiction and the length of time you’ve been abusing the drug your symptoms may be less severe or worse than someone else.

You also have to consider other factors such as mental illness and previous history of drug abuse both of which can affect how you experience the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin detox.

How does heroin affect the body?

At its core, heroin is an opiate that suppresses certain functions of the central nervous system. These functions include temperature regulation, heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration. Heroin can bind to opioid receptors which in turn release excessive amounts of the feel-good chemical dopamine into your system.

Medically managed heroin detox – When your heroin addiction treatment in Manchester begins, you will start your detoxification programme. This is where the drug is completely substituted with approved pharmaceutical medication which will allow you to withdraw from heroin without experiencing harsh withdrawal symptoms.

From beginning to end the detox in Manchester is controlled by professionals who will continually monitor you for signs of withdrawal. In a controlled facility such as a residential heroin detox clinic or rehab, there is no access to drugs and so the temptation to use is removed. This makes the detox much easier to complete.

What happens during drug rehab in Manchester?

  • Medically assisted withdrawal detoxification, to remove all traces of drugs from your body and manage drug symptoms and withdrawals
  • An abstinence-based treatment model
  • Intensive inpatient (residential) treatment
  • Therapy delivered in a number of different formats including:
    • 1:1 therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Family support
  • Tried and tested therapy types including:
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Mindfulness and meditation
    • Person-centred therapy (PCT)
    • Motivational techniques
    • Relapse prevention therapy
  • Free aftercare for 12 months, ensuring that you receive the support that you need when you leave treatment

Once patients successfully navigate through detoxification the mental aspects of addiction are then addressed through therapy and counselling sessions. By this time withdrawal symptoms occurring during detoxification have fully ceased. Patients are thus free to concentrate on tackling negative mindsets which encourage addictive behaviours.

During therapy, patients explore deep psychological triggers of addiction. Therapy takes place in groups or one-on-one with a therapist. Modern therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy are employed. This helps patients understand how addiction arose in the first place. Coping mechanisms to prevent relapse are taught during therapy.  Such mechanisms reduce the risk of relapse once rehab concludes

What specific services are on offer in Manchester?

Our rehab clinics in Manchester offer a truly holistic treatment approach to professional addiction treatment. You will be offered a range of medical treatments during the initial stages of your rehab programme. These treatments are particularly important whilst you undergo an initial detox programme. Following on from your detox programme, you will then engage in an intensive counselling and therapy programme. 

Many try to quit heroin on their own, and this is the primary reason why so many people relapse. The combination of withdrawal symptoms and powerful cravings for the drug have proven to be too much for many heroin users.

That’s where seeking out a heroin rehab Manchester comes into the picture. There are a number of reasons why detoxing in a rehab centre is the best choice for recovering heroin users. For one, you’ll be isolated from the outside world.

That means the elimination of triggers, temptations, and access to heroin. Even if your cravings are powerful, your inability to access the drug will greatly aid in your recovery. It certainly helps to have professionals on hand at all times. They can help you manage withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea) with medication to help you cope during this difficult time.

What support do I you receive once drug rehab in Manchester concludes? 

After you have successfully completed your heroin rehab Manchester, you will be given access to aftercare programmes that involve therapy. When it comes to drug addiction it isn’t enough to simply overcome the drug physically; you also have to overcome it mentally.

Therapy will help you get to the root of the problem which will help you to identify the triggers in your life that led to heroin use. Once these factors have been identified, you can take quick and decisive action to eliminate such triggers from your life.

You’ll find that all of the rehab centres we work within Manchester offer aftercare programmes as a core part of their services.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Manchester

Narcotics Anonymous is there to help and support those who are seeking to stop using drugs. There are numerous Narcotics Anonymous meetings all over England that are free to access. You can find the times and places of Narcotics Anonymous meetings near you here

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Overcoming your addiction today at a heroin rehab Manchester

Overcoming addiction isn’t something you can accomplish on your own easily. There are simply too many triggers, and the price of failure is too great to try to risk it. Contact us today so we can connect you with a rehab and detox centre in Manchester. We will help you beat your addiction and reclaim your life.


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How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your System?

After ingestion, most opiates are rapidly absorbed and metabolized. Psychoactive drugs are simple, small molecules. Drugs that are snorted, injected or taken by mouth are easily absorbed by the body. For a drug to be psychoactive, it must reach the brain. The brain is mostly made of fat. Therefore, a drug must be either fat-soluble or else converted in the body to form a substance that is fat-soluble. Heroin is made of the morphine molecule with the addition to two acetyl groups. This allows it to reach the brain more effectively.  Heroin effects are swift, depending on the dose and whether they are injected, smoked or snorted. When injected into a vein, the onset of euphoria occurs in seven to ten seconds. Effects peak for one to two hours and most wear off in four to five hours, although a sedated feeling can last longer.

Heroin is highly addictive and users risk severe withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Withdrawal symptoms usually begin 6 to 12 hours after the last dose.  Withdrawal symptoms can last from 5 to 12 days.

What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid, which has been used as a substitute treatment for many years.  It has several properties that make it an excellent substitute for other opioids and heroin in particular. 

These include a long duration of action so it can be taken once daily; is available in liquid form which deters injecting; having a relatively little euphoriant effect, thus eliminating withdrawal symptoms without reinforcing continued use.

Can heroin addiction be cured?


Yes, it is possible to live a happy, successful life after a heroin addiction. Treatment at a residential rehab normally involves a combination of detoxification and therapy.  To avoid relapsing attendance at support groups is also beneficial.  With dedication and perseverance, even the most deeply entrenched heroin addiction can be beaten, and the user can go on to have a wonderful, drug-free life.

Can heroin abuse cause diabetes?

Some research implies that regular consumption of heroin can have an impact upon the pancreas which can cause hyperglycaemia; more studies are underway in order to establish the nature of this relationship.


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What percentage of young adults (aged 16 to 24) had taken a drug in the last year?

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Around 1 in 5 (19.8%) adults aged 16 to 24 had taken a drug in the last year. This proportion was more than double that of the wider age group of 16-59 and equates to around 1.2 million people. You can read more here: Drug Misuse: Findings from the 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales Around 1 in 5 (19.8%) adults aged 16 to 24 had taken a drug in the last year. This proportion was more than double that of the wider age group of 16-59 and equates to around 1.2 million people. You can read more here: Drug Misuse: Findings from the 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug because? (choose one)

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Fentanyl is a legally prescribed medication designed for the treatment of chronic and severe pain, often prescribed for post-surgery pain relief. It is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more powerful and potent. It is used as a bulking agent by illegal drug dealers to increase their volume of product. Many drug users are unaware that this opioid has been added to their street drug of choice, making it extremely easy to overdose on Fentanyl. You can read more here: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/09/18/fentanyl-whats-being-done-to-mitigate-future-problems/

What is a symptom of alcohol poisoning?

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Alcohol poisoning occurs when someone drinks a toxic amount of alcohol, usually over a short period of time, and often occurs when binge drinking. Being poisoned by alcohol can damage your health or even put your life in danger. The signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning include confusion, being in a stupor, vomiting, severely slurred speech, loss of coordination, passing out and being unconscious, irregular or slow breathing and hypothermia (pale blue-tinged skin caused by low body temperature) In the most severe of cases, alcohol poisoning can lead to coma, brain damage and death. If you suspect someone is experiencing an alcohol overdose, get medical help immediately! Read more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-poisoning/

Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as ‘fake weed’ with names like Spice and Mamba are extremely dangerous because?

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Synthetic cannabinoids are a type of new psychoactive substance, developed to have similar effects to the psychoactive substances found within cannabis. Sold under a number of street names including Spice and Mamba, synthetic cannabinoids have skunk marijuana like qualities but are extremely more potent. There is increasing health concern about the impact of these new substances on the physical and mental health of users. It is much more likely to cause distortions in reality, hallucinations and delirium. Other known side effects of the drug include breathing difficulties, stupor, dehydration, vomiting, severe rashes and loss of control over parts of the body. The long term effects are as yet unknown due to the recent introduction of these substances. 
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came into force on May 2016 and applies across the UK and bans the sale, supply, and import of psychoactive substances (previously known as “legal highs”) in the UK.

Having an alcohol or drug addiction and another mental health issue at the same time (for instance anxiety or depression) is classified as a co-occurring condition. All co-occurring conditions should be treated, but it is best to?

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Research suggests that mental health illnesses can make it more difficult to treat drug or alcohol addiction, and drug or alcohol addiction can make it more difficult to treat other mental health illnesses. The high rate of co-occurrence and the interaction between addiction and other mental health illnesses makes it important to identify and evaluate both conditions and treat them together. You can read more about co-occurring conditions from the UK Government here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625809/Co-occurring_mental_health_and_alcohol_drug_use_conditions.pdf

The brain is especially susceptible to damage from alcohol while it is still in the development stage. Until about what age does the brain continue to develop?

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Well into your 20’s: around 25. Medical and scientific research has shown that the human brain does not finish developing until around the age of 25. Alcohol and drug use can alter this development, affecting the brains structure and function causing cognitive and learning problems later in life. This risk is enhanced when people begin drinking when young and to excess. Read more here: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3051

The top illegal drug substances that are currently being used among students are Cannabis, Ecstasy and Study Drugs. What fraction of students report that they intentionally use Study Drugs?

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6% Study drugs are taken to improve concentration, energy levels, physical stamina and motivation. These drugs are increasing in popularity among students looking to boost physical and mental performance who are facing pressure to fulfil all of their academic responsibilities. According to the latest NUS Drug Survey six per cent of respondents who have used drugs said that they use ‘study drugs’ at least once a month and one in five of this same group have taken them at some point. Overall one in ten of all students responding to the NUS survey have ever taken study drugs. Read more here: Taking the hit: student drug use and how institutions respond.

Electronic vaping devices like e-cigarettes can help stop teenagers and young adults from smoking real cigarettes.

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True Regular vaping with e-cigarette use among adults has levelled over recent years, and remains largely confined to smokers and ex-smokers. As an aid to quitting smoking being the main motivation for an adult who vape. Professor John Newton, Health Improvement Director at Public Health England, said: “In contrast to recent media reports in the US, we are not seeing a surge in e-cigarette use among young people in Britain. While more young people are experimenting with e-cigarettes, the crucial point is that regular use remains low and is very low indeed among those who have never smoked.” Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regular-e-cigarette-use-remains-low-among-young-people-in-britain

Cannabinoids are the chemical ingredients in Cannabis and Marijuana. What is the name of the main ingredient that makes you high?

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THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a crystalline compound that is the main active ingredient of cannabis. It is the chemical responsible for most of the psychological effects of marijuana. THC impacts on the brain and body and affects coordination, the perception of time, pleasure, memory, concentration and thinking. Read more here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/cannabis-the-facts/

Often viewed as a ‘party drug’, ECSTASY (also known as Eckies, MDMA, Mandy, Pills and Sweeties) is extremely popular on campus and most common at raves and concerts. Why can it be a dangerous drug

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All of the above. Ecstasy and MDMA type drugs are known to produce a boost of energy and a euphoric high. However, they are also highly addictive and can cause hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety and other mental health problems. Using Ecstasy has been linked to liver, kidney and brain damage. Other side effects can be very severe and include dehydration, increased heart rate and increased body temperature. Users often feel ‘down’ or tired and low for a few days after taking ecstasy. A danger also exists in not knowing what is actually in the pill or powder or how your body will react to it. While only a small number of deaths have been reported due to Ecstasy, the popularity of the drug is high among students. Ecstasy is the second most commonly used drug by students, having been taken by two thirds (67 per cent) of NUS respondents who have used drugs.
 Read more here: Taking the hit: student drug use and how institutions respond.

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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings In Manchester


4:30 pm

Shirley’s Meeting Group

Phoenix Mill

20 Piercy Street



Greater Manchester

M4 7HY



7:00 pm

Phoenix Mill

20 Piercy Street



Greater Manchester

M4 7HY



1:00 pm

Step & Traditions Meeting Group

Kath Locke Centre

123 Moss Lane East

Moss Side


Greater Manchester

M15 5DD



12:00 pm


Trafford CDT

454 Chester Road


Greater Manchester

M16 9HD



12:30 pm

Freedom Church

35 Walmersley Road


Greater Manchester




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