Kendal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

Our drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre near Kendal currently has available spaces. Call us now on 01253 847 553 for FREE addiction advice and guidance on a recovery plan.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Kendal

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Kendal

As soon as someone says “I need help with alcohol or drugs”, that’s the first step on their road to recovery. That road will be difficult and long but ultimately worthwhile. And every week, a number of people make that admission to themselves – an admission that will lead to an end to dependence and perhaps their first step will be reaching out to local drug or alcohol support groups in Kendal and the surrounding areas.

These support groups are wonderful and they offer people with dependence a way to meet other people who want to achieve withdrawal themselves. After all, we still live in a society that makes a moral judgement over drug and alcohol dependence when, in fact, it is a medical illness.

Some people find themselves needing more and getting help for their alcoholism and drug dependance is a complicated and confusing process. Many of our patients tell us that the support they need is not particularly well sign posted by the NHS and their GP.

Most GPs only look to make a referral to local alcohol rehab centres in the most acute cases because of pressures on NHS funding. Others prefers to handle it themselves, using the internet to search for “drug or alcohol rehab near me” to find the locations of nearby alcohol recovery centres.

Here in Blackpool at Ocean Recovery Centre, we meet our clients both via referral and direct. We work with people wanting effective alcohol withdrawal treatment and the first crucial step is to break the physical need for a drink/drugs. That’s what we do really well and we back that up with recovery strategies so that they can ride through the triggers which previously caused them to misuse a substance.

The staff here at our rehab centre are experienced, compassionate, and professional. You won’t be alone on your journey through the initial detox and over the longer term with your recovery. If you’ve visited this page feeling that now is the time to get the help you need, we’d really appreciate the chance to meet with you.

Call us on 01253 847 553 and speak with one of our colleagues in complete confidence. Alternatively, go to this page to leave us your details and we’ll contact you.

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Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment – How Do I Know I Need It?

Alcohol dependence is something very personal and, for each of our clients, it manifests itself in different ways. For our team, there are seven key signs you need to be aware of – the more of these signs you have yourself, the more likely it is that you’ll need our help.

  • Do you drink a lot during the day?
  • Do you tend to drink way too much in social situations?
  • When you wake up after a session on drink, can you clearly remember where you were, what you did, and who you were with?
  • Do you need alcohol to feel relaxed, particularly if there is a potentially stressful situation approaching?
  • Do you find that, compared with a little while ago, that you need to drink more to achieve the same effect? Does the drink ever really feel like it “touches the sides” anymore?
  • Have you experienced either rapid weight gain or loss? And if you have, do you feel your appetite for food has changed?
  • Do you generally feel anxious or depressed?

They’re all worrying signs. A lot of our clients have told us that, in addition, there has been a feeling in the pit of their stomach that something is not right about their relationship with drugs or alcohol, but the idea of abusing less or not at all makes them even more stressed, anxious, or tense. Their body is telling them that something needs to change but they feel that they’re in denial of the seriousness of their situation – it’s like the substance is in control and not them.

If this is you, then you are almost certainly physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. And you need help – now. What’s the next step? Residential rehabilitation. Call us today on 01253 847 553.


What Is A Drug or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program?

Drug or alcohol dependence, sometimes referred to as substance abuse, is a programme of treatments designed to you, your life, and your personality to deliver you with permanent rehabilitation. What that means is that you are in control of your addiction – not the other way around.

One thing that many people don’t realise about addiction is that it actually changes your brain chemistry – that’s the way your mind works. Your mind develops ways to tell itself that consumption is fine and that, no matter what worries you have about it, that it’s OK to continue taking. Have you ever gone for a few hours and not felt right because you’ve not had drugs or alcohol? That’s your chemically-altered mind telling you that.

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Substances Treated at Rehab in Kendal

Rehabilitation centres play a vital role in addressing addiction to various substances, each tailored to the unique needs of the individual.

These are the most common addictions that we see coming through our doors and why it is vital to seek help to overcome them.

Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol rehab, for instance, offers a structured environment where individuals can receive both medical and psychological support to overcome alcohol addiction.

This programme type involves detoxification to safely manage withdrawal symptoms, followed by counselling and therapy sessions to address the underlying causes of alcohol abuse. Alcohol addiction can be particularly challenging to overcome due to its physical and psychological components, making rehab a crucial step for recovery.

Cocaine Rehab

Cocaine rehab centres also provide a focused and supportive environment for those battling cocaine addiction. Cocaine’s powerful stimulant effects can lead to intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making professional intervention essential.

These rehab programs typically incorporate behavioural therapies, counselling, and medical monitoring to help individuals break free from the cycle of cocaine abuse.

Cannabis Rehab

Cannabis rehab is designed to assist individuals struggling with cannabis addiction.

Although often considered less physically addictive than some other substances, and arguably widely accepted, cannabis addiction can still be psychologically challenging and, indeed, addictive.

Rehab for cannabis addiction offers detox, counselling and behavioural therapy to address the psychological aspects of dependence, helping individuals regain control of their lives.

Prescription Drug Rehab

Prescription drug rehab centers are indispensable for those grappling with dependencies on medications, such as opioids, sedatives, or stimulants. These addictions often stem from legitimate medical use that spiralled out of control.

Our prescription drug rehab facilities provide a combination of medical detoxification and comprehensive therapeutic services to manage withdrawal symptoms and address the complex factors contributing to prescription drug dependence.

In all these cases, rehab is essential because addiction to these substances affects not only the physical health of individuals but also their mental well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Rehab centres provide a structured and supportive environment where individuals can learn coping strategies, identify triggers, and develop the necessary skills to maintain long-term sobriety, ultimately reclaiming their lives from the grip of addiction.


Local Addiction Charities in Kendal

Here are some local charities that can help you for free if you’re grappling with addiction. These are available via the contact details below, and you can find out more about what they offer on their website.

Recovery Steps Cumbria

The Well Communities



Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

Does Rehab Really Work?

Yes. For the people who see through their treatment, the success rate is 85.2%, according to Public Health England’s latest statistics,

Just under 3 in 10 clients drop out or leave their course. 37,264 people in England complete an alcohol rehab course every year with 31,982 reporting “treatment completed – free of dependence” – that’s a success rate of 85.2%.

They’re great figures and a real testament to the clients who undergo treatment and the healthcare professionals engaged in and invested in their care. But please do be aware that it’s not easy and alcohol rehabilitation is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever experience here at our Blackpool clinic.

Does Undertaking Rehab Affect Custody and Visitation Rights?

Being drug or alcohol dependent never works in your favour if you’re seeking custody over or visitation rights to your children. Judges, social workers, and police all put the safety and wellbeing of a child at the centre of their decision making.

However, demonstrating that you’ve had the strength of will and character to undergo an addiction treatment course and that you want alcohol recovery for yourself and your family on a permanent basis looks much better to those who are making the decision.