Shrewsbury Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

There are many rehab options for addicts in the Shrewsbury area but not everyone can get the help that they need from the NHS and often they don’t have the time to wait for treatment. But fortunately, there are private residential treatment centres in almost every part of the UK.

Looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Shrewsbury? Ocean Recovery helps people all over the United Kingdom access the treatment options they need to overcome addiction. We arrange transport for anyone who needs to book themselves into our private rehab clinic for addiction treatment. No matter where you’re based in the United Kingdom, we can offer a treatment service to keep you free from addiction.

Giving up alcohol and drugs is not a simple case of just stopping what you’re doing. Substance abuse and addiction can have a firm grip on your life, making it impossible to break free from on your own. That’s why private rehab clinics are the way forward. Treatment programmes are your best chance of getting sober and also remaining sober long term.

Alcohol is the most common addiction locally, and in the larger geographical Shropshire area, it is estimated that 7 in every 1000 people are addicted to crack cocaine.

For these reasons, it is important to try drug and alcohol rehab in Shrewsbury for your best chance at recovering fully from your addiction.


What causes substance abuse and addiction?

There’s never a simple answer to this question because it will vary from person to person. However, the one constant that all addicts have is a key reason for why they became addicted in the first place.

The reasons can range from having an unstable childhood, mental health conditions, job stress, family or relationship issues, grief, tragedy or a mixture of any of these. In most cases, you turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with problems or stress. Therefore, it’s only half the battle to remove the drugs and alcohol. You’ll still struggle with the addiction unless we help you with the rest of the problem too.

Having access to professional addiction counsellors is the best way to identify and understand the root cause of your addiction – something we discuss and work through in a safe environment.


What does rehab look like and how does it work?

Forget your previous notions about alcohol and drug rehab. It isn’t like how it looks in the movies. There are no prison guards, white walls or bleak hospital rooms.

Instead, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you walk through Ocean Recovery’s doors. You’ll be met with homely accommodation, spa treatment, private rooms, gardens and a beautiful sea view in our rehab treatment centre. This gives you a space to relax and really heal in.

The recovery programme itself will be hard work, but we’re here to make sure you feel comfortable.

The first stage of rehab treatment is to go through medical detox. It’s an unpleasant but vital stage in the recovery process. Detox gets rid of all the toxic substances in your body, which we need so we can start the real treatment. You will experience withdrawal symptoms but we will help ease them wherever possible.

After detox, it’s time to begin the real work – keeping you sober in the long term. Our addiction counsellors will work closely with you to try and identify your reasons for addiction as well as your triggers.

We will give you strategies for coping with your problems as well as advice on how to avoid or deal with potential triggers. You will also get to attend support groups within the rehab centre so you can talk your addiction through with others who understand what you’re going through.

This will help prepare you for life outside of the rehab centre so you can maintain your hard-won sobriety.


How do you tell you’re ready for rehab?

Hearing all about our rehab centres is one thing, but the question lurking at the back of your mind, no doubt is, are you really ready for rehab?

Perhaps you’re still not fully convinced, or you’re reading this on behalf of someone else you want to get the help they need. How do you convince them or yourself that you finally need help?

It’s not easy, but there are some clear signs that it’s finally time to get help.

Health issues – Taking in toxic substances can take a significant toll on the body, leading to health problems both long and short term. This could mean a weakened immune system or organ damage and eventually failure if things get too bad.

Mental effects – When trying to self-medicate due to mental health problems such as depression, substances like alcohol can make matters much worse. Alcohol works as a depressant and drugs can have unpredictable effects on the brain and pre-existing mental health conditions.

Relationship issues – Becoming an addict can break up relationships, friendships and put a strain on relationships with family members (even when they fully support you). This leads to instability and poor mental health – which usually leads to further substance abuse.

Professional life – Addiction’s side effects can impact your ability to do your job, even leading to job loss or damage to your career overall. This makes it hard to maintain stability in your life or get back to how things used to be, but remember, there is always a way back.

Making sacrifices for your substance abuse – If you find yourself giving up things you ordinarily enjoyed in order to drink or take drugs, this is a clear sign that it’s taking over your life and sapping the joy from it. Everything now revolves around substance.

Financial difficulties – Maintaining an addiction is expensive. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs or gambling, the more the addiction grows, the more you’ll struggle to fund it. That’s why so many people end up turning to a life of crime in order to fund the habit.

If any of these apply to you, then it’s time to start thinking about rehab treatment. Even if these are only small factors in your life, if you find yourself unable to step away from substance abuse, the issues will simply grow and grow.

One small disruption in your day-to-day life can impact everything else, which can lead to you struggling even more and therefore increasing your substance abuse to cope.


NHS Help in Shrewsbury

Local resources are also available for people who are suffering from an addiction in Shrewsbury. These services are also referred to as outpatient services. As an outpatient, you typically recover at home but have help from certain community resources.

These can vary by postcode, unfortunately, and some services may only be available in certain areas. Whilst access to drugs to help you with withdrawal symptoms can be accessed through your local GP, access to specialist addiction psychiatric treatment may vary. If you wish to discuss local services, speak to your GP or register at one of the local surgeries.

Riverside Medical Practise
Barker Street
01743 367891

Mytton Oak Medical Practise
Racecourse Lane
01743 362223

Claremont Surgery
Claremont Bank
01743 248244

Belvidere Medical Practise
23 Belvidere Road
01743 363640

If you believe you or somebody else has taken a lot of drugs and may be in need of urgent medical attention, we would urge you to either call 999 or visit the local accident emergency of the local hospital.

The accident and emergency centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is open 24 hours per day and can be accessed in times of crisis for immediate assistance.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Mytton Oak Rd
01743 261000


Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous in Shrewsbury

Local support groups such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous also operate in Shrewsbury. We recommend that everyone joins these sessions post-rehab, but they can also be invaluable if you are undertaking outpatient treatment.

These resources are free to join and hosted by members of the community. They will introduce you to the 12-step programme of rehabilitation and, through the use of sponsors, can help you if you are struggling on a day-to-day basis.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

AA meetings are always beneficial to attend. If you wish to attend in person, please see below a couple of venues in the Shrewsbury area you can visit to join in with a session:

Shrewsbury Afternoon Open

  • Where:  Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont St
    SY1 1QG
  • When: Saturdays, 13.30 – duration 1hr 30mins

Shrewsbury Monday Meeting

  • Where:  St Nicholas Hall, United Reformed Church, English Bridge
    SY3 7BJ
  • When: Mondays, 19.30 – duration 1hr 30mins

Shrewsbury Wednesday Meeting

  • Where:  St Nicholas Hall, United Reformed Church, English Bridge
    SY3 7BJ
  • When: Wednesdays, 19.30 – duration 1hr 30mins

You can also view a full list of AA meetings in Shrewsbury for further locations available close by.


Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

In addition to AA meetings, people can also make use of Narcotics Anonymous meetings. If you have been suffering from heroin, prescription drugs, cocaine, spice or any other drug addiction, this meeting is more tailored.

Here, you can meet ex-drug addicts and people also going through the process of rehabilitation. Having this sounding board for advise and also to share your experiences can be very beneficial.

Shrewsbury Sunday Night Meeting

  • Where:
    Back Room, St Winifreds Convent, College Hill, Shrewsbury
    SY1 1LS
  • When: Sundays, 19:00 – duration 1hr

You can also visit the NA website for more information on venues and upcoming Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Shrewsbury.


Get Help From our Addiction Treatment Services

Don’t delay. Don’t leave things to get worse, when they could be getting better in a rehab clinic. The sooner you get the help you need, the sooner you can get your life back on track.

Get in touch with Ocean Recovery today and our admissions team will get you signed up, and arrange for you to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Shrewsbury. Give us a call on 01253 847 553 or just text HELP to 83222.