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Residential Rehabilitation Services in Bath

Last Updated: November 21st 2014

Alcohol rehab clinics and counselling in Bath and surrounding South West England area. Call 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Our group is a UK non-profit addiction treatment provider delivering to Bathonians free 24 HR access in Bath to fully trained addiction treatment mentors. The ancient roman settlement on the river Avon, the English city of Bath ( with 94,782 residents and 0.18%% of the total recorded population of England ) has Bathonians that struggle with the same problems as any other South West England resident - and that includes fights with addiction to alcohol.

If you are located in (or near to) the city of Bath and endure a life with addiction, be assured that you're not alone, and that our staff is here to help.

With 77,385 Bathonians that can drink out of it's total population of 94,782, National statistics seem to suggest that for Bath:

  • 5,227 Bath men are regular drinkers
  • 3,490 female Bathonians are frequent drinkers
  • 8,372 Bath females and males are very frequent drinkers
  • With 15,597 Bathonians in the city of sixty five and over, 1,760 males in Bath aged 65 and over are expected to drink alcohol regularly with 1,113 female Bathonians of the same age also drinking frequently .
  • 2,807 Bathonians over sixty five drunk alcohol on 5 days in the last 7 days ; a greater number than any other age group
  • 468 Bathonians of pensionable age that could be drinking to excess
  • 1,807 pupils in Bath could have drunk alcohol in the last 7 days
  • 527 11-15 yr old Bathonians in the city drink regularily every week
  • 30 eleven year olds in Bath think it is acceptable practice to get drunk weekly.
  • 531 15 year old Bathonians think it's okay to get drunk once a week
  • 1,203 16-24 men in Bath might be consuming over twice the recommended alcohol consumption guidelines.
  • 1,023 16-24 year olds could also be abusing alcohol
  • 3,011 16-24 year old Bathonians have drunk too much at least once in the previous seven days.


  1. Office for National Statistics - Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional)
  2. Health and Social Care Information Centre - Statistics on Alcohol: England, 2013
  3. Office for National Statistics - Drinking Habits Amongst Adults, 2012
  4. Relate - Separation and Divorce Statistics
  5. Drink Aware
  6. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcohol Rehab in Bath

If you live in Bath in South West England and are needing to enter alcohol rehab, you can telephone Addiction Helpline today for instant assistance. Email Addiction Helpline in private using the contact form on this page. Addiction Helpline's Bath support line is open to all, including family members, friends, managers and workmates who are concerned that in which addiction is ruining a person they care about. Calls to our Bath services are confidential. We will not ever share details about you you provide with anyone else. Our Bath addiction help staff are professional and equipped to deal with any type of alcohol related challenge.

Our alcohol rehab options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: prompt access to a rehab centre in Bath ( in under twenty four hours )
  • Private Counselling: At home advisory services in Bath
  • South West England Home Detox: At home outpatient drug based alcohol rehab plans
  • South West England Alcohol Guidance: Advice on all Bath based addiction services
  • Addiction Helpline can help Bathonians in cutting out South West England health board rules and regulations and plan for you speedy expert guidance and support.
  • South West England Residential Detox: Residential in-patient detoxification plans in Bath

Make today the day you rescue yourself or someone you care about. You are one quick phonecall away from support.

Call 0808 16 39 632 to speak to a member of our team, today.

Addictions and Depression

Dealing with an addiction is difficult enough without having other issues attached to it. Unfortunately, for many an addict there is another monster lurking beneath the surface – a monster that needs to be treated right alongside the addiction. What is that monster? It is depression.

According to the US National Institutes of Health:

  • nearly 30% of all individuals diagnosed with depression have also experienced substance abuse or dependence at some time during their lives

  • men with addiction issues are three times more likely to suffer from depression

  • women with addiction issues are four times more likely to suffer from depression.

When an individual is dealing with both addiction and depression simultaneously, it is known clinically as a dual diagnosis. It is actually more common than you might believe. How a dual diagnosis is treated depends on a clinical assessment of cause and effect. In other words, did one condition cause the other or are they both co-dependent?

There are two basic types of depression, known as:

  • Endogenous Depression – This type of depression is one that has a proven biological or genetic component. Someone with demonstrable chemical imbalances in the brain, for example, may exhibit this type of depression.

  • Situational Depression – With this type of depression, there is no biological or genetic component involved. Situational depression is simply the result of an inability to deal with excessive amounts of stress in a healthy way.

Cause and Affect

It has been suggested that the individual suffering from endogenous depression may be more likely to develop substance abuse problems later on. In such cases, the biological or genetic predisposition to depression increases the likelihood of addiction because the individual attempts to self-medicate through various substances.

When a case is as clear-cut as this, the treatment involves addressing the physical cause of the depression along with standard rehab for the addiction. Both will likely have to be treated for the remainder of the individual’s life – at least to some degree.

Situational depression is a different animal. Sometimes situational depression leads to addictive behaviour, other times it is just the opposite. When the latter is the case, a successful residential treatment programme may very well take care of both issues.

Dual Diagnosis Challenges

There are some very specific challenges that come with a dual diagnosis. Perhaps the biggest challenge is breaking through the perception of no hope. In other words, an individual with a dual diagnosis often has no hope that life can never be any better than what it currently is. That lack of hope may be persistent throughout a residential drug treatment programme.

The problem here is twofold: the influence of the depression and the clouded thinking resulting from drug addiction or alcoholism. Successful treatment requires dealing with both aspects. The question becomes one of which to tackle first.

An additional challenge with dual diagnosis is avoiding a future depressive episode that could trigger relapse. Regardless of whether depression is diagnosed as situational or endogenous, there is always the chance that a future episode could drive the recovering addict back to his/her substances of choice. This means therapists must always stay one step ahead of depression symptoms.

No Excuses Allowed

When it comes to the actual treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, depression can never be used as an excuse to leave it untreated. What’s more, therapists always need to tread lightly so they do not give the recovering addict a reason to believe that depression justifies substance abuse. It is a fine line to walk.

If you are the family member or friend of a dual diagnosis patient, you need to understand that you have the same responsibility as well. You cannot use depression as an excuse for addictive behaviour under any circumstances. Doing so only serves to enable the addict to continue doing what he or she is doing.

The fact remains that both depression and addiction can be successfully treated. There is no situation so hopeless that professional help is rendered impotent. Therefore, while you may need to exercise a bit of extra compassion in a dual diagnosis situation, you must be careful not to allow that dual diagnosis to continue enabling the addict.

Professional Help

Depression is a complicated thing to understand at times. Experts say both the addict and his/her family should never attempt to self-assess and treat depression in conjunction with drug or alcohol addiction. Both require professional help.

A good place to start looking for help is through your NHS physician. He or she can make an initial assessment before deciding the next course of action. If your physician believes the possibility of a dual diagnosis exists, he/she will refer you to a specialist.

Please understand that while NHS services are freely available to everyone in the UK, they are not always the wisest choice. The NHS is already stretched to the limit in every area; they do not have the resources to fully devote to treating a dual diagnosis situation.

A better option is to seek treatment in a private clinic offering successful residential programmes. Most of the clinics we work with employ medical professionals who are licensed and competent in the areas of addiction and dual diagnosis. They are more than capable of treating both at the same time.

How We Can Help

What is our role in all this? To help you find an addiction treatment programme for yourself or a loved one. We make it our business to know what is available all across the UK and, when appropriate, other locations around the world. We work with private clinics, alcohol and drug charities, support groups, and a variety of professional services.

When you contact us, we will help you assess your current situation before recommending the most appropriate treatment options. We will answer all of your questions, including those having to do with facility locations, treatment costs, and admissions. We will even help you make the arrangements if necessary.

Addiction and depression can be devastating in a dual diagnosis situation. However, there is help available if you are willing to seek it. Please do so by contacting us over the phone or by sending an e-mail. We are here to help in any way we can.


Alcohol Rehab & Drug Centres Bath

Find Addiction Treatment in Bath

Our team specialises in addiction treatment planning, and we will be able to help you find treatment options in the Bath area. These days there are many options available when it comes to dealing with this type of problem, but in order to have the best chance of recovery you need to choose the most appropriate path. This means examining your own needs, and availing of the treatment resources that will suit these needs. It will always be your motivation to quit that is the most important thing here, but by choosing the appropriate addiction treatment path you will be able to harness this motivation in the most effective way possible. Call us right now on 0800 140 4824 to find out how you can turn your motivation to quit into a reality.

Is Rehab the Best Option for Addiction Recovery?

Rehab is certainly not the only addiction treatment option that we can tell you about, but this is the one that we will most often recommend because it is so effective. If the individual is serious about ending their addiction then this is something that they will want to at least consider. There are some very good reasons for why this might be considered the best option, including:

  • · By entering rehab, the individual will be devoting a short period of their life to just getting better. The problem with trying to become sober at home is that the individual will have their attention diverted by the usual demands of day-to-day living. They may be expected to go to work, and they may have family responsibilities. By entering rehab, the individual will only need to focus on getting better. Breaking away from addiction is a very serious business, if the person is unable to do this it may mean they will die, so getting better certainly deserves the person’s full attention.
  • · By joining this type of residential programme, the individual will be protected from the usual temptations. The fact that they have committed to staying in this facility means that it will not be so easy for them to just given in and go to the off license or their dealer. Of course, there is nobody really going to be able to stop the individual from leaving rehab, but the fact that he or she have committed to this programme makes it far less likely to happen. They will not have friends and the usual triggers there to keep on tempting them.
  • · By entering this type of facility, the individual will be far more likely to make it through the withdrawal stage. This is because most rehabs have detox beds, and they will be able to offer treatment, support, and encouragement to the person who is dealing with these symptoms. It is during detox that the person will be most at risk of relapse, so safely making it through this stage gives them a real chance at recovery.
  • · This type of programme will provide the individual with all the tools and resources they are going to need in order to build a successful recovery. Of course, it will be up to the individual to get the most out of the tools that are being offered. In rehab, there is very little learning and developing that occurs through osmosis – the individual needs to be proactive and a willing participant.
  • · During their stay in rehab, the person will have a chance to dig down to the roots of their problem. This is hugely important because if these roots are still there it will cause the person to relapse or turn to new maladaptive behaviours.
  • · The individual in rehab will be in a therapeutic and nurturing environment, and this will magnify their motivation.

If you are ready to consider rehab, or any of the other addiction treatment options in Bath, you can call us now or text “help” to 66777 – we will get back to you right away.

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