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Private Residential Rehab Services in Bristol

Last Updated: May 12th 2015

There are a wide range of addictions, from alcohol and drugs, such as canabis and heroin, to prescription medication and gambling. However, help is available.

We have alcohol rehab clinics in Bristol and the South West of England providing advice and counselling for those seeking addiction treatment.

Call one of our alcohol rehabilitation centres on 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Our organisation is a nation-wide not-for-profit alcohol treatment provider, delivering the people of Bristol 24 HR access at no cost. If you are planning on attending one of our alcohol treatment centres in Bristol, you can speak to one of our exerienced detoxification counselors. They will answer any queries about the treatment programs performed at our alcohol rehab centres in the area.

With a royal charter dating from 1155, the city of Bristol in the South West of England houses around 535,907 residents. This comprises approximately 1.01%% of the total population of England. The folk of Bristol have to cope with similar life challenges facing other people living in the English South West, from unemployment to problems with drugs and alcohol.

If you are based in or near the city of Bristol and suffer from addiction, get the help you need at one of our drug or alcohol treatment centres. We are always at the centre of alcohol rehab. UK based organisations like Addiction Helpline are here to support you.

With 437,544 Bristol folk that can drink out of it's total populace of 535,907, Government figures could indicate that for Bristol:

  • 29,552 Bristol men are habitual drinkers
  • 19,733 female Bristol folk are habitual drinkers
  • 47,338 Bristol males and females are very frequent drinkers
  • With 88,187 Bristol folk in the city of sixty five and over, 9,949 men in Bristol aged 65 and over are most likely to drink alcohol regularly with 6,290 female Bristol folk of the same age also consuming alcohol habitually .
  • 15,874 Bristol folk aged sixty five and over drunk alcohol on at least 5 days in the previous week : a higher total than any other age group
  • 2,646 Bristol folk over 65 that may be very heavy drinkers
  • 10,215 school children in Bristol might have consumed alcohol in the last 7 days
  • 2,978 11-15 yr old Bristol folk in the city drink every week
  • 170 eleven year olds in Bristol think it is normal practice to be drunk weekly.
  • 3,003 15 year old Bristol folk think it's normal practice to get drunk once in a week
  • 6,804 16-24 males in Bristol could be drinking over double the government alcohol intake guidelines.
  • 5,782 16-24 year olds could also be drinking too much
  • 17,023 sixteen to twenty four year old Bristol folk have drunk very heavily at least once during the previous week.


  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 Bristol

If you live in Bristol in the South West of England and wish to enter alcohol rehab, you can telephone our team this instant for immediate advice. Contact our alcohol rehab centre in private using the contact form on this page. Addiction Helpline's Bristol support line is open to everyone, including family members, friends, employers and associates who are worried that alcohol addiction may be affecting someone they care about. Calls to our Bristol services are strictly confidential. AH will not share your details with a third party. Our Bristol addiction advisory team are fully prepared to help with any type of addiction related problem.

Addiction Helpline alcohol treatment options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: speedy access to a treatment clinic in or near Bristol ( within 24hrs )
  • Private Counselling: At home counselling services in Bristol
  • South West England Home Detox: At home outpatient drug based alcohol rehab plans
  • South West England Alcohol Advice: Advice on all Bristol based alcoholism support services
  • Addiction Helpline can help Bristol folk in cutting out South West England health board bureaucracy and get you quick experienced relief.
  • South West England Residential Detox: Residential in-patient detox plan in Bristol

Make today the day you save yourself or someone you care about. You're only a 5 minute phone call away from success.

Call 0808 16 39 632 to chat to a support worker, right now.

Private Rehab Clinics

Private Rehab clinics are recognised as one of the best ways to beat addiction. Providing top class facilities and round the clock care, private rehab clinics offer a specially tailored environment to give someone the best chance of beating their addiction problems.

The first step in the battle against addiction comes must come from the addict – they must be truly ready to try and give up their destructive habits and accept that they need help. Until the addict admits to themselves and others that they have a problem, then rehab isn’t likely to succeed. Trying to give up for anything other than their own sake will not give them enough of a motive to get clean and stay clean in the long term. An addict entering recovery must genuinely want to break their habit.

Residential Private rehab clinics offer a safe place in which to recover from addiction. If the addiction presents physical withdrawal symptoms, then detox is needed first. Detox is the process of stopping the intake of drugs or alcohol and letting the body get used to not having these toxic substances in its system. Private rehab clinics can help addicts detox safely – some of the side effects of withdrawing from drugs or alcohol can be very dangerous to health. This is why it is always best to undertake any detox program with help, advice and supervision from a suitably qualified medical professional. The body can be placed into a state of shock by sudden withdrawal – and in some cases than prove damaging to long term health and even can cause death.

True rehabilitation commences after the detox has been completed. Beating the physical part of an addiction may be difficult, but beating the psychological issues behind the addiction can be even harder. Addiction is primarily a psychological condition, and private rehab clinics offer the very best in counselling and therapy to give the recovering addict the very best possible chance of long term success. Regular counselling sessions are the backbone of any recovery program –

Private rehab clinics may also offer treatment on an outpatient basis, too. Outpatient treatment means that the recovering addict will receive the same top quality care during the day, but will return back to their own homes in the evening. This can make recovery require even more determination – as it may be more difficult to break addiction whist in the home environment. It may be just too tempting to revert back to addictive habits and relapse early in a rehabilitation program unless the sufferer displays an exceptionally strong will and determination.

Private Rehab clinics offer the greatest chance of a successful recovery from addiction. With all the resources required on hand in one, easy to access place, combined with great quality round the clock care help is always on hand whenever you need it. Recovery is hard, but private rehab clinics give you the very best chance of beating an addiction. If you require assistance, then call our team of qualified counsellors now. Addiction Helpline can help you break free from addiction.

What Is Drug & Alcohol Detox


Addiction and Withdrawal Symptoms

When people become physically addicted to alcohol or drugs, their body will adapt to this situation. These substances are toxic, but the human body had a wonderful ability to adapt even to adverse conditions. The individual will still suffer harm because of the substance abuse over time, but the body will find a way to function as best it can. This adaptation means, though, that when the individual stops using alcohol or drugs the body will have to readapt to the new conditions. It is this readapting to life without the toxic chemicals that is the cause of most of the withdrawal symptoms.

The symptoms that the individual will experience during the withdrawal process can vary a great deal. For most people they will not be any worse than mild flu symptoms. The thing that makes them so hard to deal with is the knowing that they can be ended at any time by using alcohol or drugs again. They may be afraid that they have a low torelance and very little will power, which may make them stray. It is this nagging temptation that can be the real source of discomfort during detox. It can often be an obstacle on the way to drug rehab. UK wide groups like Addiction Helpline have skilled counsellors at our alcohol and drug rehab centres that can help you.

Our treatment centres could also be of aid to those individuals at risk from the severe type of withdrawal known as delirium tremens (DTs). Usually only heavy and long-term users of alcohol and barbiturates are at risk of this. If the person enters DTs, they can begin to experience some very serious symptoms such as convulsions. People can die as a result of the delirium tremens, so it is vital that anyone who is at risk of developing this extreme form of withdrawals is closely mentored. In such a situation, the person needs to be medically supervised in rehab or in another type of detox.

The Need for a Drug & Alcohol Detox

Most substance abusers will have had experience of making it through withdrawal without any assistance. There are many good reasons for undergoing detox at one of AH's alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres in Bristol. These include

  • If there is any risk that the person could enter DTs, they will need to be medically supervised through the detox process.
  • The time when people are most likely to relapse during an attempt to end the addiction will be during detox stage. There is just too much temptation to end the discomfort. By entering rehab, the individual will be supported, and thus far more likely to see the detox through.
  • Many of the discomforts and symptoms associated with withdrawals can be eased when the person is in rehab. There will be pharmaceutical agents and other treatments available to increase the person’s comfort levels.
  • By going through detox in rehab, the individual will be able to begin a recovery programme right away. There is a great deal of progress they will be able to make, even though they are still in the detox stage. This means that the length of time that they need to spend in rehab may be shortened.

If you are considering drug rehab treatment you can contact us, and we will show you why you should detox at one of our local drug rehab clinics.

How to Make It through Drug & Alcohol Detox

Here are a few tips that should make drug and alcohol detox a bit easier:

  • The mental attitude that the person has when they start the withdrawal process will have a huge influence on how they experience the symptoms. If the person is in any way resistant to recovery, they will exaggerate these symptoms – this will happen unconsciously as well as consciously. The individual will not have the motivation to just get on with things, and will spend too much time dwelling on the negative aspects of detox.
  • The fact that the person knows that relapse is not an option takes the sting out of the detox process. The 100% commitment means that the individual will be less vulnerable to the cravings and negative thoughts that want them to just give in. When the person starts to think how they could get rid of their symptoms by relapsing – they will be able to nip that line of thinking in the bud.
  • One way to ease the discomforts associated with detox is to use distraction. This can involve things like talking to other people or engaging in activities. One of the reasons for why it can be so helpful to begin the treatment programme in the detox stage is that it will act as a good distraction.
  • It is important to keep in mind that the detox symptoms will soon pass – the worst of them will be gone in a few days. The individual is likely to have survived many bouts of the flu over their life, and this is unlikely to be any worse than that.
  • One of the best resources for making it through detox in rehab will be the other clients. These people are on a similar path, and they will be experiencing many of the same things. One way to deal with these symptoms is by humour, but there can also be a sense that each of the clients is there to support their other. This sense of overcoming addiction as part of a community can really make all the difference.


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