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Residential Addiction Services in Liverpool

Last Updated: November 26th 2014

People struggle with a wide range of addictions, from drugs and alcohol to gambling and prescription medication. If you wish to go through detoxification and get clean, then Addiction Helpline is here to help.

Our alcohol rehab centres offer counselling and advice to the people of Liverpool and the Merseyside area. Telephone 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Give us a call to find out more about alcohol rehab. UK nonprofit organisations such as ours provide treatment and health care to Liverpudlians, allowing FREE 24 HR access to experienced alcohol addiction consultants.

Situated on the world famous river Mersey, the English city of Liverpool ( with 552,267 residents and 1.04%% of the total population of England ) has seen Liverpudlians cope with the same problems as other Merseyside residents - and that includes fights with alcohol addiction.

If you live in the city of Liverpool and struggle with alcoholism, know you are not alone. Our addiction treatment centres are here to lend a hand, and offer the best in online assistance.

With 450,902 Liverpudlians of legal drinking age out of it's population of 552,267, National figures may suggest that for Liverpool:

  • 30,455 Liverpool men are regular drinkers
  • 20,336 female Liverpudlians are regular drinkers
  • 48,783 Liverpool men and women are drinking alcohol to excess
  • With 90,879 Liverpudlians in the city of 65 and over, 10,253 males in Liverpool aged 65 and older are most likely to drink alcohol often with 6,482 female Liverpudlians of the same age also drinking frequently .
  • 16,358 Liverpudlians over sixty five consumed alcohol on five or more days in the last seven days ; a higher number than any other group
  • 2,726 Liverpudlians aged 65 and over that may be very heavy drinkers
  • 10,527 pupils in Liverpool could have had alcohol in the past week
  • 3,069 11-15 year old Liverpudlians in the city drink every week
  • 175 11 year olds in Liverpool think it is okay to be drunk weekly.
  • 3,095 15 year old Liverpudlians think it's okay to get drunk once a week
  • 7,011 16-24 men in Liverpool might be drinking more than 2x the government alcohol intake limits.
  • 5,959 sixteen to twenty four year olds could also be drinking too much
  • 17,543 sixteen to twenty four year old Liverpudlians have drunk too much on at least one occasion during the past 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 Liverpool

If you are located in Liverpool in Merseyside and need to enter rehab, you can call or email our alcohol treatment centres for instant advice. Email Addiction Helpline in private using the contact form on this page. Our Liverpool support line is available to all, including family, friends, managers and colleagues who are worried that addiction is affecting someone they care about. Calls to our alcohol rehabilitation centres are confidential. Addiction Helpline will not ever share any information about you with a third party. Be assured our staff are fully qualified to deal with any alcohol related issue.

AH alcohol rehab options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: fast access to a treatment centre in Liverpool ( within 24hrs )
  • Private Counselling: At home advisory service in Liverpool
  • Merseyside Home Detox: At-home outpatient drug based detox plans
  • Merseyside Alcohol Advice: Guidance on Liverpool based addiction services
  • Addiction Help Line can help Liverpudlians in cutting through Merseyside health board red tape and organise for you immediate professional help.
  • Merseyside Residential Detox: Residential in-patient alcohol detox plans in Liverpool

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Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

You’ve heard of both inpatient and outpatient alcohol rehab treatment. So which one is better? Our preference for the chronic alcoholic is the inpatient programme because of the concentrated treatments it offers. For someone who is dealing with alcohol abuse or the early stages of alcoholism, outpatient programmes can be somewhat beneficial.

We will discuss both options here, but first there is a more important question: do you have a drinking problem? You may if you find yourself routinely:

  • facing criticism about your drinking habits
  • drinking as soon as you get out of bed in the morning
  • planning your day around alcohol consumption
  • worrying about where the next drink is coming from
  • drinking greater amounts of alcohol to enjoy the same pleasure.

If you recognise any of these signs in your own life, you quite likely have at least an alcohol abuse problem. You may even be addicted to alcohol. For you, the first step is to admit your problem and agree to get some help. If you continue living in denial, your life will never change.


What Inpatient Treatment Involves

Inpatient rehab takes its name from the fact that the addict lives in a residential treatment facility for as long as he or she is being treated. That could be 6 weeks, 12 weeks, or even longer if necessary. The opposite is outpatient treatment – a scenario in which the addict leaves the facility to return home at the end of each day.

Inpatient treatment offers several advantages over its outpatient counterpart, including:

  • More Treatment Options – A residential treatment programme allows a facility to offer the widest range of services to the addict and his/her family. By contrast, an outpatient programme is limited to whatever it can fit into a couple of hours per session. Usually that’s limited to only counselling and group support.
  • 24-Hour Attention – Where outpatient programmes only last a couple of hours at a time, residential treatment is around the clock. The inpatient alcohol rehab centre has the alcoholic’s attention during every waking hour; whether he/she is eating, involved in group therapy, or enjoying recreational activities.
  • Individualized Support – The inpatient alcohol rehab facility also offers the benefit of individualised support. Where an alcohol charity or the NHS might adopt a single approach for an entire group, the private clinic can address individuals and their needs accordingly. There is a lot more room for individualised counselling and strategy building.
  • Life Skills Training – Part of any good inpatient programme is teaching group members the life skills they need to live alcohol-free after leaving the facility. These life skills may include everything from maintaining a household to learning effective strategies to combat future alcohol temptation.

The NHS and charitable organisations simply do not have the resources to offer as much as a private, inpatient rehab clinic. Inpatient treatment should always be the first choice if the alcoholic and/or his or her family can at all afford it.

Programme Admission

Being admitted to an inpatient alcohol rehab programme is straightforward. You can search for local and regional programmes one of two ways: looking online and making phone calls yourself, or utilising the free and confidential services we offer.

We make finding an appropriate programme as easy as it can be by doing all the research for you. As an independent referral service, we make it our job to know what every programme is offering at all times. That way we are always at the ready when a new client calls for help.

If you are ready to enter alcohol rehab, uk organisation such as AH are ready to take your call. All you have to do mis to telephone or send an e-mail. Here’s how the process works:

  1. Initial Consultation – Whether you call us or your NHS physician, you need an initial consultation to determine whether you have a problem or not. If you do, it needs to be determined whether that problem is alcohol abuse or fully-fledged addiction. This assessment will determine what course of action should be taken.
  1. Review of Options – Once we know what we are dealing with, we can review your options with you. You may be best served by an inpatient programme at a private clinic; you may do better with free services offered by the NHS. We will be sure to let you know our recommendations for your widest course of action.
  1. Choosing a Programme – After reviewing your options and our recommendations, the next step is for you to make a choice. You can choose from among all of the programmes, services and facilities, be they local or across the country. We will honour that choice regardless of what it is.
  1. Arranging for Admission – If you need help making admission arrangements, we can assist you there as well. We have working relationships with the best clinics in the country. We can even help arrange transportation to the clinic if that is an issue for you.

Once you have been admitted to an inpatient alcohol rehab programme, the final step is for you to show up and complete it. That may sound obvious, but you would be surprised how many people sign up for a programme and then never show. It is imperative you do not do that.


Treatment Duration

One of the questions we hear a lot is one of how long inpatient alcohol rehab takes. The average programme runs between 6 and 12 weeks of residential treatment, followed by three months or more of aftercare. However, all of this depends heavily on the facility you choose and the severity of your addiction.

Rather than worrying about the duration of treatment, perhaps it is better to consider living the rest of your life alcohol-free. Even if the programme goes the full 12 weeks, it is worth it considering you could enjoy several more decades of life well worth living. What’s 12 weeks if it adds another 30 or 40 years in which you can enjoy your children, grandchildren and everything else life has to offer?

Looked at in those terms, it does not make much sense to continue living as a prisoner to alcohol, does it? There is really nothing of value you derive from continuing to drink. We urge you, if you have any inclination at all that you might have a drinking problem, to get in touch with us right away. We want to help you get started on the road to recovery.

Drug Rehab

Who Needs Drug Rehab?

The reality is that most people who would benefit from some type of drug rehab will feel at least a bit resistant to the idea. This is because the individual can believe that this type of treatment is only for the serious cases, for people battling an addiction to canabis, heroin or cocaine addiction. They may not see themselves as belonging to this group. This view of rehab is mistaken and the type of people who will benefit from drug rehab treatment will include:

  • If people have tried to give up (or control) their substance abuse but failed, this can be a sign that they need help in order to break away from addiction. The treatment offered by drug or alcohol rehab can really make the difference and when combined with the person’s determination it can create an unstoppable force.
  • If people feel unable to imagine how they can cope without alcohol or drugs.
  • If the person lacks sufficient coping skills for dealing with life.
  • If the individual is concerned about their withdrawal symptoms. Most drug rehab centres will have programmes consisting of alcohol or drug detox packages, and this means that the individual will be medically supervised so that the process is much easier. It is particularly important that those people who are at risk of serious withdrawal symptoms (such as delirium tremens) are supervised at this stage, but even those who are likely to only have mild symptoms will find things easier by checking into one of our drug rehab clinics.
  • Those people who are serious about ending their addiction problems will want to give themselves the best possible start in recovery. By entering rehab, the individual is likely to be doing just that.
  • Even if people have only recently developed addiction problems, they can still benefit greatly from this type of residential programme. They will have the opportunity to dig down to the roots of the problem, so that they can avoid similar mistakes in the future.

There is no real entry qualification for our drug rehabilitation centres other than the fact that the person is serious about treating their addictive behaviour. It is not even necessary for the person to label themselves an “alcoholic” or “addict” in order to benefit from this type of help. If you are unsure about whether you need drug rehab, just call us here on 0800 024 1476 (+44 203 1511488 from outside the United Kingdom).

Does Drug Rehab Guarantee Recovery from Addiction?

There is an old saying – you can bring a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. The fact that a person decides to enter drug rehab does not guarantee that their addiction problems are behind them. This is because all any addiction treatment option can do is provide the individual with a set of tools, and it is always going to be up to them to make the most of these tools. Even if the individual decides to go to the number one rehab in the world, they will still not be guaranteed success. The only way they can guarantee this is through their own determination.

If the individual is 100% committed to recovery, they will become an unstoppable force. This means that they will be able to get the most out of rehab, and they will take the tools they pick up during their stay and use them to build a successful life. The right attitude combined with rehab is a powerful thing – they feed into each other to lead the individual to victory over their addiction problems.

The reality is that going to rehab will not guarantee that a person becomes sober, but it is best option around for those who are ready to quit. The statistics about relapse rates for people who try to end addiction are depressing, but the individual does not have to worry about these statistics. So long as they are determined and make the use of the best resources, they will be able to ensure their own success in recovery.

How to Get the Most from Drug Rehab

We have already heard how the right motivation is the key to success in rehab but here are some other things that will help the individual get the most out of this experience:

  • It is vital that when people enter this type of programme that they are able to keep an open mind. This is because many of the ideas and beliefs that they picked up during their years of addiction will be faulty and unhelpful. The individual needs to develop beginner’s mind so that they can benefit from what is being offered to them by this type of treatment programme. The best attitude in rehab is probably one of “try and see.”
  • It does help if the person has a sense of urgency during their stay in this type of residential, but they should not take this to extremes. A sense of urgency means that the individual feels driven to get the most out of what is being offered. The individual knows that they only have a short period of time to pick up the information they need. This sense of urgency should not prevent the person from relaxing and having fun during their stay, and it should not mean that they take themselves too seriously.
  • The individual needs to be willing to take charge of his or her own recovery. The best way to look at the professionals working in these centres is as team members, but it is up to the person to take charge of this team. It is only the individual who can create the type of life that they want, so they will need to be proactive in this.



A Better Life Awaits You after Addiction in Liverpool

The best reason for giving up an addiction to alcohol or drugs in the Liverpool area is not that it will be good for your health, but that it can take you on a path to a much better way of living. The process of recovery is not about getting you back to how things were before you fell into substance abuse because that is unlikely to be very satisfactory for them. This would mean that they would be back at square one and back facing the problems that drove them into addiction in their first place. The real aim of recovery is to get the person to a better way of living – better than anything they have experienced before so there will be no temptation for them to relapse. If you have decided that you want to live this better type of life you can call us right now on 0800 140 4824 to find out about how this will be possible.

Do You Need to Enter Rehab?

One of the best solutions for people who are ready to break away from addiction will be rehab. This is often an option that the individual will feel resistant to in the beginning, but they usually come around to the advantages of this type of drug rehabilitation treatment. By choosing rehab, the individual will be:

  • · Entering a therapeutic and nurturing environment like a drug rehab centre will magnify their own determination to quit.
  • · The individual will be protected from the usual temptations and stresses. This means that they will not have the same justifications to give into cravings.
  • · The person will be able to focus fully on getting better. This is important because if the individual is distracted by everyday concerns, it can mean that they will not be able to put enough effort into their recovery. This is a very serious business, and it deserves the person’s full attention.
  • · It is common for drug rehab clinics to also act as detox centres. This means that the individual will be supported through their withdrawals. The time when the individual will be most likely to relapse will be during this withdrawal stage, but by getting the right support and treatment they will be far more likely to see things through.
  • · The individual will be surrounded by people who are on a common path. This will greatly boost their self-efficacy and determination. The individual will find that their motivation is increased by seeing peers achieve the goal of sobriety – there is usually a sense of, “if they can do it then so can I.”
  • · The individual will be surrounded by all the resources they need in order to make a success of this new life. The fact that the resources are so near at hand makes it far more likely that the individual will make use of them.
  • · Rehab is not just about stopping drinking or using drugs – it is about giving the individual the tools they are going to need in order to make a success of their life. By entering this type of treatment programme, the individual will be getting a strong foundation for the rest of their life in recovery.
  • · During their time in rehab, the individual will have the opportunity to dig down to the root causes of their addiction. This is important because if these causes remain the individual will always be at risk of relapse or turning to new maladaptive behaviours.

We Can Help You Find a Rehab in Liverpool

If you do decide to go ahead with drug rehab, uk organisations like Addiction Helpline can help you find a suitable placement. Our team has great expertise when it comes to addiction treatment planning, and we know about what is available in the Liverpool area. Call us now or just test the word “help” to 66777.

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