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Private Alcohol Addiction Clinics in Manchester

Last Updated: May 13th

There are several kinds of addiction, including drugs, alcohol, prescription medication and gambling.

We have alcohol rehab centres in Manchester offering counselling and advice. If you wish to know more about our treatment programs in Greater Manchester call 0808 163 9632 now.

Addiction Helpline is on the cutting edge of drug and alcohol rehab. UK wide non profit associations such as ours offer Mancunians access to health care 24 hours a day, at no cost. Contact AH's alcohol treatment centres and speak to our experienced staff in the heart of Manchester.

An historic and fashionable mecca, the city of Manchester in the North West of England is home to 510,746 people, which makes up around 0.96%% of the total population of England. Mancunians struggle with the same challenges as folk living in other parts of Greater Manchester and the UK. This includes having ongoing problems with alcohol addiction.

If you live in or around the city of Manchester and struggle with alcoholism, then help is at hand. Call our local addiction treatment centres, to get the support you need. AH have the leading drug and alcohol rehab centres in Manchester and we are waiting to hear from you.

With 417,001 Mancunians of drinking age out of it's population of 510,746, National stats could indicate that for Manchester:

  • 28,165 Manchester males are habitual drinkers
  • 18,807 female Mancunians are habitual drinkers
  • 45,116 Manchester men and women are drinking alcohol to excess
  • With 84,047 Mancunians in the city of pensionable age and over, 9,482 men in Manchester aged 65 and older are expected to drink alcohol regularly with 5,995 female Mancunians of the same age also drinking alcohol very often .
  • 15,128 Mancunians over 65 consumed alcohol on at least five or more days in the last week ; more than any other group
  • 2,521 Mancunians of pensionable age that are abusing alcohol
  • 9,735 pupils in Manchester may have consumed alcohol in the last seven days
  • 2,838 11-15 yr old Mancunians in the city drink weekly
  • 162 eleven year olds in Manchester think it is acceptable practice to drink alcohol weekly.
  • 2,862 15 year old Mancunians think it's acceptable to get drunk once a week
  • 6,484 sixteen to twenty four men-folk in Manchester might be drinking over 2x the medical alcohol consumption limits.
  • 5,511 16-24 year olds could also be drinking far too much
  • 16,224 16-24 year old Mancunians have drunk too much on at least one occasion during 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 Manchester

If you live in Manchester in Greater Manchester and are looking to enter alcohol rehabilition, call or email one of our alcohol treatment centres. Contact Addiction Helpline in private using the form on this page, to receive immediate guidance. Addiction Helpline's Manchester advice line is open to anyone, including members of family, friends, employers and colleagues who may be worried that somebody close to them is struggling with addiction. Calls to our alcohol rehabilitation centres in Manchester are strictly confidential. AH will not ever share any details about you with a third party. Our Manchester addiction advisory team are also fully prepared to deal with any type of addiction related problem.

AH alcohol treatment options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: speedy access to a treatment clinic in or near Manchester ( within 24 hrs )
  • 121 Counselling: At home counselling services in Manchester
  • Greater Manchester Home Detox: At home outpatient drug based alcohol rehabilitation plans
  • Greater Manchester Alcohol Guidance: Advice on all Manchester based alcohol addiction services
  • Addiction Helpline can help Mancunians in cutting through Greater Manchester local health board red tape and plan for you swift experienced aid and support.
  • Greater Manchester Residential Detox: Residential in-patient detoxification plans in Manchester

Make today the day you save yourself or someone you worry about. You are only a five minute phone call away from support.

Call 0808 16 39 632 to chat to one of our advisors, right now.

Why Rehab?

The Need for Rehab

When the suggestion of rehab is made to most people dealing with addiction problems, they can feel a great deal of resistance to the idea. It can sound like such an extreme proposition and it can be hard for them to admit that they are unable to take care of this problem without help. The reality is that very few people who would benefit from rehab actually believe this in the beginning. There are a number of valid reasons for why this is such a good solution including:

  • Addiction is a very serious business. If affected persons are unable to break away from this behaviour, it is highly likely to not only kill them, but also to cause them a lot of suffering along the way to this grim ending. The fact that this is such a serious condition means that individuals have to be willing to consider serious solutions.
  • One of the trickiest aspects of addiction is that it interferes with people’s ability to make good decisions. By going to rehab, they can be supported in the right decisions until the mental clouds clear and they can see things more clearly for themselves.
  • Many individuals that have reached a point where they are ready to admit that they have a problem will have already tried to quit before, or reduce their intake, alone but failed to maintain this. If they keep on trying to go it alone they may keep on failing, and all they will be doing is reducing their self-efficacy to quit.
  • Many of the rehabs also act as a detox. This means that the individual will be supported with their withdrawal symptoms. The detox stage is where people are most likely to relapse. The symptoms are never usually much worse than the flu, but the individual knows that they can stop at any time by relapsing – this can be a hard temptation to resist without support. There will also be people, who are at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms that could potentially become life threatening, and they will need to be medically managed in detox – a good rehab will be able to offer this.
  • There will be reasons for why the individual will have fallen into addiction, and if these reasons are not addressed, they will continue to cause problems for the individual. An important goal of rehab is to address these underlying issues, so that the person can become truly free.
  • One of the most common reasons for why people relapse when trying to go it alone in recovery is that they feel unable to cope with life. In rehab, the individual will have the opportunity to develop some new coping strategies, so they can face what is going to come.
  • It is common for people caught up in addiction to have a real problem with dealing with stress. In rehab, they will have the opportunity to develop some stress management skills.

Good Reasons to Overcome the Resistance to Rehab

Even after the individual is willing to accept that rehab can help them, they can still feel resistant to the idea. Here are a few good reasons for why the person should be willing to push against this resistance and go anyway:

  • By going to rehab the individual will be sending a clear signal to the addictive part of their thinking that the game is up. It shows that the person is serious about making change, and this really does make a difference. In order to be able to break away from addiction the person needs to be willing to go to any lengths and to make it their number one priority.
  • The individual will only be staying in rehab for a short period of their life, but it can have a hugely positive influence on the rest of their life.
  • The person will be investing in their future. If they make the most of their time in this facility they will walk away with the tools necessary for building a success life. What is on offer is far more than just staying sober – the individual will be able to create a sober life that they will never want to lose.
  • Going to rehab is a fantastic educational opportunity when it comes to breaking away from addiction. The individual has the chance to understand what is going on and how they can escape.
  • If the individual chooses a luxury rehab they will feel like they are on holiday, and this can make the process even easier. There are luxury rehabs in exotic places like Thailand that are reasonably priced, and the individual does not even have to tell people where they are going.
  • By entering rehab, the individual will have access to all the best resources for dealing with addiction problems. They will be surrounded by these resources, and they will be helped to get the most out of them.
  • Going to this type of treatment centre can give the individual a running start in recovery. This means that they will be able to make better progress, and their sobriety will be stronger as a result.

What Is A 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. It is this nagging temptation that can be the real source of discomfort during detox.

There are also some individuals who will be at risk of a 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.

If you are unsure about what to expect with withdrawal symptoms then please contact us by phone, or text “help” to 66777 and we will contact you right back.

The Need for a Drug & Alcohol Detox

Most substance abusers will have had experience of making it through withdrawals without any assistance. There are good reasons for why they would choose a drug and alcohol detox for this including:

  • 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.

When you contact us, we will be able to go over some of the other reasons for why a rehab detox might be a good option in your particular case.

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.

If you have concerns about how you will be able to make it through detox, we will be happy to discuss this with you. Call us now on 0800 140 4824 (+44 203 1511488 if you are outside the UK).



There to Help You Break Away From Addiction in Manchester

If alcohol or drug abuse is taking your life in a negative direction, be it smoking canabis to taking class A drugs like heroin or cocaine, then we are able to help. There are a number of good options available to those who trying to break away from addiction in Manchester, such as choosing drug rehab treatment. The city has many drug rehabilitation centres and we can help you find the right one. The reality is that there is no one path away from addiction that seems to work for everyone, so we must find the right drug rehab treatment for you. We can assist you in your finding the course thats most successful to set you on the path to recovery. This may be choosing home detox or a stay at one of our drug rehab centres.

Our team has great expertise when it comes to addiction treatment planning, and we know what is available in the Manchester area (as well as elsewhere in the UK and beyond). When you call us, we will discuss your situation and make some concrete suggestions. You can call us right now, or just text “help” to 66777.

Importance of Knowing Your Addiction Recovery Options

It is important that you know your addiction recovery options because that way there will be a better chance of you choosing something suitable. Of course, you do not want to use this search for alternatives as a delaying tactic, so that you can continue with the alcohol or drug abuse. It is vital that you get help as soon as possible, and this is why it can be such a good idea to turn to us for advice on your options. That way you will be able to make an informed choice about whether or not to detox at home or check into one of the drug rehab clinics in the city.

What to Consider When Looking at Recovery Options

There are a number of things that you will want to consider when choosing recovery options, including:

  • · You will need to know the overall goal of the programme, during your stay in drug rehab. UK organisations will, in most cases, this will be complete abstinence, but there are also harm reduction programmes as well. It is important to keep in mind that the only viable option for recovery is lifelong abstinence from alcohol or drugs, but that these other programmes can act as stepping-stones.
  • · When choosing a programme you will want to know if it is capable of getting you to your goal. In many instances, these programmes will be designed to be used in conjunction with other types of treatment. For example, it is often suggested that those who want to use a 12-step approach first go to rehab.
  • · Each programme will be based around a philosophical approach to recovery. For example, the 12 Steps or harm reduction. The programme that the treatment is based on will determine the goals and content.
  • · There is not really a “best addiction treatment”; there is only what is going to be best for the individual. It is not a good idea to be too hung up on the idea that there is an addiction treatment that is best for everyone, as this is clearly not the case.
  • · The duration of the programme – with rehabs this can be anywhere from 10 days to a couple of years.
  • · The availability of aftercare following the programme. This is vital because if the individual manages to become motivated by a programme, they will want to keep this momentum going afterwards.

Get Help Now in Manchester for Your Addiction Problems

It is important that you do not delay getting help for your addiction problems because the longer you remain trapped in the substance abuse the more you will end up suffering. We are here to help you begin your journey away from addiction. When you call us here on 0800 140 4824 we will discuss your situation and make some suggestions. There are plenty of great options in the Manchester area but we can also help you find treatment options elsewhere in the world if you feel this is appropriate. You have already lost enough to addiction, so call us right away.

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