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Inpatient Alcohol Detoxification Clinics in Salisbury

Last Updated: November 24th 2014

Alcohol rehab clinics and counselling in Salisbury and surrounding Wiltshire area. Call 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Our group is a UK-based not-for-profit addiction treatment service supplying to Salisbury folk free twenty four hour access in Salisbury to able addiction treatment counselors. Sitting on the edge of Salisbury Plain, the English city of Salisbury ( with 44,748 residents and 0.08%% of the populace of England ) has Salisbury folk that face similar life challenges as any other Wiltshire resident - including fights with addiction to alcohol.

If you are living in or near the city of Salisbury and have problems with alcoholism, know you are certainly not alone, and Addiction Helpline is online to assist you.

With 36,535 Salisbury folk that can legally drink out of it's total population of 44,748, National statistics may suggest that for Salisbury:

  • 2,468 Salisbury men are habitual drinkers
  • 1,648 female Salisbury folk are regular drinkers
  • 3,953 Salisbury females and males are drinking alcohol to excess
  • With 7,364 Salisbury folk in the city of sixty five and over, 831 men in Salisbury aged sixty five and over are most likely to drink alcohol often with 525 female Salisbury folk of similar age also consuming alcohol regularly .
  • 1,325 Salisbury folk of pensionable age drunk alcohol on five days in the last week ; a higher total than any other age group
  • 221 Salisbury folk aged 65 and over that are very heavy drinkers
  • 853 school children in Salisbury could have drunk alcohol in the past 7 days
  • 249 11-15 yr old Salisbury folk in the city drink every week
  • 14 eleven year olds in Salisbury think it is acceptable practice to get drunk weekly.
  • 251 15 year old Salisbury folk think it is acceptable to get drunk once a week
  • 568 sixteen to twenty four men in Salisbury might be drinking over 2x the government alcohol consumption guidelines.
  • 483 16-24 year olds could also be drinking to excess
  • 1,421 sixteen to twenty four year old Salisbury folk have drunk very heavily on at least one occasion during the last 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 Salisbury

If you live in Salisbury in Wiltshire and are seeking to enter alcohol rehab, why not phone our team this instant for immediate advice. Email Addiction Helpline in private using the contact form on this page. Our Salisbury advice line is open to everyone, including family members, friends, managers and colleagues who find themselves worried with the way in which in which addiction is affecting a person they care about. Calls to our Salisbury services are strictly confidential. AH will never share information about you with anyone else. Our Salisbury addiction help team are fully qualified to deal with any type of alcohol related issue.

AH alcohol rehabilitation options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: speedy access to a rehab centre in or near Salisbury ( within 24 hrs )
  • Private Counselling: At home counselling service in Salisbury
  • Wiltshire Home Detox: At home outpatient drug based alcohol rehabilitation plans
  • Wiltshire Addictions Guidance: Guidance on Salisbury based addiction services
  • Addiction Helpline can help Salisbury folk cut out the Wiltshire local authority rules and regulations and get you quick experienced relief.
  • Wiltshire Residential Detox: Residential inpatient detox plans in Salisbury

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Call 08 08163 9632 to speak to one of our support team, right now.

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is something that shows no preference for geographic boundaries, age or sex, ethnic background, or any other factor. It is something that can strike anywhere, any time. And in fact, the prevalence of addiction all across the world has been on the increase for quite a while. This begs the question: what causes addiction?

The medical and scientific communities have been grappling with this question for years, understanding that answering it will enable us to hopefully develop methods to prevent it. Yet an answer has proved elusive over the years. Perhaps the biggest reason is the fact that those actually looking for the answer tend to disagree.

Before going any further, it must be noted that addiction can involve any number of things, including:

  • alcohol

  • illicit drugs

  • over-the-counter medications

  • prescription medications

  • household solvents and other chemicals

  • behaviours – i.e. gambling, sex, overeating, etc.

Physical and Psychological Addictions

The first place to start in addressing the causes of addiction is to define the differences between the physical and psychological. The physical part of the equation is much easier to understand.

In almost every case of substance addiction, the drugs or alcohol stimulate a specific chemical reaction in the brain, which results in feelings of pleasure. It is the desire for those feelings of pleasure that encourage the abuser to continue using his/her substances of choice.

As time goes on, those substances cause other physiological changes, which, without continued drug or alcohol use, will lead to very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. An addict must continue or face the consequences.

Psychological addiction is a much different animal. It is clearly demonstrated, among other ways, in an irrational belief that the addictive substances are the only thing making life remotely tolerable. Many addicts mistakenly believe that coming clean will plunge them into an intolerable life of misery and depression.

What causes psychological dependence is unclear. But whether an addiction is chemical or behavioural, the psychological part of the problem is often more difficult to break. For example, where detox can typically be completed in about a week, rehab takes months to be successful.

Genetic Controversy

Some in the medical and psychiatric communities believe genetics has a role to play in addiction. They cite the fact that alcoholics, for example, are four times more likely to produce children who also abuse alcohol. It also turns out that nearly 75% of drug addicts also abuse alcohol.

Unfortunately, no definitive ‘addiction gene’ has ever been found. Preliminary research into the genetic question revealed alcoholics in the same family do carry some similar genes, but those genes have never been shown to indicate a predisposition to alcoholism among carriers. The same can be said about drug addiction.

Learned Behaviour

Those who do not quite fully agree with the genetic theory cite another possible reason to explain what appears to be hereditary: learned behaviour. In other words, it could be that the alcoholic produces children who also abuse alcohol because they (the kids) learned that behaviour from the parents.

Those who believe in the learned behaviour theory explain it as being no different from any other behaviour. If a father works out his stress by playing sports for example, his son is likely to learn to do the same thing – through both observation and participation. The same could be true with alcohol or substance abuse.

The Addiction Process

Regardless of whether or not genetics or learned behaviour is primarily responsible for addiction, the process of becoming an addict is similar among all cases. The process is as follows:

  • Experimentation – An individual will have his/her first drink or hit on an experimental basis. Perhaps a friend or relative will recommend the substance as a way to make the person feel good or forget about some sort of crisis he or she is currently experiencing.

  • The Return – Provided the individual enjoyed the feelings induced by the drugs or alcohol, he or she is likely to try a second time in order to see if they repeat. This ‘return visit’ is the open door to addiction. If the same pleasurable feelings are repeated, the individual is likely to return to the alcohol or drugs whenever he/she desires to feel good.

  • Repetition – As a casual drug or alcohol user, the individual may repeat the experience only when he or she is feeling especially stressed. However, they soon discover they need more of the drug or alcohol to produce the same pleasurable feelings. This is known as tolerance. The repetitiveness of drug and alcohol abuse leads to tolerance and, eventually, addiction.

  • Addiction – At the point where tolerance reaches critical mass (i.e. the individual can never get enough), the drug and alcohol abuser has graduated to addiction. Their whole life is consumed by the need for drugs or alcohol because going without it leads to withdrawal. At this point, he or she is likely beyond any rational thinking on the subject.

Tolerance Concerns

The principle of tolerance is one in which the physical body is so used to the substance being abused that it no longer responds to the same amount of drugs or alcohol. The user must consume greater amounts in order to stimulate the pleasurable feelings he or she is used to. Yet interestingly enough, tolerance concerns are also observed among those who were addicted to certain behaviours.

Take sex addiction, for example. In the early stages of addiction, the individual may be content to ‘get his/her fix’ through magazines or videos. However, after a while, that type of stimuli seems rather tame. From there he/she moves on to other forms of adult entertainment including adult clubs and pornographic websites. As their tolerance grows, they need to continually seek out new experiences to satisfy themselves.

If there is any single factor that causes addiction more than any other does, it is probably the principle of tolerance. All addictions are based on a desire to enjoy the feelings of pleasure the substance or behaviour produces. Nevertheless, tolerance dictates those substances or behaviours be increased as time goes on. Tolerance is what makes addicts out of abusers.

If you are currently suffering from any sort of chemical or behavioural addiction, you need to know there is a way out. You don’t have to continue living the way you do. By getting in touch with us, you can take that first step toward recovery today. We’ll help you find treatment that’s right for you; treatment that will enable you to break free of your addiction and regain your life.



Do You Require Help to End Your Addiction Problems in Salisbury?

Recognising that you need help to break away from your addiction problems is usually the sign of a potential huge step forward. The reality is that many people develop the willingness to break away from addiction, but they fail to make it happen because they refuse to make use of the recovery resources available. This resistance to recovery is usually the last desperate attempt by the thinking process that supports the addiction to keep the individual trapped – the sad thing is that this tactic will often work. Getting help for your addiction problems demonstrates that you are serious about changing your life, and it means that you can begin to look forward to a better future. Call us right now, or just text the word “help” to 66777 to find out about your addiction recovery options in Salisbury.

What Type of Addiction Treatment Do You Need?

Once you have reached the point where you become ready to ask for help with your addiction problems, you will have plenty of options. In fact, there are now so many good options for addiction recovery, that it can be difficult for people to choose the right path. In order for them to do this, they need to have a good understanding of their own needs and compare this with what is available. The problem is that most of us will tend to underestimate the amount of help that we need, and this means that we do not end up with the best possible support. It is for this reason that it can be so helpful to speak to our team. We have a great deal of expertise when it comes to addiction treatment planning, and we will be able to make some powerful suggestions.

The Decision to Go to Rehab

In many instances, the best option for people will be to choose rehab. This might not be something that they want to hear, but the benefits of this type of programme make it the obvious choice for those who are serious about ending their addiction problems. The benefits of this type of programme are many and include things like:

    • · The individual will have a reasonable amount of time to fully focus on their recovery. They will be staying in a rehab so this means that they will not have to worry about their usually day-to-day concerns like going to work and dealing with family issues. It frees up all their time to focus on what is important – for them to get better. Escaping addiction is a serious business and it requires the person’s full attention.
    • · Being in this type of programme will usually have the effect of amplifying their motivation and determination to quit. This is because they will be staying in a nurturing and therapeutic environment. Even those individuals who are initially only lukewarm about recovery will find that their motivation to quit increases dramatically just by being in this programme.
    • · The first few weeks of recovery are the hardest, and this is when the individual will be most likely to relapse. By entering rehab, the individual will be supported during this time, and this means that they will be far more likely to establish long-term recovery.
    • · By staying in rehab, the person will be surrounded by all the resources they need to build a strong recovery. This means that they will be far more likely to make use of these resources so that they can strengthen the person’s recovery.
    • · The individual will be able to dig down to the roots of their problems with the help of therapy.
    • · They will be given the tools they need to build a good life away from addiction.

If you are still not convinced about the benefits of recovery in the Salisbury area, you might like to call us here on 0800 140 4824 to find out what these are.

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