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Discrete Addiction Clinics in Sheffield

Last Updated: May 12th 2015

Addcition can come in many forms, from drugs or alcohol, to prescription medication or gambling. If you feel that dependency has taken over your life, then come and receive treatment from one of our alcohol and drug rehab clinics.

Addiction Helpline have several alcohol rehab centres in Sheffield and the surrounding South Yorkshire area. If you wish to contact one of our alcohol treatment centres then call 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Addiction Helpline is on the cutting edge of alcohol rehab. UK non profit organisations such as ours deliver health and treatment services to Sheffielders, which you can access at no cost 24 HRs a day. If you have a problem with drink or drug abuse, then speak to a trained consultant at one of our alcohol rehab centres in your area.

The historic steel city of Sheffield is located on the banks of the River Sheaf, in the north of England. It is home to 518,090 residents and 0.98%% of the total populace of England. Sheffielders deal with many of the same challenges facing other parts of South Yorkshire and the UK, such as alcohol abuse.

If you live in (or nearby) the city of Sheffield and struggle with addiction, you can recieve all of the alcohol rehab treatment you need from AH.

With 422,998 Sheffielders that can legally drink out of it's total recorded population of 518,090, National stats seem to indicate that for Sheffield:

  • 28,570 Sheffield men are habitual drinkers
  • 19,077 female Sheffielders are frequent drinkers
  • 45,765 Sheffield women and men are very frequent drinkers
  • With 85,255 Sheffielders in the city of sixty five and over, 9,618 men in Sheffield aged 65 and older are expected to drink regularly with 6,081 female Sheffielders of similar age also drinking frequently .
  • 15,346 Sheffielders aged sixty five and older consumed alcohol on five or more days in the last 7 days ; more than any other group
  • 2,558 Sheffielders aged sixty five and over that are heavy drinkers
  • 9,875 school children in Sheffield might have consumed alcohol in the last 7 days
  • 2,879 11-15 yr old Sheffielders in the city drink every week
  • 164 eleven year olds in Sheffield think it is acceptable practice to drink alcohol weekly.
  • 2,903 15 year old Sheffielders think it is ok to get drunk once in a week
  • 6,577 16-24 men in Sheffield could be consuming more than 2x the government alcohol consumption guidelines.
  • 5,590 sixteen to twenty four year olds could also be drinking to excess
  • 16,457 sixteen to twenty four year old Sheffielders have perhaps drunk very heavily at least once 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 Sheffield

If you are resident of Sheffield in South Yorkshire and need to enter alcohol rehab, then phone Addiction Helpline today for immediate assistance. Contact us in private using the contact form on this page, and learn all about alcohol rehab. UK support lines such as ours are open to everyone, including family, friends, managers and colleagues who are worried that alcoholism may be affecting someone they care about. Calls to our addiction treatment centres are always confidential. AH will never share your information with any third party. Be assured that our Sheffield advisory staff are experienced to deal with any alcohol related problem.

Our alcohol rehabilitation options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: speedy access to a treatment clinic in or near Sheffield ( in under 24hrs )
  • 121 Counselling: At home advisory service in Sheffield
  • South Yorkshire Home Detox: At home outpatient drug based alcohol treatment plans
  • South Yorkshire Alcohol Guidance: Guidance on Sheffield based alcohol addiction services
  • We can help Sheffielders in cutting out South Yorkshire local health board rules and regulations and plan for you quick experienced assistance and support.
  • South Yorkshire Residential Detox: Residential inpatient detox programs in Sheffield

Make today the day you rescue yourself or someone you love. You are one quick call away from success.

Contact us on 0808 16 39 632 to chat to one of our support team, today.

Residential Rehab

Why Go To Rehab?

One of the reasons for why people can feel a bit reluctant about choosing rehab as an answer to their addiction problems is that they are unsure about what goes on there. In fact, the individual may have even picked up some misleading information that persuades them that this is not going to be a solution that will work for them. Learning what really happens inside of a drug or alcohol rehab can help the individual overcome their resistance and remove some of the misunderstandings they might have.

What Happens Inside of a Rehab?

The different drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres will differ in how they go about things, but they will tend to share certain similarities.  All of these addiction treatment centres will share many common goals, which include:

  • One of the most important aims of this type of programme is to provide the individual with a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their life. It can be helpful to think as this type of treatment as “basic training” that the person will then put to use in the rest of their life.
  • Many alcohol or drug rehabs will offer detox beds, and this means that they will help the individual through the process of withdrawals. This is important because it is at this stage that many people will fail. By helping the individual make it through withdrawals, it increases the likelihood of achieving long-term recovery.
  • These facilities all offer a therapeutic and nurturing environment. This is important because humans are highly influenced by their surroundings. The therapeutic environment of rehab can magnify the person’s own determination to stay sober.
  • The individual will be supported through the early part of recovery when they will be most at risk of relapse.
  • The person will have been using alcohol or drugs to help them cope with life. This means that they will no longer have any means for dealing with the ups and downs of life. One of the main goals of rehab is to provide the individual with effective coping mechanisms so that they will be able handle things without the need for alcohol or drugs.
  • The core aim or rehab is to provide the individual with a programme for living, and the rehabs will differ in the type of programme they offer. The aim of these programmes is not just to get the person sober, but also to allow them to create a life that is worth staying sober for.
  • The individual will have the opportunity to learn more about addiction and recovery. This knowledge will help to keep them committed to recovery and working a good programme.
  • There will have been reasons for why the person fell into addiction in the first place, and these reasons are likely to be still there when they become sober. If this is the case, it will mean that these reasons can cause the person to relapse or choose new maladaptive behaviours. The goal of therapy in rehab is to allow the individual to dig down to these roots of addiction and remove them.

What to Expect in Rehab

Here are just some of the things that people can expect when they go to rehab:

  • There can be a misconception that entering these programmes is like going into an institution such as a large public hospital or even a prison. The reality is that these facilities tend to offer a high level of comfort. This is because the rehab management understand that if the person is not happy in their surroundings they will not get the most out of the programme. Some rehabs are more like top class hotels or resorts, while others offer a more homely atmosphere.
  • The individual will usually be expected to adhere to rules and regulations during their stay, but these are there for the comfort of other residents, and to ensure that the person is able to get the most out of the programme.
  • It is always going to be up to the individual to make the most out of their time in a residential treatment programme. If they want to enter the programme and just coast alone there will be nobody to stop them doing this.
  • Rehab can involve a good deal of mental hard work, but there is also plenty of time for fun and relaxation. In fact, these lighter parts of the programme are considered vital because the individual will not be able to get the most out of the rest of the programme otherwise.
  • There can be a great deal of healthy laughter in rehab. There will be times when things will be tough, but most people find that their sense of humour returns when they start to sober up.
  • Some rehabs will provide the individual with their own room while others will expect them to share. This has a lot to do with the philosophy of the programme. Some of these facilities worry that if the person has their own room they will isolate, and thus fail to get the most out of the programme. Some rehabs will expect the individual to share a room during the detox stage, but then provide them with their own room after this.

You may also like to learn about how admission to rehab works and the Steps of Rehabilitation

Learn About Detox

The Truth about Addiction Withdrawals

Once people become physically addicted to alcohol or drugs, be it canabis, heroin or cocaine, two important things will happen – they will develop a tolerance and they will need to deal with withdrawal symptoms should they try to stop, or reduce their intake of the addictive substance. These addictive substances are highly toxic in the body and this means that it has to find a way to adapt to them. The body becomes used to these substances being part of the equation, and it learns to work around them. When these substances are stopped by going through detoxification though, the body is once again thrown into confusion. It can take a bit of time before it can return to normal. It is during this period of adjustment to sobriety that the person will experience withdrawal symptoms.

In most cases, the withdrawal symptoms associated with giving up alcohol or drugs will be mild. The individual will experience the same level of discomfort as they would expect from the flu. It isn’t a particularly nice experience, but it is certainly manageable. The thing that makes it harder than dealing with flu symptoms is that the individual knows that they can escape the discomfort at any time by taking alcohol or drugs once again. This makes withdrawals so difficult to deal with.

There is also a group of people who are at risk of developing a particularly severe form of withdrawals known as delirium tremens (DTs). This tends to occur only with those individuals who have been heavily addicted to alcohol or barbiturates over a long period of time. The DTs can lead to convulsions and intense hallucinations, and people do die because of these symptoms.

The Need for a Supervised Detox

It is certainly possible for people to make it through their withdrawal symptoms safely, but there are still many good reasons to undergo a supervised detox at one of our drug rehabilitation centres. These include:

  • Those individuals who are at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms will need to have their detox medically supervised in order to ensure their safety.
  • It is during this detox stage that the individual is most likely to relapse – in fact, some people will find it hard to ever get beyond their withdrawals. By entering a proper detox programme, the individual will be far more likely to see things through, and this will increase the likelihood that they will achieve long-term sobriety.
  • There will be treatments such as pharmaceuticals available at our drug rehab clinics for people going through detox, which will make the process much easier to cope with.
  • The individual will be surrounded by other people going through the same thing, and this can be a huge boost to their determination.
  • If the person is going through detox in a rehab, they will be able to begin the programme right away. This means that they can be learning and getting support as they pass through this period.

Types of Supervised Detox

There are different options available for people who are looking for a supervised detox including:

  • It is possible to go through detox in hospital.
  • There are special units that are aimed at helping people make it through the detox stage. These may offer some type of programme, but they are meant to be just a first stage before rehab.
  • There are now many rehabs that offer detox beds. This means that the individual will be able to move seamlessly from the initial detox stage to the rehab stage. There are some real advantages to doing things this way, and it may mean that the person needs to spend less time in a residential programme overall.
  • It is possible to have outpatient supervised detox. This is where a qualified medical professional monitors the detox in the person’s own home.

Do You Need a Supervised Detox?

As mentioned above, there are some very good reasons for choosing a supervised detox. This will help you make it through those tricky first few days of recovery, and it will help to ensure that you make it safely through this period. Ideally, it is probably best to choose a rehab that offers detox beds because that way you will be able to begin work right away on a programme.

How to Choose a Detox?

Here are a few things to consider when looking for a residential detox:

  • How long is the detox programme? This will usually depend on the type of drug you are trying to give up.
  • Is there 24-hour medical supervision?
  • How many other people will be going through detox at the same time as you?
  • What are the rules and regulations of the detox?
  • Will there be a recovery programme for you to follow during your time in detox?
  • What activities are available in detox? This is important because it helps to keep you mind diverted.
  • Will it be possible to continue in a rehab programme at this facility?
  • Where do clients usually go after the detox in this facility?
  • How much support will you get following detox?
  • What is the philosophy of the detox?

Choosing the right type of detox treatment is an important consideration. If you are unsure about your needs, or what is available, it will be a good idea for you to contact us. We can go over your options with you and make some suggestions. Our team are experts in the role of addiction planning, and we will have a good understanding of the resources available in your area – as well as further afield. When you call us you will not be expected to commit to any type of action, but it will be good for you to know your options for detox and to have any concerns you might have addressed.



More Than One Path Away From Addiction

If you live in Sheffield and have previously tried to break away from addiction but failed, it may be because you did not get all of the support and resources you needed. There is more than one path away from addiction, and the trick can be for you to find the path that works for you. Of course, no path will prove successful if you are not fully motivated to embrace sober living, but once the power of your motivation is harnessed with the most suitable drug rehab treatment, then amazing things can happen. If you are in Sheffield and are ready to take your next step towards a new and better life, then contact one of our drug rehab clinics. Call us right away on 0800 140 4824.

No Hopeless Cases

Those who are trapped in addiction can fluctuate between believing that they do not really believe that they have a problem, to being convinced that they are a hopeless case. Both of these modes of thinking occur due to the process of addiction. There is a great deal of denial involved in this type of behaviour because if there wasn’t it would be doubtful that the individual would continue with it. The individual has a physical and psychological need to continue with the behaviour, and so they will try to justify this with all types of excuses and illogical thoughts. This explains how the affected person can have their life falling apart around them, but they can still feel convinced that they do not have a problem with alcohol or drugs. They are more likely to believe that these substances are the thing that is helping them to cope.

The individual is likely to have times when the reality of their situation is impossible to ignore. At these times they can move to another type of denial – they can feel convinced that they are such a hopeless case that they will never be able to break away from addiction. This thinking is supported by the fact that the individual will have low self-esteem and self-efficacy because of addiction. It is a trap and unless the individual is able to build up the motivation to quit, they can remain stuck like this for years. The reality is that there are no hopeless cases in addiction, and as soon as the individual takes a leap of faith into recovery, they can find this out for themselves.

Importance of Strong Motivation

In order to break away from addiction it is vital that the individual has strong motivation to do this. This is because the substance abuse will be exerting a pull on them, and they will need an equally strong force in order to be able to break free. Unfortunately, the individual caught in addiction will usually have low self-efficacy, so they will be doubtful about their own ability to overcome their problems. If the person does not believe that they will be able to achieve this goal, it will make it unlikely for them to be able to do this. This is why the individual will usually need plenty of support when trying to break away from addiction. This will increase their self-efficacy and provide them with the motivation they need to break free. By asking for help to end their problems, the individual will be empowering himself or herself, so that they can take charge of their own life.

Find Addiction Help in Sheffield

In order to break away from addiction successfully, you may be considering a stay in drug rehab. UK based addiction centres such as in Sheffield will help you consider your options, so that you can then make an informed choice. Once we have a better understanding of your situation, we will be able to make some suggestions, but the final decision is always going to be up to you. Do not waste any more time – call us right now, or text the word “help” to 66777 and wait for us to call you back.

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