Dealing with addiction is never easy, and it’s best to seek treatment as soon as you realise that you, or a loved one, has a drug or alcohol problem. If left to fester, addiction only gets worse and more difficult to combat. While you might think addiction treatment is expensive, it will end up costing you far more if you put off treatment for too long, both in the cost of buying drugs and the emotional toll. It is best to start looking now if you want to find the right treatment option for you or a loved one.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or confused when you first set out to find treatment rehab, but that doesn’t have to always be the case. Lancashire has a lot of options, as far as addiction treatment goes. Once you know where to look, it should be relatively easy to find the help you need. In this guide, you’ll learn about the different options available and where is best to start looking.
Oasis Runcorn serves residents of Lancashire, and its surrounding areas, providing world-class addiction treatment that is sure to set you, or your loved one, on the path to full recovery and lifelong sobriety. Even after you have completed your treatment programme, you can continue aftercare treatment with us, for as long as one year. For options closer to home, there are support groups across Lancashire that you can benefit from.
At Oasis, our emphasis is on mutual support and sharing. We encourage patients to interact with other patients and learn from one another, as they go through a similar journey to recovery and lifelong sobriety. We have same sex shared rooms, ensuring that you or your loved one can benefit from peer support, especially at the start of treatment. Also, we strongly discourage antisocial behaviour and isolation.
You won’t have to remain indoors all day, as you’ll have access to an outside space where you can reflect, connect with nature, and clear your head. Our purpose-built rooms, including treatment rooms, group rooms and one-to-one counselling rooms, facilitate our comprehensive treatment programmes. We match these with top quality addiction treatment and therapy, designed to ensure holistic treatment from start to finish.
Some of the treatment and therapy types we use include cognitive behavioural therapy, 12 step therapy, trauma therapy, music therapy, and art therapy. Our facility is located approximately 43 miles from Lancashire. We also make provisions for transportation, to bring you to our facility, and back to your location again once treatment has been completed.
Private rehab is the preferred option for many, due to its multitude of benefits. First and foremost, you’ll have access to a treatment team offering round-the-clock medical surveillance. This is particularly useful during the period of detoxification when it is possible you will experience complications and severe discomfort. With a lower staff-to-patient ratio than at an NHS facility, the doctors and therapists will be in a better position to focus on treating you, and getting to the root of your addiction.
Other advantages of private rehab include the wider variety of treatment options, better amenities, and improved privacy. We offer shared rooms, as well as private rooms, so you can always go with whatever option you prefer. Also, you can start treatment sooner than you could with NHS treatment since we can admit you into our treatment programme in as little as 24 hours.
As far as the disadvantages of private rehabs go, they are fewer in number than the advantages. Primarily, they are time and cost. Inpatient rehab requires that you take up residence in the rehabilitation facility for the duration of treatment. Given that the most effective treatments may last between a month to three months or more, not everyone can afford to leave their responsibilities at home or work for so long. However, it is possible to be in treatment for only a week or two while continuing treatment on an outpatient basis. As for the cost factor, Oasis is willing to work out a flexible payment plan with you.
The cost of rehab in Lancashire cannot be pegged at a specific figure, because rehabs vary in terms of their pricing structures and the amenities offered. Most rehabs have to pay for certain expenses that are crucial to the functioning of the facility. These expenses may include overall maintenance costs, salaries for medical and nonmedical staff, accommodation and food for patients, accreditation and license renewal fees, medications and maintenance of medical equipment.
In addition to the above-mentioned expenses, facilities may vary in price due to the differences in the amenities offered. Lower-priced rehabs may only offer shared rooms and communal dining, while higher-end rehabs may offer private suites and amenities you could find in a four-star hotel. There are also rehabs that take the middle ground, and try to balance cost effectiveness and comfort.
At Oasis, we combine comfort and world-class addiction treatment under a single roof. Not only can you have access to your own private room, but you can enjoy a walk along the serene coastline, swim at the local swimming pool, or enjoy gym sessions at a nearby gymnasium. We offer alternative therapies at Oasis, such as music and art therapies, to ensure that you have a mix of treatments that works perfectly for you.
Private rehab flexible payment plans also make it possible for you to access treatment without having to financially drain yourself.
If private rehab isn’t practical for you at the moment, you might want to try some of the free options available in Lancashire. These can fill the gap until you are ready for private treatment, and can serve as a form of continued support, even after you have completed your treatment programme. Some of these free treatment programmes are offered by the NHS, while others are provided by private organisations and charities.
The NHS may provide counselling services, and detox or outpatient treatment services for addiction through partner organisations. They recommend going to your GP to access their services. Your GP can perform an assessment and based on that, can refer you to a local addiction treatment service that can handle your case. Otherwise, your GP may opt to treat you themselves.
Discover Drug & Alcohol Service offers support to adults living in Central Lancashire, who have problems with drugs or alcohol. Referrals can be made by relevant agencies, concerned others, GPs, or affected individuals via a single point of contact phone number (01772 366 120) or the single point of contact referral form found on this page.
Support groups are non-profit organisations aimed at facilitating peer-to-peer support for addiction recovery. They typically hold meetings that are free to attend, and open to all addicts across different locations in Lancashire.
These groups can be highly beneficial for successful relapse prevention following addiction treatment and are, in fact, among the recommendations we make for continuing care. They may also be used in combination with an outpatient treatment programme, providing much-needed emotional support. Some of the most well-known support groups found in and around Lancashire are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, both of which are 12 step groups.
The 12 step approach was pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous and is also used in a number of rehab facilities, including Oasis. This approach has been found to successfully stop people’s substance abuse and get them onto the path to a full recovery. Regardless of how exclusive these groups may sound, they are often open to people dealing with all kinds of substance addictions.
With so much attention on the addict, it is easy to forget about other people who might be affected by a loved one’s addiction. Luckily, there are support groups that cater to the needs of the friends and family of addicted individuals. These groups can be beneficial for helping the loved ones of an addict to manage the stress of having to deal with another person’s addictive behaviour.
Other support groups in Lancashire, besides AA and NA, include Families Together, CASH (Care, Advice, Support, and Help), Inspire, Horizon Blackpool, and Holding Families.
It’s one thing to want to get into rehab, and it’s another to find the right recovery programme for you or a loved one. The first step to take before anything else is to learn as much as you can about your addiction. In order to do that, you need to visit your GP for an assessment. With an assessment and a diagnosis, it should be easier to determine what path to take. Your GP may refer you to a local addiction treatment service.
Your GP may recommend that you seek treatment in a private rehabilitation facility, where you can receive the best kind of treatment for your addiction. For instance, if you are found to have a co-occurring condition, the best place for you would be a rehab facility that provides dual diagnosis treatment. Whatever your needs, the most important consideration is that you find a facility that is able to cater to them.
There are other factors, other than the nature of your addiction, that go into determining the right kind of treatment programme for you. These include the overall philosophy of the rehab facility, the amenities of available, the credentials of the facility, the treatment approaches used, and the experience of the staff, among others.
Private rehab centres are open to answering any questions you might have regarding their services, to make it easier for you to determine whether they have the right option for you.
Friends Meeting House, 1 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire.
Friends Meeting House,1 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire.
St James Church, Knowsley Street, Preston, Lancashire.
Basic text study
West End Impact, 4-10 Heysham Road, Morecambe, Lancashire.
The Pendle Club, 101-111 Lowergate, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Preston Just For Today Monday
Bamber Bridge Methodist Church, Station Rd, Bamber Bridge.
Time: 10.30 am
Farington Newcomers Tuesday
St Catherine’s Church, Stanifield Lane, Leyland.
Clayton Brook Wednesday
Community Church, Great Greens Lane.
Chorley Big Book Study Friday
St Bede’s Church, 598 Preston Rd, Clayton Green.
Preston Bartle Beginners Saturday
St John the Evangelist Church Hall, Church Lane
Time: 10.30 am
The NHS makes provisions for addiction counselling services in Lancashire. You can speak to your GP about accessing such services in your local area. You can also access free counselling in areas close to Lancashire, such as Blackpool.
The Blackpool Council funds the Horizon service, which offers counselling, as well as other support services such as treatment, health screening and information, which are all available for free. They can help support you or a loved one through the journey of recovery.
The Lancashire County Council provides support for the ACT Peer Recovery Project and Digital Mutual Aid Platform. This online platform makes it possible for anyone to access support anytime and whenever it is required. This is especially useful for people who are not yet in treatment.
From London to Lancashire is around 4 and a half hour drive via the M1 and M6. From Runcorn, it’s about 54 minutes via the M6 and through St Helens, Wigan, and Chorley.
If you go by rail and arrive at Preston station, you will only have to walk about 13 minutes to the NA meeting at St James Church, Knowsley Street. On your way, you’ll find KFC to the left, in case you’d like a bite to eat first. Around the same area, there are other options like Nando’s Preston Market Place and Turtle Bay.