Addiction is a huge problem that demands urgent attention. The Leicestershire County Council understands this, which is why they place a lot of emphasis on convincing addicts to get help. A look at the council website will show you lots of information on addiction, and how you can make a complete recovery. It also provides links to trusted treatment centres.
If you are in Leicestershire and are in need of help for your addiction, the first step you should take is to talk to your GP. Alternatively, you can talk to any professional health worker around you, to get the help you need. You will most likely be recommended for rehab in a private facility like Oasis Runcorn. For mild to moderate cases of addiction, you can get free treatment from Turning Point. They provide free addiction treatment for people in Leicestershire and nearby areas. However, you must be recommended by the county or city council, the Crime Commissioner or the police and the NHS. Another free addiction solution is the Carpenter’s Arms, which is a Christian group offering rehabilitation services for men 18-65 years old, who have an addiction problem, and especially those that are also homeless.
Located in Runcorn, Cheshire, Oasis Runcorn is a unique rehab that provides a holistic treatment process that goes beyond inpatient treatment. We are fully committed to our quest to provide hope to everyone in need of recovery. We offer bespoke packages to all our patients, from detox down to the aftercare stage. Our thorough consultation sessions make this easy for us. Some of the services we offer clients in and around Leicestershire include:
Oasis Runcorn is located 94 miles from Leicestershire. It is around a 2-hour drive via the A50. Talk to us if you need sober transportation to and from your location.
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Little to no wait times – With a treatment programme organised by a private rehab, there is usually low to moderate demand for entry. This is because addicts usually focus on government funded, or subsidised, options first. This means almost no wait times for such a facility. Our facility, at Oasis Runcorn, has no wait times. Wait times are important in addiction treatment because the longer you wait, the higher the chances of the addiction doing more damage.
Seclusion – One of the reasons why some people tend to wallow in their addiction for a long time is the fear of drawing attention to themselves by seeking treatment. A private rehab gives you the opportunity to seek addiction treatment away from the immediate eyes of your family, friends, and neighbours. Even in the rehab facility, you also have the option of having your own accommodation, without getting involved in any group activities.
Variety of treatment options – In private rehabs, you can expect to find a broader range of treatment programmes. This makes it possible for facilities to provide you, and other patients, with bespoke treatment programmes instead of deploying a blanket approach to treatment.
Aftercare programmes – Most private rehabs are designed in such a way that avoiding relapse after treatment isn’t left to you alone, by putting robust aftercare programmes in place. So, instead of battling cravings and fighting relapse on your own, you will most likely have external help. This could include regular sessions with a psychologist or any other strong player in the addiction treatment circle.
Cost – The cost of private rehab is one of the biggest drawbacks to getting addiction treatment in a private rehab. Some high-end luxury private rehabs can cost up to 6-figures, depending on the duration of stay. However, you can still find affordable private rehab options around you in Leicestershire. In some cases, accepting a double bed accommodation where you will share a room with someone else can reduce the cost of private rehab by more than 30%.
The cost of addiction rehab in Leicestershire varies significantly across providers, as well as across the programme type. For example, outpatient programmes in most NHS-backed facilities are free, while other programmes run by charities can cost reasonably smaller fees. The private rehabs cost the most. In Leicestershire, you can expect to pay around £20,000 for a 90-day stay in a private rehab.
The most popular NHS-backed free rehab option in Leicestershire is Turning Point. Some of the services they provide in the addiction niche include:
You can visit Turning Point on most days of the week as they are open Monday to Saturday. The centre is closed to visits on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Some of the addiction support groups you can find in Leicestershire include:
Carpenter’s Arms – This is a group that bases its rehabilitation on Christianity. However, they only cater to men aged 18-65. They welcome most kinds of addicts. The programmes on offer are funded through grants and donations.
Alcohol Advice Centre – This group provides advice for alcohol-related problems. It also takes care of young people battling said alcohol-related problems.
Turning Point – As mentioned earlier, this group provides addiction treatment and rehabilitation for anyone in the Leicestershire area. It is one of the most comprehensive free treatment options in the area, and they offer personalised treatment for addicts.
Al-Anon Family Groups – This group provides support for people affected by the alcohol-related problems of friends and loved ones.
Accepting the need for rehabilitation is the first step to getting addiction treatment. However, the next step, which is choosing the recovery programme, can determine the success or failure of this decision. If you don’t know where to start, talk to your GP to help you make a decision. The consultation will also determine if you need inpatient or outpatient care. For moderate to severe cases of addiction, you will be better served with an inpatient treatment programme. Mild cases of addiction can be treated with an outpatient programme.
In outpatient programmes, you have to be more determined to make a full recovery. This is because the onus will lie with you to ensure you are keeping up with appointments at the clinic or treatment centre. The early stages of the treatment process hold the bulk of the visitations. As you progress, your appointments can go down to just once a week. The danger with outpatient programmes is that you will still be in contact with the stressors and influences that trigger your addiction, increasing the chances of a relapse or a break away from treatment.
Residential treatment is generally recommended for people with severe cases of addiction. With inpatient care, you will be placed in an environment that makes it difficult for you to continue your addiction. The stressors and external influences will be blocked off, to allow care and rehabilitation service providers to do their job.
Regardless of which option you choose to go with, the success or failure of the process will ultimately come down to your commitment.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are important for anyone recovering from drug addiction. By visiting any of the NA meetings in and near Leicestershire, you will be able to draw on the experiences of other people who are in the same situation as you. Below are some places where NA meetings take place in Leicestershire.
Blue Room, Methodist Church
106 Knightthorpe Road, Loughborough LE11 5JU
Fearon Hall, Rectory Rd
Loughborough LE11 1PL
Bishop Street Methodist Church Leicester
Saturday (Women’s Meeting)
Woodgate Resources Centre,
36 Woodgate LE3 5GE
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are important for recovering alcoholics. You can find a lot of the meeting sites all across the Leicestershire area.
Desford Church Centre, Main Street
St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre, The Churchyard,
Lower Church Street, LE65 1AA
Legion House, South Street, LE65 1BQ
Saturday (Women living sober)
Trinity Lane Christian Church
St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar
Church Walk, LE10 1DW
Bishop Street Methodist Church
(Side entrance) LE1 6AF
Friday (Women’s Meeting)
Saturday (Polish Speaking)
St Paul’s Church, Barnabas Centre,
Hamble Road, Oadby, LE2 4NX
Friends Meeting House, Queens Rd.
Near Victoria Park, LE2 1WP
John Storer House, Bedford Square
Catholic parish Hall, Fairfield Road
Saturday (Women’s Meeting)
Salvation Army, Burleigh Road
Friday (Newcomers/Step meeting)
Syston Methodist Church Centre (upstairs),
High Street, Syston LE7 1GP
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church,
Station Road LE15 6QU
To get addiction counselling in or around Leicestershire, the first person to talk to is your local GP. There may also be social or health workers around you to talk to. All treatment centres around Leicestershire, including ours here at Oasis Runcorn, offer free addiction counselling packages. You simply need to get in touch to book a session. During the consultation, everything regarding the treatment process will be determined. This will be based on the severity of your addiction.
The Leicestershire County Council provides links on their website to government-run talktoFrank and Health for Teens programs. You will also find other centres that can help you, depending on the specific addiction.
The location of Leicestershire means it is readily accessible from all parts of the country by road or by rail. If you are travelling by air, you will most likely get to Leicestershire via the East Midlands Airport. There is a robust bus service in place from there.
The M1 is the major road that runs through Leicestershire, and there are 5 junctions leading into it. If you are visiting from London, the trip will be around 2 hours. This will also be the case if you are visiting from Manchester. The journey from Birmingham will be around an hours’ drive. Most buses operate from Haymarket. The day begins as early as 5.30am for the buses.
The major train operator in the county is East Midlands Trains. It will take about 75 minutes to get from London to Leicestershire by rail. Most of the boroughs across Leicestershire have train stations. Cross Country is another train operator in the area, but it only goes from Birmingham to Leicester and terminates in Hinckley. If your route isn’t around these locations, you may be best served exploring other options. If you are going to the Bishop Street Methodist Church in Leicester, which is a popular location for AA and NA meetings, you will be best served going by rail, as it is located 5 minutes away from the railway station around the Town Hall Square. If you must go by bus, however, you can alight at the Horsefair Street or at the Charles Street Bus Stop and walk to the church.