Middlesbrough Drug and Alcohol Treatment at a Private Rehab
Middlesbrough is home to just over 134,000 people. As part of the larger built up area, Teeside, Middlesbrough is known for its chemical and engineering industries. The long and slow decline in related jobs, and closure of these facilities, has left swathes of people out of work. The unemployment rates are some of the highest in the country and opiate and crack use is at any all time high.
Alcohol Use in Middlesbrough
Alcohol can be debilitating and wreak havoc on an individual’s, and their family’s life. According to recent government data, Middlesbrough is the worst area in the country for alcohol related hospital admissions. Every 44 minutes, doctors admit a person with an alcohol related primary or secondary condition. In 2012, the latest statistics available, 4,320 people were admitted.
Chief executive of Alcohol Concern, Eric Appleby, explains that over half of the drinkers in Middlesbrough drink at risky levels. It goes beyond binge drinking and young people on a night out. Rather, many of these people are working professionals or older adults who drink more than the recommended units of alcohol, in the form of beer and wine, everyday.
In 2015, 75 Middlesbrough resident’s lost their life to alcohol and alcohol-related medical conditions; this equates to one person every 5 days. As the economy struggles, owners of pubs are reporting an increase in traffic. People who were once busy working are now spending more time in pubs drinking.
Drug Abuse and Addiction in Middlesbrough
Drug misuse in Middlesbrough is soaring. According to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Middlesbrough, there are an estimated 21 opiate and/or crack-cocaine users for every 1,000 people. The national average is 10 out of 1,000. Deaths attributed to drug abuse are also higher than any other area in North East England. In 2013 to 2015, 39 people are known to have died from drugs. Between 2016 and 2017, 191 people died. Men account for three quarters of the deaths and both men and women tend to be between 30 and 49 years of age. One third of the deaths resulted from a heroin, morphine, or opiate related overdose, followed by 12 % by methadone, 10 % by benzodiazepines, and the remaining 48 % from synthetics, prescription medications, crack-cocaine, or poly-drug use.
Sadly, support services are overan and have a low percentage of clients who successfully complete their programmes . Budget cuts have also contributed to the higher than average failure rate, in addition to high costs of private rehab treatment and lengthy waiting periods for public programmes funded by the NHS.
Middlesbrough Drug And Alcohol Treatment
In Middlesbrough, addiction treatment options are available in the form of hospital detoxification, inpatient and outpatient rehab, support groups, counselling, work training, educational services, and more. Some of these are free and provided by the NHS or charitable organisations. Others are private and will cost you between £4000 and £6000 or more for a 28 day programme, An example of a private rehab is Castle Craig.
Free addiction treatment services in Middlesbrough include the following:
Treatment and Care Service by Change, Grow, Live – Provides support groups, counselling, intervention, and advice to drug and alcohol dependent people.
Middlesbrough Recovering Together – Offers support to anyone with a drug or alcohol addiction. They can be contacted at: 01642 245296
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous – Weekly NA and AA meetings for people who misuse drugs or alcohol can be found in the area. Their schedules can be reviewed in the links below.
Going to Rehab Outside of Middlesbrough
There are alternative options to those listed above. Nowadays with convenient flights around the world, many people in Middlesbrough, and the UK, are choosing to go to rehab abroad. Not only does this offer you the opportunity to recover in a new environment, you are also away from everyone that you know. Furthermore, as a private rehab, your treatment remains confidential. You can choose to tell people that you are at rehab, or if you prefer to be more discrete, you can say that you’ve gone on holiday in Thailand. These are only some of the advantages to choosing a Thailand private rehab over a rehab in Middlesbrough. To learn more about our affordable rehab, call Siam Rehab now.