Alcohol and drug-related issues continue to increase in Birmingham and surrounding areas. There are a multitude of reasons for the rise in these problems. They affect everyone in Birmingham, from the most wealthy, to those just about managing.
Alcohol in Birmingham
Alcohol is the most common problem in Birmingham. This because it is socially acceptable, relatively cheap and you can buy it on every single street with new alcohol retailers popping up on a seemingly weekly basis. Although drinking in pubs has decreased, drinking at home has increased in Birmingham. More and more people are drinking over the recommended weekly amount.
Drugs in Birmingham
Drug addiction in Birmingham takes many forms. The drugs scene varies depending on the suburb and the social group of the individual. Whether you’re in Birmingham, West Bromwich, Dudley, Wolverhampton or Solihull, you will have seen that there are a variety of drug problems everywhere. The most common drug problems in Birmingham and the surrounding areas are cocaine, cannabis, heroin, crack, ketamine and prescription drugs.
The Providence Projects Birmingham alcohol rehab and drug rehab programme
The Providence Projects was established in 1996 and are pioneers in the field of addiction treatment. Since that time, The Providence Projects has helped thousands of people looking for drug rehab or alcohol rehab from Birmingham. We are now widely accepted as the leading affordable drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the UK.
The residential rehab programmes can range from a 2-week detox and rehab, through to 6-month programmes depending on your situation and requirements. If you would like to find out more about the therapies used, the admission process or have any questions relating to detox or Birmingham rehab generally, the therapy team are here around the clock to take your call.
The Providence Projects drug and alcohol rehab is in a wonderful location with great transport links. Just a few hundred yards from the beautiful sandy Bournemouth beaches, it really is the perfect place to start your recovery.
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Pros and Cons of Private Rehab
Private Rehab in Birmingham has several advantages depending on your individual situation. In many ways the strongest benefit is that you can access high quality help quickly and safely. If you are in Birmingham are and considering accessing private rehab, the benefits are as follows:
- Immediate access to good quality care
- Immediate access to detox provision to ensure that you withdraw from drugs or alcohol safely and comfortably
- Comprehensive therapy programme to help you address the underlying issues to ensure that you are able to stop and stay stopped
- A programme that is delivered by highly trained addiction specialists who fully understand the nature of alcoholism and addiction
- Care and support in an environment away from your addiction
- Excellent success rates; by engaging in a proven, high quality rehab programme, there is every opportunity to recover long term.
- Family therapy – This can help rebuild some broken relationships as well as give the family the opportunity for support who have also undoubtedly suffered as a result of the drinking or using
There are not many disadvantages to private rehab programmes except for one main issue; cost. Rehab programmes can appear to be quite expensive and this is normally as a result of the cost of the care provided. Private rehab facilities have a very high staff: patient ratio as well as high levels of expertise in the specialist subject of addiction. Unfortunately, this cost can be a barrier to some individuals and families but at The Providence Projects we endeavour to keep the prices as affordable as possible.
Addiction help in Birmingham
If you are living in Birmingham or the surrounding areas, you will have access to your local drug and alcohol team. Generally, they are able to offer some prescribing services and varying levels of support depending on the nature of your drug or alcohol problem. They will not provide residential rehab.
There are also a range of self-help groups in the Community that you can access. Most commonly, it is recommended that those suffering with an alcohol problem attend Alcoholics Anonymous whilst those who are suffering with a drug problem attend Narcotics Anonymous Meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Birmingham Area:
Bromsgrove Methodist Centre,
19 Stratford Rd
Postcode: B60 1AS
Druids Heath Feelings
Manningford Community Centre,
Manningford Rd, Druids Heath
Postcode: B14 5TJ
Warstock Community Centre,
1 Daisy Farm Rd
Postcode: B14 4QA
Bromsgrove Methodist Church,
19 Stratford Rd
Postcode: B60 1AS
United Reformed Church,
Postcode: B36 8BG
St Martins Church in the Bull Ring,
Postcode: B5 5BB
Postcode: WR9 8AW
Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Birmingham Area
St James Church,
St James Road,
Postcode: B21 0HL
The Columban Fathers - Blythe Hall,
Widney Manor Road,
Postcode: B93 9AB
Baptist Church at Timberleylane,
171 Brownfield Road,
Postcode: B34 7HU
St Matthews Centre,
St Matthews Close,
Postcode: WS1 3DG
Acocks Green Methodist Church,
1 Botteville Road,
Postcode: B27 7YE
St Dunstan's Church,
Postcode: B14 7JN
1 Castle Street,
Postcode: DY1 1LA
How much does rehab cost in Birmingham?
There is very little choice of quality residential rehab provision in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Most residents of Birmingham attend residential rehab programmes outside of the Birmingham area.
Rehab costs will also vary depending on the length of programme. Detox and rehab programmes can range from 1 week to 6 months and are tailored to suit the needs of the individual.
There are often payment plans which can help individuals and families spread the cost of the programme.
NHS drug & alcohol rehab in Birmingham
On occasions, there are limited NHS drug and alcohol rehab options in Birmingham, which also cover the areas of Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall. Of course, in most cases this would be ideal for cost reasons. Unfortunately, accessing free or NHS funded rehab in Birmingham is becoming increasingly difficult. Waiting lists have increased and the option of a residential rehab centre is sometimes not an option at all.
When NHS rehab is available, individuals are generally expected to try a range of day services, engaging in local authority programmes first before they would be considered for detox and rehab. Each local authority or drug and alcohol team will have a list of providers that you can potentially choose from.
In many cases, it is understood that those who wish to access treatment quickly, will do so privately.
How to choose the right rehab
There are several types of rehab programme for you to choose from. Some rehabs use a 12 step approach, whilst others use a therapeutic approach. Most rehab centres use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy too. There is not a one size fits all method. The key is to find the right one for you. There are however some suggestions that apply to all choices:
- Choose a rehab with a long track record – Ideally at least 20 years
- Choose a rehab with good success rates
- Choose a rehab with good reviews
- Choose a rehab which is affordable for you
- Choose a rehab that you feel comfortable with after speaking to
- Choose a rehab with well qualified and experienced staff team
Other Birmingham drug and alcohol support
36 Holloway Circus,
Aquarius Birmingham Young People’s Service
236 Bristol Road,
T: 0121 622 7780
KIKIT Drop in Centre
153 Stratford Road,
Travel in Birmingham
The majority of Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, Narcotics Anonymous Meetings and drug and alcohol agencies are accessible by a range of public transport. There are a range of bus services that operate around Birmingham so most of these agencies are easily accessible.
Travel to Rehab
If you make the decision to access a private rehab facility, there are two main options. Sometimes, individuals like to be brought by their family or loved ones, as it is generally not advisable to drive to rehab yourself. Alternatively, most rehabs do offer a collection service which is often free. When you speak to the rehab centre, just ask for a collection and this will be arranged for you.