According to the Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS), between March 2016 and March 2017, the most commonly abused substance in Barrow was alcohol, which was closely followed by cannabis. Cocaine came in third, making up 11% of substance abusers at CADAS. Heroin made up 8%, while psychoactive substances referred to as ‘legal highs’ accounted for 7%.
In August 2017, Barrow was said to have one of the highest numbers of drug-related deaths in the UK. This all goes to show that substance abuse and addiction is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in Cumbria. Fortunately, if you or a loved one are abusing (or addicted to) any drug, a number of private treatment facilities and rehabs are available throughout Cumbria.
The sooner you get professional help for addiction, the better. This is because for every minute addiction goes untreated, the condition only worsens and increases the possibility of you suffering long-term physical or mental health complications. At a private rehab centre, your addiction and general health will be evaluated before a proper course of treatment is recommended to help you make a full recovery.
We strongly suggest you do not attempt quitting a substance addiction on your own, as the resulting withdrawal symptoms that will follow may endanger your health if improperly managed. Aside from private rehab facilities, there are also NHS options in Cumbria that can help with your addiction.
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Private rehab comes with many advantages over other treatment routes and options such as the NHS, charities and free community programmes.
These advantages include:
Cons of private rehab
Cost – which should be weighed up against long-term health deterioration and financial oblivion
Addiction counselling 10 sessions for £1,000
10 day detox with therapy £3,500
14 day detox, rehab and therapy £4,950
28 day detox, rehab & therapy £9,000
For individuals who cannot afford private rehab, there’s always the option of NHS addiction treatment. NHS addiction treatment is usually free of charge and available to everyone in Cumbria, whether you’re located in Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle or elsewhere.
However, NHS addiction treatment has some shortcomings. For instance, it could take a while to access, as there is usually a waiting list. Furthermore, your treatment might not be referred to a residential rehab centre and access to a personal therapist may be limited. You could also have to visit numerous clinics for different addiction therapy and treatment. If you would prefer quick, personalised, and hassle-free treatment for your addiction, NHS options will likely fall short.
There are a number of support groups throughout Cumbria that can help you beat your specific type of addiction. You can find one within your local community or close by; if you prefer, you could opt for one further away from home (for your own unique reasons).
Some of the more popular addiction support groups in Cumbria include:
Oasis Bradford This centre provides detox programmes and other forms of addiction treatment that address issues with the body, mind and spirit, to help achieve long-term recovery.
Oasis Runcorn Our sister Oasis centre in Cheshire offers some of the lowest cost, 100% CQC rated detox and rehabilitation in the country
Cadas This organisation provides drug and alcohol abuse recovery services to individuals and family members. Its services are free, confidential, and delivered by trained staff (both paid and volunteer).
Unity Substance Misuse Service This service comprises a team of peer mentors, experienced staff, and volunteers that will link you to other addiction-focused community-based groups to aid your own recovery.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit organisation that helps individuals from various walks of life, who are battling with narcotics addiction. It is a programme that promotes complete abstinence from all drugs and there are regular meetings in and around Cumbria. You just have to find the one that best suits your schedule and is a convenient distance from where you’re located.
Barrow Power Hour
St George’s Church Hall, St George’s Square, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Saturdays at 6:45pm
AA Meeting at Main Hall
St Francis Church, Schneider Road, Ormsgill, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Mondays at 7:00pm
Carlisle HOPE Group
Church of Scotland, Chapel Street, Carlisle, Cumbria
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Whether you live in Brampton, Barrow-in-Furness, or Eden District, there’s a nearby AA meeting in Cumbria that can aid your path to recovery from addiction. Popular AA meetings in the area include:
Penrith Big Book
Salvation Army (Front Door), 1 Hunter Lane
Thursdays at 7.30pm
St Georges Church Hall, Castle Crescent
Mondays at 8.00pm
Kendal Morning Saturday
Manna House, Aynam Rd
Saturdays at 10.45am
Getting to Cumbria by car
The M6 motorway goes north via Cumbria’s centre. Junction 40 will take you to Penrith, while junction 36 takes you near Kendal. Junctions 42-44 lead to Carlisle.
The main route through Cumbria from East to West is the A66 trunk route. It passes through Temple Sowerby, Brough, Keswick, Penrith, and Cockermouth to take you from Scotch Corner to Workington.
Getting to Cumbria by rail
The Carlisle and Settle Railway takes you to a number of stations in Cumbria from its starting point in Leeds. Also, the West Coast Main Line goes from London to Carlisle via Preston and on to Penrith and Oxenholme in Cumbria. Oxenholme has a connecting service to Kendal and Windermere.
Getting to Cumbria by air
Cumbria’s Lake District is served by various airports – chief of which is Manchester Airport. A train can take you from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle. Other close by airports are Newcastle Airport, Glasgow Airport and Liverpool Airport, which are all within easy driving distance.