It can be difficult for an individual with addiction issues to realise that they need help. Sometimes, it is only when the individual has reached a life or death situation that help is finally sought. If you are suffering from addiction, it is imperative that you wait no longer to visit your local GP or health worker. Residents of the county of Shropshire, in Northwest England, have access to several addiction services provided by the County Council. These services are offered by agencies commissioned by the Council and are accessible to all residents for free. Once you visit your GP, a referral to these agencies can be made. Alternatively, you can drop in by yourself for an assessment. Treatment options are designed to fit your needs, and severe cases are usually referred to residential rehabilitation centres.
Services our Rehab Offers
Oasis Recovery, in Bradford, is a CQC-registered 19-bed addiction clinic that specialises in medical detoxification from any mind altering substance, such as illegal drugs and alcohol. The detox unit caters to those who require a medical detox with round the clock care, before being referred to a full rehabilitation programme. We offer an exceptionally high-quality detox programme at a very competitive price. Medical staff include a specialist prescribing GP, nurses, key workers, and a clinical psychiatrist. The detox programme is supplemented by individual and group therapy sessions. Services provided at the clinic include:
The clinic is divided into two floors, designed to be accessible to disabled people, or those with limited mobility. The ground floor contains various rooms for admission and key-working sessions, a family room, communal lounge, learning room, dining room, and kitchen. The bedrooms are located upstairs. All rooms on both floors are fully furnished and well-equipped for their purpose.
The clinic provides an aftercare support group every week, with free access for up to three months after the completion of the detox programme. Family and friend advice and support is also provided during visiting hours every Sunday.
We are located at 21A Bolling Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire (BD4 7BG), 122 miles from Shropshire.
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
How Much Does Rehab Cost in Shropshire?
The cost of rehab can be very high, especially with centres that provide luxurious amenities for clients. Those who are seeking free treatment are encouraged to visit the Shropshire Recovery Partnership, or Telford Stars, both of which provide free addiction services for residents of the county. At Oasis Bradford, we offer the best medical detox at a competitive price. We also work with a number of insurance companies to make sure that those with coverage are entitled to treatment programmes.
Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Shropshire
Shropshire Recovery Partnership (SPP), commissioned by the Shropshire Council, provides addiction services to residents of the county. SRP is a collaboration between Addaction and the Kaleidoscope Project, offering a holistic approach to help those with alcohol and drug issues. Services include:
At your first appointment, you will be assessed to determine your needs, after which a recovery plan will be created for you. The SRP main office is located in Shrewsbury, with hubs in Ludlow, Oswestry, Wem and Whitchurch. Services for young people (under 18s) are also available.
Telford Stars provide free addiction services for both young people and adults in Telford and Wrekin. They provide a network of medical personnel, peer mentors, recovery workers and coaches, and community connectors to help you stop or reduce your substance abuse. The main hub is located at Whitechapel House in Priorslee, with satellite hubs and outreach venues in various communities within the Telford and Wrekin area. Telford Stars also provide support and assistance to the family members and carers of addicts.
Addiction Support Groups in Shropshire
Al-Anon – provides support for all those who have been affected by someone else’s alcohol misuse. They hold regular meetings across Shropshire and the UK.
Alcoholics Anonymous – provides support for recovering drug and alcohol users, with regular meetings involving peer support and mentorship.
Family Anonymous – provides support for families and friends of those suffering from substance abuse.
Narcotics Anonymous – provides support for recovering narcotics users, using a similar format to Alcoholic Anonymous.
Inclusion – provides free psychotherapy and support services to drug and alcohol users in Shropshire.
TACT – provides users with diversionary activities, and also provides contacts to assist users with issues such as housing, employment, and health and social benefits.
How to Choose a Recovery Programme
There are many factors to consider when choosing a recovery programme. After your initial assessment, you will be advised on the type of treatment that best fits you. Outpatient treatment requires attending regular sessions while your daily life, including school or work, continues as usual. Inpatient treatment requires you to move into a residential facility for the duration of your recovery programme. Inpatient treatment is usually for those with a severe addiction, though if you have the resources, you may check into private rehab regardless of the severity of your addiction. The treatment method should also be taken into consideration. The traditional 12-step method practised by many treatment centres provides a more spiritual approach to recovery. Other alternatives include medical-based rehabilitation and holistic therapy. Most rehabs offer a combination of those methods, and will design a programme based on your needs and personal preferences. Another thing to consider is location. You may seek a rehab or treatment centre close to your comfort zone, or you may choose an isolated location to let go of your normal routine, and focus completely on your recovery. Discuss your preferences with your local GP or health worker, in order to be referred to a recovery programme matching your preferences.
NA meetings in/near Shropshire
For more information on each meeting listed below, visit the NA website.
St Winefride’s Convent
Sunday, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Impact, The People’s Centre
High Street, Madeley
Monday, 7:00 pm
The Lawns, Wellington
Saturday, 1:00 pm
AA meetings in/near Shropshire
Visit the AA website for more information on all meetings listed below.
St Johns Church Hall,
West Castle St
St Leonards Church Hall,
Local Govt Addiction Resources in Shropshire
Shropshire Council and the Telford and Wrekin Council provide resources to guide residents as they deal with their addiction problems. These resources include the names and contact information of all organisations commissioned by the councils to provide addiction services, including various addiction support groups and self-help information.
How Can I Get To and From Shropshire?
The closest international airport to Shropshire is Birmingham airport, though the Manchester and main London Airports are also within close range. If you wish to move around by car, there are a number of major roads that crisscross all over the county. The M54 motorway, A5, A41, A49, and A53 connect the towns to each other, with the M54 motorway connecting the county to other motorways. The public transport system in Shropshire is fully functional. Train and bus services operate within the county too, and also connect to neighbouring counties. To obtain more information on bus passes and the prices of train and bus tickets, visit the Shropshire county website.