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Our guide to emergency drug rehab

Here at Port of Call, we understand that every drug addiction case is different. Although every drug addiction requires attention, some are more of an emergency than others in a sense that people’s lives could be in serious danger if they do not receive emergency drug treatment, such as drug rehab, straight away. Whether you’re looking for help assessing addiction rehab in Cheshire, all the way to London, we can help.

Emergency rehab drug centres for addicts

Some people who are addicted to drugs live in denial about their problem and don’t reach out for help until an emergency arises – occasionally as a cry for help. With that in mind, if you think that you or a loved one may have a drug addiction problem, we would recommend that you try to access support as soon as you can.

We know from experience that this is not always the case unfortunately. Sadly, sometimes a negative experience, like a collapse, an overdose or hospitalisation for a drug addiction are the eventual triggers that prompt an addict to seek out help.

Emergency Drug Rehab

Types of emergency drug addiction situations

Overdosing is just one of the reasons that people get into emergency drug addiction difficulties. People can also find themselves in need of emergency drug rehab treatment due to the following reasons:

Personal loss

When people lose someone close to them that were a big part of their lives, naturally this be a shock to the system. Unfortunately, this can sometimes push people to seek solace through taking drugs. The fragile state that people are left in after losing a loved one can leave them vulnerable, especially if they perceive that taking drugs eases the pain of the loss.

Reaching ‘rock bottom’

It often takes an addict a long time before realising that they need professional help. For some it’s not until they’ve hit ‘rock bottom’ that things become clear. Not all such cases will require emergency drug treatment. However, some do, quite unbeknownst to the addict, and swift medical intervention could be key to ensuring their long-term health and wellbeing.


It might take being told by family members and friends, as part of an intervention, that that there is a problem before an addict feels motivated to get addiction help. Once someone has committed to seeking help, and have shown willingness to change their habits, it is imperative to seek out a drug rehab programme as quickly as possible to prevent relapse and a potential change of heart.

Port of Call can help you find emergency drug treatment

In the case of a drug addiction emergency, we can help you to find emergency drug rehab straight away. If you feel that you or a loved one could be in need of emergency drug treatment, then please speak to one of our advisers, who can steer you towards the right help at the right time. You can contact us by calling 08000029010 or email help@portofcall.com.

About the author: Alex Molyneux

Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.

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