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Drug Rehab
Updated on 01/04/2022
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

If you’re keen to reach addiction recovery, no matter the type of drug you’re currently dependent on, visiting a reputable drug rehab will be highly beneficial.

Although sourcing support may feel daunting, professional treatment services and guidance are invaluable, standing as the primary route for long-term recovery.

Here at Addiction Advocates, we can further assess your relationship with drugs, followed by recommendations of suitable treatment options and convenient rehab centres. From here, we can make personal referrals, helping you move one step closer to overcoming your drug addiction.

For the best chance to truly recover both physically and mentally, complete a personalised treatment programme from a leading drug rehab facility. Start this process by reaching out to our team with your questions, concerns and the chance to complete an initial telephone assessment.

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What is a Drug Addiction?

It is challenging to define drug addiction that everybody agrees with. Here at Addiction Advocates, we follow the science, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse has categorised drug addiction [1] as a disease.

Drug addiction is both a physical and mental condition triggered by a sustained period of drug abuse. Many drugs affect parts of your brain that control your feelings and emotion, for example, cocaine. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that makes changes to dopamine regulation within your brain.

This allows a user to feel self-confident, euphoric, and happy. It is elevated levels of dopamine that cause these feelings – and this becomes addictive due to the brain’s reward system continually seeking out the feelings of exquisite happiness.

Prescription Drug AddictionRepeated drug abuse will cause your brain to adjust the regulation of brain chemicals like dopamine. At this point, your brain will adapt to the outside stimulation caused by these chemicals. This develops into a process we call tolerance – and you’ll need to take increased levels of drugs to reach the desired feelings of satisfaction.

Once your attempts to get high are pathological, your drug use is no longer recreational, and you will not be able to stop taking drugs.

Your body will have grown so accustomed to drugs that it will feel and behave like something is missing if you do not take drugs. At this point, an addiction has developed.

When is the best time to visit a drug rehab?

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Unfortunately, many individuals abusing illegal or prescription drugs believe there is a right time to visit a drug rehab facility. However, there isn’t a definite or ideal time to consider a treatment plan for drug addiction. All individuals considering rehabilitation must be prepared and ready to embrace the impending steps of rehab.

Like any other illness or condition, there are varying side effects experienced, differing drugs abused, fluctuating causations and contrasting relationships with drugs. With this in mind, there is also a range of different treatment services and levels of care available to help all individuals.

Therefore, visiting a drug rehab will be advantageous whether you’re experiencing substance abuse or live with a deeply embedded addiction. There are options available to you, from outpatient treatment to residential treatment, to ensure suitability and a positive rehab experience.

No matter the timing, this support is readily available to you. However, please do ensure that you’re committed and determined to work through your dependence on drugs.

The benefits of visiting a drug rehab centre

Visiting drug rehab clinics are the most effective course to take if you’re considering addiction recovery. Although initially seen as daunting, this big step will turn off significant changes to your behaviours, outlooks, habits, health and future.

The first key benefit of visiting a drug rehab is the available treatment options you will access. The type of treatment available will vary depending on your personal needs. Yet through a private rehab centre, you’ll have the reassurance that all treatments are invaluable and recovery designed, moving you one step closer to sobriety.

The second key advantage of drug rehab is the guarantee you will receive when focusing on your health and safety. Many individuals will attempt to overcome a drug addiction from home with no medical supervision. This is a challenging environment to rehabilitate from and many risks when considering health, well-being, and recovery rates. Withdrawal symptoms are tough to face alone, threatening the opportunity to combat drug cravings while influencing physical and mental health side effects.

The predominant benefit is the combined effort of all resources, treatments, professionals and environments through drug rehab. This consistent, direct approach, through either outpatient treatment or residential rehab, helps to target the complexities of addiction. It offers an efficient yet concentrated approach to addiction recovery, assisting clients in moving through each milestone of rehab. It also provides the ideal treatment plan and opportunity for those suffering from a dual diagnosis of a mental health condition, recover entirely.

If you’re truly ready to leave your drug misuse in the past, visiting a drug rehab will offer this life-changing reality. By committing yourself to the steps ahead, to your personalised treatment plan and the processes required to achieve addiction recovery, rehabilitation is realistic, all available through a drug rehab centre.

Get Drug Addiction Help at Rehab

When you speak to our admissions team, we will likely advise you that you need residential rehab. This kind of rehabilitation allows you to undergo your drug rehab in the comfort and safety of our rehab clinic.

Residential rehab allows you to step away from your personal life and focus on the most important thing – your recovery.

Most of our clients need a period of detoxification when they arrive in our care. Drug detox is an intricate part of your treatment, as your body will react badly to being denied the addictive substances it craves. This will show itself with a series of withdrawal symptoms such as excessive sweating and tremors.

Your drug detox may last a few days or a few weeks, and the length of time is dependent on the severity of your addiction.

When your detox is complete, you’ll be able to access our other drug addiction treatment services, such as group therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions.

We will also draw up a relapse prevention plan to ensure that the causes of drug addiction are not present in your life moving forwards.

Treatment services available through outpatient and residential programmes

Therapy for AddictionAs touched on above, the type of treatment recommended for you will deviate from the next client. However, there are common foundational treatment options promoted through rehab, helping to ensure a well-rounded recovery opportunity.

Through your experience with addiction, you’ve probably faced both physical and psychological side effects. As a fixation on drugs is developed, it will affect the entirety of an individual. With this in mind, each individual’s health and life area must be worked through within a rehab environment.

Common treatment services utilised through rehab will include a drug detox programme, cognitive behavioural therapy, support groups, group therapy, individual therapy, and motivational therapy. In tandem, coping mechanisms will also be worked through, helping to prepare all individuals for life post-rehab.

Please be advised that treatment options will vary from client to client. We will make these recommendations, ensuring that the most appropriate and effective rehab treatment services are encouraged. However, the foundational mixture of physical and psychological treatment options will likely be recommended, helping to promote an all-around recovery effort.

Finding the right drug rehab in your area

Searching through the list of available rehab facilities can be off-putting and overpowering. Likewise, this activity can delay your chances of recovering. To avoid this, here at Addiction Advocates, we can help you find the right drug rehab centre in your area, offering convenience and suitability.

We have range of rehab clinics in London [2] and throughout the UK so we can find the best possible placement for your addiction treatment.

We can understand your relationship with drugs greater through our assessments, painting a picture of all necessary support. From here, we can make realistic recommendations surrounding suitable treatment options and rehab centres, helping you move one step closer to recovery.

To benefit from this service, and kickstart your treatment plan, reach out to our team today. Please be rest assured that our team is compassionate while the following discretion at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does rehab cost?
This factor again is based on personal needs. Pricing structures do fluctuate depending on the necessary treatment services, required through rehab. For greater accuracy, get in touch with our team today.

Please be aware that some insurance policies can be activated through rehab. This will however depend on your policy, along with your selected drug rehab facility.
What type of drug addictions do you treat?
Most drugs are highly addictive. There are of course a group of drugs which are abused more frequently. However, a large range of drug addictions can be worked through, through rehab. From illegal drugs, usually carrying highly addictive tendencies, to prescription drugs, commonly abused unknowingly, treatment options are available.
What usually causes a drug addiction?
Addiction causations will always vary. However, in today’s world, a large number of diagnoses are based around life stresses, mental health conditions, previous distressing episodes and environments. Factors such as genetics and pre-existing behaviours can also influence drug abuse. With this in mind, it is important that the underlying causation is identified and worked through, helping to advance long-term recovery rates.
How effective is visiting a drug rehab?
Visiting a drug rehab is the most effective route to consider if you’re hoping to recover. Offering everything you need under one roof while prioritising your health, you’ll have a reliable chance of combatting your drug addiction.

It is important to remember that there are no quick fixes when considering addiction recovery. Great effort will be required, along with your determination to progress through rehab. With this mindset and a personalised treatment plan, rehab can be highly effective.
What is a drug addiction?
Drug addiction is a disease of the mind which affects sufferers to the point whereby they cannot control their drug consumption, or think about anything else other than acquiring and/or consuming drugs.

A drug addiction also affects the body and behaviour of the addict, so they will often not seem themselves when suffering from a drug addiction. This behaviour change normally leads to the neglect of personal and professional responsibilities in order to acquire/consume the said drug.
How to talk to someone with a drug addiction?
Talking about drug addiction is not easy for either party. This is important to understand, as it is likely that the addict will struggle to talk about it more than you will. Firstly, you must do your research on addiction.

Often, knowing about the symptoms, mental state and behaviour will not only provide you with information on the illness, but the addict may also learn about their addiction themselves and may appreciate the extra attention and care you have made towards them. Once you have researched, it is advisable that you offer them emotional but practical support.

Offering to attend a GP consultation with them is a great way to support them emotionally whilst also offering practical help. You should also remain optimistic too, often an addict can be feeling really low and that the weight of the world is on their shoulders. Remaining optimistic will give them hope about overcoming their addiction.
What methods of drug addiction treatment are available?
There are a multitude of different treatment options for drug addictions, but the main 3 are substitute prescribing, counselling and intensive rehabilitation. Substitute prescriptions are very common for those suffering from heroin addiction. Common drugs prescribed include Methadone, Buprenorphine, which are opiate alternatives that are much safer than heroin.

Counselling can come in many forms but typically you can expect either group or individual therapy. Group therapy is normally led by a professional or a previous addict and is joined by other suffering addicts. Group therapy can offer a great opportunity to support other addicts and understand that you are not alone.

Individual therapy is coordinated by a therapist who will get to the root cause of your addiction and help you work through those problems. There is also intensive rehabilitation, which is visiting a specialist rehabilitation clinic or in some cases living there for a short period of time. You will often undergo the above treatments as well as a medically assisted detox during your time at rehab.


  • [1] categorised drug addiction -
  • [2] rehab clinics in London - /locations/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-london/

Seth is an author, addiction recovery expert and fully accredited member of the national counselling society. He has experience working with a wide range of addictions and mental illnesses using a number of evidence-based therapies and programmes such as the SMART models of addiction recovery.

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