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If you're looking for drug treatment options, Addiction Advocates can help. Through relapse prevention tactics and effective treatment methods, you can set yourself on the road to recovery. Find out here what to expect from drug treatment whether for you, or your loved ones. Although sourcing rehab support may feel daunting, professional treatment services and guidance is the best route to make a long-term recovery. Enquire Now
Drug Rehab
Updated on 24/03/2023
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

How can We Help?

Here at Addiction Advocates, we can assess your relationship with drugs and recommend suitable treatment options and suggest convenient rehab centres for you.

From here, we can make personal referrals to help you move one step closer to overcoming your drug addiction. So, for the best chance to truly recover both physically and mentally from drug addiction, a personalised treatment programme from a leading drug rehab facility is the best place to start.

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What Is A Drug Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has categorised drug addiction as a disease [1].

Drug addiction is both a physical and mental condition, triggered by a sustained period of drug abuse. Many drugs affect parts of your brain which control your feelings and emotion, often affecting the dopamine regulation within your brain.

This increase of dopamine levels in the brain makes a user feel self-confident, euphoric, and happy; a sensation that soon becomes addictive to the brain’s reward system.

The chase to find this initial feeling again then begins, common in the likes of cocaine use which is incredibly difficult since this initial euphoria will never be found, meaning more drugs are taken to make up for this, ultimately leading to drug abuse, addiction and even overdose if the substance misuse is continued without treatment.

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Repeated drug abuse will cause your brain to adjust the level of dopamine that drugs provide. This develops into a process known as tolerance – which means you will need increased levels of drugs to reach the desired feelings of the initial drug intake.

Once your attempts to get high become desperate and necessary for you to function within everyday life, your drug use is no longer recreational and you require drug rehab treatment.

How to Know when you Need Drug Rehabilitation

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There are some telling signs that suggest that you need help from either an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab.

Admitting that you need Drug Treatment

The first step is to understand if you have a drug addiction, this may seem obvious but one of the most difficult parts of recovery is to understand and admit that there is an addiction present that requires professional help.

So, the first question should be how to know if you have developed an addiction to drugs.

How to Know if you’ve Developed an Addiction

The signs that suggest that you have developed an addiction include:

  • Having a reliance on drugs to function
  • Having an urge to use drugs and not having control of the urge
  • Putting drugs before anything else in terms of priority
  • You feel withdrawal if you don’t get a fix

The signs of addiction are not exclusive to these, but they are among the most prominent telling signs. If you are recognising these symptoms as something that you’re suffering from, then it is time to receive some level of intervention.

Choosing whether you Require Outpatient Drug Rehab or A Residential Stay

Addiction treatment comes in various channels, so deciding whether you want to stay somewhere to be physically away from your home time is often a popular approach for those who want to to rid their addictions for life.

The Benefits Of Visiting A Drug Rehab Centre

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Visiting a drug rehab clinic and receiving addiction treatment is one of the most effective courses of action to take if you’re considering recovery.

Although it can be an initially daunting prospect, starting rehab treatment will make positive changes to your behaviour, outlook, habits, health and future.

#1 Tailor Made Treatment Options

The first key benefit of visiting a drug rehab is the available treatment options and support you have access to.

On your recovery journey, you will be guided by addiction professionals who will tailor make your recovery plan to you and your personal addiction.

#2 Seek safety in Rehab

Additionally, another benefit of drug rehab addiction treatment is that you can guarantee to have health and safety measures taken care of for you.

Many individuals will attempt to overcome a drug addiction from home with no medical supervision. This is considered as a challenging environment, which poses many risks when considering health, well-being, and recovery rates.

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Withdrawal symptoms are tough to face alone and can be dangerous, which is why detox at a rehab centre is beneficial. Drug rehab removes the threat of drug relapse as it is a controlled environment, with medical professionals who are able to assist you throughout recovery.

The combination of extensive recovery resources, specified addiction treatment, professionals and the peer support at drug rehab make it the best option available for you to become sober, and stay that way.

#3 Treatment plan for Dual Diagnosis

As well as addressing the addiction itself, you’re also provided with the ideal treatment plan and opportunity for those suffering from a dual diagnosis (a mental health condition accompanied by substance misuse).

If you’re truly ready to overcome your drug addiction, visiting a drug rehab will turn this life-changing prospect a reality.

If you’re ready to reap these benefits, we can help to find you a private rehab centre to get you one step closer to sobriety for good.

The Process of Getting Drug Addiction Help At Rehab

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#1 About You

When you speak to our admissions team, we will get to know who you are, what kind of addiction treatment you require and explain to you the general consensus of addiction recovery at a suitable residential rehab.

#2 Drug Detox

Most people who arrive at a drug rehab require a period of detoxification when they arrive at a rehabilitation centre.

Drug detox is an intricate part of your addiction treatment, as your body is susceptible to an intense reaction due to the withdrawal of the addictive substances it craves.

A series of withdrawal symptoms could be experienced, which is why you should pursue the healing process within a residential environment.

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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.

#3 Therapy & Support Groups

Once your detox is complete, you will then access our other drug addiction treatment services, such as group therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions.

During these crucial stages, you’ll take part in the likes of group therapy to improve your mental health. This will help to get to the underlying causes that maker recovery a lasting prospect.

#4 Aftercare

After that, you will receive a relapse prevention plan to ensure that the factors that are driving your addiction don’t cause a relapse once you’re discharged from rehab. This is a vital part of your aftercare plan, ensuring that any addictions you have are a thing of the past.

What kind of Drugs can you get Rehab Treatments for?

Drug and alcohol rehab in the UK are for any kind of person that is suffering from addictions, so if you’re concerned about drugs in your life, or your loved ones, you could change your mind and body through the right help.

Some substances that may require drug and alcohol outpatient or in patient rehabilitation include, but are not limited to:

If you’re unable to cope alone whether it’s one week, one month, three months or more, you’re always welcome to return to rehab. The most important thing is to not give up on yourself or your loved ones.

Recovery time can vary depending on your addiction, and it affects people in and around your life, so take advantage of therapy, aftercare and more to stay on track.

Treatment Services Available Through Outpatient Basis & Inpatient Intervention

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The type of treatment recommended for you will be decided and created on an individual basis. However, there are common foundational treatment options promoted at rehab which help to ensure you receive a well-rounded recovery programme.

Through your experience with addiction, you’ve probably faced both physical and psychological side effects, from alcohol to heroin, addiction severities vary and so, treatment does too.

Common addiction treatment services utilised through drug rehab include:

  • Drug detox
  • Medications to suppress withdrawal symptom severity
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy,
  • Support groups
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Motivational therapy

You will be able to feel safe in rehab, you can discuss with a fellow patient what you want from your treatments and how you’re going to get back to your regular lives free of the burden of addiction.

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Being in an environment in which you can seek support from fellow suffers’ who are also in recovery.

You can also utilise the coping mechanisms that will also be worked through to help prepare all individuals for life post-rehab.

Please be advised that addiction treatment options will vary from client to client. From prescription drugs treatment to illegal substances addiction, rehabilitation is different for everyone but there is still nonetheless, the refined goal of coming out clean.

Nevertheless, rest assured that we will make these educated 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 to promote an all-around recovery effort and achieve long-term sobriety.

Finding The Right Drug Rehab In Your Area

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Searching through the list of available rehab facilities can be intimidating, but you should be proud that you have taken the first step for you and your loved ones.

Unfortunately, this intimidation can deter people from going forward, so, asking for support in finding the right treatments for you is imperative.

That’s where we come in.

This way, you can stay on the positive path you have already built thus far by finding us at Addiction Advocates. We can help you to find a rehabilitation treatment option whether it is on an outpatient basis or inpatient in your area.

We have range of rehab clinics in London and throughout the UK, so we can find the best possible location for you to undergo your drug addiction treatment.

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Our team will get to understand your addiction and relationship to drugs through an initial assessment.

After this, we will find you the most fitting rehab facility for your needs. From here, we can make realistic recommendations surrounding suitable treatment options and rehab centres, helping you move one step closer to recovery.

Allow us Addiction Advocates to Help You on your Treatment Journey

To benefit from this rehab service and to start your treatment plan, Our team are compassionate and act with discretion at all times so call up today to discuss your sober future.

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 as a disease [1] -

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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