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Drug Rehab

Are you currently abusing drugs and are unsure where to turn to? Are you concerned that your substance use disorder is controlling your life? Do you hope to take control of your life back by overcoming your drug addiction? Drug rehab treatment at a residential rehab facility is your next step to achieve recovery. Enquire Now
Drug Rehab
Updated on 28/10/2022
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

If you’re keen to achieve addiction recovery, no matter the type of drug you’re currently dependent on, treatment at a reputable drug rehab will be your best chance at accomplishing and maintaining sobriety.

Although sourcing rehab support may feel daunting, professional treatment services and guidance is the best route to make a long-term recovery.

Here at Addiction Advocates, we can assess your relationship with drugs and recommend suitable treatment options and convenient rehab centres for you. From here, we can make personal referrals to help you move one step closer to overcoming your drug addiction.

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. Begin this process by reaching out to our team with any queries or concerns and complete an initial telephone assessment today.

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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 which is triggered by a sustained period of drug abuse. Many drugs affect parts of your brain which control your feelings and emotion, such as cocaine. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that makes changes to dopamine regulation within your brain.

The increase of dopamine levels in the brain makes a user feel self-confident, euphoric, and happy; a sensation that becomes addictive to the brain’s reward system which continually seeks out the feelings of euphoria which cocaine provides.

Prescription Drug AddictionRepeated 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.

Your body will become so accustomed and tolerant of drugs that it will not function properly if you do not take drugs. At this point, an addiction has developed.

Once your attempts to get high become desperate and necessary for you to function, your drug use is no longer recreational and you will need drug rehab treatment.

When Is The Best Time To Visit A Drug Rehab?

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There is no definite or ideal time to consider a treatment plan for drug addiction. All individuals considering rehabilitation must be prepared and ready to embrace the process of detox and therapy at a rehab facility in order to make a full recovery.

Like any other illness or condition, the symptoms and impact of drug addiction is different for everyone. There are a wide range of different treatment services and levels of care available to help all individuals, no matter the type or severity of their addiction.

Therefore, visiting a drug rehab will be advantageous no matter what type of substance abuse you’re suffering from. Whether you’re experiencing prescription drug abuse or cocaine 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, rehab support is readily available to you. Ensure that you’re committed and determined to work through your dependence on drugs and we will do the rest.

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

The first key benefit of visiting a drug rehab is the available treatment options and support you will have access to. The type of treatment options you will receive will vary depending on your personal needs and the programme is tailor-made for you.

The second advantage of drug rehab is that you can guarantee that you will have health and safety taken care of for you. Many individuals will attempt to overcome a drug addiction from home with no medical supervision in an often challenging environment which poses many risks when considering health, well-being, and recovery rates. Withdrawal symptoms are tough to face alone and can be dangerous, which is why detox at a rehab centre is so beneficial. Drug rehab removes the threat of drug relapse as it is a controlled environment filled with medical professionals who are able to assist recovery.

The combination of extensive recovery resources, treatments, professionals and environment at drug rehab make it the best option available for you to become sober. The consistent, direct approach at residential rehab helps to target the complexities of substance addiction. Rehab centres offer an efficient yet concentrated approach to addiction recovery, and also provides the ideal treatment plan and opportunity for those suffering from a dual diagnosis of a mental health condition to recover entirely.

If you’re truly ready to overcome your drug addiction, visiting a drug rehab will offer this life-changing reality. By committing yourself to the steps of detox, your personalised treatment plan and the processes required to achieve addiction recovery, rehabilitation is realistic at a drug rehab centre. We will find you a private rehab centre to get you one step closer to sobriety.

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

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 have an intense reaction to the withdrawal of the addictive substances it craves. A series of withdrawal symptoms such as excessive sweating and tremors will be experienced, along with possible feelings of depression and anxiety and nausea.

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. 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.

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 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. As the fixation on drugs is developed, it affects an individuals entire life. With this in mind, every individual’s health and lifestyle 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. Coping mechanisms will also be worked through to help 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 to promote an all-around recovery effort and achieve long-term sobriety.

Finding The Right Drug Rehab In Your Area

Searching through the list of available rehab facilities can be off-putting and intimidating and can delay your chances of recovering. To avoid this, here at Addiction Advocates, we are able to help you find the right drug rehab centre in your area, offering you convenience and a helping hand.

We have range of rehab clinics in London [2] and throughout the UK, so we can find the best possible location for you to undergo your drug addiction treatment.

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

To benefit from this rehab service and to start your treatment plan, reach out to our team today. Our team are compassionate and act with 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 as a disease -
  • [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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