We provide a specialised service, with leading drug and alcohol rehab in London and the wider UK areas. With our help you can ensure that you’ll receive all the care you need at a centre that suits your recovery needs.

Admitting to your addiction can be one of the hardest steps to take, as addiction is often shrouded in denial. We understand how difficult this process is, which is why we make asking for help easy.

We take the stress out of finding the right place for your addiction treatment and conduct a free and confidential assessment to best advise you on the most appropriate care for you.

All you have to do is contact our friendly and supportive team today.

NHS Vs Private Addiction Treatment

You may be wondering why you would pay for rehabilitation when you can get these services for free through the NHS. For some people the help from the NHS is precisely what they need. However, for some it’s not the most immediate or effective way to receive addiction treatment.

When you ask your GP for help the process of admission to a local rehabilitation programme can take some time, as the NHS has long waiting lists due to the demand on the system; some can be as long as 6 months.

The NHS will always refer you to outpatient treatment programmes, whereby you’ll complete your rehabilitation whilst living at home.

For some people this is the most ideal way to treat their addiction, as they have strong support networks at home to help them through, but for most outpatient treatment is less effective as you’re constantly surrounded by the negative influences that drive your addiction.

Seeking private drug and alcohol rehab may seem like a daunting prospect dye to the difference in cost between NHS, which is free, and private, which can cost between £5,000 and £10,000.

However, we can help advise you on the bets treatment for you and also provide advise on how to afford this private care. In many cases, friends, family, or charities help to pay for drug and alcohol rehab.

The biggest advantage to seeking private drug and alcohol rehab is the distance you’ll gain from your toxic lifestyle that drives your addiction. By providing your mind and body a safe space to recover, you’ll have an increased chance of sustained long term recovery.

Private rehab also brings with it more options when it comes to therapies.

You’ll have a range of traditional and holistic therapies to choose from whilst recovering, and you’ll get to recover in luxurious style, with private accommodation, all meals included with a dietary plan, as well as a whole list of social activities organised by the centre.

How does Detoxification work

Detoxification is always the first step in your addiction treatment programme, since you cannot start therapy until your mind and body are clear from the substance.

Detox usually lasts a couple of days and should always be conducted under medical supervision. Through detox you slowly reduce your consumption levels until your body is free from the substance completely.

However, even though this seems relatively simple, it can become dangerous due to the withdrawal symptoms. What you must remember is that your body has built up a dependence on this substance in order to function in daily life so when you take this substance away you body will have to readjust to function without it.

This process can become rather uncomfortable as this is why you experience withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms you experience will depend on the severity of your addiction, but can include any of the following:

  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Interrupted sleep or insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shakiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased heart rate
  • Seizures

At all of our centres we have a dedicated team of medical professionals that provide round the clock care throughout this whole process, ensuring that you’re kept comfortable throughout.

What to expect from Rehab in Amber Valley?

Upon arrival at residential rehab in Amber Valley, you’ll undergo a full medical assessment to determine your physical and mental health. From this assessment our team of medical professional will design a personalised treatment programme for the duration of your stay.

Since addiction is all-consuming, most patients arrive at the centre malnourished and still under the influence. A dietary plan is set up for the 28 days stay, as you cannot expect to be able to partake in all treatments and recover without eating properly. We also start every programme with detoxification.

Once you’ve completed your detox you’ll undergo Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is the most effective type of theory for addiction, as it allows you to identify the underlying root causes of your addiction and change your behaviour in a more positive way to help prevent triggers and cravings. This is all achieved through the process of psychoeducation.

You’ll also have the chance to partake in a variety of other therapies during your stay, which included the following:

  • Bereavement counselling
  • Group sessions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Sessions
  • Stress Management Workshops
  • Meditation sessions
  • Art Therapy

Life Post-Rehab

We understand that leaving the centre can seem like a daunting prospect and the first 12 months after rehab are the most likely time for relapse, which s why we provide a range of aftercare programmes.

We can help put you in touch with local support group, who’ll offer you vital peer support throughout your recovery.

These groups can be hugely beneficial, as they put you in touch with people who have made a sportive change, but who also understand what you are going through.

Through our aftercare programmes we’ll provide you with all the guidance and support you require, which many even include continued therapy, or family counselling.

It’s important to remember that rehabilitation is a lifestyle choice, as you’ll have to continue working on your rehab for the rest of your life, but in return you’ll gain back control of a brighter future.

Where to start

If you’re ready to take back control of your life again and commit to your own recovery, then we’re here to help.

Remember time is of the essence when seeking help, so don’t delay it any longer and give us a call us on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.

Sources

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/alcohol-detox-programs#1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897895/

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin to seek treatment?
We are a referral service here at Addiction Advocates, offering advice and direction towards rehabilitation. You can begin to seek treatment through our team, by firstly selecting between treatment options, and then by progressing forward with arranging treatment.

We’re here to ease this step for you, offering efficient access to rehab.
What are the most effective treatments?
Treatment recommendations are personal, based on health, addiction history and severity. However, the most effective are commonly recommended, including drug and alcohol detoxification, therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and group therapy.
What are the benefits of residential treatment?
Residential treatment provides the scope to recover comprehensively and efficiently, while also following a personal treatment programme. It also provides access to around the clock care, providing assurance and peace of mind through rehab.

Inpatient rehab is the most effective through addiction recovery due to the holistic and all-around approach that it follows through treatment. Experiencing this via a drug and alcohol rehab in Kilburn will be likely through residential arrangements.