Are you struggling with drug or alcohol addiction in Crowborough? Perhaps you’re tired of watching a loved one go through it but don’t know what to do. At Addiction Advocates, we make finding the right drug or alcohol rehab for you easy and help individuals and their loved ones to get onto the path of recovery.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Facts

Addiction affects millions of people in the UK – no matter their gender, lifestyle, age or background. What’s more, it doesn’t just impact the individual who is suffering with the drug or alcohol addiction but also their family, friends and employers. Latest figures from Alcohol Change have revealed that over 29 million people drink alcohol every week and the government has highlighted that there are over 300,000 drug users between the ages of 15-64 in the UK.

Of those 29 million people that drink alcohol regularly, 602,000 are said to be dependent but over 80% aren’t getting the treatment they need. In 2020 alone, there were nearly 9000 deaths because of alcohol which makes alcohol abuse the biggest risk factor for death in the UK. This number has increased from 2019 by 20%. In 1995, the number was around 4500.

In 2000, around 3000 people died because of drug misuse and 4500 died from drug poisoning. Cannabis is now one of the most widely used drugs, closely followed by cocaine. What’s more, addiction treatment figures show that in 2021 60% of patients had issues with alcohol, 29% suffered with opiate addiction and 20% had an addiction to crack cocaine.


What is a CQC Registered Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

In your search for a drug or alcohol rehab centre, it’s likely that you’ll come across the term CQC. This stands for Care Quality Commission. Any organisation or centre that provides regulated social care in England must register for CQC status. If a rehab centre doesn’t register, they’re committing a criminal offence.

As part of the process, the treatment centre must describe what they do, who they do it for and where. A statement is also needed which includes:

  • Aims and objectives
  • Services
  • Different needs of patients and clients
  • Contact details
  • The legal entity
  • Location

While every rehab centre in the UK needs to be registered, their answers will be very different so it’s important to look out for these when trying to find a treatment programme to suit your individual needs. At Addiction Advocates, we work with CQC clinics around the UK and private drug rehabilitation centres for individuals and their families.


Inpatient Versus Outpatient

Another thing you need to consider when looking for addiction recovery programmes is whether you want outpatient or inpatient treatment. There isn’t a right or wrong answer and it really depends on your personal needs as well as preferences.

Outpatient rehabilitation is where individuals receive treatment at a clinic and then return home to stay. As an inpatient, individuals must stay on-site for the duration of their treatment which is usually 28 days.

It’s completely normal to be daunted by inpatient treatment as it means individuals will be away from loved ones. However, visiting is encouraged and many experts believe that inpatient treatment offers the best chance of recovery long-term. There are advantages to both types of treatments. For outpatients, it means that recovery and therapy can fit around your daily life and other responsibilities which can be useful if you have children.

As an inpatient, however, you can fully focus on your treatment without any temptation or bad influences. You’ll also have your own private accommodation to call home and 24/7 guidance and support.

One thing to note is that both inpatient and outpatient rehab centres are focused on the same thing. The aim is to treat the physical addiction as well as any psychological and behavioural symptoms and build individuals up with the motivation and resilience to stay in recovery.


Common and Alternative Therapies at Drug and Alcohol Rehab

While every rehab centre is different and will have its own way of approaching treatment, therapy usually consists of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, creative therapy, counselling and talking therapy. Treatment is also offered in a group and individual setting to help patients to learn from each other while ensuring they have a safe space to talk.

Most rehab centres also offer well-being and holistic services to help individuals to build those all-important skills for life after rehab as well as help them to carve out new coping strategies and habits.

A range of therapy and treatment means you’ll be supported to get to understand your addiction, its triggers and its impact. A team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and mental health experts will help you to identify negative behaviours and thoughts and instil you with the skills to be able to come up with alternative behaviours.


Get Help from Addiction Advocates

At Addiction Advocates, we know how scary rehab can feel for everyone involved. That’s why we’re determined to make finding the right rehab clinic easy and stress-free. For individuals suffering from addiction, our phone line is 24/7 – whether you want to ask a question, are ready to kick-start the admissions process or just need some advice.

For friends, family members and employers, we’re here to help you too – whether you just want someone to talk to or you want to know more about our intervention and referral scheme.

With leading recovery centres all over the UK, we’re confident that you’ll find something to suit you. Plus, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure your choice is the right one for you and your addiction. Get in touch with us to start your recovery.


Frequently Asked Questions

What causes drug or alcohol addiction?
This is a very difficult question to answer and one that could easily be quite subjective, however, there are some common patterns that could be attributed to someone developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs. These include poor mental health, genetics, pre-existing behaviours, the environment you’ve grown up in, and your social circle.
Do I really need to go to rehab?
It’s very common for people suffering from an addiction to be in denial. You must recognise, or have someone else that can recognise, the signs and symptoms of addiction so that you can receive treatment urgently. There’s no addiction too mild or too severe to receive addiction treatment.
How Long Does Rehab Take?
Across the country, many individuals attempt to ascertain how long it will take them to complete rehab. Although this is entirely understandable, we would ask you to bear in mind that you cannot put a time frame on your recovery. The length of time it will take you to complete rehab will depend on the progress you make, your response to treatment and the severity of your addiction.


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