Are you struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, and it’s taking over your life? Are you a friend or family member concerned about a loved one? Addiction Advocates is one of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol treatment providers, and we run a rehab centre in Edgbaston, in central Birmingham. We’ve helped transform the lives of hundreds of people, working with them to conquer their drug and alcohol addictions for good.

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What are My Options for Rehab Treatment in Edgbaston?

Edgbaston offers two types of drug and alcohol rehab – services provided through the NHS or private drug and alcohol rehab via Addiction Advocates.

NHS services, specifically their drug treatment programmes, run throughout Birmingham and provide outpatient centres for struggling people. Speak to your doctor about your addiction and treatment options. Your GP can refer you to a local drug treatment programme and also run other options by you, such as drop-in centres.

If you need help immediately and your addiction is out of control, the NHS route isn’t ideal. Despite fantastic service and assistance, waiting lists are long. NHS programmes don’t usually offer inpatient programmes (where you stay in a centre for up to three months), but a temporary detox stay is sometimes an option.

Private rehab centres, like our Edgbaston drug and alcohol treatment facility, often have free spaces so that you can get a place at very short notice. A ten-day detox programme costs around £2,000, and each week after costs, on average, £1,500.

If you choose inpatient treatment (where you temporarily move away from home), you will have access to facilities and expert addiction staff 24 hours a day. You will experience the best counselling and therapy, led by highly qualified addiction experts, including psychiatrists, doctors and psychologists.

Patients sometimes fund their stay at private rehab with the help of family. We know all patients aren’t fortunate to be in this position, and many clinics, such as our Edgbaston centre, offer the option to spread payments. A payment plan option, rather than paying the total costs in advance, makes private rehab an affordable option for many.

What are the Advantages of Inpatient Treatment?

  • Patients enjoy care day and night. Qualified addiction specialists are available when you need them, even in the middle of the night.
  • People struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism tend to have mental health problems. Some have already been identified and are being managed through medication. Other conditions develop as a result of drug or alcohol addiction.

At our Edgbaston clinic, we’ll work with you to help get your mental health back on an upbeat track. Our doctors could diagnose you with a mental health condition during treatment. We’ll help you manage your diagnosis through talking therapies such as CBT or medication. If you’re worried about becoming reliant on medication, prescriptions are often temporary and doses reduced over time.

  • Staying at a rehab centre means you will mix with other recovering addicts. We often observe mutual support among patients. Everyone is in the same boat, and patients take comfort in knowing that others are trying their best to recover.
  • Inpatient treatment means you’re less likely to mix with people familiar to you, so it’s a preferred option if you want privacy.
  • Staying in a rehab centre away from where you live is ideal as a ‘change is as good as a break.’ Patients increase their recovery success if they stay away from people and locations that trigger their drug abuse.


What Drug Addictions Do you Treat in Edgbaston?

At our Edgbaston clinic, we treat a variety of addictions, from illegal street drugs to prescription drugs. We primarily treat addictions to Cocaine, Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack, Cannabis, Ecstasy and Amphetamines. This list isn’t exhaustive, as people are becoming addicted to various new, synthetic drugs daily.


How is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treated?

Conquering a drug or alcohol addiction takes determination, positivity and focus. Recovering addicts need to want to become sober themselves and be ready to make a long-lasting change rather than be pressured into it by family and friends. People arriving at a drug and alcohol rehab centre are usually at their lowest ebb. As well as battling addiction, they also suffer from a myriad of physical and mental health conditions, so a tailored programme rather than a blanket approach is the best way forward.

Patients start their alcohol and drug detox within a day or even when they arrive – an essential and often compulsory part of rehab that paves the way for therapy. Detox is a medically supervised process where the body rids itself of toxins, either drugs or alcohol. Patients stop taking drugs or alcohol, but it can be a real challenge, especially if people have abused drugs or alcohol heavily for years.

Drug and alcohol detoxification lasts up to 10 days, but some complete it sooner if they have a mild addiction or if their bodies can cope. The next step is intensive counselling (usually a session every day with a counsellor assigned to you for the duration of your stay. You’ll also be expected to attend family therapy and group therapy.

Counselling investigates how and why you’re addicted to drugs. Is it a coping mechanism? A way to deal with past trauma? Casual use that spiralled out of control? Therapy helps people understand why they take drugs and alcohol and what they can do in the future to avoid addiction.


What is Aftercare?

When alcohol and drug rehab ends, most patients are equipped with the tools, support and motivation to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. The real challenge is staying sober long-term, not just the time you spend in rehab. We recommend all patients engage with an aftercare programme to help prevent a relapse.

Patients can attend drug and alcohol support groups near their homes and continue to engage with family therapy and personal counselling.


Contact Us Today To Start Rehab

We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to take your call. Our friendly admissions team will answer any questions and banish any concerns you may have.

Call 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222, and we’ll call you back immediately. Alternatively, you can contact us via our online form.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to Rehab?
You should bring suitable clothes and toiletries for your stay and can also bring personal belongings such as photographs. You should check with the individual rehab for other items, as some may have their own policies on devices like mobile phones or may offer specific activities.
What happens during the Admissions Process?
The admission process will include assessment screening so that experts can determine the best tailor-made programme of treatments based on your own individual needs and circumstances. The process will also include a medical assessment to ensure it is safe for you to start the programme. Many rehabs also offer family referrals and friend referrals.
What is Dual Diagnosis?
Some rehabs may offer treatment for mental health conditions such as anxiety treatment, depression treatment and eating disorder treatment that is distinct and different to their addiction programmes. Dual diagnosis, however, involves treating co-existing addiction and mental health issues at the same time.