If you’re ready to recover, finding the right drug and alcohol rehab in London is the best step in the right direction. Here at Addiction Advocates, we find treatment for those who suffer from a range of addictions and make the process from inquiry to admission as streamline as possible so you’re able to get the treatment you need.

How Do We Help Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

There is an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers in London and England of which just a mere 18% end up receiving treatment.

We appreciate how overwhelming it can be trying to arrange for treatment, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, the process can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate through.

This can often be due to the vast numbers of drug and alcohol treatment centres located throughout London and England which can make the whole process engulfing, leading to an increase in stress at an already difficult time.

We help through our specialist support and referral services and are here to guide you through this demanding time. So what are the main benefits of rehab?

  • Quick admission available throughout the year
  • Full health assessment
  • bespoke plans created on an individual basis
  • Access to around the clock care
  • Medically assisted detoxification
  • Access to experienced therapists and doctors
  • Full nutrition plan
  • Evidence-based therapies & treatments
  • Learn relapse prevention strategies
  • 1-year free aftercare included

We can help you narrow down your local recovery plans by finding a drug and alcohol rehab in London that offers suitability; we can even understand your addiction greater, by recommending the most effective and safest treatment options.

Neither an addiction nor the recovery process should be dealt with alone. We can offer as much support as you require to progress through the initial recovery phase, entering your chosen rehab centre for a time of withdrawal, transformation and rehabilitation.

See our below information and advice on what to consider before deciding on whether drug and alcohol rehab in London is right for you, or alternatively get in touch with our team today on 0800 012 6088.


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How to Know if you Need Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex condition which can be difficult to realise or accept if you are experiencing it.

If your mental health is deteriorating, or you have noticed that you are prioritising your substance use over other things in your life, addiction treatment should be considered. Some of the most telling signs that you’re suffering from addiction include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Attitude fluctuations
  • Aggressiveness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Paranoia
  • Prioritising your alcohol or drug addiction over your responsibilities
  • Feeling physical withdrawal symptoms when you’re sober
  • Being in denial about requiring drug or alcohol rehab
  • Overwhelming cravings to drink or use drugs

If you, or a loved one feel like you recognise these symptoms, you should seek addiction treatment immediately to get stop the progression.


How Will Private Addiction Treatment Help Me?

In short, yes. Rehab can help you in many different ways; however, the overarching aim of rehab is to help you withdraw from drugs and alcohol, learn to cope without them, and pave the way for long-term recovery.

By investing yourself into a high-quality treatment programme, you will be able to benefit from a recovery-driven approach. We partner with top of the range drug rehab and alcohol rehab centres in London so that you have the best chance at full-term recovery.

Ultimately, addiction treatment is designed to target the core of your addiction. In a general holistic ward, you could receive treatment to overcome withdrawals or even therapy but, in private alcohol or drug addiction treatment you’re able to skip the long waiting times and start addressing your drug or alcohol addiction straight away.

Waiting for a drug or alcohol rehab clinic to provide you with free addiction treatment options can be tedious and result in relapse. It essentially makes the whole process longer and somewhat more difficult. While you’re still doing the right thing by seeking out a London drug rehab or alcoholism treatment, we understand that the lengthiness of the process can be difficult if not for private rehab.

This is how and why private drug and alcohol rehabs have great recovery rates. With the combination of medical assistance alongside holistic therapies run by professional addiction treatment staff you will be on the road to recovery with the best possible start.


Addiction Treatments at Residential Rehab

Within residential rehab, there is a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment options to complete. However, to ensure that the form and strength of your addiction can be worked through, treated and diminished, a unique combination of a treatment plan will be composed.

Addiction treatment is vast, there isn’t just one medication to cure the addiction. It is a journey and this requires stages of addiction recovery. These are the kinds of treatments that you can expect from a private rehab clinic, in this order.


Drug and Alcohol Addiction Detox Treatment

Whether it be drug or alcohol detox or both, detox is an incredibly strenuous task to do alone. It is for this reason that the safest place to withdraw from any kind of addiction is in residential rehab with medical assistance.

Addiction treatment typically begins with a detox, it provides you with the opportunity to begin recovery with a body that is completely free of toxins and substances so that you’re able to move forward with your recovery.

Detox will often be medically assisted, depending on the substance that you’re addicted to and the advancement level of your addictions. The severity of withdrawal is incredibly subjective to each and every person.

Alcohol addiction for example requires different medication to that of heroin addiction when it comes to withdrawal treatment. Within addiction treatment at rehab, you can receive medication and of course our staff’s medical assistance to overcome your withdrawal and manage symptoms in a way that encourages relapse prevention and gets you through in the most comfortable way possible.

If you don’t know what to expect when it comes to withdrawal symptoms, we understand it can be extremely intimidating. Below, we have detailed what addiction treatment does for you when it comes to managing withdrawals.

What are Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms are typically experienced by individuals who have an alcohol or drug addiction. It is caused by a break in the consumption of drugs or alcohol, and as the body becomes tolerant to substance abuse, it needs continued amounts to function as normal.

Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and also depend on the type of addiction that an individual has. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Severe cravings
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Chills/fever symptoms
  • Delirium tremens (severe cases)

Although it is intimidating to know that you may be about to experience these withdrawal symptoms, it is the first step toward achieving addiction recovery and living a life which is happy, healthy and sober.

To learn more about withdrawal symptoms and the detox process, get in touch with a member of our admissions team.


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Admissions Process to Rehab in London

The admissions process to drug and alcohol rehab in London is quick and easy so you are not waiting for long periods of time to access addiction treatment.

Addiction Advocates are here to make the entire process easier for you. The first step that you need to take is to admit that you have a problem with substance abuse and require addiction treatments at a rehab clinic.

Once you have overcome the first step of making contact with help, whether that be outpatient treatment or inpatient rehab in London, the admissions process is as straight forward as possible. At Addiction Advocates, we have connections to alcohol and drug addiction treatment facilities all over the UK and Europe.

All that we require from you in order to create an addiction treatment plan is to understand your addiction and your health history further. This will be a chance for us to get to know how long you’ve been addicted, what substances you use and the kind of treatment programme that you will require.

We can have you admitted into a rehab facility and enrolled onto an addiction treatment plan in as little as 48 hours so get in touch to find out how we can help you recover.


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Aftercare Services Post Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment

As well as the recommended AA and NA meetings for additional support after inpatient rehab, you will also receive continued advice and guidance from the same rehab clinic you received treatment in.

Free aftercare is available to you for one year after your rehab programme has ended, so your support doesn’t end the moment your treatment has. The first few months after drug rehab or alcohol rehab in London are the most difficult part of the recovery process, which is precisely why aftercare is so important.

This is because it is hard to continue sobriety alone and return to your home environment where there are a number of potential triggers for relapse.

These sessions take place weekly and provide you with a space to discuss your feelings, any concerns you may have, and celebrate milestones together. It is an extremely beneficial service, particularly for those who do not have a strong support system outside of residential rehab.


How Long is Residential Rehab?

The time it takes to complete a drug rehab programme at private rehab centres varies, depending on the type of substance misuse disorder you have, the severity of your addiction, as well as your budget.

London rehab can be expensive, which is why we offer a number of rehab programmes so we can accommodate different budgets.

The recommended length of rehab treatment is a 28 day programme, as this gives you a chance to complete both the detox process as well as some addiction therapies such as family therapy, group therapy, art therapy, and holistic therapies.

As well as the common approach of 28-days, there are drug and alcohol rehab programmes that last 7-days, 10-days, 15-days or more.


How Much Does Inpatient Addiction Treatment in London Cost?

Predicting the cost of rehab treatment is often very difficult as prices vary depending on what provider you end up choosing.

The average cost of a rehabilitation programme is between £4,000 and £6,000+ for a 7-day stay. Please bear in mind that this is the national average and prices in London can be different depending on what provider you choose.

We have partnerships with centres based in Greater London that are just a short train journey away from central London; these centres often be a lot more affordable. We can help to provide quality treatment options based on whatever preferences you may have when considering drug and alcohol rehab treatment in London, so allow us to do the hard work for you.


See below FAQ for more details on the cost of rehab in London.


Inpatient Vs Outpatient Rehab in London – Which One Should I Choose?

See below differences between the two programmes and what sort of benefits they both provide:

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab – This type of treatment involves visiting an addiction treatment facility each day then returning home once you have undergone the plan for the day, this can include attending group therapy sessions, one-on-one counselling, as well as any other therapy and treatments that are included in your plan.

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab  – As opposed to outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment involves staying at a residential rehabilitation centre for the full duration of your treatment. This means that you will have access to constant care and attention, which makes a massive difference in people’s recovery.


Mental Health and Drug or Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction can arise from many underlying factors, including environment, an injury, childhood trauma or a family history of addiction. One of the main factors of addiction however, are mental health disorders.

Drug addiction or alcohol addiction, or both can cause poor physical and mental health, which often leads to a deterioration of personality, psychological health, and is a catalyst for further substance abuse.

Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychosis are common causes of addiction and are often heightened as a result of drug and alcohol abuse.

As mental health problems are often extremely hard to cope with, self-medicating with alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs is a way that some people deal with poor mental health.

This creates a bigger problem and can often result in mental health conditions worsening. Similarly, a number of side effects of addiction are mental health problems, which is why it is so important to treat both the mind as well as physical addiction in residential rehab.

Dual diagnosis is an addiction specialist treatment programme which treats both substance addiction and mental health conditions in private rehab.

This can consist of group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy, relapse prevention and other holistic therapies to help with your recovery.


What Drugs Do you Treat in London

At our rehab facilities, we treat people for a variety of drug addictions including, but not limited to:


Cocaine is a very addictive drug. It is commonly snorted through a powder form or smoked. Crack cocaine is condensed cocaine that resembles a little white stone, also referred to as a rock.


Heroin is a deadly highly addictive drug. The drug is injected, smoked or snorted and the user can quickly become addicted to the substance. Heroin use also helps to transmit other types of disease as users often share needles, thus the chance of picking up infections from the blood is high. Many places in the UK provide needle exchange services to Heroin users to try and combat the spread of infectious diseases resulting from the sharing of needles.


A very common drug, cannabis can also be referred to as weed, marijuana, pot and ganja. Most often this drug is smoked but people also ingest cannabis in food. It is a common misconception that you can not become addicted to cannabis. You can, as with any other drug.

Prescription Drugs

Many people become addicted to prescription drugs. Sometimes a person may have used painkillers for a short time to relieve pain after an accident, this can often be the gateway to a longer-term addiction. Painkillers such as Codeine and drugs are given for depression such as benzodiazepines are common prescription drug addictions that people suffer from.


What are the Facilities Like?

Our closest rehab to London is based just outside the M25 in Watford. This is a CQC registered facility that specialises in the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions.

Staying at our confidential rehabilitation centre you will be in a relaxed, private setting and will benefit from the following facilities.

  • Private En-suite Bedroom
  • Onsite Chef
  • Communal Lounge
  • Extensive Courtyard and Gardens
  • Wi-fi
  • 24 Hour Medical Care
  • Private Therapy Rooms
  • Exercise Facilities

Our rehab facilities have been designed to help you in your battle against addiction. We understand the physical challenges of going through addiction recovery and also the mental challenges you will face too.

Addiction often has a lasting impact on the physical health of users, so taking care of the body during recovery is a key element of our rehab treatment.

Private rehab is a safe, secluded and relaxing setting. Our staff are at hand 24 hours a day to help you through this period and ensure your stay with us is a turning point in your life.


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How to Sustain Sobriety After Rehab in London

Completing a rehab programme can instil confidence in long-term recovery efforts. However, many clients will question their ability once a return home is recommended. This is understandable, as the transition to normality can be daunting.

To support you through this transition, with the aim to sustain sobriety, you will be provided with a schedule of aftercare services. Through your selected drug and alcohol treatment service, you will complete regular support groups and AA meetings.

Your accountability will develop, your positive ways of coping will strengthen, your relapse prevention plan will evolve, and your desire to recover will maintain.

Through ongoing care and an active attempt by yourself to maintain sobriety, you will have a realistic opportunity to sustain long-term recovery, your time within residential treatment will have prepared you for these triggers, while outpatient addiction support groups are also there to keep you on track.

To understand whether visiting a drug and alcohol rehab in London and experiencing this valuable service is right for you, reach out to our team. We will recommend the most suited recovery programme within your local area, along with providing reliable referrals.

Start the process by reaching out today with questions, concerns and the prospect of beginning your rehabilitation journey.

Support for Family and Friends

If you have a loved one who is struggling with an alcohol, drug or cocaine addiction, it can be extremely difficult to witness and hard to know how you can help.

Addiction can ruin people’s lives, ranging from their job, social life and relationships with loved ones such as friends and family.

This is why we offer our support to families who may need assistance dealing with addiction in the family. Our team are addiction specialists who can offer you advice, guidance and a rehab facility to help with a family intervention.

Substance use disorder is a horrible disease which has a huge impact on lives, which is why we offer family therapy and addiction intervention at our alcohol and drug rehab centre. Through our treatment programmes, we aim to help not only the person struggling with substance addiction but offer support to their family too.

Although we can’t force any person to attend rehab in London, we are able to advise and help you to address the issue with your loved one and suggest treatment options to start the recovery journey.

For general information about our programmes or support for your loved one’s addiction, get in touch with our admissions team today to start a family referral.


Free London Addiction Helpline

Addiction Advocates are a free service that can help you find the rehab treatment you need in London. Drug and alcohol misuse is a huge issue which often requires personalised residential rehab treatment to overcome.

We can help with the admissions process to rehab and get you the help you need when seeking addiction treatment. From mental health problems to alcohol abuse or drug abuse, the dedicated team at Addiction Advocates can help you find the right London rehab for your needs.

We can help advise about rehab in London and can refer you to a rehab centre which offers suitable treatment for you.

To get in touch with any queries or to start your recovery journey today, you can call our admissions team on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.

You can also fill out our contact form and a member of the team will be back in touch with you.


Urgent Free Addiction Treatments in London

According to the latest estimate from Public Health England, London has an estimated 92,615 alcohol-dependent adults alone. Sadly, not all of those suffering the weight of addiction have the potential to seek the help from a private drug or alcohol rehab centre and thus suffer alone.

We never want this to be the case for anybody suffering, so it is important that you address your drug or alcohol use through any means possible, whether that is free addiction treatment or outpatient addiction counselling.

Being aware of how vast addiction is may make the difference between having the courage to seek the help you need or not, which is why we advocate for the treatment of any addiction in any form.

The London Assembly reports that around 35% of all A&E incidents are related to alcohol which is up to 70% of all the attendees during weekends. The Department of Health also estimates that 2.4 million Londoners are drinking so much that it is either harmful or placing them at an increased risk medically.

If you or a loved one happens to be in a compromising situation related to drugs and alcohol, then it is important to get them to the nearest Hospital as a matter of urgency.

Royal London Hospital
Whitechapel Rd,
E1 1FR

Phone: 020 7377 7000

St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd,

Phone: 020 7188 7188

St George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Rd,
SW17 0QT

Phone: 020 8672 1255

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost in London?
The cost of drug and alcohol rehab can vary from each provider, but it is likely that drug and alcohol rehab in London will cost more than anywhere else in the UK. If your rehab is being provided by the NHS or a charity then it is likely that it will be free. However a big issue with these types of rehab is the huge waiting list, and for the majority of the time, residential rehab is typically a last resort and an emergency. The cost of any rehab will also depend on how long your stay is, whether it is residential, or whether you have requested any optional extras. The cost of rehab is multivariate and it is a difficult question to answer, however for a typical 28 day period you can expect to pay between £4,000 and £13,000.
How do I get NHS funding for rehab in London?
Getting NHS funding for drug and alcohol rehab in London can be difficult. If it isn’t the long waiting times, it’s the lack of choice available. Often rehab funded through the NHS may not always be residential, and the majority of the time we tend to advocate residential treatment over outpatient treatment. The process typically starts with the addict attending an appointment with their GP to seek help with their addiction, but this can sometimes be other public facing bodies such as social workers. Once the initial assessment from the GP is complete, they will typically refer you to the local Drug and Alcohol Team whereby a further assessment will take place. It is here that you may be offered outpatient rehab, as this obviously costs a lot less than residential. If the patient can prove commitment to the process, and is still in need of residential rehab then this will typically be offered to them.
How to get someone in to rehab in London
Unfortunately, you cannot force anyone against their will to attend rehab in London. Concerned family members often ask this question and are met with this disappointing conclusion. Those struggling with alcohol addiction need to seek the help themselves and make the change in their lives themselves, as even if they do attend a residential rehab begrudgingly, they are free to cancel and leave the rehab programme whenever they like.
How long does rehab for alcohol last in London?
The length of a drug and alcohol rehab programme in London all depends on the individual. Factors such as the severity of the addiction to the persons own resilience will impact how long the rehab lasts. Residential drug and alcohol rehab in London typically lasts 28 days, however this can be longer or shorter if necessary.


  • [1] 18% end up receiving treatment - https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-statistics
  • [2] London has an estimated 92,615 alcohol-dependent adults alone - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alcohol-dependence-prevalence-in-england
  • [3] around 35% of all A&E incidents are related to alcohol which is up to 70% of all the attendees during weekends - https://www.london.gov.uk/programmes-strategies/health-and-wellbeing/tackling-alcohol-misuse-london
  • [4] Royal London Hospital - https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/the-royal-london
  • [5] St Thomas’ Hospital - https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/
  • [6] St George’s Hospital - https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/