Why might Rehab be needed?

If you want to completely break free from your addiction to alcohol or drugs, you must seriously address your physical and psychological connections to the substance.

Not to mention the likely damaging behavioural issues which likely lead you to begin abusing alcohol or drugs in the first place. It’s very dangerous to attempt a ‘cold turkey’ approach where you abruptly stop consuming the substance with no or little support

This approach can put you at very high risk of developing life-changing conditions through the dangers of withdrawal symptoms when they’re not managed correctly.

It’s crucial that you only ever begin a rehabilitation programme with the expert advice and support of addiction specialists. Get in touch with our private drug and alcohol rehab Mitcham to learn more about how we can help you turn your life around.

Contact us today on 0800 012 6088 or email us at info@addictionadvocates.com.

There are no positives when it comes to addiction, particularly when it comes down to your physical and psychological health.

Not only is it extremely difficult for the individual who is suffering from the devastating effects of addiction, but it’s also very challenging for their family and friends who are watching them go through this awful experience in their life, often not knowing what they can do to help.

The destructive behaviour which naturally comes with drug and alcohol abuse can be seriously troubling for loved ones to experience, especially over a prolonged period of time.

How does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Mitcham work?

For our drug and alcohol rehab to take full effect, you must be completely ready to dedicate yourself to the therapies we suggest throughout the duration of your alcohol or drug rehab.

It’s essential that you make significant behavioural changes whilst in addiction treatment; your success rate is dependent on it. Our rehab in Mitcham provides a personalised and fully comprehensive addiction treatment programme for all of our clients.

Before welcoming you into our rehabilitation centre, we’ll take you through a detailed screening process to establish the underlying reasons of your addiction and recommend which therapies we believe will benefit you most.

This high level of personalisation makes a great difference in tailoring your therapies to suit your specific needs and will give you the best chance of achieving your long-term recovery from alcohol or drugs.

We have an excellent team of recovery workers who will be with you every step of the way along your journey to recovery.

They will take care of your physical and psychological needs by offering mental health support in addition to anything else you need to make you feel more comfortable with us during your rehab treatment.

All of our team are highly trained addiction specialists who are fully motivated to help you achieve your goals.

By utilising evidence-based therapies in our state-of-the-art facilities, we’re proud to have helped countless people overcome their battle with drug or alcohol addiction.

Do we provide Drug or Alcohol Detoxification?

Yes, we do. A drug or alcohol detoxification is an integral part of any rehabilitation programme, but it must be managed correctly.

The process of detoxification involves gradually reducing your consumption of alcohol or drugs in a safe and controlled way.

By doing so, you will be cleansing your body and your mind of the harmful toxins which these substances leave behind. This cleanse will enable you to think and act more clearly as you take on your subsequent therapies.

Of course, there are dangers which arise with a detoxification; these are known as withdrawal symptoms. Whilst they’re uncomfortable, they can be managed under the supervision of our addiction specialists who are able to administer prescribed medication, as necessary.

Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to, headaches, dizziness, nausea, seizures, insomnia, and delirium tremens (DT’s). We can’t sugar coat the process of detoxication, it isn’t pleasant, but it is the most effective way to remove your physical dependence to alcohol or drugs.

Do we treat your Mental Health?

Mental health is such a huge part of addiction treatment and of course, a huge part of our lives; we must remember to take care of it. We regularly see addiction to alcohol or drugs coincide with poor mental health and vice versa.

When someone is suffering from both mental health problems and a drug or alcohol addiction, we call this a dual diagnosis which is much more common than people think.

There’s nothing to feel embarrassed or ashamed of when it comes to seeking out professional help, it’s a very brave thing to do.

If you’re suffering from a dual diagnosis, you may feel particularly nervous about speaking out but rest assured, our team have heard it all and they’re completely prepared to support you as much as they can.

A dual diagnosis usually occurs when someone who is suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs develops problems with their mental health as a result of the toxins within these substances damaging the makeup of their brain.

Alternatively, if someone is suffering from poor mental health, they may resort to drinking or drug taking as a way to cope with their psychological pain. Of course, this doesn’t make the situation any better, only worse.

In any case, our team are experts in the matter and can treat both your drug or alcohol addiction and your mental health issues.

What Aftercare do we provide?

All of our clients receive a completely free aftercare programme for the first year after leaving our rehab in Mitcham.

This aftercare is essential to your long-term recovery and will significantly help your transition back into homelife once you’ve completed your addiction treatment with us.

We can offer ongoing therapies such as relapse prevention or cognitive behavioural therapy as needed, in addition to local support networks such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous.

Get in touch with our drug and alcohol rehab Mitcham today, we know it’ll be the best decision you’ll make. Contact us today on 0800 012 6088 or email us at info@addictionadvocates.com.


  • [1] Narcotics Anonymous - https://ukna.org/
  • [2] Alcoholics Anonymous - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/