If you’re suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you might have considered private drug and alcohol rehab in Portishead. We appreciate that it may be a daunting thought. That’s where Addiction Advocates can help.


Our friendly team is here to help you to weigh up your treatment options and find a suitable centre based on your requirements, budget, and goals.

What To Do If You Have a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

If you think that you’ve got an alcohol or drug addiction, or are concerned about your substance usage, you’ve already taken the first step toward recovery.

Admitting and recognising that there could be an issue with your behaviour is the first hurdle.

The next step is to contact our team at Addiction Advocates.

Even if you don’t feel ready for drug and alcohol rehab, this is a great opportunity to chat with one of our friendly experts who will be able to advise you on the options available.

They’ll ask a few questions to understand you and your addiction in more detail, and they’ll also ask about your budget, recovery goals and requirements.

You can ask as many and any questions you may have too. There won’t be any pressure to decide straight away.

It is just an initial chat to simply get to know each other.

Benefits of Therapy in Rehab

You may have already tried to walk away from addiction before. Recovery without help is hard.

Recovery is very difficult when you don’t have an appropriate treatment programme in place. That’s one of the benefits of attending alcohol and drug rehab.

Types of therapy in rehab include:

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Talking therapy
  • Wellbeing and holistic activities
  • Creative art sessions

While every rehab centre is different the aim is the same; to identify the root cause of your addiction and its triggers, while creating new and healthier alternatives.

Through group and individual sessions, you’ll be supported to overcome the physical and emotional dependency you have associated with alcohol or drugs.

Throughout therapy treatment, you’ll be continuously monitored and will have regular meetings to assess your recovery.

This means that if anything isn’t working or you have any questions, you’ll have lots of chances to express your feelings.

This is one of the biggest benefits of attending rehab.

At Addiction Advocates, our team is here to help you to weigh up the pros and cons of each kind of treatment so that you can make the best decision for you.

How Long Does Rehab Take?

Two of the most common question we get asked about rehab in Portishead is; how long does rehab last?

The answer is dependent on the rehab centre you choose and whether you stay as an inpatient or proceed as an outpatient.

As an inpatient, you’d be required to remain on-site for the whole duration of your treatment, which is usually 28 days.

Inpatient treatment does give patients that much-needed respite away from familiar surroundings and offers 24/7 access to medical professionals and their support.

Some experts believe that there are more benefits to inpatient rehab, compared to outpatient rehab. That’s not to say the latter isn’t successful.

As an inpatient, you must stay on-site. You will have access to private accommodation, and extra-curricular activities and all your meals are taken care of so that you can focus fully on your recovery.

As an outpatient, you’re allowed to return home in the evening.

There are rehabilitation programmes for a shorter amount of time but typically 28 days is believed to be the optimum length of time.

What Happens After Rehab?

Another common concern that individuals and their families have is regarding the end of rehab.

Especially if you’ll be returning to your hometown with the familiar temptations that led to your addiction.

The first thing to know is that, during your time at the rehab, you’ll be given all the resources and tools you need to be able to stay remain proactive in your journey to sobriety.

There will be a bespoke aftercare plan given before you leave the facility which offers additional support and evaluations while you’re within your home setting.

Local support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous too will be on hand to guide you outside of the rehab facility.

Start Your Recovery with Addiction Advocates

Whether you’re based in Portishead or close by, if you’re struggling with addiction or watching a loved one go through it, call the team on 0800 012 6088.

We have a network of leading rehab centres around the UK, many close to Portishead.

If you’re a friend or family member, our family intervention service and our 24/7 helpline is designed to help take the burden off your shoulders too.

Why not take the first step today and get in touch? We promise you won’t regret it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Addiction A Mental Illness Or Disease?
This question can divide a lot people who work in healthcare. However, most people agree that addiction is a mental health disease. Regardless of how an addictive disorder may be characterised, the staff at the drug and alcohol treatment centres that we work alongside are able to get you clean and sober for the long-term.
Can Addiction Be Cured?
Due to the fact that addiction is a chronic illness, the threat of relapse will always be there. Although, learning how to keep the threat of relapse at bay will come to be second nature with the help of relapse prevention planning at a professional rehabilitation centre.
How do I begin my path to recovery?
Quite simply, you begin your path to recovery by actually picking up the phone and making contact with us. Once you contact us and express an interest in recovering, then our staff can get you set up with the perfect treatment plan in a rehabilitation centre which is best suited for you. However, if you don’t reach out to us then we cannot start helping you.