Do you think you are suffering from a drug addiction, a cocaine addiction or an alcohol addiction? Has the time come to do something about it?

By contacting Addiction Advocates on 0800 012 6088, or by texting HELP to 83222, you can take back control of your life by speaking to our addiction treatment experts.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a friend or loved one, we can also assist with a friend and family referral should that be required.

Overcoming a drug addiction or alcohol addiction will need you to work hard. Rehabilitation is the process of removing a psychological and physical dependence on addictive substances.

You will also need to address your thought processes and behavioural issues that may have led to an addiction developing in the first place.

Achieving this without professional help is dangerous and very difficult, and for your rehab to be successful, you will need to alter your train of thought.

You will need to be willing to make changes, and you will need to show dedication and commitment to your long-term recovery. If you feel that you are ready to make this change, why not contact us today?


Rehab in Richmond Park

Rehabilitation gives you everything required to live your life free of drugs, alcohol or any other addictive substances. Addiction Advocates provide caring, compassionate and supportive addiction treatment experts to ensure that your treatment provides an effective healing process and an immediate route to long-term recovery.

We appreciate that there are lots of rehab centres available in the Richmond Park and the surrounding areas. If you perform a search on the internet for “rehab UK” or “rehab near me” you might be surprised at how many are available and making the right choice might feel a little overwhelming initially.

Not all residential rehab programmes are the same and it may be difficult to identify which programme is best for you when factors like therapies and aftercare are also brought into consideration.

Residential rehab might seem like an intimidating treatment route in the first instance, but Addiction Advocates believe that this is the best route to recovery for someone who needs drug rehab or alcohol rehab.

Drug and alcohol rehab is at its most effective when provided in a residential surrounding. This allows your treatment to be consistent, applied by professionals who understand you and your individual requirements. It means you do not need to undergo daily travel to a rehab clinic as you will have your own room in our detox clinic.

Most importantly of all, you are able to immerse yourself in your recovery. 28 days might seem like a long time, but when you’re in our care, you will be able to focus on getting better.

You will be free of temptations – you cannot just nip out and end up seeing people, or visiting places, that cause you to abuse drugs or alcohol. But you will be safe and receiving expert, around the clock care.


Addiction Treatment and Therapies

Should you choose Addiction Advocates to help you, you can be assured that we have several different therapies available to help to treat your physical and mental health.

If you are also presenting mental health concerns as well as an addiction, we will perform a dual diagnosis. This means we can treat your mental health condition alongside your addiction. This is beneficial to your long-term recovery and significantly reduces the chance of any future relapses.

Whilst we do not need a referral from your GP to enter our care, it will be beneficial to our staff to be aware of any therapies you might have needed prior to your rehabilitation – for example, if you are on any medication.



Detox is the most difficult part of your treatment, and we absolutely recommend that any detox attempt you make is supervised by experts. Many clients tell us of their attempts to perform a DIY detox at home.

Due to temptations and withdrawal symptoms, these attempts are often short lived. Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, painful and sometimes dangerous. For this reason, you should not try and do this at home – trying to go “cold turkey” might seem like it’s best for your body, but it causes a significant shock to your system.

When you check in to Addiction Advocates, we will begin your treatment in the detox clinic. The first step must be to break your dependency on drugs or alcohol. It is not an easy process and can take some time.

We will gradually taper away your access to addictive substances until you are free of their grip. You will be supported and observed around the clock to ensure that you are kept safe and motivated to push through this unpleasant experience.


Your Therapies and Aftercare

You will undergo therapy on both an individual and group basis. Individual therapies will use techniques like Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you to address and change your behaviours and attitude towards addiction.

Group therapies allow you to meet your fellow recovering addicts and to share your experiences with each other. These sessions also allow you to motivate each other through your recovery and build up a network of contacts for when you leave our care.

Before you do that however, you will have a comprehensive aftercare plan drawn up for you. This is free for 12 months, and offers regular follow up sessions, a 24 hour helpline and we put you in touch with local support groups.

Your recovery is not a singular, one off event. It is a process, and you will need to continue to show strength when your rehabilitation has been completed.

We understand that trying to process an addiction is a very difficult time. So if you have any concerns or questions, why not contact Addiction Advocates today for a no obligation conversation about your relationship with drugs and alcohol, and how we can help you?