Drug Rehab Treatment UK
Sensatori Space specialises in helping people from all walks of life overcome addiction and change their life. Our addiction network covers the whole of the UK and our evidence-based treatment approach has a proven track record.
When someone is addicted to drugs, their body depends on those substances to feel normal and function normally. The ‘doped up’ state becomes the new normal and over time this dependency becomes worse. This is why getting treatment for addiction as early as possible is so important. It makes recovery easier.
Successful addiction treatment depends on a high-quality rehabilitation programme. It is nearly impossible for someone who has become dependent on drugs to kick the habit and overcome their addiction themselves. Going cold turkey is dangerous and the risk of relapse is high without help and support.
The correct treatment for your addiction depends on a few factors, including:
- The type of addiction
- The extent of the addiction
- Your age
- Your weight
- Your medical history
- Your social and housing situation
Once we understand these factors, we can create a personalised rehab programme that addresses your needs. No two people experience addiction the same, and it’s important to recognise that your journey will be unique to you.
If you have a problem with drugs, please call us on [number] for a chat. We provide free advice and can get you onto the right treatment programme.
What Is Drug Rehab?
Drug rehab is a process that aims to get you clean from drugs so you can start healing and recover from the damage your addiction has caused.
The rehabilitation process will be managed by a rehab centre or a detox centre. The two terms are sometimes interchangeable; however, a rehab centre is usually more focussed on helping you after graduating from a detox.
Rehab programmes are usually offered on either an inpatient or outpatient basis. The difference being that an inpatient stays in clinic accommodation, while an outpatient stays at home. Both have their place in drug treatment.
Detox and rehab centres in England are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a public body of the Department of Health and Social Care.
Drug rehab can involve something as simple as a detox to something as intensive as a month-long rehab programme with therapy. Determining the right treatment happens by way of a clinical assessment.
Is Drug Rehab Necessary To Stay Off Drugs?
If you have ever tried to stop taking drugs on your own, you will know that it’s nearly impossible. The withdrawal symptoms start small but quickly progress to become unbearable. This causes a relapse with the unfortunate effect of a dangerous drug session as your body desperately tries to play catch up.
We would say that drug rehab is not necessary to stop taking drugs (you can do this at any time), but it is necessary to stay off drugs.
Here are some scenarios where drug rehab will be necessary:
- If you can’t stop taking drugs
- If you relapse when trying to stop
- If you are addicted to more than one drug
- If drugs are affecting your life
- If drugs are affecting your health
- If you have complex mental health problems
Drug rehab will be necessary if you can identify with any of these scenarios because you will need help from people who understand your addiction.
The thing to remember about rehab is you will be looked after by a clinical care team who treat addiction on a daily basis. You will receive the help and support you need throughout your recovery programme. This is guaranteed.
The Different Types of Drug Rehab
There are three main types of drug rehab:
With residential treatment, you will stay in accommodation at your rehab centre. This has numerous benefits, including:
- A safe detox environment
- No risk of relapse during detox
- A breakaway from normal life
- Time for healing and reflection
- Time for counselling and therapy
- Treatment for mental health problems
When you stay in residential rehab, you will be looked after by our clinical care team and receive the highest standards of care. We recommend this type of rehab for anyone who is at a medium risk of relapse during their detox.
Quasi residential treatment
With quasi residential treatment, you will be put up in accommodation close to your rehab centre, but you won’t stay at the rehab centre. This treatment is more affordable; however, it also has lower levels of support.
With outpatient treatment you will undergo your detox at home. This can be suitable for addictions that are treatable with medication alone. The standard of care will be less with the benefit of a cheaper rehab experience.
Most outpatient programmes involve only detoxing. Therapy can also be incorporated into an outpatient programme, but it isn’t typically.
Which type of rehab is right for you? Call us on [number] for a chat with our experts. We provide free advice and guidance to all those who need it.
What Addictions Can Rehab Help With?
Our rehab centres can treat all addictions. This includes addictions to prescription drugs, illegal street drugs and legal highs.
We continually invest in training for our clinical team to make sure we can provide the highest standards of help and support. We aim to resolve your addiction for good so you can go on to lead a normal drug-free life.
Here are some of the drugs we treat daily:
- Opiates (Morphine, Codeine, Thebaine)
- Opioids (Oxycodone, Heroin, Hydromorphone, Fentanyl, Methadone, Tramadol)
- Crystal meth
- Crack cocaine
- CHB / CBL
- Sleeping tablets
- ADHD medications
If you have an addiction we have not covered in our list, rest assured we can provide treatment for that too.
We have experience treating even the most complex addictions, including double diagnosis and triple diagnosis. One of the most common double diagnoses is an addiction to alcohol and drugs, which we have a track record for treating.
Who Needs Drug Rehab?
Anyone who has a problem with drugs will need to enter rehab in some form to break free from the shackles of their addiction.
This may involve something as simple as being weaned off prescription medication by a doctor to bring drug abuse back under control; or, it may be something as intensive as an inpatient programme to treat an addiction that has spiralled out of control and is risking a person’s life. Family intervention may even be needed.
If you or someone you love has a problem with drugs, we urge you to seek help and speak with someone for addiction guidance.
Addiction is a life-threatening illness because there is always the risk of overdose, as well as dangerous behaviours like mixing drugs and taking drugs with alcohol. These behaviours and habits could kill a person no matter who they are.
It’s also important to recognise that addiction is not a poor lifestyle choice. When someone is addicted to drugs, their body physically needs that drug to function normally. This change happens because they become dependent on the drug.
Why this happens depends on the drug. In the case of psychoactive drugs, such as Temazepam and some opioids, a chemical change occurs in the brain and overexposure to this change makes it the new normal. This means the person has to keep taking drugs to feel normal or they experience horrible withdrawal symptoms.
How Long Does Rehab Take?
Your drug rehab treatment could take as little as 5 days or as long as 4 weeks. It depends on the type of addiction and the extent of the addiction.
As a general rule of thumb:
- Mild addictions – 5-10 days
- Moderate addictions – 10-16 days
- Complex addictions – up to 4 weeks
For example, someone who is addicted to opiates with no complex mental health problems may get good results with a 5-day rapid opiate detox. However, someone with a double diagnosis and complex mental health issues will need a more comprehensive programme with a detox, therapy and structured aftercare.
Everyone experiences addiction differently and your circumstances will also determine what form your drug treatment takes. You may choose to stay with us as an inpatient or undergo your detox at home. A home detox requires no lifestyle sacrifice, which can be useful for people who have a job and can’t afford to stop working.
What Is Drug Rehab Like?
If you undergo your drug detox at home, your rehab experience will offer you the freedom to get on with your life. You will need to check in with us when we ask, but other than that, there will be no change to your lifestyle.
If you enter residential rehab, you will stay in accommodation at one of our clinics and be confined to clinic grounds. This provides a safe environment for your detox and makes sure we can provide the standard of care you need.
We believe residential rehab should be enjoyable, so you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that are designed to free your mind and improve your sense of wellbeing. These activities include:
- Cooking classes
- Arts and crafts
- Daily walks
Your stay with us will be fulfilling and life-changing. We aim to resolve your addiction so you can graduate from clinical care and maintain abstinence.
Drug Rehab Treatments
While some people can undergo a drug detox and kick their habit, other people need psychological support to maintain abstinence.
The main treatment for drug addiction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is useful for resolving the poor habits and behaviours that foster addiction. Most people no matter the extent or type of their addiction will benefit from behavioural therapy because it also teaches us to cope with anxiety and worries.
Here are some of the treatments we provide:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
- Interpersonal psychotherapy
- Guided self-help
- Trauma therapy
- Addiction counselling/talking therapies
- 12 Step Meetings
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
We also offer alternative therapies, including:
- Equine therapy
- Holistic therapies
- Motivational interviewing
There’s no way your rehab programme will include all of these therapies – however, it is likely to include at least one or two. The right drug treatment for you depends on your circumstances. When you undergo your clinical assessment with us, we will discuss therapy and your mental health to arrive at the right treatment.
Does Drug Rehab Work?
The success of any drug rehab programme depends on the quality of the programme and the commitment of the patient.
Every year in the United Kingdom we treat hundreds of people and over 90% of them go on to achieve abstinence for longer than 12-months.
Drug rehab works so long as you commit to the process and buy into the idea that you need help. A lot of people struggle to recognise that their behaviour and attitude towards drugs is unhealthy, and this is the first step to overcome.
If you or someone you love has a problem with drugs, recognising that you have a problem is the first step in the rehab process.
The next step is to get the help you need. Most people need some form of intervention to overcome their addiction. We are here to make sure you get the support you need. Our addiction network covers all of the UK and our evidence-based treatment model is the best in the business. We are confident we can help you.
After you have made contact with us, you will attend a clinical assessment and a treatment programme will be created for you. You could start treatment in as little as 24-hours and be drug-free in as little as a few days.
Your long-term success is our goal. If you need help for drug addiction, please call us on [number] for free, confidential advice. We have rehab centres across the UK and can treat your addiction no matter your circumstances.
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Alcohol Addiction FAQ's
Where can I find my nearest rehab centre?
We offer locations for alcohol rehab centres nationwide, call our team on 0333 444 0434. They will be able to advise you on treatment options available in your area.
How soon will you be able to get me into rehab?
This all depends on your personal circumstances. We ask that you contact our team on 0333 444 0434 so that we can fully understand your situation and needs.
We’ll talk you through a short telephone questionnaire designed to help us provide you with the best possible care.
We then set a date and time for your admission and you can look forward to a new start in life.
Could my mental Health be linked to my addiction?
Absolutely yes, so many people are not even aware they have a mental health problem and many people don’t make the connection in children and mental health. The alcohol can become a ‘solution’ for a persons mental health. At the start it will seem as if the alcohol is quieting the mind, but in time as the addiction progresses it will only add to any mental health problems the person has. It is also difficult to diagnose a person with mental health while under the influence of alcohol.
Is it true that alcohol affects sexual performance and harm an unborn babies?
As well as being directly related to many serious diseases, drinking large amounts of alcohol can also lead to poor sexual performance, and it can harm an unborn baby. If you have an alcohol related problem, there are many ways in which you can get help to reduce your drinking, and there are also many services that you can use that will help you stop altogether. Definition The problems associated with alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, are wide ranging, and can be physical, psychological, and social.
Is rehab a cure for addiction?
There is no definitive cure for addiction. However, rehab can provide patients with the skills needed to successfully manage their addiction and remain sober. Recovery from addiction is never over and patients will need to work on their ability to avoid relapse for the rest of their lives. A high quality addiction rehab programme sets patients up for this process.
Am I an alcoholic? What is the difference between casual drinking and alcohol addiction?
Most people can enjoy a casual night out with friends, have one or two drinks and then stop, and they might not drink again for several days. They enjoy a drink, but they don’t NEED it.
If you feel that you would like to talk to one of our experts and see how we can help you, call us on 0333 444 0434.