7 Day Addiction Treatment & Detox Programs

Get the help you need, when you need it most, with Help4Addiction.

Find out more about 7-day addiction treatment & Detox: Here at Help4Addiction, we prioritise your recovery from drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and even things like inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder. UK based rehab for addiction services don’t come better than ours. We will put you in touch with the rehab centre that best matches your needs, therefore giving you the optimum chance at recovering – and staying off drink or drugs for good.

The most effective way to seek help for a brewing drug addiction or to stop drinking alcohol, is to opt for a 7 day treatment program. This one week course will help you marry an understanding of the problem with a good start towards quitting drugs or stopping drinking for good. While our 7 day treatment program is an ideal way to help manage the days immediately after detox, we  can then direct you towards either an inpatient (meaning you stay in the facility for treatment) or an outpatient (meaning you can come and go as you please) rehab program for fourteen days, 28 days, or even longer if that is what you need.

If you have already decided you want to join our 7 day treatment program, then we want to hear from you. Call us now on 0203 955 7700.

Inpatient Vs Outpatient 7 Day Treatment

When you come to us for help with alcohol addictions, emotional disorders, or for advice on drug detox, we will put you in touch with either the outpatient or the inpatient services that are likely to help you most. For some, this means being seen in a full time facility, for others, this means managing their responsibilities while simultaneously going through the recovery process. these two different types of recovery treatment are known as inpatient or outpatient rehab services.

The same inpatient v’s outpatient scenario exists in relation to our 7 day, 14 day, or 28 day recovery programs. You can choose to go through the days immediately following detox within a treatment centre, or you can choose the same treatments without living on-site.

Inpatient Facilities

Attending an inpatient facility for your rehab needs during the 7 days immediately after detox means that you will move into a treatment centre. You will receive therapies to help you through this trying period, and you will receive medications designed to make withdrawal easier. Inpatient alcohol rehabilitation is particularly useful because alcohol can be bought over the counter in most UK stores. Illicit drugs are slightly harder to get, meaning they are that little bit easier to avoid in day-to-day life. Many alcoholics come to us for 7 day treatment programs seeking inpatient care purely because of the temptation they experience when getting their weekly shop or going for a coffee with friends.

Outpatient Facilities

Attending an outpatient facility for drug or alcohol rehab over a 7 day period allows you to get those same treatments and medications, but you get to go home at night. It is worth mentioning that statistically speaking, those who choose to live onsite are more likely to stay off drink or drugs. However, with enough determination, an outpatient 7 day treatment for drugs or alcohol allows you to keep up your life obligations. So if you have children and nobody to watch them for 7 nights, or if you need to attend work during your rehab period, outpatient treatment might just be better suited for you.

Getting Help for Addiction or Rehab in your Area is Easier than you think.

We operate throughout England and Wales, so no matter if you live in Swansea or Birmingham, you can seek help for addiction with us. To start sourcing 7 day treatment programs near you, contact us today, on 0203 955 7700. Alternatively, you can make an inquiry via our online consultation service, here. Should you choose to contact us online, one of our experts on rehab services will return your call as soon as they can.

Remember, our organisation here at Help4Addiction was founded by a recovered addict. We know exactly how difficult it is to reach out for help – and how essential it is that your expectations are met when you do. so call us. Let’s get you fixed up and back to loving life again.

Why the 7 Day Treatment Program is So Worthwhile?

Any addict that has come to us today will already know the nightmare that is withdrawal from drink or drugs. If you don’t engage in substance misuse on a regular basis, the feelings will creep in. You might start to feel sick in a way that only your drug or a drink can fix. You might have uncontrollable rage… you could even break out in hives. Addiction is a terrible thing that will convince you that your desire for substance abuse is not a desire, but a need.

When you go through alcohol detox or decide to come off drugs, those first few days are horrendous. We call this the detox period and how long it lasts for depends entirely upon the drug or substance you have used. If you are a heroin addict, for example, you can expect fourteen days of on-again-off-again flu-like symptoms. If you are an alcoholic, you can expect 4-5 days of feeling sick and depressed before things start to improve. It is this detox period that puts people off quitting their addiction because of the anticipated pain.

If you can get through those few days of pain, however, you will find your whole life waiting for you, right where you left it. Getting through the detox period is difficult, yes, but it is also the most worthwhile thing you will ever do with your life. Once you understand how difficult it is to battle through this tough time, you begin to see why the 7 day treatment program for rehab from drugs or alcohol is so vital. It’s an essential service for the people that are struggling to resist turning back to the substances which made them addicts in the first place.


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Whether you are seen as an inpatient or whether you attend as an outpatient, the 7 day treatment program is going to seriously improve your chances of resisting those cravings in that initial period. It works in another way, too. As well as supporting you during the hardest days of your life, it will get you ready for a full 28 day rehab stint. Our 7 day treatment programs have all been chosen to operate as stand alone modules or as transitional period help. So… if you have just finished a full time residential rehab stint of 28 days and you don’t think you are ready to go home yet why not use an outpatient 7 day program as a buffer? This means you can be out of rehab but still receiving the support you need to help you break free from addiction.

Our 7 day treatment programs for drug and alcohol addictions are there to make your life easier. Simplify things and call us now, on 0203 955 7700. One of our trusted advisors is ready and waiting for that phone to ring.

Why Offer 7 Day Treatments for Emotional Disorders?

Of course, things are a little different if we go back to our previous example of seeking inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder in the UK. In this case there might not be any withdrawal period because there’s no substance. However, if you cannot afford the 28 days course, and you want to deal with the root cause of your emotional problems, then a few 7 day treatments spaced out to let the therapy work sink in, can be just as helpful. Definitely something to think about if you can’t afford to take a long time out of your life to be seen through inpatient care.

What the 7 Day Treatment Programs Cover

So what’s included in a 7 day treatment program? That depends on both you and the centre you choose. We will listen to your wants, needs and expectations when you come to us. Then we will use this information to match you with the rehab centre that best matches those wants. This gives you the opportunity to fit into your rehab centre like a jigsaw piece, giving you smooth transitions, a centre that caters to what you need to get off drugs or alcohol, and peace of mind in knowing you gave yourself the best possible chance.

The 7 day treatment program allows you access to a wide range of recovery resources. Some of them include:

  • Deep therapy to discover the root cause of your addiction problems, this will also arm you with an arsenal of tools that will help those wondering how to stop drinking for good. In the meantime, there are more resources about quitting drinking in our pages.
  • Medical supervision, inclusive of medications that will make the feelings of withdrawal less intense and much more manageable.
  • It will incorporate sessions geared towards your family and relationships. Some rehab courses will include family sessions with the therapist.
  • Group sessions so that you can gain the peer support of those going through the same (or similar) processes.
  • Develop a recovery treatment plan, totally tailored to your needs. This will give you advanced insight into how you recover and what you need to do to get there. Once you have a treatment plan, you only need to focus on hanging in there and sticking to it. One day you will wake up and the cravings won’t be there… it just takes determination and time.

As you can see, both inpatient and outpatient 7 day treatment programs allow you to thrive, offering everything you need to build your arsenal and help you fight back against your addiction.

I Want to Complete a 7 Day Treatment Program – but I Can’t Afford it…

If you really want to go into rehab for your addiction but don’t feel you can afford it, then the 7 day treatment program offers all the same treatments as a 28 day program does – but it costs less. You can further reduce the cost of rehab inpatient services by opting for an outpatient program instead. Even better than this, because you are covered by NHS England and Wales, you can get some help towards the costs of rehab. So a full time, fully residential rehab course of 28 days will usually cost around £1400, instead of the thousands of pounds you anticipated it to be. Again, remember you can reduce this figure by going outpatient and shortening your course length.

What we will say about the costs is that it is a one time payment that you will later be in the position to repay. As an addict, you pay out every spare penny you have to satiate yourself. Paying for rehab is the soundest investment you will ever make. Borrow the money and pay it back in the future… because when you choose rehab you reclaim the future that you lost.

If you are still struggling over the costs of rehab you will find more information to help you among your pages. Follow this link and remember to get help through Help 4 Addiction. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700 to start your journey into recovery.

Get Help For Addictions Near you, Today

All that is left to do is to point out that there is a wealth of information available in our pages, should you decide to quit. If you want to know about alcohol rehab or drug rehab, we can help. We have interesting pages regarding drug addiction and all the treatment options you have available to you. It is our top priority to guide you through the horrors of addiction and out the other side. Every single one of us can fall foul to addiction and yet, every single one of us has the power to take back control of our lives and kick the habit. Even those with emotional disorders can benefit from our 7 day treatment programs.

Reach out today, take the 7 days, if you don’t like it, don’t continue. We guarantee it will change your life, one way or another. Start our online consultation or aall us on 0203 955 7700 or get in touch online right now. Even if you just want to chat about a possible future scenario – Help4Addiction are here for you. Don’t let this chance slip through your fingers.


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    Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

    The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

    Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

    • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
    • Lorazepam (Ativan)
    • Diazapam (vailium)

    Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

    There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

    • Naltrexone
    • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
    • Nalmefene
    • Acamprosate (campral)

    Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

    There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

    Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

    A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

    Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

    The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

    Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

    Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

    Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

    *based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

    There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

    If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

    If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

    Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

    How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

    There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

    Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

    There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

    Local treatment

    Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

    Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

    Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

    Treatment Away

    Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

    As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

    When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

    There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

    Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

    There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

    Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

    Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

    Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

    Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

    Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

    Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

    How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

    The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

    Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

    Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

    Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

    You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

    The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

    There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.