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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Barnet

Help 4 Addiction offers assistance to people in the Barnet area who want help confronting alcohol or drug addiction. If you’re looking for support in the area, our online resources and our free helpline will help you to get the information you need and match you up with the right rehab clinic. Our helpline is staffed by experts with real-world experience in addiction and its treatment, so they’re best placed to give you the help that you need to find treatment for yourself or for someone else in your life. Confronting a problem with alcohol or any other drug is difficult, but once you are ready to accept help and turn your life around, we are here to make it just a little easier.

Alcohol and drug rehab in Barnet

 

Addictive substances can completely change your life, although you might not realise it at first. Sometimes an addiction transforms your life quickly, other times it might take you a long time to realise just how much it has had an effect on the way you live your life. If you need alcohol rehab in Barnet or drug rehab in Barnet, we can help you to discover the right clinics, the best treatment and the most affordable option. We can discuss any needs that you have and answer your questions to get you treatment as soon as possible.

 

Help for you or someone else

 

You might be looking for addiction treatment for yourself or you might be trying to help a friend, relative or colleague. If you want help for yourself, finding the courage to ask for it is often the hardest part. But once you’re ready to find the right treatment, Help 4 Addiction will connect you with the services that you need. If you’re trying to find help for someone else, you can’t force them to have treatment if they’re not ready to get help. However, if they are ready to accept your help and support, you can offer assistance by researching possible treatment options. Help 4 Addiction can provide information and connect you with the best possibilities.

 

How long does rehab last?

 

The length of a stay in a residential rehab programme or even outpatient treatment is important for many people to consider. You might be wondering whether it’s going to mean putting your life on hold for a long time. Rehab can last different periods of time, depending on your needs and what you choose. For some people, it could be a couple of weeks. A 90-day stay in a rehab programme is most helpful for many people, while others have a shorter or longer stay. You can discuss how long you might undergo treatment when you’re looking for the right clinic.

 

Is rehab expensive?

 

When you’re looking for a rehab clinic, money is likely to be playing on your mind. You might be unable to work during your treatment, and you need to consider the cost. You have three main options to fund rehab, which are to choose the NHS route, to use an insurance policy or to privately fund your treatment. The cost of attending a rehab clinic depends on several things, such as how long your treatment lasts, the treatments you have and the level of luxury you choose. You can find the clinic and the cost that suits you so that you can seek the treatment that you need in an affordable way.

 

How do you know which clinic is right for you?

 

There’s no need to rush into choosing a rehab clinic, although you might be keen to pick one as soon as possible. You can take some time to choose the clinic that suits you and that you think that you will get the most from. When you call our helpline, we can talk you through some of the things that you might want to consider to find the clinic. You can think about location, cost, treatment options and the routine and lifestyle you will experience.

 

Mental health support

 

Support for mental health conditions is an important part of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Addiction itself is recognised as a mental health problem, but many people also experience co-occurring conditions, which can include mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions. The right rehab clinic will provide for these needs, offering counselling and therapy to people who wish to address the underlying conditions that they may have.

 

Withdrawal symptoms

 

Withdrawal from alcohol and drugs can be very tough to deal with. Not only is it physically and mentally taxing, but it can sometimes be dangerous if it happens too quickly. Being monitored in a safe environment by medical professionals helps to make it safer and can also make it easier to stick to your plan instead of giving into cravings. A rehab clinic can also help you with a rapid detox, which is intended to help flush out toxins faster, or provide you with medication that helps to ease symptoms.

 

Treatments and services

 

You can discover various treatments and services available at any rehab clinic. A rehab clinic aims to help you gain a healthier body and mind, offering both a healthy lifestyle through meals, exercise and a good routine, and help for you to manage your emotional and mental health. You can explore a range of treatment options when you choose a drug or alcohol rehab clinic in Barnet to find the right treatment regime that will work for you.

 

The rehab process

 

Not every rehab clinic looks the same or has the same process, but you will find some similar things in almost any clinic. In a residential rehab, you will of course receive treatment such as therapies, counselling and sometimes medication to help you with your addiction. Other things that you might experience include a healthy routine, with balanced meals and the opportunity to exercise, as well as leisure activities and education sessions.

 

Call us at 0203 955 7700 for free advice on how you can find the right rehab clinic for your needs.

 

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Greenwich, Watford, Croydon, Slough, London, Chelsea, Fulham, Hampstead, Highgate, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Hackney, Essex, Surrey, West Brompton

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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.