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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Buckinghamshire

Addiction is a difficult thing to tackle. Whether you are coming off drugs for the third or fourth time, or whether you want to stop drinking for good – Help 4 Addiction were created to aid you. We are determined to make it easier for the people of Buckinghamshire to quit their addictions and get back to their regular, happy lives. We work hard to be one of the best resources for rehab, detox, and battling addiction, in England.

Buckinghamshire, sometimes known as ‘Bucks’ is a region in the south east of England which is covered by the National Health Service. According to their statistics[i], around 8.9 % of those living in this county live in deprived circumstances. 2% live in overcrowded housing, while life expectancy is around 83.2 years. In Buckinghamshire, alcohol addiction is a huge problem. In fact, a February 2020 report in the Bucks Herald recorded that alcohol abuse related hospital admissions had increased almost a full fifty percent, in this decade alone.

Finding Help for Alcohol Addiction in Buckinghamshire

In recent years, Buckinghamshire hospitals received 175,000 admissions from those with an alcohol problem. Although this isn’t proof of addiction in the area, it is proof that all of us can fall foul to the problems of binge drinking. We often forget that alcohol abuse is bad for our health. Luckily, there are plenty of alcohol rehab centres and clinics in the Buckinghamshire area, in which we can get help.

Let Help 4 Addiction refer you to a rehab centre that is right for you. If you want to learn more about how to get off drink for good, we are here to help. Access our online resources – such as learning how to stop drinking alcohol – on our website to maximise your chances of quitting. You could even start your own online consultation, with no obligation to proceed any further, right now.

Admitting that you Need Rehab Help Throughout Buckinghamshire

It is said that the hardest thing to do when facing an addiction, is to admit that you need help. It is hard to know when you have a problem with drugs and alcohol, so take our advice and get help for your addiction if you experience the following symptoms:

  1. Do you drink or take drugs on a daily basis? Do you feel shaky or irritable without your regular fix?
  2. Would you rather buy alcohol than pay your rent, energy bills, or buy food? Would you prefer to pay for drugs to fund a prescription medication addiction in Buckinghamshire, then pay your landlord?
  3. Do you think about your substance abuse, or about getting off alcohol or quitting gambling, often?

If you experience these symptoms, you may have an addiction. Addictions get in the way of living a full and happy life. Get help to quit by calling us on 0203 955 7700

Signs that you Need Rehab – Are You In Denial?

If you live in Buckinghamshire and experience the above symptoms, it is time to seek help for your addiction or emotional disorder. Unfortunately, many of us are in self-denial about what our problems might be. We need to tackle these issues with a range of therapy and medications, but you cannot do this unless you admit that you have a problem.

If you suspect that you may need alcohol rehab, or you want to get off drugs, and you reside in the Buckinghamshire area then help is available. Call us now, on 0203 955 7700. If you are uncertain whether or not this applies to you, see our previous article on alcohol withdrawal symptoms. This may help you decide if you need alcohol detox, or not.

What Does Drug or Alcohol Rehab in the HP10 Area Look Like?

When you choose to get off alcohol or give up a physical addiction (like gambling or sex) you will first need to go through detox. We will put you in touch with a detox plan that matches your needs, should you choose to complete our online consultation. Once your body is ‘clean’ of the substance, you need to work on breaking the habit and avoiding repeating the mistakes of your past. This is done with a combination of therapy and medications.

It is a hard path – but quitting an addiction is worth it. Your quality of life will improve instantly, you will be fresher, happier, and less poor. A fresh start is only a phone call or consultation away. Reach out now and get your life back.

What is Detox?

Detox is the abbreviation of detoxification, which literally means to purge the toxins from your body. This can be done in a clinical environment with the correct medical staff, prescription drugs, and the correct combination of therapy. Detox may be done at home if you are eligible, but more often than not you will need to check in to a facility for this. Here at Help for Addiction, we are able to refer you to a detox program that will suit you, should you complete our online consultation.

If you have further questions about detox in Buckinghamshire, you will find plenty of information on our website.

Where Can I Get Alcohol Home Detox?

If you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol and you happen to live in Buckinghamshire, then Help4addiction.co.uk are here to help you. We have further information regarding specialised home alcohol detox kits which you may be eligible for. To find out if one of our tailored, fully customised home alcohol detox supply kits might be right for you, we need you to access our online consultation. This is a simple process which you can find by following this link.

If you suffer from a drug addiction and are interested in getting off narcotics for good, you can find more information on drug detox within our pages. Help 4 Addiction exists to ensure you have all of the help you need to give up substance abuse, once and for all. Reach out to us today online or call us on 0203 955 7700.

What Are The Costs of Buckinghamshire Rehab?

Rehab in the UK costs around the £1400 mark for a 28 day stint. If you live in Buckinghamshire, however, you may be able to get help towards the cost of getting off drugs, through the NHS. For more information regarding the costs of rehab near you, consult this Help4Addiction article where we go into more detail.

In total, the drug abuse costs the NHS £500m per year, while alcohol abuse treatments cost up to £5bn. The Guardian estimates a social return of £3 for every pound spent on alcohol treatment. Those are not good odds.

What are my Alcohol Rehab Treatment Options?

There are generally two types of alcohol rehab in Buckinghamshire. You may go full time, to a residential facility. These will often be private or will cost more than the NHS version. Non-residential rehab is often cheaper and does not require you to live away from home. Dayhab options offer the same range of treatments and therapies but do not remove you from your current environment. While some people find it helpful to recover at home with no interruptions to their treatment, others find it is easier to recover away from their potential triggers.

Whichever rehab in Buckinghamshire option you choose, the important part is that you are starting your journey towards recovery. If you have just decided that you want to take the first step towards getting back to the old you, contact us for your online consultation, now.

How to Choose the right Buckinghamshire Rehab Centre For You?

There is no need to panic over choosing the correct rehab clinic for you in Buckinghamshire. You have access to a variety of services here which are all tailored towards helping you recover from alcohol addiction, or to get off drugs. It can be overwhelming, but help is at hand. Simply complete one of our detailed online consultations and we can work out which clinic or centre best suits your needs. Whether you want to stay at home or whether you want to go full residential, and the treatment you need, will help us to decide. You can then choose from our recommendations in order to progress to the next stage of treatment – getting you off drugs or alcohol, for good.

If you have limited internet access you can also contact us by phone, on 0203 955 7700. One of our experienced Help 4 Addiction team members will be happy to help.

Even if you live in a smaller settlement in Buckinghamshire, help for recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is available near you. Contact us now for a free online consultation and start your recovery.

[i] https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Locality-Profile-Aylesbury-North-2016_final.pdf

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Milton Keynes, Luton, Watford, Slough, London, Coventry, Leamington, Bedfordshire, West Midlands

Help for Addiction and Rehab is available in all areas of Hertfordshire including:

• Ashley Green
• Ashton Clinton
• Beaconsfield
• Bedgrove
• Bourne End
• Buckingham
• Bradwel

  • Burnham
  • Campbell Park
  • Chalfont St Peter
  • Chepping Wycombe
  • Flackwell Heath
  • Great Missenden
  • Hazelmere
  • Marlow
  • Quarrendon
  • Woodburn
  • Woughton
  • Addington

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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.