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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Chelsea

Are you in need of aid with your addiction? Perhaps you are struggling with a family member or friend who is dealing with a severe addiction to a substance or alcohol. Unfortunately, addiction is a common issue in Chelsea. Indeed, one report has even revealed that drug addicts have been able to get the fix they need through treatment from the NHS. That’s why, if you, a friend or family member is suffering from addiction it’s important to find a drug rehab in Chelsea that you can trust.

 

We’re here to provide the support and assistance you need and offer help finding alcohol rehab in Chelsea as well. Regardless of your type of addiction, we can provide the assistance you require and help you improve your quality of life, fighting back against this disease. It’s easy to forget, but addiction is a disease like any other. With the right treatment, you can cure it and that’s exactly what will happen at rehab centres in Chelsea. We’re here to help you recognise yourself again when you look in the mirror. We’re here to make sure that you can bring a loved one or friend back on the right path and make sure that you won’t need to face this struggle alone.

 

Why Alcohol Rehab Chelsea Is Something You Need

 

If you are struggling with an addiction, it is important that you seek the right support. Here at Help 4 Addiction we can offer you the access that you need and provide expertise. It is not always easy to admit that this is what you require, but this is the first step to getting the best support. There are a wide variety of alcohol rehab treatment options that will be made available to you so that you can fight to overcome this disease.

 

It is usually recommended that patients take a residential treatment option as it allows the professionals to monitor them more closely, and takes you out of the environment that pushes you towards your addiction. In this environment, you will be able to receive the specialist alcohol rehab Chelsea residents have tried and tested for many years.

 

Unique To You

 

Each program is tailored to your specific needs. Rehab does not take a one shoe fits all approach, and instead works to treat you with the methods that are going to be most effective in your situation. It is essential that the help you receive has been specially tailored to you or your loved one, and because there are a fair few treatment centers in Chelsea, it is important that the right facility is selected.

 

Here at Help 4 Addiction, we realise how important this is, and strive to only help you access the centres that are going to benefit you. The advice that we give you will aim to help you find the center that you need for your long term recovery goals.

 

Is There Outpatient Rehab In Chelsea?

 

You will find that there are a variety of treatment options, with the two broad terms being inpatient and outpatient. It will be possible to access either one of these drug rehab options in Chelsea, but it is always advised that you go inpatient in the beginning. Outpatient means that you will receive counselling, group sessions and one to one treatment, but you will not stay at a facility for the duration of your treatment.

 

People often ask how long does rehab take? It all depends on the kind of help that you need, and this will determine the length of your process. However it is important to remember that just because your course of treatment is over, recovery from addiction is a process and one that you will need to continue.

 

Can I Attend Rehab Via The NHS?

 

If you’re worried about the cost of rehab, you might be considering completing drug rehab or alcohol rehab with the NHS. While it is possible to get this type of treatment with the NHS, the wait times can be long. Those in severe need will also often jump the queue so if you are trying to get ahead of the problem, you might find you’re at the bottom of the waiting list. With a private rehab centre, you can immediately get the care and support you need.

 

Why Now?

 

You might be wondering why you should start thinking about a drug Rehab in Chelsea. It’s possible that you have been trying to help a family or loved one cope alone. Perhaps, you think that you can handle this by yourself. Maybe you can, but it’s always easier with experts by your side. There will be far less pressure on you if you ensure that you use a alcohol rehab in Chelsea. You will be able to make sure that you can get the support that your friend or family member needs and that they can get treatment.

 

The sad truth is that those who do not get professional treatment will probably relapse multiple times. They may never actually recover and their addiction could grow worse. While there are options to beat your addiction without professional support, this could actually ultimately cause them to decline. If you are worried that things are getting worse for you, your friend, or your family member, contact us and we will make sure you get the treatment at a drug rehab in Chelsea that you require.

 

Get In Touch With Help 4 Addiction Today

 

If you are struggling with supporting a loved one, friend or family member, contact us today so that we can assist you. We can make sure that you find the support and care you need for them in Chelsea. Alternatively, it’s possible that you are struggling with addiction yourself. It is possible to check into rehab yourself and gain the detox therapy you require. If you have any concerns or queries about this, ring us now and we will be glad to provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your health.

 

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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.