Drug & Alcohol Rehab Hertfordshire

Finding alcohol and drug rehab that’s suitable for you is the first step towards getting the help you need and overcoming your addiction problems. If you’re based in Hertfordshire and you think you need to finally take action and get help via a rehab facility, you’re in the right place. We can help to find you the treatment options for you and offer you helpful and essential advice.

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If you’ve been struggling recently and you need Hertfordshire-based support, don’t assume that there’s no help out there. When you contact us at Help4Addiction, we’ll talk you through the rehab and treatment options so that you’re fully informed before taking any next steps. You can find more information about all this and more below, so read on now.

The Best Hertfordshire Clinics

With a range of clinics across Hertfordshire, we’re always confident of being able to put you in touch with people who can help provide you with the treatment you need. We know the county very well and will listen to your situation and your needs before deciding which clinic will be the best one for you to use.

Having already helped many people find clinics that can offer them treatment and therapy solutions that help them deal with their addiction problems, you can trust us to help you out as well. We’ll give you the information you need about the various clinics close to you so that you can find the one that’s most suitable.

Residential Rehab

One of the most common types of alcohol and drug rehab is residential rehab. This is a type of rehab that involves living in the facility while you receive professional treatment from a team of experts. They’ll help you detox and then move forward. It’s about overcoming your addiction in a safe environment where there’s always help on hand to assist you as you go through the stages of recovery.

Residential rehab can sound daunting to some people, but it really is worth considering this option if you want to overcome your addiction problems long-term. It forces you to commit to a programme of detoxification, as well as allowing you to take advantage of the expertise of many healthcare professionals inside the rehab facility.

Outpatient Treatment

The other option that you might want to consider is outpatient rehab. When you’re treating as an outpatient, you obviously don’t have to live inside a facility. This is preferable to many people and it can be the most suitable approach for some. It gives you more freedom and independence, but that also brings risks.

It depends on your own situation, addiction severity and mindset as to whether this form of treatment is going to be right for you. You have to be able to commit to change without the constant care and supervision that you get from residential rehab. Nevertheless, if you feel you can make it work as an outpatient, there are lots of ways to do that in Hertfordshire.

Private Facilities

If you’re looking for alcohol rehab Hertfordshire, it makes sense to consider a private facility. Of course, this will mean having to pay for the treatment yourself and there are certainly options out there if you’re not able to do that. However, using a private facility will usually mean that you get faster access to the addiction treatment that you’re looking for.

There are lots of private rehab facilities in Hertfordshire that you can choose between, and if you call us up here at Help4Addiction, we will give you all of the information you need regarding those options. That way, you will be able to decide whether a private option is right for you and which one you should opt for.

Different Types of Therapy

There are also lots of therapy treatments you can make the most of. These are often offered as part of a rehab programme, and you should definitely think about making the most of them. Trauma therapy helps if you have experienced things that you feel have led you down the path of addiction. Dealing with those underlying problems is key if you want to overcome an addiction.

Even if you think that you don’t need therapy, you might end up being surprised by just how much of a difference it can make for you. Talking about problems and confronting issues is an important part of the recovery process and will make you more likely to stay clean and off drugs long-term.

Symptoms of Withdrawal

When you enter rehab, withdrawal symptoms will be experienced sooner or later. This is part and parcel of trying to leave drugs behind. However, all good rehab facilities will have drug treatments available to you that dull the withdrawal symptoms you’re experiencing. The healthcare professionals involved will ensure that withdrawing is made as comfortable for you as possible.

The detoxification process is when you cleanse your body of the drug you’ve been reliant on. And with the right treatment and professional support, you will eventually come out the other side and the withdrawal symptoms will ease. It might sound daunting but it’s all worth it in the end.

Long-Term Solutions

Finding a long-term solution should always be your focus and main aim. If you’re looking for drug rehab Hertfordshire, it’s important to ensure the service you use also shares your ambition to find a long-term solution to what you’re going through with your addiction. We’ll help to ensure that’s the case.

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Of course, it’s important to deal with your problems right now. But it’s just as important to think about the future and how you’re going to stay clean. Aftercare services, therapy and counselling will definitely all help with that, so be sure to explore these various options with us.

If you’re located in Hertfordshire and you feel the time has come for you to seek help and treatment for what you’re going through, Help4Addiction is here for you. You just need to request a call back or talk to us immediately by calling 0203 955 7700.

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:

  • Abbots Langley
  • Baldock
  • Berkhamstead
  • Bishop’s Stortford
  • Borehamwood
  • Broxbourne
  • Bushey
  • Cheshunt
  • Croxley Green
  • Harpenden
  • Hatfield
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hertford
  • Hitchin
  • Hoddesdon
  • Hoddesdon
  • How Wood
  • Letchworth
  • Oaklands
  • Redbourn
  • Rickmansworth
  • Royston
  • Saint Albans
  • Sawbridgeworth
  • Stevenage
  • Tring
  • Waltham Cross
  • Ware
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Garden City


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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.