Drug & Alcohol Rehab Highgate

Are you suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol? You might think that drug or alcohol addiction is limited to the young, but nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that people of all ages and demographics can suffer from addiction and may need drug rehab in Highgate. Ham&High published an article shining a light on the staggering number of aging addicts in the area that are not getting the treatment they need. At Help 4 Addiction, we want to change that and make sure that those in need can gain access to Alcohol rehab in Highgate. Our aim is to make sure that everyone regardless of age can get the support they require and fight back against the struggles of addiction.

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Tailored To Your Situation


There are a few alcohol and drug rehab centers in Highgate, and it is important that you or your loved one are in the correct facility for their needs. This can be a difficult choice, but that is what we at Help 4 Addiction are here for. When you contact us, we will be able to provide you with the advice that you need to ensure that you are making the right choice of rehab facility to get the patient on the road to recovery.


Signs That You Need Rehab In Highgate


There are some signs that you should be looking out for which will indicate to you that you, or the person that you love needs to go to rehab. One of these is a change in the patient’s mental state. For example, have you noticed that this person has become depressed or anxious recently? Or, the people who are around them might be suffering from these issues. If this is the case, then it is a sign that drug or alcohol rehab is necessary. When the mood of the patient or others around them begins to deteriorate in correlation with the addiction, something needs to be done.


Perhaps you have tried to quit your addiction before, and you were met with some adverse effects. If you found that you were experiencing drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms, then this is also a sign that you need some professional help. Going through these changes while your body readjusts is not going to be easy and can make the rehab process scary, but with the right support, you will get through this.


Considerations Before Booking Your Rehab Place In Highgate


Before you book your place at a drug rehab Highgate facility, there are some things that you need to think about. You might be wondering about the cost of rehab, but you don’t have to worry because if you are a British Citizen then you are entitled to free rehab for these addictions on the NHS. To be entitled to this though you first need to have attended a local alcohol community service which includes support groups. If you can show that this method did not work for you after being referred by your GP, you will be able to get residential rehab through the NHS.


You may also be thinking: how long does rehab take? There is no set time on how long you are going to be in rehab for as it depends on what treatment you need. As such, it is impossible to give you an accurate time frame, but it will be as long as necessary before the professionals at the alcohol rehab in Highgate feel as though you are ready to leave. It is important to remember though that addiction is going to be a lifelong struggle, and just because your time in a facility is over, it is still something that you are going to have to work on.


Can I Go To A Private Drug Rehab In Highgate?


Even though it is possible to get help through the NHS, many patients will still choose private drug or alcohol rehab in Highgate. Sometimes people want to get the process going as quick as possible, but waiting for referrals on the NHS can take some time. If you choose to opt for private rehab, you are going to be able to start your treatment without delay, and stay with the same staff throughout your entire treatment process. Many people find this comforting, as they are not being moved around to different facilities with different staff.


Why Me?


Many addicts find themselves asking this question. Or, you might have the same type of query about your loved one. You might be wondering how your son, daughter, best friend or partner became an addict. It’s true that there are people who can take drugs and alcohol without becoming addicted. Many individuals for instance, can have the occasional cigarette despite nicotine being highly addictive.


Unfortunately, part of what makes someone addicted to a substance is completely beyond an individual’s control. Experts believe that about half the reason for a severe addiction to a substance is genetic. You could have inherited this type of dependency from a family member and it may even have skipped a couple generations. Other unique traits to you can also have an impact including your tolerance to drugs or alcohol. Some people will quickly experience alcohol addiction as soon as they start drinking. Others will continue to drink for years with no signs.


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When you do notice the signs of an addiction, it’s important not to focus on why it has happened to you. Instead, you need to look at how you can change things for yourself and get back on the right track. There are a variety of ways to do this and we can help you find the right treatment ideal for your personal situation.


If you are struggling with addiction you need advice and support. That’s what we provide. At Help 4 Addiction, the clue is in the name. We want to make sure that you can gain access to the alcohol rehab in Highgate or the drug rehab in Highgate you require right now.


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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.