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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Milton keynes

If you or someone you know suffers from alcohol or drug addiction, then it’s essential that the right support is found. The longer an addiction goes untreated, the harder it is to break free from the downward spiral. Drug or alcohol addictions don’t just affect the individual suffering from them, but they also affect the lives of those closest to them too.

Thankfully, there is more help out there than ever before. If you live in the Milton Keynes area, then you will find a host of clinics that can help treat addiction and get you or a loved one back on the right path. It will take time, but seeking out the proper treatment will make it a lot easier to overcome this problem.

Why should you attend rehab in Milton Keynes?

Many benefits come with the right rehabilitation facility. In Milton Keynes, there are plenty of excellent private rehab clinics that treat you in a safe and secure space. You’re free from judgement in these facilities; nobody will make you feel bad for your life decisions, it’s all about helping you get better.

 

Furthermore, it’s proven that attending rehab clinics are one of the best ways to treat addiction as you get the help of experienced specialists. Many people have been in the same place as you, so the employees at the clinic know what you’re going through and how to tackle your addictions. There will be a strong support network surrounding you, regardless of which Milton Keynes rehab clinic you go to. With support from professionals – along with other people in the same position as you – it makes the journey that little bit easier.

 

Drug addiction is a terrible thing that can destroy lives, and it doesn’t go away overnight. The chances of beating an addiction on your own are slim, so you need to find the right help. Going to rehab is the best way to find the treatment you need, so let us help you get there.

What addictions are treated in Milton Keynes?

Here at Help4Addiction, we’ve partnered with numerous clinics around the Milton Keynes area. As such, there are a variety of different treatment options available to anyone that needs them. Primarily, the focus is on both drug addiction and alcohol addiction. These are two of the most common addictions, and the drug addiction rehab clinics can help with any kind of drug addiction.

What types of rehabilitation are available?

Many people assume that rehab clinics are similar to a doctors surgery where you go in, get treatment, and leave. On the contrary, there are different types of rehab clinics available to you, and they offer specific ways of treating your addiction.

 

First and foremost, there’s residential rehab. This is an incredibly popular approach as you live in the rehab centre for as long as your treatment lasts. There will be other patients living there with you, and the idea is to create a healthy environment that cuts you off from any sources of your addiction. You’re not allowed any guests for the first part of your treatment – which is known as the detoxification stage – but family and friends are welcome after. Some see this as an extreme method, but the results show it is highly effective, particularly in patients with severe addictions.

 

Residential rehab is often referred to as inpatient treatment. But, there’s also an option called outpatient treatment, which is where you go to sessions and then return home afterwards. You typically spend a few hours at your rehab clinic every day, but you get to go home at night and sleep in your own bed. A lot of the treatment remains the same, but it’s a less strict version than residential care. Often, most inpatient treatment options include outpatient therapy at the end as well.

What does a typical treatment plan look like?

Treatment for addictions can vary slightly depending on the addiction itself and the degree to which you’re addicted. But, they all tend to begin with a detoxification process whereby all the toxins are flushed out of your system. This is meant to help cleanse you from inside to out, getting rid of the lingering effects of the drugs or alcohol.

 

From here, you will experience many withdrawal symptoms, and medical experts will give you medication to help treat your specific symptoms. You’ll continuously be observed, and a mental evaluation will follow. Here, psychiatric experts help to figure out which thoughts are triggering your addictive nature. By singling out the reasons behind your addiction, they provide you with ways to banish these thoughts and cope with them. As a result, you prevent relapses by dealing with your triggers.

What is private rehab?

Some people get confused with this term as they believe it means you get private treatment in the sense that you’re on your own. Instead, it merely refers to how you pay for your drug or alcohol rehab. In many cases, alcohol & drug addiction are covered by the NHS, meaning you don’t have to pay. However, with private rehab, you can pay for it yourself.

 

Why would you do this? Well, as with private healthcare, you get the benefit of much quicker treatment times. Many people suffering from these addictions have to wait a long time before they’re able to get the treatment you need. With private rehab, you bypass the waiting lists and get the help you need as soon as you need it.

 

If you’re looking for any private rehab clinics in Milton Keynes, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team and we’ll help you find the perfect one for you.

How do you find alcohol & drug rehab clinics in Milton Keynes?

As mentioned before, there are a range of both private and NHS-funded clinics in and around Milton Keynes. It’s vital that you don’t avoid seeking out treatment for an addiction, as the problem will only get worse.

 

If you or a loved one requires help, then contact us today. Give us a call on 0203 955 7700, and we’ll help you find the perfect rehab clinic in the area.

 

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Hertfordshire, Watford, Slough, London, Coventry, Leamington, Bedfordshire, West Midlands, Swinton

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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.