Drug & Alcohol Rehab Oxford

Help 4 Addiction provide specialist services, designed to get you off drink and drugs. If you have lost some of your life to substance abuse, we want you to call us for a no-obligation chat. Even if you haven’t made your mind up about quitting yet, and you just want to talk it through – we want you to call.

Our organisation was set up by an ex addict who wanted to help others in the areas where he felt addiction rehab services were lacking. For the thousands of addicts that exist in the UK right now, it is thought that less than a fifth of them reach out for the help they need to quit. Support is out there, and there’s no reason not to take it. When you do quit drinking or get off drugs, your quality of life will drastically improve. You give yourself the chance to start over again… just like our founder. He is living each day, proving that rehab treatments can work.

If you want to start your journey to recovery with Help4Addiction, call us right away. Our number is 0203 955 7700 but you can also catch us via our online consultation service if you don’t have the confidence to call yet. You are at the heart of all we do, let’s take things at your pace.

How Much Does Rehab Cost?

The cost of rehab will depend on what type of rehab you want to choose. In general, you will be restrained to the following options in terms of type:

  • Residential or Outpatient?


This will directly impact the cost of rehab. Most outpatient clinics cost less because there are less staff members involved, and you don’t need to stay overnight. Most residential rehab clinics, however, will cost slightly more. The average cost is around the £1400 mark for rehab in the UK.


  • Therapy Based Rehab


The majority of rehab clinics nowadays use different types of therapy to get to the bottom of your addiction issues. Usually, when someone is addicted, it is because their emotional circumstances have driven them to uncomfortable behaviour patterns. This discomfort forces them to rely on chemical substance misuse to deal with those emotions. The aim of therapy in rehab is to treat the underlying reasons and prevent you using drink or drugs as a coping mechanism. All this being said, it doesn’t affect the cost of rehab unless you decide to take additional therapies.


  • Short Term or Long Term


Another element that will directly impact rehab clinic costs is the length of time you need to engage with the rehab services for. If you have had an ongoing addiction through many years, it is unrealistic to expect you can just give it up in a month. It is going to take time, effort, and work. With persistence you will quit drugs or alcohol, but obviously length of time spent using the services will increase the cost. A good tip here is to find a service that includes aftercare. A rehab clinic that supports you by telephone or group therapy sessions in the months after your initial recovery but doesn’t provide full service, can help you out if you don’t have the money to spend. Call us today for more expert advice.


  • Added Extras


Many rehab clinics offer high-end facilities with a focus on luxury. Private rehab, if it is residential, will cost the most but is also more likely to include some special treatments. It might be that your choice of rehab clinic needs to have a gym or spa room attached, it may be that you want to have a games room to keep you occupied. Other added extras might cover holistic treatments like Reiki or massage, while others might focus on exercising outdoors. Needless to say that the when you are surrounded by extras, your time in residential rehab will pass quicker. On the other hand, you could just take a few books or a laptop to an NHS facility and still get better.


So as you can see, the costs of rehab will differ depending on both the rehab clinic you choose, and your individual needs. If you are particularly worried about the cost, call us so we can set your mind at ease. The thing about rehab clinics is that you are investing in your own future. It is far better to borrow the money and pay it back, than it is to never try in the first place. Trust us. We have dealt with hundreds of people, just like you, who all say the same thing.

How Long Will I Spend in Rehab Clinics in Oxford?

Rehab takes a different time for every different person that goes through it. That being said, we have produced this rough guide as to how long rehab should take. If you are struggling or are simply reluctant to go into rehab over time constraints, then it may help soothe your worries. Oxford has plenty of rehab clinics for you to choose from, but it is best not to make that choice based on the length of time they estimate it will take for you to recover. The reason for this is that scientifically speaking, each individual takes a different time for treatment to be considered successful. Rehab clinics that boast they can get you off drugs or get you to stop drinking quickly, might not be telling the whole truth.

You will suffer from withdrawal symptoms differently, for a start. Alcohol withdrawal might take a few weeks to get over, but heroin withdrawal will need to be carefully managed using fewer addictive substances. As you can see, the length of time spent in rehab differs per person.

It is precisely for reasons like this that you need a service like ours. Call Help4Addiction today to get one of our experienced team to help you make this huge decision. We will always do our best by you and do our best to get you clean. You can find us on 0203 955 7700 or you can contact us via our online consultation and someone from our delightful team will be in touch soon.

What About My Mental Health While I Recover from Addiction?

There have been extensive studies into the links between alcohol or drug addiction and depression. It has even been realised that addiction can be a direct result of this awful mental health problem. Those who suffer from depressive episodes but are experiencing less of them or are learning to manage their conditions better over time, are said to be ‘in recovery’. So you can be in recovery from an addiction, or from a mental health problem such as depression. Obviously, there are striking differences between the two, but the terminology used is the same for a reason. It can take years to recover from depression and you might still be susceptible after a decade of work. This is the same as how it might take years to overcome an addiction enough to be able to be around the substance you abused without giving in to it. We see this all the time in those that have quit drinking and can no longer spend time in a bar.

When you are recovering from an addiction and you have a pre-existing mental health condition – you need to get extra help. We can’t stress this enough. You are doubly at risk of suicide in this state. Getting off drink or drugs will be one of the hardest things you go through in your life. Even if you are considered mentally healthy, it can still be difficult. If you are already at risk, you need medical staff around you to watch your back while you recover. It is simply the safest way to operate.

Contact us now for more advice on your mental health while you recover. Reach us at 0203 955 7700.

Help is Available for All Areas of Oxford!

We aim to provide our services for those living throughout the Oxford city area. We also extend those same attentive rehab help services throughout the surrounding countryside. So if you happen to live just outside of town, or if you live on a rural farm or in a village, we can still help you. We service the whole of England and Wales, in fact, in our mission to lower those drink and drug death statistics. England and Wales could be drink and drug addiction free. If we make a determined enough effort, we can do it. It all starts with you making one phone call to engage with Help 4 Addiction, today.

If you live in:

  • Barton
  • Binsey
  • Cowley
  • Cuttleslowe
  • Donnington
  • Florence Park
  • Godstow
  • Grandpont
  • Headington (Hill, New or Old)
  • Holywell
  • Iffley
  • Jericho
  • New Botley
  • New Hinksey
  • New Marston
  • Norham Manor
  • North Oxford
  • Northway
  • Osney
  • Port Meadow
  • St. Clement’s
  • St. Ebbes
  • St. John Street region
  • St. Thomas
  • Science area
  • Summertown
  • Sunnymead
  • Temple Cowley
  • Walton Manor
  • Wolvercote
  • Waterways

Keep in mind that we are not exclusive to Oxford, so if you live in those outlying areas, we can still provide you with the support you need to get into rehab. Call us for the best rehab near you, on 0203 955 7700. You can reach us whether you want to start rehab today, or whether you just want to chat about how you would do it at a later future date. There is no pressure, nor any judgment, when you call us. Give us a ring and see for yourself.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

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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.