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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Oxfordshire

If you are suffering from an addiction and you happen to be resident of the Oxfordshire County area – then Help 4 Addiction are here for you. There are a number of rehab clinics all up and down the counties that are able to facilitate your recovery needs. All it takes is a tailored treatment plan, a stubborn mindset, and a little help from our expert team.

Using our combined knowledge and years of experience, we will put together a selection of Rehab options, just for you. These options will include choices in all the things that you believe will help you recover. It could be leisure time, it could be more self-care, or it might even be a specific type of therapy. Whatever you need, you will find it through us.

Those that have overdosed or that need emergency aid should always contact the emergency services – that’s not what we do. If you want to get off drink, stop taking drugs, and stay sober for as long as it takes to get control of your life back? Then we are the service for you. If you have already decided that you want to go into rehab in Oxfordshire, contact us and let us guide you through your options.

You can reach Help 4 Addiction on 0203 955 7700, or you can use our online consultation service to get started. With our help on your side you will be able to tackle your addiction and get back on track. Perhaps this is the wakeup call you have been waiting for.

How Many People Successfully Quit Drinking or Doing Drugs?

So statistically speaking, what are your chances of successfully giving up an addiction? There is a theory that some of us just have an ‘addictive personality’ or that once we have suffered from an addiction, we will always be slaves to it. Both of these theories are encouraged by the mainstream media and are entirely untrue.

It is perfectly plausible that a former addict won’t indulge in the substance they misused out of fear of falling into bad habits. This is perfectly understandable and may be why the media has perceived addiction in a certain way. However, just because you are an ex alcoholic who no longer wants to drink, doesn’t mean that your life is ruled by the need not to drink. In reality, having to tell people that you don’t drink anymore is far easier than film and TV make it look. There is an element of pride in saying no to a drink when you were once an alcoholic. It is understandable and not to be trifled with.

According to some studies, you will always be an addict… but this doesn’t mean you have an addictive personality. In fact, the notion of an addictive personality has been greatly exaggerated. You can be addicted to heroin and never take another drug, just as you could drink coffee every morning and not consider yourself to be an addict. The idea of an addictive personality is a little ludicrous since an addiction takes up 90% of your time. Multiple addictions at once is unmanageable at best.

The experts at Harvard Health even believe that recovering from one addiction puts you in better stead for fighting off others. The message behind this is that recovery from drug addiction and recovery from alcohol addiction take a strength of personality that you will need to dig deep to find… but once you have hold of it, you are almost unstoppable.

If you are ready to take that leap, contact us for the support you will need to get through it. Reach us on 0203 955 7700 to get on your way.

Are There Rehab Centres in Oxfordshire?

You may think that you live in a nice, harmless area of Oxfordshire – and that could be the case. Nevertheless, you will find that there are drug dealers close at hand. Gangs of drug traffickers move Class A drugs such as heroin or cocaine up and down the country, bringing them in from abroad and exporting those made here. With all this movement going on, there is never a drug gang far away in all areas of England. Oxfordshire being a well-off county by comparison to others simply means that the drugs there are more expensive.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Clinics exist to help you get over your addiction problems. They usually incorporate a mixture of talking therapy, skills, arts, and hobby development programs, psychology and general practitioner advise, all aimed to work as one comprehensive healing unit. There are several types of rehab, the most expensive of which is the private option. Each of the programs will involve your attention for around 28 days – the length of time it takes to dismiss the bad habits you have formed and set you back to a clean life. How long rehab takes depends on you. That initial period gets you clean of drugs or alcohol, but it is up to you thereafter to stay that way.

There are rehab clinics all over the count of Oxfordshire. Some of the different types of rehab you can get include the following:

  • Outpatient care – you can get rehab by attending your clinic through the day, working your sessions in around your job. This method lets you carry on with life as normal while simultaneously getting the help you need. Once completed, you will find you have a better chance at staying off drugs, for good.
  • Online Therapy – the growth of the digital world and our reliance on technology has given birth to a new type of therapy, the online kind. Through the use of video chat and online platforms such as Skype, you are able to communicate with a fully qualified recovery counsellor, without having to leave your home. There’s nothing to fear when there is no rushing or travelling to the clinic. This option is ideal for the parents and those with full-time jobs.
  • Talking therapies and counselling – usually included as part of your rehab options, talking therapies include confidence boosting techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, combined with therapies like CBT which are designed to get to the root of the problem and stop you using again.
  • Full-time rehab – a full time residential rehab facility is the type that you move in to. Some people find it suits them better if they are removed from all the triggers in life that make them turn to alcohol or drugs. Full-time rehab removes you from these and allows you to recover over a 28 day period. You may need to transition back into regular life with the aid of another facility.

These are just some of the many ways that you can get help to stay off drink and drugs for good. If you want to learn more, or if you want to have a no-obligation chat about your options, we are ready and waiting to help you kick addiction to the kerb. Call us, on 0203 955 7700 today to get started.

Alcohol and Drug Problems in the Oxfordshire Area

We have been talking a lot about drugs and alcohol, but what specific issues are the two addictions presenting in the county of Oxfordshire. The county council have already issued guidance for those that have developed an addiction. Unfortunately, their guidance generally includes the support of charitable organisations in order to help you recuperate.

As for the area itself, it wasn’t so long ago that a young man was telling his story to the Guardian. This young man was only 16 years old but had endured 13 stab wounds after becoming mixed up with a drug trafficking gang operating throughout Oxfordshire county. Although the police didn’t catch all of those who caused the damage, he is just one example of the million ways drugs do damage, even to those who aren’t addicted to them.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Oxfordshire!

That’s right! It doesn’t matter which area of the county you live in; Help 4 Addiction has got your back. Need help to recover for good? We can do that. Feel like old triggers are threatening your sobriety? Get in touch! Want to help a loved one who is being beaten by addiction? Send them our way! Our top priority is helping people to get their lives back… regardless of where in the country they live.

That being said, some of the areas in Oxfordshire we most often help people from, are:

  • Abingdon
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Carterton
  • Chipping Norton
  • Didcot
  • Farringdon
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Kidlington
  • Wallingford
  • Wantage-Grove
  • Witney

Don’t forget that we can connect you with the professional services you need to recover from addiction, anywhere in Oxfordshire. All we need to get started is for you to take that first step. So reach out now, consider this the sign you have been waiting for, and use us as a crutch to get back on your feet. What are you waiting for? The whole of Oxfordshire is counting on you.

Call us on 0203 955 7700 to get started.

Other Related Areas To Consider For Rehab

Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Bournemouth, Manchester, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire

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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.