Drug & Alcohol Rehab Rutland

Addiction is a horrible, terrible, awful thing that ruins lives. That’s why, when it comes to getting off drugs or quitting alcohol for good, you need to find the correct rehab centre for you. There’s too much riding on avoiding substance misuse and rebuilding your life for you to make the wrong choice in rehab. That’s why Help4Addiction were established to begin with.

Our very own founder was once victim to a substance abuse problem. After recovering from drug addiction he set up this service, specifically to enable others to recover from drink or drugs and get back to living life to the fullest. Quitting is one of the hardest things you will ever do, and we are well aware of that. However, surround yourself with the right support from the right people, and you will eventually be clean of drink/drugs.

Here at Help 4 Addiction, we want to provide you with a springboard from which you can start this journey back to good health. We might not have all the answers, but we do know a fair bit about what it takes in terms of both strength and commitment. It isn’t easy to quit substance misuse – or any other addiction – but it is the most important thing you will do with your life. For your sake and the sake of your family, we urge you to give it some serious consideration.

If you have decided you want help and you happen to reside in Rutland then that’s great news! Welcome to the fold of those in recovery! Also, let us be the first to thank you for making it this far. With a few more steps you will be well on your way to a drug free life or to quitting drinking. There is one more thing that you need to do to make that start happen. Contact us. You can reach us by phone on 0203 955 7700, or you can see our online consultation service. Either way, we want to help Rutland residents free themselves from addictions – and that means you! Call now. It will be the single most important phone call you are likely ever to make.

Are There Rehab Facilities in Rutland or Near Me?

There are so many that we wouldn’t know where to begin! That’s why it is best to use a specialised service, explicitly designed to find the best one for you. By carefully deciding upon which therapies you would best respond to, and by finding a place well within your budget, we can devise a list of suggestions from which you can pick the one that suits you best.

Some people choose the Rutland rehab centre that is nearest their home, some choose the rehab clinic that has the best reputation for success, and still some others decide on rehab centres in Rutland based upon how far away they are… as in, the farther from home the better. Recovery from drugs or alcoholism is a personal matter and some people don’t want their friends and family to see them until they are better.

Whatever your needs, whichever rehab clinic service is going to work for you, and wherever in Rutland you are from, we can find a rehab clinic near you that encompasses your wants. It has never been easier to get started in rehabilitation than it is with a little Help 4 Addiction. Call us on 0203 955 7700 to find out more.

NHS or Private Rehab: Which is Best?

The costs of rehab range from low to high. The lowest priced rehab clinic in Rutland will be an NHS one. They are partially funded and help you get the help you need, without having to put yourself in debt. We weighed the pros and cons of both private and NHS rehab clinics below, to make your decision a little easier.


Pros of Private Rehab

There are a number of pros to going through a rehab clinic that is run by the NHS. Some of our favourite considerations include:

  • The possibility of getting alcohol detox or drug detox in the most luxurious setting possible. Your every need will be catered to, which works well for those that have nobody at home to look after them while they come off drink or detox from drugs.
  • You will likely receive high quality aftercare, which often extends beyond the 28 days of treatment.
  • You will have a full range of therapies to choose from. Some of them will be complimentary and won’t be available through the NHS.
  • The treatment you receive through private rehab for drink and drug abuse will be second to none.

There are many more reasons to choose private rehab, but let’s move on.

Cons of Private Rehab

Just like having pros, private rehab clinics have some negatives, too. Here are some of the biggest cons, at-a-glance:

  • Of course the price is the biggest issue. Not everyone can afford to whisk themselves away to a private rehab centre – nor can they afford to take the 28 days off work necessary to live in one.
  • When you go private you will often be in a residential centre. This means living in, which can be a good point or a bad point, depending on your view. If you like to be away from home and therefore out-with the range of judgement, then away is best. Some people choose to recover with their family around them, instead.
  • After the 28 day stint you may feel like it is not possible to return to normal life immediately. Your regular life can be full of old, bad, habits that make you regress. Some people need a transition period between the two, perhaps with online therapy or some dayhab help.]

The key takeaway of private rehab clinics in Rutland should be that they are the best option if you can afford it. If not, don’t worry. Help for addiction is available through the NHS.

Pros of NHS Rehab

When you do opt for an NHS rehab clinic over a private one, there are some good sides which level out the lack of luxury. Some of the best bits about going through rehab on the NHS include:

  • The world of therapy on an NHS budget is slowly but surely expanding. You can now get help towards things like online therapy or alcohol home detox kits. This means that you are still getting the whole range of services that private provide, just with less frills.
  • Ongoing support – any citizen of England can show up at a GP surgery and be seen. This means you will have support whenever you need it. You can contact your GP as many times as you like, too, without receiving a bill.
  • Counselling support and being treated for substance abuse as an outpatient are two more attractive reasons to get NHS rehab.

The most important thing of all is that you seek out the help before it is too late for you. NHS rehab centres have the same range of counselling and therapies that private centres do, they are just scarcer and have bigger waiting lists.

Cons of NHS Rehab

Again, there are cons to being a party to recovery from drink or drugs through use of the NHS. Some of the cons of using their drug and alcohol recovery services include:

  • You might not get the same amount of one-on-one therapy time as private rehab offers. This is simply because, nine times out of ten, NHS rehab clinics are non-residential. Obviously if you are living in the rehab clinic for 28 days this changes things.
  • Limitations – NHS rehab is definitely more limited in terms of therapy options. In general, you will find CBT and talking therapies readily available. However, the NHS has less to offer in terms of complementary therapies such as animal or art therapy.
  • Speed – if you want to get off drugs fast then you may find yourself stuck on a waiting list and doing the opposite. Counselling to get off drink or drugs is a big part of recovery and the NHS waiting lists for Psychology are enormous.

Nevertheless, someone who is in recovery and chooses rehab through the NHS is in a far better position for recovery than someone who is not in recovery at all. The choice is yours… and remember that we are here, ready to direct you towards the Rutland rehab that is right for you.

Help For Addiction is Available in All Areas of Rutland!

It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, help for recovery from addiction is available in your area. Even if you can only afford the bare minimum of services: a life spent as a recovered addict is much better than a life lived in addiction and fear. To this end, we provide help finding a rehab service near you, ultimately getting you back on the path to good health. If you live in any of the following areas and you want to get off drugs or drink for good, we want to hear from you.

  • Cottesmore
  • Edith Weston
  • Empingham
  • Greetham
  • Ketton
  • Langham
  • North Luffenham
  • Oakham
  • Ryhall
  • Uppingham
  • Whissendine

If your area is not listed and you want rehab help in the Rutland region, we still want you to contact us. Reach out today on 0203 955 7700 to take hold of the situation and get your control back. We are here, ready, waiting, and rooting for you, all the way.

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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.