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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Slough

If you live in the Slough area and you want to quit drinking or stop taking drugs, we can put you in touch with the rehab clinic that gives you the best chance at doing so. When you engage our services, rehab becomes more likely to succeed. This is because we take a proactive approach to listening to what you have to say and trying to source a rehab clinic that covers your wants and needs.

Most people will attend a rehab clinic near them, based solely on how easy it is to get there and back on a day, but what we don’t realise is that not all rehab clinics are filled with the tools we need to get into recovery from addiction. It might be that we are an outgoing person, used to being surrounded by people, partying, and having an active lifestyle. It might also turn out that we love nothing more than staying at home, reading a book. If you don’t match your rehab clinic choices to the hobbies and interests that you have, you run the risk of lessening your chances at recovery success.

When someone who is calm and reserved attends a rehab clinic with others who are more boisterous, or which has outdoor activities as one of its main recovery techniques, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. Just because you have decided you want to try to give up substance abuse, this doesn’t mean you will necessarily be successful at it on your first attempt. The best way to give yourself a fighting chance is to clearly define what you want from a rehab clinic – and that’s where we come in.

Help4Addiction will ask you a variety of questions, each of which aims to get all the information we can regarding your personality. Your rehab clinic recommendations will therefore include as many or your hobbies and interests as is possible for us to source. This way, you don’t start quitting drink or drugs from a disadvantage. Those who engage our services either for detox or drink/drug rehab, are given a clear head start in terms of making things work. We want to extend this service to all those that suffer from an addiction and are based in Slough.

You can contact us today for a chat, on 0203 955 7700, or use our online consultation service and one of our specialised team will be in touch. Consider today to be the day that you have been issued with your wake up call. The addiction you have has a chance of killing you if you don’t give it up. It starts with a phone call and then we can go from there.

Help Finding Rehab Near You

So we have already established what we do here at Help 4 Addiction. As to the why? Our founder set up our organisation after a battle with cocaine of his own. He achieved sobriety after persistently trying to get into a rehab clinic, without a service like ours. When he finally did recover, he set about ensuring that no other addicts encountered the same issues as he did.

When you go into rehab as proposed by our services, you can expect a number of different therapies and techniques to be taught to you. The idea of teaching you these mechanisms is so that you can cope in a healthy manner, when presented with the option to return to substances in the future. If your therapist or alcohol counsellor shows you healthier coping tactics, you can use those in future instead of relying on substances to help you cope. Some of the tools they use to teach you these things are as follows…

Online Therapy

This is perfect for those that are being treated for drug addiction or alcoholism as an outpatient. Being able to get counselling sessions by the power of the internet allows you to seek help whenever you need it, as well as letting you check in with group therapy, or have one-on-one sessions, without having to pay any bus fare. This is only impossible for those without working home internet as you can’t really do online therapy sessions in a library or on a borrowed computer. However, if you can find a quiet place or borrow a friends laptop for an hour a week, online therapy is a possibility for you.

Private Rehab

Not all of us can afford it, but private rehab has the most choice in terms of extra activities. If you want to live on-site at a rehab clinic near you, then you will want to take things with you to entertain yourself with while you are away from home. If you attend private rehab, you can pack that little bit lighter. These rehab centres are the most likely to have holistic therapies, use animals or outdoors for treatments, and have things like swimming pools or gyms attached. The private rehab clinic is akin to an all-round wellness centre.

Outpatient Rehab

In the UK, you can easily be seen as an outpatient for rehab treatment. To help you get off drink and drugs, various centres offer treatment sessions through the day, in the morning, or in the evening. These treatments allow you to get on with your life while you are recovering from addiction in Slough. Your outpatient rehab is best used by those that have a family to support, that can’t take a full month off work in order to recover, or that don’t want to be away from home for 28 days for other reasons. Although outpatient rehab works, it doesn’t have the same level of success that you will find as an inpatient.

Inpatient rehab clinics are residential and you live there while you recover. They are occasionally private but might be NHS run. They give you the best chance of treatment success. The less you spend, the less activities they will have out-of-treatment-hours. However, you can read more about the costs of rehab, here.

Therapy Sessions

No matter whether you are being seen as an inpatient or as an outpatient, you can expect to complete various types of therapy while you are in care. Rehab clinics for alcoholism tend to use alcohol counsellors, who can give you guidance on quitting drinking for good. If you attend a drug rehab clinic then you will receive therapists or non-alcohol specific counselling.

It is likely that you will work with a group in order to collectively share your experiences. Studies have shown in the past that peer support can be an incredibly useful recovery tool. Many people who go through addiction recovery in Slough actually keep going to group therapy sessions for some time after they get off drugs or stop drinking. This lets them transition back into normal life with fewer complications.

Your therapy sessions will also be one-on-one in the presence of a fully qualified psychiatrist or therapist. They will employ a varied mix of known methods to teach you techniques that will help you manage cravings, cope with future situations without substance abuse, and stay off drink or drugs for good. Some of the main types of therapy used will include motivational interviewing, where the therapist motivates you to set and achieve personal goals, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (which examines your actions and reactions and readjusts them) and other proven successful talking therapies. When you put all of these together, you will get a broader understanding of all the reasons behind your drug or drink use. These insights also provide you with better ways of working in the future. It takes a while to learn them, but after a time you will start to employ them automatically, instead of turning immediately to the unhealthy coping tactics you have used in the past.

Slough Rehab Clinics Can Help

The thing you should take most from this summary is that rehab helps you recover faster, safer, and in a healthier way, Slough rehab clinics are a must-have for those addicts who want any semblance of a normal life again. To get into one of them, contact us on 0203 955 7700 so we can start working together towards a brighter future, all round.

Help is Available in All Areas of Slough!

That’s right! We help those from the rich part of town, from the outskirts of town, from the poor areas, the commercial areas, and from the villages that dot the surrounding countryside. We want to help you stay sober. To do that, all you need to do is call us and stay determined.

We help people from:

  • Britwell
  • Burnham
  • Chalvey
  • Cippenham
  • Ditton
  • Huntercombe
  • Langley
  • Poyle
  • Salt Hill
  • Upton
  • Wexham

But we will cover all areas of Berkshire for those that want and need our help. If you fall into this category of people, then we want to hear from you before it is too late. Addictions can kill, so stop abusing your substances before that happens and call us. We can be found on 0203 955 7700, where we will be manning the lines, waiting for you. We are ready when you are. It will be the most important call that you ever make.

CALL 0203 955 7700 OR REQUEST A CALLBACK

We are here 24/7 to help get you and your recovery on the right path.



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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.