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Drug & Alcohol Rehab West Brompton

Are you worried that a relative is drinking too much, or have you become dependent on drugs? At Help4Addiction, we provide free, impartial advice to help those who are seeking assistance with giving up drugs or alcohol. If you’re finding it difficult to cope, and you’ve become reliant on drugs or alcohol, we can help you find the best rehab centres in West Brompton.

 

When to seek help

For many people, it can be difficult to admit that they have lost control over something, which probably started life as a recreational activity or hobby. Many of us enjoy a drink in the evening, but casual drinking can spiral into something much more hazardous and consuming. It’s not easy to admit that you have an addiction, but if you’ve started to depend on drink or drugs, recognising west-bromptom Drug & Alcohol Rehab West Bromptonthat you need help is vital. In some cases, if you’re drinking too much, and you haven’t even realised, it may be possible to cut back without making major changes to your lifestyle or undergoing treatment of any kind. In other cases, when you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you need help from external sources to enable you to eliminate those substances from your life. If any of these statements resonate with you, it may be time to consider seeking help:

  • Alcohol or drugs have become your main coping mechanism
  • You put drink or drugs before your job or your family or friends
  • You tell lies to cover up or downplay the extent of your addiction
  • You think about alcohol or drugs most or all of the time
  • You feel weak or powerless without drink or drugs
  • You take risks that could harm others, for example, driving when you’ve been drinking
  • You need more to feel relaxed or get high

 

Finding help in West Brompton

If you’ve reached a point where you know that you need help to get back on track and combat an addiction, there are some excellent alcohol and drug rehab facilities and services in West Brompton. If you can acknowledge that you have an addiction, and you’re ready to take the first step, we can help you find drug and alcohol rehab in West Brompton. We have a comprehensive list of contacts and we know the area very well.

 

In South West London, there are various treatments and therapies available to help individuals battle addiction. Often, residential rehab is the best option for people who are addicted to drink or drugs. Residential rehab programmes are designed to move through phases of recovery, focusing on addressing the reasons why people drink or take drugs, and finding new ways of managing stress or tackling anxiety or depression, for example. It is important to understand that there is no magical cure for addiction, and that every individual is unique. This is why it’s so important to choose a rehab centre that suits you, and we can help you do this using our experience and knowledge of drug and alcohol rehab in West Brompton.

What actually happens when you go into rehab in West Brompton?

When you’re fighting against an addiction, your body will experience withdrawal symptoms. If you’re used to taking drugs every day or you drink excessively on a daily basis, and you suddenly take away these substances, your body will react. One of the most important aspects of going into rehab is managing withdrawal symptoms. If you were to go cold turkey at home, you’d probably find that the symptoms are overwhelming, and this could lead you to go back to taking drugs or drinking to numb the pain. When you’re in rehab, you’ll undergo a detox, which is overseen by experienced medical professionals. They will provide you with medication to keep symptoms under control, and they will be there to support and reassure you, give you information to ensure you understand what to expect and to monitor your condition very closely.

 

Once your withdrawal symptoms are manageable, and you’re undergoing a detox programme, the focus will switch to trying to gain an insight into why you drink or take drugs. Psychological therapies like counselling encourage you to talk about your emotions and feelings and to try and piece together the reasons why you turned to drugs and why you continued to use drink or drugs. Talking therapies can help you process emotions and pinpoint potential causes. They can also enable you to develop new strategies to help you cope with stress or distressing events when you leave rehab.

 

How long does rehab take?

There is no universally correct answer to this question. The answer will vary according to the individual. Some people may only need to spend a few days in rehab, while others will stay for weeks or months. Rehab often relates to being in a residential setting, but most facilities and services also provide aftercare, and this means that you can undergo treatment for many years.

 

How much does alcohol rehab in West Brompton cost?

The cost of rehab varies hugely. Several factors will play a role in determining the amount you pay for alcohol or drug rehab in West Brompton. Private facilities set their own fees, and the amount you pay will depend on the type of treatment you receive, the duration of the programme and whether you attend rehab as an outpatient or a resident. It is possible to undergo treatment for alcohol or drug addiction on the NHS, but it is worth noting that you might have to wait for a place to become available.

 

If you’re worried that a friend is drinking excessively, or you want help to give up drugs and get your life back on track, Help4Addiction can provide you with the information and advice you need. We can discuss your individual requirements with you and explore drug and alcohol rehab in West Brompton to help you find the best rehab programme. If you have questions, queries, or you’d like to talk, why not get in touch with us today on 0203 955 7700 or request a callback online?

 

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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.