Drug & Alcohol Rehab Worcestershire

The problem with drug addiction is that it can very easily sneak up on you. Most people don’t even realise they’re addicted until someone else confronts them. Perhaps you’ve recently come to terms with the fact you have a drug problem, or maybe you’ve confronted someone you care about? Either way, the next step is finding help, and Help4Addiction is in the best place to offer it.

We will help set you up with the right course of treatment for your problem. By working with plenty of private and NHS clinics in Worcester, we can find the perfect place for you. Two people with the same addiction can have completely different experiences. There are different levels of addiction, which means treatments will vary depending on what works best for you. So, we listen to all of your needs and set you down the right path. Reaching out for help is the first stage in the treatment process, so allow us to be your guides.

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What is rehab?

Whenever the idea of drug or alcohol addiction treatments come up, the focus turns to rehab. It’s something everyone is aware of, but very few people understand what goes on while you’re there. Essentially, you are taken in by professionals who have vast experience treating numerous patients. There’s an initial consultation, where they provide an assessment and identify all your key symptoms.


Then, there’s a detoxification period. This can last anywhere between a few weeks to many months – it depends on how addicted you are to these harmful substances. During this time, you’re gradually weaned off your addictive substance, and all the harmful toxins in your body are removed. You’re bound to face a lot of withdrawal symptoms, but these are countered with the help of prescription medication. This makes it a lot easier to slowly remove the drugs or alcohol from your system without a relapse.


When your detox is over, you begin a more mental aspect of treatment. Doctors will assess your mental health and deliver behavioural therapy to teach you how to stop any addictive tendencies. Normally, most addicts have psychological triggers that subconsciously force them into getting another alcoholic beverage or taking drugs. With a mental assessment, doctors can identify your triggers and help you block them from your thoughts.


If you’d like to understand more about what happens when you go to alcohol rehab or a drug rehab clinic, then we’re more than happy to help.

Inpatient vs outpatient rehab: what’s the difference?

It’s essential to know that there are two main types of rehab out there; inpatient and outpatient. While they both serve the same purpose, there are some significant differences between the two. Primarily, it revolves around how you get your treatment.


With inpatient rehab, also known as residential rehab, you move into the clinic. It becomes your home while you go through the detox, and you’re basically shut off from a lot of the things in your life that can cause relapses. You’re allowed to talk to family and friends, but they can’t visit until after your detox is complete. Your days revolve around treatment, while you have evenings to yourselves. But, you can’t leave until you’re officially discharged and cured.


Outpatient rehabs differ in that you don’t live in the clinic. You will still go there to receive counselling and help with your detox, but you can go home after your session is complete. This gives you a bit more freedom, and it’s usually recommended for people who have mild addictions. If you catch an addiction early, then there’s less need for an intense detox and treatment plan. So, you can go to your outpatient sessions while returning home to live your life.


It’s also worth noting that you receive a few additional treatment types at inpatient rehab as well. Both will offer counselling, group sessions, workshops, and detox, but you also get more holistic therapies at inpatient rehab too.


There are multiple inpatient and outpatient rehab centres in Worcester, and we can help you decide which approach is most suitable for you. Give us a call, and we’ll talk for as long as it takes to find the right solution.

How long does rehab take?

This is a tricky question to answer as it all depends on the individual. But, a general rule is that a typical stay in an in-patient rehab clinic ranges from a week to 90 days. Again, this is entirely dependent on how addicted you are to alcohol or drugs.


But, please bear in mind that you can still attend outpatient rehab sessions after the 90 days as well. There’s almost no limit to how long these go on for, it’s more about how committed you are. For some, they attend sessions for months after going to an inpatient clinic, just to ensure that they don’t relapse into bad habits.


So, the real answer is that it lasts for as long as it takes for you to feel comfortable and confident that the addiction has gone. Remember that this isn’t something that will happen overnight – it takes a lot of patience and dedication. But, when you surround yourself with the right people at these rehab clinics, then it becomes much easier for you to deal with.

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How can I find a suitable rehab clinic in Worcester?

Finding a suitable rehab clinic is all about assessing your own needs. You have to take a few things into consideration, such as your level of addiction, and the type of treatment you’re after. Naturally, many people don’t even know where to begin, which is why we’re here to offer free and confidential advice. We can help you understand everything there is to know about the local rehab clinics in your area. If you’d like us to give you a call, then put your number in the form below, and one of our counsellors will be on the line shortly. Alternatively, you’re welcome to ring us directly on 0203 955 7700.


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Help for Addiction and Rehab is available in all areas of Worcestershire including:

  • Alvechurch
  • Astwood Bank
  • Badsey
  • Barnt Green
  • Bewdley
  • Broadway
  • Bromsgrove-Catshill
  • Evesham
  • Great Malvern
  • Kempsey
  • Kidderminster
  • Pershore
  • Redditch
  • Tenbury Wells
  • Worcester


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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.