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Inpatient Rehab UK for Addiction & Mental Health

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Finding the best rehab clinic for you is a bit of a challenge. When you make the decision to go through rehab for a drink or drug addiction, the last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of rehab clinics on offer. However, the team here at Help4Addiction are specialists in narrowing those choices down.

While many services simply direct you to the nearest rehab centre, we ask a series of questions which help get a handle on your likes and dislikes. Once done, we can put you in touch with the people who best match your drug or alcohol rehab needs. This process lets us determine what treatment methods you are most likely to respond well to. In finding this out, we are then able to place you in a rehab clinic that has the best possible chance of helping you to get off – and stay off – drugs or alcohol.

Inpatient rehab clinics are those which you move into for the period of time you need to break free of the habits that trapped you in your addictive cycle. If you can challenge these habits head on while you are in a medically supervised facility, you can then transfer these skills to your real life, once you return. Inpatient rehab clinics offer the highest percentage of successful recoveries when compared to other rehab styles, and this is though to be due to the fact that you are removed from both the triggers that made you turn to drink or drugs to begin with, and your means by which you attain them.

If inpatient rehab care sounds like exactly what you need out of life, then we are more than happy to help you find the one that best matches your wants and needs. To get started in finding the right inpatient rehab clinic for you today, call 0203 955 7700, where one of our trained advisors can help you further your cause. We are a friendly, welcoming bunch, who treat you with nothing but the utmost in non-judgemental respect – so call us as soon as you can, and let’s work together to get you off drink or drugs.

Can I Get Inpatient Mental Health Treatment?

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Yes, is the short answer. The longer answer is that the inpatient meaning for a mental health patient is slightly different. Ideally, those suffering from emotional or mental issues should seek outpatient help. However, it might be that you are moved into inpatient mental health care to make sure you don’t cause yourself harm. Often when you are enlisted into inpatient services for mental health issues, it is because you are no longer judged capable of being responsible for your own actions. In the event of inpatient treatment for borderline personality disorder in the UK, for example, you might well be sent to a rehab clinic under the doctor’s orders.

Inpatient psychiatric treatment is nothing to be ashamed of. When you are suffering from a mental health condition you did nothing to deserve it. You have a hormonal or chemical imbalance in your brain that means you do not think the same way as other people do. Unfortunately, inpatient treatment for anxiety and depression, or for any other mental health problem, is sometimes the only way to get yourself on the road to recovery. Often, clients will suffer from poor mental health their whole lives – but if you can learn to manage the condition, it isn’t the same barrier to a healthy, productive life that it is if you never learn to manage it… and that’s what inpatient mental health treatment helps you with.

In the same way as a drug or alcohol addiction can be treated and the person is considered ‘in recovery’, a mental health patient is considered to be ‘in recovery’ when they start to manage their day-to-day lives in a way that works around their ongoing condition. We use the same terminology because the psychology behind the two are remarkably similar. When you are a drug or alcohol addict, you will likely always be a drug and alcohol addict – even when you are not using. Until the day that you can be around your substance and not abuse it, you will still be an addict. With those suffering from mental ill health, they will always be suffering until the day they can operate as a ‘normal’ person might behave, in situations they previously found incomprehensible.

You can receive inpatient services for mental health on a voluntary basis through a rehab clinic. They will use a variety of therapies, distractions, and even medications, that will help you manage your mental health condition in a positive, productive way. You can then take these tools and memorise them, bringing them out to use them at the times when life gets difficult and you don’t think you can manage.

Therapies Used In Inpatient Mental Health/ Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services

Another area where inpatient treatment and drug and alcohol recovery treatments cross over is in the therapies. Whether you go for private rehab, NHS rehab, or a dayhab centre, you will receive the same therapies or choice of therapy types.

Some of the therapy types you can expect in rehab as an inpatient include:

  • Group Sessions – group therapy uses peer support to share similar situations and benefit from one another’s experience. While a skilled therapist can help you to combat the big personal problems associated with addiction and mental health issues, a group helps you figure out how to handle life situations without resorting to drink, drug addiction, or even to bad neurological patterns of behaviour that haven’t helped in the past.
  • CBT – cognitive behavioural therapy looks at all the ways you react to things, and talks about how to stop you from reacting destructively. Through a series of talking and the application of different ways of thinking, you can change your whole outset on life. This therapy is particularly prevalent in the NHS, where it is often used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • DBT – dialectical behavioural therapy discusses your behaviours, aiming to understand why you think the way you do. If a problem has its roots in your childhood, or has some other explanation, this talking therapy helps you explore the way you have been taught to manage those issues. By re-examining the things that make you act the way you do, and by fully discussing them, you can process information on a healthier level.
  • MI – motivational interviewing concentrates on the areas of your personality where you excel. By giving you consistently positive reinforcements through interview-style sessions, you can slowly build up a sense of self that doesn’t rely on drink or drugs to grow.
  • Counselling with a drink/drug counsellor – counselling differs from therapy in that the person you unload on will have little to no input into what you are saying. The counsellor’s role is more of a listening one, although a drink or drug counsellor might give you small insights into how your substance abuse problem is affecting your behaviour.
  • Other Therapies – each and every treatment plan is different, and each and every rehab clinic caters to different disorders. Your clinic might opt for holistic therapies like acupuncture or massage, or they might explore mindfulness options, outdoor activity, or sports therapy. All are valid and all will help you, but some will help you more than others, depending on your likes and dislikes.

The different ranges of therapy available are all the more reason why you should turn to a service like ours, to help you make that all-important decision. If you have a favoured therapy or activity, we will find it in a rehab clinic near you. So whether you want to be seen as an inpatient for alcohol abuse, or whether you want to attend inpatient services for an emotional disorder… call Help4Addiction, on 0203 955 7700.

Can You Detox from drugs and Alcohol as an Inpatient?

If you want to go through detox, you can do this through an at-home alcohol detox kit, if you are eligible. However, not everyone is. If you drink more than 30 units of alcohol a day, we cannot accept you. Likewise, if you don’t have someone who is able to stay with you for the entire time it takes to detox, you will not be eligible. In the event that you are not eligible for our at home detox kits for alcoholics, then you will have to go through detox as an inpatient.

Drug or alcohol detox as an inpatient is the safest possible way for you to quit drinking or get off drugs. You will be stopping substance abuse in the safest way you can, with full medical supervision and full access to all the therapies they can give you. You might even be able to detox in the same facility as that you then stay on for rehab in. In some instances, detox is already factored into the cost of rehab. However you decide to go through detox, know that quitting drug abuse is well within your grasp. Know that giving up drinking is something you are capable of. We believe in you and you should, too. Call us now on 0203 955 7700 to make a start on your own recovery.

Should I Choose A Private Inpatient Rehab Clinic?

There isn’t a huge amount of difference between an inpatient or an outpatient rehab clinic. the few areas where they tend to stray from one another mostly include holistic treatments, leisure time facilities, and busyness. A private rehab clinic will be more upscale, likely to cater to your every need, and will be richer in decoration. If you can afford to, there is no reason not to go into alcohol rehab in a private inpatient rehab clinic. If you can’t afford it, then you aren’t missing any essential components needed for you to make a full recovery.

In short, private rehab is like a big house. It is great to have all the extra rooms – but you can only be in one of those rooms at a time, so the addition of more is a little excessive. Nevertheless, we have high-end rehab clinics in our pages just as we have minimal rehab clinics. To find the best one for you, call us today or contact us through our online consultation service.

Drug and Alcohol Help for Addiction from a Rehab Clinic Near You

Whether you need alcohol rehab, can’t get off drugs, or want to seek out the best inpatient rehab clinic near you, we can help. Our founder was an addicted once, but he fought back and eventually overcame it. It is our belief that if he can do it, then there is a chance for you, too. He noticed how difficult it was to get into the rehab clinic he needed and set out to make sure other addicts didn’t have that same issue. When you finally decide to break free of the cycle of addiction, you end up overwhelmed by the millions of rehab clinics there are out there. This can be overwhelming, even triggering, for some addicts. It can do so much damage that you lose what little confidence you had to begin with – sending you away from the path to recovery and leaving you worse off than you already were.

It is the most important thing in the world that you take the time to recover from your addiction. Whatever your vice is, it is slowly decaying the rest of your life. As you allow the addiction to eat away at all you hold dear, you gradually become less and less of a person. It is only by seizing back control that you can overcome this. So get that help, talk to your GP, call Help4Addiction on 0203 955 7700 and let us guide you towards a life raft. You have the power to change your life for the better – in fact, nobody can do it but you… so call us and let us guide you towards better life choices. We are only a phone call away.

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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.