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Private Residential Rehab Clinics

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Here at Help 4 Addiction, we specialise in providing you with the best choices in private residential rehab clinics near you, so that you can be treated for drug and alcohol addiction as an inpatient.

Our wonderful service was set up to fill the gap between deciding to go to rehab and finding the right rehab centre for you. Our founder suffered from a drug addiction himself but found it difficult to get the help he needed because of this gap in public health service provisions. To put things simply: Help 4 Addiction was set up specifically to help combat addiction in the UK.

To this end, we researched every inpatient drug rehab centre or alcohol recovery centre that we could find within England and Wales. We took detailed notes on their provision of care, the therapies they offer, and even the recreational services that they contain. Whether you opt for full-time private residential rehab care, or whether you opt for a part-time private residential rehab course, Help 4 Addiction can match you with exactly the right rehabilitation programme to meet your needs.

If you have already decided that you want to get some help, and that private residential rehab is the correct course of action to take, we want to hear from you. You can contact us via our online consultation page, or you can call us at any time of the night or day. You will find us on 0203 955 7700, where one of our qualified team members will be ready and waiting to take your call.

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Is Private Residential Rehab Right For Me?

Private residential rehab is sometimes referred to as inpatient alcohol rehabilitation/inpatient drug rehabilitation/inpatient psychiatric services. This is because of the nature of the rehabilitation. Private residential rehab means that you live on site, under the constant supervision of medical staff.

Residential rehab means that you do not go home at the end of the day. Rather, you receive therapy sessions in the same building that you eat and sleep in. Recreational activities may be provided but this is especially true if you opt for private care. Private residential rehab is used in place of alcohol home detoxes, online therapies, and other outpatient drug or alcohol treatments.

Residential rehab is especially suited to certain types of people. Private residential rehab is especially suited to those groups of people who can afford to go private instead of seeking help for addiction on the NHS. Some of the types of people who thrive on residential rehab include:

  • People who cannot break free from addiction without removing themselves from their normal day-to-day situation. Private residential rehab removes you from your real-life, therefore minimising the chance that you will fall back into past habits.
  • If you want to make sure that the addiction is treated once and for all, or that the psychiatric disorder is thoroughly addressed, private residential rehab will allow you to do this.
  • Those that want to quit here and now as opposed to some point in the future, will definitely benefit from private residential rehab. NHS rehab options are fantastic, however, there are often long waiting lists for treatment.
  • If you are easily bored a private residential rehab facility will offer many more leisure activities than an NHS residential rehab facility might.
  • If you choose to use NHS rehab services in England and Wales, you are unlikely to be offered a full-time residential treatment program. Most of the full-time residential rehab facilities in England and Wales are actually private.
  • If you would like to tailor your choices in terms of therapies, then a private residential rehab clinic is your best option.

All sorts of people choose to go into private residential rehab facilities instead of waiting in the long list for the public health department in the UK. While the NHS is a wonderful organisation; it does not give you the full range of options which private residential rehab includes.

Let’s take a closer look at what exactly is included in a private residential rehab treatment course. Before we move on however, let us remind you that you can call Help 4 Addiction at any time on (020) 3955 7700.

What Does Private Residential Rehab Include?

Private residential rehab includes all the same perks they would get if you are in a non-residential treatment program. Whether you are suffering from a drug addiction or whether you’re an alcoholic, private residential rehab will offer you all the tools you need to arm yourself with in order to recover.

A range of therapies will be used to increase your chances of recovering from your drug or alcohol addiction, and this range of therapies is likely to be extended if you are in private residential rehab for a psychiatric disorder. Some of these therapies include DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing. When you opt for private over NHS rehab services, you are given access to a greater range of therapies. So you might also have contingency management therapy, use of the matrix model for relapse prevention, or REBT.

As well as therapies, your private residential rehab programme is likely to include a tailored range of recreational facilities and activities. What these facilities or activities are, depends entirely upon your choice of rehab. Where some facilities favour equine therapy and the use of animals in recovery, other facilities prefer art therapy, sports as a recreational activity, or even cooking, to help patients stay calm and forget about their cravings.

You will have your own room in a private residential rehab clinic, which is something that you might not have if you opt for NHS treatment. You will be provided with all of your meals, issued as a healthy diet plan which has been approved by your doctors. More often than not, a private residential rehab suite will have an ensuite bathroom.

There are lots of optional extras which may find that your residential rehab clinic. These could include things like a spa, pool, gym, or other facilities meant to keep you busy. The higher end the facility, the better the range of activities available to you.

Everything within a private residential rehab centre has been designed to make your transition from addict to recovering addict as smooth as possible. If you have to go through drug or alcohol detox, you will find that your rehab clinic can accommodate you with medically supervised detox opportunities.

The Problem With Rehab clinics…

The problem with private residential rehab clinics is the same as the problem with non-residential NHS run facilities. If you choose the wrong one, you are unlikely to recover. It is this fact that makes Help 4 Addiction such an important tool for you.

We will ask you a series of questions, all of which are to determine the best course of treatment for you. As a result we can place you with not only the best rehab clinic near you, but the best rehab clinic near you which meets your needs. This gives you a greater chance at recovery success, while simultaneously minimising your chances of falling into a relapse. Help 4 Addiction is a vital service for those seeking recovery, because we tailor your rehab choices to individual wants and needs.

For example, if you are an outdoorsy type who loves sports, there is no point in sending you on a private residential rehab treatment program which heavily focuses on art therapy. Similarly, if you need rehab for a psychiatric disorder, there would be no point in sending you to group therapy sessions with alcohol or drug addicts who are in recovery. Your treatment plan should be wholly tailored to you, and what you think will help you to recover. So when you just Google “rehab clinics near me”, you’re actually limiting your own chances of treatment recovery success.

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Ordinarily, a four week minimum rehab period is advised. However, you can check into a private residential rehab clinic for anything up to a 3 month period.

Again, you can contact us on (020) 3955 7700, or you can contact us via online consultation service.

The Difference Between Private and NHS Residential Rehab

Now that we have tackled what exactly is included in your private residential rehab treatment programs, let’s turn our attention to the differences between a private rehab program and an NHS program.

Although most people think that private has higher costs than an NHS program, they don’t consider value for money in that equation. When you opt for the NHS, you will be subject to long waiting lists which can run into the years. If you want to get over your addiction as quickly as possible, the NHS simply does not allow you to do so.

As well as time, there is the consideration of comfort to be made. There is absolutely no doubt that private residential rehab centre, allows you to recover in the maximum comfort possible. Again, this is something NHS just doesn’t have the staff to accommodate.

Another point is location, you will often find that there is a private rehab clinic for your drug and alcohol addiction in your area, but the NHS facilities need to be more spaced out. It is all of these perks that makes doctors suggest you go private for rehab treatment if you can afford to do so.

Of course, NHS treatment will be cheaper. There is no doubting that. Unfortunately, with rehab you get what you pay for. It is worth keeping in mind, that you are paying to access the rest of your life. If you are an addict and you struggle to stay away from substances, this will not change without decisive action. So although the costs of rehab seem high to begin with, you are essentially buying your own future. If that isn’t worth taking a loan out for, we don’t know what is.

Private Residential Rehab Vs Private Outpatient Rehab

So while we may have decided that private residential rehab is better than an NHS residential rehab course, we have to examine what ways private inpatient is better than outpatient rehab care. After all, you can receive outpatient treatment within a private facility and get good results – without spending the night.

Private residential rehab

Private residential rehab allows you to live on-site and removes you from the triggers in your life which made you use to drink or drugs, to begin with. Many find this easier because it allows them to break free from past habits. You will have access to all of the on-site extracurricular facilities, which might mean a spa or a pool, sports facilities, or holistic therapies like massage and reiki.

Private outpatient rehab

This allows you to go home at the end of the night, but outpatient treatment clinics have less chance of success than residential rehab clinics do, although this is very dependant on the individual. Also known as Dayhabs, the main benefit is that they are easier to fit in around your lifestyle if you have commitments like work or children. When you opt for private outpatient rehab you still have access to all those extracurricular facilities, but since you are travelling back and forth you will be balancing your treatment with life, so if this is best for your situation and rehab is not feasible due to commitments than Dayhab is an ideal solution.

Ultimately whether you want to go for residential rehab, or an outpatient rehab is entirely up to you. We recommend that you examine your lifestyle and choose based on what will give you the best chance at success. The main goal for either course is that you recover. Focus on this goal and you won’t go far wrong.

How Can I Book Into a Private Residential Rehab Suite?

All that is left to answer then, is how you can book into private residential rehab suite near you? To do so, call us now on (020) 3955 7700, or visit our online consultation page.

Feel free to browse the Help 4 Addiction pages, as we have all the information you need to help you make a start on your recovery. Remember, we can give you the best possible chance of staying off drink and drugs and enjoying the rest of your life in sobriety. Call as soon as you’re ready and we will be happy to help you find the right rehab clinic for you. Don’t wait until it is too late, there are people here waiting and all they want to do is help.

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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.