Addiction Treatments

There are many different options for treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.

Many people initially try to manage this on their own.

Studies show that chances of recovery are much higher when attempted with support from a treatment provider.

Some choose to access supports through the NHS and in the community.

This might include attending recovery meetings, or meeting with an addictions worker on a regular basis.

Treatment in a rehab clinic has the best success rates of long-term recovery from addiction.

The treatment centres we work with address both the physical and psychological issues which underpin the addiction.

By doing this thoroughly in a safe and supportive environment, people leave these centres feeling equipped to manage their recovery from addiction on a day-to-day basis

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What should I expect?


The treatment clinics we work with are staffed with medical and therapeutic professionals who can support you through the physical detox, therapy and aftercare elements of treatment.

Stage 1: Physical detox


The safest way to begin your recovery is to undergo a medically supervised detox.

This will allow you to physically detox without suffering from dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

This can be done with the use of prescription medication, as prescribed by a medical professional.

The rehab clinic should have medical staff who can prescribe, monitor and administer the correct medication to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

The type of medication prescribed will depend on the type of substance used.

Stage 2: Therapy


Beginning your life without drugs or alcohol can be a big lifestyle change.

Residential treatment will allow you the time and space to prepare for this in a safe and supportive environment.

The skills, insights and tools you learn while in treatment will provide you with a strong starting point to begin your recovery outwith the clinic.

A good therapeutic programme will first support you to look at the underlying issues behind your addiction.

It will help you to reflect on your relationship with drugs or alcohol, and understand why this has become a problem in your life.

It is important that treatment helps you to understand “triggers” for addictive behaviour.

Triggers are events or circumstances that lead to using drugs or alcohol.

Therapists will work with you to help you to identify these, and identify strategies for coping with them.

Therapy may also include building up your physical and mental health, by engaging in alternative treatments such as exercise, massage and others. These treatments can be effective ways of managing any underlying issues, such as anxiety and depression.

Many people report that they use drugs and alcohol to cope with emotional problems.

This section of the programme should help you to identify what these problems are, and develop healthy and sustainable coping mechanisms to manage these.

Stage 3: Planning long term recovery


When you leave treatment, you should have a clear plan of how to continue your recovery from addiction.

This is a lifelong change and requires planning and commitment.

The residential clinics will work with you to create this, to give you the best chance of success in your recovery.

This might involve considering what triggers may exist for you when you leave treatment.

There may be certain situations where you feel you might be tempted to use drugs or alcohol again.

By planning ahead for these situations, you can gain more control over the situation.

Good residential treatment should work with you to provide a structured plan for your recovery, to reduce the chance of relapse.

Stage 4: Aftercare


Many treatment centres will provide options for you to continue receiving support after you leave treatment.

This can be delivered either via phone or in person.

Again, this is an important element of recovery.

It can be helpful to have someone to talk to and keep updated on your progress as you gain more confidence in your recovery.

Length of treatment


The length of your stay in residential rehab will depend on the type of programme you choose.

We will also make a recommendation to you depending on various factors, including:

  • The type of substance being consumed
  • The length of time the person has been consuming it at this level
  • Physical and mental health

Cost of rehab


The cost of alcohol rehab treatment is extremely varied.

This will depend on the centre and length of stay.

There are finance options available in some of the clinics that we work with.

This may be more suitable for you if you are unable to afford upfront payment for residential treatment.

Emergency admission


You may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms and be looking for immediate treatment.