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Getting help for alcohol rehab in London

If you or a loved one suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, then you will likely relate to the pain and misery this illness causes. Over time the greater this pain and misery become. Swift and professional help is recommended no matter what the nature of the addiction concerned may be. Time is very much of the essence when it comes to tackling the issue of drug and alcohol addiction.

Fortunately, the London maintains a World-class drug and alcohol rehab record, thanks to a handful of outstanding rehab centres and clinics.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab clinics across London. Locations we serve include WandsworthMertonHarrowSouthwarkLewishamGreenwichHounslowLambethCroydonEnfieldEalingIslingtonHaveringCamdenWestminsterHillingdonRedbridgeHackneyNewhamBromleyBarnetChelsea and Kensington, Kingston-Upon-Thames, and Notting Hill.

To find out more, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

 

Answers to common questions about drug and alcohol rehab in London

Below, we ask some of the common questions you may need answering about going to rehab in London:

 

Why should I go to alcohol rehab in London?

In London, we recommend patients undergo treatment in residential settings. This requires patients to move into the drug or alcohol rehab in London for the treatment’s entire duration. However, we also refer patients to ‘outpatient clinics’. Here patients undergo treatment from home, only visiting the clinic during the day.

Residential/inpatient alcohol rehab in London is recommended for the majority of people seeking addiction treatment. Why? Because patients lose contact with ‘bad influences’ existing outside the centre when residential rehab is selected. Bad influences have the potential to derail detoxification efforts when ‘outpatient’ drug and alcohol rehab is attempted. This is not the case with residential treatment. To find out more, call us today on 0800 140 4690.

 

A tailored approach to alcohol rehab in London

Once you or your loved one is committed to the idea of rehab, it is essential you select a rehab centre best suited to your needs. In London, there exist many rehab centres and so choosing the correct facility can be problematic due to an abundance of choice.

Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction is able to advise on the most appropriate centre suiting your needs. Our advice means you select a rehab centre capable of getting and keeping you on the path to long-term recovery. Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 to learn which London rehab centre is best suited to meeting you or your loved one’s needs.

 

Can I locate alcohol rehab in specific parts of London?

We maintain rehab centres in:

  • North London
  • East London
  • West London
  • South London

Rehab 4 Addiction offers rehab clinics across London. Locations we serve include WandsworthMertonHarrowSouthwarkLewishamGreenwichHounslowLambethCroydonEnfieldEalingIslingtonHaveringCamdenWestminsterHillingdonRedbridgeHackneyNewhamBromleyBarnetChelsea and KensingtonKingston-Upon-Thames, and Notting Hill.

Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 to learn which London rehab centre is best suited to meeting you or your loved one’s needs.

Can I access private alcohol rehab in London

Around two-thirds of people going to rehab in London will attend a private rehab clinic. This means these people will choose to self-fund their rehab treatment for either drug or alcohol addiction in London. At Rehab 4 Addiction, we help to facilitate people seeking to attend private rehab clinics in London. Many of these clinics offer en-suite and catering options. You will also benefit from a range of modern therapy techniques. These therapies help you work through the mental and emotional triggers that help to fuel your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

 

Can I access free alcohol rehab in London?

Rehab 4 Addiction may also signpost you to rehab clinics offering free and NHS/Council funded rehab options. Whilst these rehabs are publically funded, they may apply strict criteria when it comes to assessing your application for funding. This means some will be unable to access public funding. You will also be required to submit to a fairly lengthy application ‘processing’ period. Even when your application is accepted, you will still need to join the waiting list in order to begin your treatment.

 

What's the difference between residential and outpatient rehab?

Both public and private rehab in London offer two broad categories of treatment. These are known as inpatient and outpatient treatment. When you undergo outpatient treatment, you will attend the rehab clinic during the waking hours, but return home for the evening. Outpatient sessions are typically scattered over several weeks or months.

During outpatient treatment, you will benefit from one-to-one counselling, group sessions, and workshops. Residential rehab in London also offers these forms of therapy and counselling. However, residential rehab treatment is typically much more intensive, and you will also benefit from holistic therapies too. These holistic therapies include massage, reflexology, mindfulness, acupuncture, yoga, music therapy, art therapy and more.

Residential alcohol rehab in London is optimised when it is combined with an outpatient element. This outpatient element is invariably termed 'aftercare'. Whilst residential treatment may run over 2-12 weeks, it is perfectly normal for an aftercare programme to run for 6-12 months. Aftercare helps you to avoid relapse during your first year 'in recovery'. Click here to learn more about aftercare.

One of the key advantages of residential treatment over a purely outpatient treatment is the fact that the former allows you to remove yourself from your drug or alcohol using environment. This small fact should never be underestimated. Removing you from your 'using environment' almost guarantees a smooth transition away from drugs or alcohol and into recovery.

During residential treatment, you will not be utterly removed from your loved ones, because most London rehab clinics allow loved ones to see clients during set visiting hours. Some London rehabs also offer structured family therapy sessions. If you seek this service, let our advisors know and we shall ensure you are signposted to a London alcohol rehab clinic that offers this service. We will also ensure you are presented with treatment options that are not too far away from your home.

 

Why should I not put off going to rehab in London?

The very thought of going to rehab is probably one that fills you with fear. However, for many people in London suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol the decision to put off going to rehab is probably one that you should really fear. Below, we list a number of negative consequences that will occur when you choose to avoid going to rehab:

  • Your addiction is unlikely to go away on its own
  • You will inflict physical and mental damage on yourself by not attending rehab
  • You will inflict emotional hurt on your loved ones
  • You will drain financial resources and even risk damaging your career or losing your job

 

What happens during alcohol rehab in London?

Once your London alcohol rehab treatment commences, you are required to participate in detoxification. During this time all toxins are flushed from your body. Withdrawal symptoms are observed by a medical team consisting of psychiatric nurses, doctors, health assistants, and psychiatrists. ‘Addiction triggers’ existing outside the centre are absent, meaning detoxification is carried out without unwanted temptation. You receive medications specifically designed to treat painful withdrawal symptoms.

Following detoxification, you receive psychological treatment. During this period the ‘mental’ aspect of addiction is tackled. You receive cognitive behavioural therapy designed to identify thoughts triggering addictive behaviours. Once negative thoughts are identified, the therapist arms patients with coping mechanisms designed to help the patient avoid and cope with addiction triggers.  This helps patients reduce the risk of relapse following the conclusion of residential treatment.

 

Life inside a London rehab centre

Alcohol rehab in London takes place in tranquil settings. Patients have access to a sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Internet access is provided to patients. Patients are permitted access to their mobile phone and laptop to use once detox and therapy sessions have completed for the day. Rooms are typically ensuite and so patients are not required to share a room with anybody else.

 

What happens during a drug or alcohol detox?

Many people may confuse the word 'detox' with some sort of 'fad diet'. This is due to the public's general misunderstanding of this important medical term. A 'detox' is a medically assisted process where a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol is slowly and safely allowed to stop taking these dangerous substances. A range of medications prescribed by a medical doctor is used during a detox in London. A specialist doctor known as a psychiatrist will prescribe this medication.

Due to the potential onset of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, it is essential that you receive 24/7 care throughout the detox process. When you attend a London residential rehab centre, this level of care is guaranteed. You will also receive 'waking care'. This ensures medical professionals are on hand to assist you even during the night. If withdrawal symptoms increase in severity, you will be given greater doses of medication to help reduce these symptoms to a comfortable level.

 

What happens after rehab?

Once alcohol rehab in London is complete, you or your loved one receive 12 months of aftercare entirely at the centre’s expense. Aftercare is thus free should the risk of relapse appear once you return to normal life. We maintain close relationships with Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups in the London area. Patients are encouraged to participate in ’12 step programmes’ following the completion of rehab.

 

Life inside the rehab centre

We treat a variety of addictions. Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for immediate admissions to a London alcohol rehab centre. Call on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form and a member of our staff will contact you shortly.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers addiction treatment clinics across London. Locations we serve include Wandsworth, Merton, Harrow, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Hounslow, Lambeth, Croydon, Enfield, Ealing, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Islington, Havering, Camden, Westminster, Hillingdon, Redbridge, Hackney, Newham, Bromley, Barnet, Chelsea and Kensington and Notting Hill.

 

Further resources 

Below, we list a number of resources on this website to assist you in searching for rehab clinics in London:

 

Further external sources of information

Below, we list helpful sources of information for people looking for addiction treatment in London

 

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