Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bedfordshire

Do you remember your life without drugs and alcohol? Were you healthier and more optimistic about your future? Do you wish to return to this happier and healthier state of being?

If you answered yes, then we urge you to take your time and read this information slowly and purposefully.

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An overview of alcohol and drug rehab in Bedfordshire

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At Rehab 4 Addiction we offer state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab services in Bedfordshire designed to change your life for the better.

We believe every person suffering from an addiction should be given the opportunity to get better, and for this reason, we offer a range of addiction treatments in Bedfordshire to fit all budgets and tastes.

If you are left to your own devices without professional assistance, it’s highly likely your addiction will consume every last ounce of your energy and sanity.

Many people suffering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol in Bedfordshire continue to abuse their health simply because they are unaware of services that exist to help improve their situation for the better.

When is it critical that you go to rehab?

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There are particular instances where it’s more important for a person to go to rehab.

Obviously, all people who use alcohol and drugs put themselves at a certain amount of risk.

There are also the long-term dangerous effects of substances on the body.

In terms of the here and now, though, if you or a loved one experiences any of the following, then rehab is critical:

  • Becoming violent when under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Trying to quit alcohol and drugs regularly but not being able to stop.
  • Having mental health problems and experiencing suicidal thoughts.
  • Drinking more than 30 units a day.
  • Experiencing Delirium Tremens and seizures from alcohol use.
  • Experiencing the neurological impact of Wernicke’s encephalopathy caused by alcohol use.
  • Increase in the amount of substance you use.
  • Losing control of how you use substances and doing so in dangerous ways.
  • Using in dangerous places (i.e. when driving or while operating machinery).
  • Familial problems such as arguments linked to substance use.

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How are you assessed by a team of professionals?

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When you have a drug problem, you’ll find yourself on a journey. Problems can occur when you think you’re at one point of the journey but are in fact elsewhere.

Many people will claim that they use it recreationally, for instance, and that they have control over how they use it. This space of denial is very common in people with addictions.

When you go to rehab, professionals will use assessment tools to identify how serious your addiction is and what treatments you need.

The ASAM criteria use six dimensions to question you about it.

The psychiatrist will want to know about your life and drug use within the following areas:

  • How your environment and people you spend time with effect your use.
  • How you struggle to stop using drugs and how this might affect your future.
  • Your attitude to recovery.
  • How you think and feel in relation to life and events.
  • Your physical health throughout your life.
  • How you use drugs.

How do you know if your addiction is severe enough to warrant treatment?

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Firstly, however, a person uses substances, there is a need for information and guidance. This is a given in order to keep people as safe as possible.

Sadly, many people at this part of their drug journey don’t realise all the implications of drug use and addiction.

Some people, though, are able to keep used to a minimum. In this case, a chat to a local GP or a call to Rehab 4 Addiction can be useful in order to clarify issues related to alcohol and drug use.

For a person to be identified as having a moderate to severe addiction, they’ll score above 4 on the DSM-5 scale.

This scale focuses on these areas to ascertain the severity of addiction:

  • Whether you have lost control of how you use. For instance, whether you can stop.
  • Problems in your social life. You might be unable to focus on and finish tasks at home, school, or work.
  • Continuing to use drugs. Even despite dangerous situations linked to it keep arising.
  • Physical dependency. This is concerned with your withdrawal symptoms.

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How are people assessed for alcohol use?

If you have a problem with alcohol, you’ll be assessed by a professional using the AUDITS assessment. It’s a series of 10 questions.

If you score more than 8 then you’re likely to need treatment, above 13 means you could possibly have developed a physical dependency on alcohol.

The questions in the AUDITS assessment explore these topics:

  • How you drink and how much.
  • What symptoms do you experience when you stop drinking.
  • How drinking is affecting the various other areas of your life.

What is the CRAFT method approach to intervention?

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For the majority of families who have someone who is addicted within their fold, it’s a heartbreaking experience. It comes with serious upset and can tear apart relationships.

Many people will reach a point of not being able to understand how to communicate with their loved ones anymore.

This can be extremely frustrating and damage relationships even more.

Where families implement the CRAFT intervention approach, they have higher chances of supporting their loved one into rehab.

The method supports family members to speak and act more positively to each other.

The focus is on creating behavioural changes in the loved one through how the rest of the family interacts with them.

It aims to support the family to reward positive acts, ignore drug and alcohol use where it’s safe to do so, and stop enabling.

How much will a stay at rehab cost me?

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A stay at rehab will vary in cost. To start with, if you have a private bedroom it will be more expensive than a shared bedroom.

The length of time and the treatments provided will also influence the cost.

As a guideline, though, prices tend to be around £2000-£4000 for a shared bedroom and 10-day detox.

It would be about £3000-£6000 for a person to have their own bedroom for a 10-day detox.

The majority of residents need a 28-day stay. If you want a private room for yourself, this will cost in the £8000-£12000 bracket.

If you share a room for 28 days, prices begin at around £6000.

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The differences between private and council-funded treatment options


In terms of rehabilitation services, you’ll enter either privately funded or government-funded services.

Both have benefits, of course, however, private rehab clinics tend to offer more in terms of having more staff, more treatments on offer, and more time.

A stay at a private clinic also offers you the following:

  • A tailored programme designed especially to treat your addiction.
  • Alternative therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, and equine therapy.
  • Minimal waiting lists, which mean you can enter rehab within a week in some cases.
  • On leaving rehab, you’ll be supported by a 12-month aftercare plan.
  • Visits and communication with your family where this is needed.

Council-funded rehabilitation clinics are outpatient services. There will be a timetable of group sessions which you’ll be invited to attend as and when you want.

You might also receive some one-to-one input.

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How long do people stay in rehab?

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When people go to rehab, they’ll go with different levels of addictions, the substance will vary as will the effects.

As such, the length of time a person stays can vary.

Usually, though, the shortest length of stay might come in around 7 days. This might happen in the case of alcohol detox, for instance.

7 days is the absolute shortest an alcohol detox can take place in. However, as with any other substance, more input is needed than the immediate detox.

To enable a sustainable recovery, it’s imperative people participate in therapies. To build a solid foundation for healing, therapies over the course of 3 weeks is best.

As such, the most common length of stay for a person at rehab is around 28 days.

What’s included in an alcohol detox?

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Alcohol detox can be a very dangerous time. This is because of how alcohol affects the brain and central nervous system.

When people start to withdraw they face serious consequences due to how the brain responds to the lack of alcohol.

This is why a medical detox overseen by doctors is essential. When this happens, patients are looked after and doctors are able to manage withdrawal symptoms using medications such as Librium.

What makes this a safe method of withdrawal is that the medication is prescribed in a way that tapers the person off the alcohol safely. It takes around 7-10 days for this to happen.

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The risks of alcohol withdrawal when you’re alone

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Sadly, where alcohol dependency has developed, people aren’t able to withdraw safely on their own.

This is because of the associated side effects which include:

At its worst, withdrawing from alcohol can cause death through seizures.

People trying to quit alcohol alone often fail due to the uncomfortable side effects and how the body has come to need the substance in order to function normally.

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What happens after detox?

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Where a person stays as a resident at rehab and has completed detox, they’ll then require therapeutic input.

This is provided by psychotherapists, counsellors and drug and alcohol workers.

People develop alcohol dependency usually as a coping mechanism or as a way of tolerating life. Some people might not even be able to explain why the addiction exists.

Through therapy, the patient comes to understand the drives behind addiction and how to create change in order to remain sober.

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Relapse prevention planning at rehab

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At rehab, you’ll begin to work with staff to develop a plan which will support your abstinence upon leaving.

It’s essential that you’re honest about how addiction and relapse have affected your life before.

You’ll also need to think carefully about what in your life encourages you to use substances.

A relapse plan will outline coping tools you can use, support groups to attend, as well as meaningful activities you can start building into your life.

This is a time for change and making new connections to people who bring out the best in you.

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A home detox with medical supervision

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For those who require a home detox to quit alcohol under medical supervision, this might be possible.

This is where a person is assessed by a psychiatrist and doctor in order to receive medication at home. 

The person will need to be deemed as low risk, which means that their mental health should be assessed as being able to successfully detox without having to enter a clinic.

The person will have daily contact with a doctor in order to ensure they’re safe and managing well.

The cost of medically supervised alcohol detox that takes place at home comes in around £1500. This is to cover the cost of medication and supervision.

Rehab for a person addicted to cannabis

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There is a lot of controversy around cannabis. This is due to how it is, in some places, being used to manage medical issues.

What’s commonly misunderstood, however, is how there are a huge variety of strains and some come with serious implications.

THC is a chemical compound in cannabis that makes a person “high”. This is often what creates addiction in people.

Cannabis also relaxes people. This is how people end up returning to it again and again; it makes them feel good and often it helps them to sleep.

Sadly, cannabis can cause serious mental health issues for some. This is especially the case where mental health problems already exist.

It can increase anxiety and even cause psychosis.

Treatments for cannabis at rehab in Bedfordshire focus on reframing thoughts, emotions, and thereafter adopting behaviours.

It’s important for people to get to a point of being able to see where else in life there is meaning. Therapists support patients in being able to do this.

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Rehab for someone addicted to heroin

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Heroin quickly creates a physical dependency in people. This means that when it’s in the body, the responses of the brain and organs adapt to allow for the substance’s effects.

When the substance is removed, the body isn’t able to function as it did with the heroin in it.

When this happens severe shaking, sweating, sickness and diarrhoea, and severe pain sweep in. This is incredibly distressing for the addicted person.

As well as this, heroin is a substance that masks pain. 

Many people addicted to heroin have experienced severe emotional trauma. When the heroin is leaving the body and starts to withdraw, the user feels physical and emotional pain.

This is why it’s critical that a person addicted to heroin undergoes a clinical detox overseen by doctors. That way medications can be prescribed to manage symptoms.

Also, it’s highly important that a person receives various courses of therapies in order to address the causes of addiction and any related trauma.

Rehab when you’re addicted to cocaine


There are thousands of people throughout the UK experimenting with cocaine in social circles right now. This has a lot to do with its increased availability.

What people don’t seem to realise is just how damaging it is.

Its toxins (especially in reaction with alcohol) build up in the organs until they start to malfunction.

Cocaine and crack use cause problems with the heart, respiratory system, the liver, and of course it damages nose cartilage and gums.

Although people might not realise it initially, cocaine has a habit of slipping into regular life.

People will suddenly look back over the past six months and realise they’ve used it every weekend or day.

At this point, it might suddenly feel impossible to “just stop” despite always thinking they could.

Deep psychotherapy is needed in order to rewire the brain. When thoughts and emotions are adapted, you’re able to change your cocaine use.

Due to how compulsive it is, this can take time and patience, but therapists equip you with the tools you need to stop.

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What therapies are on offer at private clinics?


There are many therapies available for you when you stay as a resident at a private clinic.

Your tailored programme will include whatever the psychiatrist feels is suitable.

You can discuss this with them and through a call to the Rehab 4 Addiction team, you can ask us questions too.

Therapies at rehab include:

How a dual diagnosis improves treatment options

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It can be overwhelming for people to imagine that as well as having an addiction, they might also be living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, for instance.

In fact, it’s common for people who have these types of mental health problems to develop an addiction as a way to manage symptoms. 

It’s really important when you’re being assessed by psychiatrists and doctors to disclose your symptoms and experiences, as well as how you feel about life.

Where appropriate, you might be given a dual diagnosis. This is really helpful if one is needed.

With a dual diagnosis, the rehabilitation team will offer a tailored approach that also addresses your mental health issues.

It will include evidence-based therapies so you can begin to heal in both areas.

It can take a little more time and input for recovery to begin to happen which is why it’s important, to be honest about what you’re going through.

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Are there alternative options to going to rehab in Bedfordshire?


Yes, there are alternative treatment options to a private clinic. Keep in mind, though, that private clinics offer all the treatments available in the UK.

You get a comprehensive programme that includes everything you need to begin a successful healing journey.

The other alternatives include:

  • Attending local 12 Step or SMART recovery groups.
  • Outpatient services where you remain living at home but go to a clinic for treatments.
  • A home detox as mentioned above, although these aren’t as safe as completing detox in a clinic where you get 24-hour care.
  • Family meetings for those who are concerned about you, want to support you more effectively, and also look after themselves too.

To find out more about your options, call Rehab 4 Addiction.

Why should rehab in Bedfordshire give me the confidence to succeed in recovery?

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Thankfully, Rehab 4 Addiction is on hand to ensure you are not alone in your struggles against addiction.

For over a decade, we’ve been successfully assisting people in Bedfordshire with a range of addictions.

We help you or your loved one locate professional recovery services that are most suited to your needs and particular addiction.

Today there exist literally thousands of people up and down Britain who thank Rehab 4 Addiction for their very survival against the threat of addiction.

Treatments we recommend for addiction are not the dry-as-dust institutional programmes you may imagine.

Instead, treatments we recommend are largely evolved from the real world of private therapeutic practice rather than the cold institutional ‘madhouses’ that existed in the 1970s and 1980s.

We advocate modern group and individual therapy techniques that are proven to reverse years of abuse at the hands of alcohol and drug addiction.

These therapies are enriching, interesting and a delight to experience. Drug rehab and alcohol rehab in Bedfordshire will act as a springboard for your new drug and alcohol-free existence.

We fully cater to your ambition to remain abstinent for the remainder of your adult life thanks to our state-of-the-art detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare programmes.

By the time your programme concludes, you will be armed with optimism and a fresh perspective on life. This will replace your old pessimism and negativity.

You will begin a new life where there exists no place for drug and alcohol use.

During your time in our care, you will meet our enlightened staff members and volunteers who have conquered their own personal battle with addiction and lived to tell the tale.

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How do I remain abstinent after rehab?

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Abstinence is the end goal for alcohol and drug addiction – the last stage of the process.

Abstinence involves the continued maintenance of sobriety and requires commitment following the end of rehab.

The key to maintaining sobriety is finding a network of support for your ongoing recovery.

This can come from friends or family, or through external support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous.

Recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is a daily task. Staying drink and drug-free is not easy when others around are drinking, and when life throws up its inevitable challenges.

The temptation is always there, perhaps more so than with other substance addictions.

It all starts with a determined decision; a conviction that “today I will not have a drink”.

The journey begins now. Now is all you can influence. Don’t worry about tomorrow.

You can deal with tomorrow when that comes. Get the help you need and move forward with your life today.

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How do I learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Bedfordshire?

Request our brochure today and examine our treatments in Bedfordshire in your own home at our expense!

Your chance to defeat addiction and make your own mark in this world is literally only a telephone call away.

Have you the courage and tenacity to make this new start and to work out your own destiny in a way of your choosing?

Here is your chance to arm yourself for an abstinent and addiction-free future under the guidance of a highly dedicated team of therapists and counsellors.

Many of our team have dedicated their career to reversing the evils of drug and alcohol addiction.

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Contact Us

To make this positive change in your life, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today by calling us on 0800 140 4690.

Alternatively, contact our admissions team by submitting our contact form through this website.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Bedfordshire, including Luton, Peterborough, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard.

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