Rehab 4 Addiction

In only three months, Basildon saw 2,282.8 in every 100,000 people admitted to hospital due to alcohol.

That same year, there were 1,135 drug offences.

It’s clear that Basildon has a problem with addiction.

The best way to overcome this is through supporting people to access treatment.

How To Guide Your Loved One Towards Treatment

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If you’re really hoping to support your loved one towards entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon, there are things you can do.

Despite how difficult it can be when someone in the family has an addiction, there are approaches you can adopt to support them.

Many families struggle when addiction enters the fold.

This can result in codependency developing in some cases, along with stress, resentment, anger and very difficult relationships.


You have a couple of options in terms of interventions.

Firstly, the more traditional type of intervention includes being supported by a local professional who understands addiction.

With them, you’ll approach your loved one and raise concerns.

Secondly there is the CRAFT intervention, which is a whole family approach.

Everyone will come to understand where their loved one is in the addiction cycle and how to tactfully support them in a healthy way.

This supports each individual emotionally and encourages the addicted person to adopt more positive behaviours, including entering treatment.

Do You Have A Problem With Substances?

The majority of people who use drugs and alcohol in an unhealthy way will spend a lot of time in denial of this.

For the addicted person, this denial phase can actually take years to come through.

There are a few questions you can ask yourself if you’re wondering whether you have an addiction.

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it suggests that you require support to reduce you intake, if not quit entirely.

  • Does using substances bring feelings of guilt and shame?
  • Is it annoying when people bring up and seem to judge your substance use?
  • Do you ever feel like you’d benefit from cutting down or quitting?
  • When you wake up in the morning, do you feel like having the substance is the only thing that will help you through the day?

Contact us today if you’d like more information on this.

Do I Have Enough Money To Pay For A Private Clinic?

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Perhaps you’re wondering if you can afford to go to rehab.

If you have enough funds, staying as a resident at a rehab clinic is an excellent choice.

This means that you get a bedroom, nutritious food, any necessary medications to support you through a detox, and of course a huge range of therapies and activities to build you a robust foundation of recovery.

A single week at a residential rehab can cost upwards of £1,000.

This is usually the starting point, and someone with a larger budget can spend around £10,000 for a week at a luxury establishment.

Will Health Insurance Cover The Cost?

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If you have private health insurance, it’s very likely that the policy will cover the cost of a stay at a clinic.

There are, however, a couple of things you need to take into consideration if you take this route.

Firstly, check your documents to confirm that your insurance will cover the costs of treatment.

Be advised, though, that claiming through this will almost certainly increase your premiums going forward.

Secondly, if your health insurance is through your place of employment then you’ll have to expect to inform your employers of your addiction and effort to seek support through this policy.

Isn’t Rehab Covered By The NHS?

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A private drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon can sometimes be accessed through government or NHS funding.

It must be recognised that this funding is extremely limited.

Due to ongoing government cuts in the addiction field in recent years, the availability of funded spaces is in short supply.

If you’re interested in applying for this funding, you need to be able to do the following:

  • Provide evidence that you’re committed to quitting substances.
  • Prove you have been in regular ongoing contact with local drug and alcohol services and doing the things they have suggested to support your recovery.
  • If you’re able to do the above two, then you’re eligible to apply to your local council for funding to rehab.

At this point, your application will join many others and the council will decide who will receive the funding.

The waiting list for this is a long one.

How Long Will I Have To Stay At Rehab?


It’s likely you might have heard that people stay at rehab for a week or a month.

The most advisable amount of time is around a month, usually 28 days.

This offers you the optimum amount of time to fully immerse yourself in your detox and recovery program.

There will be some people who might stay longer than this.

For instance, in the case where a severe mental health condition is also present and more time is required to work through this too.

A one week stay might occur for people who enter rehab to receive a detox only.

This might happen where people have entered rehab and completed a 28-day stay already, but then they might have relapsed and require another detox.

What Are Outpatient Services?

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If you’re entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon as a resident for inpatient services then, yes, this means that you’ll be staying overnight for a period of time.

Inpatient services are where you stay at the clinic 24/7, perhaps briefly leaving with a member of staff to participate in a particular activity such as outdoor therapy.

Rehab clinics offer inpatient services, but usually there are some outpatient services for those who have completed a residential stay and have moved onto an aftercare programme.

Government-funded services are almost always outpatient services.

In these cases, you remain living at home while accessing a clinical centre for treatments such as counselling or group therapy.

Private Clinics Or Government-Funded Services?

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Ultimately, if you’re at a point in your addiction journey where your health is in grave danger, or you want to quit substances, then a private clinic offers the most comprehensive option.

You get a tailored programme, 24/7 hour guidance and care, a combination of detox treatments, therapies and holistic activities, all from specialist and experienced staff.

This is all in a safe substance-free environment where every other person has a similar aim to you.

Government-funded services are good, but they are stretched.

You will have some contact with a drug or alcohol worker and will be given a timetable of groups which you can attend as you so wish.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Basildon

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Many people with an alcohol problem will reach a point where they need to achieve sobriety for their own safety.

This is because alcohol causes such severe physical withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Shaking
  • Delirium tremens
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Seizures

On entering rehab, you’ll undergo an alcohol assessment, which will clarify the severity of your addiction and which treatments are most appropriate.

Medications for alcohol addiction (such as Librium) are provided for people in order to support a healthy detox period.

This lasts around week.

Following this, there will be a selection of therapies to support your psychological healing.

You’ll come to develop self-awareness and learn what triggers you.

Therapists and workers will also support you to develop skills to manage and overcome cravings.

Rehab For Cannabis In Basildon

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If you have an issue with cannabis, you can enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon to receive support.

There will focus on understanding what in life has brought you to this point.

Cannabis addiction tends to develop because people want to numb feelings, feel bored, or quite simply need to sleep.

Often use starts socially and because people want to feel good, but addiction can occur for thousands.

Many people thereafter develop issues with paranoia, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms.

At rehab, programmes support people to identify what thoughts are leading to addictive behaviours.

There is also a lot of work on how lifestyle choices make using cannabis easier.

You’ll also begin to plan for a future that doesn’t include cannabis.

Rehab For Cocaine In Basildon

There are a huge amount of serious health effects for those addicted to cocaine and crack.

Physical problems linked to the nose, heart, and liver are common as well as issues around mental health.

At rehab, you learn what it is that drives you to use cocaine at a neurological level, as well as at personal and social levels.

It’s important to know what influences your use, in order to give you the chance to overpower these factors.

With the guidance of specialists, you’ll learn techniques to conquer cravings.

You’ll also begin to understand what it is you want from life and how to connect better to others as well as yourself.

Rehab For Heroin In Basildon

Heroin addiction is a seriously challenging problem, perhaps one of the most difficult to conquer because ,as with alcoholism, it is an addiction of two parts.

Physical dependency requires a safe heroin detox because of how the body withdraws.

A person will sweat, shake, become nauseous and vomit, and are likely to experience deep pain in the body and bones.

Psychological addiction determines how the substance seems to take over the person’s ability to control their own mind.

Deep counselling and often dialectical behavioural therapy will be required, as this is often an addiction that develops from a place of emotional pain.

What Treatments Are Offered For Psychological Recovery?

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At private clinics, residents have access to all the best treatments available in the UK to treat addiction.

As well as psychological therapies which tackle the way the mind works, there are many effective alternative therapies.

  • Art therapy and music therapy exist to provide a space of communication without necessarily talking. This can be really helpful in coming to understand how you perceive the world through a different means of expression.
  • Brief interventions support people to understand something, perhaps the consequences of their addiction, from a different point of view. It might be conversation or activity-based.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is offered to all residents. This treatment is scientifically proven to be effective at treating people who have addictions, helping to alter unhelpful thinking patterns.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is especially useful for people who have deep emotional pain or disturbance. Therapists guide people through understanding their emotions better and how to react more healthily to these.
  • Equine Therapy, yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness and outdoor therapy is on offer to bring holistic relaxation and new ways of experiencing peace in the mind and body.
  • Family Therapy is available if your loved ones live in the local area and the family would benefit from some facilitated support to improve relationships.
  • Group Therapy is available for every resident every day. This is an excellent and safe space to connect, share, and learn. Groups have both 12 Step and SMART structures.

What Happens If You Get A Dual Diagnosis?

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A dual diagnosis might be given to you if you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon to be treated for addiction and it’s discovered that you also have a mental health condition.

This happens quite a lot, as the two conditions often come hand-in-hand.

This is nothing to be ashamed of, infact staff will be able to help by addressing both conditions.

Whether you have depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or schizophrenia, you’ll be supported.

Many people with these conditions turn to substances to try and manage symptoms, known as self-medicating, and this can obviously lead to addiction.

People with addictions take substances that severely upset the chemical balances of the brain, as well as hormonal balances that affect perception, mood, and emotions.

Addiction can therefore also cause mental health conditions.

How A Rehab Clinic Supports You Around Relapse


When you’re at rehab, you’ll be given a relapse prevention plan as part of your aftercare package.

This is in order to reduce the risk relapses.

You’ll develop this with a worker at the clinic by discussing the different things that trigger your substance use.

You’ll begin to understand how to stop in the moment you crave and to take control of your thoughts.

Your plan will reveal what to do next in order to remain substance-free.

It might include a list of steps such as, 1) call a friend, 2) go to the gym, 3) call outpatient services.

Many private clinics offer ongoing outpatient services for up to a year which might include fortnightly counselling sessions or group sessions.

Aftercare Support Once You Get Home

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There are a few options you have upon returning home if you feel you want ongoing support.

  • 12 Step groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics  Anonymous, create an environment to make friends and acquaintances which can sometimes last a lifetime. This is a great option if you feel you’d benefit from a mentor figure and might like to give something back in this same role in the future.
  • Al-Anon is an organisation that supports family members who are affected by their loved one’s substance use. This can be helpful in improving interactions between you all.
  • Outpatient services at drug and alcohol clinics in the community, which are the government funded services mentioned earlier.
  • Home detox can be useful if you’ve relapsed and are ready to become sober again because all the support is in place, but need to take care of the physical aspect. You’d remain at home and a doctor would be in contact with you every day to prescribe medication.

A Better Future Through Rehab

We are here to help you build a brighter, healthier and happier future free from the substances that negatively impact your emotional and physical health.

Please contact us at any point if you have any questions about what rehab care entails.

If you have started to experience serious problems with your career, family, or day-to-day well-being as a result of consuming drugs or alcohol, talk to us today.

To find out more about what to expect from drug and alcohol rehab in Basildon, contact us on 0800 140 4690.

We’re here for you.

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