Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Berkshire

Rehab 4 Addiction maintains relationships with various Berkshire drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. Choosing the correct centre may be problematic, given the vast amount of potential options available.

We help thousands of Berkshire residents select the most appropriate form of drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation suiting their particular needs.

For Berkshire residents, Rehab 4 Addiction offers intervention services. Our therapist travels to your Berkshire home in order to help your loved one come to terms with his or her addiction.

An intervention allows our therapist to collect relevant information concerning the addiction in question.

To learn more about this service please click here.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Why Choose Rehab in Berkshire?

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Choosing to go into rehab is all about choosing life and choosing to begin recovery from addiction.

The goal of a rehabilitation programme like ours is to help those fighting addictions detox, achieve sobriety, and build the skills necessary to maintain it in the long term.

We will help you to:

  • Learn about addiction
  • Investigate underlying issues
  • Build new habits and practices
  • Create a sober support network
  • Complete a safe initial detox

Who can go to rehab?

No two people who are struggling with substance misuse are the same, and everyone has a different set of background issues, medical and psychological conditions, as well as levels of support available to them.

When you approach a drug & alcohol rehab in Berkshire about problems with substance use, they will look, with you, at the various ways addiction is affecting your life.

It will also include the things that might need to be tackled in order to help you recover.

The six areas that will be looked at are:

  1. What your past and current experience are concerning the level to which you use substances, as well as what experiences you have had of withdrawal.
  2. Your current and past physical health, any conditions you have suffered from and how healthy you are at the moment.
  3. They will want to talk about your current emotional and mental health, and any struggles you might be having, or have had in the past, in these areas.
  4. They will want to explore with you how ready you are to change, and what your own thoughts are about your current addictive behaviours.
  5. Have you tried to stop or decrease substance use in the past, and what were the successes and challenges you faced.
  6. Is your current environment supportive of your recovery or are there circumstances or people that are making recovery more of a challenge?

Looking at these areas will help the rehab staff, and you, decide if rehab is going to be the best option for you at this stage.

Professional intervention with a loved one


If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with substance misuse, you may be wondering whether it would help to get a professional to talk with them, e.g. a doctor, or therapist.

Some people wonder if this sort of intervention is even possible, or whether it is taking things too far.

The truth is that, if your friend or loved one is battling addiction, most professionals who work in this field would be only too happy to help speak to them.

A member of staff from one of our drug and alcohol rehabs in Berkshire would be willing to arrange to come to speak to your loved one about addiction recovery and what the options are that are available to them.

Professional interventions have been found to be significantly effective in helping people with substance use disorders think seriously about what their illness is doing and what they need to do to get well.

An intervention is not designed to be a group of people gathering around to reprimand or criticise the person who is drinking or using drugs.

The purpose of an intervention is to help the sufferer reach the point where they choose to get well.

One form of intervention is called the Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training (CRAFT).  This method seeks to help families work together in a way that is supportive of all members of the family unit.

It also emphasises encouraging the family member who is struggling with addiction to take positive steps towards choosing recovery.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How much does it cost to go to rehab?


The cost of going to a drug and alcohol rehab in Berkshire will be different depending on how long you want to stay and whether you want to pay the extra cost of having a single room.

The prices available can be discussed individually when you speak with us.

For example, if you want only to stay in rehab for the ten days necessary to have a detox, then the price would be between £2000 and £4000.

If you want to have a single room for this period then prices are between £3000 and £6000.

If you would like to stay at rehab for 28 days this would cost around £6000, though if you want to have a single room during this time, prices would be between £8000 and £12000.

The price for a home detox is around £1500.  Home detoxes have been successful for some people but the triggers associated with the drug or alcohol use would still be around, increasing the chances of relapse.

What is addiction?

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Even now, some people still have the opinion that addiction is due to a lack of willpower; some even say that drug and alcohol misuse is classed as a failing that makes someone a bad person.

However, medical science tells us that addiction is a chronic mental disease that is caused by the effect of addictive substances on dopamine levels in the brain.

Dopamine is the chemical that causes our brain to want to repeat particular behaviours because they are beneficial to us.  Dopamine is released by certain activities, such as when we eat a good meal, when we get some exercise, and when we have sex.

Addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, cause a release of dopamine in the brain which is way beyond the amount that is released by natural pleasures – and this is what produces the much more powerful desire for more.

People who become addicted often have other psychological struggles such as significant stress, depression or trauma; or in some way lack necessary support, perhaps due to social isolation or family difficulties.

Not everyone who uses addictive substances actually becomes addicted.

However, when combined with other psychological difficulties or lack of supportive social networks, addictive substances can cause the brain to work in such a way that it begins to put the substance before anything else.

As this addictive behaviour becomes more and more powerful, other areas of life begin to become more seriously affected and it is at this stage that going to rehab might be the best possible step.

The Diagnostic Manual, Fifth Edition, for mental health conditions (called the DSM-5) contains criteria for establishing the existence and severity of a substance use disorder in an individual.

Certain criteria, such as:

  • Hazardous use
  • Repeated attempts to stop
  • And cravings, are listed.

Two or more of these criteria have to be present in a person’s life within a 12-month period for a Substance Use Disorder to be indicated, the more criteria that are present give an indication of the severity of the condition.

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How long does rehab last?

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The very minimum amount of time needed for alcohol detox is seven days; the detox for other drugs such as opioids takes slightly longer.

The time required for detox is really the bare minimum in terms of how long a stay in rehab should last.

Addiction can involve a complex mix of other factors that also need to begin to be dealt with in order for recovery to be long-lasting.

The longer someone stays in rehab, the greater the chance they give themselves to learn new ways of dealing with triggers, and emotional and psychological challenges.

What is a detox, and do I need one?

Whether you need a detox will depend on the substance(s) you are addicted to and the level of physical dependence your body has.

When we have been using addictive substances for an extended period, our minds and bodies not only continually want more but we can also begin to physically need the substance in order to function – this is called dependence.

As the body adapts to having a substance in the system it then begins to rebel if the substance is no longer present – this is when a person can experience withdrawal symptoms.

Different substances can cause different withdrawal symptoms and this will determine whether you require a detox.

A detox is a process by which a person is given medication to help the body cope with withdrawal from the substance.

Different medication is used for different substances and the particular details can be discussed with us.

Withdrawal from alcohol dependence is the most dangerous and can be fatal due to the risk of seizures.

In rehab, a medication called Librium is normally used over the course of 10 days to allow for safe withdrawal from alcohol.

Some people go to rehab only for this 10 day detox period.

Others also stay for a further three weeks in order to take time to deal with other emotional and psychological factors involved in the addictive behaviour, as well as learn methods for relapse prevention.

Having a home alcohol detox in Berkshire

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An alternative to undergoing an alcohol detox in rehab is to have the detox in your own home.

It is important that this is not confused with what is termed “self-detox” which refers to stopping using a substance without any medical help.

Home detox is permitted after assessment by a psychiatrist and only if the individual is drinking less than 30 units of alcohol a day.

If the assessor is happy that the detox is safe, then the medication (often Librium) is posted to the client each day and continued monitoring is carried out via a daily phone call.

This process is cheaper than going to a residential rehab but it is not as safe as trained supervision is not always at hand.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Will rehab help me to drink normally?

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When you attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Berkshire, you will be helped to stop drinking or taking drugs for good.

Rehab will not help you drink alcohol or use drugs to a lesser extent.

The benefit of abstinence is that it removes the risk of addictive patterns re-developing; and in someone who has already been addicted, the likelihood of this happening is very high.

What are the benefits of going to rehab?

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Because of the nature of the disease, trying to recover from addiction is full of serious challenges.

By the time many people decide they need to seek help, the brain of someone with a substance use disorder has been significantly impacted by the chemical surges involved.

This means that trying to establish new patterns of behaviour and decision making will be far from a matter of willpower; the brain’s ability to make the right choices will be seriously impaired.

Reaching the point of wanting to stop an addiction is difficult enough when the brain believes the substance to be more important than anything else.

Maintaining this decision, as well as dealing with everything that comes with regaining sobriety, is an enormous challenge.

Rehab provides an environment that is built entirely around assisting with the making of good, healthy decisions.

In rehab, you go into a safe situation where old triggers are no longer present, and where professional help is on hand to deal with anything and everything that might come up.

Recovering from addiction is not an easy task.  Your mind and body are trying to operate in a completely new way and these can be physically and emotionally exhausting.

Whilst in rehab it will be ensured that you get all the rest and nourishment and exercise that you need.

You also won’t need to worry about everything else going on in life because when you are in rehab the time is completely dedicated to getting you well.

How do I choose the right rehab in Berkshire?

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All rehabs will offer different models and methods of recovery such as medical detox, types of therapy, and guidance on how to avoid relapse. It is therefore advisable to look carefully at what type of rehab would suit you.

When you contact us, we will help you with making the right choice when it comes to a drug and alcohol rehab in Berkshire.

There are some things, however, that you should look for in any rehab that you choose, namely:

  • A rehab that has received plenty of good reviews
  • Rehab with a high success rate
  • Somewhere that makes you feel positive after you have spoken to them.

Rehab for cocaine addiction

Cocaine is not actually physically addictive which means that the body will not undergo withdrawal symptoms: therefore no detox is required.

Addiction to cocaine is still very real however and is based on a person’s psychology.

Going to rehab for cocaine addiction requires time concentrating on personal therapy as well as learning methods to identify and avoid triggers as well as how to prevent relapse.

Some people who are fighting cocaine addiction benefit particularly from having time away from work responsibilities; family difficulties; or people who are influencing their cocaine use.

Time in rehab provides the opportunity to have a period away from negative behaviours and influence and refocus on happier and healthier ways of living.

Rehab for heroin addiction

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Heroin is one of the most addictive substances and it is easy to become physically dependent.

When you go to rehab for heroin addiction you will first be taken through a medical detox process using, for example, buprenorphine, to help with the physical symptoms.

Coming off heroin has been likened to the feeling of having the bad flu; staff at the rehab will closely monitor you during the detox period to check how your body is reacting to the withdrawal process.

Heroin detox is not comfortable (no detox is) but it is very possible and quickly gets easier.

The other services that form part of the rehab process, e.g. individual and group therapy, and relapse prevention, will all be very necessary tools to help deal with other underlying issues as well as maintain long-term recovery from heroin addiction.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for cannabis addiction


Going to rehab for cannabis addiction will not require detox as cannabis is not physically addictive.

However, cannabis is psychologically addictive and treating this will require the use of therapies and relapse prevention tools to help learn new behaviours and coping mechanisms.

One of the areas that are looked at in rehab is how to cope with urges and also with the stress and anxiety that life can cause us.

Learning healthy coping mechanisms is an important way of safeguarding against falling back into cannabis use as well as how to avoid the triggers that might cause the threat of relapse.

Can I go to rehab if I have other mental health issues?

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The majority of people who struggle with substance misuse have other psychological issues present as well.

Depression and anxiety, for example, are among the mental health issues most frequently discovered in people who are battling addictive behaviours.

Rehab offers expert therapeutic treatment for several of the mental conditions that are most commonly found in people with addiction. 

The treatment offered is evidence-based and offered by professionally trained therapeutic staff.

Relapse prevention planning

As part of the rehab process, possible challenges to recovery will be looked at carefully in order to help plan how to avoid relapse.

Each person will have their own particular set of circumstances which is why relapse prevention planning is a personal process looking at how each individual can best safeguard their recovery from possible pitfalls.

Whether it be relationship challenges, stress caused by work responsibilities, or people close to you who encourage you to drink or use drugs, the staff in the rehab will help you look realistically and practically at what changes will need to be made to help you stay well.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What are the alternatives to going to rehab?


If rehab does not seem to be the best option for you, there are other avenues available to help someone struggling with substance misuse.

Perhaps the best-known method of recovery is the 12 Step Programme as used by many different recovery groups relating to different addictions, e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and many more.

There is also a programme called SMART Recovery which offers a set of skills for dealing with the emotional and mental challenges involved in maintaining abstinence from addictive substances.

Many local authorities have dedicated drug and alcohol services that help people take a serious look at their substance use and try and find ways to help them decrease or stop their addictive behaviour.

Services such as this are in very high demand and it can sometimes take a long time to progress through the system in order to access the help that is needed.

What To Expect During Rehab in Berkshire?

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Our rehabilitation centres in Berkshire typically admit patients of a ‘residential’ nature.

This means patients move into the centre for the length of their treatment. En-suite ‘sober living’ accommodation is provided.

Patients are typically not expected to share sleeping quarters with other patients, although this may vary depending upon the centre you select.

Once you enter the centre a short assessment takes place. Following assessment, a programme of detoxification begins in earnest.

During detoxification, all traces of drugs and/or alcohol are flushed from patients’ systems.

Withdrawal symptoms are monitored by the medical team. Symptoms vary in severity depending upon the addictive substance in question. Rapid detoxification is offered for certain substance addictions.

Once detoxification is complete, patients attend therapy sessions in order to treat the psychological aspects of addiction.

Therapy is conducted either in small groups with other patients or on a one-to-one basis with a counsellor or therapist.

Therapy is essential in order to ‘re-programme’ patients’ destructive beliefs which encourage addictive behaviours.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Which Therapy Techniques Are Employed During Rehab In Berkshire?

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Each of our treatment programmes is tailored to the individual patient.

After your initial detox, you will sit down with our physicians and therapists and discuss which strategies would be suitable for your recovery.

The therapy techniques offered at our Berkshire centres include:

Centres typically include access to a hot tub, steam room and massage chair. Fresh food is prepared by the chef each day.

Centres permit internet access once therapy sessions conclude for the day. Centres have Wi-Fi and patients are permitted a laptop or phone.

Rehabilitation plans are tailored to patients’ needs. Centres offer a personal service to patients. The treatment takes place in a structured and supportive environment.

Patients are of a mixed age between 16-65 years and consist of males and females. Programmes typically last for four weeks.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What To Expect After Rehab In Berkshire?

Once you are discharged from our centre, it is important that you understand that you are not alone.

We offer excellent aftercare resources which include one-on-one counselling, support group meetings, and like skill training to help you find a sense of ‘normality’, whatever that means for you.

Aftercare is an extension of our rehab programme designed to support you as you transition back into daily life and can be worked around your work, education, and familial commitments.

Patients are free to attend centres for 18 months following completion of the programme.

We maintain relationships with several Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups in the Berkshire area.

Patients are encouraged to join one such group upon the completion of rehabilitation. Groups undertake ‘12 step’ programmes designed to aid addicts now living in recovery.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Can I Keep/ Regain my Job After Rehab?


The truth is that this depends entirely on your personal situation. However, studies do show that many people who seek treatment keep their jobs or even end up getting a better one.

The key thing is, to be honest with your employer about your situation, as daunting as that may be.

Many employers will be happy to accommodate you in the process of recovery if you are upfront with them.

For our part, we do our utmost to ensure that our aftercare programmes are flexible so that you can get back to work as soon as possible following discharge.

Rehab Centres In Berkshire

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It is our duty to put our clients in touch with rehab centres in the country.

For this reason, we work with rehab facilities all over the UK, finding the treatment for those in our care.

We maintain rehabilitation centres throughout Berkshire, including:

By calling us and discussing your personal situation with one of our advisors, we are putting the right steps in towards safeguarding your sobriety and health.

Whichever location you chose, you will be met with the highest level of trained staff, doctors and psychologists, and a support team of staff, carers, and cleaners.

You will also have access to our fantastic facilities which include private therapy rooms, luxury accommodation, a wellness spa, gym facilities, outdoor/ garden area, and common rooms.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in South East England, including London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Brighton.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today

We treat a variety of addictions in Berkshire. Contact our team today on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form for immediate admission into a Berkshire rehabilitation clinic.

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