Rehab 4 Addiction

Residential & outpatient options in Birmingham

We offer a variety of addiction treatments for alcohol, cannabis, heroin, cocaine and prescription medications in Birmingham. 

We may recommend a range of rehab and alternative treatments, ranging from a 7-day detox, a fully 28-day rehab programme, and home detox options.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, our helpline staff are here to guide you through this process.

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Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab services. We cater to Birmingham and the West Midlands area.

Our partner rehabs are residential and audited by the Care Quality Commission.

In residential rehab, clients do not return home for the duration of their treatment programme.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

They live in the centre for the duration of treatment.

This gives them the chance to tackle the underlying causes of their addiction without the temptations that exist in their ‘using environment’.

Our rehab centres have built a positive reputation for treating drug and alcohol addiction. Clients travel from all across the United Kingdom for addiction treatment in Birmingham.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers addiction treatment across the West Midlands in BirminghamCoventryWolverhamptonSolihullSolihullWalsallWest Bromwich and Dudley.

How can I prepare for rehab?

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Entering rehabilitation takes commitment and determination.

People suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol may feel they do not need rehab. They may even believe they are not really addicted.

This denial is often heart-breaking for friends and family.

It is often clear from the outside that substance abuse is significantly harming you or your loved one. However, it may not be clear to them.

Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction offers intervention services in the Birmingham area.

This is particularly useful if your loved one is truly in denial about his or her addiction.

If you opt for professional intervention, a therapist will come to your property.

They will hold an ‘intervention meeting’ with you or your loved one.  Contact our helpline to learn more about this specific service.

Once you or a loved-one have accepted that rehab treatment is necessary, then preparing for rehab treatment is often straightforward.

All you need to bring to rehab is your everyday essentials, such as toiletries, clothing and other personal belongings.

Many rehabs also allow you to bring along a laptop and mobile phone.

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What to expect during drug and alcohol rehab?

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Before rehabilitation begins, clients complete a short assessment.

Staff at the rehab will then write up a detox rehab plan. This is customised for each and every client.

Once clients complete a short assessment, the detox typically begins.

During this stage, all drugs and/or alcohol are flushed from the client’s system, and withdrawal symptoms are treated.

It is common for withdrawal symptoms to arise during detox. Specialist medical staff can prescribe medications. This is typically a psychiatrist or prescribing nurse.

These medications will help to keep symptoms at a safe and bearable level. Birmingham rehab centres are licensed to prescribe medications for this purpose.

Alcohol detox typically lasts for around 7-10 days. Other drugs, such as opiates, may require up to 20 days in order for the detox to conclude.

Once drug or alcohol detox ends, clients attend therapy and counselling. Here, clients work together in a group or one-to-one with a therapist.

Clients try to uncover the underlying mental causes of their substance abuse.

Rehabs in Birmingham make us of modern therapy techniques. These include cognitive behavioural therapyacceptance and commitment therapy and more.

These therapies arm clients with coping strategies in order to avoid relapse. Rehabs make sure that when clients leave the Birmingham rehab, they are equipped to avoid or cope with addiction ‘triggers’.

Find a more detailed description of what to expect during drug and alcohol rehab here.

One important aspect of effective treatment planning is that each plan should be tailored to the individual client’s problems and needs. Treatment plans should not be mass-produced, even if clients have similar problems.

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Who is rehab suitable for?

Anyone who has a drug or alcohol problem would benefit from a course of treatment at rehab.

In fact, it is consistently proven to be the most effective form of treatment for these addictions.

This can be attributed to the thorough and professional standard of care, and a host of treatments that are combined into one cohesive package.

There are rehabs for all kinds of different needs, but broadly speaking, they all fall into one of two categories – inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab.

Inpatient rehab involves staying at the clinic site for the duration of your treatment.

This includes everything from detox to therapy to relapse prevention planning and discharge.

Outpatient rehab means that you would stay at home while attending rehab during the day. Some people find this option more appealing, but it is only a viable option in certain circumstances.

If your addiction problems are severe, or there are other problems at home, outpatient rehab is unlikely to be right for you, and you would be better served staying at the clinic.

Residential rehab is the most appropriate treatment option for people who:

  • Have an unstable, chaotic, or toxic living situation at home
  • Regularly consume over 30 units of alcohol per day
  • Have previously tried to get into recovery either alone or as an outpatient and failed to do so
  • Those who struggle with suicidal thoughts or other severe mental health problems
  • Those who have a tendency towards violence when intoxicated

To clarify, you don’t need to have the above symptoms to be eligible for residential rehab treatment.

What we’re saying is that if you do have any of those symptoms, an outpatient detox would likely not be suitable for you.

This is because there would be a much higher risk of relapse.

If you would like to explore the possibility of an outpatient rehab course or a home detox, this is something that we can discuss in detail during your telephone consultation.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

The admissions process in Birmingham


We at Rehab 4 Addiction are here to make it as quick and straightforward as possible for you to get into an appropriate rehab and begin your treatment.

The first step towards achieving that is to call us on 0800 140 4690, where you will get put through to one of our trained rehab advisors.

We will ask some basic questions about your situation with addiction, such as how long you have been using and what your current living situation is.

We ask these questions so that we can find the right clinic or treatment option for you.

We treat all of our calls with the strictest of confidence, and will never pass on your information to a third party without your consent.

We follow all applicable data protection laws of the United Kingdom.

Once we have found a suitable clinic for you, we can give you all the relevant information, including pricing and accommodation, and ask whether you would like to proceed.

If you are happy to go ahead with our recommendation, we can have you arriving at the clinic within just a couple of days.

With our associated private rehab clinics, there is no need to be stuck on a waiting list.

Once you arrive at the clinic, you will be settled in by the welcome team, and they will soon begin your admission assessment.

The purpose of this is to find out as much as possible about the specifics of your substance abuse and your other personal factors so that they can plan out the most effective treatment plan possible for you.

One way of doing this is through the ASAM criteria, a technique that was drawn up by the ASAM medical society of clinicians.

This technique measures the characteristics of the individual and their addiction, as well as their openness and willingness to take part in the recovery process.

Patients are assessed according to six different criteria, as follows:

  • Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal Potential – Exploring the person’s experience of substance use and withdrawal, both past and present
  • Biomedical conditions and complications – Exploring the person’s medical history and their current physical conditions
  • Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications – Assessing the person’s emotions, thoughts, and mental health challenges
  • Readiness to change – Judging how willing the person is to commit to the process of addiction treatment
  • Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential – Exploring the person’s unique relationship with relapse or problems with continued usage
  • Recovery/living environment – Assessing the person’s living situation, and how likely it is to interfere with their recovery

We know that some of these things can be difficult to talk about, but again, the staff will only be asking so that they can get the best possible care and treatment in place for you.

It is important to be as honest as possible in any conversations with the rehab staff.

They are there to help you – you will not get in trouble for disclosing any information, and there will be no judgement involved.

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How does rehab help me stop using drugs and/or alcohol?

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Drug and alcohol rehabs in Birmingham make use of evidence-based treatments.

Below, we briefly outline some of the processes you will engage with during rehab to help you understand and better manage the underlying triggers of addiction:

  • Functional Analysis (FA): FA assists in helping you understand the factors that cause you to use drugs and alcohol. Knowing these factors can help you avoid relapse. This may utilise group therapy or one-to-one therapy. Here, you will identify the emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours that you are able to associate with your drug or alcohol use. These are often the things that precede drug and alcohol use
  • Trigger management: Once triggers are identified, you will then work with the therapist and with your peer group to plan strategies to help you cope with these triggers. You will identify different ways of avoiding or coping with triggers, and the associated risks for each of these options. This makes use of a “self-management planning sheet”
  • Understanding negative thoughts: This includes over-generalisation, all-or-nothing thinking, disbelieving the positive, jumping to conclusions and catastrophising. Understanding negative thought patterns help you challenge and replace them with more positive alternatives. You will also be given the tools to challenge and relapse negative thoughts
  • Learning to relax: Stress is a common addiction trigger. Learning how to relax will help you avoid excessive stress. It’s important to understand that urges to use drug and alcohol are a reaction to triggers such as stress. Example exercises to promote relaxation includes breathing exercises, taking a hot bath and going for a swim or long walk. All of these activities serve as alternatives to using drugs and alcohol by offering similar rewards
  • Self-assertion and refusal techniques: These skills help you to refuse alcohol or drugs, particularly when in social situation. The ability to refuse drugs and alcohol is far more problematic than it may initially appear. Learning refusal and self-assertion techniques help you remain in recovery once your residential rehab treatment has completed
  • The formation of a relapse contract: This is a short document outlining the information you uncover during rehab. This contract will contain positive statements of what actions you will take when addiction triggers arise during your day-to-day life away from the rehab centre’s care

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How long does rehab last?

This depends on the treatment package that you opt for, but a full course of residential rehab is usually about 28 days from start to finish.

This can be slightly longer if your detox ends up taking longer than average.

The detox part of treatment usually lasts between 7 and 10 days. There are some drugs, such as cannabis and ecstasy, for which a traditional detox is not necessary.

Alcohol detox & rehab in Birmingham

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We have been providing referrals through Rehab 4 Addiction since 2012.

We have dealt with thousands of people during that time, and as you might expect, the majority of them contacted us due to having problems with alcohol abuse.

Alcohol is almost everywhere in British life, and for many people, it can become a problem that totally consumes their life.

The most effective treatment for alcoholism is rehab, where you can go through detox, get help through therapy, and learn techniques to cope with cravings in the future, all within the same facility.

The first thing to do is go through detox, which will usually take between 7 and 10 days.

This is usually done by administering a medication called Librium, which will help to mitigate any physical symptoms as your body withdraws from alcohol.

Once detox is over, you will move on to a course of therapy, treatment, and addiction education, which will give you a much better understanding of addiction and how it has manifested in you.

By the time you leave the clinic, you will have been several weeks sober, and in a much better position to keep your addiction at bay going forward.

You will also have a personalised relapse prevention plan to help you on your way – we go into more detail about this further below.

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The risks of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

There are a number of reasons why it is never recommended to attempt to detox from alcohol alone or go cold turkey.

Alcohol withdrawal is always difficult, and the list of potential symptoms is long.

If you have been drinking heavily and/or for a long time, it can be extremely dangerous.

You will run a high risk of seizure, which could potentially be fatal. This is why detox needs to be carefully managed.

In the best-case scenario, this would be handled by a detox team at rehab. If not, guided home detox is the next best option.

Alcohol home detox in Birmingham

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Alcohol home detox is a more affordable option for those who want to safely withdraw from alcohol, but who do not have the funds available to go to rehab at the present time.

Alcohol detox at home involves us arranging for medication to be sent out to you in the post, as well as clear instructions on how to proceed with your detox.

The positives of home detox is that you are able to be in the comfort of your own home as you recover, and you will save on money compared to a full course of treatment at rehab.

The downsides are that you will not be able to access the therapies and other treatments that residential rehab would provide.

In fact, you will not have any additional treatment after the detox.

This means that you have not properly addressed the underlying issues of your addiction.

Home detox is only available to people who consume less than 30 units per day, and who have an otherwise stable home life.

Among other restrictions, home detox would not be available to anyone who is experiencing severe mental illness such as suicidal thoughts, or is prone to violence when intoxicated.

Call us for more information on home detox and whether you are a suitable candidate.

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Rehab for Cocaine in Birmingham

Cocaine has been a part of British nightlife for decades.

Although the substance is still highly illegal, it is readily available in every major city.

For some people, what starts as experimentation on a night out can quickly turn into full-blown cocaine addiction.

If this happens to you, the best thing that you could possibly do is to enrol at a drug & alcohol rehab in Birmingham.

Cocaine withdrawal does not require the use of a specialised medication, unlike heroin or alcohol withdrawal.

Nevertheless, it is best to do go through cocaine withdrawal at cocaine rehab, where you can be monitored by a specialist team of medical professionals.

Although the risk of severe physical symptoms is low with cocaine withdrawal, the chances of psychological difficulties, such as paranoia and insomnia, are high.

These symptoms will need to be managed.

As you progress through rehab, you will gain a better understanding of your motivations and behaviours, and how you came to be driven to cocaine addiction to begin with.

You will also learn how to manage any cravings that present themselves in future, and how to manage your own recovery once you leave the clinic.

If you commit to the programme and put the work in, you could have a healthy, fulfilling new life, free from the misery of cocaine abuse.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Rehab for Heroin in Birmingham

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Heroin addiction is a big problem in Birmingham, as it is in most major cities around the UK and Europe.

As a powerful opiate with intense withdrawal symptoms, heroin can completely take over a person’s life over a very short time period.

The damage that heroin users do to themselves is immense, and that is before you consider the indirect damage to the community around them.

Heroin users will often commit crimes to afford their next fix, such is the potency of their addiction.

As is the case with alcohol, heroin can be an incredibly difficult substance to withdraw from during detox.

This is why it is best to do so at a proper rehab clinic, where you will have the medical supervision and expert guidance required to get you through the pain barrier of withdrawal.

In the initial stages, this will likely involve the use of a medication called Subutex, which is often followed by a course of methadone, which can last for some months after rehab is concluded.

Heroin rehab is not just about detox – this will only take up the first week or so of your time at the clinic.

In the remaining weeks, you will focus on the underlying issues behind your heroin abuse, and work on modifying your behaviour and learning how to manage cravings and relapse impulses.

Getting to understand your addiction better, as well as your own mind will stand you in good stead for achieving long-term recovery.

Heroin addiction can seem inescapable at times, but there is always hope if you are willing to put the work into your own recovery.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Rehab for Cannabis in Birmingham

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Cannabis is often spoken about as if it is a harmless substance, with some not even considering it to be a drug. This is simply not the case.

While it may be true that it is not possible to overdose and die from cannabis use alone, that does not mean that it cannot ruin the life of a user.

As thousands of people across the country will know all too well, cannabis addiction is very much a real issue.

Cannabis addiction can be treated at rehab in Birmingham. Although detox is not required, as it would be with heroin or alcohol, it is still the best place to overcome your cannabis problem.

You will spend time focusing on why you are motivated to use cannabis in the first place and explore any underlying mental health issues that are co-present with your addiction.

Learning to understand your behaviour and impulses better will make you better at controlling them, and will reduce the urge to use cannabis again in the future.

Rehab will also go some way towards reducing the psychological harm caused by social isolation, which is a common symptom of anyone living with cannabis addiction.

After just a few weeks at rehab, you will be in a position to start a bright new future without cannabis consumption.

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What support can I get after rehab?

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Once rehabilitation is over, clients receive up to 12 months of aftercare. This comes as part of every treatment plan on offer at Birmingham rehabs.

Clients will have access to support and resources via the rehab and from local fellowship group. They will also be able to come back to rehab if there is a danger of relapse.

We encourage rehab clients to attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous groups. There are many AA and NA meetings in the Birmingham area, which we will advise you on.

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Types of therapies on offer in Birmingham

Drug and alcohol addiction is not a straightforward condition, and there are lot of different aspects to a person’s behaviour as well as their thought patterns.

This is why your therapy plan at rehab will likely involve a wide variety of different therapies, all of which will be administered by professionals at the clinic.

Below, we have listed some of the types of therapy that you can expect to go through at rehab, along with a brief description of each.

1. Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a technique that helps to identify recurring thought patterns and challenge our responses to them.

Put simply, it helps people to deal with stress, complications, and chronic mental health problems such as grief.

It can also be very helpful in the context of addiction, where undesirable thoughts and feelings are commonplace.

2. Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectal behavioural therapy is based around the same premises as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Specifically, it is used to treat people who feel difficult emotions intensely and have a hard time managing those emotions.

This is particularly applicable to personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, which is common in people with substance addiction.

DBT has proven to be very effective in treating drug and alcohol addictions.

3. Brief interventions

Brief interventions are short conversations and consultations that are designed to help people in their efforts to get into recovery.

It may be a conversation about the person’s level of alcohol intake, or pointing them towards a resource that could be helpful to them.

Brief interventions are usually focused on reducing the potential for harm in the short term.

4. Motivational interviewing

Someone who has struggled through addiction may naturally feel tired, jaded, and apathetic about their future, even if they have managed to get sober and stop using.

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counselling technique that aims to instil the person with a new sense of purpose, focus, and motivation in their life.

Motivational interviewing is often used in conjunction with CBT.

5. Holistic therapies


Holistic therapy is a term for exercises and activities that are not considered therapy in the traditional sense, but still have a positive effect on a person’s overall wellbeing.

At rehab, this might include things like meditation, art therapy, reiki healing, tai chi, and gardening. It may even include more leftfield activities such as equine therapy.

While you are recovering, activities like this give you something positive to focus on, as well as being great for mindfulness.

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6. Group therapy

One of the biggest problems with addiction is that it can cause people to become socially detached, which can make their other issues worse.

Human beings are very social creatures, and we need to feel like part of a community.

Being part of the group at rehab means that you can share with others and be heard, as well as learn from what they have to say.

Group therapy sessions are a large part of the schedule at rehab, and most people get a lot of value from them.

7. Individual therapy

A lot of the therapy sessions that you have will be on a one-on-one basis with a mental health professional.

You will have the chance to work through your difficulties and traumas, getting the perspective of a specialised professional.

You will also have to help to identify the triggers that make your addiction less manageable.

These are different for everyone, and sometimes it takes an outside perspective to help figure out what those triggers are, and crucially, how to manage them.

8. Family therapy

It may be possible at rehab to involve family members and/or significant others in your therapy sessions, with the supervision and guidance of a professional counsellor.

This kind of group session can really help in terms of repairing relationships that have been damaged or frayed by the person’s behaviour while in addiction.

This will only be arranged if you consent to it, and if it is deemed to be appropriate in the context of your overall treatment plan.

9. Co-dependency treatment

Co-dependency can be a big problem in the relationships of those in addiction, particularly if both persons are in addiction.

These relationships can soon turn toxic, which is undesirable for anyone who is trying to recover.

Through therapy, you will be able to work on your relationships with the help of a highly-qualified counsellor, who will be able to offer their own perspective from outside.

10. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy

The twelve-step programme is the basis of organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

We know that the guidance provided by the 12 steps is very important to some people during their recovery.

This is why we offer placements at clinics that will facilitate 12 step teachings as part of their treatment.

We can also suggest clinics that offer a more clinical approach to treatment if you would prefer that – it’s all about what works best for you.

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Dual diagnosis at rehab

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Addiction does not usually exist in isolation within the person affected – there are usually other mental health problems involved.

Dual diagnosis can be things like a borderline personality disorder or other chronic conditions such as Schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder/Pure O.

All of these are debilitating mental health conditions that are hard enough to deal with on their own, and can also make a drug or alcohol addiction much more difficult to manage.

These conditions can often go undiagnosed for years, which is why dual diagnosis is such an important part of rehab.

Through consultations with the mental health professionals at the clinic, you will be able to diagnose and treat any underlying mental health conditions to the point where they are manageable.

Going forward, this can be extremely valuable in terms of managing a substance abuse problem.

How much does private rehab cost?

The price of drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham varies depending upon the centres you select, the amount of time you stay at the rehab and whether you opt to sleep in a single or multiple occupancy room.

Fortunately, there is a range of options.

If you opt for a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room, then prices range from £3,000-£6,000.

Prices for a multi-occupancy room vary from £2,000-£4,000.

If you wish to stay at rehab for 28-days, then expect to pay around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room, or around £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.

Click here for guidance on determining how long you should stay at rehab.

If you wish to undergo a home detox, then you may save money, but you will not be shielded from temptations. However, home detoxes do work for many people.

Expect to pay around £1,500 for a home detox.

We may inform you of the exact prices of rehab in your local area. Please contact our helpline today for more information.

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Can I access ‘free’ drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham?


Over the last decade, the budget allocated to publicly funded addiction treatment has slowly eroded.

It’s important to note that ‘free’ rehab is a misnomer because all rehab placements must be funded either by local authorities or out-of-pocket by clients themselves.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred funding decisions away from the NHS and on to local authorities. This Act established the now-infamous health and wellbeing boards (HWBs).

In order to gain funding for rehab, you will need to face a HWB ‘panel’ and convince these people as to the reasons why you should qualify for funding.

Because of these hurdles, the market for privately funded rehab has proliferated in recent years. If you would like to learn about these various options, please contact our helpline today.

If you wish to apply for state-funded treatment, your first port of call would be to contact an agency such as Change Grow Live (CGL).

You will be expected to attend outpatient support groups, and an adult social worker will be able to submit your application for funding to your local HBW.

Statutory agencies such as CGL may also be worth contacting if you wish to pursue outpatient group-based sessions.

This may give you some insight into issues faced by people who are also experiencing issues with various forms of substance use disorders.

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Some useful organisations include:

1. Livingstone House

Livingstone House offers residential rehab for substance use disorders and alcohol use disorder.

The rehab a male-only facility, and accepts clients aged between 18 and 64 years old. The clinic is 12-step driven, and it also offers a range of evidence-based treatments.

Tel: 0121 753 4448

Address: 290 Mansel Road, Small Heath, West Midlands, B10 9NN

2. Change Grow Live Birmingham: Central and West

Change Grow Live offers a free and confidential alcohol and drug service in Birmingham. You must connect to an agency such as CGL in order to apply for residential treatment. This is because CGL administers the funding application.

Tel: 0121 227 5890

Address: 153 Stratford Rd, Birmingham , West Midlands, B11 1RD

3. SIAS (Solihull Integrated Addiction Services)

SIAS is made up of partnership organisations. Each organisation works together to offer its clients access to effective treatment for drug and alcohol use, as well as gambling problems. SIAS also supports family members of those affected by these issues.

Tel: 0121 301 4141

Address: 15 Larch Croft, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 7UR

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Addiction treatment for the elderly in Birmingham

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It is true that addiction experienced by the elderly is different in nature to that experienced in younger individuals.

For instance, the elderly are less likely to use illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

The elderly are much more likely to experience issues with alcohol and prescription drug use.

Also, the elderly are much more likely to hide their addiction and deny their issues when confronted.

You may confuse their addiction symptoms with other age-related illnesses such as dementia or hearing loss. For these reasons, elderly substance misuse often goes unnoticed.

It is reassuring to know that drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham cater to the needs of the elderly who are experiencing issues with addiction.

Specialist facilities are on offer and may cater to the needs of elderly people who may be experiencing mobility and dietary issues.

Specialist geriatric nurses and care professionals are also on hand.

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Relapse prevention planning at rehab

As you come to the end of your rehab schedule, you will have come a long way.

Still, transitioning back into the wider world will be a challenging adjustment, and it is good to be as prepared as possible for it.

Part of this preparation is creating a relapse prevention plan, which will provide clear guidance on how to navigate the world as a person in recovery.

This plan will involve staying away from situations or people who are likely to increase your chances of relapse.

For example, you may need to commit to staying away from bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

You may also need to cut social ties with a person who you know and like if they are still in active addiction.

These kinds of decisions can often be difficult to make, but in recovery, you will need to prioritise your own health and wellbeing over fleeting pleasures.

Your relapse prevention plan will also include proactive steps that you can take in order to strengthen your own recovery.

This might include going to group meetings on a regular basis, whether that is AA, SMART Recovery or an equivalent organisation.

Counselling will help as well. The more proactive you can be about your own recovery, the better your chances of staying sober long-term.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

The alternatives to going to rehab in Birmingham

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There are a huge number of benefits to going to private drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham.

Still, we understand that private rehab is a large financial investment for most and that you may not be able to afford it right now.

If this is the case, do not worry – there are still a number of different options available for cheap or free within your local area.

Other treatment options include:

1. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous has been running as an organisation for nearly a century and has provided support to countless people during that time.

It offers free group support meetings for those who are living with addiction, no matter where they are on the addiction spectrum.

They have chapters across the whole country, including here in Birmingham.

Alcoholics Anonymous, and its sister organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous, operate under the 12-step model.

This is a series of 12 guiding principles that ostensibly help people to overcome and manage their addiction.

There is an emphasis on the spiritual aspect of recovery, with members advised to give themselves over to a ‘higher power’.

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2. SMART Recovery

SMART is a non-profit organisation that operates internationally. Its purpose is to provide treatment and support for people living with addiction problems.

It operates differently to organisations like Alcoholics Anonymous, in that it does not label addiction as a ‘disease’, but rather a behavioural problem that can be rectified.

It also does not require you to give yourself to a ‘higher power’.

SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training.

The organisation has been operating since 1994, and today offers online meetings as well as in-person.

Google ‘SMART recovery’ for more information and to check for events in your local area.

3. Home detox

If you cannot afford a full course of residential rehab, but still want to get sober safely, there is the option of a home-based detox.

This means that we send out medication to you in the post, along with detailed instructions and guidance.

While this treatment is not free, it is a lot more affordable than going to residential rehab.

However, you will not have access to the therapy sessions and various other treatments that you would receive at rehab.

Home detox is only available to people whose addictions are less severe.

Specifically, people whose alcohol consumption does not exceed 30 units per day, and who have a stable home life, among other requirements.

Call us on 0800 140 4690 to begin your consultation, and we can discuss whether a home detox would be advisable for you.

4. Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Birmingham

Addiction is a health issue, and as such is something that you can discuss with your GP at your local clinic.

If you book an appointment with them and explain your situation, they will be able to provide you with a number of available resources for treatment and support.

These might be local group meetings, or they might be able to provide you with a referral to a public-funded rehab clinic.

The resources available to you will depend on your area, but there will likely be the possibility of being placed under the care of an NHS outreach team that deal with addicted persons.

They will be able to contact you to offer whatever support they can, even if that is just checking in from time to time to ensure your wellbeing. Ask your local GP for more details.

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We treat a variety of addictions in Birmingham. Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for admissions to a Birmingham rehab centre.

Call on 0800 140 4690 or complete the enquiry form. A member of staff will contact you shortly.

Drug and alcohol rehab centres in Birmingham accept private paying clients as well as statutory clients.

Clients also pay for treatment through a policy of medical insurance.

Our centres are able to negotiate on your behalf with your insurance company.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in the West Midlands, including WarwickshireShropshireHerefordshireWorcestershire, and Birmingham.

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