Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Bournemouth

If you or a loved one are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are probably unsure of where to turn.

Around a million people in the United Kingdom suffer from alcoholism or some form of drug addiction, and the Government has reduced the NHS’s budget that once existed to tackle this problem.

This has left hundreds of thousands of people in a sort of medical limbo. Bournemouth is home to 200.000, making it one of the largest towns in the UK.

Fortunately, those who fall victim to the ills of addiction may benefit from a range of treatment options in the local area.

This is vital, given Bournemouth is said to be amongst the worst places in England for alcoholism.

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Who is Rehab Suitable for?

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Although rehab is more accessible than ever, if you are hoping to be admitted to a drug or alcohol rehab centre in the Bournemouth area, then keep reading.

For example, if you are suffering from any of the below factors, then you might need to be assessed upon admission.

  • If you drink more than 30 units of alcohol every day
  • If you suffer from co-occurring mental health issues
  • If you would struggle to complete a home detox
  • If you’ve attempted to recover as an outpatient
  • If you’ve ever acted violently whilst on the substance
  • If you struggle with Delirium tremens or seizures
  • If you suffer from Wernicke’s Encephalopathy or confusion

If you suffer from any of the above, then you might be deemed a ‘high risk’ client upon admission.

Additionally, healthcare professionals also use the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria to assess whether or not someone is suitable for rehab [1].

The DSM-IV-TR criteria factors are as follows:

  • Cancelling plans in order to drink or consume more of the substance
  • Going out of your way to consume more
  • Continuing to consume the drug despite being aware of the harm it’s doing to your body
  • If you’ve tried but failed to quit in the past
  • Increased in consumption and tolerance
  • Only consuming the substance in order to avoid any unpleasant  withdrawal symptoms

The Admissions Process in Bournemouth

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If you want to attend a drug or alcohol rehab centre in the Bournemouth area, then you will likely be assessed by the ASAM criteria [2].

The ASAM criteria help healthcare professionals determine whether or not they are capable of recovering at rehab and what type of treatment would best suit them.

This is done during the very start of the process, and there are a total of 6 dimensions that healthcare professionals will assess you on.

Dimension 1 – Intoxication & Withdrawal Potential

Your addiction will be assessed in terms of severity, and healthcare professionals will ask how long you’ve been addicted and what you’ve been addicted to.

Dimension 2 – Your Health

Your health will also be assessed, in order to assess what kind of treatment you will need. This is very important when it comes to the withdrawal process so that healthcare professionals can make sure your detox is as healthy as possible

Dimension 3 – Your Mental State

Healthcare professionals will also want to assess your mental health, again so that they can determine what kind of therapy you will need.

Dimension 4 – Commitment

Your commitment to recovery will also be assessed. This will play a large role in your recovery, and you will only successfully recover if you are committed.

Dimension 5 – Potential to Relapse in the Future

Healthcare professionals will also ask you if you’ve ever tried to recover in the past so that they can assess what to put in place this time around.

Dimension 6 – Environment at Home

You will also be asked a series of questions about your home environment. Often, there are many triggers and unhealthy behaviours at home, which makes it incredibly hard for people to remain sober when they go back home.

Once healthcare professionals have asked you these questions and assessed your answers, they will determine if your addiction is mild, moderate or severe [2].

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDITs)

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If you want to attend a rehab centre in the Bournemouth area, then you will likely be assessed by the AUDIT [3].

The test consists of a series of questions based on your consumption, your dependency and the consequences of your addiction.

You will be able to answer in the following ways:

  • Never
  • Every month or less
  • 2 – 4 times every month
  • 2-3 times every week
  • 4 or more times every week

The AUDIT questions include:

  1. How many times do you consume drugs or alcohol?
  2. How many units do you take a week?
  3. How many times do you feel the urge to consume more than 6 units if you’re a female or 8 units if you’re a male in one day?
  4. How often over the last 12 months have you tried but failed to stop drinking?
  5. How many times in the last 12 months have you failed to stick to your responsibilities whether that’s at work or at home?
  6. How often do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning without consuming a drink?
  7. How often in the last 12 months have you felt guilty or regretful about your consumption?
  8. How often in the last year have you not been able to remember the night before?
  9. How often have you hurt yourself or someone else whilst drunk?
  10. Has anyone ever told you that you are drinking too much alcohol or that they are concerned about your consumption of alcohol?

Each answer is scored. If you score more than 13 points in total, then you are believed to be dependent on alcohol [3].

Pre-rebab steps: Intervention

If a loved one is struggling with an addiction, then you might want to consider holding an intervention.

An intervention is when a loved one holds a meeting with the individual who’s struggling with their addiction and expresses their concern and the treatment options available to them.

You will want to choose a quiet area and only select individuals who want to help your loved one receiver. You might always want to bring an intervention specialist on board to help express things in the right way.

It’s important that the individual in question knows that you are only trying to help, so try to plan out what you want to say before you hold the meeting.

Try and choose calm and helpful language and words, so that it is clear that you are not attacking them, but only trying to help them.

It would be a good idea to read up on the CRAFT approach to interventions. CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training which highlights the best practice and techniques when it comes to interventions.

CRAFT has some great tools and advice on how to create and maintain positive reinforcement, which is crucial to a successful intervention.

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How Much Does Rehab Cost in Bournemouth?

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If you’re currently researching rehab centres in the Bournemouth area, then it is no secret that it is expensive.

The reality of rehab is that its cost differs depending on what kind of rehab centre you opt for, how long you decide to stay for and whether or not you want a private or shared room.

As a general rule of thumb, a 10 day stay costs around £3,000 – £6,000 for a single room. A shared room is around £2,000 – £4,000.

A longer stay means more money. For example, a 28 day stay costs approximately £8,000 – £12,000 for a single room. A shared room costs slightly less at £6,000.

If these costs are out of the question, then you should consider a home detox, costing approximately £1,500.

Private Rehab vs. Council funded rehab treatment

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When it comes to private and NHS funded rehab in the UK, it’s important to understand the difference.

Due to a lack of NHS funding, unfortunately, there is no such thing as an NHS rehab centre. Instead, the NHS book beds and spaces in pre-existing and private rehab centres.

With a lack of funding, these beds are extremely limited and there are a number of pros and cons to taking into consideration.

Private Rehab

By attending private rehab, you will receive a whole host of benefits. You will skip any waiting lists, and will often be seen within a few days.

You will also receive constant care and support from healthcare professionals, and the very best treatment options available in your area.

By attending a private rehab centre, you will also receive aftercare support in the form of a relapse prevention plan, which you will spend a significant time of your time at rehab making.

Nevertheless, the main negative of attending private rehab is that it is extremely expensive, and can cost thousands of pounds. Unfortunately, this means that private rehab is not accessible for everyone.

NHS Funded Rehab

By attending NHS funded rehab, you will not have to pay for your time in rehab or treatment. This makes it incredibly accessible.

Additionally, you will also receive a lot of the same treatment as those in private rehab, often as they are carried out in the same building by the very same healthcare professionals.

However, it will involve a very long waiting list, unfortunately meaning that a lot of people end up waiting for months and do not get the help when they need it.

It is also believed that by attending NHS funded rehab, you will have to wait slightly longer to receive help for any co-occurring mental health issues.

If you want to attend a rehab centre for a drug or alcohol problem in the Bournemouth area, then you should carefully weigh up these pros and cons before taking any action.

If you are suffering from a severe addiction, then you might need help quickly and therefore opt for private rehab.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Criteria for Substance Use Disorder in DSM-5


The DSM-5 criteria contain a list of symptoms for those suffering from a substance use disorder [4].

All substance use disorders can be categorised into three categories, including mild, moderate and severe.

How you are categorised depends on how many of the following factors and diagnostic criteria you meet [5].

Social Isolation

If you are frequently cancelling your plans or remaining quiet or distant whilst in social settings.


If you or the individual has started to neglect their own basic needs, for example, food, drink, hygiene, work.

Cancelling Plans or Activities

If you or the individual who’s suffering from an addiction has started to quit activities, hobbies or cancelling plans with loved ones in order to spend time-consuming alcohol or drugs.

Increased Tolerance

If you or the individual has noticed an increased intolerance to the drug or substance.

An Increase in Consumption

If the individual has started to consume significantly more of the addictive substance in order to achieve the same level of ‘high’ as they once did consume significantly less.

An Increase in Cravings

If the individual has started craving the addictive substance more frequently and more intensely than before.

Previous, Failing Attempts to Recover

If you have previously tried to recover but have failed.

Continued Use Whilst Aware of the Consequences

If the individual is well aware of the negative consequences their addiction brings but continues to abuse the substance despite this.

Experiencing Withdrawal Symptoms When they Stop Consumption

If the individual starts to experience any form of withdrawal symptoms when they stop consuming the addictive substance.

Developed Physical and Mental Health Issues

If the individual has started to experience negative mental health issues or physical health issues since becoming addicted to the substance.

Increased Consumption on a Daily Basis

If the individual has started to consume the addictive substance every day and this has started to consume most of their day to day life.

If you resonate with 2-3 of the above criteria, then you have a mild substance use disorder [5].

If you resonate with 4-5 of the above, then it is believed that you have a moderate substance use disorder [5].

If you have 6 or more, then you have a severe addiction and you should seek medical health advice immediately [5].

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How Long Does Rehab Last?

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Depending on how severe your addiction is and a whole host of other factors, the length of time that you’re meant to stay in rehab differs.

If you are suffering from a mild or moderate addiction, you might only be required to stay in rehab for a shorter period of days, such as 7 days. However, 7 days is generally used as a minimum number of days.

If you are suffering from a more severe addiction, then you might be required to stay for a longer period of time, such as 28 days.

If your addiction is severe and you also suffer from other medical or mental health issues then you might need to stay in rehab for 60-80 days.

Whilst recovering at rehab, you will receive a long list of treatments as well as a medical detox to help you overcome your cravings and rid your body of the substance.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Bournemouth

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Whilst at rehab in Bournemouth, you will receive a detox from the addictive substance.

A detox means withdrawing from taking the addictive substance, in a bid to rid your body of the addictive substance.

However, by doing so you will experience withdrawal symptoms. These could include excessive sweating, tremors, ‘shakes,’ paranoia and anxiety.

By withdrawing and detoxing in a rehab centre, you will be surrounded by healthcare professionals who will be able to monitor you around the clock.

You will be offered therapy as well as medication, such as Librium.

Librium is a medication that is often known and used for its calming and anxiety-reducing effects. This often makes the initial wave of detox easier and is medicated over an initial 10 day period.

Once this initial detox is over, you will then spend another couple of weeks focussing on the mental side of your recovery and creating a relapse prevention plan.

The Risks of an Unmanaged Alcohol Withdrawal

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If you are planning on completing detox at home, and without the help of any medical professionals, then you should be aware of the risks involved.

Although detoxification is a necessary step and part of the treatment process, it also brings with it its own complications and health concerns.

If your withdrawal is not managed by a healthcare professional, then you might be putting yourself and your health in great danger.

Once you start to withdraw from the addictive substance, you might start to experience the unpleasant side effects as quickly as six hours.

These unpleasant withdrawal symptoms include ‘shakes,seizures, anxiety, restlessness, paranoia, being sick and fevers.

If these symptoms go unmanaged, then you might be putting yourself at further risk and danger.

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Alcohol Home Detox in Bournemouth

Whilst an at-home detox is not recommended for those with a severe addiction who might be deemed high risk, it can be successful and recommended for others.

For example, you must be consuming less than 30 units of alcohol per day.

During a home detox, your therapy will be done over the phone, sometimes on a daily basis.

Your medication, including Librium, is posted out to your home address.

It’s important that an at-home detox is not be confused with a self-detox. A self-detox is when an individual tries to recover at home with no medical help at all.

By attending an at-home detox, you will be assessed by a professional psychiatrist and prescribed all the medication you will need.

Rehab for Cocaine in Bournemouth

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If you are looking to attend rehab for cocaine addiction in Bournemouth, then you should know that although cocaine is very highly addictive psychologically, it is not physically addictive.

Therefore, you will not need to undergo a physical detox from cocaine.

You will instead need to attend therapy sessions to overcome your psychological addiction.

Rehab for Heroin rehab in Bournemouth

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There is no doubt that Heroin is a highly addictive drug. However, unlike cocaine, it creates both a physical and mental addiction.

Therefore, once you withdraw from heroin you will experience both physical and mental side effects.

Once you start your detox programme, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is incredibly important to undergo any detox from heroin in a rehab centre.

Rehab for Cannabis in Bournemouth

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Cannabis is also another highly addictive drug, which creates a temporary state of calmness.

However, the long term effects of excessive cannabis use lead to paranoia, anxiety and sickness.

Just like cocaine, cannabis is not physically addictive. However, it is highly mentally addictive.

Therefore, rehab for cannabis includes undergoing detox from the substance, but you will not experience any withdrawal symptoms.

Instead, your time in rehab will be focused on overcoming your mental addiction.

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Types of therapies on offer in Bournemouth rehabs

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There is a wide range of therapies on offer in the Bournemouth area for an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT, also known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a type of therapy that helps individuals overcome their triggers and the causes of their addiction. It also helps to motivate the individual to seek out strategies and internal motivations to recover.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

DBT is very similar to CBT in that it is a form of psychotherapy that aims to target the main causes and triggers of an emotion. However, DBT is used when an individual is experiencing severe emotions and mental health issues, such as personality disorders.

Brief interventions

The NCBI defines a brief intervention as a therapy technique. It is simply a short, structured conversation with the individual about their alcohol consumption.

Motivational interviewing

A motivational interview is a form of therapy and treatment that helps individuals find their own motivations and beliefs. This is done over an extended period of time and is always carried out by healthcare professionals and highly trained psychologists.

Holistic therapies

Holistic therapy is used to help treat the individual and their mindset. Holistic therapy aims to help individuals overcome their negative mindset with a set of activities such as meditation, exercise, swimming and art therapy.

Group therapy

Group therapy is another form of treatment used to help individuals overcome their issues. Group therapy works by allowing people to talk to like-minded, similar people in an attempt to overcome things together.

Individual therapy

One to one therapy is a chance to talk in-depth to a therapist about your triggers and any other issues. This will be done in a private, one to one environment with a highly professional and trained doctor and psychotherapist.

Family therapy

Family therapy is a fantastic form of therapy that aims to help families overcome their negative and unhelpful traits which might be contributing to the individual’s addiction.

If you struggle with triggers at home, then family therapy is a great option for you.

It’s also a great way of letting your family in on your treatment, and a way to help them understand what you’re going through.

Co-dependency treatment

Co-dependency is when an individual continuously puts the needs of someone or something else above their own.

For example, they might be putting a person before themselves, or an addictive substance.

If you struggle with co-dependency, then you might also suffer from low confidence and low self-esteem.

Whilst at rehab, you might receive treatment for co-dependency at one to one therapy sessions, group therapy or even family therapy.

Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

12 step facilitation therapy is a form of therapy that encourages individuals to attend group therapy, such as the AA or Narcotics Anonymous.

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The Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders at Rehab

If you are struggling with addiction alongside other mental health conditions, then you might be diagnosed with a dual diagnosis.

It is very important to get diagnosed with a dual diagnosis if you are suffering from a co-occurring mental health issue, as this will then inform what type of treatment options are best suited to you.

During the detoxification process, your mental and physical health can be put at risk.

Therefore, it is extremely important to get diagnosed with any mental health issues before you undergo any detox.

Relapse Prevention Planning at Rehab

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During your time at the rehab, you will also receive help to create a relapse prevention plan.

A relapse prevention plan is a plan put in place for when you leave rehab, in order to help ensure that you do not relapse whilst back at home.

The reality of leaving rehab is that a lot of people often leave the centre to go back to an unhealthy and negative environment which can trigger a craving.

A relapse prevention plan puts things in place to make sure that you avoid this.

It is important to remember that there are three stages to a relapse:

  • Emotionalyou will start to hide your emotions, and want to avoid looking after yourself and attending meetings
  • Mentalyour will start to relive the last few times you consumed the substance, start to get more cravings and will start to plan your next high
  • Physicalyou will physically consume the drug and relapse.

A relapse prevention plan will have a plan in place for all three stages, although it will aim to target the emotional stage of relapse to prevent you from relapsing any further.

The Alternatives to going to Rehab


Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

If you are looking for an alternative to rehab, then you might want to consider a self-help group such as the AA or Narcotics Anonymous.

You will meet a range of new people who are all suffering from an addiction, and form positive relationships.

You will also receive tips and advice on how to recover, and be given the opportunity to voice your opinions, worries, concerns, achievements and progress.

SMART Recovery

SMART stands for Self Management and Recovery Training which is a great alternative to rehab and self-help groups.

It is a popular tool to help individuals who suffer from SUD find and form relationships with one another.

You will be able to talk daily whether that’s online or in-person, as well as use an online source to share ideas, tips and recovery stories.

Home Detox

Home detox is a great alternative for those with a less severe addiction. You will receive medication through the post, and daily phone call therapy sessions with healthcare professionals.

Al-Anon Family Group meetings

If you think your family or household would benefit from therapy sessions, then you might want to consider family group therapy such as Al-Anon.

Al-Anon is a great resource for friends and family members of individuals suffering from an addiction. It allows them to speak to professionals, whilst sharing stories with one another.

Outpatient Treatment via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Bournemouth

If you want to attend rehab in the Bournemouth area for a drug or alcohol addiction, but don’t want to attend residential rehab, then you should consider outpatient treatment.

You will be able to attend daily therapy sessions with a healthcare professional, whilst also receiving medication. However, you will be able to go home each night to your home, family and bed.

How we can assist you and your loved ones

Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction was set up to help tackle these gaps in public services available to people suffering from substance addiction.

Although many of our services are private fee-paying, we usually have a solution to fit most budgets.

Our detoxification and rehabilitation services in Bournemouth are also instantly accessible.

This means you are not required to join a ‘waiting list’ before you are eligible to gain access to our services.

This means you can gain access to our drug and alcohol rehabilitation services usually within 24 hours following initial contact with our admissions team.

How we can help in Bournemouth

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Our principal offering in Bournemouth is our fantastic residential rehabilitation programme.

This means you or your loved one receive treatment away from environmental cues and triggers that fuel your substance misuse.

And because our rehabilitation centre is nestled away at a countryside location, there is usually no reason or desire to leave the rehabilitation service whilst the programme is in motion.

Our approach to addiction treatment

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At Rehab 4 Addiction, we believe addiction is a disease of the mind. Addiction arises due to a combination of genetic and environmental cues.

Once an addiction has arisen, the first step is for the sufferer to accept the existence of the addiction.

The addiction typically helps the sufferer block out traumatic experiences and associated memories thus allowing the sufferer to nullify emotional pain.

It’s thus essential that the rehabilitation programme attempts to tackle underlying emotional issues.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we tackle emotional pain through a combination of modern cognitive and psychotherapeutic techniques.

This gives our patients the ability to be at peace with traumatic experiences so that they need to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol is no longer necessary.

During rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse in Bournemouth, patients will also engage in group and individual therapy sessions.

When the rehabilitation programme concludes, a robust and far-reaching aftercare plan is put in place to ensure relapse does not occur when patients leave our care.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Taking the next step

If you would like to learn more about our drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in Bournemouth, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690 or contact us through the website.

We look forward to speaking to you in person. All information is communicated in strict confidence and your identity is kept anonymous when you attend our treatment centre in Bournemouth.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Dorset, including Bournemouth, Weymouth, and Poole.

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