Rehab 4 Addiction

Addiction is a disease, one that people struggle with every day.

Whether it’s alcohol, illicit substances or just addictive behaviours, fighting off addiction can be an extremely difficult prospect.

Finding your way out of addiction can be nearly impossible if you don’t have the right knowledge.

Thankfully, we are here to speed up the process.

Is Rehab Right For Me?

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There are a myriad of symptoms that can alert you to the fact that you need to seek help.

In this context, you will have to consider if you can recover alone or will you will need to go to rehab.

Rehab for many people may even seem like a drastic step and one which they are embarrassed that they have to take.

More specifically, you will be encouraged to attend rehab if you find yourself addicted to drugs and alcohol.

For example, maybe you are drinking 30+ units of alcohol a day or cannot ward off the thoughts about drugs.

Or maybe your life has taken a downward spiral and you seek to rebuild the relationships that have been negatively impacted by drugs and alcohol.

Addiction And Mental Health

Rehab is also especially beneficial for those who receive a dual diagnosis.

This is when a client has an addiction to drugs and alcohol along with co-occurring mental health issues.

For example, they could have:

These conditions could either be caused by their addiction to drugs and alcohol or were the cause of the addiction itself.

In cases like these, it is imperative not to neglect treating the psychological aspects of addiction as well as the physical element.

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Failed Home Detox

Sometimes rehab is necessary as clients have repeatedly failed to do an at home detox or recover by themselves.

In the face of failure, they may feel as though they have hit rock bottom and do not know where else they can turn to.

Attempting to recover without a solid support system may also exacerbate their already fragile mental state.

Those who choose to recover at home may feel extremely lonely, which could result in further drug or alcohol use.

Rehab is also beneficial for those who are prone to committing acts of violence against loved ones when they are intoxicated.

It is also of great assistance for those with Delirium tremens as well as those with Wernicke’s encephalopathy.

Obtaining Entry To A Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Buckinghamshire

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Many individuals who are considering rehab are curious about the admission process and what it entails to get access to a rehabilitation facility.

They may be apprehensive about the process, or think that it is extremely invasive and pressuring.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we want to let you know that our admissions process and those of the facilities we recommend are entirely confidential.

We will only ever ask you for information that is essential to helping you overcome your addiction.


A large part of this admission process is gauging an in-depth idea of the client’s addiction by implementing the ASAM Criteria.

This is put in place to identify the intensity of the treatment required for each patient and what will suit them best when they enter rehab.

The ASAM Criteria is usually composed of six elements.

Firstly, staff will explore your current circumstances and relationship with substances, whilst also gauging whether you need to go through the detoxification process.

This may also consider the amount and types of substances that you take as well as the frequency at which you take them.

Secondly, there will be a focus on your physical health and the toll that your addiction has had on your body so far.

As well as the more obvious physical issueswe have previously listed, drug and alcohol abuse can also affect:

  • Digestive and endocrine glands
  • Cause inflammatory damage
  • Alter sugar levels
  • Negatively impact your central nervous system

The third aspect of this model allows us to address your thoughts and emotions as well as your current mental state.

Addiction is not simply physical: there are also psychological issues that this stage will help us explore.

Discovering how drug and alcohol use has affected you psychologically lets us know what types of therapy would best suit your needs and helps us plan how we can proceed from there.

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The fourth segment of the admission process will centre determining if you have a personal desire to change and if you are mentally equipped for the challenge of rehab.

When friends and family have noticed that someone close to them has developed an addiction, they may become frustrated and almost feel like they need to shame or force them into recovery.

The danger of this is that they are not allowing the person with the addiction to make their own decision.

Knowing that you need to make a change will make the process much simpler for you and you will be able to complete your treatment programme more easily.

Prior to the last step, our staff at Rehab 4 Addiction will decipher whether you are prone to relapse to see whether you will need extra support.

No matter how strong you think you are in the new control you have over your addiction, relapse is always a possibility.

This is why we need to decipher the factors that could influence your relapse and see how we can prevent this.

Lastly, we will assess your living situation and the types of people you usually surround yourself with.

This also includes evaluating whether you are surrounded by enablers or by those who validate your addiction.

This step is also crucial in judging whether you are amid people who are negative and who decide to shame you instead of supporting you.

This can aid us in trying to help you resist riggers and ignore any negative discourse from the people who are in your life

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The DSM-5 model can be also be considered as a way of determining the three levels of severity that a patient may have with regard to their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

With this model we are able to assess the severity of a patient’s substance use with relation to the number of symptoms that a client has.

These symptoms include:

  • Impaired control
  • Social problems
  • Risky use
  • Physical dependence

When someone has two or three symptoms according to the model above, they will be labelled as having a mild substance use disorder. 

If someone has four or five symptoms we can assess that they have a moderate substance use disorder.

Finally, if someone has six or more symptoms, they will be judged as having a severe substance use disorder.

A severe substance use disorder is also classified as having an addiction.

This way of assessing addiction is incredibly beneficial as it allows us to draw up a treatment plan in direct relation to the gravity of their addiction.

If a client has a severe addicition or is deemed as a high-risk client, they may be in need of a more serious treatment. 


The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) is a simple method of outlining whether someone has a destructive relationship with alcohol.

This model is useful in informing us whether a client has high-risk use or any alcohol use disorder.

The AUDIT model follows this scoring system:

  • 0 to 7 signalling low risk
  • 8 to 15 signalling increasing risk
  • 16 to 19 signalling higher risk
  • 20 or more signalling possible dependence

All of these factors will enable us to get a bigger and better picture of whether your current situation is anywhere from low risk to an immediate danger.

Intervening In The Life Of An Addict

Thankfully, many individuals who have an addiction to drugs and alcohol come to seek treatment on their own accord.

However, this is not always the case.

Maybe they are in a state of denial that they have a problem with harmful substances and refuse to get help for it.

This person may even blatantly ignore your concerns and continue to use drugs and alcohol in a destructive fashion.

As a friend or loved one, it is easy to feel helpless and lost in this scenario and you could even be worried that they may end up hating you if you try to guide them toward attending a rehabilitation centre.

In this situation, conflict and tension are common as cooperation is unlikely.

In the case where someone close to you is not cooperating and avoiding facing reality, we would encourage you to use the services of a professional interventionist.

They will be able to guide you towards taking the correct steps before referring them to a drug and alcohol rehab in Buckinghamshire.

A successful intervention aims not to force the addicted person into recovery nor to shame them.

It should focus on being productive, encouraging and constructive for the individual in question.

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In some cases, we would encourage you to take the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach.

This method helps you to learn healthy and positive communication strategies to implement with your loved one.

CRAFT is a practical method that aims to change behaviours within a family unit to set up the person who is addicted for long term recovery and success.

It also teaches the family members successful ways to minimise the negative effects of the addiction and to keep themselves safe in this difficult situation.

This will actually help improve the lives of those around the individual who is addicted whilst simultaneously urging them toward seeking treatment.

What Is The Price Of Attending Rehab In Buckinghamshire?


One of the many thoughts you may have about drug and alcohol rehab is that it can be expensive.

There is no one set price for attending rehab, as the cost will fluctuate according to the specific treatment centre you choose.

You may even choose specific types of treatment based on your budget.

The price will also vary depending on whether you want a single or a multiple occupancy room.

For example, if you decide that a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room is right for you, you will pay somewhere between £3,000-£6,000.

Alternatively, if you seek a multi-occupancy room, the cost is lowered to aroung £2,000-£4,000.

If your addiction needs more treatment and is more intense, you may need to stay for a period of 28 days.

Of course, this will cost you more at around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room and roughly £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.

There are many individuals who are financially struggling and therefore they decide to opt for the home detox method.

This is much cheaper, tending to cost around £1,500.

Whilst this is the better option financially, it does not shield you from any of the temptations or triggers.

This means that it may be more difficult for you to recover in your normal environment where you don’t have as strong of a support system in place.

If you seek clarification on the specific prices of attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Buckinghamshire, you can reach out to our team today for more information.

Private Rehab and Council Funded Rehab

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Paying for rehab is one of the major hurdles in getting treatment for your addiction.

It is even more difficult to pay for rehab if your addiction has lead you into legal trouble.

It may also have caused you to be less productive in your career and made you take days off work which would have reduced your income further.

In cases like these, it is nearly impossible to break this cycle.

This is why many people decide to opt for a free rehab treatment programme like those the NHS provides.

They believe that this method will help them to fight their addiction whilst sparing their savings.

This form of treatment has helped many people who cannot afford private rehab and gives hope to anyone who struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

In a free treatment programme, you will receive support for detox and have the chance to enagage in various therapy sessions.

It also offers confidentiality where you do not have to publicly disclose your addiction issues to your friends and family.

However, the waiting list for free NHS services is extreme and in the time that you are waiting to be admitted, your addiction could get much worse.

It is also easy to group everyone together and not offer them their own unique style of recovery.

With a private rehab, these wait times and impersonal treatment issues are avoided.

This is why private rehab is considered so successful.

How Long Will I Be At Rehab?

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A typical client will be required to stay for a minimum of seven days but end up staying about 28 days.

However, this is dependent on several factors and they might even be ask to stay for a longer period if they feel they need to.

Unfortunately, as many as half of those who are admitted to rehab end up relapsing.

If an individual who is struggling with addiction does not fully complete their treatment programme, there will be a greater chance of relapse.

This could be because the client has not completely developed the ways in which they handle triggers and have not prepared properly for returning home.

Therefore, it is important to stress that you should not be dedicated solely to the advised timeframe of 28 days, but rather whatever length of time is best for you.

Staying a longer period of time will allow the client to fully immerse themselves in therapy also which will enable them to tackle any trauma or psychological wounds.

Rehab for Cocaine In Buckinghamshire

Even though cocaine isn’t addictive in a physical sense, it spikes the levels of dopamine for your body.

Sooner or later, you may find yourself dependent on the substance in order to feel good.

Cocaine differs from alcohol in the sense that stopping cocaine does not result in physical withdrawals and therefore it does not require a medical detox.

Cocaine is still a class A drug with the potential to cause harm to the:

In order to undo the effects that cocaine has caused, we recommend that you submit yourself to recovery and stick to a solid treatment plan.

There is also the option to choose inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.

Sometimes the patient is also encouraged to partake in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to focus on their behavioural and thought patterns in order to acquire more positive and healthy habits.

Rehab for Heroin in Buckinghamshire

Unlike cocaine, heroin is a physically addictive drug.

This means that the person attending a heroin rehab in Buckinghamshire will initially be required to do a heroin detox to help treat physical withdrawal symptoms.

Due to the severity of its effects, medical management is crucial for reducing cravings and preventing relapse.

These treatments can be accessed at both inpatient and outpatient rehab centres.

Inpatient heroin rehab usually lasts between 30 and 90 days, but may last longer when needed.

Rehab for Cannabis in Buckinghamshire

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Today, cannabis is widely considered a harmless substance.

However, it still has the potential to cause addiction in those who use it.

It also can have the potential to affect your mental health in a negative sense, as well as your career prospects.

As well as this, a serious cannabis dependency will impact your finances and close relationships..

If you find yourself addicted to cannabis or you are concerned about your use of the drug, we encourage you to give us a call.

Providing Relapse Prevention Planning


As previously mentioned, the rehab centres we recommend provide excellent aftercare services.

When someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol has completed their treatment programme, they are vulnerable to relapsing.

By providing a relapse prevention plan, we can help our clients to maintain long term sobriety and avoid the risks of relapsing.

This will be a written document that includes the client’s personal triggers, fears, cravings and coping strategies.

This document will help you remain focused on your recovery, and recognise any behavioural patterns that could lead you to regress and carry out destructive actions.

It will also help you understand the types of triggers that you may come across by focusing on emotional, mental and physical relapse.

When creating a relapse prevention plan, staff will assess your own personal history and whether or not you have relapsed before.

If you have relapsed before, you will need to be able to identify the warning signs that another relapse could be impending.

This will allow you to keep the possibility of relapsing at bay, even in very challenging scenarios

You will be encouraged to review your recovery plan every so often, making sure you always have the most relevant information to turn to.

Other Therapies Available In Buckinghamshire


In the Buckinghamshire area, there are many alternative therapies that aim to address any lingering mental trauma with regard to addiction.

For example, patients are encouraged to try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to change problematic behaviours.

Moreover, there is also the option to partake in Motivational Interviewing (MI) which is a therapeutic technique designed to reinforce self-esteem when abstinence can seem impossible.

It encourages patients to put habits into place in order to set and achieve certain goals in their addiction journey.

Finally, there are a myriad of holistic therapies like equine therapy, art therapy, outdoor adventure therapy and acupuncture.

Studies have proven that these types of therapies reduce stress levels and provided relief, all of which helps to minimise the chances of relapse.

They help to solidify your identity and give you purpose as well as boost your confidence levels.

Getting Help Today

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Are you a Buckinghamshire resident seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment? Are you unsure how to seek help?

If so, call us today.

Our trained counsellors can give you expert addiction treatment advice, all without cost and entirely judgement-free.

Reach out today if you are ready to take back control of your life.

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