Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Cambridge

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol treatment options in Cambridge. Cambridge is a city known for its University.

In the rehabilitation industry, Cambridge is equally praised for the quality of substance abuse treatment on offer.

However, since Cambridge offers a wealth of treatment options, people seeking treatment are often confused by so much choice.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a lifeline to those seeking treatment in the Cambridge area.

When you call Rehab 4 Addiction an advisor initiates a short but vital assessment. The information gained during assessment allows our advisor to select a treatment option tailored to your particular needs.

Choosing the right programme from the outset means you are much more likely to succeed in your recovery goals.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Who is rehab suitable for?

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Whether to attend rehab as an inpatient or not is an important decision to contemplate.

Many people would be suitable for treatment on an outpatient basis as they will receive treatment, but still be able to live in their family home and be surrounded by supportive, familiar people.

However, there are some people who due to their circumstances should strongly consider attending a rehab service as an inpatient for 4 – 6 weeks.

These people include:

  • Those whose substance misuse has reached critical levels and who may be diagnosed as having a severe form of SUD – the health of people in this category is an immediate concern.
  • You have been assessed as having a severe alcohol addiction –  this is important as it means your withdrawal needs to be overseen carefully by medical professionals
  • If you have attempted to come off substances before – whether on your own or using outpatient-based treatment services and/or been through one or more detox procedures and failed.
  • If you want to give up taking substances but live in an unsupportive and chaotic environment – such as involving lots of stress and arguments.
  • If you have been diagnosed with another mental health condition –  such as Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, any personality disorder or OCD, or you have contemplated suicide.

Your excessive drug or alcohol consumption has led to you physically abusing close family members or friends

If you feel any of the above categories apply to you, please get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction to find out about the latest rehab availability in the Cambridge area.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

The admissions process in Cambridge

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Anyone referred to Rehab 4 Addiction would be required to go through an in-depth assessment of their situation during the admissions process in order to establish the best course of action.

This assessment would feature the 6 dimensions of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) set criteria.

ASAM has been around for over 50 years and is seen as a renowned authority on treating the many forms of addictive disorders that are prevalent today. (7)

The 6 dimensions cover the biological, psychological and social factors that need to be taken into account when devising a person’s treatment plan.

Three of the dimensions relate to your present level of substance intoxication and an assessment of your current physical and mental health.

For example, whether you have any significant conditions that may limit your capability to fully engage with treatment. (7)

The fourth ASAM dimension seeks to establish whether you are ready to change your substance-related behaviour and commit to treatment, or whether you are resisting changing at all. 

The next dimension assesses how likely you may be to relapse, whether during or after treatment.

The final dimension examines how other aspects of your wider social environment can either positively or negatively affect your progress.

Important points to consider here are your work and money situation, whether you have any ongoing legal cases in your life and your family situation and home life.

DSM Levels of Severity

If you feel you have a substance misuse disorder our experts will assess the severity of the disorder by using DSM5 criteria.

You will either be diagnosed with a mild, moderate or severe substance misuse disorder depending on how many of the 11 set criteria your behaviour indicates. (1b)

Pre-rebab steps: Intervention

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Are you concerned about anyone whose substance misuse has got out of control and is damaging their health and relationship with family and friends?

There are interventions you can utilise to try and persuade them to receive treatment.

An intervention is a pre-planned strategy used to try and initiate a change in a person’s behaviour. 

There are many intervention strategies available and most of them involve using the family and close friends of the substance user to try and make them see how their behaviour is affecting them, and people in their close circle.

An example of such an intervention is CRAFT which is an acronym for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. (8)

This method focuses on training the key family members in a substance misuser’s life to behave in particular ways in reaction to their relative’s substance misuse behaviour.

For example, they will reward positive behaviour such as abstaining from alcohol and punish negative behaviour such as becoming inebriated. 

This approach uses behavioural psychology to try and positively influence the target person’s behaviour.

A reward may involve buying them a gift whereas a punishment could be not cooking a meal for them. (8)

An important component of the CRAFT approach is training family members to communicate in an open and honest manner and not be aggressive or attribute blame.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

How much does rehab cost in Cambridge? 

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It is difficult to pinpoint an exact cost of rehab as there are many different factors that determine the overall cost, all of which can differ for each person. 

For example, people may have treatment at different treatment centres and follow different treatment regimes.

Some people may decide to have a room to themselves whilst others will be satisfied sharing with other clients.

The majority of people tend to remain in treatment for 28 days.  If you chose to stay in a room on your own for this period of time the cost would be approximately £10 – £12,000.

However, sharing a room with others for the same period would cost around £6,000.

The quality and content of the programme you opt for would also affect your overall cost.

However, it is certainly a worthwhile investment as your recommended treatment programme may strongly advise you to include certain treatments.

There is also the opportunity to have a home detox in which you have the treatment as an outpatient under the supervision of a GP or a Psychiatrist, which will reduce the overall cost.

A large number of people have successfully completed a home detox.

Although, it may be worth considering that you would not be receiving the close 24-hour medical support that inpatients would receive if any difficulties do arise. 

Being an outpatient does also mean you are at the mercy of many distractions and negative influences that may be present in your home environment.

You can expect to pay in the region of £1,500 for home detox treatment

Please get in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction for a more detailed estimation of your overall cost if you are looking for treatment in the Cambridge area.

Private Rehab vs. Council funded rehab treatment 

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People seeking to enter treatment for substance misuse can either apply for Council or NHS funded treatment or pay for the cost of the treatment themselves. There are pros and cons to either option.

1. Private Rehab

Financing rehab privately out of your own pocket will enable you to enter treatment much quicker, this could be within several days of you making the decision to proceed with treatment.

Having private funds will allow you to choose which centre you would like to have treatment in and you can select a treatment centre that possesses the resources to meet most of your treatment requirements. 

Private funding clients tend to be able to access higher-quality treatment and will be in a location that has more pleasant surroundings and a higher staff to patient ratio.

The cost for privately funded clients is obviously greater although you can select your own treatment options that fit in with your own individual budget.

There is still much work for you to do in treatment though, merely paying for the treatment does not lead to an overnight recovery. You should still show commitment, self-reflection and motivation to turn things around.

2. Council / NHS funded Rehab

There is funding available for those people who require treatment but do not have the money to pay for it themselves.

However, it is more than likely that there will be a lengthy process in both applying for funding and having it approved.

There is a strong chance that there will be many people ahead of you on the waiting list.

The application process is time consuming due to the forms and documents required from medical professionals to support your application and the detailed information required in order to apply.

There may be a difference in the quality of the services when compared with private rehab centres as the finances determine the type and quality of treatment that is included in your funding.

You may not, therefore, be able to receive all the services that your treatment plan recommends.

However, if you are motivated and determined to turn your life around and can show patience in waiting for your treatment to start then you will have the best possible start.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Criteria for Substance Use Disorder in DSM-5 

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DSM 5 has established a list of 11 criteria to assess whether people can be diagnosed as having a mild, moderate or severe substance misuse disorder (SUD). 

To be diagnosed with a mild disorder they will be required to meet 2 of the 11 criteria below.

If they meet 4 or 5 of the criteria they will be judged as having a moderate SUD.

If their behaviour matches more than 6 of the criteria this would indicate a severe SUD. (1b)

The 11 set criteria focus on assessing several aspects of your substance use including:

  • The frequency and intensity
  • The tolerance levels
  • The withdrawal symptoms experienced
  • The areas of your life that have been neglected because of the use
  • The intensity of cravings
  • Your physical and mental health
  • And the degree you feel you have lost control of your behaviour. (1b)

How long does rehab last? 

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The amount of time spent in rehab can vary from person to person.

If you are just receiving detox treatment then it is likely you will be there for one week if undergoing alcohol detox.

However, for opioid detox, you could be there for up to 3 weeks depending on the severity of your condition.

If you are required to stay for a longer period of time and engage with the psychosocial elements of your recovery such as:

Then it is likely you will be there for between 4-6 weeks depending on how much time your detox treatment takes and the extent of your budget. 

On average the majority of people attend rehab for 28 days.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Alcohol detox & rehab in Cambridge

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Anyone withdrawing from alcohol can suffer from very unpleasant side effects such as fever, nausea, vomiting, headaches and sweating. 

Anyone who has been diagnosed as having a severe alcohol addiction is in danger of experiencing seizures which can put their health in jeopardy.

When initially entering treatment for alcohol dependence the first goal will be to manage the withdrawal of alcohol. This takes place over the course of a week to 10 days.

Due to the life-threatening nature of withdrawing from high levels of alcohol consumption regular medical supervision is required

The staff will know exactly how to treat your withdrawal, this is usually achieved by using medication that is able to guard against any possible seizures.

Librium is one of the drugs available to make sure the withdrawal from alcohol is carried out, with the patient’s health the primary concern. (12)

Once the level of alcohol from the body has been reduced through detox, patients then begin to receive various psychosocial therapies.

This enables them to work on the psychological and social reasons that led to their substance misuse. 

Examples of the types of interventions that patients may engage with include:

These therapies will help provide people with the skills and knowledge to manage their thoughts, and negotiate their social relationships more positively.

By doing so, they will be equipping themselves with the tools that with aid them to sustain their recovery and remain substance-free. 

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

The risks of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

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Withdrawing from alcohol is a delicate process and under NO circumstances should anyone attempt this without receiving medical supervision.

This is because of the serious and life-threatening consequences of coming off alcohol suddenly. 

Your body has got used to processing alcohol for a long time and there is a fair chance it will react unpredictably if your body ceases to consume it. 

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant so suddenly stopping consuming it will lead to withdrawal symptoms which tend to have the opposite effect to the usual effect of the drug. 

These symptoms could include seizures, convulsions and tremors which can be dangerous and cause long-lasting damage to your health.

Alcohol home detox in Cambridge

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There are opportunities available to have your detox at home in the Cambridge area.

Home detox is different from self-detox as you are medically monitored throughout the process even though you are not based at a treatment centre. 

Self-detox is more dangerous though as it means attempting to carry out the treatment without consulting with medical specialists.

It is initially important to receive a comprehensive assessment from a doctor to check that there are no medical risks and you are able to complete the home detox safely.

If you drink more than 30 units a day then it is unlikely you will be approved for home detox as your condition will require more frequent monitoring.

If deemed a suitable candidate then the Librium (which protects against seizures) will be posted out to you.

You will also be contacted on a daily basis by the medical team overseeing your withdrawal to ensure you are not experiencing any unexpected symptoms (5).

Home detox is cheaper but it means less frequent monitoring by medical staff which could become an issue if any problems arise.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Rehab for Cocaine in Cambridge

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There is first-class support available in the Cambridge area to help with Cocaine addiction.

This support will primarily focus on reducing the severity of the withdrawal symptoms with suitable medication. 

Such withdrawal symptoms may include depression, fatigue, sadness and insomnia which is the opposite of the effect that cocaine has on the body as a stimulant drug.

There is also treated to help with the psychological aspect of the addiction available through Rehab 4 Addiction.

This may include individual therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention skills and the 12-step programme.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Rehab for Heroin in Cambridge 

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Treatment for Heroin is available in the Cambridge area and there is a well-established procedure for treating any opioid drug both safely and efficiently.

There are two aspects to the treatment process. Firstly there will be the detox stage.

This allows you to slowly decrease the amount of Heroin in your body over a period of time by using a substitute drug (such as Methadone) which will prevent you from experiencing any painful withdrawal symptoms. (10)

Secondly, you will engage in a range of psychosocial interventions which seek to address the psychological reasons for your substance misuse. 

These interventions will help you manage your thoughts and feelings and improve your ability to resist cravings as well as provide the cognitive skills to prevent you from relapsing. 

You may well follow the AA 12 step programme and have group therapy to help improve your relationships with others.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Rehab for Cannabis in Cambridge 

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There are first-class rehab services for Cannabis available in the Cambridge area.

Even though it may not be as damaging as other drugs it can still prevent people from progressing in their lives and affect their physical and mental health.

Some users may have been taking Cannabis for a long time and so will have an element of psychological dependence on the drug as well as being physically dependent.

Because of this, the treatment process will focus on helping the client deal with any withdrawal symptoms they will experience when coming off Cannabis.

It will also help them gain an understanding of the psychological factors that both initiated and maintained their Cannabis consumption. 

Such treatment will include both individual and group therapy. (10)

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Types of therapies offered by Rehab 4 Addiction in Cambridge

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There are many types of therapies you will come across when undergoing treatment for addiction. We have listed a few of the more common therapies used below.

1. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT will feature prominently in many people’s treatment plans, this approach focuses on getting the client to reflect on, understand and finally change their thought processes which may have been unhelpful and irrational and played a significant role in the development of their substance misuse.

CBT is used to arm people with a new array of cognitive techniques in order for them to manage difficult situations in a calmer and more rational way than they previously did. 

CBT can boost people’s self-esteem and improve the way they think about themselves and the way they deal with criticism and how they react to events that happen to them. 

2. Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)

DBT will help you understand and deal with the intense feelings you are experiencing and learn under the guidance of a therapist how to deal with these feelings more effectively without resorting to using substances. (2)

DBT helps people work through two different issues that they may be struggling with and help them reconcile these issues to in order to move away from substance misuse. The issues in question relate to people’s ability to accept who they are and at the same time develop the skills necessary to form new, healthier behaviours. (2)

3. Brief interventions

If people are consuming substances at levels that may indicate their health could become a problem in the future but are not causing them any problems at the moment then receiving brief interventions may be required to make them aware of their behaviour and the negative consequences of carrying on in this manner.

Substance misuse therapists attempt to make clients aware of their current behaviour and encourage them to assess the impact it is having on them. They will then facilitate a discussion with the client about the options they have available for them to change in order to live a healthier life.

(4,9)

4. Motivational Interviewing (MI)

One of the most important features of any treatment plan for substance misuse is Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a strategy used by addiction therapists to try and trigger a change in people’s behaviour and is used to try and push people through the Stages of Change Model to help them find the motivation they need to change their behaviour for the better. (9)

Trained therapists use MI to overcome the client’s resistance and help them find significant reasons that fuel their motivation to move forward. 

When carrying out MI therapists need to show empathy and support towards the client rather than be confrontational as this has been shown to facilitate a better client/therapist relationship and therefore a better outcome for the client. (9)

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Holistic therapies

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There are various Holistic therapies available that can have a positive effect on your mental health, most of them have a creative element that can allow the body to process and release any previous trauma that may have been stored in the body. 

1. Equine Therapy

This involves having sessions with an equine therapist and a horse, working therapeutically with animals has been found to improve an individual’s ability to communicate effectively with people, manage their anger better than they previously did and make them more assertive when it comes to setting boundaries in their life, all of which promotes positive mental health. (13)

Horses are compassionate animals and very good at reading people’s body language and emotional state. 

The interactions with a horse through a therapist allow people to reflect on their behaviour and understand how their behaviour is received by others, this allows them to make the necessary changes in themselves to have better relationships in the future.

(13)

2. Art Therapy

Art provides an excellent avenue for people to process the unwanted negative emotions that have been stored in the body after experiencing trauma and pain over the years.

Sometimes people do not have the words available to them to describe how they are feeling, or what has happened to them. Working in a creative way enables the brain to articulate these feelings in a more symbolic way to convey the emotions they have been unable to.

Many therapists have been able to develop activities that work particularly effectively with substance misusers that link well with aspects of the 12-step method developed by AA, such as powerlessness and the concept of a higher power. Art has also been found to work well when working with denial or shame.  (17)

3. Music Therapy

Music therapy provides another creative outlet to help express blocked negative emotions that have remained in us due to earlier trauma and pain.

Experimenting with music on an intuitive level under the guidance of a music therapist will help people improve their ability to communicate and boost their emotional well-being. The relationship you build with the therapist will build the foundation for the success of this treatment.

4. Adventure Therapy

This form of therapy is based outdoors and enables people to benefit from the therapeutic qualities associated with being in the natural environment away from the stress and pressures of their usual environment. 

Participants build resilience, team working and problem-solving skills by engaging in a series of challenges against the backdrop of forests, rugged coastlines and moorlands.

People obtain a sense of accomplishment, belonging and enhance their energy levels and self-esteem by engaging with this form of therapy

5. Group therapy

Group therapy is very useful in helping us understand how the quality of our relationships with others contributed to our substance misuse and our mental health in general. 

It’s no coincidence that a key principle of the AA approach is the idea that being part of a fellowship can strengthen its members and help them move forward.

Group therapy will help us connect to others who have been through tough times and in this context, we can both receive and offer support, both of which promote positive mental health. 

People can also learn important relational skills such as empathy, patience and understanding the perspectives of others. People will also realise that they are not the only ones that have been through difficult times and they will be able to feel part of a strong community that will empower them.

6. Individual therapy

There is a wide range of individual therapy options available that can help people understand the psychological reasons for the development of their substance misuse. 

Working with a therapist will allow people to explore these reasons and move on by making the necessary changes by either seeing things from a different perspective or gaining new skills and strategies when they feel vulnerable, or face challenging situations.

It is common for many people who use substances excessively to have gone through traumatic or adverse experiences in their lives which they have been unable to move on from. There are several types of therapies available and your treatment plan will recommend one that suits your individual needs. (18)

7. Family Therapy

Family therapy can form an important role in a person’s treatment as it is possible that the negative family dynamics that a person experienced earlier in life could have contributed to their substance misuse behaviour. 

Engaging all members of a family in therapy may help everyone concerned understand their own role in the development of a person’s substance misuse. 

For example, the family may have been poor at communicating with each other or expressing emotions, and therapy can help both the family move forward and the individual concerned move away from turning to substances. (14a)

8. Co-dependency treatment

Co-dependency is a behavioural pattern that can be seen frequently in substance misusers and their close family members and friends.

Co-dependent behaviour affects the quality of your relationships with other people illustrated by a tendency to be over-reliant on them whilst ignoring your own needs. 

Having therapy for this kind of behaviour will enable you to identify and take care of your own needs and to see how your behaviour affects other people.

You may for example control and manipulate other people to satisfy your own needs rather than act in a way that’s beneficial for them. 

Both substance misusers and their family members can display co-dependent patterns of behaviour which in some cases prevents the substance misuser from moving forward. (1)

9. Twelve-Step Therapy 

Most treatment plans will feature a 12-step component based on the main principles of AA.

The 12-step programme provides people with the support they need whilst working through the challenges of a long-term condition in which they have become unable to control their behaviour around substances. 

Key elements of the programme enable people to understand the importance of fellowship in helping them move forward and make positive strides.

The programme also provides people with an opportunity to reflect on their previous and current behaviours, beliefs and attitudes and how these can be changed. 

There is also a spiritual aspect involved where people can contemplate their own spirituality and how this can help them move on from their substance misuse. (16)

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

The importance of dual diagnosis for co-occurring disorders at rehab

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A significant majority of people who enter treatment for SUDs will have a dual diagnosis, this means that they will be diagnosed with a mental health condition such as Depression, Anxiety or Schizophrenia alongside their SUD. (18)

Clients with a dual diagnosis need to be treated with great sensitivity by the staff at treatment centres because of the complications that arise from having two mental health disorders.

There is always uncertainty about which disorder to treat first and the effect this will then have on the other disorder.

Rehab 4 Addiction are specialists in treating dual diagnosis patients and possess expert knowledge about all mental health conditions and how each one specifically interplays with and affects any SUD.

They will be able to devise a personalised treatment programme designed to take into account both conditions in your dual diagnosis. 

It is imperative therefore that anyone with a dual diagnosis receives constant medical monitoring as an inpatient so any complications can be dealt with immediately. (18)

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Relapse prevention planning at rehab

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Relapse prevention skills are a vital tool for anyone recovering from a SUD.

After going through treatment and being abstinent for a period of time relapse prevention skills seek to maintain this positive behaviour into the future.

This is achieved by identifying the high-risk situations which may lead to some relapsing back into substance misuse. (3)

Once these situations have been identified, and with the help of a therapist, people can rehearse their new, updated reactions to these high-risk situations.

This is so the person is equipped to respond in a more positive way and be able to resist the urge to consume alcohol or drugs.

Examples of high-risk situations include:

  • Family gatherings
  • Birthday parties
  • And work and social events.

Rehearsing the responses will reduce the likelihood of the person acting impulsively as they will already have their planned reaction in place. (3)

The alternatives to going to rehab

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There are other sources of support available if you feel that rehab is not for you.

These include:

  • Support groups
  • Accessing drug and alcohol outpatient services through local organisations and community projects
  • And charities specifically founded to help people overcome addiction.

1. Support Groups / Fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous 

There are support groups available in the Cambridge area that you can contact for support as you seek to recover from substance misuse. Groups like AA and NA are not linked to any religious groups, medical organisations or government agencies and there are no medical personnel or therapists present. 

Everyone in attendance has been through similar experiences and supports each other showing compassion and understanding. There will be an opportunity to work through the AA 12 step programme.

2. Outpatient services in Cambridge

There is the opportunity to have treatment for substance misuse as an outpatient where local NHS or community drug services or your GP can organise a plan that meets your treatment needs in a way that means you do not need to attend a rehab centre.

Home detox can be arranged and they can also set up access to psychosocial services and support groups in the area.

3. SMART Recovery

This is a national charity specialising in therapeutic programmes for people looking to overcome substance misuse. 

They have designed programmes that contain cognitive-based techniques to help support you and allow you to gain valuable skills in dealing with the psychological challenges of substance misuse, such as boosting self-esteem and understanding your relapse triggers

Their programme includes 4 key points which enable people to maintain their motivation for change. These 4 points assist in coping with cravings, bringing balance to people’s lives and dealing with challenging thoughts and feelings. 

SMART has a strong network throughout the UK and their programme can be accessed online as they have an array of trained facilitators available to help guide people through their programme.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you have anything you wish to discuss with us. 

Information about the rehab clinic

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The rehab clinic in Cambridge is located in a rural area surrounded by acres of land.

The rehab has horse stables and fishing lakes. Inside the rehab, you will have access to your own single occupancy bedroom with ensuite facilities.

The rehab clinic has a number of recreational rooms, a kitchen area and a dining room.

There is an on-site gym, steam room and sauna. This means you may keep up your daily exercise route whilst in rehab.

The kitchen staff prepare your daily meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The rehab has Wi-Fi access across the estate, and you may unwind in the lounge area at night and watch TV or a film during your stay.

The rehab clinic offers round-the-clock support by a range of addiction professionals, including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • And nurses.

During your rehab, your loved ones may also visit you during visiting hours.

Getting in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction

We treat a variety of addictions. Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for immediate admissions into a Cambridge rehabilitation centre.

Please contact us on 0800 140 4690 if you wish to discuss anything you have read on this webpage or if you would like to book an appointment.

One of our qualified representatives will be able to talk you through all the options you have open to you.

Alternately you can send a message via this link leaving your contact details and we will be in touch very shortly

References

(1) Beattie, M. (1992) Codependent No More. Hazeldean. Minnesota

(1a) Bennett, P. (2003) Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Substance Misuse Treatment in Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

(1b) Black, D., Grant, J. (2013) DSM5 Guidebook: The Essential Companion to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. APP. London

(2) Dimeff, L., Linehan, M. (2008) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Substance Abusers. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. June 2008

(3) Gossop, M. (2003) Relapse Prevention in Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

(4) Hodgson, R. (2003) Brief Interventions, Brier Interactions in Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

(5) Lewis, J., Williams, S (2003) Home Detoxification Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

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(7) Mee-Lee, D. (2013) The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related and Co-occurring Conditions

(8) Meyers, R., Smith, J.E., Serna, B., Belon, K. (2013) Community Reinforcement Approaches CRA and CRAFT in Miller, P. (ed) Interventions of Addictions: Comprehensive Behaviours and Disorders. Vol 3 2013

(9) Miller, W. & Rollnick, S. (1991) Motivational Interviewing: Preparing to Change Addictive Behaviour. Guilford Press. New York

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(11) Peterson, T. & Davies, M. (2003) Motivationally Based Interventions for Behaviour Change in Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

(12)Raistrick, D. (2004) Alcohol Withdrawal and Detoxification in Heather, N., & Stockwell, T. (ed) The Essential Handbook of Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems by   (2004). John Wiley & Sons. Chichester

(13)Trotter, K.S.(2011)  Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counselling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice. Routledge. London

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(16) Williams, C. (2003) 12 Step Approaches in Peterson, T. & McBride, A. (ed) Working with Substance Misusers: A Guide to Theory and Practice London. Routledge.

(17) Wilson, M. (2003) Art Therapy in Addictions Treatment in Malchiodi, C. (ed) The Handbook of Art Therapy. The Guildford Press. London

(18) Van de Kolk, B. (2014) The Body Keeps the Score. Viking Press. NewYork

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Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes during and after pregnancy, but what about using cannabis? As the popularity of this substance has increased, there has been a rise in the number of women using cannabis during and b pregnancy.  During pregnancy, any substance that you ingest has the […] .... Read More

The Dangers Of Mixing Viagra And Cocaine

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 Mixing cocaine and Viagra Viagra has long been associated with older men who have trouble maintaining an erection, but it is becoming an increasingly popular substance with the younger generation. Combining Viagra and cocaine is now more common than ever, with many younger men believing that it increases their sexual performance. However, the risks of combining these two su .... Read More