Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Derby

There are a few people in the Derby area, who have the same problems you do. Being addicted to drugs or alcohol is something that can happen to anybody, and there is no shame in getting help for it.

In fact, it is courageous to do so. Many people struggle to admit that they have a problem, and eventually convince themselves and open their eyes to their drug and/alcohol addiction.

That is why Rehab 4 Addiction has a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Derby service. Contact us, and we can help you find rehab services.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Who is rehab suitable for?

When it comes to getting treatment at a rehab clinic, there are two main types of care to choose from: inpatient and outpatient.

Inpatient simply means that you would stay overnight at the clinic while receiving treatment, whereas outpatient means that you would stay at home during evenings and nights.

Although outpatient care is cheaper and therefore more appealing to many, there are certain criteria that would make a person unsuitable for outpatient care.

For example:

  • Anyone who regularly consumes 30+ units of alcohol a day
  • Anyone with significant chronic mental health problems
  • Those who have had multiple attempts at outpatient rehab and/or home detox, and failed to stay sober
  • Those who are liable to commit acts of violence against loved ones when they are intoxicated
  • Anyone who has suffered with Delirium tremens or experienced alcoholic seizures
  • Anyone with the condition Wernicke’s encephalopathy

If any points on the list above apply to you, it is likely that you would be better off attending rehab as an inpatient for the duration of your treatment.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we can provide free advice on every step of the rehab journey, including discussing your potential eligibility for outpatient care.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The admissions process in Derby

The first step in getting help is to reach out to Rehab 4 Addiction.

From there, in your own time, we can go through your personal assessment, with the goal of picking a private rehab clinic that is right for you.

We consider your personal circumstances and needs, then cross-reference that with our vast database of rehab clinics.

If you are happy to proceed with our recommendation, we can take care of all the necessary practicalities and get you referred there with a rapid turnaround.

Once you arrive on-site, you will undergo a more detailed personal assessment, to ensure that you receive the best possible standard of care while you are at the clinic.

Assessment: getting the right treatment and care

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When it comes to rehab, it is important to get the patient’s care and treatment plan right, which is why people undergo an in-depth assessment upon arrival.

Assessment may take a number of forms. Below, we have listed a number of popular methods of assessment that may be in use at your clinic, or that you can take for yourself prior to arrival.

Please remember that rehab is a safe, judgement-free environment and that when you are asked personal questions about your substance abuse, it does not come from a place of judgement.

It is just so that the clinicians at the rehab can put together the most effective care plan for you.

ASAM Criteria

The ASAM medical society of clinicians was founded in 1954, and has its own set of criteria for assessing a person’s substance abuse problems and how to treat them.

Under the ASAM method, there are 6 criteria of assessment, as follows:

  • Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal PotentialExploring an individual’s past and current experience of substance use and subsequent withdrawal
  • Biomedical conditions and complicationsExploring an individual’s health history and current physical conditions
  • Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and ComplicationsExploring an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and mental health issues
  • Readiness to changeAssessing how willing the person is to commit to treatment
  • Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potentialExploring an individual’s unique relationship with drug or alcohol relapse or their continued use or problems
  • Recovery/living environmentexploring an individual’s recovery or living situation, and the people, places, and things involved

The ASAM method is often used by rehab clinics during the admissions process, to plan out the best possible treatment plan for that person.

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was created by the World Health Organisation to assess the severity of a person’s alcohol abuse disorder or addiction.

AUDIT has its own scoring system, and is straightforward for a person to take for themselves, even if they do not have any medical knowledge or experience.

The test is available to take on the UK Government’s official website. Search ‘AUDIT alcohol test’ on your preferred search engine to take the test for yourself.

The DSM-5 criteria

The DSM-5 is the professional diagnostic handbook used by the American Psychiatric Association. It is a comprehensive manual on the diagnosis of mental illnesses and disorders, including drug and alcohol addictions.

The DSM-5 has its own criteria for diagnosing substance abuse problems and addictions, as well as their severity.

The patient’s behaviour is assessed by four categories of criteria, as follows:

  • Impaired ControlUsing more of a substance than intended, or using more often than intended; wanting to cut down but being unable to do so
  • Social Problemsneglecting responsibilities and relationships; giving up activities that they used to care about; being unable to complete tasks at work or school
  • Risky Useusing in risky settings or circumstances, continuing to use despite knowing that there are problems
  • Physical DependenceNeeding more of a substance to gain the same effect; having withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance

The DSM-5 provides its own scoring system for assessing the above criteria. If a patient has two or three of the above symptoms, that would indicate a mild substance abuse disorder.

Four or five symptoms would indicate a moderate substance abuse disorder, and six or seven symptoms would indicate an addiction.

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Pre-rebab steps: Intervention

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For many people, it can take a long time to accept that they need help with their drug or alcohol problem – sometimes, this can amount to years.

Often, the most effective way of getting through to someone, and getting them to accept that they need professional help, is through an intervention.

A typical intervention would take the form of family members and loved ones sitting down in a room with the person and explaining, constructively and calmly, how their addiction has affected everyone else.

This kind of intervention is best conducted with the help of a trained intervention counsellor, who can oversee the session to ensure that everyone has their voice heard and that the sessions do not spill out of control.

CRAFT interventions

Another method of intervention is the CRAFT method, which stands for Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training.

The CRAFT method focuses on positive reinforcement and encouragement, providing rewards to the person for abstaining from harmful behaviours.

If you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we can provide free and confidential advice on how to arrange an intervention for someone whom you are concerned about.

How much does rehab cost in Derby?


There are several variables involved when calculating exactly how much rehab addiction treatment will cost. Specifically, it depends on price, location, length of stay, and type of accommodation.

For example, a single-occupancy room in a 10-day detox at private rehab may cost between £3000 and £6000.

On the other hand, a 10-day detox in a multiple-occupancy room will cost less – probably between £2000 and £4000.

Naturally, prices would increase for a 28-day full course of rehab – around £6000 for a multiple-occupancy room, or between £8000 and £12000 for a single-occupancy room.

A home alcohol detox with medication would cost around £1500 – we go into more detail about this in the home detox section below.

Private Rehab vs. Public Rehab

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At Rehab 4 Addiction we only refer to private rehabs, all of which involve a financial cost for treatment. However, there are many rehab clinics that are available through public funding.

These rehabs include social enterprises and other nonprofit organisations, many of which can be accessed through the NHS.

The idea of getting free treatment is obviously appealing, however, there are a number of potential issues to take into consideration when weighing up private care vs. public-funded care.

The first is that, when going through public means, you will likely have to be on a waiting list for a period of time before you start your treatment – this could amount to months, though it varies.

You would also not have as much input or choice around the type of care, treatment, or accommodation that you receive if you were to go through public means.

Private rehab is a considerable investment, but you will have much more choice over your rehab options, and crucially, you will be able to begin your treatment immediately.

If you would like to pursue the idea of public rehab, we can provide free advice on that as well.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How long does rehab in Derby last?

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For most people, drug and alcohol rehab in Derby will take place over a period of 28 days. This spans the time from admission, through detox and therapy, to discharge.

There are some factors that could potentially prolong your rehab stay, such as detox taking longer than usual. This is more common during withdrawal from opiates or heavy alcohol use.

In some extreme cases, it can take up to 90 days to complete rehab. However, most people are in rehab for less than a month.

Alcohol detox & rehab in Derby

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Alcohol is everywhere in the UK, and it can be hard to get away from the social problems that the drug causes, even for those who don’t drink.

Alcohol is the main factor behind a huge percentage of UK hospital emissions, either through direct harm from alcohol abuse, or injuries related to the binge drinking culture.

Unfortunately, alcohol addiction is something that tends to only worsen with time, so if you are in a pattern of alcohol abuse, it is important that you come to terms with it and reach out for help as soon as possible.

When you are ready to do that, we at Rehab 4 Addiction can help you to secure a place at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Derby.

Detoxing from Alcohol

Alcohol detox usually takes between a week and 10 days to complete, and ordinarily involves the use of a medication called Librium.

Librium is a specialist sedative that is commonly used during alcohol withdrawal to lessen physical withdrawal symptoms and to reduce the associated anxiety.

The risks of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol is one of the hardest and most dangerous drugs to withdraw from, especially if you have been a heavy drinker for a long time.

Without proper medical intervention, unmanaged alcohol withdrawal presents a high risk of extreme physical symptoms such as seizures, and can even be fatal.

This is why it is best to go through your alcohol detox procedure with the help of medical professionals, even in the case of a home-based detox.

Alcohol home detox in Derby

For some people, there is a possibility of going through alcohol detox at home, with a course of Librium to help manage the symptoms.

This would involve us sending out medication to you via post, along with clear and detailed instructions on how to take the medication over the course of your detox.

To be eligible for home detox, you would need to meet certain conditions. For example, your alcohol intake would need to be lower than 30 units per day, and your home environment would need to be suitable.

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Rehab for Cocaine in Derby

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Cocaine is a big part of nightlife in any of the UK’s major towns and cities, despite the fact that it is still considered a Class A substance, and even possession can carry a considerable jail term.

Cocaine can make users feel sociable and energetic, as well as increase the likelihood of undesirable behaviours such as hostility, aggression, and violence.

These behaviours make the person using more of a risk to themselves and others around them, as well as generally unpleasant to spend time with.

Considering this, it is perhaps not surprising that many people with a cocaine problem soon find that they have lost friends and become socially isolated, often making their condition worse.

If you want to be free from the misery of cocaine abuse, the best course of action is to seek treatment at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Derby.

Cocaine rehab does not require a detox – however, you will need to address your underlying issues through therapy, to optimise your chances of staying in recovery.

Rehab for Heroin in Derby

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Heroin abuse is a taboo subject in this country, with heroin users subjected to a great deal of prejudice and social exclusion.

However, the fact remains that rates of heroin abuse are steadily increasing, along with other similar opiates. Heroin abuse is a public health epidemic that cannot be ignored.

The best place to get proper treatment for heroin addiction is at a residential rehab clinic, where you can be under proper supervision as you go through detox.

Heroin withdrawal is notoriously difficult, due to the intense physical and psychological symptoms that are usually involved.

This is why it is important to go through detox under the supervision of a medical team, who can assist you with appropriate medical interventions, including specialist medication.

Once you have got through the detox phase of treatment, you will then be able to focus on the underlying causes and aggravating factors of your addiction, so that you are better equipped to manage it in the future.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for Cannabis in Derby

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Contrary to popular myth and media depictions, cannabis is certainly not a harmless drug, and it is indeed possible to become addicted to cannabis.

Long-term cannabis use is associated with an increased risk in a range of different mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia.

Cannabis use can also cause people to withdraw from their social life and become isolated, which in turn can exacerbate any mental illnesses that are present.

Cannabis rehab does not require a detox, but it will still take a big commitment to work through the underlying issues behind your cannabis use, and figure out what drives you to use cannabis in the first place.

After a few weeks of intensive therapy and treatment, you can walk out of the clinic into a bright future without the need for cannabis abuse.

Types of therapies on offer in Derby

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Addiction is a complex and multi-faceted condition, and treating it effectively is not straightforward. This is why rehab usually involves a number of different therapies combined into one plan.

Below are some of the therapies and other treatments that may comprise your treatment plan at drug & alcohol rehab in Derby.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the more widely-known treatments that is commonly used during drug and alcohol addiction treatment, as well as other behavioural disorders.

CBT aims to get the person to challenge their own thought patterns and cognitive distortions, as well as manage the way in which they respond to them.

As well as being used in the context of addiction, it is also used to treat conditions that involve overthinking and rumination, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or ‘Pure O’.

Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectal behavioural therapy is sometimes thought of as a ‘cousin’ of cognitive behavioural therapy, due to the fact that it is based around the same treatment principles.

However, DBT is particularly effective in treating life-limiting personality disorders, such as EUPD. Conditions like this are a common comorbidity of drug and alcohol addiction.

Brief interventions

Brief interventions are short-term interventions in a person’s addiction or problematic behaviours, the goal of which is to get that person through those challenges safely.

This might involve providing someone with helpful information or advice or giving them the number to a suicide helpline. For a vulnerable person in need, these kinds of interventions can be crucial.

Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a therapy technique whereby the person is encouraged to come up with their own forms of motivation for the future and help to set out a plan for those goals.

This can be helpful in terms of combatting feelings of apathy and burnout, which are common in those who have been through the prolonged trauma of addiction.

Holistic therapies

The term holistic can have a number of different meanings and interpretations. In the context of rehab, it simply means activities that have a therapeutic benefit in one way or another.

This could be things like art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, gardening, or yoga. These activities provide a sense of mindful focus as well as promote your overall wellbeing.

Group therapy

Group therapy is a major part of the schedule at almost every drug & alcohol rehab clinic. This is because these sessions provide a sense of community from which everyone involved can benefit.

During the challenging experience of rehab, it can be very helpful to be able to share with the group, and to have access to their collective wisdom and experience.

Individual therapy

Although group therapy sessions can be very helpful, there are some things that are best discussed with a professional on a one-to-one basis.

Individual therapies provide you with the opportunity to share your problems and concerns in complete privacy and confidence and get feedback and guidance from an experienced mental health professional.

Family therapy

Anyone who has been in addiction will know that it can cause relationships with their loved ones to become damaged or frayed. While going through recovery, it is important to focus on how you will seek to heal these relationships.

One option may be some form of family therapy, where your loved ones can come into the clinic, covid-permitting, and take part in restorative therapy sessions with you.

This will always be facilitated by a qualified professional, and will only be implemented into your care plan if it is appropriate and if everyone involved consents to it.

Co-dependency treatment

In addition, a person is liable to form unhealthy attachments to others, as a coping mechanism or as a means for short-term survival.

As you go through recovery treatment, it is important to identify any relationships that are unhealthy and do not serve your best interests.

You will have help with this from a qualified professional, and being in a secure rehab unit, you will also have the benefit of distance, sobriety, and hindsight.

Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

If you are following the 12-step programme set out by Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, it is possible to have this incorporated into your care plan.

The efficacy of the 12-step programme is often debated among recovery communities, but there is no doubt that millions of people around the world find it helpful in their recovery.

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Dual diagnosis at rehab in Derby

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Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, are very common in those who are in addiction.

Part of getting into recovery is identifying these conditions and getting them under control.

This is where dual diagnosis is an important part of rehab. Any debilitating mental health conditions can be diagnosed and treated appropriately, perhaps with the use of medication and/or counselling.

Making your other mental health conditions more manageable will mean that you have a better chance of managing your drug or alcohol addiction and getting into long-term recovery.

Relapse prevention planning at rehab in Derby

One of the most important parts of your treatment at rehab is putting together a plan as to how to stay in recovery once you leave the safe confines of the rehab clinic.

To that end, you will be encouraged to come up with a personalised relapse prevention plan, with the help of various professionals on site.

This plan will likely involve taking reactive steps, such as minimising contact with other people in addiction or avoiding going to certain types of locations if they are triggering or otherwise problematic.

It will also involve making a proactive commitment to strengthening your own recovery by doing things like going to regular group therapy meetings in the future.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The alternatives to going to rehab

Getting treatment at private rehab is a considerable expense for the vast majority of people, and we recognise that it may not be affordable for many.

If you are in the position of wanting addiction treatment but cannot afford to go private, there is no need to worry – there are plenty of options available for cheap or for free.

We have listed some of these options below – however, please note that the availability of these services may vary depending on your location.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous, often referred to as AA, has been running for nearly a century, providing free meetings, guidance, and information for anyone struggling with alcoholism.

The organisation is based around the 12-step programme, which features a series of guiding principles designed to help people cope with their addiction by giving themselves over to a higher power.

This spiritual approach to addiction treatment is a common feature of Alcoholics Anonymous, although the organisation welcomes members of all faiths and backgrounds.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is an organisation that is based around the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous but focuses on treating drug addiction.

NA is also based around the 12-step programme, with some of the steps being reworded to apply more specifically to narcotics abuse rather than alcohol abuse.

Just like AA, NA hosts meetings all around the world, including here in the UK. Search ‘Narcotics Anonymous Derby’ to find the meeting nearest to you.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is an international organisation that was set up in 1994 to offer free or affordable addiction treatments and other resources related to recovery.

Unlike AA or NA, the SMART method is heavily centred around clinical, evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Search ‘SMART Recovery’ in your preferred search engine to find out more about the SMART resources available in your area.

Home detox

As explained in its own section above, it is possible for people who meet certain criteria to have a medicated alcohol detox from the comfort of their own home.

This cuts down massively on costs compared to residential rehab, but you would not have the advantage of the subsequent therapy sessions and consultations that you would get at rehab.

Al-Anon meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support for people with addiction, with meetings all over the world.

However, their family members and loved ones will also need support to deal with the trauma that addiction causes.

This is where Al-Anon comes in – to offer a safe space and appropriate support to the loved ones of those in addiction. Search ‘Al-Anon Derby’ to find a meeting near to you.

Outpatient treatment via local Drug & Alcohol team in Derby

Addiction is a health condition and therefore is something that can be treated by your local GP, as would be the case with a physical injury or any other chronic health condition.

If you book an appointment with your local doctor, they will be able to advise as to what addiction resources are available in your area. This may include being referred to the local drug and alcohol outreach team.

There are all kinds of things that the outreach team may be able to do for you, including home visits and reaching out by phone to offer support.

Many people who are struggling with addiction find this kind of outreach team to be an incredibly valuable resource during times of crisis.

How do I get in contact with Rehab 4 Addiction?

Getting in touch with our team at Rehab 4 Addiction is easy. Simply call us on 0800 140 4690 or send us a message through our website.

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