Rehab 4 Addiction

In Enfield, there are around 3000 people living with alcohol dependency and 300 injecting opiates.

Alcohol and drug addiction is a grave local problem.

If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in Enfield, contact us today for a free pre-admissions assessment.

We will help you determine the best way forward in your search for treatment options in Enfield.

What Can Families Do Before Rehab?

Loving someone who is living with an addiction is really tough.

There’s a huge emotional strain and witnessing the substance ravage the person’s mind and body is devastating.

It can leave you feeling completely helpless, especially if you’re loved one is in a state of denial or not in the space where they want to quit.

You might wonder whether there is anything you can do as a family to support them?

There is an intervention technique called CRAFT that not only supports your loved one, but it’s also an approach for everyone.

It focuses on equipping you to manage your responses in relation to where your loved one is in their substance journey.

You learn how to communicate in helpful ways and to encourage the positive behaviours your loved one exhibits.

Craft has proven to be more effective than traditional interventions.

This approach can support your loved one towards entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield.

How To Tell You Have An Addiction

If you have been using drugs and alcohol for a while, you might be confused as to whether you might be addicted.

You also might not want to admit this to yourself.

Being honest comes with a question: what next?

Answering yes to any of these questions reveals that it’s most likely you have problematic use when it comes to substances.

  • Does drinking and taking drugs fill you with guilt or shame?
  • When others comment on your substance use, does it wind you up?
  • Have you ever thought stopping or reducing would help you or others?
  • Do you need the substance when you wake up to be able to face the day?

Can I Afford Rehab?

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There are lots of options when it comes to residential rehab.

What this means is that rehab costs fluctuate significantly between one and another.

A week’s stay can be anywhere between £1000-£10,000.

The more expensive options are extremely luxurious and the types of places you might encounter a celebrity.

Addiction does, of course, affect people from every walk of life.

The most significant factors in determining the cost of rehab are:

  • The treatment you will need
  • Whether you take a single or shared room
  • The location of the facility
  • Any luxury amenities it offers

Is Residential Rehab Covered By Health Insurance?

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If you have private health insurance, there is a good chance that it will cover a residential stay at rehab.

Have a read through of your documents to clarify this.

Be aware, however, that claiming through private insurance will increase the yearly cost of the insurance moving forward.

If your insurance is through your place of work, then the fine print is most likely to reveal that you need to tell your employers about the addiction and entering rehab for treatment.

How Are Private Clinics And Locally Funded Services Different?

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It goes without saying that the two forms of services, NHS-funded rehab and private rehab, are quite different in what they offer.

Private services are funded by you (or your health insurance) and cover:

  • A psychiatric assessment
  • A medicated detox program (when needed)
  • A tailor-made support programme
  • Psychological therapies
  • Alternative therapies
  • Relaxing and enjoyable activities
  • A substance-free environment
  • High quality food
  • Accommodation

People who enter are usually ready to quit or those who need to in order to stay alive.

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Your local services funded through the government are available to everyone in the community who requires support around addiction.

However, cuts to the NHS budget and extremely high demand for these services means that the process of applying for this support is intensive, complex and not guaranteed.

People are often in active addiction, many of whom struggle during this extended waiting period.

There are usually limited spaces for individual therapy and little to no room for customised treatment, instead focusing on group treatments.

Inpatient VS Outpatient Treatments

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Private clinics are inpatient services because you stay at the facility overnight to receive treatment.

Outpatient services are where you remain living at home but go to a clinic to receive treatment, which could be a therapy, counselling session, or a group session.

Government-funded services are almost always outpatient services.

Private clinics sometimes offer outpatient services as part of an aftercare programme.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Enfield

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When you enter rehab to be treated for an alcohol problem, you’ll undergo a psychiatric assessment in order to make it clear what treatments you need.

To begin with, you’ll start on an alcohol detox.

This lasts up to 10 days.

You’ll be taken care of by a doctor who will prescribe medication such as Librium to help limit the effects of alcohol withdrawal.

This makes withdrawal much easier to face and much safer to go through.

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include:

When you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield, you’ll go through detox and then enter treatments to support mental recovery.

You’ll learn skills to manage emotions and triggers through psychological therapies.

These are essential in order to achieve long-lasting sobriety.

Rehab For Heroin In Enfield

Heroin addiction creates both a physical and mental addiction, so you will need to be treated for both.

During withdrawal, the following symptoms are experienced:

  • Shaking and sweating
  • Nausea and diarrhoea
  • Confusion and paranoia
  • Deep pain in the body

A doctor will oversee your detox and prescribe medication such as Subutex so that symptoms aren’t as distressing.

The detox period lasts around 7-10 days.

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After this, you’ll begin various treatments in order to support emotional wellbeing and healing.

You’ll start sharing your thoughts and feelings in counselling in order to come to terms with the decisions you’ve made as well as how you’ve been affected by others.

There will be activities to encourage developing your self-esteem and confidence in your own personal strength.

Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield to be treated for heroin use offers the safest environment to quit as it’s free from the usual triggers.

Rehab For Cannabis In Enfield

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People often begin using cannabis socially without realising that for some it can become a serious addiction.

THC strains of cannabis are stronger today and have a significant impact on how you think, feel, and behave.

Ongoing use can lead to a loss of interest in usual activities, fluctuations in appetite and an effect on metabolism.

More seriously, it can also intensify:

  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Psychotic symptoms

As well as this, smoking cannabis releases toxic chemicals which are harmful to the lungs.

At rehab, you’ll come to understand how cannabis has affected your brain and had a greater impact on your life.

You’ll start to discover precisely what drove you down the road of regular use and how to adapt your life so that you can find value in other activities and move on.

Rehab For Cocaine In Enfield

Cocaine addiction has serious repercussions for users.

Its impact on the brain, thoughts, and emotions are intense and deep.

Mental health is seriously affected and people tend to develop depression and anxiety.

Panic attacks can become a regular occurrence and suicidal thoughts and behaviours are common.

The physical impact of cocaine erodes nose tissue, deteriorates heart functioning and damages the lungs.

Internal organs become filled with toxins.

All of this makes it more likely for people to develop a range of illnesses and diseases, including cancer.

During rehab, uncomfortable moments are addressed and you learn techniques to resist cravings.

A large emphasis is placed on how you can change things in your life outside of rehab to make healthy behaviours easier to maintain.

What Treatments Do You Receive For Mental And Emotional Recovery?

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At private clinics, you’ll have a programme of treatments made up of the following alternative therapies and psychological therapies, as well as group and individual sessions.

  • Alternative activities such as yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture and outdoor therapy. The goal of these is to relax you and help you find a comfortable space in your mind and body. When you learn to find this under guidance, you can go on to find a greater strength to pressure the future you want.
  • Equine therapy where you work with and care for specially trained horses. This promotes healthier emotional and behavioural responses within you.
  • Art therapy and music therapy develop your sense of self through alternative means. This is a great place to express without having to resort to conversation.
  • Brief interventions are offered by staff at various times and draw your attention to how you use substances in a way that makes you think. You might know you drink 14 units a day, for instance, but you might not know how much that increases your risk of cancer. After this, you then might set a goal to achieve based on the newly acquired knowledge.

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  • Motivational interviewing is where staff will guide you through a conversation based on the answers you give. So if you were to say you enjoy taking cocaine, the member of staff would genuinely be interested to know what about it brings you enjoyment. You would discuss this openly and honestly before the member of staff might then ask you what about the drug you don’t enjoy. Talking in this way can bring clarity and build resolve as to get clean.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is offered to everyone at private clinics. It’s a scientific therapy that has proven to effectively treat people for mental health issues and addiction. It enables you to be aware of how you think and equips you to make small changes that have large behavioural effects.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is an excellent therapy for people experiencing deep emotional dysregulation. It guides a person to understand how a trigger or event feels in their body. People start to see the difference between reacting according to previous traumatic events and how to react in a healthy way necessary to the moment.
  • Family Therapy this therapy supports you and your closest loved ones in communicating more clearly,  helping them to understand your addiction more thoroughly and establishing clear, protective boundaries.
  • Group Therapy which might be based on the 12 Steps or on the SMART approach. Group sessions are brilliant for addicted people as it brings social connection and healing on a personal level. This is a key factor in helping to prevent future relapses.

What Happens If You Have A Mental Health Problem Too?

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Many people who enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield for addiction will also have a mental health condition.

This is actually very common.

Why? Two reasons:

  1. If a person has an addiction it affects the chemicals and hormones that control thoughts and emotions as well as perception. This can lead to mental health problems.
  2. People with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or PTSD quite often turn to alcohol and drugs to ease symptoms. If they do this often, addiction can occur.

Where the above happens, a person will be given a dual diagnosis at rehab which simply means that they have two conditions.

When this happens, residents are supported by the staff at the rehab in both areas.

In order for recovery to happen, a person has to be treated in both areas.

Millions of people throughout the world recover from the two to reach a better state of being.

A tailored programme can help you to reach this same objective.

What If I Relapse?


Firstly, relapse is not failure.

In fact, the vast majority of people who are abstinent lapsed and relapsed in the early days of recovery.

Relapse offers a space for learning because each time it happens, people take a lesson that brings understanding on how to manage that particular trigger in the future.

It is, however, important to always be safe, especially where a relapse could become lengthy or lead to overdose.

This is why relapse prevention is thoroughly planned for at rehab.

You’ll be learning how to identify thoughts and triggers.

This knowledge -along with guidance by staff- will bring awareness on how to create steps on what to do if cravings hit.

Your relapse prevention plan will include what to do in the event of a relapse.

As well as the immediate, there will be steps on how to approach changing your lifestyle to avoid old habits and create healthy ones.

After Rehab

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When you leave a drug and alcohol rehab in Enfield, you’ll have an aftercare programme in place.

It might include organisations you can contact for ongoing support.

These include:

  • 12 Step groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous are useful in providing a weekly social space to keep you focused.
  • Al-Anon for your family and loved ones who need support can help to improve positivity and support within the family.
  • Outpatient services where you might access some one-to-one support or group sessions.
  • Home detox, for those who might have relapsed but don’t need to return to rehab, where a doctor will oversee your daily medical prescription while you remain living at home to wean off a substance.

Contact Us Today

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To discover how we can assist you through this troubling time, contact us today on 0800 140 4690.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we offer many treatment options in Enfield, all of which can help you navigate these issues and go on to live a happy, fulfilling life.

All private addiction rehab clinics we recommend are Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered.

We can also assist you in seeking out NHS and statutory-funded addiction services in Enfield.

Whatever your needs are, we’re here to help you beat addiction.

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