Rehab 4 Addiction

Residential & outpatient options in Essex

We offer a variety of addiction treatments for alcohol, cannabis, heroin, cocaine and prescription medications in Essex.

We may recommend a range of rehab and alternative treatments, ranging from a 7-day detox, a fully 28-day rehab programme, and home detox options.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, our helpline staff are here to guide you through this process.

Below, we outline treatments available in Essex. Treatments may include residential rehab, inpatient detox, home detox or outpatient therapy. 

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Data collected from the Office of National Statistics tells us there are over half a million problem drinkers living in England.

The availability of alcohol and the relaxed laws relating to its sale has not helped the problem.

If you are living in Essex and are alcohol dependent, then know that help is at hand. Alcohol rehabs in Essex provide a variety of detox and therapy services.

Clients come to Essex from all over the UK to receive drug and alcohol rehab services.

Clients sleep in comfy rooms just a few steps from the Essex rehab centre.

They receive 24-hours a day medical care.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab across Essex, including Brentwood, ChelmsfordBasildonHarlow, Romford, ClactonColchester, Dagenham, and Braintree.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Who can benefit from drug and alcohol rehab in Essex?

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Residential rehab is a very intense and structured form of treatment designed to help those struggling with addiction overcome their substance abuse.

It is important that you are in the right frame of mind before committing to treatment as you will be able to benefit from the true value it can provide for you.

Have you been debating seeking professional treatment for a while but are unsure if you are struggling with addiction or substance misuse issues?

If this sounds familiar to you, take a look at the below list of who rehab can help.

  • Those who drink 30 or more units of alcohol a day. This is typically equivalent to either one bottle of vodka, three bottles of wine, or 12+ pints of beer.
  • Those whose mental health is declining due to substance abuse.
  • Those who become violent when intoxicated.
  • Those who experience Delirium Tremens (DTs) or alcohol-related seizures. DTs is the most severe form of ethanol withdrawal that consists of an altered state of mind (confusion) and hyperactivity which can lead to cardiovascular collapse.
  • Those who suffer from Wernicke’s Encephalopathy. An acute neurological condition is typically characterised by three things: ataxia, confusion, and ophthalmoplegia.
  • Those with co-occurring disorders and who struggle with suicidal thoughts.
  • Those who classify as having a severe substance use disorder (SUD) according to the DSM-5.
  • Those who have tried to recover in the past but are unable to stay sober.

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Why should I consider going to rehab?

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There are over 7,000 alcohol-related deaths in the UK each year. Thus, seeking out help is potentially a matter of life and death for some.

It is easy to deny that you have a problem with substance use. Some struggle for years because they are unwilling to seek out help.

The first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

If you are in the Essex area and think you may need to go to drug or alcohol rehab, we can help.

Going to rehab is one way to treat addiction.

There are some great treatment centres in Essex that can help you get clean.

We also provide treatment in primary care (home) settings.

Below are ten signs that it may be time to go to rehab.

If some or all of these apply to you, then we are here to help:

  1. Your substance use has caused physical or mental health problems
  2. Your relationships have suffered
  3. You are unable to get through a day without using substances
  4. Your addiction takes priority over the things you used to enjoy
  5. You are skipping work or school to use substances
  6. Lying has become a way for you to support your drug use
  7. You have been in trouble with the police because of your drug use
  8. Social events no longer matter as much to you because of your addiction
  9. You have tried quitting alone, and it hasn’t worked
  10. Your loved ones have urged you to seek help

The above is adopted from the DSM Criteria for Substance Use Disorders.

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How is an alcohol use disorder identified?

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An alcohol use disorder can be identified by an AUDIT (alcohol use disorders identification test).

An AUDIT is a 10-question screening tool to determine the severity of alcohol harm.

It was developed by the World Health Organisation and has since been modified for use in the UK.

Below are the 10 questions included in the AUDIT.

  • How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  • How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day?
  • How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  • How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  • How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  • How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  • Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  • Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

Each question is scored on a scale of 0-4.

A score of 0-7 indicates a low risk, 8-15 indicates an increased risk, 16-19 indicates a higher risk, and 20 or more indicates a likely dependence on alcohol.

Those who score 20 or above are urged to consider rehabilitation at a specialist unit.

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How is effective treatment determined?

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Once you have chosen your programme and facility, an admission date will be set.

On the day of your attendance staff at your clinic will conduct assessments to determine the level of treatment you require.

This is done in many ways but most typically using The ASAM Criteria.

The ASAM Criteria is an analysis used to determine the best forms of treatment for each client as they begin recovery efforts and acts as guidelines for placement, transfer, or discharge of patients with addiction.

The ASAM Criteria uses six different dimensions to create an assessment for each client.

It helps both staff and patients plan effective treatment methods during their time in rehabilitation and beyond.

The six steps are listed below:

  • Dimension 1 – Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential: The first dimension explores the client’s past and their experiences with substance use. It also includes experiences with withdrawal
  • Dimension 2 – Biomedical Conditions and Complications: The second dimension explores the client’s health history as well as their current mental and physical condition.
  • Dimension 3 – Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications: The third dimension explores the client’s thoughts, mental health, and emotions they are feeling
  • Dimension 4 – Readiness to Change: This fourth dimension determines the client’s readiness and interest in changing behaviours
  • Dimension 5 – Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential: The fifth dimension explores the client’s relationship with relapsing and continued use of substances
  • Dimension 6 – Recovery/Living Environment: The sixth, and final, dimension explores the client’s recovery and living situation. It also includes exploration of things such as social groups, friends, support networks etc

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What is an intervention and how can it help?

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An intervention is a facilitated conversation between an individual with addiction or substance abuse issues and their loved ones.

It is supervised by an intervention specialist and can help if attempting to talk to the person struggling before has failed to work.

Interventions are an effective way of showing those with substance abuse issues the severity of their problem.

The main aim of an intervention is to help the person struggling access specialist treatment.

The thought of approaching someone you know and love who is facing addiction can be difficult.

You may find it difficult to determine if they are struggling with addiction, especially if they outwardly deny it.

Signs that someone may be facing addiction include:

  • Borrowing or stealing money frequently
  • Violent behaviour
  • A change in energy and suddenly feeling demotivated
  • Problems in school, college, or work
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Physical and mental health issues

Lots of people facing addiction also struggle with mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as eating disorders.

If you have noticed a change in the behaviour of someone you love and believe it could be due to addiction, do not hesitate to reach out to our team on 0800 140 4690.

We also encourage friends and family to learn about the CRAFT approach.

The CRAFT approach (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an approach to help someone struggling with substances seek professional help.

It is intended to help family and friends understand more about substance use disorder and learn effective communication techniques to help someone who may have previously refused treatment.

It involves understanding how to communicate positively even when things aren’t going as desired.

The CRAFT approach can help to teach you strategies and change the interactions between you and your loved one so that sober behaviour is more rewarding than continuous substance abuse.

Instead of an intervention that makes the individual with a substance use disorder feel targeted, the CRAFT method encourages those closest to the individual to reward their loved one when they choose sobriety over substances.

It is a scientific method and focuses on the importance and reinforcement of good behaviour.

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What are my treatment options in Essex?

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There are two broad types of treatment we typically recommend for substance use disorders in Essex.

You can choose a programme for alcohol rehab or detox.

It is typical to combine both.

Detox is solely concerned with the physical withdrawal symptoms occurring when you stop drinking alcohol or using certain drugs.

In contrast, rehab takes place after detox, and it is concerned with the mental aspects of addiction.

Detoxing refers to managed withdrawal. You may experience withdrawal symptoms.

All of our drug and alcohol rehabs provide round-the-clock medical care.

They will look after you through this process.

Once the detox is complete, you may progress with other therapies.

Every patient at our rehabs in Essex gets a treatment plan for their personal needs.

This means treatment is tailored.

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The differences between private rehabilitation and public treatment

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The most important thing to understand when comparing private treatment to that funded by the NHS is that the latter very rarely offers rehab places to patients.

Whilst the NHS can fund rehab places in private clinics for some patients, it is very limited due to government cuts.

Below are the pros and cons of both private and NHS treatment.

Pros of private treatment:

  • Immediate admission
  • Personalised treatment
  • Tailored detox programmes
  • No admission criteria
  • Involvement of family and friends
  • Your choice of location

Pros of NHS funded treatment:

  • It is free
  • If you cannot afford private treatment, the NHS is an accessible option
  • You can begin treatment in your local area which offers comfort and convenience

Cons of private treatment:

  • The cost often deters people from considering private treatment
  • It can be costly depending on the treatments you partake in
  • People who can afford private treatment due to unlimited funds often choose the programme they want rather than the one they need
  • Some people enter treatment to appease family and are not committed to their programme

Cons of NHS funded treatment:

  • As mentioned above, there are no NHS owned rehabs
  • Detoxing is not included in NHS treatment, so clients are expected to detox before beginning treatment
  • Waiting lists are very long meaning lots of people who apply for NHS treatment fall through the cracks and fail to receive the treatment they deserve
  • Even if you meet the criteria for NHS funding, there is no guarantee that you will receive a rehab placement
  • You may not be able to choose the location you want to recover in
  • Mental health and addiction are treated separately

Benefits of Going to Rehab

There are many benefits to going to rehab at one of our residential centres in Essex.

We outline the main benefits below:

  • 24/7 access to medical care
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Access to therapy
  • Focus on holistic health
  • Creating goals and plans to help prevent relapses
  • Being away from peer groups or environments that support drug use

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Can rehab help to prevent relapses?

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One of the biggest concerns for those who attend rehab is the fear of relapsing after treatment is complete.

By opting for a private, residential programme you can gain access to a relapse prevention plan to assist you upon your return home.

A relapse prevention plan is a necessary tool for anyone in recovery.

It can help you to recognise your own triggers and associations, sharing them with your support workers whenever you need to.

A relapse prevention plan helps to offer you help when responding to cravings or triggers.

Relapse tends to look like an emotional relapse, followed by a mental relapse, thus causing a physical relapse to happen.

A relapse prevention plan can help you to understand yourself and your addiction more.

It is also important to acknowledge the support that will be available to you any time you need it.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

How much does rehab cost?


The price of drug and alcohol rehab varies depending upon the centres you select, the amount of time you stay at the rehab and whether you opt to sleep in a single or multiple occupancy room.

Fortunately, there is a range of options.

If you opt for a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room, then prices range from £3,000-£6,000.

Prices for a multi-occupancy room vary from £2,000-£4,000.

If you wish to stay at rehab for 28-days, then expect to pay around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room, or around £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.

If you wish to undergo a home detox, then you may save money, but you will not be shielded from temptations.

However, home detoxes do work for many people.

Expect to pay around £1,500 for a home detox.

We may inform you of the exact prices of rehabs in your local area.

Please contact our helpline today for more information.

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How is a substance use disorder identified?

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An addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is diagnosed through evaluations and assessments.

Most mental health professionals use the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) which was originally published by the American Psychiatric Association.

The DSM-5 recognises and includes substance-related disorders from 10 separate classes of drugs:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Inhalants
  3. Opioids
  4. Cannabis
  5. Caffeine
  6. Hallucinogens
  7. Anxiolytics
  8. Stimulants
  9. Tobacco
  10. Cocaine

The DSM-5 is recognised and used by psychiatrists around the world for the treatment of substance-related disorders.

It takes into consideration the patient as an individual and understands the wider factors associated with substance misuse such as genetics and certain circumstances.

It is a criterion designed by mental health specialists over 10 years.

Put simply, it includes guidelines to help addiction specialists determine how severe addiction is depending on the symptoms showing.

2 or 3 of the below symptoms typically indicate a mild substance use disorder (SUD), 4 or 5 symptoms point towards a moderate SUD, and 6 or more show a severe SUD/addiction.

  1. Consuming the substance in large amounts or for longer than was originally intended.
  2. Understanding the consequences but continuing to use substances regardless.
  3. Wanting to stop taking substances but not being able to.
  4. Spending the majority of your time consuming or attempting to recover from the substance.
  5. Needing more of the certain substance to receive the desired effect.
  6. Developing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms which you believe can only be eased by taking the substance.
  7. Ignoring important duties related to your work or social life in order to consume substances.
  8. Cancelling events and losing interest in hobbies because of substance use.
  9. Intense cravings and a desire to consume substances every day.
  10. Using substances even though they could have caused or worsened an existent mental or physical health problem.
  11. Continuing to use substances even though they are having detrimental effects on the relationships in your life.

From here, doctors can determine the level of treatment required and the types of programmes they believe you would benefit from engaging in.

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What is dual diagnosis treatment?

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Many people facing addictions are often facing mental health disorders at the same time.

Often, these conditions are undiagnosed and even unidentified.

When this presents in a client, it is known as a dual diagnosis situation.

Unfortunately, co-occurring disorders can affect each other.

This means that when a mental health disorder is left untreated, a substance use disorder can worsen.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we want you to understand that you don’t have to feel this way.

A dual diagnosis can be hard to recognise, this is because it is difficult to determine what is a mental health-related problem and what is a substance-related problem.

Take a look at the questions below and try to answer as honestly as possible.

  • Do you feel depressed and anxious when you are sober?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol to deal with unpleasant feelings, memories, or to control your mood?
  • Have you received treatment for either your mental health or your addiction in the past but found it hard to stay on track and remain motivated?
  • Have you noticed a correlation between your mental health and your substance use? Do you feel sad when you drink alcohol? Or do you drink when you begin to feel anxious?

Private residential treatment can help you access high-quality care for both your addiction and any mental health disorders that you may be facing or have been recently diagnosed with.

This is a major benefit to private treatment and can help you heal both physically and psychologically.

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The admissions process for rehab

Treatment starts with an initial assessment. This will include a detailed medical check.

For the medical check, bring any medication you are currently taking.

The doctors may prescribe medication to treat withdrawal symptoms.

They will also answer any questions you have about the treatment process.

If you are not in a fit state to drive, the clinic will provide transport for you.

Once you enter treatment in our drug rehabs, you will have access to medical care at all times.

During your stay, there will be meetings with therapists and doctors.

They will help you set up a treatment plan with goals and objectives.

After detox is complete, you have the option of rehab.

This includes support groups, counselling and therapy.

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The Rehab Process In Essex


Here are the main steps involved in the treatment process:

1. Intake

The first step is to contact our team. We assess you and explain your options. The main things they will ask about are:

  • Your medical history and history with drugs
  • What medication you are taking
  • Whether you have any mental health concerns

Our experts will then create a tailored plan for your needs.

2. Detox

Treatment at our rehab centres begins with a detox.

Medical experts will look after you through any withdrawal symptoms.

They will give you any medication you need to get through this stage.

3. Rehab

After the detox, rehab is there to treat the mental side of addiction.

Rehab can include one-to-one and group therapy.

Some forms of therapy you benefit from at rehab include:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): This involves finding the root cause behind the need for substance abuse to deal with fear or pain and then finding healthy ways to address it.
  • Art therapy: One reason people become addicts is that they use drugs to escape overwhelming emotions because they are not able to express their feelings. Art therapy is a way for people to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment
  • CBT: Cognitive behavioural therapy uses talking to reframe the way that you think so that you can stop negative thought patterns while removing negative cognitive distortions
  • DBT:Dialectical behaviour therapy involves having your feelings validated by a therapist while also learning ways to be mindful, tolerant, and finding a way towards acceptance
  • Counselling: Counselling includes a trained counsellor advising on how to change thought patterns and lifestyle choices positively. It involves talking through your problems with one person and coming to a resolution or revelation about your behaviours
  • Experiential therapy: This is a way of play-acting through very troubling or traumatic incidents so that the emotions attached to them can be dissected and overcome
  • Family therapy: This allows for open communication between family members in a safe, controlled, and supportive environment
  • Group therapy: This is usually a smaller group led by a licensed mental health practitioner where people dealing with similar issues can come together and share their feelings, struggles, and successes
  • Holistic therapy: Mind, body, and spirit are all addressed in this type of therapy. These therapies are highly tailored to the individual to meet their physical, mental, and spiritual needs
  • Nutrition therapy: Many times, long-term drug users are physically weak due to a lack of proper nutrition, organ damage, and other issues. This therapy helps you get your body back to a healthy state to help improve mental fitness

Rehab is said to help you to get clean, whilst rehab helps you stay clean too.

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What does a typical day in rehab look like?

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Below is a very loose description of what you can expect from a typical day in rehab.

1. Morning

You will start the day with a healthy breakfast. Then you will have a meeting to discuss your progress.

This may include exercises such as meditation.

2. Noon and Evening

Around noon, you will eat lunch. Then you start treatment, such as one-to-one therapy and group therapy.

There may be other therapies too, such as art therapy and 12-step meetings.

After this, you will have some free time.

3. Night

After a healthy dinner and any necessary medication, it will be lights out.

Sleep is vital for your body to return to health.

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How long does rehab last?

Treatment can last anything from 7 and 28 days. A detox can take as little as 7 days.

The most common programmes in our Essex centres last between 14 days and 28 days.

The recommended duration of treatment is to be determined during your assessment.

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The benefits of medically assisted detox in Essex

Detoxing at home may be recommended in certain cases, and the benefits of detox in a primary care (home) setting are well documented.

However, for some, undergoing a detox in residential (inpatient) settings may be recommended.

In our rehabs in Essex, you will receive top-quality medical care.

The detox period is a delicate stage for the body. It is trying to get rid of toxins.

The withdrawal symptoms can be highly uncomfortable.

Some of these symptoms include:

  • Acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  • Delirium tremens
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Problems with the stomach and digestion, such as diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting and nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure
  • Damage to mental health
  • Relapses

The main advantage of a medically-assisted detox is the level of support you will receive.

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Can I detox from alcohol at home?

Many clients like the thought of detoxing at home.

It is a significantly cheaper option than inpatient treatment and can help to avoid moving to a facility or disrupting your career and family commitments.

However, detoxing at home can present lots of risks to clients as alcohol withdrawals are as equally dangerous as withdrawing from drugs.

At-home alcohol detoxes can be made possible with the help and support of a rehab clinic.

It typically involves an initial assessment by a psychiatrist and the prescription of anti-withdrawal medication mailed out to you.

At-home detoxes are monitored daily through a telephone call by your psychiatrist.

They typically last for around 10 days and involve the prescription of Librium to help ease withdrawal symptoms.

Librium is the brand name for the generic chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine that is used for its calming effects on anxiety.

It has proven very effective in helping those who withdraw from alcohol during a detox programme.

When consuming alcohol, the neurotransmitters in the brain fail to function correctly.

Librium regulates communication and nervous activity, making an at-home detox more manageable.

For some clients, a stay at a residential rehab can prove useful after a home detox.

For around 3 weeks you can overcome the psychological causes of alcohol addiction by partaking in tailored therapy sessions.

At-home detoxes should not be confused with self-detoxes which involve zero medical supervision at all and are not advised by Rehab 4 Addiction.

Keeping a drinking diary and minimising your consumption can help to reduce your intake if you cannot commit to rehab at this current moment.

However, we urge you to reach out to us if you are wanting to end your addiction.

Unmanaged alcohol withdrawals are very dangerous and can cause a variety of effects on the body and mind such as:

  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
  • Irritability

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What substance addictions can rehab help?

Rehab can help to treat many substance addictions ranging from cannabis and cocaine to heroin.

Cocaine is a very addictive substance that has detrimental effects on the body and mind.

It increases levels of dopamine in the brain which means users tend to feel depressed if they are unable to consume when needed.

If you are facing a cocaine addiction, we urge you to reach out for our assistance.

The two most common types of treatment to help cocaine addictions are inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab in Essex.

We believe that inpatient treatment is the most effective form of treatment for those facing a cocaine addiction due to the intensity of care on offer.

Treatment is administered in a residential facility meaning clients are free from distractions and triggers at all times.

Outpatient treatment may also be a possibility though it is important to remember that these rehab facilities do not monitor patients as their services are provided on a walk-in basis and so negative associations are much more common.

For those facing cannabis dependence, it can be more difficult to determine levels of addiction.

Cannabis is often referred to as a gateway drug as it opens the doors for users to experiment with stronger substances.

It is a psychologically addictive substance meaning there are no physical withdrawals when a user stops consuming, therefore no need for a cannabis detox.

In Essex and the surrounding areas, there are lots of specialist cannabis rehab clinics that take in patients for around 4 weeks.

During this time, you will receive therapy to help treat the underlying causes of your cannabis consumption and to maintain abstinence from further use.

Heroin, on the other hand, carries a risk of overdose with every single use.

It is a very powerful opiate that quickly causes one-time users to fall into addiction.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we encourage those with heroin addictions to seek residential treatment at an inpatient rehab in Essex due to the challenges posed by withdrawals.

This isn’t to say that recovery from heroin addiction is impossible but rather that it requires maintained professional help to overcome.

Choosing a specialist heroin treatment clinic will be in your best interest and can help you achieve sobriety.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

What are the alternatives to going to rehab?

Whilst rehab is the most effective option for addiction treatment, it is not always an option for everyone.

If you cannot commit to rehab at this current moment, some alternatives can prove beneficial such as:

  • Community support via Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Outpatient rehab treatment in Essex via a drug and alcohol specialist team.
  • SMART recovery meetings where the focus is on the addictive behaviour not on the substance and present/future stories, not past life stories.
  • At-home detoxes with the support of a specialised clinic.
  • Al-Anon family group meetings offer support for families affected by alcohol addiction.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Telling your employer you’re going to rehab in Essex

It can be difficult to tell your employer you are checking in to rehab.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Be honest
  • Prepare some answers to their questions before you bring up the subject. For example, how long will you be gone? Who will be taking over your workload?
  • Make sure you prepare things before you leave. Don’t leave projects unfinished
  • Know your rights as an employee
  • Getting treatment is the most important thing. If your relationship with your boss suffers, then so be it
  • Don’t avoid the conversation. It is ideal to address it as soon as possible
  • Remember: you are not obliged to tell them anything if you do not want to

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What happens after drug and alcohol treatment in Essex?

Alcohol rehab in Essex is the first step on the road to recovery.

That’s why our programmes include 12 months of aftercare.

Good aftercare helps patients stay clean.

We encourage those in recovery to go to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Essex area.

Relapse is highest in the first few months after rehab. Between 50%-80% of people relapse during this time, depending upon the severity of the addiction.

This compares to 65-95% for people who attempt to stop using drugs and alcohol without formal treatment.

To stay sober, you can do the following:

  • One-to-one therapy. This is one way to avoid relapse. It helps by targeting the mental side of addiction
  • Check-ups. These make sure that you stay on the right track
  • 12-steps programmes. These support groups can help you to feel connected
  • Alternative support groups. These are led by licenced professionals to help people improve their lives
  • Sober living half-houses. These can help you have somewhere when you first leave rehab
  • Having a sponsor. A sponsor is a great way to get support from someone who has been through the same things as you

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Getting in touch

To learn more about how treatment in Essex may benefit you, contact Rehab 4 Addiction today for immediate admission.

You can contact us on 0800 140 4690 to speak to one of our experts.

You can also contact us via this website.

We work with a network of rehab clinics in Essex and across the United Kingdom.

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