At Rehab 4 Addiction, we believe it is never too late to seek help.
If you want to overcome your dependence on drugs or alcohol and get your life back on track, our team can help connect you with bespoke support and quality treatment.
Read on to find out about the many drug and alcohol services in Greenwich, how we can help you to access them and what to expect when you do.
Like many areas of the UK, Greenwich is experiencing increasing rates of substance abuse.
Addiction specialists have warned of alarming numbers of teenagers addicted to opiates and crack cocaine within South East London.
Without professional treatment, these individuals are placing their lives in extreme danger due to a risk of overdose and serious illness.
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, all we ask is that you call our team on 0800 140 4690.
Alcohol abuse is also a major problem in London, with many crimes related to street drinking and anti-social behaviour as a result of intoxication.
Many towns have renewed their alcohol bans which protect people from drinking alcohol from open containers in public spaces.
Trying to help a loved one access addiction treatment can be tough.
Most people with substance use disorder are living in denial, meaning they are unable to see the extremity of their consumption.
For families and friends watching from the sidelines, this can be devastating.
Fortunately, through our services, you can access support from a professional interventionist.
A professional interventionist works with you and your family to help structure an effective and safe conversation in which your loved one is confronted with the severity of the issue at hand.
They can be very beneficial in enabling change.
With the help of a professional, you can work to ensure your intervention will be as effective as possible.
During the conversation, family and friends will speak about behaviour they have noticed and how it makes them feel.
They will also be asked to present suitable addiction treatment programmes in Greenwich and explain how these programmes can help the individual struggling.
If an intervention is not performed well, it can cause your loved one to spiral even further.
A professional interventionist can ensure the safety of all family members and friends, make sure the conversation remains positive, and provide support during any upsetting moments.
Accepting that you have an addiction can be very tough, but at Rehab 4 Addiction we are here to help.
If a professional interventionist believes that your loved one would not benefit from a traditional method of discussion, they will advise alternative methods such as CRAFT.
It aims to strengthen the family unit by encouraging positive reinforcement when your loved one abstains from addictive behaviour.
If they do partake in substance consumption, the family is advised to ignore this behaviour and not engage with the individual.
By letting the situation play out, your loved one will begin to see the effect their behaviour has on those around them.
CRAFT is very beneficial in facilitating change and has helped many people begin their journey into professional treatment.
Addiction is a complex disease, and it can be incredibly difficult to spot the signs within yourself.
Those with undiagnosed substance use disorder are often one of the last people to see the reality of their issues.
This is mostly because they tend to believe that others are struggling far more, or that they are in total control of how much they consume.
Even if you believe you don’t have an addiction but are struggling with your consumption of drugs or alcohol, we urge you to reach out.
Most addiction specialists screen patients through the CAGE questionnaire.
This is one of many questionnaires used to determine is an addiction problem is present.
The questions are:
If an individual answers ‘yes’ to 2 or more of the above questions, they are urged to seek treatment or support for their drug or alcohol use.
It can be hard to tell if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
It is for this reason that we have compiled the below list of statements associated with addiction.
Take a look and try and answer as honestly as possible.
If any of the above resonates with you, call Rehab 4 Addiction today for a free, no-obligation chat.
Many people avoid private treatment due to associations that it is inaccessible.
Whilst many luxury programmes accessed by celebrities can cost between £70,000 and £100,000, we can help you to find affordable programmes suited to your budget.
On average, most private programmes in the UK range from around £495 to £1,000 per week.
This is just an average and depends on the location of your clinic, your needs, any luxury amenties you would like and the severity of your addiction.
For a 28-day stay, prices range from £6,000 to £14,000, though this again depends on a variety of factors.
For a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, give our team a call on 0800 140 4690.
Once we have conducted our pre-admission assessment and understand more about you, we will be able to source treatment programmes suited to your budget.
In short, most insurance policies do provide cover and support for those who attend a private rehabilitation clinic.
However, this depends on the type of policy you have taken out and whether it was offered through work.
Usually, if your job includes health insurance, to benefit from the policy you will have to disclose details of your addiction to your employer.
We understand that this is a very personal choice, and it is for this reason that some people choose to fund their programmes alone or with help from family.
Other insurance companies will also ask you to disclose details of your addiction, meaning that once you have received treatment your insurance cost could increase in price.
However, most private clinics in the UK work closely with private health insurance companies such as:
This makes treatment more accessible for many prospective clients.
For more information on insurance and private treatment, we recommend reaching out to your insurance company and exploring the terms of your policy.
Whilst many people access addiction treatment through the NHS each year, it has many downfalls that can be dangerous for those living with severe addictions.
Firstly, the NHS offers very limited inpatient places.
Before admission is granted, you are asked to apply for funding from your local council.
For someone struggling with substance use disorder, this can be very overwhelming and nearly impossible.
All of these steps make free treatment seem very inaccessible, which is why we urge clients to consider private treatment.
Funding for an inpatient programme often takes months, which for someone in the throes of severe addiction is far too long to wait.
In recent years, the UK government has cut funding to local councils supplying addiction treatment meaning the length of waitlists has dramatically increased.
The saddening fact is that whilst everyone has the right to seek free healthcare, it is often not inclusive or accessible.
Most people attend rehab for around 28 to 30 days.
A month-long stay is deemed an appropriate timeframe for both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction to be overcome.
Whilst this is the most popular length of treatment, others choose to stay in rehab for around 3 months to a year.
A huge benefit of private treatment is that you can stay in treatment for as long as you need.
Some clients attend rehab to complete a detox programme only.
Detox programmes last between 7 to 10 days but depend on the withdrawal symptoms you present and how you feel.
The main difference between these two forms of treatment is the cost.
Whilst NHS treatment is free, private is not.
However, this does not have to be a downfall.
As mentioned previously, many insurance providers and treatment providers work together to create accessible programmes for all.
Private treatment also brings with it far greater benefits such as:
Private treatment is very immediate and by calling our team today we can ensure you receive swift admission to a local facility.
Your programme will also be tailored to your needs to make sure you leave rehab feeling confident in your recovery journey and equipped to deal with any challenges that arise.
As a continued part of your programme, aftercare will be offered to ensure you maintain steady progress during your first 12 months of sobriety.
Inpatient treatment takes place in a residential facility.
This means that you will move from your home setting into your chosen clinic for the length of your programme.
By remaining in a residential facility, you can benefit from high levels of care and routine at all times.
Structuring your day around treatment can ensure you progress and achieve recovery milestones.
Inpatient treatment also helps you to build valuable support networks with others in similar positions to yourself.
This feeling of community helps to keep many clients motivated during their time in rehab.
Outpatient treatment involves clients living at home and visiting their chosen clinic for daily sessions.
It is a far more flexible approach to treatment and can help those with prior commitments access treatment that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Whilst this form of treatment is less structured, it can pose a threat to your health if you are facing a severe addiction.
This is because the home environment creates more triggers and negative associations than a clinic.
We can help to discuss your options for treatment and determine which type of programme would be suitable for you.
Detoxing refers to the process in which all toxins are removed from the body.
This programme is offered in all rehab facilities and helps to remove all physical dependencies.
Staff can also prescribe medication if they believe it is necessary.
Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction is no easy feat.
Detoxes can be incredibly unpleasant, but with staff on hand to assist you can benefit from high-quality treatment and support.
It is for this reason that we encourage clients to complete detox within a residential setting
However, it is also possible to arrange a home detox programme.
These can be especially beneficial for those with alcohol use disorder.
For an alcohol home detox, Librium is sent to your home address. This will help you to manage any withdrawal symptoms that present.
Attempts to self-detox, without medical supervision or monitoring, are also very dangerous and not encouraged by Rehab 4 Addiction.
For support with detox and information about how you can begin your detox programme, contact our team today.
Cocaine is a very addictive drug that ruins the lives of thousands of people each year.
It usually appears as a white powder and is either snorted or rubbed onto the gums.
It makes the user feel very euphoric, though the effects are short-lived.
It is because of this that people who consume cocaine crave more and build a high tolerance.
Because cocaine is a psychologically addictive substance it cannot be treated with a detox.
Instead, clients are encouraged to complete a comprehensive therapeutical programme to help overcome their dependency.
Heroin is derived from morphine, a member of the opiate substance group.
It is sold as a white or brown powder and can be ingested in a variety of ways, most typically by injecting it.
It is a highly addictive substance that can cause irreversible damage if left untreated for too long.
Fortunately, doctors have developed many evidence-based treatment programmes to help individuals facing heroin addiction.
Usually, heroin is replaced with safer drugs such as naltrexone and buprenorphine.
These replacement drugs are used in conjunction with counselling and therapy.
To begin your journey away from heroin, call our team of advisers today.
You don’t have to go through any of this alone, let us help.
Cannabis is a psychoactive drug that can affect your mental health.
It can also affect your physical health if smoked with nicotine.
People who consume lots of cannabis often feel very irritable, nauseous, sweaty, and struggle with insomnia as well as a lack of appetite.
In the UK, there are lots of rehab clinics that offer support for cannabis addiction.
Like cocaine, cannabis isn’t a physically addictive substance which means that detoxification won’t help to treat it.
Instead, a variety of holistic and traditional therapeutical methods are used to help overcome the psychological aspects of addiction.
For more information on cannabis rehab in Greenwich, call Rehab 4 Addiction today.
Your therapy programme will begin once your detox is complete.
For examples of the therapies on offer at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenwich, take a look at the list below:
Dual diagnosis treatment refers to treatment provided exclusively for those struggling with both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder.
Dual disorders often present together very frequently but are difficult to diagnose, especially by practitioners with no prior experience.
According to statistics it is estimated that around half of people who struggle with mental health disorders will also face issues with substances at some point in their lives.
If you are struggling with two or more disorders, it is important you seek professional help.
Whilst this can feel like an incredibly huge step, it is vital in ensuring your health and wellbeing.
Facing this battle alone can make you feel very isolated and cause your disorders to impact one another very negatively.
Fortunately, we work with quality treatment providers who specialise in dual diagnosis treatment.
This means that you can rest assured your time at rehab will be as effective as possible.
Relapse prevention support refers to support offered by your clinic to help in the event of a relapse.
It typically takes the form of a written document and can help you as well as your support worker.
This document is created before the end of your programme and contains information about your triggers and coping mechanisms.
A relapse does not happen in the spur of the moment, but is a series of events that ends in a relapse into addictive behaviour.
This is often the biggest worry of those about to leave treatment.
Your relapse prevention plan will also include helpful strategies such as HALT.
HALT encourages you to think about which of your needs are not being met before you engage in addictive behaviour.
It also includes therapeutical techniques such as breathing exercises and mindfulness tips.
Private treatment includes aftercare which can help you during the first twelve months of life back at home.
It is an extended part of your treatment plan and can help you remain motivated.
Aftercare includes home visits from treatment staff as well as continued therapy sessions that take place at your chosen clinic.
We often advocate for localised recovery, which means choosing a facility close to home.
This is because motivation can dwindle, so with support nearby you are far more likely to succeed.
As well as support from your clinic you will also be signposted to local community groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
These groups can help you to make valuable connections with local people in your area.
Another option is SMART Recovery.
SMART is a self-help motivational programme that can continue to support you after your rehab programme has ended.
Its sessions take place both in-person and online, meaning it can suit a wide range of lifestyles.
Al-Anon is also suggested to help families affected by alcohol use disorder.
Al-Anon meetings are for families only and are a safe environment to seek support.
Continued levels of high-quality care after treatment are just another one of the many benefits private rehabilitation offers.
If you are ready to begin your recovery journey, contact the Rehab 4 Addiction team today.
Whether you’re looking for inpatient treatment or outpatient care, call us on 0800 140 4690 or contact us via the LiveChat function located across our website.
We are here for you, every step of the way.