Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Hampshire

Rehab 4 Addiction offers modern recovery programmes in Hampshire. Our drug and alcohol rehab are in lovely parts of Hampshire and have modern facilities.

They give our patients a quiet place in which to reflect and recover.

All of our Hampshire recovery centres employ expert health workers. They look after patients 24/7, even during the night and at weekends.

This means patients receive lots of medical care during detox and rehab.

All of our Hampshire drug and alcohol rehabs offer personalised treatment plans. Our programmes are designed to fit our patients’ needs.

We offer a number of treatment programmes in Hampshire. These range from seven-day rapid-recovery programmes to six months of rehab.

You can choose how long you wish to stay in our drug rehabs in Hampshire. Most stay for between four and six weeks.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehabs in South East England, including London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Brighton.

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Who is rehab ideal for?

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Most people would immediately jump to the conclusion that rehab is designed for people with the most severe of addictions.

However, there are many levels of substance use that can and should be treated through rehabilitation services. As with any illness, the sooner it is addressed, the less damage is done in the long term.

There are, though, situations where attending rehab is critical. Whether addictions are moderate or severe, where the following circumstances are present, rehab is essential:

  • Repeatedly failing to stop taking drugs or drinking on your own.
  • Drinking more than 30 units of alcohol a day.
  • Experiencing delirium tremens as a result of an alcohol disorder.
  • Experiencing confusion, a loss of mental capacity and other symptoms linked to Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
  • Becoming aggressive and violent around others when you’re under the influence.
  • Using substances in increasingly dangerous ways (i.e. polysubstance use or using while at work with heavy machinery).
  • Experiencing physical pain when not using the drug.

What assessments happen when you’re admitted to rehab in Hampshire?

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There are three main types of assessments that are used by professionals to assess your addiction.

It’s the goal of psychiatrists to understand the drives and motives around how you use and what your motivations are in relation to obtaining abstinence.

Assessments take place as soon as you enter rehab. They can take a few hours as they tend to ask questions which allow you to go into detail.

Remember, the more you share, the better diagnosis the professional can make and thereafter, the more appropriate the treatments will be.

This ensures you have better recovery outcomes in the long run.

The ASAM assessment

The ASAM assessment assesses the nature of your addiction in relation to all aspects of your life. It is concerned with what’s happening in the body, mind, and the things that are going on around you.

You’ll be asked questions in the following areas:

  • Your history of substance use, how it is now, and how withdrawal affects you.
  • The history of your physical health as well as how it is now.
  • How it feels in your mind, how you think about things and process events, as well as any mental health issues.
  • How much you want to recover and how willing you are to make changes.
  • What makes you continue to use and how do you navigate relapse.
  • What your life is like in terms of environment and the people and things around you.

The DSM-5 assessment

The DSM-5 assessment was created through years of professionals understanding the nature of addiction. There are eleven symptoms that you’ll discuss with the psychiatrist.

This assessment makes clear how severe your substance disorder is. It focuses on the following:

  • Whether you use increasingly bigger amounts of the substance.
  • Being unable to quit the substance.
  • Reprioritising so that the substance use stops you from managing usual responsibilities.
  • Continuing to use substances despite how much damage is occurring.
  • Going into withdrawal when you stop taking the drug.

The AUDITS assessment

The AUDITS assessment is a multiple answer questionnaire that psychiatrists use to discover how serious your alcohol use is. There are ten questions.

When you score over eight, an alcohol problem is very likely to exist. Scoring over thirteen reveals that it’s likely that you have developed an alcohol dependency.

The questions cover topics including:

  • How often you drink and how much.
  • What happens when you drink.
  • How you feel about drinking.
  • How other people react to your drinking habits.

An increased need for recovery services in Hampshire

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Sadly, the number of drug deaths in the UK has risen since 2013. This includes people dying of alcohol-related liver disease.

We are not doing enough to stop this trend. True, the Government has changed the drinking guidelines.

But measures like these do little to help those with alcohol abuse problems.

In the meantime, there is a big demand for rehab across the UK.

If you live in Hampshire and need drug or alcohol rehab, then we are here to guide you towards the right rehab for your needs.

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Where do we come into it?

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At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have close links with Hampshire inpatient rehabs. We know what specific areas each of these centres focus on.

This means we can match you with a centre that suits your goals.

In Hampshire, our treatment centres offer programmes for various addictions. These include alcohol, drugs, gambling and video games.

During residential rehab in Hampshire, patients get time to reflect and rebuild. This will give them a firm base to stay sober over the coming years.

Even if you have relapsed, we can still help. We can offer a short medical detox followed by a rehab programme in our rehab centres in Hampshire.

This is a tried and tested method for getting clean.

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What to expect from rehab in Hampshire?

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Upon arrival, patients will go through a test to check for mental health issues. They will also discuss their medical history with one of our staff.

After this, they will be prescribed medication to help with withdrawal.

Patients begin therapy sessions soon after arrival. This includes one-to-one and group therapy.

These sessions are to treat the mental side of addiction.

The day to day of a rehab centre in Hampshire

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One of the main features of rehab in Hampshire is structure and routine. This is proven to aid recovery, making patients feel secure and comfortable.

You will get up and go to bed at the same time every day. You will also have a set plan of things to do for the day.

These include group therapy, one-to-one sessions and holistic treatments. Finally, you will be given free time to do things you enjoy.

It’s important to note that you can leave our rehab centre in Hampshire at any time if you wish. However, we advise that you stay for the length of your treatment.

This gives you a good chance of getting clean and staying clean.

Some other points to remember about your day-to-day life in Hampshire rehab:

What are my Hampshire drug rehab options?

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There are many drug and alcohol rehab options in Hampshire. Your personal situation will determine which is right for you.

With an inpatient programme in Hampshire, you have access to 24-hour medical care. This can be invaluable when you are going through withdrawal.

What’s more, they give you a sense of routine. During a residential Hampshire rehab programme like this, your whole day will be planned out for you.

This is a good antidote to the chaos of addiction.

There is also the option of taking part in an outpatient programme in Hampshire. This may be a good option for those who cannot take time off work.

In a Hampshire outpatient programme, you come in for treatment for a few hours a day. You see a doctor help you through withdrawal symptoms.

In addition to this, you attend support groups within the community. You may have one-to-one therapy to deal with the mental aspect of your addiction.

You can also just have a detox. This may be worth considering for those who have done rehab before.

However, we would always suggest doing detox and rehab in combination.

A detox is where your body rids itself of substances. This deals with the physical side of addiction, but not the mental side.

On top of detox, you have the option to go through rehab therapy in Hampshire. This enables you to learn more about how and why your addiction developed.

It will arm you with the tools you need to stay clean in the future.

The rehab process in our Hampshire treatment centres

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An inpatient rehab process takes place over a long period of time. Usually, it lasts four weeks. This can change based on your circumstances.

  • Assessment: The first part of the treatment takes place in the form of an assessment. You will meet with doctors and specialists who will talk to you about your problems to get a good idea of your needs. This will help them to design a treatment plan that is suited to you. They will also perform both psychological and psychical health checks and prescribe and medication they feel is necessary
  • Detox: Once the assessment is complete, you will enter into detox, this is the phase where your body will get rid of the chemicals and toxins and in addition to this, your tolerance will be ‘reset.’ This will allow you to break the physical dependence you have developed. During this time you are likely to experience some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms but these can be lessened through the use of certain medications
  • Rehabilitation: Following detox, you will take part in rehab therapy which will be made up of a variety of treatments designed to help you to deal with the psychological aspect of addiction. You will gain an insight into why you became addicted and learn techniques to overcome negative emotions and future substance abuse
  • Aftercare: Finally, you will enter into the aftercare portion of your treatment which will see you back in the community and will go on for an indefinite period of time. Aftercare may look a little different in the case of each individual but usually features regular medical checks, group support, 12 step programmes, and ongoing psychological therapy.

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The benefits of residential treatment in Hampshire

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Taking part in an inpatient programme in Hampshire is one way to ensure your recovery. This consists of detox, counselling, therapy and workshops.

When in this setting, there are no external factors to distract you from your rehab. You don’t have to worry about work, or family.

All you need to focus on is your recovery.

On top of this, you will have 24-hour medical care from the staff. You will have emotional support too because we know this can be a hard time.

With our team to look after you, you can feel sure that everything will be taken care of.

Many find that they make friends in rehab. It can be good being around people who are going through the same thing as you.

In rehab, everyone supports each other.

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What types of therapy can I access during rehab in Hampshire?

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What works for one person may not work for another. Our drug and alcohol rehab centres in Hampshire offer a variety of therapy options.

  • ACT, or acceptance and commitment therapy, allows patients to open up to negative emotions. It can also teach you how to respond to these emotions in a healthy way.
  • CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy, helps patients to tackle negative thoughts. It does so in order to change their behaviours.
  • DBT, or dialectical behaviour therapy, is similar to CBT but takes a more mindful approach. It is often used in patients who have suicidal thoughts.
  • Counselling allows patients to talk to a therapist about their feelings. The patient can also work through their emotions and receive practical advice.
  • Experiential therapy uses art forms such as role play and music. It does so to allow patients to recreate experiences from their past. The therapist works through these scenes to unpack the feelings associated with them.
  • Family therapy can be great for your extended support network. It brings in your family to work through your negative thoughts with you. It helps them understand your problems so you can work together to tackle them.
  • Group therapy sessions offer a chance to work through difficult feelings. They provide a sense of community and allow you to feel for others in recovery.
  • Fitness therapy helps patients regain strength and stamina. During addiction, your body can get into a bad state. Fitness therapy helps to resolve this.
  • Psychotherapy is a way to access the unconscious thoughts of the patient. It allows them to work through their issues.

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Understanding withdrawal from substances

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Withdrawal can be really tough. The symptoms vary, but they tend to be unpleasant. Alcohol and heroin withdrawal are two of the worst.

Withdrawal symptoms happen when the body stops having access to a substance. Your body gets used to having it, and when it stops getting it, it goes into withdrawal.

Withdrawal causes cravings and physical side effects. These begin around 2 days after last taking the substance.

They can continue for around a week.

The emotional impact of withdrawal can last much longer. Therapy is a great way to deal with this.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms experienced by those going through detox are as follows:

How can you support someone you love to enter rehab when they aren’t ready?

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Addiction is an illness that affects the entire family and social groups. It’s one that shifts the dynamics of relationships and which can cause huge damage.

Loving someone with an addiction can feel incredibly hard, impossible at times. There are ways, though, that this can be made easier for both you and the person who is ill.

Interventions are usually where one or two members of the family come together with a professional to raise concerns around a person’s substance use.

This can be helpful, but can often fall on deaf ears if the person is in denial or really doesn’t want to go to rehab. In these cases, the CRAFT intervention model is an excellent method to follow.

The CRAFT intervention method

This method of approaching people with addictions has proven successful in supporting loved ones all over the world to enter treatment.

Even from a space where the person might have initially been set against this.

It’s an intervention that takes a little time. There is a menu of tools you can use as a family to approach the person.

You’ll identify how your loved one feels about the addiction and then use the tools related to that in order to address the issue.

The entire approach includes changing how you communicate so that family dialogue is focused on the positive behaviours of the individual. With this focus, there is more room for the individual to want to change.

It’s a case of positive reinforcement, which is critical in addiction rehabilitation.

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How long do people stay in rehab?

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The substance that is taken, level of addiction, varying circumstances of the individual amongst other factors will determine how long a person stays at rehab.

There are, though, common lengths of time.

A person might enter for a detox, for instance. The shortest length of time for this to take place is usually around seven days.

The goal is to support the person through withdrawal in a safe way so that they leave the clinic sober.

Detox alone isn’t actually the best way to keep a person sober for the long term. It’s brilliant in order to give the body a break, but in order to stop the person from returning to the substance, therapies are needed.

In order for therapies to be effective, they need to take place over a few weeks.

The most effective length of time for people to stay at rehab under therapeutic care is around twenty-eight days. This can, however, be a little longer, especially in the case where mental health problems also exist.

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What happens during alcohol detox?

Alcohol detox is where a person enters rehab to withdraw safely from alcohol. Alcohol creates a dependency.

Where this is most severe it can be extremely dangerous when a person tries to stop drinking. Therefore, a clinical team is essential in order to supervise the detox.

With a doctor in place, medications such as Librium can be prescribed. Librium supports a person to withdraw safely by managing the side effects of alcohol depletion.

At a minimum, it takes seven days to withdraw from alcohol safely under a medically supervised detox, although it often takes a few days longer.

What happens if you try to withdraw from alcohol without being under the care of a doctor?

In order to understand how alcohol withdrawal affects you if you aren’t under the care of a doctor, you need to think about symptoms. What happens when you stop drinking when you have a dependency?

You sweat and shake. Some people will experience hallucinations. At its worst, alcohol withdrawal causes seizures due to its direct impact on brain functioning.

Unfortunately, this can be fatal.

For all these reasons, it’s important that you seek professional help in order to quit alcohol.

An overseen alcohol detox at home

There are some instances where a medically supervised detox can happen while you remain living at home. This is not the same as “going it alone”.

Instead, this is a detox where you’ll be in daily contact with a doctor who will prescribe medication and assess how you are each day.

This type of detox is cheaper (usually around £1500), but because you don’t have 24-hour care it isn’t as safe as a detox at a rehab clinic.

They are also only available to patients who doctors identified as being low risk in terms of being able to manage this approach effectively and safely.

Rehab for cannabis addiction

Cannabis addiction is surprisingly common. Many people believe that because it’s grown from soil and is sometimes used in medical prescriptions that it’s all safe.

This simply isn’t the case. There are increasingly strong THC strains of cannabis that can cause serious effects in users.

Where people have mental health problems, cannabis can exacerbate anxiety and even cause long-term psychosis. Many turn to it in order to relax and feel good.

During treatment, these reasons that people use cannabis are discussed.

Therapies focus on what causes a person to use cannabis. If a person uses cannabis to relax, then therapy might focus on alternative activities a person can take part in to achieve the same effect.

There will also be a focus on adapting life habits in order to reduce the feeling of needing a substance to self-medicate.

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Rehab for cocaine addiction

Cocaine creates a compulsive use where people can, even without experiencing much of an effect with long-term use, come to rely on it.

Many reach a point of using it because without it they see no way of getting out of bed in the morning.

It’s a substance that can change the appearance of a person through weight loss, skin, nose and gum problems, and organ malfunction.

The cardiovascular system, and if cocaine use morphs into crack-cocaine use, the respiratory system, are put under huge strain.

Therapies hone in on where use began, what made it continue, and what needs to change in life in order to regain control. There is an emphasis on rewiring the brain.

In the case of cocaine use, the part of the brain that is in charge of making decisions is severely damaged. It’s possible to recover this but therapeutic work is required.

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Rehab for heroin addiction

When people are addicted to heroin both their psychological and physical systems have been severely altered.

Heroin is compulsive in that the person experiences psychological withdrawal which can create mood swings and irritability.

It also creates physical withdrawal too. This means that when heroin begins to leave the body, physical symptoms take hold.

Withdrawal can cause shaking, sweating, mucus, sickness and diarrhoea, and serious aches and pains throughout the body.

Rehab treatments for heroin users begin with a physical detox that is overseen by a doctor. Medications such as Subutex are prescribed to manage the uncomfortable symptoms.

Patients are kept safe and are guided through uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Following detox, therapies are essential.

These focus on understanding how to capture and adapt thoughts in order to change addictive behaviours.

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What will a dual diagnosis offer?

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People who have addictions develop them because of particular factors that have been present beforehand.

For instance, it’s common for people who have grown up around a parent with an addiction to then develop an addiction themselves.

Another factor that can cause a person to turn to drugs and alcohol is the existence of a mental health problem.

Many people use substances to ease feelings of depression and anxiety. People with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia might turn to substances to try and ease symptoms.

If a person is living with a mental health problem as well as an addiction, it’s imperative that they be treated for both when entering rehab.

When professionals understand that the two conditions exist, they’re able to offer a tailored programme that addresses your mental health too.

A dual diagnosis might be gained during the admission assessments.

For this to happen, you must be honest about how you feel about life, your thoughts and reactions, and how you feel your mental health is.

When residents are treated for both, they stand a better chance of a successful and long-term recovery.

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Is rehab essential? What alternative options are there in Hampshire?

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As mentioned earlier, rehab is essential for some. This is especially the case in instances where the person or people around the addicted person are at risk of harm.

Rehab is also the most effective option for treating those who have moderate to severe addictions.

There are, however, other options to attending rehab in the Hampshire area.

These include:

  • Regularly attending local 12 Step groups such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Family groups for the family members who live with or who are affected by someone with an addiction.
  • SMART recovery groups offer people a practical approach to recovery goals.
  • Outpatient services at a council-funded or private rehab clinic.
  • A medically supervised home detox to manage withdrawal of physical dependency.

Benefits of medically assisted detox in Hampshire

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Staying in drug rehab in Hampshire could give you a good chance of recovery. First, you will have around-the-clock access to medical care.

This helps ensure that your health remains at its best whilst going through recovery.

You will be able to recover in a comfortable environment. There will be nothing to distract you, and no temptation to relapse. 

Managing withdrawal can be very difficult. But don’t let that stop you from getting clean.

A Hampshire detox and rehab will provide the physical and emotional support you need.

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How much does rehab cost?

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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.

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What happens after Hampshire rehab?

Once your Hampshire rehab programme comes to an end, you gain access to aftercare. Aftercare helps prevent relapses.

Patients should attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. This helps to keep them on the right track.

If you need more help or advice after rehab, we’re only a phone call away.

Do the treatment centres offer a variety of Programmes?

With drug and alcohol addiction being such a complex illness, it is important that a rehab centre offers a variety of treatment options to suit every need.

Most commonly these are inpatient, outpatient, residential, or short-stay options.

There is a clear difference between these programmes with inpatient options being overseen by a licensed hospital whereas a residential programme is much less medically strict

Is this a medically-based treatment?

When staying in a drug and alcohol rehab centre you will have the advantage of access to medical staff, these facilities are equipped with nurses and doctors who are highly trained and certified.

Many of these will have taken additional training in the area of addiction and the medical care relating to it

What Degree Of Family Involvement Is Included In The Treatment?

It is very important to involve the loved ones of the addicted person since the addiction may have had a profound effect on them as well.

Each treatment facility will offer different services for families with some offering intensive family therapy whilst others offer education and lectures on addiction to family members

Each case is different and the type and length of treatment will vary for each patient. Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Hampshire, including Southampton, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Winchester, Andover, Petersfield, Isle Of Wight and Aldershot.

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