Rehab 4 Addiction

Discover Effective Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Herefordshire

Anyone who has personal experience of witnessing a loved one battle with alcohol and drugs in Hereford or Herefordshire will understand the difficulties faced by drug addiction and alcohol addiction.

Few alcohol and drug users wish to continue leading a lifestyle dictated by addiction but unfortunately, it is not a simple case of stopping at will. This is why we offer multiple programmes for detox and rehab in Herefordshire.

Rehab 4 Addiction is Herefordshire’s primary provider of drug support and CQC-regulated residential rehabilitation services. We understand the impact of drug abuse and we have the expertise to help you or a loved one overcome addiction and maintain abstinence, building for a brighter future.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we use our knowledge and established working relationships with Herefordshire’s facilities to deliver high-quality, affordable drug and alcohol rehab interventions.

Regardless of your budget, level of drug and alcohol use or lifestyle commitments, we can help you become drug and alcohol-free.

No matter what alcohol or drugs you use, whether illegal or otherwise, our service achieves results.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a variety of residential drug and alcohol rehabs in the West Midlands, including Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Birmingham.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

How can rehab help with alcohol addiction and drug addiction?

Rehab 4 Addiction has established a network of highly regarded treatment providers across Herefordshire, which enables us to link specific clients with specific needs to experts in specific fields.

We base our practice around the needs of the individual, rather than a ‘one-size fits all’ model as used by other drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Regardless of whether you are attempting to free yourself of an entrenched drug or alcohol addiction, or are taking positive action to stop an emerging drug and alcohol problem in its tracks, we can make the journey as smooth as possible.

Our thorough initial assessment lays the foundations for a bespoke service that fits your needs, maximising the chances of success dramatically.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Who is residential rehabilitation suitable for?

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There are several conditions which an individual must display to be considered to have a drug addiction or alcohol addiction.

Though these are likely to differ between individuals, there are a number of factors that are consistent across diagnoses.

These are listed as follows:

  • For alcohol addiction, an individual must be consuming over 30 units of alcohol per day
  • Co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and paranoia
  • Failure to abstain from substances for long periods of time (multiple attempts)
  • Individuals who may be violent towards family members/close friends when under the influence of the substance

Choosing and entering rehabilitation is a big decision and must not be taken lightly. Before entering rehab in Herefordshire, an individual must have a strong mindset and motivation to recover.

This makes treatment far more effective, and the effects are far more likely to be long-term.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Assessing alcohol use and its effects – AUDITs at rehab

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Often, in the case of alcohol addiction, its effect can be difficult to assess, especially when the individual displays secretive habits or attempts to conceal their alcohol usage.

AUDITS – the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – is used to assess an individual’s alcohol usage and the consequences of this. This test consists of 10 questions, each of which focuses of different areas of alcohol addiction – intake, dependency, and consequences.

Each question has answers ranked one to four; a high score equates to an alcohol dependency or addiction, however, any score above 8 is assessed further to monitor the issues these individuals may also have.

Rehab 4 Addiction uses a similar structure when assessing an individual’s situation before suggesting rehabilitation in Herefordshire.

Using a test such as the AUDIT gives individuals a better understanding of their own addiction, or of the addiction in someone they know.

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How to tell which treatments are most suitable at rehab – the ASAM Criteria

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Alongside a diagnosis, individuals may also undertake a Patient Placement Criteria assessment.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) developed this criterion to determine the level of intensity of care that an individual may require if addiction treatment is carried out later in the rehabilitative process.

All elements of addiction are considered in a biopsychosocial approach across 6 dimensions.

These are as follows:

  1. Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential = individual’s history and current relationship with substance(s)
  2. Biomedical conditions and complications = individual’s medical history, including current health
  3. Emotional, behavioural, or cognitive conditions and complications = individual’s mental health history and current situation
  4. Readiness to change = individual’s motivation and drive to recover
  5. Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential = individual’s risk of relapse in the future
  6. Recovery/living environment = individual’s living situation at the time of seeking care

This is a lot of information to think about before rehabilitation, but it is important to start thinking about, dealing with, and assessing the different issues with addiction before entering rehab.

Preparation mentally is one of the best ways to ensure readiness for the task of rehabilitative care.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Interventions and their use before entering rehab

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Intervention refers to the process of an interventionist, or counsellor, meeting with a family of someone suffering from addiction.

From this meeting, the interventionist will determine the care suitable for the individual affected, as well as help the individual and their family to converse about the issues at hand and encourage admittance to rehab.

Standard intervention includes the recommendation of suitable treatments by the interventionist and family. On average, this type of intervention increased the likelihood of the individual entering care by 30%.

However, a more modern type of intervention, CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training), holds a much higher rate of 70%.

This is a more non-confrontational approach to interventions and invites the family to learn new skills to help support their relative.

This method is also more likely to improve relationships between the family members and encourage the family to grow and develop together.

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How much does rehab cost?

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Across Herefordshire, and the rest of the UK, there are countless options for rehabilitation and addiction recovery.

Depending on the centres that the individual chooses, and the level of care within each one, the cost of rehab can vary massively.

For example, for a short 10-day detox in a multi-occupancy room, an individual can expect to pay between £2,000 to £4,000. This is significantly more for single-occupancy rooms.

The recommended stay of 28-days can cost around £6,000 for rooms with multiple occupants or upwards of £8,000 for those who prefer solitary accommodation.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers budgeting and financial advice.

Contact the team today on 0800 140 4690. to discuss this feature further.

Comparing private rehab to council-funded rehab

There are many differences between private and council-funded care, but the main difference is the time taken to access care and the personalisation of this care.

For example, accessing addiction treatment through local providers can take a long time, especially if placed on a waiting list.

However, when accessing help through private providers, individuals can be admitted to rehab centres almost instantly.

Additionally, private addiction care providers such as centres are also more able to track the progression and effectiveness of treatments, meaning that changes can be made more effectively to improve the efficiency of rehabilitation.

The personalisation and flexibility of staying in a rehabilitation centre allow treatment programmes to be specially adapted to the individual, further improving the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment.

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Determining whether someone has an addiction using the DSM-5 – pre rehab

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Before considering entering rehab, it is important to first assess the extent of an individual’s substance abuse.

As mentioned previously, this can be difficult in some cases, as individuals often become secretive about their behaviour when faced with addiction.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) categorises behaviours into 4 categories.

If an individual displays 6 or more of these symptoms, it is considered to be an addiction or a severe substance use disorder.

The categories are listed below:

Impaired control

  1. Using more substance than intended
  2. Wanting to cut down but not being able to

Social problems

  1. Neglecting responsibilities and/or relationships
  2. Giving up past activities that the individual used to care for
  3. Inability to complete tasks at home and school or work

Risky use

  1. Use in risky settings
  2. Continued use despite problems

Physical dependence

  1. Needing more substance to get the same effect (tolerance increase)
  2. Withdrawal symptoms experienced without substance use

The more of these behaviours are displayed, and the higher the intensity of these behaviours, the more treatment may be required and of higher intensity in itself.

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Duration of Rehab

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The exact duration of rehab will differ depending on each individual case, but there are some set durations for different types of treatment.

For example, short alcohol detox in a detox clinic can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days but Rehab 4 Addiction generally suggests a full stay of 28 days.

This duration of time allows the individual to escape potential triggers as well as remove themselves from distracting places or people.

Though the duration of each individual’s stay will differ, these set treatment times will give a better idea of the length of stay an individual may experience if they choose to enter a rehabilitation centre.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Alcohol home detox and when it is suitable over rehab

In the cases where rehab centres may be unsuitable, there are some other options available, especially for alcohol addiction.

An alcohol home detox can be conducted within the comfort of the individual’s own home in Herefordshire and is suitable for those who have a less severe addiction.

Though these individuals may still struggle with withdrawal symptoms such as paranoia, insomnia, body tremors, and fevers, these are more easily treated by a home-based detox.

Generally, this is a Librium-based detox (a drug commonly used to treat the effects of withdrawal) and includes posting daily doses of treatment to the client.

This process can also include one-to-one meetings with a detox supervisor and a follow-up stay in rehab may be required.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Cocaine addiction treatment programmes at rehab

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For more specific treatments for different addictions, the next few paragraphs may provide more information.

Cocaine is an increasingly popular drug in the UK. It is used recreationally and acts as a strong stimulant, often powerfully influencing mood and perception.

Though the short-term effects may be positive, the long-term effects can be far more harmful. With extended use, individuals are likely to develop a number of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

In turn, this can affect the individual’s relationship with friends and family, both at home and at work, meaning that any attempt to recover should include the individual’s recognition of the issue at hand.

From this point, the individual will be able to create a custom and personalised plan to help them progress through rehabilitation more effectively.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

Heroin addiction treatment programmes at rehab

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Both cocaine and heroin classify as class A drugs, though there are significant differences between the two substances.

Heroin derives from morphine, and the effects often provide individuals with extreme short-term highs. This feature makes it one of the most addictive substances available.

However, long-term use can cause significant physical issues including liver damage and blood clots.

Due to the addictiveness of the substance, rehabilitation for heroin includes modern techniques for withdrawal and recovery. The use of maintenance therapy is therefore the most effective.

This refers to the gradual transition from heroin to a heroin substitute, minimising the negative impacts that this withdrawal may have on the body.

From here, the individual is then able to complete a range of other addiction treatment programmes.

Cannabis addiction treatment programmes at rehab


Cannabis, commonly referred to as marijuana or weed, is a substance that affects the central nervous system, resulting in both physical and mental effects.

Consuming this substance can result in feelings of calmness, mild euphoria, paranoia, increased appetite, and perception changes – both positive and negative effects.

Although cannabis is not physically addictive, the process of rehabilitation remains the same.

In all cases, an individual must recognise the addiction, consider their preferences and requirements, and work with the support around them to create an effective rehabilitation plan.

The importance of dual diagnosis – treating both physical and mental effects of addiction at rehab

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Dual diagnosis is a modern notion that refers to the treatment of both the physical and mental effects of addiction.

Often, mental health co-occurs with addiction (of all types).

Common mental health issues associated with addiction include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression.

In all cases of addiction, it is important to assess the individual for underlying mental health issues.

In some cases, the individual may be unaware of these underlying issues due to the attention on their physical symptoms.

If entering a dedicated rehabilitation centre, individuals are likely to undergo thorough psychological testing to assess these mental health issues, and therefore begin treatment in the dual diagnosis approach.

Dual diagnosis refers to underlying mental health issues such as depression and bipolar disorder but also refers to the physical effects such as potential health risks with ongoing substance abuse.

Treating both aspects of addiction is a far more effective approach to rehabilitation as it allows the individual to settle and focus more on their recovery, without distraction.

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Rehabilitation programmes: relapse risk prevention planning

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As part of most rehabilitation programmes across the UK, and more specifically in Herefordshire, individuals will be encouraged to take part in relapse risk prevention.

As the name states, this type of treatment programme is designed to help individuals avoid the risk of relapse in the future, after leaving a dedicated centre or treatment programme.

Although individuals are never left completely alone to deal with their addiction, having the tools available to continue recovery is a strong addition to the individual’s confidence and motivation to abstain.

Planning for this situation can be difficult, so support will always be provided.

However it’s important to remember that rehabilitation is a gradual process, as is relapse prevention, but it is also important to be honest, patient, and consistent with oneself throughout the process.

Generally, it is recommended to write down this plan to have a physical reminder as well as keeping in mind the individual’s history and current situation with substances.

The alternatives to residential rehab in Herefordshire

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Residential rehab is not the best or most suitable option for some individuals.

In some cases, there may be individual factors or location issues that result in someone being unsuitable for residential rehabilitation options.

However, there are alternatives.

In some cases, Rehab 4 Addiction may refer individuals to different services across Herefordshire such as outpatient care.

This would include the individual attending addiction therapies or treatment programmes but on a part-time basis. The individual would continue to reside at home.

Alternatively, individuals may seek help through SMART recovery. As an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training.

This type of therapy uses a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational techniques such as interviewing.

Individuals may be referred to specific outpatient therapy groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

Sharing personal experiences and listening to others’ experiences helps those suffering from addiction to gain new insights, create new connections, and learn skills to help their recovery extend long into the future.

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Is Rehab In Herefordshire Really Necessary?


It can be challenging to take a look inward and come to the realisation that you may need additional support to overcome your struggle with drug or alcohol abuse.

However, getting help is an important step in regaining control over your health and your life.

If you find yourself debating over whether you ought to attend a drug or alcohol rehab centre in Herefordshire, then this is the first sign that you probably do need some help.

However, there are other things that you may wish to consider:

  • Have you ever driven whilst under the influence of a substance? This shows that you may have lost control over your behaviour
  • Has your doctor advised you that, as a result of your substance use, you are suffering from physical and/or psychological health problems?
  • Perhaps your loved ones have expressed concern over your drug or alcohol use? Often, those on the outside are more easily able to see the problems that substance addiction is causing
  • Do you suffer from withdrawal symptoms if you do not or are unable to take drugs or alcohol? This shows that you have built up a tolerance and dependence on the substance
  • Have you ever gotten into trouble with the police as a result of your problems with drugs or alcohol?
  • Has there been an instance where you have caused harm to either yourself or another person whilst intoxicated?
  • Has your education or career taken a hit as a result of your addiction? This may show that your priorities have shifted
  • Have you attempted to quit alone but found that you cannot succeed?
  • Do you lie about or cover up your substance abuse? This could be a sign that you are aware that drug and alcohol use is causing problems but you are either in denial or do not want to concern those who care about you
  • Are you ready to quit but just don’t know where to start? This is the case for many people struggling with addiction but the good news is that there is help available to you

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What Are The Goals Of Rehab In Herefordshire?

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Our goal is to achieve long-term abstinence from drug and alcohol abuse in the most timely and relaxing way possible.

We are in no doubt that for most of our clients in Herefordshire, residential rehab is one way of reaching that goal.

The supportive, friendly atmosphere and immersive nature of the experience remove the temptation and build for the future.

This is achieved by using a range of social, emotional and psychological techniques to prepare each and every client for life after drugs and alcohol.

For those with less entrenched drug and alcohol problems, or who simply cannot leave behind their responsibilities to spend time in rehab, there is a myriad of alternative options available to individuals.

Herefordshire benefits from some fantastic services that operate on a more flexible basis, enabling a balance to be struck between day-to-day activities and overcoming addiction. 

Our specialist aftercare service adds another valuable element of support.

The riskiest time in the recovery process is in the months following treatment. As motivation fades, the temptation can enter the fray.

Aftercare reduces the risk of this by providing a programme designed specifically to maintain a positive outlook and continue to stay drug and alcohol-free.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

What Are My Treatment Options And What Are The Benefits Of Each?

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Addiction disorders do not have a ‘cure-all’ option and each case is different, meaning that a variety of treatment options are available to you for rehab in Herefordshire.

Let’s take a look at each of these in a little more detail:

  • Inpatient Rehab: An inpatient or residential programme is where you will remain in your chosen rehab centre for the duration of your treatment. This is often thought to be the most effective type of treatment due to the benefit of having 24-hour medical support available to you. However, aside from this, you will benefit from a safe and comfortable environment in which to recover, and you will not have any outside distractions or temptations. This means that you will be able to focus solely on your recovery. What’s more, rehab centres offer a variety of other activities which are conducive in addiction recovery such as yoga, help with nutrition and meditation -all of which can improve your physical and emotional health
  • Outpatient Rehab: An outpatient programme is designed so that you remain in the facility for a set time each day but are allowed to go about your normal life outside of these sessions. One of the major benefits of this type of treatment is that you will not have any disruption to your life and you will continue to be able to tend to your responsibilities. In addition to this, you will be surrounded by those close to you during your treatment which can have a positive impact on your recovery. Many of these types of programs will also provide you with the same therapies and treatments that can be found in a residential programme meaning that your treatment will not be lacking
  • Specialised Programmes: There are certain programmes that are aimed at particular groups of people, for example, a women addiction programme will tackle issues relating specifically to females. This might include postnatal depression and problems with self-image. With this kind of targeted treatment, the patient will benefit from more specific advice and assistance. You might also find these types of programmes designed for young people or teens as well as those with a dual diagnosis such as addiction alongside a mental health condition like bipolar disorder. There are specialist centres for this type of treatment and patients will benefit from the expertise of people trained in both areas

Why Is Private Rehab In Herefordshire?


It is commonly thought that inpatient rehab is the most successful type of treatment for addiction disorders due to the many benefits that it provides.

These facilities such as the rehab centres in Herefordshire provide patients with routine and structure – something which is often lacking when in the throes of addiction.

This can help you to regain control over your life.

In addition to this, a rehab facility will remove the temptations that may be seen in the outside world such as easy access to drugs and alcohol or certain social circles.

What’s more, the centre will be safe and comfortable giving you the chance to focus only on your recovery without the added distraction of work, family and other responsibilities.

You will also have access to around the clock support and medical care meaning that the entire process will be safe and your health will remain a priority.

This is especially important when going through the detox phase where withdrawal symptoms can pose significant health risks if not medically supervised.

Rehab centres offer a wide range of therapies, meaning that there is something to suit everyone.

You may be offered things such as cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, alternative therapy, motivational interviewing and much more.

Even when your stay in rehab is complete, you will still be able to take advantage of a multitude of aftercare options which will help you to make sure that your newfound healthy lifestyle continues.

Call our 24-hr hotline today on 0800 140 4690.

What Happens On Your First Day In Rehab In Herefordshire?

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Your first day in rehab may be a time when your emotions are running high and you feel anxious and this is completely normal.

Just remember that the staff at a rehab centre in Herefordshire will be understanding and supportive.

However, it is important that you are honest with them about how you feel and answer their questions truthfully.

You will not be judged.

You will initially speak with a counsellor who will go through what your hopes are for your stay in rehab as well as discuss the problems you have been dealing with recently.

You will be able to discuss any existing mental health conditions you suffer from and talk through any concerns.

Once this is complete, you will be seen by a doctor for a physical assessment.

This will be an opportunity to discuss any physical health conditions you are known to have which in turn, will allow the doctor to prescribe the correct medication.

You will also have to take a detox test which will show whether you currently have any drugs in your system.

After going through these assessments, your care team will develop a personalised plan for your treatment and your detox can begin.

You will also be given a tour of the facility and be shown where to find everything you need.

In addition to this, you will be given details on what is expected from you during your stay.

What Is The Rehab Process?


Going into rehab in Herefordshire means that you will be going through a healing process which can be broken down into stages:

1. Assessment

The first stage in your initial assessment. You will undergo a medical examination, during which, the doctor will determine your physical and psychological state and will tailor a rehab plan just for you.

You will be asked many questions about your addiction and if there has been a family history of the illness.

In addition to this, you may be prescribed medications either for helping you through your imminent withdrawal or for other medical conditions.

2. Detox

The second stage of rehab is detox. This is a time where you will rid your body of any toxins and break the physical dependence that you have built up.

This will also reset your tolerance levels but will cause some unwanted withdrawal symptoms. However, you will have access to around the clock care for both medical and emotional support.

3. Rehab Therapy

After your detox is finished, you will begin the rehab therapy portion of your addiction treatment.

This will be the time to tackle the psychological aspect of your addiction and will be offered in the form of various therapies.

These may include cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy sessions, alternative therapies, holistic therapy and counselling.

You will gain an understanding of why your addiction developed and will learn new ways of coping with these emotions and traumas in the future, helping you prevent a relapse.

4. Aftercare

Finally, you will be offered aftercare upon leaving the facility. This may be in the form of continued counselling and one to one therapy, community support groups and medical check-ups.

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The Dangers Of Detoxing At Home

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It is highly advisable to undergo a detox whilst being supervised by a team of medical professionals. This will ensure your health remains at its best and that the risk of complications are reduced.

Without medications and support, detoxing can be an extremely challenging process with many people finding that they quickly return to using their preferred substance.

The problem with this, however, is that if you have undergone some withdrawal symptoms and then take the substance in the same quantity which you used to, the risk of overdose is greatly increased. In some cases, this may be fatal.

This is why medically-assisted detox is the safest – and only – option when it comes to your health. Our physicians and nurses are on hand 24/7 to offer necessary medication and medical intervention should withdrawal symptoms become too severe.

Why Is Aftercare Important?

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Substance addiction can never be completely cured although it can be effectively managed.

So, with this in mind, when a patient leaves a rehab centre in Herefordshire, it is important that they can continue to access support. Without it, patients may relapse and find themselves stuck again.

Many patients who struggle with addiction suffer from mental health conditions and it is important that support for this can be given even after rehab has ended.

This will ensure that the patient’s health remains well, therefore lowering the chance of relapse.

Additionally, there are many areas of life in which a patient recovering from addiction may need help.

Quite often, addiction can impact relationships, accommodation and employment amongst other things and ongoing support in rebuilding a life can be imperative in avoiding relapse.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Herefordshire, including Watford, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Hatfield, Hitchin, and Hertford.

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For more information on our Herefordshire-based drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation services, call a member of our team FREE on 0800 140 4690.

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