Rehab 4 Addiction

Discover Our Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Hertfordshire

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we offer rehab services in Hertfordshire. We refer you to the drug and alcohol rehabs suited to your needs.

Addiction is a huge problem in Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. Drug and alcohol-related deaths are on the rise.

No matter what addiction you suffer from, we are here to help. Below you can find info about rehabs in Hertfordshire. We also answer some common queries about rehab more generally.

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How Can Rehab 4 Addiction help?

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We offer a secure, confidential service for those in need of treatment. We may recommend that you go to a residential clinic to get clean.

This allows you to remove yourself from your ‘using’ environment. It’s also possible to pursue outpatient treatment options.

After going through a detox, you have the option of rehab therapy. This will help to deal with the underlying issues which fuel your drug-taking.

Our trained therapists have years of experience listening to people’s problems. They can help you get over past trauma and move towards a better life.

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The initial assessment and admissions process

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Our service has a refined admissions process to keep stress to a minimum.

This process begins when you contact us. We will give you an assessment, and then point you towards some good treatment options in the Hertfordshire area.

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Tests are a great way of determining the severity of your alcohol dependence.

These AUDITS contain 10 questions about your alcohol use and the consequences you have experienced as a result of such.

This will help the professionals reviewing your situation realise how low or high risk you are.

This then leads to possible referrals to further treatment such as a referral to a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire.

The questions in an AUDIT are as follows:

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  2. How many units of alcohol do you drink in a day of typical drinking?
  3. 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?
  4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  6. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  10. Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

Your answers for each question will be on a scale of 0-4, and these points are added up at the end of the AUDIT to give you a final score.

Scores between 0-7 shows that you are at low risk for alcohol addiction or substance use disorder.

Scores between 8-19 indicate an increasing or a high risk.

Scores of 20 or more show signs of intense dependence present in your life.

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Knowing When To Get Treatment

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Here are some signs that you may need to get treatment.

  • You have developed a tolerance. You now need more of the substance to feel a buzz
  • The substance is never far from your thoughts
  • Previous attempts to stop using the substance have ended in failure
  • You continue to use the substance, even though you know it is harming you
  • You have stopped doing the things you used to enjoy
  • The withdrawal effects are so bad that you continue using the substance just to avoid them

Do I Need To Go To Rehab?

Are you debating whether to go to drug or alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire?

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you have health problems because of using drugs or alcohol?
  • Have your relationships become strained due to heavy use?
  • Can you get through the day without drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you prioritise substances over things you used to enjoy?
  • Has your academic or work life suffered due to drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you ever lied about your use of substances?
  • Have you got into legal trouble because of your substance abuse?
  • You have tried quitting on your own in vain?
  • Have your family and friends tried to tell you to get help?

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What Is The Rehab Process?

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Below we offer a simple version of the Hertfordshire rehab process. This will help you to understand how quick and easy the process is.

  • Phase 1: Creating a custom care plan – Rehab begins with an assessment meant to come up with a treatment program that suits you perfectly. When you begin your treatment programme, you will initially be assessed by a psychiatrist. You will be prescribed medication to help offset withdrawal symptoms you will experience during your detoxification programme
  • Phase 2: Detox – Our rehab Hertfordshire services are world-class. After admission, you will be medically observed by our doctors for a day after which you will be subjected to detox that lasts for 5 to 10 days. During detox, we will administer drugs to deal with withdrawal symptoms. This phase gets rid of addictive substances in the body. A medically supervised detoxification is recommended at all times due to the medical complications that can arise during this process
  • Phase 3: Rehabilitation – While detox treats the physical aspects of your addiction, rehabilitation addresses the psychological and mental issues relating to your addiction. This phase lays a foundation for long-term treatment and recovery. After detox, you will go through different therapy and counselling sessions to learn advanced coping strategies. All our services are offered by professionals in a respectful and patient manner. Therapy and counselling sessions are meant to help you discover the root causes of your addiction and offer you a support system you can rely on after rehab is over
  • Phase 4: Recovery & aftercare – This phase lays the foundation for continued healing and full recovery. It includes sober living, support groups, and continued therapy. Read on to discover more of our aftercare services towards the bottom of the page

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What is the cost of rehab?


Cost is a huge factor to consider when deciding on care and treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction.

If you wish to recover in the safety of a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire, you will have to take into consideration what type of room you wish to stay in.

You will also have to think about the amount of time you think you will need in order to recover, which a member of our admissions team can help you determine.

All these factors will determine how much your rehab journey will cost. Though of course prices for rehabilitation are subject to change.

This is due to factors such as:

  • The exact location of your rehab
  • The time spent in rehab
  • And the specific type of room chosen.

The average prices range from around £2,000 to £6,000 for a 10-day detox programme and around £6,000 to £12,000 for a 28-day rehabilitation programme.

Home detox is the cheapest of the options offered by rehab. This option allows you to detox from the comfort of your own home whilst being supported by professionals.

You will receive daily calls to ensure you are progressing well and do not need any further attention or guidance.

You will also have any necessary medication posted out to you straight away once you have been deemed able to perform a home detox.

This addiction treatment option offers more independence for clients who excel in solitude, and for those that wish to have more control over their treatment and recovery.

Prices for such are around £1,500.

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How long will I be in rehab?

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The length of time you require in rehab is entirely dependent on many factors of you and your addiction – many of which are now out of your control.

These include:

  • The severity of your particular situation
  • the substance – or multiple substances – that you have used
  • Whether or not you have a family history of addiction
  • And how many times you have tried to withdraw before and failed (if this is applicable).

Each one of these factors will be different for each client, meaning some may need longer in rehabilitation than others, whilst some may be able to leave straight after a detox.

However, the average time spent in a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire is around 28 days, and the minimum time needed to detox from substances such as alcohol is 7 days.

We almost always recommend staying in rehab after your detox.

This is so that you have the chance to focus on not just the physical aspects of your addiction, but the psychological and emotional side effects too, with the help of therapy and counselling.

Don’t panic if you are someone who requires slightly longer rehabilitation than others.

This will be to give you the most beneficial and effective help possible and will be completely necessary for your recovery.

Similarly, being deemed able to leave rehab before the average 28 days is no sign of a ‘quick fix’, and you will still need to be vigilant and on the lookout for relapse once you are back home.

Try to focus on the journey to recovery and the progress you will make along the way, rather than on the ‘finish line’ of your treatment.

You are sure to see a difference in how you view your time in rehabilitation.

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Benefits Of Going To Rehab in Hertfordshire

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Residential rehab in Hertfordshire has many benefits. Patients get 24/7 medical care from addiction professionals, which ensures a safe detox. Patients also live in comfortable surroundings.

These experts include healthcare professionals such as mental health nurses, psychiatrists, addiction therapists and dietitians.

The rehab is located in a suburban location. The rehab has twenty-one ensuite and single occupancy bedrooms. The rehab is home to a large dining room with three recreational rooms.

You have access to a kitchen. The rehab employs kitchen staff to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also an onsite gymnasium, with a large garden area.

The rehab is also located close to a wooded area and a large public park. This means you may take daily walks and enjoy lots of fresh air.

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Alcohol detox during rehab

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If you choose to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire for your alcohol addiction, the first step of your journey will be to detox.

Alcohol detox is hugely important and must take place before any other treatment can begin (treatment such as therapy and counselling).

This is to ensure your body gets ample time to recover from the effects of your drinking and begins to produce the chemicals that it was receiving from alcohol, on its own.

You will undergo a Librium based detox over a 10-day period, but a further few weeks in rehab can be added to your journey to work on the more psychological aspects of your addiction if necessary.

This period of time for your detox will allow the team at your chosen rehab to manage any withdrawal symptoms you may experience, such as seizures, headaches, delirium tremens, insomnia, sweating, and nausea.

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The dangers of unsupervised alcohol withdrawal

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Though there is always the option of performing a self-detox (different to an at-home detox, as it is completely unmanaged by professionals and is performed at home alone), this is not recommended for many reasons.

One of the main reasons for this is that an alcohol detox if performed without the proper medical knowledge or materials, can be extremely dangerous – in some cases, even fatal.

If detox is rushed it can cause lasting damage to your brain and body, as you are not given enough time to fully adjust to the sudden lack of chemicals your body has become accustomed to from your alcohol use.

In order to safely withdraw from alcohol or other substances, we will always suggest a detox in a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire, or a planned and guided at-home detox if you are deemed able to do so.

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Rehab for cannabis in Hertfordshire

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Cannabis is an incredibly popular drug nowadays, especially among the younger generations. Despite this rising popularity, it can still be quite a dangerous drug to continually consume.

Some common side effects of cannabis include an increased appetite, heart rate and blood pressure, drowsiness, headaches, paranoid thinking, and dry mouth.

Continued or daily use of cannabis can lead to individuals experiencing withdrawal when they attempt to stop – leading to the opposite of the immediate effects, such as a loss of appetite, and insomnia.

Cannabis can impact your life hugely without you even realising, and can lead to broken relationships, debt problems, and a weaker performance at work or school.

If you think your life is suffering because of your cannabis use, make sure to get in contact with us today.

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Rehab for cocaine in Hertfordshire

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Side effects of cocaine usually appear very quickly from the moment you use it, and disappear almost as fast – how long they last is determined by how the substance enters the body (snorting, smoking or injecting).

These euphoric side effects of cocaine can include:

  • Hypersensitivity to light, sound and touch
  • Insomnia
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased body temperature and heart rate
  • And a loss of appetite.

Long term use of cocaine through snorting can lead to more nasty side effects such as a loss of smell, difficulty swallowing, and nosebleeds.

By attending a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire, you can receive well-rounded and appropriate care for your cocaine addiction and can begin a better life with the help of Rehab 4 Addiction.

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Rehab for heroin in Hertfordshire


As heroin enters your body, it can cause what many people refer to as a ‘rush’.

Though this rush can be quite pleasurable, the other short term side effects are not so pleasant – these can include a warming feeling of the skin, nausea, vomiting, itching and dry mouth.

The side effects of heroin only worsen as time and consumption of the substance continue.

Some long-term impacts include changes in your physical structure that are not easily reversed and deterioration of the brain white matter that can lead to impaired decision-making.

Continued use of heroin can also lead to a tolerance build-up, meaning you will experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you have not used the substance in a short period of time.

This can often be within a few hours after your last use.

By contacting us today you can receive the appropriate treatment for your addiction in a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire, and start your journey to recovery from heroin.

Benefits Of A Medically Assisted Detox


When you try to stop, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. These can range from mild to very severe.

In the most extreme cases, such as those with severe alcoholism, they can be life-threatening. This explains why detox should be completed under medical care.

Medical help makes detox safe and manageable. It also reduces the probability of a relapse.

Quitting drugs or alcohol on your own can result in severe withdrawal symptoms. Those who try to quit on their own have a much higher chance of relapse.

One reason for this is that you need therapy to address the root causes of addiction. These can be complex. They can include mental health issues and childhood trauma.

What Are My Drug and Alcohol Rehab Options in Hertfordshire?

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There are many options to choose from. We recommend a private detox as this provides medical help and medication when needed.

Our medical staff will look after you 24/7. They will support you throughout your recovery.

We list your rehab options below:

  • Inpatient: Inpatient rehab involves receiving treatment in an inpatient facility. This type of rehab is more thorough since individuals with addiction problems are admitted to a facility and discharged after they complete a treatment program (usually after 4 – 12 weeks)
  • Outpatient: Outpatient rehab involves treatment in an outpatient rehab facility. Patients walk in-and-out of the facility on a daily basis to get treatment. Due to the nature of the outpatient treatment, patients tend to have a lower chance of recovering fully since they can still get access to drugs or alcohol when they leave rehab daily
  • Detox Only: Detox refers to treatment given to stop physical addiction to alcohol or drugs. Detox breaks tolerance to substances. It requires abstinence from substances and may require medication to deal with withdrawal symptoms
  • Rehab Therapy: Rehab therapy addresses the psychological aspects of addiction, which includes the emotions and thought processes that lead to addiction. Rehab therapy also addresses aspects that encourage the behaviour and what makes it hard to stop. The therapy also equips patients with coping mechanisms and life skills for living a drug-free life

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What Does A Typical Day In an Inpatient Hertfordshire Rehab Look Like?

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Mornings in our Hertfordshire inpatient rehabs start with a healthy breakfast.

Then come early meetings. Some programmes may have meditation or yoga classes. Daily meetings help patients spot bad patterns of behaviour.

In the afternoon, patients attend daily therapy. This includes one-to-one behavioural therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and more. It can include anger or stress management too.

You may also receive alternative therapy. This includes dance, equine therapy and art/music therapy. It also includes biofeedback, neurofeedback, and exercise therapy.

A typical day includes some free time in which you can relax. Evenings in rehab include dinner and evening group sessions.

Evening sessions may also include the 12-step programme. This has been proven to help those in recovery stay sober.

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Private rehab treatment vs. Council funded


Just like any option for addiction treatment, private rehabilitation and council-funded rehabilitation come with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits of council-funded treatment include:

  • Free of charge
  • Confidentiality for all clients
  • Most likely it will be close to your family and home environment
  • Accessible for everyone who needs it

Benefits of private treatment include:

  • Speedy admissions process
  • The same clinic and therapist throughout your rehabilitation journey
  • A medically supported detox
  • Personalised treatment
  • Therapy and counselling for the psychological aspects of your substance dependence
  • Experienced and highly-trained staff
  • Relapse prevention
  • Support even after rehabilitation
  • Referrals to beneficial residential rehab programmes

The drawbacks to council-funded addiction treatment options are those that are negated with private treatment.

This can include a long admissions process, having to visit many different clinics and see many different therapists, and support from those that may not be as trained or as knowledgeable as they should be.

Of course, private rehab also has flaws, and the biggest of these turn-offs for those searching for addiction treatment is the price.

Though private rehab options are obviously more costly when compared to their council-funded counterparts, this higher cost does not go to waste.

Paying the price for private rehab ensures you are in the best possible hands for your journey to a substance-free life.

It also gives you the highest chances of reaching a full and long-term recovery – with tips and techniques learned in private care under your belt to ensure you stay on track even after you leave.

If you are concerned at all about the costs of private rehab and wish to discuss your options with a member of the Rehab 4 Addiction team, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690.

We can usually work around specific budgets, and still provide you with the care and treatment you deserve.

How To Help A Loved One To Rehab

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Loved ones with addiction problems may resist going to Hertfordshire rehab. One way to help them overcome this resistance is to show empathy.

Showing concern, listening, and avoiding criticism are all good strategies too. You should encourage responsibility without placing blame. You could also consider staging an intervention if you think that might help.

Finally, remember to create boundaries. You should try to help your loved ones, but you shouldn’t get too involved in their problems.

What Types Of Therapy Can I Access During Inpatient Rehab in Hertfordshire?

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Our Rehab Hertfordshire therapy services include:

  • ACT (Acceptance & commitment therapy). This is a type of counselling and clinical behaviour analysis
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy). CBT is all about spotting bad patterns of thought which lead to bad actions. It trains you to spot these thoughts and reject them before they trigger substance use
  • DBT (Dialectic behavioural therapy). This is a form of CBT that focuses on acceptance and change. It is good for those with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and those who struggle to control their emotions
  • Counselling. Trained counsellor sessions help people understand and deal with their problems practically
  • Experiential therapy. This approach focuses on helping patients find and address hidden issues
  • Family therapy. This form of therapy brings patients and their family members together. It aims to build support networks
  • Group therapy. This form of therapy involves groups of people in recovery. It has some advantages over one-to-one therapy. Some find it easier to express themselves in a group setting
  • Holistic therapy. These sessions aim to heal the mind and body
  • Psychotherapy. This uses psychological interventions to help a patient change their behaviour

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Dual diagnosis and addiction treatment

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Around 45% of people dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction are doing so alongside crippling mental health issues.

The existence of both a mental health disorder and a substance addiction is referred to as a dual diagnosis.

Those who are experiencing both of these interconnected issues will require much more detailed and integrated treatment plans.

They will need to undergo therapy and counselling that takes both the addiction and the specific mental health condition into consideration.

The two issues are so closely linked – and one can impact and worsen the other so easily – that both must be treated effectively in order to reach a full and successful recovery.

Disorders that are commonly linked with addiction and dual diagnosis include:

If you believe you are dealing with both an addiction and a mental health disorder, do not worry.

There is suitable and effective support available for you in a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire, and treatment that addresses both problems can be arranged for you to undergo throughout your rehabilitation.

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Preventing relapse after rehab

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Though relapse is not the end of a recovery journey, it is still wise to avoid one at all costs and attempt to stay sober and substance-free for as long as possible.

To help you with this as you prepare to leave the care of your chosen rehabilitation in Hertfordshire, you will take part in relapse prevention planning.

This planning will look at your personal history with any previous relapses you have experienced, your track record with recovery attempts, and your progress in rehab so far.

Using this information, and also data on your personality and character, two plans can be created for you.

The first of these plans will be your relapse prevention plan, which will contain everything you need to know and do after rehab in order to not experience an unwanted relapse.

This plan will guide you throughout your new life back home, and you will be able to reference it whenever you wish.

The second plan will be an action plan for if you do happen to experience a relapse – remember, this is not the end, and your recovery is still possible even after a setback.

Alternatives to drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire

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If a residential rehab programme in a drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire does not appeal to you, there are many other options you can consider.

As mentioned earlier, you have the option to detox and withdraw from substances at home. Home detox will be guided by professionals at rehab, but you will be able to stay at home throughout.

This is a viable option for those that are drinking less than 30 units a day, and those that wish to have more privacy and independence throughout their recovery journey.

You also have the option of attending certain fellowship groups to aid your recoveries, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

These mutual support groups offer:

  • A sense of connection
  • Togetherness
  • Support
  • Achievement through group meetings
  • Rewards for milestones
  • And a sponsorship programme.

These groups often follow the 12-step programme, which has proven to be very effective for those wishing to withdraw from substances and remain sober.

There are also many great options for addiction treatment online. Self-Management and Recovery Trainingor SMART – offer a huge amount of teaching materials and online mutual support meetings that can guide you towards a substance-free life.

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Can My Family Visit Me During Hertfordshire Rehab?

Yes. If your family follows the facility rules, they can visit as much as they want. Every rehab has a list of guidelines for visits. Make sure to check these before you visit.

There will be a list of visiting hours. There may also be a list of some things you can and can’t bring.

How Do I Tell My Employer I’m Going To Alcohol Rehab in Hertfordshire?

Before you tell your employer you are going to Hertfordshire rehab, understand your legal rights. You should prepare yourself legally and mentally.

It helps to be honest and brave. If for whatever reason telling your boss isn’t worth it, you aren’t obligated to say anything. You can use your holiday time to go to rehab.

What Happens After Hertfordshire Rehab?

After going to one of our Hertfordshire treatment centres, patients go through one-to-one therapy.

This is to uncover the root causes of addiction. It is also to find ways of coping without substances. Patients get regular check-ups to make sure they are on the right track.

They can also make use of support groups and 12-step programmes. These are to help with staying sober.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we believe your recovery depends on making lasting changes to your way of life. You need to take build a life free from drink and drugs.

The lessons learnt in rehab should help with staying sober. These lessons make you a stronger person and more vigilant with cravings and other signs of relapse.

We recognise it may be difficult to put these changes into place. For this reason, we offer aftercare as part of our treatment plans.

Aftercare gives you the right to attend support groups and call us for advice and help. Many of our team have been through the same thing. We’re here for you in this difficult time.

For more information about treatments we offer in Hertfordshire, contact us.

Either call us on 0800 140 4690, or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will return your call shortly.

Further Resources

Below we list a number of organisations you may contact to assist in your recovery:

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