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Getting help in Hertfordshire

For many people in Hertfordshire, the idea that alcohol may cause a life-threatening condition may seem outrageous. However, each year, tens of thousands of people living in Hertfordshire and the rest of the United Kingdom are faced with this simple choice: either stop drinking alcohol and live or continue to drink alcohol and die. Why is this the case? Because many of these people have developed the ‘disease of addiction’.

Addiction may manifest itself in many different ways. Some people become addicted to gambling, some will become addicted to drugs and some will become addicted to alcohol. However, no matter how an addiction manifests its ugly head, the consequences for the sufferer and their loved ones is considerable and devastating.

How Can Rehab 4 Addiction help?

Fortunately, Rehab 4 Addiction offers a solution for people suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction in Hertfordshire. We now offer you a secure, confidential, and utterly free helpline. When you contact us on 0800 140 4690, we shall discuss your various treatment options in Hertfordshire.

Generally, we recommend you undergo treatment taking place at a residential clinic. Here, you will remove yourself from your ‘using’ environment whilst you undergo an initial detoxification programme followed by a complete drug and alcohol rehab in Hertfordshire.

Many people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction also suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. These mental health issues usually arise due to traumatic events occurring in the person’s past.

During your time at a Hertfordshire rehab clinic, you will engage in therapy and counselling sessions that specifically help you to overcome these traumatic memories without the need to resort to drug or alcohol addiction.

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What Is The Admissions Process For Rehab In Hertfordshire?

Our rehab has a refined admissions process to allow stress-free healing. The process begins with contact. After taking the huge step of contacting us, we take it from there and guide you through the admission, treatment process, and beyond in a professional manner.

We discharge our services with the utmost compassion, understanding, and confidentiality. We will help you alleviate everything, including any fears you have about admission and treatment.

Knowing When To Get Treatment

You should get treatment if you develop tolerance. If you need more of the substance to get the same high, you need to get treatment immediately.

You should also get treatment if you are preoccupied with using the substance, attempt to stop in vain, continue to indulge despite being aware of the negative effects, withdraw completely from activities you once enjoyed, and/or continually continue using the substance to avoid withdrawal effects.

Do I Need To Go To Rehab?

Below we have listed some questions to ask yourself if you are wondering whether or not you need our inpatient services:

  • You have health problems because of using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Your relationships with family and friends have become strained because of your drug/alcohol use
  • You have become dependent on drugs/alcohol to get through the day
  • You have been valuing your drug/alcohol use over every other interest
  • Your academic or work life begins to suffer or is suffering because of your drug/alcohol abuse problems
  • You have lied before regarding your use of alcohol or drugs
  • You have gotten into legal trouble because of using drugs or alcohol
  • You have become irresponsible because of drugs
  • You have tried quitting on your own in vain
  • Your family and friends have mentioned that you need help

What Is The General Rehab Process?

Below we offer a simplified version of the Hertfordshire rehab process to ensure you fully understand just how quick and easy the entire process is:

Rehab begins with 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.

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.

These complications include:

  • Anxiety
  • Shaking
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Heart irregularities
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Delirium Tremens

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.

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.

Benefits Of Going To Rehab in Hertfordshire

Residential rehabs have notable benefits. First and foremost, patients are monitored 24/7 by professionals, which ensures a safe detox. Patients are also assured of comfort throughout.

Residential rehabs are also able to offer more comprehensive programs that address both psychological and physical dependence. In a nutshell, residential rehabs come highly recommended. Outpatient rehab treatment doesn’t offer the kind of support that minimises relapse.

Benefits Of A Medically Assisted Detox

Individuals addicted to alcohol/other drugs are bound to experience withdrawal symptoms when they try quitting. The symptoms vary in severity.

As mentioned above, withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, which explains why detox should be medically supervised. Medically assisted detox makes detox safe and manageable. It also reduces the probability of a relapse.

Quitting drugs/alcohol on your own can result in severe withdrawal symptoms. An individual also misses on the advantages of rehab treatment like counselling and emotional support.

The chances of getting back to substance abuse are also higher since self-detox doesn’t address the root causes of addiction. Individuals who have struggled with substance abuse need professionals to tackle the physical and psychological factors behind addiction.

What Are My Rehab Options?

There are many options to choose from: however, we always recommend a private detox as this provides medical assistance and prescribed medication when needed.

It also means you will be supervised and supported throughout your recovery, with help from doctors, nurses, counsellors, dietitians, and peers.

Your rehab options are listed below:

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 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 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 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.


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

On admission to our rehab, every morning begins with breakfast followed by early meetings. Some programs may have meditation or yoga classes. Daily meetings are meant to help patients identify behavioural patterns that need to be changed as well as get clarity on any issues.

In the afternoon, patients attend daily therapy i.e., individual behavioural therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and specialized sessions such as anger or stress management. Alternative therapy may also be included i.e., dance therapy, equine therapy and art/music therapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and exercise.

A typical day also includes some free time where patients are free to do anything from engaging to sports to relaxing. Evenings in rehab include dinner and evening group sessions. Evening sessions may also include the 12-step program, which comes highly recommended for long-term sobriety.

How To Help A Loved One To Rehab

Loved ones with addiction problems may resist rehab. One of the best ways of helping them overcome this resistance is to show empathy. Demonstrating concern, listening, and avoiding criticism is a great way of minimizing your loved one’s resistance to go to rehab.

It also helps to create some healthy boundaries to avoid the chaos that comes with addiction. Most importantly, you should encourage responsibility and enlist help to motivate a loved one to seek help.

What Types Of Therapy Can I Access During Rehab?

Our Rehab Hertfordshire therapy services include:

ACT (Acceptance & commitment therapy): A type of counselling and clinical behaviour analysis

  • Art therapy: Therapy that utilizes creative art expressions to improve physical, mental and emotional health
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy): Psycho-social interventions aimed at improving mental health
  • DBT (Dialectic behavioural therapy): Psychotherapy that treats borderline personality disorder
  • Counselling: Trained counsellor sessions to help individuals understand and deal with their problems
  • Experiential therapy: Therapeutic approach that focuses on helping patients find and address hidden issues
  • Family therapy: Therapy session that includes patients and their family members
  • Group therapy: Therapy sessions that include many patients struggling with addiction
  • Holistic therapy: Therapy sessions that utilize alternative medicine
  • Music therapy: Clinical use of music to improve wellness
  • Fitness therapy: Use of exercise to motivate and empower
  • Psychotherapy: Use of psychological interventions to help a patient change their behaviour

Can My Family Visit Me During Rehab?

Yes. If your family follows the facility rules, they can visit as much as they want. For instance, there are things they can/can’t come with when visiting. Every rehab has a list of visitation guidelines that must be followed to ensure visitation is beneficial to all parties.

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

Before you tell your boss you are going to rehab, understand your legal rights as per the law and the company’s policies. You should be prepared legally and psychologically.

It also helps to be honest and brave. Don’t fear being discriminated, and if telling your boss isn’t worth it for you for whatever reason, you aren’t obligated to say anything. You can use your vacation time to go to rehab.

What Can Happen If I Leave Rehab Early?

Although it’s in your best interest to finish any rehab program you start. Leaving early can reduce your chances of enjoying a successful recovery. Unless it is recommended by rehab professionals, it’s best to finish your program and find ways of coping from rehab professionals attending to you.

How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Rehab cost varies based on many factors ranging from the kind of treatment being offered to the length of treatment and facilities/level of luxury.

Coverage also affects the cost in the U.K. While NHS rehabs may be free, private rehabs offer better services for obvious reasons. It’s also easier to get help since private rehabs don’t have long waiting lists.

What Happens After Rehab?

After rehab, patients go through individual therapy to uncover the root causes of addiction and find ways of coping without substance abuse. Patients are also subjected to regular check-ups to boost accountability. They may also be subjected to the 12-steps program and alternative support groups for supporting a life of sobriety.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we believe your long-term success ‘in recovery’ is about making significant changes to the way you live your life. If you simply ‘stop drinking’ or ‘stop using drugs’ without making fundamental life changes, you are likely to relapse.

For this reason, the treatments we recommend in Hertfordshire work to ensure you examine your life with a view to introducing fundamental changes. These changes make you a stronger person and more vigilant to the signs of relapse before it occurs.

However, we recognise it may be difficult to introduce significant changes to your lifestyle on an ongoing basis, particularly once you have left the residential treatment centre.

For this reason, we ensure you attend a treatment programme with an inbuilt aftercare programme. Aftercare gives you the right and responsibility to return to the drug and alcohol rehab Hertfordshire for around 12-months following the completion of your residential treatment programme.

For more information about treatments we offer in Hertfordshire, contact us today on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will return your call shortly.

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Are you ready to step away from substances towards a brighter future? Call us now on 0800 140 4690 for confidential and immediate advice.

Further Resources

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

Featured Hertfordshire Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centres