Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Leicestershire

Do you want to get clean and sober in Leicestershire? Rather than waiting many months to receive addiction treatment on the NHS, why not contact Rehab 4 Addiction and get gain access to private clinics in the area?

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we work with many leading treatment providers and can help you to get the specialist support that you need to overcome addiction once and for all.

We can help anyone over the age of 18 to find a drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire.

All that we ask is that you’re honest about your issues. If you’re in denial about your addiction, it will be very hard for you to make a full recovery.

If you’re unsure what to expect when you’re admitted to residential rehab in Leicestershire, don’t worry.

When you call our helpline, one of our counsellors will provide you with all the information you need.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

Pre-Rehab steps and intervention

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If you are concerned about a friend, family or other loved one that may be battling a drug or alcohol addiction, you may wish to look into professional intervention services that we have on offer here at Rehab 4 Addiction.

If you choose to take advantage of these services to help a loved one that may be suffering but is refusing to seek help, a professional interventionist will be able to guide you both throughout the process.

They will help you all to create boundaries that you will have to stand by if the person refuses help.

They will also support you as you create speeches or write letters for your loved one’s intervention, and they will help you to understand addiction in general much better.

This can help you understand your loved ones and what they are going through at this difficult time.

A professional interventionist will also stay around even if your loved one denies the offer of help after the intervention.

They will work with the family until a positive ending is found, where they will then escort your loved one into the chosen treatment facility to take the next steps towards their substance-free life.

Another route to take to help a loved one finally receive the treatment that they need is by taking the CRAFT approach to intervention.

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an approach for families and friends of a substance-dependent person.

CRAFT is about learning new and more effective methods of communication and better ways to take care of your loved one – and yourself.

CRAFT follows a few strategies in order to get the affected individual to finally seek professional help.

These strategies are:

  • Positive reinforcementtraining the family to focus on what is working and on the positives of this intervention journey, whilst also allowing the affected individual to face the consequences of their continued bad behaviour
  • Communication teaching the family how to properly communicate with their loved one, even if the situation is not going well at that point in time
  • Self-care ­allowing the family to prioritise and take care of themselves in order to be ready to support their loved one

CRAFT can be altered to fit the particular dynamic and needs of the family.

Who is rehab suitable for?

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If you are experiencing any mental health issues as well as your substance addiction – known as a dual diagnosis – you will be more suited to rehabilitation in Leicestershire over other addiction treatment options.

This includes if you are suffering from a mental health disorder that could intervene with your recovery at home, which would stop you from confidently being able to perform a self-detox without any medical intervention.

A residential programme in a drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire would also be recommended for you if your addiction and co-occurring mental health condition has led you to have suicidal thoughts.

This is so that the staff at your chosen rehab can monitor you closely and ensure you are comfortable and safe throughout your recovery journey.

Though rehab can be beneficial to anyone experiencing a drug or alcohol addiction, at any severity, it is more suited to you if you are consuming more than 30 units of alcohol a day or are using certain opioids.

If, when you do become intoxicated or high, you become violent or are known to lash out at loved ones, rehab is also the best option for you.

It will ensure that you are in the safest place possible for your detox and recovery.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

The admissions process in Leicestershire

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In order to ensure you are placed in the right facility and receive the most suitable treatment, you will undergo a few simple assessments throughout the admissions process.

These short evaluations will allow us to create the most appropriate treatment plan that will guide you during your time in a drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire.

We will assess you by using either the criteria of the DSM-5, or by the six dimensions of The ASAM Criteria – or both if necessary.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is known as the gold standard criteria for mental health and was created with the help of hundreds of experts on the subject.

The DSM-5 has eleven criteria based on years of research that can help in diagnosing addiction and a substance use disorder (SUD).

It also has guidelines for medical professionals that can aid in determining how serious a SUD is, depending on the number of symptoms that are present in the individual.

One or two suggest a mild SUD, three or four indicate a more moderate SUD, and six or more imply the existence of a serious SUD, which can be referred to as an addiction.

The six dimensions of The ASAM Criteria, created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, can also help us decide what treatment and care are needed for our clients, by assessing them on each dimension.

The dimensions are:

  1. The client’s past and present encounters with substances, and any withdrawal attempts they have made before.
  2. The client’s current physical condition and health, and their past medical history may impact their treatment needs.
  3. The client’s emotions and any mental health issues will need extra care and attention throughout their recovery.
  4. The client’s motivation and readiness to improve their situation and change for the better.
  5. The client’s past with relapses and any long-term problems with continued use.
  6. The clients living environment and the people and places surrounding them that could either help or hinder their recovery.

The cost of rehab in Leicestershire

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We understand that cost can be a huge factor to consider when deciding on your addiction treatment.

Please let us know if your personal financial situation is stopping you from receiving the help that you need, and we can usually work around any budget and still provide you with appropriate care for your addiction.

Though prices of rehabilitation, outpatient treatment and at-home detoxes can vary depending on the time you need to complete treatment, the seriousness of your condition and the type of room in rehab you decide on, the average prices for treatment are:

  • At-home detox: around £1,500
  • A 10-day detox in rehab in a single occupancy room: around £3,000-£6,000
  • A 10-day detox in rehab in a multi-occupancy room: around £2,000-£4,000
  • A 28-day rehab programme in a single occupancy room: around £8,000-£12,000
  • A 28-day rehab programme in a multi-occupancy room: around £6,000

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How long does rehab last?

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The minimum time required in rehab for detox is 7 days, but the average time spent to complete a whole residential rehab programme is 28 days.

Of course, how long you spend in rehabilitation will depend entirely on:

  • Yourself
  • Your addiction
  • The substances you have used
  • The severity of your condition
  • Whether you are also experiencing mental health issues alongside your addiction
  • And whether you have attempted to withdraw before and failed.

There is no shame if you end up needing longer in rehab to recover from your addiction.

This will be determined largely by aspects that are now out of your control, so try to focus less on the fictional finish line of treatment, and more on the steps you are taking right now.

Private Rehab vs. Council funded rehab treatment

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If you are concerned about the high cost of rehabilitation, you can always opt instead for free options via council-funded treatment.

Like any option for addiction care and treatment, each path comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Private rehab offers:

  • A speedy admissions process
  • Easy and quick referrals to residential rehabs in your area
  • No distractions from back home as you recover
  • The same therapist that stays with you throughout your journey
  • Medical detox with constant support from professionals
  • A personalised treatment plan with tips on how to avoid a relapse after rehab

and sometimes private programmes even stay with you for a year or more after your rehab journey has come to an end.

Council-funded treatment has its own benefits too, such as:

  • It is free of charge
  • Available to anyone in the community
  • Being close to your home and loved ones
  • Being somewhere you feel comfortable
  • And keeping your identity and personal information confidential.

However, free treatment does also come with a few disadvantages that are avoided through private rehab.

This includes:

  • A usually long admissions process
  • The chances of not receiving a vital referral to a drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire
  • And the possibility of having to visit multiple clinics and see multiple therapists
  • Rather than sticking with one throughout your journey.

Alcohol detox & rehab in Leicestershire

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When you attend your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire, it is likely you will need to undergo a detox.

For those suffering from alcohol addiction, you are most likely to face a Librium based detox over the course of ten days.

Librium is a form of benzodiazepine, which has a relaxing and sedative-like impact on feelings of anxiety.

It also helps control nervous activity, meaning it is helpful when you are withdrawing from alcohol and your body is experiencing a lack of the chemicals it has become accustomed to receiving.

After your detox, a further three weeks in rehab can be scheduled for additional therapy to treat the root causes and emotional side effects of your addiction.

During this time you will be able to focus more on counselling and multiple forms of therapy, you will learn new coping techniques, and you will be able to take part in relapse prevention planning and trigger identification.

These will help you maintain your recovery progress when your time in rehab draws to a conclusion and will give you the necessary knowledge to continue living your substance-free life.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

The risks of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

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It is likely that you have considered detoxing from alcohol at home.

Though this is a viable option for some, many clients with more serious alcohol addictions, or those that have been drinking for years, will not be recommended to perform a self-detox.

Not to be confused with a home detox (a detox you perform at home but under the guidance of medical professionals), a self-detox is a detox performed completely alone, with no intervention from any professional.

Being alone and having no support from an outside source only heightens the risks that are already present during a detox.

If detox is rushed, or one is performed simply without the proper medical knowledge on the subject, it could be fatal for the affected individual.

Alcohol home detox

The safer alternative to a self-detox, home detox is recommended for those who have proven to be capable of withdrawing at home, and have no mental health disorders or environmental problems that could be detrimental to their detox attempt.

Home detox is also only suggested as a viable option if you are consuming less than 30 units of alcohol a day, and you have been assessed by a psychiatrist and shown not to be high risk.

If you pass the criteria needed, you will be prescribed the necessary medication (usually Librium) and will be able to begin your alcohol detox from the comfort of your own home.

You will be contacted by phone each day of your detox to ensure you are staying on track, still in good health, and do not require any more intervention.

Rehab for Cocaine in Leicestershire


In 2013, almost 6 per cent of admissions into rehab and other drug abuse programmes was for the use of cocaine.

Cocaine is a very powerful and addictive stimulant, which only makes it harder to withdraw from once you are experiencing cocaine addiction.

Because cocaine is usually combined and cut with other substances, it is often consumed in different strengths each time – but even a small amount can be incredibly dangerous.

Luckily, a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire will be ready and able to treat you for your cocaine dependency and can lead you towards a full recovery.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

Rehab for Cannabis in Leicestershire

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Cannabis remains one of the most used substances in the UK today and is known for offering users feelings of calm, relaxation, and tranquillity.

Though it is often deemed as a non-dangerous drug, cannabis – also referred to as marijuana or ‘weed’ – can have some adverse consequences, and around 10% of those who use it end up developing an addiction to the substance.

Cannabis can impact your central nervous system, cause paranoia, an increased appetite, and a distorted perception of your surroundings.

It is time to reach out for help for cannabis misuse if you find it to be negatively impacting your performance at school or at work, or if it is beginning to interfere with any relationships with loved ones.

Rehab for Heroin in Leicestershire

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As heroin enters the body, it is known to bring with it a sudden ‘pleasurable sensation’.

This rush is unfortunately accompanied by nausea, vomiting, a dry mouth, extreme itching, and many other damaging – and sometimes fatal – side effects.

Heroin is a hugely addictive opioid drug made from morphine, which is incredibly difficult to withdraw and recover from without the right professional help and guidance.

In your drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire, you will have the chance to detox from heroin and receive appropriate medication which can help ease the withdrawal symptoms and any cravings you experience.

To hear more about rehabilitation for heroin, or to begin an enquiry for heroin dependency, get in touch on 0800 140 4690.

Types of therapies available in Leicestershire rehabs

Whatever treatment you participate in will be determined by the assessments you undergo during the admissions process.

However, you are likely to encounter some common forms of therapy and counselling, such as:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)ACT is a form of psychotherapy that promotes mindfulness techniques so that clients can live according to their personal values, whilst also remaining open and flexible to change.
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) A counselling approach that aims to rid clients of their hesitance to change and participate in treatment.
  • Motivational interviewingSimilar to MET, MI is a broader therapy approach that is designed to improve motivation and willingness to improve.
  • Holistic therapies Therapies such as art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, and adventure therapy, all work to help clients reach recovery in a more non-traditional way.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) CBT is a form of talking therapy that can help clients understand the bigger picture by breaking down problems into easier, smaller parts that feel more tolerable.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)DBT is based on CBT, but over the years it has been altered slightly to be more beneficial for individuals who feel very intense emotions and feelings.
  • Group therapyShown frequently on screen, group therapy is the classic therapy that puts people with addictions from all different backgrounds with one common goal – recovery – together to help each other heal.
  • Family therapyA form of therapy that allows the family of the affected individual to come together and discuss how they can help their loved one, but also how the addiction has personally impacted them.
  • Individual therapy The most common form of therapy which seeing the client one-on-one with a professional therapist.
  • The 12 step programmeThe famous 12 steps created and popularised by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which act as a set of step-by-step guidelines on how to reach recovery from any addiction.

Relapse prevention

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Relapse prevention is a hugely important step in your rehabilitation journey.

As your time in your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire comes to its conclusion, you will be forced to prepare for your return home.

To help ease this challenging adjustment, a relapse prevention plan is created.

This plan will look at your past with withdrawal and substance use, the particular substance you use, and whether or not there are any factors and triggers at home that could impact your recovery goals.

This data then allows you and the team at your rehabilitation centre to create and put in place plans that will hopefully prevent a relapse from occurring.

A relapse action plan can also be created for you, which will guide you on what you need to know and do in the event a relapse does occur.

Remember, even if you do experience a relapse, this is not the end of your journey, and recovery and long-lasting substance-free life can still be found.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

Dual diagnosis and addiction


A dual diagnosis describes the existence of both a drug or alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Those with dual diagnosis will face much more detailed treatment plans than those without, as the needs for treatment for both issues must be taken into consideration.

Fortunately for these individuals facing both addiction and mental health issues, dual diagnosis is very common.

This means that there are many options and treatments put in place to support you with both interconnected problems.

There are many mental health disorders that are commonly linked to dual diagnoses, such as:

Because the two issues are so closely intertwined, factors that aggravate your addiction (such as triggers in the environment) may also do the same for whichever mental health disorder you are battling – and vice versa.

The alternatives to going to rehab

It is common and completely normal to want to explore other options before committing to rehab. The main other routes you can take for your addiction include:

Mutual support groups

Joining a fellowship group such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be a great way to reach recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction.

Groups like these, and other branches of AA and NA such as Al-Anon and Alateen, can help clients and their families recover with the help of others who are experiencing similar situations, emotions, and events.

It allows clients to build connections and create a support network of understanding people, and also receive help through the sponsorship that is often prevalent in mutual support groups.

Milestones are often rewarded with coins or medallions, and the group celebrates and uplifts every member’s achievements – so that everyone can feel worthy recovery and supported in their journey.

The 12 step programme is also a staple of these groups and can become a way of life for members who follow them towards recovery.

If you do wish to join AA, NA, or a similar fellowship group, we recommend doing research first on what groups are available in your area.

Though some offer more broad care and treatment for every addiction, some are more focused on particular addictions and substances, so take the time to find one that is most suited to your needs and goals.

Outpatient treatment / Home detox

Not all clients will need to stay at rehab full time on a residential programme.

Some will be able to partake instead in outpatient treatment, which involves a home detox and withdrawal, with frequent visits to the outpatient clinic of your choice for treatments and check-ins.

This treatment route is great for those who wish to hold on to some freedom and independence, and those who wish to take control of their treatment and recovery journey.

Though there are of course some downfalls to residing at home for a portion of your time, your eligibility to do so is assessed before this treatment option is recommended as a viable option.

SMART recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training – or SMART – is another alternative to rehab.

SMART is an international non-profit organisation and charity that helps guide individuals battling addiction all over the world to a successful recovery.

Their tools allow those dealing with drug or alcohol addictions to:

  • Motivate themselves and stay committed to their journey
  • Cope with any urges and cravings they feel as they withdraw
  • Keep their emotions and behaviours under control
  • And overall live a better life.

Contact us on 0800 140 4690 to learn more

Why choose residential rehab in Leicestershire?


At Rehab 4 Addiction, we strongly believe that residential rehab services are the right choice for people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Not only will you be entirely removed from the temptations that you face in the outside world, but you’ll also receive round the clock support from specialist addiction doctors.

If you were to detox at home on an outpatient basis and you experienced potentially dangerous side effects, such as seizures or hallucinations, there would not be a team of medical professionals on hand to help you.

Residential rehab clinics in Leicestershire also provide daily therapy sessions, allowing an experienced psychologist to unearth any hidden issues which could be contributing to your addiction.

Addiction aftercare services

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Once your programme of treatment is complete, you’ll continue to receive aftercare in the form of regular group therapy sessions.

Attending these sessions will benefit you hugely, making it much less likely that you’ll return to your old ways once you return home.

The support of like-minded peers can play a significant role in preventing you from relapsing. To find out more about addiction aftercare services in Leicestershire, just ask us.

We can provide you with all the information that you need.

Getting in touch with Rehab 4 Addiction

If you’re ready to overcome your addiction to alcohol and drugs, it’s time to get in touch. You can either call us on 0800 140 4690, or message us via our website.

We’ll carry out an initial assessment over the phone so that we can gain a better understanding of your addiction. Once complete, we can then suggest a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Leicestershire.

Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab in the East Midlands, including Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.

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