Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Luton

Do you or a loved one suffer from a dependency on drugs or alcohol? Are you reluctant to seek help for your addiction because you are worried about the consequences this could have for mental and physical wellbeing?

If so, please read this message carefully and slowly because what I am about to say could be the most important words you will read this year.

Here’s what it’s all about: Each year Rehab 4 Addiction assists hundreds, if not thousands of addiction sufferers in Luton to establish a healthy and substance-free lifestyle.

Many of these people came to us feeling hopeless and beyond ‘repair’.

However, this feeling was quickly transformed into positivity and hope. This is because suitable addiction treatment is hugely effective.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How we assist people with addiction in Luton

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Rehab 4 Addiction is owned and operated by people who have successfully defeated drug and alcohol addiction in their own personal lives in the not-so-distant past.

This means we understand exactly what you are going through when you consider seeking out help for your addiction.

To help you tackle your issues, we have set up a helpline dedicated to assisting you through the process of selecting addiction treatment in Luton.

Who is Rehab Suitable For?

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Rehab is for anyone who needs help with substance abuse and addiction, and there are different types of rehabs for each.

One of the main differences in treatment is inpatient vs outpatient care.

Outpatient care invoices attending a rehab centre during the daytime, and then going home for the evening.

Inpatient care is where a person having treatment will remain at the centre during the whole of their treatment, sleeping there also.

Many people enquire about the possibility of attending rehab as an outpatient, as they prefer the idea of going home each evening.

However, this type of treatment is only suitable for some patients, with others needing inpatient care as this really is the only option available for their needs.

This would include the following:

  • Those that may have difficulty completing home detox due to an abusive partner, or someone suffering from mental health issues.
  • Those that currently have an alcohol consumption that often exceeds 30 units per day
  • Those that struggle with suicidal thoughts on a regular basis
  • Those who have tried to gain sobriety with outpatient care previously, but have failed
  • Those who may lash out at others violently when intoxicated

If you or a loved one fit into the above criteria, then outpatient care and home detox will not be a suitable treatment and would be advised against.

Remaining home would be a high-risk factor for those in the above categories, and so inpatient care would be better suited where the environment would be safe and secure, such as a residential rehab centre.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

The Admission Process

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Rehab centres in Luton and the surrounding area is available to treat those who are suffering from addiction.

Our rehab centres offer treatment for different addictions such as alcohol as well as substances that include cannabis, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs, as well as offering help for those currently coping with gambling addiction.

Admission to one of our Luton rehab centres is an easy process and one which we are happy to help you with.

This can be done with an assessment which is carried out during a short telephone call with our centre, where we can go over the various types of treatment available.

Once we are aware of your needs, we can recommend the right course of treatment for you.

Time spent at our Luton rehab centres can vary from as little as a week to up to 90 days. Again, this may be down to your course of treatment, and your individual needs.

Everyone’s addictions vary and so will their treatments. The most important thing for you, or a loved one is getting you the help that you need.

Intervention – Pre-rehab Steps

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For some people, coming to terms with the realisation they are suffering from addiction can take some time.

For some, it can take several years before they admit they have a problem and are in need of help and treatment.

Trying to address the need for treatment sooner can be done by a family, with something called an intervention.

Staging a formal intervention involves the family and loved ones sitting down together and talking with the person suffering the addiction and expressing the impact it is having on them all in a clear and calm manner.

This can sometimes result in the sufferer becoming upset, agitated and defensive about their addiction.

Because of this, it can be a good idea to have the aid of a specialist intervention councillor, and information and help with this can be provided by ourselves.

Another good way of intervening with a person going through addiction is by using a process known as the Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or the CRAFT method as it is often referred to.

The CRAFT method is a phycological technique that uses positive reinforcement, wherein abstaining from substance use would be rewarded, but any negative behaviour would not be.

The CRAFT technique would be a process that is used over a period of time, as opposed to an instant result after a one-off attempt.

If you would like more information on using this method as a form of intervention, we can provide some about using it, by simply calling us.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

How Much Does It Cost to Go to Rehab?

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The cost of rehab varies depending on the type of treatment you have, and on things like the length of your stay if you are attending a residential rehab centre, and the type of room you have.

Outpatient treatment is generally cheaper than inpatient care, though this option may not be available for all, owing to their needs.

A 10-day detox in a residential rehab centre with single-room occupancy can cost around £3000-£6000. If opting for a multi-occupancy room, this cost will be around £2000-£4000.

With stays up to 28 days in length, then the cost of the stay would be between £8000-£12000 in a single occupancy room, or the lesser cost of £6000 if opting for multi-occupancy boarding.

These prices include all your specialist treatments and your detox, all meals you will have at the centre for the duration, and boarding costs.

Having a home detox does come to a lot cheaper at around £1500, but it is without the protection from temptations, and constant round the clock care from on-site staff.

Residential rehab is much more successful for the longevity of sobriety and remaining clean.

Council Founded Rehab vs Private Rehab

All the clinics that we refer people to come with a cost owing to them being private, however, if you have a limited budget, this may be of concern.

If there is not an option of private treatment owing to this, there are other options available such as public-funded services which come at no cost. There are pros and cons to both treatment options.

Public funded treatment options come at no cost, and so will not have the financial strain upon you, however, there is usually a waiting list to access these services which can be lengthy, which only prolongs the illness.

Private centres offer tailored personalised treatment plans for those attending and carry no waiting time, so help is available right away.

Although they do come at a cost, it will usually mean you get access to greater standards of care, facilities and accommodation.

The advice can be provided to those looking at funding private treatment, with varying options discussed as well as looking at ways to keep the costs of private treatment lower.

These can be gone over with a member of the team.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Criteria for Substance use Disorder in DSM-5

In order to plan the right care for someone requiring addiction treatment, we need to know the extent of their illness.

Clinicians use varying techniques to determine this, and one of these is known as the DSM-5.

This approach is laid out across different characteristics of addiction, in four different categories, with a scoring system that helps to determine the severity of the addiction.

  • Impaired Control – Using more of their chosen substance, and using more often, and inability to cut back despite attempts to do so.
  • Social Problems – Failing to complete necessary daily tasks and neglecting responsibility and relationships, ceasing hobbies and activities they once enjoyed.
  • Risky Use – Using substances in settings ort circumstances of risk, despite knowing this may cause immediate complication.
  • Physical Dependence – Needing increased amounts of a substance to achieve the desired effect, notable withdrawals when not taking the substance for a period of time.

Having two or three of the above criteria is an indication there is a mild substance abuse problem.

Moderate substance abuse disorder would be present if four or five symptoms were present. Six or seven would indicate a severer substance abuse problem, which is classed as an addiction.

These criteria are often used to help determine the level of treatment and care a person needs and are not a reflection upon them or done to judge sufferers.

It helps to ensure the proper treatment is given.

Alcohol Detox and Rehab in Luton

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Those going through alcohol addiction can have an alcohol detox that is normally done with the aid of specialist medication named Librium.

This medication works by reducing the anxiety and physical side effects that come with alcohol withdrawal.

This medication can also be used by those detoxing in the home, however only for those that are drinking less than 30 units of alcohol each day.

There is also another type of detox that is done in some treatment centres, where a person continues to drink alcohol with each day reducing their intake, cutting down before stopping completely. This is known as a wet detox.

If you would like more information on these types of treatment, our team can advise you on them whilst discussing your options with you.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Risks From Unmanaged Alcohol Withdrawal

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Alcohol addiction is physical, and so when a person suddenly stops, they will experience withdrawal symptoms that can be unpleasant.

When a person decides to stop drinking without supervision, it can have implications for them and cause complications, such as seizures, tremors and even heart attacks.

When detoxing in a rehab clinic, patients will be given Librium and be supervised by a specially trained team, which will ensure their safety throughout the entire process.

Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol can usually last between 7-10 days to pass fully.

Following completion of the detox segment of treatment, patients usually remain in the residential centre for up to 28 days.

This is to complete a series of cognitive therapies to treat the emotional and psychological aspects of alcohol addiction.

Cocaine Rehab in Luton

Cocaine is not physically addictive, but it is addictive psychologically. Using cocaine for a long period of time can have negative effects such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

Entering a rehab treatment centre for cocaine addiction can help you, as you will be removing yourself from the current temptations in your life which will help you focus on your therapy.

These therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), learning to manage triggers and contingency management.

Heroin Rehab in Luton

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Heroin is a physically addictive drug that those with an addiction to this substance will need to go through detox in order to help them stop.

When detoxing at a rehab clinic in Luton, a special medication will be offered to help alleviate some of the withdrawal symptoms. These medications can include Subutex which is a slow-acting opioid.

A person having treatment for heroin addiction will stay in the residential rehab centre for up to 28 days following the detox.

This is to complete further therapies such as CBT to help with their addiction. Other treatments may include holistic therapies.

Cannabis Rehab in Luton

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There are many chronic health issues that arise from the prolonged use of cannabis such as issues with anxiety, mental health, mood swings and psychosis. Its usage can also cause issues with sleeping.

Cannabis is sometimes thought of as harmless, but this is simply not the case. It has the potential to cause irreparable damage to many people’s lives.

By seeking help from rehab professionals, it can help you with addiction to cannabis, who can help with addressing the reasons why you have been pushed towards using the substance.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Luton

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The term dual-diagnosis is used to reflect the fact that addiction is never something that is suffered without another existing issue, which is usually the root cause.

When a person begins to use substances, it is normally a way of ‘self-medicating‘ due to suffering from other issues such as anxiety and depression.

By taking away the substance that is being used, the underlying condition will remain and therefore it is important that it is also treated.

It is important to identify which condition a person is suffering from to ensure the correct help is given to those in need for them to get better and to prevent a relapse once a person leaves a treatment centre.

Types of Therapy on Offer in Luton


There are many types of therapy on offer at rehab treatment centres in Luton which include:

An important factor during therapy is relaxation, which is why treatment centres are set up in a comfortable, luxurious and relaxing environment.

This enables patients to concentrate fully on their treatment programmes for them to recover.

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Relapse Prevention Planning

Whilst you’re in rehab, the team will go over important ways on remaining clean, and sober once you leave the programme.

There are a number of ways in which you can do this, by putting in place simple steps to ensure you’re doing all you can to stay on the right path.

These include:

  • Finding a local support group in your area to join
  • Surrounding yourself with supportive family and friends
  • Avoiding people from your old life of addiction
  • Finding hobbies and new interests to try
  • Continuing with CBT to help with cravings and triggers
  • Using holistic therapies to improve moods and remain free of substances

Alternatives to Going to Rehab

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For those who don’t want to attend an inpatient rehab facility, there are alternative options available.

Some of these options would include:

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I need to get a family member into rehab

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It is not uncommon for the reality of addiction to be met with flat-out denial.

If your loved one is expressing denial about his or her addiction, then we recommend you reach out to an addiction interventionist.

We are able to recommend such a service in your area if you reach out to our helpline.

Getting help in Luton

To discover how Rehab 4 Addiction is able to help you defeat your addiction and reclaim the rest of your life, call our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690 or alternatively send a message through our contact form.

With over a decade under our belt helping people in Luton transform their lives and defeat their addiction, we are 100% confident we can also help you too.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Bedfordshire, including Luton, Peterborough, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard.

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