Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Milton Keynes

No matter what substances an individual has a tendency to abuse, drug and alcohol addiction is an affliction that destroys the lives of people up and down the country.

Finding appropriate drug and alcohol rehab in Milton Keynes that work can be difficult.

However, Rehab 4 Addiction specialises in planning and delivering drug and alcohol treatment in Milton Keynes that works.

We understand the problems that accompany drug and alcohol addiction. Our dedicated team provide expert support and planning that gets to the root of the addiction.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Who is rehab suitable for?

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Rehab can be for anyone experiencing a substance or behavioural addiction, but it is usually more suited to more severe or extreme addictions, and those who need more help and support in order to recover.

Rehab is more suited for you if you are consuming over 30 units of alcohol each day, or you have attempted to withdraw from your substance of choice many times before and have failed.

A residential rehab programme in Milton-Keynes will also be suggested to you if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts due to your addiction and the emotional triggers of such.

It will also be recommended if you are battling a co-occurring mental health condition – or multiple mental health disorders – alongside your addiction (referred to as dual diagnosis).

People who are known to become dangerous to violent to those around them – such as friends, family, and partners – are also recommended to visit rehab instead of recovering at home.

This is so that they are not a danger to their loved ones as they withdraw.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Drug and alcohol rehab providers in Milton Keynes


Rehab4Addiction utilises a network of tried and tested treatment providers, rehab centres and addiction specialists throughout Milton Keynes to provide an unrivalled level of care to recovering addicts.

We strive to deliver a quality service that prioritises the well-being of each individual client, using only the most up-to-date therapeutic techniques to instil change.

Whether an individual is struggling to overcome a long-term addiction, or they are seeking to take preventative action to stop an emerging drug and alcohol problem, Rehab4Addiction is here to help.

The Milton Keynes admissions process

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When you enquire with Rehab4Addiction, you will undergo a series of simple assessments to determine what your personal needs for treatment are.

These assessments will help us to narrow down your options for addiction treatment methods and treatment facilities that will be most suitable for you.

The specific assessments we will be conducting follow the six dimensions of ‘The ASAM Criteria’ (created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine).

These criteria are a set of guidelines that allow us here at Rehab4Addiction to place you in the most appropriate treatment for your condition, by assessing the six dimensions and how they impact your need for care.

These six dimensions are:

  • Dimension one – Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential: This dimension explores your experiences with substance and any attempts you have made to withdraw from such – past and present. This allows us to see how you have handled detoxing before, how many times you may have tried to withdraw and failed, and your history with the substance you use.
  • Dimension two – Biomedical conditions and complications: Next, we will survey your current health and physical condition, as well as your medical history and briefly at any mental health issues you are experiencing. This dimension allows us to create a clearer picture of how we should adjust your care and treatment based on your physical and psychological health.
  • Dimension three – Emotional, behavioural, or cognitive conditions and complications: This dimension takes a further look at your mental health and at any mental health conditions, you may be battling alongside your drug or alcohol addiction. It will also evaluate your thoughts, emotions, and any triggers that could impact your treatment. Experiencing a mental health disorder as well as an addiction is referred to as a dual diagnosis, and clients who face this will need to undergo more integrated treatment that works to address both issues equally – this dimension of The ASAM Criteria allows us to see if you will require a more detailed treatment plan for both interconnected matters.
  • Dimension four – Readiness to change: This dimension simply evaluates your interest and motivation to change and improve. The more ready and dedicated you are to change and participate in treatment, the less we will need to consider intervention services or CRAFT.
  • Dimension five – Relapse, continued use, or continued problem potential: Dimension five explores your relationship and history with relapses and problems with attempted recoveries. This allows us to evaluate and consider how your past relapses may impact your future recovery journey, and whether you will need more support after rehabilitation in order to stay on track.
  • Dimension six – Recovery/living environment: The last dimension gathers information about your living situation/the environment where you will be recovering, the people that you have available to support you at home, and the places you can utilise around you.

Together, these criteria allow us to see all aspects of your addiction and personal situation, so that we can begin to understand you better as a client and tailor any treatment to your needs.

This ensures you are receiving the right and most suitable treatment for your addiction.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Pre-Rehab steps and intervention

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An intervention is an effective tool for helping those unable to accept their addiction or their destructive behaviour.

If you are attempting to help a loved one who may be in denial over the existence of their addiction or is refusing treatment, Rehab4Addictions professional intervention services can offer you a chance to get them the care they need.

The purpose of a professional interventionist is to help the family of the affected individual realise and understand the behaviour of their loved one.

Knowing about addiction and how it can impact people can help the family come to terms with the disorder.

It can also add them as they prepare for intervention by setting up boundaries for themselves, planning speeches or writing letters to their loved ones, and following through on plans.

A professional interventionist will be on hand throughout this entire journey.

After an intervention, the person battling the addiction has two possible routes to take – refuse the help again, or agree to seek professional help for their drug or alcohol problem.

If the affected individual denies the help that is offered, the professional interventionist will regroup with the family and ensure they follow through with the boundaries they have created.

This is so that their loved one experiences the consequences they were told would happen if they chose this route.

If their loved one does accept the help offered, they will be escorted to a predetermined treatment facility as soon as possible and will begin their recovery journey.

The cost of rehab in Milton Keynes

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The price tag of rehab is entirely dependent on a few things; which treatment facility you choose, how long you need to stay, the severity of your addiction, and whether you want a single or multiple occupancy room.

However, there are many options that vary in price, so that you can find the one that suits your addiction and financial situation the most.

If you feel comfortable and confident with a home detox and have been assessed to ensure that this is a viable option for you, you will be spending around £1,500.

Though this option allows for more freedom and independence, it may not be suitable for all clients.

If you wish to instead detox in a drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes, you should expect to pay around anything from £2,000-£6,000 for a 10-day detox.

If you find yourself in need of more time in rehabilitation, a 28-day programme costs around £8,000-£12,000 for a single occupancy room, whereas a multi-occupancy room will usually be around £6,000 for the same programme. 

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Private Rehab vs. Council funded rehab treatment

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As you search for addiction treatment that suits you, you may be wondering whether it is worth visiting a private rehab or sticking to free, council-funded treatment instead.

The two options, just like any other route to recovery (outpatient treatment, at-home detoxes, etc.), come with many advantages, but also a few downfalls that can deter clients.

Private rehab benefits

  • No long waiting lists and a quick process of admission
  • No triggers or distractions from home intervening with your rehabilitation journey
  • Referrals to other treatment and rehabilitation centres that will work better for you
  • The chance to remain with the same therapist or counsellor throughout your journey to recovery
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • The chance to learn crucial techniques and tips on coping mechanisms and relapse prevention
  • An experienced team of therapists and doctors
  • A safe detox with 24/7 medical support and monitoring of your progress

Council-funded treatment benefits

  • Free of charge
  • Accessible for everyone and open to anyone who needs it
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Close proximity to your family, friends, and home
  • In a place where you feel comfortable and at home in (if it is local)

Private rehab disadvantages

  • More expensive
  • Detachment from your home (though for some this may be deemed as a positive, some may wish to stay close to home and connected with friends and family)

Council-funded treatment disadvantages

  • Long waiting lists for treatment
  • A slower admissions process
  • Most likely will not stay with the same therapist
  • Most likely will have to visit multiple clinics throughout your recovery journey

How long does rehab last?

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The average length of time for a full programme in rehab to be completed is 28 days.

This timeframe is recommended so that there is ample time for clients to detox, participate in treatment, and prepare for life back home.

However, there is a possibility that you will need more or less time in rehab than this average. This is normal as every client and every addiction is different, so no journey to recovery will ever look the same.

If you find yourself needing less time in rehabilitation – the minimum for a detox being 7 days – this is no excuse to then be lax with aftercare and relapse prevention once you have left the care of your drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes.

You will still need to be alert and on the lookout for any signs and symptoms of your addiction reappearing.

Similarly, if you require longer than the 28-day average in order to recover, this is not something to be embarrassed or concerned about.

This will probably be due to an extreme or severe addiction, but a recovery is possible no matter what.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Alcohol detox & rehab in Milton-Keynes

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If you are struggling to cope with alcohol addiction, the first step in your recovery journey will be full alcohol detox.

Alcohol detox can be daunting, and very difficult to complete due to the many physical and psychological side effects that can occur.

However, there are luckily many medications and therapies that are proven to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal and the dangers of detoxing from alcohol.

It is likely you will experience a Librium based detox for your alcohol addiction.

Librium is a type of benzodiazepine which is known to calm symptoms of anxiety and is helpful when withdrawing from alcohol as it regulates nervous system activity.

This makes it capable of compensating for the sudden adjustment your body has to make when it is no longer receiving or feeling the effects of alcohol.

You will likely experience this Librium detox over a period of 10 days, as the body must slowly adjust to the change in chemicals instead of doing so all at once.

This period of time also allows the medical professionals at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes to monitor and care for any withdrawal symptoms you experience.

A further three weeks in rehab can be arranged for you after your detox to focus on the other, more cognitive and emotional aspects of addiction through therapy and counselling.

The risks of a self-detox from alcohol

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Performing a self-detox for your alcohol addiction at home is not recommended.

This is unless you have proven in previous assessments that you are capable of doing so, and have no mental, physical, or environmental issues that could interfere with your withdrawal.

However, this applies only to a handful of clients, and most will need to visit a drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes in order to detox and withdraw from alcohol.

This is because of the many risks that can be faced during an at-home detox that is not supervised by medical professionals.

Performing a detox alone without the proper medical knowledge can be extremely risky, and in severe cases where the addiction is more extreme or the individual has been using it for many years, it can even be fatal.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Alcohol home detox in Milton-Keynes

Home detox is a detox you perform yourself at home with the help and guidance of medical professionals.

Whilst a self-detox is never recommended and can be dangerous to carry out, a home detox provides the necessary medical intervention whilst still giving the client much-needed freedom and independence.

If you wish to undergo a home detox, you will first have to be assessed to see if this is a viable option for you.

A psychiatrist will be able to carry out this assessment, and, if you pass the assessment and are deemed capable of detoxing at home, you will be prescribed the necessary medication – Librium – and can begin the detox phase of your treatment.

You will be monitored daily by telephone to ensure you are coping well with the home detox and you do not need any further support or treatment.

Rehab for Cocaine in Milton-Keynes

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The use of a high amount of cocaine can lead to paranoia, agitation, extreme unprovoked aggression, headaches, heart pain, sickness, tremors, and more.

If you experience these side effects when you use cocaine, or you find you are using cocaine in larger quantities or more frequently, it is time to get in contact with us here at Rehab4Addiction.

Similarly, if you find you have tried to withdraw from cocaine but feel as if you cannot, or your cocaine use is impacting your relationships or loved ones, reach out as soon as you can.

Rest assured that the appropriate measures for your addiction will be taken, and you will undergo therapy and other treatments that are specially designed to combat the side effects of cocaine use.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for Heroin rehab in Milton-Keynes

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There are many options for treatment for heroin addiction. Though it is often believed that behavioural and pharmacological treatments are better when they remain separate, for heroin use it is highly effective that both forms of treatment be utilised.

The treatment you undergo at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes will return some normalcy to your brain behaviour and functions, meaning you will be able to live a better and healthier life.

Safe medications can be prescribed at the detox stage to curb withdrawal symptoms, and others can be given to ease further cravings for the substance.

Behavioural treatment options can also be highly effective for heroin addictions, and therapy and counselling (such as CBT and contingency management) can help clients to learn to live without the weight of their addiction.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for Cannabis in Milton-Keynes


There are many myths that surround cannabis use – one being that the substance causes no harm to users – but used incorrectly or in a high quantity, cannabis can have some quite aggressive side effects.

Cannabis can cause headaches, nausea, and increased appetite, an altered view of your surroundings, and, in the long term, continued use of cannabis can result in frequent adverse withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings for the substance.

Though it is commonly believed that cannabis is not addictive, it has been shown that around 30% of those who use cannabis have a substance disorder.

At Rehab4Addiction, we know that no matter the substance or severity of the addiction, recovery is possible.

So, if you find your use of cannabis is negatively impacting your life at work, home or at school, reach out to us today on 0800 140 4690.

Types of therapies on offer in rehab

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There are many treatment options available to you once you have entered your drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes.

Though what particular treatments you participate in will largely be decided by the earlier assessments and how you matched certain criteria during the admissions process, you are likely to experience one or more of the following common forms of treatment:

Through these various methods of treatment, therapy and counselling, you will be able to:

  • Come to terms with your addiction
  • Learn about and identify your own personal triggers
  • Find out how to avoid them once you are back home
  • Discover new coping mechanisms that can replace old ones
  • And in general, prepare fully for your eventual return to the ‘real world’.

Therapy and counselling is a huge part of your treatment plan and should not be ignored or pushed to the side.

Addiction can impact your mental health just as much – if not more than – your physical health, so it is extremely important to work towards healing both aspects equally.

Neglecting these important treatments can result in early relapse, as even if a physical detox succeeds, the many emotional triggers of addiction can remain and lead you to substance use once more.

The importance of dual diagnosis

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Receiving a dual diagnosis means you are experiencing a substance or behavioural addiction alongside a mental health condition.

This is very common, in fact, around 45% of people battling a drug or alcohol addiction will also suffer from a mental health disorder.

Those with an existing mental health disorder is almost twice as likely to develop an addiction when compared with the general population.

Those with dual diagnoses will inevitably require more comprehensive treatment plans, which address both issues equally.

Appropriate and effective treatment for dual diagnosis is incredibly important as, if left untreated, a mental health disorder can aggravate an addiction, and an addiction can do the same for the mental health condition.

This means that attempting to treat just one of the two problems would be unwise, and would be a waste of time when one issue can impact the other so easily.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Relapse prevention planning at rehab

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As your time in rehabilitation draws to an end, it will be time to begin thinking about and preparing for your new, substance-free life outside of rehab.

With the help of the expert team at your chosen drug and alcohol rehab in Milton-Keynes, you will work to create a relapse prevention plan.

This plan will take into consideration many aspects of you and your addiction, such as:

  • Your history with whichever substance you use
  • The length of time you have used for
  • If you have relapsed before during a previous withdrawal attempt
  • The particular triggers you are susceptible to
  • And what the environment you are returning to is like.

Using this information, a plan to help you prevent relapse and also a plan to guide you through what to do if you do experience one can be made.

This planning will support you as you adjust back to life at home.

The alternatives to rehab in Milton Keynes

Of course, we understand that rehab may not be for everyone, and there are alternatives available out there. We have listed these alternatives below.

1. SMART recovery

SMART – which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training – is an organisation and charity that supports and guides individuals across the globe towards a substance-free life.

They do so by offering up their huge network of fellowship group meetings and online training programmes, alongside detailed manuals and plans that can help anyone experiencing an addiction reach a full recovery.

The programme is easy to follow and contains a multitude of invaluable knowledge for any addiction or substance use disorder.

2. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Mutual support groups such as AA, NA, and other branches that have been created over the years, offer individuals who are battling addiction the chance to recover on their own terms, without rehabilitation.

These groups often follow the famous 12 step programme, and usually have a sponsorship feature that allows new members to be looked after and monitored by another, more experienced member or counsellor.

These features of fellowship groups, such as medallions or coins as rewards when members hit certain milestones, can mean all the difference when attempting to recover from an addiction and are part of what has made groups like AA and NA so effective and popular.

Fellowship groups are also a great way to make connections and build relationships with people who understand and are able to empathise with you.

Each member has stories to share, just like you will, and together you will heal as a group, supporting each other as you go.

3. Home detox

As mentioned earlier, home detox is a guided detox that you perform with the support of medical professionals. If you are deemed capable of going through with a home detox, we suggest doing so.

Not only are they cheaper than inpatient detoxes, but staying at home and being in charge of your own treatment can motivate and encourage you to do well with your recovery journey.

It can also give you a much-needed sense of independence, which some people often avoid rehabilitation for in order to preserve.

Rebuilding lives across Milton Keynes


At Rehab4Addiction, we seek to achieve lasting abstinence from alcohol and drugs with every single client we work with.

We take the time to understand the individuals we work with, formulating a treatment plan that considers all aspects of their addiction and lifestyle.

Our thorough assessment process gives us all the information we need to devise an approach that gives each client the best possible chance of addressing their addiction issues.

Rehab in Milton Keynes has many effective options.

Those who can manage their addiction whilst maintaining employment or child care may be more suited to a more flexible approach to recovery that can fit around existing commitments.

However, in our experience, the best results are achieved within residential rehabilitation centres.

Rehab clinics we recommend in Milton Keynes

We only enlist the most comfortable, well established residential rehab centres in Milton Keynes. We firmly believe that the environment in which you address your addiction is key to the recovery process.

Similarly, we only work with treatment providers who offer supportive and varied approaches to addiction, meaning we can deliver a service that maximises the chances of full recovery and long-term abstinence from substance abuse.

Our aftercare service enables clients to rest assured that they will be supported for as long as necessary as they acclimatise to a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.

The transition back to a productive lifestyle tends to be much less difficult when you know support is just around the corner.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Ways we can help in Milton Keynes

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If you are concerned about your drinking, contact Rehab4Addiction today to discover how we are able to assist you in Milton Keynes.

Although we do not directly provide alcoholism treatment, we exist to help you better understand the various treatment options that are available to you in Milton Keynes.

The service we provide is diagnostic in nature. This means we carry out a free telephone assessment so we can gain a better understanding of the issues you are facing regarding your drinking or drug use.

We then use this information to help you locate and attend the best-suited alcoholism treatment centre in Milton Keynes.

In Milton Keynes, you have access to a range of residential treatment options. This includes quasi-residential and full residential rehabilitation. All clinics cater to a small number of clients.

This ensures you receive a maximum amount of care and attention throughout this period. You will receive an adequate amount of care and attention no matter what the time of day or night it may be.

Call our 24hr Helpline today on: 0800 140 4690.

Providing a desirable rehab experience


At Rehab4Addiction, we believe ‘going to rehab’ should be an overwhelmingly positive experience. If you imagine a rehab, you may conjure up images of a 1970s era penitentiary.

However, modern rehabilitation facilities in Milton Keynes could not be further removed from this image.

When you stay at a modern rehab in Milton Keynes, you will benefit from a lush interior, comfortable surroundings and welcoming staff. Our partner rehab centres in Milton Keynes have come a long way since the 1970s.

In fact, attending a modern rehab facility is more akin to staying at a four-star hotel than a medical facility.

However, the quality of the facilities is only of minor importance. Of much greater importance is the quality of treatment on offer.

After all, if it’s a holiday you are after, you would be better advised to check in to your local Hilton.

Contact Rehab4Addiction today

Whilst the majority of private rehab clinics in Milton Keynes require you to pay for your treatment privately, you may be able to seek out free or subsidised treatment.

However, seeking out a statutory referral is typically lengthy.

Unfortunately, many people will not qualify for statutory funding. This is particularly the case if you do not suffer from any underlying or serious mental health problems.

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

Alternatively, get in touch via the contact page and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

Rehab4Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Buckinghamshire, including Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Buckingham, Aylesbury and Amersham.

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