Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Reading

If you’re one of the many people in Reading who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s time to seek help.

Although the Government has refused to invest in services to tackle substance misuse, there is assistance available.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have spent years helping those affected by addiction to get clean and sober.

We have an excellent knowledge of the various drug and alcohol rehab centres in Reading and so can match you with the right treatment provider in the area.

Help isn’t easy to find when you’re battling addiction, but you can rest assured that we can provide the assistance that you need.

If you need assistance for drug or alcohol abuse, you are equally entitled to the same care and treatment as any other person in need of medical help.

Rehabilitation is key for a new beginning, a fresh start for you or a loved one.

Here in Reading, we provide a continuous 24/7 service, with trained professionals at hand to cater to your every need.

Battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol is difficult, especially if you are fighting it on your own.

Your first step: call us for a FREE and FAST consultation, simple questions to help us suggest the right treatment for you – 0800 140 4690

Why you should enquire:

  • It aids the effectiveness of diagnosis, avoiding unnecessary treatments.
  • It allows us to provide the correct and necessary treatment to help your recovery
  • We will give you the best chance at sobriety

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Is Rehab for Me?

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Knowing when rehab is a viable option is crucial and getting the timing right can be fundamental in your fight for sobriety.

Rehab is suitable for you if:

A pattern of abuse can lead to intense suffering, for you and those around you.

The DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for substance dependence: you maybe be dependent on a substance if you identify with three or more of the following within 12 months:

  • Tolerance increase
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Taking more of the substance and for longer than intended
  • Constant desire and failed efforts to cut down
  • Most of your time is spent in activities directly related to the substance, in use, or in recovery
  • Activities are given up or reduced because of substance
  • The substance is still used despite knowledge of problematic effects

Excessive consumption of alcohol has dangerous side effects, so we aim to utilise all tools and assessments available to intervene early and set you up on the right path.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

The Admissions Process: Reading

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The process of administration at Reading follows the ASAM Criteria.

The criteria determine the best treatment service option available to each patient.

Founded in 1954, the ASAM is devoted to improving access to, and availability of, quality treatment.

If you manifest these dimensions, it may be possible that you require treatment.


  • Severe Intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
  • Biomedical conditions and complications
  • Conditions and complications
  • Readiness to change
  • Relapse, continual use and/or problem potential
  • Recovery and living environment

Concerning the severity level of your addiction, The DSM-5 3 Levels of Severity criteria is based on decades of research.

The 5th Edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders changes how we tackle addiction without focusing primarily on withdrawal.


  • Impaired Control: using more of the substance than initially intended, and not being able to cut down or stop using
  • Social Difficulties: neglecting relationships, inability to maintain responsibilities and giving up activities
  • Risky Use: using the substance in high-risk settings and continued use despite acknowledgement of problems
  • Physical Dependence: higher tolerance as a result of constant use, and having withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped

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AUDITs Questionnaire

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This questionnaire identifies the use of alcohol and its consequences, based on intake, dependency, and results.

It involves 10 questions, of which you score yourself a rating; a good score for alcohol use would be below 8.

Take the questionnaire here.

Calculate alcohol units here.

Test Scoring:

  • 0-7 = low risk
  • 8-15 = risk
  • 16-19 = high risk
  • 20+ = dependence

Knowing your consumption of units on any given day is crucial.

Understanding levels of intoxication has implications for regular activities such as driving, working, and socialising.

If you or others score above 16, consider rehabilitation with us, or call for a free at the Reading branch for a consultation.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Pre-Rehab: Professional Intervention

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If you or a loved one is in denial or refuses to get help or treatment, consider intervention. An intervention is the act of intervening; in this sense, medical intervention will help before rehabilitation.

How does intervention help?

Below we’ve listed a few of the benefits of opting in for an intervention.

  • Yield academic benefits in children
  • Change negative behaviour
  • Reduce criminal intent and activity
  • Prevent the concentration and worsening of issues
  • Reinforcement of self-care
  • Reduce delay in the helping process

Old styles of intervention involve a simple sit-down conversation with loved ones to attempt to enrol them in rehabilitation or encourage a change in themselves.

The CRAFT approach to intervention involves close significant others (CSO’s) of the loved one to reward the person in question for choosing sobriety or showing control.

  • C– community
  • R– reinforcement
  • A – and
  • F– Family
  • T– Training

This programme intends to help family members through the inclusion of other loved ones, steering them away from substance abuse.

Here, the focus is rooted in relationships, building, or repairing the ones that have been cracked by substance abuse.

This idea is grounded in the reinforcement of behaviour, but it also allows bad consequences to happen when the substance abuser loses control.

Sometimes intervention open’s people’s eyes to their needs.

If you decide rehab is for you or someone else, we offer both private and council-funded rehabilitation treatment.

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Program Profile: Costs, Criteria, and Duration


A standard stay of 28 days in rehabilitation can cost you from £7000 to £12000, depending on the nature of the treatment.

It is evident there will be cheaper options and higher-end facilities.

If you opt for cheaper treatments, you risk your recovery being cut short, and in doing so, at a higher risk of relapse.

There is private rehab and council-funded treatment available:

Private Rehab Benefits

  • Immediate and safe admission
  • Experienced team of Drs and therapists
  • 24/7 care and support for detox
  • Personalised and tailored programmes to overcome the root causes and triggers of addiction
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Aftercare support

Council-funded Treatment Provides

Council-funded treatment is free, accessible, and confidential.

However, there is a lengthy admissions process due to high demand, time with therapists is limited, and you may be asked to travel to different clinics.

Despite being more expensive, private treatment offers benefits regarding statutory services like starting immediately.

If you can wait for council-funded and have less requirement for immediate treatment, council-funded treatment may be more applicable.

If you want a higher-end facility with treatment readily available yet doesn’t mind the cost, check out our private treatment.

Rehabilitation for alcohol detox is a MINIMUM of 7 days, but we highly recommend the full 28 days.

This ensures that once you detox, you are focusing on coping mechanisms to prevent relapse and aid recovery.

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Do I Have a Substance Use Disorder (SUD)?

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Knowing whether you have a substance use disorder (SUD) can be tricky, which is why a criterion has been crafted to help you.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the basis for diagnoses regarding ill-mental health and substance use.

The latest version is DSM-5, which significantly updated concerning the criteria that must be met before diagnosis.


  • Hazardous Use: you have or are using the substance in ways deemed dangerous to yourself or others
  • Social Problems: Substance use has affected relationships
  • Neglected Responsibilities: you are failing to complete normal responsibilities
  • Withdrawal: you experience symptoms if you don’t use
  • Tolerance: you need to use more of the substance to get the same effect as you used to
  • Amounts: you take it more often or larger doses
  • Time: you spend time either using or in recovery
  • Repetition of attempts to quit unsuccessful efforts at stopping use
  • Problems related to using: physical or psychological health problems
  • Activities: substance use prevents you from enjoying or participating in new or previously loved activities
  • Craving: you experience cravings for the substance in question


  • 2-3 criteria met = mild SUD
  • 4-5 = moderate SUD
  • 6 + = severe SUD

Even with a mild SUD, getting help is the step of prevention.

This would avoid the possibility of forming a moderate or severe SUD.

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Withdrawal Symptoms and Care

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At Reading rehab, we offer pharmacological intervention for alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

We prescribe a Librium-based detox over a period of 10-days to reduce the risk of seizures.

This is followed by a 3-week intensive course in rehab to tackle:

  • Emotional causes of addiction
  • Relapse planning
  • Trigger identification

There can be devastating consequences of unmanaged and isolated alcohol withdrawal.

The symptoms develop within as little as 6 hours following the dramatic discontinuation or decrease in alcohol ingestion.


To safely carry out a home detox, you must be drinking less than 30 units of alcohol per day.

For this treatment, we will provide you with Librium if we deem you to be of low risk to yourself and others.

This is a cheaper option than inpatient treatment but risks the lack of medical supervision.

Don’t confuse a home detox with a self-detox; home detox involves psychiatric assessment and prescribed medication.

We would monitor you on a daily basis via telephone, tailoring appropriate support to those at low risk.

Self-detox is done of your own accord, highly unrecommended by medical professionals.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Cocaine Rehabilitation in Reading

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Cocaine is not physically addicting; if you quit ‘cold turkey’ you will not experience physical symptoms of withdrawal like you would with other drugs like heroin and alcohol.

The aftermath of cocaine lies in mental health as it’s a psychologically addictive drug.

Cocaine remains highly addictive, which is why we offer extensive programmes in an effort to prevent severe psychological harm.

Addiction causes a neuro-imbalance, with short-term pleasurable benefits prompting repeated use.

Long term effects include anxiety and depression, but with the right treatment and healthcare, it’s possible to intervene before the mental illness gains control.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Why is cocaine addictive?

It increases dopamine in the brain, giving you a fast sense of wellbeing. After repeated use, your tolerance is heightened.

Coming off cocaine you will begin to feel depressed, and your brain will hint that your dopamine levels need to be boosted.

To figure out which treatment is right for you is dependent on the nature of your addiction.

Rehabs are different, and your needs are unique. Take time and be honest with your requirements.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Cannabis Rehabilitation

Much like cocaine, cannabis also is NOT physically addictive, but psychologically addictive.

Despite the common thought benefits of cannabis consumption, it remains readily abused.

With origins for the cannabis plant and THC, cannabis is psychoactive.

It leads to:

It mimics the pleasure that activities produce in the brain and elicits a feeling of relaxation.

Symptoms of dependence:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Excess phlegm and mucus production
  • Decreased fertility
  • Psychosis and antisocial behaviour
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Not being able to ‘function’ without it and increased tolerance
  • Mood changes in correlation with the use
  • Secretive and lying about the use


  • Paranoia and anxiety
  • Nausea, hallucination, and confusion
  • Red eyes
  • Burning or dry mouth
  • Accelerated heart rate
  • Lung irritation
  • Memory loss

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How long does THC stay in your body?

  • Saliva: 48 hours
  • Blood: 36 hours
  • Hair: 90+ days
  • Urine: 3+ months

THC is stored in body fat cells so it will stay in your system post detoxification.

These aren’t all the symptoms, but the common ones.

If you are worried about symptoms of dependents or effects of your use, give us a call in Reading rehab or see your GP.

We offer outpatient programs and residential rehabilitation:

Private rehab – providing a higher level of success, leading to better results in a shorter period of time.

This intensive and tailored treatment provides a beneficial healing environment.

If you decide to go to rehab, therapy and detoxification give the patient an opportunity to open up and rid of previous habits and thought processes.

Therapy on offer:

Our aim is to ensure that you get the most out of what we offer, exhausting all possible crossroads for treatment.

Providing you with the necessary support, we can start whenever you are ready.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Heroin Rehabilitation

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Much like alcohol, heroin is a physically addictive drug, unlike cocaine and cannabis.

We have multiple treatments on offer for this opiate addiction, but how do you know you need help?

Warning signs:

  • Foils wrappers and burning marks
  • Using shoelaces are tourniquets
  • Constant use of needles and syringes
  • Behaviour changes
  • Stealing or borrowing money
  • Lying about money or use
  • Withdrawal from relationships and activities
  • Poor work performance or unemployment
  • Lack of personal hygiene

Coming off heroin isn’t a simple process, so it’s important to select the right treatment to enhance your recovery process.

Steps to Recovery:

  1. Withdrawal – symptoms can occur after mere hours of your last dose.
    • Vomiting and diarrhoea
    • Increased heart rate and risk of stroke
    • Suicidal thoughts and ill mental health
    • Bone and muscle pain

The symptoms can last for weeks, and the cravings can last over a year.

Detoxing on your own is very dangerous, so we suggest seeking a withdrawal programme.

  1. Therapy and Treatmentgroup therapy, support groups and one to one sessions tackle root causes of addiction.
  2. Maintenance – remaining free of addiction and relapse.

Treatment includes both inpatient and outpatient options:

Inpatient treatment is the most popular choice for those affected by addiction, an effective and intensive 90-day course.

During these 90-days, you will take part in therapy, implemented in a tailored routine.

During the programme, we also offer medication to aid withdrawal symptoms, proven to be very beneficial.

Following inpatient treatment, you will be referred to an outpatient treatment – an aftercare program crafted to maintain sobriety.

If your addiction isn’t severe, you may benefit from just the outpatient treatment.

You will still have access to medication and therapy, but the programme will be done from home with minimal disruption to your daily life.

This is not as intensive and personal as inpatient treatment; you will still receive monitoring by a therapist to identify and tackle issues.

Medication offered:

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Cocaine and Mental Health

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Dealing with a substance addiction whilst battling bad mental health can be draining.

The reason these two are correlated much of the time is that mental health issues are a by-product of using.

Any drugs or alcohol intake affects the brain, leading to issues such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia.

These problems are exacerbated if you use the substance enough to have a dependency, leading to withdrawal.

With a co-occurring disorder, both the psychological issues and the effects of substance abuse will prevent you from living your life.

This dual diagnosis is common, at least 50% of people with bad mental health abuse substances.

It works both ways, bad mental health can lead to substance abuse, and substance abuse can afford you psychological issues as a by-product.

Main issues:

If you would prefer to deal with your bad mental health at home, here are some tips:

  • Stress management: In order to actively avoid triggers and use, you must identify where and when your usual drug or alcohol problems take place. Learning how to manage stress can help you balance your unpleasant thoughts and feelings.
  • Connections: Follow the advice from doctors. Make an active change to spend more time with loved ones and attempt to repair any damaged relationships that are the result of your previous lifestyle.
  • Life and behaviour changes: Make healthy changes: clean up your diet, increase your exercise and time outdoors, and try new activities such as mindfulness or group activities to aid sociability.
  • Therapy: Going to seek help through therapy is a good idea for everyone, regardless of the extent of your issues. Talking problems through enables you to see your behaviour and trigger patterns clearly

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Available Therapy in Reading

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At Reading, we offer numerous forms of therapy, as individual needs require different types of treatment:

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Planning for Prevention

Following successful rehabilitation, either at home or at one of the treatments, planning for the prevention of relapse is crucial.

Without the management strategy in place, treatment comes to an impasse.

Prevention plans stop those affected by addiction from going back to unhealthy habits and behaviours.

Typically, they’re written documents that you share with your support team.

Topics included:

This is tailored to provide you with the support and provisions you need to stay on the right path.

Identifying triggers and cravings enable you to manage and avoid them.

We are confident in our ability to follow up on treatment, a strategy that many other rehabilitation centres fail to do.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

Alternatives: What if Rehab isn’t for me?


Rehab isn’t for everyone, so there are plenty of viable alternatives.

Consider options such as a home detox or an outpatient centre if you feel like you’re not a high risk.

Other options of self-help:

If you decide against our state-of-the-art treatment, remember to be safe whilst detoxing and caring for yourself at home.

This includes drinking plenty of fluids (non-caffeinated), eating regularly to maintain blood sugar and refraining from triggering situations.

Please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 140 4690

A robust database of treatment providers in Reading

We’ve spent many years compiling a robust database of treatment providers in and around Reading.

This ensures that we can match you with a suitable facility near you.

We can suggest rehab clinics that suit all budgets, however, we do specialise in helping people to gain access to the most luxurious and modern clinics in Reading.

If you like the idea of recovering from your addiction in attractive and highly comfortable surroundings, get in touch on 0800 140 4690.

Complete a short telephone assessment

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When you call Rehab 4 Addiction, you’ll be required to complete a short telephone assessment.

One of our friendly counsellors will ask you several questions in order to gain a better understanding of your addiction and your treatment needs.

Your answers will help us to understand the nature, duration, and severity of your addiction.

Once this assessment is complete, we can then suggest the rehab clinics in Reading that we think are suited to your requirements.

Calling us is the very first step to overcoming your drink and drug problem, so why not get in touch?

Many of our team are ex-addicts and have a lot of empathy and understanding of your situation.

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Get in Touch

If you have a query or believe you may be in need of assistance, don’t waste any time contacting us.

This is a judgement-free opportunity to talk about the treatments available and the opportunities that we can provide you with.

Trying to battle addiction of your own accord can quickly lead to relapse and painful withdrawal.

Call us today on 0800 140 4690 to find a treatment provider in Reading and take the first step to creating a brighter, happier future.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Berkshire in Reading, Slough, Newbury, Maidenhead and Windsor.


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