Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Slough

Seeking out drug and alcohol rehab treatment in Slough has never been this simple thanks to our free helpline.

Each year, we signpost thousands of people seeking out addiction treatment in Slough, and we hope to continue this trend well into the future.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we are a big believer in tailored rehab treatment.

The truth is that there exist many rehab clinics in Slough that may not be right for your needs, whilst others will ideally suit your needs.

To discover which rehabs to avoid and which rehabs to consider, we conduct a short telephone questionnaire when you contact us on 0800 140 4690.

We shall help determine the type of treatment for you, and how long you should stay at a rehab clinic.

The information you provide during this questionnaire allows us to pinpoint rehabs that are suited to your individual needs.

This approach to treatment selection is praised by most addiction experts. Unfortunately, the treatment that’s right for some will not be right for all.

This is probably because each person is unique.

The good news is that by contacting Rehab 4 Addiction, there is an excellent chance your rehab treatment will succeed because you will, with our help, select suitable treatment from the outset.

If you live in Slough, there is a good chance you will be able to begin rehab within your local area due to the sheer number of rehabs serving the local area and across Berkshire and neighbouring counties.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, our central aim is to ensure you begin rehab treatment in Slough that will help you realise your recovery goals.

Rehab 4 Addiction is staffed by people who are in recovery themselves. This fact means we enjoy our work because we have been in the same situation ourselves.

We thus understand the overwhelming negative implications of drug and alcohol addiction, and we also know that you can succeed in your recovery if the right sort of help is secured in Slough.

Rehab 4 Addiction is known as a signposting service. We help to signpost you in the right direction when it comes to locating rehab clinics in Slough or across Britain if necessary.

This free service we offer removes the headache from the process of locating rehabs yourself.

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Who is Rehab Suitable for? 

Rehab is advised for anyone who drinks more than 30 units of alcohol every day.

It’s also advised for those individuals who are also suffering from mental health issues on top of their addiction (meaning that they suffer from a dual diagnosis).

Here’s a list of some common symptoms which would mean that you are suitable for rehab.

  • Those suffering from other mental health conditions
  • Those who present with Wernicke’s encephalopathy symptoms such as confusion, involuntary eye movements and ataxia.
  • Those who have attempted to recover in the past
  • Those who suffer from Delirium tremens and seizures when they attempt to withdraw from the addictive substance
  • Those who would struggle to detox at home or without the around the clock care of a support team
  • Those who have contemplated suicide
  • Those who have ever committed or considered committing violence whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol

The DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria [1] is a popular criteria tool used to help professionals determine if an individual is ready or in need of going to rehab.

There are two categories within their criteria, being substance abuse and substance dependence [1].

The criteria points are as follows [1]:

  • Continued use despite acknowledging the harm and consequences it’s creating
  • Going above and beyond to obtain the drug
  • Previous unsuccessful attempts to quit
  • Consuming an increasing amount of the substance
  • Giving up your hobbies and cancelling plans
  • Increased tolerance to the substance
  • Consuming the drug to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms

The Admissions Process in Slough

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Healthcare professionals often use the ASAM Criteria tool to help them assess whether or not someone is right to enter a rehab centre and to assess what type of treatment they should receive [2].

This will often be carried about during the admissions stage of the process.

Please see below the 6 dimensions that healthcare professionals use during the admissions process to assess the best course of action.

Dimension 1 – Intoxication & Withdrawal Potential

Professionals will try to gain an understanding of the extent of your addiction, including how long you’ve been addicted to the substance and whether or not you’ve tried to recover in the past. 

This will help them gain a good understanding of your addiction and how easy or hard it might be for you to experience withdrawal symptoms.

Dimension 2 – Your Health

They will also need to know about any previous or current health concerns. This is particularly important when thinking about withdrawing from the addictive substance, which can cause health concerns and complications when coupled with a pre-existing health condition.

Dimension 3 – Your Mental State

It’s important to understand your current mental and emotional state so that they can identify whether or not you have a dual diagnosis and to understand what kind of treatments you will be most suited to.

Dimension 4 – Commitment

They will also need to assess your current and potential commitment to attend a rehab centre and recover, as this will play a large role in the success of your recovery.

Dimension 5 – Potential to Relapse in the Future

It’s important for the team to try and understand your history when it comes to relapsing. If you’ve ever attempted to detox and recover in the past but failed, then it’s important to make it known to us at this stage.

Dimension 6 – Environment at Home

It’s also important that professionals gain a good understanding of your environment at home so that they can try and understand what triggers might exist.

Whilst undergoing treatment, you will also be asked to explore how you can improve certain aspects of your home life to better aid your recovery.

From gaining information and knowledge into these dimensions, the team will assess whether your addiction is mild, moderate or severe [2].

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDITs)

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Professionals are also likely to use the AUDIT test (the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) in order to assess the extent of an individual’s substance use disorder and addiction.

When taking this test, individuals are able to answer in the following way:

  • Never
  • Every month or less
  • 2 – 4 times every month
  • 2-3 times every week
  • 4 or more times every week

Some questions concern how you tend to consume the drug, such as [3]:

  • How often do you consume alcohol?
  • How many units do you drink?
  • How often do you tend to drink more than 6 units (if you’re a female) or 8 units (if you’re a male) at any one time?

Later questions revolve around how dependant you are on alcohol, such as:

  • How many times in the past year have you not been able to stop drinking?
  • How often in the last year have you dropped your responsibilities because of your addiction to alcohol?
  • How many times in the last year have you struggled to get out of bed in the morning without a drink?

The final few questions are based on the consequences of your addiction, such as:

  • How many times in the last year have you experienced feelings of guilt or regret whilst or after drinking?
  • How many times in the last year have you not been able to remember the night before?
  • Have you ever injured yourself or someone else whilst drunk?
  • Has a loved one, friend or doctor ever said that they were worried about your addiction?

Once this is completed, the team will review your answers. If the total score comes to more than 13 points, then it’s likely that you are dependent on alcohol [3].

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Pre-rebab Steps: Intervention

An intervention involves family members and loved ones forming a plan of action in an attempt to help an individual suffering from addiction.

During the intervention, you will be able to highlight and discuss your concern, talk about and explain any treatment options available.

It’s also a good idea to involve a professional intervention specialist when planning the meeting so that they can keep the meeting on track.

During an intervention, it’s also always a great idea to pick a calm, private and comfortable setting. It’s important that the individual feels like you’re helping, not attacking them.

Therefore you must remain calm and positive throughout.

If you’re considering holding or planning an intervention for someone you know, then CRAFT is a great tool and resource.

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an educational tool used by friends and families of sufferers [4].

It promotes the idea of positive reinforcement.

For example, it suggests that family and friends should actively reinforce positive behaviours such as saying no to addictive substances or attending events they previously would have avoided due to their addiction.

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How Much Does Rehab Cost in Slough?

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If you’re considering attending a rehab centre in the Slough area, then you’re probably wondering how much it’s going to cost.

Although the cost of rehab differs slightly depending on where you are in the country and what type of rehab centre you select and how long you decide to stay for, there is a general price range.

For example, a 10-day rehab programme (single occupancy rooms) is approximately £3,000 – £6,000. However, a shared room is slightly cheaper, between £2,000 – £4,000.

However, the longer you stay than the more expensive it gets. For example, a 28-day stay costs approximately £8,000 – £12,000 for a single room.

Again, it is slightly cheaper if you chose a shared room, which is approximately £6,000.

If you can’t afford either of these options, then you might want to consider a home detox. This is considerably cheaper at approximately £1,500.

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Private Rehab vs. Council Funded Rehab Treatment

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Although it may sound confusing for some, it’s important to understand that there is no such thing as an NHS rehab centre in the UK.

All rehab (whether it’s private or funded by the NHS) is carried out at a private rehab centre. The only difference is that NHS funded patients are given reserved spaces at private clinics.

With public funding tighter than ever, the funding the NHS receive for rehabilitation is extremely limited, meaning that there are not many of these reserved spaces left available.

There are a number of pros and cons when considering private vs NHS funded rehab.

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Private Rehab in Slough


There are many pros to attending private rehab. For example, you are fast-tracked down the waiting list and often get help the very same day.

Additionally, you will receive around the clock, 24/7 support and care from the top of the range healthcare professionals.

You will also be provided with aftercare support and a relapse prevention plan so that you can feel confident leaving your rehab centre.

These plans often span for up to 12 months after you initially leave rehab.

However, due to the high cost, private rehab is not affordable and therefore accessible to everyone.

NHS Funded Rehab in Slough

There are many benefits to attending NHS funded rehab, with the main benefit being that it is free of charge and will not cost you anything. It is therefore accessible to everyone.

By attending an NHS funded rehab programme, you will also remain loyal to your friends and family throughout your treatment, which is a huge benefit to lots of individuals.

However, NHS funded rehab also involves a long and tedious waiting list. You’re also a lot less likely to receive as much one to one support as you would going private.

In addition to these cons, the NHS will tackle any additional mental health problems separately to your addiction. This means that the process might take a little longer.

If you’re considering attending rehab, then you should carefully weigh up these pros and cons.

For some individuals who are in need of more immediate care, then it might be worth considering private rehab over NHS funded rehab to speed up the process.

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Criteria for Substance Use Disorder in DSM-5

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The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) contains a long list of symptoms for substance use disorders [5].

These symptoms are then used to diagnose individuals with certain substance use disorders.

SUDs (Substance Use Disorders) are categorised into three levels, including mild, moderate and severe.

An individual will be classified depending on how many of the following factors meet and symptoms they display [6]:

  • Social issue: the individual frequently cancels their plans or argues with friends or colleagues or is distant and quiet in social settings
  • Neglection: they have also started neglecting their own basic needs
  • Cancelling plans and activities: the individual will start to quit activities and hobbies that they once really enjoyed in order to consume drugs or alcohol
  • Increased tolerance: they will also start to consume more of the substance as their tolerance increases
  • Consuming increased levels: they will need to consume more of the substance in order to achieve the same effect that they once had from consuming less of the substance
  • Increased and stronger cravings: the individual will experience more frequent and stronger cravings
  • Previous attempts to recover: the individual might have already attempted to recover in the past but has failed
  • Using whilst aware of the dangers: their use has now become hazardous as they become a danger to themselves and other people
  • Withdrawal symptoms: the individual will also start to experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop consuming the substance
  • Physical and mental health problems: the individual has now developed mental health issues along with physical issues due to their addiction.
  • Increased day to day abuse: they now consume the addictive substance every day and this consumes a lot of their time

In order to be deemed to have a mild substance use disorder, you must meet 2-3 of the above criteria [6].

In order to be deemed to have a moderate addiction, you must meet 4-5 of the above criteria [6].

However, if you meet 6 or more then it is believed that you have a severe addiction [6]. If this is the case, then you should try and seek professional, medical help and advice.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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How long you’re required to stay at rehab depends very much on your specific situation.

For example, some individuals suffering from a mild or moderate addiction might only be required to attend inpatient rehab for a total of 7 days.

However, this does generally tend to be the minimum amount of time an individual is in rehab for.

Rehab 4 Addiction and many other specialists recommend that you attend rehab for approximately 28 days to receive the most benefits.

Some individuals do stay as long as 60 – 80 days in order to treat severe and long-term addictions.

During this time, individuals will receive therapy and support with their recovery, including therapy, relapse prevention strategies and a long-term recovery plan.

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The Risks of an Unmanaged Alcohol Withdrawal

For those contemplating detoxing from an addictive substance at home, without the help of a rehab centre or medical professionals, you should be aware that this is an extremely dangerous option.

The reality of detoxification is that it brings with it extremely unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, along with a whole host of health dangers and risks.

If these withdrawal symptoms and health issues are not managed by a healthcare professional, then you are putting yourself at great danger.

Once you begin your withdrawal from the addictive substance, you will begin to feel these unpleasant symptoms as quickly as 6 hours in.

These symptoms include, but are not limited to [7]:

  • Experiencing tremors or ‘the shakes.
  • Experiencing seizures
  • Suffering from anxiety
  • Feeling restless and uncomfortable
  • Frequently throwing up
  • Experiencing fevers

If these symptoms go unmanaged, then they can spiral into potentially life-threatening consequences [7].

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Alcohol Home Detox in Slough

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Those who cannot commit to or afford inpatient rehab, they may want to consider a home detox as previously discussed.

Firstly, you must understand that a home detox is not the same as attempting to detox alone, without the help of medical professionals.

A home detox means that you will receive medical and professional help in the form of phone calls with doctors, therapists and medication via the post.

However, medical professionals will only allow those who drink under 30 units of alcohol each day the opportunity to undergo an at-home detox.

This is mainly because it takes great motivation and self-awareness in order to complete an at-home detox.

For most at-home detox programmes, you will receive daily check-up phone calls to make sure that you are on track and doing well.

It’s a fantastic and affordable way that makes detox more accessible. However, it is by no means as safe as attending an inpatient rehab programme.

Rehab for Cocaine in Slough

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Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, which creates a psychological addiction.

However, it’s important to understand that cocaine does not create a physical addiction. Therefore, undergoing detox and withdrawal from cocaine will not create any physical withdrawal symptoms.

Therefore, withdrawing from cocaine involves fewer risks and complications physically.

However, cocaine takes a great hold over your mind and psychology which makes the withdrawal and recovery process just as hard. 

Rehab offers you to accept too many therapies that help you build the strength to remain cocaine-free for the rest of your life. 

Therapies such as relapse prevention planning and cognitive behaviour therapy help you with developmental strategies to overcome cocaine urges.

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Rehab for Heroin in Slough

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Heroin is another highly addictive drug.

Similar to alcohol, heroin creates both a psychological and physical addiction, meaning that when an individual withdraws from heroin they suffer from psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.

This makes withdrawing and recovery from heroin extremely challenging, but by no means impossible or out of reach.

If you’re addicted to heroin, then you will likely benefit from one to one therapy sessions, including CBT.

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Rehab for Cannabis in Slough


Cannabis creates short term feelings of calmness, an increased sense of appetite and a sensation of feeling euphoric and ‘high.’

However, the long-term effects of excessive cannabis use include feeling frequently paranoid, sick or anxious.

In a similar way that cocaine is not physically addictive, cannabis addiction is not physical, but purely mental.

Therefore, when undergoing detox from a cannabis addiction, you will not experience any physical withdrawal symptoms.

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Types of Therapies on Offer in Slough Rehab Centres


In addition to these treatment options discussed above, here is a list of some more specific treatment options that are commonly available throughout rehab centres in the Slough area.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), as it’s commonly referred to as, is a form of therapy that focuses on learning strategies, triggers, motivation and building skills and techniques to better deal with your day-to-day life [8].

Dialectical behavioural therapy

Like CBT, Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to treat a range of conditions such as personality disorders, ADHD and a range of other issues such as substance use disorders.

Brief interventions

According to the NCBI, brief interventions are becoming an increasingly popular tool. Their aim is to recommend and motivate the individual to lower their level of consumption over time. The end goal is to reduce their overall consumption but works in the early stages to at least lower their consumption and therefore their health concerns too [9].

Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing (also referred to as MI) is a method of treatment that focuses on using internal beliefs and motivations to help the individual find the strength within themselves to change [10].

Holistic therapies

Holistic therapy aims to treat the person, not just their addiction. Forms of holistic therapy work to heal your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health and include activities such as meditation, aromatherapy, Pilates, yoga, speech and language therapy, swimming or art therapy.

Group therapy

Group therapy is a fantastic treatment option that helps individuals feel like they’re not alone. At group therapy, you will be given the opportunity to talk with like-minded individuals who are also suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD).

Individual therapy

Individual therapy is when you will be given the opportunity to receive one to one, private therapy sessions with a trained and highly qualified professional. Individual therapy is a great option for those struggling with a SUD and for those who feel like they would benefit from therapy such as CBT.

Family therapy

For those individuals who would benefit from having an open and calm discussion with their loved ones and family and friends, family therapy is a great treatment option. It will not only create a more supportive and helpful environment for you at home, but it will help your friends and family better understand your addiction.

Co-dependency treatment

The crux of co-dependency is when one individual continually and habitually sacrifices their own needs for another individual.

If you’re co-dependent, then you often struggle with low self-esteem, confidence issues and difficulties managing boundaries.

Many individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder, might also suffer from co-dependency.

At a rehab centre, you will be treated for co-dependency with one to one, individual therapy sessions, as well as potentially group or family therapy.

Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF) 

The 12-step facilitation therapy focuses on linking individuals with groups such as AA (alcoholics anonymous).

12 step facilitation therapy focuses on accepting your drug addiction, surrendering yourself to your recovery and treatment, and finally getting involved in groups such as the AA [11].

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The Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders at Rehab

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It is extremely important to seek the help of a healthcare professional so that a dual diagnosis can’t be diagnosed if necessary. This is particularly important to know before the individual starts the detoxification and withdrawing process.

During this process, your physical and mental health is put under great strain. Therefore, it’s important to diagnose any other mental health issues before they are put under any more pressure.

These mental health illnesses could include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.

Relapse Prevention Planning at Rehab

Whilst at rehab, you will also receive relapse prevention planning.

A successful relapse prevention plan will ensure that you don’t go back to your old ways once you return back home. This is all to ensure that you don’t relapse and are able to form healthier habits.

The Alternatives to going to rehab in Slough

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We understand that attending residential rehab isn’t the right move for everyone, so we’ve listed a few alternatives below.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

If you don’t think rehab is for you, then you could consider joining a local self-help group such as the AA or Narcotics Anonymous.

They’re a great way to meet like-minded people who know exactly what you’re going through whilst also receiving help, support and advice.

SMART Recovery

SMART (Self-management and Recovery Training) works to help individuals suffering from substance use orders link up and talk to each other.

Through SMART Recovery, individuals can talk with one another on a daily basis, whilst talking to professionals and other sufferers through an online board and live chat.

Home Detox

As previously discussed, if individuals don’t want to attend a rehab centre but would still benefit from treatment, then a home detox can be a suitable option if the individual is suffering from a mild addiction.

Al-Anon Family Group meetings

If you think your family would benefit from attending a family group meeting with professionals, then Al-Anon might be for you. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of sufferers and addicts, so everyone who attends is in the same boat and can relate and offer support.

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Outpatient Treatment via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Slough

Outpatient rehab and treatment is a fantastic way to treat a drug or alcohol addiction if you can’t commit to residential rehab.

By attending outpatient rehab, you will be able to attend therapy sessions and receive access to medication whilst still living a relatively normal life. You can stay at work and sleep at home every night.

Do I Really Need to go to a Drug or Alcohol Rehab in Slough?

The answer to this question is simple: no. Not everybody who contacts us will need to go to rehab.

However, many people will require the services of a drug or alcohol rehab in Slough.

To determine the necessity of attending a rehab clinic in Slough, we carry out a short assessment.

During this assessment, we attempt to determine the severity and nature of your addiction.

Generally speaking, if you are addicted to a physically addictive drug such as alcohol, benzodiazepines or opiates, you will require the services of residential rehab in order to be safely detoxed.

We also determine your mental health condition.

If we feel you would struggle to succeed on an outpatient treatment programme due to underlying mental health issues, we will usually encourage you to undergo treatment at a residential rehab in Slough.

Often, the biggest challenge to overcoming your addiction is denial.

You may not realise the extent of the damage your addiction is inflicting on your mental and physical health. Or you may simply be unwilling to change.

If this is the case, it’s usually recommended that you undertake treatment at a residential rehab.

This is because addiction treatment offered on an outpatient basis is likely to fail if you are experiencing denial.

If you are reading this page on our website, then it’s likely you feel professional help is needed.

Perhaps a loved one has expressed concern about your drug or alcohol use.

If this is the case, we urge you to contact us so that we may carry out our free telephone assessment.

Once this assessment is complete, you will gain a much more objective diagnosis of your addiction.

What Happens if I Don’t Need to Go to Rehab?

If we conclude that you are not in need of drug or alcohol rehab in Slough, we may recommend a variety of professional and self-help solutions that will help you either cut down or eliminate your alcohol or drug use.

Rehab 4 Addiction, we maintain a database of many outpatient treatment providers and support groups offered in Slough and across Berkshire.

These options will be invaluable for people who suffer from an alcohol or drug addiction but who may be unable to attend a residential rehab clinic.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction

Contact our free helpline today on 0800 140 4690. Our dedicated advisors are on hand literally 24-hours a day to assist your enquiry. We are confident that we will help you locate a rehab provider in Slough that’s perfect for your needs.

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

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