Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Worcester

There is no shame in being addicted to drugs or alcohol. Many people before you have overcome addiction, and many before you got to stop drinking or doing drugs.

If you want it, it is possible.

You are reading this page, so that means that you are already on the right way to getting help for the issue you have been struggling with.

Call us today for more help on 0800 140 4690 or alternatively submit a contact request through this online form.

Who is rehab suitable for?

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Checking into a rehabilitation centre can feel like an extreme and overwhelming decision, and you may question whether a professional treatment programme is really suitable for you and your individual needs. 

Is your addiction too severe for rehab, or perhaps not severe enough? 

These questions may prevent you from taking that first crucial step towards recovery, so it’s important to understand that there is a range of different treatment options and rehab programmes to suit the majority of cases. 

A rehabilitation centre or treatment programme for addiction is suitable for:

  • Anyone who is dealing with a physical and/or psychological addiction to a particular substance or behaviour
  • Anyone who has not been deemed suitable for a home detox, either due to a severe addiction or a mental health disorder which would prevent them from recovering without 24/7 care
  • Anyone who has previously attempted to recover from an addiction, either at home or in a rehabilitation centre or treatment programme
  • Anyone who becomes physically, mentally or verbally aggressive when under the influence of substances
  • Anyone with a history of delirium tremens or alcoholic seizures
  • Anyone with a diagnosis of Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Anyone dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or schizophrenia alongside an addiction

If you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and are unsure as to whether rehab is suitable for you, we’re here to help. 

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today and let us help you to make an informed decision about your journey towards recovery.

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How a substance use disorder is diagnosed with the DSM-5 criteria

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In order to diagnose a substance use disorder, there are certain criteria that must be observed in the patient. 

The following 11 criteria, taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, are commonly used in determining both the level of addiction and whether the patient has a diagnosable substance use disorder.

  • Hazardous use: The substance is being used in a dangerous manner
  • Social or interpersonal problems related to use: Conflicts and problems with others have arisen due to substance use
  • Neglected major roles to use: Substance use has been prioritised over other responsibilities
  • Withdrawal: Cessation of the substance use results in withdrawal symptoms
  • Tolerance: More of the substance is required to achieve the initial effects
  • Used larger amounts/longer: The dosage and frequency of ingestion has increased
  • Repeated attempts to control the use or quit: There is an inability to reduce or completely stop the intake of the substance
  • Much time spent using: Substance use takes up a large amount of time and energy
  • Physical or psychological problems related to use: Physical or mental health problems have developed as a direct result of substance use
  • Activities are given up to use: Substance use is prioritised over activities and hobbies that were once enjoyed
  • Craving: When the substance is not available, the individual experiences cravings.

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Understanding the DSM-5 three levels of severity

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When diagnosing a substance use disorder, medical professionals will consult the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in order to determine the severity of the addiction.

There are three levels of severity in regards to the addiction spectrum: mild, moderate and severe.

If two or three of the above criteria are present, the individual has a mild substance use disorder. 

If they meet four or five of the criteria then their substance use disorder is classified as moderate and if six or more of the above criteria are met then they will be diagnosed with a severe substance use disorder.

Holding an intervention before rehab

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If you have a friend or family member who is dealing with an addiction, it can be heartbreaking to watch them continue their behaviour over time. 

You may worry about the risks of overdose, the physical effects on their health and the mental toll that the addiction is taking on both the individual and yourself.

If they refuse to accept that they have a problem and avoid taking steps towards recovery, you have the option of holding an intervention in order to push them into getting help.

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What is an intervention?

An intervention is a meeting designed to help someone struggling to come to terms with their addiction.

It usually involves a group of people, each of whom is important in the individual’s life, confronting them about their behaviour and explaining the consequences of the addiction. 

They will ask the individual to seek help and accept treatment at a rehabilitation centre or programme.

These people may be parents, siblings, grandparents, friends or members of their faith.

It is important to select people that the individual likes, respects and admires and who have the ability to stand firm in what they say.

An intervention should be run by an experienced and qualified person such as a psychologist or professional interventionist who will be able to keep the meeting on track and guide the individual towards treatment options.

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How can an intervention help?


While someone with an addiction can often deny the problem to themselves and those around them, it can be extremely difficult to do this when confronted with the evidence by the people who are most important to them.

Hearing first-hand the effect that their addiction has had on their friends and family members can often shock the individual into accepting that they have a problem and push them into getting treatment.

Additionally, the knowledge that there will be consequences if they do not seek treatment can also force the individual to take steps towards recovery as they do not want to lose or strain these relationships further. 

It is also helpful for these steps to be monitored by members of the intervention group to ensure that they stay accountable.

The CRAFT model of intervention

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The idea of holding an intervention for a friend or family member can be extremely intimidating.

You may be concerned about saying the wrong thing, withholding useful information or potentially making the situation worse. 

A professional interventionist can usually help to alleviate these fears, and introducing the CRAFT model can make the process feel a lot clearer.

Standing for Community Reinforcement and Family Training, CRAFT can help you communicate effectively with someone who is struggling with an addiction. 

You will learn how to support both you and your loved one and help to push them towards treatment without sabotaging your own relationship with them. 

CRAFT focuses on making positive changes to your behaviour, such as avoiding enabling and shaming them, as well as helping your loved one to see that they have a problem. [1]

Understanding the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Many doctors use the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in order to effectively identify and establish an alcohol addiction and the severity of the disorder. [2]

AUDIT is a set of questions developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). If a patient is suspected to be suffering from an alcohol use disorder, this tool will often be utilised during the initial assessment. 

The scoring system ranges from 0-5, with scores at the lower end of the scale reflecting a less severe disorder while scores at the higher end of the scale usually reflect a more serious addiction.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

  • How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  • How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
  • How often have you had 6 or more units if female or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  • How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  • How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  • How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  • How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  • Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  • Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

Questions 1-3 establish the amount and frequency of alcohol intake, questions 4-6 centre around dependency and questions 7-10 are focused on the consequences of alcohol use.

If the patient scores more than 8 points, this could indicate that they are dealing with an alcohol use disorder. A score of 13 or above will usually result in a diagnosis of alcohol dependency. 

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How much does rehab cost in Worcester?

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In the majority of cases, your stay at a rehabilitation centre in Worcester is completely customisable. 

As a result, the price you pay will be determined by how long your stay lasts, whether you choose to sleep in a single or shared room and the type of rehabilitation centre you select. 

As a general rule, the cost of a 10-day stay can range from £2,000 to £6,000 depending on the factors above. If you choose to stay for 28 days then you can expect to pay between £6,000 and £12,000. 

You may wish to complete a home detox instead of travelling to a rehabilitation centre, and this should first be discussed with a medical professional to ensure your comfort and safety. 

This is a cheaper option at roughly £1,500, but it is important to note that it may not be suitable depending on the severity of your addiction.

To discuss the price of rehab in Worcester in more detail, contact our team at Rehab 4 Addiction today so that we can explain your options and walk you through the admissions process.

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How long does rehab last in Worcester?

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Rehab is not a prison sentence and you will usually be able to leave at the time of your choosing. 

While the minimum stay for a managed detoxification and withdrawal is around seven days, it is recommended that you stay for at least 30 days.

This is in order to effectively treat both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction recovery through medical detoxification and counselling sessions.

Most rehabilitation centres offer 30, 60 and 90-day plans depending on the severity of your addiction and your general needs.

Your budget, mental and physical health and any responsibilities at home will be taken into account when a programme length is recommended.

What are the differences between private and council-funded rehab in Worcester?

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One of the first decisions that many patients are required to make regarding their recovery is whether to attend a private or council-funded rehabilitation centre. 

Worcester is home to both types of facilities, providing a wide range of recovery options that work with most peoples lifestyles and budgets.

Council-funded rehabs and treatment programmes are offered at a reduced rate or even free of charge, making them more accessible for those who may not have the budget to go private.

They are subject to the same privacy and confidentiality laws as private facilities and are often located close to home for the people of Worcester while employing experienced staff and providing a high level of medical care.

However, along with the benefits of council-funded rehab, there are a number of limitations that could potentially affect the speed of recovery. 

Many facilities do not assign a specific counsellor to each patient – instead, they may see multiple counsellors throughout the programme, which can make it more difficult to form a connection. 

The admissions process is often more complicated and drawn-out than that of private rehab.

With numerous checks and approvals to pass through and there is always the possibility that a patient who would benefit greatly from residential rehab may not be approved for this specific type of treatment.

While private rehab is notoriously more expensive than council-funded rehab, it also comes with a wide range of benefits.

The admissions process is far quicker with many facilities offering same-day admission, allowing patients to receive the help and support that they need as soon as possible. 

The majority of private clinics offer a wider range of treatment options including more alternative therapies such as acupuncture and aromatherapy.

There is also an extensive aftercare programme that reduces the risk of relapse after the treatment has ended.

Patients will generally see the same counsellor throughout the duration of their stay, allowing them to form a stronger connection and feel more confident in opening up to them.

However, this form of treatment is less accessible to the general public, as the fees for private rehab can be high. 

Depending on where they are located many facilities may also require patients to travel long distances in order to attend.

This may result in a lack of contact with family for the duration of their stay and potentially make it difficult for patients to attend as an outpatient.

No matter which option you choose there will likely be a rehab centre or treatment programme in Worcester to suit your lifestyle, budget and individual needs.

This would allow you to fully commit to recovery and focus on your physical and mental health.

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The risk of an unmanaged alcohol withdrawal

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As alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive, over time the body and mind can form a dependence on this substance. 

This means that if an individual regularly drinks large amounts of alcohol over a number of years, they are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms once the alcohol is suddenly reduced or completely stopped.

These symptoms can range from merely uncomfortable and unpleasant to dangerous and even deadly, and they can get worse very quickly. 

As a result, it is highly recommended that anyone detoxing from alcohol should do so under the guidance and care of experienced medical professionals.

You should not attempt to withdraw from alcohol alone. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms will usually peak between 24 and 72 hours, and even mild symptoms can suddenly develop into serious and life-threatening problems. 

The most dangerous form of alcohol withdrawal is known as delirium tremens, and it is thought that between 3% and 5% of people will develop this condition. [3]

Common symptoms of delirium tremens

  • Extremely high body temperature resulting in a fever
  • High blood pressure and increased heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Experiencing visual, tactile or auditory hallucinations
  • Severe confusion
  • Becoming agitated or aggressive
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

The most concerning aspect of delirium tremens is how quickly this condition can develop and the devastating effect that it can have on the respiratory system and blood circulation. 

If not promptly treated delirium tremens can lead to sepsis, heart failure or difficulty breathing.

In the most severe cases, it can result in loss of life.

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Rehab for cocaine in Worcester

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Are you struggling with an addiction to cocaine and wish to recover close to home in Worcester?

Taking that first step towards drug treatment can be daunting, but the good news is that there is a range of effective treatment programmes and facilities available to suit your individual needs.

As cocaine is extremely psychologically addictive, the main aspect of your recovery will involve extensive therapy in order to reduce cravings.

It will also provide techniques that will help you to make healthier and more positive decisions. 

This may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, group therapy and holistic treatments such as mindfulness and massage.

As with other substances, treatment for a cocaine addiction does not end once the programme has been completed.

The majority of rehab facilities provide a 12-month aftercare programme that involves regular therapy sessions, attending local support groups and continued care as you transition back into daily life.

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Rehab for heroin in Worcester

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Heroin addiction is notoriously difficult to break, but long-term recovery and sobriety are possible if the patient receives effective treatment at a rehabilitation centre or outpatient programme. 

The first step is to undergo complete physical detoxification, during which the body is purged of this substance over a period of time.

This can be extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant for the patient and extremely dangerous if they relapse, which is why rehab facilities in Worcester provide 24/7 medical observation throughout the detoxification process.

There are a number of medications that may be prescribed during the detoxification process and throughout the duration of treatment.

One of the most common is methadone, a less-addictive substance that can produce similar sensations of pleasure and euphoria. 

The prescription and dispersal of methadone are carefully controlled, and when used on a long-term basis it can help to reduce cravings for heroin and is, therefore, less difficult to withdraw from.

Like many other substances, rehab for heroin addiction involves ongoing therapy in order to tackle the psychological dependency as well as the root issues behind the problem. 

Patients will learn effective techniques to increase their motivation for recovery, manage any potential cravings and begin to live a drug-free and fulfilling lifestyle.

Rehab for cannabis in Worcester

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While cannabis is not physically addictive, the use of this substance can result in psychological dependency.

As the UK’s most commonly-used illicit substance, there are a growing number of people entering rehab to treat a psychological addiction to cannabis.

The process for treating this dependency is similar to that of other substances.

However, as cannabis is not physically addictive there are usually little to no withdrawal symptoms when the drug is cleansed from the system. 

Cannabis rehab primarily focuses on numerous types of therapy in order to explore the reasons for use and give the individual the mental tools needed to break free from their addiction. 

These may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing. 

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What types of therapy are available at rehab in Worcester?

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Many different people attend rehab in Worcester for a variety of different reasons, and as a result, there is a wide range of therapy options available for individuals seeking counselling and rehabilitation.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focuses on the belief that we have the power to change our behaviour and mindsets. [4] It is a popular form of talking therapy used to treat a number of different conditions and can be highly effective at treating substance addiction. 

Patients will learn a range of healthy coping methods and ways of managing stress while developing more effective communication techniques. 

Rather than simply instructing the patient to stop drinking alcohol, for example, the therapist will examine the factors and reasons behind the behaviour that leads them to turn to alcohol in the first place.

Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is another popular form of talking therapy that helps patients to accept what they are unable to change, such as past experiences, while providing the tools and support required to build a life that brings them joy and fulfilment. [5] 

It is similar to CBT in many ways and works to change negative beliefs and mindsets into a more positive way of looking at the world and teaches healthy coping skills that patients can carry with them for years to come.

Motivational interviewing

While a drug or alcohol addiction can have an extremely detrimental effect on every aspect of a person’s life, they may struggle to seek help due to the comfort that their substance of choice can bring to them. 

Many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol in order to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions of facing traumatic memories and choosing to receive treatment can mean getting rid of this coping method that they have relied on for so long. 

As a result, it can be extremely difficult to find the motivation to recover, and in these cases, motivational interviewing techniques can help the individual to uncover their personal reasons and desire for recovery.

Group therapy

When two or more people receive counselling treatment within the same session, this is known as group therapy. 

Led by a trained and experienced therapist, group therapy is a way to learn from the experiences of others as well as share your own traumas and emotions with people who may feel similarly.

During this treatment, you will learn effective problem-solving techniques, develop stronger social skills and grow in confidence through assisting and providing advice to other group members.

Holistic therapies

A holistic approach to addiction treatment focuses on the idea that every aspect of the individual, both physical and spiritual, should be treated rather than simply working on the addiction itself. 

These treatments are usually performed in conjunction with more traditional methods such as CBT and DBT and may consist of art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy and nutritional therapy. 

Holistic therapy treats the body, mind and spirit and allows the patient to grow in confidence while developing a peaceful and healthy state of mind.

Family therapy

Often the people closest to the affected individual, the family of an addict have likely witnessed the development of the addiction and may have suffered first-hand from the effects of this disorder. 

As a result, it can be extremely effective for family members to be involved in the therapy process as a way to come to terms with their experience and understand how their behaviour could potentially be enabling the addiction.

Family therapy can also strengthen the bonds within a family and help to mend strained relationships.

Co-dependency treatment

If an individual is codependent they will often put the needs of someone else ahead of their own, potentially to the detriment of their health and wellbeing. 

This can result in an unhealthy relationship dynamic both to the individual and their partner, as neither is able to fully grow and develop into a balanced person. 

This is often seen in relationships where one or both of the partners are struggling with an addiction, and co-dependency treatment aims to get to the root of these issues while providing solutions and healthy coping strategies in order to improve the relationship.

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What are the alternatives to going to rehab in Worcester?

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While checking into an inpatient rehabilitation programme in Worcester is an effective way to begin your treatment, there are many other options and paths towards recovery that do not involve such a large financial and time-consuming commitment. 

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can be extremely beneficial for anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. 

Members meet regularly to discuss their experiences and provide advice, guidance and support to others in similar situations. AA and NA can be helpful in building strong support systems as well as gaining confidence in assisting others.

SMART Recovery

Similar in many ways to AA and NA, SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and focuses on motivational interviewing techniques in order to help individuals recover from substance addiction. [6] 

There are four main areas of treatment with SMART Recovery:

  • Building Motivation
  • Coping with Urges
  • Problem Solving
  • Lifestyle Balance

All of which aim to foster a balanced and sober lifestyle that can be continued and built upon in the future.

Outpatient treatment programmes

There are many outpatient treatment programmes available in Worcester that do not require a stay in a rehabilitation centre. 

Instead, you will attend regular sessions that can be based around work and other responsibilities in order to safely complete medical detoxification and receive counselling. 

Once the session has ended for the day, you will be able to return home and resume normal life until the next session.

This can be extremely helpful for people who do not have the budget for an inpatient stay or have responsibilities that prevent them from being away from home.

Home detoxes

For some people, the thought of attending an inpatient rehabilitation centre can be overwhelming and intimidating.

They may have work responsibilities or childcare that do not allow them to take time off for recovery, and in these cases, a home-based detox may be the best solution. [7]

It is important to arrange medical supervision and guidance when seeking a home detox, and it is not recommended to detox alone.

This method of treatment may not be suitable for certain people with co-occurring mental health disorders or particularly severe addiction.

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When should I call the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Worcester service?

You should contact us if you feel your alcohol or drug consumption is getting out of control, and you think it’s time to get rid of your addiction.

The sooner you start to rid yourself of your addiction, the easier the process will be.

Once you decide to call our Drug and Alcohol Rehab service in Worcester, one of our specialists will be able to have a conversation with you regarding your situation and whether you would benefit from these services.

When we find the clinic that suits your needs, we can move on to the rehabilitation process.

Rehab is not easy. Many ex-addicts claim going through rehab was the hardest thing they ever had to do.

From the detoxification process to behavioural therapy to find out why you do drugs or abuse alcohol.  Detox is normally the first step in most rehab centres.

The reason why withdrawing from drugs should be done in a rehab centre, is due to the danger that it could bring to your health.

Depending on the severity and the duration of your addiction, you can struggle with heavy withdrawal symptoms if you are not careful.

After the detox is complete, our in-house psychologists at the Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Worcester will be able to help you find out what triggers you through therapy and help you arm yourself against the temptations of relapsing.

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Getting addiction help for a friend or family member

What if you’re not the one suffering from addiction? What if it’s a friend or relative, and they’re resisting the idea of getting expert help? In this case, we at Rehab 4 Addiction offer intervention services.

We come to your home and talk to your loved one. We tell him/her the importance of getting treatment and potential risks if timely treatment isn’t sought.

Most of our counsellors were past addicts who were able to overcome their addiction.

Therefore, rest assured they know and understand what your loved one is experiencing.

They employ empathy in all their approaches and can reason out with the victim to get professional treatment in a drug & alcohol rehab in Worcester.

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Get help before it’s too late

Are you fed up with alcohol or drug? Have you decided that enough is enough and want to get your life back on track? Congratulations, you’re on your way to living a happier and better life.

Contact us at Rehab 4 Addiction on0800 140 4690to know more about treatment options available in a drug & alcohol rehab in Worcester.

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Worcestershire, including Worcester, Redditch, Malvern, Kidderminster, and Evesham.









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