Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Guildford

The ravages of addiction reach into every corner of the UK, and even affluent areas like Guildford are no exception – indeed, though Britain’s inner cities tend to receive the majority of media attention on this topic, the drug problem in the country’s towns is no less acute, and Surrey is especially susceptible as a result of its particular demographic mix and its proximity to London.

However, as the addiction epidemic grows, so too does our understanding of the condition and how to treat it, and there are now numerous facilities in and near Surrey set up to help those in need. If you or a loved one are fighting addiction and need such help, read on to find out how rehab can make the difference between life and death.

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What Is Rehab?

Residential rehabilitation – or “rehab” – is the name given both to treatment provided to an addict at a dedicated facility, and to the facility itself. Rehab offers a compelling combination of detoxification (“detox”) and therapy, addressing both the immediate pressures of physical dependency and the longer-term challenges of psychological addiction.

This combination – delivered in one facility in a peaceful, secure, pleasant and confidential setting – means rehab is widely considered to be the most effective approach to the treatment of addiction in terms of its ability to provide a platform for permanent recovery. Indeed, so successful has the model proven that in mainstream culture “rehab” has become more or less synonymous with addiction treatment.

How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?

It is imperative to get an addict help as soon as they are prepared to request it: time is absolutely of the essence because addiction can prove fatal at any time, as a result, either of overdose or of the type of accident or violent act in which substance abuse is so often a factor. While it is a truism that an addict is only ready for treatment when they are able to admit to their addiction, it is also true that the longer they struggle with that addiction the more likely it is to end in their death or that of another.

With this in mind, the lengthy waiting times associated with NHS services – however high the quality of those services may be – become a serious issue. If you are struggling with addiction, do not waste any time: speak to an addiction specialist today on 0800 024 1455 to discuss the potentially life-changing – and life-saving – private options available to you.

Advantages of Private Rehab

For those struggling under the burden of addiction, rehab is a life-changing experience. In the tranquil, safe, secure and confidential confines of rehab, addicts can concentrate on recovery away from the environment in which they have succumbed to substance abuse and addiction. The immediate pressures of physical dependency will be dealt with upon entering rehab as a patient undergoes a period of detox and withdrawal, assisted by highly trained medical personnel (and potentially by the appropriate medication designed to ameliorate the worst impact of withdrawal).

Following detox, the patient will engage in therapy – both one-to-one and group – addressing the root causes of addiction and designed to provide defences against relapse. Throughout their stay, the patient will be provided with tailored dietary and fitness plans and will benefit from an array of other on-site resources. Upon leaving the facility they will receive a year’s free aftercare – because recovery is not accomplished simply by leaving rehab, but is an ongoing process.

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What Does Rehab Cost in Guildford?

The cost of private rehab in or near Guildford can vary significantly by treatment programme, and depending on which of a variety of optional extras are selected. As a rough guide, standard costs range from between £5,500 and £11,000 per month, though the cheapest rehab treatment can start from as little as £834 per week. For more details, call 0800 804 4755.

NHS Addiction Treatment Options near Guildford

If you feel that private rehab is currently not an option for you for reasons of cost, or if you do not feel that you are able to spend the required time away from family and/or work obligations, do not despair: various NHS and charity resources can be found in Guildford and across Surrey which can help you combat your addiction. Consult your GP about which of these resources may be available to you and would be most appropriate for your specific situation.

Advantages of NHS Treatment

The most obvious advantage of NHS treatment is one of cost: NHS services are free at the point of use, while private rehab, as noted above, does come at a cost (although compared with the potential costs – in all senses – of not seeking help, and continuing to suffer from addiction, this may be considered a very valuable investment).

Another positive aspect of taking the NHS route is the geographical accessibility of facilities: the NHS operates across the country while some rehabs may be very distant from Guildford (though others are effectively adjacent).

Moreover, NHS services are typically of a very high standard (though quality does vary by location and, as noted, waiting lists can be long).

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Addiction Support Groups

Various organisations exist across the UK which provide assistance to recovering addicts on a support group basis: groups of people who are themselves in recovery, who gather regularly (typically weekly) to offer and take advice, share stories of addiction, show solidarity and sympathy, and give the simple companionship that can be so important when someone is struggling with recovery and loneliness.

Attendance is usually free, with the only criterion for participation being a commitment to abstinence.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the best-known and oldest (formed in 1935) of these organisations and operates on a 12-step programme which is the basis for many other similar support networks – such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which as its name suggests caters specifically to recovering drug addicts.

Similarly based on the 12-step model, but each with an even more specific focus are Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Heroin Anonymous (HA), Marijuana Anonymous (MA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), all of which operate 12-step programmes. There are also support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon assisting the families and friends of addicts which typically hold meetings alongside those for the addicts themselves.

Support groups typically meet weekly, though each local chapter is managed independently and meeting times and venues are subject to change. To find information on meetings in or near Guildford, see the relevant websites: Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; Cocaine Anonymous; Heroin Anonymous; Marijuana Anonymous; Crystal Meth Anonymous

Types of Counselling

Private addiction counsellors operate like “normal” psychotherapists (though with an obvious emphasis on tackling the causes and consequences of addiction) and are often a very useful option for individuals with very busy schedules who cannot immediately take the necessary time to undergo a full treatment programme at rehab, as well as being a valuable resource for those who have completed rehab and wish to have supplementary support during recovery.

Private counsellors can be found across the country, providing various different therapy models; they can be seen by private appointment – typically on a weekly basis – and charge accordingly. Some counsellors are available on an emergency basis.

How to get to Primrose Lodge from Guildford

Primrose Lodge is a unique rehab clinic located in the historic town of Guildford, Surrey. Boasting a private gymnasium, purpose-built treatment rooms and en-suite bedrooms, this attractive, spacious building is the perfect getaway for those battling addiction, while Primrose Lodge’s highly experienced staff are on hand 24/7 to ensure patients’ safety and comfort. Integrated treatment programmes designed to address the root causes of addiction are provided in a tranquil and confidential environment in which patients can focus wholly upon their recovery.

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