If you are looking for private addiction rehab centres in the UK, we can offer advice and guidance on where to go, what they cost, what they offer in terms of treatment and how good they are. Rehabs such as the Sanctuary Lodge are the perfect place for addicts to receive recovery treatment. Most offer the facilities, therapies, and staff necessary to help you end addiction and move on to a productive, substance-free life. The success achieved by private rehab centres is one of the main reasons we recommend them to our clients.

There are times when clients contact us looking for information about free rehab services from the NHS. We are happy to provide that information, but you should know that free NHS services are typically overwhelmed by the number of addicts looking for help. They don’t have the resources to handle so many clients, resulting in long waiting lists for treatment. A private rehab centre can usually admit a new client within 24 hours.

Higher Level of Care

Many things separate private rehab centres from what is offered by the NHS. Most notably is the level of care provided. A private clinic will offer bespoke treatment plans based on the individual needs and circumstances of each client. Treatment plans are developed during the initial patient consultation and carried out during the course of treatment. That’s not how the NHS works.

The NHS has developed a static set of treatments that are applied equally to everyone who comes through their doors. A lack of flexibility in these programmes makes it difficult for therapists and clinical staff to meet individual needs. It is the individual attention of the private rehab centre that gives a decided advantage over NHS services.

When you choose a private centre, you will be evaluated by a trained and licensed member of the medical community. Your evaluation will include your physical health, your mental and emotional state of being, your addiction history, your personal relationships, and anything else that could be a contributing factor. The more information evaluators have, the better they can develop a bespoke treatment plan uniquely tailored to you.

Residential Treatment

Addiction treatment at a private centre, such as the Sanctuary Lodge, can be offered on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis. Inpatient programmes are preferred because they are based on a residential model that separates the addict from his/her current circumstances and way of life. This separation is necessary if the client is going to focus fully on getting well. Outpatient treatment centres offer far too many distractions.

Not too long ago the NHS was fairly liberal in referring chronic addicts to residential programmes offered by private rehab centres. Moreover, because the referrals were NHS initiated, the treatment was still provided to the patient at no cost to him or her. However, times have changed.

The NHS no longer has the financial resources to continue the practice unabated. So now, when they refer a patient to a private clinic it is a rare occurrence. The NHS prefers to refer individuals to support groups, charitable organisations and their own clinical services.

We prefer the residential model for a variety of reasons. One example would be the 24-hour supervision provided by clinic staff. This type of supervision means that there’s always help available to a client in need. Outpatient programmes cannot say the same thing.

Paying for Private Addiction Rehab

Many addicts and their families shy away from private care because of its cost. If that sounds like you, we urge you to contact us anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised by how affordable modern drug rehab is. Some of the more moderately priced clinics offer complete, 28-day programmes in the £5,000 range.

You might also be surprised to discover your private health insurance covers all, or most, of the cost of addiction recovery. It is in their best interest to do so. Obviously, you must check with your insurance provider to see what their position on this is. Rest assured that the clinics we work with accept most major health insurance plans.

Treatment Used

What types of treatments do private rehab centres use? Only the latest and best available. Therapies include:

  • detox – this is a process by which the addict’s body is cleansed through separation

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – a very specific type of therapeutic counselling aimed at getting to the deeper issues of addiction

  • group therapy – the practice of getting together with others for the purpose of mutual support, shared experiences and accountability

  • individual counselling – just about every addict will need some measure of one-on-one counselling during his or her treatment

  • aftercare – the practice of following up with additional services in the weeks and months after the completion of rehab.

There are literally dozens of different treatment options therapists and clinical staff may choose to use. So why have so many options? Because every individual addict is different in personality and circumstance. The more treatment options available, the more likely clinical staff will be able to develop a customised plan that proves successful.

At the core of rehab is getting to the underlying issues associated with addiction. Those issues include everything from broken family relationships to financial difficulties to associated mental illness. Failing to deal with the underlying issues leads to lots of problems, not the least of which is denial.

An addict in denial is at a place where he/she believes they really have no addiction problem. Rather, they tend to see some external force as being responsible for their unhappiness. They believe their addiction is the only thing helping them cope. Trust us when we say that no good can come from denial.

Your rehab treatment and a private clinic should involve both the physical and psychological facets of dependence. Only when you confront both can you truly be made well. Only when you’re willing to do whatever it takes to break the cycle of addiction will you stand a chance at long-term success.

No More Delay

As an addict progresses into the deeper stages of addiction, he or she is quite likely to develop destructive emotions including anger, bitterness, and further denial and delusion. The fact that you are reading this right now suggests to us that either you’re not there yet or you’re experiencing a temporary lull. Now is the time to call us for help. Now is not the time for further delay.

Every day you delay, you are increasing the likelihood that your addiction will ultimately destroy you. It’s not worth it. Pick up the phone and call us right now. All of our services are free and confidential. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.