A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Sutton
Sadly, nowhere in Britain is untouched by the modern addiction epidemic, even Sutton is struggling with this problem. Every year thousands of lives are lost to drink and drugs – legal and illegal – and the cost to those left behind and the society at large is immeasurable.
However, the picture is not an unremittingly gloomy one: there are now many facilities available for those struggling with addiction, and they are prepared to help. If you are among those looking, do not give up – rehab can set you back on the path to happiness.
If you or a loved one are suffering from alcoholism or addiction to drugs including, cocaine, heroin, cannabis and crack, please do not hesitate to call us and speak to one of our trained addiction counsellors. All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions and many have been through detox, rehab, therapy and local support groups. Call us today and take the next steps towards lifelong recovery!
At Primrose Lodge we genuinely care that our patients make a full recovery …
- Holistic Treatment
- Onsite gym
What Is Rehab?
Rehab is generally accepted to be the most effective means of treating addiction. It focuses on tackling both the immediate problem of physical dependency and the longer-term, more pernicious challenges of psychological addiction. Rehab provides a holistic combination of therapy, medication and support upon which an addict – even someone who has been abusing drink and/or drugs for their entire adult life – can construct a permanent recovery.
The term “rehab” is applied to both the process of attending a dedicated facility to receive treatment for addiction and to such a facility itself. Although outpatient programmes are offered by some facilities, treatment is usually provided on an inpatient basis. If you’re an addict in rehab you will benefit from pleasant, peaceful and confidential surroundings in which you can focus totally on your recovery with the help of highly trained medical professionals and the support of your peers.Rehab typically comprises two main phases: detoxification (“detox”) and therapy, addressing physical dependency and psychological addiction respectively. Because each case of addiction is unique, each rehab client receives an individual treatment plan drawn up based on an initial assessment of their condition and the nature and severity of their addiction. The confidential nature of rehab means that you can receive this treatment safe in the knowledge that the details of your condition will remain secret.
Most private rehabs in and around Sutton offer free aftercare once your loved one has successfully completed the rehabilitation process.
How Can I Get Someone into Rehab?
It’s vital to recognise the truth behind the old adage that an addict will only be ready for treatment once they are willing and able to admit that they have a problem, and to reach out for help. Unfortunately, trying to force someone into treatment if they do not truly wish to cease their substance abuse is almost always a futile endeavour.
However, often an addict will strive as far as they can to keep their head in the sand and deny that they have a problem, since the prospect of tackling their addiction and confronting what it has done, and of living a life without the substance/s on which they have come to rely, can be a truly terrifying one. As a result, it is often the case that they will need assistance even to reach the point at which they are able to acknowledge their addiction.
This assistance may come in the form of an intervention (which is something we can help you with), advice from a GP, or in many other ways. However it comes, though, it is imperative that it comes as soon as possible. The longer you struggle with addiction the greater the damage it will do physically, mentally, financially and in many other ways, and the higher the risk that it will eventually prove fatal.
While the NHS provides high-quality addiction treatment services, waiting times can be very lengthy and, tragically, many people have died before getting the treatment they have sought. If you or a loved one desperately require help to tackle an addiction, don’t waste any more time: speak with an addiction specialist about some of the private options which may be available to you in or near Sutton.
Advantages of Private Rehab
Private inpatient rehab offers a tranquil, attractive, secure and confidential environment in which you can focus wholly upon your recovery far from the distractions and temptations of the outside world and your daily routine of substance abuse.
When you enter rehab, having been assessed by the medical team you will embark on a detox assisted by medical professionals who are there to ensure that the detox and withdrawal process is as safe and as comfortable as it can be. Be aware that this may involve the use of certain medications.
After the detox phase is complete, you move into therapy, with various different therapy models provided in both one-to-one and group settings aimed at addressing the root causes of your addiction. They are compiled into a unique treatment plan, enabling you to construct defence mechanisms against relapse. Your individual treatment plan will also include bespoke dietary and fitness regimes, as well as access to other resources depending on which specific rehab you attend and the level of treatment you have opted for.
It’s vital to remember that recovery is not complete the instant you finish your treatment programme and walk out the door of rehab: it is an ongoing process requiring dedication and diligence. As a result, good private rehabs will provide free aftercare for up to a year to give you the assurance of ongoing professional support during this next crucial phase of your recovery.
What Does Rehab Cost in Sutton?
The cost of private rehab can vary dramatically from one rehab to another, with a host of factors adding complexity such as which optional extras may be requested. As a rough guide, standard costs for rehab in England and Wales range from between £5,500 and £11,000 per month, though the cheapest rehab treatment can start from as little as £834 per week.
NHS Addiction Treatment Options near Sutton
You may feel for any of a variety of reasons – including concerns about cost – that at this point in time private rehab is not an option you can consider. If this is the case, it is important not to give up hope: an assortment of NHS and charity resources can be found in and near Sutton. They can help you and your loved ones manage addiction or even overcome it altogether.
Advantages of NHS Treatment
Bearing in mind the aforementioned reluctance of some people to pay for private rehab, one obvious advantage of NHS treatment is that it is free at the point of service delivery. However there are other advantages too: for one thing, the NHS is active across the UK, whereas some rehabs are a long distance away from Sutton, although this is an intended effect to get you away from the usual temptations. Another benefit is a generally high quality of service (though that quality does vary from one NHS trust to the next, and as noted above some areas suffer from very high demand and consequently large waiting lists).
Addiction Support Groups
A number of organisations exist across the country to provide assistance to recovering addicts, and some of these operate a support group model. Support groups are groups of individuals who are themselves recovering addicts. Some have only recently escaped addiction, while others may have been clean for many years. They all come together at regular meetings to give and take mutual support: sharing their stories of addiction, giving advice on how to resist relapse, showing solidarity and sympathy when group members are struggling, and providing the simple companionship which can mean so much in times of difficulty and loneliness.
Support group attendees can come from all walks of life, brought together by their shared experience of addiction and recovery; typically, attendance at support groups is free and the only qualification for participation is a commitment to leading a life free of substance abuse.
The most famous support group organisation, and the one on which most others are modelled, is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which was founded in 1935 and runs on a 12-step programme of personal and spiritual development, with one of the steps being a recognition that a higher power – such as God – can assist with an alcoholic’s recovery. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), founded in 1953 and based directly upon the AA model, is the second-largest support group organisation worldwide and caters to recovering drug addicts specifically.
In a similar vein, but supporting those recovering from addictions to specific substances, 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 Sutton, see their relevant websites.
Types of Counselling
Individual counselling provided by private addiction counsellors is a form of treatment which is often found especially useful by recovering addicts with very busy schedules. Private addiction counsellors operate similarly to regular psychotherapists: they can be engaged for one-off sessions or on an ongoing basis (typically weekly), usually charging by appointment.
Counsellors offering a broad variety of therapy models and different approaches to treatment can be found right across the UK, including a great many in London; most of these counsellors only operate during listed hours, but some do make themselves available for emergencies.
This type of counselling is often an option for people who have gone through rehab or a similar treatment program, and desire supplementary assistance during their ongoing recovery. On the other hand, it is also the preferred choice for many who have not yet gone through rehab but who intend to do so, and meanwhile desire help in managing addiction ahead of an attempt to overcome it altogether.
Reaching Sutton in London
The Sutton wards are Beddington North, Beddington South, Belmont, Carshalton Central, Carshalton South and Clockhouse, Cheam, Nonsuch, St Helier, Stonecot, Sutton Central, Sutton North, Sutton South, Sutton West, The Wrythe, Wallington North, Wallington South, Wandle Valley, and Worcester Park. If you have to drive around the borough, keep in mind that there are a number of useful large roads to use for quicker access including the A24 and the A217, as well as the A232. At the same time, if you consider using public transportation, the local stations are serviced by the London Buses network. Railway services run through the territory including the Southern trains and the Thameslink line. Sutton Station is one of the biggest in the area.
There are multiple opportunities for your relaxing rehab-focused outings. They may be part of the holistic therapies some rehabs in the area provide. Found in the borough are the compact Manor Park and the historic Oaks Park in the south; two large lavender fields are at the disposition of flower lovers – at Oaks Way and one in Croydon Lane.
How to Get to Primrose Lodge from Sutton
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.
To get to Worplesdon from Sutton by car, head out on the A2043, then join Malden Way/A3. Stay on the A3 for 20 kilometres, then take London Rd/A3100, then the A320; finally, join the A322/Worplesdon Road and follow signage.
For those travelling by train, go from Sutton up to Clapham Junction and change for direct services to Worplesdon.