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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Options in London

If you are struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol our services can offer you expert therapists and a recovery community in the London area which to heal from your addiction and to rebuild your life. Finding the best rehab in London has never been more effortless.

Difficult emotions are a normal part of life, like grief when we lose a loved one and anger when something happens that we feel is unfair or unjust. Drinking and using drugs may seem like an effective coping mechanism for dealing with the ups and downs of life, but only for a while. Before long, addiction can start to make our problems much worse.

Facing addiction alone can feel overwhelming, but there is help available. We know that addiction requires the correct treatment. Experts agree that a tailored, research-based, residential treatment programme is the most effective way to achieve and maintain recovery.

Going to alcohol or drug rehab will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to deal with feelings safely and constructively, as well as to build a life in which you can flourish and reach your goals.

Who Is an Addict?

There are all sorts of reasons why people start using and drinking. No one intends to become an addict. Many need a rehab in London or elsewhere not for addiction, but for not being able to stop abusing, binging and similar problems. Many people start using socially and it just seems to spiral out of control; others use and drink to medicate their feelings away. Maybe you never learnt effective coping skills as a child. Attending rehab will give you the opportunity to learn skills and tools.

Addiction can be a really confusing illness, not least because no two addicts are the same. You may be a binge drinker, able to stay sober all week only to drink heavily on the weekends. Yet, you may be very obviously addicted, using heavily every day. You may appear to have your life under control and you only use a small amount. However, using it daily means that you’re never really drunk or really high, but never truly sober either.

Some questions to consider:

Are you able to moderate your drinking or using?

Are you able to stop drinking and using entirely for a while?

Do you find yourself drinking and using even though you had planned not to?

Do you suffer withdrawal symptoms when you don’t have a drink or a drug?

Do you find your self-drinking and using in secret?

When you are deciding whether or not to go for treatment consider how your drinking and using is impacting your life, your relationships, and your health-mental, physical and emotional. If you are suffering in these areas, and have been unable to control your drinking and using, it may be time to seek some help. You can do it!

Short and Long-Term Consequences

Binge users often experience immediate problems, like accidents resulting in the need for medical care or consequences related to doing dangerous things, that you just wouldn’t do when sober, like having unprotected sex.

There are long-term consequences associated with using and drinking too. You may experience serious health consequences like liver disease, various cancerous conditions and hepatitis, as well as a deterioration in your mental health. You may find your life getting increasingly unmanageable as you may even lose your job and your relationships with partners, friends, and family can break down.

Self Medicating

Sometimes addiction is an attempt at ‘self-medicating’. When struggling with emotions and thoughts, one way to attempt finding some peace and balance is to use or drink the feelings away. It might be that you thought it would help you to become more capable and effective in life, but it most often has only negative consequences. It is tragic that imbalance and unmanageability are only exacerbated by the addiction.

What Is Addiction?

Sometimes people think of addiction as a terribly selfish illness, but when someone is suffering from addiction, regard for self is quickly abandoned as preoccupation with drinking and using takes over. In fact, addicts tend to put themselves in progressively more dangerous situations. Hence, we do not believe that addicts are selfish, rather they are powerless over the illness of addiction.

Addiction Is an Illness

The fact that addicts and alcoholics have continued using despite all the consequences above has left the rest of society, the medical profession and the criminal justice system at a loss for years. Now our understanding of addiction acknowledges that rather than addiction being a moral failing. Addiction is a chronic neurological disorder – an illness. It is characterised by an inability to choose to stop using.

Recent research shows that the nature of addiction is in large part biological. Understanding your habits this way is a powerful tool because it means that you are entitled to care and to treatment rather than punishment, as would be the case with any other disease. You can treat your illness, you can recover.

Treating addiction is possible with a full alcohol or drug rehabilitation plan in a reliable rehab clinic. London is one of the biggest areas in the UK with excellent, CQC-regulated rehabs available for people with all sorts of addictions.

What to Expect from a London Rehab?

In all London services we partner with, it is eminently possible to recover from a life of addiction and to be not only clean and sober but also able to experience happiness, love, and serenity.

The London rehab programmes blend individual and group counselling with the 12 Steps and other holistic practices; all tailored to accommodate your specific needs and goals or that of your loved ones, if you are looking to help them.

We are very willing to accommodate you if you have a ‘dual diagnosis’. It is possible to recover if you have depression or anxiety or other mental health diagnoses that exists alongside your primary illness of addiction or alcoholism.

What Alcohol and Drug Rehab Has to Offer?

The tailored rehabilitation programme will include a mix of the following:

  • 12 Step work
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Group therapy
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Regular sessions with a key worker
  • Skills workshops
  • Holistic treatments
  • Relapse prevention
  • Group activities

During your stay, you will also have an opportunity to discover how incorporating mediation into your life might be of benefit to your peace of mind.

New Horizons

Through engaging with our London rehab services, you will be able to leave behind the whirlwind and desperation of addiction. You will relax and form positive bonds with your peers and the support staff in treatment. Your overall mental health will start to improve as you practice the self-care tools you are learning as part of the programme.

You will be able to form positive connections with others who share your experience and worries. We will focus our feelings on gratitude for what we have. There is hope! Soon your horizons will start to broaden and you will see that your life is full of potential.

Rehabilitation Teaches How to Turn the Negative to Positive

This turning toward the positive can be fairly challenging, unsurprisingly so after a life of drinking and using. You may be preoccupied with using or fearful of relapse. You might experience a surfacing of emotions like anger about the things which have happened in the past, perhaps things which fueled or justified your using. In our London rehab clinics, if this happens you will have peers to turn to and a support stem to encourage you to open up again to the light of new ideas and to recovery.

We do this by building resilience to help us deal with difficult thoughts and feelings and focusing our attention on the positive. We look at our interpersonal relations in group therapy with peers and in family therapy group and we learn to connect with others in an accepting, nonjudgmental and loving way. This type of connecting with others whilst healing the wounds of the past will enable you to feel empathy, compassion, joy and acceptance.

Rehab has proven to be the best available treatment for drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and eating disorders. One of the reasons it is so useful for such a range of problems is that it teaches you to manage distressing feelings effectively, as well as great interpersonal skills. You will really feel like you are on the broad highway of life in recovery.

At the same time, the programmes in our London rehabs incorporate art and creativity within a number of the therapies available, helping you find new ways of expressing yourself. This will further improve your ability to cope and let others know better how you feel and why you feel so.

Are There Detox Clinics in London?

We know that once you are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, detox can be really difficult.  Horrible physical symptoms are usually accompanied by an intense preoccupation with getting and using your drug or drink of choice. This is why medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification is so important. London rehabs can help you remove the traces of addictive substances from your body.

If you are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol you may have experienced horrible withdrawal symptoms before. These symptoms include:

  • tremors – “the shakes”
  • aching joints
  • sweating
  • visual/auditory disturbances
  • mood instability- irritability, depression and anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping
  • intense preoccupation with drugs/drink

Attempting to stop abruptly, and without medication, can be both dangerous and very uncomfortable. For these reasons, upon admission to a rehab clinic, you will be assessed by a doctor. They will prescribe you a substance-specific medical detox if suitable for your condition.

Sometimes you will have the opportunity to share a room with peers of the same gender. There is great therapeutic value to this, even though it can be quite a scary prospect for some people. Often, there will be the opportunity to have your own room.

You will be supported during your detox by the counsellors and support staff. Every effort will be made to make the process as safe and as effortless as possible

Featured London Alcohol & Drug Detox Treatment Centres


Resistance to Rehab

When considering rehab it is important, to be honest with yourself about how your drinking and sing is affecting your ability to function, your relationships and your health. Understandably, many people feel resistant to the idea of rehab at first, not least because of fear of the detox process.

You may have been drinking and using for many years and maybe you have tried to stop before and have lost hope. You may not want to take time out from work commitments and family to attend rehab. All of these are perfectly understandable reactions and reasons.

There are a number of rehabilitation facilities in and around London, ready to help you to counteract this weighting of importance. By becoming more mindful of the reason you have to live a clean and sober life, boost your confidence and hope in the process of recovery, the teams will help you to become more adept at practising behaviours and feelings that will create a life which you want to be sober for.

The Cost of Addiction

Perhaps the most painful costs of addiction the terrible emotional, spiritual, mental and physical costs that impact the addicted person. These costs then ripple out, touching the lives of our children, parents and partners. In fact, addiction often impacts everyone in our lives.

In addition to these costs, there are the very real financial implications of being an addict. As all our wants and then our needs are sublimated to the demands of the addiction, we can end up living a life of scarcity, even when we have a relatively high income. Sometimes addicts can end up living in extreme poverty, lacking money for food, clothes, and shelter.

As the disease of addiction progresses, you may find yourself becoming more and more unmanageable. You may lose the ability to hold down your job as you become more unreliable and preoccupied with using and drinking. Life becomes smaller and smaller and you may miss out on the careers and families that you would otherwise enjoy.

This is the real cost of addiction, and no one should be paying that price. This is where reliable addiction treatment helps.

How Much Will Treatment Cost?

The cost of treatment varies from centre to centre, it is a good idea to discuss the price scale with one of our advisors prior to admission. If you are able to privately fund their rehab programme, you will find that there is little or even no waiting list for assessment and admission.

You may be eligible for NHS funding. To find out about an NHS funded place in rehab the first port of call should be a visit to your GP who will then refer you to local drug and alcohol services in the London area. Our experts can help you choose a path if you are unsure about e possibilities. Keep in mind, however, that unfortunately there is a waiting list for NHS-funded places in rehab.

What about My Family?

If you are using and drinking it means that you are ‘emotionally unavailable’ to those around you. You are in a different, chemically induced, world. Being high or drunk, often obsessed with the idea of your addiction, is obsessive and compulsive behaviour. It often obstructs our normal communication with others. Your loved ones may already have expressed their concerns for your health; they will help you overcome the problems you are facing.

When we are unable to moderate our using and manage our feelings effectively it has a negative impact on our own lives and on the lives of our loved ones, and perhaps most tragically, on our children. Despite it being so important that as parents you feel able to access treatment quite often it is parents that get the least help. This is because of the stigma attached to being simultaneously addicted and a parent, as well as the fear that our children, will be removed from our care if we admit to our problems.

A Message of Hope

We are not here to judge you. We are here to support you and to help you to heal as individuals and within your families.

It is true that children usually grow up to emulate their parents. However, just as it is possible to pass on destructive behaviours and attitudes, you can also share the ideals of your recovery. You can break the cycle of addiction.

We believe that, just as your addiction may have affected your children, your recovery can too. Despite how powerless you may feel at the moment, recovery is possible.

Aftercare

Completing treatment is a time to be proud, as you have achieved a great thing in addressing your addiction. It is eminently possible to build on this achievement and continue into long-lasting sobriety.

You may have left the accommodation that it would be dangerous or your recovery to return to. Some London rehabs may be able to provide you with second and third stage care, which also includes housing. In ‘dry’ houses that may be a part of your aftercare, everyone living in the property will be sober and you will receive support from a key worker.

When the time comes for you to go back after a period in rehab, we will be there to support you every step of the way. We will support you into work and in finding out what the new sober you likes to do, it can be fun finding out what you love and enjoy sober!

Aftercare sessions are arranged alongside your counsellor during your rehabilitation stay. Multiple London addiction rehabs offer sessions to be organised according to your own schedule and the timeline of your recovery.

Relapse Prevention

You will have a thorough relapse prevention plan, including steps to take when you find yourself in triggering situations. You will have access to aftercare groups. You and your loved ones will find a caring community within the Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in London. When ready, you can take a look at their comprehensive list of meetings.

You will no longer have to face your addiction alone. Please, get in touch with our addiction experts if you would like to learn more. We are ready to guide you through a life of sobriety.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Greater London including Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Brentford, Potters Bar, TwickenhamBromley, Camden, Central London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Harringay, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, and Westminster.