Private Alcohol Rehab & Detox

Addiction is a disorder that can affect individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and demographics.

This is because of the unique way in which addiction impacts the brain, often altering how it works and functions in relation to addictive behaviours.

For example, an addiction to alcohol can slowly change the production of vital chemicals and hormones within the body, making some addictive behaviours more frequent and becoming part of their everyday life.

One of these hormones affected by alcohol is serotonin – a hormone whose production is significantly controlled and associated with alcohol or other substance abuse.

With misbalanced production and/or changes in the effects of these chemicals, an individual can quickly fall into the cycle of addiction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol use disorder or alcohol abuse, please get in touch to see how Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help.

Goals of Rehab

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Through private alcohol rehab and detox, there are set goals, aims, and stages that individuals will work towards.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s referral service will only suggest establishments that follow the abstinence approach to rehab.

This is the approach through which individuals will work towards reducing the amount of the substance they are consuming and eventually work towards cutting it out completely.

By doing so, individuals give themselves the best possible chance of maintaining this, as well as improving their quality of sleep, and their performance in work or school.

Getting sober can also help you build or fix relationships with close friends and family around them.

In practice, and in the long-term, abstinence is the most effective approach to private alcohol rehab and detox as it focuses on identifying and learning more about the root cause of the alcohol use disorder.

This allows those in recovery to work on the problem at the heart of the addiction and seek treatment.

Through other methods, such as moderation management and harm reduction, the focus is more on the negative effects of an alcohol use disorder and how this can be reduced over time with the continued consumption of the drug (1).

What Happens in Alcohol Rehab?

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Every private alcohol rehab and detox will be different – and this goes for the individual’s experience of this, too.

As every individual will have a different experience with alcohol use disorder, the treatment will need to be different in each individual case as well.

For example, someone who has struggled with a long-term addiction to alcohol and who has a strong alcohol dependence will require a far more in-depth and cautionary rehabilitation.

This includes a thorough substance abuse detox and following treatments.

However, someone with a shorter-term addiction or someone who has fewer symptoms of alcohol use may not require the same level or severity of care.

It is important in all cases that the three stages of rehab are followed and completed in order.

These stages are outlined across the following subheadings and include detoxification, rehabilitation (therapy and treatments), and aftercare.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

1. Detox

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With any alcohol use disorder, individuals looking to cut down or stop using alcohol are likely to experience some form of withdrawal symptoms upon attempting to quit.

These can be serious, especially in the case of alcohol, which is a physically addictive drug.

This is because the body is forced to reduce its physical dependence on alcohol and begin to rectify the issues that have been developing.

In addition, the detoxification stage of the process is a chance for the body to expel and work out any harmful chemicals that have built up in the body as a result of the addiction.

This can be an uncomfortable process, but with expert private addiction staff on hand within private alcohol rehab and detox sessions, the best help is available 24/7.

Detox sessions can be carried out within a residential rehab centre in a specialised detox clinic, or they may be carried out in independent detox clinics where follow-up treatment is always recommended.

2. Therapy

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As the second stage of private alcohol rehab and detox, the therapy stage makes up the majority of the individual’s therapies and treatments that they will engage in as a part of their overall recovery.

Within residential care, this therapy will become part of the individual’s everyday routine, and their progress will be tracked and monitored as they progress.

This ensures that their treatment programme is as motivating, engaging, suitable, and efficient as possible.

During this stage, each individual will have a specialised treatment programme, tailored to their addiction and individual needs.

This allows for the most in-depth and effective care, leading to some of the highest success rates for rehabilitative care in the modern world.

Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), 12-step facilitation therapy (TSF), and holistic treatments such as art therapy and yoga are common during this stage.

CBT is shown to be especially effective in the treatment of addiction, especially when used alongside private alcohol rehab and detox treatments (2).

3. Aftercare

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After the individual has undergone treatment through private alcohol rehab and detox service providers, they will be offered aftercare.

This is the third stage of rehabilitative treatment and refers to any additional rehabilitative treatments and therapies partaken in after leaving the bulk of the individual’s treatment within a centre.

Aftercare is also available to individuals who undergo rehab outside of a private alcohol rehab and detox centre.

Aftercare is essential as it continues to support the individual after they leave rehab – one of the most daunting challenges within the rehabilitation journey.

Although it may seem as though the individual may be left to deal with their addiction alone after leaving inpatient care, this is never the case.

Individuals are recommended follow-up support services such as addiction support networks, further independent learning courses (e.g., SMART programmes), and meetings with an addiction support officer.

Further aftercare support and advice is available through Rehab 4 Alcoholism for any individual who may need it.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

When should you consider going for alcohol detox treatment?

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As detoxification is the first stage of rehab, it is also one of the most vital. Through private alcohol rehab and detox, individuals will be prepared for the rehabilitation stage, both physically and mentally.

By not undergoing a detox, the individual is unlikely to make progress through rehab.

Whilst still addicted to a substance and consuming it regularly it is almost impossible to make efficient and effective progress.

The substance will continue to affect the individual’s brain, continuing the cycle of addiction and altering the brain further to support the addictive behaviours rather than working to overcome them.

Any individual who believes themselves to be struggling with an alcohol dependency, using questionnaires such as CAGE (3), should begin to seek rehabilitative care.

The CAGE questionnaire stands for each of the areas that it assesses: cutting down, annoyance, guilty feelings, and eye-openers.

An example questionnaire would read as follows:

  • Do you want to cut down on the amount of alcohol you are consuming?
  • Does the criticism of others over your drinking habits annoy you?
  • Do you experience guilty feelings over the amount of alcohol you are consuming?
  • Do you often have a drink (an eye opener) first thing in the morning in order to function normally and/or overcome a hangover?

By answering yes to two or more of the above questions, individuals indicate a dependence on alcohol and further steps should be taken to begin their rehabilitation at a private alcohol rehab.

The severity of Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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As mentioned previously in this article, alcohol is a physically addictive substance.

This means that its effect on the body is profound, often leading to physical alcohol dependency and causing the body to undergo severe withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is no longer entering the body.

Severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms include full body tremors, insomnia, increased sweating, and heart complications.

The severity of an individual’s withdrawal from alcohol will depend on their history with addiction.

For example, an individual who has been addicted to alcohol for a long time may experience withdrawal symptoms far more seriously than an individual with a shorter-term addiction.

Many of these symptoms are found within those who experience alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).

AWS generally refers to symptoms experienced within the first 6-24 hours of the individual’s last drink and can cause serious long-term health issues if suitable care is not sought as soon as possible (4).

How long does a private alcohol rehabdetox last?

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As with the severity of withdrawal symptoms experienced, the length of the individual’s time in a detox session will vary based on their history of addiction and the regularity of their alcohol consumption.

The detox process can take anywhere from 7 to 14 or more days depending on the individual and their personal history and other factors.

Metabolic rate, for example, is another factor that influences the rate of a successful detox.

In some cases, the detox process may take longer, with long-term medication required for some more persistent symptoms.

Some symptoms of AWS, for example, can last for up to a year or more.

In some cases, individuals may develop long-term hand tremors, though this may also be due to a combination of physical and mental health abuse.

Through private alcohol rehab and detox service providers, individuals will undergo a private detox with all the resources, medication, and staff that are required for the safest and most comfortable process.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism never recommends undergoing a detox alone. It is always vital to have a consenting individual close by and on-hand to assist with any issues that may arise.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

How long does rehab last?

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After completing a private detox through private alcohol rehab and detox service providers and as a next step in the individual’s rehab journey, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a stay of 28 days.

As well as including a full substance abuse detox, this amount of time will also give individuals the experience of residential rehab.

During this period of time, individuals will take part in a tailored and specialised addiction treatment programme, specific to their addiction and their individual needs.

There are a wide range of treatments available for each individual and their needs and these will be discussed fully with the individual before any treatment begins.

Treatment options range from more traditional forms of therapy such as CBT and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) to holistic treatments such as art and music therapy, as well as yoga and meditation.

Although 28 days is the recommended amount of time, while in rehab it may be suitable to extend this to suit the individual’s progress and journey towards rehabilitation.

NHS alcohol rehab

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As part of public services, the National Health Service (NHS) provides free healthcare to residents of England.

With over 70 years of care, the NHS relies on government funding to provide its resources, availability of services, and level of care.

Many individuals choose the NHS as a provider of addiction care as it is often one of the first places that individuals think to seek medical advice and support due to its popularity and well-known standard of services across England.

The NHS is therefore one of the key service providers for addiction treatments such as the detox process.

Through these public services, individuals may undergo an NHS-supervised or assisted detox under the advice of their procedures and techniques.

The following two subheadings outline the pros and cons of this form of alcohol detox through the NHS.

1. Pros of NHS alcohol detox

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As the NHS is one of the most well-known healthcare services across the world, as well as one of the biggest, it is no surprise that this is the first place that many individuals go to start their journey to recovery.

Generally, these services are very convenient, being placed in local residential areas and within big cities where there is a larger population.

This makes them incredibly easy to access, and appointments to see a GP, doctor, or specialist can often be arranged at short notice in emergencies.

In addition, these services are free of charge to residents within England, making them desirable to individuals who may believe themselves unable to afford private care.

As well as this, individuals who enter NHS addiction services can expect a high level of confidential service, with the utmost care taken to protect the individual and their journey towards rehabilitation.

2. Cons of NHS alcohol detox

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Because of the ease of access and locality of NHS services, however, individuals are likely to experience long waiting lists for some forms of treatment.

This is because the NHS cannot keep up with the high demand and lack of funding, leading to a delay in care in some cases, as well as difficulty in finding care for more specific cases.

Most of the addiction services offered through the NHS, aside from individual counselling and other individual-based treatments, are unable to be highly tailored to each individual case.

Though this does not apply to specific factors such as medication and one-to-one therapy sessions, by providing care to so many individuals it is incredibly difficult to specialise in this care.

In addition, spaces on rehabilitative treatments through the NHS are often limited. For example, accessing counselling and other therapy-based treatments is common.

But for those who seek a more specialised and dependent form of care i.e.,  residential care, this is extremely rare and is almost unheard of due to the increased cost associated with this form of care.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard can be to change your relationship with addiction.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Private alcohol rehab

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Alcohol addiction treatment through private alcohol rehab and detox service providers is known to be the most specialised and effective form of care.

Because the individual is taking part in regular and monitored treatments as a part of their daily routine, they are far more likely to make effective progress.

This is especially true when combined with the tailored, flexible, and specialised nature of private care.

This type of care is most often accessed through referral services such as that found here at Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

After an initial telephone assessment, individuals will be recommended addiction treatment programmes within a centre that is suited to their needs, and the individual can begin treatment as soon as they require it.

Please bear in mind that not all individuals are suited to residential care, although it is the most effective, and immediate admission is only possible in extreme and serious circumstances.

The following two subheadings outline the pros and cons of private alcohol rehab clinics through private alcohol rehab and detox service providers.

1. Pros of privately funded alcohol detox


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As mentioned across this article, private alcohol rehab and detox sessions through private care provides a host of benefits to any individual that partakes in and engages fully with the treatments available.

With 24/7 care accessible from expert staff around the centre, residential centres provide a safe and isolated environment in which individuals can focus on their recovery.

This gives space for people to recover away from any factors that may have affected or impaired their recovery in their local area.

Private residential centres are also highly specialised, providing all the possible medications, resources, and other forms of support that an individual may require during their time in rehab.

As also mentioned above, private rehab centres specialise the care for each individual, creating the most effective and efficient addiction programme for each individual case and allowing for the best chance of success of recovery.

Immediate admission is also available in serious or emergency situations.

2. Cons of privately funded alcohol detox

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For some individuals, the only con of choosing residential rehab may be the cost that it incurs.

However, it is important to consider a few factors when it comes to the cost of rehab. These are outlined below:

  • Cost of current habits – often, the cost of an addiction to alcohol can cause serious financial issues for the individual and those around them. When considering the cost of rehab, perhaps consider it as a long-term investment into reducing the cost of their regular and ongoing alcohol consumption.
  • Long-term health – addiction is known to cause a wide range of long-term health issues, many of which have already been outlined in this article. By investing in rehabilitation, individuals are giving themselves the best possible chance at recovery and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Payment plans are available – centres themselves, are available to discuss payment plans, financial support, and the overall cost of rehab. Although these factors may be difficult to predict at the beginning of the individual’s journey through rehab, discussing them with an alcohol rehab service provider will give individuals the best possible idea.

How much does private alcohol detox cost?

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The cost of private rehab will be different for every individual who undergoes rehab.

This is because every individual will take advantage of different services, therapies, and treatments, as well as other factors that many individuals may not consider such as accommodation.

For example, if an individual chooses to stay within a single occupancy room, then they are likely to pay more than an individual who chooses to live in a multiple occupancy room.

Single occupancy rooms cost around £10,500+ for the 28-day stay or around £4,500 for a 10-day detox.

Multiple occupancy rooms cost around £6,000 for a 28-day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox.

Please bear in mind that many other factors make up the cost of private rehab and that health insurance may cover some areas of this. Discuss this with your health insurance provider if this applies to you.

Let us help you today

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism is committed to providing the highest level of care, advice, and support for individuals who need it.

To find out how we can help you or someone you know with addiction and its associated effects, please contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108 today.

A member of our friendly, confidential, and professional team will answer your call and answer any questions or queries you may have relating to addiction, rehabilitation, private alcohol rehab and detox options, and any related areas.

Give us a call today to start your journey through rehab and towards recovery.

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