Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Derbyshire

The UK has long been struggling with the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.

According to recent surveys, 37% of men and 19% of women in the UK admitted to drinking over 14 units of alcohol in a week.

As a result of this hazardous consumption, alcohol-related hospital admissions have increased.

Derbyshire is no exception to this.

For those who want to break free from the grip of alcoholism, we are here to help.

Addiction As A Disease

Disease of the brain

Addiction is a disease of the brain.

Though the origins of each individual’s addiction may be different, it should never be considered a personal or moral failure.

Many people delay seeking rehabilitative care due to this stigma, but Rehab 4 Alcoholism understands the reasons why someone may turn to alcohol abuse.

When someone is addicted, the substances begin to change the way the brain is wired, or how the individual may think.

This leads to a difficult cycle of triggers, cravings, inner struggles and relapses.

Alcohol in itself can have many harmful effects on the brain.

Understanding these effects is essential before seeking further drug and alcohol rehab in Derbyshire.

What Is Dual Diagnosis and Why Should It Be Used?


In the large majority of addiction cases, the individual will often have co-occurring mental health issues.

Whether these are pre-diagnosed or underlying, treatment that focuses on these factors is essential for effective rehabilitation.

Common co-occurring mental health issues include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The dual diagnosis approach considers these mental effects of addiction as well as the physical effects.

By focussing on both sides of the effects of addiction, individuals are much more likely to make a successful recovery that is far longer lasting.

The best treatments available focus on both these factors, and Rehab 4 Alcoholism always keeps this approach in mind when suggesting appropriate treatments.

What Is The Goal Of Rehabilitation?

Private Rehab

All private residential rehab centres and treatment programmes suggested and offered through Rehab 4 Addiction follow the method of abstinence for recovery.

The drug and alcohol rehabs in Derbyshire that we recommend will always follow this approach.

This refers to the complete cutting-off of the substance and is far more effective than other methods such as harm reduction or moderation management.

Harm reduction focuses on reducing the negative impacts that addiction can have on an individual’s life, whereas moderation management aims to decrease the amount of substance the individual is consuming to control the effects further.

Abstinence is the most effective method as it holds a number of benefits, such as:

It is also far more medically beneficial for individuals to stop their substance use disorder.

Private Rehabilitation VS. Council-Funded Treatments

Private vs Public

There are benefits and drawbacks to both private and council-funded rehab options.

Council-funded treatments are convenient, local, and free of charge, but this often comes with the drawback of being one of the busiest service providers and therefore resulting in lengthy waiting lists.

Patients may also not have consistent access to the same therapist and residential rehab is not often offered under this branch of rehabilitative care.

On the other hand, private rehab offers immediate access to care (after an initial psychairtic assessment) and the addiction treatment programmes are specialised and adapted to your individual needs.

For some, the only drawback may be the cost.

Private care is often thought of as being massively costly, and though this is true in some cases, there are options and decisions that can be made to make this option the most viable and suitable for a range of individuals.

Who Is Suitable For Rehabilitation?

Suitable for Rehab

Rehab is suitable for individuals who are consuming around 30 units of alcohol per day.

This is because, at this extremely high level of intake, the effects of alcohol withdrawal may be deadly if unsupervised.

This may also include those with co-occurring mental health problems and other conditions, such as an unstable or unsafe reaction to alcohol.

See below for further examples of those who may be suitable:

  • Individuals with significant mental health issues (interference with everyday life)
  • Individuals who have failed multiple times in the past to stop usage
  • Individuals who have a history of behaving violently towards loved ones as a result of alcohol usage
  • Individuals with addiction-induced medical issues such as Delirium tremens, alcoholic seizures, cardiovascular issues, liver disease and Wernicke encephalopathy

The Alternatives To Attending Residential Rehabilitation Centres

Group Therapy

For some, attending private residential rehabilitation is not suitable.

Whether this is due to personal preference, location, or other factors, there are a number of different alternatives.

Some of these are listed below:

How To Assess The Level Of Care Necessary

Assess necessary care

Before making a decision about the type of rehabilitative care that an individual may require, it is possible to assess these requirements using a specialised test.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) developed a criterion to assess the level of care that an individual may require.

This is evaluated over 6 categories or dimensions:

  • The individual’s current and past history of substance use disorder
  • The individual’s current medical health
  • The individual’s current mental health
  • The individual’s readiness and motivation to recover
  • The individual’s risk of future relapse
  • The individual’s current living situation

This is a lot of information to think about, collect, and process, but understanding more about these features will help the individual to deal with their addiction, as well as helping our advisors to make the most suitable suggestions for rehab.

Alcohol Usage and Its Effects


Without a full understanding of an individual’s addiction, people outside of the situation may often struggle to identify a potentially damaging issue.

In these cases, an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) may be used.

This test was designed to assess an individual’s alcohol use as well as the consequences of this usage.

It is comprised of 10 questions covering intake, psychological or physical dependence, and consequences.

Each of these questions is ranked from 1-4, and the individual’s addiction is assessed on their score.

For example, a score over 13 shows that the individual has an alcohol dependency, though any score above 8 is a sign of concern.

Other ways of screening your addiction includes the CAGE questionnaire and the DSM-5.

What Is An Intervention and When Can It Be Used?


Interventions are a communicative approach to an individual’s rehab and recovery.

Often with the presence of an interventionist (or counsellor/psychiatrist), families meet with the individual affected by addiction and attempt to encourage them to enter rehabilitation.

This standard form of intervention has a success rate of around 30%, though there are more specialised and flexible approaches.

For example, the Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training (CRAFT) intervention method takes a far more non-confrontational route.

With CRAFT, the interventionist helps the family to share their experiences with the individual’s addiction, helping them to see how the effects are not limited to themselves.

This approach may also include helping the family to understand more about the individual’s triggers and patterns of addiction.

This method of rehab has a far higher success rate of around 70%.

The Cost Of Rehabilitation In Derbyshire

Cost of rehab

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Derbyshire varies between individual cases.

The main difference in cost for different centres of treatment often comes down to the type of accommodation.

For example, choosing to stay in a private room (without other occupants) is often far more expensive, sometimes doubling the cost (especially in the case of the recommended stay of 28 days).

Shorter programmes, such as a medcially-assisted detox, will also cost less when opting for multi-occupancy rooms.

Alternatives to rehab, such as a home detox also come with their own costs depending on numerous different factors.

It is important to understand how factors relating to addiction can influence this cost, as well as personal factors such as insurance.

Top Tips On Choosing The Right Rehab Centre In Derbyshire


Drug and alcohol rehab in Derbyshire can seem overwhelming to those first seeking help for addiction.

However, there are a number of steps that an individual can take before deciding on the most suitable rehab centre for them.

For example, most service providers will suggest attending trial outpatient sessions to gauge the process and proceedings of this type of psychiatric treatment.

Individuals can access a list of local service providers through Derbyshire council to attend sessions such as individual counselling, group talking therapy and Alcoholics Anonymous amongst many others.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism also provides an extensive list of questions that may be useful when considering different rehab options.

How Long Does Rehabilitation Take?

How long rehab

Depending on the individual’s unique situation and history with addiction, the duration of withdrawal and therefore rehab can vary massively.

There are a number of treatments that must be considered, undertaken, and completed successfully before an individual can be discharged.

For example, those individuals who are only seeking a medically-assisted detox session (which will probably include Librium/Chlordiazepoxide) may stay in a clinic from 7-14 days, whereas those undertaking the full recommended stay can expect to stay for around 28-days.

The amount of time will also depend on the individual’s motivation and commitment to rehab.

If the individual does not fully engage with the different treatments that they experience, then progress is unlikely.

Rehabilitation For Cocaine Addiction In Derbyshire


Within the UK, as well as specifically in Derbyshire, cocaine addictions remain one of the most common.

Due to the powerful stimulation of the drug, those addicted to cocaine often experience behavioural changes – often picked up on and reflected in personal relationships.

Long-term use can lead to mental health issues that can interfere with daily life, including:

  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety

Unlike other addictive substances, cocaine is not physically addictivebut can have strong psychological effects.

This often leads to the requirement of different therapies in rehab that are suitable for treating these issues.

For example, an individual who is addicted to cocaine may seek individual counselling with a psychiatrist within private care or look for local drug support groups in Derbyshire.

With all addictions, considering the differences and suitability of inpatient and outpatient care is one of the first steps in an individual’s rehabilitative journey.

Rehabilitation For Heroin Addiction In Derbyshire


Like cocaine, addictions to heroin are also amongst the most common cases that rehabs encounter.

Characterised by degrading mental function over long-term use, heroin provides short-term highs that make the substance one of the most difficult to abstain from when attempting withdrawal alone.

For example, in most cases of a long-term heroin addiction, individuals will undergo tapering.

This refers to the process of slowly transitioning the individual from heroin to a heroin substitute such as methadone.

Leading on from this, most individuals will also be referred to a combination of physical and mental treatments and therapies to overcome the effects of heroin addiction.

Using heroin for a long period of time can lead to serious health risks such as liver disease and blood clots, meaning that seeking care as soon as possible is of utmost importance.

Rehabilitation For Cannabis Addiction in Derbyshire


Cannabis, also known as marijuana, affects the central nervous system and causes a variety of positive and negative effects depending on the user.

For example, some report feelings of mild euphoria and calmness, as well as an increase in appetite.

However, others may experience more negative effects such as panic attacks and increased paranoia.

Though not physically addictive, cannabis can still have a noticeable impact on the individual’s psychological wellbeing with extended use.

There are not often physical drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or signs of drug or alcohol withdrawal syndrome, but individuals are always encouraged to go through each stage of drug or alcohol detox, following therapies in inpatient or outpatient care, and then further aftercare such as relapse prevention.

Relapse prevention involves learning coping mechanisms and possibly being introduced to the idea of sober living houses.

Types Of Therapies In Private Rehab Centres

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Not every individual’s journey will be the same in rehab, and every course of psychiatric treatment will be different.

However, there are some common types of therapy that may be useful to research and understand before entering a rehab centre.

A few of these are outlined below:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – One of the most common types of therapy, it focuses on identifying and altering negative brain patterns.
  • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT)– Like CBT (both talking therapies), but it focuses more intensely on emotions and encourages positive changes in the individual’s life.
  • Motivational interviewing – This method encourages a person’s self-belief and improves drive to recover.
  • Holistic therapies – A less direct therapy that focuses on hobbies and overall wellbeing, including music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture and equine therapy.
  • Codependency treatment – This treats one individual’s enabling of another’s self-destructive behaviours, including addiction.
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REB)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family therapy
  • Group psychotherapy and Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Motivational therapy
  • Contingency management
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT
  • Brief intervention

Relapse Risk Prevention – Why Is It Important?

Risk Prevention Plan

Another common type of psychiatric treatment found within private residential care is relapse risk prevention.

This is a three-part programme in which an individual focuses on the emotional, mental and physical features of relapse- keeping in mind that recovery is a gradual process and there are no shortcuts.

In most centres, relapse risk prevention is taught as a programme of personal growth that continues when the individual has left rehabilitation.

To effectively create a relapse risk prevention plan, most centres encourage individuals to write their plan down to make a physical reminder.

They are also encouraged to keep in mind their personal history with addiction and substances, using this to make an appropriate and achievable plan.

This type of training is essential before leaving rehab, as it prepares individuals for life outside of rehab, as well as remaining connected and supported by staff and like-minded individuals from their centre and our experts at Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

Alternatives to Rehab in Derbyshire

Older woman in a treatment centre

NHS and other free addiction treatment services available in Derbyshire include:

1. Change Grow Live Derbyshire

Address: The Drop Inn Unit 1, Belper, DE56 1UQ

Telephone: 01773 303646

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/

2. CAMHS Derbyshire

Address: Temple House, Mill Hill Lane, Derby, DE23 6SA

Telephone: 0300 790 0264

Website: https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-mental-health-services-camhs-derby-and-southern-derbyshire

3. Turning Point Derby

Address: Suite 2.1 Southgate Business Centre, Normanton Road, Derby, DE23 6UQ

Telephone: 01332 368300

Website: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/

Some of these include Mind UK, Young Minds, Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Papyrus.

Reaching out to 12-Step programmes such as Cocaine AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous (NA)  and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can help you to meet others in recovery.

The NHS provides free, simple and reliable information about drugs and alcohol.

SMART Recovery  can help you to control any relapse triggers you may face, and gain a better understanding of your emotions.

Al-Anon and Alateen are another essential valuable service open to you and your loved ones.

Reach out to Rethink Mental IllnessMindYoung Minds, Samaritans and Papyrus for mental health support.

Getting Help Today


Fed up with being addicted to drugs and alcohol? If so, contact our supportive and highly knowledgeable admissions team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism today.

We provide 100% unbiased and free advice, as well as excellent person-centered care, for people suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

We offer referrals to clinics across Derbyshire, including in Derby, Chesterfield, Ashbourne, Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell, Glossop, Belper, Wirksworth, Shirebrook, Dronfield, Ikeston, Darley Dale, Bolsover, New Mills, Alfreton, Long Eaton, Swadlincote, Staveley, Ripley, Heanor, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Eckington, Duffield, Ashton in the Water, Crich, Somercotes, Sandiacre, Clay Cross, Castleton, Creswell, Whitwell, Wingerworth, Clowne, Willingdon, Baslow, Tansley and many more.

All of the rehabs we recommend are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (England and Wales) or the Care Inspectorate (Scotland).

We advise you on various treatment options in Derbyshire, using industry-standardised tests to determine those places that will help you achieve the best possible results for sobriety.

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.

For more information about rehab in Derbyshire, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

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