Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Leicester

Rehabs in Leicester


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Leicester. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the process.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester

When you first look at the alcohol statistics in Leicester, you may be led to believe there is no alcohol problem in the area.

50% of the population do not drink, compared to only 16% of the English population. (1)

However, some of the alcoholism statistics in Leicester are more extreme than the statistics for England, despite the fact that alcohol use is lower than average in this city. For example, male hospital admissions for alcohol-related harm are at 982 per 100,000 of the population in Leicester, and only 809 per 100,000 in England. (2)

Deaths relating to alcohol are at an all-time high in Leicester. In 2020, there were 131 alcohol-specific deaths in Leicester, which is the highest figure since 2006. (3)

This means that 131 people in Leicester passed away as a direct result of alcoholism. Some of these cases will be caused by overdose, and others by a health condition that developed due to chronic alcohol use. 

The most common illegal substances used in Leicester are cannabis, crack cocaine, and ecstasy. It is predicted that over 20,000 Leicester residents have used one of these, or another addictive substance, in the past year. (4)

The majority of people in treatment for drug addiction in Leicester are white males aged between 30-49 years old. As of 2018/19, 1450 people were in community-based treatment in Leicester for drug or alcohol addiction. (5)

Community-based treatment includes addiction therapy and sober houses.

Community-based therapy might include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, motivational therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, brief intervention, contingency management, coping mechanisms work therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, music therapy, art therapy and talking therapies.

Drugs crime is on the rise in Leicester. It is currently at 3200 per year, which is an increase of 0.9% from 2022 to 2023. (6) As for how drug crime compares to the general crime in the area, it represents 2.9% of crime in Leicester. (7)

Get alcohol and drug rehab and advice in Leicester for addictions including binge drinking, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, Buprenorphine addiction, cannabis use disorder, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction, opioid use disorder, heroin addiction, cocaine dependence or cocaine addiction, any physical dependence or codependency, substance use disorder, and behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction and eating disorders.

Contact us today for further information about drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester at 0800 111 4108.

Why Should I Get Help For My Drug Or Alcohol Dependency?

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If you have a mild dependency on drugs or alcohol, you may feel as though you can stay out of drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester without getting into much harm. This may be the case currently, but many people with a severe addiction started out with this mindset. 

1. You could avoid addiction

We encourage you to get help for your drug or alcohol dependency because you could heal from your psychological issues before it ever turns into an addiction.

The symptoms of addiction are much more life-threatening than the symptoms of dependency, so if you do not stop your problem from worsening, you are putting yourself in great danger.

You could develop alcohol-related health conditions (co-occurring disorders), such as liver disease, cancer, anaemia, heart disease, digestive problems, or gout. Not only would this affect your well-being in the short term, but it could also do irreversible damage to your body.

If you start getting help for your dependency early, you will be able to understand why you are drawn to substances, and this will stop you from spiralling into addiction.

For example, if you know that trauma has led you to alcohol dependency, you could get trauma therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, and this would reduce your chances of relapse through relapse prevention.

It is even possible that you are not currently physically dependent on a substance. If this is the case, the healing process would be much quicker right now than if you were to wait until you were suffering from physical dependence on drugs or alcohol.

2. You could improve your mental health issues

You may choose to believe that you will never develop an addiction, even though you are currently depending on drugs or alcohol in an unhealthy way.

Aside from the fact that this is very unlikely, even if you wouldn’t ever have a full-blown addiction, chronic drug use is damaging enough to your mental health for recovery from addiction to be worthwhile.

The more you use addictive substances, the more you are telling yourself that you cannot cope with your problems without self-medicating. This can cause you to develop low self-esteem, as it feels like you do not have the power to make a change for yourself.

While you are experiencing this emotional turmoil, the drugs are affecting the chemicals in your brain, which makes it even more likely that you are going to stay in a negative mindset. You are more at risk of experiencing mental health conditions such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or schizophrenia and anxiety.

When you enter rehab you will get a psychiatric assessment from a psychiatrist who will check if you need any psychiatric treatment.

If you decide to get sober at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, not only would you be proving to yourself that you are strong enough to fight your problem, but detoxing from drugs would have a positive impact on you from a chemical point of view.

You may find that you experience fewer mental illness symptoms, such as hopelessness, paranoia, and mood swings.

3. You could learn more about the dangers of addiction

Most people have a base knowledge of addiction – we know that we can develop an addiction through using drugs and alcohol, we know that addiction comes with unpleasant symptoms, and we know that it can have a range of causes.

However, unless you are well-educated on the specific dangers of addiction, there is a high risk that you will continue to use drugs and alcohol as you will be in denial about the consequences of addiction.

When you go to drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, you will learn about how addiction can change people’s lives in an extremely negative way. This will most likely motivate you to maintain sobriety, especially as you will be told that dependency very often leads to addiction.

It is also important that you clear up any misconceptions you have about drug and alcohol addiction. For example, many people with addiction believe that there is something wrong with their morality, and this can prevent them from getting sober as they use substances as a way to cope with their shame.

However, at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, you will learn that your addiction has many possible causes, and a lack of morality is not one of them.

Alcohol dependence can be confirmed fast and efficiently using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, DSM-5 or CAGE questionnaire.

Dependent drinkers will have built up a strong tolerance to alcohol, and experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (, alcohol withdrawal symptoms) or alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they stop drinking, so these symptoms need to be managed carefully.

To ensure that the risk of seizures is curtailed our medical team prescribe patients with Chlordiazepoxide, brand name Librium, as they undergo detox as this has been shown to offer more protection against the risk of seizures.

A medically-assisted detox (alcohol detox) is needed in order to try to prevent the effects of alcohol, including encephalopathy (Wernicke encephalopathy) and delirium tremens.

How Effective is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester is very effective for anyone who is battling a problem with drugs, alcohol, or a certain behaviour. This applies whether the individual is struggling with problem drinking/drug use, chronic substance abuse, dependency, or addiction.

We measure effectiveness by successful recovery rates, so there is no question that drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester is the most effective form of treatment in the area, as the relapse rates are the lowest. 

When people go to drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, they enrol on a comprehensive addiction treatment programme that covers both the mental and physical aspects of addiction and this means that they are much less likely to return to addiction when they leave treatment.

The ongoing support offered by private rehabs ensures the effects of treatment are long-lasting. For example, each patient gets an aftercare plan to encourage them to stay sober, so it is not a case of attending rehab for several weeks and then being left to stay sober alone.

As for the criticisms of drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, we have to admit that it is not effective for everyone. Some patients are not ready for residential rehab, and their addiction recovery is not successful as they are not in the right headspace. 

For example, they may be uninspired to get sober because their close circle enables their addiction.

There are also lots of drug and alcohol relapses that occur after a patient has been to drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, despite a 1-year free aftercare plan being in place. 

However, relapse rates are much higher in people who try to get sober alone, so it is still much more effective to get help at a drug and alcohol clinic.

Contact us today for further information about drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester at 0800 111 4108.

How Safe is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester is an extremely safe place to be as you recover from your dependency or addiction. You will have all the medical professionals you could possibly need to support you as you get sober, right from the medical detox stage to the aftercare stage.

If you end up struggling with a health problem at rehab, you will get immediate help. It is not uncommon for people to develop problems during the detox phase (e.g., withdrawal symptoms), so the staff will know exactly what to do when you show signs of illness.

Even for patients who seem to be doing well physically, the staff know that they should never let their focus slip when it comes to well-being. 

For this reason, inpatient rehab residents have access to sports and gym facilities to help them keep fit, they eat a balanced diet with three home-cooked meals per day, and they are encouraged to get plenty of sleep each night.

As well as your physical health being monitored at rehab, your mental health will also be a priority for the medical professionals whose care you are under. As you will go to therapy every day, it is likely that serious potential issues will be flagged up early on, and you will be able to get additional support very quickly.

You will speak to different therapists in regular sessions of individual therapy, holistic therapy, family therapy, and behavioural therapy. This means there is a very low chance that any mental health complications would be missed by the mental health specialists in the rehabilitation phase.

Finally, in terms of the security at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, patients are kept very safe. Inpatients stay at rehab for 28 days, and at this time they do not leave the grounds of the centre. 

The only people who will be allowed into the facility from outside will be staff or official visitors (e.g., family members of people in treatment).

As drug rehab is so secure, patients will not be able to find drugs and alcohol while they are in treatment. Though this may seem impossible to handle, to begin with, if you speak to anyone who had a successful recovery, they will tell you that abstinence was crucial to their well-being, and to long-term sobriety.

How Affordable is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester is varied, so it is as affordable as you would like it to be. We would love to say that you can get this treatment funded by the NHS, but this is unfortunately very rare.

However, there are budget-friendly private rehab centres out there in Leicester.

If you are on a tight budget, we encourage you to set a specific budget for drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester and stick to it as you liaise with different residential rehab clinics. 

Ask each rehab facility what their prices are, whether they offer any financial support for low-income patients, and what their lowest-cost addiction treatment options are. For example, the initial cost of rehab may seem out of reach, but you could reduce the cost by getting a shared room. 

Shared rooms at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester cost around £6,000, and private rooms are around £8,000 – £12,000. This is the price for a month-long stay that includes detoxing, therapy, and aftercare. If you do not need a detox, the overall cost will be much lower.

However, most people with alcohol addiction do require a medically-assisted detox, as they are physically dependent on alcohol.

Contact us today for further information about drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester at 0800 111 4108.

What Happens If I Don’t Go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester?

Firstly, it depends on whether you chose to get a different type of treatment in Leicester, or whether you avoided treatment completely. Let’s say you decided to get a home detox instead of going to drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester. 

We cannot possibly say what the result would be, as there are too many individual factors involved. However, we can certainly make a prediction. If you got a home detox, there would be a very high risk of relapse, so it is much more likely that you would end up using drugs and alcohol weeks or months after detoxing. 

The reason we predict this is that home detoxes do not deal with the causes of addiction, and this means patients often return to addiction as they do not know how to deal with their triggers.

If you are considering avoiding treatment completely, the relapse rate is even higher than it is for a home drug detox or alcohol detox. The long-term result could be that you experience chronic loneliness, you lose your job, and you have serious problems in your personal relationships.

Other free organisations to consider

Below is a list of free organisations that offer help with addiction in and around Leicester:

1. Turning Point Leicestershire

Address: 42 High Street, Coalville, LE67 3EE

Telephone: 0330 303 6000

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

2. Dear Albert

Address: 68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PL

Telephone: 07712 707999

Website: https://www.dearalbert.co.uk/

3. CAMHS Leicestershire

Address: Artemis House, Westcotes House Site, Westcotes Drive, Leicester, LE3 0QU

Telephone: 0116 295 2959

Website: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

You can reach out to a number of other addiction services, such as the NHS, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Turning Point, We Are With You, Change Grow Live, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, Alcoholics Anonymous (12 steps to giving yourself over to a higher power), Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, SMART Recovery, Al-Anon and Alateenand the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

Rehabs and organisations are advised by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence so you are in safe hands with person-centered care.

You may also be offered sober living houses as part of your aftercare following your departure from rehab in order to help you maintain your sobriety.

If you are recovering from a heroin addiction, or heroin withdrawal, you may also be offered treatment for hepatitis.

What Happens If I Relapse After Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Leicester?


We have explained that the relapse rate is lower with drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester, but it is still a concern. You might be wondering what happens if you relapse after rehab, given that the goal of a recovery programme is for the patient to stay sober for the rest of their life.

Plenty of people relapse after completing a residential programme, especially in the first year after their stay. 

This means you will not be the only patient of your cohort to relapse. Any patients who relapse can still benefit from aftercare, so you do not need to worry about staff withdrawing their support when they learn of your relapse.

From a practical point of view, if you relapse after residential rehab, you will be advised to lean on your aftercare plan to help you get sober again. 

There is usually therapy included on the aftercare plan, so the most important tip is to go to therapy and discuss why you relapsed, how you feel about it, and what you can do to prevent it going forwards.

Contact us today for further information about drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester at 0800 111 4108.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we list a number of other resources that you may find useful in your search for quality and suitable rehab treatment in the UK:

Get Help With Rehab 4 Alcoholism

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We are here to help you find a place at drug and alcohol rehab in Leicester. Please do not feel ashamed of asking for support, as the only way to break free from addiction and live a safe, sober life is to ask for help. 

When you get in touch with us on 0800 111 4108, we will provide a free telephone assessment, where we explain the different drug and alcohol rehabs in Leicester and help you to decide which type of rehab you want to go to.

We can find a place for you very quickly, so do not hesitate to reach out if you are at a point of crisis. After our first phone call, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you will have handed over the responsibility of finding a successful rehab facility in Leicester.

All you need to do is give us a call and we will deal with the rest.

All rehabs in England and Wales that we work with are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) or the Care Inspectorate (Scotland).

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[1] Alcohol infographic summary 2020 https://www.leicester.gov.uk/media/186433/alcohol-infographic-summary-2020.pdf

[2] Ibid.

[3] Alcohol deaths in Leicester and wider county hit 15-year high during pandemic https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/alcohol-deaths-leicestershire-hit-15-6353508

[4] Drug misuse infographic summary 2020 https://www.leicester.gov.uk/media/186434/drugs-infographic-summary-2020.pdf

[5] Ibid. 

[6] Leicester drugs crime statistics https://www.plumplot.co.uk/Leicester-drugs-crime-statistics.html

[7] Ibid.

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