Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Slough

It is estimated that around 20,000 adults in Slough are drinking at levels that could put them at risk of addiction.

Drug use is also prevalent in this relatively small town.

Whether you’re struggling with binge drinking, substance use disorder or any other addiction problem, help is always available

It’s never too late to turn your life around and seek help for drug and alcohol addiction.

Find out more by calling our expert team on 0800 111 4108 today.

What is Drug & Alcohol Addiction?


When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are no longer able to control your behaviour around these substances.

They can physically change the way your brain works and your body can develop a physically dependence to them.

This means that you will continue using them even if they are having a negative effect on your life.

Any of the following substances can be addictive, and you will need professional help in order to recover.

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Cannabis
  • Inhalants
  • Stimulants
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Synthetic drugs

It’s important to remember that addiction is a disease and cannot be treated with willpower alone.

The best course of action is to attend rehab, either as an inpatient or an outpatient. This will give you the best chance at recovery.

What are the Signs that I Have a Drug or Alcohol Addiction?


You may have a drug or alcohol addiction if you answer ‘yes’ to some of the below questions:

  • Have you tried to stop using drugs or alcohol in the past but started to use them again?
  • Do you feel defensive and annoyed when other people comment on your alcohol or drug use?
  • Do you prefer to spend time with people who also use substances?
  • Does a lot of your day revolve around buying and using drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you been in trouble with the police due to substance use?
  • Have you had financial difficulties due to substance use?
  • Are you struggling to keep up with your school, work or family responsibilities due to substance use?
  • Do you experience withdrawal symptoms such as shaking, anxiety and nausea when you stop using drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you need to use more drugs or alcohol these days to get the same effect?
  • Are your relationships with friends or family members becoming strained due to your substance use?

It is recommended that you speak to your doctor if you believe you have a drug or alcohol addiction.

They will be able to diagnose you and refer you to addiction treatment services, such as a rehab clinic or a local drug and alcohol support team.

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

What are the Steps Involved in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough?

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When you arrive at rehab you will be assessed to ensure you receive the best help possible.

The medical team will need to find out as much as they can about your substance use disorder and determine whether you have any other physical or mental health conditions that may affect your treatment.

There are many types of psychiatric assessments that could be used, but some of the most popular are the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th edition) criteria, the six dimensions of the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria, the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) and the CAGE Questionnaire.

The results from these tests will be used by psychiatrists and recovery specialists to create a person-centred care plan made up from a wide range of physical and psychiatric treatments, all designed to give you the best chance of maintaining sobriety.


Breaking the physical addiction to drugs and alcohol starts with a full medical detox.

Quitting substances cold turkey can be dangerous, but by following a personalised withdrawal plan you can stop using drugs and alcohol in a safe way.

At rehab you will benefit from a medically-supervised detox, with recovery specialists able to administer specialised medications to limit the worst effects of drug or alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

In the case of an alcohol detox, this will usually be a course of Chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine better known as Librium.

Staff will monitor you over the 7-10 days as you withdraw, and you can expect to experience a range of alcohol withdrawal symptoms including


One of the reasons that drug and alcohol rehab in Slough is so effective is our wide range of addiction counselling options.

These range from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), group therapy and holistic therapies to name but a few.

These types of therapy can help you to understand your triggers, improve your mindset and change your behaviours, all of which are essential to recovering from addiction.

Relapse prevention

The work that you put into healing from addiction doesn’t end when you leave drug and alcohol rehab in Slough.

Relapse is very common after rehab, but creating a relapse prevention plan with the help of your counsellor can reduce the risk.

This plan can contain anything that will help you stay sober – documents and worksheets, useful techniques, contact details for support groups and information on managing your triggers.

What Types of Drug & Alcohol Rehab are Available in Slough?


Inpatient rehab

Living full-time at drug and alcohol rehab in Slough can remove you from negative influences and environmental triggers, provide you with structure and allow you to focus on healing.

Inpatient rehab is the most immersive type of addiction treatment, as you will remain on the premises alongside other patients until you have completed your programme.

Outpatient rehab

Having the flexibility to attend to work and other responsibilities during addiction treatment is crucial for many people, and outpatient rehab allows for this.

Going to rehab part-time is often more affordable than inpatient treatment and is accessible for those who would not otherwise have the time to attend rehab.

Private rehab

Paying for your own addiction treatment affords certain benefits, such as being able to adjust your treatment programme and access treatment quickly.

Private drug and alcohol rehab in Slough can allow you to start your recovery straight away, preventing further damage from being done and avoiding long waiting lists.

NHS rehab

If you cannot afford drug and alcohol rehab in Slough yourself, you may be eligible for your treatment to be covered by the government.

NHS-funded rehab is open to anyone who meets the criteria and can help people on lower incomes access treatment. However there are not enough spots to meet demand, so not everyone who applies will be accepted.

Other organisations

Below is a list of other organisations offering free addiction support in and around Slough:

1. Slough Treatment, Advice and Recovery Team (START)

Address: 27 Pursers Ct, Slough SL2 5DL

Telephone: 01753 692 548

Website: http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/slough/

2. Cranstoun Windsor & Maidenhead

Address: Unit 13, Reform Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8BY

Telephone: 01628 796 733

Website: https://cranstoun.org/help-and-advice/alcohol-other-drugs/rbwm/


Address: Fir Tree House, Upton Hospital, Albert Street, Slough, Berkshire SL1 2BJ

Telephone: 0300 247 3002

Website: https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/6349

The NHS can help you by providing comprehensive and trustworthy information, alongside outpatient services at a local NHS Foundation Trust and providing guidance on accessing sober living houses.

For general support, you can reach out to organisations like Turning Point, Change Grow Live, We Are With You, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics.

Many people find that peer support groups provide an essential element of their recovery, with organisations such as Alcoholics AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Al-Anon Family Meetings, Alateen or SMART Recovery.

In the case of 12-step groups, these also teach attendees how to lean on a higher power when addiction seems like too much to bear.

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough Last?

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The most common length of treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Slough is 30 days, which gives you time to detox and attend counselling sessions as well as create a relapse prevention plan.

You can also attend for 60 days or 90 days if needed, and a longer stay is usually best for more severe addictions.

There may be other treatment programmes available depending on which rehab you choose, so speak to staff about your options and find a programme length that is right for you.

Try to stay at rehab for the entire time, even when you are feeling homesick or under the weather due to withdrawal symptoms.

These programme lengths have been designed for a reason, and you will increase your chances of long-term recovery if you are able to complete your stay.

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough Cost?

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The average cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Slough is around £15,000 for a 30-day programme, £30,000 for a 60-day programme and £45,000 for a 90-day programme.

You can reduce these costs by sharing a room with another patient, choosing a cheaper rehab clinic or opting for a shorter treatment programme.

A supervised home detox, for example, costs between £1,500 and £2,500 and lasts for 7-10 days.

You will need to arrange your own counselling in this case, but it is possible to get counselling for free on the NHS.

When budgeting for your stay, don’t forget that you will also need to pay your mortgage or rent while you are at rehab as well as any other monthly costs such as your phone contract and utility bills.

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

What Should I Do if I Can’t Afford Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough?

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We understand that even the cheapest rehab clinics are financially out of reach for many people in Slough.

Thankfully, there are several options available which can allow you to access addiction treatment.

The first is to ask for donations from friends and family members – these people care about you and want you to recover, so if they can afford to assist they will likely be happy to.

You can also look into claiming on your private health or employee insurance – although your future payouts are likely to increase, this can be an effective way of paying for your treatment.

Some rehabs offer a payment plan, so you can pay off the fees in the months after you leave the treatment centre.

Finally, look into your eligibility for NHS-funded drug and alcohol rehab in Slough. Your doctor will be able to refer you to a team that can help with your application, and this can allow you to access rehab for free.

Different Therapies At Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Slough

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There are many different treatments and types of therapy used at rehab, each one bringing a different approach and focus to addiction treatment.

Some of the most popular physical and talking therapies used for addiction recovery include:

For more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Slough, call a member of our team on 0800 111 4108

What is Dual Diagnosis?

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Many patients at rehab suffer from a dual diagnosis, which means they have a mental health condition as well as an addiction.

Different individuals will struggle with different challenges, but some of the most commonly experienced alongside addiction include:

Whatever the nature of your mental health struggles may be, getting help for both conditions will be a key step in achieving long-term recovery.

To get free mental health support, you can reach out to remote services such as Young Minds, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, Mind UK and Papyrus.

Rehab specialists will also need to consider any physical conditions that may be present alongside your addiction, such as alcoholic hepatitis, heart failure, Wernicke’s encephalopathy or various cancers.

For more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Slough, call a member of our team on 0800 111 4108

Is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough Confidential?

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Although there is no shame in struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, we understand that the majority of our patients wish to keep their treatment and diagnosis confidential.

As with all health issues, your stay at rehab will be kept completely confidential. This includes information about any medications prescribed, co-occurring mental or physical health disorders diagnosed and counselling services received.

Our staff are trained in confidentiality and will not speak about your treatment with anyone outside of the rehab clinic as well as other staff members who are not required to know specific details.

Your paperwork will also be kept secure and all GDPR laws will be followed.

We do not allow patients or staff members to take photographs of other patients or their belongings at our clinics, so you can rest assured that your information and presence will be kept confidential.

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

Is it Possible to Get Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough for Teens?

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Not all teenagers that use drugs and alcohol are simply experimenting – some are trapped in a dangerous cycle of addiction.

The teenage brain is still growing, and as a result, substance use disorder can cause physical changes and make it very difficult to change their behaviour.

This can lead to a life of addiction and substance use.

Teenagers can begin using substances for a variety of reasons including peer pressure, problems at home and being influenced by other family members.

It is vital that teenage addiction is addressed and professionally treated as soon as possible.

There are rehab clinics in Slough that specialise in treating teenage addiction, and it can be beneficial for them to be surrounded by their peers and discuss issues that affect their age group.

If you are concerned about your teenager’s behaviour around drugs or alcohol, look into drug and alcohol rehab in Slough for teens and get them the help that they need.

Is it Possible to Get Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough for Elderly People?

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Addiction can affect you at any age, and this is shown by the prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction in elderly people.

This age group make up one of the highest proportions of alcohol use in the UK, and even casual use of this substance can slowly become habitual over time.

Elderly people are also more likely to become addicted to prescription medication, particularly painkillers, as they are often prescribed to treat age-related conditions.

If not properly managed, these medications can be extremely addictive and difficult to stop using.

It can also be harder to spot the signs of addiction in an elderly person, as many are similar to the decline in cognitive functioning that is commonly associated with ageing.

There are a range of rehabs in Slough that specialise in treating elderly people with addiction.

Staff are trained to care for this age group and many people improve simply due to the interactions they have with our team and other patients of a similar age.

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

How Can I Stay Sober After Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Slough?

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  • Get involved with local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These groups meet regularly and are a great way to connect with other people and receive support.
  • Organise an ongoing course of counselling sessions, either privately or through the NHS. This will help you to continue the work you started in rehab and stay on track with your recovery.
  • Engage in regular self-care and making sure you’re looking after yourself. This includes eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and spending time with loved ones.
  • Use techniques such as HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired) for an empowering way to self-regulate your emotions and en`sure that you are meeting your needs.
  • Find a sponsor to help you stay on track and give you someone to lean on during difficult times. They can help you to work through triggers and cravings while feeling less alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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:

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The treatment doesn’t have to stop once you stay at one of our clinics comes to an end, as we will invite you to weekly sessions designed to support your ongoing recovery.

Why wait any longer to get in touch if you require residential alcohol addiction rehab in Slough?

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

Find out more by calling 0800 111 4108 today.

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