Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Wandsworth

Rehabs in Wandsworth


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


Millions of people across the world suffer from drug and alcohol addictions. Whilst a large percentage of these individuals are in treatment for their addiction issues, a lot simply do not seek to get the help that they desperately need.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism we are passionate about getting people help for their drug and alcohol addictions. We believe that everyone who needs it deserves to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth.]

For a better future, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 4108.

Understanding Treatment Options in Wandsworth

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For the vast majority of people living in Wandsworth suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, the decision to go to rehab truly is life-changing. When you go to rehab in Wandsworth, you will begin to believe life without drugs or alcohol is a real possibility.

If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s probably true to say your addiction is a ‘way of life’. Going to rehab effectively allows you to change your life’s trajectory so you may live a more rewarding existence according to the principles of abstinence.

Going to rehab means much more than simply ‘getting detoxed’. Going to rehab is more about making drastic lifestyle changes, and these lifestyle changes literally add decades to your lifespan.

What’s perhaps more important, is that you will also enjoy these added years much more than you would if you simply continued to drink alcohol or use drugs.

For a better future, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 4108.

If you do not reach out for help, it’s likely your addiction will continue to destroy your social and professional standing. The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you will be able to stop and even undo this damage caused by your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction in Wandsworth

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Unfortunately, numerous studies have now shown that thousands of people across Wandsworth and the wider area are struggling from drug and alcohol addictions. [1]

In fact, it is estimated that there are now over 1,500 people living in Wandsworth who regularly abuse crack cocaine and other opiates. [1]

In addition to this statistic, the same study found that of these individuals, nearly 300 choose to inject the drugs into their system. [1]

Whilst this number is high, there has actually been a decline in the number of people aged between 18 and 44 years old who seek treatment for their drug addiction. [1]

In fact, the greatest fall has been seen between those aged 18 and 24 years old. Whilst this is a worrying statistic, it does tend to reflect the national average and national trend. [1]

Unfortunately, 50% of all individuals who inject drugs into their body in Wandsworth required and were offered a hepatitis B injection. [1]

In addition to this, 15% of all individuals who were in treatment for their drug addiction in Wandsworth were diagnosed with a dual diagnosis, meaning that they suffer from a drug addiction alongside a mental health issue. [1]

This figure is significantly lower than the average for London, and 3% lower than the national average.

As we all know, drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness are closely linked. During 2013 and 2014, 1 in every 5 drug and alcohol sufferers who were in treatment also suffered from housing issues. [1]

Unfortunately, a number of children living in Wandsworth are being brought up surrounded by drug and alcohol addictions. When it comes to cases reported by social services across Wandsworth, drug use was identified in nearly 30% of all serious case reviews.[1]

As you can see, drug and alcohol abuse is a huge issue across Wandsworth and the surrounding area. There are a number of different ways individuals are able to gain access to treatment for addiction issues, and you can make a start by getting in touch with the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

If you want help with your addiction, talk to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by calling our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Drug & Alcohol Interventions in Wandsworth

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Lots of people know someone with a drug and alcohol addiction issue. However, not everyone knows how they would be able to help someone with an addiction. 

The idea of confronting someone with an addiction can seem nerve racking, and a lot of people shy away from doing or saying anything in the fear they will make the situation worse.

However, if someone you know and love is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction then ignoring the problem will only make matters worse. 

We understand that approaching your loved one about their addiction might seem daunting, which is why most people use intervention techniques in order to make this conversation a little less daunting.

Interventions are very simple. In fact, an intervention is simply a planned meeting, during which you get the chance to explain to your loved one why you are concerned about their addiction.

People have been using interventions for years, and most people find that they are a really successful and productive way of convincing their loved ones to seek help. Interventions are not an opportunity to shout at your loved one or make them feel guilty in any way.

Making your loved one feel guilty about their addiction is not helpful. In fact, making your loved one feel judged or guilty will only make their addiction worse and has the opposite desired effect when it comes to convincing them to seek treatment.

Interventions should always be held in a calm environment, and you should only ever invite people who the individual knows really well and who the individual trusts. Try to use open language, and start by explaining to the individual why you are concerned by their addiction issues.

You should always use exact examples of their behaviour so that they can’t accuse you of over-exaggerating or lying. You should also do some research beforehand so that you can lay out their treatment options.

If you are considering holding an intervention for your loved one, then bear in mind that things don’t always go according to plan, regardless of how much preparation you do. 

Sometimes, it can be incredibly hard for those struggling from an addiction issue to remain rational. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to invite an intervention specialist to attend your intervention with you. 

If you want help with your addiction, talk to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by calling our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Do I Know if I Have an Addiction?

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Identifying an addiction issue in someone else can often be easier than identifying an addiction issue in yourself. This is because addictions can take a while to form, meaning that it isn’t always easy to identify a change in yourself. 

In addition to this, lots of people tend to remain in denial about their addiction for a while, as a way of coping.

For a whole host of different reasons, some people go years and even at times decades before realising and being able to admit that they are suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Everyone’s experience with addiction is different, but there are some general signs and symptoms of addiction issues which seem very common. Some of these signs and symptoms are listed below for you.

  • Struggling to get along with family members and friends
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop consuming the substance
  • Gradually getting an increased tolerance to the addictive substance
  • Neglecting your health
  • Neglecting your personal hygiene
  • Dilated pupils
  • Frequently getting ill as your immune system weakens
  • Frequently lying to family and friends
  • Disappearing for short periods of time
  • Not wanting to talk about their addiction issues
  • Spending time with people who abuse drugs or alcohol on a regular basis
  • Wanting to abuse drugs or alcohol alone rather than with other people
  • Sleeping excessively or not sleeping enough
  • Turning up late to events or just not turning up at all
  • A general lack of interest in anyone or anything else
  • Stealing money or goods to sell to fund their drug and alcohol habit
  • Struggling financially as a result of their addiction
  • Suffering from mental health issues, including depression, anxiety or paranoia

If you or someone you know is suffering from a number of the above symptoms, then there’s a chance that they might be suffering from a drug and alcohol addiction. 

Whilst suffering from these symptoms might mean that there’s an addiction problem, it is not always the case.

If you are suspecting that someone you know is suffering from an addiction issue, then the best thing that you can do is to hold an intervention to confront the problem head on.

The Financial Impact of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wandsworth

If you have ever looked into drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth, then you will know it can end up costing you thousands of pounds. Most people with addiction issues simply cannot afford this, which is why the NHS are able to fund some people’s treatment.

However, with a lack of funding and shortage of staff within the NHS, the NHS are not able to cover the cost of everyone’s addiction treatment, although they might want to. As with most healthcare treatment, this means that a lot of people have to go private for their drug and alcohol treatment.

Unfortunately, private drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth can cost you thousands of pounds, with some rehab centres asking you to pay up front and others allowing you to pay in instalments. Regardless, for most people, this simply is not affordable.

Staying in rehab for as little as 10 days could cost you £2,000 and staying in rehab for 28 days could cost you as much as £6,000

Most people with a severe addiction issue have to stay in rehab for longer, with some people staying in drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth for as long as 60 to 90 days. 

This could cost you a staggering £12,000 or even more, depending on where you are located in the country.

When you opt for private drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth, you are able to choose from an array of rehab centres, all with different standards and price points. 

Furthermore, you will also get to choose whether you want to stay in a private or shared bedroom with other people during your inpatient treatment. 

Naturally, opting for a private bedroom will be significantly more expensive than opting for a shared room.

If you want help with your addiction, talk to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by calling our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

What are the Real Differences Between NHS & Private Rehab Treatment?

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As you can see above, choosing from NHS-funded rehab treatment and private rehab treatment is a huge decision. However, it is always important to understand the key differences between the two types of treatment.

Due to a lack of funding, the NHS does not operate their own rehab facilities. Instead, they work with privately owned rehab facilities to offer spaces to NHS funded rehab patients. 

This works well and the NHS has been operating this way for years. However, it is important to think about the impact of this when it comes to the kind of care individuals will receive by opting for NHS-funded rehab treatment in Wandsworth and the rest of the UK.

Because the NHS do not own their own rehab facilities and turns to private centres for space, you won’t be prioritised in terms of the waiting list. 

This is why a lot of people who opt for NHS-funded drug and alcohol rehab treatment end up waiting months for their treatment, as privately paying patients are always prioritised. This is particularly tricky if you suffer from a severe addiction.

However, it is also important to remember that due to this, you will be placed within the same facility as privately paying patients. 

This means that you are going to be treated by the same doctors and therapists, so you shouldn’t see too much difference in the quality of care or treatment that you receive.

When you are placed within a private drug and alcohol rehab facility, fee paying patients get to choose between private and shared rooms. However, NHS-funded rehab patients will be placed in shared rooms with one another.

As you can see, there are some crucial differences between private and council-funded rehab treatment. If you can afford it, then we would always recommend that you opt for the private rehab treatment, although this has to be your personal decision that has to be right for you.

What are the Benefits of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wandsworth?

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There are many benefits associated with drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth. For example, rehab provides individuals with a chance to change their lives for the better, and provides them with all of the necessary tools to stay sober in the long term.

You will receive your detox upon admission into the rehab facility. This will be one of the most crucial stages of your treatment, as this is the moment your body will gain some independence again. By the time your detox is complete, you will be free of your physical addiction.

You will then receive a range of therapy to help you to overcome your psychological addiction. This aims to treat the underlying causes of your addiction, such as any trauma you might have experienced in the past.

In addition to this, before you leave drug and alcohol rehab treatment you will be provided with some long-term support when it comes to relapse prevention. This will be provided in the form of a relapse prevention plan, which individuals are able to lean on after they leave the rehab centre.

During your time at drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth, you will also meet a whole host of people who are all suffering from addiction issues. 

This will provide you with a network of support that you will be able to lean on. These individuals will provide you with a support group during the toughest time of your life, and you will get the chance to keep in touch with some of these individuals after you leave your rehab treatment.

If you want help with your addiction, talk to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by calling our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

What Happens When You Leave Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Wandsworth?

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When you leave drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth, your treatment won’t stop there. In fact, if your addiction was severe then you might benefit from more ongoing rehab treatment after you leave your inpatient facility. 

If you need it, you will be able to attend outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment.

Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment provides individuals with more ongoing and long-term support. You get to live at home during this type of treatment and only have to visit the rehab centre for therapy or other forms of rehab treatment.

In addition to this, you might opt to choose to attend self-help groups after leaving rehab. This could include groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymouswhich have been operating for years. 

During these meetings, you will be able to hold yourself accountable and will also get the chance to meet other recovering addicts who will be able to support you. In return, you will be able to support them.

Some people do not want to return back home after their treatment has finished. If this is the case, then your rehabilitation team will be able to put you in touch with the right services to get you rehoused after your treatment ends.

How Do I Seek Treatment?

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There are a number of different ways individuals are able to seek drug and alcohol rehab treatment. At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand how confusing and intimidating having all of these different options available to you is. 

A simple google of ‘drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth’ will bring up a whole host of search results.

However, our team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to make the process simple. You can either get in touch with your local and free healthcare services, such as your local drug and alcohol treatment services available through the NHS.

If you are unable to get your treatment as quickly as you might need to, then you should consider applying for private drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth. Whilst we know that this option is expensive, for some people it is simply the only feasible option.

You will need to choose between inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment. Once you have been assessed, you will receive your treatment over the course of a number of weeks or months. 

You will eat and sleep within your rehab facility, and all meals and laundry will be looked after for you so that your sole focus will be on recovering from your addiction.

If you want help with your addiction, talk to the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism by calling our helpline on 0800 111 4108.

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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If you need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Wandsworth, then you should get in touch with our team. We can offer you free and confidential advice and support over the phone on 0800 111 4108.


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