Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Andover

Drug and alcohol addiction are among the biggest public health concerns in the United Kingdom, and it’s a problem that is showing little signs of improvement.

In fact, alcohol consumption is so common in the UK that just under a quarter of adults in England and Scotland regularly exceed government alcohol guidelines.

Furthermore, an estimated 600,000 people in the UK are dependent alcohol drinkers, while only about 18% of that group are currently accessing treatment.

It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible once your level drinking or drug use has become problematic. The best possible treatment is available at rehab.

With our years of experience in the industry, Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to get a placement at a top-quality private drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Please read through the sections below for more information on the rehab process, or if you’re ready to talk, call us on 0800 111 4108 to start your referral.

What is Alcohol Addiction?

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Alcoholism is a medical condition that presents as an inability to stop drinking alcohol for even short periods of time and having intense and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when unable to do so.

Alcoholics spend most of their life under the effects of alcohol, usually at the expense of their relationships, their health, their reputation, and their social life.

Alcoholism a condition that needs to be treated professionally – it will not just abate by itself. The best possible treatment for alcoholism is rehab in Andover.

What is rehab?

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Rehab is a clinic where you can get the best possible treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction, including detox for substances where detox is necessary.

Rehab clinics have a range of mental health professionals and addiction experts on-site, who can integrate your care into a cohesive treatment plan.

Having all of these different types of care that a person needs under the same roof is one of the main reasons why rehab in Andover is so effective.

Another is the peace and quiet provided by the rehab environment, giving you a respite from the noise and chaos of the outside world and your regular life.

Pre-rehab in Andover steps: Intervention

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It can be so painful to watch someone who you care about destroy themselves with drugs, alcohol, or any other addiction.

One way of addressing this is by arranging for the person’s loved ones to sit the person down and explain to them, as clearly and calmly as possible, the damage that they are causing. This is called an intervention.

Intervention can often be what it takes to get someone to face up to the damage that addiction has caused in their lives and encourage them to get the help that they need.

We can provide advice on how to arrange a successful intervention, including how to involve a trained intervention counsellor in the conversation.

We can also provide more information about alternative intervention methods for rehab in Andover such as CRAFT intervention. Call us on 0800 111 4108 to speak with one of our team.

How much does rehab cost in Andover?

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It depends on what kind of treatment you need, which clinic you go to, and whether or not you stay in rehab as a residential patient (inpatient).

To give you some context, the cost of private rehab in the United Kingdom averages out at about £495 per day, although a lot of clinics are considerably cheaper than that.

We will be able to provide more clarity about the total costs involved in your treatment once we have been through our telephone consultation with you.

We can also offer you free advice on how to go about making rehab more affordable, including making use of whatever finance options you have available to you.

Is drug and alcohol rehab in Andover on the NHS?

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It is theoretically possible to get a public-funded rehab placement in Andover, but it is likely that this will be administered through a local council organisation rather than through the NHS directly.

Each council in the UK will have their own set amount of funding available each year to allocate to public rehab placements.

The number of placements available varies depending upon your local authority, but there will also be a lot more people looking for help than there are places available.

If you would like to investigate the idea of applying for public rehab, we can help you by providing free advice over the phone.

How long does rehab last?

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A full course of drug & alcohol rehab in Andover will usually last for about 28 days, although it can be slightly longer or shorter than that in some cases.

A person going to rehab for a standalone detox would likely only be there for 7 to 10 days in total, as there would be no therapy or aftercare involved – only the detox procedure.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment rehab in Andover

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Outpatient rehab is a potential option for those who want to keep their treatment costs to a minimum and/or want as little disruption as possible to their normal life.

However, attending drug & alcohol rehab in Andover as an outpatient presents additional complications versus inpatient care.

This is why outpatient rehab is only suitable for certain people. For example, You are a potentially suitable candidate for outpatient rehab treatment if:

  • Your substance intake is not severe
  • You do not need a medical detox
  • You live within a reasonable distance of your clinic
  • You do not have any distractions or stress factors at home

However, you will not be eligible for outpatient rehab if:

  • You are using heroin, prescription opiates, or benzodiazepines
  • You have a stressful home and/or family life
  • You are regularly drinking more than 25 units per day
  • You cannot get to the clinic easily

Heroin, opiates, benzodiazepines, and heavy alcohol all require a detox, which means that you would need to be on-site as an inpatient.

Not being able to get to the clinic easily means that you are at risk of being late or missing sessions, which is very much discouraged at rehab.

If outpatient care is something that you still want to explore, we can discuss this with you as part of your telephone consultation. Call us on 0800 111 4108 to get started.

Alcohol detox & rehab in Andover

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Millions of people around the UK have been drastically impacted by the consequences of alcohol abuse, whether directly or indirectly.

On a weekly basis, each A&E department is filled with victims of alcohol poisoning and other injuries related to binge drinking.

Meanwhile, those who are dependent on alcohol endure miserable lives while their loved ones bear the brunt of their behaviours.

If this is your situation, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. We are here to make that as straightforward as it can be.

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism free on 0800 111 4108 to start your consultation and book your place at a top-quality drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Home alcohol detox in Andover

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For those on the more moderate end of the alcohol addiction scale, there is the potential option of having a home alcohol detox, instead of detoxing in the clinic.

This involves medication, usually a sedative called Librium, being sent out to you at home, along with detailed instructions on how to navigate your detox.

The main advantages of going through alcohol detox this way are that you keep costs to a minimum and are able to detox from the comfort of your own home.

On the other hand, doing a home alcohol detox means that you will not have access to medical supervision as you go through detox, so it is not quite as safe as inpatient detox.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of home alcohol detox, please call Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108 for a free consultation.

Rehab for Cocaine in Andover

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Cocaine is one of the most popular drugs on the market, and people often underestimate how dangerous and addictive the drug is.

According to research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, cocaine is considered the third-most addictive substance in the world, behind only heroin and alcohol.

The drug is also incredibly expensive – in fact, in many parts of the world, cocaine is worth more than its own weight in gold.

Cocaine addiction is a common problem among cocaine users. If this has happened to you, it is best to seek treatment at rehab as soon as possible.

If cocaine has taken over your life, give us a call on 0800 111 4108 to speak with one of our team in confidence, and we can help you get clean at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Rehab for Heroin in Andover

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It is difficult to understand the extent to which a person’s life can be taken over by heroin, unless you have experienced it first-hand or had someone you love go through heroin addiction.

Heroin is notoriously difficult to get clean from – in fact, it is considered the most addictive substance in the world.

However, a full recovery from heroin abuse is always possible.

Heroin recovery requires detox, medication, and intensive therapy, all of which is available within the same facility at rehab.

Heroin rehab is always as an inpatient, due to the extra care and attention required during the detox phase and your subsequent medication programme.

To take the first step towards life-changing treatment at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Andover, call us today on 0800 111 4108 for your free no-obligation consultation.

Rehab for Cannabis in Andover

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The effects of cannabis can cause a person to become socially withdrawn, as well as potentially aggravating the symptoms of existing mental health conditions.

Through regular use, cannabis can often take over a person’s life slowly but steadily, without them necessarily noticing that it has happened.

If you find yourself smoking cannabis every day, or you cannot face doing certain things without being under the influence of cannabis, it is time to accept that you have a problem.

Cannabis addiction can be treated at any drug & alcohol rehab in Andover, in much the same way as any other drug.

The goal is to get to the root of your urges to use in the first place.

Call us on 0800 111 4108 to speak privately with one of our team members who can answer any questions that you might have on cannabis rehab and cannabis addiction treatment.

Types of therapies on offer in Andover rehabs


Addiction can always be treated, but it is still a complex condition that has a lot of different factors that vary from one person to the next.

It will most likely take a varied therapeutic approach to get the bottom of your issues and put some personalised coping mechanisms in place.

Below is a brief list of therapies that are commonly available at rehab. Please note that availability of therapies will depend on your clinic and their facilities.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

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Mental health is so often a matter of perspective, and that can easily become blurred and distorted by the trauma of living in drug or alcohol addiction.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is about reframing our thought processes to improve wellbeing and help to manage potentially harmful behaviours.

CBT is used to help treat a number of different behavioural issues, such as overeating, problem gambling, anxiety disorders, and depression.

It is increasingly common for CBT to used as part of the recovery process at rehab clinics, and you can expect CBT to make up part of your treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Dialectical behavioural therapy

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Dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT) is a specialist therapy that is most often used to treat the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other common personality disorders.

These symptoms can include self-harm, suicidal ideation, and a proclivity for risk-taking behaviour, all of which are potentially highly dangerous to the person.

Personality disorders are far more common in those with a substance abuse disorder than in the general population, and it is important that people in recovery get help with these issues.

If you need help with a personality disorder, it is likely that you can will be able to access DBT as part of your treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Brief interventions

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Brief intervention is a term used to describe concise conversations with a patient, that are usually focused on short-term goals.

This is done by raising the subject with the person, providing a clinical perspective, enhancing their motivation to tackle the problem, and putting together an achievable plan to do so.

One of the main purposes of a brief intervention is to deal with an emerging problem head-on before it grows and gets too big to manage.

In the context of rehab and recovery, this might be identifying warning signs of relapse and figuring out how best to minimise the chances of that happening.

Motivational interviewing

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One of the most horrible things about living in addiction is that it can rob a person of their dignity, their self-esteem, and their hope for the future.

Once a person is in recovery, it is important to instil in them a sense of hope and optimism, and crucially, setting the framework for them to prosper.

Motivational interviewing is a counselling method that helps the patient to identify their own goals and challenges and use their past successes as motivation.

The mental health practitioner will then distil that information into a realistic and achievable plan that the person can work towards in recovery.

Group therapy

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Group therapy will almost certainly be a part of your experience at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover and is an integral part of treatment at most rehabs.

Gathering in a small group and discussing your experiences of addiction and recovery can be very therapeutic, especially if the group also has the guidance of a mental health professional.

One or two members of the on-site mental health team will usually sit in on group therapy sessions to ensure that discussions are productive and that everyone is allocated a fair amount of time.

It can take a while for some to get used to the idea of sharing with a group, but once you are comfortable with it, group therapy can be a valuable resource in your recovery.

Individual therapy

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Although group therapy can be very helpful as you go through rehab, it is perhaps not the right forum for discussing certain topics, such as deep-seated trauma.

It is perfectly normal to not be comfortable discussing sensitive topics like this within a group format. This is why individual therapy is a big part of rehab too.

Having an intensive programme of individual therapy will give you the chance to establish a therapeutic relationship with one or more of the mental health team on site.

They will be able to help you work through your issues in a private and peaceful setting, as well as helping you to develop coping techniques to help you in the future.

Family therapy

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Being in active addiction can often make a person very unpleasant to be around, which can place an immense strain on that person’s family and its dynamics.

If you are looking to rebuild or strengthen your relationships with family members, the best way of achieving this is through family therapy sessions.

These sessions, which can involve several family members at a time, will be administered by a highly qualified and specialised family therapist who can make sure that everyone can speak and is heard.

Family therapy sessions are available at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover, but please note that family therapy is not a mandatory part of treatment – however, the option is there if you want it.

Co-dependency treatment

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Social co-dependency is potentially very unhealthy for anyone but can be particularly problematic for those in drug or alcohol addiction.

People who are enabling a habit will often form social and/or romantic bonds with unsuitable people in order to do so, as well as fulfilling other basic needs such as accommodation.

Having the benefit of distance and serenity at rehab, as well as an expert’s objective opinion within co-dependency treatment, can help you to make sense of your relationships.

This can be very helpful once you leave the clinic, as the relationships that you keep can be integral to your chances of staying in recovery for the long term.

Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

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The twelve-step programme, which is integral to both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, is very important to a lot of people in recovery.

Therefore, it is important that the teachings of the programme can be integrated into a person’s treatment plan at rehab.

This is known as twelve-step facilitation therapy (TSF) and is an optional part of treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Please note that you do not have to follow any of the twelve-step programme or its teachings – it is not a mandatory part of recovery in any of our clinics.

The importance of dual diagnosis for co-occurring disorders at rehab

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A person with a drug or alcohol problem is far more likely to have a co-occurring mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

All of these conditions can be treated and effectively managed, but in order for that to happen, they first need to be identified and diagnosed.

Unfortunately, many people go for years without receiving their diagnosis, and live with their mental illness for that whole time.

Being at rehab, surrounded by a great team of mental health professionals, means that you can diagnose any issues that may have gone undetected.

This will make them much easier to live with, as well as making your drug or alcohol addiction easier to manage going forward. This is often referred to as ‘dual diagnosis’.

How rehabs help with relapse prevention

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For anyone who has gone through rehab and values their sobriety, the worst-case scenario is relapse, a term for when someone starts using again after a period of abstinence.

With that in mind, it is so important to have a firm plan in place to cope with relapse triggers successfully and maintain your ongoing sobriety.

Relapse prevention planning is one of the final things that you will do at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover, and also one of the most important.

This involves combining everything you have learned at rehab into a simple and achievable relapse prevention plan, that takes your own personal triggers into account.

This will likely involve reassessing your social relationships – for example, avoiding hanging around with anyone who is still abusing drugs or alcohol.

It will also involve proactive, positive steps, such as taking care of your physical wellbeing and attending regular group therapy sessions, perhaps at AA or NA.

The more proactively involved you are in your ongoing recovery, the better your chances of staying sober for the long term – ideally the rest of your life.

Aftercare and support services once rehab has completed

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Rehab is not just about the few weeks that you are at the clinic – it is so important to be able to make a healthy transition back into the outside world.

This is why our aftercare arrangements, which you can read about here, can be such an important part of the early days of recovery.

What is also important is that you take full advantage of the addiction resources that are available within your local community after rehab in Andover. We have detailed a few of these below.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

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Alcoholics Anonymous was set up in order to provide ongoing support, guidance, and a sense of community for recovering alcoholics.

AA is centred around a 12-step programme, which also serves as the foundation for Narcotics Anonymous, a separate organisation that provides support to recovering drug users.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are a valuable resource for people who are looking for a support group of like-minded individuals while in recovery.

The meetings are free, sometimes with a voluntary contribution system in place, and take place regularly at hundreds of locations around the country, including here in the Andover area.

SMART Recovery

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Although Alcoholics Anonymous is very helpful for a lot of people in recovery, it also has a spiritual aspect to its teachings, which is not to everyone’s taste.

If this is the case for you, there is a secular, clinical alternative in SMART Recovery meetings, which are available at dozens of locations around the UK.

The SMART organisation prefers to use clinical treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, rather than treating alcoholism as a spiritual affliction as AA does.

Search ‘SMART Recovery Andover’ to see what meetings and other resources are available near you, and to find out more about the organisation.

Al-Anon Family Group meetings

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Al-Anon provides group meetings and other support for the family members and loved ones of those with an alcohol addiction, whether they are in recovery or are still drinking.

Although they have similar names, Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous are separate entities. However, they do have some things in common, such as their own ‘twelve step’ guidelines.

Al-TEEN is an offshoot of Al-Anon that caters to teenage family members of those with a drinking problem – for example, those whose parents are alcoholics.

You can search ‘Al-Anon Andover’ to locate your nearest meeting and to learn more about the 12 guiding principles of Al-Anon.

Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Andover

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Your local NHS trust will be able to provide various forms of support for your addiction issues once you are out of rehab and back in your community.

This might include being referred to their drug & alcohol outreach team, who will be able to provide ongoing support in whatever way they can.

This might include home visits, if that’s something that you would like, or simply just checking in on you every now and then via telephone.

Being under the care of an outreach team can be a valuable tool to have in recovery, and there is no reason why you should not take advantage of it.

Drug & alcohol support in Andover

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Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can be a lonely battle, but there is always help available if you are prepared to embrace the rehab process.

If you are willing to accept that you have a problem, and make a commitment to putting in the work, we can help you to get the best possible treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Andover.

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 4108 to speak with on of our team in complete confidence. Calls from overseas should be made to +44 345 222 3509 – charges may apply.


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