Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Barnstaple

Those who have been struggling with a drug addiction or alcohol addiction or have watched a loved one go through the pain of addiction will understand how hard making those first steps for help can be.

You first need to recognise you have an issue with your alcohol use and then reach out for help to tackle it.

This may be hard if you’ve been in denial that your alcohol addiction isn’t really a problem or perhaps you’re concerned that by owning up to your alcohol addiction you will be met with judgement and the associated stigma that comes with addiction.

The fact that you are here on the Rehab 4 Alcoholism website looking for help or information shows you are in the first stages of looking for help for yourself or someone you love.

We offer residential rehab in Barnstaple for alcohol addiction. Choosing to use an alcohol recovery service like our rehab centre will allow you the best chance in overcoming your addiction and finding yourself well on the way to recovery.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

Types of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Barnstaple


In our residential treatment centre in Barnstaple, you will have access to effective alcohol rehab from Rehab 4 Alcoholism. We are a team of highly trained addiction specialists who will help you get the most from your rehab journey.

The challenges that come with detoxing from alcohol addiction can be far-reaching. The person detoxing will have to deal with cravings and a number of physical and emotional issues.

The actual process of detoxing can be life-threatening for those who have drunk previously if not managed carefully.

In order to withdraw from alcohol safely our team of medics and addiction specialists can provide you with medication that will make the detoxing process less dangerous.

After the initial detox process, you will then begin to receive therapy as part of drug and alcohol rehab in Barnstaple. This will include various types of talking and holistic therapies.

The aftercare programme we offer is a key part of your success once you have completed the initial rehab for your alcohol addiction. Without aftercare, you are on your own to face the challenges of remaining sober.

However, our aftercare consists of support including a phone line and the involvement of family members.

As part of our various treatment options as part of our drug and alcohol rehab in Barnstaple, we offer alcohol rehab for men which focuses on male-specific counselling.

This counselling has been designed with the unique needs of men in mind to help them to open up and deal with the issues that have contributed to their alcohol addiction.

Choosing a private rehabilitation programme to carry out your detox and rehab journey allows you more access to different treatment options that are available at publicly funded alcohol and drug rehab.

How to identify Alcohol Addiction or Drug Addiction

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Alcohol addiction is a disease which effects people across all sectors and demographics of the population.

If you or a loved one has been drinking heavily and aren’t sure whether you have a problem with alcohol then you may want to consider whether your drinking is affecting your everyday life. This might include it impacting your work, friends, family and personal life.

If you put the need to have another drink above all else or are concealing your drinking from those around you these are signs that you may have a problem with your alcohol use.

If you need help understanding more about alcohol addiction we have information that can help.

How Can I Tell if I have an alcohol addiction?

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It may be overwhelmingly clear to you that you are experiencing an issue

Is your drinking impacting your everyday life? That’s a clear sign that your drinking has become a problem. Have those around you commented on your drinking and the concerns they have for you? These aren’t easy conversations to have so this is another sign it’s time to seek help.

Getting help for alcohol addiction is extremely personal and only you can decide what kind of support you’re looking for.

The CAGE test is a useful tool which can help you identify if your alcohol use is a problem or not.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have you considered cutting down on your alcohol intake?
  • Do you ever get annoyed when someone makes a comment about how much you drink?
  • Have you experienced guilt where alcohol is concerned?
  • Has there ever been an instance where you have taken an eye-opener drink – as a way of getting rid of a hangover?

If your answer is yes to even one of these questions then the likelihood of you having an alcohol addiction could be as high as 75%. It’s likely if you have identified yourself as having an alcohol addiction that you will need support to quit drinking and get on the road to recovery.

Learn more about the alcohol rehab options in Barnstaple.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

Drug Detox or Alcohol Detox in Barnstaple

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Alcohol detox occurs when you stop drinking entirely in someone who has been drinking at heavy levels.

While this sounds simple it’s often not and alcohol detox should not be done without the input of a medical expert.

In fact, for those who have been drinking heavily undertaking an alcohol detox can be dangerous. The first step of an alcohol detox is when the body gets rid of all the alcohol that is present.

The second stage sees the alcohol level drop to zero and then the central nervous system is not suppressed any longer.

The central nervous system, which has been used to working with the depressant effects of alcohol, now needs to start functioning normally again. It’s a huge adjustment for the CNS when alcohol use is stopped suddenly.

Some other symptoms that people experience during alcohol detox include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anxiety
  • Headache or migraine
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Irritability

After the initial 24 hours and up to 72 hours after the last drink, people may experience the following often dangerous symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable tremors
  • Lack of physical coordination
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

Undertaking an alcohol detox without the advice or supervision of a medical professional can be extremely dangerous. Undertaking a medical detox means you have the support of medical experts who will prescribe you medication to manage the dangerous side effects that can occur while detoxing.

After this initial detox phase is successfully completed and your body is free from alcohol the therapy and counselling treatments can begin.

By undertaking your drug and alcohol rehab in Barnstaple in a residential rehab facility you will receive the care and support you need 24 hours a day. This intensive level of support could be what you need to overcome your alcohol addiction safely and effectively.

Residential Addiction Rehab in Barnstaple

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The high level of alcohol consumption across Europe is a public health issue.(1) Europe in fact has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol of all regions globally, and the highest level of alcohol-related harm.

It’s not an easy task to overcome alcohol addiction or drug addiction but with the right support and plan in place, it’s possible to recover and go on to live a healthy and happy life free from your addiction.

Choosing to detox in residential rehab is a fantastic option for those looking to safely detox and successfully overcome their alcohol addiction.

You will call our residential rehab in Barnstaple home for anywhere between 14 days and 6 months depending on your needs and level of addiction.

You will be supported by our addiction specialists, experts and medics to help you detox and tackle your addiction. Undergoing the initial detox phase in a residential rehab may help you to better manage the difficult symptoms that come with it in turn make the process safer.

If you need medication to safely detox, we can provide this and all of the medical support this entails.

We can start the therapy and counselling stage as soon as you have safely detoxed and your body is free of alcohol and its effects.

You will have a far higher success rate by choosing a residential rehab facility than those that choose to remain at home when attempting to recover from your addiction.

When staying in a residential rehab facility you will be removing yourself from the triggers of everyday life. You won’t have the stresses and strains that could have triggered you to drink in the past.

Learn more about residential rehab and why it could be the best option for you or a loved one.

Alcohol Rehab for Men in Barnstaple

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At Rehab 4 Alcoholism we have created a programme of alcohol rehab for men because we understand that men have a unique set of needs when it comes to tackling addiction.

By using male-specific counselling and treatment types we allow men the best opportunity to feel comfortable, open up and a higher chance of benefiting from the rehab process.

If you think you or a loved one could benefit from addiction rehab for men then reach out to us for more information on this rehab and what it involves.

Treatment Options during Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Barnstaple


We have many treatment options to help you with your drug and alcohol addiction in Barnstaple.

Types of treatment we recommend include:

The treatments we offer are proven to work effectively in those suffering from addiction. Helping them to safely and effectively overcome their addiction and avoid relapse.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective treatment option for those struggling with addictive behaviours. The NHS explains (2) “CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.” CBT is used to treat many mental health issues; our team can help advise you on whether this treatment option will benefit you.

The holistic therapy known as equine therapy specifically uses horses to help treat your addiction. You will work with a professional to look after the horses as part of your therapy sessions.

Caring for another living creature can help you in many ways both physically and mentally.

During alcohol intervention counselling, a therapy designed to treat addiction, you’ll be working closely with a counsellor to stop drinking in a safe way. You will learn to understand and manage your cravings helping you to avoid relapsing back into addiction.

Over 8-12 weeks you will work with a counsellor to evaluate past experiences, help you manage stress and deal with difficult emotions.

Other treatment options to help you overcome your addiction include self-help groups and family therapy sessions.

Where appropriate intensive outpatient therapy can also be used to help you overcome your addiction. You will stay at home during this treatment type and attend our centres daily for treatment for a set amount of time.

Speak to one of our trained experts to discuss which treatment options may benefit you the most. You can contact us by calling 0800 111 4108 or make an enquiry here.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

Aftercare when Receiving Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Barnstaple


The best way to maintain your recovery and not relapse back into your addiction is with a robust aftercare programme of support in place.

In your therapy sessions the following detoxification, we incorporate relapse prevention techniques throughout.

You will also identify your personal triggers and learn how to deal with these as and when they occur during your recovery journey.

If you do find yourself having relapsed you can call our helpline, set up to help you if relapse occurs. This will allow you to get help as quickly as possible and get back on track.

With your permission, your family will be closely involved in your aftercare support. We will help them to identify and support you through relapses, making sure you get the care you need.

We’ll encourage you to attend local Alcoholics Anonymous groups once you have returned home. These groups use 12-step programmes to encourage lasting recovery.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

FAQs relating to the addiction rehab process

For a full list of FAQs regarding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Barnstaple, you can refer to our Rehab FAQs.

If you’re wondering what are the biggest misconceptions about going to rehab? or can I bring my mobile, tablet or laptop into rehab? Our FAQ page has an answering to all of your questions.

It’s important to read through the FAQ section carefully. If you require further information, contact our advisors today and for free at 0800 111 4108.

Alternatively, you may also contact us through this website and a member of our team will respond shortly.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention/chapter-12-alcohol

[2] https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counselling/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/overview/

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