Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Battersea

Are you struggling with how much you’re using alcohol or drugs? Maybe you can’t quit despite repeatedly trying.

44% of adults drink more than the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week in the London borough of Wandsworth, which Battersea is obviously a part of. [1] There were 16 drug-related deaths in the area in 2020. [2]

Many people develop addictive habits and it can take a long time to notice this. If you have reached this point, that’s a huge step but the next step means a choice between choosing healing or not.

The most effective way to recover from substance use is through staying at a drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

Help for Addiction in Battersea

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If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse issues then there are various treatment options for you. It’s important during this difficult time to recognise that, despite how isolating addiction tends to be, you’re not alone.

As well as there being other people who are going through a similar journey, there are also professionals out there who won’t judge, who are compassionate, and who are fully supportive of recovery.

Addiction isn’t a choice. It’s an illness linked to genetics, mental health, individual personality, family history, and environment. It alters physical and psychological functioning. As such, professional treatment is needed.

The most suitable place to access this when you’re serious about leaving the substance in the past is through a drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea.

How Does a Private Drug & Alcohol Rehab Clinic Work?

Firstly, it’s important to be aware of the main goal of a private rehab; it’s to support people who have severe substance misuse problems to become sober and stay sober.

The way the clinic does this is by holding a diagnostic assessment with you. This would happen as soon as you enter the drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea.

The point of it is for staff to understand what exactly you need on a treatment programme.

You’ll undergo inpatient detoxification to become drug and/or alcohol-free during your stay and participate in various psychological therapies.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

The Cost of Inpatient Addiction Treatment in Battersea


It’s useful to know how much inpatient programmes at private clinics cost. This really varies between clinics, locations, inpatient options and individual programmes.

If, for instance, you were happy to stay in a room with other residents, this would lower the overall cost. Some people prefer to go to clinics that offer a high-end luxury stay, whereas others opt for clinics that are easier on the wallet.

A stay at a rehab clinic can cost anywhere between £1,000 and £10,000 for a week. It takes research, or guidance from someone in the know, to understand what clinics charge.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we can explain your options and how much the clinics you’re interested in charge.

Inpatient & Outpatient Addiction Services in Battersea

There are different treatment services in the Battersea area that exist to treat drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Outpatient services are offered by the NHS. Like other NHS addiction services, you can find them in a neighbourhood centre in a community setting.

At them, you can get some one-to-one support sessions as well as weekly groups, drop-in clinics, and needle exchanges.

The NHS also offers some availability in inpatient wards in hospitals when a person has reached a crisis point. That being said, ongoing care and recovery support isn’t what’s offered.

Private rehab centres offer an intensive inpatient recovery programme. Their sole purpose is to support people with addictions to become sober. There are drug and alcohol workers, psychotherapists, counsellors, and medical staff who run an individualised timetable to support your treatment needs.

Life at a Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Battersea


When you enter a drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, you’ll be given a day programme of treatments to follow. It’s basically a timetable that will outline meal times, breaks, therapies and activities you have on each day.

There are both individual and group sessions. Each session you take part in offers a different perspective and set of skills you can develop to manage your recovery and heal from substances.

The rehab environment

Private clinics have a residential setting. You’ll be seen as a resident and maybe as a patient by some of the staff (the medical staff, for instance).

The clinic has a relaxed atmosphere and there are communal areas where you can spend “down time” with others during breaks and in the evenings.

The detoxification process is essential for everyone who enters rehab. This is where you’re supported through withdrawal to become sober. Detox is different for each person according to the substance you take and individual differences.

What is a Medical Drug Detox?

For some people, a medical detox is required. This is where the medical professionals on-site will assess and monitor your vitals and will prescribe medications to manage symptoms.

Drug and alcohol treatment where a person has developed a physical dependency means a 7 to 10-day medicine-assisted detox is essential. Heroin, benzodiazepines and alcohol have such severe withdrawal stages that medication is provided to ease you through.

After the detox, you focus your attention on the psychological treatment that is offered throughout the rest of your stay. It’s essential you’re open to learning and absorbing in these sessions as it will equip you to manage long-term recovery.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol dependence causes the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Delirium tremens
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety and insomnia
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

The latter can be fatal which is why an inpatient detox is essential.

Addiction Therapies used to Treat Alcohol & Drug Addiction


In your treatment programme, there will be a series of therapies.

Each day you’ll take part in these and it will lead you to a greater self-understanding as well as introduce you to new knowledge and techniques you’ll adopt in order to self-manage behaviours effectively.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to give you the skill to change behaviour by becoming an expert at identifying which of your thoughts lead you to substance use and how to consciously intervene and change this.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy is provided to people who struggle to emotionally regulate. This is quite normal where people have been using substances to “dull down” their feelings.
  • Counselling services are offered as a space of deep self-reflection and to give you a space to discuss problems. The counsellor will support you to find your own answers to problems.
  • Motivational interviewing is where you get to say, “I love alcohol because…” as well as the inevitable “I need to stop drinking because”. The conflict between your emotions is explored in this therapy and you’ll come to a healthier space after processing them.
  • Group therapies that follow the 12-Step and SMART recovery frameworks. There is a huge amount of learning to be gained from the “peer-led” space.
  • Family therapy is on offer at some clinics. This is suitable where relationships have broken down and communication is strained.
  • Holistic therapies such as music and art therapy, equine therapy, ear acupuncture, reiki, meditation, and yoga.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

Mental Health Issues & Addiction Treatment

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If you have a mental health condition, a member of staff at the clinic might carry out a mental illness assessment. This is so they can understand the condition, how it impacts you and the addiction.

In NHS adult mental health services, people who have addictions can often feel “rejected” because they’re told that they can only be treated for mental health after they’re sober.

In private clinics, staff understand that mental health and addiction are inextricably linked. Quite often one leads to the other and actually, it’s sometimes impossible to tell which came first.

The individual needs their recovery process to address both conditions as a dual diagnosis.

At a drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, you’ll be treated in light of both conditions. Many believe that addiction recovery can only occur when mental health is stable and vice versa.

That’s why it’s so beneficial to be treated by a mental health professional who thoroughly understands addiction in an environment that approaches both.

How Long is a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehab Stay?

As an adult inpatient, the recommended period of time to stay at a rehab clinic is 28 days. There are a few reasons for this.

Firstly, it takes 28 days to form a new habit. This is significant when people are replacing unhealthy habits with new healthy ones.

Secondly, it takes around ten days to physically detox from some substances and, of course, psychological cravings go on longer.

Staying at the clinic for four weeks gives you the chance to face the most difficult of them in a safe environment where people can support you through this.

Finally, in order to get your mental health and well-being to a positive place, it takes a little time and processing in various therapies. It also means you have time to regularly practise coping mechanisms in relation to triggers and the more you do this the easier it is to do back at home.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

The Benefits of Addiction Treatment at a Private Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Battersea

Going to a private clinic for drug and alcohol treatment comes with many benefits including:

  • 24-hour care from staff who can support you at difficult times in an environment totally free from alcohol and drugs.
  • Nutritious meal plans are designed to support your mind and body to heal.
  • A tailored approach where your personal needs are the focus.
  • A range of psychological and holistic therapies to treat the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction.
  • Developing deep self-awareness through processing your history of addiction, any mental health difficulties that link to the addiction, and your natural responses to things.
  • Developing skills and lifestyle habits and goals that you can use for the rest of your life in many areas.
  • An outpatient treatment programme for those who might require a tapered-off aftercare approach.

Am I Ready to go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?


There are particular signs that make it clear that you need professional treatment to face and manage your addiction in a healthy way.

  • Increased consumption of drugs or alcohol
  • Not being able to quit
  • Being secretive or lying about use or stealing money to fund use
  • Feeling as though you can’t face the day without the substance
  • Getting involved with more risky behaviours (i.e. driving or working under the influence)
  • Family and friends being worried about your use – you feeling defensive about this
  • The breakdown of relationships

Can I do a Home Alcohol Detox?

If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is an option for some people to do a home detox.

It’s important to know that this is for those who have a physical addiction and who need to be weaned off the substance in a safe manner.

In such cases, you’ll be under the care of a doctor who will be in contact every day in order to make sure you’re managing the detox effectively and are safe.

It costs around £1,500 for a home detox.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

How You can Prepare for Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Battersea

Before entering private treatment services, you can do a few things to mentally and physically prepare.

It’s useful to talk to people you can trust about your upcoming treatment. This helps you to find supportive connections and will also help once you return home.

Reading about different psychological and holistic therapies can help you be more open to them once you enter the clinic.

As well as this, you’ll need to think about the things you want to take. Remember, mobile phone use is minimised so you might be keen to take physical photographs, books, or other comforting objects.

What Aftercare is involved When I Leave Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Battersea?

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When you leave a private clinic, you’ll come under the care of an aftercare team.

The majority of rehab centres offer a 1-year free aftercare programme. Through this, you can keep in contact with members of staff and have access to online groups.

As well as this, you’ll have a relapse prevention plan in place. This will be key in keeping you focused on abstinence. It’s important you keep it to hand and utilise it.

The plan includes guidance on how to manage triggers, what coping mechanisms to use, how to handle relapse, and what steps and goals you need to focus on.

Support Groups for Addiction

As well as private clinics and NHS services, you can access mental health drop-in clinics through local charity organisations. To find out what these are, you can ask your GP for signposting.

In relation to addiction, you can also get involved with AA and NA.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

If you have a drug or alcohol misuse problem, you can go to AA and NA in the Battersea area. This offers you regular contact with people who are in the same situation.

It’s a place where you can develop your own understanding of faith, higher power, and hope.

People who go to these groups are both in active addiction and in recovery.

How to Get Help Now for Addiction in Battersea

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By contacting the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team, you can find out all about the drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea.

We can also refer you to nearby addiction specialists pointing out the most suitable residential treatment for your specific needs.

If you want, we can also put you in contact with the admissions team at your local rehab clinic.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea, please call our dedicated team on 0800 111 4108.

FAQs for Addiction Rehab in London

Is my addiction serious enough to go to alcohol rehab or drug rehab?

If you are using drugs or alcohol every day, are thinking about them regularly, have people worried about you, and are experiencing mental and physical health implications, then a rehab stay is advisable.

How does the average person afford drug & alcohol rehab?

People go to rehab through NHS funding, by claiming through health insurance, and by directly paying the amount.

How will I stay sober after drug & alcohol rehab?

After rehab, you’ll need to practise all the coping techniques you learnt at rehab as well as make lifestyle changes, including changing who you spend time with and taking up new activities.

Please contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism for more information on drug and alcohol rehab in Battersea on 0800 111 4108. Get help today.


[1] https://www.datawand.info/jsna/

[2] https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/19496365.wandsworth-drug-deaths-increase/

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