Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Beckenham

Addiction can affect all individuals in a range of different ways. With both physical and mental health issues associated with it, addiction is also one of the most dangerous disorders.

When an individual is struggling with addiction, the substance may begin to make alterations in the brain, changing how different areas function and affecting behaviour, mood, and the production of vital chemicals and hormones. 

For an alcohol addiction specifically, the chemical that is most affected by alcohol in the brain is serotonin.

In the case of long-term addictions, individuals can experience serious impairment to daily life if they attempt to withdraw.

Serotonin is most often associated with behaviours associated with addictive factors such as motivation, anxiety, and mood regulation.

To treat addiction, as it is not possible to completely recover, individuals should seek rehabilitation. This is the process in which individuals will learn coping mechanisms to deal with their addiction in the long term and maintain sobriety after leaving rehab.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

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When someone is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to tell.

Often, individuals may attempt to hide their behaviours, make activities less obvious, or otherwise conceal their addiction – especially from close friends and family.

Though there are some useful tools used to determine whether or not someone may be struggling with a substance use disorder, such as the CAGE questionnaire for alcoholism (1), there are several other identifying factors that individuals can use to assess whether or not someone they know has a substance use disorder.

Some examples are listed below:

  • Consuming the substance before events to ‘cope’
  • Increased temper when not consuming the substance
  • Decrease in performance at work/school
  • Losing interest in hobbies or activities that they previously enjoyed
  • Mood swings
  • Secretive behaviour and/or attempting to hide substance consumption

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Addiction Interventions

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Before an individual considers entering further rehabilitation, it may be suitable to include them in an intervention to motivate them towards this cause.

Many individuals struggling with addiction may first struggle with denial and holding an intervention for them is a proven method to reduce this denial and encourage them to seek further care (2).

Within an intervention, both the individual and those around them have the opportunity to share their experiences of addiction and how it has affected their lives.

By listening to the experiences of others around them, individuals will be far more likely to realise or accept the severity of their addiction and enquire about further care.

Further treatments and therapies can be suggested by close friends and family via the mediation of a counsellor or interventionist.

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How Does Rehab Work

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As part of an individual’s recovery from addiction, they will need to undergo rehabilitation.

Including both physical treatments and support for mental health conditions, rehabilitation is the process of equipping the individual to deal with their addiction in the future.

Generally, the overall process of rehabilitation is split into three steps: detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare.

Detoxification is the process of removing harmful chemicals from the body that have accumulated as a result of long-term addiction.

This can often result in withdrawal symptoms ranging from mild to severe and potentially life-threatening if not properly managed.

Rehabilitation is the main stage of the overall process, including therapy and treatment that are suited to the individual and utilising a wide range of resources to find and treat all effects of the individual’s addiction.

Aftercare refers to any treatment or further support after the individual leaves rehab. This can include joining an addiction support network, regular meetings with an addiction support officer, or further rehabilitative treatments if needed.

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What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Beckenham

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Within residential rehab, there are many resources and activities that individuals will be able to take advantage of during their time in drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham.

Often, individuals can be admitted to residential care after one initial assessment. This will assess the individual’s current situation, history of addiction, and suitability for residential rehab.

After this, individuals will be admitted and begin the process of rehabilitation. This begins with detoxification and the individuals will be able to choose and be recommended various addiction treatment programmes to treat their addiction.

Residential care is especially suitable for elderly individuals or individuals who have more complex or serious addiction treatment requirements e.g., full-time care or long-term physical health issues (3).

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Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox

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In some cases of severe or long-term drug addiction, there are many different available treatment options, but it may be necessary for the individual to receive some form of medical intervention.

For example, in the case of alcohol addictions, individuals will be recommended Librium – a drug known for its ability to reduce the severity of the physical health effects and the negative impacts these can have.

By including medical interventions such as this, individuals are likely to experience a more comfortable withdrawal with fewer withdrawal symptoms.

In turn, this allows individuals to focus on the future of their rehabilitation i.e., what type of treatments they may benefit from and which they may choose to partake in when engaging in further care.

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Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab

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As every individual will opt for or require different addiction treatment programmes, it is extremely challenging to predict the final cost of the individual’s treatment.

In addition, individuals may differ in the amount of time they spend in rehab – another factor that affects the overall cost.

Within residential rehab, however, there are some set costs that individuals can assess before beginning any type of care.

An example of this is the accommodation that the individual will stay in while undergoing treatment in a dedicated rehab centre.

Generally, they will have the choice of single occupancy rooms or multiple occupancy rooms. Single occupancy rooms are generally the greater cost due to the upkeep required for these rooms compared to being split between those in a multiple occupancy room.

The costs are generally split into the duration of time spent in rehab e.g., the recommended 28-day stay or 10-day detox.

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How Long is Rehab?


As above, there is no way of knowing how long someone will take to progress through rehab before they begin treatment.

However, there are recommended times that allow for individuals to participate fully in life within a residential centre and the treatments and therapies within this.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a stay of 28 days within a centre. This allows for the factors mentioned above as well as additional factors such as meeting and making connections with other like-minded individuals within the same centre.

The most variation in this time comes from the time spent in the detoxification process. This is because, depending on the substance that the individual is addicted to and the history of this, each substance has a different withdrawal period and symptoms.

In general, the time spent in detoxification varies between 7 to 14 days, though some symptoms can last up to a year or more. 

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Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

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Therapy is one of the most popular and common treatments administered for issues associated with addiction.

Therapy allows individuals to explore their addiction with the help of a counsellor.

Through this method, individuals will be aided in finding the origin of their addiction and treating any additional mental health conditions that the individual may be experiencing.

The most common and popular forms of therapy applied through drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham are listed below:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Holistic therapies e.g., art therapy, music therapy, yoga
  • 12-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)
  • Co-dependency treatment
  • Family drug support
  • Individual counselling
  • Group talking therapy

Though not every individual will experience the same therapies as others being treated for addiction, these are a list of the most common and are likely to come across at some stage in the individual’s journey through rehab.

If you feel as though a particular therapy from the list above may be beneficial to you, ensure to discuss this with your addiction support service provider before beginning treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Experience Both Physical and Psychological Therapy Options

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Addiction is known to have both physical and psychological health effects – something that makes it hard to treat if the individual is not properly diagnosed at the beginning of their journey.

Often, individuals may be diagnosed with multiple mental health conditions at the same time as being diagnosed with addiction.

The most common of these are those who experience an anxiety disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleep disorders, or schizophrenia – though this is not a complete list and includes only the most common.

This is known as dual diagnosis and is a vital approach to rehab due to its focus on multiple issues – not just surface effects.

All rehab recommendations made through Rehab 4 Alcoholism follow this approach, but if the individual seeks additional outpatient treatment, then they should ensure that this is the approach followed.

The best treatment programmes ensure that all effects of addiction and additional mental health issues are treated together, not as separate disorders (4).

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Why should I choose private rehab?

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Private residential rehab offers the highest success rate of rehabilitation treatments due to its high levels of service.

Within a centre, not only do individuals have access to expert staff around the clock, but they are also likely to experience addiction treatment programmes that are at the forefront of modern addiction research, making them some of the most beneficial treatment programmes available.

In addition, residential care can be accessed immediately by those who need it most. In some cases, individuals can be admitted to residential care after one initial telephone assessment.

During an individual’s time in a rehab centre, they are also able to live a distraction-free lifestyle, residing away from environments in which they may have previously associated with their addiction and its negative effects on them within Beckenham.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Can I arrange treatment on behalf of a loved one?

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If you suspect that someone you know may be addicted, then it’s important to approach the topic with dignity, honesty, and support.

There is no use in berating someone for their behaviours; often, addiction is not a choice.

Because of this, it’s important to approach the topic carefully, offering support instead of judgment where possible.

In addition, the individual should listen to what their loved one has to say, listening to their experiences and how they may want support.

It is never okay to go behind someone’s back or force them to do something that they don’t want to, but Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to help.

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We’re Here to Help

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Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s dedicated addiction support line on 0800 111 4108, we offer support, advice, and referrals to local drug and alcohol rehab in Beckenham.

By calling this number today, we can advise individuals on what the best next step is for them, how they may benefit from rehab, and how Rehab 4 Alcoholism can assist in aiding them.

No addiction can’t be helped, so contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism to see how we can help you or someone you know today.


[1] Bush, B., Shaw, S., Cleary, P., Delbanco, T.L. and Aronson, M.D., 1987. Screening for alcohol abuse using the CAGE questionnaire. The American journal of medicine, 82(2), pp.231-235.

[2] Martens, M.P., Cimini, M.D., Barr, A.R., Rivero, E.M., Vellis, P.A., Desemone, G.A. and Horner, K.J., 2007. Implementing a screening and brief intervention for high-risk drinking in university-based health and mental health care settings: Reductions in alcohol use and correlates of success. Addictive Behaviors, 32(11), pp.2563-2572.

[3] Miller, W.R. and Hester, R.K., 1986. Inpatient alcoholism treatment: Who benefits? American Psychologist, 41(7), p.794.

[4] Minkoff, K., 1989. An integrated treatment model for dual diagnosis of psychosis and addiction. Psychiatric Services, 40(10), pp.1031-1036.


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