Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bermondsey

When an individual is beginning their journey to recovery, there are many decisions and choices that they are faced with.

Often, knowing which type of rehab programme will be best for the individual in terms of their long-term recovery can be incredibly challenging. 

With every individual displaying different symptoms, mental health issues, and effects of addiction, choosing the right drug and alcohol rehab in Bermondsey is essential.

This is where Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to help.

Through our referral programme, individuals will be able to undergo drug and alcohol rehabilitation that is specialised to their individual needs, including specific health complications and many suitable programmes of therapy.

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

How Does Rehab Work?

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There are many different approaches to rehab, each of them having different benefits and drawbacks for every individual who undergoes them.

The main aim of rehab is to improve the individual’s quality of life, helping them overcome their addiction and learn to manage and deal with it in the long term. 

Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, any suggestions for drug and alcohol rehabilitation follow the abstinence approach to rehabilitation – the complete withdrawal and stopping of consumption of the substance.

This is one of the key mechanisms against relapse, as it ensures that people with drug or alcohol addictions have stopped consumption of the substance and can work towards maintaining this in the future.

Other methods, such as harm reduction and moderation management are shown to be far less effective as a form of comprehensive recovery efforts due to their focus on reducing negative effects rather than treating the addiction itself (1).

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What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Bermondsey

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When an individual enters rehab, especially private rehabilitation services or residential rehab, they will begin to undergo and partake in a variety of activities, treatments, and therapies to aid people in recovery.

Generally, through all rehab as well as drug and alcohol rehab in Bermondsey, individuals will go through three key stages of rehabilitation when it comes to alcohol addiction.

These are as follows:

The alcohol detoxification stage is first. This is where the individual stops consumption of the drug and allows their body to expel harmful chemicals and toxins that have built up as a result of addiction.

Then the individual will progress to rehabilitation – the core treatment section of care where individuals will take part in therapies and other treatments to learn more about their addiction, its root cause, and the effects that this has had on their mind and body.

The third stage is aftercare – any care partaken after leaving rehab that can include further addiction treatments, treatments alongside their everyday life, and assistance from medical professionals should it be needed.

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Alcohol and Drug Detox

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Detoxification is the first stage of rehab, and therefore must be completed successfully and thoroughly before an individual can progress any further within drug and alcohol rehab in Bermondsey. (8)

Depending on the individual and their substance misuse, there are many different options for detoxification.

With alcohol detoxification, for example, the physically addictive nature of alcohol can make withdrawal symptoms severe and life-threatening, meaning that additional support is recommended during this time.

Withdrawal symptoms depend on the individual’s alcohol consumption, history of alcohol misuse, and the individual’s metabolism and can vary from increased sweating and insomnia to more severe symptoms such as alcoholic seizures and body tremors (2).

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Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox

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In some cases of severe alcohol withdrawal, individuals may be offered a medical intervention such as the use of the drug Librium.

This is known to reduce the negative physical effects that alcohol withdrawal can have on the body while also allowing the individual to consider their future rehabilitation more clearly.

This is a common treatment and is often included in specific detox sessions or through a residential rehab centre as an intensive programme.

After medical interventions such as this, however, individuals must follow up alcohol treatment with further rehabilitative services such as the engagement in further therapies or counselling.

Alcohol is known to have long-lasting impacts on mental health conditions (3), so focusing on these directly is a great way to ensure a full and effective recovery process.

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Advantages of NHS Treatment

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The NHS is often one of the first places that individuals think to search for addiction treatment programmes and alcohol rehabilitation centres, but it can also have some drawbacks.

Generally, NHS services are located conveniently within the individual’s local area, meaning that they have to travel very little to access them.

Additionally, the services offered are usually free of charge, something that people with drug and alcohol addictions may struggle with due to the cost of substances and regular consumption.

Housing for people struggling with addiction may also be offered through NHS services, though this is less common and may come from a combination of other factors such as social services and/or government-funded projects. 

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Advantages of Private Rehab

If individuals opt for private rehab clinics, then they are likely to receive a very different level of care. Individuals who need it can enter private rehab clinics after just one initial telephone consultation. 

This is a way that individuals can avoid lengthy waiting lists often associated with NHS care, though it does come with a cost.

However, it is important to remember that this cost encapsulates all aspects of residential care.

This can include general alcohol treatment services such as therapy and alternative holistic treatments, but also include 24/7 care and expert staff consistently on hand.

Further pages across our site detail alcohol rehab in greater length. Alternatively, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism directly through our addiction support line.

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Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab

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There is not a set cost to rehab as, as previously mentioned, every individual will have a different experience of drug addiction and rehabilitation, leading to different total costs for each case.

However, through residential rehab facilities, several different factors can be predicted before an individual begins any treatment.

Accommodation is one of these key factors, with the cost broken down into 28-day stays or 10-day detox phases. 

When staying in recovery centres for the recommended 28-day stay, individuals can opt to stay in single-person rooms for an average of £10,000 or £6,000 for multiple occupancy rooms.

For a 10-day detox session, individuals may pay an average of £4,500 within a single occupancy room or £3,000 within a multiple occupancy room.

This is something to consider before the individual enters any rehabilitation facility and should be throughout discussed with the individual’s addiction service provider before making any final decisions.

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How Long is Rehab?

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As with the cost, there is no way of knowing how long an individual will spend within a residential centre, treatment centre, or any other type of rehabilitation programme.

The recommended stay from Rehab 4 Alcoholism is 28 days. This is because this length of time allows for individuals to progress through the first two stages of rehab, detoxification and rehabilitation, before processing with aftercare.

Detoxification can take anywhere between 7 to 14 days, with some symptoms lasting long into the future. Because of this, the recommended stay time is flexible to accommodate any changes or alterations that need to be made to the individuals’ detox process or further rehabilitative treatment.

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Types of Counselling

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Any drug addiction is a psychological addiction.

Most substances directly impact the brain, causing a range of psychological issues. Sometimes these last long after an initial medical detox, meaning that the individual may require treatment in the form of therapy.

Therapy is one of the most effective forms of rehabilitative treatment, therefore making it likely that individuals will experience at least one or more of the following therapies during their time in rehab.

The most common of these are outlined in the following paragraphs.

Group Therapy

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Helping individuals to learn from their own experiences as well as those of others, group therapy is a great way to rehabilitate alongside other individuals who may be in similar situations.

By sharing their experiences, individuals will be able to view them from a different perspective, also gaining praise or admiration from others as a source of inspiration for recovery.

Additionally, individuals can also learn from the experiences of others, seeing where they may have gained their rehabilitative perspective and learning more about their recovery in the process.

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Private Counselling

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Also known as individual counselling, this is where individuals work one-to-one with a counsellor to explore their addiction, learn about its origins, and create their coping mechanisms to change negative thought patterns associated with their disorder.

This type of therapy includes popular methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and 12-step therapy (TSF).

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Holistic Therapies

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In a more modern approach to rehabilitation and therapy, holistic therapies utilise the benefits from other activities and channel them into productive and beneficial addiction treatment programmes.

For example, the self-control and relaxation that comes with activities such as yoga can be extremely beneficial in the treatment of addiction.

Other holistic therapy examples include equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy, sleep therapy, and meditation.

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Family Therapy

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Aimed to support those who may be affected by a loved one’s addiction, family therapy, or family drug support, offers to build relationships between individuals around their addiction.

During this type of therapy, individuals may share their experience of addiction, both living with it and living around it.

This can increase communications and therefore encourage both parties to invite new changes into their lives together. 

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Addiction Support Groups

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Popular groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, these groups work similarly to group therapy within residential centres but through outpatient care.

These services can often be accessed by local councils or through local GPs and information boards.

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What Happens After Rehab?

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After leaving rehab, it is common that individuals will be encouraged to continue with further care.

This can be done through the organisation through which the individual received rehabilitative care but may also include local services and external addiction treatment providers.

Common aftercare programmes include SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) and addiction support groups such as those mentioned in the paragraphs above.

SMART uses a combination of CBT and MI to encourage individuals to maintain their rehabilitation in the long term. This may also be supplemented with progress meetings and the opportunity to receive additional support if needed.

To learn more about the support offered by Rehab 4 Alcoholism, please do not hesitate to contact our addiction support line at 0800 111 4108 today.


[1] Single, E., 1995. Defining harm reduction. Drug and Alcohol Review, 14(3), pp.287-290.

[2] Anouti, A. and Koller, W.C., 1995. Tremor disorders. Diagnosis and management. Western journal of medicine, 162(6), p.510.

[3] Vaillant, G.E., 1996. A long-term follow-up of male alcohol abuse. Archives of general psychiatry, 53(3), pp.243-249.


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