Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Bicester

If you have a drug or alcohol addiction you’re probably wondering how to approach the future. This can feel incredibly difficult if you’ve been relying on substances for a long time.

In 2018, almost 11,000 people were admitted to hospital due to alcohol in the county.[1] In 2020, there were 42 drug-related deaths locally.[2] Bicester, like anywhere, is affected by the impact of substances.

If you’re ready to quit or to find out more about the drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester, this page will answer your questions and explain what happens next…

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

How to get help for drug addiction in Bicester

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If you have an alcohol or drug abuse problem, then the best way to address it is by entering rehabilitation treatment services and accessing support. There are various places you can go. Each is slightly different in how they help people who have addictions.

There are peer support groups, NHS services, and there’s also a private drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester. A conversation with Rehab 4 Alcoholism will make it clear how to access a private clinic.

It’s really beneficial when you’re thinking about change and recovery to speak with people who understand your situation, how addiction works, and the approaches to treatment and recovery. Through this, you can gain new insights and ideas on how to approach your own journey to recovery.

Of course, many people find this moment, the start of recovery overwhelming. How does one break down years of an addictive habit into a time of complete change?

Rest assured, it’s not up to you to know all the answers. Everyone with an addiction has learning to do on how to approach their addiction and how to change their thoughts and behaviours so that they can live healthier.

The professionals at private clinics are the people who have the information you need, they can teach you the skills you need to become a healthier person with brighter future outcomes.

To get the help required, you just need to reach out. Send a message to our “live box chat”, or give us a call for a chat about your private rehab options. We’re also very happy to talk to you if you’re reaching out in relation to a loved one who has a substance misuse problem.

Addiction treatment options for substance abuse in Bicester

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In Bicester, you can opt for an inpatient treatment programme, or local drug and alcohol services.

Before deciding which you’re most suited to, it’s useful to know what each offer.

Residential addiction treatment

When you see the term “residential treatment”, this is the sort of rehabilitation programme,  you’ll find offered at private rehabs. Private care and treatment offer bespoke treatment programmes tailored to your needs.

The main goal when you “go to rehab” to stay for a period of time is to become sober and learn the skills needed to maintain long-term abstinence.

Staff introduce skills and provide care for, and around, your psychological and physical health. At a drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester, you can also be treated for health issues related to addiction.

Some rehabs specialise in alcohol detox, others in providing holistic approaches. The Rehab 4 Alcoholism team can help you discover what you need and which clinic offers that.

Some rehabs also offer treatment for the following:

How does drug rehab work?

A rehab facility is the best place to go to in order to quit addictive substances. It’s an environment where the staff have extensive experience in addiction and working with people in your situation.

There are various therapies, a detox programme available depending on the type of substance you use, and a range of individual and group activities.

When you enter rehab, you become a “resident”. You’re assessed which means asked a series of questions so that staff can understand the nature of your addiction, its severity, what factors influence it, and how you perceive it and feel about it. From here, a programme will be developed.

Each day you’ll follow a routine, like a timetable, that will have meal times (a much enjoyed time of the day for most!), relaxing activities (i.e. yoga), psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy), group sessions (you might have a 12 Step session) and, of course, breaks.

It’s an intensive approach where you’ll become sober and will start learning how to navigate life and behaviours linked to sobriety, rather than the substance.

Addiction therapies at drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester

At a drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester, you’ll have both individual counselling as well as group sessions, there is psychological treatment and holistic treatment.

The wide range of therapies includes:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you understand how to identify the automatic thought processes that drive you to use alcohol or drugs. From here you use techniques to change those thoughts which then alter behaviour.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy is helpful for those who have emotional and behavioural issues. This can be exacerbated by substances that alter the chemical and hormonal balances in the brain and body.
  • Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that explores your desire to stop as well as what you like about using the substance. The therapist will support you to understand how the change will be achieved from your own place of wanting to recover.
  • Counselling is a regular occurrence. In these sessions, you’ll explore your thoughts and process your feelings in response to events and life in general.
  • Group sessions take place following 12 Step and SMART recovery approaches. These provide new perspectives and ways to break down recovery so that it feels easier to manage.
  • Holistic therapies and treatments take place each day to give you a space to make that ever-important “mind-body” connection, which is instrumental in healing.

Alcohol Detox and Drug Detox in Bicester

Staying at a drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester will mean you go through a detox process. This is where medical professionals will assess your addiction, how severe it is, whether you’re physically dependent, and other related conditions that might require detox medication or regular medication.

Some people will follow an alcohol treatment programme that doesn’t require a detox, those who have developed a dependency, however, will require a seven to ten-day detox on Librium. For people addicted to heroin, Subutex is prescribed.

The medication is administered in a “tapered off” way so that over the detox period, you come off the substance and the medication until you’re safely substance-free.

These medications ease the withdrawal process so that symptoms are kept to a minimum.

How long is a stay at a drug addiction rehab in Bicester?

Your recovery programme will last a few weeks. The usual amount of time for residents at rehab is 28 days. Some people will stay longer if their addiction is especially severe or if there are other issues present (i.e. such as a mental health condition).

Drug and alcohol abstinence needs to be achieved. It’s important to stay for around a month at a drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester because this not only gets you thoroughly supported through the most difficult stage of withdrawal but also accommodates the time needed for you to repeat daily the new behaviours that are essential to staying sober.

Cost of alcohol rehab and drug rehab in Bicester

Private addiction treatment services obviously cost money. This is to cover the staff, accommodation, treatments, and resources.

Rehab clinics range from budget to high-end options. Therefore some people will stay at a clinic that charges £10,000 a week whereas others will opt for clinics for around £1,000 a week.

It’s worth having a chat with the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team to find out more about what your local options are in Bicester.

Mental health care at drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester – Dual diagnosis

For people who have mental health conditions such as depression or bipolar disorder, a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester can make all the difference to your long-term recovery outcomes.

Staff at rehab clinics regularly work with people who have a dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health conditions). It’s very common for the two to coexist as one leads to the other and vice versa.

A rehab programme will address both therapies and grounding techniques and give you the most solid basis to heal in both areas.

Life after drug rehab

You’ll likely be wondering how easy it is to remain sober after leaving rehab. The truth is that this is when the real work begins.

You’ll be four weeks sober and be equipped to manage triggers but you’ll have to be totally committed to practising your new skills and behaviours and avoiding the old.

Some people might have additional therapy sessions on leaving rehab as part of an aftercare programme. Others might link up with local SMART groups.

What you do will be discussed with staff while you’re at rehab. You’ll also make a plan around how to manage life at home by taking part in new healthy activities and by avoiding unhelpful ones.


NHS addiction treatment in Bicester

NHS services offer outpatient treatment. In Bicester you can go to the clinic for appointments around your usual life responsibilities. It’s a service that’s available to everyone in the community.

That being said, it’s important to keep in mind that this service supports people at all levels of addiction.

Therefore there are harm reduction sessions (i.e. that support people to understand their limit for cannabis, or perhaps, their limit for cocaine), there are drop-in clinics and needle exchanges as well as weekly groups.

This is adequate treatment for people with mild addiction issues, but it must be said that if you want to quit substances and you have a moderate to severe addiction the environment that is most beneficial is that found at a private clinic.

Support groups for drug addiction in Bicester

Of course, the Alcoholics Anonymous group is available throughout the world and there are groups you can attend regularly in Bicester.

What’s useful to know is that nowadays you can also find Narcotics and Cocaine Anonymous groups around too.

These are good spaces for meeting others and building a community around recovery as well as providing a space of consistency and structure in your sober life.

Get the help you need today for drug addiction or alcoholism in Bicester

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If you want to find out about drug and alcohol rehab in Bicester, contact the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team. We can run you through your treatment options in the area as well as further afield (quite useful for those who want to put space between their old life and the future).

We can guide you if you have mental health difficulties or other issues you’d like to discuss in relation to your addiction.

Where possible your journey to recovery can be easy. Support from our team will make this moment, where you’re looking for and approaching the “right rehab” for you, much easier.

Contact us now for a relaxed chat about recovery and rehab.

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


[1] https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17416907.number-alcohol-related-hospital-admissions-oxfordshire-rise/

[2] https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19497905.oxfordshire-drug-deaths-all-time-high/

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