Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brixton

It can be hard to detect when an individual is struggling with an addiction. This is because addiction presents symptoms differently across each individual, making it a complex and non-discriminatory disease.

In addition to this, the substance that the individual is addicted to may begin to make changes in their brain, increasing activity in some areas that are generally associated with addictive behaviours.

Alcohol as an additive substance, it is known to intervene in the production of serotonin. This is a vital hormone often thought to be responsible for emotional control, anxiety, and motivation.

Addiction can quickly worsen if not identified and treated correctly. Therefore, finding the most suitable rehabilitation programme is vital for individuals who may find themselves struggling.

What is Rehabilitation?

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Through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, individuals will progress through rehabilitation with the aim of abstinence – the most proven and successful method of intervention.

This is far more effective and sought after than other goals of rehab such as harm reduction and moderation management (1).

This difference is due to the focus on treatment: with harm reduction and moderation management, these treatments are far more likely to be focused on treating the negative impacts of addiction rather than the addiction itself.

Rehab is also broken down into three stages: detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare.

By following these steps and engaging with each one fully, individuals are more likely to recover fully and effectively.

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

The Use of Interventions as a Pre-Rehab Step

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Interventions are a specialised and effective treatment as a pre-rehab step, but only when they are implemented correctly.

Generally, interventions are used when an individual may be in denial about their addiction, but they can also be used to help increase communication and relationships between the individual and those around them.

These people are often close friends and/or family members who may be personally affected by the individual’s addiction and its effects.

Before entering drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, an individual may undergo an intervention with the presence of a counsellor to aid in the suggestions made about the future of the individual’s rehab journey and treatment.

Modern approaches to interventions such as CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) are especially beneficial to the individual’s further seeking of care (2).

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

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Brixton?

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As each individual is likely to experience addiction differently in terms of symptoms and requirements of care, it is therefore challenging to predict the overall cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton.

Through residential care, however, there are some upfront costs that individuals can consider before beginning to estimate the further costs of their treatment.

Accommodation, for example, is one of these major factors that influence the cost.

Depending on location and the centre, a single occupancy room can cost an average of £10,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or around £4,500 for a 10-day detox.

A multiple occupancy room, on the other hand, costs an average of £6,000 for a 28-day stay or £3,000 for a 10-day detox.

Insurance is an external factor that may also influence this and should be considered and discussed before entering further treatment.

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

Is Drug and Alcohol Rehab Available Through the NHS?

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The rehabilitative treatments available through the NHS have long been under scrutiny. This is because the NHS is government funded and must budget care and treatment based on popularity and commonness of access.

Because of this, accessing more costly treatments such as residential care is not very common and may require personal fundraising or appeals to local councils to secure.

On the other hand, individuals will likely be able to access treatments such as counselling or other types of therapy which are shown to be effective in the treatment and field of addiction.

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

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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Through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a stay of 28 days.

This is the recommended amount of time due to its ability to encompass a wide range of treatments and give the individual the full experience of residential rehabilitation and its benefits.

During this time, individuals will be assigned and work through specialised and flexible addiction treatment programmes to combat the effects of their addiction and continue their rehabilitation well after leaving the centre.

The most variation in the duration of rehab comes down to the amount of time that individuals spend in the first stage of rehab: detoxification.

Depending on the substance and the individual’s history of consumption, the withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere between 7 to 14 or more days.

Because of this, individuals can adjust this time within 28 days to suit their needs and requirements.

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

NHS Treatments Compared to Private Residential Care

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Before progressing with drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, individuals must consider all their options, especially when it comes to the provider of their treatment.

Below are summaries of two of the most common ways that addiction treatment is accessed and their benefits and drawbacks:

  • NHS treatments – these are the services accessed through individual’s local GPs or doctors’ surgeries. These are the most convenient and local services and are free of charge. Because of these benefits, however, the NHS often struggles with long waiting lists and individuals may not be able to access the care they need when they need it.
  • Private residential care – able to be accessed immediately by those who need it and are suitable, private care is known to give individuals the highest chance of success for their treatment as well as providing 24/7 social and medical care where needed. For many, the only drawback may be the cost. This can be read about in further detail in the previous paragraphs or across our website.

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Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference and Which is Most Suitable?

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This is one of the first decisions that individuals can make about their addiction treatment as it dictates where they will undergo treatment and through which provider.

The main options are inpatient and outpatient care.

Inpatient care is the care received within a residential centre and is specialised to the care of individuals with specific needs, especially elderly individuals or those who may have a more serious or complex history of addiction (3).

This is generally the first suggestion that individuals struggling with addiction are directed towards through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, though there are alternative options.

One of these is outpatient care – treatment received outside of a dedicated centre. Although many of the treatments in outpatient care may be the same as those partaken in through a residential centre, they are not as regular, and the individual continues to reside at home or in the local area of Brixton.

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Alcohol Detoxification and Rehabilitation in Brixton

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Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available on the planet, mainly because many individuals do not consider it to be a drug.

However, this is not the case. Alcohol is a physically addictive substance, making it significantly more dangerous than other substances.

With physically addictive substances, individuals become dependent on the substance to provide them with vital hormones and chemicals, leading to significant withdrawal issues if they attempt to stop consumption.

With alcohol, this may include tremors, seizures, heart complications, and increased sweating – all of which may be lessened in severity with medical interventions such as Librium.

Drugs such as Librium reduce the physical withdrawal symptoms and allow the individual to progress more smoothly to further care.

This should include counselling or other therapies to focus on the mental health aspects of alcohol addiction.

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Cocaine Addictions and Rehabilitation in Brixton


Cocaine is another addictive substance that individuals may struggle with.

Cocaine is a highly psychological substance, meaning that it directly influences the individual’s behaviour and perception, having long-lasting mental health effects on those who do not identify or manage their addiction.

It is also commonly mixed with alcohol – something which can have serious implications when it comes to rehabilitation.

Cocaine itself is not physically addictive and can be withdrawn safely, but when combined with alcohol, the case can be different.

Further rehabilitative treatments should also include those aimed at mental health and the long-term psychological impacts of cocaine addiction.

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Heroin Addictions and Rehabilitation in Brixton

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Through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, individuals can access support for heroin addictions.

Heroin is one of the most addictive and infamous substances on the planet, and the importance of rehabilitation should never be overlooked.

Short-term effects include extreme euphoria and highs, but the long-term effects can have direct impacts on the individual’s physical health.

An increase in liver disease, heart complications, or blood clots is all risk that individuals who are addicted to heroin and have a long history of such may experience.

Heroin withdrawals are significantly more complex due to the physically addictive nature of the substance. This means that individuals are often recommended procedures such as tapering to reduce the risk.

Tapering is the process of slowly withdrawing from heroin and transitioning to a heroin substitute such as buprenorphine or methadone, shown to be effective in the long term (4).

After this, individuals are encouraged to focus on further therapies and treatments for their mental health and psychological well-being.

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Cannabis Addictions and Rehabilitation in Brixton

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Even though many people do not consider cannabis to be an addictive substance, it is the number one consumed drug in the UK and therefore results in thousands of addictions and related issues every year.

With negative effects such as panic attacks, changes in perception, and paranoia, cannabis can also have some positive effects such as enhanced creativity and introspection.

It is also not a physically addictive substance, though individuals should still aim to cut down and stop their consumption of the substance before beginning any rehabilitative treatment.

As with the previous substances, it is therefore important to seek mental health treatments or those focusing on the treatment of long-term psychological effects.

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Types of Therapy Available Through Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Brixton

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Through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, individuals are likely to be recommended at least one or more therapies to treat the mental health effects of addiction.

Mental health is known to be one of the key factors affected by addiction, and the treatments should reflect this.

Below are some of the most common forms of treatment:

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Dual Diagnosis: What is it and Why is it Important?

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During a diagnosis of addiction, individuals may find that they are also diagnosed with an additional mental health disorder.

This is common and is known as dual diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis stems from the belief that addiction is caused by a series of underlying mental health issues. The treatment of both addiction and mental health disorder are essential during rehabilitative treatment.

The best treatment programmes through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton will focus on treating the effects of all disorders shown by the individual, often diagnosed before beginning treatment but may be diagnosed within the treatment and adjusted for.

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

Relapse Risk Prevention Planning

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During drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton, individuals are likely to experience some form of relapse risk prevention planning.

This can take many forms, but generally involves the individual’s preparation for life outside of rehab and the tools that they may need for this.

During relapse risk prevention planning, individuals will be encouraged to view their recovery as an ongoing process that makes up part of their personal development.

Through relapse risk prevention panning, there are no shortcuts, and individuals cannot expect to recover overnight.

Instead, individuals should consider their triggers and cravings, considering environments or situations in which they may relapse.

Relapse is never guaranteed, but by having a plan, individuals will be far more prepared for the circumstances that may be a possibility.

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

Aftercare and Further Rehabilitative Services are Available After Leaving Rehab

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After leaving rehab, many services are available to individuals, no matter whether they have completed inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation through drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton.

Below are some of the most common:

  • Addiction support officer – individuals may be assigned a dedicated individual to have regular meetings and discuss any changes or further support that they may need.
  • SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) – using a combination of CBT and MI, SMART is an independent continuation of what the individual learned during their time in rehab.
  • Addiction support networks – including popular groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, these groups are designed for individuals to show social support to those who may be in similar situations and work towards long-term abstinence.

By calling Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s dedicated addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 today, you can ask any further questions relating to addiction and rehabilitation, as well as enter drug and alcohol rehab in Brixton or gain support at any stage of the rehabilitation process.


[1] Brochu, S., 1990. Abstinence versus non-abstinence: The objectives of alcoholism rehabilitation programs in Quebec. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs22(1), pp.15-21.

[2] Meyers, R.J., Miller, W.R., Hill, D.E. and Tonigan, J.S., 1998. Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT): Engaging unmotivated drug users in treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse10(3), pp.291-308.

[3] de Andrade, D., Elphinston, R.A., Quinn, C., Allan, J. and Hides, L., 2019. The effectiveness of residential treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders: A systematic review. Drug and alcohol dependence201, pp.227-235.

[4] Nielsen, S., Hillhouse, M., Thomas, C., Hasson, A. and Ling, W., 2013. A comparison of buprenorphine taper outcomes between prescription opioid and heroin users. Journal of addiction medicine7(1), p.33.


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