Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Clapham

Addiction is a non-discriminatory disease, meaning that it affects individuals from all different backgrounds and cultures.

For this reason, the number of services for people struggling with addiction is increasing all the time.

This is a positive but understanding the different options available at the beginning of an individual’s journey to recovery can be a challenge – especially when it is the first time that the individual has had to undergo rehabilitation for addiction.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a referral advice service, specialising in supporting and assisting those who may be struggling and aiming to provide them with the best care.

Each individual who walks through our doors will be treated as an individual case; there is no ‘one size fits all approach to rehab, meaning that the best care will be specialised and tailored to their specific needs.

How Does Rehab Work?

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Generally, individuals will have the choice between two main forms of drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham: inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab.

In other words, this refers to whether an individual will reside within a rehab centre (residential rehab) for the duration of their treatment or if they will remain at home or in the local area of Clapham as they undergo different suitable treatments.

Most of these treatments are available both inside and outside of rehabilitation centres to avoid some services being inaccessible to some, but the differences are clear in the frequency and regularity of care.

Through inpatient care, individuals make rehabilitation part of their everyday life and engage in treatments daily, whereas, through outpatient treatments, this can be far more part-time.

All rehabilitation suggested through Rehab 4 Alcoholism will also follow the abstinence approach to rehabilitation, proven to be the most sought-after, looked-for, and successful approach to rehab when compared to other methods such as harm reduction or moderation management (1).

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What Happens During Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Clapham?

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There are three key stages of rehabilitation: detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare.

Each of these stages must be progressed through in order so that the individual has the highest success rates in terms of recovery.

During an alcohol and/or drug detox, individuals will remove the harmful chemicals in the body that have built up as a result of long-term addiction.

Rehabilitation then encompasses all the treatments that individuals will take part in as part of a specialised and tailored plan.

Aftercare is then designed to support individuals long into the future after they leave rehab, providing opportunities for further rehabilitation and learning as well as the opportunity to receive any additional support should it be needed.

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Addiction Therapy & Treatment Options in Clapham

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Through drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham, individuals are likely to come across a broad range of treatments, especially those that are more therapeutic.

Therapies are highly effective in the treatment of addiction because they take place in a one-to-one setting, meaning that there are no additional distractions or alternative focuses to draw attention to other than the individual’s recovery.

Most providers of drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham will include popular therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and 12-Step therapy (TSF), but many are beginning to offer alternative types of treatment such as holistic therapies and occupational therapies.

As part of a full rehabilitation service, individuals should have both the physical and mental effects of addiction treated in an approach known as dual diagnosis.

This will ensure the highest success rates as well as a more well-rounded approach to rehab, leaving the individual in a far better position to continue their recovery and abstinence in the long term.

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Medical Alcohol and Drug Detox

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As the first stage of rehab for alcohol rehabilitation, individuals must cut down on the amount of the substance in the body, aiming to achieve abstinence before beginning further treatment.

A withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous, especially when it is not suitably monitored and managed. Those struggling with an alcohol addiction should take extra precautions when withdrawing.

This is because alcohol is physically addictive, meaning that the individual may have become dependent on it as well as addicted, leaving unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and health complications if the individual attempts to stop consumption.

There can be many complications to withdrawal, including body tremors, heart complications, increased sweating, insomnia, and alcoholic seizures.

Alcohol withdrawal is long-lasting-lasting in long-term cases of addiction and therefore must be suitably treated (2).

In some cases, medical intervention may be administered to combat the complications of withdrawal. This includes drugs such as Librium, which reduce the harmful negative effects of addiction and allow the individual to focus more on how they will continue their rehab.

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How Long is Rehab?

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism understands that every individual who accesses rehabilitative services through drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham will progress through and complete various treatment programmes at different rates and speeds.

Because of this, we recommend a 28–30-day period within a residential centre, allowing for engagement in different treatments and therapies – being flexible where necessary – as well as the time spent in detox at the beginning of the individual’s time in rehab.

Detoxification is the area in which the most different period comes from within rehab. This is because, depending on the substance, the individual’s history of addiction, and personal factors such as metabolism, the greater the time spent for the body to expel any harmful chemicals.

Withdrawal symptomscan require long-term recovery, with some symptoms lasting for up to 6 months or more (3).

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Cost of Alcohol and Drug Rehab


As mentioned above, every individual will progress through rehab at a different rate.

This will affect the overall cost of rehab, as individuals are likely to take part in a variety of treatments, therapies, and other activities while in rehab – all of which incur different costs.

For these reasons, predicting the cost at the beginning of rehab for these factors can be difficult, but some areas can be predicted or estimated more clearly.

For example, through residential programmes, individuals will need residential accommodation – something which is one of the key factors driving the cost of rehab.

In general, single occupancy rooms are more costly, often around an average of £10,000 for the recommended 28-30 day stay, or £4,500 for a 10-day detox session.

For multiple occupancy rooms, however, individuals can expect to pay a little less, costing an average of £6,000 for the recommended 28-30 day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox.

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Personal Aftercare Advice

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After leaving rehab, there are many directions in which individuals can take their future rehabilitation.

Through drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham, individuals will be offered support through their residential centre, outpatient treatment service, or specialist aftercare team.

Through this aftercare team, and the other methods, individuals will be recommended a range of further treatment, recovery activities, and opportunities to engage in further care.

The most common form of aftercare treatment is engagement in an addiction support network such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This allows individuals to meet like-minded people in similar situations to them, learning and sharing experiences to put their own into perspective.

More independent recoverees may be offered follow-on programmes such as SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) – a combination of CBT and MI that uses the individuals’ internal resources to work on their long-term recovery and abstinence well after leaving rehab.

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Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

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The following paragraphs are summaries of some of the most popular forms of therapy – one of the most effective treatment approaches to rehab in the modern world.

The most common therapies used in modern addiction treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham are outlined in the following paragraphs.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

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CBT is one of the most popular forms of therapy and one of the most well-known. During CBT, individuals will work one-to-one with a counsellor to explore their addiction, its associated mental health issues, and its origin.

From this, individuals are then encouraged to create and build on their coping mechanisms to deal with their addiction in the long term, even after leaving rehab.

DBT is very similar. The only difference is that it has a stronger focus on emotions and how these may be related to the individual’s addiction.

Some individuals feel emotions very strongly, and this should be reflected in their type of care.

These are two of the most common therapy types found across most drug and alcohol rehab in Clapham.

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Private Counselling

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CBT and DBT both count as private counselling, but they are too big a category in themselves to be included within this group.

Private counselling is generally suggested to all individuals who are struggling with addiction as it allows them to explore their addiction in a safe and secure environment, assisted by a professional counsellor or friendly team member within a rehab centre.

Addiction is known to be associated with several mental health issues (4), meaning that treating them is of the utmost importance throughout rehab, but also long after leaving rehab.

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Group Therapy

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Group therapy is similar to addiction support networks (as mentioned previously in the article) but can be used within a residential centre or as part of a broader outpatient addiction treatment.

During group therapy, also known as group talking therapy, individuals are encouraged to share their experiences of addiction, how it’s affected them, and how they overcame any particular difficulties.

Group talking therapy also allows individuals to listen to the experiences of others, learn from them and perhaps apply them to their situation, often putting it into different perspectives that they may not have previously thought about.

This can also include family therapy, a useful treatment for those with close friends and/or family who may have been affected by their loved ones’ addiction.

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12-Step Therapy

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12-step therapy, also known as 12-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF) is a plan first developed by Alcoholics Anonymous to aid individuals in overcoming addiction, triggers, and cravings.

The 12 steps are as follows:

1. Admitting powerlessness over the addiction

2. Believing that a higher power can help (higher power can be any form)

3. Transferring control to the higher power

4. Taking personal inventory

5. Admit wrongdoings to the higher power

6. Accept the higher power correcting any shortcomings in the individual’s character

7. Asking the higher power to correct these shortcomings

8. Creating a list of wrongdoings and being willing to make amends

9. Contacting those who have been hurt unless it would cause further harm

10. Continuing to take personal inventory and admit to wrongdoings

11. Seeking enlightenment and connection with the higher power via prayer and meditation

12. Carry the message of TSF to others in need

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Holistic Therapies

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These are modern approaches to rehab, allowing individuals to participate in activities such as art, music, yoga, meditation, swimming, and horse riding as rehabilitation treatment.

This is beneficial as it takes the positive elements of these activities and funnels them into productive and successful rehab treatment.

For example, art therapy may be used to calm the individual and help them express any internal feelings, as well as being a skill that can continue long into the future.

Yoga and meditation therapy are also some of the most beneficial treatments due to their ease of completion and relaxing nature.

To learn more about Rehab 4 Alcoholism and how we can help you or someone you know, please do not hesitate to contact our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 today.


[1] McKeganey, N., Morris, Z., Neale, J. and Robertson, M., 2004. What are drug users looking for when they contact drug services: Abstinence or harm reduction? Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 11(5), pp.423-435.

[2] McKeon, A., Frye, M.A. and Delanty, N., 2008. The alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 79(8), pp.854-862.

[3] West, R. and Gossop, M., 1994. Overview: a comparison of withdrawal symptoms from different drug classes. Addiction, 89(11), pp.1483-1489.

[4] Davidson, L., Andres-Hyman, R., Bedregal, L., Tondora, J., Frey, J. and Kirk Jr, T.A., 2008. From “double trouble” to “dual recovery”: Integrating recovery models in addiction and mental health. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 4(3), pp.273-290.


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