Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Crystal Palace

Addiction is a disorder which can affect all different cultures, societies, and demographics across the world.

It is known as a non-discriminatory disease and can cause lifelong effects for some individuals for both their physical and mental well-being.

Addiction is often known as a vicious cycle, as it is difficult to stop consuming a substance once the individual is addicted.

This happens as the substance enters the brain, often changing the neural pathways and causing serious alterations to the individual’s brain functioning.

For example, alcohol specifically affects the areas of the brain associated with anxiety levels and motivation – both of which are associated with serotonin.

The production of serotonin can be quickly controlled by alcohol, meaning that individuals experience serious withdrawal effects if they attempt to cut down or stop consuming the drug.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

What is Rehabilitation?

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The process of rehabilitation generally follows three steps.

If the individual commits to each of these steps during their time in drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, then they are far more likely to make a successful and efficient recovery.

The three main stages are outlined below:

  • Detoxification – this is where the individual will cut down on or stop consuming the substance they are addicted to. Depending on whether or not the substance is physically addictive or not dictates whether or not it is safe for the individual to go ‘cold turkey’. The detoxification process allows individuals to remove harmful chemicals from their body and prepare mentally for the next stage.
  • Rehabilitation – during this stage, individuals will take part in various addiction treatment programmes and therapies specialised for their specific needs and requirements. Although the greater focus lies on the mental health effects of addiction, individuals also have the opportunity to focus on any further physical health issues that may have arisen.
  • Aftercare – this stage refers to any further support received after leaving rehab. No individual is left alone after rehab–whether from a dedicated rehab centre or an external addiction service provider. This is covered in more detail at the end of the article, as are most other key stages.

Pre-rehab Steps: The Use of Interventions

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Though interventions are often used in cases where individuals may be in denial about their disorder, these techniques have great implications for pre-rehab therapies and treatments if implemented effectively.

Typically, during an intervention (and before further treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace), individuals struggling with addiction will share their experiences of addiction as well as listen to the concerns and experiences of those around them – typically close friends and/or family members.

By sharing experiences and viewpoints, friends and family will be able to take a far more educated approach to their suggestions and treatment recommendations, as well as learn to invite new changes into their lives together.

Interventions, when used in a modern and communicative method, are extremely effective in the long-term treatment and support for those struggling with an addiction to alcohol. (1)

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Crystal Palace Cost?


The cost associated with rehabilitative treatment is a reason why many individuals dismiss it as a possibility for rehabilitation.

However, most drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace has experience in supporting those who may find the cost of rehab a struggle, as well as support from Rehab 4 Alcoholism directly.

For each individual, the cost will vary. This is due to differences in the type and level of care, as well as any additional services that individuals may experience during their time in residential care e.g., detoxification sessions, and additional therapy sessions.

One of the biggest influencers of cost is the type of accommodation that the individual opts to reside in.

For example, multiple occupancy rooms are generally less expensive, costing around £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox session.

Single occupancy rooms are more expensive, costing an average of £10,000 to £12,000+ for the recommended 28-day stay or around £4,500 for the 10-day detox.

Additional factors such as insurance may also affect these averages, so please ensure to discuss this with your service provider before making any final decisions.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

Is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Crystal Palace Available through the NHS?

There are some treatments available through the NHS that individuals struggling with addiction may benefit from, though the funding often restricts these that the government allocates to the NHS and the addiction department specifically.

This means that treatments such as therapy and counselling are often far more easily accessed through NHS drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace than residential treatment centres, for example.

The additional cost to these centres is what makes them so rare to access through the NHS, though individuals may be able to fund or raise their own funds to pay for this treatment through the NHS.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Crystal Palace Last?

As with the cost, the duration of time spent in rehab will vary between individuals depending on the treatment programmes engaged with, the severity of the addiction, and the length of time spent in the detox process.

This is the first stage of rehab, and therefore must be completed in order to gain any benefit from the later stages.

However, this is the stage which has the most variation in time spent due to the many differences in withdrawal symptoms that can occur based on the substance type and the individual’s history of addiction.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s recommended stay of 28 days accommodates for this, allowing individuals to progress through detoxification, whilst also allowing for time in various other treatment programmes and therapies after this initial stage.

Studies show that individuals must commit fully to these programmes during this length of time and engage fully with the learning process of rehabilitation to gain the most benefit. (2)

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

NHS Rehabilitation vs. Private Residential Rehab Centres


In general, there are two main providers of addiction treatment when it comes to drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace.

This is the choice between NHS treatments and private residential care and is one of the first choices that individuals come across when making decisions about the future of their rehabilitation.

NHS treatments are often free of charge and located conveniently in the individual’s local area. This makes them some of the most commonly accessed services for drug and alcohol addiction support, also leading to long waiting lists across most services.

For addiction, this can be the difference between a relatively short time in rehab and a long period of recovery as addiction is a disorder which can quickly worsen if left untreated or unmanaged.

With private addiction care, individuals are able to be enrolled into care after one initial telephone assessment to examine their suitability.

In addition, private residential rehab offers 24/7 support and is on the forefront of modern addiction research, meaning that new treatments and techniques within these are often being developed and applied.

The Difference between Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment

As another key decision that individuals can make about the future of their rehabilitation during the early stages, the choice between inpatient and outpatient care should be carefully considered.

Inpatient care generally refers to the category of care received within a residential rehab centre. Residing within the centre, individuals will partake in daily addiction treatment programmes, specialised and tailored specifically for them.

Outpatient care is any care received outside of a centre, including attending regular counselling sessions within the local areas of Crystal Palace or attending group addiction networking sessions as well as numerous other treatments.

Though inpatient care is generally the most recommend form of care, outpatient care can be incredibly beneficial for those for whom residential rehab is not suitable.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Detoxification & Rehabilitation in Crystal Palace

An alcohol addiction can develop for many reasons: genetic, psychosocial, environmental, and neurobiological factors have all been proven to have an effect .(3)

In the UK, alcohol is one of the most dangerous substance due to its lack of restriction and the strong culture surrounding drinking.

In addition, alcohol is physically addictive, meaning that individuals become dependent on the drug for the production of essential hormones and chemicals in the body (such as those mentioned in the introduction).

During withdrawal, individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms such as increased sweating, body tremors, alcoholics seizures, and heart complications. This may lead to the need for medical interventions.

For an alcohol detox, this may include the administration of drugs such as Librium to combat harmful withdrawal symptoms, though it is always recommended to follow this treatment with further therapies during later rehabilitation in drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace.

Cocaine Rehabilitation in Crystal Palace

Often consumed in the form of a white powder, cocaine is known for its strong psychological effects and the enhanced behavioural changes that an individual may display whilst addicted.

Because of its strong psychological impacts, cocaine can cause psychological crashes in those who have a long history of consumption or those who consume it in large quantities.

However, when it comes to a cocaine detox, it is possible to completely stop usage and go ‘cold turkey’ unless cocaine has been consumed alongside other substance such as alcohol.

This is because cocaine is not a physically addictive substance, and most of the long-term effects are related to the individual’s mental health.

For this reason, most future rehabilitation options are recommended to focus on the individual’s mental wellbeing, encouraging them to partake in variety of therapies and counselling sessions as part of their time in drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace.

Heroin Rehabilitation in Crystal Palace

Although opioids such as heroin are known to be a huge problem in the United States, the issues with addiction are nonetheless as critical in the UK.

Heroin addictions are renowned for being some of the most extreme cases of addiction, causing serious risks to the individual’s health in long-term cases.

Increased risk of liver disease, blood clots, seizures, and heart complications are all common amongst individuals with long-term heroin addictions and the withdrawal symptoms can be just as life-threatening if not properly managed.

During a heroin detox, individuals are often slowly transitioned away from heroin consumption to the consumption of a heroin substitute such as buprenorphine or methadone.

This is known as tapering and is a far safer method for long-term heroin addictions and those who may be struggling with high levels of heroin consumption.

Cannabis Rehabilitation in Crystal Palace


Cannabis is the most commonly consumed drug in the UK, for both recreational and medical benefits.

However, if not properly managed, cannabis can be just as addictive as the class A drugs previously mentioned.

Cannabis has a broad range of effects on individuals depending on their history of cannabis consumption, the type of cannabis they consume, and the amount that they consume.

The most common effects reported are an increased appetite, enhanced creativity, but also the risk of panic attacks and paranoia.

There is so official procedure of a ‘cannabis detox’ but it is nonetheless important that individuals slowly stop usage before partaking in further drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace.

The most common treatments for a cannabis addiction include therapies such as the ones outlined in the following paragraph.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

Types of Therapy Available across Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Crystal Palace


During an individual’s time in drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, it is likely that they will undergo one or more of the following therapies and/or therapeutic treatments as part of their treatment for mental health.

Addiction is known to strongly affect mental health, and this is why the following treatments are known to be some of the most effective and efficient ways of treating addiction and its associated effects.

These are listed below:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Holistic therapies e.g., equine, yoga, music, art, meditation
  • Family drug support
  • Twelve-step facilitation therapy (TSF)
  • Co-dependency treatment
  • Individual counselling
  • Group talking therapy
  • Self-help groups

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

During official diagnosis of addiction, it is likely that individuals may also be diagnosed with additional mental health issues.

This is common because addiction is often thought to be a result of underlying mental health issues.

The most common mental health issues diagnosed alongside addiction are anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, though these are simply the most common and many other disorders have also been recorded.

During drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, it is therefore of upmost importance that both disorders are treated to ensure the most effective recovery.

The most effective treatment programmes take into account the individual’s dual diagnosis, as well as implementing additional substance abuse interventions that are specific and tailored for each individual case. (4)

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, please call us free today on 0800 111 4108.

Relapse Risk Prevention Plans in Rehab

Relapse is never a guaranteed event for individuals who leave rehab. However, it should instead be viewed as an opportunity for individuals to learn about themselves and develop their personal skills and attributes.

For example, as part of their plan, individuals are encouraged to think about their triggers and cravings.

At the beginning of an individual’s rehabilitation journey through drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace, this may have been unheard of, or an extremely unlikely case, but becomes much easier with time – something individuals should pride themselves on.

In addition, the individual’s plan should include useful contacts or numbers of support e.g., close friend, family member, recovery supervisor, or addiction support network member

Aftercare & Further Support Available after Leaving Rehab

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There are many ways in which an individual may be supported after leaving drug and alcohol rehab in Crystal Palace.

The most common of these methods are described below:

  • SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) – a way which individuals can continue their rehabilitation in an independent fashion, using a combination of CBT and MI to build on and continue to support their long-term rehabilitation
  • Recovery supervisor – individuals may be in contact with and addiction support officer or recovery supervisor. They will have regular meetings with these individuals to assess their progress, outline any areas of difficulty, and provide further support if necessary.
  • Addiction support networks – this is a great way for individuals leaving rehab to continue to feel supported. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are popular ones, but there are many other groups that are just as beneficial for individuals needing additional encouragement or support through the social aspects of their lives.

To learn more about rehab, addiction, and treatments, as well as anything further on something read today, get in touch with Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s dedicated team to ask any question through our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108.

We help individuals from all stages of rehabilitation, from the initial application to the aftercare, get in touch today to see how we can support you or someone you know in your addiction and rehabilitation needs.


[1] Bertholet, N., Daeppen, J.B., Wietlisbach, V., Fleming, M. and Burnand, B., 2005. Reduction of alcohol consumption by brief alcohol intervention in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of internal medicine165(9), pp.986-995.

[2] Keen, J., Oliver, P., Rowse, G. and Mathers, N., 2001. Residential rehabilitation for drug users: a review of 13 months’ intake to a therapeutic community. Family Practice18(5), pp.545-548.

[3] Weiss, F. and Porrino, L.J., 2002. Behavioral neurobiology of alcohol addiction: recent advances and challenges. Journal of Neuroscience22(9), pp.3332-3337.

[4] Drake, R.E., Essock, S.M., Shaner, A., Carey, K.B., Minkoff, K., Kola, L., Lynde, D., Osher, F.C., Clark, R.E. and Rickards, L., 2001. Implementing dual diagnosis services for clients with severe mental illness. Psychiatric services52(4), pp.469-476.

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