Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Doncaster

Addiction is a disease that can affect any person of any background.

It is a non-discriminatory disorder that can have lifelong consequences.

When an individual is addicted (depending on the substance), their brain will begin to go through changes that can alter their behaviour – especially their behaviour relating to addictive urges such as seeking out more of the substance they are addicted to.

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With long-term substance usage, these changes become more and more prominent, meaning that the individual may begin to struggle going about their daily life.

This is known as the vicious cycle of addiction.

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With alcohol addiction, one of the most significant brain changes is its effect on the production of serotonin.

Responsible for factors such as mood and anxiety regulation, this is a vital area of the brain’s functioning and beginning to withdraw from alcohol can have serious effects on the individual’s wellbeing – both physically and mentally.

What Does The Term ‘Rehabilitation’ Mean?

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If an individual is diagnosed with addiction, known as a substance use disorder in the DSM-V (diagnostical manual), then it is likely that they will have been recommended to seek out rehabilitative services.

Rehabilitation is the process in which individuals recover from addiction, using techniques such as addiction treatment programmes and therapies to work on the root cause of their addiction.

Generally, there are three stages to addiction:

By completing these three stages in order, – fully engaging and completing each – then an individual is far more likely to make an effective and efficient recovery.


These three stages also increase the likelihood of a successful rehabilitation.

Through alcohol rehab in Doncaster, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests rehabilitation providers that follow the abstinence method of recovery.

Referring to the complete withdrawal from the substance that the individual was addicted to, this approach to rehab has been proven to be far more successful than other approaches to rehab such as harm reduction and moderation management.

Both of these methods focus on reducing the negative effects of addiction rather than treating the root cause.

Interventions: What Are They And Why Are They Used As A Pre-Rehab Step?


In some situations, it may be useful for individuals to partake in an intervention with the friends and family around them who may have been affected by their addiction.

During an intervention, individuals share experiences of addiction – either from the perspective of struggling with the disorder or from the perspective of someone who has seen how the disorder is affecting a loved one.

With the supervision of a counsellor or interventionist, those around the individual struggling with addiction will be able to make useful and suitable suggestions for the future of their alcohol rehab in Doncaster.

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Traditional methods of intervention generally have a success rate of around 30% and are often cited as feeling confrontational towards the individual or ‘blaming’ them for their behaviours.

Alternatively, more modern techniques of intervention such as the Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) approach have success rates of around 75% – designed to be far more invitational than the older and more traditional approaches.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Doncaster?


Although each individual’s treatment during alcohol rehab in Doncaster will vary,  there are some factors that can be considered in the estimation of the overall cost.

For example, services received in residential rehab centres often have very structured payment plans, designed to help individuals navigate the cost of their treatment in an easy-to-understand way.

These costs will vary over time depending on new research and service availability but, at the time of writing, some of the factors influencing the overall cost can be broken down to provide a brief description.

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One of these factors is the type of accommodation that individuals opt to reside in whilst undergoing treatment within a residential centre.

Averages of the cost of accommodation (for both the recommended 28-day stay time and a detox session lasting an average of around 10 days) are provided below:

  • Single-occupancy rooms: recommended stay – £10,000, detox session – £4,500
  • Multiple occupancy rooms: recommended stay – £6,000, detox session – £3,000

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Available Through The NHS?


Often, individuals seeking alcohol rehab in Doncaster may choose to access help through the NHS.

Through these services, individuals are able to access various rehabilitative treatments, but this may be limited in some cases.

The NHS is a government funded body, meaning that many of the treatments that they prescribe depend on this funding.

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It is very unusual for individuals to be able to access residential treatment, for example, due to the increased cost associated with this type of care.

However, services such as counselling (both individual and group therapies) are more easily accessible.

In some cases, it may be possible for individuals to access more costly treatments through the NHS, though this would require petitioning for additional funding through local councils in Doncaster.

When dealing with addiction at the same time, this can be incredibly challenging, especially when an individual requires care as soon as possible.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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As mentioned previously is this article, everyone will have a different experience of alcohol rehab in Doncaster due to their individual differences.

Factors such as the individual’s history with addiction, the type of substance they are addicted to, and the regularity of their consumption will all affect the length of their treatment.

Generally, Rehab 4 Alcoholism recommends a stay of 28 days in order to gain the most from rehab and the programs on offer.

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However, this greatly depends on the time spent in the detoxification stage of rehab, the stage which can last anywhere from 7 to 14 or more days, with some more long-term withdrawal symptoms lasting for up to a year.

Long-term rehab, lasting longer than 28-days, is therefore a relatively common experience.

NHS Treatments Compared To Private Residential Care


Though previously mentioned in the paragraphs above, understanding more about the differences between NHS treatments and private residential care is a great way to prepare oneself for alcohol rehab.

Firstly, NHS treatments are often the most easily accessible, found through local GP surgeries or doctors’ surgeries, as well as being free-of-charge to most individuals.

However, due to these benefits, this service is often the most sought-after.

This means that individuals looking to access help through the NHS may be met with lengthy waiting lists, often delaying the care they need and potentially worsening their condition as they wait.

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On the other hand, private residential care can be accessed immediately to those who are suitable or need it most.

Additionally, residential rehab centres have some of the most expert staff in the field of addiction, meaning that any care received in these centres will be of the highest quality.

For some, the only drawback may be the cost.

Although this is difficult to predict (as previously covered), it is important to view rehabilitation as an investment into the future of the individual.

In addition, the cost of rehab may work out to be far less than the cost of the individual’s current lifestyle.

Choosing Between Inpatient And Outpatient Care

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Making decisions about the future of personal rehabilitation can seem extremely daunting, especially for someone who may have just started this process.

One of the first decisions that individuals must make is the choice between inpatient or outpatient care.

Generally referring to the environment and regularity of care, these two types of rehabilitation are very different and therefore must be considered thoroughly before making a final decision about alcohol rehab in Doncaster.

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The differences are outlined below:

  • Inpatient Care – This is rehabilitative care received within a residential rehab centre. Though recommended for most individuals struggling with addiction, this type of care is especially suitable for those with a longer history of addiction or more extreme symptoms and/or effects.
  • Outpatient Care – Although many of the treatments and therapies may be the same in practice, those seeking outpatient rehab will partake in these treatments whilst remaining in their local area, often still living at home. These treatments are partaken in on a far more part-time basis and may be far less regular.

Alcohol Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Doncaster

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Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available across the UK.

Due to its widespread nature, it is often the substance which a large number of individuals become addicted to.

As a physically addictive substance, alcohol is also incredibly difficult to withdraw from.

Due to its impact on the body (as mentioned in the first paragraph), individuals with a long history of an alcohol addiction are often dependent on it.

Medicated detox

For this reason, medical intervention may be necessary during the detoxification process in an alcohol rehab in Doncaster.

Involving the administration of drugs such as Librium, these interventions are sometimes required to reduce the negative physical impact of an alcohol withdrawal.

This allows the individual to focus more on the future of their rehabilitation, being able to consider different treatment programmes or therapies that may be useful in combatting the other effects of addiction such as those relating to mental health.

Rehabilitation For Cocaine Addiction In Doncaster


Another popular drug in the UK, cocaine also poses a huge risk to those who consume it regularly or those who are addicted.

Known to cause changes to behaviour, mood and perception, long-term cocaine usage can lead to a psychological crash.

Cocaine is mainly known for its psychological effects, though it can still have physical impacts such as damage to the nose tissue and lungs as well as being the drug most likely to  lead to consumption with other substances such as alcohol.


However, cocaine is not physically addictive, meaning that the withdrawal process is not as complex as other detoxes such as those from alcohol and heroin.

Once the individual has undergone the detoxification process in Doncaster, it is important that they follow up with an addiction treatment programme or therapy that focusses on the mental health impacts of cocaine addictions.

Rehabilitation For Heroin Addiction In Doncaster


Heroin is another drug that has long-lasting psychological impacts, but it also known for its dangers to the individual’s physical health during withdrawal.

With long-term usage, heroin can lead to a degrading mental functioning as well as increasing the risk of liver disease, heart complications and blood clots.

When beginning rehab in Doncaster, individuals will need to undergo a controlled heroin detox.


This often includes the slow transition from heroin to a heroin substitute – a process known as tapering.

After this, and as with the other substances mentioned in this article, individuals will need to undergo further rehabilitative treatments such as those focussing on the individual’s mental health and psychological wellbeing.

Though often thought of as a serious issue in America, heroin also poses a huge risk in the UK, especially when it comes to the care of young children and housing for those who may be most in need.

Rehabilitation For Cannabis Addiction In Doncaster


Cannabis is the most common illicit drug that individuals consume in the UK.

Known for its variety of effects on different individuals, cannabis affects the central nervous system directly.

This results in common effects such as increased appetite, enhanced introspection and paranoia.

Unlike alcohol and heroin, cannabis is not physically addictive.


This means that individuals can safely withdraw from the substance without the risk of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms or a complex detoxification process.

However, it is always important for individuals to continue rehabilitative treatment after slowly transitioning away from cannabis usage.

This is often recommended to include therapeutic treatments to help combat the psychological effects of a cannabis addiction.

Types Of Therapy You May Experience In Doncaster


There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to rehabilitative care, but this does not mean that individuals are not likely to experience similar types of therapy.

Through alcohol rehab in Doncaster, individuals are likely to experience a number of therapies due to their usefulness in combatting the effects of addiction, as well as treating the cause.

The most common of these are listed below:

The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis During Rehabilitation

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The dual diagnosis approach, though not necessary in every case, is one that makes the chances of success of rehabilitation even greater.

In a large number of cases when an individual is diagnosed with addiction, they may also be diagnosed with another mental health issue or disorder.

Often, this is due to fact that addiction can be a result of co-occurring mental health issues such as:

This is something that alcohol rehab in Doncaster takes into consideration, especially when recommended through Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

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All of our rehab suggestions follow this approach, focussing on both addiction and the co-occurring disorder throughout treatment.

Mental health is extremely important throughout rehabilitation, so understanding the co-occurrence likelihood and the results of this are extremely important.

Treating one without the other is more likely to decrease the success of rehab rather than improve it.

How Rehab Helps With Relapse Risk Prevention Planning

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Generally, relapse risk prevention planning focuses on a three-part programme: the emotional, mental and physical implications of relapse – not just the repercussions.

When creating the plan, its important that individuals understand that it will be a gradual process, part of their personal development whilst at rehab.

Individuals are encouraged to include any triggers or cravings they become aware of, as well as the contact information for their addiction support officer, a trusted social contact, or individuals from their addiction support network e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Relapse risk prevention plans should be realistic.

They are not always necessary, but having a plan in place should it be needed is one of the most deterring factors of relapse in the first place.

Understanding this, creating the plan, and referring to it regularly are all part of a gradual and realistic recovery plan.

Aftercare And Support After Leaving Rehab

Individuals will never be left completely alone to manage their addiction once they leave rehabilitation.

Especially for residential centres, it is understood that the transition between alcohol rehab in Doncaster and returning to the individual’s daily life can be challenging.

For this reason, addiction treatment programme service providers will often provide a form of aftercare for the individual once they leave rehab.

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This is often one of the following services:

  • Regular contact/meetings with an addiction supervisor.
  • Promise of return to the residential centre if necessary.
  • Enrolment into an addiction support network.

Addiction support networks are generally the most recommended form of aftercare, as it allows individuals to meet others who may be in similar situations, form valuable connections, and share and learn from experiences.

Get Help Today

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To learn more about aftercare or anything else you have read in this article, please contact our addiction support hotline on 0800 111 4108 today.

Addiction is a debilitating disease, but with our expertise and your intrinsic motivation, we can overcome it together.

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