Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Eltham

Addiction is a disorder that can affect any individual from any background: it is known as a non-discriminatory disease.

Any individual can begin to struggle with addiction, as it is a disease that can directly impact the brain.

The type of substance and the duration of the individual’s addiction will affect which areas are affected and how serious these impacts may be.

For example, with addictions to alcohol, individuals are likely to experience changes in the levels and production of essential chemicals within the brain.

Serotonin is one of these chemicals that is most affected – a hormone that is associated with and responsible for addictive behaviours e.g., mood regulation, anxiety levels, pleasure, and motivation.

When someone is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, it can be incredibly difficult to withdraw or stop taking the drug.

This is because the individual has become dependent on the substance and requires alcohol to function on a day-to-day basis. For this reason, alcohol is known as a physically addictive substance and can cause many issues later in rehabilitation.

This is why it is necessary to find the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab facility or programme in Eltham for you.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, please call us today on 0800 111 4108

How Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Eltham Work?

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Rehabilitation is a process that only works when the individual involved has the full motivation and desire to recover.

With full commitment and engagement, individuals are far more likely to have higher chances of success in long-term recovery as they move through various addiction treatment programmes.

Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, all suggestions made through our referral programme will follow the abstinence approach to rehabilitation.

Abstinence refers to the complete cessation of the usage of substances, worked towards through addiction treatment programmes and assisted by medical professionals where suitable.

In general, there are three stages to rehab, focussing on both the physical and mental health conditions faced by individuals. Only by focusing on both physical and mental health issues will individuals be able to make meaningful and efficient progress through rehab.

The first stage is detoxification, a process in which the individual stops consuming the substance they are addicted to or slowly cuts down on the amount over a controlled period of time.

During this stage, individuals may be confronted with uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms, but these are carefully managed and treated by professional rehabilitation and addiction experts.

The second stage is the rehabilitation itself – the stage in which individuals will undergo the bulk of their rehabilitation, taking part in a wide range of treatment programmes such as those found in a residential rehab centre or externally within Eltham.

The third and final stage is aftercare. This stage refers to any additional support individuals receive after leaving residential rehab or any other addiction treatment programme.

This can include self-learning courses, further rehabilitation treatments, as well as engagement within an addiction support network to support long-term recovery well after leaving drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham.

More on these topics across the following paragraphs.

Medical Alcohol & Drug Detox

As the first stage of rehabilitation, this is one of the most vital stages.

As well as having the aim of reducing and eventually stopping the consumption of the substance the individual is addicted to, the detox phase also allows individuals to remove harmful build-ups of chemicals as a result of their addiction.

Depending on the substance and the history of the individual’s addiction, they may then also be offered detox medication to assist with any harmful physical effects that arise as a result of long-term addiction.

With alcohol addictions, for example, individuals may experience harmful withdrawal symptoms such as those associated with alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), a dangerous condition in which individuals may risk seizures, body tremors, and heart complications in severe cases. (1)

During AWS, individuals may be offered detox medication such as Librium or benzodiazepines to reduce these effects and ensure the individual’s physical health and comfort throughout the process.

After the administration of detox medication, however, individuals should ensure that they follow this treatment with further rehabilitation such as therapy or holistic treatments to focus on the mental health issues associated with addiction, not just the physical effects.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, please call us today on 0800 111 4108

Addiction Therapy & Treatment Options in Eltham


Through drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, there is a multitude of options available to those who are struggling with addiction.

In general, these addiction treatments will be recommended to individuals based on the type of substance they are addicted to, the length of time that they have been addicted, the regularity of their drug consumption, and other personal factors such as location and personal preferences.

No individual will be forced to partake in a treatment that they do not want to, and, likewise, if an individual believes that a specific treatment may be beneficial to them then they are encouraged to take part in it.

For example, developed addiction treatment programmes often include group talking therapy, though this may not be suitable in every case. (2)

In general, those with more complex requirements for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham are suggested to enter residential rehabilitation.

This is because the care undertaken within a rehab centre is often far more full-time, providing around-the-clock support for those who need it as well as daily addiction treatment in the form of therapies and other activities.

On the other hand, it may be more suitable for individuals to undergo outpatient treatment – any care received outside of a rehab centre in the form of group therapy, holistic treatments, and many other forms of care taking place in local centres in and around Eltham.

Many of the same treatments are available through both inpatient and outpatient care, though the key differences come in the regularity of treatment and the level of support available at all times.

How Long is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Eltham?

As no two individuals will have the same experience of rehab (e.g., different treatment programmes and associated addiction issues), there is little way of knowing how long someone will spend in rehab from the very start of their recovery journey.

Often, individuals progress at different rates, and the engagement within each treatment programme will vary, extending or shortening their time in a rehab facility.

Because of this, however, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests staying 28 days within residential recovery centres.

28 days is the recommended amount of time that allows for both a full detox session, but also the opportunity to undergo various treatment programmes and modern addiction therapies.

In addition, this time can be extended or shortened depending on the progress of an individual through their addiction treatment programme.

For example, if an individual does not seem to benefit from or have a need for a specific treatment, then they may spend less time within the centre.

Likewise, if an individual is struggling with a particular treatment concept, then they may need to spend additional time within the centre.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, please call us today on 0800 111 4108

What Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Eltham Cost?


Every residential rehab centre details alcohol rehab services available within their establishment, and this can be a great way to determine the cost of some factors of residential care before beginning treatment.

Because every individual’s journey through drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham will be different, predicting these costs can be a great challenge at the initiation of these treatments.

However, with most rehab centres declaring certain factors such as the cost of accommodation, making decisions about different rehab centres can be made considerably easier.

For example, the cost of a single occupancy room can be greater than that of a multiple occupancy room, often costing an average of £10,000 to £12,000 or more for the recommended 28- day stay.

A 10-day detox can cost around £4,500.

For a multiple occupancy room, however, individuals may pay an average of £6,000 for the 28-day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox.

Please bear in mind that other factors, such as life or health insurance, may also affect the overall cost of residential rehab and the individual’s journey through it.

Addiction Support Groups

Often, as part of rehabilitative treatment or as a form of aftercare, individuals may be encouraged or offered the opportunity to be enrolled on an addiction support network.

The most well-known addiction support networks include groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous.

AA is well-known for its success rates, which are directly correlated with the individual’s commitment and time dedicated to the programme. (3)

These programmes are effective as it gives individuals the opportunity to share experiences of their addiction, often gaining new perspectives from doing so, as well as having the chance to learn from others and their experiences.

In addition, individuals may make lasting relationships with others in the group, leading to even further long-term support in both an emotional and social manner.

Generally, these types of groups are advertised within the local area, on community noticeboards, through local GPs, or found online.

If needed, Rehab 4 Alcoholism is happy to suggest and direct you to AA or Narcotics Anonymous groups within the local area of Eltham.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, please call us today on 0800 111 4108

Types of Counselling

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Within the second stage of rehabilitation – the rehabilitative treatments – individuals may experience a range of different forms of therapy.

This is because therapy is known to be one of the most effective approaches to rehabilitative care, including programmes of therapy for both mental health therapy and physical therapy if needed.

Within this, there are some forms of therapy that are recommended more than others due to their effectiveness and high success rates.

These are listed below:

Taking Long-term Action Post-rehab

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After leaving rehab, there are a number of different directions that individuals can take with their long-term recovery.

These different directions are often supported by the establishment that the individual has completed rehabilitation through, including both residential rehab and outpatient treatment providers.

One of these options is the chance to continue with different programmes of therapy.

Including diverse types of mental health therapy and self-development training, one of the most popular programmes incorporating these factors is SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training).

SMART includes both CBT and MI, encouraging further exploration of the effects of addiction and coping mechanisms to help deal with these.

As mentioned previously, individuals may choose to find an addiction support network, both for the continued learning about addiction, but also for the opportunity to engage socially with like-minded people around the individual undergoing long-term recovery.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Eltham, please call us today on 0800 111 4108

For those Affected by Someone Else’s Alcohol or Drug Use

If you know someone who may be struggling with addiction, then it is important to approach the subject respectfully and open-mindedly.

There is nothing worse for an individual struggling with addiction to suffer with judgement from those who they may consider close to them.

By listening to the individual and giving them the opportunity to share their experiences and state what support they may benefit from, individuals can provide support in the best way possible.

If necessary, close friends and family of someone struggling with addiction may stage an intervention – a supportive way to aid someone who may be in denial about their addiction and guide them towards future rehabilitation and addiction treatment.

To learn how Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you or someone you know, please contact our friendly and professional team today on 0800 111 4108.


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

[2] Page, R.C., 1974. Establishing a Drug Rehabilitation Center in a Prison Setting.

[3] Kaskutas, L.A., 2009. Alcoholics Anonymous effectiveness: Faith meets science. Journal of addictive diseases, 28(2), pp.145-157.

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