Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Havering

Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System show a clear need for drug and alcohol rehab in Havering due to high amounts of substance misuse in the area, with users favouring substances such as opioids, cannabis, cocaine and alcohol.

In April 2022, the UK government offered an additional £295,469 to Havering Council to improve local treatment and recovery systems.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

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An alcohol addiction is characterised by an overwhelming need to drink alcohol.

Many people are able to find ways to hide their alcohol addiction because alcohol consumption is so widely accepted in today’s society.

However, there are some signs to look out for if you believe someone you know may be struggling with alcohol use disorder.

Some signs of a possible alcohol addiction are:

  • Increased secretive or dishonest behaviour.
  • Drinking alcohol at strange times such as early in the day.
  • Lack of interest in activities that do not involve drinking alcohol.
  • Mood swings or irritability.
  • Experiencing blackouts as a result of drinking alcohol.
  • Making excuses to drink alcohol, for example, saying they need it to unwind.

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If you suspect someone close to you is struggling with an alcohol addiction, it is never too early to encourage them to get help.

Alcohol use disorder can quickly spiral, so it is important to get help sooner rather than later.

Contact a member of our team at today on 0800 111 4108 to get expert advice on how you can help yourself or a loved one with an addiction to alcohol.

What Is Rehab?


Rehab is the process of weaning yourself off a harmful substance.

It is commonly done in a facility that is staffed by medical professionals that are specifically trained in addiction recovery.

It can be overwhelming when you are trying to decide which form of rehabilitation best suits you, and because there are so many options available it is understandable that you will have some questions about rehab.

If you still have questions or concerns about attending drug and alcohol rehab in Havering, contact a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

How Much Does It Cost To Attend Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Havering?

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Costs vary between facilities and also vary depending on the level of treatment you will need, as well as the length of time you will be staying in the facility.

For example, if you are heavily addicted to heroin, you will usually need to spend around 30 days in rehab undergoing a detoxing treatment and attending intensive therapy sessions, so you can expect your costs to be higher than someone that has a mild addiction to cannabis.


Some rehab facilities are reserved for the rick and famous, and they offer extra luxuries such as spa treatments and private chefs that you wouldn’t commonly find in cheaper alternatives.

These high-end facilities can cost upwards of £70,000 for a 30 day stay.

However, most rehab facilities in and around Havering cost between £1,000 and £3,500 per week.


To get a better idea of how much you can expect your stay in rehab to cost you, it is a good idea to phone a few rehab facilities in your preferred area and be open and honest with them about your addiction.

Alternatively, you can contact a member of our team today and we will be happy to help you find a suitable facility and talk you through the costs.

What Types Of Therapies Are On Offer In Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Havering?

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Different drug and alcohol rehab facilities will offer different treatments and therapies.

This is why we suggest getting as much information as possible on several different facilities in the Havering area before making your final decision.

Knowing exactly what to expect when you attend rehab can help to alleviate some of the anxiety associated with being away from your usual life from an extended period of time.

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The staff at the facilities will be happy to answer any questions and let you know what therapies and treatments are on offer.

Some common therapies that you are likely to experience in rehab are:

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aims to change the way you approach certain situations and aims to give you a more positive outlook to attract positive outcomes.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy gives you the tools to avoid self-destructive behaviours by teaching you how to spot them in yourself.

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Co-Dependency Therapy

Co-dependency therapy teaches you how to spot the warning signs of a co-dependent relationship while also teaching you why these relationships need to be avoided.

Brief Interventions

A brief intervention gives the service user a quick and in-depth outlook on the negative impacts their addiction is having on their life, from a perspective that they may not have considered before.


Motivational Interviewing

These sessions encourage the service user to focus on the positive things and people in their lives that are worth getting clean for.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy allows the user to have a safe and private space to talk openly and honestly about their thoughts, fears, and feelings.

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Group Therapy

Group therapy allows the service users to share their story with other people struggling with addictions, as well as hear other people’s stories.

Family Therapy

Family therapy helps to rebuild relationships that have been affected by addiction.

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Holistic Therapies

Holistic therapies have become increasingly popular in drug and alcohol rehab in Havering in recent years.

They can include art therapy, music therapy and equine therapy and aim to introduce a sense of calm and quiet reflection into the service user’s life.

Twelve-Step Facilitation

Twelve-step facilitation helps you prepare to join a twelve-step program once you leave rehab, increasing the chances of your continued sobriety.

How Long Does Rehab Last In Havering?

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Everyone’s rehab journey is different, and there is no way to answer how long you will need to spend in a rehab facility without knowing more details about you and your addiction.

For example, if your addiction is considered to be quite severe and has lasted a long time, you may need to spend longer in a facility to fully overcome your addiction.

Additionally, if you are addicted to opioids or alcohol, your first 7 to 10 days in a facility will be spent detoxing from the substance.

How long does rehab last

You will need to go through a medically assisted detox before you can begin attending therapy sessions.

As a general rule, the minimum time usually spent in drug and alcohol rehab in Havering is 7 days, with some people spending up to 30 days in rehab to fully recover, whilst a few could stay for several months.

If you are wondering how long you will need to set aside to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Havering, contact a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What Steps Can Be Taken Before Rehab?

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Rehab is quite often seen as a last resort when other options have been exhausted.

This is because the thought of going in to a rehab facility can be overwhelming – not only for the person struggling with addiction, but also for their close friends and loved ones.

Many people refuse to attend rehab facilities or refuse to believe that their addiction has got to that point.

This can be stressful for the families because they have to watch the addiction become increasingly worse.

Families often get together to stage an intervention in the hopes of finally making the person they are worried about see that they do have a problem that requires professional help.


However, traditional interventions often do not work because the person with an addiction can feel as though they are being ganged up on when so many people confront them at the same time.

For this reason, professional interventions have become increasingly popular in Havering.

Community Relations And Family Training – also known as the CRAFT approach to intervention- uses a professional interventionalist who can guide the family through the toughest stages of helping their loved one.

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The professional interventionalist teaches friends and family how they may have been inadvertently enabling the addiction, and what steps they can take to stop.

This approach is often more successful than a traditional intervention because it does not require a confrontation.

Instead, the person struggling with an addiction is gently nudged in the right direction so they finally see how much their addiction has taken hold.

NHS Addiction Treatment VS Private Addiction Treatment


Drug and alcohol rehab in Havering is available through the NHS, however, these services are often not as intensive or successful as private addiction treatments.

NHS treatments are usually given as outpatient treatments only, with only a very small number of people being awarded funding for inpatient addiction treatment on the NHS.

Inpatient treatment is commonly more successful because of the high level of intensity of the treatment.

As well as intensity, inpatient treatment offers aftercare services for up to a year after you have checked out of the facility to make sure you are still getting all the support you need whilst re-integrating into society as a clean and sober person.

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Depending on your personal circumstances, there are benefits to both NHS outpatient treatment and private inpatient treatment.

Some of the pros and cons you may want to think about when you are making your decision are:

The Benefits Of NHS Addiction Treatment:

  • Free of charge
  • Available to anyone
  • Treatments in your local area
  • Private and confidential

The Disadvantages Of NHS Addiction Treatment:

  • Long waiting lists for admission
  • Higher rates of relapse
  • No immediate access to addiction specialists
  • No diagnosis or treatment of underlying or co-occurring conditions

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The Benefits Of Private Addiction Treatment:

  • Immediate admission
  • Intense therapy and treatment
  • Immediate access to addiction specialists if you need them
  • Personalised treatment plan
  • High success rates
  • Diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring conditions
  • Aftercare treatment

The Disadvantages Of Private Addiction Treatment:

  • It is costly
  • It requires time away from home, meaning you may have to tell your friends and colleagues where you are going.

Should I Attend Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Havering As An Inpatient Or An Outpatient?

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While you may prefer the idea of attending rehab as an outpatient so that you do not have to spend time away from home, it is important to weigh up all of your options and make the choice that will give you the best chance at recovering from your addiction.

For example, if your addiction is non-severe and is relatively short-lived, you may be able to overcome it with outpatient treatments without the need to check-in to a private inpatient facility.

Aspire Havering is a service that provides free and confidential advice to anyone in the Havering area.

They will be able to help you find counselling services and group therapy.

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Alternatively, our addiction experts are available at any time to take your call and answer any questions you have.

Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism now on 0800 111 4108 to get free and confidential advice.

However, private inpatient rehab in Havering may be the best option for you if:

  • Your addiction has lasted for a long time.
  • Your addiction is considered to be severe.
  • You have made several failed attempts to become clean and sober in the past.
  • You are a danger to yourself or others while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • You have a history of alcohol seizures or delirium tremens.
  • You have been diagnosed and/or treated for co-occurring mental health conditions in the past.

The Importance Of Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions In Rehab


Addiction is commonly a condition that runs parallel to other mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, anxiety and depression.

People with these conditions often turn to alcohol or other substances to numb the intensity of their condition and to help them cope better.

When someone with a co-occurring mental health condition is treated for their addiction, it is important to treat every aspects of their mental health to help prevent relapse.

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When only the addiction is treated, the mental health condition that caused the addiction is still there, meaning that the risk of relapse is much higher.

At private drug and alcohol rehab in Havering, the staff at the facility will work out a treatment plan for the patient that is tailored specifically to their needs.

They aim to treat the person as a whole rather than just one part.

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When the person has control of their mental health conditions, they are much better equipped to deal with life outside of rehab.

Relapse prevention techniques will also be taught to further heighten the rates of success.

Techniques such as grounding and mindfulness are very important skills to learn when overcoming mental health issues and addiction.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Havering

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Alcohol is a depressant.

This does not mean that it makes you feel depressed (although it might!), it means that it slows down your central nervous system.

This is why people become clumsy and have slurred speech when they are drunk.

If you have taken large amounts of alcohol over a long period of time, your brain will feel that it needs more alcohol, and begin to send signals to your body that you need it to feel better.

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You will become physically ill until you consume more alcohol.

During an alcohol detox in a private facility, you will be prescribed anti-anxiety medication such as Librium to reduce the severity of your physical withdrawal symptoms.

Common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Alcoholic seizures
  • Delirium tremens
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased heart rate

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Addiction specialists will monitor you 24/7 over the first 7 to 10 days while you detox to make sure you are safe.

Once the alcohol detox is complete, you will then spend a further 3 weeks in the facility undergoing a range of treatments to tackle the root causes of your addiction.

During this time, you will also learn how to spot your triggers to help prevent a relapse.

Rehab For Cocaine In Havering


Cocaine is a white powder that is most commonly snorted through the nose.

It causes short bursts of energy and focus, however, the high from cocaine only lasts for up to 15 minutes.

The short life span of the high means that users often take another hit relatively soon after, and over time, they will need to take a higher dosage each time to feel the effects of the drug.


Cocaine is highly addictive and very dangerous – however, it does not cause a physical addiction.

This means that to overcome a cocaine addiction, a medical detox is not required.

You can usually expect to overcome a cocaine addiction in around 7 to 10 days with no physical withdrawal symptoms.

Rehab For Heroin In Havering


Heroin is most commonly injected and one of the warning signs of a heroin addiction are needle marks in the skin.

Over time, heavy users tend to inject in odd places such as in between their toes to hide the marks ,and also because their other veins have collapsed due to heavy usage.

Heroin is an incredibly dangerous substance and overcoming an addiction to heroin is not easy.


In 2020, over 1,330 deaths across England and Wales were related to heroin.

Heroin causes a physical addiction, meaning you will experience unpleasant physical withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Sweating
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle spasms
  • General body aches and pains
  • Intense cravings

To overcome a heroin addiction, you will need to undergo a medically assisted detox and spend between 7 and 10 days being closely monitored before you can begin any therapy treatments.

Rehab For Cannabis In Havering


Cannabis is perhaps one of the most widely used drugs in circulation and is often associated with healing qualities, however, it is important to note that there are no scientific studies that back these claims.

While cannabis is addictive, it does not cause a physical addiction and therefore does not require a medically assisted detox to overcome.

While there are no physical withdrawal symptoms, people in drug rehab for a cannabis addiction tend to report feeling intense cravings, paranoia and depression during their detox from the drug.

You can usually expect to overcome an addiction to cannabis within 7 to 10 days.

What Happens After Rehab Is Completed?

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When you attend private drug and alcohol rehab in Havering, most facilities offer an aftercare service that usually lasts around 12 months.

During this 12 month period, the addiction specialists will keep in touch with you to check your progress and you may also be able to return to the facility for outpatient treatments such as group therapy.

As part of your aftercare package, you will also receive information on services such as:

Getting Help Today

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For more information on any of the topics covered here, or for any help or advice regarding addiction and recovery in Havering call a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

We are always available to take your call.

Featured Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Havering

There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Havering, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.

Inpatient Rehab


Medical Detox