Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Islington

Alcohol use is extremely prevalent in Islington. The vast majority of substance users are low-risk drinkers, but 7% of alcohol users in Islington are engaging in high-risk drinking behaviours (1).

However, it is not just alcohol that is causing problems in Islington. An estimated 10,000 Islington residents are thought to be addicted to either alcohol, heroin, methadone or crack (2).

This explains why Islington is one of three London boroughs (the other two being Tower Hamlets and Camden) with the biggest drug problems, which is calculated based on drug-related deaths and drug-related hospital admissions (3).

Fortunately, there has been a rise in people seeking treatment in Islington, which is reassuring as there are proportionally more people suffering in silence in Islington than there are in the UK in general.

Research has found that opiate users are more likely to seek treatment now, perhaps because there have been fewer dealers on the streets in lockdown (4).

What does this tell us about treatment? It tells us that victims of drug and alcohol addiction need to be taken away from their triggers in order to recover successfully, or even simply be open to receiving treatment.

The best way to do this is by attending drug and alcohol rehab in Islington, as there is no way of relapsing.

Do I Have to Recover in Islington?

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No, you do not have to seek treatment from a drug and alcohol rehab in Islington. We have contacts with rehab facilities in most areas of the UK, so it is certainly possible for you to travel further for treatment.

This is a decision you will have to make for yourself, but an adviser can help you come to a conclusion if you aren’t sure what’s best for you.

Here are a few key things to consider:

Would you want your family to visit you?

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This is an important question to consider as it would be a shame if you decided to recover further from home and then regretted not being able to have family visits.

Remember that not everyrehab permits family visits, so this is not just something you would miss out on in a different area.

You should also consider whether you would want family therapy. Again, not every drug andrehabprovides this service, but if you choose a distant rehab, your family may not be able to get there to have therapy with you.

All of this depends on the location of your family, as some people have close family living in different parts of the country, so they could choose a residential rehab that is near to their loved ones instead of a private rehab centre in Islington.

Finally, if your family are not supportive at all, you may decide to avoid drug and alcohol rehab in Islington at all costs as you don’t need them there to visit you or to have therapy with you.

It may be healing to go to a new place without the weight of family trauma being as heavy as it would be in Islington.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Would you be prepared to deal with the practical side of travel?

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If you did decide to recover outside of Islington, would you be prepared to organise your travel and pay for travel costs?

Some people find that this is too stressful when they’re struggling to function as it is, so it’s certainly something for you to consider.

On the other hand, you don’t necessarily have to find an inpatient rehab that is on the other side of the country.

You could easily attend a rehab in the next town over and simply get the train there, or drive there without many issues.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Do you want a fresh start after treatment?

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Some of our clients like to recover away from Islington as they want a complete fresh start, and they find that the best way to do this is to move away from their hometown before they even begin treatment.

We recommend this if there are too many triggers for you to manage at a drug and alcohol rehab in Islington.

However, there are also ways you can stay in the borough and still have a fresh start.

For example, you could make new friends, frequent new places, and get a new job.

How Can I Support My Family Member Before, During and After Their Time at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Islington?

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Supporting Your Family Member Before Rehab

Before your family member enters drug and rehab for treatment, we recommend having an open conversation with them to show your support for them seeking professional help.

It is good to ask their expectations of you in this stage, in terms of whether they would like family visits, family therapy, or whether they would prefer to be left alone for a period of time.

You could also help them with practical things, such as childcare, if you believe this will make their time at rehab easier. Preparation is key at this time as it reduces unnecessary stress.

Supporting Your Family Member During Rehab

When your family member is in the process of getting treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Islington, if they have said they would like you to be as involved as possible, try to visit them at least once a week.

This can be hugely beneficial for patients as they feel much more motivated when they know their family has their back.

As for family therapy, it is your choice whether you would like to get involved or not. We know that it can be very overwhelming, and you may not be ready for it.

However, we do recommend that you try as it can be a great way to learn more about your loved one’s struggles and find out how you can support them.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

Supporting Your Family Member After Rehab

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The first thing you should do is make sure your family member knows that you are prepared to support them on their road to recovery, and that you will help them to stay sober in any way you can.

This does not mean you are responsible for keeping them sober, as this could turn into a codependent relationship, but it means that you will help them cope with their triggers.

For example, when they leave drug and alcohol rehab in Islington, you may decide to invite them to different places.

If you used to invite them to the pub often, you may start inviting them on a walk or to go to a friend’s house, as this would be less triggering.

Another example is you could be an emotional support to them by allowing them to vent when they are struggling.

If your family member ends up relapsing, which is quite common for recovering substance users, you should make it clear that you don’t support this behaviour, but you should also clarify that you are still prepared to be supportive.

It isn’t worth shaming your loved one as this shame may refuel the addiction cycle.

You can demonstrate how much you disapprove of their substance use, but remember that addiction is a disease that your loved one is suffering from.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

What to Do If a Family Member, Employee, or Patient is Refusing Treatment

Attending a rehab is a decision that comes with much deliberation, and it is not something anyone should do if they are not committed to giving up drugs and alcohol.

The main reason we say this is that the rate of relapse is already very high, so if you are not even ready to recover, you will most likely waste time and money at rehab as you will relapse.

Another key thing to note is that you will be spending lots of time unpacking your addiction at drug and alcohol rehab in Islington, which often includes targeting mental health conditions with a mental health team.

If you are not ready to do this, it can be unproductive, as you will not adequately engage with group or one-to-one sessions, and therefore won’t benefit as much as you could from treatment.

It’s important to remember that drug and alcohol rehab in Islington needs to be a personal choice.

You cannot admit a family member to rehab, nor would you want to if they are not invested in the process.

For more information on how you can support them in the meantime, reach out to us.

How Long Does Inpatient Treatment Last?

Generally, patients spend 28 days at drug and alcohol rehab in Islington. They start with a medical detox that lasts several days, more or less depending on the severity of the addiction, the type of substance, and other key factors.

After this, they will spend most of their time in various therapy sessions.

It is possible to attend rehab for a shorter or longer length of time, so let us know if you would like to do this.

However, remember that this will alter the cost of rehab, and it also may exempt you from certain treatment programmes.

How Much Does Inpatient Treatment Cost?

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The cost of your inpatient treatment depends on the rehab facility you attend and the type of stay you have.

For example, for luxury treatment, you’re looking at up to £74,000, but most people do not opt for this.

For a private room and enrolment in a 28-day treatment programme, the figure is usually between £8000-£10000.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

What Happens If I Cannot Afford Inpatient Treatment?

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Not everyone can afford to shell out thousands of pounds onl rehab, but there are other options available to you.

Firstly, you could keep your rehab stay as affordable as possible by sharing a room, selecting a local rehab facility to reduce travel time, and selecting a drug and alcohol treatment centre that offers affordable treatment.

If you still cannot afford private drug and alcohol rehab in Islington, you could opt for intensive outpatient treatment, which is the same idea as residential rehab but you are not paying for accommodation, so the costs are significantly reduced.

A home detox (drug or alcohol detox) is an option for people who are dependent on substances but are not dealing with a full-blown addiction.

The cost is lower as you stay in your own home and you do not see a therapist.

What Facilities Should I Look For in a Treatment Centre?

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This decision is entirely up to you, as it is dependent on the things you see yourself getting involved with at rehab.

There are a wide range of facilities offered at most rehab centres, so availability shouldn’t be an issue, but you should be confident that you are going to adapt to the environment at rehab.

If you are a particularly active person, we can find a rehab facility with a gym and excellent sports facilities for you.

If you are a nature person, we will aim for a rural rehab that has plenty of grounds you can walk around.

There are many different kinds of drug and rehab, so we won’t have a problem finding one that is right for you.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

How Can I Ensure I Remain Sober After Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Islington?

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The aftercare services (for relapse prevention) will be the biggest factor in keeping you sober, as it is tailored to you so it will provide you with as much support as possible such as helpline numbers, therapy sessions, and self-help meetings.

You will have learnt many coping mechanisms for your addiction that you can employ when you leave rehab.

These may include avoiding your triggers, managing your emotions, building a strong support network, keeping yourself busy, and challenging your negative thoughts.

Speak to One Of Our Advisers Today

You may be wondering how Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to access treatment. We are here to listen to your needs and figure out what you need out of addiction treatment.

Using this information, we research rehab facilities in Islington and select one that is in line with your personal situation.

Whether you have a severe addiction or mild dependency, whether you have been a substance user for most of your life or you are brand new to it, we are equipped to help you.

It is never too soon to admit you need help, and equally, there is no shame in getting help when you are deep in addiction.

Addiction kills, and the best way to avoid the dangers of addiction is to get registered with a drug and alcohol rehab in Islington and begin treatment as soon as you can.

Simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 111 4108.

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[1] SUBSTANCE MISUSE IN ISLINGTON https://democracy.islington.gov.uk/documents/s4852/20150619%20-%20substance%20misuse%20presentation%20to%20health%20scrutiny_v2.pdf

[2] Scourge of addiction to drugs and alcohol in Islington revealed https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/scourge-of-addiction-to-drugs-and-alcohol-in-islington-revealed-3691888

[3] Three London boroughs among UK’s worst places for drug abuse https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/three-london-boroughs-among-uk-s-worst-places-for-drug-abuse-a3416136.html

[4] Number of Islington opiate addicts seeking help doubles during lockdown https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/islington-opiate-addict-statistics-6922080



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