Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Kidderminster

In the first 7 months of 2022, there have been over 160 drug-relates offences reported in Kidderminster.

Additionally, a study conducted by the University of Sheffield has discovered worrying statistics that the number of people turning to the NHS for help with alcohol use disorder has increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Police in the local area are cracking down on drug dealers, however it is clear that people need to be aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol to prevent the various drug and alcohol rehab services in Kidderminster from becoming overcrowded.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

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A person is deemed to have an alcohol addiction when they feel like they need alcohol in order to function properly, or to feel ‘normal’.

Commonly referred to as alcohol use disorder, or alcohol dependency, an alcohol addiction can cause a host of problems in the sufferer – physically, mentally and environmentally.

Some health problems that an alcohol use disorder can lead to are:

Other issues related to alcohol use disorder are:

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Some things to look out for if you suspect a loved one might have developed an alcohol dependency are:

  • Loss of interest in activities that do not involve drinking alcohol
  • Making excuses to drink
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Frequent slurred speech

If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol dependency in Kidderminster, contact a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

We are available 24/7 to take your calls and offer free and impartial advice.

What Is Rehab?


Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are often treated in the same facility.

Within these facilities, someone with an addiction will check-in for a pre-determined length of time and undergo and intensive treatment plan.

There are other forms of rehab that do not involve an extended stay away from home, however, many people associate the term rehab with the private inpatient facilities.

Similarly, drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster is not only reserved for addiction to alcohol and illegal substances – people can attend a rehab facility if they are addicted to prescription medication, gambling, sex, and many other behavioural addictions.

What Can Families Do Before Rehab Is Considered?

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It is normal for someone to be apprehensive about attending inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster.

It is also understandable for close friends and relatives of someone struggling with a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction to be worried about how their loved one will cope while they are in drug rehab or rehab for alcohol use disorder.

Often, friends and family members will gather together and confront the person that has an addiction.

This is traditionally called an intervention.


While interventions have been used for many years to try to convince someone that they need professional help for their addiction, they do not always go as planned.

Many people reported feeling as though they were being judged and ganged up on when their families confronted them in this way.

It can be devastating to pin your hopes on an intervention working only for it to backfire, so traditional interventions are not always the best way to handle a loved one’s addiction.

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Instead, CRAFT interventions are becoming more and more popular in Kidderminster and the surrounding areas.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training.

The CRAFT approach to intervention uses a professional interventionist who will teach the family to look after their own needs instead of sacrificing their needs in favour of the person struggling with addiction.


The professional interventionist will also show the family that there may have been ways in the past in which they have helped the addiction along, and how they can stop doing this in the future.

Eventually, the family will learn how to spot the signs that their loved one may be ready to consider the idea of rehab in Kidderminster.

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


This is one of the most common questions people ask when they are thinking of attending drug rehab or alcohol rehab to overcome their addiction.

However, it is not straightforward to answer.

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster will vary greatly depending on several factors, including:

  • The facility you decide to go to – some facilities charge upwards of £70,000 per month, while others charge around £500 per day.
  • The level of treatment you require – a month full of intense treatments following a strict timetable is inevitably going to cost more than a month of rest and a few therapy sessions.
  • Whether or not you require a medically assisted detox.
  • The type of accommodation you choose – some people opt to cut costs by sharing a room with other service users.

Cost of rehab

To get a better idea of the amount of money you can expect to pay for private drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster, contact a member of our team today on 0800 111 4108.

We can talk you through the drug and alcohol rehab options in your local area and try to find ones that fit within your budget.

We are available 24/7 and we are here to help.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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Unfortunately, there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach to drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster.

The length of time that you will need to spend in a rehab facility is entirely dependent on your personal circumstances.

However, as a rule of thumb – if your addiction is severe and has last for a long time, you will likely need to spend longer in a facility to fully overcome it.

Additionally, if your addiction causes a physical dependence – for example, if you are addicted to alcohol or heroin – you will need to undergo a medically assisted detox before you can begin any therapy.

How long does rehab last

Therefore, you will need to spend a longer time in a rehab facility in Kidderminster.

If a medical detox is not necessary, and your addiction is not considered to be severe, you might be able to complete your treatment within two weeks.

For more information on how long you may need to set aside to attend rehab, call us now on 0800 111 4108.

We are always available to answer any questions you have and out your mind at ease.

Can I Go Through The NHS For Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Kidderminster?


The NHS is an invaluable source and we are lucky to have it, however, it is extremely stretched and cannot always keep up with the demand.

Technically, there are some rehabilitation services available through the NHS in Kidderminster – however, these are almost always outpatient services such as addiction counselling or group therapy.

If your addiction is relatively new and not considered to be severe, you may be able to get the level of treatment you need to overcome your addiction through the NHS.

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However, it is important to note that referrals often take several months so your addiction is likely to have worsened while you wait.

In the vast majority of cases, people have higher success rates when they seek private drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster.

To allow you to make the best decision for your own needs, it is a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons of both NHS treatment and private treatment.

NHS Addiction Treatment – Advantages

  • It is completely free of charge
  • It is available to everyone
  • You usually don’t have to travel far for treatment
  • You won’t be required to stay away from home at all

NHS Addiction Treatment – Disadvantages

  • Long waiting lists for referrals
  • You have to live around possible triggers every day
  • Lower success rates than private treatment

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Private Addiction Treatment – Advantages

  • Immediate admission
  • A full psychiatric assessment upon admission
  • Dual diagnosis and treatment of any co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Medical detox under total supervision of trained professionals
  • A safe and comfortable environment to recover in
  • Intensive treatments tailored to your individual needs
  • Relapse prevention and trigger identification
  • Higher success rates than NHS treatment
  • An aftercare plan

Ultimately, it is your decision whether you attend drug rehab or alcohol rehab as a private patient or an NHS patient.

However, it is worth noting that your chances of obtaining and maintaining sobriety are much higher at private drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster.

If you need any more information about rehab providers in your area, call us today on 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Detox And Rehab In Kidderminster

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Attending rehab for an alcohol addiction can be scary – especially if you have never been before (which is often the case).

Before entering the rehab facility, it is a good idea to get a better understanding of what to expect when you check in.

Firstly, alcohol causes a physical addiction, so when you stop drinking, you will experience some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Insomnia
  • Uncontrollable shakes
  • Sweating
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium tremens


To combat these symptoms, medical staff at the facility will put you on a benzodiazepine called Librium and reduce your dosage over time while monitoring you.

This is called a medically assisted detox and can last up to 10 days.

Once you have completed the medically assisted detox, you can begin your therapy treatments to get to the root cause of your addiction.

This part of rehab usually lasts around 3 weeks.

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During this part of your rehabilitation, any co-occurring mental health conditions will be diagnosed and treated to reduce your chances of relapsing.

Also, you will learn how to identify and avoid your triggers, as well as some important relapse prevention techniques.

There are times for relaxation also.

Many facilities offering drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster offer alternative therapies such as yoga and journaling so you are at your healthiest – both physically and mentally – when you finally check out and return home.

Rehab For Cocaine In Kidderminster


Cocaine is a powdered stimulant that users tend to snort through their nose.

It is often ‘cut’ with other unknown substances so that dealers have a higher return, so the user has no idea what they are ingesting most of the time.

It is a highly addictive drug because the effect only last around 15 minutes.

This means that users tend to take many ‘hits’ in one session and the more they take, the higher the dosage needs to be to feel the desired effect.


That being said, cocaine does not cause a physical addiction and therefore does not require a medical detox.

Many people can recover from a cocaine addiction in drug rehab in Kidderminster within 10 to 14 days.

Rehab For Heroin In Kidderminster


Heroin is an opioid drug that is usually injected directly into a vein.

It is highly addictive and highly dangerous.

It also causes a physical addiction, meaning you will experience some unpleasant and dangerous side effects when you stop taking it, such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Excessive sweating

When you first arrive at drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster for a heroin addiction, you will be prescribed a medication to combat those withdrawal symptoms and spend between 7 and 14 days resting and being closely monitored.


You will then spend a further few weeks attending therapy sessions to address the cause of your addiction.

Attending drug rehab for a heroin addiction usually lasts for around 30 days.

Rehab For Cannabis In Kidderminster


Cannabis is usually rolled with tobacco and smoked in a cigarette.

People often report feeling happy and relaxed with an increased appetite when they are using cannabis.

However, other users report intense feelings of anxiety and paranoia.

Cannabis does not cause a physical addiction and you will not need to go through a medical detox.

Most people can overcome a cannabis addiction within two weeks in a private drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster.

What Therapies Will I Have When I Attend Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Kidderminster?

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There is no way to tell what types of therapies you can expect without knowing more information about you and your addiction, and what facility you will be attending.

Every facility is different, so they all have their own timetables and therapy sessions to suit their service users needs.

That is why it is so important to do a lot of research on several different facilities in your local area so you can be sure you are picking the one that best suits your individual needs.

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It is a good idea to make contact with several facilities and ask them what therapies they provide.

Alternately, you can phone a member of our team on 0800 111 4108 and we will happily assist you.

Some of the most common therapies used in drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Aims to promote a more positive outlook by changing the way you approach situations.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – Similar to cognitive behavioural therapy, only it focuses on your inner voice and helps you be more positive towards yourself.
  • Brief Interventions – Short sessions that help you see a different side to your addiction that you may not have thought of before.
  • Motivational Interviewing – Helps you focus on what is important in the grand scheme of things.
  • Holistic Therapies – Stress-relieving therapies such as yoga, equine therapy or art therapy.
  • Group Therapy – Group sessions where people can share their experiences and journeys of addiction with others in a non-judgemental environment.
  • Individual Therapy –Face-to-face sessions with a mental health professional where you can share your deepest fears and anxieties and learn how to cope with them.
  • Family Therapy – Sessions that help to restore relationships that have fallen apart as a result of addiction.
  • Co-Dependency Treatment – Helps service users identify the characteristics of co-dependent relationships and teaches ways to avoid these going forward.
  • Twelve-step Facilitation Therapy – Helps you find a twelve-step program in your local area – this is often part of an aftercare package.

What Else Can I Expect As Part Of An Aftercare Package?

Once you have completed your time in a rehab facility, it be can daunting to think about re-entering the real world clean and sober.

You will likely have become comfortable and felt safe during your stint in rehab, and now you are expected to return to normal life.

Most drug and rehab services in Kidderminster offer a 12 month aftercare package that usually includes:

Getting Help Today

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If you are worried about your drug and/or alcohol use and are considering attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Kidderminster, but are unsure where to start, a member of the Rehab4Alcoholism team will be happy to help and advise you.

Similarly, if you are worried about a loved one and want help and advise on how to help them, we are ready to take your call.

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

Get help today – call us now on 0800 111 4108.

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