Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames

There is a range of options available to you if you are looking for a drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames. In this article, we will guide you through everything that you need to know.

What are Some Misconceptions About Rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames?

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about rehab that prevent people from deciding to reach out for help.

We are going to outline some of these misconceptions and explain why the reality of drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames is very different.

Misconception 1: Rehab doesn’t work


We think this myth comes from the fact that relapse rates are very high among people with addiction, and within this group, there are bound to be people who have attended rehab.

However, the truth is that rehab is the most successful form of recovery, so it is much more likely to work than outpatient treatment, home detoxing, or self-help meetings.

This is because there is a firm structure to rehab, so it’s much more difficult to stray away from the goal of sobriety. What’s more, there is no access to drugs and alcohol, so you learn how to cope without them.

Misconception 2: You have to attend rehab for months

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This is simply not true. Some people will attend rehab for months on end, but this is very unusual.

The vast majority of people will go to rehab for 28 days, as most programmes at drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames are designed to last this long, including detox and therapy.

If you do want to stay at rehab for months and you have the money and time to do this, you can inform a rehab facility of this and they will let you know if they accept long-stay patients.

Misconception 3: Everything you get out of rehab, you could get at home

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You could indeed attempt to detox at home, but it would be very dangerous as you may experience serious withdrawal symptoms and you wouldn’t have access to vital medication such as anti-anxiety medication and medications that prevent seizures.

As for therapy, this cannot be replicated at home as you need access to a qualified therapist who understands addiction.

There are coping mechanisms you can employ at home, but for this to work sustainably, you should also be seeing a medical professional to get to the root of your problems.

Misconception 4: Rehab is extremely expensive


Unless you manage to get treatment via the NHS, which is very difficult, you will have to pay for private rehab. However, it doesn’t have to be extremely expensive unless you go for a luxury facility.

Generally, if you want to complete a 28-day programme at drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames, you are looking at around £6,000 for a shared room and £10,000 for a private room.

Misconception 5: Rehab is only for people with an alcohol dependency

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Rehab is not reserved for people who are dependent on or addicted to, alcohol.

Though this is one of the most common addictions in Kingston-Upon-Thames, patients with many different types of addiction are welcomed at rehab.

Some of the most common (aside from alcohol) are cannabis, cocaine, prescription medication, and heroin.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Should Anyone Avoid Rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames?

Yes, certain people should avoid attending rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The vast majority of our clients are a good fit, but if any of the following apply to you, please reconsider inpatient treatment:

  • You have tried to get sober multiple times yet you keep relapsing
  • You have experienced alcoholic seizures
  • You have a history of violence relating to substances
  • You are consuming an excessive amount (e.g. more than 30 units of alcohol)
  • You have significant mental health problems

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

How Can You Tell If You Are In Need of Treatment For a Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

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If you are dependent on drugs or alcohol in any way, you should consider getting professional help as you do not have to live your life tied to substances.

Some signs that you need treatment are:

  • Your relationships are worsening as a result of your substance use
  • You have tried to give up substances and you cannot do it
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop consuming substances
  • You are defensive about your substance use
  • Your family and friends have expressed concern about your substance use

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Can You Be Admitted to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames Against Your Will?

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No, you cannot be admitted to drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames if you do not give your consent. This applies in every case, no matter whether it is your family, employer, or doctor trying to admit you.

However, your loved ones could stage an intervention where they strongly encourage you to attend rehab. They may read out letters explaining how your addiction is affecting them and urging you to get help so that you can be free from it.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What is the Admissions Process For Inpatient Treatment Like?

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The admissions process will vary depending on which particular residential rehab facility you select in Kingston-Upon-Thames. It also depends on what addiction you are struggling with, as some require detoxes and others don’t.

However, many rehab facilities in Kingston-Upon-Thames will use particular tests to diagnose you with substance dependency or addiction and to figure out exactly how this is affecting your life.

For example, they may use the AUDITs test for alcohol misuse (1). For other substances, they may use the Six Dimensions of ASAM Criteria (2). Another option is the DSM Three Levels of Severity (3).

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Which Model of Addiction Do Rehab Centres Follow?

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Drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames is progressive, so your rehab facility will be loyal to the disease model of addiction, and their treatment plans will reflect this (4).

The disease model of addiction states that addiction is a chronic disease of the brain and body that can be caused by biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental factors.

To give a few examples, it could be caused by childhood trauma, inheriting a tendency towards addiction, or mental illness.

The consequence of stating that addiction is a disease is treating people with addiction as victims, and not as perpetrators.

Treatment centres accept that their patients cannot control their desire for substances, so they don’t punish them for their history, but instead motivate them to stay away from drugs and alcohol in the future.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Who Qualifies For Outpatient Treatment in Kingston-Upon-Thames & Is Outpatient Treatment Ideal For People With a Severe Addiction?

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The same people who qualify for inpatient treatment also qualify for outpatient treatment, so this includes people with mild dependency and people with severe addiction.

For people with severe alcohol or drug addictions, we would always recommend drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

This is because it gives you the best chance to get sober and stay sober, given that you are equipped with a wide range of coping techniques that prepare you for experiencing temptation when you leave rehab.

Another reason we recommend inpatient treatment is that you are surrounded by fellow victims of addiction who can motivate you to stay sober, especially if they are further along in their journey than you.

Group therapy will help with this, as it allows you to open up to one another about your struggles.

Finally, people with a severe addiction should attend rehab as there is aftercare in place, which can be what makes or breaks people’s recovery journey.

The year after you leave rehab is the time that you are most at risk of relapsing, so drug and alcohol rehabs in Kingston-Upon-Thames implement aftercare to ensure you are supported at this time.

However, we know that not everyone can attend rehab, whether for the reasons we stated earlier in this article or for practical reasons e.g. you have a young family.

If this is the case for you, we can help you to find an excellent outpatient programme in Kingston-Upon-Thames that has high success rates.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Who Qualifies For a Home Detox in Kingston-Upon-Thames?

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Anyone with a drug or alcohol dependency qualifies for a home detox, but again, we would not recommend this as the first option for anyone with a severe addiction as there is not enough support provided, given that you do not have staff on hand 24/7 as you do at rehab.

It is also important that you are living with someone else who can help you through the process. Treatment providers are unlikely to recommend a home detox to anyone who is living alone, as the risk of relapse is too high.

If you are not psychologically dependent on substances and you are tempted to quickly withdraw from drugs and alcohol, we would highly recommend that you choose to have a home detox instead.

This will ensure you detox as safely as possible, instead of putting your life in danger.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Tips For Choosing the Right Rehab Facility For You

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Be Honest With Us

Some of our clients are worried about opening up in our first conversation, but it is important to be honest with us so that we can find the right rehab for you.

We will need to know about your addiction history, the details of your addiction, and what you would like out of your time in treatment.

Don’t worry about being judged, as our advisers have heard it all, and they will certainly not look down on you for being a victim of addiction. Some of them have been in your position themselves, so they know all too well how important it is to be open and honest.

Speak Up About Your Preferences

When it comes to your preferences for drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames, it is important to be as upfront as possible so that your treatment is tailored to your needs.

This may include stating any types of therapy you would prefer (remember holistic therapies are available), any facilities you want, and the ideal size of a treatment centre for you.

We cannot promise that we will always be able to meet your every need, but we will try our best to find a local residential rehab facility that offers what you are looking for.

Do Your Research

If you are unsure what different rehab facilities provide, there is no shame in doing some research and figuring out what you would like.

Perhaps you don’t yet realise that some treatment centres ban family visits, whereas others offer family therapy. Or maybe you aren’t aware that some facilities in Kingston-Upon-Thames offer horse stables and gyms.

It’s always better to be well-read on rehab so that you know exactly what to ask for. It may help to read our articles on rehab in different areas of the UK, as this will give you a better idea of what rehab is like in general.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What Happens If I Want to Delay My Treatment?

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Getting help is a decision that only you can make, so we cannot force you to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames. In this sense, you are certainly welcome to delay your treatment.

However, we would never recommend delaying treatment as it’s always better to get help as soon as you can.

Accessing treatment early means there is more chance that you will stay sober as you will not have grown to be as dependent on drugs and alcohol as you would have done if you delayed treatment.

This is especially true if you do not have supportive people around you, as it’s dangerously easy to get sucked back into addictive behaviours if you see other people doing this, or if they advocate for you doing this.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Kingston-Upon-Thames and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism Today

Please get in touch today at 0800 111 4108 to find out exactly how Rehab 4 Alcoholism could help you. We are happy to help clients who live in Kingston-Upon-Thames or elsewhere.

Using our rehab locator tool, you can find out if we have contacts for rehab facilities in your area.

To find out more about how residential rehab works and how you can prepare for it, head to our frequently asked questions page or call us and ask one of our advisers as many questions as you would like.


[1] Alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684823/Alcohol_use_disorders_identification_test__AUDIT_.pdf

[2] What Are the Six Dimensions of the ASAM Criteria? https://www.changecompanies.net/blog/asam-criteria-dimensions/

[3] DSM 5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders https://www.verywellmind.com/dsm-5-criteria-for-substance-use-disorders-21926

[4] Disease Model of Addiction and Recovery Implications https://www.mentalhelp.net/addiction/disease-model/


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