Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Lincoln

Rehabs in Lincoln


Rehab 4 Alcoholism is able to match you to multiple drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Lincoln. We offer a free and comprehensive assessment to ensure your needs are best met throughout the process.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincoln

You can find out whether you have a drug or alcohol addiction when you sign up for drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

There will be assessments designed to identify your symptoms, so it will become clear whether you have a normal relationship with alcohol, alcohol dependency, or alcohol addiction (alcoholism).

Some of these assessments are available online, so you can get an idea of whether you have a problem before going to treatment. For example, you could look up ‘alcohol use disorder’ in the DSM and read the relevant symptoms.

You can judge the severity of your problem by counting your symptoms. 2-3 symptoms suggest you have a mild alcohol abuse issue, 4-5 symptoms is linked to moderate problems with alcohol, and 6 or more symptoms is an indicator of a severe issue.

Some examples of the symptoms in the DSM-5 are: craving alcohol, struggling to give up alcohol, and being tolerant to alcohol. (1)

These symptoms are consistent with drug addiction in general, so it can be useful to investigate the physical symptoms of alcoholism, as this provides a clearer distinction between alcoholism and problems with other addictive substances.

Some physical symptoms you may experience as someone who struggles with alcohol use disorder are: jaundice, weight gain or loss, numbness in hands, high temperature, poor balance, dry skin, and a flushed appearance.

If you have any symptoms of alcoholism, you can get help at a drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

You do not need to be sober when you enter treatment, as it is understood that alcohol addiction should always involve a steady withdrawal in a safe setting. This means you will not be judged for not getting sober before starting private rehab.

Get alcohol and drug rehab and advice in Lincoln for addictions including binge drinking, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, Buprenorphine addiction, cannabis use disorder, crack cocaine addiction, ketamine addiction, opioid use disorder, heroin addiction, cocaine dependence or cocaine addiction, any physical dependence or codependency, substance use disorder, and behavioural addictions such as gambling addiction and eating disorders.

Give us a call on 0800 111 4108 (or +44 345 222 3509 for international callers) to learn more about detoxing, therapy, and aftercare at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

How Can I Go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincoln If I Have a Job?

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There are many patients at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln who opt for a 28-day programme even though they have a job. Please do not let your job stop you from getting help, as there is a very real possibility you could lose your job if you continue to abuse alcohol.

The process of going to rehab when you are employed is different for everyone, so you will have to speak to your employer about their protocol. Usually, you will be able to attend residential rehab for 28 days without losing your job.

It is proven that people spend more time at work after leaving treatment, which implies they are better able to manage their responsibilities after getting help for their alcoholism

Statistics show that people in treatment work an average of 17.7 days before getting professional help, and 6 months after rehab, this rises to 18 days (2).

What is a Typical Rehab Programme at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincoln?

A typical rehab programme for alcoholism will include a detox, therapy, and aftercare. The detox comes first, and it is often a 10-day process intended to help the patient to get sober safely. 

Sometimes, it can be over in just a few days, but anyone with a moderate to severe problem can expect to spend between 3-14 days detoxing.

Therapy is the next stage of drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln is therapy. You will get to know a few different therapists who will use various therapeutic models to treat the psychological symptoms of alcohol addiction. On a daily basis, you will get both individual therapy and group therapy for addiction.

Therapy at rehab in Lincoln might include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, drama therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, group psychotherapy, motivational therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, brief intervention, contingency management, coping mechanisms work therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, music therapy, art therapy and talking therapies.

Aftercare and relapse prevention is the last stage of drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln, as it is put in place for 12 months after inpatient rehab. 

The patient is no longer on a strict schedule consisting of group meetings, daily therapy, and periods of exercise and leisure. However, certain resources on the aftercare plan will reflect their time spent at rehab; they will still go to therapy, and they may go to self-help groups on a regular basis.

Give us a call on 0800 111 4108 (or +44 345 222 3509 for international callers) to learn more about detoxing, therapy, and aftercare at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

What are the Group Activities Like at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincoln?


Group therapy is the most important type of group activity at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. If you choose to go to residential rehab, you will have group therapy every single day, often at the same time. 

Most group therapy sessions involve patients sitting in a circle and discussing matters of addiction, both in a general sense and a personal sense. 

They may talk about detoxing, relapse triggers, family issues, and motivations for sobriety. As they talk, a therapist will be present to interject with helpful advice and to steer the conversation.

It is also common for inpatient drug rehabs to provide workshops to their patients. This can help their patients to learn about an addiction-adjacent subject in great detail. 

For example, a trauma workshop would inform patients of the links between trauma and addiction, and the importance of treating trauma at the same time as addiction.

There is always time in the day to rest at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. This sometimes becomes an informal group activity, as some patients choose to gather together and chat, rather than have time alone. 

Most days, there is usually an official group activity planned, such as a games night. This means that even the more introverted residents will be able to get to know some of their fellow patients.

What is a Typical Rehab Programme at an Outpatient Clinic?

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A typical recovery programme in an outpatient setting is very similar to the plan you would get at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. Each day, you will be participating in similar activities, such as group therapy and motivational sessions. 

Depending on the outpatient programme, your treatment could be general or personalised. It is always better to find personalised treatment, as it will treat your specific problems, which is crucial to long-term recovery.

As you would expect, outpatient programmes do not provide accommodation to their patients. This does not generally affect the day-to-day activities, but it can mean that certain activities are missed. 

For example, inpatients may meet each evening to reflect on the day, but this is not always possible in outpatient treatment, as everyone goes home at the end of the day.

Give us a call on 0800 111 4108 (or +44 345 222 3509 for international callers) to learn more about detoxing, therapy, and aftercare at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

Other free organisations to consider

Below is a list of free organisations that are worth considering for addiction services in and around Lincoln:

1. We Are With You (previously Addaction)

Address: 26-30 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XG

Telephone: 0800 304 7021

Website: https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/

2. Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Address: Carholme Court Doddington Ward, Long Leys Rd, Lincoln LN1 1FS

Telephone: 01522 597979

Website: https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/

3. CAMHS Lincoln | NHS

Address: Sycamore Centre, Beacon Lane, Grantham, NG31 9DF

Telephone: 0303 123 4000

Website: https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/professionals/service-offer-and-referrals/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-service-camhs

There are many addiction groups that can provide useful tools to help subjects overcome addiction, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), SMART RecoveryAl-AnonAlateen and more. Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous believe in a higher power that can help you stay sober.

Other organisations that can offer you help for free include NHS Foundation Trust, Turning Point, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, We Are With You and National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

Rehabs and organisations are advised by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence so you are in safe hands with person-centered care.

You may also be offered sober living houses as part of your aftercare after you leave rehab in order to help you with your sobriety.

Organisations such as Change Grow Live help you with needle exchange services in order to reduce the transmission of hepatitis if you have a heroin addiction or are going through a heroin withdrawal.

FAQs About Therapy at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lincoln

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Do I have to stick to one therapy model at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln?

No, you do not have to cling to one therapy model at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. There will be a variety of therapies for you to discover, some of which are:

Some rehab facilities will not offer all of the above therapies, as it depends on the specialisms of the staff they employ.

We can tell you which therapeutic models are offered by a rehab centre if you tell us the name of the rehab you want to attend. If we are completing the referral on your behalf, we will talk to you about which therapies you would be interested in having.

1. Does everyone get therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln?

Most patients get therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. Some people will just go to private rehab to get a detox, whether that’s because they do not feel comfortable with therapy, they have already arranged outpatient therapy, or they cannot afford the full 28-day treatment plan.

The reason most patients opt for therapy is that it is hugely successful. Detoxing only deals with the symptoms of alcohol addiction, which often results in the patient relapsing as they are inevitably triggered by the same things that originally caused them to develop a drug or alcohol use disorder.

Alcohol dependence can be confirmed quickly using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, DSM-5 or CAGE questionnaire.

Dependent drinkers will have built up a strong tolerance to alcohol, and experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (, alcohol withdrawal symptoms) or alcohol withdrawal syndrome when they stop drinking, so these symptoms need to be managed carefully.

To ensure that the risk of seizures is curtailed our medical team prescribe patients with Chlordiazepoxide, brand name Librium, as they undergo detox as this has been shown to offer more protection against the risk of seizures.

A medically-assisted detox (alcohol detox) is needed in order to try to prevent the effects of alcohol, including encephalopathy (Wernicke encephalopathy) and delirium tremens.

2. Can you get individual therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln?

Yes, you can get individual therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. Most therapeutic models are more suitable for one-to-one therapy, so this is the type of therapy you will have most of the time at rehab.

Group therapy, which follows the principles of psychotherapy, usually happens just once a day. On the other hand, individual therapy tends to take place multiple times a day, as patients need time to try out various forms of therapy.

They also need adequate time with a professional therapist, so that they are constantly checking in with their mental health (such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or schizophrenia and anxiety) and tackling their problems directly, rather than repressing emotions.

Upon arrival at the rehab, you will receive a psychiatric assessment from a psychiatrist who will determine if you need any psychiatric treatment

3. What is holistic therapy?

Holistic therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that involve the body as well as the mind. Rather than talking about your addiction, you receive physical treatments that target the stress you are under as someone with a drug or alcohol addiction.

You may have heard of some types of holistic therapy, such as reflexology and acupuncture. They all use different methods to treat stress, but they share a common goal of healing the physical in order to heal the psychological.

4. Why does therapy work for people with an alcohol addiction?

Addiction is not just something physical that happens to you. Physical dependency is just one part of alcoholism, and it can be treated with a medical detox and possibly medication such as antidepressants, Librium, or benzodiazepines

However, as well as this, people with addiction experience a wide range of psychological symptoms, and these must be treated through therapy. The reason therapy works is that it stops people from trying to self-medicate with drugs, as it offers the opportunity for them to deal with their issues head-on.

We often hear that addiction is associated with a lack of connection, so group therapy can remedy this by providing an environment for people to bond over their substance abuse, and to support one another in the road to recovery.

Individual therapy is often a time that patients feel listened to, which may not be a common feeling for people who had difficult childhoods and complicated relationships in adulthood. When people feel heard, they are more likely to have better self-esteem, and this reduces the chances that they will turn to drugs and alcohol again.

5. What happens if therapy doesn’t work for me?

We do not believe that someone can be unsuitable for therapy, as there are so many different types of therapy out there, that there is a model for everyone. 

We understand that certain types of therapy won’t be effective for you, and this is why rehab facilities are willing to change your treatment if it isn’t working for you. 

If you lean more towards holistic therapy, you could end up spending most of your time doing this at rehab, or if you prefer evidence-based therapy, your treatment plan could be updated to prioritise this

Some people are against therapy as they believe talking about their issues keeps them trapped in a negative cycle

However, if you do not discuss your problems, they do not disappear. They will simply arise when you don’t expect it, which can lead to overwhelm, and ultimately, relapse. This is why we are so passionate about therapy for addiction.

6. How long will I have to have therapy for?


At drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln, you will either start therapy straight away, or after the detox (which is around a week). If you begin therapy sessions immediately, you will take part for 28 days (the full length of the treatment programme).

People who start therapy after the detox, or who do not detox at all, will spend between 21-25 days in therapy.

After drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln, it is very common for patients to keep going to therapy as a form of relapse prevention

If it is written into their aftercare plan, they will do this for at least a year. The therapy could take place at the same treatment centre they have been recovering in, or it could be led by an outpatient organisation.

When your aftercare plan is over, it’s time to think about whether you want to continue therapy, and how long for. If you can afford it, we would suggest getting weekly therapy permanently, as it will be a great source of motivation as you try to stay sober.

You will not always be able to get weekly therapy for one specific therapeutic model, as some therapists believe in closing the sessions after a certain period of time. However, if this happens to you, you could stay in therapy by exploring different models.

If this is too much for you, you could even adjust the frequency to once a fortnight or once a month, as this would still be better than leaving therapy altogether.

If you do need to stop getting therapy, please think about going to a self-help group every week or every few weeks. 

Organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous lead these sessions, and they have helped countless people in recovery to build a sober community of their own and to retain the drive to stay sober.

7. What is the difference between addiction counselling and addiction therapy?

Sometimes, when people talk about addiction counselling and addiction therapy, they are referring to the same thing: sessions led by a mental health professional that help a patient to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction.

You will receive a psychiatric assessment when you arrive at rehab by a psychiatrist

However, officially, there is a difference between the two. Addiction counselling tends to involve unpacking current issues in your life – such as a broken relationship due to addiction, or problems with anxiety as a result of addiction. 

Therapy, on the other hand, usually draws information from the past into the discussion, so there tends to be a greater focus on childhood, including any trauma you have experienced. 

The therapist will not only deal with present issues, but will also help you to understand past events and how they have an impact on you today. This may include discussing childhood neglect, exposure to alcoholism from an early age, or any grief you have experienced.

Both models can be successful, but it is more important for people with addiction to get therapy

This is because addiction is a complex illness, and the patient needs to get to the root of their issue by addressing past issues that could have pushed them towards addiction. Therapy also tends to go on for a longer period of time, which is better in terms of lowering relapse rates.

Give us a call on 0800 111 4108 (or +44 345 222 3509 for international callers) to learn more about detoxing, therapy, and aftercare at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

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Get in Touch With Rehab 4 Alcoholism

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Give us a call on 0800 111 4108 (or +44 345 222 3509 for international callers) to learn more about detoxing, therapy, and aftercare at drug and alcohol rehab in Lincoln. 

We can refer you to a high-quality facility in your local area, which means you don’t have to work your way through a long list of treatment centres. 

Get help for addiction through Rehab 4 Addiction in Lincolnshire, including in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Grantham, Boston, Cleethorpes, Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough, Stamford, Sleaford, Louth, North Hykeham, Bourne, Market Deeping, Mablethorpe, Barton-upon-Umber, Immingham, Holbeach, Horncastle, Brigg, Washingborough, Waltham and many more.

Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Care Inspectorate in Scotland.


[1] What an Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnosis Means https://www.verywellmind.com/diagnosis-alcohol-use-disorder-67880

[2] Adult substance misuse treatment statistics 2019 to 2020: report https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/substance-misuse-treatment-for-adults-statistics-2019-to-2020/adult-substance-misuse-treatment-statistics-2019-to-2020-report#self-reported-outcomes-education-employment-and-injecting

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