Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft

Drug and alcohol abuse is a huge problem all over the United Kingdom, and we have seen the effects of this social health epidemic here in Norfolk.

According to recent Public Health England figures, a total of 1,723 people presented for drug addiction treatment during the year to March 2020.

While this is a positive step for those people, there are still thousands of people in Norfolk who desperately need help with drug and/or alcohol addiction.

We are here to make it as easy as possible for you to get into treatment at a great private drug and alcohol rehab in Norfolk. Call us on 0800 111 4108 to speak with one of our team in confidence.

If you are not feeling ready to reach out yet, please have a read through the sections below to find out more about rehab referrals and the other services we offer in Lowestoft and the wider Norfolk area.

What is Alcohol Addiction?

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Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is a psychological and physiological disorder that can completely take over a person’s life in very little time.

Alcoholics find it extremely difficult to go for a significant amount of time without consuming alcohol and will likely experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms whenever they cannot drink.

Even when an active alcoholic is not drinking, they are likely planning their next drink or figuring out how to enable their habit. It’s a vicious circle that does not end without the right help.

The gold standard of treatment for alcohol abuse is inpatient rehab, as it offers a comprehensive treatment package that simply isn’t available anywhere else.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to help you get treatment at the best possible clinic in Lowestoft or the greater Norfolk area. Call us on 0800 111 4108 to begin your free no-obligation consultation.

What is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft?

Drug and alcohol rehab clinics are treatment centres for addiction with a wide range of professionals on site who can help you to get clean and stay sober for the long term.

In simple terms, you can view a drug and alcohol rehab clinic as a kind of ‘one-stop shop’ for addiction treatment where everything is taken care of. There are a number of these clinics in the Lowestoft.

It is a place where you can go through medically supervised detox, get a personalised therapy plan, and have your psychological and medical needs met as you go through the early days of recovery.

There are several private rehab clinics in Lowestoft and the surrounding areas, and we are here to refer you to one that is right for you.

Pre-rehab Steps: Intervention

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An intervention is an attempt, usually by family and friends, to encourage someone they care about to get help with a behavioural problem.

It is very commonly used in the context of drug and alcohol addiction, where a person can be doing damage to those around them through their behaviours.

The traditional way of handling this is to gather in a room with the person and explain one after another that they think they need help.

Naturally, this can lead to the person becoming defensive and/or dismissive, which is why it is always preferable to involve a professional intervention counsellor.

We can provide guidance on how to do this, as well as potentially use alternative intervention methods such as CRAFT intervention. Call us on 0800 111 4108 for free advice.

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft Cost?


There are a number of different private rehab clinics in the Lowestoft area, and each will have its own approach to pricing, as is the case with any private business.

Your treatment cost will also depend on what kind of treatment you are receiving – for example, full course of rehab or standalone detox.

Once we have spoken to you and gained a bit more information on what you are looking for, we will be able to provide a more accurate estimate of your overall treatment cost.

Is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft on the NHS?

Not as such, but there are public-funded clinics available at no cost to the service user. These are usually administered through local councils rather than the NHS.

We can provide advice on how to apply for public rehab, but you should be mindful that there are a very limited number of places available and high demand for these services.

Call us on 0800 111 4108 for free advice.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft Last?


If you are in for a full course of treatment, drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft usually lasts for a total of 28 days. This can be slightly longer if you have a lengthier detox period.

If you’re only going for a detox, this usually lasts between one week and 10 days. It will likely take longer than average if your substance intake has been at the severe end of the spectrum.

Long-term rehab can last for up to 90 days, but this is not necessary in the vast majority of cases. Most people stay at rehab for a month or less.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment in Lowestoft

Outpatient rehab is an arrangement where the person attends their rehab clinic by day but stays at home during evenings and weekends.

This is a more affordable option than inpatient rehab, as it eliminates accommodation costs and associated expenses such as food and other amenities.

However, it is important to know ahead of time that outpatient rehab is not right for everyone, and your suitability will depend on your personal circumstances.

For example, outpatient rehab care is not suitable for:

  • Those who do not live within a reasonable distance of the clinic
  • Those who have a chaotic and/or toxic home life (abusive partners, noisy neighbours etc)
  • Those who consume more than 25 units of alcohol per day (alcohol detox is required)
  • Those who require detox from heroin, benzodiazepines, or prescription opiates

We can discuss this with you in more detail over the phone if outpatient rehab care is something that you would like to pursue.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Lowestoft

In the UK alcohol is legal, cheap, and readily available, which is a dangerous combination for anyone who is struggling with their drinking or trying to stop altogether.

Drinking alcohol is also a huge part of popular culture in the country, which makes it even harder for a person to get away from it.

If alcohol has started to have a detrimental effect on your relationships, your health, your livelihood, or your general well-being, it is time to accept that drinking has become a problem in your life.

This is something that could happen to anyone, and there should be no judgment around seeking help. However, it is important that you do seek help as soon as possible, ideally at a residential rehab.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism have years of experience in helping people get into treatment and long-term sobriety. Call us on 0800 111 4108 and we can refer you to a great private drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

Rehab for Cocaine in Lowestoft


Cocaine has been an integral part of the UK club scene for decades now, with people using the drug for intense short-term highs that make them feel sociable and alert.

What starts off as thrill-seeking can soon turn into a full-blown addiction, as cocaine is highly addictive both chemically and psychologically.

Cocaine addiction can be treated effectively at rehab, and unlike alcohol or heroin, does not require detox as part of treatment.

After a few weeks of intensive therapy, you can look forward to a clean and sober future without the miserable cycle of cocaine abuse.

We can help you find the right treatment at a private rehab in Lowestoft and get your life back on track. Call us freely and confidentially on 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Heroin in Lowestoft

Heroin abuse has been tearing apart communities in the UK for decades, through direct harm to the user and indirect harm to the communities around them.

People who have fallen into heroin addiction should not be judged – it is simply a medical condition that needs to be addressed and properly treated.

As heroin is a notoriously difficult drug to quit, the best way to achieve this is through inpatient treatment at a dedicated drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

At rehab, you can go through a medically supervised detox with appropriate medication to help manage your withdrawal symptoms, before moving onto long-term medication and an intensive therapy programme.

If you want to get free from the cycle of heroin addiction, call us on 0800 111 4108 to get a referral to a great private drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

Rehab for Cannabis in Lowestoft


Although cannabis is somewhat socially tolerated in the UK, it is not as harmless as its advocates would have you believe.

For one thing, cannabis can exacerbate existing mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, and make a person more prone to psychosis, even if they have no history of it.

Cannabis use can also cause people to become much more socially withdrawn and isolated, which is a huge factor in how well a person is able to manage their own mental health.

Cannabis addiction can be treated at rehab without the need for a medical detox. After a few weeks of therapy, you can look forward to a life without the brain fog of cannabis abuse.

Call us today to get the best possible treatment for cannabis addiction at a top-quality private drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

Types of Therapies on Offer in Lowestoft Rehabs


Everyone’s addiction is different, in that each person has their own set of triggers and aggravating factors to do with their drug or alcohol problem.

This is why it takes a range of different therapies to get the root causes of the person’s problem and put an effective treatment plan in place.

Rehab provides a range of different therapies that can be helpful to anyone in recovery. We have listed a few of these below.

1. Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be very effective at disrupting negative and destructive thought patterns and helping the person to develop healthier ways of thinking.

This is useful for people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and OCD, and is also commonly used within the context of drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

It is likely that you will have access to one or more cognitive behavioural therapy specialists during your time at drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

2. Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectal behavioural therapy is roughly based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy but has different uses and applications.

Dialectical behavioural therapy can be particularly helpful for people who struggle with their emotional regulation and often lash out at people close to them.

This is a common feature of conditions like borderline personality disorder, which are much more prevalent in people with addiction than in the general population.

3. Brief interventions

Brief interventions are counselling techniques that can be employed to help someone out of a behavioural problem or prevent a person from making unhelpful choices in the short term.

The basic process of brief intervention is to bring someone’s attention to problematic behaviour, offer feedback, instil them with motivation to correct the problem, and put a sensible and achievable plan in place to do so.

Brief interventions usually only take 10 to 15 minutes, but they can have a big impact on a person’s well-being, particularly for people in early recovery.

4. Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counselling technique that is all about enhancing a person’s motivation for their own future and helping them to put plans into practice.

Motivational interviewing often uses open questions, such as ‘how could we emulate your past success?’ and ‘what would this area of your life ideally look like?’

This encourages the person to come up with their own answers and solutions, rather than having something dictated or prescribed to them.

Motivational interviewing is one of the ways that a person can have their sense of self-belief built back up after years of low self-esteem in active addiction.

5. Holistic therapies

The term ‘holistic’ therapy covers a range of different activities, all of which can contribute towards your sense of well-being as you work through your rehab treatment plan.

This could be things like art therapy, music therapy, gardening, reiki, yoga, tai chi, equestrian therapy, and other mindful exercises.

Taking part in holistic therapy at drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft is worth it for its own sake, as the programmes can be highly enjoyable and engaging.

You may also find that you develop a new passion for a particular activity, perhaps gaining a new skill or hobby to focus on once you leave the clinic.

6. Group therapy

Group therapy is often the cornerstone of rehab and is something that you can expect to be involved with on most of the days that you are in the clinic.

The reason that it is such an integral part of rehab is that it is highly effective. For one thing, it serves as a welcome change to the social isolation so often felt through active addiction.

It also gives the individual members of the group access to the collective wisdom and life experiences of everyone else in the group.

Having a forum in which to share your thoughts can be a real asset to someone in recovery. You will be able to adjust to the group format at your own pace.

7. Individual therapy

As good as group therapy can be, it is still important that you also have private therapy sessions in which you can discuss some of the more sensitive topics on your mind.

This might be working through childhood trauma or learning new techniques to help manage your own personal triggers.

Whatever the case, you will be able to have private individual sessions as part of your treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

This will likely be with a combination of psychologists, psychotherapists, and drug counsellors, all of whom will treat your sessions with the utmost confidence.

8. Family therapy

Addiction is not something that is confined to one person – it affects every around them, including close friends and family.

If you wish to have a healthy ongoing relationship with your family, this will likely require putting in hard work during your recovery.

It can be very difficult to be objective about family relationships, given that the emotional bonds involved are so strong. This is why it is good to have the perspective of a qualified family therapist.

Family therapy sessions are available at most drug and alcohol rehab clinics. If you would like to know more about family therapy, we can discuss this with you during your phone consultation.

9. Co-dependency treatment

Interpersonal co-dependency is an issue that many people in addiction struggle with, whether they understand the extent of their relationship issues or not.

Relationships can often exist purely for the purpose of supporting a drug or alcohol addiction, which is obviously not healthy for anyone involved.

Co-dependency treatment at rehab can provide clarity and objectivity about your relationships and how they may have exacerbated your addiction issues and general mental health.

Having the perspective of a specialist mental health professional, as well as having distance from your social relationships, can give you the objectivity you need to make the right choices.

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-occurring Disorders at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Lowestoft

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Dual diagnosis is the process of identifying a mental health issue in a person who has a co-occurring drug and/or alcohol problem.

This can include conditions such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Clinical depression
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or ‘Pure O’
  • Borderline personality disorder/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

All of the above conditions are more commonly diagnosed among those with a substance abuse disorder than they are within the general population.

They can all make an addiction much more difficult to handle, and everyday life much more challenging to navigate. This is why dual diagnosis is so important.

Having a proper diagnosis and treatment plan that works with the rest of your recovery plan will help you to make these issues more manageable going forward.

Call us on 0800 111 4108 for free advice.

How Rehabs Help with Relapse Prevention

It goes without saying that relapse is to be avoided at all costs. Having said that, if it does happen, guilt is not helpful, and relapsing does not mean that you are ‘back at square one’.

However, it is important to do everything you can to minimise the chances of this happening. This is the purpose of a relapse prevention plan, which will be one of your final tasks at your drug and alcohol rehab in Lowestoft.

A good relapse prevention plan takes into account the person’s own personal triggers and personal circumstances, as well as enacting ‘tried and true’ staples of relapse prevention.

This includes cutting ties with people you use to drink or use with, or those who are still in active addiction. It is simply too dangerous for you to be around that behaviour in recovery.

There are also common-sense steps such as staying away from bars and clubs, as well as regular proactive measures such as attending a regular addiction support group.

Aftercare & Support Services once Rehab has been Completed

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Recovery is achievable, but it is vital to remember that no person is an island, and it is advisable to take advantage of the aftercare programmes available through Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

Your relationship with the staff who have helped you at rehab doesn’t have to end once you leave the clinic. There are a number of different possibilities for aftercare arrangements – this is something that you can discuss with the team before you leave.

As you go back into your community, it would be wise to take advantage of the resources that are on offer in your local area. We have listed some of these below.

1. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Many people in alcohol recovery find great solace in Alcoholics Anonymous, which provides guidance as well as a like-minded community of people who are in recovery.

This comes in the form of regular free meetings, in which you will be encouraged to work through the 12-step programme as well as arrange a sponsor who can help you in moments of vulnerability.

The AA teachings are broadly spiritual in their approach, with the 12 steps encouraging people to their lives over to a ‘higher power’.

This 12-step approach is mirrored in Narcotics Anonymous, which as the name suggests was founded to help people recovering from a drug problem.

2. SMART Recovery

If you are unsure about the spiritual aspects of AA and the 12-step programme, there is an alternative in the SMART recovery network.

Like AA, SMART provides free meetings and other resources for people with addiction issues. The key difference is that SMART use clinical techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Rather than treating addiction as a spiritual problem, SMART views substance abuse as a behavioural problem that can be managed through clinical treatments.

SMART is an American organisation which has chapters all over the world. Search ‘SMART Recovery’ to find your nearest outlet and to find out more about their organisation.

3. Al-Anon Family Group meetings

Al-Anon provides support groups for the friends and family members of alcoholics, whatever stage they may be at in their recovery.

Al-Anon meetings are just for the loved ones of alcoholics to share their thoughts – the person with the addiction is not allowed to attend the meetings.

It can be very helpful to have a judgment-free space where you can discuss your challenges and share your general thoughts without having to worry about triggering the addicted person in your life.

Al-Anon have meetings all over the UK, including across Norfolk. Search for ‘Al-Anon Norfolk’ to find out where your nearest meetings are.

Outpatient Treatment via a Local Drug & Alcohol Team in Lowestoft

Addiction is a health issue, and there are likely all kinds of free resources in place for dealing with drug and alcohol addiction within your local community.

You may be able to engage with your local drug and alcohol outreach team, who can provide practical and emotional support on an ongoing basis.

It doesn’t just have to be in times of crisis either – it is always helpful to have access to a professional who you can share your thoughts with.

This service can be accessed through the NHS – just book an appointment with your usual GP to go over your options with your doctor.

Addiction Help in Lowestoft

Facing an addiction can feel overwhelming, but with the right professional help and support, you can get into recovery and live a fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to get you the right help at an affordable price. Call us on 0800 111 4108 for your free consultation and we could have you starting treatment in Lowestoft within just a few days.

If you are calling Rehab 4 Alcoholism from outside the United Kingdom, our number is +44 345 222 3509 – please be aware that additional charges may apply.

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