Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Merton

Addiction to substances may cause serious long-term damage to an individual’s mental health conditions and physical health.

When someone is struggling with addiction, the disorder can quickly become worse if not treated, making it one of the most dangerous disorders to the worldwide population.

Addictions work in unique ways depending on the substance and the duration of the addiction. For example, an addiction to alcohol can lead to changes in neural pathways within the brain.

This can cause issues relating to both physical and mental health issues, as numerous areas of the brain’s activity are affected.

This can include changes in behaviour, pleasure, and motivation – all of which can be associated with addiction.

During drug and alcohol rehabin Merton, individuals aim to move away from substance use and develop coping mechanisms of their own to manage the effects of addiction during long-term recovery.

Through Rehab 4 Alcoholism, the approach to rehab offered through our referral programme is abstinence – the most effective approach to rehab due to its focus on moving away from substance use rather than reducing the negative effects of addiction such as through approaches like harm reduction and moderation management. (1)

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, please call us today for free on 0800 111 4108.

Cost of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Merton


Through drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, every individual will have a different experience of addiction treatment programmes.

Because of this, however, every individual will incur a different total cost of rehab.

For example, the accommodation type that the individual chooses for their stay in rehab can have a massive impact on the final cost.

A single occupancy room, for example, costs an average of £10,000 or more for the recommended 28-day stay and a 10-day detox can cost around £4,000.

For a multi-occupancy room, however, an individual may pay around £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or, for a 10-day detox, around £3,000.

It is costs like these that many individuals do not consider before continuing through rehab, but it is something that should be carefully considered.

For some individuals, other factors such as insurance should also be taken into account, and this is something that can be thoroughly discussed with the individual’s rehabilitation provider before beginning any treatment.

Though residential rehab can be considered a great cost to some people, it is important to consider what the individual is paying for.

Within a residential centre, individuals have the highest chance of success in rehabilitation. In addition, individuals should compare the cost of rehab to the cost of their current drug consumption.

The cost of continued drug consumption can often incur heavy financial tolls on some individuals, something that can be decreased and even stopped in the long-term with the right type of care and support during their time in residential care.

How Long is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Merton?


Depending on the type of drug addiction, individuals will progress through rehab at different rates.

For example, an individual who has a long-term cocaine addiction may spend longer in rehab than someone with a short-term cannabis addiction, though this is also dependent on many other factors.

The individual’s history of addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and biological factors will also affect the time spent in rehab, affecting how quickly or slowly an individual may progress through different treatment programmes.

For example, the harm from alcohol addictions can be long-lasting, with some symptoms of alcohol detoxification continuing for up to a year or more depending on the severity of the addiction and whether or not the individual struggles with AWS – Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. (2)

During rehab, one of the longest periods of time in rehab is spent in the detox phase.

During the detox phase, individuals may spend between 7 to 14 or more days expelling the harmful chemicals that have accumulated in their bodies as a result of long-term addiction.

This time varies the most as every different drug and an individual’s history of consumption will affect the detox from substances, meaning that every individual will spend a different amount of time within this critical stage of care and rehabilitation.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, please call us today for free on 0800 111 4108.

The Benefits of Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Merton

Studies show that, when combined with familial support and social support, residential rehab is the most effective form of treatment. (3)

When implemented correctly, residential treatment is the most effective form of rehabilitation. Often, this is due to the fact that individuals are isolated from their previous environment which may have aggravated the effects of the individual’s addiction.

By living away from home and partaking in daily therapy sessions, individuals are exposed to essential coping mechanisms and modern treatment techniques, as well as having the opportunity to create their own personalised plans for treatment and beyond.

In addition, these treatment programmes are often tailored and specialised for the individual, creating the most efficient and effective environment for meaningful progress within each programme.

These personalised treatment programmes form the core of effective treatment within a centre.

Within a centre, individuals also have access to 24/7 care, with both social and medical support available if necessary.

By taking part in residential programmes, individuals will have access to all the support and resources they may need to make a recovery, including treatments and therapies from the forefront of modern addiction research.

With the right commitment and motivation to recover, any individual can benefit from residential care and should therefore be carefully considered as part of the individual’s rehab journey.

Medical Alcohol & Drug Detox

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A detox is the first stage of rehabilitation.

It is the period in which all the harmful toxins and chemicals in the body that have collected as an effect of long-term addiction are removed by stopping usage or slowly cutting down on the substance the individual is addicted to.

Depending on the substance, this can have some unpleasant consequences. Known as withdrawal symptoms, these can vary from mild to severe, from headaches to organ complications.

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to withdraw from, especially in the case of long-term addictions.

This is because alcohol is physically addictive, meaning that the body has developed a dependence on the substance, and it is now reliant on alcohol for the production and/or management of vital chemicals within the body.

When the supply of alcohol is then removed from the body, individuals are likely to experience serious withdrawal effects. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to such issues as liver disease, alcoholic seizures, insomnia, body tremors, and heart problems.

In these cases, it may be suitable to use detox medication such as Librium. This is commonly used as part of a medical detox for those who are struggling with a long-term alcohol addiction.

Librium, as well as other drugs such as benzodiazepines, are especially useful in combatting the negative physical effects of alcohol addiction but is always suggested to be followed by further addiction treatment programmes such as those for underlying mental health disorders.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, please call us today for free on 0800 111 4108.

Addiction Therapy & Treatment Options in Merton


Through drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, there are a number of different therapies and alternative treatments that an individual may be offered or may experience at some point within addiction treatment services.

Although treatment for addiction varies from individual to individual, there are some common treatments that may be come across more commonly than others.

A list of the most common follows below:

Aftercare Programmes

During the aftercare stage, individuals can be offered further support through a wide variety of services.

For example, if an individual is offered aftercare through the residential centre where they underwent treatment, then they may be offered a complimentary 1-year aftercare plan.

This includes regular meetings with an addiction specialist or private addiction counsellor to check on progress and suggests further options or next steps within rehabilitation should the individual require it.

Additionally, individuals may be offered the opportunity to join an addiction support network. These are a great way to continue learning about addiction, gain new perspectives about recovery, and make long-lasting connections within the group.

The most popular groups include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, but there are many more options that can be found through local councils and public information.

If the individual prefers a more independent approach to aftercare, then they may benefit from such programmes as SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training).

Although these can be combined with regular progress checks from an addiction specialist or private addiction counsellor should they need it, these programmes use tried and tested methods to support further recovery and build understanding around the field of addiction, though they are still under much development and change. (4)

We Provide Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis is the approach to rehab that focuses on both the physical and mental effects of addiction, as well as taking into account any additional mental health issues that the individual may have.

During an addiction diagnosis, it is common that individuals may be diagnosed with an underlying mental health issue.

It is a common theory that addiction is a disorder that stems from underlying mental health issues, leading to behaviours associated with addiction and creating additional long-lasting effects.

Drug and alcohol rehab in Merton aims to treat all mental health conditions and their effects that individuals may be struggling with.

This is the approach that individuals should look for if they are not using Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s referral programme, as it is guaranteed through this method.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Merton, please call us today for free on 0800 111 4108.

Help & Support We Offer

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Although Rehab 4 Alcoholism’s name may suggest that we only deal with and treat addictions to alcohol, this is not the case.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism provides support and suggestions to whoever needs it – whether it is an addiction to drugs or to a specific lifestyle choice.

No matter if you are seeking help at the beginning of your rehab journey, needing support partway through, or requiring advice after leaving rehab, Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to help.

To contact our team today, please do not hesitate to call our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is rehab?

The length of drug and alcohol rehabin Merton depends on the substance that the individual is addicted to, the history of this addiction, and the treatment programmes that the individual engages in.

Although Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a stay of 28 days, this is flexible and can be shortened or lengthened as required.

How does residential/inpatient rehab work?

After an initial telephone consultation, individuals will be admitted to a centre and begin taking part in a variety of treatment programmes and therapies.

These will have been discussed before entering any treatment and can also be changed if needed once the individual begins treatment.

What happens after rehab?

After rehab, individuals are never left alone to deal with their addiction and will be offered a range of different options for the future of their recovery. This can include progress meetings with an addiction specialist, SMART programmes, or joining addiction support networks.

How can I encourage my loved one to start rehab?

No one can be forced into doing something they may not want to do, but some individuals may benefit from intervention.

This is where everyone can share their experiences of addiction – either struggling with it or living around it. From here, suitable rehabilitation options can be made.

How much does rehab cost in Merton?

The cost of rehab comes down to many factors and is difficult to be predicted before beginning any treatment.

This should be discussed with the individual’s addiction service provider. Rehab 4 Alcoholism also provides support and advice on the financial side of rehabilitation and how individuals can be supported in this manner.

Don’t hesitate to get help today. Contact us for free confidential advice on 0800 111 4108.


[1] Marlatt, G.A. and Tapert, S.F., 1993. Harm reduction: Reducing the risks of addictive behaviors.

[2] Carlson, R.W., Kumar, N.N., Wong-Mckinstry, E., Ayyagari, S., Puri, N., Jackson, F.K. and Shashikumar, S., 2012. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Critical care clinics, 28(4), pp.549-585.

[3] Siddall, J.W. and Conway, G.L., 1988. Interactional variables associated with retention and success in residential drug treatment. International Journal of the Addictions, 23(12), pp.1241-1254.

[4] Simpson, D.D., 2004. A conceptual framework for drug treatment process and outcomes. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 27(2), pp.99-121.

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