Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Northamptonshire

The UK is dealing with rising addiction rates and sadly Northamptonshire is no exception.

Easy access to drugs and alcohol, a culture that embraces binge drinking and the prevalent economic and employment uncertainty that so many have faced in recent years, has made substance abuse an extremely current issue.

This high rate of use also comes with a greater risk of hospitalisation and potentially even death.

It is far too easy for casual substance use to gradually become addiction, before quickly turning into dependence.

Whilst substance abuse in the UK has slowly worsened, rehabilitation practises have grown to match them.

Addiction Statistics In Northamptonshire


Cannabis is the most widely abused substance in the Northamptonshire area, according to data provided by the Home Office.

This data also suggests that drug-related deaths have been increasing over the past 3 years.

The sad truth of these statistics is that most drug-related deaths would be avoidable if more people sought professional addiction treatment.

Northamptonshire has also been subject to a major increase in alcohol abuse, with hospital admissions rising by more than 50% in the last 6 years.

If you are ready to overcome your drug and alcohol addiction, contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism for bespoke, personalised treatment.

The Disease Model Of Addiction

Addiction disease

The disease model of addiction refers to addiction as a chronic disease that will need to be managed throughout an individual’s lifetime.

It suggests that there are biological, genetic, environmental and neurological sources of origin.

This model treats addiction as a medical condition rather than suggesting addiction is caused by a moral failure.

The disease model of addiction was developed with the formation of the Alcoholics Anonymous group, which aimed to heal those with alcohol problems instead of shaming them.

This theory further suggests that addiction continues due to a loss of control instead of a lack of willpower.

It also recognises that drug and alcohol compulsions occur due to chemical changes in the brain that happen over a time of prolonged abuse.

Because the model refers to addiction as a chronic brain disorder, it references the high relapse rates similar to other conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Depression and alcoholism

Dual diagnosis is the term used to describe when an individual is struggling with both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time.

For example, depression often goes hand-in-hand with alcoholism.

There are many mental health conditions that often occur alongside or because of addiction, including:

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we work closely with treatment providers in the UK who specialise in dual diagnosis treatment.

A dual diagnosis is a complex condition that requires intense, structured medical and therapeutic treatment.

Treating a dual diagnosis can be tricky, especially if your therapist isn’t trained or highly experienced with this form of treatment.

Dual diagnosis treatment in rehab is very important as it means both conditions are treated at the same time.

If they are not, it can have dangerous effects on an individual and cause the risk of relapse to increase.

You will also have to seriously consider any physical conditions that have occurred alongside or because of addiction, including alcoholic hepatitis, liver failure, heart disease and cancer.

What Are The Benefits Of Residential Rehab?

Private Rehab

If you have been struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you may be wondering why residential treatment is so commonly advocated for.

Below we have compiled a list of the benefits residential treatment provides:

  • A supportive team of staff offering 24/7 care
  • Luxury amenities and facilities available including saunas, hot tubs, and swimming pools
  • Single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Traditional and holistic therapies
  • Aftercare programmes
  • Suitability for a wide range of substance and behavioural addictions
  • Prescription medication to assist in detox

What Are The Differences Between Private Treatment And NHS Treatment?

Private vs Public

As we touch upon the benefits of private treatment above, you may be wondering where that leaves council-funded treatment like that offered by the NHS.

In the UK, the NHS currently offers addiction treatment programmes for free.

Whilst this is a great incentive to seek treatment, sadly due to government funding many programmes have been closed, meaning waitlists in other areas grow increasingly larger each day.

This puts a huge strain on staff and causes the number of patients requiring immediate addiction treatment to outweigh the number of staff available.

Whilst NHS outpatient treatment is beneficial for some people, for those with severe addictions outpatient treatment is usually not recommended.

This is because triggers and cravings are a lot harder to manage in the home environment.

In instances like this, residential treatment is recommended.

Unfortunately, a residential referral is very rare with NHS treatment which can be dangerous for those with severe addictions.

It is for these reasons that we advise those wanting immediate help to access the support available through Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

By calling our team today we can help to source local clinics with swift admission.

The main downside to private treatment is usually the cost involved, especially when compared to free NHS treatment.

However, rehab has become more accessible in recent years meaning you can talk to your clinic about payment plans and medical insurance.

Organisations offering free addiction support

Below is a list of organisations that offer free addiction support in and around Northamptonshire:

1. Turning Point

Address: 1-9 Barton Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 3HU

Telephone: 01234 219 817

Website: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/

2. C G L | Substance to Solution

Address: Spring House, 39 Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5BA

Telephone: 0808 169 8512

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/substance-to-solution-northamptonshire/northampton


Address: First Floor, Newland House, Northampton, NN1 3EB

Telephone: 03000 273 737

Website: https://www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhs

For general support, you can reach out to organisations like We Are With You, Turning Point, Change Grow Live, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the National Association for the Children of Alcoholics.

To get free mental health support, consider contacting a remote service like Mind UKYoung MindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and Papyrus.

The NHS are also there to help you, with reliable and current information, as well as advice on accessing a sober living house.

Who Are Residential Programmes Best Suited For?

Severe addiction

Whilst we wish residential programmes were suitable for all, this isn’t the case.

If you are unsure if residential rehab would benefit you, take a look at the list below.

Do any of these situations seem familiar to you?

  • You have tried to complete outpatient programmes or home detoxes but have been unable to succeed.
  • You become violent when intoxicated.
  • You live with an abusive partner.
  • You live with others who abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • You experience delirium tremens.
  • You have been diagnosed with Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
  • You drink more than 30 units a day and struggle with mental health issues.
  • You struggle with suicidal thoughts.
  • You are a high-risk patient according to the DSM-5.

All of the above criteria would make outpatient treatment or a home detox very difficult to complete.

For these reasons, we recommend you opt for residential treatment instead.

This means you can benefit from around the clock care in a supportive, safe environment.

What Are The Alternative Options To Residential Rehab?

Support groups

Due to personal commitments, you may be unable to temporarily move into a residential facility.

At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we understand that residential programmes aren’t suitable for all.

However, this doesn’t mean our promise to help you find sobriety ends.

Instead, we have compiled a list of alternatives to help you in your recovery efforts.

What Is The Admissions Process For Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Northamptonshire?


To begin your recovery journey with Rehab 4 Alcoholism, all we ask you to do is to call our team.

During this phone call, our staff can conduct the pre-admission assessment which allows us to understand more about you and your treatment needs.

Once we have more information about you, we can begin to recommend a suitable clinic.

From here, you decide where you would like to receive treatment.

When you have selected an appropriate facility, an admission date will be set.

Upon this date, you will be introduced to your clinic team and the facilities available.

For staff to present you with a tailored programme, you will be assessed according to multiple psychiatric assessments such as the DSM-5 (as explained above), the ASAM and the AUDIT tests.


The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria is a 6-dimension assessment tool that helps mental health practitioners place, discharge and transfer patients.

It takes into consideration your needs and weaknesses as well as your strengths.

The 6 dimensions are:

Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and Withdrawal Potential

The first dimension explores the client’s past and their experiences with substance use. It also includes experiences with withdrawal.

Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications

The second dimension explores the client’s health history as well as their current mental and physical condition.

Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavioural, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications

The third dimension explores the client’s thoughts, feelings and mental health.

Dimension 4: Readiness to Change

This fourth dimension determines the client’s readiness and interest in changing behaviours.

Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential

The fifth dimension explores the client’s relationship with relapsing and continued use of substances.

Dimension 6: Recovery/Living Environment

The sixth, and final, dimension explores the client’s recovery and living situation. It also includes exploration of things such as social groups, friends, support networks, etc.


The AUDIT stands for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test.

The total test is scored out of 40 with each question worth between 0 and 4 points.

The higher you score on the AUDIT, the more severe your alcohol use is.

The 10 questions of the AUDIT focus on your alcohol intake, your dependency and your understanding of the consequences involved with drinking alcohol.

The questions are as follows:

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
  3. How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
  4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
  5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
  6. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
  9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?
  10. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?


The DSM-5 stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition).

It is the gold-standard psychiatric text used for the diagnosis of mental health disorders, including substance use disorder.

The DSM-5 uses 11 criteria with which patients must identify in order to be diagnosed with substance use disorder.

The DSM-5 was first developed in the United States and has since been adopted in UK addiction treatment.

The DSM-5 criteria are as follows:

  1. Taking the substance in larger amounts or for longer than you’re meant to.
  2. Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but not managing to.
  3. Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the substance.
  4. Cravings and urges to use the substance.
  5. Failing your responsibilities at work, home or school because of substance use.
  6. Continuing to use, even when it causes problems in relationships.
  7. Giving up important social, occupational or recreational activities because of substance use.
  8. Using substances again and again, even when it puts you in danger.
  9. Continuing to use, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the substance.
  10. Needing more of the substance to get the same effect due to high tolerance.
  11. Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance.

The DSM-5 further categorises patients into 3 levels of severity:

  • Association with 2 to 3 of the criteria indicates a mild substance use disorder.
  • Association with 4 to 5 of the criteria indicates a moderate substance use disorder.
  • Association with 6 or more of the criteria indicates a severe substance use disorder where immediate admission to a residential facility will be recommended.

There are many other assessments that can be used to measure and diagnose addiction, with another popular choice being the CAGE Questionnaire.

The data gleaned from these tests allow psychiatrists and addiction specialists to create a person-centred care plan tailored specifically for each individual,  producing a course of physical and psychiatric treatments designed to give addiction sufferers the best chance of achieving and maintaining sobriety.

What Is An Intervention And Why Can It Help?


An intervention occurs when an individual fails to see the extent of their drug or alcohol issue.

It is usually facilitated by family and friends with the aim to see the individual into treatment.

Interventions are most successful when organised with the help of a professional interventionist.

By reaching out to Rehab 4 Alcoholism for assistance with staging an intervention, we can put you into contact with a professional.

Interventionists ensure that the conversation is effectively staged and safe for everyone involved at all times.

Whilst interventions are very beneficial in helping individuals realise how serious their drug use is, sometimes an interventionist will recommend other approaches if they believe a traditional method is unlikely to evoke change.

The most popular method is the CRAFT approach.

CRAFT stands for:

  • Community
  • Reinforcement
  • And
  • Family
  • Training

CRAFT focuses on the importance of the family unit and allows you to work together.

Its foundations lay in positive reinforcement so if your loved one chooses to abstain from drug use, they will be rewarded.

If they choose to partake in addictive behaviour, the family is advised to ignore this and let the negative consequences play out.

For more information on interventions and support available to you and your family, contact our team today.

How Much Does Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Northamptonshire Cost?


The price for residential rehab varies depending on the type of treatment you opt for, your budget, and the location in which you choose to recover.

As an estimate, a 28-day stay is typically priced at around £8,000 to £12,000.

The overall price depends on your individual needs and the facilities on offer at your clinic.

For a detox programme only, prices begin at around £6,000.

These programmes usually last between 10 days to 2 weeks depending on the severity of your addiction.

If you are considering home treatment, home detoxes begin at around £1,500.

Whilst this is significantly cheaper than residential treatment, home treatment cannot shield you from temptations or offer constant support in the way that inpatient treatment does.

For an individual estimation of the cost of your treatment programme, begin your pre-admission assessment today.

How Do I Pick The Right Facility?


A major benefit to using the services provided by Rehab 4 Alcoholism is that we can help you source the most effective treatment programme and clinic.

With our years of experience and connections with treatment providers across the UK and abroad, you can rest assured that we will always help you source the best clinic.

We also want to remind you that this is your choice too and we will, at no point, make decisions on your behalf.

Below, we have compiled a checklist of things to remember before deciding on a rehab clinic:

  • How long has the clinic been operating for? Ideally, this should be between 10 and 20 years.
  • Can potential clients access reviews from previous patients and employees?
  • What facilities are available at this facility?
  • Do they offer treatment for dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders?
  • Do they cater to your budget?
  • What therapies are on offer?
  • Are the success rates accessible?

What Is Detox?

Medicated detox

A detox programme is a medically supervised programme in which all toxins from drugs and alcohol abuse are carefully removed from the body.

In rehab, this is usually the first step in the treatment process.

Many substance use disorders require a detox to be completed before you move on to dealing with the psychological side of your addiction, in particular those substances that cause physical dependence.

However, for people with addictions to cocaine, for example, this usually isn’t required since the substance isn’t physically addictive.

In cases like this, a structured therapeutic programme will be assigned instead.

Detoxes are often considered the most challenging part of rehab, though they allow you to end all physical dependencies on drugs and alcohol.

During your programme, you will have access to around the clock support from a qualified medical team who can prescribe medication if you need it.

This is a major benefit of completing a detox in a treatment facility and not alone at home, as a medically-assisted detox can significantly reduce the impact of drug and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Withdrawal can be particularly intense without this support, with common drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • High fever
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Confusion

Medications such as Chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine better known as Librium, are effective at reducing many of these symptoms.

Detoxing without medical guidance can cause you to place your health in fatal danger and is not advised by Rehab 4 Alcoholism.

Opting for a home detox through our services can also be majorly beneficial if you are not in a position to commit to a detox programme within a facility.

During a home alcohol detox, Librium would be sent to your home address and you will be expected to stay in daily contact with your clinic so that they can monitor your progress.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

How long does rehab last

The length of your programme typically depends on the severity of your addiction and your responsiveness to treatment.

Another benefit to residential treatment is that there is no time limit.

Most people tend to stay in rehab for around 28 days to 3 months.

This is deemed an appropriate amount of time to overcome physical dependencies and withdrawal symptoms, as well as to make progress in healing your mind.

Others stay anywhere between 6 months to a year if their addiction is severe enough.

Others will only stay only for 10 days to 2 weeks whilst they complete a detoxification programme.

With help from Rehab 4 Alcoholism and top treatment providers, we can work together to create a treatment plan best suited for your needs.

Cocaine Rehab In Northamptonshire


Along with cannabis, cocaine is one of the most abused substances in the UK.

Cocaine can have fatal effects on the body, increasing the chance of the user having a stroke or heart attack.

Often, it is mixed with other white powders such as rat poison, laundry detergent and fentanyl, which can kill instantly.

Even pure cocaine is extremely dangerous, especially when mixed with alcohol.

When cocaine is consumed, a rush of dopamine is released.

These feelings of euphoria are what cause people to keep abusing the substance.

If you are ready to overcome your cocaine addiction, contact us today on 0800 111 4108.

Heroin Rehab In Northamptonshire


Heroin is a member of the opioid drug family and derives from morphine.

It is a very strong painkiller making it one of the most addictive substances in the world.

Without treating your heroin addiction, you could be placing your physical and mental health in extreme danger.

Heroin rehab involves a controlled detox, followed by therapy and continued medication.

At rehab, heroin is often substituted for methadone which helps ease unpleasant withdrawals and cravings.

Whilst heroin use itself is dangerous, it is even worse when mixed with alcohol.

Cannabis Rehab In Northamptonshire


Widely referred to as ‘marijuana’, cannabis is the most abused substance in the UK.

Whilst many people believe it is harmless, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Cannabis can severely impact your mental health as well as increase your likelihood to develop a nicotine addiction.

By opting for cannabis rehab with help from our team, you can gain access to a personalised treatment programme helping you to overcome any psychological dependencies.

What Kinds Of Therapy Are Available At Rehab?

Equine therapy

Another benefit of private treatment is the types of therapy on offer.

Most clinics offer a combination of both holistic and traditional therapeutic programmes to help you heal your mind.

Therapy is a huge part of the rehabilitation process, as it can allow you to explore difficult feelings and work on locating the root of your substance use disorder.

Whilst it can be uncomfortable at times, the aim is to help you in the next chapter of your life.

The types of therapy usually on offer include:

The above list is just a selection of the many therapies on offer at rehab in Nottinghamshire.

Through a combination of talking therapies, psychotherapies and holistic therapies, you can finish treatment feeling refreshed and with a better understanding of yourself.

To find out more about other therapies available, contact our team.

What Is A Relapse Prevention Plan?

Prevention Plan

A relapse prevention plan is a document created before you complete treatment.

It is usually written with the help of a support worker.

It contains information about your addiction as well as your triggers, cravings, and coping mechanisms.

Once complete, it is shared with your support network to allow them to help during the chance of a relapse.

To help develop coping mechanisms and relapse prevention, your support worker will share helpful approaches such as HALT.

HALT stands for:

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired

It urges you to check in with your needs before engaging in addictive behaviour.

Usually, when a person wants to take drugs or drink alcohol again, it is because their needs are not being met.

Relapse prevention plans are just another one of the many benefits that private treatment can provide alongside 12 months of aftercare from the date your programme ends.

Getting Our Help Now

Call us today

We offer all of our callers a free assessment to determine which professional support is best suited to their individual needs. Every rehab that we work with in England and Wales is vetted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

When you contact us on 0800 111 4108, you won’t be obliged to leave your name or any other personal details.

This service is anonymous, confidential and entirely judgement-free.

If you are suffering from a problem with alcohol abuse and addiction, we are here to help.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism offers addiction support across Northamptonshire, including in Kettering, Daventry, Wellingborough, Corby Warmington, Woodford, Woodnewton, Yarwell, Ashley, Barton Seagrave, Brampton Ash, Braybrook, Broughton,  Burton Latimer, Cranford, Desborough, Dingley, Geddington, Harrington, Loddington, Mawsley, Newton and Little Oakley, Deanshanger, Scaldwell, Walgrave and many others.

Featured Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Northamptonshire

There are various types of rehab centres available in Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Northamptonshire, including inpatient alcohol rehab, luxury alcohol rehab, and private drug rehabs.

Inpatient Rehab


Medical Detox