Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Norway

While the effects of alcoholism and substance use disorder are well known, they are both still incredibly prevalent among societies all over the world.

Despite the symptoms and problems that they present -such as psychotic disorders, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and much more – people continue to consume harmful amounts even in the most developed of countries.

Addiction In Norway


While Norway ranks as one of the highest countries when it comes to quality of life (including personal security, financial security, wealth, health, etc.) it still faces problems regarding Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

According to a study titled The Norway Country Drug Report of 2019, there were over 33,000 drug law offences in 2017.

The study discovered that cannabis was the highest consumed drug in Norway in 2017, followed by MDMA which was closely followed by cocaine.

Substance use disorder is especially prevalent in areas that have a significant nightlife culture.

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It was discovered that Oslo had some of the highest levels of methamphetamines in wastewaters when compared to other European cities.

From 2014 to 2018, the level of students who consumed illegal drugs increased by 30% for males and 36% for females.

Again, the highest levels of illegal substance consumption were found in and around Oslo.

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When it came to fatalities in Norway, another study estimated that 90% of drug-related deaths were due to heroin injections.

The same study also estimated that 83.5% of the population experienced significant alcohol consumption throughout their adult years.

Rates of alcohol dependency have remained high in Norway, and WHO reported that around 9% of the population were alcohol dependent in 2021.

How To Enter A Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Norway

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Rehab 4 Addiction offers industry-leading preadmission assessments led by an experienced team to ensure that subjects receive the support they need.

It is paramount that subjects seek the professional support of a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway to battle addiction.

With our experience and the subject’s intrinsic motivation, we can combat addiction together.

When subjects call us on +44 345 222 3509, they will be connected to a trained member of our admissions team.

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A consultation will take place, however this will be conducted in a very casual and relaxed manner.

The consultation will be free of charge and free of commitment, it is an opportunity for subjects to communicate their personal requirements when taking the necessary steps towards recovery.

Once subjects have discussed these requirements, these details will be used to select a suitable drug and alcohol rehab in Norway.

Requirements may vary from location or budgetary concerns, and suitability is defined by ensuring that the rehab will meet the subject’s expectations and provide a comfortable and effective experience.


With the subject’s consent, they will undergo recovery at their drug and alcohol rehab in Norway.

Here, they will make monumental progress towards reaching and sustaining sobriety to lead a healthy life.

Contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism by dialling +44 345 222 3509,

Our responsibilities are to ensure that your path to recovery is simplified and made to be as comfortable as possible.

Addiction is a complex disease, and together we overcome it.

What Are The Symptoms Of Addiction?

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Substance Use Disorder can and will present many long-term health complications and even death if the addiction is severe.

If addiction is left untreated, it can present many long-term effects that can lead to a significant reduction in quality of life.

There are also more direct and immediate symptoms that subjects may experience when battling an addiction.

Symptoms will manifest in different ways and will range in their severity.

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If subjects think they may be experiencing symptoms of addiction, they can recognise whether they are physically or psychologically dependent.

If a patient suffers from psychological symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, depression, they may have a psychological addiction.

This means that they are psychologically dependent and will experience emotional and cognitive changes.

On the other of the spectrum are those who are physically dependent.

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These subjects will experience physical symptoms such as seizures, diarrhoea, headaches and much more.

Whether the subject is physically or psychologically dependent on a substance will vary due to many factors.

These factors include but aren’t limited to their physical and mental wellbeing, the substance they consume, the severity of their addiction, and more.

Medicated Detox for Alcoholism


It is important to note that the more dependent the subject is on their substance, the more severe their withdrawal symptoms will be.

This will make it incredibly difficult to overcome addiction, and they will need to seek professional support.

If a subject has a long history of substance use disorder, their tolerance will be higher and they will consume higher levels of their substance, and thus withdrawal symptoms will be more severe.

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This is because their nervous symptom will be accustomed to having high levels of toxic substances present in the body.

Because of these concerns, it is paramount to undergo a safe and structured medicated detox.

For alcohol addiction, it is very important to seek the support of a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway with medically supported facilities.

Here, patients will undergo a medically monitored detox with the supervision of medical professionals.


This will be conducted in a safe and comfortable environment and will last up to 7 days depending on the patient’s circumstance.

Medication will be prescribed to ease potential withdrawal symptoms.

An addiction physicist will evaluate the patient’s history of substance use disorder along with their physical and mental wellbeing to assign suitable medication.

Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs and will reduce brain activity in a way which will combat insomnia and anxiety.

Disulfiram, on the other hand, produces sensitivity to alcoholic substances which will deter patients from relapsing.

Home Detox

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Home detox is also a viable option, however only for those who do not experience severe withdrawal symptoms.

It offers flexibility for those who have responsibilities at home, and it may be preferable for patients who have short budgets.

However, it is vital that patients who experience severe withdrawal symptoms or have other underlying conditions should undergo a medicated detox as an inpatient.

As an inpatient at a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway, patients will not be exposed or susceptible to social-environmental relapse triggers.

And in the presence of medical professionals and medically supported facilities, inpatients are far less likely to succumb to relapse triggers.

Medicated Detox for Other Substances


Similarly, it is imperative that patients undergo medicated detox at a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway if they are facing drug addictions.

Cravings for alcohol and other substances will often stem from the subject’s environment.

At a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway, patients will not be exposed to these triggers.

As an inpatient, they will receive the utmost care and guidance when it comes to withdrawing toxic substances from the body.


While those who are battling alcoholism can expect to detox for around 7 days, the timeframe will vary for those addicted to other substances.

For example, an inpatient battling heroin addiction may undergo medicated detox for two weeks.

Cocaine, on the other hand, will require a short medicated detox but it will present very intense withdrawal symptoms.


Similar to the medicated alcohol detox, inpatients will take medication such as Subutex, Benzodiazepines, Naltrexone or others to combat withdrawal symptoms.

Subutex is prescribed in order to treat acute and chronic pain, thus reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Naltrexone, on the other hand, is utilised to reduce the patient’s yearning for substances.

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The success rates for inpatients is far greater when compared to those who undertake recovery independently.

This is because, at a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway, inpatients will undergo a personalised recovery programme.

A personalised recovery programme is a programme that is tailored specifically for the patient’s unique needs.

Every addiction is different, so we must address each variable if we want to maximise the chances of recovery.

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These variables can include their history of consumption, physical and mental wellbeing, socio-environmental factors and so on.

Through a personalised recovery programme, the patient’s responsiveness to recovery methods will be optimised.

For How Long Will Patients Be at A Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

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Those who are battling alcoholism can expect to stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway for around 28 days.

This is of course dependent on how successful their recovery is.

Patients who are dealing with something which may be more severe can expect to stay at their rehab for a longer period of time to ensure recovery.

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If inpatients are dealing with cocaine or heroin addiction, they could spend a few weeks to a few months depending on their circumstances.

At rehab, the patient will undergo various methods such as medicated detox, therapy, relapse prevention and much more.

What If A Patient Has Co-Occurring Disorders

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Some patients may experience co-occurring disorders.

This means that they have one or more mental or medical illnesses in addition to their addiction.

When this is the case, the personalised recovery programme is indispensable.

Subjects who already suffer from mental illnesses are far more susceptible to falling into addiction.

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In addition to this, addiction can be the cause of someone’s mental health issues.

Regardless of the order of their co-occurring disorder, it is imperative that the patient has their requirements met to ensure a full recovery.

When a subject is first discussing their personal details with a member of the trained admissions team, they will need to disclose their conditions.

When the information it provided, that is when a member of our team can assess what necessary steps need to be taken in order to optimise the subject’s responsiveness to recovery.

Therapy at A Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Norway

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There will be a range of therapies available for patients at a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway.

Therapy is designed and implemented to ensure that patients not only recover from addiction, but have a higher quality of life when leaving rehab.

Through a range of therapy sessions, patients will gain insight into their own addiction and learn how to manage themselves more efficiently.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a staple in most recovery programmes concerned with addiction.

It is communication-based and is designed to assist the patient in understanding their cognitive and behavioural patterns.

In doing so, they can understand what is beneficial and what is counter-productive.

By understanding how they behave and react, they can manage and alter their thoughts and cognitive distortions to become more constructive.

Similarly, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is a communication heavy form of therapy.


It is based on CBT but places more emphasis on the emotional side.

It is often utilised to treat patients who suffer from emotional trauma.

DBT will assist the patient in becoming less emotional and more constructive when dealing with their addiction.

Family Therapy & Support Sessions


Family Therapy and support sessions are other forms of communication-based therapy that will be implemented at rehab.

We advocate the use of Family Therapy at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, and this is because those around the patient need to understand what they are going through.

This will not only prevent stigma regarding addiction from hindering recovery, but it will assist the family in guiding their loved one towards recovery.

In the long term, families and friends can prevent their loved ones from succumbing to relapse triggers.

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Support sessions with peers in similar circumstances are also extremely valuable.

Here, patients can influence others and become inspired by sharing and listening

By communicating about their journey to others, they can become empowered and sustain their motivation.

Holistic Therapy

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Holistic therapy is a unique form of therapy that is all-encompassing.

Rather than targeting specific symptoms, its purpose is to optimise the wellness of the mind, body and spirit.

By taking part in holistic therapy, patients will experience reduced levels of stress and anxiety.

One of the advantages of holistic therapy is its versatility.

It can come in the form of fitness, yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, aromatherapy, equine therapy and much more.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

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The time spent at rehab is designed to ensure that patients not only recover but stay in recovery.

This means that patients will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to prevent relapses from occurring so they can sustain their sobriety.

These newfound skills and knowledge are invaluable to all patients, especially for those who are being reintroduced to socio-environmental triggers.

Patients will enjoy an aftercare programme that includes hotline support, therapy, support sessions, and much more.

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Patients will also have access to fellowship groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

These are fundamental in sustaining sobriety when leaving their rehab facility.

At fellowship groups such as AA and NA, patients will go through the 12 Step Programme to help them grow beyond addiction.

Here, patients will be provided with a comprehensive guide in sustaining recovery and improving wellness.

Contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism Today


By taking the step to admit that you or a loved one may be suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you are initiating recovery.

The path towards recovery cannot begin until one realises that they are suffering from addiction.

When you dial +44 345 222 3509, you will be put in contact with a member of our experienced admissions team.

They will guide you through the process of selecting a drug and alcohol rehab in Norway which will optimise your recovery.

With our experience and your motivation, we can overcome addiction.

Featured Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Norway

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

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