Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Peckham

Addiction is a disease which can affect a vast range of individuals.

It is entirely non-discriminatory, meaning that any individual from any social or cultural background is at risk of developing it.

It is also believed that addiction is more common to run in families, especially between siblings and from parent to child.

Addiction can have serious effects on the brain, changing the neural pathways within the areas associated with mood regulation and anxiety when the individual consumes a large quantity of the substance over a long period of time.

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For alcohol addiction specifically, the production of vital chemicals in the brain is impacted, especially those that link to reward, positive feeling and behaviours.

This leads to a cycle of addiction – something that is incredibly difficult to break without the right motivation, support, and treatment programmes within the area of Peckham and across the UK.

What Is Rehabilitation?


During rehabilitation, individuals are supported through the process of recovery.

This is a gradual process, and no individual should expect to make a recovery overnight.

When it comes to progress, individuals should maintain a high level of motivation, engaging fully with each treatment programme that they enrol on or following direct advice from medical professionals about their next steps.

The rehabilitation options suggested by Rehab 4 Alcoholism will always follow the goal of abstinence the most proven approach to successful rehabilitation.

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Abstinence is generally more successful than other approaches, such as harm reduction and moderation management.

Harm reduction focusses on reducing the negative impacts of an addiction, whereas moderation management allows individuals to set their own goals for substance consumption, rewarding them at each milestone for their reduction.

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Though over time these methods can lead to abstinence, this is only truly effective if it is the key aim of the individual’s time in rehab.

Most centres in and around Peckham only allow for abstinence treatments, reducing the amount of time spent in rehab and the harmful effects that addiction can have if it continues in the long-term.

Interventions And Their Use Before Rehabilitation

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If the individual is denial about their addiction, then there are some tools and techniques that those around them can use to encourage seeking rehabilitative care.

One of the most common of these methods is to host an intervention.

Though more traditional methods of intervention have many reports of feeling confrontational and ‘blaming’ of the individual struggling with addiction, there are now many more methods that are far more effective in encouraging the seeking of further care.


One of these is the CRAFT approach – the Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach.

This is named so due to its strong focus on improving relations between the individual and those around them who may have been impacted as a result of their addiction.

During an intervention, individuals, their friends and family, and a counsellor or interventionist will begin a discussion about the experiences faced by both parties during the individual’s addiction.

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This allows everyone involved to learn more about addiction and how it affects their lives, as well as being able to make useful and suitable suggestions for rehab under the counsel of the interventionist.

This has a success rate of around 75% when implemented effectively.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Peckham?


There is no set cost to drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham due to the fact that everyone who goes through rehabilitation will have different needs and requirements, making each case unique and therefore incurring a different cost.

However, there are some factors that contribute to cost that some individuals may not previously have considered or included within their calculations.

For example, within residential rehab the type of room that the individual resides in can have a massive effect on the overall cost of rehab in Peckham.

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In general, individuals who choose to live in a private room can expect to pay substantially more than those who choose to live in rooms with multiple occupants.

However, there are many other factors that can influence the overall cost, which should be discussed with the individual’s rehab service provider before making any final decisions.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab Available On The NHS?

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In general, the rehabilitation available through the NHS includes services such as therapy and counselling.

Accessing more cost-inducing treatments such as residential treatments is not often heard of due to the increased cost of this treatment.


The NHS is often restricted on the care that it is able to offer due to the restrictions on funding that they receive from the government.

In some cases, individuals may be able to appeal to local councils or start their own fundraising endeavours to fund their care, even if it is still within the NHS’s services.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism generally recommends stay of 28 days within residential drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham.

This is because every individual will progress at a different pace through the addiction treatment programmes that they are enrolled in, and this amount of time allows for this with high flexibility.

How long does rehab last

The most amount of variation in time spent in rehab comes from the detoxification stage – the first stage of rehab in which the individual cuts down on their substance usage and experiences withdrawal symptoms.

The time spent in detoxification is different due to the different substances consumed, an individual’s history of addiction, and the severity of their withdrawal symptoms.

Because of this, the 28 days allows for a complete detoxification as well as further treatments and therapies, allowing for a full experience of life within a centre and the type of care that residential rehab can provide.

Comparing NHS Treatments To Private Residential Care

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The differences between the type of care received through the NHS and through private residential care are significant.

This is mainly due to the differences in intensity of care, as well as the location, duration and accessibility of services.

For example, NHS treatments are often highly accessible, being local and convenient for most individuals.

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However, this ease of access also leads to long waiting lists, meaning that care is delayed for individuals who may need immediate support in managing and dealing with their addiction.

Additionally, individuals accessing rehab through the NHS may also be asked to travel to different centres or clinics for the different stages of their care, leading to difficulties in logistics and travel, especially if this is outside the local area of Peckham.

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On the other hand, private rehab is often able to be accessed immediately for those for whom it is suitable.

This allows for the immediate initiation of treatments and individuals are able to access support 24/7 through expert staff in the field of addiction.

Both of these options should be carefully considered, taking into account the individual’s unique needs and requirements for rehab.

Inpatient Or Outpatient Care – Which Is Most Suitable For Me?

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In most cases of addiction, Rehab 4 Alcoholism will suggest inpatient care through drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham.

This is because this is the most effective form of rehab for most individuals, residing within a centre while undergoing addiction treatment programmes as part of their everyday life and routine.

This is effective due to its full-time and supportive environment, removing the distractions of the individual’s previous environment, relations, and situations in which they struggled with addiction.

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Alternatively, some individuals may opt for outpatient care.

This refers to any treatments received outside of a residential rehab centre, often through a local council or independent rehab company.

This may be suitable for individuals who may not find residential rehab appropriate due to financial reasons, personal preferences, or location.

This is one of the first decisions individuals can make about their rehabilitation journey and should be carefully considered.

Alcohol Detoxification And Rehabilitation In Peckham

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In 2020, the UK recorded over 7,400 deaths as a result of alcohol-induced causes – almost a 20% increase from the previous year.

This statistic highlights the dangers faced by individuals who fall into a pattern of alcohol addiction, and can have serious consequences on their physical and mental wellbeing.

Alcohol is a physically additive substance, meaning that it carries a risk to life during the detoxification process, but the effects are also damaging to the individual’s mental health.

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When undergoing an alcohol detox during drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham, individuals may experience a range of withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Increased sweating
  • Paranoia
  • Increased anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body tremor
  • Alcoholic seizures

These effects vary based on the individual’s history of consumption and can present themselves differently across each individual case.


In more serious cases, it may be suitable to implement a medical intervention.

This includes administering drugs such as Librium to reduce the harmful withdrawal symptoms and make the individual’s experience safer as they progress through different symptoms.

Rehabilitation For Cocaine Addiction In Peckham


Cocaine, often found in the form of a white powder, is a powerful stimulant and is another substance that Rehab 4 Alcoholism provides support for through drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham.

Cocaine affects both an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing, including changes in behaviour and perception as well as potentially damaging the nose tissue, heart and lungs.

In the case of a long-term cocaine addiction, individuals are at far more risk of a psychological crash – a phenomenon which can take years to recover from.

As well as this, mixing cocaine with other substances like alcohol and risking further adverse health effects.


The detoxification process for cocaine is generally safer than other substances such as alcohol and heroin, as it is not a physically addictive substance.

This means that it is possible to go ‘cold turkey’ before progressing with further treatments such as therapy.

However, it is still important that the individual is supervised and supported during the withdrawal process in case of emergency, but also for social and moral support during the unpleasant experience that they may have.

Rehabilitation For Heroin Addiction In Peckham


Heroin, a member of the opioids category of substances, is an extremely addictive substance.

It is a substance derived from morphine, meaning that it can have incredibly strong effects on individuals who consume it, especially feelings of extreme euphoria.

Though the short-term effects may seem favourable, heroin is a substance that can cause serious health issues, risking death in cases of long-term addictions.

Common effects include:

  • Liver disease
  • Heart complications
  • Respiratory issues
  • Blood clots
  • Higher risk of stroke


During a detoxification session, individuals will be slowly transitioned away from heroin.

This is the safest way to withdraw as it allows the individual to transition to a heroin-like substitute such as methadone, which activates the same areas of the brain but has far fewer adverse health risks.

This is a process known as tapering and is the most common method of heroin withdrawal through drug rehab, before progressing to further therapies and counselling.

Rehabilitation For Cannabis Addictions In Peckham


Cannabis, like cocaine, is not physically addictive but can still have many negative impacts on the individual’s lifestyle and health if not addressed and managed.

Common effects of consuming cannabis include enhanced introspection and increased creativity, as well as the increased risk of panic attacks and feelings of paranoia.

These effects will differ between each individual and will vary depending on their experiences of consuming cannabis, their environment, and the type of cannabis.


There is no official cannabis detox procedure, though individuals should aim to cut down their usage slowly before beginning any further rehabilitative treatments.

As cannabis is generally considered as a psychological substance, the treatments will mainly be counselling and other therapies, though this can be combined with physical health treatments through drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham if necessary.

Types Of Therapy On Offer Through Rehab In Peckham

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Every individual will have a different experience of drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham, but most of these individuals will experience or come across some of the therapies listed below.

This is because they are highly researched within the addiction field and are known to have high levels of effectiveness when treating addiction in the long-term.

The most common of these are listed below:

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

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Dual diagnosis is the theory that addiction is a product of co-occurring and underlying mental health issues.

Issues such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder are often found across individuals struggling with addiction, though these are only the most common.

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The best rehabilitation programmes will aim to treat all disorders during the individual’s time in rehab.

This is why all suggestions made through Rehab 4 Alcoholism will follow this approach, allowing for increased effectiveness due to a focus on all effects of addiction, not just the effects associated with addiction alone.

How Rehabilitation Helps Individuals Prepare A Relapse Prevention Plan

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Relapse is not a guaranteed prospect for all individuals leaving rehab, but it is something that should be prepared for in the case that an individual is presented with a difficult situation.

During their time in drug and alcohol rehab in Peckham, individuals are encouraged to see relapse risk prevention as a form of personal development, allowing them to continue their recovery into the future and maintain any coping mechanisms they develop during their time in rehab.

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As part of the plan, individuals should take into account their triggers and cravings as well as including useful contacts for support.

This is often a close friend or family member, a member of the individual’s addiction support network, or the individual’s addiction support advisor (if applicable).

By creating a thorough and full plan, individuals give themselves the best chance at long-term abstinence and continuing rehabilitation long into the future.

Aftercare And Further Support Available After Leaving Rehab

When leaving drug and rehab in Peckham, individuals may find the transition difficult, especially if they have been rehabilitating within a centre.

Luckily, there are many forms of aftercare that may be offered.

The most common of these are outlined below:

  • SMART Recovery – Self-Management and Recovery Training is a combination of CBT and MI, allowing the individual to continue their recovery independently.
  • Addiction support officers – These may be assigned to an individual for regular meetings and progress checks to assess the individual’s recovery and any additional support they may require.
  • Addiction support networks – Joining a group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous is a great way to receive support and share and learn from experiences of addiction with individuals in similar situations.

Getting Help Today

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To learn more about rehabilitation, recovery, and Rehab 4 Alcoholism, call our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 and a member of our professional and friendly team will be able to provide free and confidential advice.

With the right help behind you, any addiction can be overcome.

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