Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston

Substance abuse and addiction continue to be massive social problems in the UK, causing endless social problems in local communities and damaging individual health.

The best way to combat substance abuse and addiction is through rehab, where all the different resources necessary for recovery are available under one roof.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to find a drug & alcohol rehab in Preston that fits your needs as well as your budget.

If you are looking to arrange professional help for yourself or someone else, please call us on 0800 111 4108 or read through the information below.

What is Alcohol Addiction?


Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is the inability to go for any substantial length of time without drinking or having intense cravings for alcohol.

Alcohol is so completely intertwined with British pop culture that many people may be in a grey area about whether their drinking constitutes a problem.

This can lead to a lot of people living with a drinking problem for years before they finally reach out for professional treatment.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) provides guidelines on this. They state that for men, consuming more than 4 drinks per day or more than 14 per week constitutes heavy alcohol use.

For women, this is the number is more than 3 drinks per day or more than 7 drinks per week. This is because the rate of alcoholism metabolism varies by sex and other factors.

If you struggle to go for a day without drinking or have negatively affected areas of your life such as work and family, it may be time to accept that you have a drinking problem.

What is Rehab?

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Rehab is a shorthand term used to describe a rehabilitation centre, usually residential, that focuses on helping people to get off drugs and alcohol and stay sober for the long term.

As well as detox facilities, rehab combines various treatments, educational classes, and exercises to help people achieve sobriety and start their new lives.

Rehab also provides addiction patients with accommodation, food, and a safe secure environment while they go through their treatment.

Going to rehab offers a comprehensive treatment package that is not available anywhere else. That is why rehab is the gold standard of addiction treatment.

Pre-Rebab Steps: Intervention

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The first step towards getting help with a problem is admitting that the problem exists. Sadly, for a lot of people, it can take years to arrive at this point of acceptance.

That is why intervention can be such a useful tool in getting people the help that they need. At Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we can provide detailed information on how to arrange a constructive intervention for the person you care about.

Whether you want to go the traditional route, involve an intervention counsellor, or try alternative methods such as CRAFT intervention, we can provide expert advice for free.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Preston?

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When going for treatment at a private rehab centre, the cost of treatment will vary depending on the clinic’s pricing as well as various other factors.

The average daily cost of rehab across the UK is roughly £495 per day, which equates to about £14,000 for a 28-day course of residential treatment.

However, this average includes high-end clinics, where costs can be very high. Some clinics charge much less for treatment – around £1000 per week.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to make sense of the array of clinics and find a drug & alcohol rehab in Preston that meets your needs and budget requirements.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

Is Drug and Alcohol Rehab on the NHS?

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There are a lot of clinics out there that take referrals through the NHS or other nonprofit organisations. These are sometimes referred to as ‘public clinics’.

These clinics are held to high standards by governing bodies, and the treatment is usually free for the service user, which is appealing to most people seeking treatment.

However, the trade-off to that is that there are usually long waiting lists before getting treatment, and you will be prioritised according to their criteria.

This could mean that you are waiting for months before starting treatment. With Rehab 4 Alcoholism, you can begin your treatment right away, once financial arrangements are in place.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

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It depends on what kind of treatment package you opt for. If you were to go to rehab for a full course of residential treatment, you can expect to stay for around 28 days.

This includes detox, should that be a necessary part of your treatment. If you only want to get a detox, and not go through the rest of therapy, that will usually take between 7 and 10 days.

In some cases, people seeking addiction treatment can end up staying in rehab for up to 90 days. However, the vast majority of people stay for a month or slightly less.

We can provide advice as to what kind of treatment package would be suitable for you, as well as how much that is likely to cost.

NHS vs. Private Addiction Treatment


Many clinics within Lancashire are accessible through the NHS. Referrals to these clinics are often gained through consultation with your GP or crisis intervention staff at A&E departments.

The main advantage of getting addiction treatment at an NHS rehab clinic is that you won’t have to pay for your treatment yourself – it is paid for by the taxpayer.

The downsides to NHS rehab treatment are that you will probably have to wait a substantial amount of time for treatment, and you won’t have as much control over the kind of clinic you attend.

We only refer to private clinics at the moment, but we are more than happy to provide you with free advice on how to pursue a place at an NHS clinic.

Call us on 0800 111 4108 for a free consultation.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment in Preston

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One of the major decisions that we can help you with in terms of rehab is whether you attend as an inpatient or an outpatient – in other words, whether you stay overnight at the clinic or not.

Outpatient rehab is cheaper and is a viable option for some people with an addiction/substance abuse problem. However, it is only suitable if you fall under the right criteria.

If you are seeking treatment for heavy alcoholism, heroin addiction, or prescription opiate abuse, you would need to attend rehab as an inpatient, because all of these require detox.

If you are seeking help with addiction to other substances, such as cannabis or ecstasy, it may be that you can get the help you need as an outpatient.

We can help you to make the right decision on your treatment with our expert advice. Call us on 0800 111 4108 to speak with one of our team.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Preston

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If you find that your drinking has become problematic, it is time to seek professional help. The best place to do this is at a dedicated rehab facility.

Anyone going through alcohol addiction treatment will need to go through alcohol detox, which can take between a week and 10 days to complete.

It is never advisable to go cold turkey and stop drinking alcohol straight away, so please do not try this. Going cold turkey from alcohol can result in seizures and death.

It is much safer to go through detox at a residential rehab clinic, where you can be monitored as your body goes through the changes.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to get alcohol addiction treatment at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Preston. Get in touch today for more information.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Cocaine in Preston


Cocaine is a highly controlled and illegal substance, but its use is still widespread across the nightlife scenes of the UK and beyond.

Although the short-term effects of cocaine can make users feel euphoric and highly sociable, there is a litany of physical and psychological health problems associated with cocaine abuse.

As well as making users more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke, cocaine also causes people to indulge in risky and/or harmful behaviours, such as physical violence and aggression.

Cocaine is also an incredibly expensive and addictive substance, meaning that it can soon lead to a person’s life spiralling out of control.

If this has happened to you or someone you care about, the best course of action is to seek treatment at a drug & alcohol rehab in Preston.

Rehab for Heroin in Preston


Although heroin abuse is a taboo subject with a great deal of social stigma, its use is widespread across the whole of the UK, particularly in the inner cities.

Heroin abuse can result in crippling addiction, causing a wide range of health problems for the user and a great deal of indirect harm to the community around them.

Getting off heroin requires detox, therapy, and usually a substitution medication programme, where the person will switch to a medication like Methadone to ease the body’s transition out of heroin abuse.

All of these things can be taken care of at a residential rehab centre, where you will have around-the-clock care and supervision as you go through the challenging early stages of recovery.

Rehab for Cannabis in Preston


Cannabis use is socially tolerated in most parts of the UK, and prosecutions for possession of the substance are relatively rare.

Unfortunately, there are also several unhelpful myths around cannabis use – for example, that it ‘clears out’ your lungs or has other health benefits. To be clear, this is not true.

In reality, long-term cannabis use can cause or aggravate a lot of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and paranoia.

If you are using cannabis every day or most days, you likely have a problem. Cannabis addiction needs to be treated, just as any other addiction does.

Getting help at a residential drug & alcohol rehab in Preston means that you can be in a safe, non-judgmental environment as you go through the early stages of recovery.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

Types of Therapies on Offer in Preston Rehabs

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Throughout the course of a rehab stay, you will likely undergo a range of different therapies and treatments. This is because addiction is a complex condition with many different aspects.

Below are some of the therapies and other activities that you can expect to go through at rehab. The availability of each type of therapy will vary by location.

1. Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used to address a lot of different behavioural problems, including overeating and substance abuse disorders.

It involves challenging our thoughts, as well as the emotional and behavioural responses to those thoughts, and developing new ways of thinking.

2. Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectal behavioural therapy (DBT) is quite similar to CBT and is particularly useful for addressing problems such as suicidal ideation and physical or behavioural self-harm.

These kinds of symptoms are common in people with substance abuse problems as well as people with personality disorders such as BPD. There are a lot of crossovers between those groups of people.

3. Brief interventions

The goal of anyone going through recovery is long-term sobriety, and that is something that is achieved through short-term actions and interventions.

Brief interventions are designed to help the person get through whatever short-term difficulty they are facing without relapsing. This may be something like providing a helpline number or having an impromptu counselling session.

4. Motivational interviewing

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Various counselling techniques can be helpful to someone going through recovery. One of these is something called Motivational Interviewing.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) has the goal of helping people find new sources of motivation and life goals to focus on. This kind of positive focus is integral to the recovery process.

5. Holistic therapies

Holistic therapies make up a significant portion of the schedule at most rehab facilities, with activities such as yoga and mindfulness meditation offering something positive to focus on.

Finding new interests and healthy hobbies is a big part of the recovery journey, and many people start pursuing their new interests while still in rehab.

6. Group therapy

Group therapy is integral to drug & alcohol rehab in Preston, for several reasons. It provides a tight-knit community to combat the loneliness and isolation of addiction.

Having people around you who understand the challenges you are facing can be a big help. Group sessions are usually overseen by one of the onsite professionals.

7. Individual therapy

Although group therapy can be a very beneficial part of treatment, there are some matters that people would prefer to discuss on a one-on-one basis.

Rehab caters for this, offering patients access to a wide range of mental health professionals, such as counsellors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

8. Family therapy

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Repairing relationships with family members is very important to a lot of people in recovery. After all, addiction can cause a great strain on those relationships.

Family therapy sessions provide an opportunity for the person in addiction to reconcile with their loved ones under the guidance of a mediation counsellor.

This is only a part of your treatment plan if you want it to be – we know that some people do not want to have any kind of relationship with their family, which is a perfectly acceptable decision that will be respected.

9. Co-dependency treatment

It is very common for those in active addiction to form relationships that are unhealthy, out of survival instincts or to enable their addiction.

Co-dependency treatment encourages the service user to re-evaluate their relationships and explore whether any of them are co-dependent or otherwise toxic.

10. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy (TSF)

The 12-step process is highly valuable to a lot of people in recovery. This is why it is important that the 12 steps can be incorporated into a rehab treatment plan where appropriate.

The 12-step programme is not a necessary part of rehab treatment or recovery in general, but it is available for those who want to pursue it. This is referred to as Twelve-step Facilitation Therapy (TSF).

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Co-Occurring Disorders at Rehab

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The role that mental illness plays in addiction cannot be overstated. It is estimated that the majority of people in addiction are suffering from at least one co-occurring mental illness.

Conditions such as depression, OCD, anxiety, and mania can all make addiction much more difficult to manage, and can also be a trigger that leads to using in the first place.

This is one of the reasons that having access to proper mental health care at rehab is so valuable. The on-site team can help you to identify and treat any issues appropriately.

At drug & alcohol rehab in Preston, this care will be planned out in a manner that takes your recovery process into account and prioritises your well-being and your sobriety.

How Rehabs Help with Relapse Prevention

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Relapse prevention planning is one of the final things that you will do at your residential clinic, and also among the most important steps of the process.

Rehab is a controlled, secure environment. Transitioning from that environment back into the chaos of the world can be a considerable challenge, but it is one that you can overcome.

At rehab, this involves putting together a plan that takes into account your sensitivities, triggers, and life goals, helping you to plan out the road ahead as best you can.

This may include support groups, therapy, and avoiding certain types of people or places – whatever it takes to prioritise your well-being and sobriety going forward.

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Preston, call us on 0800 111 4108.

Aftercare and Support Services Once Rehab has been Completed

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Your recovery journey is only just starting when you walk out of rehab on your last day there. Staying in recovery will take focus hard work and determination.

Thankfully, there is a range of resources that are available to help people move forward with their lives in sobriety, most of which are accessible for free.

1. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Perhaps the most well-known support group in the world is Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded nearly a century ago and has been providing support for alcoholics ever since.

Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as sister organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous, operate around the 12-step model of recovery, with the aid of a ‘higher power’.

Although this approach is not for everyone, millions of people around the world find it a great help. Search ‘Alcoholics Anonymous Preston’ to find out where your nearest meetings are.

2. SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery provides a more secular-based alternative to AA and NA, with an emphasis on evidence-based clinical techniques such as CBT.

They offer most of their services for free and operate around the world, including in Preston.

3. Al-Anon Family Group meetings

Just as alcoholics need support and guidance, so too do their families and loved ones. This is the thinking behind the organisation Al-Anon.

Al-Anon operates around a similar model to the 12-step programme but is purely for friends and family of addicted persons. Search ‘Al-Anon UK’ to find out more.

4. Outpatient treatment via a local Drug & Alcohol team in Preston

Every local NHS trust has several resources in place to deal with drug & alcohol abuse and addiction, which are huge social health problems across the country.

This may include outreach teams, who can arrange home visits and check-in telephone calls for anyone who needs help in times of need. There may also be free support groups available.

You can talk to your doctor in confidence about your problems with drugs or alcohol, and they will be able to advise on what resources are available in your local area.

Get Help for Alcoholism Today

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism can help you to find the best possible treatment at a private drug & alcohol rehab in Preston. Call us for free from any UK landline on 0800 111 4108.

International callers can reach us on +44 345 222 3509. Alternatively, you can fill out the email form in the contact section above, and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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