Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Rugby

Are you struggling with alcohol addiction?

Maybe your physical and mental health has come under particular strain and you’re worried. Perhaps your family is desperately hoping you’ll become sober.

Addiction is a cause for concern throughout the Warwickshire area where a third of adults were reported in the Rugby Observer to drink “too much”. [1] In September 2021, Rugby had the highest drug crime rate in the county.

If you or someone you love is affected, attending an alcohol rehab in Rugby or its environs will offer you a way to a healthy future of recovery.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What is Alcohol Addiction?

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A lot of people beat themselves up about developing problematic drinking.

What’s really important to remember is that alcohol addiction is actually a disease. It’s not something you have control over.

Usually, a person experiments with alcohol and this is the point where there is control.

The thing is, though, for some people who have various factors that seriously increase their chances of addiction, that experimental use can unnoticeably change to drinking to ease discomfort. This is known as self-medicating.

At the start of self-medicating, an addiction still isn’t formed. Millions of people self-medicate occasionally without developing an addiction.

For a person who becomes addicted, though, their brain is rewiring, the reward system in the brain is changing, and it forces the formation of a habit. When this occurs the element of “choice” is removed and an addiction develops.

The brain-changing function alters its chemical and amino acid balance as well as its physical structure. This is the diseased brain. To recover from this, rehab treatment is essential.

What Happens when you Stay at Drug & Alcohol Rehab?


A stay at an alcohol rehab in Rugby is where you find the ultimate treatment options for addiction in the UK. In relation to the establishment itself, you’ll enter a cosy building that is designed to feel welcoming and relaxed.

You’ll meet the compassionate staff who have years of experience working with people with addictions. Some staff have lived experience of addiction themselves.

As well as this, you’ll meet residents who understand exactly where you’re coming from in the challenge you currently face.

Each day, you’ll follow a routine. You’ll have group activities where you learn and share, or relax and unwind. There are intensive psychological therapies geared towards healing your brain and mind.

You’ll be offered a detox if you’re dependent on a substance such as alcohol or heroin. As well as all of this you’ll enjoy discovering new interests which will bring a new focus to your life of recovery.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Family Interventions you can Use at Home

At home with a loved one who has an addiction, life can become challenging. This is an illness that is felt throughout the household in the family’s dynamics, to its finances.

Addiction is sadly very destructive to all. Knowing what to do isn’t always clear either.

If you’re feeling helpless and want some idea of what to do at home to support the family, you might consider these two options:

  1. Implementing the CRAFT intervention. This supports the whole family. You and other family members will learn about addiction and the cycle of change. The method gives you ways to communicate and makes suggestions for how to improve the dynamics of your relationship with your loved one. Many families find this approach useful in guiding their loved one towards treatment because of its focus on the positive and because it’s empowering.
  2. An intervention is supported by a local professional such as a drug and alcohol worker or a GP. You would meet with your loved one and the professional and explain what is bothering you about the addiction. It’s important to remain calm, open, and non-judgmental. The professional would then guide a discussion around treatment options. This approach can be a “wake up” call for some.

The Cost of Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Rugby


It will cost you to stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby. The price will differ according to where you go, how long, and what treatments you require.

In Rugby, however, there are different options. Some rehab clinics charge around £14,000 a month whereas others come in at around only £4000 a month.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Will the NHS Pay for a Rehab Stay?

If you have an alcohol or drug addiction and want to go to a drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby but simply can’t afford it, you might be eligible to apply for funding.

If you aren’t currently eligible, there are things you can do that might change this.

The first thing that needs to be recognised is that funding is made available to people who can’t afford it. The second important factor in relation to funding is that you need to be able to prove that you’re serious about quitting alcohol and/or drugs.

What this means is that you’ll need to be in regular contact with local council-funded drug and alcohol services. You’ll use this relationship and what you’re doing there to evidence your commitment to healing.

With this evidence in hand, you’ll then reach the point where you apply to Rugby’s local council for funding.

The council receive many applications, so it’s useful to bear in mind that if you’re not granted the funding, it’s likely because there were so many applicants.

You can, however, reapply in the next round of funding deadlines.

The Length of your Stay at Rehab

The recommended amount of time to stay at rehab in Rugby is around twenty-eight days. This allows you the time to readjust to the new environment, to detox and get through the initial cravings which are usually the most pronounced.

You’ll then still have time to begin therapeutic learning and healing.

Staying for twenty-eight days means you also get to practise all the techniques and exercises you’re learning to help manage your behaviour more effectively outside of rehab.

You might have heard that some people enter rehab for a ten-day stay. This would be linked to a physical detox.

While this is important to give the body a cleanse and a break, a longer stay is required in order to tackle the psychological aspect of addiction.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehabilitation Options; Private or Council-funded?

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In terms of rehabilitation treatment, the two main types of services you get are those that are private and those funded by the council/government.

Locally funded services offer an excellent place for people who have mild substance issues, and for those seeking support around harm reduction. You’ll find some one-to-one support available through a case worker and regular group sessions.

Private alcohol rehab in Rugby is the optimum treatment environment for people with severe addictions who want to quit alcohol and drugs. Specialist staff offer a huge range of treatments.

The approach is all-encompassing and you’ll be supported to recover mentally, physically, and emotionally through a structured day and tailored treatment plan.

Inpatient & Outpatient Support Services

Rehabilitation services are usually known as inpatient or outpatient provisions. Inpatient is where you go to stay at a rehab clinic for a period of time to benefit from intensive treatment.

You will become sober at an inpatient clinic.

Outpatient services are where you live at home but go to the clinic for support at arranged times. Council-funded clinics are outpatient services.

Some private clinics offer outpatient support to previous residents, although they’re mainly inpatient facilities.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab in Rugby

If you have an alcohol problem, an alcohol detox and rehab stay in Rugby will help. The reality is, though, that many people find it difficult to admit or simply don’t believe that they drink in a problematic way.

The signs you have an alcohol addiction include:

  • Trying to stop drinking but not being able to.
  • Drinking most days, or binge drinking regularly.
  • Trying to hide how much you drink from others.
  • Replacing food with alcohol.
  • Prioritising alcohol over other activities and responsibilities.
  • Experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol withdrawal includes a tremor often seen in the hands, sweating, feeling nauseous, sickness and diarrhoea, and even seizures.

It’s the seizures that make alcohol withdrawal particularly dangerous and why it’s important to go to rehab to stop drinking.

A doctor will supervise this detox period. It will last around seven to ten days and include a tapered Librium-based prescription.

This is the medication that will minimise the symptoms so that you’re comfortable.

After you’ve weaned off the alcohol, you’ll then be supported to develop mental health strategies. These have a focus on helping you to respond effectively to triggers.

You’ll also develop self-compassion within group sessions and learn how to see yourself through a healing lens.

Rehab for Cocaine in Rugby


Entering a drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby for cocaine and crack-cocaine use is where you’ll find the best basis to build recovery from.

Cocaine use has become increasingly available, in some cities in the UK it’s easier to get hold of than alcohol.

The health effects of long-term use include:

  • Skin sores.
  • Erosion of nose cartilage.
  • “Crack” lung.
  • The strain on the heart and lungs.
  • Increased risk of diseases.
  • Increased anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.

A stay at rehab offers you a space to learn how your addiction formed. You’ll become knowledgeable on how various factors from across your personality, biology, and life have led to you developing this illness.

Staff will teach you exercises to do that will become new habits. These are essential because this is the “work” you do that will change addictive habits.

You’ll also start to develop a new sense of self as you explore new ideas, and feelings, and identify areas of growth.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Heroin in Rugby

As soon as you enter rehab for heroin addiction, you’ll be assessed so that staff understand how close you are to withdrawal.

A doctor will be present to prescribe Subutex which is an opioid-based medication that is used to wean you off heroin safely over the next seven to ten days.

Heroin withdrawal typically consists of:

  • Profuse sweating.
  • Shaking.
  • Cold and flu-like symptoms.
  • Sickness and diarrhoea.
  • Severe pain in the body.

It’s the doctor’s goal to keep you comfortable. At rehab, detox is safe and the symptoms are kept to a minimum.

When withdrawal is managed and completed, you’ll then turn your focus to psychological and emotional treatments.

Heroin is largely associated with unresolved issues that feel painful, so you’ll be supported to process painful experiences and be given new ways to manage your responses to these.

Rehab for Cannabis in Rugby


Cannabis addiction has become more of a problem in recent years because growers are creating stronger strains. Skunk cannabis is especially strong.

While users might feel excited at the thought of this initially, down the line there can be serious side effects.

This is especially demonstrated when people have a genetic predisposition towards mental health conditions.

The side effects of cannabis use can include:

  • Severe mood swings when craving, including aggression and “black moods”.
  • Fluctuations in appetite and weight, cannabis affects the metabolism.
  • Increased likelihood of developing anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Developing psychosis and schizophrenia.

There are various treatments at rehab depending on the symptoms you’re living with. You might be prescribed medications, for instance, for mental health symptoms.

As well as this mindfulness and grounding techniques will become a regular practice for you.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

The Psychological, Emotional, & Social Treatment Approaches

As humans, we’re complex beings. At drug rehab, you’ll be supported in every aspect of recovery.

This means there are treatments for your brain to literally start rewiring it, for your peace of mind, to manage your thoughts, for your emotions, and for that part of you that is concerned with the existential questions of life.

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy is essential for residents. This is a psychological therapy which tackles rewiring the brain so that you move away from the addictive habit and towards healthy thoughts and behaviours.
  • Motivational interviewing is offered to everyone as it’s the space where you find your internal motivation to change. The therapist also wants to hear about the things you enjoy about alcohol or drugs. Discussing it all allows for a space of real self-understanding and this is where the motivation to heal grows from.
  • Counselling is provided most days whether in a scheduled session or through casual conversations with staff. You have the freedom to say anything you want and you will be heard and respected.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy is included for people who struggle emotionally. You’ll learn how to effectively manage your responses and this is important so that you’re less likely to return to alcohol or drugs to manage feelings.
  • Brief interventions might be offered to small groups or to you alone. This is where you’ll learn something very poignant or powerful about substances and/or health.
  • SMART groups give you practical guidance on how to manage recovery from the ground up. It breaks down every goal you have so that they become easier to achieve.
  • 12 Step-structured groups offer you a way to connect with others and to heal from learning through the peer experience.
  • Art therapy and music therapy, bring you the chance to explore themes or subjects through creative expression.
  • Alternative therapies are usually where people find some “light relief” away from all the emotional and “mind” work. Here, you get to relax and find some inner tranquillity. You’ll be able to get involved with yoga, reiki, mindfulness, tai chi, ear acupuncture, meditation, and equine therapy.

What Happens if you have a Dual Diagnosis?

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When you enter rehab, you’ll have two or maybe three assessments which explore a bit about you, your life, the addiction, and what you want from the future.

The goal of this is so staff understand how best to care for you. This informs what treatment you get and how it’s offered.

The assessments might identify a mental health condition. When this happens where there is also an addiction, it would be called a dual diagnosis.

Many rehab residents have a dual diagnosis because mental health conditions commonly cause people to turn to alcohol and drugs to try and manage their emotions.

Also, substances are known to be the cause of mental health conditions. If you have two conditions, the staff will then offer a treatment plan that takes into account the two aspects of recovery you need help in.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Relapse Prevention Planning at Rehab

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A member of the rehab staffing team will guide you through developing a robust aftercare plan of which your relapse prevention plan will be a part of.

It’s important you focus on this as it will be the structure you follow going forward into recovery when you return home.

Your relapse prevention plan will include:

  • A list and reminders of healthy coping strategies you can use to channel your mind and emotions.
  • Guidance on how to look after yourself when triggered.
  • Who to call at difficult moments.
  • Organisations you can contact for ongoing support.
  • Goals and aspirations and steps you can take to move towards them.
  • What to do if you relapse.
  • New hobbies and interests to focus on.

It can be very beneficial to choose someone you trust who is close to you and share the plan with them (should you wish). Doing so means if you’re particularly struggling, your chosen person can support you to focus on it and remain sober.

Alternative Recovery Support Services


As well as addiction treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, there are other services that support people in active addiction as well as those who are in sober recovery.

  • A home detox if you’re considered “low risk” around keeping yourself and others safe, and in relation to managing your medication, is sometimes available. While you would be at home, you’d still be under the care of a doctor who would check in every day.
  • For those close to you, addiction can be particularly tricky to understand and react to. In such cases, you can support them towards accessing Al-Anon or AdFam. There are peer group sessions and sometimes individual counselling is available.
  • Local alcohol and drug services are funded through the council. These offer outpatient treatments in the form of group sessions and some individual support.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous offers regular weekly sessions. The emphasis is on admitting your addiction and accepting its hold while identifying your own higher power (however you choose to think of it). This higher power along with connecting to others at the meetings is where you draw strength to become and remain sober.
  • Narcotics Anonymous is much the same as Alcoholics Anonymous except it’s for people addicted to drugs. You can get some that are more specific, such as Cocaine Anonymous too, but these might be easier to find online.

Get Help Today

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab in Rugby, please contact us today at 0800 111 4108.


[1] https://rugbyobserver.co.uk/news/a-third-of-warwickshire-adults-drink-too-much-prompting-advice-from-county-council-33621/

[2] https://crimerate.co.uk/warwickshire/rugby#:~:text=Rugby%20recorded%2019%20reports%20of,a%20crime%20rate%20of%2036.

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