Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Stratford

When it comes to addiction, it’s easy to feel like no one else knows or understands what you’re going through.

However, the reality is that hundreds of people are going through addiction issues in Stratford.

If this is you, then you will most likely need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford in order to recover.

According to the local ambulance service, during 2017 and 2018, approximately 76% of all alcohol related ambulance calls were made by men.


In fact, the majority of these calls were made by men aged between 31 and 40 years old, and approximately half of them were made either on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

In addition to this, 64% of all calls were made between the hours of 12pm and 11pm.

This highlights a habit of weekend drinking across Stratford.


In addition to this, there are strong peaks in alcohol related ambulance calls between the hours of 1am and 6am, and 6pm to midnight, which suggests an issue with binge drinking on nights out.

To cement this idea, most calls are made from the centre of Stratford, where most bars and clubs are based.

When it comes to young people and alcohol addiction in Stratford, there are approximately 49.1 people admitted into hospital with an alcohol related issue per 100,000 people.

In fact, Stratford and the surrounding area have a particularly high level of alcohol related hospital admissions compared to the rest of London, sitting just above the national average.

Nevertheless, when it comes to drug related statistics in Stratford, the most recent data revealed that Stratford has seen a recent decrease in the number of drug related hospital admissions Stratford.

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However, Newham has reported a total of 968 new presentations into a rehab facility within just one year, with 19% being parents who live with their children, 26% being parents who don’t live with their children, and 55% having no children at all.

Drug related ambulance call outs tended to peak between midnight to 1am, and mainly occurred in the centre of Stratford.

As a result of drug abuse in Stratford, there were a number of calls to the emergency services and local council.

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The majority of these calls concerned noise, music, shouting, general domestic issues, street drinking, rough sleeping and drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Unfortunately, there were a number of drug overdoses recorded in a recent study, with 21 – 30 year olds accounting for 34% of all drug overdoses in Stratford, with 71% being intentional overdoses.

In fact, 3% of these overdoses were caused by heroin, and 3% caused by cocaine.

When it comes to young people and drugs in Stratford, approximately 266 people were screened for a substance use issue between 2009 and 2010.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

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Unfortunately, alcoholism affects millions of people across the world, and hundreds of thousands of people across the UK.

If you’ve never suffered from an addiction before, then it would be difficult to understand just how difficult it can be.

An addiction to alcohol will affect every aspect of your life, health and social life, as well as the lives of those around you too.

Whilst most people have heard of ‘alcoholism’ and ‘alcohol addiction’ before, not everyone will truly understand how complex it can be, and what the potential causes and triggers are.

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The reality is that addiction is an disease of the brain, and is often one of the hardest addictions to recognise and diagnose.

Excessive alcohol abuse affects both the mental and physical health of the individual, and even changes the way the brain functions both in the long and short term.

Excessive use over a prolonged period of time can change the way the brain works for life, and can cause irreversible damage.

Alcohol works by changing the chemical balance within the brain.

Alcohol is a depressant, so when consumed the body and brain needs to produce more chemicals to counteract this.

An excess of these chemicals all at once makes people feel overly excited, stimulated or irritated.

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However, when an individual drinks too much alcohol in one sitting (also known as binge drinking) the chemicals in the brain become unbalanced and the individual feels sad, lonely and depressed.

In an attempt to avoid these negative sensations and thoughts, individuals begin to drink more than ever.

Whilst this makes them temporarily feel better, they will feel worse over time.

If you think you are suffering from an alcohol addiction in Stratford, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for advice and support and how to gain access to alcohol rehab in Stratford.

What Is Rehab?


A rehab treatment plan is a course of treatment that helps people to become healthy after suffering from an addiction to either drugs or alcohol.

However, a rehab programme can also help people to recover from other issues such as a gambling addiction, or other mental health issues such as anorexia.

There are two main types of drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford – one is outpatient rehab treatment and the other is inpatient rehab treatment.

Inpatient rehab treatment requires sufferers to move into a rehab centre for a number of weeks or months.

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However, an outpatient rehab treatment allows people to remain living at home for their treatment.

Rehab is available for anyone who needs a calm, safe and monitored environment to recover from an addiction.

Undergoing a rehab treatment programme will require a strict set of rules, hard work and determination.

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Whilst rehab is a highly intense process, it is by far the most productive way to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction.

If you want to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford, then speak to a member of Rehab 4 Alcoholism for more information on what it’s like to attend rehab.

What Is An Intervention?

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An intervention is an affective tool used by family members and loved ones of those suffering from an addiction.

If you’ve ever had a family member suffer from an addiction before, then you will know just how hard it is to get them to admit that they have a problem, never mind seeking treatment.

This is where an intervention comes in.

An intervention’s main aim is to get the individual to admit they are addicted and seek treatment.


It is often difficult to communicate your concerns in a calm way, without sounding like you are blaming the individual or judging them in any way.

Whilst it might be quick and easy to judge, blaming the individual for their addiction issues is unhelpful and unproductive.

During an intervention, it’s always best to use examples of the individual’s actions and behaviour, so that they cannot find excuses or dispute their addiction issue.

You should also try to hold the intervention in a private and quiet space, so that the individual doesn’t feel embarrassed by prying eyes or people trying to listen in.


If you’re struggling to think of somewhere suitable in Stratford, then you should speak to your local community centre, as you will be able to book out this space for a small fee.

You should also opt to invite an intervention specialist to your intervention, so that they are able to keep the conversation on track.

They will also be able to advise and educate you beforehand so that you are educated in what to say and how to say it.


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If you’re worried about doing or saying the wrong thing, then you should consult the CRAFT method.

CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training, and educates friends and loved ones on how to communicate most effectively.

How Much Does Rehab Cost In Stratford?

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Unfortunately, the cost of attending private drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford means that a lot of people are sadly unable to gain access to the treatment that they need.

However, if this is the case for you, then you might be able to gain access to NHS funded drug rehab treatment.

NHS funded drug and alcohol treatment allows people to attend rehab treatment free of charge, as they would be gaining access to their treatment via funding from the NHS.


Unfortunately, not everyone is able to gain access to this treatment, due to a lack of funding within the National Health Service.

Therefore, many people are only left with private rehab as an option.

How expensive private rehab costs depends on a number of different factors, including how severe your addiction is, how long you need to stay in rehab for, where the rehab centre is, and whether you opt for a private or shared room.

If you stay in rehab for ten days (which is usually the minimal amount of time spent in rehab) then you could end up paying up to six thousand pounds.


For example, a private room over ten days can set you back anywhere between three and six thousand pounds

However, a shared room for ten days is slightly cheaper, coming in at anywhere between two and four thousand pounds.

Most people stay in rehab for longer than ten days.

For example, a twenty eight day stay in rehab is very common.

A stay this long could set you back anywhere between eight and twelve thousand pounds for your own, private room.

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Once again, a shared room is cheaper, at approximately six thousand pounds.

Unfortunately, due to these high costs, most people who desperately need drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford are simply unable to afford it.

This highlights a significant and controversial problem within the UK, as the NHS continues to suffer from a lack of funding and more and more parts of the NHS become privatised.

With the cost of living continuing to rise, less and less people have the savings to be able to fund their own treatment, or fund treatment for a friend or loved one.


This means that thousands of people who desperately need rehab treatment are left without any way of gaining access to treatment.

The only option left is to undergo a home detox.

Whilst a home detox is not for everyone, it is a significantly cheaper option.

For example, a home detox can cost as little as one thousand six hundred pounds.

Nevertheless, not everyone will qualify for a home detox.

Only those with a mild addiction to drugs and alcohol will be able to undergo a home detox, as it requires a considerable amount of motivation and resilience.

Is Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Stratford Covered By The NHS?

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As discussed above in this article, some drug and alcohol rehab treatment is funded by the NHS, although this is unfortunately very limited.

The NHS (National Health Service) are able to fund some rehab treatment, depending on how severe your drug addiction is.

Due to a lack of funding, they are only able to fund rehab treatment for those who suffer from a severe drug addiction and who desperately need it.

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Unfortunately, this creates a gap in the system.

Many people with a mild to moderate addiction are not able to afford private treatment, but also do not qualify for NHS treatment as their drug addiction is not deemed severe enough.

If you cannot afford to attend private rehab treatment, and would like to see if you could qualify for NHS funded rehab, then speak to your local GP or to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for more information on how to qualify.

How Long Does Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Stratford Last?

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If you feel anxious about how long you might need to stay in rehab, then it is important to understand that there are set lengths of time that people stay in rehab.

No professional or doctor will admit you into a rehab treatment plan without a set and agreed upon plan.

This plan will include a range of things, including what type of treatment you will receive and how long you will be staying in rehab for.

How long you will stay in rehab for will depend on a number of different things.

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Some of these factors include how severe your addiction is, what substances you are addicted to, and whether you need a physical detox or not.

The majority of people who only have a mild to moderate addiction to a substance like alcohol might stay in rehab for just 10 days.

Although this will be the least amount of time spent in rehab, most people are able to successfully detox within just these 10 days.

However, most people stay in rehab for a total of twenty eight days, depending on how severe their addiction is.

During this time they will undergo a detox, before engaging in a series of different therapy techniques, and then moving on to their relapse prevention plan.

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Whilst twenty eight days is generally long enough for most people to recover successfully, some people with a more severe addiction with added complications are required to stay in rehab for approximately sixty to ninety days.

If you want to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford but are anxious about how long you might need to stay in rehab for, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for advice and support.

NHS VS Private Addiction Treatment In Stratford


As previously discussed in this article, there are two ways of attending drug and alcohol rehab in the UK.

These are NHS funded rehab treatment and private rehab addiction treatment.

Whilst private rehab treatment is becoming increasingly more expensive, the NHS has the ability to fund some people’s rehab treatment.

However, this very much depends on how severe their drug addiction is.

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Unfortunately, the NHS is suffering from a severe lack of funding, which means that they are only able to fund a selected number of rehab treatments every year.

In order to qualify, you need to be suffering from a severe addiction that is life threatening.

Due to this, not everyone who needs private rehab treatment is able to gain access to it.

If you want to understand the difference between NHS and private rehab treatment, then continue to read below.

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NHS rehab treatment is a great option if you are suffering from a mild to moderate addiction and are unable to pay for private rehab treatment.

The main benefit to NHS funded rehab is that you do not have to pay for your treatment.

However, NHS funded rehab does have many downsides.

For example, the NHS is currently suffering from very long waiting lists, meaning that some people are having to wait weeks or even months for their treatment, during which time their addiction and health worsens.

Private rehab treatment is a great option if you suffer from a severe addiction and need to gain access to treatment quickly.

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With private rehab, you will be seen within just a few days, and will usually be admitted into drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford within a week.

However, there is no hiding the fact that private rehab treatment is expensive, and sets people back thousands of pounds.

The high costs of private rehab means that treatment is often inaccessible for the many, many people who desperately need the help.

Inpatient Or Outpatient Treatment In Stratford

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Before you are admitted into drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford, you will be assessed to see whether you need to attend inpatient or outpatient rehab treatment.

The main difference between inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is whether or not you stay at home for the duration of your treatment.

Which form of treatment you enter will depend on a number of different factors which include how severe your addiction is, what you are addicted to and whether you need a detox or not.

Inpatient addiction treatment is usually used to treat those with a severe addiction to a highly addictive substance.

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During inpatient treatment, individuals will temporarily move into the rehab facility for a few weeks or even months.

During this time, they will receive a number of different therapy techniques, including a detox if the substance they are addicted to is physically addictive.

However, outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment plans allow individuals to live at home while they receive different treatments.


However, this is generally for those with a less severe addiction who would be able to recover in the comfort of their home, whilst being surrounded by friends and family members.

If you need to attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford but are unsure whether you would be admitted into outpatient and inpatient treatment, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for advice and support.

Alcohol Detox & Rehab In Stratford

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If you are suffering from an addiction to alcohol, then you will most likely need to attend alcohol rehab in order to recover.

As alcohol is physically addictive, individuals who are going through treatment for an addiction to alcohol will need to undergo a detox.

A detox is when an individual withdraws from consuming an addictive substance for a prolonged period of time, so that they allow their body the chance to overcome the need for the substance.

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A detox is often one of the most challenging and yet rewarding parts of the rehab and treatment process.

However, when an individual detoxes from an addictive substance they will experience a range of different withdrawal symptoms.

These withdrawal symptoms can often be severe, which is why it is important to undergo your detox in a professional and medical setting.

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During your detox, you will be looked after and cared for by professionals 24/7, and your physical and mental health will be made a priority.

If you are addicted to alcohol and need to undergo detox and therapy, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for friendly advice and support.

Rehab For Cocaine In Stratford


An addiction to cocaine can completely debilitate your health and your life.

As cocaine is highly addictive, it can be extremely hard to recover from.

That is why, if you are addicted to cocaine, then you will need to attend drug rehab in Stratford in order to recover.

During rehab you will need to undergo many different types of therapy techniques, which will most likely include CBT.

You will however not need to undergo a detox, as cocaine is not physically addictive.

Rehab For Heroin In Stratford


An addiction to heroin can ruin lives.

If you’re addicted to heroin, then you will need to attend drug rehab in order to recover.

During this time in rehab, you will need to undergo a detox which will mean withdrawing from heroin for as long as it takes, until your body no longer depends on it.

Once your detox is complete, you will then undergo therapy.

Rehab For Cannabis In Stratford


Cannabis is another highly addictive drug that causes a lot of pain and suffering to both its sufferers and those around them.

Cannabis is mentally addictive, so individuals who attend drug rehab for an addiction to cannabis will undergo a range of different therapy techniques before they can recover.

Types Of Therapies On Offer In Stratford

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Lots of people who attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford have never experienced or undergone therapy before.

However, therapy is one of the most beneficial and life changing things that you can do to help your recovery.

Nevertheless, it is easy to understand how anxious or nervous people can feel if they have never experienced therapy before.

That is why during your time at rehab, a lot of time will be spent helping you to understand the benefits of attending therapy, whilst encouraging you to experiment with different techniques.

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Whilst there are lots of different types of therapy techniques, they are categorised into three different types of therapy techniques.

These are occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

Some of these techniques are listed below.

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Whilst not everyone is offered the same types of rehab addiction treatment or therapy techniques, individuals within rehab are encouraged to experiment with different types of rehab techniques to see which ones work best for them.

It is important to understand that therapy techniques can also be helpful when it comes to the detox process.

For example, holistic therapy can be useful to help people to get through the unpleasant side effects of a detox and withdrawal.

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In addition to this, people are also able to continue attending therapy even after they leave the rehab centre.

For example, some people who have previously suffered from a severe addiction go on to attend CBT and family therapy for months afterwards, just to help them settle into day to day life outside of rehab.

If you want to attend drug and alcohol rehab, but are worried about the idea of attending therapy or the types of therapy that you will be expected to undergo then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team.

The Importance Of Dual Diagnosis

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A dual diagnosis is a medical term used by doctors to describe someone who suffers from a mental health issue alongside an addiction.

If someone is suffering from a dual diagnosis, then it is highly important that they detox and undergo their treatment in a professional rehab setting, so that they get the best help available to them.

Unfortunately, suffering from a dual diagnosis is very common across Stratford and the rest of the UK

This is often because a lot of people who suffer from a mental health issue use alcohol and other drugs as a way of getting away from their struggles.

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Likewise, people who abuse drugs often develop a metal health issue as a result of the chemical imbalances within their brain and the damage done to their physiology and psychological health.

Unfortunately, a dual diagnosis means that any treatment becomes increasingly more complex the longer the dual diagnosis goes untreated.

Like with most illnesses, a dual diagnosis will only get worse if left untreated over a prolonged period of time.

If you think you or someone you know might be suffering from a dual diagnosis, then read the below list of signs and symptoms.

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Symptoms of a dual diagnosis can sometimes include:

  • Aggression
  • Mania
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Drastic and sudden changes in behaviour

The first step to recovery from a dual diagnosis includes a professional, proper and accurate diagnosis from a specialist in a rehab centre.

The next step is to undergo a detox, followed by a range of different therapy techniques to help you to overcome your dual diagnosis in a professional and effective way.

How Rehab Helps With Relapse Prevention

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If you attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford, then a large part of your treatment will be spent focussing on how to prevent relapsing once you leave rehab and return back home.

If you have ever undergone treatment for an addiction issue in the past, then you will be well aware of all the hard work and commitment that goes into it.

Addiction recovery takes a significant amount of energy, time and effort which makes it all the more sweeter when you do successfully recover.

However, a significant number of people who attend drug and alcohol rehab in Stratford end up relapsing once they leave rehab and return to their day to day lives.

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That is why, during your time at rehab, you will spend some time working on how to prevent a relapse.

You will work with a number of doctors and specialists during the last few days of your treatment plan to create your very own relapse prevention plan.

You will be able to take this plan home with you once you leave, and should continue to use it during the weeks and months to come.

Unfortunately, a lot of people who become addicted to drugs and alcohol become addicted in the first place because of a set of triggers and unhelpful behaviours that exist back at home.

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Although the person undergoing treatment might have changed and recovered for the better, those still at home have often not changed at all.

Due to this, your relapse prevention plan should contain a list of triggers and people to avoid once you leave rehab, so that you can continue your progress without being distracted, triggered or negatively influenced by other people.

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It is also helpful to include a list of positive affirmations, motivation techniques, mantras or exercises that you found helpful whilst undergoing your treatment.

You might also want to list a number of people who you can rely on for support and help during the weeks and months to come.

These people should be reliable, trustworthy and available should you need them any time, day or night.


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Another popular relapse prevention tool to include in your relapse prevention plan is the HALT method.

The HALT method considers the idea that if you experience a craving, you should check to see if you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.

Lots of people who experience cravings are actually only experiencing one of the above four sensations.

Therefore, you should always check to see if you are feeling any one of these four things.

Often, individuals find that their craving for the addictive substance has disappeared.

Aftercare And Support Services In Stratford

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If you are looking into aftercare and support services in Stratford, then you have most likely finished your rehab treatment programme.

Whilst you have done incredibly well to get to this stage, it is important to understand and accept that there is still a lot of aftercare work to be done.

Each aftercare and support plan will be tailored to you, your addiction and your progress made.

Despite common belief, aftercare is a necessary part of your treatment programme, and it is often the determining factor when it comes to whether or not someone goes on to relapse when they leave rehab.

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Some of the best aftercare and support services include:

It is important to understand that aftercare can last weeks, months or even years after you leave rehab, and requires just as much motivation as your initial drug and alcohol rehab treatment.

If you want to engage in aftercare and support services, then speak to a member of the Rehab 4 Alcoholism team for advice and support on how to gain access to this stage of the recovery process.

Getting Help Today

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If you are unsure of what aftercare and support services are available in Stratford or want to talk about anything to do with addiction, then ring a member of the team at Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108.

Addiction is a debilitating disease, but with our expertise and your intrinsic motivation, we can overcome it together.

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