Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Stroud

Stroud is located in the county of Gloucestershire – in 2020, 196 people completed treatment for an addiction to drugs, while 1,349 opiate or crack cocaine users were not in treatment for addiction. [1]

For those addicted to alcohol, 704 people were in treatment at alcohol addiction services while 183 people completed treatment for alcohol addiction in 2020. [2]

How can I tell if I, or a loved one, has an alcohol addiction?

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Alcohol can be subtle and sometimes it is difficult to tell that you, yourself, are struggling with addiction – often due to denial, or the downplaying of signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction.

Often, those struggling with alcohol addiction may experience feelings of shame, disappointment, depression, and low confidence, and these feelings might accompany alcohol-related behaviours.

For example, the individual might go out of their way to hide their alcohol use, be secretive about when and how much they use alcohol and become defensive I their alcohol use is questioned.

A drinking addiction often involves drinking more than you used to achieve the same effects, regularly drinking and often exceeding the recommended amount of alcohol for your gender, and feeling as though you are dependent, or ‘need’ alcohol to function in social, work, and home situations.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Rehabilitation in Stroud: What does it involve?

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Rehabilitation as an inpatient is the most commonly understood treatment when you hear the word ‘rehab’.

While rehabilitation itself can mean any form of treatment undertaken to improve outlook regarding, or overcome, addiction, it more often refers to inpatient treatment.

Inpatient rehabilitation involves travelling to a rehabilitation facility and entering as a patient for a stay of, on average, 28 days.

During this time any detoxing will be safely undertaken – this is because rehabilitation centres will require that patients are not actively taking substances while in treatment.

After detoxing, if it is necessary, most patients will receive intensive therapy which will aim not only to tackle or better understand the root cause of the addiction, but also teach skills like coping mechanisms for stress, retraining thoughts and attitudes towards the self and towards life, as well as offer the opportunity for a diagnosis of any underlying mental health conditions that may be co-morbid, and therefore have had an influence on, the likelihood of addiction arising.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Interventions – What might happen before you seek help in Stroud?

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A lot of people struggling with an addiction issue can feel that they are coping well with their stressors and any problems in their life by using drugs or alcohol.

They may believe that despite the negative side effects on themselves or others, they are coping effectively and can function otherwise normally.

For others it can be more apparent that they are not coping as they should and instead of being able to maintain relationships and work, they are may find that addiction overshadows much of their life.

For those around individuals struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to witness a loved one using drugs or alcohol to their own or others’ detriment. This might incite them to want to help.

A common method, known as an ‘intervention’, involves a discussion with the individual struggling with substance misuse about their use of the substance, encouragement to reduce substance use and suggestions as to how they can seek or acquire help in overcoming substance use.

Sometimes this can be ineffective – in which case it may be more productive to enquire about a professional interpreter who may have better success in encouraging the individual to pursue rehabilitation for addiction.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What are the costs of rehabilitation in Stroud?

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Rehabilitation in a private treatment centre usually costs around £400 per day, on average this equates to roughly £15,000 for a 28-day or month’s stay in a rehabilitation clinic.

However, costs of rehabilitation privately can vary – luxury treatment centres, for example, can cost up to £80,000/£90,000 for 28-day stays, with benefits like private chefs, more amenities and spa treatments.

Alternatively, treatment centres can cost as little as £4000 for a month’s stay, equating to around £1000 for a week’s treatment.

Isn’t drug and alcohol addiction covered on the NHS in Stroud?

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Support for drug and alcohol addiction is covered by the NHS, though it can vary based on the funding from the local NHS trust.

Often, counselling is the first step after speaking to a GP – a counsellor can put you into contact with local drug and alcohol services to help connect you with a support network as well as help locate treatments.

GPs can also prescribe medicines to try and help you overcome addiction – for those suffering from alcohol addiction, some medicines can be taken to make you feel sick if you drink alcohol while taking them – this can help to alter your perception of alcohol.

Most commonly, you can receive group therapy, counselling, medication, or a referral for further mental health or addiction-related treatments on the NHS.

What is the duration of treatment in a private treatment centre in Stroud?

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While those suffering from an alcohol misuse disorder can receive treatment for durations of around only 7 days, most patients will undergo treatment for a period of around 28 days.

During this time, after an initial detox (if necessary) it is intensive therapy that will make up the majority of the duration of the treatment.

Therapy over a period of 3-4 weeks offers the patient enough opportunity to not only better understand the root cause of their addiction, but also implement any strategies that are learnt during the time in treatment.

After 28 days it can be easier to apply these strategies to real-life, and help avoid a relapse in future.

NHS and Private treatment: What are the differences?

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NHS treatment:

  • Is typically outpatient treatment (You stay at home, and don’t have to live away from home while being treated)
  • Involves counselling
  • Can involve referrals to local drug and alcohol services who can help connect you to charities and other support networks for support
  • Is free

Private treatment:

  • Involves a much broader range of treatments
  • Can be more easily tailored to your wants and needs
  • Can be both inpatient or outpatient treatments
  • Can involve therapy, counselling or medication
  • Must be paid for by the individual, and can vary significantly in cost

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Outpatient or inpatient treatment in Stroud– What’s the difference?

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The main difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment is location – if you are treated as an inpatient, you will be living in a residential facility, away from home, for the duration of treatment.

On the other hand, outpatient treatment typically takes place away from home or at home, but you do not stay there overnight or over time.

Outpatient treatment is usually in the form of therapy, group support, counselling, medication, 12-step programmes and at-home detoxes.

Inpatient treatment is often what is more typically associated with rehabilitation – involving a stay in a residential treatment centre where you remain for one to several weeks.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

How would alcohol addiction rehab in Stroud work?

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If you are looking into alcohol addiction treatment, the process can be somewhat daunting, especially if it isn’t clear what exactly takes place at a rehabilitation centre.

Simply, rehabilitation for alcohol addiction involves a detoxing stage followed by intensive therapy.

During detox, you will be given a sedative medicine, usually, Librium, to help you reduce the severity of any withdrawal symptoms you might experience.

These symptoms can include: insomnia, nausea, shaking, sick, delirium or even seizures.

This is why it is so important to seek medical treatment if stopping alcohol after intense or prolonged use, as otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can quickly become life-threatening.

Withdrawal usually takes 1-2 weeks to complete, depending on the intensity of alcohol use and the response to treatment, before the sedative is tapered off and the detox process is complete.

After detox, you will begin treatment with a trained the+6rapist who will discuss your addiction with you and help identify triggers, and mental health comorbidities to a substance use disorder that you may not previously have had diagnosed, and help you to learn coping skills and strategies to help you live alcohol-free.

After the course of intensive therapy is complete, you will be discharged from the clinic and allowed to return home.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What happens during rehabilitation for cocaine addiction in Stroud?

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Unlike many drugs and alcohol, cocaine is a drug that cannot cause physical dependency by the body, so cannot cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms if use is stopped suddenly.

Upon entering a rehabilitation centre, you will be obliged to stop taking all forms of recreational drugs and alcohol. This is what will occur upon entering the treatment facility.

You will begin your treatment with intensive therapy to help treat the addiction.

This involves a discussion of the origin of the addictive behaviours, identification of the triggers for cocaine use, for example, social events, parties etc, and advice and guidance on how to cope with stress, distress and other situations that might make you more inclined to use cocaine.

After an average 28-day treatment (though duration may vary) you will be discharged from the rehabilitation facility and able to return home.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What is the rehabilitation process for heroin addiction in Stroud?


Heroin is a highly addictive drug and stopping heroin use suddenly can be dangerous.

This is why, upon entering a rehabilitation centre, you would receive a detox to make sure that your heroin use is stopped safely and with as few unpleasant side effects as possible.

To do this, you will likely be administered a less powerful opioid like methadone or buprenorphine – these medicines are chemically similar to heroin but not as strong.

These medicines will be administered as a form of ‘maintenance therapy’ where the dose is gradually tapered down over several days to weeks until you can come off it completely.

Some of those struggling with heroin addiction may be able to remain on methadone or a weaker opioid in the long term as this reduces their chance of relapse on heroin.

After you complete the maintenance therapy detox, you will begin a course of intensive therapy where you will discuss the origins of the addiction, triggers for the use of heroin and other factors that are involved in your use of heroin.

Therapy aims to help you cope better with any triggers for heroin use as well as help you alter your thought processes to help you make decisions that are conducive to life without heroin.

After you complete the intensive therapy, you should be better equipped to cope without using heroin and less likely to relapse.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

How does Cannabis rehabilitation work in Stroud?


Cannabis rehabilitation is primarily made up of an intensive series of therapy sessions to help you rewire your thinking surrounding your use of, triggers for, and attitude towards cannabis use.

Cannabis is not chemically addictive, so it isn’t dangerous to stop at once, and you won’t have to undergo a detox with a trained medical professional.

Instead, you will start treatment straight away, in the form of therapy which is undertaken with a trained therapist or psychiatrist.

Cannabis use is often associated with anxiety disorders or other difficulties managing everyday stressors or other sources of distress.

This will be taken into account during discussions with the therapist, and techniques for managing stress without using cannabis will be discussed.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What kind of therapy can I access in Stroud?

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Therapy in Stroud is variable due to the variability of patients themselves.

The following is a list of the therapies that are available for each individual:

1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a talking-based therapy that involves a discussion one to one with a therapist or psychologist where you discuss your thought patterns and work on changing preconceptions, and thought processes and challenging your beliefs about yourself and other aspects of your life.

 2. DBT – Dialectical behavioural therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is like CBT except it has been specifically developed to help individuals who struggle most with feelings of distress and stress. This therapy made be better suited to those who are most sensitive than others.

3. Holistic or alternative therapies

These therapies may help when others haven’t, or when you’d prefer something less intensely focused on addiction recovery.

They offer the opportunity to step away and do something enjoyable, calming and away from stressors. This can include therapy like equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy etc.

By improving your mood and reducing stress through these therapies, addiction recovery can become less challenging and more approachable.

4. Brief interventions

These interventions are often successful when utilised by those around the person struggling with addiction. They involve short conversations with the individual when they show restraint or positive behaviour when it comes to the addictive substance.

5. Motivational interviewing

Because of the nature of addiction, it can sometimes be easy to dismiss your reasons for stopping when feeling the urge to use drugs or alcohol.

Motivational interviewing aims to make your reasons for stopping clearer to yourself personally, by speaking with a therapist to discuss all the benefits of stopping to yourself and others, which can help improve the ease of recovery.

5. Co-dependency treatment

Co-dependency treatment aims to help people who are less self-sufficient and more reliant on others, to gain confidence in themselves and become more independent.

Improving independence can help with addiction by helping individuals to realise that they do not need to rely on other sources to manage challenging aspects of life.

6. Twelve-step facilitation therapy or TSF

Twelve-step facilitation therapy describes a programme of learning that is usually made up of 12 steps that are learned step by step every week.

This extended learning gives individuals taking part the opportunity to understand each step and time to implement the lessons into their own lives.

For this reason, TSF is often an effective addiction treatment.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

Dual diagnosis – what is it?

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Dual diagnosis describes the process by which a person struggling with a substance abuse disorder is assessed for any underlying mental health conditions like OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia etc.

Dual diagnosis is beneficial in the treatment process for a substance abuse disorder because it can reveal underlying issues that might have contributed to and made it more likely for a person to use drugs or alcohol to excess.

With the correct treatment for underlying mental health conditions, drug addiction may be more easily managed and overcome, because symptoms like anxiety, depression and other low moods related to mental health issues, for example, can be treated properly, rather than the individual having to ‘self-medicate’ with drugs or alcohol.

This means that dual diagnosis is often very effective at helping individuals to overcome a substance abuse disorder.

How does a rehabilitation programme in Stroud help to prevent relapsing in the future?

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Rehabilitation aims to provide participants with all of the tools and guidance they need to have a high chance of success when it comes to staying sober and avoiding relapse.

To do this, intensive therapy, which addresses the root causes of several addiction-related issues, as well as dual diagnosis, to ensure that no underlying mental conditions are affecting your likelihood to use drugs or alcohol, is involved in the process.

Your therapists and psychiatrists will help you to understand the factors involved in addiction including a better understanding of the decision-making processes involved when individuals use drugs or alcohol.

By better understanding addiction, the issues that might affect your addiction and the receipt of guidance and advice relating to addiction, you are given the best possible chance of success in the long run, to remain sober and avoid relapse.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.

What aftercare and support can I receive if I need it after rehabilitation treatment in Stroud?

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Most people need help over time when dealing with any issue – this is also true for those struggling with drug or alcohol addictions.

If you struggle with an alcohol-related addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous family group meetings may be useful to help remind you of any strategies or coping methods you learn during rehabilitation.

You may also be able to form a support network to help keep you from feeling alone.

For those struggling with drug addiction, it can feel isolating – groups like SMART recovery, and Narcotics Anonymous can help to connect you with others who are going through the same recovery as well as help with treatment or locating other support.

If you find that you relapse at any point after your rehabilitation and want to undergo a detox – several home detox services can help.

Finally, your GP can connect you to the local drug and alcohol services near you in Stroud, should you need support with addiction or addiction-related issues.

Learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Stroud and contact us today at 0800 111 4108.


[1] – https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/drugs#page/1/gid/1/pat/15/ati/102/are/E10000013/iid/90244/age/168/sex/4/cat/-1/ctp/-1/yrr/1/cid/4/tbm/1

[2] – https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/alcohol#page/1/gid/1/pat/6/ati/402/are/E10000013/iid/90861/age/163/sex/4/cat/-1/ctp/-1/yrr/1/cid/4/tbm/1


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