Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Twickenham

Located in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham recorded 100 people as having completed alcohol addiction treatment in 2020. In the years 2020/21, 204 people were in treatment at specialist alcohol misuse services in Richmond upon Thames. [1]

In 2020, 92 people completed treatment for drug addiction. 416 cocaine or opiate users were not in treatment between 2020/21. [2]

How can I tell if I have an alcohol addiction?

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Alcohol addiction typically involves a feeling of reliance on alcohol to function in most situations, including work, relationships, and social life.

Alcohol addiction can sometimes be difficult to spot, even for the person actively engaging in the addictive behaviour, however, key signs can be present:

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or other signs of low mood
  • Tremors or shaking which may accompany a desire to drink
  • Secretive behaviour, or feeling that you need to hide your drinking from others
  • Criticism or comments from others about your drinking
  • Needing to drink much more than you had before to achieve the same effects as before
  • A feeling that you could not stop even if you wanted to
  • Blacking out or falling asleep in places that you did not intend to.

If you feel that you relate to any of these signs you may be struggling with alcohol addiction. This list is not conclusive, and if you feel that you are struggling in any way with alcohol use it is important that you speak to a medical professional or a loved one.

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

What is rehabilitation like in Twickenham?

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Rehabilitation describes all forms of treatment involved in the rehabilitation of someone struggling with substance abuse disorder, otherwise known as someone struggling with addiction.

Most people associate rehabilitation with inpatient treatment at a rehabilitation centre – these centres can be particularly beneficial to those seeking to recover from addiction because they offer individuals the opportunity to remove themselves from any stressful situations that might exacerbate addictive behaviours as well as remove them from any opportunity to use drugs or alcohol.

This means that while self-control may be limited due to the addiction, the individual can be treated until control returns or improves.

Often, rehabilitation in an inpatient facility involves a detox, if medically necessary, followed by intensive therapy aimed at treating the root causes of addiction as well as understanding the nature of tindividual’sls’ addiction and diagnosis and treatment of any underlying, contributing, mental health disorders.

Often, rehabilitation in an inpatient facility lasts 28 days, though it can last for less time than this or significantly longer.

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

Interventions – The process before rehabilitation in Twickenham

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Before rehabilitation, many individuals will have experienced an ‘intervention’ or attempts from others to ‘intervene’ in the behaviours relating to their addiction.

Interventions are simply a method to express concern about an individual engaging in self-destructive or damaging behaviour relating to their addiction and aim to encourage the individual to accept that there exists a problem relating to the addiction and ultimately seek further treatment and help.

When interventions are unsuccessful, it may be more beneficial to introduce a professional interventionist into the dialogue between the individual struggling with addiction, and their loved ones.

Professional interventionists are trained and experienced in understanding the difficulties faced by those with addictions and can help in a more specialised way when trying to convince someone to seek help.

The CRAFT technique is also often beneficial, with a focus on aiding individuals through positive feedback and support.

The praising of behaviours that avoid drug or alcohol use can be a significant motivator for those struggling, rather than other methods which can involve criticism or punishment.

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

What does rehabilitation in Twickenham cost?

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Rehabilitation in a private treatment centre is often considered expensive, however, prices can be significantly lower than expected.

For example, some treatment centres can offer treatment for around £150 per day, or £1000 per week.

For the recommended 28-day stay, this would total only around £4000.

On average, though, treatment costs are around £500 per day, with a total month’s stay costing roughly £15,000.

Luxury treatment centres, which can cost up to £80,000, may be more appealing to some, with some offering better-located grounds, spas, access to other amenities, and higher quality, chef-produced meals.

What kind of help is there for drug and alcohol addiction on the NHS in Twickenham?

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Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is usually done as outpatient treatment, meaning it does not involve living away from home for a short period – rather, you remain at home, but attend meetings, receive support and guidance from, and are treated by either the NHS or the services that they advise you attend.

Often, treatment encompasses counselling, therapy, medication, referrals to local substance misuse teams, charities like Alcoholics- and Narcotics Anonymous and other internal NHS referrals for treatment.

You may be able to receive 12 Step therapy to overcome addiction through alcoholic or drug support groups and counselling, though it is important to discuss options with your GP to find out what might be the best fit for you personally.

How long does private rehabilitation in Twickenham last?

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Treatment times in private rehabilitation centres are variable, but the most commonly recommended duration of treatment is 28 days.

This is because, if you need a detox, you can complete this in the first week to week and a half, and can then benefit from intensive therapy that would be undertaken in the remaining several weeks.

Alternatively, for those struggling with alcohol misuse disorders, treatment can be as short as one week, though longer treatment times are always recommended as the longer treatment duration, typically, the more effective treatment is in the long term.

What are the differences between private and NHS treatments for substance misuse in Twickenham?

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Private treatments and NHS treatments can overlap, though private treatment can often be more individualised. Still, this can come at a greater cost.

NHS treatments are typically done as an outpatient and rely heavily on therapy, counselling, medication, support groups and local services and charities.

These may help you to overcome addiction through daily or weekly support, though you will most likely not be able to receive treatment as an inpatient, which can be better or worse for some.

Private treatments are similar, involving therapy, counselling, medication and home detoxes, but, inpatient treatment in a rehabilitation facility is often only available privately, so this would not be available on the NHS.

What are the differences between outpatient and inpatient treatments in Twickenham?

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Outpatient and Inpatient treatments offer different benefits to each patient and it is important to know which is best suited to you personally when looking to undergo treatment.

Inpatient treatment describes typical rehabilitation for a fixed period where you live away from home and receive treatment like a detox, intensive therapy or maintenance therapy.

Outpatient treatment is any kind of treatment that occurs while you are still living at home, like therapy, home detoxes, medication, counselling etc.

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

What is the rehabilitation process for alcohol addiction in Twickenham?

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Alcohol addiction can cause the body, in the long term, to develop a dependency, physically, on alcohol. This means that cessation of alcohol use can cause the body to react excessively with symptoms like:

  • Trembling
  • Shaking
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Seizures

Thankfully, under guidance and supervision from medical professionals, such as those present in a rehabilitation facility, the detox process, whereby the body becomes no longer dependent on alcohol, can be made much easier and safer.

Often, medicines like Librium, which are sedatives, can be administered to the patient withdrawing and they can make the individual feel more comfortable and reduce the severity of symptoms.

Librium is typically administered over several days to up to 2 weeks and slowly tapered off towards the end.

This ensures that while treatment is administered, the patient is safe and comfortable.

After detoxing, the more intensive part of treatment begins, which involves therapy with a trained psychiatrist.

The therapy will help you to understand the root causes of any addiction issues as well as identify mental health conditions that may have remained undiagnosed and untreated and that may have contributed to an increased likelihood to use alcohol.

Therapy also helps to provide tools like coping mechanisms for stress, techniques to help identify and avoid triggers for alcohol use, and a better understanding of addiction and how it works, making it clearer how addiction affects you personally.

After around a 28-day average stay at a rehabilitation centre, you will be discharged to return home.

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

How does cocaine addiction rehabilitation work in Twickenham?


Rehabilitation for cocaine addiction is primarily based on the administration of a course of intensive therapy for the duration of your stay at a rehabilitation centre.

During this time, you will not receive a detox or any medication for withdrawal symptoms. This is because cocaine is not chemically addictive, meaning the body will not overreact dangerously if you do not take cocaine.

After you arrive, therapy will begin – therapy will involve assessing you for any underlying mental health conditions (known as a dual diagnosis) – and discussing your addiction, causes, methods to prevent relapse and other coping mechanisms for distress, triggers and other stressors.

Therapy typically lasts 3-4 weeks to give you enough time to absorb the information you receive and to help you understand and apply the techniques and advice you have been given.

After therapy is complete, you will leave the treatment clinic and return home.

How would rehabilitation in Twickenham work for heroin addiction?


If you enter a rehabilitation centre to recover from heroin addiction, the process can be broken down into two main stages – the detox period and the therapy-based recovery period.

During the detox period, you will come off heroin in a safe manner with the support of professionals. Because long-term use of heroin can cause you to develop a dependence physically on heroin, it can be dangerous to stop heroin ‘cold-turkey’.

This is why the most common treatment for heroin detoxes is ‘maintenance therapy’. During maintenance therapy, your withdrawal symptoms are managed by the administration of an opiate medication that is in the same medicine class as heroin but is weaker than heroin itself.

Strong painkillers like buprenorphine or methadone are often administered in place of heroin so that your body does not feel that it isn’t receiving what it’s used to.

This allows the dose to be tapered gradually over several days to several weeks until it can be stopped completely and you can begin therapy.

While every effort will be made to ensure that detox is as comfortable as possible, it can come with some distressing symptoms – medical practitioners will aim to make sure that you do not feel any of these more than is necessary.

They include:

  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramping
  • A high heart rate
  • Shivering/sweating
  • Feeling like you have the flu
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Headaches
  • Being sick

These symptoms occur as the body copes with a lower dose of medicine, but they can be minimal with the correct treatment.

After detox you will begin intensive therapytherapy can help identify any contributing factors towards heroin use – like an underlying mental health condition – and help you to understand how addiction works, and therefore better understand your addiction.

Your therapist will discuss your triggers for heroin use, the reasons why you may have used heroin initially as well as techniques for handling distress that might occur when trying not to use heroin.

Therapy typically lasts 2-3 weeks as part of a 28-day stay, and aims to help you better understand addiction, but also reduce your likelihood of relapse once you leave the clinic.

How is cannabis addiction treated in a rehabilitation clinic in Twickenham?


Cannabis addiction, like many other addictions, is treated through a series of meetings with a therapist or psychiatrist where you will discuss your addiction-related behaviours.

Cannabis use is often a kind of coping mechanism for everyday stressors or other problems in everyday life.

For this reason, treatment may focus on mindfulness, rewiring your thinking regarding stress and cannabis use, and techniques like breath control to help you remain calm and overcome stressors without feeling the need to use a substance.

Cannabis addiction treatment is usually recommended to last 28 days to allow sufficient time for you to absorb and apply the information that is taught, though this can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the addiction.

After the period of your stay is reached you can leave the centre and return home.

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

What different kinds of therapy are there in Twickenham for addiction treatment?


There are several different therapy options when it comes to treating addiction or substance use disorders.

1. Co-dependency treatment

If a person is co-dependent, this means that they may struggle to do things alone, lack independence and frequently relies on others in several aspects of their life.

Co-dependency treatment improves the confidence of individuals struggling with co-dependency and helps them to overcome feelings of poor self-image, and insecurities about their ability to care for themselves or others and helps them to manage their life more effectively.

By resolving co-dependency issues, the individual can find dependency on other things, like the addictive substance, easier to overcome.

2. DBT or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

This therapy is specifically targeted at people who struggle when they experience feelings of distress and anxiety.

DBT helps to rewire thinking when it comes to thought and behaviour patterns and attitudes towards the self.

3. CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is much like DBT but more general, in that it isn’t aimed at any one kind of person.

CBT helps to change negative self-perceptions and attitudes towards addiction issues.

4. Brief Interventions

A brief intervention is a short conversation or chats with someone who is struggling with addiction in the moments that they demonstrate positive behavioural changes relating to their addiction.

A person who chooses not to take or use drugs or alcohol may be praised or encouraged by family or other loved ones, but not criticised if they are unable to take some steps towards sobriety.

5. Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy

A common feature of many group therapies is that involve twelve-step facilitation therapy.

This therapy involves 12 steps that are taught over 3 months, with one step taught each week, allowing individuals the chance to learn and apply what they learn in each session.

TSF also offers the opportunity to meet others in the same situation as the person struggling with addiction, and build a support and accountability network.

6. Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing works by allowing a discussion between the individual struggling with addiction and the therapist.

The aim is to identify and reinforce the benefits of quitting and help the individual be more aware of their benefits if they give up alcohol or drugs.

7. Holistic therapies

Otherwise known as alternative therapies help individuals to overcome addiction by providing them with a safe place to enjoy an activity like horse riding, equine therapy, painting or pottery in art therapy and practising or learning a musical instrument like music therapy.

These activities provide respite and a break from concentrating on the addiction issues, which can feel as though they define the individual.

If the individual knows they can find relief from stress through alternative therapy they may find it easier to give up or stay sober from drugs and alcohol.

8. Group Therapy

Group therapy takes part as part of either a small (3-5) group or a much larger group (5-20+) with one or more therapists or educators instructing the group.

Group therapy allows individuals to not feel so alone during their addiction journey, helps them to build support networks, and is often more accessible financially than other therapies.

9. Family Therapy

Finally, family therapy involves the individual seeking treatment and one or more members of their family.

This therapy is useful both as a way to help resolve any contributing familial issues and helpful in that it means the individual can receive familial support which can make the recovery process less daunting and more comfortable.

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

How does dual diagnosis help in the rehabilitation process in Twickenham?

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During the rehabilitation process, you will receive an assessment of mental health issues by a psychiatrist.

Apart from the substance abuse disorder being treated in the rehabilitation clinic, you may also have one or more mental health conditions that have been undiagnosed or untreated, which may have contributed to your use of substances as a manner of coping.

By receiving an assessment from a trained psychiatrist, it can become easier to overcome addiction issues because underlying contributors will be able to be effectively treated with safer medications and therapy.

How does rehabilitation in Twickenham help to prevent future relapses?

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While relapse is not a sign of failure, and can be a normal part of addiction recovery, rehabilitation aims to significantly reduce your chances of relapse so that your recovery period is shorter and you feel the benefit of treatment sooner.

By removing you from the environment that you are familiar with, where alcohol or drug use may have been present, and placing you in the clinic where you are not able to access them, you can ‘start fresh’ during the treatment period.

Even just a new environment can make change feel easier and more approachable.

Furthermore, rehabilitation involves intensive therapy which can help you address issues that you hadn’t been able to before – mental health conditions like those found in a dual diagnosis assessment can also be treated which can reduce your desire to use drugs or alcohol.

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

What kinds of aftercare and support are there available in Twickenham?

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Drug and alcohol addiction recovery are not always linear, this is why several groups can offer you support and guidance during your recovery.

1. Alcoholics Anonymous – Offer guidance, and support and can direct you towards any treatments or support groups available in your local area. AA also offers meetings in your local area to discuss and chat with others about alcohol addiction and find support from others.

2. SMART Recovery is another organisation that offers support for those struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs.

3. Home detoxes for those wanting to become clean of drugs or alcohol safely are available as well as support through local drug and alcohol support services, available through your GP.

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


[1] – https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/alcohol#page/1/gid/1/pat/6/ati/402/are/E09000027/iid/90861/age/163/sex/4/cat/-1/ctp/-1/yrr/1/cid/4/tbm/1

[2] – https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/drugs#page/1/gid/1/ati/202/iid/91810/age/44/sex/4/cat/-1/ctp/-1/yrr/1/cid/4/tbm/1


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