Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Uxbridge

Uxbridge, located in the London borough of Hillingdon, recorded 20,988 alcohol-related hospital admissions between 2016 and 2021. [1]

In 2020, 32 opiate users and 91 non-opiate drug users completed drug addiction treatment. It is estimated that 1,330 opiate or cocaine users are not currently in treatment. [2]

What Does ‘Alcohol Addiction’ Mean?

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Alcohol addiction, simply, is a dependence on alcohol in daily life to the extent that it is causing you, or others, problems in functioning or health.

While a person addicted to alcohol may not feel that their alcohol use – though excessive – is harmful to anyone else, they are still likely to cause potentially significant harm to their body as a result of the alcohol use over time.

Equally, someone whose drinking involves short episodes of excess drinking may not harm their health immediately, but will almost certainly have an effect on their or others’ functioning in everyday life.

Being addicted to alcohol can mean that individuals feel the urge to drink, drink more now than before to achieve the same effects, and experience unpleasant physical symptoms before and after drinking.

Blacking out, responses from others regarding your behaviour while drinking, tremors or ‘shakes’ before drinking etc. can all demonstrate or indicate that you are suffering from alcohol addiction.

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

When Would I, and What Happens When You Intervene?

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Interventions are a common reaction to the behaviour of a loved one when they display signs of addiction to alcohol or drugs.

They usually involve a conversation with the individual struggling with addiction to discuss their substance use and their reasons for use, and, ideally, aim to encourage the individual to overcome their substance habit for good.

A more effective method than traditional interventions is referred to as the CRAFT method, and this involves an approach that is more empathetic and less confrontative. It relies heavily on praising and encouraging behaviours that are compatible with overcoming addiction.

A person who uses the CRAFT method might praise an individual struggling with addiction when they show restraint or reduce their use of a substance.

The CRAFT method suggests that individuals misusing substances should be able to feel and experience the outcomes of substance-related decisions that are made, but that they should not be criticised for them.

With support from the CRAFT method, it can be easier to overcome addiction, as support, rather than criticism, is more effective as a motivator for most of those struggling with substance abuse disorders.

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

What Does Rehabilitation Mean in Uxbridge?

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Rehabilitation is most commonly associated with stays in residential facilities but can also describe outpatient treatment in the form of therapy, medication, self-help, group help and other treatments aimed at helping the individual overcome addiction to a substance.

Usually, though, rehabilitation is understood as a period spent at a specialist facility where treatment for the addiction is undertaken.

It usually spans a period of around one month and involves a detox, when appropriate, and most often, a period of intensive therapy aimed at helping to establish, and learn how to manage the triggers for addictive behaviours.

Equally, a stay in a rehabilitation facility often involves a process called dual diagnosis, where you will be evaluated for any underlying mental health conditions and diagnosed with any that are present.

Treatment for these conditions may improve future outcomes for addiction treatment as well as help to better illustrate underlying contributors to the addiction.

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

Can I get Support for Drug and Alcohol Addiction on the NHS in Uxbridge?


Yes, under the NHS there is access to support regarding alcohol or drug addictions – usually, this support is given in the form of counselling, CBT, medication or through the drug and alcohol services that can connect you with charities like Alcoholics Anonymous or narcotics anonymous – these charities can help with counselling in group settings.

The first and most important step in this process is to discuss your concerns with a GP to find out what treatments are available from your local NHS trust, and which treatments are best suited for you.

How Much is Rehabilitation in Uxbridge?


Private rehabilitation treatment averages around £15,000 per 28-day stay – this equates to a cost of around £500 per day.

While this can be a significant investment for some, there are also private rehabilitation centres offering treatment at around £150 per day – equalling roughly £4000 per month for a full course of treatment.

Luxury treatment facilities may also be available, though these can cost upwards of £70,000 depending on the location, for a month’s stay.

They usually offer more comfortable rooms, a broader range of amenities and other benefits like chef-prepared meals.

How Long do you Remain in a Private Rehab Centre in Uxbridge?


For most private rehabilitation centres, the duration of treatment is often around 28 days – during this time, intensive therapy comprises the most significant part of treatment, and this may or may not be accompanied by a detox period, depending on the substance that is being treated for.

Alcohol misuse disorders can be treated for as little as 7 days, though treatment is significantly more effective when undertaken for longer durations.

What is the Difference Between NHS and Private Addiction Treatment in Uxbridge?

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Under the NHS, treatment is typically done on an outpatient basis – this means you will not be admitted into a treatment facility, and instead will undergo treatment from home or facilities near to home.

Under private treatment, similar options are available, including medication, therapy, counselling, group therapy and home detoxing.

However, treatment as an inpatient in a rehabilitation clinic is almost exclusively available privately.

Which is Best For Me: Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment in Uxbridge?

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Rehabilitation is a very personal experience and it’s important to understand the different kinds of treatment available to experience the greatest benefit.

Typically, treatment can be broken down into either outpatient or inpatient treatment:

Outpatient treatment involves treatment that takes place while you are still living at your own home – this can include group therapy sessions, counselling, holistic therapies, any medication you might take, home detoxes and others.

Inpatient treatment involves treatment as a patient living in a treatment facility – like a hospital or a rehabilitation clinic.

As an inpatient, you live away from home for the duration of treatment rather than remaining at home and receiving treatment from providers nearby.

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

How Does Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Work in Uxbridge?


Alcohol addiction is treated by first undergoing a detox period, where your body gradually becomes used to functioning without alcohol, which is done by using sedatives.

This is followed by an intensive period of therapy.

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when alcohol use is stopped suddenly or over a short period and involves some unpleasant symptoms that occur as a result of the body no longer receiving the alcohol it has come to expect and is physically dependent on.

These symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Fluttering or irregular heart rate
  • Seizures
  • Trembling

Under proper medical supervision, detox can be much easier, and the administration of medicines like Librium, a sedative, can significantly reduce symptoms severity and therefore make the whole process safer.

Detox usually lasts around 1 week, but can be up to 2 weeks depending on the duration of alcohol use and on how well you respond to treatment.

Medicine is tapered off gradually over the final few days of treatment until it is stopped altogether, this is when you can begin therapy.

Intensive therapy with a psychiatrist and/or therapist will help you to identify the root causes of addiction issues, as well as identify triggers for addiction and alcohol use.

Dual diagnosis, the process of identifying any underlying mental health conditions associated with a substance use disorder, will be undertaken, and treatment started, should it be necessary.

You will be guided to help change your mindset surrounding alcohol use as well as helped to learn methods and strategies to help you understand addiction and avoid triggers for use as well as cope with stressful situations or feelings of distress.

After around 28 days, you will be discharged from the addiction clinic and able to return home.

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

What Happens When at a Rehabilitation Centre for Cocaine Addiction in Uxbridge?


Therapy is the main treatment for all addictions, this is because it is specific and personal to the individual involved with the addiction treatment.

This is true also for cocaine addictions – because cocaine is not chemically addictive and therefore not dangerous to stop taking suddenly – therapy will comprise the vast majority of your stay, and you will not receive a detox.

Therapy will be undertaken either with a therapist, psychiatrist or other trained addiction specialist.

During this course of therapy, you will gradually move through the aspects of your addiction including triggers for taking cocaine, stressors and other emotional contributors to cocaine use, and your reasons for taking cocaine in the first place.

Therapy typically lasts for 3 to 4 weeks, based on a 28-day stay, and this duration allows you to not only step away from anywhere where there might be access to cocaine but also gives you the chance to process and understand the advice given to you by addiction treatment specialists.

What Does Rehabilitation for Heroin Entail in Uxbridge?


Heroin addiction rehabilitation involves an initial detox followed by a course of intensive therapy that is undertaken with you and a therapist or psychiatrist.

Heroin can be dangerous to stop taking suddenly, so it is always recommended that you undergo a heroin detox under the supervision of a medical professional.

If you do not undergo heroin detox under medical supervision, the symptoms of withdrawal can be much more severe and dangerous.

These symptoms include:

  • Feeling sick
  • Tachycardia (High heart rate)
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Headaches
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Feeling cold/shivering
  • Being sick

During a heroin detox, you would likely be administered ‘methadone’ or a similar opioid drug ‘buprenorphine’ which are both strong medicines from the same family as heroin, but weaker than heroin itself.

A trained medical professional would administer one of the medicines to you in place of heroin at a dose that they establish based on the severity of your withdrawal symptoms, your usage history of heroin, and other factors.

You will receive the medicine for several days to weeks until it can be gradually tapered and stopped with minimal side effects for you.

During the withdrawal process, you will be monitored to ensure that you are as safe and comfortable as possible while you detox.

After detox is complete you would begin a period of therapy with a trained psychiatrist and/or therapist where you can begin to discuss your experience using heroin, your thought patterns and processes around using and other factors that may contribute to your use.

Therapy will aim to give you manageable steps to work through to change your thought processes around using heroin as well as help you to learn more about the cycle of addiction, factors and triggers that might influence heroin use, and advice and guidance on how to cope without using heroin and avoid triggers for use also.

After around 2-3 weeks of therapy, you will be discharged from the clinic and able to return home.

What is the Process for Rehabilitation Like in Uxbridge, for Cannabis Addiction?


Cannabis is often used for its properties as a stress reliever, though for some individuals, this can lead to a dependence on cannabis to manage stress entirely or to ‘escape’ from everyday stress or problems, exclusively.

For this reason, it may be beneficial to enter a rehabilitation centre.

Cannabis addiction treatments do not require you to undergo a detox period as the drug is not harmful to stop suddenly.

Instead, you will simply be asked to stop using cannabis and be expected not to use it during your stay at the centre.

Intensive therapy is the main treatment for cannabis addiction and involves a conversation over several sessions during your stay with a therapist and/or psychiatrist to discuss the reasons for your cannabis use.

You will learn several coping strategies and techniques to help you to avoid relapse upon leaving the centre, and also be treated for any underlying, contributing mental health disorders that might have led you to use cannabis – such as OCD, Anxiety disorders, schizophrenia etc.

After treatment is complete, you will leave the centre and be allowed to return home.

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

What Kinds of Therapy are There Available in Uxbridge?

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There are several kinds of therapy available for addiction in Uxbridge.

1. Individual Therapy

The most common form of therapy is one-to-one therapy – this involves a discussion, usually every week, with a therapist to talk about how you are doing, and any worries you have, and advice is given to you based on the things you are struggling with.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

CBT and DBT are two kinds of talking therapy, that are completed one-to-one with a therapist.

The main focus of CBT and DBT is on challenging any ideas you have about yourself and your addiction and helping you to change your mindset, attitude and thought patterns so that they are more conducive to recovery.

DBT is more useful for those that struggle with sensitivity to emotions and distress.

3. Brief Interventions

Group Therapy

Brief interventions often occur alongside or before treatment for drug and alcohol addictions and they involve support from those around you.

Loved ones might encourage you when you are showing restraint or resilience but also allow you to feel the negative consequences of your actions so that you are aware of how the addiction is affecting you and others.

4. Co-Dependancy

Co-dependency treatment is a treatment for those struggling with independence and with an over-reliance on other people to make decisions, look after them etc.

Treating co-dependency through therapy can help you to become more independent and feel more confident in taking care of yourself, without having to rely on others.

Gaining independence can make things much easier when it comes to resolving addiction issues.

5. Holistic Therapies

Holistic and alternative therapies are therapies that are different from traditional talking therapies but can benefit you as they are sometimes more tailored to you personally.

Alternative therapies like equine, adventure, music etc therapies can help you to feel calm and get away from any stressors and expend any nervous feelings through doing something you enjoy.

By reacting to stressful emotions with something you enjoy, you can find alternatives to drug or alcohol use.

6. Motivational Interviewing


Motivational interviewing is another kind of talking therapy where you discuss your motivations for giving up alcohol or drugs with a therapist.

If you can better visualise and be aware of the factors that would benefit you if you were to quit long-term, you can make healthier choices when the urge to drink or use drugs comes again.

7. 12-Step Therapy

Another extremely common form of treatment is called ‘Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy’ which involves a course of therapy that introduces new skills, step-by-step, over a period of around 12 weeks or 3 months.

Each week you learn a new aspect about addiction and techniques to overcome addiction and have plenty of time to work these into your own life as you go through the treatment.

8. Family Therapy

For those that want a support system, group therapy is also available as well as family therapy which can help to resolve any familial issues that may not be beneficial to the state of the individual seeking treatment.

What is a Dual Diagnosis and What is it Used For?

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Dual diagnosis refers to a diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder and one or more other mental health disorders.

This usually takes place during a stay in a rehabilitation facility, where you are assessed by a psychiatrist to see if you have any underlying mental health conditions that might have contributed to your likelihood to use drugs or alcohol.

Dual diagnosis is used to make sure that you can receive treatment for any underlying issues, so that you have the best framework to recover from addiction, without having to struggle with other mental health conditions that may be making recovery more difficult.

Having a diagnosis of another mental health condition accompanied by the correct treatment for it can improve your chances of long-term success when it comes to overcoming addiction.

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

What can a Rehabilitation Programme in Uxbridge do to Prevent Relapse?


Rehabilitation programmes aim to help you recover from addiction in the long term but also help immediately in the short term.

During a stay in a rehabilitation clinic, you will receive a detox if it is necessary, which can help you get away from drugs and alcohol safely – which you may have had trouble with outside of a medical setting, as without medication this must be done slowly over a larger period.

Furthermore, treatment in a rehabilitation facility offers the opportunity to be in an environment where there is less stress and the sole focus is on recovery, rather than outside stressors.

You will learn how to better manage triggers like stress, the presence of other individuals who might encourage drug or alcohol use and other negative or distressing emotions or situations.

With all of these factors together, your chance of success with rehabilitation without relapse is improved. Also included at rehab is a relapse prevention plan which will include advice and help should you need it after leaving.

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

What if I Need Support After my Rehabilitation in Uxbridge is Complete?


Many people find that they need support after rehabilitation, and there are several groups and resources available to help.

These include:

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


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