Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Vauxhall

Addiction is a disorder which can express itself differently across all individuals from any background: it is a non-discriminatory disease.

Depending on the substance, an individual may display different symptoms while struggling with addiction, but they can all have significant effects on the individual’s physical and mental well-being.

During the process of becoming addicted, the substance that the individual is consuming may begin to change the neural connections in the brain, resulting in serious effects on the functioning of areas associated with motivation and pleasure as well as anxiety.

With addictions to alcohol, this is especially true as it can begin to take over the control and production of essential hormones and chemicals such as serotonin.

When withdrawing, this is known as physical dependence and can cause serious withdrawal effects, being life-threatening in cases where it is incorrectly managed.

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

What is Rehabilitation?

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For individuals who find themselves struggling with addiction, there are many places where they can find support, the most common of these being some form of rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is the process of overcoming addiction. It is not possible to completely recover from addiction, but through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall, individuals will learn how to manage their symptoms and maintain abstinence in the long term.

Abstinence is the approach to rehabilitation that most providers of drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall provide, as it has been proven to be the most effective in terms of success rate and efficiency of treatment.

However, many individuals in Britain do not seek abstinence as their primary goal, though around 56% of individuals entering drug rehabilitation treatment stated it as the main focus of treatment. (1)

Pre-rehab Steps: The Use of Interventions

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Typically used for individuals in denial of their disorder, interventions can be extremely beneficial in the future of the individual’s journey through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall as well as for those around them.

In most examples of interventions, individuals struggling with addiction communicate with close friends and/or family members about their experiences of addiction, giving an insight into their lifestyle and how it may be affecting them.

From this, those around the individual will be able to help them and support them through entering rehab or finding suitable addiction treatment programmes for their disorder.

This can be assisted and mediated by a counsellor or interventionist to ensure that the suggestions and recommendations made are actually beneficial to the individual and their future rehabilitation.

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

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Vauxhall Cost?


The cost of rehabilitation through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall will vary for numerous different reasons.

This includes the time spent in rehab, the treatment programmes that the individual takes part in, any medical support required, and the detoxification process.

For residential rehab, however, there are some factors that can be more accurately predicted at the beginning of an individual’s rehab journey in terms of the overall cost.

The type of residence, for example, is one of the biggest influencers of overall cost as it dictates the level of care and upkeep that these rooms require – either split between multiple individuals or paid for by one person.

A multiple occupancy room, for example, can cost an average of £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or, for the 20-day detox, around £3,000.

A single occupancy room is generally more expensive, costing an average of £10,500+ or £4,500 for a 10-day detox.

Is Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Vauxhall Available on the NHS?

The NHS is a government-funded service, budgeting the different departments and services based on their popularity and access.

For this reason, accessing more costly services such as residential rehab is extremely difficult and often unheard of.

Services such as counselling and other types of therapy are generally more accessible due to their reduced cost and popularity of service.

In some cases, individuals may need to raise their own funds if they wish to access residential care through the NHS and this may include appealing to local councils or funding bodies – something which can be taxing for individuals also struggling with addiction at the same time.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab Last?

In general, Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a stay of 28 days in a residential rehab centre. This is because every individual will progress and learn at different rates and levels, meaning that predicting the duration of one individual’s stay is extremely challenging.

By providing a recommended stay of 28 days, individuals will have the opportunity to engage in many different treatment programmes and therapies, meet others in the centre, and take advantage of the state-of-the-art services that most rehab centres offer.

Through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall, individuals will also have the opportunity within the 28 days to undergo a full detox session, with extensions to the time available if necessary.

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

The Differences Between NHS Addiction Treatment & Private Residential Care


When seeking rehabilitative care, the individual is faced with many different decisions that they will have varying understanding and knowledge of at the start of their journey.

However, there are some key differences between different types of care that are important to understand right from the start.

For example, the differences between care received through the NHS or from private residential care.

The key differences are outlined below:

  • NHS treatments – often the first place that individuals think to seek rehabilitative care, the NHS can provide support within the local area, as well as offering convenient and free-of-charge services. However, because of their popularity, these services can often be overloaded, leading to long waiting lists and the delay in care – an event which is especially degrading to addiction and its worsening.
  • Private residential care – within a centre, individuals will have 24/7 access to care, as well as be able to be admitted to residential care after an initial telephone assessment where suitable. Where rehab centres are run privately, they are shown to provide the necessary and suitable resources to those struggling with addiction in order to treat them successfully and efficiently. (2)

Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment in Vauxhall

Generally, rehabilitative care can be categorised into two main areas: inpatient and outpatient care.

The key differences are summarised below:

  • Inpatient care – this is the care received when the individual is residing in a rehab centre. During their time in residential care, individuals will participate in different addiction treatment programmes daily and undergo specialised and tailored therapies.
  • Outpatient care – this is any care partaken outside of a residential rehab centre. Through outpatient care in drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall, individuals are able to access therapies, group sessions, and many other forms of treatment. The key difference is the regularity of treatment as many of the treatments available within residential rehab centres are also available within the local area of Vauxhall.

Alcohol Detoxification & Rehabilitation in Vauxhall

As one of the most commonly consumed drugs in the UK, it is vital that drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall provides suitable care for alcohol addictions.

Alcohol is a physically addictive substance and therefore has the potential to cause some serious issues during the detoxification stage.

As part of an alcohol withdrawal, individuals may experience symptoms such as increased sweating, full body tremors, alcoholic seizures, and complications relating to the heart.

To make the process of alcohol withdrawal safer for the individual, it is therefore likely that individuals with a long history of addiction will be recommended drugs such as Librium.

This is a drug used to reduce the harmful withdrawal symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and allow the individual to focus more on their future options.

Rehab 4 Alcoholism suggests a further 3 weeks of rehabilitative treatment after medical interventions such as this to ensure treatment of other effects of alcohol addiction such as those relating to mental health.

Cocaine Addictions & Rehabilitation in Vauxhall


Cocaine is often consumed in the form of a white powder as a recreational drug known as a strong stimulant and psychological substance.

Because of this method of consumption, individuals who consume large quantities of cocaine over long periods of time risk additional physical health issues such as respiratory diseases and heart complications as well as mental health effects and the risk of a psychological crash.

However, cocaine is not a physically addictive substance which means that individuals are able to reduce their usage or stop consumption completely without threat to life unless cocaine is consumed with other substances simultaneously such as alcohol.

After a cocaine detox, individuals are then able to continue with further treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall such as those that focus on the psychological effects of long-term cocaine addiction.

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

Heroin Addictions & Rehabilitation in Vauxhall

Most of the individuals currently in treatment for heroin addictions started consumption in the epidemics of the 80s and 90s, however, only 9% reported consumption since 2011. (3)

Despite the fact that heroin addictions may be causing less of an issue in the UK than in other countries such as America, they still pose a massive threat to the health and well-being of thousands of individuals across the country.

The short-term effects of heroin include extreme euphoric highs, but the long-term effects include an increased risk of liver disease, heart complications, blood clots, and seizures.

During heroin detox, individuals are recommended to undergo tapering, a process in which the amount of heroin is slowly cut down on and replaced with a heroin substitute such as buprenorphine or methadone.

From the detox, it is always recommended to undertake further rehabilitative treatment as heroin is known to be a strong psychological substance and can cause serious mental health issues in the long term if not properly detected and treated.

Cannabis Addictions & Rehabilitation in Vauxhall


Cannabis has been and remains to be the most commonly consumed substance in both the UK and the USA.

Because of this, it is vital that appropriate and suitable treatments are available for those who may be struggling with cannabis addiction.

When an individual consumes cannabis, they may experience effects such as enhanced creativity, panic attacks, changes in perception of space and time, and increased appetite, though these are only a few of the many thousands of effects that cannabis can cause.

There is no official process of a ‘cannabis detox’ as cannabis is not physically addictive. However, it is still a vital process through drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall to stop usage before continuing with further treatments and/ or therapies.

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

Types of Therapy Available through Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Vauxhall


Therapy is one of the most commonly recommended treatments for addiction as it is very easily tailored and specialised towards each individual and allows full focus on the associated issues and origins of their addiction.

The most common therapies used across drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall are listed below:

Dual Diagnosis: What is it & Why is it Important?

Dual diagnosis is the phenomenon in which individuals who are diagnosed with addiction are also diagnosed with an additional mental health issue at the same time.

The most common of these mental health issues include bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia, though there are many others, and these are simply the most common.

The best addiction treatment programmes will focus on the effects of each, aiming to treat both or all disorders within the same treatment programme or at least around the same time.

Without focusing on any additional mental health issues, individuals are unlikely to make any effective progress within their treatment programme and may continue to struggle with specific mental health issues well into the future.

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

How Rehabilitation Helps Individuals Prepare Relapse Risk Prevention Plans

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Relapse risk prevention planning is an essential part of drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall and incorporates equipping the individual with the tools they need for life outside of rehab as well as supporting them in this vital stage of personal growth.

During this planning, individuals will learn that recovery is not an overnight process and that there are no shortcuts to the next stages of progress.

However, no individual is guaranteed to relapse after leaving rehab, and all individuals will be supported throughout this process as well as into the future.

A relapse risk prevention plan should include the following information:

  • Contact information e.g., friend or family member, addiction support network contacts, or addiction support officer/advisor
  • Triggers
  • Cravings

Aftercare & Further Support after Leaving Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Vauxhall

After leaving rehab, there are a number of places that individuals can go or may be recommended to gain additional support or to continue their rehabilitation through alternative sources of drug and alcohol rehab in Vauxhall.

This is known as aftercare and is the final stage of rehabilitation that aims to support the individual as they leave rehab and continue to maintain long-term abstinence.

As part of an aftercare programme, individuals may be put in contact with an addiction specialist or recovery supervisor through which an individual can have a constant source of support and regular meetings to discuss progress.

Additionally, they may be recommended to join an addiction support network such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to aid in their continued support and networking with like-minded individuals.

For individuals who prefer a more independent approach to aftercare, it is also possible to partake in SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training). This is a technique that allows the individual to continue learning about their addiction through a combination of CBT and MI.

It is generally suggested to continue to have regular meetings to check up on the progress of the SMART programme, but individuals can discuss this with their addiction treatment provider before beginning any treatment.

To learn more about Rehab 4 Alcoholism and how we can help you, call our addiction support line on 0800 111 4108 today.


[1] McKeganey, N., Morris, Z., Neale, J. and Robertson, M., 2004. What are drug users looking for when they contact drug services: Abstinence or harm reduction?. Drugs: education, prevention and policy11(5), pp.423-435.

[2] Henriksen, S. and Moritz, D., 2018. Regulation: The panacea for private rehabilitation centres. Flinders Law Journal20(2), pp.257-297.

[3] UK Government: Office for Health Improvement & Disparities: Adult substance misuse treatment statistics 2020 to 2021: report: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/substance-misuse-treatment-for-adults-statistics-2020-to-2021/adult-substance-misuse-treatment-statistics-2020-to-2021-report

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