Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Walworth

Addiction is a complex disorder, with the ability to affect any walk of life or cultural background. (1)

Despite this, there are many misconceptions about addiction and individuals may have many preconceived notions about addiction and its treatment.

It is important to understand that addiction directly affects the brain, causing significant changes which addictive behaviours are often associated with.

With alcohol addictions specifically, this can include the control and production of the hormone known as serotonin. This is most commonly associated with levels of anxiety and motivation – both key areas in the field of addiction.

When someone is addicted, it can be very difficult to stop – a phenomenon known as a vicious cycle – and it is very difficult to break.

This is why the individual may need to consider their different options for drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

What is Rehabilitation?

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Rehabilitation is the process of recovering from addiction through different treatment programmes or therapies.

During drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth, individuals will learn more about addiction and discover the origins of their addiction alongside treating the negative effects that it can have on the mind and body.

Through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth, the main aim of rehab is abstinence – this is the goal that individuals will work towards.

This means the complete cessation of consumption of the substance they are addicted to and the maintenance of this in the long term.

This is the most effective approach to rehab as it allows the individual to move away from substance use and work towards maintaining a new lifestyle that is unaffected by the regular consumption of substances.

This is far more effective than other approaches such as harm reduction and moderation management which mainly focus on the decrease in negative effects of addiction and controlling this instead of cutting down on usage.

Interventions & Their Use Before Further Rehabilitation

For some individuals, it may be beneficial or necessary to take part in an intervention before proceeding with any further treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

Generally, an intervention includes the presence of a counsellor or interventionist who will mediate the conversation between an individual struggling with addiction and those around them who may have been affected.

This is often close friends and family members, allowing for them to make the individual understand that they are there for support and only want to help them to find suitable help and/or rehabilitation.

With help from the counsellor, friends and family will be able to make genuine suggestions that will be beneficial to the individual, building relationships and improving communications between both sides.

This is why most forms of intervention are based around families, as this is the best way to invite new changes into the individual’s life. (2)

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Walworth Cost?


Especially at the beginning of an individual’s journey through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth, knowing which types of treatment the individual will undertake can be difficult to predict.

For this reason, it is especially challenging to predict these costs which may also fluctuate during the individual’s time in rehab.

However, there are some costs for residential care that can be assessed before making any final decisions.

For example, multiple occupancy rooms are generally the more affordable of the two accommodation options, with individuals paying an average of £6,000 for the recommended 28-day stay or around £3,000 for a 10-day detox session.

For a single occupancy room, individuals are likely to pay an average of £10,000 or more for the recommended 28-day stay or around £4,500 for a 10-day detox within the centre.

However, there are many other factors that affect the cost of residential rehab such as insurance – all factors that should be previously discussed with the rehabilitation service provider.

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

In short, yes, there are some rehabilitative treatments available through the NHS. However, these are often limited due to the process of funding.

The NHS is a government-funded service, meaning that all costs are budgeted according to department and commonness.

For this reason, some services such as counselling may be easily accessed but other services such as residential rehab are far less common through the NHS.

In some cases, individuals may need to raise their own funds through appeals to local councils or through personal fundraising events but, when combined with the struggles of addiction alone, this can be a challenging prospect.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Long Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Walworth Last?

There is no set time that individuals stay in residential rehabilitative care.

Depending on their needs, their withdrawal symptoms, and the type of substance they are addicted to, every individual will require a different treatment programme, often varying in the amount of time it may take to complete successfully.

However, Rehab 4 Alcoholism generally suggests a stay of 28 days in order to gain the fullest experience of residential care and how it may benefit them.

This amount of time also allows for a full detox – the most varying factor in terms of time spent in rehab.

This will also fluctuate due to the type of substance the individual is addicted to, the history of their addiction, and the withdrawal symptoms experienced.

Comparing NHS Treatments to Private Residential Care


When choosing drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth, there are generally two different ways in which individuals will begin their rehab journey.

These are outlined briefly below:

  • NHS treatments – often local, convenient, and free of charge, these services are some of the most commonly accessed places for individuals beginning their rehab journey. However, this can lead to long waiting lists – a serious problem for individuals struggling with addiction as it can quickly worsen if not properly managed or treated in a suitable amount of time.
  • Private residential rehab – these services can be accessed immediately by those who may require them. After just one initial telephone assessment, individuals can enter private care and begin a specialised and tailored addiction treatment programme. Most residential centres also offer 24/7 support with expert staff on hand to administer both medical and social support if necessary.

Inpatient & Outpatient Care: The Key Differences

Another key categorisation in the field of addiction is the difference between inpatient and outpatient care.

This is another key decision that individuals will make at the beginning of their journey through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

Inpatient care is rehabilitation partaken within a residential rehab centre. This includes daily participation in addiction treatment programmes and therapies, as well as being removed from environmental distractions from the individual’s previous residence during treatment.

This is more suitable for individuals with a long history of addiction, though is generally recommended to most individuals who may be struggling with addiction due to its high level of success and long history of application and suitability. (3)

On the other hand, individuals may choose outpatient rehab. This is any care partaken in outside of a residential rehab centre and is often far more part-time. The individual will often continue to live at home or within the local area of Walworth during treatment.

This is suitable for individuals who may not be suitable for residential care or for those who may have a shorter history of addiction.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Alcohol Detoxification & Rehabilitation in Walworth

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As one of the most widespread drugs available in the world, it is no surprise that alcohol is one of the most addictive substances available on the modern market.

This is because alcohol can cause significant changes in the brain, risking physical dependence in cases of long-term addiction.

Because alcohol is a physically addictive substance, the withdrawal process is therefore much more crucial to monitor and manage over its course.

With serious withdrawal symptoms such as increased sweating, body tremors, and alcoholic seizures, alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to withdraw from.

In long-term cases, it may be suitable to administer Librium to the individual as a medical intervention.

This is a drug known to reduce the harmful withdrawal symptoms and make the experience safer and more comfortable for the individual before they continue with future drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

Cocaine Addictions & Rehabilitation in Walworth


Another addictive substance, cocaine differs from alcohol in its effects and its withdrawal.

For example, cocaine is a far more psychological substance, causing substantial behavioural changes in individuals who consume the drug in high quantities and over a long period of time.

Individuals in these situations may also face psychological crashes in some cases and it is known to be especially dangerous when consumed at the same time as alcohol.

However, cocaine is not physically addictive as alcohol is, meaning that the withdrawal process carries far fewer risks, and individuals are able to quit ‘cold turkey’ if advised.

Following a cocaine detox, individuals are recommended to progress with further therapies and treatments that focus on their mental health. Most providers of drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth will offer these types of services.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Heroin Addictions & Rehabilitation in Walworth

Heroin is a Class A drug, like cocaine, which is extremely addictive if consumed even a few times.

It is a well-documented issue in places such as America, but the UK also faces larger struggles with this type of addiction.

When consumed, it gives individuals short-term euphoric highs, but in the long-term, it can cause serious risks to health such as liver disease, heart complications, and blood clots.

The methods of consumption, such as injecting, also carry their own risks in unsafe environments.

Because heroin is such an addictive substance, in terms of cravings but also physical dependence, it is often recommended that individuals undergo tapering – a process of a slow transition from heroin to a heroin substitute such as methadone.

After this, as with all substance detoxes, it is recommended for individuals to continue with further treatment, especially those relating to mental health and the long-term impacts that heroin can have on their psychological well-being.

Cannabis Addictions & Rehabilitation in Walworth

Many people may not consider cannabis to be as concerning a substance as other substances such as those mentioned previously, but the effects of a cannabis addiction can be just as damaging to the individual struggling as any other substance.

Cannabis is the most commonly consumed drug in the UK and the USA (4).

When consumed, cannabis has a range of effects, the most common of which being increased panic attacks and increased appetite – two massively different but varying effects that are included amongst the thousands of other effects that individuals report.

Cannabis is not physically addictive, and withdrawing is likely to incur far fewer negative health impacts but should nonetheless be carried out before proceeding with further addiction treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

The most common types of treatment for cannabis addictions include therapies, focussing on the largely mental effects of long-term addiction.

These are covered in the following paragraph.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

Types of Therapy on Offer in Walworth


Rehabilitation is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to recovery, and each individual will have different experiences with treatment programmes, therapies, and other activities.

However, there are some common therapies that almost all individuals will come across or at least hear about during their time in drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth due to their effectiveness in the treatment of mental health after detoxification.

The most common therapies used in addiction treatment are listed below:

More information on each of these can be found on our website or enquired about through our dedicated addiction hotline at 0800 111 4108.

Dual Diagnosis, Co-occurring Disorders, & their Importance in Rehab

Often, during a diagnosis of addiction, individuals may also be diagnosed with additional mental health issues.

The most common of these include anxiety and depression, but also bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

This is known as dual diagnosis and highlights the link between addiction and mental health clearly.

Addiction has long been thought to be the product of underlying mental health issues such as those mentioned above, and the effects of these must be carefully considered and treated during treatment through drug and alcohol rehab in Walworth.

The best addiction treatment programmes take into account each disorder and its effects, treating them within the same programme or even simultaneously to ensure a more effective and efficient recovery process.

To discuss your options for drug and alcohol rehab, please call our dedicated free helpline on 0800 111 4108.

How Rehabilitation Helps Individuals Prepare Relapse Risk Prevention Plans

The purpose of relapse risk prevention planning is not only to prepare individuals for life outside of rehabilitation but also to ensure that they take their recovery seriously, understanding that no corners can be cut, and it should be engaged in for purposes of personal growth and development.

As part of relapse risk prevention planning, individuals will consider their triggers and cravings, identifying where they may affect them and how they may be able to deal with this.

Although relapse is never guaranteed, most individuals will benefit from having a plan just to ensure that they continue the progression of their recovery long after leaving rehab and well into their future of long-term abstinence.

Aftercare & Further Support after Rehabilitation has been Completed

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After leaving drug and alcohol rehabin Walworth, individuals will be recommended and offered many different sources of support.

This can include consistent contact with a recovery supervisor to continue to assess the individual’s progress, including regular meetings and further suggestions for support should the individual need it.

This may also include the recommendation of a further course of addiction treatment such as the engagement with SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training). This is a self-help course that utilises both CBT and MI to help the individual continue a long-term and independent recovery with support should they need it.

Should they choose to, individuals can also join addiction support networks. The most common of these groups are groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, but many others are available.

This can help individuals meet and interact with others who may have been in similar situations and learn from their experiences.

It is also a great way for individuals to share their own experiences, not only to support their confidence but also to prove to themselves the journey that they have undertaken.

To learn more, ask any questions, or begin your rehabilitation journey today, please contact Rehab 4 Alcoholism on 0800 111 4108 through our specialised addiction support line.

No matter which stage of the journey you are in, Rehab 4 Alcoholism is here to help.


[1] Leshner, A.I., 2001. Addiction is a brain disease. Issues in Science and Technology17(3), pp.75-80.

[2] Copello, A.G., Velleman, R.D. and Templeton, L.J., 2005. Family interventions in the treatment of alcohol and drug problems. Drug and alcohol review24(4), pp.369-385.

[3] Andrews, G.J. and Phillips, D.R., 2002. Changing local geographies of private residential care for older people 1983–1999: lessons for social policy in England and Wales. Social Science & Medicine55(1), pp.63-78.

[4] Zehra, A., Burns, J., Liu, C.K., Manza, P., Wiers, C.E., Volkow, N.D. and Wang, G.J., 2018. Cannabis addiction and the brain: a review. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology13(4), pp.438-452.

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