Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Westminster

If you are worried that a friend or family member may be struggling with addiction, there are steps you can take before trying to push them to attend rehab.

Inpatient treatment is the ideal end goal if they are dealing with a serious addiction, but it may not always be feasible.

Firstly, before approaching your loved one, keep in mind that they are likely to be defensive about their addiction as substance use often comes with lots of shame.

This means they may deny their behaviour completely, or they may downplay its severity. Remember to not take this deceit personally as it is very common in people with addiction.

Next, get ready to have a conversation with your loved one about their addiction. This can be very difficult as it requires you to be vulnerable and express how their behaviours are affecting you.

It may be better to have this conversation with another family member present but make sure it doesn’t seem like you’re ganging up on the substance user.

During this conversation, suggest some ideas for treatment to your loved one, and make sure to mention inpatient treatment when you do this.

You could even prepare some answers beforehand based on excuses they are likely to give, such as ‘my addiction isn’t bad enough for rehab’ or ‘I can’t tell my boss I’m going to rehab.

At the end of the day, if your loved one will not go to rehab, you cannot force them to.

The only other route you could take is professional intervention (1).

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This will be similar to the initial conversation you had with your loved one, but it will also involve other family members, friends, and anyone else who is affected by the addiction.

We know that it can be difficult to cope when your family member won’t accept that they need help, so if you are in this situation, we encourage you to take care of yourself.

Get in touch with us to speak to an adviser about seeking help in this challenging time.

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

Rehab For Cocaine in Westminster


Cocaine is not a physically addictive substance so if you attend rehab for a cocaine dependency or addiction, you will not have to have a detox.

Some signs that you may be addicted to cocaine are:

  • You get frequent nosebleeds
  • You have a high body temperature
  • You have a loss of appetite
  • You have damage to your liver
  • You are frequently restless
  • Your decision-making skills are impaired

Rehab For Alcohol in Westminster

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Alcohol is a very common addiction in Westminster, and if you attend a private alcohol rehab, a detox will be necessary as alcohol is physically addictive.

Here are some common symptoms of addiction to alcohol:

  • You experience frequent headaches
  • You have gained or lost a lot of weight
  • You have flu-like symptoms
  • You have less energy than usual
  • You experience frequent mood swings

Rehab For Heroin in Westminster


Heroin is another substance that requires a detox, so patients who attend rehab with heroin addiction will have to have a medical detox before moving on to therapy.

You may be able to tell someone has a heroin addiction if they:

  • Are very disorientated
  • Have lots of bruising
  • Have watery eyes
  • Are exhausted
  • Have very low self-esteem

Rehab For Cannabis in Westminster


Finally, cannabis is an addiction that is frequently seen at drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster, and though no detox is required, patients benefit from a range of therapies.

As for the signs and symptoms of cannabis addiction, they include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • An increased appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Being paranoid
  • Being irritable
  • Struggling with indecisiveness

What Types of Therapies Are Available at Rehab in Westminster?

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Therapy is an essential part of drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster as it targets the mental side of addiction, and without doing this, patients are likely to relapse.

Therapists help people with addiction explore the reasons behind their struggles and how they can manage their addiction.

Depending on which drug facility you select, you will have access to different forms of therapy. This is why we encourage you to do your research before choosing a treatment centre; it is important that you know your options before committing.

Here are some examples of therapies you could have access to at drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Brief interventions
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Codependency treatment
  • Twelve-step facilitation therapy
  • Holistic therapies
  • Family therapy

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

Can I Avoid Rehab When I Enter Treatment in Westminster?

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If you are only physically reliant on drugs and alcohol, you could attend rehab for a 10-day detox and avoid therapy altogether. However, we believe it is always better for patients to get involved with therapy.

This is because addiction is very closely tied to mental illness, so many substance users would benefit from talking to a professional about their mental health conditions and learning how to handle their mental struggles in a way that reduces their chances of returning to drugs and alcohol (2).

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

Can I Avoid Detoxing When I Enter Treatment in Westminster?

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If you are addicted to a substance that does not come with physical dependencies, such as cannabis or cocaine, you may not have to have a detox at rehab, so you could enter rehab and immediately start to have therapy.

If you are unsure whether a detox would be recommended to you, contact us and one of our friendly advisers will help you to figure this out.

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

What Happens After Rehab in Westminster?

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Life after rehab looks different for each patient, as a lot of it depends on the choices you make after leaving treatment.

We will give you some examples of decisions you may have to make, before offering our expert advice on what the sensible option would be.

Should I continue with therapy?

Some people come out of rehab and feel drained by the many therapy sessions they have had, so they decide to no longer attend rehab. We would strongly advise against this, as ongoing therapy sessions can help you to keep control over your addiction.

It isn’t that therapy cures alcohol or drug addiction, but it gives you space to offload when you are struggling and it helps you feel supported.

If you do decide to avoid therapy, we would certainly recommend attending self-help sessions to get some form of support. You could go to weekly Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or AI-Anon meetings.

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

Should I move house?

It is not always necessary to have a completely fresh start after leaving rehab by moving house and meeting new people.

Sometimes, substance users benefit from having the familiarity of living in their home town with people they already know and love.

However, there is something to be said for patients with unsupportive families choosing to move home and leave behind some of their worst triggers. If you do not believe you will receive adequate support where you are, it could be a wise option to move somewhere else.

If practicalities are preventing you from moving, try to alter your lifestyle in more minor ways, such as starting a new hobby or a new job.

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

Should I keep going to the pub?

Generally, we would advise people to avoid places where drug and alcohol consumption is rife, and the pub is one of these places. It isn’t easy to resist temptation in the pub, and you aren’t weak if you can’t handle this environment.

Some people will be able to go to the pub and avoid consuming substances, so if you are confident about this, you could continue to go with your friends and family. However, you should always be cautious and make sure the people around you are not enablers.

What should I request in my aftercare?

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As well as personal decisions, something else that will affect your life post-rehab is the quality of aftercare you have.

If you allow Rehab 4 Alcoholism to find a rehab centre for you, we will ensure the aftercare services that are provided are excellent.

It will be up to you to decide exactly how you want your aftercare to be structured, but we recommend requesting ongoing therapy sessions, access to helplines, and frequent check-ups.

All of these things will keep you grounded when you feel tempted to relapse, as everyone does at some point.

There is no shame in desiring drugs and alcohol, as we know this is something you cannot help, but the important thing is that you know how to control yourself when you feel this desire, and rehab will help with this.

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

Should I Consider Home Detoxing Instead?

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You could consider home detoxing if you are not psychologically addicted to a substance and you do not feel ready to attend residential rehab in Westminster, or perhaps you cannot afford it.

However, if your addiction is serious, home detoxing is most likely not sufficient for you, as you need a treatment that is extremely structured and leaves no room for relapse.

At rehab, there is no option to use substances, whereas, at home, you could find a way to access drugs and alcohol instead of following the home detox programme.

Some people are concerned about the safety of a home detox, so we want to reassure you that it is very safe. Detoxing at home via a drug and alcohol treatment programme is not the same as giving up substances cold turkey on your own.

This is true for various reasons. One, you have a team who will check in with you regularly to see how you are handling the detox, so you are never left to struggle alone.

Two, you will be prescribed medication to help you through the detox. This will ensure you do not experience severe illness as a result of the detox, and it also reduces your anxiety as detoxing can be very stressful.

Get In Touch With Us

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If you are interested in drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster, please get in touch and we will tell you everything you need to know.

Please rest assured that we will only ever refer you to a treatment centre with excellent success rates and a high-quality treatment programme, and most importantly, one that you approve of yourself.

So, how does the referral process work? After asking you questions to determine what you want to get out of drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster, we will begin to look for facilities in the area that suit your needs, and once we have found one, we will put you in touch with them.

If you are happy with our chosen treatment centre, you are free to arrange a start date with them. The speed at which you can begin treatment differ from centre to centre, but some facilities in Westminster allow you to enrol just days after contacting them.

For this reason, we encourage you to have everything prepared before you get to this stage. This includes having conversations with family, informing your employer, and arranging any travel that you need.

The great thing about drug and alcohol rehab in Westminster is that you probably won’t have to travel far, but if you end up choosing a more distant facility, you will have to consider how you are getting there and back.

So, if you believe you are suffering from a dependency or addiction and you are ready to turn your life around, call us on 0800 111 4108 for a free initial consultation.


[1] Intervention: Help a loved one overcome addiction34ertfgthjjm  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/in-depth/intervention/art-20047451

[2] Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/substance-use-and-mental-health#:~:text=Occurring%20Mental%20Disorders-,Overview,drugs%2C%20alcohol%2C%20or%20medications.


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