Drug & Rehab in Christchurch

Dorset police have recently been cracking down on drug offences within the Christchurch area after an increase in drug-related crimes and subsequent arrests. [1]

Police have also suggested alcohol sale limits at beach bars to help reduce the number of anti-social behaviour incidents. [2] This comes after a huge surge in visitors around the Dorset area during the summer months.

If you live in Dorset and are struggling with addiction, call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today. Our team can help you to find a suitable programme at a drug and alcohol rehab in Christchurch.

Call our team of helpline advisers today on 0800 111 4108.

What is alcohol addiction?

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Alcohol addiction is the most severe form of problem drinking and occurs when an individual builds up an incredibly high tolerance to alcohol. This means that whilst they may understand the dangers involved in excessive drinking, they are unable to stop.

Living with alcohol addiction can be very challenging and poses risks to both your mental and physical health. Fortunately, our team can help you to reach sobriety.

If you are ready to end your relationship with alcohol, rehab can help you. By working with a professional team, you can find a treatment programme in Christchurch without the need for waitlists.

What is rehab?

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Rehab is the shortened name for residential treatment. This refers to a form of inpatient treatment offered in Christchurch to help people overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

By choosing private rehab, you can receive a personalised treatment programme to help you progress. You will also partake in a variety of treatments from detox to therapy. These will help you safely overcome physical and psychological dependencies.

Whilst the thought of rehab can be scary, clinics in Christchurch are warm, nurturing spaces where you can access bespoke care 24 hours a day. If you are wanting to enter recovery, drug and alcohol rehab in Christchurch will be your best chance.

Call today on 0800 111 4108 to find out more.

How can I get a loved one to access treatment in Christchurch?

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Knowing a friend or family member is battling addiction can be tough. Whilst you want to offer your help, you may not know where to begin and feel anxious about making things worse.

This is where a professional intervention can help. By calling us today, we can recommend local interventionists who work directly with families to facilitate effective and safe confrontations.

Whilst it can be difficult to think of confronting your loved one, it can help them to realise the severity of their problem and understand what help and treatment options are available in Christchurch.

By working with a professional interventionist, you can discover beneficial methods such as CRAFT, a science-based technique often recommended for families. CRAFT encourages families to use positive reinforcement to help their loved one abstain from substance abuse.

If you are ready to stage an intervention, call our team today.

How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost in Christchurch?

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The total cost of your drug and alcohol rehab programme in Christchurch will vary according to the type of clinic you choose and the severity of your addiction.

Generally speaking, most clinics in Christchurch charge around £1,000 per week to £495 per day. This makes a month-long stay priced between £4,000 to £14,000.

However, other patients opt for a 7-day detox which can be significantly cheaper from around £1,500.

There are also luxury clinics that charge anywhere from £70,000 for a month-long stay. These programmes are often frequented by celebrity patients and include amenities such as chefs and personal trainers.

Is rehab in Christchurch available on the NHS?

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The NHS does offer rehabilitation for those struggling with addiction, however, due to a cut in government funding, spaces are very limited. This means patients are left waiting for over 12 months for urgent treatment.

The same is true for outpatient NHS care where patients live at home and commute to a clinic in their local area.

This level of delay often causes lots of patients to reach out for private care as it is far more immediate. This isn’t to say that NHS care is not beneficial to some people, but that if you require urgent support, private treatment can offer you exactly that.

How long does rehab last?

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Most patients admit themselves to rehab for around 28 days. Whilst this may seem like an oddly specific amount of time, it provides patients with an adequate timeframe for which to overcome physical and psychological dependencies.

Others may choose to opt for an inpatient detox only before returning home. This means that they will be in rehab for around 7 days to 2 weeks depending on the severity of their addiction.

With private treatment, you can also extend your treatment programme if deemed necessary. Some patients with severe addictions can select programmes that last from 6 months to a year.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

What is the difference between NHS treatment and private treatment?

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As mentioned above, NHS treatment often incurs long waitlists which make treatment less accessible for all. On the other hand, private treatment offers much more immediate admissions.

NHS treatment is free which makes it a very popular treatment choice. Because services are so overwhelmed, many patients are left to wait for treatment and can slip through the cracks.

With private treatment, programmes have set prices which can put some people off. However, feeding an addiction can be very expensive so it is worth thinking of how much money you would save in the future by investing in private rehab today.

Should I choose inpatient or outpatient treatment in Christchurch?

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Inpatient treatment refers to a form of treatment whereby patients are encouraged to move into a treatment facility in order to overcome their addiction. Entering a clinic can help to remove all triggers and distractions allowing you to recover at a pace that suits you best.

During inpatient treatment, everything is provided under one roof. From detoxes to therapy sessions, staff are on hand to assist at all times. Inpatient treatment is considered the most effective way to overcome addiction, so if you have been debating seeking professional help Rehab 4 Alcoholism can assist you.

Outpatient treatment is a more relaxed approach to addiction treatment that can benefit those with important commitments that would make inpatient treatment more difficult.

It is usually most effective for those with mild addictions who are able to manage triggers more than those with severe addictions.

If you’re unsure which form of treatment to opt for, speak to a member of our team. Many of our helpline advisers have also experienced addiction in the past so can help you make an informed decision.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

Detoxing from Alcohol in Rehab in Christchurch

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Detoxing, whilst it can be challenging, is best carried out in a medical facility. This means staff can monitor your progress at all times and assist with pharmacological intervention.

Pharmacological intervention refers to the prescription of drugs to help ease painful withdrawals. Withdrawals can be the most difficult part of completing a detox as your body has to adjust to the sudden drop in alcohol consumption.

Fortunately, the benzodiazepine, Librium, can be prescribed to help ease anxiety and alcohol-related withdrawals. The detox process usually lasts around 7 days though can continue past 2 weeks depending on the severity of your addiction.

The important thing to remember is that this is temporary and can help you to overcome all dependencies before moving on to psychological healing. Once your detox is complete, you will be advised to stay in rehab for an additional 3 weeks to begin therapy.

These 3 weeks can help you to understand the emotional cause of your addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms for life in sobriety.

Rehab for Cocaine Addiction in Christchurch

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Cocaine is a highly addictive substance that comes from the Coca plant, native to South America. It is widely abused in the UK gaining a reputation as a party drug.

Cocaine makes users typically feel confident, happy, chatty, and euphoric. However, the effects cocaine produces are very short-lived meaning over only a few hours users typically consume a very high quantity.

This can lead to psychological addiction which can be very difficult to manage without professional help. If you live in Christchurch and are struggling with a cocaine addiction, call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today.

Rehab for Heroin Addiction in Christchurch


Heroin is an opiate that can cause an overdose in an individual after just one dosage. In recent years, many street heroin dealers have begun to mix heroin with other fatal substances such as fentanyl.

If you are struggling with a heroin addiction, our team can help you. With addiction, many people feel as though it is too late to reach out for help. This isn’t true, our team can help source drug and alcohol rehab in Christchurch to assist you in your recovery journey.

Working with a professional team will ensure that the admission process moves along as smoothly as possible. This means you can access a heroin detox in just a number of days once you have called our helpline advisers.

End your relationship with heroin abuse today, call 0800 111 4108.

Rehab for Cannabis Addiction in Christchurch

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Whilst cannabis is garnering a harmless reputation, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Every year, thousands of people in the UK are becoming addicted to cannabis and find it incredibly hard to break the dependence.

Cannabis contains a psychoactive compound called THC; this is what causes the ‘high’ feeling in users. Whilst this can feel pleasant at first, not taking the substance regularly can cause intense cravings and feelings of paranoia.

If you live in Christchurch and believe that your cannabis consumption is becoming worrying, we urge you to reach out to our team. Our team of experts can help source a suitable cannabis rehab within your local area without any waitlists meaning swift admission in just a number of days.

What types of therapy are offered at drug and alcohol rehab in Christchurch?

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In drug and alcohol rehab in Christchurch, a wide variety of therapies are offered. Through a combination of traditional and holistic methods, you can look forward to a well-rounded recovery.

The types of therapy typically offered at rehab include:

What is a dual diagnosis?


A dual diagnosis is an official term used to describe patients with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health condition. This is a very common diagnosis in addiction treatment as more often than not, one condition influences the other.

However, at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, we only work with treatment providers in Christchurch who provide bespoke dual diagnosis treatment programmes for clients. This means providing equal treatment for both the physical and mental health of patients.

Sadly, NHS treatment is often criticised for its lack of mental health support which is why we especially urge those with a dual diagnosis to seek professional treatment through our services.

To begin your recovery journey today, call our 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 111 4108

What is relapse prevention?

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Relapse prevention is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that helps patients to identify and combat triggers relating to their addiction. It is a great skill to harness before returning home, often helping patients feel more confident in their sobriety.

In rehab in Christchurch, relapse prevention is offered through workshops and sessions catered exactly to your needs. you will also be encouraged to develop a written relapse prevention plan with the assistance of a support worker.

This plan will then be shared with your wider support network and allow them to step in should the risk of a relapse arise once you return home.

What is aftercare?

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Aftercare is a continued form of private treatment that begins once your programme has ended and you have returned home. It ensures your safety and motivation in sobriety for up to 12 months.

Your aftercare programme will be made up of outpatient therapy sessions and progress meetings so that staff can offer individualised care to all patients.

Your aftercare team will also be able to signpost you to local groups in the Christchurch area such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Another widely recommended group is SMART Recovery. SMART is a free programme providing motivation to those in sobriety. It offers sessions in person and also online making it an accessible service to all.

If you currently live in Christchurch and are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, reach out today by calling 0800 111 4108 and take the first step to a life in recovery.


[1] Dorset Police cracks down on drug dealers and users https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/20263271.dorset-police-cracks-drug-dealers-users/

[2] New powers to seize alcohol in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


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