drug rehab treatment

Detox Plus UK not only specialise in the detoxification of drugs where there is a physical dependency but also in the provision of evidence-based addiction treatments to help rehabilitate any individual that has developed a drug dependence or drug addiction.

The key to long term recovery from drug addiction is not just a drug detox. A drug detox is an essential first step where drug dependence is identified, but for long term recovery from drug abuse and drug addiction much more is needed than just a reset button for the body.

Successful addiction treatment treats the mindset that drives the individual to repeatedly take drugs regardless of the negative consequences to themselves and to others.

Addiction is much more psychologically complex than just taking drugs to harmful levels.

In order for an individual who is suffering from drug addiction to stay free of drugs on a permanent basis, we have found more often than not that drug rehab is helpful, if not life-saving.

What Is Drug Rehab?

A drug rehab is more than just a drug detox clinic. Most drug rehabs and certainly the ones that we work with, provide a medical drug detox as part of their service. The main difference between a drug detox clinic and a drug rehab centre is that it rehabilitates patients once they are detoxed from drugs.

A drug rehab is a purpose built facility staffed by a multidisciplinary team of addiction treatment professionals  – who deliver a professionally run drug rehab programme. This is usually offered on an inpatient basis, sometimes daycare as an outpatient.

A staffing team usually consists of experienced and qualified doctors, nurses, counsellors, therapists, holistic therapists, support workers and sometimes consultant psychiatrists.

A good drug rehab will be CQC registered and regulated. This ensures that a high level of safety and care are adhered to and that the drug rehab is properly equipped and licensed to deliver the treatments advertised.

Is Drug Rehab Necessary To Stay Off Drugs?

Drug rehab is not necessary for every individual that suffers from a drug problem. However certain people would certainly benefit from undergoing a programme including:

  • Those that repeatedly relapse despite the desire to stay in recovery
  • Those that have a long or difficult detox ahead and require support throughout the process
  • Those that have a dual diagnosis illness such as depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or an eating disorder in addition to a drug addiction
  • Those that are unable to stop taking drugs despite wanting to
  • Those that want to learn how to live and enjoy life without drugs
  • Those that need life-saving treatment as drugs are destroying them

Drug rehab, while not necessary in every case of addiction, does deliver life-saving treatment to those that need it most.

Drug addiction and drug abuse kills…FACT!

Drug Rehab Programmes

The clinics that Detox Plus UK work with provide bespoke drug treatment programmes. This means that your treatment is tailored to you as an individual and will incorporate a number of evidence-based addiction treatments to assist in healing you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Drug rehabs provide a safe, supportive and secure environment where intensive therapy can be undertaken. On average, a patient can expect to undergo a year’s worth of therapy sessions within a relatively short period of time. Drug rehabs appreciate the necessity for patients to heal and learn essential coping strategies and relapse prevention techniques before they return to the community.

Undergoing a programme following detoxification from drugs will give you a far better chance of staying clean and in recovery long term.

Why Do Drug Addicts Need Rehab Treatment?

Rehab treatment is very specialised and concentrates on healing the individual as a whole person, not just one singular aspect. We have found that this approach is necessary in order to give each patient the best chance of staying in recovery once detoxed from drugs.

Drug addiction changes the brain. Repeated exposure to a drug that stimulates the brain’s reward system changes the brain’s chemistry and pathways. A drug addicts brain becomes fine-tuned to plan, seek and take drugs – regardless of the possible negative consequences.

reward pathway by addictive drugs
Source: NIDA

Removing or stopping the drugs does little to change the brain’s pathways. In other words, even once the drugs have been safely removed from the body through detoxification, a drug addict’s brain will still obsess over drugs.

Drug addiction leads to some very unhealthy and maladaptive behaviours, behaviours that serve to enable the addiction. As the addition progresses, these behaviours become more and more entrenched. This is why rehabilitation is essential.

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Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Through adopting healthier disciplines, thought processes and actions, the brain can relearn to seek healthier rewards and start to repair itself.

The Benefits of Residential Treatment

Drug rehab offers numerous benefits to an individual that is suffering from drug abuse or drug addiction, including:

  • High levels of support in a recovery focused environment
  • The temptation to use is reduced – drug rehabs are abstinent focused
  • A full medical drug detox minimises drug withdrawal symptoms
  • Specialist addiction treatments delivered by trained professionals
  • Personalised treatment plan adapted to individual treatment requirements
  • Time and space out of the community and away from responsibilities in order to heal
  • Effective drug relapse prevention techniques and strategies
  • Learn how to process difficult emotions safely without the need or want for drugs to suppress them
  • Learn how to build healthy and lasting relationships with others
  • Unearth and therapeutically heal the deep-rooted causes that drive addiction
  • Leave drug rehab drug free and armed with a programme of recovery

Realistically the benefits of drug rehab are too numerous to list. Patients learn a great deal about themselves, their condition, and recovery on a daily basis. Drug rehab has saved many people that otherwise would not have survived.

To find out more about how private drug rehab can benefit you as an individual, please call Detox Plus UK and speak to one of our addiction experts on 02072052734

What Drugs Do Drug Rehabs Treat?

The CQC registered reputable drug rehabs that Detox Plus UK work with treat all manner of substance addictions including addiction to and abuse of the following drugs:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Cannabis
  • M-Cat
  • Legal Highs
  • Crystal Meth
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Amphetamines
  • Painkiller medications
  • Opium
  • Codeine, Dihydrocodeine, Nurofen plus, Morphine, Co-codamol, Nurofen plus
  • Prescription drugs
  • Party drugs
  • GHB / GBL
  • Ketamin
  • Gabapentin and Pregabalin
  • Over the counter medicines
  • Spice
  • Fentanyl
  • Valium
  • Sleeping tablets
  • ADHD medications

If you have an addiction to a drug that is not covered in the above list, please call us to find out how we can help you. We have locations all over the UK including drug rehabs in London, Essex, Wales, Midlands, Yorkshire, Leeds, Aberdeenshire, Glasgow and Northern Ireland.

Free Drug Rehab Assessment

Detox Plus UK want you to have the best drug rehab options available. Following a free assessment of your physical and mental health, we will recommend a drug rehab programme that is designed to get you well. We follow assessment protocols to ensure that you are not admitted to a drug rehab that cannot provide the care you need.

Furthermore, our assessments are conducted by addiction treatment experts and are kept strictly confidential. We also accept calls from family members, partners, friends, loved ones, professionals and work colleagues.

You can undertake your free drug rehab assessment by calling us today on 02072052734

Who needs drug rehab?

If you or a loved one have a drug problem that is costing more than just money and are unable to stop taking drugs, then drug rehab is recommended.

It is important to understand that drug abuse and drug addiction are life-threatening and that professional treatment is required in order to recover.

Drug addiction is not a poor lifestyle choice. Addicts do not choose to destroy themselves, harm their loved ones and harm their careers and finances. Drug addiction is a progressive disease of the brain. Without the correct addiction treatment, it can and does kill.

Drug deaths in recent years have risen to alarming levels. The number of drug-related deaths today far exceeds the number of traffic fatalities recorded in England and Wales. If you have a drug problem, don’t make the mistake of thinking it won’t happen to you.

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Source: ONS Drug Deaths V Road deaths

Latest Drug Death Statistics For England and Wales

The latest drug death statistics for England and Wales, recorded by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlights the following main points:

  • There were 3,756 deaths relating to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017.
  • Two-thirds of drug-related deaths were related to drug misuse.
  • Female drug-related death rates increased for the eighth consecutive year.
  • The North East had a significantly higher number of deaths relating to drug-misuse than all other English regions; London had a significantly lower rate.

Deaths involving cocaine and fentanyl continued to rise in 2017.

What Happens After Drug Rehab?

Detox Plus UK do not believe that drug addiction treatment should stop once drug rehab has been completed. We can, therefore, arrange aftercare either with the rehab attended or through a BACP registered private counsellor locally.

Extended rehab care and supported living accommodation are also available to consider. Both of these rehab treatment options have extremely good success rates as they enable the rehab patient to start practising recovery tools in real life situations and events while still receiving professional support.

Our supported living accommodation resources allow residents to access the following valuable services:

  • Further education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Training
  • Access to rehab groups and one to one keywork sessions
  • Volunteering
  • Financial advice and help
  • Support into part-time or full-time work
  • Support and assistance with relocation and becoming fully independent
  • Access to recovery groups and meetings
  • Access to local rehab aftercare
  • Therapeutic community

How long does drug rehab take?

Based on your individual assessment outcome we will be able to make a definite recommendation as to how long you should stay in drug rehab.

Anytime in drug rehab is better than none. However, therapists agree that the longer the inpatient programme, the better the outcome.

The recommendations Detox Plus UK make will be based on your individual treatment needs, budget and location. The duration we suggest will be the minimum time required in order to attain the foundations for long-lasting recovery.

Detox Plus UK understand that committing to a long drug rehab stay would intimidate most. If you are worried about this we can assure you that your treatment can be extended at any point; this is easily arranged with the rehab.

What Is Drug Rehab Like?

Most individuals that attend drug rehab feel a huge amount of relief at being taken out of the community and put somewhere safe where they can begin their recovery journey.

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Your personal experience of drug rehab will be very individual to you, but it’s not uncommon for patients to actually enjoy their experience and look back on memories of rehab with fondness and laughter.

As a general guideline most drug rehabs operate in a similar way. On admission, you are comprehensively assessed by a doctor or psychiatrist. Your accommodation will usually be a choice of single en suite or double en suite with single occupancy or a shared bedroom with a member of the same sex.

Fully residential drug rehabs offer everything under one roof. This means that your accommodation, medication, treatment and food is all catered for within the one residential facility.

Quasi Residential drug rehabs offer accommodation within close proximity of the rehab. They are usually more affordable but have lower levels of support than fully residential.

Drug rehabs will usually provide an onsite medical drug detox for any drug dependence that is identified by the physician assessing you. A care plan of treatment will be agreed with your focal counsellor who will be responsible for regularly reviewing your progress.

Drug rehab programmes are designed to engage you and so are varied and interesting. Recovery needs to be appealing, or no one would want to get sober and clean.

Does Drug Rehab Work?

Drug rehab does work providing you are willing to engage with the treatment programme and be honest about your addiction.

There is no quick fix to treating addiction and drug rehab does not cure you of addiction. What it does do is assist in challenging and changing your mindset. It also equips you with the tools to stay in recovery once treatment has finished.

The majority of addicts in recovery find that they need to focus on their recovery on a daily basis and change their way of life. Recovery can be a very beautiful and rewarding experience but it does take work on your part.

Treatments Offered 

Drug rehab offers specialist treatments for drug addiction and drug abuse that you would otherwise not be able to access in the community, at least not all at the same time and not on a concentrated level.

A good drug rehab programme will include evidence-based addiction treatments such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrated therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Process
  • Meditation
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Life skills
  • Relapse prevention
  • Educational workshops
  • Motivational therapy
  • Holistic drug treatment therapies including: Auricular acupuncture/ Massage/ Tai Chi/ Mindfulness/ Aromatherapy/ Yoga/ Art / Music/ Drama/ Equine therapy

If there is any particular therapy that you wish to be part of your drug rehabilitation programme, we can help you access the treatment centre that delivers it.

Cost of A Rehabilitation Programme

Costs of drug rehab in the UK vary depending on whether you choose a basic, affordable rehab or a luxury drug rehab. Prices start from around £5,000 – £8,000 for a 28-day programme at a reputable drug rehab clinic.

For more information on drug rehab costs and prices, please call or contact Detox Plus UK on 02072052734 so we can discuss your individual circumstances.

We also accept referrals from family members, corporate professionals, friends and loved ones.




Drugs faq

Which medications are used during detox?


Different medications are used to treat different withdrawal symptoms. Some of the drugs that are prescribed in detox include: Benzodiazepines- These drugs reduce anxiety and irritability. Anxiety is a common symptom of withdrawal from many drugs, including cocaine and opiates, like heroin. Benzos have a sedative effect, which helps ease alcohol withdrawals.

Doctors are cautious about prescribing benzos because they are addictive. Antidepressants- Without drugs, an addicted person cannot produce natural amounts of happiness-inducing chemicals in their brain. Because they’ve relied on drugs to keep them happy for so long, people in detox often experience depression. Antidepressants like Zoloft and Prozac can help relieve these feelings until the brain is able to produce happiness-inducing chemicals on its own again.

How is illicitly manufactured fentanyl being sold?

It can in pill form sold as fake Oxycodone and other club drugs or powder form sold as heroin, or fentanyl powder form mixed into other drugs like cocaine, crystal meth, and on blotter papers disguised as “blotter LSD”.

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