Alcohol Rehabilitation in the UK
The thought of alcohol rehab can conjure up ideas of Hollywood celebrities seeking help for rock star lifestyles. What you might not have realised is that there are plenty of alcohol rehab clinics all throughout the UK. In fact, there is almost certainly a rehab clinic in your town or city. Feel free to take a look at our rehab centre locations to find clinics near you.
Some people might imagine life in a rehab clinic must be difficult and depressing, but most centres these days put a lot of effort into creating a stress-free, calming and relaxing environment.
It isn’t simply a case of being confined to a room and not allowed to drink for a certain amount of time. Your time at a high-quality rehab clinic will typically be filled with individual and group therapy sessions, holistic therapies such as mindfulness and yoga, sessions with doctors and nurses, and a wealth of activities planned for exercise, outdoor activities and relaxation.
Here at Serenity Centres, we offer the best rehab centre environments available anywhere in the world, with all the facilities and resources needed for day-to-day life, from laundry services to kitchens to high-quality furnishings and details.
It can also be a huge benefit to socialise and have a laugh with other people going through the same circumstances, as going through alcohol addiction at home can be an extremely lonely and isolating situation.
What Is Alcohol Rehab?
Alcohol rehab is a specifically designed programme to help alcoholics recover from their addiction and live their lives without having to drink.
A programme might consist of therapy, counselling, CBT, psychotherapy, and the 12 steps. It will also look at the whole patient, not just the mental aspects of recovery, including a great diet, with healthy food, exercise, meditation and yoga.
No two programmes are alike as we design each alcohol treatment individually to suit every patient we have. We understand that this is a very difficult illness to recover from and we get everyone the best possible chance to do that with a highly tailored programme to suit their own individual circumstances.
How does Alcohol Rehab work?
Your first step is to have a consultation with a GP to discuss your drinking history, current health, desires for recovery and more. This allows us to ascertain whether you need to attend one of our rehab centres or whether an alcohol home detox is a more suitable option.
This consultation is completely free and comes with no obligations so if you believe you have an alcohol problem, the absolute best thing you can do for yourself is to contact us and arrange a free consultation right now.
If you do end up attending one of our alcohol rehab clinics for treatment, the first step is an alcohol detox. This is a tough part of the process but it is absolutely necessary for recovery. For more information on this process, the symptoms and potential treatments for detoxing from alcohol, you may want to check our guide to safe alcohol detoxification.
This may sound scary if you’ve been drinking for a long time, but it will be done under the supervision of our highly qualified doctors, nurses and therapists.
They will also provide as much advice, therapy and alcohol rehab help as they possibly can to make this process go as smoothly as possible and avoid any potential health issues or relapses.
Despite this, alcohol rehabilitation centres aren’t just places you go to detox. You will also receive medication (if necessary), support groups, relaxation therapies, advice on avoiding relapse, nutrition tips, and more to ensure your choice to quit drinking sticks.
Our Alcohol Rehab Programme
Our programmes are delivered as an inpatient as we feel this gives our guests the best chance of recovery in comfortable and relaxing surroundings away from their normal lives.
There are no distractions, no having to deal with a job, or family concerns, and no temptations, giving everyone the chance to focus only on what they need to do to get better.
In such a supportive and comfortable environment, our patients are more likely to feel safe and to relax, allowing them to open up and talk about issues that they might never have discussed with another living soul in their whole life.
Getting to the bottom of why our patients drink is vital, but it’s an intense process that takes a great deal of care, and that’s why we don’t do this deep work on an outpatient basis.
We use counselling, therapy, psychological help, and the 12-step process to help our patients change their thinking and find new ways to deal with their problems without alcohol. We send them out from our rehab clinic with new tools and abilities to go back to their lives and cope well with daily stresses and strains.
Many of our staff are former addicts themselves and know exactly how it feels to deal with alcoholism and come out of the other side.
This experience enables them to deeply empathise with our patients and quickly relate to them. Adding to that, their vast experience and qualifications in dealing with addiction, and we think we have the most amazing environment for recovery.
We’re not saying it’s easy, and alcohol rehab is an incredibly intense and deep process, but we do give you every possible support, with staff available around the clock if you need extra care or just to talk.
And afterwards, we’ll give you free aftercare for 12 months so you have support as you return back to your normal life.
Family Recovery Programme
If a member of the family suffers from alcohol addiction, it can be absolutely shattering for the rest of the family to try to deal with it.
Watching a family member change before your eyes into someone they never were before and watching their behaviour deteriorate while there doesn’t seem to be anything you can do is utterly soul destroying.
One of the most important things we do at Serenity Rehab is to assist families in our recovery programme to help them deal with their thoughts and emotions, and help them understand what is happening with their family member.
We also encourage families to be present and support their loved one and each other, as we know we get the best possible results when our patient has the love and support of their family.
Although it is down to each individual patient to deal with their addiction, we do encourage them to talk to their families, and watching a family recover together and support each other is a very special thing.
If you’re imagining institutionalised green walls and plain furnishings, then you’re in for a treat. Each patient has an en-suite bedroom with comfortable surroundings where they can relax.
We also have up-to-date, well-equipped treatment rooms fitted with everything our staff need to help our patients through their detox, and the following treatment.
Do I need Alcohol Rehab?
Admitting you have a problem and need professional help is extremely difficult for most people. However, there is a reason they say it’s the first step to successful recovery.
After all, if you believe your drinking problem is more under control than it is, or that you can just quit yourself when you want to, you are unlikely to find help or stick to an alcohol rehab programme, even if you are completely wrong.
If you know you have a drinking problem but aren’t sure how severe it is, or how best to quit, the best thing you can do is simply give us a call on 0203 151 1280 for some friendly advice on alcohol rehab UK and beyond.
Some signs you may need rehabilitation include:
- Hiding alcohol use from close friends or loved ones, or lying about it
- Using alcohol to cope with stress or pain
- If drinking is affecting your performance at your job or education
- Neglecting your personal appearance
- Borrowing money or selling possessions to drink
- Planning your routine around drinking and always making time for it
You don’t necessarily need all the above signs to be at risk. Even a few of them is cause for concern. The most important thing to remember is alcoholism is an illness, and none of this is your fault.
Once you accept this it is much easier to accept that rehab is almost certainly your best option and that nothing is as important as getting over your addiction and getting back control of your life.
How Do I Get Into Rehab?
We can discuss the best way forward for your condition and offer free advice about our alcohol rehabilitation centres and which location you prefer, as well as other private rehab centre options, alcohol support groups and NHS services in your area.
If we do come to the joint agreement that attending a rehab centre is the best option for you, we can also pick you up from anywhere and take care of everything to make the process as non-stressful for you as possible.
With our free no-obligation helpline, the days of wondering whether an alcohol rehab near me even exists are over.
What are the Costs of Rehabilitation?
Serenity Rehab Centres are some of the most cost-effective rehabilitation clinics in the world, allowing us to provide treatment starting from just £350 a week.
Some people assume that the cost of alcohol rehab in the UK is higher than many other places in the world, but we have spent a lot of time and effort on making sure our alcohol rehab retreats are accessible to anyone who needs them.
Most of our rehab clinics accept medical insurance, and we also have a fair credit facility that puts the focus on getting you well and sorting out any debt afterwards with affordable and easy payments, meaning even if you can’t afford rehab at the moment, there is no reason to put your recovery on hold and keep you from living your life any longer. After all, what could be more important?
If you wish to discuss whether your medical insurance is accepted, what credit options we could offer you, or anything else to do with alcohol rehab cost, contact us anytime for friendly and unbiased advice.
Alcohol Rehab Aftercare
For everyone who completes our programme, we offer free aftercare for up to 1 year.
We’re there to support you as you take your first steps back into your life outside our clinic, and there to help you if you find yourself struggling or worrying that you might relapse into your old ways.
We can provide further counselling and support as you go, and we understand that you might feel very vulnerable when you first go back to your normal life after staying at the clinic.
We think that our aftercare service is a vital part of your recovery, and encourage you to take full advantage of our help as and when you need it. You’re not on your own, and you don’t have to do this by yourself.
Many of our staff have been where you are and understand the challenges you might face as you take your place back with friends and family or learn to strike out on your own, and we know how much it helps to have someone there to listen and to care when things get tough.
If you need support or advice, all you need to do is call us, and we’ll be there.
Rehab is also designed to be very calming and stress-free, and so returning to the real world can be quite stressful at times.
It’s important to remember commitment is key, and even the most sophisticated rehab techniques in the world will struggle to help you if you aren’t fully committed yourself.
We often offer aftercare programmes that involve coming back once or twice a week for therapy sessions, family workshops and more, which are every bit as important as the initial stay at the rehab centre, and which can sometimes go on for up to a year afterwards.
We can also offer regular alcohol breath tests as a way of detecting relapses and making sure they are treated and the correct steps are taken immediately. If any of this sounds helpful it’s usually a great idea to schedule a tour of one of our local centres and see what we could offer you.
Most of our staff have overcome their own addiction and understand completely what our patients are going through and how hard it can be to take that first step and ask for help. Patients benefit from their experience, understanding and empathy, and we know our staff do everything they can to help our patients through their problems.
We have staff available 24 hours a day so patients always have someone to talk, no matter what time of day or night it is.
If you have a problem with alcohol addiction, just pick up the phone and give us a call for free advice. Should you decide to take up a place at our clinic, we can take urgent admissions and get you help very quickly.
It just takes that first step to choose that you want to get better and to make that call.
Alcohol Addiction Help is Available Anywhere in the UK
Our rehab centres are all over the UK and even beyond. Virtually every UK county and town is covered, so when it comes to alcohol rehab in London, Wales, Devon, Scotland and virtually anywhere else you may be, you are guaranteed to have a facility suitable for you within easy reaching distance.
- Drinking alone or in secret
- Losing interest in extracurricular or social activities that don’t involve drinking
- Often craves for alcohol
- Makes drinking a priority over personal & professional responsibilities
- Extreme mood swings
- Experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms
- Drinking early in the morning
- Disregarding the negative impact of alcohol on relationships
- Alcohol inpatient detox
- Alcohol home detox
- Alcohol rehab
- Group Therapy
- Rehab facilities
We have rehab and detox clinics all across the UK to help you on your journey to recovery. Click Here to find rehab centers & facilities near you.
For more information on how much rehab costs, please visit our pricing page.
The best way to get started is to give us a call at 0800 118 2892 for free advice and assessment. Let us help you or your loved one figure out the best treatment plan for your alcohol addiction so you can get started on your journey to recovery.
The more alcohol you drink, the higher the health risks are. There is no such thing as a safe drinking level as any amount of consumption carries a significant amount of risk to your mental & physical health