Drug Addiction Treatment
The first step of overcoming a drug addiction problem is, of course, to admit you have a problem. Drug addiction is still widely misunderstood and subject to social stigma and judgement, even from close friends and family.
At Serenity Drug Rehab centres, we are proud to have helped thousands of clients to turn their lives around with professional treatments to help them tackle drug and other addictions. We combine a supported approach of abstinence along with the psychological support that helps to tackle the underlying causes of the addiction.
Most people with real addiction problems who want to regain control of their lives and avoid a relapse, attending an inpatient rehabilitation centre is an absolute must. Our private UK drug rehab centres are designed to be a relaxing and stress-free environment to help you overcome your addiction.
You will be surrounded by doctors, nurses and therapists at all times, all of whom just want to make your rehabilitation process go as successfully and smoothly as possible. Several of our staff have overcome addiction problems of their own in the past and are uniquely equipped to understand your challenges and anxieties.
Who is a drug rehab programme suitable for?
If you want to become free from drug addiction and ready to prepare for a life of sobriety, then our drug rehabilitation programme is your ideal choice, delivered at our private clinic on an inpatient basis.
In drug rehab, you will go through a full supported detox and withdrawal programme that is expertly managed and monitored by our professional team.
At the same time, you will focus on learning new skills, tools and personal awareness that will set you up for success when you leave and return to your home. We also offer urgent care for those who need immediate treatment.
What can I expect once I have successfully completed drug rehab?
- The aim is for life-long sobriety
- You can re-enter society and play a valuable role in the world around you
- You can rebuild relationships with loved ones, let go of unhealthy relationships that don’t serve you well and start new relationships that are free from addiction.
- You can lead a productive life that allows you to use your talents, energy and abilities to achieve new goals.
- You can start to enjoy life again!
The first stage is detoxing yourself from the drug you’re addicted to. This is the most important stage as none of our other treatments will work correctly if the drugs are still in your system.
Detoxing can also be the most difficult stage of the entire rehabilitation progress due to the side effects and the intense desire to use drugs.
Detoxification is also known as medically-assisted withdrawal and it works on an inpatient basis at a Serenity Clinic.
The harmful drug is temporarily replaced under thorough medical supervision with a medication that helps to reduce the physical symptoms of withdrawal and the associated feelings of anxiety that will occur during the process.
This happens under round-the-clock supervision, as part of a tailored detox plan which is designed around individual needs, particularly where other medical conditions are present.
The prospect of undergoing the physical detox is often the most daunting for our patients, but the team of clinic experts are there to make the process as manageable as possible. Our aim is to help every patient to completely give up the drug that they are addicted to as a vital step in rediscovering their lives and getting back on track.
We will be there to supervise you at all times and can provide therapy sessions, support groups, medication to combat withdrawal side effects, cognitive behavioural therapy, nutrition guidance, sports, activities and more to make sure you are not only fully equipped to face your cravings head on and defeat them, but also to make sure you are never alone with these struggles.
Once you have successfully detoxed and your body is free of the drugs you crave, the real work can start. You will go through daily therapy sessions, consultations with doctors and discussions both with professionals and other addicts.
You will begin to understand your addiction, how it works, how it impairs your judgement, and how to regain control of your mind and desires. We will take you through the globally proven 12-step programme with some unique personalised steps to make the rehabilitation process work for you as much as possible.
Why does drug rehab need to be done within a clinic?
Drug rehab needs to be delivered on an inpatient basis at our clinic because of the intensive nature of the detox process and the need to escape the drug lifestyle itself.
Most addicts find themselves increasingly drawn into a drug culture where they are surrounded by sources of their addiction and people who do not want them to overcome their dependency.
A fresh and supportive environment is essential to avoid temptation and to access the necessary support in a way that is as painless and smooth as possible, with healing therapies and positive people that are there to help.
What does the therapy-led stage of drug rehab involve?
This vital phase tackles the underlying issues which led to drug addiction in the first place. Every patient will have a tailored programme based on their own personal needs-assessment. This could include:
- Daily individual and group therapy sessions, including talk therapy and journaling
- Support to help build relationships, communicate and navigate vital life and interpersonal skills in a drug-free world
- Self-esteem and positive attitude work and techniques
- Complementary family-based therapies to support education, awareness and preparation to support the individual as they embrace their new drug-free life.
Even once you successfully overcome your addiction and are ready to go back into the world with a new lease of life, we provide one of the world’s leading aftercare programmes. We will be ready at the end of the phone to give professional advice if you are feeling like you might relapse, and can even take you back in serious situations.
Our setup is all about relieving anxiety and making the patient feel as comfortable and safe as possible.
We have several ex-addicts in our staff and they are world leaders in their fields so there is no judgement, only a safe, welcoming environment.
How much does drug rehab cost in the UK?
For many, the cost of drug rehabilitation is something that can put them off getting the help they need. Your life always takes priority and the value of regaining control will always outweigh any potential costs.
This is why we:
- Accept the vast majority of medical insurance policies
- Run a free helpline so you can receive help and guidance 24/7
- Create personalised treatment plans so you don’t receive any treatments that won’t benefit you
- Offer a low-interest and customisable credit plan so you can prioritise your wellness and worry about the rest later
- Offer a detox from home programme allowing you to access a low-cost professional rehabilitation plan in your own time
- Regularly hold free drug rehab centre tours so you can schedule a visit now to learn exactly what we do, see our drug rehab facilities and hear about how we can help.
How does rehab help drug addicts?
Our drug rehabilitation programmes are the UK’s most effective way to beat addiction and anybody who is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs can benefit from them.
But what if you’re not sure if you’re an addict? We always recommend calling us if you’re not sure and want some clarification, but you may have an addiction if:
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when not using drugs, such as the shakes, sweating, tiredness or nausea
- You need to take more and more drugs to feel the same effect
- You plan your life and appointments around your drug use
- You have tried to stop using drugs but ended up continuing
- You are having financial issues due to spending more than you can afford on drugs
- You find yourself socialising more with friends that do drugs or accommodate your habit
These symptoms of addiction can all be scary to go through but we are waiting to help you and get you back on track.
Drug rehab at home
This is always an option, and if you have a slightly less major addiction, you might feel like you need a little help kicking the habit, but don’t want to spend the money or time going to an inpatient rehab facility.
If this sounds like you, our detox from home programmes can be a lifesaver. They essentially involve you detoxifying your body of drugs at home by avoiding taking them. You will be given medication to help fight the withdrawal symptoms, telephone guidance, and be invited to attend certain consultations and therapy sessions.
This makes the process extremely easy and makes sure you never feel like you’re alone even when you are in the comfort of your own home.
Countless patients have successfully overcome their addiction through this route and gotten straight back into their lives, but if we find your cravings are too strong and you are unable to kick the habit entirely from your home, we can invite you to attend one of our rehab centres at any time for further help, and the choice remains yours.
What can I expect from my drug rehab programme?
- An urgent admissions process
- Free advice to help you to make the right decision for your needs
- A holistic approach to drug detox, which combines the physical detox with the psychological support, tools and techniques needed to make a lasting change – all delivered by professionals that truly care and are ready to support every patient.
- A private room with a full range of clinics available.
- Tailored treatments and programmes available at each clinic with supporting services and facilities.
- Access to offsite experiences such as swimming, equine therapy, exercise and life skills trips. All are supervised and accompanied to help give patients confidence as they first navigate their drug-free new world.
- The right length of time for the most effective programme – typically 60-90 days for the best results and chance to experience long-term recovery
- Access to individual and group therapies to meet other supportive people and to learn about activities such as journaling and meditation
- A hugely experienced and qualified team of professionals that include doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, dieticians, acupuncturists, herbalists, trauma specialists and equine specialists.
- Detox and therapeutic treatment programmes that are fully approved by the Care Quality Commission, which independently regulates all of the health and social care services in the UK.
- 24/7 care on our inpatient drug rehab programme
- Family programmes on a bespoke basis, to ensure that family and friends are ready to support each patient in the right way as they undergo change.
- Treatment programmes that also tackle co-occurring process additions such as co-dependency, gambling and sex.
- Guided visits for friend and family.
- Exercise under supervision within each individual’s care plan schedule
- Full information about funding your drug rehab, either via private medical insurance or private payment.
Are there drug rehab treatment centres near me?
Serenity Drug Rehabilitation Centres are available all around the UK and beyond. We offer professional and high-quality drug rehab centres in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
This means you can experience all the comfort and expertise of a professional drug rehab facility without needing to take a long journey into the middle of nowhere.
Treatment for common drugs
Heroin is derived from morphine and is most commonly injected, although it can also be smoked, inhaled or snorted. It rapidly kills pain and is one of the most addictive drugs known to man, with addiction setting in rapidly, as well as tolerance, which increases rapidly, leading to heavier usage and serious health issues.
These include Hepatitis and HIV through needle-sharing. Chronic users can suffer from kidney and liver disease, collapsed veins, heart lining and vale infections and other problems.
Users tend to eat little and can end up suffering from malnutrition. Heroin is so addictive that withdrawal can kick in after just a few hours.
Heroin addiction will almost certainly need to be managed via a professional inpatient detox programme under specialist guidance.
Contact us for free advice and remember that we are trained and able to carry out emergency interventions where necessary.
This is a dangerous and powerful stimulate drug which can become rapidly addictive. The effects are short-lived but intense and pleasurable.
Long-term usage can lead to depression, paranoia, panic attacks and anxiety.It is possible to withdraw from the drug with the right drug rehab programme and lifestyle changes.
Many people mistakenly view cannabis as being less of a ‘problem’ drug because it is associated with feelings of calm, tranquillity and relaxation.
It can be smoked or cooked into foods, and the use of cannabis is being legalized in certain circumstances. However, just like other legal drugs, it can be misused and eventually form an addiction.
This is often the case with people who are suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues or for those who struggle in certain everyday situations. However, a dependence on cannabis can be treated successfully as part of a managed recovery journey.
Also known as ecstasy, MDMA is powerful and a synthetic party drug which greatly alters perception and mood. It can be taken as a powder, snorted, smoked or rubbed into the gums – or mixed with other substances and sold as tablets.
The drug forces the brain to release its natural feel-good chemicals which lead to sensations of intimacy, extreme energy, happiness and euphoria. It’s commonly used amongst clubbers and party-goers for these reasons, but tolerance can build rapidly and create a psychological dependence, even if MDMA isn’t physically addictive.
Long-term health effects include confusion, risky behaviour, paranoia, hallucinations, poor judgement and even self-harm tendencies and suicidal thoughts.
At Serenity Health we offer bespoke treatment plans for each individual’s needs and we can help you to withdraw from the drug and look forward to a life without the need for drugs.
Although it is possible to overcome drug addiction entirely and to look forward to a life free from dependency, the path is difficult and can come with a number of challenges, even after you have been sober for many years.
This is why we deliver our physical detox programmes alongside psychological and therapeutic treatments to provide the tools, skills and self-knowledge needed to stay sober.
Although you can kick a drug addiction, you will always be continuing to work on your path to sustained sobriety in your life. It is essential that you, and your loved ones, understand that relapse is always a possibility and that it comes with a number of risks, especially when you are newly sober.
Part of the transition to a drug-free life involves admitting that you have a drug addiction and that your lifestyle needs to adjust in order to prevent relapse.
As every drug addict’s situation is completely different, the therapy process will help to understand situations, contexts and triggers which are particular problem areas.
By understanding individual triggers, patients are prepared to plan ahead- knowing that they need to avoid situations, places and people which may challenge their ability and resolve to stay away from drugs.
FAQs About Drug Rehab
Where is drug addiction treatment available?
We have rehab and detox clinics all across the UK to help you on your journey to recovery. Click here to find rehab centres & facilities near you.
How much does drug addiction treatment cost?
For more information on how much rehab costs, please visit our pricing page.
How can I get started with drug addiction treatment?
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.
Self-help tips for dealing with the initial stages of drug addiction?
- Keep track of the volume of your drug use to have a better understanding of the role of drug addiction in your life.
- Consider the impact of your drug use to the things that matter most to you, such as your partner, your children, your career and your health.
- Consider getting advice from a person you trust about your drug use.
- Remind yourself of the reasons why you want to change for the better.
- Analyse your attempts at recovery. What worked and what didn’t?
- Set specific, measurable goals, such as time and limitations you’ve made to recover from drug addiction.
- Consider to open up to your loved ones that you’re committing to recovery and seek for their support.