Addiction Rehab Centre UK
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The following points of information on drug rehab centers are prepared under the supervision of Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist Dr Bruce Trathen MBBS MRCPsych, and Senior Addictions Therapist David Goodlad FRSPH MA Dip. MBACP (Snr. Accred) UKRC NCAC CADC.

Accessing reliable and accurate information on drug clinics can be confusing and time consuming. Triage Advisors are here to help you make fully informed and accurate decisions. Call 0800 246 5293.


What is a drug rehab center?

A drug rehab center is a facility where a person can access residential treatment for drug addiction. When entering drug rehabilitation centres, the person will need to be assisted through a medical detox (if there is a physical dependence). Drug rehab centers can help with addiction to a variety of substances including alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and cannabis amongst others.

Withdrawal from certain drugs can be life threatening and from others can be extremely uncomfortable. Professional drug clinics can help with this. Therefore, it is vital that detox takes place in drug rehab centers where professionals are there to support the person through the process. Once the person becomes completely free from drugs, drug rehab clinics will focus on the psychological side of the dependence. Residential drug rehabilitation centres usually combine several types of therapy, including group therapy, one-to-one therapy, educational seminars, and personal reflection. It is important that the person learns to understand the addiction and the reasons behind it in order to avoid relapse once they have left the rehabilitation centre.

Residential treatment differ from other treatments in that it is more intensive. The residential aspect of the treatment means that the person is given some time away from their normal environment to really focus on getting themselves better. Another advantage of drug clinics is that the person is in a therapeutic environment surrounded by professionals who will make their recovery process as easy as possible.

When should someone seek drug rehab help?

Addiction can completely take over a person's life. This does not have to be the case. Anyone can recover with access to the right drug rehabilitation clinics.

If the addiction has reached severe levels or if out-patient treatments have failed, drug rehab is likely to be the form of treatment most likely to achieve success.

Where to rehab from drug addiction

There are a number of different residential drug rehabilitation centres available. It is important that the treatment is tailored to the individual - addiction is different for each person; there is no “one-size-fits-all solution”. In order to find out the drug rehab clinics that represent the best chance of success for all concerned, call one of our experienced advisors. Our advice is all completely free and confidential.

Triage Healthcare are staffed by highly experienced and expert professionals in addiction medicine and counselling, who are ethically bound to give you advice according to the latest evidence of what works, and who are not allowed to advise you according to a profit motive. Rather we will find you the best value drug centers given your particular circumstances and wishes.

It is possible to access private overseas drug clinics. This option can be particularly appealing to those individuals who have already accessed drug clinics in the UK with limited success. By travelling overseas to access treatment, the person is completely removed from their problematic surroundings. Overseas treatment can also represent better value for money in some cases.

It is also possible to access free NHS drug clinics. Whilst it would clearly be preferable to receive treatment without having to pay for it, it is important to remember that there is a greater demand for addiction treatment than the NHS can adequately satisfy. Therefore, there can often be long waiting lists involved when trying to access the NHS options.

How long could treatment in a drug rehab center take?

The duration spent in treatment will vary depending on the particular situation. Rehabilitation centre, drug addiction clinics in the UK usually offer programmes between 4 and 12 weeks long. Regardless of the length of treatment, an attitude of ‘seeing it through’ is central to effectiveness. Quality residential rehabs are able to identify the following:

 (Trathen et al, 2008)

How much does a private drug rehab center cost?

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private treatment for addictions in the UK. High quality free advice and information is provided to all, as well as best-value private treatment to individuals with a limited budget. If you arrange treatment through Triage Healthcare you will never pay more and in some cases you will pay less for residential treatment than by booking direct with residential drug rehabilitation centres.

Where to find Drug Rehab Centers in the UK

We understand that there may be concerns regarding treatment, particularly in terms of cost, location and success. That is why we are here. We can advise you on rehab centres in the UK running individually tailored programmes. We can help all concerned decide on a comprehensive program that is affordable to your budget. You can telephone on 0845 888 4444to speak with us straight away in confidence or email us with the guarantee of a timely response.

Our aim at Triage Healthcare is to provide you with confidential and reliable advice regarding all areas of addiction. Our helpline is staffed by an experienced team of psychology and healthcare graduates that have chosen this work as a vocation. Each advisor has a personal interest in working with addiction on a daily basis to help those in need. By choosing to call us today you will be provided with the personal care and support of our qualified alcohol and addiction advisors.