Addiction Rehab Centre UK
Tel: 0800 246 5293


The following points of information on drug rehabilitation 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 rehab 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 drug rehab?

Drug rehab refers to a specialised drug rehabilitation facility that caters for the treatment of addictions.  Treatment within a drugs rehab may include a medicated detox if there is a physical dependence. This should be an important factor in your consideration. A psychological programme will then address the behavioural and habitual patterns of a drug addiction. This will be delivered through group therapy, one to one counselling, thought and feeling groups, anxiety and anger management classes, educational workshops, diary keeping and reflection groups and fellowship meetings. Drug rehab clinics may also offer holistic therapies such as acupuncture, art therapy, reflexology, equine therapy, yoga and many more to help with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

All forms of drug addiction can be catered for within drug rehabilitation clinics. For substance abuse such as cocaine and cannabis the psychological addiction can be difficult to address unsupported. Other types of addiction such as heroin and prescription drug addiction can lead to severe and uncontrollable behaviours and lifestyle choices that again can be challenging to overcome alone. The psychological and medical care within clinics offers a safe and supportive environment for these addictions to be treated.

When should someone seek drug rehab help?

Drug rehabilitation treatment can be accessed by anyone who suffers from a drug addiction. For some individuals they may recognise when their drug use has become uncontrollable and understand that they need help. For others it may take a nudge in the right direction for them to recognise and become agreeable to help. Triage Healthcare has a wealth of experience with situations such as this, and can help you to support your loved one in making the right decisions.

There are a number of warning signs that suggest someone would benefit from drug rehab. Their drug use may be affecting their social life and relationships in a negative manner. They may be irritable, secretive and dishonest to those around them. Their drug use may begin to have a negative impact on their work. Financial problems may arise due to the excessive usage of substances. Normal lifestyle patterns and behaviour are affected and the person will begin to 'miss out' on things in order to satisfy their addiction. Sometimes the health and psychological well-being of someone may begin to concern themselves or those around them. In severe and well established cases of drug addiction the person may begin to take part in criminal activities to fund their addiction. This includes stealing from family members.

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may need addiction treatment then call us on 0800 246 5293. Our advisors work on a daily basis with people affected by drug addiction and we understand the difficulties and challenges facing those who are taking the first steps towards treatment.

Where to rehab from drug addiction

Residential treatment

Residential clinics can provide the most immediate access to drug treatment. Residential drug rehab addiction treatment aims to break the habit and behaviours around an addiction. A fully medicated and supported detox will also be given where required. When considering drug rehab UK addiction treatment it is important to choose a clinic that is most likely to offer suitable treatment and cater for the needs of the individual. Residential drug rehab can vary in terms of accommodation, treatment programme, activities and approach. It is vital to choose the most appropriate treatment centre for you or your loved one.


It is also possible to access private residential drug rehab overseas. This option can be particularly appealing to those individuals who have already accessed drug rehab 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.

NHS treatment:

The NHS can offer residential drug rehab treatment. Normally outpatient services or short detox programmes in the community or in a specialised ward will be offered instead of rehabilitation drugs addiction. In some cases funding for drugs rehab will be available; however long waiting lists can make this form of treatment difficult to access on the NHS. For those in that position it can be easy to lose motivation and become frustrated with the situation. We know the challenges faced when trying to access NHS drugs rehab. We can offer advice on alternative treatment options as well as offer support and encouragement during this time.


How long could treatment on a drug rehab program take?

The length of the program can vary depending on the severity of the dependence, the situation, and the substance being taken. Typically a minimum of a 6 week programme is recommended, although the longer the better. In cases where this is not feasible, a minimum detox period of 14 days can be arranged if suitable.

For the best outcome of success, a detox programme should be accessed as part of a full treatment plan that also offers psychological and therapeutic support. This is supported by the National Treatment Outcome Research Study (NTORS) in 1996 that showed those who completed a minimum of 28 days in a treatment centre were four times more likely to maintain abstinence than some others.


How much does a private drug rehab program cost?

The cost of private treatment programs can vary depending on the duration, clinic and amount of aftercare accessed. 

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private rehabilitation drug addiction treatment in the UK.  In order to find out the treatment that represents the best chance of success for all concerned, call one of our experienced advisors. Our advice is all completely free and confidential. We can offer guidance towards the best treatment options based on your individual circumstances, budget and needs. Our advisors are ethically bound to give you advice according to the latest evidence of what works, and not according to a profit motive.

Where to find Drug Rehab Centers in the UK

Triage Healthcare provides immediate access to rehab, drug treatment programs and detoxification at a wide range of specialist treatment centres around the UK and abroad. We work with selected groups of clinics in the UK that are all fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and offer comprehensive rehabilitation drug addiction treatment. Call us today on 0845 888 4444to speak with one of our advisors who have in-depth knowledge of the full range of treatment services and rehab drug clinics.

We understand that there may be concerns regarding treatment, particularly in terms of cost, location and success. That is why we are here. Our aim at 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 and receives an initial one year additional training, plus intensive ongoing education and skills development to ensure that you are provided with the most reliable service possible.

Call us today on 0845 888 4444to find out more about treatment which is suitable to meet your needs, budget and location. We offer an immediate response service. Our helpline is open 7 days a week, and has a 24 hour messaging service which will be responded to by one of our trained advisors as soon as possible should you call out of hours.