Addiction Rehab Centre UK
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This private rehab centre information has been 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 a private drugs centre 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 Private Rehab Center?

A private rehab centre refers to a facility that focuses on the treatment of addictive illnesses. A private rehab centre is usually funded by the patient, family and friends, employer, or via private healthcare insurance.

Private rehab centres provides intensive support to help overcome addictive illness. A private rehab centre will start with a medicated detox. In the case of alcohol or benzodiazepine addiction, medicated detoxes in a private rehab drug centre are often necessary in order to avoid the potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. For other drug addictions, such as heroin or cocaine, medicated detoxes in a private rehab centre are preferred in order to make the process as comfortable as possible.

A private rehab centre will also intensively address the psychological dependence. This is done through structured daily activities within a private rehab centre, including one-to-one therapy, group therapy and education. Fundamentally, a private rehab centre provides a safe, professional and caring environment during the most vulnerable period of abstinence.

There are different types of private drugs centre available. A private rehab centre offers an in-patient, residential programme. However, programmes at a rehabilitation clinic can also be accessed on an out-patient basis.

Despite the different private drug center options available, the National Treatment Outcomes Research Study (NTORS) suggests that a private rehab clinic is likely to provide the person with a higher chance of successful rehabilitation (Gossop et al., 1996).

NHS help

Private rehab clinics allow access to the best form of treatment immediately. Whilst it would clearly be preferable to receive treatment in a private drugs center without having to pay for it, it is important to remember that there is an imbalance between availability of addiction treatment in the NHS and the demand in the community. Therefore, there can often be long waiting lists involved when trying to access the NHS options. Generally there is a critical period during which your loved one is ready to seek help. It is vital that this help is received during this time.

 When should someone seek a Private Rehab Center?

 Private rehab centres should be considered when a drug dependency is present. A private rehab clinic should also be given serious consideration when previous community treatment has been unsuccessful.

When a drug dependency is present, there may be noticeable behavioural or mood changes. Behaviour may become very unpredictable. Sleep may be disturbed and the person may appear to be continuously unwell. Drug paraphernalia such as cigarette papers, needles and small weighing scales may also be discovered.

Withdrawal symptoms are also a good indicator of a drug dependence (Trathen et al., 2008). These can be physical symptoms such as sweating, vomiting, increased heart rate, tremors, and difficulty sleeping, or psychological symptoms such as anxiety, aggression, depressive mood etc. When these symptoms a present, a private drug center should be considered.

Triage Healthcare aims to provide confidential and reliable advice regarding all areas of addiction including the best private drug center for you. Our helpline is staffed by an experienced team of psychology and healthcare graduates.

Types of Rehab Center

There are private drug clinics UK wide, which can be accessed immediately. However, it is important to know what to look for when searching for the most suitable private rehab drug clinic. All private drugs clinics should be regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Triage Healthcare only work with private rehabilitation clinics that offer high quality treatment programmes that comply with CQC regulations.

Private drug rehab clinics can also be accessed overseas. This option can be particularly helpful to those individuals who have already accessed a private rehab clinic in the UK with limited success. By travelling overseas to access a private drugs centre, the person is completely removed from their problematic surroundings. An overseas private drugs centre can also represent better value for money in some cases.

 If a private drugs centre is not affordable, then it is also possible to access free NHS services. Whilst it would clearly be preferable to access a private drug treatment centre without having to pay for it, it is important to remember that there is an imbalance between availability of addiction treatment in the NHS and the demand in the community. Therefore, there can often be long waiting lists involved when trying to access the NHS options. This is often the reason why private drugs centres are the preferred option.

 How long could treatment at a Rehab Center take?

Typically treatment lasts from one to three months. A minimum of four to six weeks is the recommendation of a private drugs centre, however the longer the programme the better the chances of a successful outcome. Private drug rehab centers may also offer shorter durations of stay, but these will often not allow the adequate psychological and therapeutic support needed to adequately address an addiction.

 How much does a private rehab center cost?

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private drugs centers 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 to go to a private drug clinic UK wide through Triage Healthcare you will never pay more and in some cases you will pay less for residential treatment than by booking direct.

 Call Triage Healthcare to discuss the option most likely to result in success for you or your loved one. All of our advisors are bound by strict rules of confidentiality and medical ethics.

 Where to find Private Rehab Centers in the UK

There are a number of different treatments available. It is important that the treatment at a private drugs center is tailored to the individual - addiction is different for each person; there is no “one-size-fits-all solution”. In order to find out about a private drugs centre 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 understand that there may be concerns regarding a private drugs clinic, particularly in terms of cost, location and success. That is why we are here. We can advise you on private rehabilitation clinics running individually tailored programmes. We can help all concerned decide on a comprehensive program that is affordable to your budget. You can telephone to speak with us straight away in confidence or email us with the guarantee of a timely response.