Addiction Rehab Centre UK
Tel: 0800 246 1498


The following points of information on residential rehab 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 rehab can be confusing and time consuming. Triage Advisors are here to help you make fully informed and accurate decisions. Call 0800 246 1498.


What is Rehab?

Rehab refers to residential treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Rehab can help with addiction to a variety of substances including alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and cannabis amongst others.

During rehab the person may need to be assisted through a medical detox (if there is a physical dependence). Withdrawal from certain substances can be life threatening and from others can be extremely uncomfortable. Therefore it is vital that the detox takes place in a rehab where professionals are there to support the person throughout the process. Rehab will also focus on the psychological side of the dependence. Rehab in UK will usually combine several types of therapy such as group and one-to-one therapy, educational seminars, and personal reflection through journal keeping. It is important that the person learns to understand their addiction and the reasons behind it in order to avoid future relapse.

Residential rehab differs from other treatments in that it is more intensive. The person is given some time away to really focus on getting themselves better. Another advantage of rehab is that the person is in a therapeutic environment surrounded by professionals that will make the process as easy as possible. All workers and rehabs that Triage Healthcare work with are registered with the appropriate professional bodies.

Home based alcohol treatment may be a consideration in some circumstances. Triage Healthcare always recommends that residential treatment is considered before home based treatment. This is due to the environment in residential rehab being more conducive to successful outcomes. However, if residential rehab treatment is not a feasible consideration, then Triage Healthcare may be able to arrange a home alcohol detox. Patients will be fully assessed by a specialist nurse before a home detox is approved. Overall responsibility for clinical quality falls on our medical director, Dr Bruce Trathen, consultant addiction psychiatrist.

When should someone seek Rehab?

Addiction can completely take over a person's life. This does not have to be the case. Anyone can recover with the right treatment programme and rehab.  If the addiction has reached severe levels or if out-patient treatments have failed, rehab is likely to be the form of treatment most likely to achieve success.

Where to find Rehab

Rehabs UK treatment is available throughout the country. 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 treatment that represents the best chance of success for all concerned, call one of our experienced advisors on 0800 246 1498. Our advice is all completely free and confidential.

Triage Healthcare offers 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.

We 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 rehab given your particular circumstances and wishes.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the full range of rehab UK treatments and treatment abroad, and will advise you independently of any particular centre.

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

It is also possible to access free NHS rehab in UK. 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 rehab options.

How long could Rehab treatment take?

The duration of residential rehab will vary depending on the particular situation. Drug and alcohol rehabs UK treatment usually involves programmes of between 4 and 12 weeks long. Regardless of the length of treatment, an attitude of ‘seeing it through’ is central to effectiveness. Quality rehabs are able to identify the following:


Guidelines for the best practice treatment of Substance Misuse (2008): Triage Healthcare: Canterbury, UK.

How much does a private Rehab center cost?

Triage Healthcare recognises that there is a deficit in the provision of affordable private rehab UK treatment. High quality free advice and information is provided to all, as well as best-value private rehab UK 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 a treatment centre.

Where to find 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 UK 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 to 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.