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Drug & Alcohol Rehab London

Drug & Alcohol Rehab London

Residential & Home Addiction Treatment Options in London

Rehab Guide assist those experiencing drug or alcohol addiction, or their family members.

By getting in touch with our advice helpline, we aspire to inform you of an extensive selection of addiction treatment options available to you in London.

London offers a variety of drug and alcohol rehab clinics, addiction detox units, residential rehabs (in-patient), outpatient centres, and many other kinds of treatment facilities, due to its merits as one of the world’s leading cities.

Because of this, we know it can be overwhelming to find the proper treatment in the city, and that’s why Rehab Guide exists – to help people find the correct treatment to suit their needs. Whether it’s for alcohol addiction or another drug such as heroin or cocaine, we help people overcome their addiction by providing the right medical and therapeutic care, applying the most up-to-date addiction treatment practices, and offering compassion and understanding to addicts and their loved ones.

Our aim is simple: help people find the correct addiction rehab for them to recover.

We have several drug and alcohol rehab clinics located in London and in the surrounding areas. Our private residential rehabs are some of the best equipped to deal with alcohol addiction and drug misuse in the UK and Europe. We also offer outpatient clinics and home rehab treatments.

Our residential rehab clinics provide a haven for restful and tranquil recovery from alcohol addiction or drug addiction.

We have a free helpline for addiction advice (or use the chat facility on this website) if you are looking for local drug or alcohol rehab clinic information in London.

Rehab Guide gives free advice on residential drug and alcohol centres in London to help you or a loved one get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

London is at the heart of the UK’s addiction problem and is well known for drinking, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, ecstasy and cannabis addictions.

Statistics show that more than a quarter of a million people in London have a problem with alcohol addiction. The stresses and strains of living and working in the city and the free availability of alcohol and illegal drugs are driving dependence.

Contact us today for detox and rehab clinic treatment in London.

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Alcohol Rehab in London

Given the need for alcohol rehab in London, it should come as no surprise there is a lot of help to meet the demand.

It is important to consider your needs with so much on offer before deciding on what detox and rehab treatment program you want (or need). Several factors are involved in deciding which rehab is best for you or a loved one which we explore on this page.

Drug Rehab in London

Are you or someone you know repeatedly taking or administering drugs? If so, these drugs could be illegal drugs such as heroincocaine, MDMA/Ecstacy or legal highs or prescription drugs.

Regardless of the type of drug misuse, Rehab Guide can help those struggling with drug addiction by recommending a drug treatment centre.

young woman addiction counselling outside

The Benefits of Residential Rehab in London

  • Fully Residential Rehab includes accommodation, food & therapy
  • 24/7 care around the clock care
  • Medical drug and alcohol detox rooms
  • Family support and therapy
  • Post-rehab aftercare support
  • Nutritional and healthy food
  • Treating the whole person
  • Highly experienced team of expert medical, therapy and counselling staff

What Happens in Rehab in London?

Most people have an idea that rehabs are a place for people to go and get well, to overcome whatever issue brought them to the point of rehab. But what really goes on in rehab?

Well, as you’d expect they are places of healing and there is no better place to receive acute help to overcome addiction than rehab.

If you’re wondering what rehab is like, download our clinic’s daily agenda: Daily Agenda

From detox to morning psychotherapy sessions and afternoon holistic therapy, to recreational activities, mindful nature walks, and relapse prevention workshops are all commonly scheduled on a typical day in a drug and alcohol rehab.

The Five Stages of treatment

  1. Treatment initiation
  2. Early abstinence
  3. Maintaining abstinence
  4. Advanced recovery
  5. Returning to normal life

These stages were developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a resource on individual drug counselling for healthcare providers, but it is also a useful model for recovery from alcohol addiction.

Scientists study drugs’ effects on the brain and people’s behaviour. They use this information to develop programs for preventing alcohol and drug abuse and helping people recover from addiction.

Rehab Treatment – How It Works

In rehabs, each client is assigned a specialist key worker. They are responsible for the day-to-day therapeutic care plan for their client. Key workers are usually highly experienced addiction workers or counsellors.

An addiction recovery care plan is like a road map that will form the basis of your treatment. An addiction key worker will meet regularly with you to look at other problems affecting your life and, therefore, your recovery.

People can have other difficulties apart from substance abuse, such as debt or housing, children or families, and physical or mental health issues. Your key worker can help you set a plan to overcome these difficulties.

Rehabilitation centre therapies can include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • One-on-one psychological therapy
  • CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • 12 step program
  • Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness through yoga and reiki
  • Breathing Techniques,
  • Independent Reflections and journaling
  • Meditation
  • Anger and stress management
  • Music and art therapy
  • Holistic facilities
  • Nutrition guidance and planning
  • Fitness through our gym, outdoor walks, recreational activities, and fitness boot camps

Can I Get a Detox in a Rehab Clinic in London?

In London, there are rehab clinics and there are also detox units or clinics. There can be a distinction, as some Detox-only institutions offer just that – a medical detox. This is usually a spell of clinical treatment to manage alcohol or drug withdrawals, with less of a focus on further therapies. Thankfully, most rehabs offer detox as well as a rehabilitation programme, meaning people can get medical treatment as well as mental and psychological treatments.

Detox can often be physically exhausting, so relaxing and recuperating with holistic therapies is a good way to recover from alcohol and drug misuse.

Alcohol Detox infographic

Wellness & Holistic Therapies in Rehab

Holistic therapies are designed to help individuals recuperate physically, mentally and spiritually and help people understand their symptoms. You will also foster a sense of self-awareness to understand the body, mind, and relationships and how these elements play a role in mental health.

At Rehab Guide, all our clinics offer holistic therapies, including our London rehabs, although the classes differ at different centres. The holistic therapies usually offered in a rehabilitation centre are yoga, mindfulness, meditation, massage, acupuncture, art therapy, reiki, reflexology and/or music therapy.

As well as working on issues in rehab, it is also a place of rest and reflection. The brain needs rest to sort things out and make sense of what was – and what is – going on in your life and make a concrete plan for future growth.

Holistic therapies help us have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making. Relaxation slows our heart rate, reduces our blood pressure and relieves tension. All these aspects will heighten your recuperation.

London Relaxation, Recreation & Rehab

Our addiction rehab clinics in London provide a safe and stress-free space during recovery, a retreat to heal your mind and body.

There will be allotted slots between the treatment program allowing you to enjoy the facilities, and relax by yourself in your room, shared living room or grounds.

Recreational activities such as exercising will be encouraged in a group setting for physical improvement.

Rehab clinics will usually have a garden, library, gym, swimming pool, holistic therapy room, relaxation room and a communal room where you can socialise or make tea/coffee.

Drug or alcohol rehab clinics are perfect for healing the body and mind. During ‘relaxation time’, you will get the opportunity to reflect on your time in therapy. Perhaps the reasons why you feel the compulsion to drink alcohol and how you can fix the root causes of your drinking problem.

woman exercising therapy

How Long Do I Spend in Rehab in London?

The average time spent in addiction rehab is usually 28 days or ‘1 month’. However, many people go for longer and some people settle on somewhere in between, for example, 10 days or two weeks. The length of time in rehab depends on many factors including what needs to be treated, how unwell the individual is, what detox duration they require and if it is a paid, private rehab, then finances obviously come into play.

Normally, for alcohol treatment, a detox is somewhere between 7-10 days. It’s advisable to stay in rehab for 28 days not only to rid the body of alcohol and overcome the withdrawals but also to work on the reasons for drinking dependently in the first place. Post-detox rehab treatment allows the individual to obtain skills in living life sober and receive counselling, therapy and tools to maintain their sobriety once they leave rehab.

Some people who have used alcohol or another drug for a longer time or who may have more serious trauma, the psychological or emotional issue often stay in rehab longer, with three months being quite common. The fact is, the longer one stays in rehab, the better the chance of continued recovery.

Why is Outpatient Rehab in London Different?

Outpatient rehab – or Dayhab as it is sometimes known – is a way of treating people on a non-residential basis. This means you can get treatment for your addiction while still living at home. It normally involves visiting the clinic at agreed times, durations, and frequencies and is usually for the most non-urgent cases of addiction illness and for those that don’t need around-the-clock care. It also suits those who can’t or aren’t able to leave home due to their life circumstances and commitments.

Outpatient treatment usually involves a blend of individual therapy, group therapy, detox treatment (if required), support groups and other treatments including relaxation chairs and holistic. The specific treatment plan for outpatient rehab is dependent on the needs of the individual and rehabs will tailor the treatments or program depending on individual needs and addiction and recovery requirements.

One of the main advantages of attending a London outpatient addiction rehab is that it allows individuals to go about their regular work and family commitments yet receive treatment for their addiction. However, because people still stay at home, the very nature of addiction means that temptations, triggers and opportunities are very much still around for people who can be craving and obsessing about using alcohol or their drug of choice.

Outpatient rehabs in London are not appropriate for everyone, especially those with severe addictions or acute mental health issues. Contact Rehab Guide to get advice on what kind of treatment and mode of treatment and we can help you assess whether outpatient treatment is suitable.

Why Do Some People Need Addiction Therapy Rehab?

To feel pleasure, euphoria and aliveness; are just a few reasons why people might abuse alcohol or other drugs. People often desire to feel better inside, for example, to tackle anxiety, relieve life’s stressors or bring themselves out of a depression.

You might even use drugs to feel physically well, for instance, the use of prescription drugs to curb pain. Some may even resort to stimulants to appear more sociable and perform better at work or perhaps a student struggling to meet the demands of schoolwork.

Drugs such as anabolic steroids are often abused to boost athletic ability and self-esteem.

Sometimes people can’t think of any reason for struggling with addiction issues, feeling as if they have nothing valid to blame for their substance abuse.  Perhaps, you tried alcohol or drugs out of curiosity, and now it’s become a problem that you don’t know the root of.

Feeling that you don’t have a ‘good reason’ to drink or take drugs can knock your self-esteem even further down than it already is.

The list of why people abuse substances is endless. The bottom line is there is always a good reason to quit. Just as continual drug misuse may lead to tolerance or the need for higher drug dosages to produce an effect, it may also lead to addiction, which can drive a user to seek out and take drugs compulsively. Drug addiction can destroy a person’s self-control and ability to make sound decisions while producing intense impulses to take drugs

A medically assisted detox will take care of the physical dependency, whilst carrying out therapy can help you uncover the reasons why you seek the comfort of alcohol and drugs.

Addiction counselling is designed to help you achieve alcohol recovery in London:

  • improved self-esteem
  • positive coping skills for handling stress which leads to drug or alcohol abuse
  • better coping skills for mental health issues
  • an understanding of your personal behaviours and motivation for using drugs

Addiction rehab therapy

Signs You Need Help

Going into an addiction clinic is a difficult decision. The party atmosphere and general acceptance of drugs and alcohol use in London can make it harder to tell if you are dependent or struggling with overuse.

Below are some sure signs that your drinking or drug taking is out of control and you need rehab.

Signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse:

  • Cant reduce, moderate or stop alcohol or drugs despite wanting to
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, and recovering from alcohol and drugs
  • Consistently taking drugs or drinking more than 20+ units of alcohol per day
  • Rely on alcohol, cravings or a strong overwhelming desire to get drunk
  • Relationships, home life, work or school commitment suffer due to drinking or drugs
  • Refusing rehab and continuing despite harm to your body and mind
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol or drugs and suffering withdrawals when you stop

How Much Does A London Rehab Cost?

Addiction treatment help in London varies widely, and so does the cost. There is free help on the NHS and there are also charity and other free addiction treatments available including support groups such as alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous.

However, to obtain immediate, acute and expert help, rehab requires funding. There are no NHS addiction rehabs in the UK, only detox units which are normally wards in a general hospital. And to obtain help via the NHS requires a referral from your GP or local addiction team and then it’s a postcode lottery on when you get treatment, depending on waiting lists. We are not in any

The cost of private alcohol rehab in London varies widely. Due to the nature of market forces, there are all kinds of standards of rehab clinics and various permutations on cost, duration and quality.

To obtain a decent standard of program and facilities, a week’s treatment starts at around £1,500 with savings if you stay longer. This makes a 28-day stay in rehab start around £5,000.

Please contact us to discuss all of the options available in the UK for addiction treatment.

The cost increases depending on the duration of treatment, quality and standard of the rehab including its accommodation, staffing numbers, type of recovery program and services provided.

Some rehabs offer luxury facilities including health spas, swimming pools, equine therapy and luxury 5-star accommodation. Naturally, this type of rehab is at the higher end of pricing and is easily upward of £20,000 and more for 28 days.

There is always a rehab solution for all, so contact us today to help us guide you towards the best rehab at the best price.

Get Advice on Rehab Price

This is where Rehab Guide comes in – in fact, it’s one of the reasons we started up, to guide people in choosing the right rehab at the right price to avoid calamity – as we know this landscape and understand what works. We also know every rehab clinic in London (and elsewhere in England) and the pros and cons and suitability for different people with different addictions.  Most importantly, and due to our decades of experience in the industry, the type of programme and duration are the two key factors in determining a good value rehab. Even super-expensive rehabs can offer a poor rehabilitation programme, so it’s always worth checking what type of treatments they offer, as different rehabs offer different therapies, and not all therapies are suitable for everyone.

Most people that stay a week are usually looking for an alcohol detox only. As mentioned before, a longer stay is recommended by all therapists and medical professionals. A 28-day stay does give a great foundation for lasting recovery.

Bedroom in London Alcohol Rehab

Is There a Cheap Rehab in London?

With rehab treatment, it is all relative. Without sounding too flippant, what price can you put on saving a life? And that’s what rehab does, it stops people from dying and allows people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction to regain or start a new, completely different life. One hopefully full of joy. We know, because most of our staff have overcome addiction by attending rehab, and we also see the magic that happens in rehab every single day.

There are very good rehabs in London and surrounding areas that are the lowest cost rehabs in the UK, at that’s around £5,000 for 28 days, although prices change often and new clinics and treatment providers come and go, so contact us to find out the best possible options for you or your loved one. We know that rehab can be costly and that’s why we always have options for lower budgets. Our advice is clear, however: buy the best rehab you can afford because it is life-saving your you or a loved one.

Are There Free Rehabs in the London?

Put simply, yes. And there are several very good ones. As mentioned, the NHS also provides free treatment for addiction, but it has no residential rehabs of its own. Sometimes the NHS may pay for people to obtain private rehab care, but this is very, very rare in our experience. There are community-based rehab and detox services offered by the NHS, so contact your GP or give us a call to find out more.

There are a few charitable organisations and not-for-profit groups that offer free drug and alcohol rehab programs. They include:

  • Turning Point
  • The Matthew Project
  • Addaction
  • The Nelson Trust (specialising in women-only treatment)
  • The Salvation Army
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • SMART Recovery

Some of these are charities, funded by local authorities or religious groups, and others are mutual support groups. It is important for us to note that the availability of free rehab services varies massively depending on your location, individual situation (and health) and local availability.

At Rehab Guide, we offer the best value rehab treatment in the UK. Our aim is to help as many people as possible overcome addiction, so we keep our rehab prices as low as they possibly can be. No other treatment provider offers better value. Give us a call to discuss free and paid recovery options.

What’s The Best Option If I Don’t Have a Lot of Funds?

We’d recommend a minimum of a 10-day stay for an alcohol detox in a rehab clinic. This is usually priced starting around £1600 to £2000 and upward. Ten days is long enough to come off alcohol safely and obtain some level of therapy and rehab too. However, we would only recommend such treatment after consultation and finding out individual circumstances, because some people simply need much longer in rehab to even regain some level of sobriety, recovery and independence from alcohol.

We can also arrange a home detox, where our doctor will remotely assess and consult with you and based on that appointment, prescribed whatever you need to withdraw safely from alcohol. Sometimes called home rehab, it isn’t for everyone – like we mentioned about outpatient treatment or Dayhab above – but it is an excellent option for some people. You can find out more about home detoxes for alcohol and also online counselling by contacting us.

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What Will I Get From Rehab?

Addiction rehab programs are designed to successfully help people get sober by:

  • Finding meaning in life without alcohol or substances
  • Help repair relationships
  • Be aware of your drug or alcohol addiction
  • Teach you to avoid triggers
  • Directing the individual towards beneficial habits and coping mechanisms to remain sober from substances.

Keyworkers will direct you towards local therapy, self-help drug or alcohol groups and sober activities to keep busy in your area.

Frequent attendance of addiction support groups has been shown to give members better momentum to remain sober. A study conducted in 2020 by Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioural science, concluded that individuals attending the world-renowned Alcoholics Anonymous group were more likely to remain sober than those who didn’t.

Addiction support groups, much like rehabilitation clinics, work because they are both based on social interaction. Members of support networks in rehab, AA, NA, SMART Recovery and other London addiction services and group benefit from each other’s emotional support. You can also gain advice on keeping away from drugs and alcohol.

How to Access A London Rehab

To gain admission to an alcohol rehab clinic in London, you can phone Rehab Guide to arrange your admission for free. We will link you with the appropriate rehab if you feel it is a good fit for you.

These are the steps to entering a rehabilitation centre for substance misuse:

  1. Call our free addiction advisory services for an informal chat
  2. Carry out an anonymous addiction assessment over the phone with a member of our team
  3. We will provide you with all the information about the alcohol rehab clinics available and book you in

family rehab therapy

I Need Addiction Help For Someone Else

To help a friend, family member or partner get into a drug or alcohol rehab treatment clinic in London, you can phone our free helpline service for guidance.

If you have found yourself on our site, you are likely experiencing a great deal of pain and confusion regarding a loved one in your life. It can be difficult to get someone into rehab, but we can help.

Our team have first-hand experience with the effect that addiction can cause on the entire family unit.

Rehab Guide will provide you and your loved one with the knowledge, tools and emotional support to get on the route to recovery.

An intervention is when family members and close friends plan to persuade someone to enter rehabilitation for their addiction – planned with the help of an addiction counsellor and interventionist. The intervention will be held at a designated time and place. The meet-up should be planned so that each family member gets to say what they want to say.

The intervention will allow the individual to get sober by entering a clinic for addiction issues.

Intervention Advice:

  • Avoid blame, anger or negative emotions
  • Speak about your love and concern for the person
  • Stay firm but calm, don’t be swayed by excuses
  • Remember, denial is a normal protective impulse
  • Be hopeful and positive about their recovery

Addiction & Other Support Groups In London

Alcoholics Anonymous LondonHelp with alcohol addiction and alcoholism.https://aa-london.com/
Narcotics Anonymous LondonSupport group with advice and help for people who misuse drugs.https://ukna.org/
Cocaine Anonymous LondonSupport group with meetings for people who use cocaine and other drugs addictively.https://ca-london.org/
London FriendLGBT mental health and well-being support charity.https://londonfriend.org.uk/
SMART Recovery
Offers a program of peer support and tools to help people recover from addiction.Click to see London meetings
Marijuana Anonymous
Support group for people wishing to overcome cannabis addiction.https://www.ma-uk.org/
Spitalfields Crypt Trust
Helping people facing homelessness and drug and alcohol addictions.https://www.sct.org.uk/
The Hive, London
Supports young people in London.https://www.catch-22.org.uk/find-services/the-hive/
Family Action London
Support group for families, helping with a range of issues including addiction.https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/adult-mental-health-and-wellbeing/
Domestic Violence Suport
Provides a range of services for the whole family, specifically those suffering domestic violence.https://dvip.org/


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