Drug Rehab

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John Gillen - Last Updated: June 22, 2023

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022 by Dr Alexander Lapa. All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

Here at Rehab Clinics Group, we offer a nationwide drug rehab and inpatient residential stay that can help you or a loved one return to a sober life and recover for good.

Find out here the ins and outs of drug rehab with RCG, and find out how we can help those suffering from addiction relieve the weight and overcome temptations, symptoms and withdrawals.


Drugs Addictions We Treat

No matter your substance addiction, we can assure you that we will find a solution and work together to say goodbye to addiction and hello to a fresh start.Some of the best drug rehab centres will treat the following addictions, but rest assured this is not a limited list of exclusivity:

    • Cocaine Addiction
    • Heroin Addiction
    • Crack Addiction
    • Amphetamine Addictions
    • Opiate Addiction
    • Prescription Drug Addictions
    • Ecstasy Addiction
    • Cannabis Addiction
    • Mephedrone Addiction

An addiction to any of these drugs can often be severely debilitating and impede a normal way of life, so it is crucial to seek help sooner rather than later.

Depending on the advancement level of your addiction, the process of withdrawing from the drug can be extreme. From minor to major drug addictions, the process can seem daunting, which is precisely why we have a dedicated detox clinic and staff team that can help you manage the process.



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Drug Addiction Rehab: Detoxification

The majority of rehabilitation programmes for drug addictions require you to undertake a medically assisted drug detoxification. This is required in order to rid your body physically of the drugs so you can focus on rehabilitating your psychological health.

All our clinics are able to offer a full medically assisted detox programme with specific medications that are designed to ease withdrawal symptoms experienced during drug detox.

Some withdrawal symptoms can be pretty nasty, especially if you’re detoxing from hard drugs that you’ve been abusing for a long time. That being said, the chance of relapse occurring during the first week is much more probable if you’re doing it alone.

It is for this reason that it is important to have a support system around you, whether it be your family, friends, outpatient drug rehab or inpatient, whatever it takes to reduce the chance of relapse and keep you on the right path is vital.

During detox within our rehab clinics, you can receive 24/7 support from our team of expert medical/therapeutic professionals, complemented by our experienced team of support staff. We understand it can be intimidating, so don’t let it ruin your chances at recovery and speak to us today to find out more about detoxing and how we can help you manage it.


What to Expect at Rehab for Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is treatable and there are a number of different treatment options but your journey to recovery starts when you make the decision to enter a residential drug rehab clinic or treatment programme.

The first step to recovery is chatting to one of our admissions team.

Once we understand more about your addiction, we can offer you a fully personalised plan and tell you about what to expect from residential drug rehab centres. This is the opportunity for you to ask all the questions you need to and put any worries at ease.

Once you’re happy with the plan ahead and want to proceed with treatment, we can help you to choose an admission date.

Next, once you arrive at one of our rehab clinics, a consultant psychiatrist carries out a full physical and psychological examination.

During this examination, you will need to explain to the psychiatrist the nature of your addiction along with the severity and history of your addiction to drugs. The psychiatrist will also need to be informed of any additional substance misuse like alcoholism for instance.

This is to be able to properly help you recover and to administer the correct medication to manage withdrawal.

Once you have been assessed, the rehab team will decide on the type of treatment that you require and draw up a comprehensive personalised treatment plan designed to help you make a full recovery.

Your treatment plan will take into account the types of drugs you are addicted to, the length and severity of your addiction, your medical and mental health history, your social situation and your family background.

Your treatment for the physiological part of your addiction will then commence. Our drug rehab centres use a holistic approach and treatment involves group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), medically assisted detox, family therapy and skills development programmes.

You will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the underlying causes of your drug addiction in a safe environment and you will be able to learn from the experiences of other drug users in the rehab programme. Every day is carefully structured, and all your time is accounted for.


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Rehab for Drugs: Therapy Options

Upon successful completion of your medically assisted detoxification from drugs, you will move onto intensive therapy sessions that will help gain better control of the psychological side of your addiction.

Substance abuse can be a complex problem as the diagnosis of how it developed could be down to a number of different factors, meaning it isn’t simple to pinpoint. It is for this reason that for drugs, rehab is tailored and there are a range of holistic therapies that can help hit your addiction from every angle.

Our team of therapists and psychologists will carry out numerous therapies, from one-to-one counselling to CBT therapy to help identify the root cause of your problem to determine how you can most effectively control your addictive behaviours and maintain abstinence from drugs upon successful treatment at one of our clinics.

To add to the intensive therapy you undergo with our therapists and psychologists you will also partake in regular support group sessions, these sessions are very helpful as you will be around other individuals who are also undertaking private rehab.

This will give you an insight into what others are feeling in their own personal journeys whilst also sharing your own struggles and achievements which can be a great source of comfort and motivation for anyone undertaking a drug rehab programme.


Drug Rehab Centres: Aftercare

The addiction treatment plans we offer are long term solutions to help you deal with your recovery after you receive residential rehab treatment.

We do this by helping you understand the nature of your addiction and what triggers you need to look out for to avoid a relapse.

An aftercare plan is put in place after your stay at one of our rehab clinics, the purpose of an aftercare plan is to make sure that when you leave the clinic you will still have access to help. Each drug rehab centre will have their own aftercare programme, but it will typically consist of meetings being held once a week.

As well as that we will find local AA and NA meetings in your area so that you can have a range of aftercare options and visit them more than just once a week.


How to Know When you Need Drug Rehab

It is important to recognise addiction, especially when it is easy to downplay an addiction due to being in denial. That in mind, here are some of the things to look out for if you’re worried about your drug use.

  • Loss of control: If you find it challenging to stop or control your drug use despite your best intentions or multiple attempts to quit, it may indicate a need for professional help.
  • Withdrawal symptoms: Experiencing physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using drugs can be a sign of dependence and may require medical assistance.
  • Neglected responsibilities: If your drug use is causing you to neglect important responsibilities at work, school, or home, such as consistently missing work or school, failing to meet deadlines, or neglecting relationships, it may be a sign that your drug use is interfering with your daily life.
  • Health problems: Drug abuse can lead to various health issues, both physical and mental. If you’re experiencing deteriorating physical health, frequent illnesses, mood swings, depression, anxiety, or other mental health problems related to your drug use, seeking professional help is crucial.
  • Financial difficulties: If you’re experiencing financial problems due to spending a significant amount of money on drugs or engaging in illegal activities to obtain drugs, it’s a strong indicator that you need assistance.
  • Relationship issues: Drug abuse can strain relationships with family, friends, and partners. If your drug use is causing conflicts, broken relationships, or a loss of social support, rehab may be necessary to address these issues.
  • Failed attempts to quit: Multiple unsuccessful attempts to quit or reduce drug use on your own might indicate the need for a structured treatment program


Our Drug Rehab Centres

As a part of our pledge to help those suffering from addiction, we have rehab centres that are designed with you in mind. With luxury spaces, staff to hand and all the facilities in place to allow you full recovery, our top rehabs can help you find sobriety.

Here is a look into some of our centres:

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You can read more about and find VR tours of these drug rehabs here:


Residential vs Outpatient Rehab

Choosing between residential and outpatient rehab depends on various factors, including the severity of the addiction, the level of support available at home, financial considerations, and personal preferences.

Nonetheless, we can share with you some of the pros and cons of the two so you feel confident in making a decision.

In Patient Rehab

Setting: In residential rehab, individuals live at the treatment facility for the duration of their program, typically ranging from a few weeks to several months. It provides a structured and controlled environment away from triggers and temptations.

Intensity of care: Residential rehab offers intensive, round-the-clock care with 24-hour support from healthcare professionals. It allows individuals to focus solely on their recovery without distractions from the outside world.

Peer support: Residential rehab provides opportunities for building relationships and receiving support from peers who are going through similar experiences. Group therapy and communal living contribute to a sense of camaraderie and understanding.

Focus on recovery: By removing individuals from their everyday environments, residential rehab allows them to break free from the routines and triggers associated with drug use. It offers a dedicated period to focus on recovery, learn coping skills, and develop a foundation for long-term sobriety.

Outpatient Rehab

Flexibility: Outpatient rehab allows individuals to live at home and continue with their daily routines such as work, school, and family responsibilities. It offers greater flexibility and is suitable for those who have strong support systems and a stable home environment.

Lower cost: Outpatient rehab is typically more affordable compared to residential programs since it doesn’t involve the costs of accommodation and round-the-clock care. It can be a more accessible option for individuals with financial constraints.

Transition and integration: Outpatient rehab helps individuals gradually transition back into their everyday lives while receiving treatment. They can immediately apply the skills they learn in therapy to real-life situations and receive support during the early stages of recovery.


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Why Rehab Clinics Group?

We have rehab for drugs & UK clinics that help people suffering from addiction everyday.

All of our drug and alcohol rehab centres have been approved by the care quality commission. Depending on whether you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, we can provide treatment options that are designed by our team of addiction specialists to help stop your addiction for good.

Our residential rehab programme is a proven drug addiction treatment that includes day to day help from medical staff while going through a complete detox from drugs.

Find your local drug rehab centre now by getting in touch with our specialist team – fill in our online contact form or call us today on 03301 596 494.


Drug Rehab FAQ’s

Upon residents coming into one of our clinics – we are regularly asked the below questions about our service. See the list of the most frequently asked questions we receive about drug rehab.

  • Are You Able To Prescribe Medication During Drug Rehab?

    Yes, depending on the severity of withdrawal symptoms that may be experienced we can provide prescribed medication to help reduce the symptoms.
  • Do You Offer Outpatient Treatment?

    No, we only offer inpatient treatment services, as we believe this to be the most effective way to carry out our treatment. We typically recommend a stay of 28 days but have clients stay for shorter and longer than this duration.
  • What Happens When I Leave The Centre?

    Included with a typical rehabilitation programme is 12 month aftercare which gives you access to our specialist team who will arrange to either phone you or invite you into the centre to discuss how you have been coping since rehab.
  • How Much Does Private Drug Rehab Cost?

    The total cost of drug rehab will always vary from person to person because of the treatments they require. We would recommend getting in touch with our team as the price can also be dependant on what type of rehab clinic you would prefer.
  • Can Narcotics Anonymous Help Me?

    Over the years, we have recommended NA services to every person that reaches out to us for help with a drug dependency. Staying drug-free after rehab can be the hardest part for some people, and Narcotics Anonymous gives former addicts continued support – alongside aftercare packages offered by centres. Click here to find your local NA meeting.
  • Is Drug Rehab Covered By Private Insurance Plans?

    Our centres generally accept most private insurers, however you are best of contacting your insurance for clarification.
  • What can I do if a family member is on drugs and needs help?

    If you have a family member that has a drug problem then this is something we can provide assistance for. We do this through our family referral service which involves setting up a meeting with all parties to discuss the problem and what are the best options to take, read more.
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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: June 22, 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction recovery expert with over 15 years of experience in his field. He also co-authored the best-selling book "The Secret Disease of Addiction".

Dr Alexander Lapa - Psychiatrist & Clinical Reviewer for Rehab Clinics Group

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures