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After Rehab

How Do I Stay Sober After Rehab?

Once your addiction treatment programme has finished, your journey isn’t over. Addiction is something you may have to battle for life, so many people wonder ‘how do I stay sober after rehab?’ While you stay at one of our clinics, you’re in a structured environment where it’s very difficult to physically obtain drugs or alcohol, but you may be worried about what happens once you get home. Once you leave rehab, you’ll be back in your hometown where you may be around bad influences such as friends who use drugs or alcohol. It can also be stressful to return to everyday activities such as work and family life, which can make you crave the escape that your drug or alcohol addiction might have brought you in the past. During your stay in one of the Rehab Clinics Group’s centres, we’ll spend a lot of time preparing you for the day… Read More

Before Rehab

How To Urgently Get Into Rehab

Emergency rehab is a way to bypass the standard procedure and get a fast route into rehab. This route is often looked at in emergency situations, such as where severe depression and anxiety or other issues are present. Rehab allows you to cleanse your body and mind and learn tools to stop relapses in the future. Urgently gaining access to rehab means that you can move in quickly, there are no waiting times. You will be seen immediately. If you are wondering how this is possible, then you can read on to learn more. Normally, you will have a route to rehab via a GP or private company. You will get a referral appointment via this method and be able to speak directly to your chosen rehab clinic. You can request an appointment at a centre, online or on the telephone. This way, you will be easily assessed and then… Read More

How Long is Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

How Long do you Have to Stay in Drug and Alcohol Rehab? The length of time you will spend in drug and alcohol rehab will depend on several factors, including the severity of your addiction, your ability to commit to treatment, and your overall health. In most cases, people with a mild addiction can expect to spend around 30 days in treatment, while those with more severe addiction may need to stay for 60 days or more. However, there is no hard and fast rule regarding how long you should stay in rehab. The important thing is that you get the help you need to overcome your addiction and make lasting changes in your life. You can achieve sobriety and live a happy life with the right support. Here at Rehab Clinics Group, we recommend a 28-day programme to get you back to full sobriety.   Planning Drug and Alcohol… Read More

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol always harbours a deeper problem than just over-consumption. When a person overuses a substance, it is a sign that there is a deep underlying problem that must be dealt with. The situation may not seem severe but addictions can easily spiral out of control. However, rehab centres nationwide are ready and waiting to help 24/7. In any case, if the person consumes a substance to the point of endangering their life, there must be actions to help this person. Whether this is yourself, or someone that you know. If you are the addict in question, then you may wonder if rehab can be forced upon you. Any help that is offered to you, is only and always in your best interest, for your mental and physical health.   Signs and Symptoms of Addiction Signs and symptoms of addiction must be taken seriously. If you suffer… Read More

What Questions Should I Ask Before Going Into Rehab?

Q1 - How Does The Rehab Facility Treat Addiction? This is probably the most important question of them all. You want to make sure that any treatment you undertake in rehab is encouraging and inspiring, and sure to help you on your way to recovery. Some rehab clinics adopt a more spiritual approach through 12-step work, while others offer fitness and health workshops, and others focus on intensive counselling. Find out which methods best suit your own personal beliefs and interests. If you do not know about the 12-step programme adopted by organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, do some research online or attend a free Narcotics or Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. We can also help you decide on which type of rehab and treatments are right for you.   Q2 - Can I Attend Rehab Through A Private Health Insurance Policy? Financing a course of rehab treatment is one of many… Read More

How Should I Prepare For Rehab?

If you have made a commitment to attend rehab in order to recover from a drink or drug addiction – congratulations! This is the first step in your journey to getting your life back on track. It is completely normal to feel apprehensive about attending rehab. For many of us, it is an unknown experience, but there is no need to feel anxious or scared. Staff in your rehab centre are there to help and support you, and will be encouraging at all times. If you are going to attend rehab for the first time, you may have wondered how you should prepare for your stay.   What You Should Pack To Prepare For Rehab There are many items that will not be allowed by rehab clinics, so it important that you follow rules and pack appropriately for your stay. The average rehab therapy programme lasts 28 days, if not… Read More

During Rehab

How To Contact A Loved One While They Are In Rehab

Drug addiction and alcohol addiction do not only affect the addict but the people close to them also. If you have a loved one who has entered rehab to undergo residential addiction treatment, you may be unsure of how or even if you should stay in touch. It is a difficult time for everyone involved with many lingering bad feelings stopping progress. Having honest communication with a loved one in treatment will be a great help to not only them but you as well. On the other hand, you may not wish to stay in touch at the moment, deciding that some distance is the best thing for you all. This is also a legitimate approach to take. Whatever path you decide, it is best to know what rules rehab centres employ around outside communication, the best things to say to addicts and the effects staying in contact has on… Read More

Will I Be Allowed Visitors During Rehab?

Addiction is a disease that can plague all areas of your life. However, rehabilitation can be a successful and long-term solution to a healthier future. Many types of rehab options are available, but residential or inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is regarded as the most intensive treatment for addiction, with the highest success rate. During residential rehab, you live within the rehab clinic for a set number of days or weeks and follow a strict plan composed of various medical personnel. Rehab consists of alcohol and drug detoxification followed by weaning and then intensive therapies and counselling to tackle the issue at its core, repair your mental health, and rebuild relationships. The correct application will ensure that your path to rehabilitation is easy and smooth running, with little discomfort. Staying within a residential rehab gives you the chance to gain access to professional medical support. If you choose this type… Read More

Can My Family and Friends Visit Me During Rehab?

Can I have Visitors in Rehab? The broad answer is that you can have visitors when you are undergoing rehabilitation. However, each facility will have its own policy on in-person visitations. Some facilities under the Rehab Clinics Group umbrella won’t allow visitors but all allow phone calls and other communication methods. If having in-person visits is important to you then it is best to find a rehab centre that caters to this. Before entering treatment, it is best to check with your chosen drug and alcohol rehab about their specific rules. Across all rehab facilities, you will be unable to have visitors during drug detox. This is due to the stressful nature of the process and you may not be in any fit state to receive visitors. Most rehabs also have a blackout on communication during your first few days in treatment – that includes phone calls. This is to… Read More

What Happens In Rehab?

Making the decision to enter a rehab facility is a brave decision that often takes a lot of thought and consideration from either the person who is addicted or concerned loved ones. Almost immediately upon entering a rehab clinic as an inpatient, you will have a strict plan to stick to. The duration of the treatment process is usually a few weeks but will vary depending on many factors. You will need to start feeling yourself again, overcoming traumas and working through any mental health issues. Detoxification is the first phase of rehab, and following this, you will have numerous therapy sessions in order to learn new strategies that can be shown through individual, group and family psychotherapy. So what do you learn in rehab? What do you do in rehab? We will talk about this more in detail.   What Do You Do in Rehab? The first thing you… Read More

Can You Use Your Phone During Rehab?

Why Limiting Your Phone Usage Is Key to Successful Recovery As stated in the intro to this page, some rehab centres will allow the use of electronics and others won't. At Rehab Clinics Group we allow the use of electronics such as phones during free time while you are at rehab but you will not be allowed to use your them during a workshop session, therapy or counselling. Naturally, this is important because it offers you a chance to isolate yourself during these important therapy sessions. Also, using your phone too often can allow you to speak to people who may hinder your recovery and people who may not fully support you. That is why it is important to limit its use. Detoxing from the use of your mobile phone can also be a positive step. Many people find the social media part of phone usage to be a very… Read More

What Does A Typical Day In Rehab Consist Of?

You've signed up to your rehab therapy programme and now you're waiting for the big day where your treatment begins, and your admission starts. What should you expect? What does a typical day in rehab consist of? It is important to remember that many rehab clinics, and especially holistic ones, vary from day to day in their routines because of the different therapies and activities they offer their patients, so no day is ever really 'typical'. That said, any patients will expect some form of structure in order for them to receive treatment and so they can have a strong focus on recovery. Here is what a typical day in rehab might consist of...   Morning: Holistic And Group Therapy Sessions Many rehabs will typically serve breakfast to their patients before 8:30am in the morning. They will also give you lots of time to get up in the morning, eat… Read More

Can I Bring Electronics Into Rehab?

The most simple answer to this question is 'generally, yes', but you will only be able to use electronics during free time while you are at rehab. Electronics are not, for instance, allowed during a workshop session, therapy or counselling session. You will be expected to give your therapy sessions your full commitment and time to give you the best chance in succeeding in recovery. At Rehab Clinics Group, all our centres permit the use of electronics during down time. If you're thinking of going into rehab to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, you may be anxious or nervous and worried about how you are going to keep in touch with friends and family, and make contact with the outside world. Many of us are dependent on our smartphones to do a variety of things, which is why many rehab clinics do not have issues with you bringing… Read More

Does Detox Have Side Effects?

A person suffering from a substance use disorder, like drug or alcohol addiction, typically develops a physical and mental dependency on their preferred drug. When a person abuses drugs or alcohol over an extended period of time, it leads to physical changes in the body and alters chemical levels in the brain and this will lead you to crave your drug of choice. When those substances are no longer available, the body will react negatively, and you will experience the side effects of drug and alcohol detox and withdrawal. The symptoms of alcohol and drug withdrawal can range from mild to life-threatening and even deadly. The severity of your symptoms will be influenced by the strength of drugs that you use or the amount of alcohol you consume and how long you have been a substance abuser. The longer you have had a substance use disorder, the more extreme your… Read More

General Questions

Can You Be Fired For Going To Rehab?

Accepting you have an alcohol or drug addiction and entering treatment are massive steps. You’ve realised that you need a drastic change to turn your life around. Not everyone can do this and are too scared or ashamed to face the truth. Another big obstacle to people getting the help they need is their working life. Many people with addictions manage to hold down their jobs and believe this can continue indefinitely. This job though is often a barrier to getting alcohol rehabilitation treatment as people don’t think they can take off the time needed or think their employer will treat them differently. Addiction affects every aspect of your life and will eventually cause your work performance to suffer, resulting in your dismissal. This is a very real consequence of addiction and it is best to seek help before this happens.   Signs That Addiction is Affecting You in the Workplace… Read More

Why Is Rehab So Important?

​​Benefits of Rehab Addiction can cause major health issues. Certain issues can include physical violence, mood swings, risk of serious health problems, predisposition to the development of mental illnesses such as borderline personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolarity, depression, ADHD, and more. Therefore, when you enter rehab, you can remove the risk of all of the above. Rehabilitation is not just about stopping using drugs, it's about learning to be happy. Which is one of the biggest benefits. It will allow you to delve into past traumas and learn to heal. You can learn to enjoy life calmly and move forwards by integrating back into society. You can learn to progress with your career and make the steps towards your goals. In short, the main benefit of rehabilitating is learning to live in the here and now, with mindfulness at the core. Therapies and counselling give you tips and long-term help to… Read More

Does Rehab Show Up On A Background Check?

If you enter private rehab, congratulations. You have made a brilliant decision to turn your life around and create a healthier and happier future. However, you may have concerns regarding your life after rehab. Naturally, you will want to reintegrate into society. This may be starting a new career, finding a job, or going back to study. All of these take courage and dedication. Your first thought may be - will I be penalised for having been to rehab? Will it show up on a background check when I apply for a new job? Will my new employer want to hire me if they know I have been to rehab? We are going to talk through that to educate and update you on the situation. Rehab and medical information are always protected. Nobody can access your files. There are many laws that protect you from this. So to answer your… Read More

Can You Still Work While Staying In a Rehab?

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can be extremely harmful. It can ruin your physical and mental health, tear families and other relationships apart and have a big impact on your performance and relationships at work. It is also extremely difficult to overcome addiction without the right treatment and expert help. Residential alcohol and drug rehab are generally considered to be the most effective way to treat serious addictions for a number of reasons. It does involve taking a large chunk of time out of your everyday life though. A stay in rehab will typically last for 28 days, although other options may be available – some shorter and some considerably longer. This can be daunting and can also be difficult if you have work, family or other commitments. You may well be wondering if you can still work, or keep your job while staying in rehab.   Can I… Read More

UK Insurance Cover For Drug and Alcohol Rehab

How Do I Pay For Rehab? The cost of rehab can be a significant factor to consider, as in most cases, people will pay for drug and alcohol rehab themselves. There may be payment plans available that allow you to spread the payments, but typically you will put down a deposit when arranging admission, with the balance to be paid sometime after. There are some other possibilities, though: Private health insurance: Providers like BUPA, CIGNA, AXA, and others all have policies that will cover the costs of drug and alcohol treatment including residential rehab. NHS-funded rehab: Most NHS drug and alcohol treatment is provided on an outpatient basis. In certain cases, they may fund a place at a private rehab, although this is very rare, and the process can be long and complex. Free alternatives: As mentioned, the NHS does provide outpatient rehab. This tends not to be as effective… Read More

What Is Rehab?

Types of Rehab We have already briefly touched on this, however, if you are completely new to rehab, then you may want to learn a little more. There are many routes to go to drug and alcohol rehab. You may go through a GP, through a referral service such as ours at Rehab Clinics Group or directly to the rehab clinic. You can talk about treatment options, payment options and the best route for you personally. Inpatient Rehab Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is where you will stay in a residential setting in a designated rehab clinic. The purpose of this is to remove you from the toxic environment you may have at home and focus heavily on improving physical and mental health. Only at inpatient rehab can you experience a 24/7 medical environment and professional alcohol or drug detox. During inpatient rehab, you will stay until the end of… Read More

What To Do If You Can’t Afford Rehab

Affording private rehab can be one of the reasons that people don’t commit to a rehab programme. Worrying about your finances can be difficult enough if you’re facing addiction. Plus, the cost of rehab can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the length of stay, location, and the facility itself. Addiction often poses a threat to your finances, and almost all areas of your life. It can lead to you feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to fund your rehab treatment or to even ask the initial questions about it. However, it is important to know that there are many ways to help yourself in this situation.     GET IN TOUCH Rehab Clinics Group are leading UK based experts in alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help you recover and get your life on track by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can… Read More

What Are The Common Misconceptions About Rehab?

If you or someone you love is at a stage where their addiction is so bad that they require drug or alcohol rehab, it can feel both overwhelming and difficult to process. There is still a negative social stigma attached to rehab and the process of attending a recovery facility, with many misconceptions that have been created by inaccurate media portrayal. Also, because rehab is an experience that very few of us will ever go through, the 'unknown' is approached with a sense of trepidation and fear. It is such trepidation that fuels inaccurate portrayals of the rehab process and recovery, which is sometimes a major reason why many people do not reach out and seek help, or feel a sense of shame in being admitted to rehab. Thankfully, in present times there is an increasing awareness of the mindful and holistic techniques that rehab facilities use to successfully treat… Read More

Should I Go To A Local Rehab Centre?

When you are thinking of going to rehab, a first question that may pop into your mind may be 'where do I go'? Should you travel far away to attend rehab? Or should you try a centre that is closer to home and more local? It is always important to consider where you feel your needs will be better served. To help you make a decision that is best for you, here's a breakdown of some of the advantages and disadvantages of both options.   Attending Local Rehab Centre The main benefit of attending a local rehab centre is that you will be close to your relatives and loved ones who can offer emotional support, while avoiding lengthy car or rail journeys in order to reach your designated centre. It is worth remembering that when you are suffering from an alcohol addiction, travelling by car, coach or rail can prove… Read More

How Much Does Rehab Cost?

For those that require rehab in the UK, there are many questions that they might want answers to. What should they expect? What type of therapies will they have? How much does private rehab actually cost? Due to the comprehensive care packages that are included with rehab care, the truth is the overall cost can vary.   As a guideline, for those looking for a private residential rehab treatment programme in the UK, the price will likely range from £3,000 for a weekly stay and approximately £6,000 to £14,000 for a 28 day visit. The fee for private outpatient rehab treatment programmes can range anywhere from £1,000 to £3,000, depending on numerous factors. You'll be able to read about the factors that can influence the overall cost of rehab programmes further down on this page.     Types Of Rehab Programmes And Their Costs When it comes to the different private… Read More

How Can Alcoholics Anonymous And Narcotics Anonymous Help Me?

At Rehab Clinics group we have always recommended Alcoholics Anonymous services to every person that reaches out to us for help with alcohol addiction and rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous is a free service that anyone with alcohol issues can benefit from. The organisation runs on the foundation of addicts working together and helping one another in their recovery when battling addiction. Continuing to remain sober following rehab can be challenging, and Alcoholics Anonymous gives former alcoholics continued support. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Bill Wilson and Dr Bob Smith in 1935. Bill Wilson was an alcoholic and used his difficult situation to form a group that even to this present day helps thousands of alcoholics across the world in finding the strength and resolve to fight their addiction. Bill Wilson stopped drinking after having a spiritual experience, which inspired him to create the '12 Steps' upon which the organisation's principles are… Read More

Inpatient Or Outpatient Rehab?

Addiction is an affliction that destroys many lives but fortunately, there are various treatment options available and you and your family members need to decide what type of treatment will work best for you. There are typically two types of drug and alcohol rehab programs for addicts, inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Both these treatment options are one hundred percent focused on helping addicts on their road to addiction recovery and each one comes with its own set of advantages and challenges. Both inpatient and outpatient rehab typically offer a 12-step program, one-on-one counselling, individual and group therapy, family therapy, co-dependency therapy, holistic therapy, motivational counselling, and educational workshops. Inpatient rehab is an intensive, residential treatment program that is designed to treat serious addiction and outpatient rehab is a part-time program that enables you to keep going to work or follow your daily routine while receiving treatment. One of the… Read More

What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol use disorder (the correct medical term for alcohol dependence, abuse or addiction) is a debilitating disease that can ruin your life and the lives of those around you, including your family members, friends and work colleagues. Abusing alcohol can also cause long term physical and mental health problems, affecting your appearance, weight, energy levels and concentration. But it is never too late to stop drinking and if you suspect that you, or someone close to you, has a drinking problem or often indulges in heavy drinking, you need to seek professional medical advice or contact a treatment centre as soon as possible.   Dangers Of Alcohol Abuse Alcohol may be legal, but it is also highly addictive and can lead to a host of social and professional problems, affecting both the addict and those closest to them. Prolonged and regular heavy drinking or binge drinking has serious consequences for… Read More

What Causes Alcohol Addiction To Develop?

Alcohol addiction is a serious and complex problem that affects more people than we realise. It is typically characterised by a person’s physical dependence on alcohol and their overriding desire to drink alcohol. People who suffer from alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence will continue to drink regardless of the consequences. They will ignore the potential health problems and the negative impact that heavy drinking has on their mental and physical health as well as their daily lives and this eventually leads to a wide variety of personal and professional issues. Alcohol addiction ultimately destroys the life of the addict and in many cases their family members.     Find A Rehab Today Are you suffering from Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Rehab Clinics Group are leading UK based experts in alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.… Read More