For people with drug and alcohol problems

Do I need to go to rehab?

For patients or families who struggle to afford residential rehabilitation, we are able to discuss alternative and more affordable treatment options and to give advice on funding options such as cross-border healthcare and funding via statutory services (NHS and social services).

Do you really need to go to rehab?

The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to tackle alcohol and drug problems proactively and at the earliest possible stage to avoid further damage to your career and relationships.

47% of patients treated in residential rehabilitation services achieved abstinence after five years vs. 35% of those in community-based services.

We are a free help and assessment guide that can help you receive the best alcohol or drug rehab treatment that’s tailored to your co-occurring issues.

Call 0808 274 6351 to get help today.

Get the help you need

Although isolated treatment methods such as individual or group therapy can help, a residential stay has a much higher success rate.

Executive Rehab Guide has provided the bridge for thousands of people across the UK to gain access to the help they need.

This guide is produced by Castle Craig, Scotland-based rehab resort, renowned for using advanced therapeutic techniques to help people affected by addiction, depression, anxiety, grief or stress.

Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988 and the majority of our patients (particularly those who completed treatment) have gone on to achieve long-term, abstinent recovery from their addiction.

Our most recent independent research (Christo Study, 2015) shows 73% of our patients achieving long-term abstinence, and 92% showing overall improvements.’

Who is rehab for?

The word ‘rehab’ elicits an array of unrealistic and unjustified stereotypes, projected and strengthened by the media’s portrayal of addicts, addiction and mental health more generally.

In reality, addiction is much more common than we think and often those in high-demand jobs are able to hide their dependency issues from family, friends and colleagues.

 Even the most successful people you know may be dealing with addiction behind closed doors.

Statistics from a 2019 government report found that the number of adults entering treatment in 2018 to 2019 increased by 4% from the previous year (127,307 to 132,210).

For more than 30 years, The Executive Rehab Guide has been providing essential advice, support and connecting people suffering from a range of issues such as depression, anxiety and stress to the right treatments.This is the first increase in the number of people receiving addiction treatment from 2013 to 2014.

This may recent increases in the prevalence of illicit drug use, but it also suggests that more people are coming forward to receive treatment, rather than remaining in the dark with their issues.

If you are worried about your drinking, or your loved ones have risen that they are worried about their drinking, then it is likely there is a problem.

If you have tried to give up alcohol or drugs, but you feel powerless to the substance’s pull – then it is likely that you have an addiction.

Anyone can be affected by addiction, it is a disease and not something you have control over.

This is why rehab can sometimes be the only option if you are truly willing to do what it takes to free yourself from the trap of substance dependency.

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How can I prepare for rehab?

Each treatment plan varies, and your experience will depend on the specific clinic you choose.

Some tips to prepare for rehab generally are:

  • Research the treatment methods, on-hand staff, and experiences of past residents before deciding which clinic you will attend. Click here for a list of top-rated rehabilitation centres in the UK.
  • Figure out what kind of post-treatment support the clinic offers once you complete your stay.
  • You may want to attend some group meetings in your local community, so you start to become more comfortable talking about your dependency issues.
  • Remind yourself that this is for your long-term wellbeing, and although it will be difficult, it is the best step you can take towards regaining control over your life and livelihood.

What can I expect from rehab?

This is a hands-on approach using many therapeutic methods to encourage you to be more active and expressive.Your experience will heavily depend on your chosen clinic and the treatment plan they offer, which can include a combination of treatments such as:

  • The 12 step programme
  • Detoxification
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • EDMR therapy
  • PTSD therapy
  • Art/music therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness, mediation and fitness
  • Family therapy

It is important that you are fully comfortable with the treatment methods offered by your chosen clinic prior to starting treatment.

Although you always have full agency to leave your residential stay if you are unhappy with it.

Do I need to detox before rehab?

All successful rehab centres operate an abstinence-based approach and it is beneficial if residents can complete detox prior to starting the residential treatment programme.

However, if you are not able to fully give up your substance dependency prior to your stay (which is common and understandable), most rehab centres will have onsite doctors, nurses and other professionals who can help support you through this process.

You can discuss this more with your chosen facility.

How long does treatment take?

Residential treatment programmes vary depending on your personal needs.

Generally, treatment lasts 12 weeks but there are different duration plans available.

You should also keep in mind that treatment goes beyond your stay at the clinic, and a reliable facility should outline their aftercare programme in detail before your stay begins.

View: Outpatient vs Inpatient Treatments

What steps do I take now?

If you are ready to find out more about rehab options available to you, see our description on your available funding options and the steps to take for each option.

Castle Craig, for example, is an esteemed private rehab, known for providing luxury care and high-class treatment, giving working professionals the tools they need to free themselves from this disease.

If you would like to speak to an adviser and find out more, call or email their 24-hour service on:

Freephone (the UK only): 0808 274 6351

International: +44 1721 726 135

Fax: +44 (0)1721 752662

Email: info@castlecraig.co.uk