For people with drug & alcohol problems

Your Guide to Rehab: Why it’s necessary and why it could save your life.

Drug Rehab

Are you, or a loved one struggling with drug addiction? 

Do you want to live a life free from drugs like cocaine and cannabis?

We can help you achieve a very possible recovery. 

As people who have struggled with drug dependencies ourselves, we know the exact process and can relate to the same issues you might be experiencing.

On top of this, we are powered by one of the UK’s biggest and most renowned hospitals. 

This means even if we cannot help you, we can connect you to the medical professionals who can.

We’ve helped thousands of people live a life free from drug addiction – join them.

Alison ERG Editor & Live Chat Operator

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What to expect from drug rehabilitation 

28-30 day stays | 1 week detoxes | Dual diagnosis | Sober transportation 

Range of drug addiction therapies include:

  • One-to-one drug counselling
  • CBT, EMDR & Trauma therapy
  • Group therapy 
  • Family therapy
  • Art therapy, equine therapy 
  • Complementary and holistic therapies
  • Relapse prevention literature, lectures and workshops
  • 12 step meetings

Detox benefits

  1. Be in a secure and safe environment
  2. Medically managed detoxes with round the clock, 24/7 care and support
  3. Experienced team of doctors, nurses and therapists (note, not all facilities will have onsite medical staff – ask us to see who does)
Talking to patient

Address the issues that drive you to use in the first place

The drug treatment programmes we favour address the psychological issues that surround your dependency. 

For us, it’s not so much about what you use, or how much you take, but the reason you turn to drugs in the first place.

The aim of the Executive Rehab Guide is to connect people to the right treatment centre which will benefit them the most and suit their circumstances. 

On multiple occasions, we have seen residential rehab centres to provide impressive outcomes, which is what makes it one of the most recommended forms of treatment.

Offering a wealth of benefits, the main advantage of choosing one of our residential partners like Castle Craig is the confidence in how successful their programmes have been for thousands of other drug users.

Your inpatient journey will look like

Drug addiction treatment programmes in a residential facility often work on mental health issues like anxiety, depression and trauma.

But through your therapy sessions, you will learn how to handle and address stress, anger, shame, confidence, and self-esteem issues as well as learn healthy habits and boundaries.

Typically, the journey from drug dependency to recovery takes place in a sequence of stages:

  1. Understanding your drug addiction – the first is being honest and open about your addiction to reach out for help.
  2. Undergoing a drug addiction assessment – these are free and conducted by rehab admission staff as well as medical experts.
  3. Admission to a facility – this can either take some time or be instant. NHS funded patients sadly will have to wait, whereas self-funded patients can often skip the queues. 
  4. Drug detox – before progressing into therapy you will undergo a medically supervised detox. This ensures your body is safely free from the effects of drug abuse and can last around a week. 
  5. Drug rehab programme – here you will likely spend around 3 weeks in 1-1 and group therapy sessions. This will be a personalised therapy programme designed specifically for your condition and any dual diagnoses. 
  6. Relapse prevention – you will work with your primary therapist to build a solid long-term sobriety plan. This will involve continuing therapy, social support, and NA meetings.
  7. Continuing care – this is carried out as an outpatient service with you continuing therapy to help sustain your sobriety.

Benefits of private drug treatment

  • Medically supervised detoxes with round the clock care
  • Comprehensive drug treatments that include a range of proven and evidence-based therapies
  • A team of experienced nurses, doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists
  • A host of complementary and holistic therapies
  • Continued care and aftercare programmes
  • Sobriety management and relapse prevention education
  • 1-1 therapy, family therapy and group therapy
  • Immediate admissions

How much does drug rehab cost?

The price of drug rehab can vary, and the price difference often boils down to:

  • The number of medical staff
  • The level of supervision
  • Length of treatment
  • Types of therapy used

Prices for drug addiction treatment can vary, and it all depends on where you go. 

In the UK, private drug treatment can cost anywhere from £1,500 a week to £10,000. 

Some facilities can offer lower prices by using fewer medical staff, having no overnight supervision or lack of facilities. 

You may also have the chance to go to rehab for free if you apply for funding through the NHS. However, you will need to be inputted into their system, which currently has long waiting lists – but it’s not impossible. 

For those who cannot afford private treatment, the best place to begin is with your GP, a hub of knowledge regarding free local drug services.

Whatever you can afford, we always recommending  checking the following:

  • CQC (or equivalent) reports
  • Medical staffing levels
  • Therapeutic staff ratio
  • The level of supervision
  • Images of the facility you are most interested in.

For all this information and more, click on the button below to view our Rehab Comparison Guide.

Excellent drug rehab choices in the UK

Over 10,000 patients have passed through our rehab centre’s doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions – Castle Craig.

Drug rehab FAQs

Whilst we wish treatment for drug addiction is accessible to all, in reality, free rehab doesn’t exist.

Every facility needs staff, medical staff, cleaning and more – and this costs money, whether it’s privately paid for or state-funded.

You can attain funding for rehab, however, sadly, these days it can be difficult to get due to high demand and under funding.

With that being said, some state-funded facilities may require a small amount of money for a residential stay, or charitable donation.

Trying to acquire funding for inpatient treatment can take time and is not something that can happen overnight. Even jumping through several hoops may not guarantee you a stay.

Drug rehabs can cost from £3,000 a week to £10,000.

When finding the best drug rehab, you will need to look at the following criteria: 

  • CQC reports and ratings
  • The client to staff ratio
  • The experience of the staff
  • The medical ratio of staff
  • Number of accredited therapists
  • The facilities
  • Therapy programmes on offer
  • How long the centre has been open for
  • Published success rates

Here at ERG, we refer to various rehabs across the UK and have come to know some of the best.

We’re not biased in our opinion – we score these rehabs on the above criteria. We look at the data so you don’t have to and we always begin with patient reviews and published success rates.

For example, Castle Craig has treated over 10,000 people and over 70% achieved lasting sobriety. That’s pretty incredible!

On top of this, several of their past patients have described their evidence–based therapies as life-saving.

If you’re unsure which rehab will be the best for your condition – just talk to us. We’re live now.

The more credible drug rehab facilities will publish their success rates and carry out third-party reviews of their services.

Some drug rehabs will allow visitors and even encourage them. Whereas others simply do not have the staff or space for it.

Again, Castle Craig is a good example of a well-run facility that can integrate family into your addiction treatment.

There are various stay options:

  • 28 days
  • 35 days
  • 60 days

35 days is often the most recommended option as the time in detox can delay the process of learning specific coping mechanisms that encourage a sustained recovery.

If you are self-funding, all you will need to do is get in touch with the facility of your choice. If you’re unsure, we can help you connect to one. 

Private admissions often take around 24-48 hours, which allows the facility to gather all the relevant medical history and data. 

For NHS funded patients, you must begin with your GP. 

Contrary to belief, drug rehab is not doom and gloom, but rather a positive place that encourages hope, happiness and recovery. 

It removes you from comfort and fog of drugs and immerses you into therapy instead. 

Some have described rehab as a transformative experience, and as past patients, we can only agree.

During drug rehab you can expect your day to be jam packed with:

  • Group therapies & individual therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapies
  • NA meetings, educational talks and lectures
  • Holistic approaches/leisure and spa time
  • Health, fitness and wellness
  • Time with your consultant psychiatrist who weekly reviews your medication and progress

We understand

The road to recovery will be challenging, but you’re not expected to go through it alone. Schedule a free drug addiction assessment here, or get in touch with us here; we can help advise on the best place for your recovery or just be a friendly face when you need one.