Have a problem with alcohol? Alcoholism affects people of any race, sex, and class in England. If you have a problem with drug abuse, either binge drinking or excessive drinking there's a wide range of mental health services that can help.
Treatments offered for alcoholism may start with an intervention, discussion on 'moderation vs abstinence' and possibly the opinions of inpatient (drug rehab centre) or outpatient treatment (therapy), a detox may be required. A good rehab, counselling and addiction therapy centre with talking therapy, counselling and expertise in addiction is also highly recommended. Keeping the alcoholic apart from alcohol and all the triggers associated with acting out can mean hospitalisation or stimulant addiction treatment centre is the best solution. Not admitting to a drinking problem (denial) can often be an effective barrier to getting help for alcoholics.
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Where to start
Perhaps you are looking for CQC/SCSWIS approved addiction help for you or someone who desperately needs help who may have alcohol problems. We understand that this is very difficult for you to ask for help and advice.
No matter where you live in London or England, there is the perfect alcohol rehab centre that can help you recover from your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction consultants are on hand 24 hours a day.
We are here to help. Call 0808 1150 446, we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your alcohol difficulties.
The calls are free and there is no-obligation to purchase or commit to anything. The helpline is run by Castle Craig, one of the oldest and best residential treatment centres in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed.
The process of getting into rehab
NHS rehab Process: Successfully dealing with addiction often requires outside help. Start by talking to your GP and asking to be referred. There's a wide range of NHS services that can help near Bexley and West Ferry
Private rehab Process
Skip The Waiting List. Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up at your stimulant addiction treatment centre of choice with a credit card. See admissions.
Health insurance: choose your rehab and then ask GP to write a referral letter for you to take away. Alternatively, ask the doctor of advice on which hospital or clinic he recommends. More.
Arriving at the treatment centre
This will differ at different facilities but it is much the same everywhere
- You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
- You may need to detox
- You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Peckham. They are in overall charge of your care and medication plan. They may make suggestions based on your diagnosis for additional medication or individual therapy on top of group work
- You may then assigned to a group of other alcoholics/addicts etc.
- You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in London
- You may be given 12 step recovery literature
- You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
- You might then meet the rest of the clients
Everyone is very friendly. The staff in London have seen it all before so you are just another addict trying to recover. As patients, you are all in the same boat as everyone feels as raw and vulnerable as each other so making friends is normally easy.
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Does rehab work in London?
Yes it does. There is a strong evidence base to support the treatment methods used at Castle Craig, as well as in support of residential rehabilitation treatment for drug abuse/addictions.
What Are The Success Rates? "73.4% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after about 1 year). More."
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Two reasons why rehabs work so well
Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in London tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many patients have co-occurring issues like eating disorders or bipolar disorder. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.
Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Patients are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world. This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Alcoholics can concentrate all of their energies on getting well. They are effectively removed from all of the outside distractions and stressors and 'immersed in recovery'.
"I have to thank you for saving my son's life! ALL the staff, they are incredible! With their help and devotion facing up to problems with alcohol, our daughter and our family understand and have overcome drug addiction. Am sober." Otto November 2021 Castlehill
Why rehab might not work:
- Not enough time in treatment
- Lack of support system at the patient's home near Bexley
- See addiction myths
Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works? See Getting into the right residential rehab.
How long does rehab take?
Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the addiction. The best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.
A typical day in rehab
Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug abuse/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in London will follow a similar pattern.
A significant focus during treatment is on achieving clarity about the issues, people and surroundings in your life that have fuelled the desire to abuse drugs or alcohol/problems with bitcoin, food, sex and shopping.
Sleeping in is not part of the programme. You get up early, get dressed, attend breakfast. Some clinics have morning meditation. Some clinics ask patients to clear away breakfast things on a rota.
- Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
- Another Group (60 minutes)
- One to one session or Group (60 minutes)
- Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture; (60 minutes)
- Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
- There is often written step or life story work to do
Evening time: Normally patients are bused to a meeting of AA, NA or relevant 12 step programmes.
Diet: A number of rehabs have adopted nutritional diets to combat mental health issues. There may be an absence of sugar and caffeine. Smoking is still allowed outside as it is said that addicts would not attend otherwise.
Devices: In some clinics phones or laptops use is forbidden or discouraged. Bear in mind that a person with internet or a gaming addiction may find other patient using their devices triggering.
Visitor/family contact: It was common for patients to be advised to limit any or all contact with friends or family during the first week of treatment. Again this differs by provider. NHS rehabs are often further from your home in Peckham as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.
Can I leave: Yes, these are not secure facilities or locked wards.
Can I come back? Not always, the NHS is sometimes stricter, if you drink or use you may be barred from returning either, at all or within 48 hours.
Cost of rehab
Costs can range from £2,000 per week for a basic service to around £10,000 per week for a boutique service. Some clinics charge extras which have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.
Ideal Rehab Location
Finding the best rehab programme for issues from alcohol is vital to long-term success. But where close or far? Every patient is different. However, most counsellors often recommend that removing alcoholics/addicts away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably a good idea.
It is better that the location is quiet and has an atmosphere that is both calm, peaceful and still 100% recovery-focused. However, that does not mean that city rehabs do not have appeal.
The difficulty with towns and city location is that offer easy access to alcohol and drugs, whereas locations without shops and fewer people make accessing substances that little bit harder. Perhaps this could be the difference between a moment's weakness leading to relapse or sobriety.
Recommended rehabs. One rehab that ticks all of these boxes is Castle Craig based outside Edinburgh. Only a 4-hour train ride or less from London. Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions. Another is Smarmore Castle in Ireland.
Why Castle Craig so popular?
- Leading stimulant addiction treatment centre
- Effective detox, you don't have to go cold-turkey
- Private drug and alcohol rehab centre
- One-to-one counselling
- Prescribed medical detoxification
- Experienced team of doctors & therapists
- 24/7 recovery staffing
- Your support teams can help during your difficult moments
- After Castle Craig's rehab programme, 91.8% of those questioned either living with reduced alcohol or drug use or totally abstinent. More.
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London drug addiction resources
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic
Smarmore near Ardee County Louth Ireland A92 YY22
Alcoholics Anonymous London - Home - Alcoholics Anonymous London
Freedom Recovery Centre
0208 314 0333
14 Pattenden Road, Catford, London, Inner London, SE6 4NQ
The Nehemiah Project
Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, Outer London, SW16 1RF
The Priory Hospital North London
Grovelands House, The Bourne, Southgate, Outer London, N14 6RA
59 Bethwin Road, Camberwell, Inner London, SE5 0XT
The Priory Hospital Roehampton
0208 876 8261
Priory Lane, Roehampton, Inner London, SW15 5JJ
0207 613 3055
116/118 High Street, Shoreditch, London, Outer London, E1 6JN
0208 769 7674
12 Aldrington Road, Streatham, Inner London, SW16 1TH
Timing also plays an essential part in coaxing a person who won't agree to treatment into getting the help they so desperately need. The best time to approach them is shortly after their last bout of drinking has occurredOther local areas: The Diamond, Booth, Ballynagard, Gortnalee, Killure, Mile End, Magheracreggan, Burn Bridge, Hazelhurst, Audley, y Ffrith and Aberfoyle.
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Please note Castle Craig does not treat sex addiction, however, treatment is available at other recommended UK rehabs.