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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Greenford

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Greenford

    Some of the signs of addiction are linked to the particular substance you are using, and others are applicable to any substance or behavioural addiction.

    The main signs of addiction include:

    • Being unable to stop the behaviour, no matter how much it is damaging your life
    • Having issues with personal relationships
    • Keeping your addictive behaviours a secret from others
    • Having memory problems
    • Being tolerant on a substance or a particular behaviour

    At the right drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, recovery is always possible.

    To start your journey with Rehab Recovery at a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, call us today on 0800 088 66 86

    What are the Facilities Like at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford?

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    There are some facilities that are present at every residential rehab, so you can expect them to be at any drug or alcohol rehab in Greenford that you visit.

    Some examples of common facilities are:

    • Common rooms
    • Private ensuite bedrooms
    • Shared bedrooms
    • Group therapy rooms
    • Sports and exercise areas

    Apart from this, each treatment centre offers a different range of facilities.

    Some offer horse stables and walking routes, and others offer large gyms with a range of equipment, all depending on both the resources and location of the treatment facility

    If you would like to learn more about what a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford can offer you, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    Which Treatments are Provided by Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford?


    The first treatment that is offered to most patients at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is detox.

    At this stage, toxins are removed from the patient’s body over a period of 7-10 days.

    The process is very similar whether the addiction is heroin, alcohol, methamphetamines or any other physically addictive substance.

    If you have a behavioural addiction, you will most likely go straight into therapy when you go to rehab, and this will involve many different treatments.

    There will be various therapy options including group therapy, individual therapy, and sometimes family therapy, with different models used along the way.

    Some common models of psychotherapy include:

    There is a focus on physical treatments at residential rehabilitation, even after the initial detox. Though the main focus of each day will be therapy, you will always get three healthy meals a day, as well as nutritious snacks.

    Your meals can be adapted to suit your dietary requirements, including any deficiencies you may have due to your addiction.


    Treatment at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is personalised. This means you will not have the same treatment as other clients, as you will have the treatment that works best for your mental health and your type of addiction.

    If at any point a particular therapy is not working for you, there is a high chance that you will be moved to a different intensive programme of therapy.

    Do not see this as a failure, as staff are prepared for therapeutic models to not be successful 100% of the time.

    If they forced you to stick with the therapy, it would not be productive as you need to make the most of your 28 days at the rehab centre.

    When patients learn that a certain therapy doesn’t work for them, they get a head start as they know which therapies to gravitate towards when they leave rehab.

    This does not mean that they should write off treatments forever, but perhaps in the early stages of their addiction recovery, they can commit to treatments that have consistently been effective for them.

    If you would like to experience any and all of these treatments at a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86

    Who is Allowed to Go to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford?


    As many drug and alcohol rehab services in Greenford are private, anyone who has the money for private rehabilitation and meets the criteria can self-refer at any point.

    However, we recommend using a referral service like Rehab Recovery if you want stress-free access to rehab.

    Rather than explain the criteria to get into drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, we are going to outline the reasons you may be unable to attend a rehab centre.

    This is because the majority of people with a drug or alcohol addiction are eligible for rehab, so it is much quicker to explain the disqualifying factors.

    Some reasons you may not be allowed to go to drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford are:

    • You have already had treatment at rehab many times, and it has never been successful
    • You have a severe mental health condition that is untreated or is not under control
    • You have had dangerous detoxes in the past (e.g., you have developed Deliriums Tremens due to an alcohol detox)
    • Your substance abuse is above the guidelines for rehab (e.g., more than 30 units of alcohol per day)

    This criterion exists to keep patients safe at rehab and to ensure people who go to rehab have the best chance of recovering successfully.

    We know that it is disappointing to be told that drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is not for you, but if you are in this situation, it is better to know now than to have a wasted rehab stay.

    Though inpatient drug rehab is known for being successful, there are other successful treatments in Greenford that may be better suited to you.

    You could find out whether you are eligible for outpatient treatment, where detoxing and therapy are still the norm, but the schedule is less intense.

    Some people recover more successfully from home, so they have a home detox and they are free to arrange psychological therapy separately.

    You could research the treatment options that are provided at rehab, and attempt to emulate this as much as possible from home.

    For instance, if you know that detoxing is safer at rehab because patients are monitored by the medical team all day, you could ask multiple family members to take time off work and monitor you as you withdraw from substances.

    This is no replacement for healthcare professionals, but it is still much safer than detoxing alone.

    If you know that Group Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are some of the most effective therapies at rehab, you could try to access these therapies at home.

    Perhaps you could find a CBT therapist for one-to-one therapy, and go to a self-help meeting (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and SMART Recovery) for the group therapy atmosphere.

    We cannot promise that you can get the inpatient rehab experience at home, otherwise there would be no reason for people to recover at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford.

    However, we can promise that you can have high-quality addiction treatment, even if you are unable to attend rehab. The most important thing is that you are motivated to recover, and from there, sobriety is always possible.

    Not sure if a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is right for you? Talk it over with our team on 0800 088 66 86

    What is the Diagnostic Process Like at Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford?

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    As there are different levels of substance abuse, when you go to drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, you will usually have to take a diagnostic test that will tell doctors whether you have a problem with substances, an addiction or are suffering from dependency.

    Usually, you will be asked questions relating to the symptoms of your substance abuse disorder written in the DSM, and a psychiatrist will work out whether you have enough symptoms to be diagnosed with addiction.

    Some questions you will be asked are:

    • Do you struggle to complete tasks due to your drug or alcohol use?
    • Do you take drugs even when the immediate consequences are clearly dangerous?
    • Do you experience cravings for drugs or alcohol?
    • Have you tried to quit drugs or alcohol in the past? How many times?
    • Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms after withdrawing from a substance?

    Individuals who have 6 or more symptoms of addiction in the DSM will be diagnosed with addiction. Moderate substance use disorders are diagnosed with 4-5 symptoms, and mild conditions with 2-3 symptoms.

    Some substance abuse disorders can be diagnosed by a specific test for that substance. For instance, the AUDIT test can diagnose alcoholism or alcohol dependency.

    Questions on the AUDIT test include:

    • How many units of alcohol do you consume on average each day?
    • Have you ever attempted to withdraw from alcohol?
    • How often have you felt guilty about your drinking habits over the past year?

    Again, the symptoms are counted before a diagnosis can be made.

    However, the AUDIT test works differently.

    Rather than labelling a problem as mild, moderate or severe, a level of risk is assigned to each patient.

    Patients with 0-7 symptoms are low risk, while people with 20 or more symptoms will potentially be diagnosed with alcohol dependence or addiction. The levels between this are marked as ‘increasing risk’ (8-15 symptoms) and ‘higher risk’ (16-19 symptoms).

    Start your journey towards recovery at a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford by calling us on 0800 088 66 86

    What is dual diagnosis?

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    Dual diagnosis treatment acknowledges that sometimes addiction coexists with another undiagnosed underlying mental illness or psychiatric disorder like schizophrenia.

    By looking for the signs of another mental condition as well as addiction, dual diagnosis offers a much more complete form of addiction treatment.

    If you do have an underlying mental health condition that hasn’t been diagnosed, it could be feeding into your addiction.

    Therefore, addressing both issues, if an underlying mental condition is present, has the best chance of making sure you are able to stay on the road to recovery after your rehab treatment.

    You can also get free mental health support from organisations like Mind UK, Young Minds, Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    To learn more about how a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford will work to support your mental health, call our team today on 0800 140 46

    Can I Afford Rehab?


    Sadly, one of the things that can stop people from accessing rehab is the fear of financing it.

    At Rehab Recovery, we believe we offer a form of support at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford at a price point for everyone.

    How Much Does Rehab Cost?

    For a week of treatment, you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £10,000.

    On average, a 28-day course of treatment (4 weeks) costs £14,00. This works out approximately £500 per day in inpatient rehab.

    Outpatient rehab is usually appointment based.

    Typically, your support will be charged per session. The price of this will range depending on the type of treatment you are accessing.

    How Do People Usually Pay for Rehab?

    There are several ways people pay for treatment, including:

    • Help from private health insurance providers
    • Help from health insurance providers through employee benefit schemes
    • Through direct debit schemes
    • Through fundraising or support from charities
    • Through help from friends and family.

    There are several charity and NHS-run recovery services operating in and near Greenford, including:

    1. CAMHS West London

    Address: 1 Armstrong Way, Southall, UB2 4SA

    Telephone: 020 8354 8160


    2. Ealing RISE

    Address:  36A Northcote Avenue, Southall, UB1 2AY

    Telephone:0800 195 8100


    3. Drug and Alcohol Access Programme (DAAP)

    Address: KAS House, Unit K Middlesex Business Centre Bridge Road, Southall, UB2 4AB

    Telephone: 020 8843 0945


    For guidance on how to pay for drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, talk to our experts on 0800 088 66 86

    FAQs About Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford

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    What are the three stages of rehab?

    The three stages of rehab are detox, psychological therapy, and aftercare.

    Not everyone goes through all stages, but most people can expect to experience these three activities if they enter drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford as an inpatient or outpatient.

    We have already explained what the detox and therapy are like, but if you want to know more, have a look at our articles on drug detoxing and alcohol detoxing, and have a look at the specialist therapies offered at rehab under our ‘treatments‘ section.

    Aftercare is the final stage of outpatient and inpatient rehab.

    Some people do not realise this is a stage, as it takes place after rehab. However, a lot of work goes into planning your aftercare, and this all takes place while you are a patient at a rehab centre.

    In the last stages of your addiction recovery programme, the staff at drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford will start to put together a relapse prevention plan, which helps you to stay sober even when you are faced with significant temptation.

    The resources that are included in your aftercare plan are usually accessible for 12 months.

    This means that if you have weekly therapy sessions included, you can go to these sessions for a full year.

    Are self-help meetings a replacement for rehab?

    No, self-help meetings are not a replacement for drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford. This does not mean that they are not recommended, however.

    They can be extremely motivating for people who would otherwise not be in contact with many sober people, which means they work well for relapse prevention.

    When people go to self-help meetings regularly, it stops them from falling back into old habits, as they are held accountable in the group sessions.

    For people who cannot afford therapy, self-help groups are a great free alternative, as the premise is similar to behavioural therapy. Attendees and their loved ones can discuss their feelings about sobriety, their struggles with addiction, and their fears for the future.

    Not only will this by validated by other people in the group, who may also inject their own experience into the discussion, but it will be validated by the session leader, who will be an addiction expert.

    That all said, you should never go to self-help meetings instead of drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford if you can afford private rehab.

    You will miss out on two important stages of rehab (detox and aftercare), and this could be the reason you end up relapsing.

    What’s more, there will not be an opportunity to get to the root of your addiction in the same way that you do at rehab, when you have one-to-one therapy every day and you spend the best part of a month exploring your issues with alcohol or drug addiction.


    How does the admissions process work?

    The admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is very quick, as patients pay for themselves, so there is no need to go to your GP or get a referral from elsewhere.

    You could find an inpatient drug rehab facility and refer yourself for treatment when you are available, and this could take a couple of days from start to end.

    If you use a rehab referral service, the experience is likely to be far less stressful.

    We are familiar with the admissions process of the best treatment centres in Greenford, so we know how to get you a referral to rehab efficiently.

    After contacting the admissions team at rehab, you will usually have an assessment which involves answering questions about your drug or alcohol misuse. If you qualify for drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, you will then discuss getting to the treatment centre, taking essentials with you, and paying for treatment.

    Can pensioners go to rehab?

    Yes, pensioners can go to inpatient drug rehab to recover from a drug or alcohol dependency or addiction.

    The risk of serious illness is even more significant in pensioners with addiction, so residential rehabilitation is a sensible option.

    However, even at private rehab, where medical professionals are always on-hand, you must know that it is riskier to get sober as a pensioner.

    There is a greater chance that you will suffer during the drug or alcohol detox and that you will develop a secondary condition as a result.

    However, this is still much safer than continuing to take drugs and experiencing dangerous symptoms of addiction. The medical team will be prepared to deal with illness in older patients, so they will be ready to prescribe medication for any dangerous symptoms.

    Start your recovery journey at a drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford by calling us today on 0800 088 66 86

    Contact Rehab Recovery to Get a Referral to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Greenford

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    If you know that you need to get addiction treatment, and you qualify for drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, there is no reason that you should put off getting help.

    It’s easy to continue to use drugs as it is all you know, and it would take a lot of motivation to get sober, yet you cannot continue to do the same thing and expect change.

    The only way to turn your life around is to make a significant change, and we believe going to drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford is the change you need.

    Most people find it impossible to get sober alone, so rehab is the perfect opportunity to get sober with plenty of support.

    If you get in touch with the friendly team at Rehab Recovery, this support starts before you even attend residential rehab. We will conduct an initial assessment with you, in which we find out the details of your addiction, and provide insightful advice that aims to motivate you to recover, rather than shame you.

    We will then pass you onto drug and alcohol rehab in Greenford, where this support will continue.

    Every rehab in England and Wales that we work with is vetted by the Care Quality Commission.

    We also offer our rehab services across a variety of locations across London, including in Barnet, Beckenham, Bexley, Brent Cross, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith, Haringey, Harlow, Harrow, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Orpington, Redbridge, Romford, Sevenoaks, Southwark, Tottenham, Twickenham, Uxbridge, Wandsworth, Watford, Westminster.

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