Call now in confidence immediate help & advice 24/7

0800 088 66 86

International: +44 330 333 6197

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Kendal

Learn about drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Kendal. The rehab clinic offers a robust admissions process and supervised detox and evidence-based treatments.

    Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Kendal

    Addiction is something that we might see in the media from time to time.

    In our everyday lives, it can be a little harder to talk about.

    Because it can be difficult to discuss, it can often feel like addiction is something that we have to face alone.

    At Rehab Recovery, we believe that no one should face addiction alone.

    There are many different ways to contact the team at our drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal in a range of different ways to seek advice.

    You can contact us by:

    • Using our online chat function
    • Requesting a callback
    • Calling our UK landline (0800 088 66 66)
    • Calling our international line (+44 330 333 6197)
    • Sending a message to our email address (
    • Sending a letter to our postal address (Rehab Recovery, 148 Southgate Road, London, N1 3HX)

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86

    Am I Ready for Addiction Treatment?

    Two people drinking coffee and facing each other at a table

    Addiction doesn’t happen overnight.

    It’s a gradual process, and often a slippery slope.

    Because it’s not always that easy to tell when addiction may begin, it can be tricky to admit that we might actually be struggling.

    Identifying that there might be a problem is the first key step to addiction recovery.

    If you think you or a loved one may be battling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, these are some of the signs you can look for:

    • unexplained deterioration in physical health (aches and pains, feeling generally under the weather or tired, increased headaches, change in appetite)
    • unexplained deterioration in mental health (low mood, mood swings, feeling angry or irritable, struggling to sleep)
    • struggling to socialise or strains in relationships
    • struggling to meet work or school commitments
    • not looking after yourself (skipping meals, not washing)
    • difficulties with finances (borrowing money, spending more, missing bills) [1]

    Any of these signs could suggest that someone is struggling with mental health issues.

    When paired with excessive use of drugs or alcohol, these signs could point to addiction.

    Addiction can happen to anyone, in all different walks of life.

    At Rehab Recovery, we work on a policy that aims to ensure each individual feels able to access a personalised treatment programme, regardless of who they are.

    If you recognise any of these symptoms, this page includes all the information you may need about how to access our addiction specialist support, and what to expect at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    Finding a Drug or Alcohol Rehab Centre in Kendal

    Bumpy road

    Rehab Recovery have rehabilitation facilities all across England, Scotland and Wales. We also have a range of international centres abroad.

    Kendal is part of the Westmorland and Furness parish in Cumbria, in the North of England.

    We have a range of support services available in Cumbria, including our specialist drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    At this service, we offer a range of addiction treatment options that can be personalised to suit your specific circumstances.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86

    The Use of Addictive Substances in Kendal

    A pill packet with doses of medication

    Adults in Cumbria consume alcohol at a level that is above the national average. [2]

    There are an estimated 5,373 people in Cumbria with alcohol dependency, but currently, only 19% of these people are in enrolled in an appropriate recovery programme. [3]

    Around 2,363 adults in the county are opiate users. Less than half of these people are receiving adequate support. [4]

    24% of the people in treatment in treatment for addiction in the Cumbria area have admitted to misusing prescription medications. [5]

    This suggests that there are a lot of individuals struggling with their substance use in the area who would benefit from engaging in drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    We Offer Treatment for Lots of Different Types of Addiction

    Two women laughing on a sofa.

    Addiction comes in many different forms. [6]

    We offer support for many different aspects of addiction:

    Illegal Drugs

    Prescription / Legal  Drug Addiction

    Behavioural Addictions

    If you are dealing with any of these addictions, you can contact our team to learn more about the kinds of support you can access at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86

    What Happens at Addiction Treatment Services?

    A woman with a book and a coffee, journalling

    Typically, your support at a treatment stage will take place in three stages:

    An admissions assessment, a detox phase, and engagement with different forms of therapy.

    1. Assessment

    Assessment is what happens before treatment starts.

    A comprehensive assessment involves a clinician asking you questions about yourself.

    They may ask you questions about:

    • existing mental health conditions
    • existing physical health conditions
    • your current use of drugs and alcohol
    • any addiction history
    • if you have had any support for substance use in the past [7]

    These questions may feel a little daunting; but they are asked to ensure that the team at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal can get a clear picture of how you are currently doing, so it is very important to be honest.

    Your answers are confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of the service.

    Once you’ve had your admissions assessment, the team will be in a position to help you think about your different treatment options.

    2. Drug & Alcohol Detox in Kendal

    For many people, the first stage of formal treatment is the detox stage. 

    Not everyone needs a detox. That’s because all addictions work differently.

    For example, there’s no need to have a detox stage if you’re seeking treatment for a behavioural addiction because there isn’t a substance to detox from. [8]

    Equally, there are some drugs that do not require medical detox. This is because not all substances are physically addictive.

    It’s possible to be addicted to a drug’s psychological effects alone. Those kinds of substances cause psychological addiction. [9]

    For drugs that are physically addictive, you will need to have a detox.

    This is the safest way to withdraw from an addictive substance, as during detox at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal, you will be overseen by clinicians who will help to keep you comfortable and safe during the withdrawal process.

    It’s common to experience withdrawal symptoms during detox.

    These can vary, but your clinical team can help you to know what kinds of withdrawal symptoms you may expect during your drug or alcohol detox.

    You may be given medicine to help your body adjust. This is known as detox medication, and it is used to ease the process of withdrawing.

    3. Addiction Therapy in Kendal

    The core stage of any treatment plan for addiction is psychological treatment.

    Therapy is a bit of an umbrella term that refers to any kind of support for emotional and mental well-being.

    Traditionally, therapy is something that happens between two people – a  therapist and a patient. These are known as 1-1 talking therapies.

    But today, there are many different kinds of therapy that may look a bit different from that.

    It’s quite common nowadays to have therapy in groups.

    This could be in the form of addiction support groups, or it could be a kind of family intervention called family therapy. 

    A to Z of Addiction Therapy Types at Rehabs in Kendal

    Support group

    We’ve put together an A-to-Z guide of the different types of therapy we offer at our treatment centres for you to get a feel of what psychological treatment at a rehab clinic might look like:

    Research suggests that different kinds of therapy can work better for different people.

    For example, Twelve-Step Facilitation Treatment is usually used as part of alcohol addiction treatment, whilst things like Motivational Enhancement can work really well for people seeking help for cocaine addiction. [10]

    You may also find that your therapy is not only tailored around the type of addiction that you are dealing with but also your specific context.

    It might be that you are currently struggling to talk to your family about your situation. Family therapy could be a positive way to help you address this.

    Or, you may find that something like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can work really well to help you combat anxiety and addiction at the same time. [11]

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86

    Inpatient Addiction Services in Kendal

    Person sleeping

    We offer inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    This means that we have residential rehab facilities accessible in the Cumbria area, where you can be admitted to an inpatient programme of support.

    Residential rehab has the benefit of 24-hour access to treatment plans and staff in a relaxed, welcoming setting.

    At the rehab facility, your treatment will work on a scheduled basis.

    Your daily routine may differ from day to day, but it will tend to include a mix of treatment and leisure time.

    This can be really helpful in building connections and support networks with other individuals seeking treatment.

    How Long Will I be In Residential Rehab?

    Usually, the average person stays in a residential programme for 28 days (around 4 weeks).

    It’s tricky to tell you how long your treatment will be for sure before you have your admissions assessment, as the conversations you have during that meeting can anticipate the length of your stay.

    Your road to recovery is unique, and therefore it may mean that your residential treatment lasts only a few days or several months. It really depends on you.

    Outpatient Addiction Services in Kendal

    Woman watching the sun

    There are options for treatment that don’t involve staying in a residential setting.

    We offer different forms of outpatient programmes at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal which means that you do not need to change your usual living arrangements in order to access support.

    This can be a good option for people who would like to keep to their usual routines and commitments as much as possible.

    Because you do not need to stay in a facility, it’s possible to keep to your usual activities, including going to work and spending time with friends and family.

    How Long Will I Be in Outpatient Rehab?

    It’s tricky to give a timescale on how long outpatient programmes will last.

    This is because typically, these are offered on an appointment basis.

    You may, for example, arrange to have a block of psychotherapy with a clinician at a drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    The length of this treatment may be longer than a course of holistic therapy, or vice versa, so it is best to speak with your support team directly to discuss the duration of outpatient treatment more specifically.

    Financing your Treatment


    If you decide to access support at a private drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal, there are several different ways you can go about funding your support.

    Some of the most common methods of doing this include:

    • paying in instalments through a manageable, affordable direct debit scheme
    • accessing financial support from a personal health insurance provider
    • accessing financial support from your employer’s health insurance scheme
    • raising money or support from charities
    • support from family and friends
    • small, short-term, low-interest loans

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86

    Accessing Aftercare After Rehab in Kendal

    Woman recovering from running

    It’s natural to be daunted by what happens when rehab ends.

    Technically, though, your support doesn’t finish when you leave drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal.

    Our support at Rehab Recovery is informed by clinical research and practice.

    Because of this, we know that the most successful support involves a specialised package of aftercare.

    Aftercare is what happens once your rehab journey ‘ends.’

    It’s the treatment you can access after formal rehab to help you ease back into your new normal.

    Engaging with long-term care has been shown to have many benefits. Research into addiction treatment indicates that individuals who access long-term support or aftercare packages have an increased likelihood of staying sober. [12]

    This suggests that aftercare is a key player in helping you avoid relapse and keep on the right track.

    Taking the First Steps Towards Recovery

    If you are ready to access support for addiction or believe that a loved one would benefit from beginning formal support, we are more than happy to speak with you and learn more about how we can help you with your current situation.

    We are a confidential service, and all our contact with you is designed to help give you peace of mind.

    You can contact our team at drug and alcohol rehab in Kendal and the wider Cumbria area to seek advice.

    You can contact us:

    • through our online chat function
    • by requesting a call back
    • by calling our UK landline (0800 088 66 66)
    • by calling our international line (+44 330 333 6197)
    • via our email address (
    • via our postal address (Rehab Recovery, 148 Southgate Road, London, N1 3HX)

    Start your recovery journey today by calling our expert team to access drug & alcohol rehab in Kendal on 0800 088 66 86















    Recent Posts

    Subscribe to our newsletter