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Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Amersham

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    Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Amersham

    Knowing where to find the right information for addiction – whether it be substance abuse or alcohol misuse – can be difficult.

    Rehab Recovery offer support for individuals struggling with addiction, offering a range of services from residential rehabilitation to outpatient support.

    Here, you can find some answers to some frequently asked questions on the types of services and support available at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, as well as how to make first contact to organise support. 

    Taking this step with drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham will allow you to distance yourself from substances and begin to take back control of your life again.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    What is Addiction?

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    Addiction happens when we find we have lost our ability to control our use or engagement with a specific substance or activity.

    If we find we can’t control an impulse to take a drug or to do a certain behaviour, and that this lack of control is negatively affecting our lives, then it is likely that an addiction is present.

    Addiction is categorised as a disorder. [1]

    This means, like many other illnesses, it is something that can be treated and controlled with the help of appropriate medical professionals. There are many different kinds of addiction, and not all of these are substances.

    Some of the kinds of addiction treated at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham include:

    How Common is Addiction in Amersham?

    An average of 38 people in every 100,000 died from alcohol-related complications in Amersham and the wider Buckinghamshire area in 2017. [3]

    Between 2017 and 2018, 43 people in every 1000,000 accessed formal support for their mental health for alcohol-related reasons. [4]

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    How Do I Know I Have an Addiction?

    Addiction is different from casual use.

    Sometimes it is tricky to identify when frequent use tips over into addiction.

    If you are concerned you or a loved one may be dealing with addiction, there are some signs that you can look for.

    • increasing use of a substance (gradually using a  larger amount, and more frequently)
    • unexplained difficulties with mental health (or increased symptoms of mental illness)
    • unexplained difficulties with physical health (or increased symptoms of physical illness)
    • decrease in energy level
    • change in weight
    • difficulty in attending to personal care and hygiene
    • struggling with money
    • difficulty engaging with school or work
    • lack of interest in hobbies
    • changes in close relationships (tension, arguments, avoiding people, etc).

    What if I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

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    We know that addiction can often have psychological effects that impact our well-being.

    But it is important to remember that sometimes, addiction can occur as a way of trying to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings by self-medicating.

    It is quite common for people struggling with addiction to also have a diagnosis of a mental health condition. This is known as a dual diagnosis.

    Around 0.7% of adults in Amersham and the wider Buckinghamshire area experience serious mental illness, with 8.9% of adults in the area experiencing depression. [5]

    This means that a number of adults in the Amersham area may have a dual diagnosis (struggling with addiction and a separate mental health condition).

    The staff at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham are trained professionals who understand the effects of mental illness and the importance of appropriate care. This means that your rehab package can be specially tailored to meet both the needs of your addiction and your mental health in general.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    Addiction Specialist Support at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Amersham

    There are many different forms of addiction treatment. However, the general structure of drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham will tend to function in a similar way.

    There are three key stages to addiction treatment.

    1. Assessment

    Assessment happens before your treatment starts.

    An assessment will mean speaking to an appropriate professional about what you (or your loved one) are currently experiencing. They may ask you how you are feeling, what kinds of thoughts you are having, and how frequently you are using drugs or alcohol.

    These questions aren’t there to trip you up. They are there to get a clear picture of where you are currently, and to establish how best to get your recovery journey started.

    2. Detox

    Detox is often the first part of treatment. It is a physical process that helps your body to wean itself off of a particular substance. [6]

    Detox is not needed in every case, as not all drugs are physically addictive.

    But, if you are being treated for the use of a physically addictive substance (such as alcohol, heroin, meth or benzodiazepines) then your treatment will typically include a detox phase.

    During detox, you will be medically supervised to ensure you are safe.

    3. Therapy

    If your treatment requires a detox, once you have safely withdrawn from the substance, you can begin therapy. If your treatment does not require a detox, then you can start the therapy stage straight away.

    Therapy is the psychological side of addiction care, and is considered to be the core of the treatment.

    In therapy, you will have a chance to spend time with psychologists and other mental health professionals to find ways to approach your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supported manner. [7]

    How Does Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Amersham Work?


    It’s difficult to say exactly what your recovery programme will look like. This is because there are many different treatment options that will change your experience of addiction treatment.

    Here are a few quick overviews of the different ways that you can approach your support at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham.

    What’s the Difference Between Outpatient & Residential?

    In Amersham, you can access both inpatient and outpatient treatment.

    You can speak to the dedicated team to decide which style of care can be most suited to you.

    1. Local outpatient treatment

    Outpatient treatment works on an appointment basis. This means that you will be given a set of appointments to attend.

    These could be based in your home, in a healthcare setting, or at a rehab centre. After you attend your appointments, you can return home as you usually would. [8]

    2. Residential rehab programmes

    Residential treatment is slightly different. In residential treatment, you will be admitted into a rehab facility as an inpatient.

    This means that you stay in the facility for the duration of the treatment, including staying overnight in a drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham. [9]

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    What’s the Difference Between NHS & Private?

    In Amersham, you can access both NHS and private treatment.

    You can speak to the dedicated team to decide which style of care can be most suited to you.

    1. National Health Service Treatment

    Addiction treatment on the NHS is typically accessed through your primary healthcare provider. This could be your GP, a doctor in A&E, or a mental health professional.

    The kinds of treatment you can access on the NHS can range from being prescribed antidepressants, regular visits with a GP, accessing support from a community mental health team, or being referred for a course of cognitive behavioural therapy.

    Usually, the kind of addiction treatment offered by the NHS will be outpatient forms of treatment first. This is because waiting lists for inpatient care are usually quite lengthy.

    2. Specialist Private Care

    Private care is any form of support given by an addiction specialist provider, such as Rehab Recovery.

    You can learn more about this kind of care by navigating the website, using the online chat function, calling, or requesting a call back from one of our team.

    Specialist care will be tailored to you. This means that you could access inpatient or outpatient support depending on your situation.

    By speaking to a professional, you can start to identify and design a package best suited to your own needs.

    How Do I Pay for Rehab?


    Often, one of the biggest concerns around addiction treatment – in both Amersham and beyond – is how to fund it.

    However. there are ways to fund your treatment without compromising your financial position.

    You can fund your care through the following methods:

    • setting up a payment schedule directly to your care provider to pay in manageable instalments over time
    • assistance from personal health insurance – some policies will help you cover the cost of treatment – remember to check with your provider first to ask for details
    • assistance from professional health insurance – some employers offer a health insurance bonus package that will help you cover the cost of treatment – remember to check with your provider first to ask for details
    • support from friends and family 
    • fundraising

    How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Amersham Cost?

    The cost of rehab will vary largely depending on the kind of treatment you go forward with.

    1. The Cost of NHS Treatment

    If you access your support through the NHS, your treatment will be funded for you.

    2. The Cost of Private Treatment

    Prices for private inpatient treatment can range from between £1,000 and £10,000 for a week of specialist, round-the-clock support.

    The average price for a 28-day stay in residential rehab will cost approximately £14,000. This works out to about £500 per day. [10]

    There will be some providers that charge more than this, and some that will charge less.

    If you are looking for a deluxe option, there are premium centres available. These are usually attended by celebrities and offer extra services. These range in price, but can work out at around £73,000 for 30 days of residential support.

    You can speak with the experts at Rehab Recovery about your situation to find a treatment plan that meets your financial needs.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    How Long Will I Spend in Rehab?

    Below, we look at how long you will typically spend in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in Amersham:

    1. Duration of Inpatient Rehab

    The duration of your treatment is personal and will be defined by you and your needs as an individual. On average, an inpatient stay lasts for around 28 days.

    This is because clinical studies have suggested this is the optimal time needed for successful recovery. In some cases, a stay may be longer, lasting for several months. But your stay could also be shorter that the average.

    Typically, a stay will be 5-7 days at the shortest. This is to allow time for you to safely detox if needed or to begin to engage with therapy successfully before returning home.

    Your progress will be monitored during your stay in drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham.

    This means that if you and your professional team feel that you would benefit from staying for longer or being discharged sooner, this can also happen.

    2. Duration of Outpatient Rehab

    The duration of outpatient rehab is slightly harder to predict. This is because outpatient rehab works on an appointment basis.

    You could, for example, access cognitive behavioural therapy once a week for 6 months, or once a fortnight for 3 months.

    Just like in inpatient support, you will be clinically assessed regularly to ensure that your contact time with professionals is as helpful to you as possible.

    Will I Be Able to Keep My Job While in Rehab?

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    It is natural to worry about how to manage addiction in the workplace.

    Depending on your job and your level of comfort, you may want to be transparent with your employer and inform them of your difficulties.

    If you access outpatient care, you can try to organise your appointments outside of your working hours. If you decide to access inpatient care, then it may be helpful to speak with your management to inform them of the situation, and to speak about the possibility of taking leave or a hiatus for the period you are in rehab.

    Often, GPs and other medical professionals can provide your employer with a letter to sign you off work for the duration of your treatment.

    For some people, continuing to work whilst in treatment can be a positive distraction. For others, taking the time off completely can help people to focus on their well-being by eliminating workplace pressure and stress.

    How you go forward with managing your employment will largely depend on your personal circumstances. You may continue to work as normal, work reduced hours, or have time off for the duration of your care.

    You can speak with medical professionals about how to balance work and life commitments during treatment.

    For more information about drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham, contact us today at 0800 088 66 86.

    Will I Be Able to See My Friends & Family?

    If you access outpatient support, you will be able to see your friends and family as normal, and will largely be able to continue your day-to-day activities as usual.

    With residential care, you may be more limited in contact time with loved ones. However, in most facilities, there will be opportunities to have visitors, and in some cases, you may wish to engage in family therapy.

    In those circumstances, your family may be involved with your care, and therefore will see you more regularly. [11]

    What Kinds of Therapy Will I Have Access To?

    Therapy is a cornerstone of addiction treatment.

    There are many different kinds of psychological support you can access at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham.

    These can range from traditional talking and group therapies to alternative treatment such as art, music, horse or adventure therapy.

    The aim is to offer as many different avenues of support as possible, to ensure that every individual is able to access a kind of care that feels well suited to them individually.

    Some forms of addiction treatment available at drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham include:

    Start Your Recovery Today

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    Dealing with an addiction can feel like an uphill battle.

    It can be easy to convince ourselves that we don’t need help, that we can manage on our own, or that there may not be anyone around to support us.

    However, there are many different ways to access support and begin to regain control over our lives by taking positive steps. Drug and alcohol rehab in Amersham may be the key to starting your journey to recovery.

    By finding a support network that works for you, you can get the help that you deserve and begin guided professional treatment with addiction specialist providers.

    If you are ready to access support for your addiction and substance abuse you can contact Rehab Recovery at 0800 088 66 86 or use the online form to request a call back from a member of our specialist team about accessing support at a local rehab centre.

    If you are uncomfortable with speaking over the phone, you can use our free chat service at any time of day, to speak with a professional virtually.

    By speaking with a team of specialist addiction professionals, you can make the first move away from addiction and begin to look after yourself with the level of care and respect that you deserve.













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