Drug and Alcohol Rehab Luton
The type of option that will be best for the individual’s needs may vary as there is no one recovery path that seems to work for everyone.
Some people are reluctant to choose a private rehab because they worry about the expense, but this can actually be a superb investment.
This means that it is necessary that those who have addiction issues in the Luton area seek help and assistance in the form of treatment.
Start your recovery journey at a rehab in Luton today by calling our expert team on 0800 088 66 86
What is Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol addiction is a disorder categorised by the compulsion to drink alcohol and the inability to control how much alcohol you drink.
Alcohol addiction (also known as alcoholism, alcohol dependency or alcohol use disorder) can vary in severity, and the experience of alcohol addiction can look different for everyone.
However, the key symptoms of alcohol addiction include a strong urge or craving to consume alcohol, regular alcohol consumption, an inability to stop or cut down on drinking, drinking despite it negatively impacting your life and feeling “out of control” of your drinking.
There are an estimated 10 million people in the UK who exceed the low-risk drinking guidelines put forward by the Chief Medical Officer,  1.7 million people who are high risk drinkersand 600,000 who are addicted to alcohol
Alcohol addiction can have devastating effects on the person affected as well as their family, causing numerous physical health issues as well as relationship problems, financial problems, mental health issues and employment problems. 
Suffering from alcohol addiction? Get the help you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton by calling us on 0800 088 66 86
What Impact Can Drug and Alcohol Addictions Have on Families?
Drug and alcohol addiction has a huge impact on the person affected, but it also often affects their loved ones and family members as well.
Each family member of a person struggling with addiction is affected in a unique way, as well as the family unit as a whole often being affected. 
For example, young children of parent/s with SUD are at risk of attachment issues, especially if the parent is significantly preoccupied with their addiction, which can lead to mental health issuesand relationship problems later in life.
Siblings have been found  to also be significantly impacted when their brother or sister is struggling with addiction. They found that sisters were more affected than brothers, and that siblings of substance users were often exposed to drugs earlier than those without.
The impact of substance abuse on siblings has been understudied, however it is clear that the impact of substance abuse in siblings is a key factor  in the effect that substance misuse can have on the entire family unit and the breakdown of family relationships.
Parents, siblings and other family members can suffer financial strain, high levels of stress, complex emotions of anger, sadness, distrust and loss as well as hopelessness. 
The impact that addiction can have on the family members of a person struggling with addiction, is one of the key reasons that family therapy is a very popular treatment type for addiction in Luton and across the UK.
Family therapy allows both the person struggling with addiction and their family members to discuss their experiences, communicate effectively, explore past traumas and find potential causes of substance misuse and also understand where one another are coming from.
Don’t let addiction control your life – get the support you need from a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton by giving us a call on 0800 088 66 86
Who is Rehab in Luton Suitable For?
Rehab is for anyone who is suffering from addiction and wants to beat it once and for all.
Any type of addiction can be treated at a suitable rehab, but there certainly are some conditions that are more highly recommended for rehab treatment than others.
This also includes those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. In this sense, by choosing a residential drug and alcohol rehab in Luton area each patient will be supported 24/7 with expert professional and medical care.
Visiting rehab is also encouraged for those who have attempted to become sober but have previously failed once or many times.
In cases like these, it is wise to attend a residential rehab as they will need more intensive support to progress.
If you are also someone who has resorted to violence when under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you will be dissuaded from attempting to recover alone.
To find out whether a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton is the right choice for you, call our team on 0800 088 66 86
What Are the Signs That An Alcohol Addiction is Present?
If you are concerned about your own drinking or a loved one, then noticing the signs of an alcohol addiction can help you know when to get help and what kind of help is available in Luton.
The signs of alcohol addiction can often cross over into the signs of other addictions or physical or mental health issues, so this is also important to bear in mind. However, if you are concerned for a loved one who is displaying these signs, then they are likely to still need help.
Some of the signs  to look out for if you are worried that a loved one could have or develop an alcohol addiction, include:
- Drinking often and/or drinking to excess
- Finding evidence of drinking and/or of the after effects of drinking (e.g. finding bottles and cans, evidence of vomit from drinking too much etc.)
- Engaging in risky behaviours when drinking
- Continuing to drink even when alcohol has a negative effect on their life or the lives of others around them
- Getting defensive when asked about their drinking
- High tolerance for alcohol
- Being secretive or evasive, particularly when asked about their alcohol consumption
- Neglecting their responsibilities, being withdrawn and/or neglecting their personal hygiene
- Appearing drunk or to have been drinking regularly (e.g. having slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, red face, staggering or wobbly when walking, changing their personality/behaviour)
Signs that you might be struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) might include:
- Drinking longer than intended and/or drinking more than intended
- Trying or having tried to cut down on alcohol and been unable to
- Having strong urges or cravings for alcohol
- Spending a lot of time drinking alcohol and/or suffering with hangovers and other side effects of drinking
- Continuing to drink despite it having a negative impact on your life or aspects of your life such as relationships or employment
- Neglecting responsibilities and/or not doing things you enjoy such as activities due to drinking or its after effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking alcohol
If you’ve started to spot the signs of addiction either in yourself or a loved one, then talk to our expert team on 0800 088 66 86
How Do I Know When My Addiction is Something to Worry About?
If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, and worry that alcohol could be impacting your or their life, then the best course of action is to seek help.
A common challenge for people who are able to function whilst having an addiction (e.g. ‘functioning’ alcoholics) is that they often do not recognise that they have an addiction or need treatment to manage it. 
Even if you do not feel like your substance use is ‘bad enough’ for you to need addiction treatment, frequent drug and/or alcohol use can still lead to physical and mental health issues, financial problems and other negative impacts on the lives of the person and those around them.
Addiction can also develop in severity over time, and even people with mild addictions can benefit greatly from addiction rehab.
In fact, being a functioning substance user can often be more dangerous as there is a tendency to deny or ignore the signs of addiction and continue engaging in harmful practices, often leading to physical health issues and other problems.
Having two or more symptoms of addiction as mentioned above (such as drinking often or to excess and being unable to cut down or stop alcohol consumption) can indicate the presence of a substance use disorder.
Therefore, whether you feel as though you are coping but are still struggling to cut down or manage your addiction, we highly advise that you seek addiction treatment as soon as possible.
The Rehab Recovery team can help you no matter how mild or severe your addiction is, and there are inpatient and outpatient treatment options in Luton to suit everyone and provide you with the tools you need.
Worried about how addiciton is impacting your life? Get help from a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton by calling us on 0800 088 66 86
How Can I Refer Myself Into Rehab?
There are different referral types when it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, self-referral, friend and family referral and professional referral.
Most drug and alcohol rehab clinics in Luton will accept self referrals, where you contact the clinic yourself (or fill out a self referral form and send it to them) stating that you want to begin addiction treatment.
In order to carry out a self-referral, the first port of call would be to see what drug and alcohol rehab services are available. This includes clinics local to you, service available privately and on the NHS and types of treatment which might be most beneficial for you.
Having a chat with a member of the Rehab Recovery team or getting in touch with your GP is a good way to explore your options.
Once you know which rehab clinic would be best for you, you can find their details and self-referral information online or via your GP/Rehab Recovery.
The clinic themselves will then have a discussion with you about your addiction, the suitable treatments available and your current circumstances, to figure out what treatment programme would work best for you.
After this you will either be assessed and admitted for treatment, with a personalised treatment plan put in place for you, or you will be placed on a waiting list and be admitted when a space becomes available for you.
Start the admissions process for drug and alcohol rehab in Luton today by giving us a call on 0800 088 66 86
What is the Pre-Admission Assessment When Going to Rehab in Luton?
Prior to considering whether you want to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton, it is essential to assess the severity of the patient’s addiction so we at Rehab Recovery can take active steps towards their recovery.
It can be difficult to know exactly when you are suffering from addiction, as the signs and symptoms can be hard to spot in yourself.
This is a manual for assessing and identifying how severe a substance use disorder is depending on the number of symptoms that a client is experiencing.
Some of the symptoms that a client may be assessed on are:
- Impaired control
- Social problems
- Risky use
- Physical dependence
If someone has two or three symptoms they will be classified as having a mild substance use disorder.
Moreover, if someone has four or five symptoms we can determine that they have a moderate substance use disorder.
Lastly, if someone has six or more symptoms, they will be assessed as having a severe substance use disorder. A severe substance use disorder is also classified as having an addiction.
This model is extremely useful as it allows us at Rehab Recovery to concoct a treatment plan in accordance with the severity of their addiction.
If someone is diagnosed as having a severe addiction or labelled as a high-risk client, they may need a more intense treatment plan.
Furthermore, the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test)  is a straightforward and easy way of determining whether someone has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
It will determine whether someone has a dangerous or high-risk use, or suffers from any alcohol use disorder. 
This model allows us to gather information based on this scoring system:
- 0 to 7 signalling low risk
- 8 to 15 signalling increasing risk
- 16 to 19 signalling a higher risk
- 20 or more signalling possible dependence
If these tests have made you wonder whether or not you would benefit from alcohol addiction treatment in Luton, or from any kind of rehab in Luton, call our team today on 0800 088 66 86
How Can an Intervention Help a Loved One in Need of Addiction Treatment in Luton?
When someone we know has developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol, we may try to leave them to their own devices so that they can get help themselves.
Although it is a good idea when someone realises they have an addiction by themselves, unfortunately, many who do have an addiction to drugs and alcohol do not realise the severity of their situation.
They may even be blindsided by their own actions and their frailties. Or, in other situations, they could be defensive and dismiss any concerns about their behaviour.
If you are concerned about someone you know who cannot admit that they have an addiction, we understand that you may feel as though you are at a standstill and you may not know which way to turn.
There are many misconceptions about addiction, but at Rehab Recovery we want to reassure you that addiction is not the result or manifestation of a moral failure. Rather, it is a disease of the brain.
You can read more about the disease of addiction here. 
At Rehab Recovery we would propose the idea of staging an intervention. This is known as a process whereby those who are worried about someone with an addiction intervene and attempts to help them.
They usually will express their concerns in an attempt to encourage them toward recovery.
Another idea would be to use the services of a professional interventionist which will equip you with methods that will allow you to communicate effectively with this person without coming across as threatening or intimidating.
When considering staging an intervention, one could also adopt the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach. 
CRAFT prioritises communicating with the person in question and changing certain habits so that the addicted person can recover in the long term.
This approach also takes into consideration those who have been affected by a person’s addiction so that they can help in continuing to ward it off.
For guidance hosting an intervention in Luton in order to help a loved one enter rehab in Luton, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
How Do You Treat an Addiction at Rehab in Luton?
The ASAM criteria  is a body of guiding principles that is useful for treating patients with addictions to drugs and alcohol. It has six dimensions.
Secondly, this model addresses ‘Bio-Medical Conditions and Complications’. In summary, this will focus on how a patient has been physically affected by their addiction and how we can help via care or physical health services.
In the third instance, this model will also deal with ‘Emotional, Behavioral or Cognitive Conditions and Complications.’
This entails obtaining treatment for a co-occurring mental health disorder that has been worsened or caused by their addiction.
In a similar vein, the fourth part of this model will garner an idea of the patient’s willingness to submit to the prospect of change. If we assess that the patient is not eager to engage fully in their recovery, we may have to invoke motivational enhancement strategies.
Alternatively, if the patient has completely embraced their journey of change, we will put action into motion for their recovery.
The fifth section of this model concentrates on the prospect of relapsing and the plan we must execute if the patient does not break their substance abuse cycle.
This means contemplating their relapse prevention services and warning the patient of the consequences of falling back into old habits. Lastly, the model focuses on the importance of a solid and structured recovery environment for the patient.
This includes gauging the need for certain individualised family or partners, housing, financial, vocational, educational, legal, transportation and/or childcare services.
For many patients, addiction is not simply an isolated issue. At Rehab Recovery, we also treat those who are coming in with a dual diagnosis. This simply means that their addiction is a symptom of underlying mental health problems.
Mental illnesses that are common comorbidities of addiction include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating disorders
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In this context, if you attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton, we aim to treat those with a dual diagnosis with evidence-based treatments.
Many organisations across the UK offer free mental health support, whether you are also suffering from addiction or not.
To learn more about diagnosing addiction at rehab in Luton, and to find out how addiction treatment in Luton can help support your mental health, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
What is Residential vs Outpatient Treatment at Rehab in Luton?
In rehab, we advocate for abstinence which simply means not using alcohol or drugs. Experts have agreed  that abstinence is always the safer and more effective route to addiction recovery.
In one aspect, this will be made easier for our patients if they opt for residential rehab as they are kept away from the temptation of using drugs and alcohol.
Accessing a private rehab in Luton may seem like an expensive option. However, private rehab may have benefits over statutory services.
By disengaging completely from drugs and alcohol, not only will the patient will be able to focus wholly on their recovery, but their relationships, self-esteem and financial possibilities will increase dramatically.
Being given the opportunity to practice sobriety is just one of the many benefits of choosing a residential rehab in the Luton area.
As mentioned, choosing residential rehab will remove the patient from external temptation but it will also offer them a set structure and gives them time and space to recover.
Residential treatment programmes also offer specialist care and are also linked to higher levels of recovery success.
So why opt for attending private rehab as opposed to council-funded rehab in Luton?
Firstly, private rehabilitation offers tailored treatments that are customised to fit your needs.
It also means that you can choose to enrol on a detoxification treatment programme as well as get to the root cause of your issues with your addiction to drugs and alcohol.
For instance, you can begin rehab straight away. Council-funded drug & alcohol treatment in Cheshire may mean you may be subject to a ‘waiting list’ before you become ‘eligible’ for treatment.
However, although most private rehab facilities allow visits from family members, for some it can feel like an isolating experience as you are removed from your natural environment.
In this way, if you opt for outpatient treatment, you will be able to schedule your recovery around your daily habits and your routine.
This means you will not have to completely uproot your life or take time off of work.
In this sense, whether you choose private or outpatient treatment is subject to your individual preferences, the severity of your addiction and financial implications.
For more help choosing between private and public rehab in Luton, give our team a call on 0800 088 66 86
Can I Recover From Addiction Without Professional Help?
Attempting to recover from an addiction without professional help is not advisable for a variety of reasons, including the lack of addiction therapies, lack of professional diagnosis for comorbid disorders and the potentially fatal health risks.
The first stage of addiction rehab is a detox, where a person will first stop taking the addictive substance/s. This is essential to start the recovery process, but it is not as simple as it sounds.
Due to the nature of addiction, giving up the substance you are addicted to can be incredibly difficult.
Doing it alone and without professional support can be even harder, as there are no healthcare professionals there to stop you accessing substances, provide care or provide medications to help lessen cravings and help with withdrawal symptoms.
Furthermore, some substances can be dangerous to come off of, especially if you are not prepared for the withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol and heroin (opioids) can both have severe withdrawal symptoms when an addicted person stops taking them, including symptoms which can lead to death such as seizures and heart spasms.
If you are recovering from marijuana use, cocaine dependency or a less severe addiction, then although trying to recover alone may not be dangerous, it is still unlikely to be the most effective form of rehabilitation.
In professional addiction recovery in Luton, you will be working with experts in the addiction field, provided with tools to manage your addiction, have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and emotions throughout the process and you will be provided with relapse support and aftercare long term.
Addiction therapies such as counselling, family therapy, group therapy and aftercare support groups can provide insight into the causes of your addiction as well as offering support when your addictive thoughts occur and relapse is more likely.
If you attempt rehab alone, then it is much harder to fight relapse and to get back into recovery once a relapse occurs.
Professional addiction specialists can also help you find support for any co-occurring mental health issues which might interact with your addiction.
By undergoing professional addiction treatment, you can make sure you have the best chance at recovering from your addiction.
Don’t take the risk of recovery without support – get the help you need from a first-class drug and alcohol rehab in Luton by calling us on 0800 088 66 86
What is the Pricing for Rehab in Luton?
One of the primary concerns of those who are considering attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton is the price of doing so.
There is no uniform nor set price for attending rehab as it is adjusted according to the rehabilitation centre you choose, the duration of your stay and the type of room/accommodation you select.
For those who need a 10-day detox with a single occupancy room, the lowest price that we offer will be £3,000 and the highest will be £6,000. The cost of a multi-occupancy room will fluctuate between £2,000 and £4,000.
If you believe that you will reap more benefits from a 28-day stay, then you will be expected to pay from £8,000 to £12,000 for a single occupancy room, or about £6,000 for a multi-occupancy room.
Will My Insurance Cover Rehab?
If you are considering private drug and alcohol rehab in Luton, then you might be wondering whether your treatment will be covered by your insurance.
Insurance companies such as Aviva, BUPA and AXA offer some insurance policies which do cover addiction treatment, however whether you are covered will depend on your own policy.
Check your insurance policy and, if you need to, have a chat with your insurance provider to check whether your drug and alcohol rehab is covered or not.
Policies will also vary in terms of how much treatment is covered and the type of treatment that is covered. Some policies will cover an entire 28-day inpatient stay in rehab, whereas others might only cover outpatient treatment.
Whether you are looking into personally-funded private rehab, free NHS rehab or private rehab which is covered by your insurance, the Rehab Recovery team is happy to discuss your options with you.
For a more specific answer to how much your time at rehab in Luton will cost and advice on how to pay for it, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
How Do I Choose the Right Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Luton?
Just as not everyone’s journey with addiction is the same, no rehabilitation centre is exactly the same with identical treatment options and programmes. Whilst a large portion of rehabs advocate for a 12-step approach some others adopt a different therapeutic approach.
There are a few things you should consider before committing yourself to a particular programme of addiction treatment in Luton.
It is recommended that you select a rehab that has a substantial and credible track record. If a rehab has been running for at least 20 years there is more chance that you will receive high-quality support.
Moreover, you should be determined whether the rehab in Luton you are selecting has a solid success rate as well as a good reputation.
In terms of cost, you will also need to make sure that the rehab you choose is financially viable for you and will not plunge you into debt.
For more help choosing the perfect drug and alcohol rehab in Luton for you, call us today on 0800 088 66 86
What is the Detoxing Process at a Private Rehab in Luton?
If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol you may be questioning whether it is a wise idea to undergo drug or alcohol detox in a private rehab in comparison to detoxing in a free rehab.
If you have been using alcohol or drugs or alcohol for a substantial body of time, you can become physically dependent on these substances.
This will actually require you to detox from these substances in order to recover from them.
Heroin detox is extremely important to ensure a safe recovery, not just for heroin addiction but also for any opioid use disorder. Medications like methadone and buprenorphine are widely used to make heroin withdrawal a much safer process.
Many physical conditions induced by addiction also need to be taken into account during detox.
These are widespread and depend on the specific addiction, but some of the most common are:
Despite the necessity for a detoxification process to occur, many of those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol cannot pay to be monitored during this process, so they choose to detox at home.
However, detoxing at home has its downsides as there may be extreme withdrawal symptoms that can be so severe they may result in death.
With the risk of such symptoms, it is much better to be under professional supervision where you will be monitored safely.
It is a preferable option to quitting cold turkey as this is an extremely risky thing to do.
To learn more about how a rehab in Luton will help you detox safely and effectively, call our expert team on 0800 088 66 86
What Medications May Be Prescribed During Rehab?
During your addiction treatment in Luton, you may be prescribed medication as part of your treatment programme.
This could be to help lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms, help with cravings and/or to treat a co-occurring condition.
Medications prescribed to help with aspects of addiction itself are commonly prescribed for moderate to severe addictions, especially for substances such as alcohol and heroin.
Some commonly prescribed medications used for alcohol detox include Librium (chlordiazepoxide) and Valium (diazepam) which are benzodiazepines used to help lessen withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and seizures.
Barbiturates might also be used, usually in cases when benzodiazepines are unsuccessful or unable to be used (e.g. if someone also has an addiction to benzodiazepines).
Disulfiram and Naltrexone are also used for alcohol addiction, but these can be used throughout the treatment process including after detox. Disulfiram, for example, reacts to the ethanol in alcohol making drinking alcohol an unpleasant experience for the drinker.
Medications used for opioids such as heroin include Methadone, which both reduces withdrawal symptoms and helps limit the euphoria felt if they do take the drug, and Suboxone, which also blocks the euphoria when an opioid is taken.
To learn more about the various medications that may be used during rehab in Luton, talk to our experts on 0800 088 66 86
What is Relapse Prevention Planning at Drug Rehab in Luton?
Unfortunately, if you have enrolled on a treatment programme by attending a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton, there is the possibility of relapsing.
This is why we offer a relapse prevention plan for our clients so that they can sustain their sobriety and commit to a life of prioritising their recovery.
This will entail concocting a written document that includes the addicted person’s own triggers, fears, cravings and coping strategies.
This will assist you with staying zeroed in on your recuperation, and perceive any personal conduct standards that could lead you to do something dangerous to your sobriety.
It will likewise assist you with understanding the sorts of triggers that you might run over by zeroing in on the physical, mental and emotional backslide.
While making a relapse prevention plan, our staff will evaluate your very own set of experiences and whether or not you have backslid previously.
If you have backslid previously, we should have the option to recognise the notice signs that another relapse could be approaching.
This will permit us to keep the chance of backsliding under control in the event that we realise what drives you to do as such in any case.
Finally, you should be aware of things you can do as opposed to enjoying drugs and alcohol by talking about individuals who you can converse with or get support in case you are verging on backsliding.
Having different exercises or side interests set up for when you are carrying on with distressing difficulties in your day-to-day existence will boost your odds of keeping up with your moderation.
Another chance when you are attempting to fight compulsion is encountering desires.
As a component of our backslides counteraction plan, we will urge you to know about the longings that you are having and on second thought rehearse solid ways of dealing with stress.
Aftercare will likewise involve encouraging you to survey your recuperation plan now and again as your triggers and your yearnings may not stay stable and the occasions in your day-to-day existence are continually in transition.
To learn more about how drug and alcohol rehab in Luton can help you avoid relapse in the future, call our team on 0800 088 66 86
What Happens After Rehab?
After you complete rehab, you will be provided with an aftercare plan which includes any ongoing treatments (e.g. outpatient therapy or medications), resources for independent recovery, aftercare services contact details and a relapse prevention plan.
Your aftercare plan is in place to help you on your journey of independent recovery, and will help you access any ongoing support, or one-off support, you need after you complete treatment.
The aftercare services which you can access after you complete treatment, might include local support groups in Luton, 12 step programmes, crisis hotlines or online resources.
Aftercare plans should also incorporate other elements which affect recovery such as housing and employment, as well as support in finding hobbies and other things that you want to do to help you in your sober life.
These aftercare services are designed for people recovering from an addiction, and can be utilised whenever you feel as though you need additional support.
How Long Does Aftercare Last?
Aftercare is the support provided after you complete drug and alcohol rehab and are on the path to independent recovery.
Whether you have established ongoing treatment once you leave inpatient rehab or not, your aftercare plan will also include aftercare services which can be accessed at any time they are needed.
They can be accessed for any length of time after treatment including years into recovery. However, there is a general timeline that is advised to ensure that people get the support they need at the right time.
In most cases, aftercare will be utilised up until 1 year after you leave treatment. This will often come in stages, with more intense aftercare (such as halfway houses and accommodation support) being used immediately, and monthly support meetings or help with hobbies occurring in the last few months.
During this time, and after, you might need ongoing support through regular peer support meetings in Luton or one off help if you are struggling with something such as a trigger or thoughts of relapse. Each aftercare plan is catered to the individual.
Aftercare is an incredibly important aspect of addiction treatment, and it is important that you complete your treatment programme and access these aftercare services as and when needed to achieve the best outcome possible.
Aftercare services are there so that you can recover independently but can always have the support you need to continue on the path of addiction recovery.
Ensure that your stay at a drug and alcohol rehab in Luton will be matched by an equally effective aftercare plan by calling our admissions team on 0800 088 66 86
What are the Alternatives to Rehab in Luton?
Professionally supported drug and alcohol rehab in Luton is one of the best ways to recover from addiction.
However, when discussing addiction recovery it is important not to neglect other forms of treatment.
One extremely popular treatment option is that of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA),  Narcotics Anonymous (NA)  and Cocaine Anonymous,  which are 12-step programs encouraging those who are addicted to take steps towards sobriety, relying on the support of their peers as well as the opportunity to lean on a higher power when addiction seems overwhelming.
Once a person has pledged a willingness to change, they are usually encouraged to share their struggles in a group setting and act in accordance with the groups guiding principles.
Another option for those who are struggling with addiction is SMART Recovery.
This helps patients by implementing a program that aims to provide tools and techniques to aid their recovery.
It also entails making goals both in the short and long term as well as coping with unhealthy thoughts and urges in accordance with alcohol. Of course, there is also the option to carry out a home detox and outpatient treatment as listed above.
What is Alcoholics Anonymous?
Alcoholics Anonymous is a global community of people in recovery from alcoholism, who meet up in local, peer-led groups all around the world.
The group is open to anyone, of any age, who wants help overcoming their alcohol dependency.
It is also free to join and there are no fees for attending meetings, joining a local group or becoming a member.
There are both closed and open meetings, open meetings for any member of the public for example, family members or friends who want to attend with their loved one and learn about AA and alcoholism more generally.
Closed meetings are for members of AA, so those who struggle with alcohol addiction specifically and is a safe space for them to discuss their drinking and get help for their personal struggles.
They offer a self-help, peer-supported environment within which people can meet with others who are also struggling with alcohol addiction, and help one another to manage their addiction, get sober and remain sober.
New members can also have a sponsor, which is an experienced member of AA who can provide support and guidance to the new member. This will be the person that they can turn to if they need support at any time.
AA does this through meetings where the local AA group will come together and discuss their experiences, emotions, thoughts and go through weekly topics as well as the 12 steps outlined below.
Although AA meetings are informal, there is a structured approach to recovery which every member is encouraged to take. This is why AA is classified as a 12 step programme, where there are 12 distinct steps one takes to recover from alcohol addiction.
These steps include:
- Honesty: Accepting your alcohol addiction and overcoming any feelings of denial
- Faith: Accepting that there is a power higher than yourself that can help you (this is not attached to any specific religion and can be catered to the individual’s beliefs).
- Surrender: Making a decision to change and turn your life over to the higher power.
- Soul Searching: Taking a moral inventory of your inner self and recognising your problems affect on yourself and those around you.
- Integrity: Admitting openly to any moral wrongs done to yourself and others.
- Acceptance: Accepted that you are ready to let go of these wrongs through the help of the higher power.
- Humility: Being humble in asking the higher power to remove these flaws that have led to past immoral behaviours.
- Willingness: Making a list of all of the people you have caused harm to
- Forgiveness: Make amends and apologise to those people (where possible, without causing further harm).
- Maintenance: Continuing to be open and honest, admitting wrongs and making amends.
- Making Contact: Connecting with your higher power for support and knowledge.
- Service: Help others and share what you have learned with those who need it.
There are estimated to be at least 100,000 AA groups around the world  and Alcoholics Anonymous has been shown to be a very effective method of recovering from alcohol addiction.
If you want to join your local AA in Luton, get in touch or pop along to an open meeting to see if it’s the right treatment method for you.
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a global society of people who want to recover from drug addiction and meet up to go through the 12 step recovery process together.
It is related to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and is a branch of the organisation which helps people with other substance abuse and addiction issues. It is the largest 12 step programme for drug users in the world.
Like AA, it is free to join and is open to anyone, of any age and circumstance.
It follows the 12 steps of AA (outlined below), and uses the same methods of recovery and sobriety as AA does, including following the 12 steps such as admitting past faults, making amends and admitting that one is powerless over their addiction.
However, whereas Alcoholics Anonymous focuses on having faith in a higher power and the individual being powerless to alcohol, Narcotics Anonymous is more focussed on the individual and being powerless to addiction itself.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings, like AA meetings, also focus on open discussions, sharing experiences and creating a supportive environment for all. New members can also have a sponsor, who will support them and help them get and stay sober.
NA also hosts open meetings for friends, family and others as well as closed meetings for members of Narcotics Anonymous.
Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous have both been shown to be very effective in treating drug addiction  and helping people achieve long term sobriety.
NA operates worldwide, so if you want to join NA, attend an open meeting or just see what Narcotics Anonymous might be like then get in touch with your local group in Luton.
What is SMART Recovery?
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is another self-management method of addiction recovery which can help people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to manage their addiction.
It is used at many rehabilitation centres in Luton as well as by the charity, ‘SMART Recovery’, itself, and they run in-person and online mutual support groups.
During these groups, people going through Smart Recovery can support one another whilst they design and implement their own recovery plans.
The focus in Smart Recovery is on the individual’s ability to change their behaviour and take charge of their recovery. It helps participants to face their problem, find the motivation to change their behaviour and use the tools that Smart Recovery provides to manage their addiction.
This method puts the power in the individual and is an individualistic, secular, science-based and self-motivated approach to addiction recovery.
Smart Recovery is also often used in conjunction with CBT, or as a part of it, as both focus on the individual challenging and changing their own behaviour and thought processes.
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Statutory-Funded Services In and Around Luton
1. ResoLUTiONs – Change Grow Live
Address: 2, 12 Victoria St, Chapel Langley, Luton LU1 2UA
2. Turning Point
Address: 18 Franklin Ave, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford MK45 4HF
3. Path 2 Recovery
Address: 67 High St N, Dunstable LU6 1JF
You can reach out to a number of remote services, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE),  Turning Point,  We Are With You,  Change Grow Live  and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. 
If you are suffering from too many temptations and triggers in your home life, you may also be able to gain temporary residence in a sober living house.
The National Health Service  can also provide information and resources for issues surrounding drug and alcohol, as well as direct support through a local NHS Foundation Trust.
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What are Some Tips for Choosing the Right Rehab in Luton?
Addiction is not a ‘choice’ or ‘moral failing’ on behalf of the addiction sufferer  – the focus of rehab is always on treating the disease of addiction.
If you are anxious about making the correct choice with regard to your recovery, OK Rehab can assist you in choosing the best possible option.
One thing you may need to consider is the distance of the rehab centre from your home. If you struggle with being away from your typical environment, you may want to opt for a rehab clinic that has a shorter radius within the Luton area.
Again, you will need to consider whether you want to opt for inpatient or outpatient treatment. Choosing between these options should also narrow down your choices.
You should also contemplate the length of time that you are willing to commit to your treatment plan. This could be affected by how much you can afford to spend as well as the severity of your addiction.
Moreover, it is worth considering the reputation and reviews of the clinic that you are considering in the Luton area.
All treatment centres in the UK should be registered and inspected by the Quality Care Commission or Health Improvement Scotland. You should also see if other patients have been satisfied with their treatment plans.
Lastly, it is wise to not simply choose the first rehab clinic that you see. You should compare rehab clinics to narrow down your choices in accordance with all of the factors listed above.
You will then be able to make a fully informed and logical decision.
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What is Cocaine Rehab in Luton?
Although cocaine/crack is not physically addictive, it is a very potent drug that elevates the levels of dopamine in your body.
Eventually, your body will get used to this level of dopamine and you will become reliant on cocaine. Unlike alcohol, quitting cocaine does not produce physical withdrawals and there is no need for medical detox.
However, cocaine is a class A drug that has a plethora of adverse short and long term health effects, including causing heart, kidney, brain and lung damage.
Of course, like alcohol addiction, you will need to engage in a credible treatment plan in order to reverse it. Like alcohol rehab centres, with cocaine addiction, there is also the option to choose inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.
With both cocaine and crack cocaine addiction, it may also be necessary for the patient to engage with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to focus on their thought patterns in order to adopt more healthy coping mechanisms.
Another typical type of therapy is Multidimensional Family Therapy (MFT).
This looks at the changes in symptoms of the individual affected by opening conversations within the family. Moreover, the MFT method advocates for social engagement in order to facilitate their recovery.
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What is Heroin Rehab in Luton?
Like alcohol, heroin is a physically addictive drug, which signifies that the person attending a heroin rehab in Luton will initially be required to do a heroin detox to help treat physical withdrawal symptoms.
Addressing and undoing an addiction to Heroin typically consists of therapy, medication, support groups, and advocating for lifestyle changes.
These treatments can be accessed at both inpatient and outpatient rehab centres. Inpatient Heroin rehab usually lasts between 30 and 90 days but may last longer in some cases.
As the use of heroin is tied to severe psychological implications, a treatment centre quintessentially offers the highest rates of a long-lasting recovery.
In terms of detox, the patient is encouraged to choose a rehab where there are a host of professionals who are able to manage and monitor the process of heroin detoxification.
Medical management is vital in getting addicted patients off heroin by aiding in diminishing cravings and discouraging future use.
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What is Cannabis Rehab in Luton?
Although cannabis is not physically addictive and quitting cold turkey doesn’t produce physical withdrawals like heroin and alcohol, cannabis addiction is still a huge problem in the UK and worldwide.
It is a psychologically addictive drug that can lead to users complaining of feeling nauseous, paranoid or anxious.
It has also been proven to negatively affect your heart rate and blood pressure as well as produce hallucinations and even brain fog.
In recent years, cannabis has gotten a reputation for being a harmless drug despite the fact that addiction occurs in 10% of people who are exposed to the drug.
With this claim comes the tendency for people to claim that rehab is not necessary for those who use cannabis.
However, this drug has the capacity to inflict severe harm to mental wellbeing, job prospects and finances as well as having negative ramifications on familial and romantic relationships.
Therefore, if you have a reliance or addiction to cannabis in the Luton area, it is advised that you seek out a rehab facility to aid you in your recovery.
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What Addiction Therapies Are Available at Rehab in Luton?
Of course, there are other therapies on offer in Luton which target the underlying mental causes of addiction and tackle co-occurring disorders.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is also a therapeutic technique used to deal with addiction and substance use disorders (SUD) in patients by heightening a patient’s drive and engagement with a certain goal, in this instance, it would be refraining from harmful substances. This is just one kind of motivational therapy that you could experience whilst at rehab.
Lastly, there are also holistic therapies available to treat addictions for example tai chi, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, massages, music therapy, art therapy, acupuncture, equine therapy, drama therapy and aromatherapy.
There is a multitude of benefits to engaging with these types of therapies including stress reduction and relief, reducing the likelihood of relapse by endowing you with a sense of purpose, improving your health, as well as strengthening your sense of identity and elevating your self-esteem.
- Group Therapy and Group Psychotherapy
- Individual Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Brief Intervention
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
- TSF (Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Contingency Management
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
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Is Addiction Treatment an Investment in the Future?
It makes sense to think of addiction treatment options like private rehab as an investment. There are a number of good reasons for why this is the case including:
- By entering this type of facility the individual will be doing something that is likely to make their living in the future much better. If the person is able to become sober they are going to be on the right track for a happy and satisfying life.
- This type of treatment will usually pay for itself because the individual will not be spending all that money on alcohol or drugs. In some cases, the person will be able to afford the cost of a luxury rehab just by being able to stop their substance abuse for a few months.
- The person will be in a much better position to perform well in their career. This is because they will be more productive and after a few months they will enjoy much better mental clarity.
- By choosing this type of treatment the individual will be investing in the future happiness of their family. This means that all members of this unit will benefit in one way or another.
It is obvious when people consider the possibilities of life in recovery how rehab can be a wonderful investment. Some individuals will be able to go on in recovery to live a life beyond their wildest dreams.
It still takes a great deal of hard work and effort, but by getting sober the person will be putting themselves in the ideal position to be successful.
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What are the Benefits of Drug Rehab in Luton?
The types of benefits that people from Luton can expect from this type of program will include:
- The individual will learn new coping skills so that they no longer need to turn to alcohol and drugs in order to be able to cope
- The person will learn about the common relapse triggers and they will become skilled in relapse prevention
- The individual will be able to pick up tools that will allow them to become successful in life
- This type of program will help the person to improve their interpersonal relationships. This means that they will be able to build more satisfying relationships in recovery
- The person will learn about the common pitfalls in recovery and how to avoid these
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What Should I Expect at Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Luton?
It is understandable that people feel nervous about choosing an option like drug and alcohol rehab in Luton.
It can feel like a real step into the unknown, and the person has many misconceptions or has been told horror stories of what it actually involves.
When people first arrive in their chosen facility they will undergo a complete assessment. This is similar to an assessment conducted by a doctor, but it will usually involve a great deal more information.
The purpose of these psychiatric assessments is to establish the person’s specific needs.
The assessment is used by your psychiatrist and rehab specialists to create a person-centred care plan for the individual that is specialised to address their specific needs.
The specific nature of the assessment will vary, but often consists of pre-set frameworks that we have already mentioned, such as the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria and Dimensions,  the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test),  the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5),  and the CAGE Questionnaire. 
It is important to keep in mind that this plan will not be set in stone. It needs to be regularly evaluated in light of progress made and where necessary changed.
The individual will be expected to follow rules and regulations during their stay in rehab. This is to ensure that they can get the most out of the program and that they do not prevent other people from getting the most out of the program.
One of the most important rules is that the individual remains completely abstinent from alcohol or drugs during their stay.
It is usual for the individual to attend group therapy sessions on most days of the week. The aim here is for the individual to share their thoughts, experiences, and beliefs about recovery and to get feedback.
There will be rules for how the group is managed, and these are usually agreed upon by members of the group beforehand. These sessions are usually moderated by a therapist but most of the work in them will be done by the group itself – they are in charge.
There will also usually be one to one sessions where the individual will get to discuss their history, worries, and concerns with a therapist.
The aim will be for them to dig deeper into the causes of their addiction and to plan for the future. The therapist is not there to tell the person what to do, but to assist them in deciding what they want to do.
It is usual for each client to have a key worker.
This will be one member of the team that takes a special interest in them.
It will usually be the key worker that will have their one-to-one therapy sessions.
The individual will be expected to be honest and open during their time in recovery.
If they are not able to do this it will not be possible for them to make any real progress. Almost all the different aspects of addiction recovery in rehab involve some type of honesty.
The client in this type of facility has the responsibility of getting the most out of the program.
All a rehab can really do is provided the right environment and the right tools, but it will always be up to the person to make the most of this.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Luton
Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Teens Work?
Adolescence can be a challenging time for many, and the turmoil of teenage years can unfortunately lead many young people to experiment with substances and fall into regular substance use and addiction.
Teen drug and alcohol rehab in Luton is a key resource for teens who are struggling and for parents and guardians to get support if they are worried about their teenagers substance use.
Although alcohol and drug rehab for teens and for adults has similar approaches in the treatment of addiction, they also differ in several ways.
Inpatient rehab for teens is separate from adult inpatient rehab, to ensure the safety of the teenagers in rehab.
The stay itself will be similar in terms of the timeframe, addiction therapies and detox, but inpatient rehab is less common for teenagers.
There is also a focus on education and schooling in teenage rehab, to ensure that teens do not miss out on their education and that the way that their addiction may have impacted or been impacted by school is addressed.
Family therapy and the involvement of family in teen addiction treatment is also more prominent than for adult addiction recovery, due to the dependency and security which is needed during the key developmental stage of adolescence.
Studies show  that addiction treatment for teenagers can be very effective, particularly when it comes to therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, motivational enhancement therapy and family therapy.
Will Rehab Cure Me of My Addiction?
Addiction is known as a chronic relapsing disorder, and therefore there is no known ‘cure’ for drug and/or alcohol addiction.
However, attending addiction rehab in Luton can significantly improve your chances of getting and remaining sober,  equipping you with the tools you need to get your life back from the grips of addiction.
Through professional addiction treatments such as safe detox, counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, support groups, medication assisted therapy and holistic therapies, people struggling with substances can begin to understand their addiction, learn the tools to manage it and face it head on with professional support.
People who are able to learn and utilise these tools can manage their addiction, which will get easier over time, and successfully lead a sober life.
Do I Have to Tell My Boss About Alcohol Rehab?
Legally you do not have to tell your boss about rehab and are entitled to confidentiality when it comes to your medical needs.
However, as addiction is classified as a medical condition, you might need to disclose your addiction to your boss if you need to take medical leave from work and require sick pay.
Most workplaces will require a medical letter to state the reasons for your medical leave and to process your sick pay, and in this case it will be necessary to get a letter from your doctor stating that due to your addiction you need to attend rehab for your health.
It can be difficult for many people to feel comfortable discussing their addiction with their boss, so if you need to prepare beforehand then it is a good idea to write down what you want to say to your boss beforehand.
Clarifying that it is a medical issue and you want to go to rehab in Luton for your physical and mental health is a good idea, and establishing an open and honest line of communication between you and your boss is likely to benefit you.
You can also provide a timeline for how long rehab is likely to last, and let them know if any other aspects of work will be affected when you get back e.g. if you will need to attend outpatient therapy sessions some evenings.
It can also be useful to talk to your boss about how they can help you when you return from rehab, and if any accommodations need to be made to support you in your recovery.
Can I Lose My Job If I Leave to Go to Rehab?
Your boss cannot legally fire you for having an addiction and/or going into addiction treatment. This is because addiction is classified as a medical condition and therefore dismissing someone due to this is seen as discrimination.
However, in cases where your addiction has broken the law, broken a contract or been a danger to yourself or others in the workplace, there might be grounds for you to lose your job.
For example if you work in healthcare in Luton and were intoxicated whilst treating patients, or work as a driver and were intoxicated whilst driving, then your boss would have grounds to fire you and potentially to involve the law.
If your addiction has not impeded on your ability to work however, then on the grounds of simply seeking treatment for your addiction, you cannot legally be fired.
Will My Rehab Programme Be Confidential?
Drug and alcohol rehab is completely confidential and rehab clinics have a responsibility to keep you safe and your information secure. .
This means that client anonymity is a priority and anything shared within an addiction recovery treatment session is not to be shared outside of the session.
Therapists, psychiatrists and other addiction professionals are of course bound by confidentiality laws to keep your medical information confidential, so you can be certain that your information will not be shared unless necessary (in cases where someone is in danger).
In outpatient treatments such as 12 step programmes, only first names are used and you do not have to enter personal details to become a member. This is to ensure the person has as much privacy as needed.
Rehab clinics will also work with clients to find a treatment type and clinic location to fit their needs, for example if they need to attend a clinic which is in Luton but outside of their home or work area.
Do Rehab Centres Provide Gender-Specific Treatment?
Gender-specific rehab clinics and clinics which provide gender-specific treatments exist in Luton in order to offer a safe and comfortable recovery environment for all.
Inpatient rehab clinics, in particular, often have gender-specific wings or gender-specific centres for people who might feel more comfortable recovering with others of the same gender.
Many people in recovery prefer gender-specific treatments and/or rehab centres due to past trauma.
1 in 3 women worldwide  are estimated to have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse from a partner and therefore, as the majority of relationships are heterosexual, many women would feel safer recovering in an environment with other women.
Studies show  that there is strong association between physical and sexual abuse and substance abuse for both men and women. It has been found to affect women at a higher rate and the perpetrators are usually male.
There can also be differences in which treatments are most successful for men and women, as women often need multi-treatment programmes due to higher rates of co-occurring mental health disorders.
There could also be a desire to share, often intimate, details of their lives with others who might be able to relate. For example, men who experience sexual problems due to their substance abuse, or separately from it, might be more comfortable sharing with other men.
Gender-specific treatments have therefore been shown to be very helpful,  and have been found to be particularly useful in providing women a safe space to discuss past abuse.
There is a place for addiction recovery for non-gender specific and gender-specific treatments, and the priority for all addiction professionals is to ensure that you get the best treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.
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How Do I Contact Rehab Recovery?
For more information on detox and drug rehab in Luton, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.
When you contact us, we shall outline a variety of treatment options that are available to you in Luton.
This includes both private and statutory addiction treatments.
The services we can refer you to are available across Ampthill, Arlesey, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford, Biggleswade, Caddington, Couple, Cranfield, Dunstable, Eaton Bray, Flitwick, Harlington, Houghton Regis, Husborne Crawley, Kempston, Leighton Buzzard, Lidlington, Linslade, Potton, Pulloxhill, Sandy, Shefford, Stotfold, Toddington, Turvey, Willington, Woburn Wootton and many more towns and cities across Bedfordshire.
At Rehab Recovery, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard it can be to change your relationship with addiction.
For more information about rehab in Luton, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 088 66 86