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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Sussex

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

    Drug & Alcohol Rehab Sussex

    At Rehab Recovery, we provide free and confidential advice for people with drug and alcohol addictions in Sussex. We don’t provide treatment ourselves but help countless people to find the right treatment providers in their area.

    When you contact us, we’ll carry out a quick assessment in order to assess your needs.

    It will help us to determine the severity of your drug or alcohol addiction to ensure that we suggest only the most suitable rehab clinics in Sussex.

    We have hundreds of local treatment providers in our database, so you can feel confident that we can help you access the right treatment to fit your requirements. With our help, you stand an excellent chance of making a full recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    A service based on empathy and compassion


    Rehab Recovery is run by people who have battled with their own addictions in the past and have since made full recoveries. As a result, they understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to seek help.

    They are empathic and compassionate and completely non-judgemental. When you call us, you can expect to speak to a friendly individual who simply wants to help you.

    Many of our volunteers have themselves undergone treatment at drug and alcohol rehab Sussex and have an excellent knowledge of the various clinics throughout the county.

    A wide range of drug and alcohol treatments Sussex


    Rehab Recovery can help you access a variety of drug and alcohol treatments in Sussex. These include residential rehab, outpatient treatment and home-based treatment.

    Each has its own advantages, but by far the most popular and effective option is residential treatment. This involves moving into a clinic for the duration of your treatment programme.

    There are many residential clinics in Sussex and we can help you to select one that’s suited to your needs as well as your budget. Using our services not only saves you the time of researching various clinics, but it also ensures you avoid those clinics that are unsuitable.

    Outpatient treatment involves receiving treatment at a rehab centre in Sussex during the day, but returning home in the evening. This may sound preferable; however, it means that you’re not fully removed from temptation, which means you could relapse during your treatment programme.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    Professional Intervention


    If you’ve noticed a family member or colleague’s health declining and these actions alongside, there are ways to help. Intervention is often needed for those who have not accepted a problem is present and an extra push is needed.

    Oftentimes people living with substance use disorders may be living in denial. If you know a loved one is suffering, it’s time to reach out.

    Denial can be seen through dismissive behaviour such as downplaying consumption or behaviours, avoiding important conversations, being secretive or spending a lot of time alone and using.

    If you are unsure yourself or wondering whether the intervention is needed for your loved one’s alcohol problem, there are things you can look out for.

    The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) can give you a better understanding of the severity of their alcohol consumption and an indication if help is needed.

    Intervention is a frank conversation about consumption and behaviours, arranged at the best time, to persuade the affected person to seek professional help. This can be done with an addiction counsellor present.

    Having professional help during the intervention means that any misconceptions about rehabilitation can be quashed and they act as a gateway to attending as they can offer more knowledge there and then.

    A professional interventionist can give you the guidance to commit to rehab during the session as well as helpful medical information. They can debunk stigmas around attending a drug & alcohol rehab Sussex and get your loved one on the right path.

    Alternatively, SMART recovery is a safe group environment that aims to help patients decide if they have a problem. SMART recovery is a four-step programme available to anyone.

    They believe you have the power over your choices and behaviours, and help you set goals. You’ll be taught why urges occur and how you can prevent them yourself.

    They’ll give you the tools you need to change the way you think and act, so you stop using them to feel better. You’ll learn how to start living a balanced lifestyle that’ll give you short-term and long-term happiness.

    There are many ways to resolve drug or alcohol use disorders in safe and welcoming settings. Healing is part of the process and reaching out is the first step.

    Assessment Process


    Finding a drug & alcohol rehab Sussex can be an added pressure to an already stressful time in your life if you are suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD).

    Rehab Recovery aims to help you find the right treatment at the right time, so you don’t have to worry about choosing what’s best, we’ll do that work for you.

    Using the ASAM criterion and listening to how your substance use affects your daily life, we’re able to place you on a scale of treatment necessary to your needs. This criterion focuses on several dimensions.

    Together we’ll explore your intoxication and withdrawal potential based on your past and current experiences with the substance of choice. We’ll look at your health history and what your physical health looks like currently.

    We’ll explore some of your thoughts, emotions and where your mental health is.

    You’ll need to explore your readiness to change, as rehabilitation is about commitment to your future. We’ll speak about any previous relapse experiences you’ve had or common use problems.

    We’ll also understand your living situation, the people who surround you and places you frequent to understand your triggers.

    Once these dimensions are assessed, we’ll have a better understanding of where you place on the continuum of care needed to treat your individual needs.

    There may be underlying mental health conditions experienced before or because of your substance use, which will also need to be addressed through a dual diagnosis.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    Dual Diagnosis


    Being unable to manage untreated mental health conditions can often lead to substance use disorders. For example, you may be drinking to relieve yourself of anxiety in social situations or taking drugs to escape your daily stressors.

    However, using substances can be detrimental to the mind and body, often perpetuating the problem instead of solving anything. Substance use can also lead to mental health deterioration, and that’s why reaching a dual diagnosis is so important.

    During your assessment period, you may notice anxiety, depression or other symptoms of mental illness present in your daily life which has previously gone undiagnosed.

    Reaching this diagnosis means we can treat the disease of addiction alongside your mental health condition.

    Finding the right drug & alcohol rehab Sussex means you’ll find a way to treat both the addiction and your mind as well, through evidence-based treatments. There is a wide variety of talking therapies available to reach different outcomes for those suffering mentally and from addiction.

    Therapies Available


    You may have already heard of counselling. But contrary to popular belief, these sessions are not just laying on a chair spilling our feelings to a therapist.

    There are many ways to reach the bottom of different mental illnesses and diseases. All of which are evidence-based and applied to the individual based on their specific needs.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is popularly used for people suffering from mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. It places a focus on how thought processes influence behaviour.

    By changing these thought patterns, we can change the way we behave. There are many branches of CBT that will come up in other treatments.

    Similarly, with Trauma-focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Where thoughts around previously experienced trauma are looked at in-depth, to understand the coping mechanisms and behaviours which have resulted from the trauma.

    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) can also be like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. However, DBT focuses on accepting negative thoughts and feelings, learning to be mindful and teaching you how to regulate your emotions. This therapy helps you find a balance between change and acceptance.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) where a person must recall the traumatic event at the same time as performing specific eye movements. It aims to replace severe reactions to negative memories with more positive reactions.

    Similarly, Exposure Therapy is a form of CBT helped to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or PTSD. Working with a therapist to recognise triggers means a person can learn coping methods to avoid anxiety when coming face-to-face with triggers in the future.

    Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT) can be used for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and interpersonal problems. It encourages people to work through their emotions instead of suppressing them.

    Interpersonal Therapy is another way to work through problems in their relationships that may have evolved from their substance abuse. These types of therapies are most helpful when planning for the future and taking charge of previous responsibilities around the home and workplace.

    Family therapy should always be part of your rehabilitation process and within your aftercare plan when returning home and back into employment. Family therapists can help families understand and work through negative behaviours that may be caused by substance use.

    Alternate therapies are available to those who find expressing emotions verbally particularly hard. Art and music therapy have proven to express emotions and confusion by using a different medium and working with a therapist alongside you.

    Other alternatives include mindfulness practices, meditation, yoga and acupuncture to relieve stress and create focus.

    Although detox will be your first step, treating the mind is pivotal to a full recovery from addiction, as addiction is a disease of the brain. You must treat the psychological side of the disease as well as the physical.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    The Disease Model of Addiction


    To understand how Rehab Recovery can help you reach recovery at one of our drug & alcohol rehabs in Sussex, first, you need to understand how addiction works.

    Addiction to any drug is a chronic disease, relating to the brain. Like other chronic diseases such as cancer, it must be treated to lead a healthy life. You wouldn’t ignore treatments for cancer, so why ignore your addiction?

    The disease model of addiction highlights the user’s loss of control caused by the substance of choice. This means addicts do not have the ability to stop using on their own, despite knowing the devastating and often fatal consequences.

    Addiction is a brain disorder that has relapse rates of around 40% to 60% unless treated properly. Similar to the relapse rates in asthma, hypertension and diabetes when untreated.

    The disease model of addiction states we have four main sources of addiction.

    Biological sources show that everyone has a unique physiology that can contribute to addiction. For some people, taking substances is not enjoyable, whereas others can find it difficult to quit.

    Neuroscience supports our individual response to addiction as we all have different levels of being able to control compulsive urges with rational thought.

    Around 50% of our genetics can influence the likelihood of developing an addiction. Depending on your genetic makeup, you could be more or less likely to be prone to the disease.

    Environmental factors can also heavily influence the development of a substance use problem. From high levels of stress, peer pressure, childhood trauma and poor parental involvement.

    Using drugs or drinking alcohol at an early age can also increase the chance of developing addiction later in life.

    Abusing drugs alter the way our brain’s functions, affecting our self-control and decision-making abilities whilst also telling us to take more. When our brain is rewarded by more use, the reward pathways in our brain changes the way we feel pleasure.

    This also leads to negative thoughts and feelings when not taking the drug, weakening the brain’s ability to control impulses, make positive decisions and to self-regulate.

    Signs an addiction is present can vary from person to person but commonly you may notice a building tolerance to the drug, cravings when not taken, obligations not being met, failed attempts at quitting, spending tremendous amounts of time in sourcing and using the drug and withdrawing from usual activities.

    If you have found these signs present in your own life, it may be time to reach out for help with Rehab Recovery. No matter how acute or severe your addiction may be, we can get you to a drug & alcohol rehab Sussex for treatment.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    Addictions Treated at Rehab Recovery


    Although residential rehab is not for everyone, it’s important to understand why. The best way to resolve your substance use disorder depends entirely on your unique circumstances.

    Exactly why our admissions team and psychologists use the ASAM continuum of care, to reach the best results for you.

    At Rehab Recovery in Sussex, we understand the range of drug use and levels of severity in our area. In 2019-2020 police made 1,188 seizures of cocaine in the Sussex area, branding it the cocaine capital of England and Wales.

    Cocaine is a class A drug, considered to be one of the most harmful around. But cocaine addiction can be treated at our drug & alcohol rehab Sussex. Among alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and cannabis are the most treated addictions in our area.

    You may be asking ‘do I need cocaine rehab?’ as it’s common to be living in denial that the problem is present. But like other drugs, all addictions can become fatal if not treated.

    Cocaine addiction is a progressive condition that means your health will deteriorate over time if you do not make a change.

    The same goes for Heroin addiction and Cannabis addiction treatments. Coming to terms with your need to seek help is your first step in the right direction to lead a healthier life overall.

    By reaching out to Rehab Recovery, you’ll meet our experts and understand the importance of making that change.

    However, for those suffering acute substance abuse or alcoholism, residential rehab isn’t always necessary. There are outpatient treatments alternative to inpatient which can give you the results you need in a different setting and on your own terms.

    It’s important to note that undergoing rehabilitation, in any setting, relies on your ability to commit to change. Our drug & alcohol rehab in Sussex is not there to help you manage the substance, but to move to complete abstinence going forward.

    The benefits of making this change are endless.

    Stages of Rehabilitation


    Rehabilitation is not just a one-stop-fix-all process, it is a lifelong journey. Most rehabilitation processes start by eradicating the substance from the body through detox, reaching the underlying reasons for the addiction through talking therapies and creating an aftercare plan to keep on achieving milestones.


    Detox can be done both at home or during your stay at a residential drug & alcohol rehab Sussex. Everyone’s detox is different depending on their substance use disorder.

    Therefore, it’s possible to undergo this process at home for some, but important to be under the continual care of doctors for others.

    Both have their pros and cons. For example, undergoing detox at home means you will be in closer proximity to access the drug of choice, but you can also still attend your job.

    Whereas residential detox can keep a closer eye on your withdrawal symptoms, you will need to take leave from any responsibilities including childcare.

    Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the drug of choice and the severity of the addiction. For those detoxing at a residential rehab, you will have easier access to prescribed medications that can ease the pain of the withdrawal process.

    You may begin therapy during this process, but these sessions will ramp up once your body has been completely detoxed from the substance.


    As mentioned previously, there are a plethora of therapy options to choose from. Whether you’re happy to work through your illness one-to-one or in group sessions, there is a route for all.

    Therapy is a pivotal part of rehabilitation. It is where you’ll reach a deeper understanding of your illness and learn how to make changes in your life for the better.

    You’ll gain the skills you need to avoid triggers and cope with situations that may have caused your substance use disorder in the first place.

    Relapse prevention is instilled within all our therapy options. Our aim is not to just eradicate the substance from the body, but to change your mind in ways that will prevent you from relapsing in the future.

    Having this deeper understanding of triggers and triggering environments means you can continue your recovery journey for years to come.


    Most rehabilitation programmes will have a twelve-month aftercare plan. As discussed, we will not simply let you go once therapy has finished. Our aim is to keep you in recovery for the rest of your life and aftercare is part of that process.

    As with the many therapy options available, the way in which you receive aftercare is also based on your preferences. You may opt to consider family therapy, which helps you to integrate back into your familial responsibilities and aims to help those around you to support you as you go.

    Group therapy sessions are also highly recommended for motivation. You may already experience group settings within your residential stay or outpatient programme, and continuing this process only strengthens your ability to stay on track.

    Through sharing similar experiences with others, you can find ways to recognise triggers and build a strong support network.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are just two twelve-step programmes that can teach you how to integrate back into a healthier lifestyle whilst also motivating you to keep going.

    Having this added routine, to show up on time at a specific place means you’ll build on your responsibilities and be able to ‘check in’ with yourself so you know you’re on the right track.

    Overall, these three stages will show you it’s possible to live a life of sobriety and teach you the tools needed to prevent relapse in the future.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    Cost of Rehab


    You may be wondering ‘what does it all cost?’ but that depends entirely on the treatment you choose to take. The cost of attending a drug & alcohol rehab in Sussex can depend completely on your substance use, the severity, and your own preferences.

    The length of your stay can impact the cost of your rehab treatment, and this is determined based on the severity of your addiction.

    For those suffering from acute alcoholism, you may only need a 5 or 10-day stay which can cost around £2,000 to £6,000.

    Whereas a full 28-day stay at a drug & alcohol rehab Sussex can be between £8,000 – £12,000. The difference in cost can also be determined by your choice of room.

    There are single occupancy rooms that will cost more, compared to multiple occupancy rooms.

    There are also luxury rehab centres available that have a wider choice of facilities, including high tech gyms and saunas. Your preferences can highly influence the price in which you pay for residential rehab.

    For outpatient options, you can be looking at lower prices, around £1,500 for home detoxes and regular therapy. Outpatient programmes can also be covered by insurance, whereas residential rehab usually is not.

    The NHS can offer several outpatient programmes for free. But this does not always mean better. Understanding what treatment is necessary for your specific needs is the only way you’ll reach a successful recovery.

    Other costs you may find are covering childcare or receiving sick pay during your stay. You will need to take these into consideration when choosing what is best for your drug or alcohol recovery.

    Choosing to go private or getting help from council-funded rehabs is entirely up to you. But Rehab Recovery is there to give you the best advice based on our in-depth assessment process.

    Benefits of Rehab


    Accepting you need help can be overwhelming. Those living in denial can find it hard to recognise their behaviours and how it may be affecting those around them. But reaching out for help is the first hurdle on the road to recovery.

    Once you have come to terms with the necessity of treatment, you may feel overwhelmed with the treatment options available. Rehab Recovery aims to take this added stressor away from you so you can get to work on healing as soon as possible.

    Attending a drug & alcohol rehab in Sussex can be beneficial not just for yourself but for those around you. Substance use disorders can take over your life, and even take lives.

    Reaching out for professional help is your way of saying you want to keep living.

    If you’ve lost friends or family due to isolating yourself, withdrawing from social activities or your substance use affecting your responsibilities, you may be feeling a bit lost.

    But with family therapies at Rehab Recovery, we can help your loved ones understand the disease and offer them ways to support you during your recovery.

    Rehabilitation can help change your outlook on life and the way you’re living. Recovery is a change in lifestyle commitment to a better quality of life overall.

    You’ll be treated for your substance use disorder as well as any underlying mental health issues prior to or caused by your substance use. This means any undiagnosed problems from your past can be treated too, affording you a better outcome.

    Through therapy, you’ll learn ways to tackle negative behaviour both caused by substance use and anxiety in the past. Therapy will give you tools to resolve future situations as they occur.

    Attending a drug & alcohol rehab Sussex is your way of saying you want to live. Accepting that change is necessary and committing to that change so that you can live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

    To discuss your drug and alcohol rehab options with one of our team, call us on 0800 088 66 86.

    Getting help today

    If you would like to control your emotions and hence your addiction in Birmingham, contact Rehab Recovery today on 0800 088 66 86.

    Alternatively, contact us through this website for a free assessment.

    Many of our team have defeated their own personal addiction and so your call for help will be met with utter understanding and compassion.

    We also offer our drug and alcohol rehab services in a variety of locations across the UK, including London, Essex, Oxfordshire, Reading, Luton, Slough, Berkshire, Brighton and more!





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