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Where Can I Go to Rehab?



Alcohol rehab is often the only hope remaining for the chronic alcoholic who has tried multiple times on his/her own to quit. The good news is that there are plenty of rehab options both domestically and abroad. Helping you find the option that is right for you is the purpose of our organisation.

Our mission is to keep track of all the clinics and programmes offering alcohol and drug rehab. We make sure we know what each one is offering, what it costs, and how the individual alcoholic can access it. When you contact us, we will discuss not only where you can go for rehab, but also how the process works.

Public Rehab Programmes

If you live in the UK, you can access a number of free rehab programmes offered by the NHS. These programmes are available through hospitals and outpatient clinics in just about every major city across the country. However, having access to an NHS programme usually requires you to first see a physician. Your physician will determine if you are definitely in need of rehab.

Please keep in mind that the NHS does not provide any residential rehab treatment. NHS options include medications, one-on-one counselling, and group support. If they eventually do transfer an alcohol or drug addict into residential treatment, it is through a programme offered by a private clinic.

Charity Rehab Programmes

Alcoholics and drug addicts are free to choose charity rehab programmes offered by dozens of organisations around the UK. Al-Anon is just one example of these types of organisations. As charities, they offer their services to alcohol and drug addicts free of charge. Funding comes through donations and grants.

The extent of the services offered by charities varies significantly from one to the next. Some only offer outpatient and counselling services, while others may include complete residential treatment programmes.

Private Rehab Programmes

Private rehab comes from a variety of sources including residential treatment clinics and professional counselling services. As an independent referral service, we commonly recommend residential treatment at a private clinic for hard-core alcoholics and drug addicts.

The main advantage of private rehab lies in the fact that the private clinic is able to focus all of its resources on addiction recovery. Without anything else to worry about, the private clinic can be free of distraction in order to focus on helping addicts and their families.

Where professional counselling services are concerned, alcohol and drug addiction is just one of the many issues they deal with. Professional counselling can be very helpful in helping addicts overcome. However, counselling alone is usually not sufficient if an addiction is chronic.

Domestic and International Locations

The choice of where to attend a rehab programme is up to the individual addict and his/her family. Most choose a domestic programme because they are more convenient and less costly. That said, you can choose a domestic programme that is either local or on the other side of the country.

Many people choose a local programme because of the convenience. It means the addict is close to family and friends, which, in turn, facilitates family visits and joint counselling. For the addict whose situation is not made worse by remaining nearby, a local facility might be the best option.

In other cases, remaining local only enables the alcoholic or drug addict to continue his/her behaviour. A clinic on the other side of the country may be a better option in such cases. By attending a clinic away from normal life and circumstances, the addict is not so easily distracted.

On occasion, there may be an alcoholic or drug addict who desires to leave the country for his or her treatment. Taking advantage of a programme overseas might be a good option if you need anonymity, you prefer new surroundings, or there just is not a domestic clinic you are interested in attending. Nevertheless, don’t forget that going abroad is significantly more expensive.

Residential Versus Outpatient

As soon as the addict makes the decision to seek treatment, one of his/her first decisions is to choose between a residential or outpatient programme. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. At the same time, there is a reason we recommend residential programmes as the best choice.

By its very definition, an outpatient programme involves the addict visiting a clinic for couple of hours at a time. At the conclusion of each session, the individual is free to return home. While that might be comforting and rather convenient, returning home could be one of the things that enable the addict to continue his/her behaviour. Without separating the individual from the life and circumstances he or she is accustomed to, it may not be possible to fully break an addiction.

The advantage of residential treatment is the separation it provides. Separation forces the alcoholic or drug addict to confront the reality of his or her life apart from those circumstances that have long enabled their addiction. Without the comfort of home to fall back on, the addict must come face-to-face with who and what he/she is.

The disadvantage of residential treatment is its cost. Unlike services offered by the NHS or charities, residential treatment at a private clinic must be paid for by the addict or his/her family and friends. Moreover, although it is more affordable than most people think, it is still money that could be spent on other things.

There are a number of ways to pay for residential treatment, such as:

  • private health insurance

  • charitable grants

  • gifts from family and friends

  • credit card accounts

  • commercial financing.

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Please don’t let cost, geographic location or any other factor scare you away from getting the help you need with alcohol or drug addiction. Remember that rehab might be your last, best hope for complete recovery. If there is a way to get you into a private rehab clinic, we will find it.

Our representatives are standing by to take your call or accept your e-mail. As soon as you get in touch with us, we will get right to work on your behalf. Please do not delay any longer. The road to recovery begins right now.

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