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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Hertfordshire
If you’re struggling with addiction in Hertfordshire – whether that be to drugs or alcohol – you’re not alone. The good news is that alcoholism and drug dependency can be treated with the right support. This guide will cover the different types of drug and alcohol that can be found throughout Hertfordshire, whether you live in Watford, Stevenage, St Albans, Hatfield or any other area in Herts, we can help you to make an informed decision on addiction treatment.
Frequently asked questions about rehab in Hertfordshire:
When it comes to a recovery approach for alcoholism and drug addiction, a good plan should consist of detox (or medical detox), psychotherapy and aftercare. Psychotherapy can come in many forms such as inpatient rehab, counselling or group therapy. In some circumstances medication can be prescribed to reduce withdrawal symptoms. This is common among those with severe alcohol dependency.
If you’d like some recommendations for treatment options in Hertfordshire – whether free or private – call one of our confidential advisors today and start getting the assistance you seek.
Private rehab is frequently the most immediate, most effective and most permanent solution to an addiction crisis. Although every addiction is unique, in the most serious cases – where there is a real risk of harm to the addict and possibly those around them – private rehabilitation can make the difference, literally, between life and death. Private rehab can set an addict on the road to a better life whilst offering all the necessary safety measures to reduce the risk of lasting harm – or worse – to anyone struggling under the burden of addiction.
UKAT are proud to offer Liberty House Clinic – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Luton.
Liberty House Clinic is one of our private drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation facilities based in a quiet and picturesque suburban street in the heart of Luton. Situated just outside of London, it is 33 miles (45 minutes) away from Hertfordshire.
Extracted from the cannabis plant, this drug comes in the form of green leaves, black resin or brown nuggets. Side-effects differ from lethargy, relaxation, talkativeness, laughter, happiness, fear and confusion, based on the user’s mindset at the time of usage. Marijuana can be smoked, eaten or vaped. Click for information about Cannabis rehab.
Cocaine is a stimulant which is available in the type of white or crystallised powder or little rocks. This drug can be injected, smoked or snorted through the nose, to give the feeling of self-confidence, excitement and awareness. It also increases heart rate, suppresses appetite and causes fear. Click for information about Cocaine rehab.
Ecstasy is a tablet which is swallowed to induce sensations of happiness and love. It is also available in a powder type, which is known as MDMA, and is rubbed on the gums. Click for information about Ecstasy rehab.
Heroin is made from the poppy plant and is a kind of morphine– a painkiller utilized in health centers. It can be snorted, smoked or injected to provide a sensation of ecstasy. Heroin is the most lethal controlled substance in the UK, as it is easy to overdose, specifically when injected. Click for information about Heroin rehab.
Alcohol, otherwise called ethanol, is a liquid which can be found in various forms of drink. Although legal in the UK, it is the most unsafe and addicting drug readily available, which adds to alcohol poisoning, cardiac arrest, violence, reliance, injuries, cholesterol and liver damage. Click for information about Alcohol rehab.
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which comes either in liquid form or as small tabs of paper, and swallowed either directly or in food or beverage. The result of the drug depends on the user’s mood and creativity, however typical actions include laughter, empathy, awe, confusion and suspicion.
Sober Transport Service
Making the journey from home to clinic can feel overwhelming, a sober transport service works to ensure you or your loved one are taken from door to door safely and securely while supporting you along the way and affording the opportunity discuss any concerns you may have in a professional and understanding way.
What Does Rehab Cost?
The cost of rehab can vary depending on the area and the type of treatment you require. However, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. If you are thinking about attending a private rehab facility near Buckinghamshire and would like to find out specific costings, get in touch and we will be able to provide you with this information to aid you in making a decision.
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What Treatment Services Are Offered by the NHS?
Bear in mind that private rehab isn’t an option for everyone: it can be an expensive process and can have a huge impact on work and other commitments. Luckily, there are a number of free NHS services near Buckinghamshire for people who wish to attempt getting clean without opting for private rehab.
The service provides:
Recovery and care planning
Support for families
Medication for opiate addiction
Assessments for residential rehabilitation
Counselling and relapse prevention
Facilitation of rehabilitation
Where are these Services Based?
How does drug and alcohol rehab in London work?
If you go through our private centres, admissions into our clinics is fast and easy so you can settle into a routine at the residential treatment centre within the very first day. Experts will assist you through the whole process– from detoxing your body of damaging substances, determining triggering factors and advising the most suitable from a series of therapies to assist you settle into a brand-new routine. Private alcohol rehab is therefore a holistic method to treatment.
If you go through free treatment, you will need to discuss your worry about a GP, who will refer you to a center. You can also call any of the mentioned charities that will evaluate your condition and examine you into a Hertfordshire rehab centre with the quickest opening spot.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
The services are free of charge
All information is confidential
Services are located in the local community
Lengthy admissions process
Might not be referred to residential rehab
Patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres for different treatments
Recovery may be affected by life distractions and access to drugs and alcohol
Access to the personal therapist is limited
It may be more challenging to build an outpatient support network
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Free Addiction Treatment Services Available in Hertfordshire
Turning Point are a nationwide drug and alcohol recovery service – a good starting point for those looking for assessment and advice on addiction. Their main hub in the county is in Welwyn Garden City.
Telephone: 01707 891 120
Address: 90 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UL
Aiming at providing good quality, person-centred services in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities they support.
Addiction Support Groups in Hertfordshire
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. Support groups are normally focused on a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular issues are being addressed by others who share their same experiences.
What is NA?
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have become unmanageable through the use of drugs. Everyone in attendance is looking to abstain from drug use and find a new way to live by following the program. There are no fees and everyone is welcome. Anonymity is a vital factor of the fellowship to enable everyone to attend without fear of social repercussions.
What is AA?
Like NA, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have been negatively affected by alcohol misuse. These meetings are held throughout the week and can be beneficial for anyone seeking help after having undergone a structured detox or rehab programme.
AA Meetings in Hertfordshire:
St John The Baptist Church, 132 South Coast Rd, Church Lane WD25 8BE Wednesdays at noon
SWAN Building, 15 Station Rd, 137-139 High St HP4 3HH Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Borehamwood As Bill Sees It Lunchtime
St Michaels & All Angels Church Hall Brook Rd, corner of Gateshead Rd WD6 5EQ Thursdays at 12:30pm
Hertfordshire is found between the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire and London. it’s easy to access the area from any of these counties within the hour. Even from more distant zones, you can still reach Hertfordshire quite fast – via one of the many speed roads that run through the county (A1, A1(M), A5, A6, A41, M1, M11, and M25).
The main railway service provider in the area is West Midlands Trains. Some routes are also covered by East Midlands Trains, as well as the Greater Anglia services in the east of the county. Private lines crossing the area include the London to Aylesbury line, the Abbey Line, and the West Anglia Main Line. There is also the metropolitan line which runs through Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Croxley Green and Watford.
Hertfordshire or Herts, is a home county in the east of England, United Kingdom. It borders Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, and Buckinghamshire to the west. Known for its motto “Trust and fear not”, the main admin Headquarters are located in Hertford in the east of Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire is made up of 10 districts, Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, St Albans and Dacorum. UKAT is proud to offer rehab services to residents in Hertfordshire. We’ve helped thousands of people from areas including Rickmansworth (and Mill End), Croxley Green, Hatfield, Aldenham and Berkhamsted.
Frequently asked questions
Are rehabs open in Hertfordshire during the Coronavirus outbreak?
Rehabilitation centres are operating during the Coronavirus outbreak, as healthcare facilities are essential businesses. This includes private rehab clinics in Hertfordshire, provided they follow the safety regulations implemented by the government.
There are a number of free clinics in Hertfordshire which can help you with alcohol or drug abuse. However, there are no inpatient options. Rehabilitation centres are not free, so for residential rehab your best option is to opt for private treatment.
You cannot force someone to go into rehab; it must be their choice. However, you can organise an intervention if you are worried about someone. This involves sitting and talking to your loved one with the help of a professional, in the hope they will listen and follow your advice.
If you seek treatment through the NHS, the referral will sit on your medical records. However, employers cannot access these records unless under specific circumstances. So, there is a limited chance of them finding out.
Private rehabilitation is completely confidential and does not sit on your medical records.
You can visit your loved one for an hour every Sunday at our private centres. However, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 you will not be permitted to visit loved ones during the lockdown.
Family support groups take place every week at each of our centres and anyone who has a close connection to the patient can join. Not all rehabilitation centres offer this option, so this needs to be checked on their website.
Check out our reviews as our alumni share their thoughts on our facilities and their experiences attending them. All the reviews are verified but full names are removed for confidentiality.
I came to Liberty house to get help with my alcoholism. I only came for the 2 week treatment but after the treatment, counselling, yogo, meditation, support, advice i have received i can now move on to a new chapter of my life sober, with every belief i will not use again with the after care guidance etc. Very pleased. Thank you.
I really enjoyed the 28 days I have been here, I was very nervous when I first arrived and was welcomed by Karla who was very warm and friendly, the programme itself is very good I have noticed a huge improvement on my mental and physical health. A massive thank you to Jeanette, Jade and Costas you three have all been absolutely amazing I cannot find one thing to say bad about any of them, the chiefs Gareth and Ryan are also very good, the food here is lovely. Gosia, Taylor, Justyna, Steven and Gift have all been so helpful and friendly as well they have all helped me when I have asked for help. Massive thank you to everyone at liberty house for giving me a pleasant time here, the time I have spent here has been amazing, life changing and very emotional and i will miss everyone in here!!! thank you Liberty house!!
The Treatment overall was very good. From the detox medication to the counsellors advice and support. The Group meetings were also invaluable in helping my recovery and providing valuable tools that I will take with me hopefully for the rest of my life
I can’t thank you enough for the help you have given me. The therapists intuition is remarkable and so is their knowledge and process. The support staff are always so supportive and uplifting. They made me feel at home. It was a pleasure to stay here.
Staff and delivery of the programme was great. The councillors and therapists are highly trained and experienced. Liberty House has given me a new chance of life beyond drugs and alcohol. I’d like personally thank Jeanette and Dawn for their hard work and kindness during my stay. However, facilities could do with some TLC and the cleaning standards could be higher. Although the delivery of the programme was high, the general rules and regulations around the house can be frustrating and some do not need to be put in place.