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A five-step guide to finding the most suitable drug rehab centre


People seeking drug addiction help get well in lots of different ways; there is no one size fits all solution. This can make finding the right treatment for you, or your loved one, a daunting exercise, so Port of Call has compiled a five-step guide to finding the right drug rehab treatment.

Drug rehab is widely accepted as the most successful way to treat drug addiction. This intensive form of treatment gives the absolute best chance to break the destructive cycle of drug addiction and secure a fresh start.5-Steps guide to finding the most suitable drug rehab centre

Knowing how and where to access such drug addiction help isn’t always as clearcut as it should be. But that’s where Port of Call can help. Our five-step guide will set you on the right foot and beyond that our specially trained advisers can make all the necessary arrangements to secure the right treatment, at the right time, for you.

See our Rehab factsheet here for useful information on Rehab and how to choose it.

The guide to choosing the right drug rehab

1) Do your research

If you are researching drug rehab, it’s worth considering the following points:

  • How long you can commit to treatment for.
  • Whether you are prepared to travel for rehab.
  • What standard of accommodation you require.
  • What treatment approach you feel you would be most comfortable with.
  • Whether you require medical or psychiatric support whilst in treatment.
  • How you will finance your treatment.
  • What budget you have available.

2) Consider the benefits of private rehab

Whilst programmes, prices and philosophies vary from clinic to clinic, private rehabs generally offer residential treatment, which allows a drug addict to focus simply on getting well, without the distractions or pressures from home or work.

Private rehab clinics are specialists in drug counselling and have the expertise and experience to help people recover. They recognise that treatment is often needed urgently and can deliver this immediately, via tailored treatment plans; with superior levels of comfort, care and staffing; and with aftercare support.

3) Decide whether to stay local or go further afield

While some clients choose to go to a drug rehab near their home town, others choose to travel further afield for drug help. A change of environment can give more of a sense of a fresh start, whilst staying more local can make family visits easier. Either option has its benefits and the best choice depends on your individual needs and wants.

Visit our comprehensive drug rehab directory to find drug rehabs in specific locations.

4) Know what to expect

Treatment normally involves a stint of detox, which is a process that removes a drug’s toxins from the body and is usually the first step towards treating drug addiction. Sudden drug withdrawal can be life-threatening, which is why a gradual detox should always be carried out in a medically supervised environment.

While rehab is also a pivotal part of the drug recovery process and can include treatments such as individual counselling, group work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, education, and relapse prevention.

5) Speak to the experts

To find a clinic near your home town, you can use our treatment centre directory, where we list the majority of registered UK clinics. Whether you are looking for drug rehab closer to home or further afield, our comprehensive rehab directory is guaranteed to have the right drug rehab centre for you.

Alternatively, call our independent rehab specialists on 08000029010 if you would like a more personal approach in finding and choosing the correct rehab centre.

Call today for free & confidential advice on 08000029010 (International: +44 161 674 9049)

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