Private Rehab

Private rehab refers to the self-funding of addiction treatment programmes in the UK. Residential treatment programmes are the most common, and include an integrated plan including detox, therapy, aftercare and family support programmes.

There are also private outpatient programmes, and options to get help via counselling with a private therapist. This guide will explore the various ways you can get help for addiction privately, starting with residential treatment centres. If you feel like you need us to help you find the ideal treatment for your condition, contact us now.

What is a Private Rehab Centre?

A private rehab provides a supervised drug and alcohol detox in conjunction with a rehab programme. Individuals struggling with an addiction stay at the rehab facility for the duration of treatment and receive ongoing therapy to overcome addictive thoughts and behaviours. Private treatment centres treat various forms of addictions such as alcohol and drugs, as well as behavioural addictions such as Gambling.

Owing to the safety, comfort, and the immense benefits of rehab therapy, residential programmes have grown in popularity. Through the course of the day, residents will attend therapy, skill building activities, and even group therapy. Private rehab maintains the confidentiality of its residents ensuring access to treatment while maintaining your privacy.

Residential rehab provided by a rehab facility focus on detox from drugs and alcohol and safe management of withdrawal symptoms. It involves a clinical environment where patients have access to medical doctors and nursing staff.

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An important part of any rehabilitation programme is to feel safe and welcome. A residential rehab provides just that. It is inviting and designed to provide a home-like atmosphere where residents can feel comfortable and more receptive to therapy for the duration of their stay. The residential rehab includes integrated therapy including detox, withdrawal management, and supportive counselling by professional staff and therapists. When you attend a residential programme, you receive high quality, professional care, and assistance from certified and experienced therapists.

For those entering into rehab for an alcohol and/or drug addiction, a alcohol detox or drug detox is the first step towards recovery. Detoxing is the process of clearing the body from drugs, alcohol, and related substances. Detox is completed prior to entering rehab to ensure the mind and the body are prepared for therapeutic intervention.

Choosing the Right Treatment Centre

In the UK, the CQC (Care Quality Commission) is responsible for reviewing healthcare services. You can use the CQC website to get a detailed rating of each rehab.

You should also consider:

  • Cost
  • Length of Stay
  • Travel arrangements
  • Services offered by the rehab
  • Personalised care

Secondary Addiction Treatment

Secondary addiction treatment is a long term recovery strategy. It is when therapy shifts from a focus on the person with an addiction to the person as a whole. At this stage, clients have already completed a detox and the basic therapies, coping strategies, and relapse prevention to apply in their daily lives. For those who seek secondary care, they are already working on building their lives outside of the addiction and require basic support and professional guidance to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is considered more of a supportive treatment for those who are struggling to overcome drug, alcohol, and behavioural addictions. It is designed for individuals who have already worked through the therapeutic programmes and interventions, and are looking to prevent temptation, cravings, and manage their success.

Secondary care can be offered as an extension to residential programme. It is not an inpatient programme but rather an outpatient service in which recovering individuals attend treatment and support sessions in between their working and professional lives.

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Luxury Rehab

A luxury rehab is a recovery facility for substance use disorders and behavioural addictions. It offers the therapies, support, and care you will receive from a traditional rehab programme but with a highly personalised and private experience. A luxury rehab offers the following features:

  • Smaller staff to patient ratio
  • Licensed and experienced addiction counsellors
  • Higher quality patient care delivered with individualised treatment
  • Higher percentage of specialised, clinical staff compared to traditional facilities
  • Gourmet meals
  • Massage and acupuncture
  • Meditation and Yoga.

Additional amenities including exercise classes, scenic views, spacious and private bedrooms are available for clients at a luxury rehab.

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Private Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services

When you decide to pursue therapy for an addiction, you may consider residential or outpatient treatment. Inpatient rehab is recommended for severe addictions including detox from alcohol and drug use. An outpatient programme is recommended for those who require support services, guidance, and even group participation. It can also be attended once an inpatient treatment is completed. Individuals attend an outpatient programme while working towards overcoming their battles with addiction.

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    Private Counselling for Addiction

    Counselling for an addiction is at the core of a successful recovery programme, and can be completed as part of an inpatient or outpatient programme. WebMD states that psychological and social factors are common triggers for relapse and counselling is an important part of preventing relapse. Such therapy is also a necessary part of determining underlying psychological factors, traumas, and mental illnesses contributing to substance dependence and behavioural addictions.

    Factors including life stress, environmental triggers, and interacting with individuals who continue to use can increase risk of cravings. Counselling helps curb the cravings and maintain the tools and skills you have learned throughout the process of therapy. There are several types of therapeutic modalities that are used in addiction treatment.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a common treatment for substance dependence, alcoholism, and behavioural addictions. It aims to change the thought patterns and the behaviours that are responsible for maintaining an addiction.

    Dialectical behaviour therapy and experiential therapy are two other common types of therapies introduced during addiction treatment and rehab.

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    Private Addiction Treatment VS Free Services

    Private addiction treatment is a valuable resource in managing the recovery process and relapse prevention. Whether you are struggling with a substance use disorder or a behavioural addiction, a private therapeutic programme provides individualised treatment.

    Intervention and support strategies are based on the type and the severity of an addiction. This means tailored treatment and access to a professional, certified, and experienced therapist.

    A free service such as AA or an outpatient programme provided by the NHS offer professional support but without the personalised therapy you receive in private addiction treatment. Free services offer immense guidance and support for general addictions and underlying problems, but you won’t receive individualised intervention. NHS services also have fewer staff and therapists per patient ratios.

    Furthermore, residential rehab through the NHS is only available to those with severe drug or alcohol dependencies, with long waiting times to be referred.

    However, both private and free addiction services offer the support that you need to cope with the challenges through the rehabilitation process.

    Cost Comparison

    To determine which addiction treatment and rehab programme is best for your needs, an evaluation of the costs involved in each can help you make an informed and an affordable decision.

    Private Rehab

    A private rehabilitation can cost an average £3000 to £5000 per week.

    Luxury Rehab

    The most common price range for a luxury rehab in the UK is £10000 to £25000 weekly.

    Outpatient Programmes

    Depending on the programme you attend, the costs will vary for outpatient services. A typical 12 step programme including aftercare support can cost up to £2000 per week. Free outpatient services can also be found in the UK.

    Individual Counselling

    The average cost for a UK therapist ranges from £40 to £60 per session. A counsellor typically charges £50 per hour.

    Jason Sheirs
    Author / Jason Shiers / Dip. Psych MBACP
    Jason Shiers is a Certified Transformative Coach & Certified Psychotherapist who is a specialist in addiction, trauma and eating disorders. He has been working in the field of addiction for 25 years now.