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1. How do we work?

Initially we will carry out an assessment, either face to face or on the phone, to establish your needs and requirements in moving forwards to either a rehabilitation programme, detox centre or home detox. We are committed to providing an excellent service, allowing you to feel at ease and left feeling confident about moving forwards in your life. We work with the most successful rehabs in the UK and will help you to find the right treatment centre for you.
Whether you are calling for yourself or a family member, give us a call and a trained addictions counsellor will answer your questions and arrange a free assessment.

2. How long does rehab take?

You can be admitted to rehab for a minimum of one week up to six months. However you may find that you extend the period of stay once you have started treatment. Length of admission depends on your own commitment, you are not obliged to stay longer than you wish. It is advised and highly recommended to do as long as possible in rehab to give yourself time to address your behaviours and thought processes that have been learned and induced by your addiction.

3. How much does rehab cost?

The costs vary from rehab to rehab depending on circumstance, needs and length of time. All options will be explained and discussed during your assessment so you are able to decide what is best for you. We have a range of payment options and services tailored to meet your needs.

4. How long does a drug detox take?

This will be different for every individual, depending on the type of drugs that you are taking and length of time taking them. Your detox will be made as comfortable as possible, with medication prescribed from registered and experienced doctors and with 24 hour support staff.

5. How long does an alcohol detox take?

This will usually vary between 5 and 10 days, depending on the severity of your drinking habits. Your detox will be made as comfortable as possible, with medication prescribed from registered doctors and with 24 hour support staff.

6. How long does a home detox take?

A home detox will take anything between 7 and 10 days. You will be prescribed medication by a registered and experienced doctor and have 24 hour on call staff available to you.
This type of detox is a great option for those who are unable, for one reason or another, to visit a clinic on a daily or temporary basis.
Home detox is not for everyone. However it can be helpful for the lesser suffering addict. Some long term addicts would be much better suited to a residential rehabilitation programme. Our recovery experts are here to help you make the right decision for you.

7. Where should I attend rehab?

We offer a range of rehabs up and down the country. We will discuss the options on your assessment to see what would be the best decision for you. UK Detox will take all of your needs and preferences into account before recommending a rehab which is suitable.
We advise you to give us a call and we can provide you with our free and confidential advice on finding the right and rehab and treatment plan for you.

8. What drugs can I detox from?

Illegal drugs such as:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Hallucinogens
  • Ketamine
  • Cannabis
  • Meth
  • Amphetamine
  • PCP
  • Crystal meth

Prescription drugs such as:

  • Methadone
  • Tramadol
  • Opiates
  • Codeine
  • Demerol
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycontin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Percocet

Legal highs such as:

  • Mephedrone
  • Cough syrups
  • Inhalants
  • Spice (Mamba)
  • Ice

Stimulants such as:

  • Diet pills
  • Steroids
  • Antidepressants
  • Adderall
  • Concerta
  • Dexedrine
  • Ritalin
9. How soon can I go to rehab?

After the completion of your initial assessment, we will aim to admit you to a rehab facility as soon as possible. The decision ultimately lies with you.

10. How soon can I do a home detox?

Once we have completed your initial assessment, a medical assessment will be carried out with the aim to start detoxing you as soon as possible.

11. What happens at rehab?

After admission, you will start your detox and progress into group therapy with other recovering addicts. The groups are highly beneficial as one addict helping another is without parallel. You will also receive one to one support sessions throughout your treatment.

12. Will I experience withdrawal?

A safe and comfortable environment is provided in which to go through withdrawal. Symptoms experienced may include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Involuntary muscle movements
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

These symptoms will vary from individual to individual and will be lessened by the help of prescribed medication which is regularly administered and 24 hour support staff.
Home detox is most successful when the recovering addict is accompanied by family members or friends.

13. Do the rehabs have same sex groups?

There are a wide range of rehabs around the country which facilitate same sex groups and others that do not. UK Detox will discuss the options offered and help you decide which would be the best approach for you to take. We will take in account all your preferences before recommending a programme which would be suitable for you.

14. What is the success rate for rehab?

By entering a rehab facility the individual’s chances for a prolonged and sustained recovery are greatly increased, this is highly dependent on the individuals desire and commitment to their recovery.

15. What is the success rate for a home detox?

The success rate for a home detox is 100% although continued and ongoing support after completion of the home detox is recommended at a high level in order to maintain long term recovery.

16. Can I see my family in rehab?

Yes, after your detox is completed, you will be able to have visits from family members.

17. Do we offer family support?

Yes we can support families. Often family members will look to seek counselling due to addiction being a family disease. This is highly recommended with an extremely high success rate.

18. Do we offer counselling support?

Yes we offer a range of counselling, this can be done with face to face or via zoom meetings online. This is highly effective for recovering addicts and family members as tools and management of self is taught to move forwards in life.

19. What should I do after rehab/detox?

It is highly advised that you take what you learned in treatment into the outside world. We do not recover alone, so continuing connections with other recovering addicts is paramount. A narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous programme offers people the chance to meet others and address any issues that may arise for you. This is highly recommended.

20. What is the Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous programme?

The Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous programme (NA/AA) is a fellowship of men and women who come together weekly. Meetings are held both face to face around the country as well as online zoom meetings. Anybody is welcome regardless of age, race, creed, religion or lack of religion. It is a 12 step support group which gives addicts and alcoholics the chance to address and work through areas that need improvement in their lives. This is done with the help of a sponsor in the fellowship that has already worked through the steps and has made headway in their lives. It is a spiritual, non religious and inspiring programme loved and supported by millions around the world.
AA/NA has a purpose to help other recovering addicts and alcoholics to stay clean and sober. There are no fees or membership requirements and are fully self-supporting.
You can join AA/NA as soon as you leave treatment and will be provided with times and locations of where your local meetings will regularly take place.

21. What is the drug testing that we offer?

We offer work based testing and individual drug testing. Work based testing typically screens for the presence of illegal drugs although can test for other substances if necessary. Drug testing can be done by either saliva, blood, urine or hair strand testing.
Individual drug testing is required when a person requires proof of lack of drugs in the system, for example a court hearing.

22. What types of drug testing do we do?
  • Pre employment drug testing
  • Reasonable suspicion drug testing
  • Post accident drug testing
  • Return to duty drug testing
  • Follow up drug testing
23. What are the benefits of workplace drug testing?
  • Improvements in employee morale, productivity and performance.
  • Decreased accidents, public safety and theft.
  • Compliance with federal regulations and policy.
  • Being able to identify and refer employees who have alcohol and drug misuse problems.
  • Providing a safe workplace for employees.

We will help you to create a drug testing program that will work for you and your company.