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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres, Counselling, & Support

Find help and support for addiction in your local area

    One of the reasons living with an addiction can be so difficult is that it becomes an isolating experience. For those whose lives have been taken over by the substance to a point it just feels like them and the drug or drink, perception becomes blinkered.

    Psychoactive substances, with a lot of sustained use, not only fill the body with toxins but cloud the mind and ability to think clearly. What this means is that along with it being near impossible to quit substances without help, the effect of drugs and drinking often stop a person from being able to imagine a life without them.

    You might want to stop using substances more than anything. You’ll know deeper than anyone how hard it is. The truth is, addiction needs to be treated.

    As an illness, there are medical, psychological, and holistic treatments. As an individual, there are ones that will suit you more than others. It’s not up to you to figure that out. It’s up to the professionals.

    To find a drug and alcohol rehab in Barnes where you get the best support for your needs, call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559.

    We aim to make this moment of your life smoother and to provide all the useful information you need about rehab services, programmes, and treatments.

    When is the Right Time to Enter Rehab For a Residential Stay?


    The majority of people living with an addiction talk about the “right time” to begin their recovery journey. This can be a conversation with others or an inner battle that goes on for years.

    The good part of this is the fact that the person has admitted that they have a problem. This in itself can take years.

    However, the idea of a “right time” is a myth. It’s usually a way of people putting off the inevitable need for treatment. Some might want to wait until a specific age or event.

    Fear of missing out is often very strong. It’s important to think about what it is you think you will gain by using drugs and alcohol longer rather than stopping as soon as possible.

    The drug and alcohol scene never changes. Your body and mind do, though. You’re constantly putting yourself under the strain of seriously toxic substances.

    The longer this goes on, the more damage you do to your brain, your organs, and your bodily systems (hormonal and lymphatic systems).

    With this in mind, the saying “There is no time like the present” has never been more relevant. The best time to begin your recovery journey is as soon as possible.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the Barnes area, call OK Rehab now on 800 326 5559.

    What Types of Treatments Are on Offer at Rehab Clinics Near Barnes?


    At private clinics in the UK, there is a wide range of treatments available. This differs in comparison to government-funded services which are stretched and oversubscribed.

    On entering a private clinic, residents undergo a psychiatric assessment. This is where the professionals come to understand a lot more about you and the addiction you’re facing.

    From this, they’re able to create a timetabled programme for you to follow at the clinic.

    Rehab provides a total immersion into the healing experience. This is especially useful for people who need time and space away from their usual life.

    There are a variety of categories that treatments fall under including; the physical detox period, psychological therapies, alternative therapies, group work, and family therapies.

    1. The detox

    Everybody who stays at rehab needs to cleanse their body and mind from drugs and alcohol. This happens soon after entering the clinic. It ties in with the withdrawal period.

    For obvious reasons it can be an uncomfortable time when people experience uncomfortable symptoms.

    This is why there is a doctor ready to prescribe medications and staff ready to administer them where necessary. A detox can last anywhere between seven to ten days depending on the substance used and the severity of the addiction.

    2. The psychotherapies

    Psychological therapies are the foundation of long-term recovery. This is where people come to understand the roots of their addiction. At points, it can be a little uncomfortable. Substances provide a space for people to hide their emotions.

    To share with others can feel daunting, but at private clinics, you’re guided by highly skilled staff who help to mentally and emotionally prepare you for these moments.

    It’s also useful to know that many therapists focus on cognitive behavioural therapy which emphasizes how to become aware of your thoughts and how to change them. This is how you change behaviours.

    3. Alternative therapies

    It’s all fair and square having the mind and body worked on by doctors, but what about your inner space? The part of you where you sit every day and hear your thoughts when nobody else is around to support you?

    It’s important you discover activities that you can physically do for periods that encourage healthy and peaceful moments. Yoga, mindfulness, equine therapy, and music and art therapies, are brilliant spaces in which you can self-reflect and relax.

    4. Group sessions

    Alcoholics Anonymous (and its sister groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous) has been supporting millions of people to become and remain sober for around one hundred years.

    The 12 Step structure works. It provides a place of mutual support, and understanding, and offers a consistent and familiar structure to be involved for the rest of your life should you need it.

    5. Family therapies

    Family and couples therapies are often very beneficial for people in rehab. Where relationships and trust have been strained, these therapies can be included in your treatment programme.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the Barnes area, call OK Rehab now on 800 326 5559.

    Is a Rehab Stay Available to People With Mental Health Problems?

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    It certainly is available. Drug and alcohol rehabs in Barnes and the surrounding areas have teams of professional staff who treat people for both addiction and mental health issues. This is essential for sustainable recovery to last.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Programmes near Barnes

    Here are a few options close to you.


    1. Help Me Stop

    Address: 199, 201 High St, London W3 9DE

    Telephone: 020 8191 9191


    2. Turning Point – The New Coach House

    Address: Griffin Court, London W12 7LL

    Telephone: 020 8740 6815


    3. Club Drug Clinic

    Address: 69 Warwick Rd, London SW5 9HB

    Telephone: 020 3317 3000


    In addition to this, there are more helplines such as Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritansPapyrus and SMART Recovery that will also help with your recovery.

    Alternatively, find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you. The NHS are also there to help you.

    We offer addiction support across London, in areas such as Barnes, Battersea, Bethnal Green, Camden Town, Chelsea, Clapham, Finchley, Fulham, Greenwich, Hampstead, Hanwell, Highgate, Kensington, Kingsbury, Lewisham, Marylebone, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Paddington, Shoreditch, Soho, Thamesmead, Tottenham, Walthamstow, West Ham, Westminster, Wimbledon and more.

    To find out more about Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the Barnes area, call OK Rehab now on 800 326 5559.


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