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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cornwall

Find help and support for addiction via drug and alcohol rehab Cornwall

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    The rate of drug and alcohol abuse in the UK has been a huge concern for multiple decades now, with no end in sight to what has become a major public health crisis.

    Unfortunately, one of the unintended effects of the COVID crisis and lockdowns in 2020 was that there was a noticeable uptick in the rates of drug abuse and drug & alcohol relapse across England and Wales, with record numbers of drug-related deaths in both countries in that calendar year.

    Parental status of person receiving treatment for drug and alcohol issues Cornwall & Isles of Scilly England
    Parent living with children 19% 18%
    Other child contact – living with children 6% 6%
    Parent not living with children 25% 30%
    Not a parent and not in contact with children 49% 46%


    OK Rehab is a service that aims to make it as easy as possible for a person to get into a top-quality private rehab clinic in the United Kingdom.

    Get the help you need from a rehab centre in Cornwall today by calling us on 0800 326 5559

    Pre-rehab preparation: Intervention

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    Before a person can get help with their drug or alcohol addiction, they must acknowledge its existence and commit to putting the work in to address it. Unfortunately, this can take years for many people.

    One way to speed this process along is arranging an intervention for the person, so that they can understand the effect that their behaviours are having on other people around them.

    At OK Rehab we can provide detailed, step-by-step advice on how to facilitate this for someone who you care about.

    This might include things like arranging a visit from a trained intervention counsellor or using the CRAFT method of intervention.

    Make sure that your loved one receives the help they need from a rehab centre in Cornwall by talking to our experts on 0800 326 5559

    How do I know if I have an addiction?

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    This is not a straightforward question to answer, as everyone goes through different experiences and circumstances when dealing with substance abuse problems.

    One of the main problems with self-diagnosing addiction is a lack of objectivity. People can lose sight of what is normal, and how much their substance abuse problems have worsened.

    This is why there are a number of different tests that people are encouraged to take to get a more objective idea of whether they have a problem or not.

    Which Diagnostic Tests are Used at Rehab?

    One way of doing this is the AUDIT, which stands for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test. This is a test that was put together by the World Health Organisation and can be taken for free online.

    Another is the CAGE questionnaire, which is much more concise, but has the same goal. Search ‘CAGE alcohol test’ to take the test for yourself.

    Not sure if you have an addiction? Talk it over with our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    How much does rehab cost in Cornwall?

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    The price of rehab will depend on a few different factors. For example, it makes a difference whether you are an inpatient or an outpatient during your treatment.

    Within the private rehab market, as with any other sector, there is a huge amount of variation as to what is included in the treatment package.

    The average cost for residential rehab treatment is about £490 per day, which is roughly £14,000 per month. However, depending on the facilities you want, it can go much higher than this.

    For example, top-end rehab residential facilities may have more luxurious features, such as personal chefs and spa treatments.

    These clinics can be more than four times the price of an average rehab.

    The most affordable treatment option is a home alcohol detox, which involves the clinic sending medication out to you in the post. This would usually cost between £1,200-£2,000.

    We are here to help you find a treatment solution that works within your budget and other requirements.

    To discover how much your time at a rehab in Cornwall is going to cost, call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Is drug and alcohol rehab in Cornwall covered by health insurance?

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    This depends on your insurance provider and what type of policy you have taken out with them.

    There are many health insurance policies which cover rehab care, but there will be specifics around eligibility.

    Contact your insurance company to ask them about what your policy covers in terms of addiction treatment.

    For help accessing alcohol or drug addiction treatment services in Cornwall through health insurance, call us today on 0800 326 5559

    Is drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Cornwall available on the NHS?

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    Yes, there are many rehab clinics which are accessible through the NHS, local council authorities, and their associated nonprofit organisations.

    However, you should keep in mind that in most cases, there will be a substantial wait for your treatment to begin. This is due to the heavy demand for free rehab services and the relatively low supply of places.

    We are happy to talk through your options in terms of pursuing public drug or alcohol rehab.

    To get support experiencing addiction treatment through the NHS, call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    How long does rehab in Cornwall last?

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    The detox part of rehab will last for between 7 to 10 days usually, but it could end up being a bit longer if there are complications or setbacks in your alcohol or drug detox.

    If you are at an alcohol and drug rehab for a full course of treatment, including therapies, this part of treatment usually goes on for two or three weeks after your detox concludes.

    Altogether, you are looking at a period of about 28 days for a full residential rehab treatment, one or two weeks of which will be taken up by detox.

    If you’d like to learn how long your stay at rehab in Cornwall is likely to last, call us today on 0800 326 5559

    NHS rehab vs. private rehab in Cornwall

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    When looking for a private drug & alcohol rehab in Cornwall, your first consideration I likely to be pricing, and understandably so.

    This is why a lot of people who call OK Rehab ask us about free rehab clinics and their availability.

    Public rehab clinics, which are free to the service user, are available through the NHS and council authorities.

    As you might expect, there is a long waiting list for these services.

    One of the main advantages of going private for rehab, along with the high standards of accommodation and care, is the fact that you can begin treatment straight away.

    Timing is an important factor in the success of addiction treatment, especially for those who are in an extreme pattern of substance abuse or have other circumstances that make them higher risk.

    Nevertheless, we are more than happy to answer your questions about public rehab over the phone, and provide advice if you would rather pursue that option.

    For help choosing between NHS and private rehab in Cornwall, call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Alcohol detox & alcohol rehab in Cornwall

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    Drinking is a big part of modern British culture, and seems to be tied into a great deal of social events on the calendar, such as Christmas, birthdays, and New Years’ celebrations.

    While most can enjoy a drink from time to time without falling into addiction, there are millions of people around the world for whom alcohol moderation will always be a problem.

    If you suffer from alcohol addiction, or are worried that you may be losing control of your drinking habits, it may be time to consider professional treatment at drug & alcohol rehab in Cornwall.

    Most people who are problem drinkers will need to go through alcohol detox as part of their treatment, rather than just stopping drinking straight away and going ‘cold turkey’.

    Stopping alcohol consumption without proper preparation or medical assistance can be very dangerous, and should always be avoided if possible.

    Rehab provides the facilities and staff for a person to go through detox in a safe and managed manner, minimising alcohol withdrawal symptoms (nausea, seizures, delirium tremens, etc.) through the use of prescription drugs such as Librium.

    Once they have been through detox, they can then begin working on the underlying issues that spur them to drink to excess, with the help of an expert team of in-house clinicians.

    Overcome your alcohol addiction at a rehab in Cornwall by calling our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Cocaine rehab in Cornwall

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    Cocaine abuse is an open secret in many different walks of life across the UK, from the club scene to the upper echelons of the business world.

    People are attracted to the drug because of how energetic and confident it can make them feel. However, there is a dark side to cocaine use, which can cause a person’s life into disorder and disarray.

    As well as being a highly dangerous and expensive drug, cocaine and crack cocaine can also make people antisocial, aggressive, and generally unpleasant to be around. This can cause interpersonal relationships to deteriorate quickly, both at home and at work.

    Cocaine is also very chemically addictive, making it hard for a person to stop without help.

    If you are looking to stop taking cocaine for good, the best way to approach this is by going to rehab.

    A formal cocaine detox is not necessary.

    However, it is best that you are monitored by professionals as you go through withdrawal, to ensure that your physical and mental well-being are maintained as well as possible. Rehab provides the opportunity to do this.

    Overcome your cocaine addiction at a rehab in Cornwall – call our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    Heroin rehab in Cornwall

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    Heroin is a drug that causes an untold amount of suffering across the UK and the rest of the world – not just for users, but for the families and communities around them.

    Getting off heroin is a long and challenging process, and rehab is the best possible starting point for that journey.

    This is because rehab takes care of every different aspect of treatment.

    Residential drug & alcohol rehab in Cornwall provides the means to go through a medicated heroin detox, get a comprehensive therapy and treatment plan, and put together a plan for preventing relapse in the future.

    For most rehab service users who have problems with heroin, detox will usually require a prescription drug such as Subutex, before eventually moving on to Methadone for an extended period of time – usually at least a year.

    These medications help the body to adjust and to manage cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.

    This is much more effective than going cold turkey, which is always dangerous.

    Kicking heroin for good is one of the most difficult things a person could do, but it is possible, and you have a better chance at rehab than anywhere else.

    Overcome your heroin addiction at a rehab in Cornwall – call our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    Cannabis Rehab in Cornwall

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    Some may raise their eyebrows at the idea of a cannabis rehab.

    However, considering that cannabis can take over a person’s life to the same extent as any other drug, it makes sense to get cannabis addiction treatment at rehab.

    Cannabis is not a harmless drug, and is certainly not good for you, despite the pseudoscientific myths that surround the substance.

    It is a powerful psychoactive substance that can cause mental health problems for many people.

    Despite this danger, cannabis detox is not needed as cannabis is not physically addictive.

    This means that you will spend your time at rehab going through therapy and other treatments, aiming to get the bottom of why you are compelled to use cannabis in the first place.

    If you put the work in and commit to the programme, you will be able to change your life for the better by leaving cannabis abuse in your past.

    Overcome your cannabis addiction at a rehab in Cornwall – call our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    What therapies are offered in rehab in Cornwall?

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    Therapy is an important part of treatment in drug and alcohol rehab in Cornwall. Here, you can begin to break down the psychological aspect of your addiction and heal your mind. In private rehab, therapy and addiction counselling is comprised of both traditional and holistic aspects such as:

    To experience any of these excellent therapies at a first-rate rehab clinic in Cornwall, speak to our admissions team today on 0800 326 5559

    Dual diagnosis for co-occurring disorders at rehab in Cornwall

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    One of the biggest aggravating factors in a person’s drug or alcohol disorder is having other co-occurring mental illnesses or disorders. This is especially true if the other conditions have not yet been identified or treated.

    Rehab places a large importance on what is called ‘dual diagnosis’ – identifying any other mental health problems that may be at play, and treating them in a way that works with the rest of the person’s rehab treatment.

    Through a combination of medication and cognitive therapies, rehab clinical staff can help you to manage conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and schizophrenia.

    Having these conditions under control will mean that your time at rehab is much more constructive, as well as making your substance abuse problems much easier to manage once you leave.

    To experience any of these excellent therapies at a first-rate rehab clinic in Cornwall, speak to our admissions team today on 0800 326 5559

    How rehab can help with relapse prevention in Cornwall

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    Preparing for your future is one of the most important parts of drug or alcohol rehab, and is not something that can be approached casually.

    Having a solid relapse prevention plan in place will mean that you have a much higher probability of staying in recovery for the long term.

    The staff at rehab can help you to organise this, encouraging you to put all that you have learned there into practice.

    Your clinic will also offer the opportunity to visit the clinics for weekly meetings as part of your aftercare plan, if you so choose.

    There is no obligation to attend, but it can be very helpful to people in recovery to have people to talk to who understand.

    Beat addiction once and for all at a rehab clinic in Cornwall – call us today on 0800 326 5559

    Aftercare and support from your rehab clinic in Cornwall

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    As part of your relapse prevention planning, you will also benefit from aftercare support. This may involve attending regular group therapy meetings or similar programmes that offer support to those in recovery.

    Below we have listed a number of different resources that are available in most constituencies across the UK.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Cornwall

    Alcoholics Anonymous is known the world over for the support that they provide to people who are in addiction or going through recovery.

    They hold regular free meetings in locations all over the UK, including here in Cornwall.

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Cornwall

    Narcotics Anonymous is a similar organisation to AA, but is focused on providing support to those who struggle with narcotic abuse and addiction problems.

    A lot of people struggle with addiction to both drugs and alcohol – if this is you, please be assured that you would be welcome and both AA and NA. You do not have to choose between the two.

    SMART Recovery Network Cornwall

    The SMART recovery network offers a secular alternative to AA which uses a range of evidence-based therapies and techniques to help people to change their behaviour in terms of substance abuse.

    The organisation was founded in America back in 1994, and today has chapters all over the world, including here in the United Kingdom.

    Al-Anon meetings

    We recognise that the behaviours of a person in addiction can be very difficult for the family members and loved ones of that person, and that they need support too.

    This is the purpose of the organisation Al-Anon, which offers free meetings and other support for the loved ones of those in addiction and recovery.

    You can find out what regular meetings are available in your area by searching for ‘Al-Anon Cornwall’ in your preferred search engine.

    Outpatient treatment via a local drug & Alcohol outreach team in Cornwall

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    Through your local GP, you may be able to secure the services of your local drug and alcohol outreach team, who can provide various forms of support to people struggling with substance abuse problems.

    During times of personal crisis, it can be very helpful to be able to talk to a sympathetic professional who has a good idea of what you are going through. Ask your doctor about what services are available in your area of Cornwall.

    If you’re here because you’ve decided to take the first step towards recovering from your drug and/or alcohol addiction, then congratulations and we’re looking forward to helping you, here at OK Rehab.

    Our experienced team of addiction treatment referral specialists know how significant this step is and offer a non-judgmental and empathetic ear.

    We can help you to confirm whether you do need treatment, if you’re unsure, as well as talking you through all of your treatment options in Cornwall and surrounding areas.

    Below we’ve provided lots of advice about why and how you should attend rehab for your drug or alcohol addiction, as well as plenty of information about what addiction treatment entails and the type of success you can expect.

    If you still have questions, our friendly team will be on hand to field them for you.

    Match your time at rehab in Cornwall with an equally effective aftercare plan by calling our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Charities & Statutory-Funded Services

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    1. Addaction Chy

    Address: Rosewyn House, Alverton Terrace, Truro TR1 1JE

    Telephone: 01872262414


    2. Ara Recovery For All

    Address: Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Rd, Pool, Redruth TR15 3PL

    Telephone: 03301340286


    3. Mind Cornwall

    Address: Bramery House, Alstone Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 8HE

    Telephone: 01208 892855


    Are There any Other Alternatives to Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Cornwall?

    Going along to local 12-Step programmes like Cocaine AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous (NA)  and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can help you to stay sober by sharing your journey with other people in recovery.

    The NHS provides reliable and free information for addictions and dependencies.

    Smart Recovery can help you to spot and manage relapse triggers, and can provide you with tools to gain control over your thoughts and feelings.

    Al-Anon are another useful service for alcohol that can make addiction easier to navigate for you as well as your friends and family.

    Find mental health with Rethink Mental IllnessMindYoung Minds, Samaritans and Papyrus.

    Take the first step

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    The services Rehab Recovery can offer are available across Truro, Port Isaac, Polperro, St Ives, Mevagissey, Mousehole, Looe, Marazion, Padstow, Newquay, Fowey, Falmouth, Penzance, Charlestown, Boscastle, Tintagel, Bodmin, Bude, St Austell, St Mawes, St Agnes, Launceston, Altarnun, Cadgwith, Porthleven, Wadebridge, Polzeath, Redruth, Coverack, Camelford, Perranporth, Liskeard, Hayle, Helston, Lostwithiel, Portreath, Mullion, Saint Just, Zennor, Camborne, Torpoint, Rock, Botallack, Blisland, Helford, Jacobstow, Kingsand, Cawsand, Crackington Haven, Crantock, Portscatho, and many more towns in and around Cornwall.

    If you or your loved one is addicted to drugs and alcohol and needs help, we can guide you through the first steps to recovery.

    All of the rehabs we recommend are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (England and Wales) or the Care Inspectorate (Scotland).

    You can speak to our referral specialist for free and receive their dedicated health and support.

    We’ll take you through the short referral process and offer you our recommendations for rehab centres in Cornwall or wider South West England, should you prefer.

    At OK Rehab, we offer free advice from a team of non-judgemental professionals, many of whom are in recovery and understand how hard it can be to change your relationship with addiction.

    To find out more about rehab in Cornwall, simply reach out to our 24/7, confidential hotline on 0800 326 5559.


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