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Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres, Counselling, & Support
East Sussex

Find help and support for addiction in your local area

    Addiction is a disease that affects thousands of people in the UK. It is estimated that 5,224 people in East Sussex alone are dependent on alcohol, whilst drug addiction continues to be a prevalent problem across the county.

    We want to treat everyone, no matter how long you’ve struggled with addiction or how severe it is. You can only have been struggling for a few weeks, or years, and we’ll still see you as soon as possible.

    Never think that it is too late to seek help or too soon to be concerned about addiction.

    At Ok Rehab we want to ensure that all who come to us seeking help receives the best care possible.

    We have partnered with many different rehabilitation centres in East Sussex who are known for their high success rates and their ability to care for their patients. Through our referral service, we will help you down a journey of health and recovery

    Get the support you need to overcome addiction at a rehab in East Sussex by calling our expert team today on 0800 326 5559

    Holding an intervention in East Sussex

    Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism

    When you love someone who has an addiction and share a house with them, it usually comes with a host of challenges.

    Boundaries are often blurred. Co-dependent relationships often develop where the caregiver, often unintentionally, enables addictive behaviour.

    Many families feel at their wits’ end trying to navigate everyday life.

    There’s often tension and emotions can run high.

    There are ways you can support your loved one towards entering a drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex. The CRAFT intervention offers you a menu of strategies that you can use.

    There’s guidance around speech and behaviours.

    The key to healthy relationships which support your well-being and bring about positive behaviours in your loved one is useful communication.

    This intervention directs you on how to manage this and to support your loved one towards a more open mind in facing their addiction.

    To make sure that your loved one gets the help they need from a rehab centre in East Sussex, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559

    How to know when there is an addiction

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    To enter a drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex, your substance use will have to be at an addictive level.

    Many people struggle to identify when they have hit this point. Answering the following questions with a “yes” reveals you most likely need rehabilitation treatment:

    • Do you feel guilty or ashamed when you use drink and drugs?
    • Have you ever thought quitting would be helpful?
    • When people mention your substance use, does it irritate you?
    • On waking up, do you feel like you need your substance of choice to cope with the day?

    Not sure whether you’re suffering from addiction? Talk it over with our expert team on 0800 326 5559

    How much will it cost to stay at rehab in East Sussex?


    The cost of an alcohol or drug rehab stay in East Sussex varies according to the type of establishment you choose.

    Some people will opt for very luxurious clinics which are obviously pricier. For a week at rehab, the cost can be anywhere between £1000-£10,000.

    This gives you access to specialist addiction workers and therapists as well as top-range treatments.

    If you’d like a  better idea of how much your stay at a rehab in East Sussex is likely to cost, call us today on 0800 326 5559

    Will my private health insurance cover the cost of rehab in East Sussex?

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    It’s most likely that your private health insurance will cover the cost of rehab. If you’ve got insurance through work, then there’s probably a clause that you have to declare the addiction and stay at rehab to your place of employment.

    If you have taken out your own health insurance and claim for rehab on it, then this will obviously make it more expensive the next time you go to renew the policy.

    For help using health insurance to pay for rehab, call our team for free on 0800 326 5559

    Is there funding I can access in East Sussex that will help me attend rehab?

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    There is some funding provided through the government to local councils that pays for some people to access rehab.

    In order to be eligible, you need to show that you’re actively involved with drug and alcohol services in East Sussex and are doing everything you can to quit the substance already.

    If you can demonstrate the above, you can then apply to the council for the funding. At this point, your application will go in a pile with others and it will be up to the councillors to decide who gets the funding.

    Competition is high, funding is limited, and waiting lists are long.

    Statutory-Funded Addiction Help Programmes in East Sussex:

    Here is a list of some organisations in your area.

    1. East Sussex STAR – Change Grow Live

    Address: Lift House, 6 St Leonard’s Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3UH

    Telephone: 01323 410092


    2. Sussex CAMHS

    Address: Western Rd, Hailsham BN27 3DY

    Telephone: 01323 446070


    3. Turning Point

    Address: 36 Ashburnham Rd, Hastings TN35 5JL

    Telephone: 01424 200353


    You can also reach out to a number of helplines, including Mind UKYoungMindsRethink Mental IllnessSamaritans and Papyrus, or find an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous near you.

    You can also find help through the NHS, or find a SMART Recovery meeting in your local area.

    For help accessing government funding in order to attend rehab in East Sussex, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559

    How many weeks do people stay at a rehab centre in East Sussex?

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    Some people might enter a rehab clinic and remain there for a week. This is most likely to be in order to detox from a physically addictive substance like alcohol or heroin.

    It’s very advisable, however, for the person to remain at the rehab for a further three weeks in order to benefit from psychological therapies and holistic methods of healing.

    A typical length of stay for people to get the most out of therapies and develop new behaviours is 28 days.

    To learn how long your stay at a rehab in East Sussex is likely to take, give our team a call today on 0800 326 5559

    How do private rehab and government services in East Sussex differ?


    A private drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex will be an inpatient rehab (also known as a residential rehab).

    It will offer you 24 hour care, 7 days a week. You’ll have a single or shared bedroom and food provided.

    After an assessment, you’ll receive a tailored programme to suit your treatment needs. It will include a wide range of therapies. Staff are specialists in addiction.

    Funded services are an outpatient treatment service.

    These offer a timetable of groups that you can access during the week.

    There are drug and alcohol workers that might be able to give you some one-to-one support.

    For help choosing the right alcohol or drug addiction treatment services in East Sussex, call our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Outpatient or inpatient rehab in East Sussex?

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    Outpatient programmes are known to be successful among many of our patients, however, the probability of this success is based upon a few different factors.

    For example, do you have a stable home life? Are there people around you who will support your recovery during detoxification and rehabilitation? We will also need to know if your addiction is very severe.

    If you struggle with opiate addiction, such as heroin, then being outpatient is almost never recommended.

    We will also need to know if you’ll be able to attend therapy sessions. It is important that, even though you are an outpatient, you regularly appear at the rehabilitation centre for therapy, group meetings and holistic treatments.

    Without motivation or the right support, rehabilitation as an outpatient can be very difficult to do.

    As an inpatient, you will have around-the-clock care. You will be surrounded by people who understand what you have gone through and can relate to you.

    These people will become a support network for you, and will encourage and motivate you to keep going.

    Some people even leave rehab with more friends than they went in with.

    You will also be in a safe environment where all triggers and temptations are removed and healing is the only thing we want you to focus on.

    This is why inpatient success rates tend to be so high in comparison to outpatient rates.

    Can’t decide between inpatient and outpatient rehab in East Sussex? Talk it over with our expert team on 0800 326 5559

    Alcohol detox and alcohol rehab in East Sussex

    It’s especially common for people to enter rehab for alcohol abuse. This is obviously the most common substance to cause addiction in the UK because it’s legal, easy to get hold of, and so socially accepted.

    A drink problem can be masked for years under these circumstances.

    Sadly, alcohol causes physical dependency meaning that when you enter withdrawal, the symptoms can be seriously dangerous to your body as it begins to shut down.

    Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Delirium tremens
    • Sweating
    • Hallucinations
    • Nightmares
    • Confusion
    • Sickness and diarrhoea
    • Seizures

    During your alcohol detox, you’ll be given a course of prescription drugs such as Librium to make the detox period as smooth as possible.

    This will reduce symptoms and wean you off alcohol over a 7-10 period.

    After detox, you’ll then start therapeutic treatments where you unravel the motivations of your alcohol use.

    In cognitive behavioural therapy, you’ll be given techniques which help you to understand a trigger and how to face it with a positive approach which leads you to new healthy behaviours.

    Beat alcohol addiction with the help of an alcohol rehab in East Sussex by calling us today on 0800 326 5559

    Cocaine rehab in East Sussex

    Many people living with a cocaine addiction will struggle to accept there is a problem for a long time. This is a substance that is normalised and glamourised. Many socialise with people who use cocaine in groups. It’s a substance that can slide in quite unexpectedly.

    When a person reflects on the last six months, they might be shocked to realise that they’ve used cocaine three times a week, that drinking alcohol now comes hand-in-hand with it.

    Some people move on to crack cocaine.

    Entering cocaine rehab in East Sussex offers the most effective approach to treatment.

    This way you’ll come to understand how the substance changes the brain, how it becomes extremely compulsive.

    With knowledge and techniques you learn, you can begin to change the way you feel about the substance and how you face each day.

    Cocaine detox will not be necessary, because cocaine is not physically addictive.

    Overcome your cocaine addiction with the help of a drug rehab in East Sussex – call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Heroin rehab in East Sussex

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    If you have a heroin addiction, you’ll experience extreme withdrawal symptoms as part of your addiction.

    This is because of how heroin changes the functioning of bodily systems, making the body require the substance in order to function regularly.

    Symptoms include:

    • Shaking
    • Sweating
    • Confusion
    • Nightmares
    • Hallucinations
    • Severe pain in the body

    The heroin detox period at rehab will include a prescription drug course, often Subutex, which weans you from heroin in a tapered way. This can last up to 10 days.

    After the detox, you’ll be supported by staff to fully understand the many factors that may have led to your addiction developing.

    There will be work in therapy that focuses on processing emotions and reactions. You’ll also learn various skills to face cravings head-on.

    Overcome your cheroin addiction with the help of a drug rehab in East Sussex – call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Cannabis rehab in East Sussex

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    In the UK, THC strains of cannabis are widely smoked and due to how strong it has become, addiction is rife and symptoms can be extreme. This is especially the case where people are predisposed to mental health conditions.

    At rehab, the staff will offer support around the side effects that you may have developed, such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis.

    As well as this, you’ll have regular relaxing activities to take part in to support you to rejuvenate and unwind in healthy ways.

    Counselling will help you to unravel your drives for using cannabis and how your life as it was can be adapted to create a substance-free one.

    Recovery does not require a cannabis detox

    Overcome your cannabis addiction with the help of a drug rehab in East Sussex – call our team on 0800 326 5559

    Therapies available at rehab clinics in East Sussex

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    A private drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex will offer a wide range of therapies.

    Although the specific treatments available will depend on the rehab in question, some of the most common are:

    Many of these treatments are available as both group therapy and individual therapy, depending on your preferences.

    Experience any and all of these treatments at a rehab centre in East Sussex by calling our team today on 0800 326 5559

    Dual diagnosis at rehab in East Sussex

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    You might be given a dual diagnosis when you enter rehab in East Sussex. It means that you have two conditions: an addiction and a mental health illness.

    It’s not unusual for people to develop mental health problems as a result of substance abuse because of how drugs and alcohol negatively impact thoughts, emotions, and perceptions.

    Where people have mental health problems, they might develop addictions when they regularly turn to substances to try and relax or feel better (known as self-medicating).

    Some of the most common mental health issues diagnosed alongside addiction include:

    A dual diagnosis will mean that your treatments will be provided in light of the mental health issue as well.

    There will be support given in both areas. Recovery has to be all-encompassing in order to be successful.

    To discover how a rehab clinic in East Sussex will work to support your mental health, talk to us on 0800 326 5559

    Relapse prevention after rehab in East Sussex

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    When you leave a drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex, you’ll have worked with members of staff on a relapse prevention plan.

    This will be a plan of the following parts:

    1. Techniques to use which support you to face and manage cravings and triggers effectively.
    2. People and organisations that you can call in East Sussex if you’re finding a craving or emotional trigger especially difficult.
    3. New activities you can participate in regularly to bring routine, structure, and meaning to your life.
    4. Life goals and small steps towards achieving these (might be around education and employment, or family and housing).
    5. What to do in the event of relapse to keep you safe and to return you to abstinence as quickly as possible.

    Make sure that you beat addiction once and for all – get the help of a rehab clinic in East Sussex by calling us on 0800 326 5559

    Aftercare after rehab in East Sussex

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    It can be a little daunting thinking about leaving the drug and alcohol rehab in East Sussex.

    You needn’t worry, though, as there are a variety of organisations and services you can access for aftercare support.

    • 12 Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to help you stay focused on a drug and alcohol free life. You start working through the 12 Steps, which brings you consistency (regular groups) and social connection.
    • Outpatient services from drug and alcohol services in East Sussex. These offer weekly groups where you can meet others and get regular support around recovery. You also might receive some one-to-one input.
    • Home alcohol and drug detox for those who need to wean off alcohol and heroin under the care of a doctor. You wouldn’t return to rehab for this.
    • Al-Anon and Nar-Anon for family members to get support for their own wellbeing and to help dynamics between you and them.

    Match your stay at a rehab in East Sussex with an equally effective aftercare plan by calling us on 0800 326 5559

    Contact us

    At Ok Rehab we work for you. We want to guarantee that everyone who comes to us leaves with a better quality of life and feels confident to continue down the road to health.

    If you are unsure if you, or a loved one, is struggling with addiction and might need help then you can always call us and we can figure out a way to help them. You can also contact us here.

    Addiction is an illness that cannot be helped and has caused many to have lost their lives.

    We want to do the best we can to help as many as we can, to give more people brighter and more hopeful futures.

    We also services throughout East Sussex, including in Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford, Bexhill, Lewes, Rottingdean, Falmer, Hastings, Hove and Haywards Heath and many other locations across the UK and the southeast.


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