Alcohol Rehab: FAQs

The programme of residential alcohol rehab offered at Cassiobury Court is intended to put clients on the path towards long-term recovery.

If left unchecked you or your loved one’s alcohol addiction could lead to long-term health problems including liver disease and even death. Your decision to attend our programme of residential rehabilitation may be the most important decision you make this year. Rehabilitation may save your relationship, your job and your life.

Abstinence based alcohol rehabilitation

Our alcohol rehabilitation programme is primarily an abstinence based programme. The initial alcohol detox programme we offer aims to eradicate the alcohol from your body. You will be put under 24-hour observation where medical staff can monitor your progress. If you are deemed a ‘chronic alcoholic’ our medical staff will be on the lookout for serious physical illnesses associated with alcohol withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens.

What happens after initial detoxification?

Following the initial detox phase, our rehabilitation programme takes on a more mental dimension in the form of various therapies. The programme will address mental problems which arise by virtue of your addiction and from the subsequent detoxification process. Many of our clients suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety as a result of their addiction. We employ a range of psychiatrists and psychologists who are on hand to help you through these issues.

Group and individual therapy

Group and Individual Therapy sessions will be offered to clients following the initial detoxification phase. These important therapies are used in order to build new positive mindsets which are indicative of a long and lasting recovery.
Individual therapy is employed where clients attend one-on-one sessions with a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist. Sessions are intense and allow the therapist to focus in on the person’s underlying mental state.
Group therapy sessions are conducted in groups of 5-10 people. Group Therapy is noted for its excellence when it comes to alcohol addiction as this form of therapy allows addicts a platform in which to open up about their experiences with addiction in a group environment. Group and Individual Therapy work in tandem to one another to ensure clients can learn from others whilst still receiving more focused therapy.

Discharge planning for long term recovery

When the time comes to leave our facility a well thought-out discharge plan will be put in place by way of an aftercare plan. The aftercare you receive will ensure the risk of relapse is kept to a minimum. We ensure our clients receive the support needed for a long and lasting recovery. We recognise recovery is a lifelong process.

How long will my treatment last for?

The duration of alcohol addiction rehabilitation varies and the duration is typically dictated by the severity of the client’s addiction. You are able to attend our programme typically between 9 and 90 days. The more chronic the alcohol addiction, the longer the recommended stay will be.

The importance of initial assessment

Our programme kicks off with a thorough psychological assessment which has reference to the client’s age, gender, socioeconomic and demographic status. The assessment will also explore clients’ medical and addiction history as well as the client’s family and social life. Information obtained during initial assessment will be utilised throughout the rehabilitation process. Cassiobury Court offers up a fully personalised rehabilitation programme for each client who passes through our programme.

Alcohol rehab cost in the UK?

One common question you may have is ‘how much does rehab cost in the UK’. Many people assume going to rehab will be cost prohibitive. Perhaps this is because many celebrities have been known to go to rehab in recent years, a fact that’s been well publicised in the media. This assumption is false, and going to rehab is well within the reach of ordinary people like yourself.
If you choose to select a purely outclient rehab provider, you should expect to pay less when compared to attending a full residential rehab provider. There also exists a sort of hybrid between residential and outclient treatment. This is known as quasi-residential rehab. Quai-residential rehab is where you attend therapy sessions in one building during the day, but live within a ‘sober living’ facility during the night time. Quasi-residential rehab may offer cost advantages over full residential rehab, however, quasi-residential does not provide an adequate level of care for many people experiencing issues with substance misuse.
The amount of money you must invest in your rehab treatment is also influenced by the amount of time you choose to remain in a rehab centre. If you say in a rehab centre for seven days, the level of investment will be substantially less than a four-week stay. Note we use the word ‘invest’ and not ‘cost’.
Whilst the level of investment required for a seven-day rehab may be less than a four-week rehab, the cost may be higher. Why? Because short term rehab programmes are more likely to result in relapse. If you do experience a relapse, you will have to write off the initial cost of going to rehab and absorb more fees in undergoing a subsequent detox and rehab programme. These costs may have been avoided if you had initially selected a longer term rehab programme from the outset.
Cassiobury Court is known as a ‘mid-range’ rehab. This means we offer affordable rehab. However, we also offer excellent care and therapy. Whilst you should not expect gold plated taps, we do offer a rehab that’s highly satisfactory in terms of your personal comforts. You will benefit from round-the-clock care, and you will also benefit from quality therapy techniques that are known to assist in your fight against substance misuse.

Alcohol rehab through the NHS

Some of you reading this page will qualify for public funding to assist in your fight against addiction. ‘NHS rehab’ is a misnomer, since local councils have administered statutory addiction services since 2012. In order to qualify for statutory rehab funding, your needs will be triaged and the decision to grant you funding will be fully assessed by a notoriously strict funding committee.
In many instances, you will be granted access to outclient/community-based treatment before you will be granted access to residential treatment. From our experience, it is extremely difficult to access these services without suffering from a significant mental or physical health problem.
The vast majority of people seeking these services will be denied access to them due to strict and arguably unfair triage rulings. Furthermore, even when council-funded rehab is offered, you must typically wait many months until this decision is granted in your favour. Many people suffering from acute alcoholism simply do not have at their disposal this amount of time. Thus, many people are faced with the situation where they must fund their rehab treatment themselves.

Alcohol rehab at home

Undergoing a detox for alcoholism is undoubtedly not the most comforting experience you will ever undergo. Many people who require an alcohol detox may thus be attracted to the idea of undergoing this process from the comfort of their own home. At Cassiobury Court, we neither offer nor recommend undergoing alcohol rehab at home. Why? Because undergoing an alcohol rehab is a potentially life threatening experience. When you undergo a rehab programme from your home, you do not have access to the same level of safeguards that exist when you undergo the procedure at a residential rehab facility.

Alcohol Rehab or AA?

Alcohol rehab and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) should not be directly compared or offered as an alternative to one another. Alcohol rehab aims to assist people who are suffering from acute alcoholism. AA intends to assist people who are already in recovery and who now wish to avoid relapse. AA and alcohol rehab are complementary to one another. Both strengthen each other, and we strongly advise you to attend AA meetings once your alcohol rehab programme has concluded.

Alcohol rehab with insurance

You may pay for alcohol rehab through a valid medical insurance policy. Many leading health medical insurers such as BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Cigna, JSIS and Aetna will cover the cost of alcohol rehab. A medical health insurance policy may pay for all or part of the costs involved when you undergo alcohol rehab. You must check the terms of your policy and preferably correspond directly with your insurer when enquiring about this possibility. At Cassiobury Court, our admissions team will be glad to advise you on the process involved when making this claim through your medical insurer. Many of these insurance companies have Cassiobury Court as a preferred alcohol rehab provider.

How effective is alcohol rehab?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes. However, the answer to this question depends on how you define success. When we say ‘success’, we refer to the situation when you live your life free of alcohol. This means success involves complete abstinence. To achieve this aim, we focus on increasing your motivation to remain in recovery for the long term. We help you build a strong support system, and we also provide you with a ‘plan B’ should relapse occur. Whilst alcoholism is not curable, it may be arrested with effective addiction treatment. Offering effective addiction treatment is at the core of what we offer at Cassiobury Court.

How long does alcohol rehab take?

The duration of your treatment will reflect your individual needs. To access your needs, we carry out an initial telephone assessment with you. We may also request sight of your medical records. Following the completion of this assessment, we will then advise on the appropriate amount of time you must spend in our rehab clinic. Generally, staying in our care for four or more weeks will strengthen your long term recovery goals. Short term detox programmes lasting for only a week may allow you to detox, but such a short amount of time is seldom enough to treat the underlying emotional causes of alcoholism.
In some instances, we may advise you to stay in our care for 60 or even 90 days. Such a lengthy duration may be required to assist you in maintaining a steady recovery path. When recommending rehab duration, we assess the severity and history of your addiction. We also attempt to diagnose any co-occurring mental health issues that could be the root cause of your addiction to alcohol.

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