Drug Rehab

John Gillen - Author

Clinically Reviewed on: 14/02/2022 10:09 am by Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

We offer a residential drug rehab service for addiction to drugs at Cassiobury Court, our premier London rehab centre.

Our treatment programmes are run by professional medically trained staff to ensure a safe environment for our clients. Each of our programmes is tailored to the individual and our clients are assessed prior to admission to decide which drug addiction treatment methods are most appropriate to their needs.

Factors that influence the addiction treatment can include which type of drug they are taking, the severity of the addiction, the client’s psychological condition and their own personality.


We Understand What You’re Going Through

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All of our counsellors are highly qualified and respected in their field, with a particular focus put on empathy with the client. Many of our staff have suffered the illness of drug addiction themselves and have personal experience of a drug rehabilitation programme.

This helps them to identify what is needed for recovery and make a personal connection with the client. This also helps them to deal with many of the misconceptions in the community about how treatment for drug addiction should work.

At Cassiobury Court, we understand that there are many factors that can lead to addiction and relapse which have to be taken into account in order for the rehabilitation programme to be effective.

The first method of treatment is detox, where the body is rid of all trace of the drug. This is best performed in a safe environment whilst being observed by our medical staff. Prescription medication may also be required at this stage of treatment.

Once the body is clean of the drug, the next stage of drug rehabilitation is therapy. this is absolutely integral to ensure that the client remains cleans beyond the end of treatment. This can be in the form of group sessions or one to one with one of our counselling staff. Because long-term recovery is ultimately in the hands of the addict, therapy is important to get to the root cause of the addiction and identify what may trigger using drugs.


Types Of Drug Rehab Clinics

There exists two types of rehab treatment. These categories are known as inclient and outclient treatment and both can be accessed if you need rehabilitation for drugs.

At Cassiobury Court, we offer inclient (inpatient) treatment. This is also known as residential treatment. Residential rehab treatment means you physically live within the confines of the rehab facility for around 10-28 days. During this time, you receive round-the-clock care and attention by a team of caring professionals.

Outclient (Outpatient) treatment typically takes place during the day, however, you return to your home environment during the evening. Outclient treatment is generally not intensive. This means sessions may only be offered once or twice a week.

In contrast, residential treatment is intensive because you attend therapy sessions all day and each day during your stay. This means your addiction and associated mental issues receive adequate attention.

We generally only recommend the outclient route for drug addiction treatment when it follows a residential programme in the form of aftercare.


What Does Drug Rehab Cost in the UK?

Going to rehab for drugs in the UK, for any drug addiction will generally require some sort of financial investment. The amount of money you must invest in your recovery will depend upon the type of drug addiction treatment centre you attend and the duration of your treatment. As a rule of thumb, treatment centres offering a full residential experience will require a greater investment when compared to outclient or so-called ‘quasi-residential’ treatment providers.

Rahab programmes may run for as little as 10 days. During this period, you will undergo a detox programme but you will not benefit from a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. In contrast, a full 28 day programme will offer a significant focus on your full rehabilitation, but you should expect to pay more for this greater level of service.


When Do You Go To Drug Rehab

The signs you should go to rehab for drug addiction treatment may not be immediately obvious. However, there does exist a number of signs that may signify the validity of going to rehab rather than attempting to stop your drug habit unaided. These signs are made up of several negative effects drugs inflict upon your life.
These symptoms include:

  • You drive your car or attend work/college when under the influence of drugs
  • You care for your children when under the influence of drugs
  • A number of negative health problems crop up that are likely caused by your drug use
  • Family and friends express concern about your drug use
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop using drugs
  • You self-harm or think about committing suicide
  • You have lost your job or disrupted your education due to your drug use
  • You lie about your drug use, even to your peers who also use drugs


How Long Are Drug Rehab Programmes?

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The amount of time you spend in a rehab clinic depends upon the severity and history of your drug addiction. Because drug addiction is a mental and not a physical disorder, it takes time to tackle these issues using modern therapy sessions.

If your rehab stay is too short, you cannot expect to leave without receiving sufficient treatment for these mental issues. If these mental causes of your addiction are not sufficiently treated, you can assure relapse is only a short distance away.

How long does it take to treat the mental causes of addiction? Whilst it’s impossible and imprudent to answer this question without carrying out a full assessment, the vast majority of people are able to make significant progress during therapy sessions when they agree to stay at the rehab centre for around 28 days, or four weeks. Some people may require a rehab of a longer duration, for instance for six-to-eight weeks.

How long does it take the treat the physical aspects of drug addiction? The answer to this question, again, is that it depends. It depends upon the type of drug you are addicted to. For instance, addiction to opiates typically requires around 14 days to treat the physical withdrawal symptoms. If you are addicted to cocaine, you will merely suffer from psychological withdrawal symptoms, and these symptoms will fade within a week.

It is essential when you go to rehab for drugs, that you give yourself enough time to recover. When you go to rehab you will be put through a tailored programme specifically designed to give you the best chance of a long term recovery.


What Happens in Drug Rehab

What happens during rehab is split into logical steps. Firstly, you will undertake a drug addiction assessment upon admission. Here, a psychiatrist will assess the physical and psychological nature of your addiction and any potential dual diagnosed mental health conditions you may be experiencing such as anxiety or depression.

The psychiatrist will then transfer notes taken during the assessment to our in-house clinical team. The clinical team will then execute your recommended drug detoxification programme. This includes giving you withdrawal symptoms medication and ensuring your care needs are met during your stay.

The duration of your drug detox depends upon the severity and nature of your addiction. The vast majority of withdrawal symptoms will have based within around 10-14 days into your detox programme. During this time and following the completion of your detox, you will attend intensive and daily therapy sessions.

You will participate in group therapy and complementary therapies, however, you will also benefit from daily individual therapy sessions. Lastly, you will also be exposed to the ’12-step’ cycle and you will learn how to integrate into and get the most from local mutual support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery.


What’s The Difference Between Inclient and Outclient Drug Rehab?

Inclient and outclient rehab describe the two broad categories of drug addiction treatment. Inclient treatment is far more intensive than outclient treatment.

Outclient treatment is part-time treatment, and you will return home following the completion of these sessions. This is not so with inclient rehab.

Inclient drug rehab means you will be completely uplifted from your drug ‘using’ environment whilst you undergo treatment. Here, you will receive effective detox and therapy treatment in a safely controlled environment that’s free from ‘bad influences’ you are normally exposed to at home.

What Drug Addictions do you Treat?

Here at Cassiobury court rehab centre, we treat any drug problem. You can receive drug treatment for the most common addictions such as alcohol, heroin and prescription drug addiction or more obscure drugs which people do not typically associate with addictions.

Common Drug Addictions Treated

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Cannabis Addiction
  • Ketamine Addiction
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Ketamine Addiction
  • Ecstasy Addiction


Why Cassiobury Court?

Cassiobury Court is one of the leading drug addiction treatment centres in the UK. Our reputation for providing effective drug and alcohol rehab treatment has helped us remain at the forefront of private addiction treatment.

With a wide array of treatment options including innovative techniques such as NAD+ detox which rapidly speeds up the detoxification stage of rehab, we have shown that we are always on the lookout for the most effective treatments to benefit our clients.

For more information on the treatment methods in our drug rehabilitation programmes, visit our treatments page.



We understand how hard it is going back home and into the environment which caused your addiction, this is why we have effective aftercare programmes so you are not alone even after you leave our centre. Our aftercare team is made up of health professionals who will keep in regular touch with you after you leave, this ensures that you have the support needed when the urges to relapse become too much.

We are able to provide treatment for the majority of addictive drugs. The most common drug addictions we deal with include cocaine, heroin, cannabis, alcohol, amphetamines and prescription drugs. If you would like to find out more information on the drugs we have treated then speak to one of our addiction recovery workers to find out about what they have experienced when treating these addictions.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: 28th June 2022

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience in providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John is also the co-author of the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 14/02/2022 10:09 am

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures