Drug Rehab

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 2nd February 2023 | All Sources


Clinically Reviewed by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

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Last Reviewed: 2nd February 2023

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. To learn more about drug rehab treatment at Cassiobury Court, contact us today or call on 01923 369 161.


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 the drug detox process, where the body is rid of all traces 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 after the medically assisted detox, 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 are two main types of drug rehab treatment. These categories are known as inpatient and outpatient 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 from a team of caring professionals.

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 that group 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 outpatient route for drug addiction treatment when it follows a residential programme in the form of aftercare sessions.


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 outpatient 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. The cost of treatment for private drug rehab typically starts from £4000. To find out the cost of drug rehab, call today on 01923 369 161.


When Do You Go To Drug Rehab

The signs you should go to rehab for drug addiction treatment may not be immediately obvious. Over 275,896 adults were in contact with drug and alcohol services between April 2020 and March 2021 in the UK, highlighting the extent of the substance abuse issue.

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 a full assessment, the vast majority of people can 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 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 and attend cocaine rehab, 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 as part of the admissions process. 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 is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab?

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

Outclient treatment is part-time treatment, and you will return home after completing these sessions. This is not so with residential drug rehab.

Inpatient 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


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 addiction therapies page.


Our Facilities

Our facilities consider all aspects of residential living, ensuring that comfort and safety can be maintained. Cassiobury Court’s premier accommodation is also the perfect environment to treat addiction; we offer extensive packages of group and individual therapy during the week designed to help secure a lasting recovery from addiction.

After a long day of treatments and therapies, our clients can relax in our communal lounges and beautiful outside spaces. Alternatively, private time can be enjoyed within personal spaces.

Our main facilities include:

  • 21 single bedrooms
  • A mixture of shared bathrooms or ten individual en-suite rooms
  • Private individual therapy rooms
  • Comfortable communal lounge and dining area
  • Distraction-free settings
  • Large multi-purpose group activity room
  • Comfortable TV lounge
  • External courtyard and outside seating area
  • Wellbeing services
  • Tranquil gardens
  • Around-the-clock care
  • Nutritional food



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

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 2nd February 2023

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

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 2nd February 2023

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.