If you are looking for help and information on drug rehab, reach out to our team of specialists today to find out how we can help.

Here at Ocean recovery, we offer a fully bespoke drug rehab treatment programme which consists of a holistic-based approach to addiction ensuring we hit it from every angle.

Our addiction specialist team consisting of doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff are here to guide you through the complete treatment journey from start to finish.

This page will explain everything you need to know about how drug rehab works, the treatment options available to you and how to go about selecting the right rehab centre for your needs.

What is Drug Rehab?

Drug rehab is the process of overcoming dependency on substances such as drugs and alcohol by using a combination of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments. Drug rehab typically consists of four stages, all of which must be fully carried out to help overcome addiction.

These four stages are

Stage 1 – Assessment

Stage 2 – Detox

Stage 3 – Rehab

Stage 4 – Aftercare

Without completing a full rehabilitation programme, the substance has only temporarily been taken out of the equation, and therefore long-term recovery could be harder to achieve. So this in mind, let’s take a closer look at what each of these steps consist of.

Stage 1: Drug Treatment Assessment

The first stage of addiction recovery is the initial assessment.

This is a simple conversation in which our admissions team will get to know you and your substance misuse habits. This will include a conversation around what drugs you’re using or have used, any underlying causes and anything else that is deemed relevant.

On our end, we will let you know about the recovery journey within Ocean Recovery and let you know about the effective treatment options that we offer. This admissions process is straight forward and is a time for you to speak candidly with us so we can provide you with the best possible professional help.

Stage 2: Drug Detox Treatment

Before you embark on a psychological recovery journey, it is important that the healing process begins with a body physically free from drugs and illicit substances.

To do this, you will go through a detox. This, when unassisted can be pretty nasty so if you have tried this before don’t be discouraged because in our care, you will have all the help you need to manage it more effectively.

The duration of detoxification depends on the particular drug you are addicted to.

Withdrawal symptoms occur when you stop taking a drug that your body has become accustomed to. They can range from minimal to extreme depending on the advancement of your addiction and the drug that you have been taking. Drugs such as heroin typically take more than 10 days for withdrawal symptoms to cease. During detoxification, a number of prescription drugs may be offered to ease painful withdrawal symptoms.

Depending on the severity of an addiction, a clinical detox may be required. However, for most who experience any withdrawal symptoms, a full detox programme will be recommended while at rehab.

However, within our care, you will receive not only professional help from our staff, but also from the prescription medication administered to relieve withdrawal symptoms. This makes the process much more manageable with your treatment plan going forward after this consisting of therapy and further rehab to conquer your substance misuse issues.


Stage 3: Psychological Drug Treatment

The next stage of rehab is therapy treatment options.

This is when the hard work begins and you start to work on the root of your addiction. You will take part in 1-2-1 cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as group therapy and relapse prevention techniques.

This is the stage of addiction treatment that takes up the bulk of your stay and is designed with you in mind so that when your addiction recovery stay is over, you can continue with outpatient drug rehab and free treatment options going forward to keep up the hard work done.

Step 4: Aftercare Post Addiction Treatment

An important branch of any addiction treatment plan is aftercare. This is the help that you’ll receive once you’re discharged from rehab and are in the world of recovery back home.

This can include group therapy, regular sessions with a professional and also utilising the support groups that are active in your area. While you won’t be an inpatient anymore, you will still be in a state of recovery, there are bound the be triggers and the best way to combat these is to take advantage of the range of services there are within your aftercare programme.

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Are you suffering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Ocean Recovery is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline or request a call-back by clicking on the below form.

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Types Of Drug Addiction Treated in Rehab

Addiction to drugs such as cocaine and cannabis creates a rise in ‘psychological dependency’. When these drugs are withdrawn, you will not experience the extreme physical withdrawal symptoms that you may if you are addicted to drugs like heroin for instance.

Instead, you may suffer from psychological withdrawal symptoms such as extreme cases of anxiety, depression and insomnia. When you undergo a detox for a psychological dependency, you generally will not be given any substitution medications.

On the other hand we often see cases of ‘physical dependency’, and withdrawing from these kinds of substances causes the onset of physical withdrawal symptoms. During this time, you will experience a range of physical withdrawal symptoms that can range in severity.

To manage this, you will be given prescription medications that entirely control or eliminate these withdrawal symptoms. This process is known as medically assisted detoxification.

Addiction to alcohol, heroin and benzodiazepines requires medically assisted detoxification due to the physical symptoms these drugs cause upon withdrawal but you can leave the administering of these treatments in the hands of us here at Ocean so you can feel safe, and your addictions can be tackled.

How Do I Prepare For Rehab Addiction Treatment?

There are somethings that you should think about before you go for addiction treatment, while it isn’t obligatory, there are somethings that may make your stay somewhat more stress free and

The important thing is remembering a rehab programme typically takes 4 weeks on average, so it is advisable to make arrangements with work/school and ensure that you can go into rehab with a clear mind.

We would also advise you to bring only your essentials to make sure that you are fully focused on rehab. Residential rehab treatment is an opportunity to remove yourself from daily distractions and temptations so try to build a support system prior so you can rest assured that your affairs are in order.

Most Common Signs of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction often starts with experimental substance use in social settings. If someone you know may be suffering from drug addiction and requires addiction treatment, these are some of the signs you might want to look out for:

  • Poor work performance
  • Spending all their money on substances
  • Energy levels are low
  • Change in physical appearance
  • A drastic change in relationships/friendships
  • Lost interest in past activities

Despite these being the overall effects of drug usage, there are a number of factors to take into consideration.

These include how much of the drug is consumed at one time, how often the drug is taken, whether the individual has any past health problems, as well as genetic history.

However, spotting the signs early will be the first step in the right direction for a successful recovery.

How Long is Drug Rehab?

We are sure this is a question which is currently running through your mind. If you are concerned that visiting a rehab centre will take over your life, rest assured that it is a temporary solution for a long term result.

The amount of time a person requires at our rehab will vary, as this is all down to the severity of drug addiction and its progression throughout treatment.

Drug rehab can start in as little as 7 days, with an average of 28 days for most. However, we do recommend that clients have the expectation of experiencing residential rehab treatment for as long as 6 weeks. This is to ensure that your drug addiction is fully conquered before leaving.

We believe in offering consistent treatment to ensure that we are slowly but effectively working on disconnecting you from drugs. There are no quick fixes when it comes to drug rehab. It is found that the longer an individual completes rehab, the greater their long-term recovery is.

Please be aware that the duration of drug rehab can always change. Throughout, we will assess your progression and mental health state to determine how long your drug rehab programme needs. From here, our team will work with you to ensure that all psychological and physical cravings have diminished.

When looking for a drug rehab to visit, please ensure you seek expert help. Working through addiction can be highly distressing.

With the right support, the rehab process can be much smoother and be turned into a positive journey of transformation. By visiting an expert residential rehab, you are also reducing your likelihood of relapsing.

If you’re ready to go all in and overcome your drug addiction today, get in touch with our specialised team. We will start your drug rehab process, reducing the damage caused by drug use.

Why Choose Ocean Recovery for Drug Addiction Treatment

Here at Ocean Recovery, we offer a fully bespoke drug rehab treatment plan which consists of a holistic-based approach with aims to heal the body and soul of an individual through the use of therapy sessions and counselling. We will help you deal with long term and short term temptations which you may feel on a day to day basis.

Upon completion of your drug rehabilitation treatment you will have access to an personalised aftercare plan. Our support team will make sure you avoid relapsing and continue with your recovery. Get in touch with our team today where they will guide you through the process.

Our residential rehabilitation centre is approved by the Care Quality Commission, get in touch with our team for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Rehabilitation

We’ve been helping people for years, so we know that drug addiction can be a touchy subject. For this reason, we have answered a number of the most asked questions we receive prior to people starting their recovery with us.

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Are you suffering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction and need help? If so, Ocean Recovery is a leading UK based expert in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline or request a call-back by clicking on the below form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

What is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a severe condition that is characterised by taking or administering drugs in an excessive and repeated manner, until you become dependent on these substances in order to function on a daily basis. People may become addicted to illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, or develop a harmful addiction to prescription drugs.

What are the most common Signs and Symptoms of a Drug Addiction?

There are different types of signs and symptoms, which are all dependant on which ever drug you may be addicted to. This includes factors such as how much of the drug you consume, your method of ingesting the drug, how frequently you take the drug as well as taking into consideration your own individual needs

How Do I Know If My Loved One Is Addicted To Drugs?

There are a few indicators that could show you that your loved one could be suffering from a drug addiction, but there is often no way to talk to them about it – as drug addicts tend to keep their addiction quiet. This is often due to feelings of shame, as there is still a stigma surrounding drug addiction worldwide. It is often seen as a weakness – but nothing is further from the truth. Drug addiction is a disease that is often too hard too battle on your own.

I'm Not Sure If I Am Addicted – So, How Would I Know?

Someone with an addiction will crave a substance or other behavioural habits. They’ll often ignore other areas of life and priorities their addiction over anything else. Certain behaviours of there personality may change, these will include physical (appearance), psychological (mindset) and behavioural (attitude towards things).

Many people with an addiction often do not believe that they are addicted to anything. It is important to acknowledge your addiction before it causes serious health problems and realising that you might have an addiction is already the first step towards finding out if you are addicted.

Do You Provide Therapy and Support Group Sessions?

Yes, the therapy sessions you will take part in includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), one-to-one therapy sessions, group therapy and holistic therapy, you will also take part in support group sessions where you can talk openly about your addiction to other people who are going through the same experience. During your therapy sessions, you will be taught the different coping mechanisms you can use to stop yourself whenever you are feeling the need to relapse and start using again.

Do You Offer Medication During Detox?

Yes, to help tackle any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms we can administer prescription medications such as Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Methadone plus many more. Speak to our admissions team for more information.

What Type Of Drugs Does Rehab Treat?

We offer drug addiction treatment for illicit substances which includes cocaine, heroin, cannabis, prescription drugs, amphetamines, cannabis etc. As well as drugs, we also treat alcohol addiction, speak to our admissions team now for more info.

How Long Does Drug Rehab Take?

For drug addictions, this usually depends on the severity of the problem. We usually recommend at least 28 days for the best chance of making sustained recovery, but we have clients who stay with us for several months.

Is Denial A Sign Of Addiction?

People with addictions use denial in order to continue with their addictive behaviours. Continued denial can cause destructive consequences, from health issues to damaged relationships.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: June 23, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Olalekan Otulana

    Dr. Olalekan Otulana - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: February 1, 2023


    Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Specialist Physician. He is particularly interested in Substance Misuse Management and has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management and residential rehabilitation of patients with drug and other substance addiction problems. His main aim is to 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.

    Dr Otulana started practising as a doctor in 2000 and has been in the field of addiction for over a decade. He is an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals and holds a Part 1 Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He is excellent healthcare service professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.