Rehab in Leeds

Rehab centres in Leeds are the best place for you to receive treatment to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. We understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with your addiction habits, but please be assured that you are not alone. Drug and alcohol rehab in Leeds has helped many people on their road to sobriety, so no matter how far away that feels for you right now, help is always available. This guide will explain what you can expect from treatment programmes in drug rehab and alcohol rehab, to help you become free of addiction.

Types of addiction treatment and rehab programme in Leeds

There are two ways that you can receive treatment for addiction, which are both offered at treatment centres. The best treatment method for you will depend on your experience of addiction as well as your current lifestyle commitments. These methods are outpatient treatment in Leeds, and inpatient treatment in Leeds.

Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)

You stay at your own home when you receive outpatient treatment, which is often referred to as day rehab. This can be preferrable for people who have unavoidable commitments, but it is not always the ideal form of addiction treatment. Whilst you do receive support during your planned day rehab sessions, including some group support, it can be difficult to avoid relapse in your home environment. Drug and alcohol addiction often consumes your whole life, and can cause substance misuse triggers to develop. With outpatient treatment, you will have to avoid these triggers between your treatment sessions.

Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)

During inpatient treatment, you are free from the distractions that often contribute to your drug and alcohol addiction. This is also called residential rehab because you stay overnight at the addiction treatment centre for the duration of your treatment programme. This allows you to receive round-the-clock support from a team of professionals who can support you through any difficulties you face. Sanctuary Lodge is one of the rehab centres providing this service, and offers you comfortable living amenities for your stay. We offer places for privately funded clients, which on some occasions are covered through private insurance.

Why inpatient rehab?

During your stay in inpatient rehab, you will embark upon a mixture of therapies with a range of specially trained professionals. All of the therapies are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so you can use the CQC ratings to help you decide on your preferred rehab programme. These therapies will each target different aspects of your addiction to equip you with the skills to maintain sobriety. Our one-to-one therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), unpacks your negative thinking patterns to influence your feelings and behaviour.

At Sanctuary Lodge, you can also involve your loved ones in your treatment through family support programmes. Holistic support leads to holistic recovery, and we know that addiction impacts multiple aspects of your life. We support you to nurture your relationships during your recovery through conjoint meetings. These meetings are facilitated by our trained professionals to help you share your feelings with your loved ones.

What should I expect from a detox in Leeds?

You will complete a detox before embarking on the mixture of therapies. This is a period of time to abstain from taking the addictive substance until it is no longer in your body. Doing this first will allow you to have more meaningful engagement in the remainder of your programme.

Medical detox

During a medical detox, you abstain from taking addictive substances whilst also taking medication prescribed by health professionals at the treatment centre. This is required if you have a higher tolerance of harmful substances, to ensure that your body can be weaned off them safely. It is extremely important for anybody wanting to complete a detox to have the appropriate support in place. This makes it is unlikely for a medical detox to be offered as part of outpatient treatment.

A medical detox during inpatient treatment is available for a drug detox or an alcohol detox. The medication will help you to manage the withdrawal symptoms you experience during your abstinence. Although you may find these uncomfortable, they are only a temporary response from your body until you are free from toxins. Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity, which is why professionals are always on hand in an inpatient setting.

Drug and alcohol rehab programme

At Sanctuary Lodge, we use a 12-step programme as our client recovery approach. This offers a journey to acceptance using some form of spirituality. Don’t worry if you are not religious, because your higher power during treatment can be anything that resonates with you. Our treatment programmes range in duration between two and twelve weeks, with the final steps completed outside of rehab. We use a number therapies including group therapy, one-to-one therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Alternative treatment providers may use non-12-step programmes, which instead of offering spiritual guidance, have a more narrow focus.

Is rehab free?

With the exception of Turning Point (a free health and wellbeing organisation), most inpatient rehab is funded privately. However, if you cannot access private services, there are some free addiction treatment services available on the NHS. These can be accessed via self-referral, offering mostly outpatient treatment and limited detox programmes.

Free addiction treatment services in Leeds

As well being referred through the NHS, there are some free support groups that specialise in supporting people through addiction. We have included a link AA meetings in Leeds here.

The downside to free services

Whilst free services are important to ensure that help is available for everybody who needs it, unfortunately they do have some downsides. Public sector health and social care services have been pressured for a while now, causing fewer service offerings. This has caused long delays from referral to admission, with a lower level of support to accommodate the high demand. The lack of services also means that choices are reduced, with no holistic treatment offered.

The benefits of residential rehab in Leeds

  • Immediate access to support upon securing a place at your chosen residential rehab.
  • Fast admission process with friendly professionals to help you settle into rehab.
  • A comfortable and therapeutic environment to provide a sense of calm during your treatment.
  • Medical detox provided to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal from substances.
  • Access to peer support with other clients also embarking on recovery.
  • One-to-one therapies to help you address your personal issues.
  • Involve your family and loved ones in your treatment programme.
  • Round-the-clock support from specially trained professionals.
  • Access to an aftercare programme after completion of your treatment programme.

What happens after a rehab programme?

After rehab you can plan your new lifestyle, free from addictive substances. UKAT are committed to supporting our clients outside of rehab through aftercare programmes.

Aftercare programmes

Upon successful completion of your rehab programme at Sanctuary Lodge, we provide a full aftercare programme. This consists of helpful information from our UKAT professionals, as well access to peer support groups. Aftercare will help you to stay motivated in your recovery journey and help you when any challenges arise.

Support groups

We recommend that you access as much support as possible outside of rehab. This can give you the best chance of avoiding a relapse and reaffirm the techniques learned in rehab. Some popular support groups in Leeds are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery.

Long-term recovery from addiction

Do not get disheartened if you ever feel negative impulses after rehab. The road to recovery is a long one, and it is common for there to be bumps in that road. At UKAT, we are always here for our clients and wish you all the best in your future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are rehabs open in Leeds during Coronavirus lockdown?
Rehab centres to treat addiction are deemed to be essential healthcare and so have remained open during the Coronavirus lockdown. While some private addiction centres in Leeds may have closed on a temporary basis, Sanctuary Lodge and all clinics run through the NHS are open and operating under the government’s safety guidelines.
How much does an alcohol/drug rehab cost in Leeds?
There are various factors which determine how much an addiction treatment programme costs, such as how long you stay in rehab and who is providing the treatment. You can pay anything from £4,000 to £12,000 for a 28-day stay in private rehab. Some of this cost can be subsidised, however, if you have private insurance.
How do you sign up to a rehab?
If you want to apply for NHS rehab, you will need your GP to refer you for treatment. Private rehab on the other hand can be accessed through self-referral. The treatment centre which you choose will then arrange a full assessment and take care of all of the details for you when you are ready to be admitted.
How can I pay for a rehab?
You will need to pay privately for rehab if you choose not to access it through the NHS, but if you have private health insurance, your policy may cover the costs. Contact your policy provider and see whether all or part of your rehab treatment will be covered under the terms.
What rehab programmes are there?
There are various addiction treatment programmes available, including in the 12-step method and other holistic therapy options. Most clinics follow the 12-step programme but will also offer supplemental treatments and activities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness and yoga practice.
Can you force someone to go to rehab?
You cannot and should not force a loved one into going into rehab. For the person to make an effective long-term recovery, they need to first recognise the need for rehab, and then take active steps to change their behaviour.
Can I sign up for rehab for someone else?
Unless someone recognises the need to change and is willing to do what it takes, then addiction treatment in rehab will not be successful. This means that signing up for rehab on someone else’s behalf is not an option. If you do this, you could end up making their addiction worse, or cause them to become more isolated.
How long does a rehab process take?
Addiction treatment programmes can take anything from a week to three months, depending on how severe the addiction is. When entering rehab, there is usually a period of detox to start. Therefore, a minimum of four weeks is usually recommended to get used to the new environment and build positive relationships with staff and other clients.
What is treated in rehabs?
Rehab can be effective in treating every kind of addiction such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, internet use, pornography and compulsive gaming. In addition, Sanctuary Lodge also treats clients suffering from eating disorders, and can help support co-dependency and dual-diagnosis.
Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
Addiction to every kind of illegal and prescription drug can be effectively treated in rehab and this includes sleeping pills and stimulants. The most common addiction is to alcohol and this can be treated either as an isolated dependency, or alongside treatment for other drugs.
Is rehab confidential?
When you access rehab through the NHS, it will come as the result of a GP referral, and so will be entered into your medical records. It is, however, illegal for anybody to access these records except for medical purposes. If you choose to enter private rehab, your stay will be 100% confidential.
Can I visit a person who is in rehab?
The majority of clinics allow family visitations at various stages of the programme. At Sanctuary Lodge, these visitations take place every Sunday. Unfortunately, it was necessary to temporarily freeze visiting hours during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that the virus was unable to spread into our addiction centres.

The process of restarting visitation sessions is ongoing, with the safety of clients, staff, and visitors our top priority.

Are there free rehabs in Leeds?
There are various rehab clinics in Leeds offering free outpatient treatment. However, if you would like to stay as a resident during your treatment and receive round-the-clock care and support, entering private rehab as an inpatient is the best option.
Can I get rehab funding through the NHS?
There is the possibility of securing NHS funding which will require a conversation with your GP. It is important to note, however, that securing funding can be a lengthy process and very few applications are ultimately approved.
Why is going to a rehab important?
Rehab does not just focus on the physical aspects of an addiction, but rather looks to address the underlying causes of it. This approach helps people to develop healthy coping mechanisms and learn how to apply them in difficult situations when their cravings may flare up.

Private rehab centres offer clients medical detox, and provides invaluable aftercare through access to a support network which helps former clients support each other on their road to long-term recovery.

What is the difference between rehab and detox?
Detox is the period when you stop taking addictive substances like drugs and alcohol, to give the body the opportunity to heal. While this is necessary for physical recovery, rehab focuses on the emotional side of addiction. It uses therapy and other recovery techniques to help people overcome their dependency on a harmful substance.
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