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Rehab Treatment in Birmingham

There are points in all our lives when we need help – and if you have found yourself with a reliance on drugs or alcohol it’s important that you know that help is available to you. While everybody’s crisis points will look slightly different, there should be no difference in the way that we understand how to access drug and alcohol rehab.

Whether it is drug rehab or alcohol rehab that you require, there are plenty of options available to you in the Birmingham area. In this guide, we will tell you all you need to know about drug and alcohol rehab in Birmingham.

Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in Birmingham

It can seem like a daunting task to select the right treatment programme for you, so it is important to understand the various options that are available to you. There are two main types of programmes available – while many are outpatient treatment, Birmingham is also host to plenty of programmes based around inpatient treatment. Birmingham also has many different options when it comes to treatment centres/treatment clinics.

Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)

If you were to select outpatient treatment for your drug and alcohol addiction, you would not be required to reside at your treatment centre overnight. Outpatient treatment is based around planned sessions at a clinic chosen in advance – this is often referred to as ‘day rehab’. This sort of treatment is ideal for people who have other commitments in their life, such as childcare, that prevent them from taking inpatient treatment.

As part of your addiction treatment, you will probably be required to detox, which can be more difficult in an outpatient setting. You will not be afforded the same medical attention as you would with inpatient treatment. We should point out here that outpatient services are not available through UKAT centres, including Banbury Lodge.


Inpatient addiction treatment (residential rehab)

Inpatient treatment, sometimes referred to as residential rehab, provides you with the chance to have a break from elements of your life that may be triggering your addiction. You will be staying at the addiction treatment centre for the entirety of your treatment programme, in an environment that has been carefully designed to aid your recovery. Many people find it helpful to be staying in a centre with people who are on the same recovery journey, and it is also common for many of the staff in a centre to have experienced addiction in their own lives, which makes it much easier for them to relate to the issues that you are having.

There are many different options when it comes to picking rehab centres in Birmingham, so it is a good idea to have a look at a few before you make a decision. You tend to get a lot more choice than you might with outpatient care.

The benefits of residential rehab in Birmingham

  • A break from day-to-day life and the triggers for your addiction
  • Everything is taken care of for you, leaving you to focus on your recovery
  • The opportunity to spend time and socialise with people on the same recovery journey as you
  • Meet staff who have been through what you’re going through and come out the other side
  • Round-the-clock care and support to help you through the recovery
  • A wide range of activities and therapies
  • Help and support with planning for your life after the treatment

Why inpatient rehab?

Inpatient treatment, as opposed to outpatient treatment, is often the preferred option when it comes to addiction recovery. The opportunity to get a real break from the stress of day-to-day life is incredibly appealing, and is seen to offer people the best chance at a full recovery. These residential rehab programmes ensure that you do not need to worry about anything else other than your recovery – everything is taken care of for you, and you have round-the-clock support.

On top of this, you will be surrounded by people, both staff and fellow clients, who have gone through or are going through similar experiences to you, so you get a first-hand look at what recovery looks like and have plenty of people on hand to help you through the process. From a peaceful, remote setting, you will take part in therapeutic sessions and activities to aid your recovery and begin to make plans for after your treatment.

With so many treatment options available to you, it is important to do a little bit of research to help you make the best decision for your recovery. Some key points to look out for are listed below.

CQC ratings

It is important for you to know about the quality of care that is available to you. An independent government body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), is tasked with rating each care provider in the country and giving them a score. They provide a detailed report as to how they reach these scores, so you can carefully select the centre that suits your needs the best. This is much preferable to going through the NHS, where you are simply located in whichever treatment centre has space for you.

Mixture of therapies

The programme of treatments that are available will be unique to each treatment centre, so try to find out what is on offer and decide whether you think that the treatment is the right one for you. Have an open mind though – many people think that they prefer individual therapy, only to find out that group therapy works better for them.

Family support programmes

Family members are always affected by addiction, and many residential rehab centres will offer support to loved ones through workshops or group meetings. This could be incredibly valuable to them, and to you – providing you with a wider support group throughout your recovery.


One element offered as support to family members are conjoints. These are meetings in which family members or loved ones can come together with the person that is undergoing addiction treatment, under the mediation of a trained professional. This creates a safe space for everybody to share their feelings, which sets a solid foundation for recovery.

Some of the services we provide include:

We have a robust team of professionals operating in a world-class facility.

Banbury Lodge is located around 55 miles away from Birmingham. It is a 1 hr drive. We provide sober transportation service for anyone that needs it.

What should I expect from a detox in Birmingham?

Wherever you choose for your addiction recovery treatment, you can expect to partake in workshops, process groups and activities, while working towards a tailored 12-step programme. You should have plenty of time to socialise with other residents, and partake in other interactive activities like yoga and mindfulness sessions.

Medical detox

It is likely that you will also undergo a detox in the early stages of your recovery, whether that is an alcohol detox or a drug detox. Before you do so, however, it is strongly advised that you see a medical professional in order to ensure that it is done in the safest and healthiest way possible. When you are admitted to either an outpatient or inpatient programme, you will be given the option of a full medical assessment, in which the best treatment option will be recommended to you. This will be based on your lifestyle factors as well as your current usage. If you are deemed to be at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms, you may be offered a medical detox. This is offered primarily through inpatient treatment, as thorough monitoring is needed. If you are undergoing outpatient treatment and require medical detox, you may have to wait a long time for an NHS inpatient bed to become available.

Drug and alcohol rehab programme

All of the different options of drug and alcohol treatment may feel a little daunting initially, but having a good understanding of what different types of treatment are on offer can be a great foundation for your recovery journey. Treatments such as a 12-step programme (or a similar non-12-step programme) including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) will often be offered, and they will combine both group therapy and one-to-one therapy. Every centre will have a slightly different recovery approach, so speak to a few to get a good idea of what is on offer.

Services offered by Banbury Lodge Rehab

Banbury Lodge is a rehab operating in a tranquil location in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We provide excellent bespoke rehabilitation services for clients in and around this area.

Where is Banbury Lodge Based?

Is rehab free?

We understand that private residential rehab is not affordable to everyone. The NHS, however, does provide free addiction treatment services – although it should be noted that these are most commonly outpatient treatments, and can often have long waiting lists.

Self-referral is accepted by most clinics, but that will require you to go through your GP and you may not have any choice of when or where you get treatment. The NHS may refer you to a counselling service, or in some more severe cases, a detox programme. There is a charity, Turning Point, that fund a limited number of beds, if their criteria are met.

Free addiction treatment services in Birmingham

It is possible to find free addiction treatment services in Birmingham, but it may depend on how far you are able to travel and where you live. You can find examples of these free services here.

The downside to free services

Recent cuts to government funding has put a huge strain on providers of free addiction treatment services. This has led to fewer places being made available, so it is much harder to find a service that fulfils your needs.

These are also usually outpatient services, so you won’t be able to spend time away from many of the triggers that you have been living around. You are also much less likely to get one-to-one therapy as there simply aren’t enough resources to provide this for everyone who needs it. It is very important, therefore, that you consider all of your options before you make a decision about which treatment is best for you.

What does rehab cost?

Detox and rehab starts from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen.

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    What happens after a rehab programme?

    Once you have completed your rehab treatment programme, it will be time to return to your normal life, and for that you will require care and support. You will not be expected to make this step by yourself, and the professionals who have helped you to this point will be able to help you with the changes you need to make to continue your recovery.

    Aftercare programmes

    It is likely that your inpatient treatment centre will also offer aftercare programmes to make sure you get the support you need to complete your recovery. This will usually include continued therapy in groups, as well as information access which will help you overcome any difficulties that you might face.

    Support groups

    There are plenty of local support groups that will be able to offer you support when you have finished your treatment. On top of helpful information, you will also be able to make connections with people who are experiencing the same things as you. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and SMART Recovery are perfect examples of this kind of support group.

    Long-term recovery from addiction

    Returning to your old routines following your addiction treatment is incredibly exciting, but it may also be a nervous period for you. By joining support groups, accessing aftercare and keeping in touch with peers, you will be giving yourself a great foundation from which you can build your new life.

    How do I tell my family I’m going to rehab?

    Telling our families that we are going into rehab can be quite a daunting prospect. What you need to keep focusing on though is that you have made this decision for a reason, and that decision alone is a huge step towards your recovery. You have been brave to make it, and telling people about it is a key stage in the recovery.

    Be honest and open with your loved ones, even if you are worried about their reactions. It may take them time to understand fully, and that is where the family therapy that many treatment centres offer is so helpful.

    How do I get a loved one into rehab?

    Rehab is not something that can be forced on a person. The best thing to do if you are concerned about a loved one is to have an honest talk with them – explain that you are worried about them and hear what they have to say in response. It may be helpful to explain the benefits and drawbacks of addiction treatment to them, and show them some examples of the local clinics that are available. Remember to go into these discussions with an open mind, and offer your support.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are rehabs open in Birmingham during Coronavirus lockdown?
    While many businesseshave been affected by Covid-19 restrictions, Banbury Lodge is recognised as an essential healthcare provider. This means that the clinic has been able to remain open, and will continue to do so no matter what happens with potential future restrictions. Some private rehab centres have closed on a temporary basis during the pandemic, but Banbury Lodge and all local NHS rehab centres have been able to remain open by closely adhering to the government’s guidelines on safety.
    How much does an alcohol/drug rehab cost in Birmingham?
    There are a range of factors that affect the cost of addiction treatment such as how long you need for your treatment and which therapies and services you receive. A 28-day residential rehab programme usually costs between £4,000 and £12,000, but you may be able to offset some of this with private medical insurance depending on your policy’s terms.
    How do you sign up to a rehab?
    To be admitted to NHS rehab, you usually need a GP’s referral, but for private treatment, you can simply refer yourself. As soon as you are ready to start a new life free of addiction, just contact Banbury Lodge for a full medical assessment and to discuss the best possible course of treatment.
    How can I pay for a rehab?
    You will need to cover private rehab fees yourself, but some private health insurance policies cover all or at least part of addiction treatment costs. If you have private health insurance, check your policy and speak to your provider to find out what your options are.
    What rehab programmes are there?
    There are rehab clinics in Birmingham offering various addiction treatment programmes, which follow the holistic 12-step recovery method. In addition, many of these clinics offer additional therapies and wellness activities including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), mindfulness sessions, and yoga.
    Can you force someone to go to rehab?
    Nobody can be made to go to rehab, and you should never try to force a loved one to seek treatment if they are not ready. This rarely ends successfully, and so it is vital that they first arrive at the point in their life where they recognise and accept that they need to make a change.
    Can I sign up for rehab for someone else?
    As much as you may want to help, you cannot sign someone else up for rehab. Not only will all rehab clinics refuse, if your loved one isn’t ready to tackle their addiction, the treatment is likely to fail. Trying to force a loved one to receive help that they are not ready for may ultimately just end up pushing them further and further into isolation.
    How long does a rehab process take?
    The length of various rehab programmes can vary dramatically with some lasting only a week and others continuing for up to three months. There are various factors which can affect the length of your treatment such as the extent of your addiction and which treatment approach your programme follows. You will most likely complete a detox before you start residential rehab treatment, so it is usually best to give yourself at least four weeks to recover from detox, get comfortable, and dedicate yourself to your treatment.
    What is treated in rehabs?
    The modern world is full of potentially harmful things that are designed to get people hooked. Alcohol, drugs, pornography, and gambling can all be incredibly addictive and so there are rehab programmes specifically designed to help people overcome these dependencies. Banbury Lodge also helps clients with eating disorders through special recovery programmes which can help with both dual-diagnosis and co-dependency situations.
    Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
    There are effective treatment programmes for addictions to all types of drugs, both prescription and illegal. These include cocaine, heroin, and other commonly used “recreational” drugs, as well as sleeping pills, painkillers, and other legally prescribed medications. Alcohol addiction is sadly ever-present in society, but it can be treated both as an isolated dependency or as one element of a wider substance use issue.
    Is rehab confidential?
    When you receive any treatment through the NHS, addiction treatment included, your records are always confidential, with only medical professionals able to check them if there is a medical issue. When you receive treatment through a private rehab clinic, there is no one but yourself and the clinic’s professionals who will be able to access any of your records.
    Can I visit a person who is in rehab?
    Most rehab clinics facilitate and encourage visits during the course of an addiction treatment programme. At Banbury Lodge, there are usually weekly family visitations on Sundays. It is an unfortunate consequence of the pandemic that these visits have had to be temporarily suspended to protect clients and staff, but the process of getting them safely started again is now in advanced stages.
    Are there free rehabs in Birmingham?
    Birmingham has various addiction treatment centres which offer free recovery programmes as outpatient services. While outpatient treatment is less intrusive and easier to fit around a normal schedule, effective addiction treatment usually requires a more holistic approach which is only possible through inpatient treatment.
    Can I get rehab funding through the NHS?
    The NHS may be able to help with private funding but you will need to speak to your GP. This is very rare, and can also take a long time, which can seriously delay your treatment.
    Why is going to a rehab important?
    Rehab can be life-changing with effective treatment programmes designed to help you overcome the physical aspects of addiction, as well as addressing the underlying causes. You will be provided you with all the weapons you need to fight cravings and will also be taught alternative ways of dealing with life’s difficulties rather than using drugs or alcohol as a crutch.
    What is the difference between rehab and detox?
    Detox is the process of abstaining from a substance so that your body is able to clear your system and start to heal. This is a very important first step in alcohol and drug addiction treatment because it will provide you with a clean slate. Rehab is the name giving to everything that comes after detox including addiction therapy and aftercare services which will enable you to start out on your journey to long-term recovery.
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