This article will discuss the costs you can expect when attending rehab in the UK.

If you want to find out more details about drug and alcohol rehab or if you feel ready to get started with your rehab treatments, get in touch with us today. We are here to advise and get started with your addiction treatment. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about how to move forward.


The Average Cost of Rehab in the UK

As you might expect, the cost of alcohol and drug rehab will vary depending on the facility that you choose to attend.

Inpatient rehab is much more expensive than outpatient rehab but is the most successful form of rehab treatment available. The reason inpatient rehab is more expensive is that the facility will provide you with the services, treatments, and room and board.

The overall cost will include the cost of the use of the utilities and the rent from the building, costs towards any additional insurance policies needed for the building, and any additional payments needed to comply with the government regulations. You can usually expect an inpatient rehab centre to charge around £4,000 per week. In most cases, clients will go through a 28-day treatment programme. The cost for a typical 28-day treatment programme is around £12,000 – £18,000 for the entire cost of the treatment.

Of course, these fees can vary greatly depending on which facility you choose to attend, the length of time you stay, and which treatments you need. However, the above numbers show the average amounts you can expect to pay when attending private drug and alcohol rehab in the UK.


Is Rehab More Expensive in London?

As you may expect, attending a rehab centre in London is more expensive than attending rehab in other areas of the UK, such as the Northern region. Most things in the London area tend to be more expensive as the cost of living is more expensive in this area; facilities must accommodate this.

You can expect the average cost of a 28-day stay in rehab in London to be around £14,000. This is more expensive than the national average. A 10-day stay in a rehab centre in London is around £5,000.


What is the Process of Rehab?

When you first enter rehab for your recovery, the process will begin with your drug and alcohol detox. This is where all the negative toxins and substances will be removed from your system so that you can move forward with your further treatments with a clear mind.

During this stage, you will likely go through a range of different withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawals may be quite difficult to go through. You will be monitored throughout the process when you go through your alcohol and drug detox in rehab. This is to ensure that you are kept as comfortable and safe as possible throughout the process. Sometimes, you may be given prescription medications to help you get through the worst parts of the withdrawals.

Once you have completed the detox stage, you will move on to the rehabilitation part of your recovery. During the rehabilitation stage, you will go through various treatments and therapies with qualified addiction specialists, counsellors, and therapists. During these therapies and further treatments, you will learn about the root causes of your addiction. It may be difficult to process this. However, this is a very important step. Once you have passed this challenge, it will be much easier for you to manage your addiction in the future.

In addition to your one-to-one therapies, you will also take part in some group therapies. Group therapies are very helpful as they allow you to build a support group. Everyone in group therapy can support and help each other on their individual roads towards recovery. With this additional support, you can help each other prevent relapsing when things get difficult.

After you leave the rehab centre, you will receive one year of free aftercare. During your aftercare, you may continue with some therapies and be encouraged to participate in local support groups where you can further build your levels of support. In your aftercare, you will continue with your relapse prevention.


How Do You Pay for Rehab?

Rehab can be expensive, so many people may find it difficult to afford the needed payments. However, it’s important to remember that your health should always come first. With this in mind, rehab centres will usually give you a few different payment options.

Alternatively, you may want to speak to your family and friends, who may be able to help you with coming up with some of the funds for your rehab treatments. Understandably, some people may not feel comfortable asking for help and that’s fine. However, most of the time, your family and friends will want to see you get better and so there is a good chance that you might be able to obtain some of the funds for your rehab treatment in this way.

Some rehab centres offer various payment plans so that you don’t have to pay all your rehab fees upfront. You may be able to pay weekly for your treatment. Paying in smaller amounts can help to make it easier to complete the payments. If you want to find out more about attending a rehab centre or if you have any questions about the costs that you can expect or the payment options, get in touch with us today for some free, confidential advice.

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John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 7 September 2022

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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