Finding Rehab Treatment for Mephedrone Addiction

Mephedrone is a synthetic drug with stimulant properties similar to that of Ecstasy, Cocaine and Meth. The drug induces feelings of euphoria, energy, excitement and increased self-confidence. The effects of mephedrone can last up to an hour, which means users may repeatedly take the drug to maintain these feelings. Despite its mood-enhancing properties, mephedrone is dangerous, highly addictive and also comes with several dangerous side-effects if taken over a long period, which is why it was made illegal.

Going through a mephedrone detox can be difficult, as stopping comes with similar withdrawal symptoms to amphetamines and ecstasy. However, you can put an end to your use of this drug and reclaim your life by going through professional treatment. There are various treatment options available and finding the right one means you can defeat your addiction for good.

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When is it Time for Treatment?

Going through an addiction to mephedrone can be difficult. While there is inadequate research about the addictive nature of the drug, users have reported that they find it difficult to quit when they have used it over a certain amount of time. Withdrawal symptoms similar to those that occur in methamphetamine, ecstasy, and other stimulants are known to flare up when you have abused mephedrone over a long period and decide to quit. These are indicative of the drug’s addictive nature.

The best way to safely quit your compulsive use of mephedrone is to seek professional help. This is because the nature of the drug and the constantly-changing compounds used to synthesize it could put you in danger if you try to quit on your own. You shouldn’t wait until you begin to experience the adverse effects of mephedrone or when you hit ‘rock bottom’ before you seek professional help. You should ideally seek help when you notice that your use of the drug is slipping out of your control.

What Options are Available?

There are different treatment options available that can help you overcome your addiction to mephedrone. These include going through a private rehab centre that provide intensive inpatient programmes that will be streamlined to your unique condition, as well as NHS and community programmes which are mainly outpatient based.

Private Rehab

Private addiction treatment centres offer top-notch addiction treatment services and there are clinics in the UK where you or your loved one can get help for your mephedrone abuse. These centres mostly provide inpatient treatment services that are streamlined to the condition of each addict and they take great care in making sure patients are comfortable. Your chances of beating your mephedrone addiction are higher and more assured with a private rehab facility.

Primrose Lodge is one of these rehab clinics in the UK, located in Surrey, with world-class treatment facilities and a conducive, drug-free environment that supports recovery. We carry out treatment services that will tackle all your needs to see you make it to sustained recovery. We are also dedicated to making sure you are comfortable throughout your stay in our facility.

If you’re going through a debilitating case of mephedrone addiction, rest assured you can get all the help you need at our treatment centre, as we have a team of experienced professionals who can adequately take care of your needs. There’s a medical detox team on-site that will help keep you stabilised if your addiction to mephedrone is severe. Through detox, your withdrawal symptoms will be alleviated and your body will be rid of the drug’s toxins safely.

After your detox has been completed, you’ll undergo rehab for a duration that is suitable for your condition. Your psychological dependence on mephedrone will be treated through therapies carried out during rehab and you’ll also learn ways to live out your life without ever using mephedrone again. Therapies that we provide include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy
  • The 12-step therapy
  • Individual counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Fitness programme
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Music and art therapy

We also carry out a family support programme where members of the family can participate in some therapy sessions. After rehab, we’ll continue to support you for one year via our free aftercare programme, to ensure you’re reintegrated back into work and family life without issues. Please give us a call today to set up a treatment plan for your mephedrone addiction.

How Much does Rehab Cost?

Costs depend on the length of stay, exact treatment required, detox needed or not etc…

We can provide 28-day rehab from £5,500 at our sister clinic in Runcorn and treatment starts from £3,500 at Primrose Lodge in Surrey.


There are lots of advantages that come with undergoing treatment in a private rehab facility against other forms of treatment. These advantages include:

  • Immediate entry
  • On-site medical detox with 24/7 professional care and support
  • Strict confidentiality that will keep your details private
  • You’ll go through treatment in a drug-free environment that is secluded from environmental forces that can trigger a relapse
  • Free aftercare programme for one year that will ensure a smooth transition back into your home environment
  • Additional holistic therapies like music and art therapy, as well as a fitness programme
  • Involvement of the family in the treatment to boost recovery success


  • The most common concern with private rehabs is the cost
  • Staying away from your family for a while can be difficult

NHS Services and Charities

If you’re suffering from a mephedrone addiction and are seeking help for recovery, you can also go through an NHS programme or drug recovery programme provided by charities. These drug services are carried out across different counties across the UK and you can have access to one in the county or borough where you reside. Services offered include one-to-one counselling and support, blood-borne virus testing and vaccination, support groups, community detox, as well as reintegration services.

You can get more information from your local GP about the services close to you where you can get help. Most NHS trusts partner with certain bodies such as Change, Grow, Live (CGL); Compass; Addaction; Turning Point; Aquarius; and a host of others. Most of these services have walk-in centres in every county and you won’t need a referral to get access to support. You can also get support as a family member who’s affected by the addition of a loved one.

Getting a Referral

While NHS and community services can be helpful in getting you into recovery for your mephedrone addiction, there are certain protocols and limitations that can make the treatment process difficult and lengthy. NHS programmes are mostly outpatient based but you may be referred to a residential programme if your case is severe. However, getting a referral to an inpatient programme isn’t a certainty and can also be long as you’ll be required to explore other outpatient-based community programmes before you qualify.

You’ll also need a referral from your GP before you can get access to professional counselling and other therapies such as CBT and DBT.


If you’re experiencing harsh psychological withdrawal symptoms and side-effects from using mephedrone, your GP may prescribe some medications to help reduce these symptoms. Some of these symptoms may be from pre-existing mental health conditions that could have been present before your mephedrone use or those that are effects of using the drug.

While these medications can ease the symptoms you’re feeling, it’s important that you go through a proper rehab programme that will treat your addiction and teach you ways to cope without mephedrone.

  • The biggest advantage of going through an NHS programme is the free cost of treatment
  • This treatment option is confidential and your private details will be guarded
  • You’ll also be going through treatment close to home as most of these services are carried out in communities

Some of the disadvantages of going through NHS and charity drug programmes include:

  • Treatment process can be lengthy as there are usually numerous protocols involved
  • NHS programmes are mainly outpatient based which can make recovery harder as you’ll still be exposed to mephedrone and certain relapse triggers
  • You may wait for weeks to months and still end up not getting a referral to an inpatient treatment programme
  • Access to professional therapists is limited as you may need to go through rigorous referral processes to get psychological treatment

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship groups are addiction support groups or self-help communities that consist of recovering addicts who have a mutual desire to maintain their sobriety for a long time. These people come together to help each other find emotional strength and motivation as they fight the challenges that occur during recovery. There are numerous addiction groups in the UK, with meeting venues scattered across different locations.

What is NA (Narcotics Anonymous)?

NA is an international non-profit organisation of recovering addicts who have had issues with an addiction to drugs in the past. The group is focused on helping members maintain their recovery for a long time and does this through the guidance of 12-step therapy. The 12-step programme helps members make behavioural changes that encourage a lifestyle of sobriety which they can integrate into their daily lives. Narcotics Anonymous is open to new members that have the desire to stay free from drugs like mephedrone and membership comes at no fee. Meetings are also free to attend. You’re only required to turn up with the resolve to beat your addiction.

How are they Useful?

While treatment is the best path to achieving recovery from your mephedrone addiction, maintaining your recovery is a commitment that you’ll have to be dedicated to throughout your life. This is because relapse is still a possibility even after successful treatment, as there are triggers out there that can compel you to use again and restart your cycle of addiction.

A support group like Narcotics Anonymous will ensure that you maintain your recovery and stay committed to your sobriety in the long run, through the support and motivation that you’ll get from other members of the group. You’ll also be able to call on some group members to get help when you’re vulnerable and on the verge of relapse. Narcotics Anonymous also gives you a platform where you can meet former mephedrone addicts that can give you further insight on how to tackle cravings and situations that may trigger relapse.

Pros and Cons

Support groups come with plenty of advantages. Some of these include:

  • Getting help from people who have gone through the same problems as you
  • Learning new ways to defeat your cravings and relapse triggers from experiences shared by group members during share meetings
  • Having a sense of accountability which will boost your motivation to stay clean even further
  • Enjoying a platform where you can grow socially and boost your confidence while communicating
  • Having a close port of call when you’re at your weakest


  • Support groups are not handled by professionals
  • It might be difficult getting integrated into a group after rehab

Private Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling is an important part of rehab that works to treat the psychological conditions that may have caused you to start using mephedrone, such as an anxiety disorder, depression, or PTSD; or those that they may be the result of your mephedrone use. Mephedrone mainly causes changes in the brain’s chemistry to induce euphoric feelings and excitement in users, which will result in psychological implications if use isn’t discontinued. Counselling is the part of the treatment that will seek to repair these mental issues.

Going through private addiction counselling will get you access to a counsellor without the rigorous processes involved in public programmes. This type of counselling is also known as one-to-one counselling because you’ll be treated individually by a therapist.

How Does it Work?

During counselling, your therapist will employ different therapeutic methods such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing among others, to help address the psychological issues you’re facing as a result of your addiction or those that were present before your addiction. You’ll also work closely with your therapist to cultivate behavioural and lifestyle changes that will help you maintain your recovery in the long run.

Through private counselling, your psychologist will also track your progress and discuss the difficulties you’re facing through recovery and how to address them. While you’ll go through individual counselling during rehab, it’s also recommended that you continue one-on-one counselling after your treatment to keep you strong in recovery.

Pros and Cons

Through private addiction counselling, you’ll get help psychologically and be taught skills that will help you maintain a productive life after treatment. Getting additional counselling after rehab will also see you stay strong in recovery because you’ll be getting ongoing expert guidance.

The only concern with this form of counselling is the fee involved.

Which Treatment Service is Right for Me?

Making the decision to put an end to your mephedrone abuse is the first step in achieving your goal of recovery. Going through the right treatment plan will offer the highest chance of defeating your addiction and maintaining a productive life. The best form of treatment available is an inpatient programme in a private rehab centre where your treatment will be individualised from start to finish.

At Primrose Lodge, we ensure our clients receive the best kind of intensive treatment available anywhere in the UK in a comfortable and conducive environment. We offer a range of services that will make your recovery a reality. These services include an integrated detox programme that will see you transition to rehab seamlessly; innovative individual and group therapies; family support programmes; as well as a free one-year aftercare programme that will help you adjust to your home environment after rehab is over.

Please make sure you get affiliated with a self-help programme after your rehab is concluded. This will help you get ongoing support (coupled with aftercare) that will help you stay committed to recovery and arm you with extra insights to deal with challenges that may come up along the way.

Do not hesitate to give us a call today to get yourself or your loved one on the right path to an addiction-free life.

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