Finding Rehab Treatment For Spice Addiction

Are you or a loved one looking for treatment for spice addiction or want to find out more? If so, Primrose Lodge are dedicated to helping you achieve a permanent alcohol-free life. All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions while many have been through detox & rehabilitation themselves.

Furthermore, our clinic is part of a wider UK Addiction Treatment family meaning no matter where you are in the UK you have access to over 160 detox and rehab beds that are best-in-class, CQC regulated and with a range of multi-cost options to suit your budget.

For more information about treatment costs & locations for legal highs rehab please call us on 0203 553 9263

When is it Time for Treatment?

Heavy use of spice or k2 for an extended time is likely to cause physical dependency. By this time, it will be extremely difficult to get off the drug on your own, due to the withdrawal symptoms you experience whenever you try to cut back or stop entirely.

There are various signs that can help you determine whether it’s time you get treatment:

  • You need to use k2 just to retain your sanity; this indicates that you’ve developed a tolerance.
  • You can’t sleep without using spice; this indicates physical dependence.
  • You always crave the drug; this indicates psychological dependence
  • You’ve tried to get clean without success.
  • Your environment is not conducive to quitting.
  • You don’t have people who can support you through detox and counselling.
  • Your friends and family are complaining about how you’ve changed.
  • You are determined to get clean.

If most of these statements ring true for you, call us today to find out how we can help.

What Options are Available?

There are several options available for spice addiction treatment, including:

  • Private rehab;
  • NHS services and charities
  • Fellowship groups.

Each of these options has its own unique benefits and more than one can be combined for the best results. Read on to find out more about each option.

Private Rehab

There may be a few options available to you, but the best option in most cases is private rehab, due to the unparalleled level of care offered. Private rehabilitation facilities offer an intense level of care that would be nearly impossible to replicate in a public or non-profit treatment arrangement. You’ll have the best shot at successful recovery since the programmes are personalised and holistic treatment modalities are used.

Primrose Lodge offers a fully comprehensive rehab programme that offers a range of services, including:

  • Medical drug detox: With a fully-equipped facility, we can deliver a medical detox for spice as well as other addictive substances. The goal is to get the drugs out of your system safely.
  • Therapeutic model: We use proven therapeutic treatment, combining two or more where needed, to attain the best possible results.
  • Dual diagnosis: With our stellar team of experienced professionals, we provide treatment for co-occurring conditions such as OCD, PTSD, depression and anxiety disorder.
  • Personalised plan: At Primrose Lodge, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We deliver an individualised treatment plan that takes into consideration your unique therapeutic, emotional and medical needs.
  • Family support: Your loved ones are likely to be more affected by your addiction than you realise. Our family programme aims to help provide the psychological support they need and repair any relationships which may have been strained along the way.
  • Food and nutrition: Your body needs extra special care, as much as your mind does. You’ll be served expertly prepared fresh meals to provide the nutrition you need.

Generally, longer rehab programmes tend to be more successful. We have a range of rehab programmes on offer, but our most comprehensive and intensive is our 28-day programme. Please contact us today to learn more about how our rehab programmes can help you.

How Much does Rehab Cost?

There are several factors that affect the price you’ll have to pay, including the cost of medication, medical equipment, level of accommodation, and so on.

Pros of Private Rehab

  • Better access: Private rehab is easier to get into than public programmes where the waiting lists can be very long.
  • More choices for therapies: Private rehabs offer more diverse therapies, making it more likely you will get a highly-personalised treatment programme.
  • Location: Many government-funded treatment options are restricted to residents of a particular locality, but private rehabs have no such restrictions.
  • Privacy: You’ll have the option of staying in your own private accommodation, and there’s less of a chance you’ll bump into someone you know, unlike in a public facility.
  • Better specialist treatment: You’re more likely to find specialist treatment, such as dual diagnosis, in a private facility.


  • Cost: The primary concern when considering private rehab is the cost but paying for rehab is better than paying for the long-term consequences of spice addiction.

NHS Services and Charities

The NHS website offers advice and resources for people struggling with spice and other drugs. They partner with some non-profit organisations to deliver drug interventions in some areas, and have a page on their website to help with addiction services in your area. Before you do anything, the NHS recommends talking to your GP first about your spice problem. They may offer to treat you themselves or refer you to a local service that can be of assistance.

While some services require a referral, others don’t. Some of these include:

  • Catalyst: A non-profit that provides support for drug users, as wells as their families and communities.
  • I-Access Drug and Alcohol Services: They offer specialist treatment, support and assessment to those who use drugs regularly.
  • Change, Grow, Live (CGL): Available across the country, this service is for anyone who needs help with addiction.

Getting a Referral

While you won’t need a referral to access the services mentioned above, some services will require you to get a referral and won’t attend to you otherwise. You can get a referral from your GP for services which they can’t offer, such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

You may also be referred to services such as detox, drug testing and rehab. Usually, you and your doctor will work out a personal care plan, which will then determine where you are referred to. While referrals are okay, the process can be lengthy.


When you go to your GP, they may place you on medication. They may prescribe a substitute, in which case you’ll be placed on a safer alternative to spice to stabilise you and prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring. Once you’re stabilised, you’ll be weaned off the new drug as you follow a prescribed schedule.

You may also be given medication to help manage any underlying mental health issues which you may have had before you started abusing spice or may have even developed because of your drug abuse. An example is anti-depressants prescribed for depression.


  • If you’re eligible, you may get addiction treatment from the NHS or a charity for free or, at least, at a low cost. Private rehab may be the ideal option, but these services can be a great help for those who can’t afford treatment.
  • The level of care is acceptable.


  • Waiting lists at free addiction services are long and this can be disastrous for people with severe spice addiction.
  • Public treatment options don’t offer as much privacy as private rehabs. You could bump into someone you know just as easily as you might in the park.
  • They may only be able to deliver outdated treatment techniques due to lack of funds for upgrades.
  • Due to limited capacity and funds, you may worry about getting released before you’re able to complete treatment. Ultimately, this can discourage you from attending rehab again.

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship groups are groups where people with drug problems come together to share their common problem, with the aim of inspiring one another to remain on track with their recovery journey. These groups tend to meet on a weekly basis at predetermined locations. They may be small community groups or large national networks.

What is MA (Marijuana Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous)?

MA and NA are fellowship groups for drug users and former addicts who are on a journey of life-long recovery and healing. While MA is for marijuana users and NA is for narcotics users, both groups are open to anyone who may have problems with any kind of drug.

Members don’t share their real identities or contact details with other members and the only requirement to join any of these groups is to have a desire to stop using drugs. MA and NA are both based on the original Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step model.

How are they Useful?

Fellowship groups, or mutual aid groups, have been proven to improve one’s chances of remaining sober and clean. Even after rehab, the battle has not yet been completely won. Relapse can happen anytime but attending such groups can help you stay on track and keep your ultimate goal in focus.

By attending fellowship group meetings, you can find a sense of fitting in and connecting with people like you who know what it’s like to be in your shoes. You can learn to take responsibility for your spice problems and reach for the recovery you desire.

Pros and Cons


  • Fellowship meetings provide a highly structured environment complete with a set timetable. You’ll know when you’re expected to complete the steps and you’ll have enough to occupy your mind.
  • You’ll learn to drop your defences and learn from others’ experiences in a low-pressure environment. The supportive environment emphasises teamwork, so you won’t have to deal with your own journey all by yourself.
  • Fellowship meetings are free to attend.
  • Fellowship meetings can provide a strong motivation to avoid relapse, especially since there are others counting on you not to.


  • People sent to fellowship groups by court order may be a distraction.
  • Fellowship groups come with religious undertones, which may not sit well with everyone.
  • Fellowship group meetings are time-consuming.
  • You are not entirely removed from bad influences in your community since fellowship groups are community-based.
  • Fellowship groups don’t provide professional addiction treatment.
  • The relationships with others in the group are not always healthy ones, as some people have been known to turn on those who relapse.

Private Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling is an important step in the rehabilitation process, as it helps you attain a healthy state of mind, which, in turn, is essential for attaining and maintaining lifelong recovery from spice addiction.

Private counselling for addiction is aimed at helping you deal with your cravings and, ultimately, tackling your addiction. You’ll learn how your cravings can be converted to healthier thoughts, which can serve as a weapon against temptation. Your counsellor will also work with you to figure out the core cause of your addiction as this provides the key to finding a lasting solution.

How Does it Work?

There are various kinds of addiction counselling which you can undertake, and none is believed to be significantly better than any of the others. However, more than one approach is likely to be combined to ensure that you have a treatment programme that’s tailored to your needs.

One-to-one therapy involves private sessions with a counsellor and is often used in cases where there’s a co-occurring mental condition. Group therapy involves therapy sessions with a counsellor and other people who, like you, are on a recovery journey. It involves sharing one another’s experiences.

Pros and Cons


  • Counselling allows you to understand the root cause of your spice addiction, ensuring that you can deal with the problem thoroughly.
  • Counselling teaches you how to manage cravings and equips you with the much-needed skills for maintaining sobriety when you eventually leave rehab.
  • Counselling can help you improve your quality of life by helping you uphold your self-respect. This can take away your feelings of helplessness, uselessness and hopelessness. You’ll feel like you can do anything.
  • Counselling helps you see things in a new light. Even after the first few sessions, you can develop a positive attitude towards life and experience what it feels like to live a life free of spice.


  • Counselling is a slow process and can take time to work. You’ll need to maintain the will to get better and exercise a great deal of patience.

Which Treatment Service is Right for Me?

Of all the treatment services available, evidence suggests that private rehab is the best option in most cases. In private rehab, you can be assured of getting 24/7 care from addiction care specialists. Primrose is extra special because many of our staff have been through rehab themselves, so they know what it’s like to be in your shoes and are passionate about helping clients reclaim their lives.

We take a holistic view on treatment because we believe that addiction treatment shouldn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. With all the therapy options and treatment modalities offered at our facility, we carefully design a treatment programme that’s ideal for every one of our clients, taking into account their unique needs.

We offer one-to-one and group therapies, as well as family support and free aftercare for one year. Regardless of which treatment option you decide to go with, we recommend including fellowship groups as they can be immensely beneficial for your long-term recovery plan.

You can get started with us today by calling 0203 553 9263.

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