Drug and alcohol rehab in West Yorkshire

Drug rehab and alcohol rehab can be life changing treatments for those who are reliant on drugs and alcohol. If you, or somebody close to you is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, help is available to support you to overcome it.

There are a range of drug and alcohol rehab centres in West Yorkshire all offering help in a time of crisis. Rehab centres in West Yorkshire offer inpatient and outpatient services so that treatment plans can be allocated to individual needs. You can find out more about drug and alcohol rehab in West Yorkshire by reading this guide.

Types of addiction treatment and rehab programmes in West Yorkshire

You can identify the most supportive rehab clinics by enquiring which options are available at your treatment centre of choice. There is outpatient treatment in West Yorkshire, and inpatient treatment in West Yorkshire. The length of treatment you embark upon at the treatment centre depends on the nature and severity of your addiction.

Outpatient addiction treatment (day rehab)

Outpatient treatment is also known as day rehab. For this type of addiction treatment, you attend planned sessions at the treatment centre whilst still staying at home. Outpatient treatment involves a mixture of medical drug or alcohol detox, therapeutic support, and peer support. It can be harder for people with drug and alcohol addiction to receive outpatient treatment because support is only available in scheduled sessions. However, it can be well suited to those who have other responsibilities.

Primrose Lodge does not offer outpatient treatment; this addiction treatment can be accessed through the NHS. However, due to limited availability there are long waiting lists.

Inpatient addiction treatment

Inpatient treatment is where you stay at the addiction treatment centre for the length of your treatment programme. You can speak to the admissions team to determine the duration of your treatment programme according to the level of treatment that you require. Inpatient treatment is often preferred as you can break away from the impulses you face in your daily life, to focus solely on recovery. There are many rehab centres in West Yorkshire, each offering a therapeutic environment to aid your recovery.

Why inpatient rehab?

You can receive a mixture of therapies in inpatient rehab, often making it a more favourable option. Your treatment programme can accommodate a range of approaches. Often people find that activities that they had not initially considered support their recovery the most. The rehab centres offer activities including one-to-one therapy, holistic approaches (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), yoga, mindfulness and others), group therapy, medical drug and alcohol detoxes, family support programmes and interactive events.

Family support programmes ensure that your addiction is treated well when you return home, by involving your family and friends in support and guidance sessions. Part of this includes having meetings called conjoints. These meetings are facilitated by trained professionals and involve you and your loved ones. Conjoints have been found to be a key part of a person’s recovery.

Inpatient treatment centres are regulated by the CQC; an independent governing body which assesses the quality of the service. By choosing inpatient treatment, you have control over the quality of centre you complete addiction treatment with, rather than whichever NHS centre has quickest availability. You can view our CQC ratings to help you choose the right addiction treatment centre for you.

In addition to Primrose Lodge, UKAT offers inpatient treatment with all the above benefits at a rehab centre in Yorkshire. If you’re not sure you’re ready for treatment and would like to ask questions, or you’d like to know more about booking into a programme, you can contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will put you at ease and answer any questions you have.

What should I expect from a detox in West Yorkshire?

A detox means to remove a substance from a person’s body through abstinence. As the body is adjusting to this, withdrawal symptoms are experienced. These can be difficult physical and mental symptoms that vary in severity depending on the level of addiction. You should seek medical advice prior to detoxing.

Medical detox

Consulting a medical professional before embarking on a drug detox or an alcohol detox ensures that the risk associated with the withdrawal symptoms are effectively managed. A medical detox is offered to those who may experience the most severe withdrawal symptoms. It includes receiving prescribed detox medication to help ease the withdrawal symptoms. At an inpatient rehab, ongoing professional support is available throughout the duration of the detox. This is always the first part of a treatment programme because once a substance is removed from the body a person can better engage in other treatment activities.

Whilst a medical detox is available for both inpatient and outpatient programmes, the level of support is higher with inpatient. This is because inpatients are away from temptations, and have reassurance of professional support. Outpatients stay at home and visit the rehab centre, which leaves them with the added difficulty of resisting external influences.

Drug and alcohol rehab programme

Drug and alcohol rehab programmes will offer different treatments at different rehab centres. Learning about each approach will allow you to tailor your recovery to your individual outcomes. You can discuss the treatment programmes with your chosen clinic’s admissions team.

UKAT rehab centres include 12-step programmes, which provide a journey to acceptance. Alongside the 12-step programme therapies such as group therapy, one-to-one therapy and holistic therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are included, so you can select which technique works best to help you complete each point. The benefits of these programmes can be viewed on the treatment centre’s weekly schedule.

A non 12-step programme focuses on holistic therapies only; although beneficial for reflection, these treatments don’t focus on a higher target or pinpoint relatable moments between clients, which many find motivate them through recovery.

Is rehab free?

We understand that not everybody is able to access private rehab. There are some free addiction treatment services, such as outpatient rehab, accessible by self-referral through your NHS GP. They may refer those with more urgent treatment needs to the charity Turning Point, or to a detox programme. Inpatient rehab is mainly offered privately, accessed at a cost or through insurance.

Free addiction treatment services in West Yorkshire

AA meetings West Yorkshire

Below are some AA locations in West Yorkshire that you can attend at no cost.


Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The downside to free services

Free services are subject to cuts due to reduced government funding. This has resulted in restricted availability, causing the NHS to be unable to offer holistic services. This can be less effective for those suffering from addiction. These services often have up to 8-month long waiting lists, and the counsellors providing support may not be specialised in addiction.

The benefits of inpatient rehab in West Yorkshire

  • Medical detox available to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms
  • Qualified team of staff to receive professional support
  • Peer and professional support during your most challenging times
  • Meals provided everyday
  • Flexibility in when to begin your treatment plan
  • Family support programmes to help your family recover
  • Therapeutic groups
  • 1:1 counselling and holistic therapies
  • Options of conjoint meeting to repair family and friend relationships
  • Peer support network with others with similar experiences
  • Privately funded options with fast admission
  • A clinic of your choice so that your family can visit
  • Aftercare programme for your support to continue once you leave the clinic
  • Private insurance accepted at some facilities

What happens after a rehab programme?

You may experience emotions such as happiness and fear when completing your rehab treatment programme. Rest assured, recovery continues outside of rehab through aftercare and support groups.

Aftercare programmes

Recovery from drug addiction or alcohol addiction is a long process, which is why most inpatient treatment centres usually offer an aftercare programme for you to remain supported at home. Adjusting to your new lifestyle can be difficult, so clients of Primrose Lodge, or any other UKAT clinic, can still receive advice, peer support and group therapy through the Alumni community to help them through tough times and assist others in the group.

Support groups

Joining support groups after your rehab programme can offer you invaluable peer support from people experiencing similar challenges to you. They offer a sense of belonging, encouragement, reassurance and the opportunity to build relationships. Some support groups are: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), and SMART Recovery.

Long term recovery from addiction

Completing your rehab programme is the first part of your recovery journey. That first completed step is often the hardest, and utilising the aftercare available will support you through your long-term recovery. The length of the recovery journey can vary from person to person, and Primrose Lodge will provide support continuously.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are rehabs open in West Yorkshire during Coronavirus lockdown?
All essential healthcare facilities are open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic, and rehab is included under this classification. There may be some private rehab centres in West Yorkshire that have decided to close, but Primrose Lodge remains open in line with government safety regulations.
How much does alcohol/drug rehab cost in West Yorkshire?
Private rehab centres can cost between £5,000 and £13,450 for a standard 28-day treatment programme. The cost varies between different treatment providers and the length of stay required. Some healthcare insurance policies may include rehab treatment as part of their cover.
How do you sign up to a rehab?
You can make a self-referral by contacting your chosen rehab provider for private addiction treatment. They will discuss your options with you and prepare your stay. To sign up for NHS services, you must be referred by your GP.
How can I pay for a rehab?
You can pay for private rehab yourself, or in some cases, have the cost subsidised by your private healthcare insurance provider. NHS rehab services are free of charge.
What rehab programmes are there?
There are a range of rehab programmes available, with the most popular being the 12-step programme. Some providers offer a mixture of holistic therapies within this, to also include CBT, DBT, yoga and mindfulness.
Can you force someone to go to rehab?
Forcing someone to go to rehab does not work. It must be their choice to attend because they need to be open to change for a successful recovery. However, you can encourage someone to go to rehab through open discussions and interventions.
Can I sign up for rehab for someone else?
The person must sign up for rehab themselves, so you cannot sign up on someone else’s behalf. This is because the person must be open to receiving addiction treatment to ensure that they can engage meaningfully in the support provided.
How long does a rehab process take?
The length of the rehab process depends on the duration of the treatment programme. Treatment programmes can range in duration from 14 days to 3 months, but we recommend a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
What is treated in rehabs?
Rehab can treat the following addictions: alcohol, drug, sex, porn, gambling, internet, and food. Primrose Lodge can also offer treatment for people with an eating disorder, and support people with dual diagnosis and codependency.
Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
Rehab can treat any form of drug addiction, whether the addiction is to prescription drugs or illegal drugs. This also includes addiction to alcohol, legal highs and stimulants. Alcohol is a common addiction that we often treat alongside addiction to other substances.
Is rehab confidential?
Yes, receiving addiction treatment in a private rehab facility is strictly confidential. NHS addiction treatment will be recorded on your medical record due to the referral route through your GP. However, your medical records are confidential and cannot be accessed for non-medical purposes.
Can I visit a person who is in rehab?
Visiting has been temporarily placed on hold to ensure client safety in line with government guidance for the Coronavirus pandemic. However, at Primrose Lodge we are in the process of resuming our usual visiting times as quickly as possible. Our usual times that loved ones can visit are on a Sunday every week.
Are there free rehabs in West Yorkshire?
There are some free rehab clinics in West Yorkshire that provide outpatient addiction treatment. However, private inpatient rehab may be more suitable if you would prefer to remove yourself from your lifestyle triggers that can contribute to your addiction.
Can I get rehab funding through the NHS?
There are some occasions where the NHS can fund rehab for you. However, it is a lengthy application process via your GP with few applications approved.
Why is going to a rehab important?
Rehab offers people the chance to eliminate their addiction, as well as learn tools to continue with sobriety at home. Private rehab will also provide you with access to long term aftercare support for a greater change of successful recovery.
Private rehab also offers you a medical detox to ensure that you can abstain from substances safely with full support from professionals.
What is the difference between rehab and detox?
A detox is the process of becoming free of addictive substances through abstinence. Rehab on the other hand, will provide a series of therapies and techniques to help people with problem solving, and changing their lifestyle and attitude towards addictive substances. This will help them avoid relapse in the future.
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