In the UK there are a wide variety of alcohol rehabs available including inpatient rehabs, outpatient rehabs, online rehabs and individual counselling. All of these can be effective alcohol rehab options depending on your circumstances but the average cost for alcohol rehab varies widely. Below we have compiled the various addiction treatment options from private rehab clinics. We do not include NHS options as these have different costs associated with them.
The average cost for rehab at an inpatient facility or residential rehab in London is approximately £25,000 for alcohol addiction treatment. This is usually a 28 day stay at the rehab with intensive group therapy and 1 to 1 work as well as other complementary therapies such as yoga. It costs so much because of how an inpatient rehab has to run. Any inpatient facility treating alcohol addiction is a combination of a hotel, hospital, doctors surgery and counselling centre. There will usually be a doctor or psychiatrist and 24/7 nurses on staff, there are cleaners and handymen and gardeners to keep the building and grounds looking nice. There are counsellors running the treatment programme and on top of all that, there is the general admin staff needed to keep any business running. The cost of rehab also includes meals. Many rehabs include kitchens and chefs and provide their clients with food cooked on-site which ads a further rehab cost. Most inpatient rehabs offer medical detoxes, which might be required if you are drinking at levels that are too high to just stop and you don't meet the criteria for a community detox.
The average cost for private treatment in an outpatient rehab treatment facility is about 10% of the cost of a residential inpatient. In the US there are over 15,000 Dayhabs or outpatient rehabs due to their popularity and effectiveness but there is only a handful in the UK. Some outpatient rehabs are little more than just a drop in or offer just a few days of structured treatment. Other outpatient rehabs, Help Me Stop, being one are much more intensive and almost completely replicate the treatment you would get in residential inpatient rehab. Outpatient rehab is much cheaper because clients do not stay overnight and there is no onsite medical detoxing taking place, this means there is no need for 24-hour nursing, doctors or psychiatrists. If medical detoxes are required, and if clients meet the criteria, they can be provided by local authority funded alcohol teams or by private community detox services - often provided in the clients own home. In general, there are no chefs either in outpatient treatment as meals are self-catered by the clients themselves. Treatment generally includes a treatment plan, group therapy, 1 to 1 therapy, psycho-education sessions, mindfulness session, assignments and other treatment options such as drug and alcohol testing.
The average cost for rehab in an online alcohol abuse treatment centre varies too much to provide an average because of the wide variety of care levels available. Some online treatment centres provide a regular structured programme, some it is just a few drop-in Zoom groups. Some only provide treatment in the day and some operate in the evenings. Some treatment programmes are merely prerecorded videos and worksheets you download. If you are looking for a good online rehab, you should be looking to dedicate at least 10 hours a week online to this and be spending a bit more than £1,000 for a programme duration of 6 to 10 weeks. The ideal programme should match the sort of thing you get in face to face outpatient services i.e. run by addiction therapists in real-time that deliver a treatment plan, group therapy, 1 to 1 therapy, psycho-education sessions, mindfulness session, assignments and other treatment options such as drug and alcohol testing.
The average cost for rehab from an individual alcohol counsellor varies widely. Counsellors tend to charge either by the hour or by the session. The fee for a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist in London runs from £120 to £180 per hour but some may charge less and others much more. There are also other professionals who provide alcohol addiction treatment at different rates. Most individual counsellors will offer1 to 1 sessions on a weekly basis. They can provide a great deal of help but they do not offer group sessions or other complementary therapies like the other rehab options on this list and the treatment is less intensive. It is important that you find a therapist that is trained in addictions or has a lot of experience in the field as not all therapists are.
If you are interested in getting help and want affordable alcohol abuse treatment, Help Me Stop is a great choice. We have an outpatient rehab in West London and we offer online treatment and individual counselling at £60 per hour.
Our face to face rehab option fits around your daily life and costs £3,000 for 6 weeks. It includes intensive treatment from experts in the field of addiction and 12 months of free aftercare. It is available in the mornings and afternoons. Our online option offers the same treatments over 6 weeks for just £1,250 with treatment options in the morning and evenings, which is great if you work 9 to 5. It also offers free aftercare.
That makes our treatment options some of the most affordable in the UK. If you are interested in getting treatment for alcohol abuse or drug addiction please contact us today.
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