acquiesce - December 27th, 2021

How Does Drug Rehab Actually Work?

If you or a loved one are currently struggling with a drug addiction and want to start your recovery journey, you’re probably wondering how a drug rehab actually works and what it involves. In this article, we’ll be explaining how treatment at our rehabilitation facility in Bolton works.

What is Drug Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment programme based in a residential setting that allows individuals to receive around the clock support to recover from addiction as well as providing a break from their existing routines, habits and triggers.

How Does Drug Rehab Begin?

Drug addiction treatment at Acquiesce begins with a free, confidential consultation with a Recovery Practitioner in order to establish the individual’s needs and suitability for safe treatment with the service. This can be done via a phone call or by booking an appointment at our centre. 

Once the correct treatment pathway has been established, all arrangements for a smooth and hassle-free admission, including transportation, are made. Acquiesce then provides a safe and therapeutic environment which is conducive to the recovery from drug addiction. 


To begin with, it is important to help the individual become substance free in a safe way. Detoxing is an essential part of recovery as it not only treats the body and encourages physical recovery, but no longer having drugs in the system allows total focus on the rest of treatment.

There are many different types of drug detox we offer to ensure the safe removal of substances from the system whilst helping to manage the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

The Programme

A combination programme of evidence-based therapies is then delivered by our team of experienced professionals to discover the underlying issue behind the individual’s addiction. 

These therapies address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of drug addiction, utilising holistic therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 12 Step approaches, social activities and regular fitness sessions and exercise.

Individuals can learn to understand the root cause behind their addiction and gain the knowledge and tools for an ongoing sustainable solution and recovery with our urban recovery model. 

Our urban recovery model helps the individual to integrate into the community during their recovery, enabling a manageable return to everyday life in a safe and manageable way at the end of  treatment. 

We do this because many individuals have found that the favourable conditions of rehabs such as manor houses in the countryside help with the initial detox but fail to prepare them for the reality of everyday life once they leave the rehab facility, leading to relapse. 

We aim to make the transition as smooth as possible, mitigating the risk of a relapse and increasing chances of a drug-free life moving forward.


Support from Acquiesce doesn’t end when residential treatment is completed. 

As part of the package, each individual receives a comprehensive relapse prevention plan and ongoing support for no additional cost. We will keep in close contact for the first 3 months upon completion of treatment to help to support the individual with their progress and hold weekly aftercare groups which can be attended for as long as needed. 

How Effective is Private Rehabilitation?

Treatment in rehab can be moulded to fit any individual needs and goals which is why it is so effective. The combination of alcohol detoxification, therapies and aftercare heals individuals in all areas: mind, body and spirit. It is this total care and treatment that provides long-term results.

Over the years, drug rehab experts have affirmed, repeatedly, that residential treatment at a private clinic works better than any other treatment option available. 

According to a study published by the NHS’ National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse UK in 2012, the success rates enjoyed by the best private rehab clinics are much higher than rates achieved through NHS and community-based services. 

It also looked at the success rates of every private clinic across the UK and found that the best performing facilities achieved success rates of between 60% and 80% of individuals receiving residential treatment remained abstinent five years after completing their programmes. 

Put simply, you stand a much better chance of achieving abstinence after five years by undergoing rehab at a private clinic. 

Getting the Right Kind of Support for Your Drug Addiction

If you or a loved one is ready to begin their journey to recovery from drug addiction, schedule a free consultation with our friendly team today to discuss how we can help you.

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