Addiction Treatment Programmes

How to navigate recovery and choose the right treatment option so you can finally break the never-ending cycle.

Embarking on the journey to sobriety can often feel overwhelming and complex, but with the right support, transformation is entirely achievable (hundreds of our clients have achieved it).

At Lisa Inside Addiction, we're committed to having your back every step of the way. We offer a range of proven and evidence-based treatments, each tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges with addiction.

Below you will find a breakdown of each one so you can make a decision with clarity about the best option for you. 

What we will cover in this article.....

  • Addiction Counselling 
  • ​Alcohol Counselling
  • ​Drug Counselling 
  • ​Home Detox
  • ​Rehab - Inpatient vs outpatient
  • ​12-Step Programs
  • ​My Recommendation (plus bonus podcast)

Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling is a specialised field of therapy aimed at helping individuals recognize, confront, and recover from alcoholism and drug abuse. It offers a safe environment where clients can delve into the underlying causes of their addiction, from emotional traumas and potential triggers to relationship issues and environmental factors.
 
At its core, addiction counselling is a specific approach that goes beyond mere abstinence. It seeks to empower clients with the tools, strategies, and insights they need to lead a life free from the chains of addiction. Whether the addiction involves drugs, alcohol, gambling, or other behaviours, private counselling provides a one-on-one space for introspection, growth, and ultimately, transformation.

What professional provides addiction counselling?

Primarily addiction counselling is provided by an addiction therapist who is a specialized professionals trained to help clients cope with and recover from substance abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction. They understand the complexities of addiction, both from a psychological and physiological perspective and utilize evidence-based practices such as person-centred and CBT to support clients on their journey to recovery.

Online Addiction Counselling

Online addiction counselling is a digital therapeutic approach that assists clients in addressing and overcoming drug or alcohol addiction. By utilizing video calls, therapists can provide support, coping strategies, and treatment plans remotely, enabling clients to receive help without the need for physical presence in a counselling room.

REVIEWS

What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 30+ reviews

"Even in my first few sessions he helped me change my way of thinking"

Luke is really easy to talk to, I am currently having counselling with him and even in my first few sessions he helped me change my way of thinking and make some really positive changes in my life to ultimately make me happy.

- LEAH

"He is empathetic, knowledgeable and really makes the sessions fit you"

I was hesitant about therapy as a concept and questioned if it would benefit me at the start. Firstly, Luke is a great counsellor. He is empathetic, knowledgeable and really makes the sessions fit you. Counselling is not a magic wand where you’re suddenly ‘cured’, but much of a journey and Luke really supports you along the way. I would absolutely recommend Luke wholeheartedly.

- JAMES

"He listens intently and without prejudice"

If i could leave a 100 star review for Luke I would, he has been amazing from day 1. He listens intently and without prejudice, the skills he has taught me over the time I have worked with him will be with me for a lifetime and I will be forever thankful that I found him when I needed it the most. Thank you so much for everything.

- TOM

Alcohol Counselling

Alcohol counselling is a therapeutic approach specifically tailored to assist clients who grapple with problematic drinking habits or alcohol dependency. This form of counselling delves deep into the underlying emotional and psychological triggers that contribute to alcohol problems.

What professional provides alcohol counselling?

Primarily alcohol counselling is provided by an alcohol counsellor who is a specialized professionals trained to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their relationship with alcohol, offering strategies to develop healthier coping mechanisms and ultimately reduce or cease their alcohol intake.

My Counsellor’s Ethical Guarantee's

Our counselling programme is covered by two guarantees and they are both valid at the same time. The first one is a 7-Day money-back guarantee to try the programme out and see if it is a good fit.

On top of that, you also get a 60-Day money-back guarantee – that one covers you if you saw no value after putting in the work and completing the programme.

BOTTOM LINE: No matter what you have tried in the past, this is the first and last addiction programme you will ever need or you get your money back.

Drug Counselling

Drug counselling is a specialised therapeutic approach designed to address the psychological and behavioural aspects of drug addiction. Unlike treatments that solely focus on the physical dimensions of addiction, such as detoxification, counselling delves deep into the emotional and mental triggers that contribute to clients' mental health.

What professional provides alcohol counselling?

Primarily drug counselling is provided by a drug therapist who is a specialized professional trained to help individuals cope with and recover from substance abuse and drug addiction. They understand the complexities of drug addiction from a psychological and physiological perspective and utilize evidence-based practices to support individuals on their journey to recovery.

REVIEWS

What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 30+ reviews

"I am so glad I found the counselling course!"

Thank you to Luke for keeping me on track while on the programme. Speaking to him for an hour each week was a huge help, and the modules (videos and worksheets) alongside the calls were perfect. I am so glad I found the counselling course! Thank you again.

- Cara Codey

"It's a fantastic programme"

Luke and team really helped me understand how my drinking was entwined and linked with past experiences (including my early years) in life. This helped me understand more about my triggers and what has kept me in the endless loop. The approach is broad and the various tools I now have in my tool box feel like a good base going forward. It's a fantastic programme and combined with the one on one counselling has helped me get to where I am now. A very big thank you to Luke and team!

- Grant

"It's the best thing that could have happened at the difficult time in my life."

After many failed attempts at getting clean, I was pointed in the direction of Luke by my partner. It's the best thing that could have happened at the difficult time in my life. He gave me the skills to get my life back on track, a better understanding of why I was doing it and helped me to rebuild the trust I'd lost. Thanks Luke

- Mark

Differences between Counselling and Therapy

Addiction Counselling

  • Definition: A therapeutic method designed to support individuals in recognizing, understanding, and confronting their addictive behaviours and dependencies.
  • Primary Focus: Addressing the psychological, emotional, and behavioural aspects of addiction, be it to substances like drugs or alcohol or behavioural addictions such as gambling.
  • Professionals Involved: Addiction counsellors, therapists, social workers, and sometimes peer recovery coaches.
  • Methods Used: Individual and group talk therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy, and 12-step facilitation.
  • Duration: Sessions can be short-term, focusing on immediate concerns, or long-term, delving deeper into underlying issues and sustained recovery management.
  • Goal: To unearth the root causes of the addiction, establish coping mechanisms, promote personal growth, and guide emotional healing.
  • Place in Treatment Plan: Can be a standalone method or combined with other therapeutic approaches, like medical treatments or holistic therapies, for a comprehensive recovery strategy.

Addiction Therapy

  • Definition: A broader approach encompassing various clinical strategies, including pharmacological interventions, to manage addiction and its associated complications.
  • Primary Focus: Addressing the physiological implications of addiction, such as withdrawal symptoms, co-occurring mental health disorders, and post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).
  • Professionals Involved: Psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, and sometimes clinical social workers.
  • ​Methods Used: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), detoxification protocols, dual-diagnosis treatment, and coexisting counselling or behavioural therapy sessions.
  • Duration: Variable. Some therapies, especially detox, might be brief but crucial, whereas others, like managing co-occurring disorders, may require long-term commitment.
  • Goal: To alleviate physical symptoms of addiction, reduce cravings, manage co-occurring mental health conditions, and ensure physiological stability.
  • Place in Treatment Plan: Generally integrated with addiction counselling to ensure a comprehensive, well-rounded treatment approach, addressing both the body and the mind.

Home Detox

A home detox refers to the process of detoxification that takes place in the comfort of one's own home, instead of in a professional medical setting. Although it allows the individual to stay in a familiar environment, it may pose significant risks, especially for those dealing with severe addiction or withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headaches, insomnia, and cravings. To ensure safety, it's essential to have a health professional oversee the detox process, even if done at home. The use of medications like methadone, buprenorphine, or a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone might be necessary to manage withdrawal symptoms effectively. While a home detox can be a viable option for some, it requires thorough planning, close monitoring, and immediate access to medical support to ensure the individual’s well-being throughout the detoxification process.

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Rehab

Rehabilitation (rehab) serves as a comprehensive addiction treatment option designed to help individuals overcome substance abuse and addiction. Rehab programs focus on addressing both the physical dependence on the substance, through detoxification and medical interventions, and the psychological aspects, through various therapies and counseling. These programs aim to equip individuals with coping mechanisms, life skills, and strategies to prevent relapse, promoting long-term recovery and well-being. Rehab can be offered in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and residential, each tailored to meet the specific needs and intensity required for the individual's recovery journey.

What professional provides a rehab?

A recovery worker plays a crucial role in the rehab process by providing support and guidance to individuals overcoming addiction. They assist with the implementation of personalized treatment plans, offering emotional support, and helping clients navigate the challenges of recovery. Recovery workers also connect clients with resources and tools to enhance their journey towards sobriety, well-being, and a substance-free life.

Inpatient vs Outpatient

Inpatient Rehab

  • Environment: Structured, residential setting
  • Intensity: Intensive, 24-hour care and assistance
  • Programs Offered: Detoxification, therapy, and aftercare planning
  • Therapies and Interventions: Group therapy, individual counselling, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family therapy, 12-step work, holistic therapies like art and music therapy, yoga, sports nutrition, and massage
  • Flexibility: Less flexible as patients stay in a residential setting
  • Focus: Comprehensive focus on addiction recovery, away from triggers and adverse influences
  • Aftercare Planning: Included, as part of the comprehensive care
  • Support: 24-hour support
  • ​Best Suited for: Individuals needing intensive support and a break from daily life
  • Overall Wellbeing Improvement: Holistic therapies aimed at improving overall wellbeing are often included

Outpatient Rehab

  • Environment: Structured, residential setting
  • Intensity: Intensive, 24-hour care and assistance
  • Programs Offered: Detoxification, therapy, and aftercare planning
  • Therapies and Interventions: Group therapy, individual counselling, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family therapy, 12-step work, holistic therapies like art and music therapy, yoga, sports nutrition, and massage
  • Flexibility: Less flexible as patients stay in a residential setting
  • Focus: Comprehensive focus on addiction recovery, away from triggers and adverse influences
  • Aftercare Planning: Included, as part of the comprehensive care
  • Support: 24-hour support
  • ​Best Suited for: Individuals needing intensive support and a break from daily life
  • Overall Wellbeing Improvement: Holistic therapies aimed at improving overall wellbeing are often included

Online Rehab

Online rehab is an innovative addiction treatment option where individuals receive counselling and therapy in the comfort of their own homes. This remote approach utilizes digital platforms and technology to connect patients with qualified therapists, making it a convenient and accessible choice. It's particularly beneficial for those who require flexibility or are unable to attend in-person sessions due to various reasons. Online rehab offers privacy, personalized treatment plans, and a range of therapies, mirroring the support and structure of traditional rehab while maximizing accessibility and convenience.

REVIEWS

What our SOBER clients have to say

4.7 stars out of 30+ reviews

"I can see a future for myself and my young family"

I came across luke on google when I realised I needed help with my alcohol addiction, he has taught me positive methods to control my cravings and addiction. Before starting the course life wasn’t the greatest for me, drinking every day, a very repetitive life. Since I’ve stopped drinking, life has a much more positive meaning, I can see a future for myself and my young family. I owe a lot of this success to Luke and his sessions. I can’t recommend Luke enough for what he has helped me achieve.

- JAMES

"Rebuilding my life by giving me the tools I need to stay clean and rebuild relationships"

Luke has been helping me with my ketamine addiction and helping me with rebuilding my life by giving me the tools I need to stay clean and rebuild relationships. I’m very grateful to have found Luke and pushed me in the right direction. He’s gone above and beyond for me and my partner.

- FRANK

"The work I have done on myself through him has been life changing"

It’s difficult to put into words how thankful I am that I found Luke. It was at a dark time and I was sure that my addictions would end up ruining my life, but felt powerless against them. Luke not only looks at stopping the addiction, but more importantly goes right back to find what has led to it. Some of the realisations I’ve had during this journey have been groundbreaking for me. I have recently attended a big event that I never ever thought I would be able to get through without slipping, but thanks to the tools and techniques Luke has taught me, I not only got through the event but had the time of my life without even being tempted to slip into my old habits. Six months ago I would’ve thought that impossible. I will continue my journey with Luke as my counsellor. His friendly approach to the sessions make them something I look forward to and not something I have to do. I really can’t thank Luke enough, the work I have done on myself through him has been life changing.

- LUCY

12 Step Approaches

Self-help groups and 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, provide invaluable peer support and a structured approach to recovery. These programs offer individuals a safe and supportive environment in which to share their stories, learn from the experiences of others, and work through the challenges of addiction together.

The primary message communicated by self-help support groups is that addiction is an ongoing disorder with the potential for relapse. Attending regular meetings and embracing the 12-step model allows individuals to establish a solid foundation for enduring recovery and create a supportive network of peers who comprehend the challenges and successes of the recovery journey.

What professional provides support during a 12-Step Program (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc.)

A sponsor in 12-Step Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous serves as a personal guide and mentor to individuals navigating the path to recovery. The sponsor, often someone who has experienced addiction and achieved sobriety, provides support, shares insights, and offers encouragement to help the sponsee overcome challenges and temptations. They play a critical role in facilitating personal growth, accountability, and the successful application of the 12-Step principles in the individual's daily life.

Alcoholics Anonymous

​Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): is a worldwide fellowship of individuals who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes to help each other recover from alcoholism. In the UK, AA offers support through regular meetings where members discuss their experiences and support one another in their journey towards sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. 

Narcotics Anonymous

​Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - is a global, community-based organisation that offers a recovery process for individuals who suffer from substance abuse issues. Similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, NA in the UK holds regular meetings where members support each other in their recovery journey. The primary focus is on complete abstinence from all drugs. 

PROS AND CONS OF 12-Step Programs

Pros

  • Widely available and usually free
    Supportive community of peers
  • ​Encourages personal responsibility and spiritual growth
  • ​Reduces feelings of isolation
  • ​Proven success over time
  • ​Can be combined with other treatments

Cons

  • May not appeal to those uncomfortable with the concept of a higher power or feeling powerless
  • ​​​Can be cliquey or dogmatic
  • ​Success rates can vary

My Recommendation

After five years in the addiction recovery industry, I've observed various treatment options that can help individuals gain control over their drinking and drug use. I believe that addiction counselling is the most effective option as it allows clients to integrate their change into daily life so that it lasts.

If you want to hear more about the options check out this podcast episode where I discuss the pros and cons of each method to help you make an informed decision about which one may be the most effective for you. We'll cover self-guided research, 12-step programs, NHS and GP referrals, traditional counselling, and a bonus option that most people don't consider. I'll also share my personal experience and my approach to helping clients.

  • ​Discover the most effective addiction recovery methods from a 5-year industry veteran
  • ​​Unlock the pros and cons of self-guided research, 12-step programs, NHS referrals, and traditional counselling
  • ​Get a peek behind the curtain into the secret bonus option most people don't consider
  • ​Learn how to make an informed decision about which treatment option will work best for you
  • ​Gain insights from personal experiences and the journey of helping clients overcome addiction
  • ​Find out how celebrities like Eminem and Shia LaBeouf achieved sobriety through these methods
  • ​Uncover the critical aspects of personal support, interaction, and accountability in the recovery process
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Addiction treatment London

In the diverse and bustling city of London, a variety of highly reputable addiction treatment options are available for individuals struggling with substance abuse and dependency. These range from detoxification centres, inpatient and outpatient rehab facilities, addiction counselling, drug counselling, alcohol counselling, to community-based organizations and support groups.
 
London’s multifaceted approach to addiction treatment ensures that individuals receive the necessary support, treatment, and resources to embark on a successful recovery journey. The blend of professional medical care, psychological support, and community engagement makes the city a conducive environment for overcoming addiction and fostering long-term wellness. Always consider seeking professional advice to determine the most suitable treatment option based on the individual’s specific circumstances and needs.

In conclusion, exploring the comprehensive pathways to recovery provided by Lisa Inside Addiction highlights the range of tailored, evidence-based options available for those seeking to break free from the chains of addiction. Whether it’s the personalized touch of addiction counselling, the flexible and accessible nature of online treatments, or the supportive environments of inpatient and outpatient rehab, each avenue is uniquely equipped to guide individuals through their transformative journeys.
 
Navigating the intricacies of recovery is a profoundly personal journey, and choosing the right treatment option is crucial in breaking the never-ending cycle of addiction. We stand as steadfast companions in this journey, illuminating the path with empathy, expertise, and unwavering support.

Our array of addiction treatment options is crafted with the singular aim of empowering every client to step into a life defined not by their addictions, but by their triumphs, strengths, and infinite potential for a better life.