Frequently Asked Questions

Your treatment questions answered.

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Welcome to our FAQ page for our addiction treatment services.

At CATCH Recovery London, we value your voice and have crafted this page based on the questions and concerns we’ve heard from people like you.

We understand that seeking treatment can be a complex and emotional process, which is why we’re here to provide a personable, inclusive and kind approach to address your needs. With our deep commitment to listening and understanding, we aim to empower you with the information you require to make informed decisions about your well-being.

What Addictions do you Treat? 

We treat all forms of substance abuse including behaviours such as gambling, porn and gaming. For those that would benefit from a medically supervised detox, we will refer you to one of our inpatient clinics first.  

How is treatment provided? 

At CATCH Recovery, our aim is to provide flexible treatment options either in-person or online, depending on your individual needs or requirements. If you wish to attend treatment in-person, our clinics in London and provide a safe, nurturing space for you to complete your outpatient programme with us. Alternatively, if distance or other commitments make it difficult for you to attend in-person, your dedicated focal therapist will work with you to complete your programme online.  

How long is the programme?

Our programme runs for 28 days and includes a combination of individual, group and recovery coaching sessions. There are 40 sessions in total to complete, with the added benefit of being able to work the programme around your busy schedule. You can learn more about our outpatient programme and the treatments we offer here, or by simply giving us a quick call today. 

Do You Offer Therapy Only? 

Aside from our programme, you also have the option of booking therapeutic sessions in blocks of 5 or 10. If you book 5 sessions with us, we provide 5 free group therapy sessions as part of your treatment. For those booking 10 sessions with us, 12 free group therapy sessions will be included. Our case management service applies to both the programme and therapeutic packages, ensuring you have access to the best therapeutic treatment for you.  

Can anyone attend treatment? 

We provide a range of services as part of our treatment offering at CATCH Recovery, including options for inpatient care within one of our residential clinics. As part of our free screening service, we will determine the best course of action for you or a loved one, and if our outpatient service is not suitable, we will recommend that you complete residential treatment with us first.   

Who is best suited for the programme? 

We understand that life and work commitments can sometimes feel like a barrier to treatment, but recovery from addiction doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. If you are committed to change, both residential and outpatient treatment can work effectively. Our outpatient programme is suitable for many individuals from all walks of life. We’ve helped business owners and busy mums alike find recovery from addiction; the success of your treatment is often determined by your commitment to making those positive changes in your life, so our programme is suitable for anyone with a willingness for self-improvement.  

Is treatment individualised? 

Yes, your treatment at CATCH Recovery will be individualised to your specific needs and requirements. Our programme is structured but not set in stone. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments that have been shown to work effectively in different ways. For example, cognitive behavioural therapy is effective at changing negative thought patterns, Dialectical behaviour therapy is best for those who struggle with extreme emotions, and EMDR is a great therapy for those with a history of trauma. As part of your clinical assessment, we will get to know you and your history so that we can tailor the programme to best match your needs.  

Will I have my own therapist? 

Building a strong relationship with someone you can trust is a key component of your care plan with us. At CATCH Recovery, you will be assigned a therapist who specialises in their area of expertise, so you can rest assured that they understand your situation and will hold your hand through the process.  

Do I have to be sober prior to treatment? 

No, our programme or therapeutic packages have been designed to cater for different people at various points in their recovery journey. Our pre-abstinence programme is ideal for those who have not yet achieved full sobriety and would benefit from additional support and motivational skills for abstinence-based recovery. Speak to our team today if you have any concerns about your current situation, and they will be happy to address any questions you may have about the best course of action.    

What happens if I relapse during treatment? 

First and foremost, have compassion for yourself and remember that recovery isn’t a straight line to success. Maintaining an open and honest dialogue with your focal therapist is key to picking yourself up after a blip. Perfection is never the goal here at CATCH Recovery, but if you remain committed to the programme and stay true to yourself, you can find lasting recovery and a more fulfilling life.  

How do I know if I need addiction treatment? 

This is a common question that many people ask, and there are certainly many ways to answer it. Addiction is a complex condition that is best understood through a series of questions.  

1. Have you ever been in denial about your problem, or tried to downplay it when questioned by someone who knows you? 

2. Do you find yourself becoming preoccupied daily with drugs, alcohol or a behaviour such as gambling?  

3. Do you feel angry or notice a change in mood when you can’t access those activities? 

4. What impact is your problem having on you and those around you? Is it impacting your mental health, sleep, work? 

5. When making attempts to stop, do you experience extreme cravings or obsessive thoughts around your activity of choice?  
 
If you answered yes to some of these questions above, you may benefit from a free screening with one of our professionals.  

Can I involve a family member in the treatment process? 

Strong family dynamics and relationships are important in the recovery process and evidence supports this. As part of your care plan, we can arrange for therapeutic sessions with one of our family-oriented counsellors who can work with you on a range of issues including boundaries, resentment and trauma. If you feel as though these sessions could be useful as part of your programme, enquire when speaking with one of our team members today.  

Do you Treat Individuals with Mental Health Concerns? 

Quite often, mental health and addiction are interlinked with one illness exacerbating the other. At CATCH Recovery our focus is on improving the lives of individuals with both addiction and mental health disorders, so if you’re concerned about your mental health, speak to our team today to learn more about how we can treat both concurrently.  

Can I Choose my Session Times? 

Flexibility is one of the key features of our service, so you can choose suitable times and dates to complete sessions when you begin your programme with us.  

Can I Extend the 28 Day Programme? 

Yes, some individuals choose to continue receiving additional treatment after the initial 28-day programme. You can book additional sessions as a package or simply pay on a per session basis, whichever is more suitable for you.  

Are Therapists Licensed?  

All our therapists are BACP or COSCA qualified professionals who specialise in their area of expertise. Many of whom have years of experience working in both residential and outpatient settings.  

What Happens When I Call Today? 

We understand that making that initial call can feel daunting, but we want to reassure you that it’s one of the best decisions you can make. The first time you call, we will take the time to get to know you by offering a free confidential assessment. We will ask you some questions about your concerns and mental health history, that way we can recommend the best treatment options for you or a loved one.  

Which Therapies do you Offer? 

Alongside the 12 steps which forms the framework of our therapeutic approach, you will engage in several evidence-based treatments which may include: 
 
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
– Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 
– Group Therapy 
– Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
– Trauma Therapy 
– Family / Couples Therapy 
– Motivational Interviewing (MI) 

What Other Services do you Provide? 

Alongside our programme and therapeutic offering, we offer additional services for individuals looking for addiction treatment or post-treatment care.  
 
Sober Transportation – For individuals looking to enter residential rehab, our sober transportation service ensures they arrive safely for treatment.  

Sober Holidays – For those looking for a recovery retreat, our sober holidays are a great way to rejuvenate in a safe and inclusive environment.  

Recovery Coaching – Setting goals and staying motivated can be challenging at the best of times, but having your own personal recovery coach can help bridge the gap between formal treatment and long-term recovery.  

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