Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab in Bedfordshire

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is home to thousands of people suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Substance abuse doesn’t just effect the person suffering from addiction – it also has an impact on family and loved ones. Fortunately there are a number of rehab options available for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

This guide will cover both private and free treatment options and explain where you can seek help for the entire family to support someone through recovery. Read on for information on organisations and rehab clinics in your area.

Addiction treatment services in Bedfordshire?

Selecting a treatment option that’s most appropriate for you may feel challenging, especially as there are so many paths to choose from. If you feel that you or a loved one are in danger, through substance abuse or related mental health conditions – or if you would simply like recommendations for support networks and treatment options in or near Bedfordshire – please don’t hesitate to call us so that one of our addiction counsellors who can assist you.

There are a number of charity services being offered through the NHS, (including NA and AA), as well as private rehabilitation for those requiring urgent admission.

A man and woman talking to a counsellor

Private rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol abuse varies in severity. However, in the more serious cases a person suffering from addiction is at risk of damage to their body, which means urgent attention is required. Private rehabilitation ensures that people are admitted within 24 hours, avoiding the waiting lists on the NHS and reducing any risks.

We’ve helped thousands of people in Bedfordshire to beat their addiction. By exploring therapeutic models such as CBT, group therapy and the traditional 12 Step model, coupled with aftercare and support, you or a loved one will remain in the safe hands of our trained addiction therapists and psychiatrists. Whether you live in Bedford, Kempston or Leighton Buzzard, our trained addiction counsellors are available today to talk through your requirements.

Liberty House Clinic Logo

Liberty House is one of our fully refurbished drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, set within a quiet and picturesque suburban street-in the heart of Luton. Situated just outside of London, our facility boasts 18 beds, large grounds, recreational facilitates and experienced and dedicated medical teams and support staff.

We provide:
  • Prescribed medical detoxification
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Counselling treatments
  • Holistic therapies
  • 12 Step recovery model
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Dual diagnosis care
  • Aftercare and ongoing therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • CQC Registered
  • 24-hour care

We also offer free group sessions for families or anyone closely connected to the individual.

Family groups provide guidance and support for those in recovery and anyone close to them. These sessions help to heal any miscommunication and build connections that contribute to ongoing recovery and closure for both parties.

Call +44 2039 496 584 today to speak to one of our team

The benefits of private rehab

If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:

  • Immediate admission into a safe and nurturing environment
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care and support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • Experienced team of doctors and therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better and regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support

Common drugs in the UK


Extracted from the marijuana plant, this drug comes in the kind of green leaves, black resin or brown nuggets. Side-effects differ from lethargy, relaxation, talkativeness, laughter, joy, fear and confusion, based on the user’s state of mind at the time of use. Click for information about Cannabis rehab.


is a stimulant which can be found in the form of white or crystalised powder or small rocks. This drug can be injected, smoked or snorted through the nose, to give the feeling of self-confidence, excitement and alertness. It also increases heart rate, reduces hunger and triggers fear. Click for information about Cocaine rehab.

Ecstasy (MDMA)

Ecstasy is a tablet which is swallowed to induce sensations of happiness and affection. It is also offered in a powder type, which is referred to as MDMA, and is rubbed on the gums. Click for information about Ecstasy rehab.


Heroin is made from the poppy plant and is a form of morphine– a pain reliever used in healthcare facilities. It can be snorted, smoked or injected to give a sensation of bliss. Heroin is the most lethal illegal drug in the UK, as it is simple to overdose, particularly when injected. Click for information about Heroin rehab.


Alcohol, otherwise referred to as ethanol, is a liquid which comes in many different forms of drink. Legal in the UK, alcohol is the most harmful and addicting drug readily available, which contributes to alcohol poisoning, heart attacks, violence, reliance, injuries, cholesterol and liver damage. Click for information about Alcohol rehab.


LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which comes either in liquid form or as small tabs of paper, and swallowed either directly or in food or drink. The effect of the drug depends upon the user’s mood and imagination, but common reactions consist of laughter, empathy, awe, confusion and suspicion.

What does rehab cost?

The cost of rehab can vary depending on the area and the type of treatment you require. However, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. If you are thinking about attending a private rehab facility near Bedfordshire and would like to find out specific costings, get in touch with our friendly staff who will answer any questions you have.

To find out further information on the cost of rehab enter your number below and one of our team will call you back

    What treatment services are offered by the NHS?

    Although the NHS has limited funding for addiction and long waiting list, there are free treatments available in Bedfordshire. Please speak with your doctor or an addiction counsellor to get information on the services most appropriate to your specific needs.

    The service provides:

    • Recovery and care planning
    • Support for families
    • One-to-one support
    • Medication for opiate addiction
    • Stabilisation
    • Assessments for residential rehabilitation
    • Counselling and relapse prevention
    • Facilitation of rehabilitation
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Care management
    • Community detoxification

    Where are these Services Based?

    How does drug and alcohol rehab in Bedfordshire work?


    If you go through our private centres, admissions into the centers are quick and basic so you can settle into a routine at the residential treatment centre within the very first day. Experts will assist you through the whole procedure– from detoxing your body of hazardous compounds, recognizing triggering aspects and recommending the most ideal from a variety of therapies to help you settle into a new regimen. Private alcohol rehab is for that reason a holistic approach to treatment.

    If you go through free treatment, you will need to discuss your worry about a GP, who will refer you to a clinic. You can likewise call any of the discussed charities that will assess your condition and inspect you into a Bedfordshire rehabilitation centre with the quickest opening area.

    What are the pros and cons of free addiction treatment?
    • Free of charge
    • Confidentiality
    • Accessible to everyone
    • Located in the local community
    • Close to home and family
    • Lengthy admissions process
    • Might not be referred to residential rehab
    • Patients may be asked to go to different clinics
    • Recovery may be affected by life distractions
    • Access to the personal therapist is more limited
    • Patients may not have the same therapist

    To discuss your options further please enter your telephone number below and one of our highly trained team will be in touch as soon as possible:

      Free addiction treatment services available in Bedfordshire

      Private rehabilitation may not be an option for everyone, and the good news is that Bedfordshire has many free services catering for those who believe they can overcome their addictions.

      Bedfordshire Young People

      Telephone: 01234 341977

      Address: 28-30 Meadway, Bedford MK41 9HU – www.aquarius.org.uk

      Young People service supports 5 to 19 year olds impacted by substance misuse whether this be parental or own use.

      CGL – ResoLUTiONs Luton

      Telephone: 0800 054 6603

      Address: 2-12 Victoria Street, Luton, LU1 2UA – www.resolutions4luton.org

      ResoLUTiONs Luton is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, young people and families.

      Path 2 Recovery Drug & Alcohol Services

      Telephone: 01234 352220

      Address: 21 The Crescent, Bedford, MK40 2RT – www.elft.nhs.uk/service/299/Path-to-Recovery-P2R-Drug-and-Alcohol-Service-for-Bedford-Borough

      Path to Recovery (P2R) is a one stop service which provides advice, treatment and support to adults 18+ whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use.

      The Bridge Project Luton

      Telephone: 01234 838 771

      Address: Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3AJ – http://bedsrcc.org.uk/the-bridge/

      The aim of the Bridge Project is to help people in Luton who have had support or treatment for alcohol and/or drug use to develop the confidence, skills and experience required to compete in the labour market.

      Addiction support groups in Bedfordshire

      Addiction support groups are a significant aspect of the long-term treatment process. Focused on substance abuse, behavioural addictions and external factors associated with recovery, support groups bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and experiences.

      What is NA?
      NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a globally renowned non-profit fellowship for people whose drug abuse has had a detrimental impact upon their lives. Everyone attending NA meetings is trying to abstain from drug use and to develop a new way of life. There are no fees to attend and everyone is welcome as long as they are actively striving to stay in recovery.

      What is AA?
      AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is – like NA – a non-profit fellowship; since its inception in the 1930s AA has helped millions of people worldwide escape from the claws of alcoholism. AA meetings are held right across the country, including a good number in Bedfordshire, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.

      AA meetings in Bedfordshire:
      Bedford Discussion

      Quaker House, 5 Lansdowne Rd.
      Thursdays at 7:30pm

      Biggleswade: Lunch

      Biggleswade Masonic Centre
      Sundays at 12:30pm

      Leighton Buzzard

      Salvation Army, Lammas Walk
      Wednesdays at 8:30pm

      Luton Courage to Change

      The Holy Cross Church Hall
      Fridays at 7:30pm

      NA Meetings in Bedfordshire:
      Saturdays at 8:00pm

      St Saviour’s Church
      Russell Street
      LU1 5EB

      Mondays at 10:00pm

      St Saviour’s Church
      Russell Street
      LU1 5EB

      Fridays at 7:30pm

      Bedford Quakers
      5 Lansdowne Road
      MK40 2BY

      Travelling to and from Bedfordshire

      Bedfordshire is well-connected by road to the rest of the country thanks to its proximity to London; the M1 (London-Leeds) passes through the county with junctions near Luton and Bedford (and nearby Milton Keynes), while the A1 (London-Edinburgh) and A5 (London-Holyhead) trunk roads also run through sections of Bedfordshire.

      Bedfordshire is crossed by three of the UK’s most important railways: the West Coast Main Line stops at Leighton Buzzard with routes to Northampton and London Euston; the East Coast Main Line has various stations in the county en route to Peterborough or London King’s Cross; and the Midland Main Line goes via Luton and Bedford (and others) to and from a host of stations including several in London (via Thameslink).

      About Bedfordshire

      UKAT offers addiction treatment services in Bedfordshire, in the East of England. Bedfordshire’s main attractions include Corn Exchange, Woburn Abbey, Wrest Park, Woburn Safari Park, and Houghton House. Bedfordshire is well known for its many rivers and waterways including Lewsey Brook, River Ivel, River Flit, Knapps Brook, and Houghton Brook. Bedfordshire, East Of England

      • Bedfordshire’s local authority administrative HQ is Luton Town Hall.
      • Bedfordshire is linkedd to county district shires including Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton.
      • Lower tiers of local government include Felmersham, Kensworth, Podington, Hyde, and Blunham within the County of Bedfordshire.
      • The wards and electoral sub divisions of Bedfordshire also include Kempston West, Kempston Central and East, Kempston North, and Kempston South.
      • County’s such as Bedfordshire are divided into parliamentary constituencies such as North Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency), Luton West (UK Parliament constituency), North East Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency), Luton (UK Parliament constituency), and South West Bedfordshire (UK Parliament constituency).
      • The Flag Of Bedfordshire is the flag of the English County of Bedfordshire.
      • The County of Bedfordshire also amalgamated hamlets such as Beeston, Thorncote Green, Stanford, Honeydon, and Keeley Green within its boundaries.
      • The County of Bedfordshire also amalgamated villages such as Everton, Little Barford, Campton, Clapham, and Marston Moreteyne within its boundaries.
      • Other villages in Bedfordshire include Billington, Salford, Chellington, Stondon, and Broom.
      • Last in order but nevertheless important, Bedfordshire includes Maulden, Kempston Hardwick, Wootton, Wyboston, and Lower Stondon.
      • Incorporated settlements within Bedfordshire’s boundary now include Chiltern Hills, Someries Castle, Kempston, and Wixams.
      • Other towns located within the County of Bedfordshire include Luton, Flitwick, Houghton Regis, Shefford, and Biggleswade
      • Putteridge Bury, University of Bedfordshire, and University of Bedfordshire Theatre in Bedfordshire are famous through out the England and the United Kingdom.
      • Notable educational establishments in Bedfordshire include Dame Alice Harpur School, and Luton Sixth Form College.
      • Furthering the education of Bedfordshire locals is the Woburn Abbey, and RAF Henlow.
      • St Mary’s Hospital, and Bedford Hospital deliver services locally to the Bedfordshire area.
      • Harrold-Odell Country Park, Stockwood Park, and Stockgrove Country Park are the most notable parks and open spaces in Bedfordshire and are famous through out England.
      • Local roads within Bedfordshire include A6 road (England), M1 motorway, and A505 road.
      • Bordering to the west of the County of Bedfordshire is Hertfordshire.
      • To the east of the County of Bedfordshire is bordered by Buckinghamshire.
      • Close to Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Cambridgeshire are positioned immediately to the south of the County.
      • Close to Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire can be found situated immediately to the north.
      • Bedfordshire’s reknown can be attributed to its diverse heritage including Tilsworth Castle, Mowsbury Hill, and Dunstable Friary.
      • Structures and Buildings of special interest within Bedfordshire include Chicksands Priory, Woodside Farm and Wildfowl Park, The Cross Keys, Wrest Park, and Woburn Safari Park.
      • Bedfordshire houses some well known churches including Church of All Saints, Church of St Peter & St Paul, and Church of St Mary the Virgin.
      • Bedfordshire has a notable history, including History of Bedfordshire, Beadlow Priory, Waulud’s Bank, Bedfordshire County Cricket Club, and Bedfordshire County Council.
      • Bedfordshire is the founding County of number of companies including Riverbanks Clinic, Head Entertainment, and Jordans (company).
      • Bedfordshire is the broadcast service area for BBC Three Counties Radio, Heart East, BigglesFM, Heart Dunstable, and Zouches Farm transmitting station.

      Find rehabilitation in Bedfordshire near you

      Are you from a city or town in Bedfordshire and want to know what the options are locally to you? Check out the following pages to find out more about rehab in different parts of Bedfordshire:

      Frequently asked questions

      Are rehabs open in Bedfordshire during the Coronavirus outbreak?
      Rehabilitation centres are operating during the Coronavirus outbreak, as healthcare facilities are essential businesses. This includes private rehab clinics in Bedfordshire, provided they follow the safety regulations implemented by the government.

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      Does free alcohol rehab in Bedfordshire exist?
      There are a number of free clinics in Bedfordshire which can help you with alcohol or drug abuse. However, there are no inpatient options. Rehabilitation centres are not free, so for residential rehab your best option is to opt for private treatment.

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      How do I pay for rehab?
      A deposit will be accepted at the beginning of the process and full payment taken a few days later, once you have started your programme.

      Many private rehabilitation companies, including UKAT, accept BUPA insurance. However, be sure to check with your insurance company that your claim is covered.

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      Can I get funding through the NHS?
      Although funding through the NHS is available, it can be a lengthy and emotional process and many applications are turned down.

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      Can you force someone to go to rehab?
      You cannot force someone to go into rehab; it must be their choice. However, you can organise an intervention if you are worried about someone. This involves sitting and talking to your loved one with the help of a professional, in the hope they will listen and follow your advice.

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      Which drug addictions can be treated in rehab?
      Addictions to any of the following drugs can be treated in a rehabilitation clinic: cocaine rehab, crack cocaine rehab, heroin rehab, cannabis rehab, ecstasy rehab and prescription drugs rehab, including benzodiazepines rehab and opiates rehab.

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      How long should I go to rehab for?
      The recommended duration of rehab depends on the severity of your addiction and you will be advised by a professional during your admissions process.

      The longer the length of stay in rehab the higher the success rate for staying sober, as you spend more quality time in therapy and in a sober environment, away from temptation.

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      Is rehab confidential?
      If you seek treatment through the NHS, the referral will sit on your medical records. However, employers cannot access these records unless under specific circumstances. So, there is a limited chance of them finding out.

      Private rehabilitation is completely confidential and does not sit on your medical records.

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      Can I visit a loved one during rehab?
      You can visit your loved one for an hour every Sunday at our private centres. However, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 you will not be permitted to visit loved ones during the lockdown.

      Family support groups take place every week at each of our centres and anyone who has a close connection to the patient can join. Not all rehabilitation centres offer this option, so this needs to be checked on their website.

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