Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab in Berkshire

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Berkshire

Many excellent free and private treatment services can be found in or close to the county of Berkshire. However, you may find it a daunting prospect to investigate which might be most appropriate to your situation – all the more so if you’re also dealing with the great anxiety and emotional turmoil which can result from addiction.

This guide will help you to make an informed decision on what works best for you. Regardless if you are looking for help near Reading, Maidenhead and Thatcham or in and around the smaller towns such as Datchet and Cookham, the guide will help you find a better, nearer solution.

Addiction Treatment Services in Berkshire

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

If you believe that you or someone close to you are in danger as a result of drug or alcohol abuse – or if you would just like some recommendations for treatment options in or near Berkshire – give one of our addiction advisors a call for immediate assistance.

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Private Rehabilitation

Serious addiction requires substantial treatment, and it may be that the best chance of getting yourself on the road to recovery and a better life will be through a private rehabilitation programme. UKAT has a number of private rehabilitation facilities across the UK, as well as two just a short journey from Berkshire.

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Primrose Lodge genuinely cares about their patients making a full recovery from their illness. As a premier treatment facility, there has been no expense spared in making our clinic comfortable, attractive and homely with fantastic facilities for our patients to enjoy.

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Banbury Lodge has been completely refurbished to exceptional standards and boasts state-of-the-art facilities that include an onsite gymnasium and en suite bedrooms. The clinic offers a secure and comfortable environment in which to get better, and with specialised programmes for people aged sixteen and over, Banbury Lodge is the ideal treatment centre for you or a loved one.

We Provide:
  • Prescribed Medical Detoxification
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Proven Counselling Treatments
  • Holistic Therapies
  • 12 Step Recovery Model
  • One-to-One & Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Dual diagnosis care
  • Aftercare & 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.

These groups provide guidance and support network built and an understanding of addiction acquired. All of which can contribute to ongoing long term recovery for both addicts and family members.

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

Common drugs in the UK


Drawn out from the cannabis plant, this drug is available in the type of green leaves, black resin or brown nuggets. Side-effects differ from sleepiness, relaxation, talkativeness, laughter, joy, paranoia and confusion, based upon the user’s mindset at the time of usage. Marijuana can be smoked, eaten or vaped. Click for information about Cannabis rehab.


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

Ecstasy (MDMA)

Ecstasy is a tablet which is swallowed to induce sensations of joy and affection. It is also readily available in a powder kind, which is called MDMA, and is rubbed on the gums. Click for information about Ecstasy rehab.


Heroin is made from the poppy plant and is a type of morphine– a painkiller used in hospitals. It can be snorted, smoked or injected to offer a sensation of euphoria. Heroin is the most deadly controlled substance in the UK, as it is easy to overdose, specifically when injected. Click for information about Heroin rehab.


Alcohol, otherwise known as ethanol, is a liquid which can be found in various kinds of beverage. Although legal in the UK, it is the most unsafe and addictive drug readily available, which adds to alcohol poisoning, heart attacks, violence, dependency, injuries, cholesterol and liver damage. Click for information about Alcohol rehab.


LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which comes either in liquid kind or as small tabs of paper, and swallowed either straight or in food or drink. The result of the drug depends upon the user’s mood and imagination, but typical responses 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 Berkshire and would like to find out specific costings, get in touch and we will be able to provide you with this information to aid you in making a decision.

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    What Treatment Services Are Offered by the NHS?

    Private rehab isn’t an option for everyone. Luckily, there are a number of free NHS services in and near Berkshire for people who wish to attempt getting clean without opting for private rehab.

    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 Berkshire work?


    If you go through our private centres, admissions into the clinics are quick and easy so you can settle into a routine at the residential treatment centre within the very first day. Specialists will assist you through the entire procedure– from detoxing your body of hazardous substances, determining triggering elements and recommending the most ideal from a series of treatments to assist you settle into a new routine. Private alcohol rehab is for that reason a holistic method to treatment.

    If you go through free treatment, you will require to discuss your concerns with a GP, who will refer you to a clinic. You can likewise call any of the pointed out charities that will examine your condition and inspect you into a Berkshire rehabilitation centre with the quickest opening slot.

    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 Berkshire

      For those who don’t wish to opt for private treatment, Berkshire has a variety of free drug and alcohol addiction services available to the public.

      Iris Partnership – Reading

      Telephone: 0118 955 7333

      Address: 127 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UU – www.irispartnership.org

      Iris Reading is an adult drug and alcohol service available to anyone aged 18 and over, living in Reading.

      Source – Reading

      Telephone: 0118 937 5666

      Address: 16 North Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7DA – www.reading.gov.uk/concernsaboutachild

      SOURCE is Reading’s Young Person’s drug & alcohol service, we work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults.

      Turning Point – Slough

      Telephone: 01753 692548

      Address: 27 Pursers Ct, Slough, SL2 5DL – wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/slough/

      Turning Point work with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make changes.

      Addiction Support Groups in Berkshire

      Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process; focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members can feel that they 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 clean.

      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 Berkshire, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.

      AA Meetings in Berkshire:
      Tuesdays at 1pm

      Carnation Hall
      Chavey Down Rd
      RG42 7PA

      Tuesdays at 8pm

      Methodist Church Hall
      Shepherds Lane
      RG42 2BT

      Thursdays at 8pm

      Friends Meeting House
      Highfield Ave
      RG14 5DS

      NA Meetings in Berkshire:
      Monday 7.45pm

      Methodist Church
      King Street
      SL6 1DT

      Tuesday 8pm

      Baptist Church
      Milton Road
      RG40 1DE

      Wednesday 7.30pm

      St Agnes Church
      St Leonards Road
      SL4 3DX

      Travelling to and from Berkshire

      Car: Travelling to Berkshire is relatively easy. The M25, M4 and M3 all provide direct routes into Berkshire.

      Great Western Railways Provides trains to Windsor and Eton Central via London Paddington.

      National Railway Serves Slough, Newbury, Maidenhead and Ascot via London Paddington.

      About Warwickshire

      Berkshire, often abbreviated as Berks and formerly spelt Barkeshire, is a ceremonial county in South East England. It borders Oxfordshire to the North, Buckinghamshire to the north-east, London to the east, Surrey to the southeast, Hampshire to the south and Wiltshire to the southwest and west. There are six districts in the county – West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough.

      The most populous towns in Berkshire are Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Newbury, Woodley, Windsor, Thatcham, Sandhurst and Crowthorne. Other villages and towns in the county are Ascot (North Ascot), Twyford, Wraysbury (Old Windsor), Sunninghill (South Ascot), Burghfield Common, Sunningdale, Cookham, Hungerford and Datchet.In Berkshire, apart from Windsor Castle, there are also the Basildon Park heritage site, Eton College, Reading Abbey and Donnington Castle.

      Find rehabilitation in Berkshire near you

      Are you from a city or town in Berkshire 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 Berkshire:

      Frequently asked questions

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

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      Does free alcohol rehab in Berkshire exist?
      There are a number of free clinics in Berkshire 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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