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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment in East Sussex

East Sussex may be a sought-after holiday and retirement spot – but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s any less susceptible to the blight of substance abuse and addiction. As with anywhere else in the UK, alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances are taking their toll on the residents of East Sussex and leaving countless ruined lives in their wake.

Addiction Treatment Services in East Sussex

However, there is hope: there are a host of resources available in the county for anyone seeking help battling their drug or alcohol addictions, and if you’re ready to turn your life around they are only a phone call away. If you’re in or near East Sussex and are seeking support for yourself or a loved one, read on to find out about some of the relevant organisations and facilities near you.

If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of East Sussex for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.

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Private Rehabilitation

Addiction to any substance can ruin lives and even kill. Getting treatment before your addiction reaches that stage is imperative; however, not all treatment is appropriate or goes far enough. In the most serious and pressing cases, the best and most immediate option is often private rehabilitation, which has made the difference between life and death for countless thousands of people all over the world.

UKAT are proud to offer Recovery Lighthouse – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Worthing.

Recovery Lighthouse

Recovery Lighthouse is an alcohol and drug rehab centre based in Worthing. All of our staff are respected addiction treatment practitioners, with a long history of helping people get well for many years, we care about the people we help and have had great success in treating addictions and other related conditions.

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
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 East Sussex 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?

    Bear in mind that private rehab isn’t an option for everyone: it can be an expensive process and can have a huge impact on work and other commitments. Luckily, there are a number of free NHS services near East Sussex or 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?

    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 East Sussex

      East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) – which operates on behalf of CGL is a good place to start for those looking for free treatment. They have two main hubs based in Eastbourne and Hastings.

      East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR)

      Telephone: 0300 3038 160

      Address: Thrift House, 13 Wellington Place, Hastings TN34 1NY

      Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/east-sussex-drug-and-alcohol-recovery-service-star

      Commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol services across East Sussex working with the local community and partnership agencies to achieve best outcomes for the service users that they work with.

      Addiction Support Groups in East Sussex

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

      AA Meetings in East Sussex:

      Peacehaven Evangelical Church, 132 South Coast Rd
      BN10 8RD
      Wednesdays at 7:30pm


      Hailsham Gospel Mission, 15 Station Rd
      BN27 2BH
      Mondays at 12:45pm


      Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane
      BN9 9RB
      Thursdays at 8:00pm

      NA Meetings in East Sussex:
      Sundays at 5:30pm

      The Vicarage
      Wilbury Road
      BN3 3PB

      Mondays at 7:00pm

      The Lords Vineyard
      High Street
      TN22 1PX

      Tuesdays at 7:30pm

      Church House
      St Michaels-in-Lewes
      BN7 1XU

      Travelling to and from East Sussex

      East Sussex neighbours West Sussex, Kent, London and Hampshire. All routes to East Sussex are relatively easy with the M25, M20 and M23 providing good access to the county. From Kent take the A2070 near Ashford followed by the A259 into East Gulderford. From London and Surrey take the M25 and M23 to junction 10 then take the A22 (London Road). The A22 will take you as far as Eastbourne.

      The South Eastern Railway and Great Western Railway provide trains to and from East Sussex. Trains from London run from Liverpool Street.

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      About East Sussex

      Ukat offers Addiction Treatment services in East Sussex. East Sussex’s sightseeing opportunities include Hastings Pier, Fairlight Glen, Drusillas Zoo Park, Michelham Priory, and Sovereign Harbour. East Sussex is well known for its many rivers and waterways including River Uck, River Ouse, Arlington Reservoir, River Brede, and River Cuckmere. Administrative ward subdivisions of a East Sussex also include Queen’s Park (ward).

      • Villages within East Sussex’s boundaries include Barcombe Mills, Denton, Southease, Hartfield, and Sidley.
      • Last but not least East Sussex also includes Saltdean, Bodle Street Green, Ovingdean, Ringmer, and Duddleswell.
      • East Sussex is formed by a number of settlements including Rottingdean, St. Clements Caves, South Downs, Saltdean, Seaford, Hastings, and Camber.
      • Other service areas covered by Ukat within East Sussex, England include Brighton, Newhaven, Portslade, Telscombe, and Bulverhythe,
      • as well as East Sussex’s outlying urban areas East Dean and Friston, Normans Bay, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pevensey, and Winchelsea Beach.
      • In conclusion, Ukat’s Addiction Treatment services also cover the wider East Sussex area which includes Fairlight, East Sussex.
      • The cities of Brighton and Hove can be found within East Sussex.
      • East Sussex has a number of schools in the area including Bodiam Manor School, and Rye Studio School.
      • East Sussex residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
      • Additional educational institutions within East Sussex is the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, and Hastings Fishermen’s Museum.
      • Hellingly Hospital, and Conquest Hospital are located within the East Sussex district.
      • Forest Way, Michelham Priory, and Wild Park are enjoyed by East Sussex residents and famous through out England.
      • Essential roads and infasructure in East Sussex include A22 road, A259 road, and A28 road.
      • Close to East Sussex, Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station, Eastbourne Lifeboat Station, Newhaven Lifeboat Station, and Brighton Lifeboat Station can be found situated immediately to the north.
      • Unusual (and unique) places within East Sussex include Newhaven Lifeboat Station, Eastbourne Lifeboat Station, and Anderitum.
      • Structures and Buildings of special interest within East Sussex include Hove War Memorial, St Joseph’s College, Brede Waterworks, Malling House, and Lewes Castle.
      • The churches within East Sussex include the well known All Souls Church, Church of St Thomas More, and Robertsbridge United Reformed Church.
      • The history of East Sussex has Haestingas, The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, Northeye, Rye (UK Parliament constituency), and Holmshurst Manor.
      • Priory Meadow Shopping Centre is a major retail center point of commerce in East Sussex.
      • Air Pictorial deliver broadcast media to the local East Sussex community.

      Find rehabilitation in East Sussex near you

      Are you from a city or town in East Sussex 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 East Sussex: