Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab in Hertfordshire

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Hertfordshire

If you’re struggling with addiction in Hertfordshire – whether that be to drugs or alcohol – you’re not alone. The good news is that alcoholism and drug dependency can be treated with the right support. This guide will cover the different types of drug and alcohol that can be found throughout Hertfordshire, whether you live in Watford, Stevenage, St Albans, Hatfield or any other area in Herts, we can help you to make an informed decision on addiction treatment.

Addiction Treatment Services in Hertfordshire

When it comes to a recovery approach for alcoholism and drug addiction, a good plan should consist of detox (or medical detox), psychotherapy and aftercare. Psychotherapy can come in many forms such as inpatient rehab, counselling or group therapy. In some circumstances medication can be prescribed to reduce withdrawal symptoms. This is common among those with severe alcohol dependency.

If you’d like some recommendations for treatment options in Hertfordshire – whether free or private – call one of our confidential advisors today and start getting the assistance you seek.

A man and woman talking to a counsellor

Private Rehabilitation

Private rehab is frequently the most immediate, most effective and most permanent solution to an addiction crisis. Although every addiction is unique, in the most serious cases – where there is a real risk of harm to the addict and possibly those around them – private rehabilitation can make the difference, literally, between life and death. Private rehab can set an addict on the road to a better life whilst offering all the necessary safety measures to reduce the risk of lasting harm – or worse – to anyone struggling under the burden of addiction.

UKAT are proud to offer Liberty House Clinic – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Luton.

Liberty House Clinic

Liberty House Clinic is one of our private drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation facilities based in a quiet and picturesque suburban street in the heart of Luton. Situated just outside of London, it is 33 miles (45 minutes) away from Hertfordshire.

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

Private rehab provides you (or a loved one fighting drug and/or alcohol abuse) with:

  • A medically supervised detoxification with around-the-clock care by a team of doctors & nurses
  • 24/7 support from trained professionals
  • Therapy – group and one-to-one – aimed at uncovering the fundamental reasons for your addiction
  • Tailored fitness and dietary plans which will give you a healthier lifestyle
  • Transport to and from your facility
  • Aftercare to minimise the risk of relapse: most good treatment organisations offer up to a year’s free aftercare

Common drugs in the UK


Extracted from the cannabis plant, this drug comes in the form of green leaves, black resin or brown nuggets. Side-effects differ from lethargy, relaxation, talkativeness, laughter, happiness, fear and confusion, based on 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 is available in the type of white or crystallised powder or little rocks. This drug can be injected, smoked or snorted through the nose, to give the feeling of self-confidence, excitement and awareness. 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 happiness and love. It is also available in a powder type, which is known as MDMA, and is rubbed on the gums. Click for information about Ecstasy rehab.


Heroin is made from the poppy plant and is a kind of morphine– a painkiller utilized in health centers. It can be snorted, smoked or injected to provide a sensation of ecstasy. Heroin is the most lethal controlled substance in the UK, as it is easy to overdose, specifically when injected. Click for information about Heroin rehab.


Alcohol, otherwise called ethanol, is a liquid which can be found in various forms of drink. Although legal in the UK, it is the most unsafe and addicting drug readily available, which adds to alcohol poisoning, cardiac arrest, 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 beverage. The result of the drug depends on the user’s mood and creativity, however typical actions include laughter, empathy, awe, confusion and suspicion.

Sober Transport Service

Making the journey from home to clinic can feel overwhelming, a sober transport service works to ensure you or your loved one are taken from door to door safely and securely while supporting you along the way and affording the opportunity discuss any concerns you may have in a professional and understanding way.

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 Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire 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 London work?


    If you go through our private centres, admissions into our clinics is fast and easy so you can settle into a routine at the residential treatment centre within the very first day. Experts will assist you through the whole process– from detoxing your body of damaging substances, determining triggering factors and advising the most suitable from a series of therapies to assist you settle into a brand-new routine. Private alcohol rehab is therefore a holistic method to treatment.

    If you go through free treatment, you will need to discuss your worry about a GP, who will refer you to a center. You can also call any of the mentioned charities that will evaluate your condition and examine you into a Hertfordshire rehab centre with the quickest opening spot.

    What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
    • The services are free of charge
    • All information is confidential
    • Services are located in the local community
    • Lengthy admissions process
    • Might not be referred to residential rehab
    • Patients may be asked to go to different clinics/centres for different treatments
    • Recovery may be affected by life distractions and access to drugs and alcohol
    • Access to the personal therapist is limited
    • It may be more challenging to build an outpatient support network

    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 Hertfordshire

      Turning Point are a nationwide drug and alcohol recovery service – a good starting point for those looking for assessment and advice on addiction. Their main hub in the county is in Welwyn Garden City.

      Turning Point

      Telephone: 01707 891 120

      Address: 90 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3UL

      Website: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/support-we-offer/drugs-and-alcohol

      Aiming at providing good quality, person-centred services in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities they support.

      Addiction Support Groups in Hertfordshire

      Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. Support groups are normally focused on a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular issues are being addressed by others who share their same experiences.

      What is NA?
      NA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have become unmanageable through the use of drugs. Everyone in attendance is looking to abstain from drug use and find a new way to live by following the program. There are no fees and everyone is welcome. Anonymity is a vital factor of the fellowship to enable everyone to attend without fear of social repercussions.

      What is AA?
      Like NA, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a non-profit fellowship for all people whose lives have been negatively affected by alcohol misuse. These meetings are held throughout the week and can be beneficial for anyone seeking help after having undergone a structured detox or rehab programme.

      AA Meetings in Hertfordshire:
      Aldenham Discussion

      St John The Baptist Church, 132 South Coast Rd, Church Lane
      WD25 8BE
      Wednesdays at noon

      Berkhamsted Speaker

      SWAN Building, 15 Station Rd, 137-139 High St
      HP4 3HH
      Wednesdays at 8:00pm

      Borehamwood As Bill Sees It Lunchtime

      St Michaels & All Angels Church Hall
      Brook Rd, corner of Gateshead Rd
      WD6 5EQ
      Thursdays at 12:30pm

      NA Meetings in Hertfordshire:
      Wednesdays at 8:00pm

      St. Paul’s Church Room
      179 Pixmore Way
      SG6 1QT

      Hemel Hempstead
      Fridays at 7:00pm

      DENS Emergency Accommodation
      The Elms, Redbourne Road
      HP2 7AZ

      Travelling to and from Hertfordshire

      Hertfordshire is found between the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire and London. it’s easy to access the area from any of these counties within the hour. Even from more distant zones, you can still reach Hertfordshire quite fast – via one of the many speed roads that run through the county (A1, A1(M), A5, A6, A41, M1, M11, and M25).

      The main railway service provider in the area is West Midlands Trains. Some routes are also covered by East Midlands Trains, as well as the Greater Anglia services in the east of the county. Private lines crossing the area include the London to Aylesbury line, the Abbey Line, and the West Anglia Main Line. There is also the metropolitan line which runs through Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Croxley Green and Watford.

      About Hertfordshire

      Hertfordshire or Herts, is a home county in the east of England, United Kingdom. It borders Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, and Buckinghamshire to the west. Known for its motto “Trust and fear not”, the main admin Headquarters are located in Hertford in the east of Hertfordshire.

      Hertfordshire is made up of 10 districts, Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, St Albans and Dacorum. UKAT is proud to offer rehab services to residents in Hertfordshire. We’ve helped thousands of people from areas including Rickmansworth (and Mill End), Croxley Green, Hatfield, Aldenham and Berkhamsted.

      Find rehabilitation in Hertfordshire near you

      Are you from a city or town in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire:

      Frequently asked questions

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

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