Drug and alcohol rehab in South East England

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  • What is offered at rehab in South East England?
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  • Free addiction support groups in SE England
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  • Why get drug and alcohol treatment

From Portsmouth and Hampshire to New Forest and Basingstoke and Deane, The South East of England is one of the most densely populated regions in England, with a population of just over 9 million people in recent years. Unfortunately, there are many people in the South East who are struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, behavioural addictions such as pornography, sex and gambling, or eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia and binge eating disorder. Nevertheless, there are many outpatient and inpatient addiction rehabilitation options available in South East England. If you are ready to free yourself from the clutches of substance abuse or addictive behaviour, help is never too far away.

What is offered at rehab in South East England?

  • Inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient addiction rehab in South East England requires clients to visit a day centre to begin detoxing from a harmful substance and to attend weekly support groups which provide emotional support to themselves and others suffering from similar struggles.

  • Outpatient rehab
  • Alternately, inpatient addiction rehab in South East England invites clients to embark on a treatment programme at a residential rehab clinic for several days or weeks, depending on a client’s needs. We currently have eight residential rehab centres offering inpatient rehab programmes – three of which are located in South England.

NHS and private rehab in South East England

We always advise those seeking help with addiction to consult their GP for a preliminary discussion about the outpatient and inpatient options available through the NHS and private services.

The NHS offers detox and talking therapies as methods of treating drug and alcohol addiction and can point you in the right direction of local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in South East England. However, the NHS drug and wellbeing services can sometimes put clients on long waiting lists. This means that it can take several months to begin treatment.

Nearest UKAT centres to South East England

If you are considering treatment at an inpatient rehab centre in the South East, it is very important to consider how far away the facility is from home. This is because some people respond better to treatment when they know that their loved ones are not too far away. On the other hand, others find that putting a distance between themselves and the triggers of their home environment can be very beneficial as they begin their addiction recovery.

Out of the eight UKAT residential rehabilitation centres placed around England, three are located in South East England:

Banbury Lodge

This state-of-the-art rehab therapy centre, situated in the charming market town of Banbury, Oxfordshire, provides clients with a rural setting in which to begin their addiction recovery.

The recently renovated rooms serve as a home-away-from-home, helping you to ease into your treatment programme.

Primrose Lodge

Found just outside of the beautiful town of Guildford, Surrey, is this peaceful rehabilitation care centre. Offering a spacious garden and comfortable interiors.

Primrose Lodge is an outstanding place in which to focus on detox, one-to-one therapy and holistic therapies.

Recovery Lighthouse

This is the third UKAT rehab help centre in South East England, located in the tranquil town of Worthing, West Sussex.

This clinic is perfect for those wishing to enjoy the rejuvenating effects of the stunning southern coastline as they embark on their addiction treatment programmes.

Free addiction support groups in South East England

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and the Isle of Wight all offer a variety of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Cocaine Anonymous (CA) support groups. Here are a few AA, NA and CA meetings in South East England and a link to their websites so you can find a meeting in your local area:

Canterbury Big Book Step & Tradition

Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
: Friday at 7.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Telephone: 01227 765612
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Basic Text Study Group Meeting

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 3LJ
Time: Monday at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Telephone: 01273 205360
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On Awakening

St Marys Community Building, St Marys Lodge, St Marys Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6BB
: Sunday at 7:00 pm
Telephone: 07912 986500
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Is South East England affected by drug and alcohol abuse?

From Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Medway and Kent, to Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, South East England covers a huge number of counties, which are no exception to the impact of addiction.

In her review titled ‘Review of drugs part two: prevention, treatment and recovery: annexes‘ published in July 2021, Dame Carol Black made numerous findings on the state of alcohol and drug abuse in South East England. She discovered that:

  • The rates of use of recreational drugs are higher in the south of the country, noting the South East region as one of the affected areas
  • Between 2016 to 2017 and 2018 to 2019, 10.2% of 16 to 59 years olds in the South East reported drug use, making this the second most affected region in the UK
  • In 2019, there were 37.7 million drug misuse related deaths in the South East

These statistics emphasise the fact that many people in South East England are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. However, we would encourage you not to despair at these figures, as the addiction rehabilitation offered in this region are vast and varied. The programmes offered are designed to not only treat you but to prepare you to practice coping techniques and implement lifestyle changes at home once you leave the clinic.

Why get drug and alcohol treatment near South East England?

The South East of England is home to many beautiful counties with lovely countryside and beaches, allowing you to receive treatment and begin your recovery journey in relaxing rural locations.

Forming new friendships with your peers and therapists in residential rehab allows you to bond with those who have experienced similar struggles to yourself. Many of our clients find this to be one of the best aspects of their programme at a rehabilitation treatment centre, and the UKAT Alumni programme enables you to heal and grow with former clients.

Deciding to invest in your physical and mental health is the critical first step you can take toward recovering from addiction. The rehabilitation care centres in this region treat a wide variety of afflictions. For example, whilst all UKAT clinics in South East England offer treatment for alcoholism, illegal drug abuse and prescription drug abuse.

Whether you live in Southampton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Kent, if you are living in the South East of England and wondering how to seek addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, you can get in touch with our admission team today to discuss how private addiction rehab could work for you.

Find rehabilitation in South East England near you

Are you from a county in South East England 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 South East England:

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