Alcoholism and drug addiction can be devastating for sufferers and soul destroying for loved ones watching an addict’s demise. Fortunately there are a number of good rehab services for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, and this guide will cover both private and free treatment options. If you or a loved one are affected by substance abuse in Bedfordshire, help is at hand: read on for a guide to support organisations and rehab clinics in your area.
Selecting a treatment option that’s most appropriate for you may feel very challenging, especially in the face of the distress and anxiety addiction causes. 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 can assist you.
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.
Drug and alcohol abuse varies hugely in severity; however, in the more serious cases a person suffering from addiction is at great risk of harming themselves and others and urgent attention is necessary. Private rehabilitation provides the most immediate and secure way to set an addict on the road to recovery. Here at UKAT, we’ve helped thousands of people all over Bedfordshire 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 is one of our fully refurbished drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, set within a quiet and picturesque suburban street-based in the heart of Luton. Situated just outside of London, our facility boasts 18 beds, large grounds, recreational facilitates and world-class deidicated medical teams and support staff.
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.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
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 and we will be able to provide you with this information to aid you in making a decision.
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A number of other organisations and services – public and private – exist to help people in Bedfordshire who are struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse. Some are run by or affiliated with national NHS programmes; others are under the auspices of local or borough councils; still, others are charities or for-profit companies. A selection of organisations catering to various groups follows, but please speak with your doctor or an addiction counsellor to get information on the services most appropriate to your specific needs.
The service provides:
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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 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 Bedfordshire, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
Quaker House, 5 Lansdowne Rd.
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Biggleswade Masonic Centre
Sundays at 12:30pm
Salvation Army, Lammas Walk
Wednesdays at 8:30pm
The Holy Cross Church Hall
Fridays at 7:30pm
See the full list of AA meetings in and around Bedfordshire
St Saviour’s Church
St Saviour’s Church
5 Lansdowne Road
See the full list of NA meetings in and around 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).