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Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Medication for opiate addiction
Assessments for residential rehabilitation
Counselling and relapse prevention
Facilitation of rehabilitation
Where are these Services Based?
What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
Free of charge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Check out our reviews as our alumni share their thoughts on our facilities and their experiences attending them. All the reviews are verified but full names are removed for confidentiality.
Completing the detox/rehabilitation program has been the best money I've ever spent. It's given me the tools to carry on a clean and happy life, instead of struggling through life with the effects of daily alcohol use. The team members are wonderful. They clearly love their work, and care deeply about clients, getting a new lease of life. I like the cosy/home from home enviroment. The daily groups are brilliant and the therapy is amazing too. I've been able to reflect upon my life without the interuptions of normal every day life. The chef is top notch, The cleaning team are brilliant. It's extremely well run. The Dr's here are brilliant at their job, and provide whatever is essential to keep you comfortable whilst detoxing. 24/7 care. I'm glad i was here.
my time at primrose lodge has changed my life . made me believe in a better life . i came in here hopeless and am leaving hopeful. i cant express my gratitude towards the staff the programme and the people here at primrose and this place will always hold a special place in my heart.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help you through the early stages of recovery. A very nice atmosphere around the place which is helped by both staff and the house itself and garden. All in all it is a brilliant place in which to gain a good foundation on which to build a recovery from addiction.
Primrose Lodge is staffed by heroes. They understand exactly what we go through and they are here to support us all the way. The classes and workshops are all delivered by experts with care and professionalism, and the therapy is literally life-changing. I have spent my entire life trying to destroy myself and Primrose Lodge has completely turned me around. I am excited about my future and if you are considering treatment this is the best place you could possibly go.
Honestly the best month of my life to date, to say I have regained my fire and love for life in every aspect of the word is an understatement. This program and the people within primrose have given me so much to work with and take away on my journey I feel completely ready for what lies ahead. I cannot thank all the staff enough for every moment they have guided me, on top of the brilliant treatment the chef is absolutely amazing. I have loved my stay here at primrose and will be recommending this service to all I know. Yours thankfully, J.
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