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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in Dorset

As with every other part of the UK, Dorset – in both rural and urban areas – suffers from the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. Addicts can ruin their own lives and those of their loved ones – and their behaviour can have serious social ramifications too, in the form of crime and anti-social behaviour. In order to tackle this problem, there are a number of resources available to anyone in or near Dorset struggling with substance abuse. If you’re looking for support for yourself or a loved one, read on for a guide to some of the relevant organisations and facilities near you.

Addiction Treatment Services in Dorset

Dorset possesses a good variety of excellent free and private treatment services – indeed, choosing the right option for you from amongst such a range can be quite daunting at times, especially if you’re struggling with addiction yourself or having to suffer observing it in someone close to you. This is where we can come in: if you’re looking for recommendations for treatment and support options in or near Dorset, call us so one of our confidential advisors can give you the assistance you’re looking for.

UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of Dorset, for those that require immediate assistance with their substance misuse.

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Private Rehabilitation

In the most serious cases, addiction can be hugely damaging to addicts and those around them – and can present a real risk of injury and death. In such cases, in order to minimise that risk and set an addict on the path to a better life, private rehabilitation can be the best and most immediate option.

Two of our rehabs are within close proximity to Dorset – Primrose Lodge and Banbury Lodge.

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Primrose Lodge is a premier treatment facility. We have spared no expense in ensuring that our clinic is comfortable, attractive and homely with fantastic facilities for all patients to enjoy. Our dedicated team of addiction treatment professionals possess extensive credentials and expert training in the field of addiction services.

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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.

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 Dorset 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?

    Perhaps because of the costs involved, or perhaps because of the impact residential rehab would have on a person’s daily commitments, not everyone feels that private rehab is for them. There are, however, a variety of free NHS services in the Dorset area available for anyone who wants to try to shake off their addiction without going through 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
    Pros
    • Free of charge
    • Confidentiality
    • Accessible to everyone
    • Located in the local community
    • Close to home and family
    Cons
    • 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 Dorset

      Perhaps because of the costs involved, or perhaps because of the impact residential rehab would have on a person’s daily commitments, not everyone feels that private rehab is for them. There are, however, a variety of free NHS services in the Dorset area available for anyone who wants to try to shake off their addiction without going through private rehab.

      EDAS Better Together

      Telephone: 01202 733322

      Address: 56 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole BH14 9BN – https://www.edasuk.org/treatment/poole/poole-edas/

      EDAS is designed to offer a range of treatment services, where the family is at the heart of what we do. EDAS provides services to help individuals recover from their dependency.

      EDP: Reach

      Telephone: 0800 304 7034

      Address: 5 Belle Vue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8DR – https://www.edp.org.uk/reach-dorset/

      EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP) are passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their health, wellbeing and employability.

      Addiction Support Groups in Dorset

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

      AA Meetings in Dorset:
      Dorchester

      United Church, 49-51 Charles St
      DT1 1EE
      Saturdays at 11:00am

      Portland

      Easton Methodist Church, Easton Sq
      DT5 1BU
      Mondays at 7:30pm

      Wareham

      Wareham Day Centre, 21 Bonnets Lane
      BH20 4HB
      Fridays at 7:45pm

      See the full list of AA meetings in and around Dorset

      NA Meetings in Dorset:
      Bournemouth
      Sundays at 7:45pm

      St Michael’s Church
      Poole Rd
      BH2 5QU

      Weymouth
      Mondays at 7:45pm

      Westham Methodist Church Hall
      2 Milton Road
      DT4 0AZ

      Gillingham
      Mondays at 7:30pm

      EDP Centre
      St Martins, Queen St
      SP8 4DZ

      See the full list of NA meetings in and around Dorset

      Travelling to and from Dorset

      Dorset is accessible by Devon to the West via the A35; Bristol to the North via the A37; Hampshire to the East via the A31 and London via the M3.

      South Western Railway operate trains from London Waterloo to Dorset, stopping at 14 Dorset stations including Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Dorchester South.

      About Dorset

      Ukat offers Addiction Treatment services in Dorset. The County of Dorset, lies within England in South West England Dorset’s local tourist attractions include Roman Town House, Isle of Portland, Knowlton Circles, Conger cuddling, and Winspit. A number of waterways and rivers such as River Winterborne, River Bourne, River Stour, River Tarrant, and River Brit are located within Dorset. South West, Dorset is located in the North Dorset administrative area.

      • Dorset’s local authority administrative HQ is Bridport Town Hall.
      • south West.

      • Dorset is attributed to shire districts including Dorset, and Bournemouth.
      • Lower tiers of local government include Lytchett Minster and Upton, Lydlinch, Seaborough, Verwood, and Cann within the County of Dorset.
      • National parliamentary constituencies of the County of Dorset include South Dorset (UK Parliament constituency), Dorset (UK Parliament constituency), Bournemouth East (UK Parliament constituency), West Dorset (UK Parliament constituency), and Corfe Castle (UK Parliament constituency).
      • The Flag Of Dorset is the emblem of the English County of Dorset.
      • The County of Dorset also encompasses hamlets such as Woodyates, Coombe Keynes, Muckleford, Cripplestyle, and Grimstone.
      • The County of Dorset also amalgamated villages such as Wakeham, Atrim, Bryanston, Thorncombe, and Hammoon within its boundaries.
      • Other villages in Dorset include East Chelborough, Stourton Caundle, Weston, Kimmeridge, and Buckland Ripers.
      • Last in order but nevertheless important, Dorset includes Charmouth, Abbotsbury, Ashley Heath, Halstock, and Seaborough.
      • Over the years Dorset has assimilated a number of settlements including Hanford, Wessex Ridgeway, Gore Heath, West Bexington, Highcliffe, Osmington Mills, and Swanage.
      • Poole, Charmouth, Isle of Portland, Avon Valley Path, and Lytchett Heath are also part of Ukat’s Addiction Treatment service area in the County of Dorset.
      • Other service areas covered by Ukat within Dorset, England include West Bay, Studland, Seatown, Overcombe, and Burton Bradstock,
      • in addition to Dorset’s outer urban areas Kimmeridge, West Lulworth, and Lyme Regis.
      • Other towns found within the County of Dorset include Poole, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Dorchester, and Wimborne Minster
      • Notable educational establishments in Dorset include Sturminster Newton High School, and Weymouth College (public school).
      • Furthering the education of Dorset locals is the The Tank Museum, and Dorset County Museum.
      • Herrison Hospital, and Royal Victoria Hospital deliver services locally to the Dorset area.
      • Lulworth Estate, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, and Encombe House are popular with Dorset citizens and known throughout England.
      • Within Dorset roads and infastructure include A37 road, A35 road, and A338 road.
      • Bordered west of the County of Dorsetis Hampshire.
      • To the east of the County of Dorset is bordered by Devon.
      • The County of Dorset’s is bordered by Wiltshire, and Somerset to the south.
      • Close to Dorset, Isle of Wight can be found situated immediately to the north.
      • Dorset is best known for Durnovaria, Abbotsbury Abbey, and Maiden Castle.
      • Structures and Buildings of special interest within Dorset include Cranborne Manor, Weymouth Lifeboat Station, Mount Pleasant henge, St Ann’s Hospital, and Milton Abbey School.
      • The churches within Dorset include the well known St Mary’s Church, Kingston Camera, and Christchurch Airfield.
      • Included in the long history of Dorset are Dorset dialect, Bokerley Dyke, Maiden Castle, Dorsetshire Gap, and Portland Branch Railway.
      • A number of companies including Eldridge Pope, Hobbycraft, and Cobham plc in the County of Dorset.
      • Dolphin Shopping Centre is a major retail center point of commerce in Dorset.
      • Dorset’s local broadcast stations delivering locally-made programmes include BBC Dorset FM, BBC South, Spotlight (BBC News), The Breeze (North Dorset), and ITV Westcountry.
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