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Drug and alcohol addiction is a condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. While addiction can make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, East London has some fantastic drug and alcohol rehab centres that can help you make the changes you need in your life.
To help you take the first and most important step on your recovery journey, here is what you need to know about alcohol and drug rehabilitation in East London.
Drug and alcohol use across East London
Like many parts of the UK, alcohol and drug use is a growing problem across East London for people of all ages. In Tower Hamlets, for example, drug abuse among children rose 74% between 2018-2020, and alcohol abuse rose 74%. Adult substance use also increased enormously, with 13% more parents using drugs during that time and 38% more parents using alcohol. This trend is not exclusive to parents as we have seen alarming increases in adult substance use across the region, particularly during the Pandemic.
Drug and alcohol rehab in East London
Rehab is incredibly useful for anyone who is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Inpatient drug rehab in particular provides a safe, immersive environment for recovery, which allows you to focus fully on overcoming your addiction.
While some people choose outpatient treatment because it is easier to fit into their schedule, it rarely provides the immersive experience that is crucial for recovery. That is why we provide residential rehab for alcohol and drug abuse near East London, incorporating the highest standards of accommodation with world-class facilities and staff expertise.
Nearest UKAT centres to East London
Sanctuary Lodge Essex
Sanctuary Lodge in Essex is the most cutting edge addiction treatment centre anywhere in the UK. Its location in the heart of Essex means that Sanctuary Lodge is easily accessible from East London and beyond while still providing
the space you need to focus on recovery. Sanctuary Lodge offers comprehensive addiction treatment programmes incorporating a range of holistic therapies led by the UK’s most respected addiction professionals. There are also family group sessions and free lifetime aftercare available for all clients.
The centre has en-suite rooms, a gym, a private chef and many other fantastic facilities so your stay in rehab will be as comfortable as possible. Click here for more information about Sanctuary Lodge Essex.
Primrose Lodge Guildford
Set in the beautiful town of Guildford in Surrey, Primrose Lodge is just a 30-mile drive from London. This state of the art rehab clinic is both BUPA and AXA recognised and offers bespoke care planning, en-suite rooms, a private gym and
a range of effective therapies. Primrose Lodge also provides family group therapy, free aftercare and an extended care option, so you will have everything you need to make a full recovery. Click here for more information about Primrose Lodge Guildford.
Liberty House Luton
Luton is just 43 miles from East London up the M25 making Liberty House another fantastic rehab option if you are based in the capital. This state of the art rehab therapy centre is located on a peaceful suburban street, so you will be
totally free of distractions during your stay. Liberty House offers bespoke care planning, free aftercare, family support groups and many other excellent UKAT services. Click here for more information about Liberty House Luton.
Addiction is a complex condition, and so it needs a multi-faceted approach. In order to start your treatment with a clean slate, the first step is to find a rehab in East London that offers drug or alcohol detox and an immersive recovery programme. Detox ensures that all the addictive substances are removed from your body. This process can cause some very dangerous drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms which is why we provide 24/7 medical support to keep you safe and comfortable until your detox is complete.
After that, you will begin a comprehensive recovery programme incorporating a wide range of different therapies and treatments. Our clients follow a 12-step recovery programme which was first developed to help people with alcohol dependence but is also very effective in treating drug addiction. The longer you stay in rehab, the better your chances of recovery, but we usually advise you to stay at least twelve weeks to complete the first few steps of the programme.
Addiction affects us on every level, so only through a diverse treatment programme in and around East London can every aspect of your addiction be effectively addressed. We offer both group therapy and individual therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, guided meditation and even yoga. These are all intended to provide greater insight into the causes and triggers of your addiction and to provide alternative coping mechanisms during difficult moments.
After you leave rehab, it is vital that you continue to receive support through a comprehensive aftercare programme. This may include group therapy sessions, message groups and regular meetups. We have clients from Bethnal Green, Hackney, Stratford and elsewhere across East London, but we ensure that nobody is left to struggle with their cravings or other issues on their own. Connectivity is key to recovery, so extending the sense of community after rehab is crucial.
At UKAT, we also invite all of our clients to join our Alumni Network, connecting with people who are on their own recovery journeys. This network is an invaluable source of support, guidance and advice that will help you to resist cravings, particularly in difficult moments, which we all experience from time to time.