This Page was last reviewed and changed on August 3rd, 2020
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in East Sussex
East Sussex may be a sought-after holiday and retirement spot – but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s any less susceptible to the blight of substance abuse and addiction. As with anywhere else in the UK, alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances are taking their toll on the residents of East Sussex and leaving countless ruined lives in their wake.
Addiction Treatment Services in East Sussex
However, there is hope: there are a host of resources available in the county for anyone seeking help battling their drug or alcohol addictions, and if you’re ready to turn your life around they are only a phone call away. If you’re in or near East Sussex and are seeking support for yourself or a loved one, read on to find out about some of the relevant organisations and facilities near you.
If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of East Sussex for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.
Addiction to any substance can ruin lives and even kill. Getting treatment before your addiction reaches that stage is imperative; however, not all treatment is appropriate or goes far enough. In the most serious and pressing cases, the best and most immediate option is often private rehabilitation, which has made the difference between life and death for countless thousands of people all over the world.
Recovery Lighthouse is an alcohol and drug rehab centre based in Worthing. All of our staff are respected addiction treatment practitioners, with a long history of helping people get well for many years, we care about the people we help and have had great success in treating addictions and other related conditions.
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 East Sussex 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.
To find out further information on the cost of rehab enter your number below and one of our team will call you back
What Treatment Services Are Offered by the NHS?
Bear in mind that private rehab isn’t an option for everyone: it can be an expensive process and can have a huge impact on work and other commitments. Luckily, there are a number of free NHS services near East Sussex or 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 East Sussex
East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) – which operates on behalf of CGL is a good place to start for those looking for free treatment. They have two main hubs based in Eastbourne and Hastings.
East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR)
Commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol services across East Sussex working with the local community and partnership agencies to achieve best outcomes for the service users that they work with.
Addiction Support Groups in East Sussex
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 East Sussex, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
AA Meetings in East Sussex:
Peacehaven Evangelical Church, 132 South Coast Rd BN10 8RD Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Hailsham Gospel Mission, 15 Station Rd BN27 2BH Mondays at 12:45pm
Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane BN9 9RB Thursdays at 8:00pm
East Sussex neighbours West Sussex, Kent, London and Hampshire. All routes to East Sussex are relatively easy with the M25, M20 and M23 providing good access to the county. From Kent take the A2070 near Ashford followed by the A259 into East Gulderford. From London and Surrey take the M25 and M23 to junction 10 then take the A22 (London Road). The A22 will take you as far as Eastbourne.
The South Eastern Railway and Great Western Railway provide trains to and from East Sussex. Trains from London run from Liverpool Street.
About East Sussex
Ukat offers Addiction Treatment services in East Sussex. East Sussex’s sightseeing opportunities include Hastings Pier, Fairlight Glen, Drusillas Zoo Park, Michelham Priory, and Sovereign Harbour. East Sussex is well known for its many rivers and waterways including River Uck, River Ouse, Arlington Reservoir, River Brede, and River Cuckmere. Administrative ward subdivisions of a East Sussex also include Queen’s Park (ward).
Villages within East Sussex’s boundaries include Barcombe Mills, Denton, Southease, Hartfield, and Sidley.
Last but not least East Sussex also includes Saltdean, Bodle Street Green, Ovingdean, Ringmer, and Duddleswell.
East Sussex is formed by a number of settlements including Rottingdean, St. Clements Caves, South Downs, Saltdean, Seaford, Hastings, and Camber.
Other service areas covered by Ukat within East Sussex, England include Brighton, Newhaven, Portslade, Telscombe, and Bulverhythe,
as well as East Sussex’s outlying urban areas East Dean and Friston, Normans Bay, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pevensey, and Winchelsea Beach.
In conclusion, Ukat’s Addiction Treatment services also cover the wider East Sussex area which includes Fairlight, East Sussex.
The cities of Brighton and Hove can be found within East Sussex.
East Sussex has a number of schools in the area including Bodiam Manor School, and Rye Studio School.
East Sussex residents enjoy access to Libraries in Brighton and Hove.
Additional educational institutions within East Sussex is the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, and Hastings Fishermen’s Museum.
Hellingly Hospital, and Conquest Hospital are located within the East Sussex district.
Forest Way, Michelham Priory, and Wild Park are enjoyed by East Sussex residents and famous through out England.
Essential roads and infasructure in East Sussex include A22 road, A259 road, and A28 road.
Close to East Sussex, Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station, Eastbourne Lifeboat Station, Newhaven Lifeboat Station, and Brighton Lifeboat Station can be found situated immediately to the north.
Unusual (and unique) places within East Sussex include Newhaven Lifeboat Station, Eastbourne Lifeboat Station, and Anderitum.
Structures and Buildings of special interest within East Sussex include Hove War Memorial, St Joseph’s College, Brede Waterworks, Malling House, and Lewes Castle.
The churches within East Sussex include the well known All Souls Church, Church of St Thomas More, and Robertsbridge United Reformed Church.
The history of East Sussex has Haestingas, The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, Northeye, Rye (UK Parliament constituency), and Holmshurst Manor.
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre is a major retail center point of commerce in East Sussex.
Air Pictorial deliver broadcast media to the local East Sussex community.
Map of UKAT Facilities
Why Choose UKAT
En-suite Rooms Available
1yr Free Aftercare
Free Callback Service
We offer a free callback service 24/7. Enter your number below and one of our addiction counsellors will call you back shortly.
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.
I dont have enough words to describe my gratitude towards all the support staff, therapists & management. The programme content was incredibly insightful & I now have an arsenal of tools to combat my illness head on. I would recommend this place to anyone, and I intend to. It's changed my life.
I arrived at the recovery lighthouse very low in mood and feeling very ill. I was made to feel welcome as soon as I arrived, treated with respect and empathy. I was introduced to the other peers who were also welcoming and non judgemental. I was shown into a relaxing bedroom and given time to settle in. I gained knowledge and confidence from both the varied workshops and having time to chat in groups with my peers as well as a great deal of laughter. Mealtimes were social occasions, the food was nutritious and varied. Zoom meetings were also a group activity and gave me the confidence to open up to the group. Wonderful walks to the beach and park, where somtimes we would meditate...so relaxing, and sometimes we were able to buy an ice cream!!!!! I left feeling refreshed, growing in confidence and with a positive attitude to face my future and the world without the need for alcohol. A brighter happier future. Thank you to all who helped me on the start of my road to recovery.
Very helpful and supportive team. I truly feel blessed to have chosen The Lighthouse (Worthing) to begin my journey on the path to sobriety.....
This is my third time at the Lighthouse Recovery due to relapsing mainly because i did not folllow the simple instructions nor get involved 100% with the AA fellowship. This time round I am aware of the need for me to put those foundations in place. The staff at the lighthouse are amazing and have had a big part to play during this recovery experience. The lighthouse is truly life-changing and i could not recommend it highly enough. It has also been amazing to meet wonderful people that will now become friends for life. Thank you
was in a really dark place before i entered recovery lighthouse. I have had a total change in myself and my view on life and cant thank the staff enough for all there help and advice on how to deal with all aspects of my life, would highly recommend the lighthouse house to anyone that has reached rock bottom due to alcohol and drugs,
Our patients’ health takes priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and our doors remain open. To read about our commitment to patient and staff safety and how to keep yourself safe during the lockdown, click here!