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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.
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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.
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.
The staff and therapists at the Recovery Lighthouse were very welcoming and made me feel comfortable straightaway. It is a small therapy centre which is great as you feel more connected with the staff, therapists and other clients. The program is jam-packed but I leave with the tools and connections to support me on my journey of recovery.
the help i received from all staff was great, really helpful. learnt a lot about myself with there help. food very good,
i want to thank everyone at the lighthouse all the staff and peers past and present. this has saved my life and giving me a new one to start. thank you so much.
This is my second rehabilitation at Recovery Lighthouse. I relapsed after my 1st visit 2.5 years ago. Food and chefs excellent, the same for the management, therapists, support workers and cleaning staff. Some of the administrative staff appear on occasion to be under stress and this has resulted in many of the current clients feeling unhappy about the way they were treated which on some occasions bordered on being rude. The centre is also incredibly rule- oriented with some of the rules inexplicable or unnecessary. When asked for something the answer is either 'yes' or 'no' predominately 'no' with little room to compromise. Otherwise, if I were to relapse again (hope to God I don't) then I would choose Recovery Lighthouse again, hence the 4 stars. Jon
Absolutely amazing place!! A very 'home' like atmosphere and one where I felt totally safe. The staff here are brilliant - from the support workers that take a hugely personal but professional approach, to the therapists who truly want to make a difference in the short time you are here. A great combination of helping you understand and start to accept the nature of addiction through groups and 1:1 therapy to allow you to identify and start to understand how to deal with it. Food is varied and good and the house clean/comfortable. If you are serious about wanting to change - I cannot recommend this place highly enough. It has saved my life by giving me hope and the start of a toolkit to live a full life in recovery.
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