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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.
great service, thanks
I came into the Lighthouse not knowing what to expect from a Rehab programme. From Day 1 I felt welcome, safe and happy. The atmosphere of being in a family home-style environment meant that all the clients get to know each other so well. The style of interaction that all the staff live by centres around communication, honesty and open-mindedness and this filters down into the Group Therapy sessions and the workshops. The programme is based around the 12 steps and whilst here you will work through Steps 1 & 2 over 28 days. When we are given our free time we get our phones and TV, but throughout the day at any given time you will hear laughter, chatter and support. The food was very good - healthy, filling and balanced. There are two workout sessions a week where clients get to work with a fitness specialist. There are also about four walks to the seafront a week, weather permitting. On top of that there is lots of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. I knock one star off as the building and accommodation is tired but my understanding is this is currently being addressed with a refurb.
The 28 days I have just spent at the Recovery Lighthouse have totally changed my life for the better. I entered the programme full of fear and disbelief that giving up my addiction to alcohol was possible, and have left full of confidence and ready to live a life of sobriety. My journey would not have been possible without the highly professional attitude, tireless efforts, and experience and expertise of the staff. This is true across the board, from cleaners to high management, from chefs to therapists and support workers. If you are considering joining a rehabilitation programme, I can not sing the praises of Recovery Lighthouse loudly enough.
Five stars to the lighthouse for my recovery programme , the staff ALL the staff house keeping, chefs, recovery support workers , Therapists , and Top Management.... I would thoroughly recommend this treatment centre to any one in need . Namaste .
The Recovery Lighthouse and the their team have given me a new found love for life. After a 28 day stay for Cocaine addiction, I am walking out with the self-belief, confidence and determination to continue my recovery on a day to day basis. The staff (support/therapists/management/chefs) have been exceptional and I cannot thank these people enough for the positive impact each and every one of them have had on my life from the moment I walked in. Eternally grateful for the help and guidance I have received. Thank you.