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Alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Essex

We understand that recovering from alcohol and drug addiction can be an emotionally turbulent time for you or a loved one. Therefore, we have created this guide to alcohol and drug rehab services in Essex, so that you can make an informed decision regarding residential detox and rehab options for addiction.

UKAT provides private alcohol and drug rehab treatment, including medical detox, therapeutic rehabilitation and holistic behavioural programmes for people all over Essex. Our clinic is accessible from Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea and Basildon.

Whether you are suffering from dependency or addiction to alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, heroin or prescription drugs, our detoxification and rehabilitation treatment facilities and programmes are designed to provide lifelong support and sobriety.

We understand, however, that private detox and rehab clinics may not always be a viable option. So, we’ve put together a list of free rehab services across the county of Essex, for those living in areas including Tiptree, Great Baddow, Leigh-on-Sea, Wickford and more.

If you are interested in residential detox or rehabilitation for alcohol and drug addiction, call us today to discuss treatment options in and around Essex. Our addiction counsellors have helped thousands of clients start a new life!

Addiction treatment services in Essex

Essex County Council has a range of flexible and confidential treatment and support services for people with substance misuse issues. The services work together to provide a variety of treatment options to help and support recovery from the harmful effects of substance misuse. These services include open access advice and information, one-to-one structured support, structured group work, support for carers and families, peer support and detoxification and rehabilitation options in both community and residential settings.

There are a number of services being offered through the NHS and charities (including NA and AA), as well as private rehabilitation for those requiring urgent admission.

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Private rehabilitation

Whilst private rehabilitation is not free, it does come with a number of benefits that will allow you or a loved one to deal with the underlying issue of addiction. Private treatment offers a private detox with the help of professionals and the opportunity to engage in activities that promote long-term abstinence, whether that be from alcohol, drugs or behavioural addictions.

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Sanctuary Lodge is a UKAT facility set in the heart of Essex, close to London and easily accessible from the rest of the UK.

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 a support network built on an understanding of addiction, which can contribute to long-term recovery for both the person with addiction 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 struggling with addiction, private rehab can help. It 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 Essex 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?

Essex County have introduced a new way of delivering care to substance misusers in the community called Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (Essex STaRS).

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?
  • Free of charge
  • Confidentiality
  • 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 a 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 Essex

Whether you or a loved one have completed a private rehabilitation programme in Essex, or simply need a support group to work through a problem at your own pace, we always recommend regular meetings with other peers. Building long lasting friendships with those in recovery can promote abstinence and act as a port of call in times of difficulty.

EYPDAS – Chelmsford

Telephone: 08444 991 323 Helpline: Text CHOICES to 80800

Address: Young People’s Centre, 114 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LF –

If you’re affected by your or someone else’s drug or alcohol use EYPDAS will work with you to keep you safe and get things sorted.

CHOICES – Chelmsford

Telephone: 01245 284 772 – Centre Helpline: 0844 499 1323

Address: Mansard House, 107-109 New London Road, Essex, CM2 0PP

CHOICES provides an open access service, assessment and case management service for young people and adults, together with psychosocial interventions for individuals affected by drugs & alcohol.

Synergy Therapy & Addiction – Billericay

Telephone: 01277 655 662 Helpline: 0844 499 1323

Address: Rose Hall, 86 Chapel Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LS

Synergy provides help to people of any age who are suffering from an unhealthy dependency, to achieve a meaningful recovery with full reintegration into their family and society.

Addiction support groups in Essex

Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process. Focused on substance abuse, behavioural addictions and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups 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 also a non-profit fellowship. Since its inception in the 1930s AA has helped millions of people escape from the claws of alcoholism. AA meetings are held right across the country, including several in Essex, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.

AA Meetings in Essex:
Chelmsford Lunch Discussion

Room 2, Christ Church
Mondays at 12.30pm

Halstead Step

The Baptist Church
Thursdays at 8pm

Brentwood Pilgrims Hatch

Pilgrims Hatch Parish Hall
Fridays at 6.30pm

Chelmsford Dukes Priory

The Stables
Saturdays at 9am

Chelmsford Priory Afternoon

Dukes Priory Hospital
Sundays at 4.30pm

See the full list of AA meetings in and around Essex

NA Meetings in Essex:
Open Road
Sunday 11.30am

13 Southview Road
SS16 4ER

Open Road
Sunday 6pm

5A Queen Street

All Saints Church
Sunday 6.30pm

Springfield green

See the full list of NA meetings in and around Essex

Travelling to and from Essex

First Essex buses: The largest commercial operator in Essex, serving destinations from Chelmsford, Colchester, Clacton, Basildon and Southend, including both Essex Airports, London Stansted and London Southend. Mobile bookings and real-time technology is also available to track your bus.

National Rail Enquiries: National Rail service give comprehensive information on all passenger rail services of the National Rail Network in England, Scotland and Wales. The website offers journey planning, timetable and fare information.

Abellio Greater Anglia Greater Anglia provides a fast and frequent service to London Liverpool Street, whilst connecting major towns throughout Essex and East Anglia.

Detox and rehab in Essex

Essex is a county in the South-East of England, North-East of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the South, and London to the South-West. UKAT is proud to offer alcohol and drug rehabilitation in and around Essex, depending on your location and treatment needs.

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If you successfully complete our 90-day inpatient treatment programme but experience a relapse within 30 days of leaving, we will welcome you back for complimentary 30 days of treatment.*

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