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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.
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.
Sanctuary Lodge is a UKAT facility set in the heart of Essex, close to London and easily accessible from the rest of the UK.
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
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 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 – www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk
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 www.openroad.org.uk
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 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.
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.
Known historically as the Kingdom of Essex, Essex proper is now governed by the Essex County Council which oversees the non-metropolitan county of Essex for local provision and planning of county-wide services including free addiction rehab treatment options.Essex became part of the East of England Government Office Region in 1994 and was statistically counted as part of that region from 1999, having previously been part of the South East England region.
The county council chamber and main headquarters are at the County Hall in Chelmsford which oversees the 14 districts that make up the county council jurisdiction which includes Harlow, Epping Forrest, Brentwood, Basildon, Castle Point, Rockford and Maldon, Chelmsford, Uttlesford, Braintree, Colchester, Tendring, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.
We also provide detox, rehab and aftercare programmes for those living in smaller towns, villages and Hamlets of Essex including but not limited to Old Harlow, Chigwell, Hutton, Billericay, Thundersley, Canvey Island, Rayleigh, Danbury, Great Canfield, Great Notley, Mersea Island, Harwich, Purfleet, Thorpe Bay and more
If you are living or working in any city, town, borough, neighbourhood, district, village, or hamlet in or around Essex we can provide medical detoxification for alcoholism and/or drug addiction including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and all other drugs at any one of our 8 nationwide Care Quality Commission endorsed rehab clinics near you.
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 came in here primarily for gambling but also because I drank excessively, I thought the centre is excellent and met all my needs. The staff and therapists were excellent and I feel I have learnt a lot about my self .
When I came in to sanctuary lodge I felt lost and broken, with the help of the staff here I am leaving like a rejuvenated person ready to live again. The staff have been fantastic throughout my my stay here for the housekeeping to the chefs , the support staff , and Maria the manger and Kat my therapist. Both have been a big help throughout my stay here through the good and bad times .
I was absolutely broken and couldn’t see a way out of my addiction when I stepped foot into Sanctuary Lodge, I’ve been in a mosh pit of emotions, I’m leaving here with a strong sense of who I am and I feel so happy and excited to start my new life in soberity. I can wholeheartedly say that every element of sanctuary lodge and my entire stay has been the single most fantastic eye opening experience. My therapist Kat, has carried me through my whole journey and supported me more than I could ever express, I absolutely love her , she has made me look at myself in a completely new light, positive feedback where I needed to hear it good and bad parts I didn’t want to see. She has helped me look at my life in a new light, And with professionalism is second to none and I cannot express my gratitude enough. Maria the manager has been professional and supportive of all my needs and always takes the time to make sure I have been happy with the treatment . Therapy team have been simply fantastic and the support team , are just the best BIG shout out to Stevie, Dorrell, grace, and Hannah and Julie they have been amazing every step of the way. The chefs need a shout out Martin and Tony are great Chefs , and make a great Sunday roast and full English. ( p.s remember to order a George !) .
This is my second time at Sanctuary Lodge and it has been a truly beneficial experience. The therapy team are excellent and I can’t speak highly enough of my Therapist Tracey. The programme is very varied and challenging. The care support is excellent as is the catering and housekeeping services. I would highly recommend Sanctuary Lodge to anyone suffering with addiction who wishes to start their recovery.
My therapy with Tracey has been invaluable, as the support of all the therapists has been. The support staff have been great too, especially Stevie who has spurred me on. I have learnt so much about myself and have made friends/ a fellowship I can trust.