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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight may be a popular tourist hotspot and a particularly aesthetically pleasing part of the country – but unfortunately, that doesn’t make it immune to the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction. As with everywhere else in the UK, the Isle of Wight is home to many addicts and their loved ones for whom daily life is becoming increasingly intolerable – and, of course, this poses a sizeable socioeconomic challenge to the island’s health and social services.
We know that finding a treatment facility or even a support group meeting could be a difficult task when you live in a smaller area such as Rookley, Wootton or Yaverland. This is why we have created this guide – it will provide you with opportunities not only in the county town Newport but also in and around smaller towns such as East Cowes, Sandown and Shanklin.
Addiction Treatment Services on the Isle of Wight
Choosing the right treatment services can be hard enough at the best of times; when you’re struggling with addiction, or desperately trying to help someone you love to break free of their own addiction. This is as true for someone living on the Isle of Wight as it is for anyone else – perhaps even more so, considering the geographical limitations of the island. This is where we can help: if you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol and/or drug abuse and you need help and guidance call us one of our confidential advisors today!
If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of the Isle of Wight for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.
Recovery Lighthouse is a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabs providing a welcoming, caring and safe environment. Here you will be detoxed and therapeutically rehabilitated in order to overcome active addiction.
Recovery Lighthouse is one of our UKAT rehab clinics based in Worthing, West Sussex. 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 drug or alcohol 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 the Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight for 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 on the Isle of Wight
If you’re looking for free services, a good place to start is IRIS (Island Recovery Integrated Service). This service is soon to be replaced with Inclusion. Details can be found below.
Telephone: 01983 526654
Address: 102 Carisbrooke Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1DB
Inclusion are pleased to announce that after a rapid period of mobilisation the island’s drug and alcohol service IRIS transferred to Inclusion on the 1st December 2018. Inclusion have been working on the island for many years providing drug and alcohol services with HMP Isle of Wight.
Addiction Support Groups on the Isle of Wight
Addiction support groups are specifically focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions and the issues associated with recovery. Support groups are normally focused on a specific type of addiction which separates one group from another. This makes it easier for members to focus and feel as if their particular issues are being addressed by others who share their same 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 on the Isle of Wight, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.
AA Meetings on the Isle of Wight:
Congregational Church, Pyle St PO30 1UH Mondays at 1:00pm
All Saints Church, Queen’s Rd PO33 3BG Mondays at 7:45pm
Arthur Webster Clinic, 35 Landguard Manor Rd PO37 7HZ Saturdays at 6:00pm
There is only one way to reach the Isle of Wight. You can either book a ferry from Portsmouth or Southampton (using Hovertravel, Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries).
The Island of Wight, abbreviated to IoW, is a county island in the English Channel found two to five miles off the Hampshire coast, separated by the Solent. The island is the second most populous island in England and the largest by territory. The Isle is divided into two districts – East Wight and West Wight.
The largest towns in the Isle are the county Newport, as well as Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Brading, Yarmouth and Ventnor. Some important villages in the area include Arreton, Luccombe, Rookley, Wootton, Yaverland, Merstone, Bembridge and Carisbrooke.
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 thoroughly enjoyed my time at Recovery Lighthouse and felt very supported whilst Iwas here
the lighthouse was really good and the people there are really nice and helped me on my recovery i enjoyed my stay and the staff are really nice and made me feel good about my situation and the food was good
Loved my second stay at the Recovery Lighthouse. I'm leaving a new man.
highly recommend treatment here staff was excellent had one issue that got resolved and feel ready for the next stage of my recovery. Danielle, Dave and Mark were particularly good and helpful
I had never considered rehab and would not have arranged it for myself, but I am eternally grateful that my family did, and that I came to Recovery Lighthouse. I feel well prepared to manage my recovery from addiction going forward, through connections made with 12 Step fellowships and workshops, advice and input from therapeutic group sessions with peers. I have also made progress in relation to mental health issues that have plagued me for most of my adult life and been supported in ensuring I get the right help with this on an ongoing basis when I leave. The people and the environment have been exactly what I needed and I would never have made any of these improvements without the help and support I have received here. I'm almost sad to leave!
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