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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 would certainly recommend Recovery Lighthouse in Worthing . it consists of 13 residents at one time which makes the Group Therapy very personal and getting to know your peers . Lovely Garden to relax in and walkable distance to the beach front which was a bonus especially during free time at the weekends . The therapy sessions were very good but intense .Made you reflect on previous behaviour and understand reasons why with relevant feedback . Counsellors and Therapists all good on a one to one basis . Food and menus good and varied with 4 week timetable . All in all excellent treatment and feel confident with the skills learnt at the Light house.
I was so nervous coming into Recovery Lighthouse, i did not know what to expect but i was greeted at the door by staff who were so welcoming, i was shown my room and assigned a "buddy" to help me with things and to show me around . Because of how nice and genuine people were i settled in really nicely and quickly. Youre never too far from anyone to ask for help with anything youre stuggling with. The 12 step work is fantastic, it is difficult to talk or address problems on the outside and i had so much id wanted to get out for so long, you are never judged here, never looked at in any other way, people resonate with you, empathise, and relate. The councillors and support staff are incredible , so understanding and easy to talk to. My time at Recovery Lighthouse has just given me so much hope for the future, it really does work if you work for it. It also helped me integrate back into society massively as all i did previously was isolate and afraid to leave the house- i no longer feel the need to do this. Ive grown so much mentally, i feel better physically, my head is so much more clearer and positive and have so much hope for my future. I am and will be forever grateful to everybody that has been part of my journey. x P.s The food is just amazing!
Absolutely fantastic place, from the support staff, to the counsellors to the chef and cleaners, everybody here is really supportive and encouraging! the program is really well thought out, and i believe it works! the rules here may seem strict at the start, but after a week its easy see that there in place for our own good. Coming here is the beszt decision i've made in life so far!
I have Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and recovery treatment at the recovery lighthouse! They have provided me with all the tools I need to to continue on my recovery journey and start my life again. The support staff have been fantastic and made the whole journey smooth and comfortable, they are friendly, well educated and an inspiration as they are just like me. The food has been incredible and hats go off to Chef Chris for his passion on plates and how accommodating he is when there is a special request you have. Would recommend Recovery Lighthouse to anyone struggling with an addiction problem.
Great staff on all levels, facilities premises including the food was very good. Treatment by Therapists and support staff was amazing. Food and accommodation was also very good overall.
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