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.
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.
We also offer free group sessions for families or anyone closely connected to the individual.
These groups provide guidance and support network built and an understanding of addiction acquired. All of which can contribute to ongoing long-term recovery for both addicts and family members.
If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:
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 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
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:
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:
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 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.
Congregational Church, Pyle St
Mondays at 1:00pm
All Saints Church, Queen’s Rd
Mondays at 7:45pm
Arthur Webster Clinic, 35 Landguard Manor Rd
Saturdays at 6:00pm
See the full list of AA meetings on the Isle of Wight
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.