Drug and alcohol rehab in Middlesbrough

This Page was last reviewed and changed on April 12th, 2022

Sadly, addiction is a big issue in Middlesbrough and all across the North East of England. From alcohol and drug addiction to gambling addiction and eating disorders, there are people struggling every day to break out of the cycle. However, it is very important to know that there is help available from the many fantastic rehab centres and other addiction services in Middlesbrough and the surrounding area. These services can help you overcome your addiction and make positive changes in your life that will enable you to take the first steps on your journey to long-term recovery.

On this page, we will explain everything you need to know about rehab in Middlesbrough, including the best rehab centres in the area, the treatment you can expect and other free services that can help support you before, during and after rehab. Whether you are looking for a rehab care centre for yourself or to help a loved one, this guide will help you to make the right choice.

What is offered at rehab in Middlesbrough?

There are both outpatient and inpatient treatment options in Middlesbrough and across Teesside and North Yorkshire. With outpatient treatment, you will visit the rehabilitation centre only for your group therapy appointments. Many people choose this option because it allows them to continue with their normal everyday life while receiving treatment.

Inpatient treatment means that you will stay at the rehab centre as a resident throughout the course of your recovery programme. This will enable you to distance yourself from potential addictive triggers and bad influences and dedicate yourself fully to your treatment. Inpatient treatment involves group therapy and one-to-one therapy as well as various other approaches to help you deal with stressful moments and build a new, healthier life free from addiction. This is a major advantage of inpatient rehab over outpatient rehab because the latter tends to only involve group therapy. If you are interested in immersive inpatient care to help battle cravings in a supportive environment, you can read about our nearest centres to Middlesbrough below.

Middlesborough’s nearest UKAT facilities

UKAT understands that creating a sense of community where all our clients are staff are able to build connections and support each other on the recovery journey is key to success. All of our clinics across the North East offer holistic treatment programmes to ensure that every aspect of your addiction and its underlying causes and triggers are addressed and overcome, which free treatments do not offer.

We offer full detox services to help you clear your system of addictive substances and then a wide range of different therapies and treatment sessions with our incredible team of addiction and medical professionals, many of whom are in recovery themselves.

There are three UKAT rehab therapy centres in the North of England that are easily accessible from Middlesbrough: Oasis, Runcorn; Linwood House, Barnsley; Oasis, Bradford.

Oasis Runcorn

The Oasis Rehab Help Centre in Runcorn is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Middlesbrough straight down the M62. The centre has two addiction treatment programmes to choose from: the 12-step programme and the Oasis Strengths programme, depending on your needs and which approach you feel will be more effective.

Oasis, Runcorn offers full family support to loved ones to help them through the rehab process, as well as twelve months of free aftercare to give you all the support you need to achieve long-term recovery. To find out more about Oasis, Runcorn or to speak to our admissions team, please visit our website.

Linwood House Barnsley

Linwood House is located in the peaceful town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, less than an hour and a half down the M1 from Middlesbrough. The centre provides holistic inpatient treatment through UKAT’s most respected and experienced addiction practitioners and counsellors. There are one-to-one therapy sessions, group therapy sessions and a range of other holistic therapies.

To find out more about Linwood House, Barnsley or to speak to our admissions team, please visit our website.

Oasis Bradford

Oasis Rehab Centre in Bradford is just a one hour and a half drive from Middlesbrough to West Yorkshire, making it the perfect place to get away from it all while still being close enough for friends and family to visit you easily in rehab. The Oasis Communities incorporates one-to-one and group therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other complementary therapies.

Once you leave Oasis Bradford, there will be free aftercare for a year to help keep you on the right path to recovery. To find out more about Oasis, Bradford or to speak to our admissions team, please visit our website.

Free addiction support groups in Middlesbrough

In addition to these UKAT rehabilitation therapy centre services, there are also free support groups and other addiction services available in Middlesbrough. Although these do not offer many aspects of inpatient treatment, they help hundreds of people from all around Teesside, including Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar, Billingham, North Durham and North Yorkshire, to open up about their addictions and make supportive connections. These include:

Sacred Heart Parish Church Hall


Hope North East

112-114 Marton Rd.

South Bank Baptist Church

Redcar Road East

Cocaine Anonymous in Middlesbrough

114 Marton Rd

Drug and alcohol abuse in Middlesbrough

Sadly, drug and alcohol abuse continues to be a major issue both in Middlesbrough and across Teesside and North Yorkshire in general. The latest pre-Pandemic figures from 2019 showed that 88 people died that year in Teesside as a result of drug poisoning. UKAT criticised local authority cuts at the time; unfortunately, little was done in subsequent years to deal with the issue. Covid-19 only exacerbated drug and alcohol use across the region, which is why it is so important for people struggling in Middlesbrough and Teesside to get the help they need.

Why get drug and alcohol treatment near Middlesbrough?

Middlesbrough is perfectly situated to access rehab services across Durham and North Yorkshire, including our UKAT rehab clinics in Bradford, Runcorn and Barnsley. These are all ideal for people living on Teesside because they are easily accessible by car or rail in just a couple of hours. Middlesbrough itself is a beautiful town with stunning green spaces like Albert Park and Stewart Park, where you can get outside and enjoy nature while recovering from addiction.

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