This Page was last reviewed and changed on April 12th, 2022
Alcohol and drug addiction is an ever-increasing issue in Shrewsbury, which has only been exacerbated in recent years by the Covid-19 Pandemic and cost of living crisis. Addiction can affect every part of your life, causing major health problems, strains in relationships and difficulties in work and education. If you are suffering from addiction, it is important to know that you are not alone because there are some amazing treatment services in Shrewsbury and around Shropshire that can help.
On this page, we will explain the different treatment options available as well as the best rehab treatment centres that are easily accessible from Shrewsbury.
What is offered at rehab in Shrewsbury?
Substance addiction is an all-encompassing condition that can be incredibly difficult to overcome alone. It impacts a person physically, mentally and emotionally, which is why the best way to stop using drugs and alcohol is through treatment at a specialist rehab care centre.
There are two main options when choosing a rehab centre in Shrewsbury: outpatient and inpatient. Outpatient centres are those which you only attend when you have a therapy session, so you are able to carry on with the rest of your life as normal. This can be an appealing option to people who don’t want their normal everyday work or family life to be disrupted while they are receiving treatment.
Inpatient treatment is when you stay at a residential rehab centre for a period of weeks or months until you have finished your recovery programme. While some people are worried about the commitment required for inpatient treatment, it is the best way to immerse yourself in an environment designed for effective recovery and where you are able to distance yourself from your normal stresses and addictive triggers.
While free support is available in the Shrewsbury area, private inpatient treatment is an option you may prefer to avoid long NHS waiting lists and the temptation of addictive substances between outpatient appointments. Below are our closest Shrewsbury rehab facilities for you to consider.
The nearest UKAT centres to Shrewsbury
We are committed to providing accessible addiction treatment across the UK, and there are three UKAT clinics that are ideal for people in Shrewsbury and across Shropshire and the West Midlands:
Oasis Recovery Rehab Centre is only sixty miles from Shrewsbury in the beautiful port town of Runcorn, right on the banks of the Mersey River. This is an ideal location if you want to get away from Shropshire for your
treatment but still stay close enough to home for your friends and family to visit easily.
Oasis has two treatment programme options: the Oasis Strengths programme and the 12-step programme, both of which involve a range of different therapies and other useful sessions to help you overcome your addiction and to provide you with new coping mechanisms.
Oasis Runcorn provides family support sessions and twelvemonths free aftercare to give both you and your loved ones all the assistance you need going forward. For more information about Oasis, Runcorn, visit our website here.
Located just 96 miles from Shrewsbury in the historic market town of Banbury, Banbury Lodge rehab therapy centre provides a calm, comfortable retreat where you can really focus on your recovery.
Banbury Lodge has a range of fantastic services and features, including en-suite rooms, a fully-equipped gym, holistic therapies and a high staff to resident ratio.
The centre is also BUPA and AXA recognised, so you can get help with the treatment fees from your private insurance provider. Banbury Lodge is the perfect place to relax and put all your energies into getting better. For more information about Banbury Lodge, visit our website here.
Just thirty miles past Banbury is UKAT’s Liberty House, a state-of-the-art rehab help centre boasting 20 beds, extensive grounds and a wide range of recreational facilities.
Liberty House provides medically assisted detox services, a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment programme and free aftercare for twelve months.
It is the ideal place to go if you want to get away from Shrewsbury for some quiet reflection whilst still being close enough to see loved ones for visiting times and family support sessions. For more information about Liberty House, Luton, visit our website here.
Free addiction support groups in Shrewsbury
There are also free addiction services and support groups doing valuable work in Shrewsbury and across Shropshire:
St Nicholas United Reformed Church
English Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ
Time: Every day at 7.30 pm
College Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LS
Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 7:00 pm
How much damage is drug and alcohol abuse causing in Shrewsbury?
Drug and alcohol abuse is a huge concern in Shrewsbury and Shropshire, with cases of substance addiction rising year on year in the area. Public Health England’s latest figures in 2019 showed that there were 4,700 alcohol-dependent adults living in Shropshire in need of addiction treatment. This was an issue that UKAT highlighted at the time (with a particular focus needed on providing more rehab facilities), as 30% of centres in the West Midlands have closed down. The number of people addicted to drugs in Shropshire mirror those of alcohol addiction, and so the scale of the situation is clear.
Why get drug and alcohol treatment near Shrewsbury?
Shrewsbury and the surrounding area are the perfect locations for undergoing addiction treatment. As well as the local addiction services and the fantastic rehab care centres nearby, Shrewsbury has beautiful local landmarks to enjoy, including Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and English Bridge. The historic market town is set right on the banks of the River Severn with nine bridges spanning the water, some dating back hundreds of years. With so much charm and natural beauty, Shrewsbury is the ideal setting to relax and focus on your recovery.
For more information about addiction services in and around Shrewsbury, get in touch with our admissions team today.