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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in Suffolk
Whether you or a loved one are struggling with alcoholism or substance dependence, our aim is to provide you with the most relevant information about services both private and free, in and around the Suffolk area. As part of any treatment programme, we recommend that you use more than one of the following services to ensure maximum chance of recovery. For those seeking immediate treatment nothing compares to the benefits of private rehab, which provide a medically assisted detox, holistic psychotherapy treatments as well as aftercare to their patients and loved ones. We do appreciate private rehab isn’t an option for everyone, which is why we have included a list of NHS and charity based programmes in and around Suffolk.
Addiction Treatment Services in Suffolk
The recovery community in Suffolk is relatively large, with a number of services being offered through the NHS, charities (including NA and AA), as well as private rehabilitation for those requiring urgent admission.If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of Suffolk for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.
Below you will find a list of services in and around Suffolk, with contact details and opening times for specific drop in centres and group sessions.
Counsellors can help deal with underlying problems that drove you or a loved one to abuse in the first place, whereas group therapy sessions can help with long term relapse prevention. The good news is that there are plenty of private services available in Suffolk to help with all kinds of addictions.
Sanctuary Lodge will provide outstanding clinical expertise and a bespoke recovery plan that will maximise rate of success. The clinic is also equipped with facilities including a gym, therapeutic gardens, clinical assessment rooms and a full time qualified Chef..
The cost of rehab can vary depending on the Suffolk and the type of treatment you require. However, it is usually priced at around £1,500 – £3,000 per week. If you live in or around Suffolk and are thinking about attending a private rehab facility nearby 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.
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What Treatment Services Are Offered by the NHS?
In Suffolk there are a number of organisations that provide drug and alcohol treatment, including:
NHS-controlled assessment techniques
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
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Free Addiction Treatment Services Available in Suffolk
There are many outstanding services offered by the NHS, non-profit fellowship groups such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and charities (Addaction).
These services are highly recommended regardless of the choice of treatment that you decide upon, as they offer long-term support for those in recovery by promoting abstinence.
Every decision should always start by talking with a GP, as they will be able to refer you or a loved one to the relevant NHS services available. Depending on the addiction faced, a number of medications are available to help deal with withdrawal-related symptoms.
Telephone:0300 123 0872
Address: Standon House 21 Mansell Street London E1 8AA
Fellowship meetings such as AA and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide support to those in recovery in the form of group therapy. For some opening up on addiction can be a daunting task, but being part of a fellowship helps :
To build long lasting friendships with like-minded people
Encourage one another to live a life of sobriety
Act as a talking therapy to help those overcome deep-rooted trauma
Fight boredom or loneliness
What is NA?
NA (a.k.a. Narcotics Anonymous) is a non-profit organisation where volunteers help each other gain the confidence that being clean and staying away from drugs is a possibility. Following the 12-step programme, they encourage complete abstinence from addictive substances and behaviours, including alcohol. This is due to the high rates of alcohol addiction in the UK. If you want to know more about the active NA meetings in Suffolk, take a look at our guide below.
What is AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are a fellowship programme who organise support group meetings throughout the UK. The system works according to the 12 steps of discovering, fighting, and defeating an alcohol addiction. These meetings can be attended by everyone, regardless of their current status (being an active alcoholic or in recovery). At the same time, families of people suffering from alcoholism in Suffolk can also join in and share their experience, receiving valuable feedback from other group attendees.
AA Meetings in Suffolk:
Bury St Edmunds
Small Hall, United Reformed Church Halls, Whiting St IP33 1NR Fridays at 12.30pm
St Thomas The Apostle Church, Bramford Lane IP1 5EP Fridays at 7:30pm
Christ Church, Grange Farm Avenue IP11 2FB Saturdays at 7:00pm
UKAT is proud to offer Addiction Treatment services in Suffolk. Suffolk’s main tourist attractions include Bungay Castle, Alton Water, Orford Ness, Orford Castle, and Clare Castle. Found within Suffolk are a number of prominent rivers and waterways including River Kennett, River Blyth, Blyth Navigation, River Rat, and River Gipping. Suffolk is located in the Stowmarket Town Council administrative area. Suffolk’s local authority administrative HQ is Ipswich Town Hall.
Suffolk is associated with county districts including Mid Suffolk, East Suffolk, Ipswich, West Suffolk, and Babergh.
Lower tiers of local government include Butley, Westerfield, Middleton, Denham, and Halesworth within the County of Suffolk.
County’s including Suffolk are split are represented parliamentary constituencies such as Woodbridge (UK Parliament constituency), South Suffolk (UK Parliament constituency), Suffolk Coastal (UK Parliament constituency), Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency), and Bury St Edmunds (UK Parliament constituency).
The Flag Of Suffolk is the emblem of the English County of Suffolk.
The County of Suffolk consolidates hamlets such as Easton Bavents, Lawshall Green, Hanningfield Green, Harrow Green, and Southold (CDP) within its border.
The County of Suffolk consolidates hamlets such asKettlebaston, Stonham Aspal, Milden, Bruisyard, and Dallinghoo within its border.
Villages within Suffolk, include Freston, Westerfield, Willingham St Mary, Kessingland, and Lackford.
Rushmere, Wattisfield, Rattlesden, Woolverstone, and Redgrave are also part of Suffolk
Suffolk incorporates a number of settlements including Chickering, Orford, Bawdsey, Walberswick, Kessingland, Felixstowe, and Dedham Vale.
Dunwich, Pakefield, Lowestoft, Covehithe, and The Sunrise Coast are included within Ukat’s Addiction Treatment service area in the County of Suffolk.
Other service areas covered by Ukat within Suffolk, England include Sizewell, Suffolk Coast and Heaths, Thorpeness, Southwold, and Carlton Colville,
Other towns found within the County of Suffolk include Sudbury, Felixstowe, Halesworth, Eye, and Kesgrave
Prestigious schools in Suffolk are Alde Valley Academy and Bridge School.
Provide a physical education forum within Suffolk is the Orford Castle and Somerleyton Hall.
Ipswich Hospital, and Lowestoft Hospital catchment areas include Suffolk.
Henham Park, Rushmere Common, and Helmingham Hall are popular with Suffolk residents and known throughout England.
Local roads within Suffolk include A140 road, A14 road (England), and A1120 road.
Bordering on the east of the County of Suffolk is Cambridgeshire.
Adjoining the County of Suffolk to the south, are the neighbouring settlements of Norfolk
The County of Suffolk’s is bordered by Harwich Lifeboat Station and Essex to the north.
Unusual (and unique) places within Suffolk include Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, Shrubland Hall Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and The Warbands.
Suffolk encompasses notable heritage assets including Grade I listed buildings in Mid Suffolk, Stow Lodge, Cockfield Windmill, Lavenham Priory, and Lower Mill.
Suffolk houses some well-known churches including All Saints Church, St James’ Chapel, and Coldham Cottage.
Suffolk has a notable history, including Haughley Experiment, Manor of Byng, Wickham Market Hoard, Blyth Navigation, and Honour of Lancaster.
A number of companies including East of England Co-operative Society, Tindle Radio Group, and Tolly Cobbold in the County of Suffolk.
Heart Ipswich, The Beach (radio station), Ipswich Community Radio, Suffolk Group Radio, and BBC Radio Suffolk deliver broadcast media to the local Suffolk community.
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.
The treatment exceeded all expectations. I have had all the support to continue my recovery and I am now at peace with my addiction. The tools I now have will allow me to continue my recovery thanks to education on CBT, DBT, meditation, coping mechanisms and understanding cross-addictions.
I feel totally transformed after having spent two months at Sanctuary Lodge. The care and support I’ve received have been truly first-class. All the staff have been really lovely from housekeeping to catering to the therapy and support teams: name-checking Sue and Sue, Martin and Tony, Hannah, James, Sean, Dorrell, Kat, Heather, Andrei and Paul and Tyrone, as well as Mel, Debbie, Ted and Steve. Above everyone though, I am deeply indebted to my therapist Tracey, for her insights, humour, honesty and humanity - I believe that her work on me will quite literally have saved my life!
Could not recommend Sanctuary Lodge enough. I thought I was at a loss before I came here for my rehabilitation and detox but, 4 weeks later I am a changed being. Amazing therapists, support workers, nurses, chefs, cleaning team. & management. The best money ever spent. Thank you Sanctuary
This is my second time this year in sanctuary lodge. It’s been life changing for me and I’ve learned a great deal about my condition and how to cope with it on a daily basis. The whole team are fantastic hear and really have gone above and beyond in all areas of my recovery. My therapist this time was Mel and she really has taken the time to work me out and help me to really understand all aspects of myself. She really is fantastic. On the whole my experience here was life changing for me and I would highly recommend this to anyone
Sanctuary lodge is indeed the best place to come to rehab and to get well and overcome your addiction, therapists in here know what they are doing and treat you very well Food is amazing and very delicious and the chefs Toni and Martin are very very good and professional Management and support staff members are amazing and very helpful All the therapists are good but my therapist was Debbie and she is the best, she is very caring and very loving therapists and she took care of me so much in every possible way and she was very supportive and made my life much easier and showed me the right path to follow. She is very professional The housekeeping are very good and did an amazing job in cleaning the whole place I would love to recommend the place to every person in need of rehab and I’m here you really get the right treatment as I did Medical staff are amazing as well and Dr Durrani is very professional
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