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A Guide to Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment in East Sussex

East Sussex may be a sought-after holiday and retirement spot – but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s any less susceptible to the blight of substance abuse and addiction. As with anywhere else in the UK, alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances are taking their toll on the residents of East Sussex and leaving countless ruined lives in their wake.

Addiction Treatment Services in East Sussex

However, there is hope: there are a host of resources available in the county for anyone seeking help battling their drug or alcohol addictions, and if you’re ready to turn your life around they are only a phone call away. If you’re in or near East Sussex and are seeking support for yourself or a loved one, read on to find out about some of the relevant organisations and facilities near you.

If it’s private treatment you are looking for, UKAT has a number of residential rehab centres located in close proximity of East Sussex for those that require immediate help with their substance misuse.

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Private Rehabilitation

Addiction to any substance can ruin lives and even kill. Getting treatment before your addiction reaches that stage is imperative; however, not all treatment is appropriate or goes far enough. In the most serious and pressing cases, the best and most immediate option is often private rehabilitation, which has made the difference between life and death for countless thousands of people all over the world.

UKAT are proud to offer Recovery Lighthouse – a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab situated in Worthing.

Recovery Lighthouse

Recovery Lighthouse is an alcohol and drug rehab centre based in Worthing. 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 Provide:
  • Prescribed Medical Detoxification
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Proven Counselling Treatments
  • Holistic Therapies
  • 12 Step Recovery Model
  • One-to-One & Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma therapy
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Dual diagnosis care
  • Aftercare & Ongoing Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CQC Registered
  • 24-Hour Care

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.

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The Benefits of Private Rehab

If you or a loved one are seriously struggling with addiction, private rehab provides:

  • Immediate admission to a safe and nurturing environment
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support
What Does Rehab Cost?

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 East Sussex 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?

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 East Sussex or people who wish to attempt getting clean without opting for private rehab.

The service provides:

  • Recovery and care planning
  • Support for families
  • One-to-one support
  • Medication for opiate addiction
  • Stabilisation
  • Assessments for residential rehabilitation
  • Counselling and relapse prevention
  • Facilitation of rehabilitation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Care management
  • Community detoxification

Where are these Services Based?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Free Addiction Treatment
Pros
  • Free of charge
  • Confidentiality
  • Accessible to everyone
  • Located in the local community
  • Close to home and family
Cons
  • 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 East Sussex

East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR) – which operates on behalf of CGL is a good place to start for those looking for free treatment. They have two main hubs based in Eastbourne and Hastings.

East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR)

Telephone: 0300 3038 160

Address: Thrift House, 13 Wellington Place, Hastings TN34 1NY

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/east-sussex-drug-and-alcohol-recovery-service-star

Commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol services across East Sussex working with the local community and partnership agencies to achieve best outcomes for the service users that they work with.

Addiction Support Groups in East Sussex

Addiction support groups are a vital aspect of the long-term treatment process; focused on substance abuse and behavioural addictions, and the various issues associated with recovery, support groups normally bring together people suffering the same kind of addiction so group members can feel that they are part of a relevant peer group which understands their specific challenges and 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 in East Sussex, and may be particularly valuable for people who have already gone through rehab and are seeking ongoing support.

AA Meetings in East Sussex:
Brighton

Peacehaven Evangelical Church, 132 South Coast Rd
BN10 8RD
Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Hailsham

Hailsham Gospel Mission, 15 Station Rd
BN27 2BH
Mondays at 12:45pm

Newhaven

Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane
BN9 9RB
Thursdays at 8:00pm

NA Meetings in East Sussex:
Hove
Sundays at 5:30pm

The Vicarage
Wilbury Road
BN3 3PB

Uckfield
Mondays at 7:00pm

The Lords Vineyard
High Street
TN22 1PX

Lewes
Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Church House
St Michaels-in-Lewes
BN7 1XU

Travelling to and from East Sussex

East Sussex neighbours West Sussex, Kent, London and Hampshire. All routes to East Sussex are relatively easy with the M25, M20 and M23 providing good access to the county. From Kent take the A2070 near Ashford followed by the A259 into East Gulderford. From London and Surrey take the M25 and M23 to junction 10 then take the A22 (London Road). The A22 will take you as far as Eastbourne.

The South Eastern Railway and Great Western Railway provide trains to and from East Sussex. Trains from London run from Liverpool Street.

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