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Our facility sets a new standard with an innovative, state-of-the-art setting with the most modern maintenance methods available in the field. Our rooms are light, airy and well-decorated to ensure the environment is as homely and as comfortable as possible. We don’t want there to be any unnecessary obstacles between you and recovery, so we aim to strip away your worries and fears and allow you to focus on getting better.

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Modern and comfortable rehab

Modern and Comfortable Facilities

Sanctuary Lodge is a luxurious rehab facility set against the backdrop of the beautiful Essex countryside. Our clinic is close enough to London to benefit from excellent transport links but tucked away enough to provide the tranquillity that makes your recovery experience more personal and inviting.

We are part of UKAT, providing ground-breaking addiction treatment in multiple boutique inpatient centres around the country.

Our team can help you and your loved ones to heal from addiction, regardless if it’s alcohol addiction, to an illegal drug or to a prescribed medication or a behavioural addiction such as to gaming, exercising or gambling .


  • Stylish spaces dedicated to one-to-one counselling and trauma therapy
  • Additional therapy rooms
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Clinical assessment room
  • An on-site, secure medicines cabinet
  • Modern holistic therapy room
  • Auricular acupuncture area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television and recreation room
  • An on-site chef working from a fully stocked kitchen
  • Social mealtimes in our dining room
  • A caring team to lend an ear or provide assistance around-the-clock


  • A beautiful spiritual garden and enclosure
  • Expansive garden with stunning flowerbeds
  • Two outdoor seating areas with decking
  • Views of the English countryside and rolling hills
  • An area that’s purpose-built for small gatherings and having fun
  • Seasonal greenery in the garden
  • A sensory garden for outdoor therapy
  • Close to nature trails and pretty countryside walks
  • Private parking for visitors and staff
  • Halstead is great for foodies, with excellent local cafés and restaurants

Professional and Caring Team

We take great pride in having one of the best staff-to-client ratios in the United Kingdom. Each team member is passionate about their job, from the addiction nurses to the therapists and recovery support workers. Each client’s care is overseen by our dedicated psychiatrist. Our in-house medical professional is a specialist in addiction, detox, dual diagnosis, relapse prevention and the management of psychosocial problems that accompany substance misuse.

Family Support and Lifetime Recovery Network

Our family support programme aims to iron out the creases that may have appeared in your relationships during your days of addiction. We provide therapy sessions for you and your loved ones, so you can have a safe, neutral place to have a calm, friendly conversation, resolve previous issues and set the grounds for your new, happier life without addiction..

In addition to our help regarding your relationships with your loved ones, we also provide free aftercare. This is a year-worth of counselling and support work for free for everyone who successfully completed his or her full addiction programme with us.

The other key component of your aftercare is the UKAT Alumni. This is a groundbreaking, innovative and unique service. This is your lifelong support network – a place of safety, of continuing communication and shared experiences. We organise Alumni events, gatherings, meetings and activities throughout the year, alongside a constant online platform for communication between us all.

CQC-Registered Clinic

We are CQC-registered and regulated. This means we are reviewed by the most highly regarded public health body in the UK. Each year, it carries out a thorough inspection of our facilities and shines a spotlight on the care we provide. Our facilities, our records, the staff working with us, current and former clients are being surveyed by the Care Quality Commission.

The last inspection was carried out on the 8th of January 2019. It covers how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led our substances misuse services are, and we were rated good across the board.

About Halstead in Essex

Halstead is a quaint, traditional market town, located in Braintree in Essex. This east of England town has developed from prehistoric origins and was used as a Roman settlement that included its own villa complex. Weaving and wool were the primary mainstays of business throughout the centuries, and the picturesque Townsford Mill, erected in 1788, sits atop the River Colne.

Rather appropriately, the word Halstead means ‘place of refuge’ in Old English, and we make sure Sanctuary Lodge stays true to its name.

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