Rehab in East Sussex

An increasing number of people in the UK are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, and the problem is claiming more and more lives. Residents of East Sussex aren’t excluded, with a significant number of adults and youths in the area struggling with a personal addiction, or that of a loved one. If you are one of these people, you can access professional help today to turn your life around.

For many years, our private rehab, Sanctuary Lodge, has been helping addicts in and around East Sussex successfully achieve full recovery from their addictions. Our specialists have years of experience in helping people with addictions to alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medication, and we can help you too.

You can easily access our services, regardless of if you live in Hastings, Rother, or any other part of East Sussex. By visiting us for addiction treatment, you will have access to a medically assisted detox and rehabilitation programme, that is tailored to suit your unique needs. Our medically assisted detox will help minimise your withdrawal symptoms, and make your recovery process as comfortable and painless as possible. Our rehabilitation programme makes use of a wide variety of therapies to identify the root causes of your addiction, and guide you towards a full recovery.

Once treatment is complete, and you are ready to return home, we can still be there for you through our aftercare services. Our aftercare is free for one year, and is guaranteed to increase your chances of not experiencing a relapse.

Get started today on the path to recovery, and regain control of your life, by giving us a call now.

A Brief Overview of the Services our Rehab Offers

Sanctuary Lodge is a leading addiction treatment centre in the UK that combines cutting-edge facilities and treatment programmes to help addicts make a full recovery. Our addiction treatment counsellors and specialists are not only highly qualified and experienced, but also compassionate when providing care to patients.

We are located in the heart of Essex, and can be easily accessed from any part of the UK, including East Sussex. We specialise in providing highly effective and personalised care to our patients, in the form of detox, rehab, therapy, and aftercare in a serene environment.

Some of our services include:

Sanctuary Lodge is located about 107 miles from East Sussex. It is about a two hour drive via the M25, going through Sevenoaks, Dartford, and Bishop’s Stortford.

For your convenience, we have a sober transport service available to take you to and from our facility, to your home in Brighton and Hove, or any other part of East Sussex.

Call us today to begin your addiction treatment.

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

Seeking professional help in a private rehab for your addiction definitely has more pros than cons. One of these pros is having access to highly qualified addiction specialists to care for your condition, as well as all the necessary resources to make your recovery as comfortable and effective as possible.

Other benefits you are guaranteed of when your addiction is treated in a private rehab, like ours, include:

  • Personalised treatment: Private rehabs take an individualised approach to treating patients, by tailoring addiction treatment to meet the needs of each individual patient. This is better than a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, that may overlook certain aspects of a patient’s condition.
  • Medically assisted detox: In a private rehab, you will be provided a medically assisted detox to help cleanse your system of the substance of abuse faster, as well as significantly minimising your withdrawal symptoms. It is far more effective, and safer, than trying to detox on your own.
  • Immediate admission: With most private rehabs, including ours, there are no delays in the admission process, and there are no waiting lists. This means you can begin receiving treatment as soon as you are ready.
  • 24/7 care: Round the clock nursing care is provided in a private rehab, to monitor changes in the patient’s health and comfort, so that necessary care or treatment modifications can be promptly made.
  • Conducive and comfortable environment for recovery: To ensure your recovery process isn’t interrupted or derailed, you will be provided care in a controlled environment, free of the stressors and triggers that normally influence you to abuse drugs. You will be provided the necessary comforts, so that you can stay focused solely on your recovery.
  • Support groups and aftercare services: Private rehabs utilise support groups to keep patients motivated towards seeking long term sobriety. Necessary support can still be provided after a patient has been discharged through aftercare services.
  • Privacy and confidentiality: Your personal information and communications with the private rehab facility will be protected, so that your treatment records will be kept out of the reach of the public.

But, on the downside, addiction treatment in a private rehab is considered by some to be more costly than they can afford. For these individuals, there are other more affordable options that we can help them with.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in East Sussex?

State-supported addiction treatment services are typically more affordable, but the treatment may not be as comprehensive as that provided in a private rehab. Health insurance providers can help cut treatment costs, but that’s only if the private rehab accepts insurance.

Normally, the cost of private rehab will differ from one facility to the other, and, in most cases, your personal treatment needs will influence how much you pay. The rehab’s location will also influence treatment costs. Other elements that can have an impact on the cost of treatment include, the quality of treatment provided, qualifications and experience of the provider, grade of medical equipment and facilities, and the care and attention provided.

All of these factors will have an impact on the overall cost of addiction treatment in a private rehab. While treatment may, or may not, be covered by your insurance company, you can also explore other financing options. For instance, there are free NHS addiction treatment options in East Sussex.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in East Sussex

For people who are unable to afford the cost of private rehab, the free option of NHS addiction treatment is available. This option can be accessed in your local community, regardless of if it is in Wealden, Eastbourne, or anywhere else in East Sussex.
You can access NHS addiction treatment through a referral from your GP. In some scenarios, you can also access this type of service through a self-referral. Addiction treatment options typically offered through the NHS include addiction counselling, access to a local mental health team, or access to local drug and alcohol services.

However, when receiving addiction treatment through the NHS, you have very little control over the quality of treatment provided. That is, the quality of addiction treatment provided to you is typically determined completely by the NHS. Also, you may not have access to actual addiction specialists and will instead be cared for by general practitioners. You might also have to visit different facilities for different aspects of your treatment.

There’s also the disadvantage of having to be on a waiting list before actually receiving addiction treatment through the NHS. This waiting list implies that, when going through the NHS, you will likely be unable to receive immediate addiction treatment, and will instead have to wait your turn. How long you have to wait is usually determined by the level of demand for NHS addiction treatment in your area at the time.

Addiction Support Groups in East Sussex

Regardless of your location in or around East Sussex, an addiction support group can be found close by to help you on the path to a full recovery from your addiction. An ideal addiction support group will provide therapy and other forms of treatment to help you achieve long lasting sobriety.

Accessible addiction support groups around East Sussex include:

  • Liberty House Clinic is a private rehab where you can receive comprehensive addiction treatment to help you beat various types of addiction.
  • The Oasis Project provides support to the families, friends, and carers of addicts
  • Young Oasis provides support to the parents, children, young people, friends, and carers of addicts
  • RU OK? offers advice and support to parents and carers of young addicts. The organisation also provides consultation services
  • Pavilions FACT (Families and Carers Team) provides support to individuals in the local community, who are struggling to cope with the drug or alcohol problems of another

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

An ideal recovery programme will significantly facilitate your healing process, and ensure you make a full and safe recovery from addiction. In order to select a recovery programme in East Sussex that can deliver the results you desire, you need to take the following into consideration:

  • Is the cost of the treatment programme within your budget?
  • Does the treatment facility have experience in treating addiction similar to yours?
  • Will insurance cover the programme’s cost?
  • Are you better off with addiction treatment close to home or abroad?
  • Would you prefer an inpatient or outpatient setting?
  • Would you prefer to continue working while receiving treatment?

Also, consult your doctor for professional guidance about what recovery programme will work best for you.

NA meetings in/near East Sussex

Narcotics Anonymous meetings occur in and around East Sussex on a daily basis. Participating can be exceedingly beneficial to your addiction recovery process.
Find your nearest meeting:

The Lord’s Vineyard
High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex
Mondays at 7:00 pm

Go with the Flow – Steps & Traditions
Christ Church United Reformed Church, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent
Sundays at 7:00 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Meeting
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Brighton Book Study
Community Room, St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex
Mondays at 7:30 pm

Steps To Enlightenment
Friends Meeting House, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex
Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Women’s Meeting
Brighton Women’s Centre, 72 High Street, Brighton, Sussex
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Saturday Morning Just For Today
Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex
Saturdays at 10:30 am

AA meetings in/near East Sussex

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a non-profit society that helps individuals committed to quitting drinking and staying sober. There are regular meetings in and around East Sussex. Such as:

Uckfield Wednesday
United Reformed Church, 76 New Town.
Time: Wednesdays at 8.00 pm

Lewes Wednesday
Phoenix Centre, 26 Malling St
Time: Wednesdays at 8.00 pm

Heathfield Monday
The Union Church, Station Rd, (corner Heathfield High St/
Time: Mondays at 7.15 pm

Hailsham New Start
Hailsham Gospel Mission, 15 Station Rd
Time: Mondays at 12.45 pm

Eastbourne Langney Reflections
St Barnabas Church, 34 Kingfisher Drive, Langney.
Time: Saturdays at 6.00 pm

Eastbourne Willingdon
Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church St, Willingdon.
Time: Wednesdays at 7.45 pm

Ringmer 12 Step
Ringmer Village Hall, Lewes Rd
Time: Fridays at 12.15 pm

Addiction Counselling in/near East Sussex

Addiction counselling, to help with your recovery, is available throughout East Sussex. Popular options include:

Local Government Addiction Resources in East Sussex

East Sussex drug and alcohol recovery service (STAR), Hastings, UK. Telephone +44 300 303 8160. This is a free drug and alcohol community recovery service that partners with the local government and other agencies to ensure a positive outcome for all addicts.

How Can I Get To and From East Sussex?

East Sussex is easily accessible from various parts of the UK. Regardless of if you are driving yourself, or making use of public transportation, getting around is easy and convenient.

Getting around by Train

Several train routes serve East Sussex. Regular services run from Brighton and other parts of East Sussex, and you can even get a direct route from Gatwick Airport. Major services in the region are provided by Southern and South Eastern.
From Uckfield, you can take a train to London Bridge, then a bus to Liverpool Street Station. From Liverpool Street Station, take another train to Braintree Freeport, then a bus to Halstead.

Getting to East Sussex by Car

If heading to Sanctuary Lodge from East Sussex by road, you can take either the M25, or the M20. The M25 offers the fastest route. To begin the journey, simply get on Hastings Rd/Pembury Bypass/A21 in Kent from A267. Proceed on the A21 then take the M25, M11, A120 and A131 to Market Hill/A1124 in Halstead. Proceed on the A1124 till you reach your destination.

Remember that for your convenience, Sanctuary Lodge offers a sober transport service. This service is available regardless of if you live in Lewes District, Rye, or any other part of East Sussex, and can transport you to and from your home and our rehab facility, on a schedule that you are most comfortable with.

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We look forward to helping you take your first step.

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