Rehab in London

If you, or your loved, one are living in Westminster, Hampstead, or any other part of Greater London, and are currently struggling with an addiction, you are not alone. An increasing number of substance abuse and addiction cases are being reported across the UK year after year. Greater London is one of the parts of the UK that has been most affected by this issue, which affects both the young and old, and people from various walks of life.

Regardless of the type of addiction you are battling with, you can easily get professional help through our private rehab facility at Sanctuary Lodge. We specialise in treating a wide variety of addictions, especially addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medication. To help you make a full recovery, we will first carefully assess your condition, before providing an individualised course of treatment in our state of the art facility.

Your addiction treatment will generally include a medically assisted detox, that’s designed to minimise your withdrawal symptoms and make the process as painless as possible. This will be followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation programme, that will care for your overall mental health and identify the root cause of your addiction, and tackle it. During rehabilitation, you will also be provided the tools to help you achieve long-term sobriety.

After you are discharged from our facility, if you wish, you can continue treatment with our one year free aftercare service. Studies have shown that recovering addicts who take advantage of aftercare stand a better chance of avoiding a relapse.

Don’t let your addiction rule your life. Take control today by getting in touch with us for professional help.

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 you 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. Sanctuary Lodge is part of UKAT, which operates many rehab facilities in and around London.

We are located in the heart of Essex, close to London, and can be easily accessed from any part of the UK. 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 65 miles from Greater London. It is an hour and forty-five minutes’ drive via the M11 and A120, going through Chigwell, Sawbridgeworth, Great Dunmow, and Braintree. If you like, we can provide a sober transport service to take you, at your convenience, to and from our facility to your home in Greenwich, Richmond, or any other part of Greater London.

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The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

The advantages of seeking addiction treatment in a private rehab like ours are numerous. Especially as we are equipped with some of the best available specialists and equipment to help you achieve a full recovery in a safe environment. Other benefits of getting your addiction treated in our facility include:

  • Quick admission: Getting admitted into a private rehab for treatment is usually straightforward and quick, with no delays. Which means you can get the treatment you need as soon as you need it.
  • 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.
  • Personalised treatment: Private rehabs such as ours take an individualised approach to treating patients by tailoring addiction treatment to meet the specific 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.
  • Private rehabs provide round the clock care to patients. This ensures that, at all times of the day, your condition is being monitored and the care you need is provided as soon as required.
  • The safe and conducive environment provided for addiction recovery in a private rehab ensures that you are not distracted or impeded by the typical stressors and triggers that normally cause you to crave or abuse drugs.
  • Aftercare services are provided by private rehab after you are discharged. Studies show that the support provided through aftercare services greatly reduce a patient’s likelihood of suffering a relapse.

These benefits, and more, are available to everyone seeking private rehab treatment in London. But, on the downside, not everyone may be able to afford addiction treatment in a private rehab.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Greater London?

The cost of addiction treatment in a private rehab facility, for those in Greater London, varies based on a number of factors. Cost can differ based on the exclusiveness of the rehab. For example, private rehabs located in scenic locations, such as the countryside or seaside, tend to offer their services at a higher price. But, most importantly, the cost of private rehab will be determined by the severity of your addiction.

Individuals with severe addictions, who require more intensive treatment for a longer period of time will likely pay more for addiction treatment in a private rehab. Also, the sort of treatment provided will determine cost. For instance, inpatient treatment will cost more than outpatient treatment. And cost will increase if you opt for luxury or executive inpatient treatment, rather than standard inpatient treatment.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Greater London

NHS addiction treatment can be accessed by all residents of Greater London. It is free of charge and can be accessed in your local community, regardless of if you live in Soho, Clerkenwell, or any other part of Greater London. To get started with receiving NHS addiction treatment, simply speak with your GP about what options are available.

However, there is typically a waiting list before you can receive the treatment you need via the NHS. The length of the waiting list will depend on the demand for NHS addiction treatment in Greater London at the time of referral. Also, the quality of treatment provided is generally determined by the NHS, which means you may have to make do with whatever you are provided.

Your GP can advise you concerning the following NHS addiction treatment options:

  • Local Mental Health Team: If your GP believes you require additional support, you may be referred to the local mental health team. This type of referral will give you access to psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or other specialists. But, bear in mind that the mental health team’s services are not drug and alcohol addiction treatment specific, instead, they are aimed at caring for a diverse range of mental health conditions.
  • Local Drug and Alcohol Services: You can access this service either through a referral from your GP, or a self-referral in certain circumstances. The typical local drug and alcohol service will offer a variety of low intensity therapeutic interventions, which may include holistic therapies and keyworking. Treatment can involve either a reduction/tapering plan, or swapping your substance of abuse for a substitute prescription.
  • Addiction Counselling: Your GP can refer you for addiction counselling sessions. But remember that an NHS assigned counsellor will most likely be a general counsellor, not an addiction specialist.

Addiction Support Groups in Greater London

Addiction support groups can help in your progress towards recovery. Fortunately, there are a number of addiction support groups to pick from across Greater London, some of which include:

  • Wandsworth Carers Centre offers practical and emotional support to carers, as well as referrals
  • Blenheim CDP Portobello Road Project is open to all individuals struggling with the drug use of family or friends
  • Engage Merton offer a confidential and free service to families affected by substance misuse. It offers a series of interventions and support
  • CGL New Direction: Family & Carers Service supports people affected by someone else’s substance misuse
  • Croydon Recovery Network offers tailored drug and alcohol recovery services to adults
  • Blackfriars CDAT Family Support Group helps the relatives of people who abuse drugs or alcohol in Southwark, through a family support group
  • Friends and Relatives of Substance Abusers Anonymous is a twelve step support group for the friends and family members of substance misusers

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 Greater London that can deliver the results you want, you need to take the following into consideration:

  • Would you prefer an inpatient or outpatient setting?
  • Does the treatment facility have experience in treating addiction similar to yours?
  • Is the cost of the treatment programme within your budget?
  • Are you better off with addiction treatment close to home or abroad?
  • Would you prefer to continue working while receiving treatment?
  • You should also speak to your doctor to receive useful information, as well as for professional guidance.

NA meetings in/near Greater London

There are a number of NA meetings held across Greater London on a daily basis.

Just For Today in Dulwich
Ketra Rooms, Telfer House
Seeley Drive, London, Greater London
Sundays at 12:00 pm

Hounslow Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist Church
178 Heston Road, Hounslow
London, Greater London
Sundays at 11:30 am

Steps, Traditions & Basic Text
Occupational Therapy Unit, Grovelands Priory Hospital
The Bourne, Southgate, London, Greater London
Sundays at 11:30 am

Euston…We Have a Problem
Church Hall, Lancing Street
London, Greater London
Sundays at 11:00 am

Kilburn – Alternate Step and Just For Today meeting
Latin American House, 10 Kingsgate Place
London, Greater London
Sundays at 11:30 am

One Hour Step meeting
Response Bookshop, 300 Old Brompton Road
London, Greater London
Sundays at 11:00 am

AA meetings in/near Greater London

There are a number of AA meetings held across Greater London on a daily basis. Find one near to you:

Crystal Palace: Step Monday
Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow St
Mondays at 8.00 pm

Streatham English Martyrs Monday
English Martyrs RC Church Hall, 2 Mitcham Lane
Mondays at 7.30 pm

Dulwich Woman’s Daily Reprieve
St Stephen’s Church, 111 College Rd, Dulwich.
Wednesdays at 7.30 pm

Sydenham: Step Tuesday
The Grove Centre, 2 Jews Walk.
Tuesdays at 8.00 pm

Dulwich Step 11 Meditation
Christ Church, 263 Barry Rd
Thursdays at 6.30 pm

Sydenham Sobriety
New Testament Church of God, 141 Newland Park
Saturdays at 9.30 am

Forest Hill Newcomers Monday
55 Dartmouth Rd
Mondays at 7.00 pm

London Brixton Hill Big Book
All Saints Church, 250 Lyham Rd, Clapham Park
Tuesdays at 7.30 pm

Addiction Counselling in/near Greater London

Local Government Addiction Resources in Greater London

CGL New Direction: Family & Carers Service is one of the main government backed addiction resource hub in Greater London. They support people affected by someone else’s substance misuse. To find out other charity or government backed services close to you, talk to your GP.

How Can I Get To and From Greater London?

There is an easy to use road network in and around Greater London, that makes getting to and from NA or AA meetings convenient. There are also public transportation options available in the area for those who’d rather not drive.

Getting around by Car

If you are looking to drive to Sanctuary Lodge in Halstead for addiction treatment, you can take either the M11 and A120, or the A120. The M11 and A120 offers the fastest route. To get started, take Rosendale Rd, Park Hall Rd and Alleyn Park to S Circular Rd, from there take A2, A102, A12, M11, and A131 to Market Hill/A1124 in Halstead. Proceed on the A1124 till you reach your destination.

Getting around by Train

If you don’t want to drive, you can take a train at Liverpool Street Station to Braintree. From Braintree, you can take a bus at Bus Park (Stand B) to Halstead.

Remember that, for your convenience, Sanctuary Lodge offers a sober transport service which means we can transport you from your home to our rehab facility on a schedule that you are most comfortable with.

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