Rehab in Norfolk

Drug and alcohol addiction is a terrible disease that severely affects the lives of the addicts and their families. Millions of people in the UK are living with untreated addiction, and other mental health issues, because they don’t know their options, can’t access treatment, feel they don’t need professional help, or assume the cost of rehab puts it out of their reach.

A drug or alcohol rehab centre is crucial to your recovery. These facilities are equipped with state of the art infrastructure, combined with the expertise of addiction specialists, and doctors and nurses, who can help you recover from your addiction. Here, you’ll find both private and free listings of rehab centres, in and around Norfolk, where you can receive comprehensive treatment for your addiction.

Overview of the Services Offered at Sanctuary Lodge

We are a CQC registered drug and alcohol rehab facility that provides comprehensive addiction treatment for individuals who need help. The clinic is operated by people who’ve had their own experience with addiction, and use their experience to help you get clean and stay abstinent.

We offer counselling services for alcohol addiction, substance use disorder, depression, trauma, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis and more. Therapy techniques used in treatment include; cognitive behavioural therapy, 12-step programme, trauma therapy, meditation, and more. The distance from Norfolk to Halstead, Essex, is about 56.1 miles if you’re driving. Sanctuary Lodge offers a sober transport service, that can take you from Norfolk to Halstead in under two hours.

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

The Pros

  • Access to same day intake
  • Your privacy is protected, and all details are confidential
  • A therapeutic community that aids healing efforts
  • Access to the best drug counsellors and clinicians
  • More alternative therapies that improve treatment outcome
  • Treatment of both the body and the mind
  • Customised detox and rehab treatment
  • Provision of aftercare services
  • Treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Higher staff-to-patient ratio

The Cons

  • Private rehab is more expensive
  • Having to get used to living without your loved ones, even for a short while
  • The cost of travelling (if you’re going out of your area)
  • Exposure to difficulties faced by other residents

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Norfolk?

The cost of treatment varies across rehab centres. It depends on the duration of the treatment, type of facility, intensity level of the programme, staff-to-patient ratio, size of the programme, amenities on offer, and expertise of the staff. There is no fixed price, but most private rehabs charge between £1,000-£3,500 per week for inpatient care and detox. If you’re staying at a luxury rehab facility, expect to spend around £10,000 a week for treatment.

The numbers might appear daunting at first, but you have several options to reduce the burden of out-of-pocket costs. It’s cheaper if you’re sharing a room with someone, as private rooms cost more. Contact your insurer to find out what’s covered by your medical insurance. Family and friends might also be willing to assist you financially to help you get better. You could take out a bank loan, or apply for a government grant via the NHS.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Norfolk

The Matthew Project – Unity: The Matthew Project is a registered charity that helps people make informed choices concerning their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. They empower addicts, encourage their self-belief, and help them reach their full potential.

The unity service involves a multi-agency team of alcohol and drug workers joining together to provide interventions for young people, aged 18 and under, across Norfolk. They also provide support to carers and parents who are affected by a loved one’s drug/alcohol use. Services include targeted outreach, individual counselling, brief intervention, harm reduction, access to residential treatment, needle exchange, community prescribing, and advice & information.

Address: Unit 8, 83-87 Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 08009704866. 01603216428.


Hebron House: A safe and nurturing place where individuals can access community support, recovery from drug/alcohol dependency, and resolve all the issues that first fueled their addiction. Referrals are made through a drug treatment team, key worker, counsellor, or others involved in your care. Residents in Hebron House are women aged 18+, who share a common goal of overcoming addiction.

Address: 12 Stanley Avenue, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 01603439905


The Magdalene Group: A registered charity that offers support to sexually exploited young people and sex workers in Norfolk. They organise workshops, prison visits, and befriending schemes to bring their services closer to those who can’t access support. They also offer a drop-in service where sex workers can have a hot meal, shower, and get advice from a counsellor.

Address: 61 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 01603610256


Addiction Support Groups in Norfolk

The Matrix Project: The matrix project is comprised of a team of professionals who offer support services to female and male sex workers in Norfolk. Services are flexible, confidential, and responsive to sex workers. They work with people who work in clubs, brothels, from home, and in escort agencies. They also provide outreach services on the streets.

Services include advice & information, advocacy, drop-in, BBV screening and vaccination, emergency contraception, community care assessments, distribution of free condoms, pregnancy testing and NHS treatment referrals, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

Address: Under 1 Roof, 100-102 Westwick Street, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 01603883423


Linking Together: Linking Together provides support for young carers and family members affected by a loved one’s drug use. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10 am until noon.

Address: 20 Thoresby College, Queen Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Phone no: 01553768155


Outside the Wire: This is a group of experienced and highly trained workers who are also ex-forces. They understand the needs of veterans, including their families, and offer comprehensive support at various locations throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex.

Outside the Wire understands the complexities of military life, and the mental health struggles members face, such as domestic violence, drug/alcohol use, PTSD, and strained family relationships. Services are provided by ex-military personnel, and other counsellors working with The Matthew Project.

Address: Nedeham House, 22 St Stephens Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 01603626123


SMART Recovery: This is a science-based programme that helps men and women recover from all types of physical and behavioural addiction. It was established in the United States in 1994, but has since grown into a global network of mutual support groups. They incorporate research findings into their teachings, and believe that a combination of various recovery models and therapy improves recovery effort.

Address: 51 St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Phone no: 01493331524


How to Choose a Recovery Programme

Choosing the right rehab centre in Norfolk can be a complicated process, if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice.

Visit various rehab centres: You can only learn so much from looking at the website of a rehab centre. To understand what the actual experience will be like, visit some of the top rehabs in Norfolk, and take a look at their facilities, to get an idea of their treatment procedures, environment, and staff.

Inpatient or outpatient: These are the two major forms of rehab in the UK. Inpatient rehab requires you to live at the clinic for the duration of treatment, and outpatient rehab means you’ll be living at home whilst receiving treatment at the rehab centre.

Generally, inpatient treatment has a higher success rate, but its more expensive than outpatient care. If you’re a long-term user, combine alcohol and drugs, or have any mental health issues or medical conditions, you should enrol as an inpatient.

Standard rehab or luxury/executive rehab: Whilst both rehabs have the same goal, there is a visible difference in the amenities provided, staff-to-patient ratio, location, and serenity of the environment at a luxury rehab. Standard rehab offers basic facilities, but they are fully functional and absolutely help patients recover from addiction.

Location: Addiction specialists are divided on whether it’s a good idea to stay close to home or travel for rehab. Nearby facilities, within a two-hour drive, are more convenient and may be necessary for those who want their family to be a part of treatment. However, it also improves treatment outcome when you travel, because the separation from loved ones helps you focus better.

Cost of rehab: This is probably the biggest factor that determines where most people end up receiving treatment. The cost of treatment varies, but you have many options, so you’ll always find a rehab centre within your budget.

NA meetings in/near Norfolk


Men’s Shield, 43-51 Pitt Street
Sunday 11:00 am

The Baptist Church, Silver Road
Sunday 11:00 am

Quaker Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane
Sunday 7:00 pm

Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place
Monday 6:00 pm

Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street
Tuesday at noon

Methodist Church, Chapelfield Road
Wednesday 7:00 pm

Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street
Friday at Noon


Church House, Church Street
Tuesday 7:00 pm


Lenton Room, United Reformed Church, Mere Street
Monday 6:00 pm

King’s Lynn

Purfleet Trust, 5 St Ann’s Fort
Tuesday 6:15 pm

AA meetings in/near Norfolk


Sacred Heart & St Margaret Mary, Commercial Road, East Dereham
Monday 7:30 pm


Fairland United Reformed Church (at the rear), Fairland Green
Tuesday 7:30


Parish Hall, behind St Mary’s Church, 73 Newton
Wednesday 11:00 am

Cloverfields Community Church, Yarrow Close

Saturday 8:00 pm

Norwich Hellesdon

Board Room, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton Road, Hellesdon
Monday 6:30 pm


Salvation Army, 16 Oak Street
Friday 8:00 pm


Chapelfield Methodist Church (Room 3), Chapelfield Road
Friday 6:30 pm

St Alban’s Hall, Grove Walk
Sunday 10:00 am

Friends Meeting House, Pottergate, Upper Goat Lane
Sunday 4:00 pm

Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street
Tuesday 7:30 pm


Friends Meeting House, Frenze Road
Monday 1:00 pm

Downham Market

St Dominic’s RC Church, 17 Howdale Road
Friday 1:00 pm


Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way
Sunday 6:00 pm

Addiction Counselling in/near Norfolk

Crystal Clear Counselling services: CCC offers counselling services for Norfolk residents. The service is run by an Integrative Counsellor, who is also accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Danny started out working with young adults and teenagers, but currently serves both adults and elderly patients. Services include therapy for addiction, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationships, and more.

Phone no: 07425702267


Norfolk Recovery Partnership (Thetford): NRP provides counselling and treatment for adults who have drug and alcohol problems throughout Norfolk. Services include expert advice, that leads to comprehensive addiction treatment, needle exchange, and support for carers and family members affected by a loved one’s drug/alcohol abuse.

Address: Breckland Business Centre, St. Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk
Phone no: 03007900227


Local Govt Addiction Resources in Norfolk

NORCAS Young People’s Affected Others Service: Formerly known as the Norfolk Community Alcohol Service, NORCAS provides support to the homeless, vulnerably housed, and other people living in rural communities. They offer confidential and free specialist services aimed at helping individuals who have an alcohol or drug problem. Services include one-on-one counselling, welfare rights advice, outreach services, and access to prescription medication and over-the-counter medicine.

Address: 2nd Floor, St Vedast House, 5-7 St Vedast Street, Norwich
Phone no: 01603660070


City Reach: If you find it difficult accessing healthcare services, City Reach provides access to GPs for the homeless, sex workers, ex-offenders, travellers, asylum seekers, and individuals with substance use disorders. Services include BBV screening and immunisation, treatment of minor injuries, needle exchange, advice on substance abuse, and referral to specialist services.

Address: Under 1 Roof, 100-102 Westwick Street, Norwich, Norfolk
Phone no: 08000287174


How Can I Get To and From Norfolk?

If you’re driving up to Halstead to attend rehab, the journey takes around 90 minutes. The fastest route is via the A1075, which links to Hurth Way in Thetford. Follow the A134 and A131 to Market Hill in Halstead. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Market Hill, and continue until you reach Hedingham Road.

It’s a two-hour train ride from London to Norwich. You’ll find several trains that commute between these locations at King’s Cross and Liverpool Street Station. Depending on the time of day you depart, the duration could take between 1 hour 50 minutes – 2 hours 15 minutes. Train fares start from £45. Book in advance to save up to 43% on ticket prices.

To help you get around Norfolk, there are several bus companies. The Coasthopper caters to the coast of Norfolk. XI service and First are two popular services running between Lowestoft, Norwich, Greater Yarmouth, Dereham, Peterborough, and Kings Lynn. You can find timetables here.

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