Addiction is a severe disease that impacts your mood and affects your behaviour. When you abuse drugs, some of the physical side effects include poor reflexes, erratic behaviour, confusion, disrupted sleeping patterns, anxiety, depression, liver failure, heart diseases, and more.
The danger of addiction is that it takes a while to develop, so, by the time you notice it, the symptoms will have already manifested. You need professional help to overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. A rehab centre will help you to heal your mind and your body from this disease. The goal is for you to learn coping skills, so you can manage triggers without turning to drugs. Rehab centres in Bedfordshire incorporate the family into treatment too, so you can all heal together, and rebuild broken relationships caused or worsened by addiction.
Sanctuary Lodge: Private Rehab Near Bedfordshire
Hailed as the one of the UK’s most complete addiction treatment facility, Sanctuary Lodge is a UKAT centre based in Halstead. We combine specialist knowledge of addiction, with the best practitioners and counsellors who can help you get better. Our services include treatment for trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, alcohol abuse and substance use disorder.
Our facility is located in Halstead, 73 miles away from Bedfordshire via the M11. Our sober transport facility conveys our patients to and from the facility.
The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab
- Therapeutic environment – The environment plays a major role in helping you heal. Rehab centres provide a therapeutic, stable, safe, and relaxed environment that improves treatment outcome. This environment also eliminates the risk of relapse, because there are no triggers or temptations around you.
- Customised treatment plan – A disadvantage of state-funded treatment, is that detox and rehabilitation are usually conducted in group settings to save on cost. Rehab centres in Bedfordshire offer a highly Individualised treatment, that ensures a positive outcome. Your detox plan and rehab treatment are both designed based on the results of your initial psychiatric and physical assessment.
- Experienced counsellors – One of the reasons why rehab centres are expensive is that they hire the best drug counsellors, and specialist doctors and nurses to provide excellent care for patients. These counsellors have a wealth of experience in helping addicts get clean and overcoming their addiction.
The cost of treatment can put private rehab out of the reach of some but this should be weighed up against the longer-term effects of continued addiction both financial, physical and spiritual
How Much Does Rehab Cost in Bedfordshire?
Cost depends on several factors including but not limited to location, length of stay and level of luxury required. However, a basic guide would be that low cost, 28 days, fully residential rehab, costs from £5,500 and a luxury rehab will cost approx £11k
Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Bedfordshire
CGL – Resolutions Luton: A free programme from CGL, Resolutions is a confidential alcohol and drug service for families, adults, and young people living in Luton. Working from various hubs and locations all across Luton, such as community centres and pharmacies. Partners include LGBT Links, KIKT, NOAH, Intuitive Thinking Skills, Stepping Stones, and Luton GOAL. Services include online support, substitute medication, community detox, inpatient rehabilitation, residential rehab, needle exchange, aftercare support, and more.
Address: 2-12 Victoria Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 08000546603
NOAH Welfare Centre: This welfare centre is open every day of the year. Services include soup and sandwiches for the homeless, laundry & showers, mobile dentistry, clothing, three meals a day at the canteen, accommodation search, English language classes, access to GPs, links to specialist addiction counselling, creative workshop, and counselling.
Address: 141 Park Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01582728416
Bedfordshire Young People: This programme offers information, support, and advice to young people under the age of 18, who have problems with alcohol and drugs. Services include referral for treatment, family work, BBV screening, education & harm reduction advice about the dangers of alcohol and drugs, relapse prevention, aftercare, and more.
Address: 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01234341977
Addiction Support Groups in Bedfordshire
CAN: Drug use impacts both the individual, and the wider circle of family and friends. CAN is a registered charity that provides support for carers and families who are affected by a loved one’s drug use. This includes a safe and confidential space to talk about a loved one’s drug use, understand their addiction, learn how they can take better care of themselves, and how to handle negative emotions. CAN also offers services for individuals who are struggling with addiction and homelessness in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Oxfordshire. It has built a strong partnership with local NHS trusts to support those with complex needs.
Address: 22 Grove Place Bedford, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 07817313446
Solve it Volatile Substance Abuse: The goal at Solve It is fort no one to die or suffer health consequences because of misleading, or lack of, information concerning “legal highs”. They provide specialist service to raise awareness of Solvent Abuse, and support individuals and families affected by New Psychoactive substances. Their website offers comprehensive information for parents and carers who need information about NPS.
Address: 1-3 Spencer Street, Ringstead, Northamptonshire
Phone no: 03003301420
How to Choose a Recovery Programme
If you’ve made the choice to go to rehab, there are hundreds of options for you to choose from in the UK alone. This may be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. A few things to consider when looking for an addiction treatment centre include:
The reputation of the rehab centre: Go online and read reviews about the rehab centre. What are the alumni saying about the level of care and efficacy of treatment? Speak to doctors and specialists who’ve worked with them, and get in touch with former patients if possible. Look through their website, an established rehab centre offers lots of resources and guides that give you a feel of what to expect at the rehab centre.
- Size of the facility: Usually, larger rehab centres in Bedfordshire treat more addictions and mental illnesses than smaller-sized rehab centres. Conversely, smaller rehabs offer more specialised, hands-on treatment, because they are able to focus better on you and your particular addiction needs.
- Locked, or unlocked, facility: Continuing from the previous point, it is important to take note of the environment where you’ll be receiving treatment, because it could affect the outcome. When visiting rehab centres, ask the officials if it’s a locked or unlocked facility. Locked facilities are like hospitals, because they accept psychiatric patients who need advanced mental health treatment. Unlocked treatment centres look and feel more like resorts, because you have freedom of movement.
- Expertise of staff: The staff have a very important role to play in treatment, because you’ll be spending a lot of time with them in rehab. Look at the credentials of the staff. Are they certified to treat your specific addiction? Don’t sign up for any rehab centre because it’s the cheapest option, look for a programme that caters to your specific needs.
NA meetings in/near Bedfordshire
Church House, 2 Wood Street, London
Sunday 5:45 pm
Garrick Room, Stonegrove Community Center, 5 Hayling Way, Edgware
Monday at noon
Annunciation Church Hall, Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak
Tuesday 7:30 pm
Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Tuesday 8:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church Room, 179 Pixmore Way, Letchworth
Wednesday 8:00 pm
North Watford Methodist Church, The Harebreaks, Watford
Thursday 8:00 pm
St. Paul’s Church (Church Room), Turpins Rise, Stevenage
Friday 11:00 am
Strathmore Methodist Church (Small Room), Strathmore Avenue
Friday 12:30 pm
St Saviour’s Church, Russell Street
Sunday 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 pm (church hall)
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Luton Christian Fellowship, Hibert Street
Thursday 6:45 pm
AA meetings in/near Bedfordshire
Chapter House, St Peter De Merton’s Church, De Parys Ave
Saturday 11:15 am
Quaker House, 5 Lansdowne Rd
Tuesday 1:30 pm
Methodist Hall, Park Road West
Monday 7:30 pm
Emmaus Village, Carlton
Wednesday 7:30 pm
Sandy Village Hall, Medus Way
Sunday 7:00 pm
Social Services Centre, Houghton Close, Oliver Street
Friday 8:00 pm
Shefford Baptist Church, 4 Bedford Road
Wednesday 8:00 pm
Stockfield Room, The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road
Thursday 8: 00 pm
Eaton Community Centre, The Maltings, off Great North Road
Monday 8:00 pm
St Neots Parish Church (Church Rooms), St Mary the Virgin
Saturday 9:00 am
Biggleswade Masonic Centre, St Andrews Rooms, St Andrews Street
Sunday 12:30 pm
Addiction Counselling in/near Bedfordshire
Eclipse Counselling Services: Eclipse offers counselling services in different ways (mostly by self-referrals). It also offers courses for families, including parent support groups, and parent courses. Eclipse was established by Jeanette and David Blyth in 1999, with a goal to provide counselling for anyone who wants to recover from substance abuse and alcohol use disorder.
Address: 1 Bassett Court, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Phone no: 01908211288
TTP Counselling Centre: Currently known as Oasis Recovery Communities, TTP offers counselling and treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. They understand that everyone is different, and offer tailored recovery plans to achieve long-term recovery in clients. The counsellors at TTP are highly qualified in their field. Evidenced-based therapies used in treatment include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 12-step programmes, trauma therapy, education classes, and more.
Address: Telford Place, 1 Telford Way, Luton, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 08452413401
Hope House Project: A private rehabilitation centre for adults who have problems with drugs and alcohol, the programme duration is 12 weeks, and includes therapies such as anger management, meditation, nutrition therapy, and other complementary therapies aimed at helping you stay abstinent.
Address: 36 Moor Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01582722673
Local Govt Addiction Resources in Bedfordshire
Path 2 Recovery (Bedford Borough): If you’re worried about your drug use, or its effect on your loved ones, P2R is a one-stop service that provides support, advice, and treatment for adults who need help overcoming addiction. They help you choose your immediate, and long-term, recovery goals and set up a plan to help you achieve these goals.
Drug and Alcohol Services, 21 The Crescent, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01234352220
Bedfordshire Recovery Hub: An integrated service that provides access to psychological, medical, and social options for individuals living with addiction. Hubs are located in Bedford, Dunstable, and Leighton Buzzard. The goal is to provide support services for adults throughout their recovery process.
Address: 21 The Crescent, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01234352220
Luton Drug & Alcohol Specialist Service (LDASS): LDASS is a confidential and free specialist treatment service for individuals who have alcohol and drug-related problems. Services include GP liaison, care planning, supportive counselling, detoxification, assessment, relapse prevention planning, prescription of substitute medication, rehabilitation, and partnership working.
Address: 115-17 Cardiff Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
Phone no: 01582528880
How Can I Get To and From Bedfordshire?
It’s a very short drive when travelling from Bedford to Hatfield for rehab. Your journey will take 46 minutes via the A1 and A1 (M). Follow A603 to High Road and A1 in Sandy. Follow the A1 (M) to Comet Way in Hertfordshire, and take exit 4 from the A1 (M).
There are direct trains from London to Luton. You’ll find trains at St Pancras International and Blackfriars Station. Ticket prices start from £10.10, and the journey lasts between 37 minutes to an hour.
Almost everything you want to see in Bedford is within walking distance. If you’re going further, there is a shuttle bus that leaves the central train station to the surrounding area. Attractions include Bedford Park, Bunyan Museum, Castle Mound, and Priory Park.