Located west of London, Berkshire is a county in England’s south east. There’s a good variety of addiction treatment options in the county, so if you want help, you should be able to find what you need without having to travel far. Whether you’re looking for one-to-one counselling services, or addiction support groups, there are a number of options to explore. It starts with knowing exactly what your needs are, and then determining which programmes or services are ideal for you.
For you to be able to successfully determine the appropriate addiction treatment option for you, you need to understand the nature of your addiction first. In order to do that, an initial assessment is necessary, either at your GP’s office or with an addiction treatment specialist. There, you can find out whether it’s safe enough for you to detox on an outpatient basis, or whether you have a co-occurring condition that requires specialised care.
In this guide, you’ll learn what options are available in and around Berkshire for addiction treatment. Some of these options will be adequate if your addiction is not severe, or they can serve as part of your aftercare programme after you have completed treatment in a private rehab facility like Sanctuary Lodge. Read on to discover what your treatment options are.
A Brief Overview of Services Offered by Sanctuary Lodge
At Sanctuary Lodge, we offer comprehensive treatment for substance dependence, delivered in luxury surroundings from the first day of treatment, until the day you leave. We go beyond the physical aspects of addiction, and deploy various types of therapy, in order to tackle the spiritual and psychological aspects of addiction as well. We make use of tried and tested techniques and therapies, including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- 12-step recovery model
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
We are specialists in trauma therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy as part of our addiction recovery programme. Why else should you consider Sanctuary Lodge for your addiction treatment? We:
- Are trauma specialists
- Offer 24-hour care
- Are CQC registered
- Provide aftercare and ongoing therapies
- Provide dual diagnosis care
- Provide psychiatric assessment
- Offer holistic therapies
- Offer proven counselling treatment
Our facility is located about 108 miles from Berkshire. When you are ready, we can make arrangements for sober transportation to bring you to Sanctuary Lodge, and take you back home once treatment has been completed.
The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab
- Specialist care: At a private rehab facility, your chances of getting specialist care for dual diagnosis and co-dependency is greater.
- Lower staff-to-patient ratio: With fewer patients to attend to, you can expect the treatment team to be in a better position to focus on getting to the root of your addiction, and ensuring that you recover successfully.
- Better amenities: At a private rehab, you can have nearly any kind of amenity you like. Depending on where you go, you might be able to choose between having a private room and a shared room. You might also be able to enjoy amenities such as gym passes and swimming pool access, among others.
- More variety of treatment and therapy types: At a private rehab, you’re more likely to have a wider range of options regarding treatment approaches and therapy types you can take advantage of. For instance, there might be art and music therapy, or acupuncture and meditation.
- Cost: Private rehab is generally expensive, however, it is worth it. You might not necessarily have to spend several weeks or months in rehab, as it could be sufficient for you to spend a week or two in inpatient detox, while you undergo the rest of your treatment on an outpatient basis, which is cheaper.
- Time: Inpatient rehab requires that you live in the facility for the duration of treatment, but this can be a burden if you have responsibilities at work or school that you cannot leave for long. You can also get around this by getting outpatient treatment.
- Unfamiliarity: It might seem like a disadvantage that you’re going away from home to unfamiliar surroundings in order to get treatment, but this can actually be an advantage. Sometimes, taking a break from your immediate environment can turn out to be highly beneficial for your recovery.
How Much Does Rehab Cost in Berkshire?
The cost of rehab in Berkshire varies widely. There are relatively affordable rehabs that cost between £800 and £1,500 per week. These rehabs tend to offer basic amenities, and the most essential addiction treatment options. These facilities might not offer specialist treatments such as dual diagnosis, but, at least, you can get the medical detox or therapy that you need.
There are luxury rehabs that charge as much as £8,000 to £12,000 per week. Some of these rehabs are particularly interested in executives and celebrities, who would rather keep their addictions away from the public eye. They tend to offer some of the best luxury amenities you can find anywhere, ranging from private suites to spa treatments.
In between these extremes, are rehabs that take the middle ground. Many of these rehabs, like ours, are able to balance affordability and premium quality care by providing a variety of therapy and treatment options delivered in comfortable facilities. Also, there may be extras like gym passes and swimming pool access, and more. Always more important than price is whether or not the facility can take care of your addiction.
Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Berkshire
IRIS PARTNERSHIP – READING
All residents of Reading have open access to this alcohol and drug service, where assessments, pre-detox support, and housing support are among the services provided.
Address: 127 Oxford Road, Berkshire, Reading
Phone: 0118 955 7333
This is a charitable trust that combines Western and Eastern philosophies in addiction treatment. Their service may involve a trip to Thailand. Charges may apply.
Address: Church House, 59 Church Street, Caversham, Berkshire, Reading.
Phone: 0118 962 3332
INCLUSION – BASINGSTOKE
This service works with specific needs, including dual diagnosis, mother and baby, and criminal justice.
Address: Jacobs Yard, New Road, Hampshire, Basingstoke.
Phone: 0300 124 0103
SMART WOKINGHAM RECOVERY SERVICE
This service offers a range of treatment services for young people between the ages of 10 and 18, as well as adults in the borough of Wokingham.
Address: 38 Station Road, Berkshire, Wokingham.
Phone: 0118 977 2022
Addiction Support Groups in Berkshire
DrugFAM – Reading (Swallowfield)
This is a family and friends group for people whose loved ones have drug or alcohol problems.
Helpline: 0300 888 3853
Bracknell Friends and Families Support Group
A support group where the friends and families of addicted individuals can share experiences and socialise.
Family and Friends Support Group (Camberley)
A support group for relatives and friends of substance users.
AA is the pioneer of the 12 step model, which has now been adopted by many other support groups and even rehab facilities, including ours.
A fellowship of men and women who meet regularly, in order to exchange experiences and share hope with the ultimate aim of overcoming addiction.
How to Choose a Recovery Programme
Choosing the right recovery programme starts with knowing exactly what you need. In order to achieve that, you’ll need to get a diagnosis from your GP, or an addiction treatment specialist. A diagnosis should tell you whether you have a co-occurring condition, and whether it is safe to detox on an outpatient basis. Once you have an idea what you need, there are a number of questions that need to be answered before you select a programme. These include:
- Is an inpatient or outpatient arrangement better?
- Does the treatment centre have specialists who can handle your type of addiction?
- How far away from home would you be willing to go for treatment?
- Does your insurance cover the treatment and does the treatment centre accept insurance?
- What therapy types are available?
- Does the programme take a secular approach or a religious one?
NA meetings in/near Berkshire
Third and Fourth Sunday of the Month
Wycliffe Baptist Church, 223 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire.
Room 2, The Hamilton Centre, 135 Bulmershe Road, Reading, Berkshire.
Back to Basics
Iris, 4 Waylen St, Reading, Berkshire.
Happy Monday Meeting
McInnes Room, Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire.
St Albans church, Charles street, Oxford, Oxfordshire.
Baptist Church, Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire.
View from the Bridge
St Michael and All Angels Church, Park Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
United Reform Church, London Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
AA meetings in/near Berkshire
Lunchtime Daily Reflections Monday
The Morrell Room, Church Lane.
Goring Village Hall, Garden Room, High St.
St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Horseshoe Rd
Big Book Wednesday
St Luke’s Church Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale
Big Book Study Tuesday
English Martyrs Catholic Church, Liebenrood Rd
English Martyrs Church, Liebenrood Rd.
Lunchtime Reflections Wednesday
Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Green Way
Experience, Strength & Hope Sunday
West Berkshire Community Hospital, London Rd, Benham Hill
Spiritual Recovery Saturday
Newbury Baptist Church, Cheap St.
Big Book Study Tuesday
Friends Meeting House, Highfield Ave.
Friends Meeting House, 1 Highfield Ave, (behind Bus Stn)
Tadley Methodist Church, Newchurch Rd
Addiction Counselling in/near Berkshire
Swanswell Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service
This is a specialist organisation that provides services and support to adults who want to leave behind a life of drug and/or alcohol misuse. Services are delivered from various community locations across West Berkshire, as well as from their main hub in Newbury.
1 Station Road, Berkshire, Newbury.
Phone: 0300 003 7025
This service uses a unique combination of Eastern and Western addiction treatment techniques to help problematic substance users get on their feet again.
Church House, 59 Church Street, Caversham, Berkshire, Reading.
Phone: 0118 962 3332
Catch 22 – Basingstoke Substance Misuse Support
This treatment service provides support and targeted substance misuse interventions for young people, aged 11 to 16 years old, within educational settings. In addition to one-on-one and group support, they provide family support and a 24/7 emergency crisis line, among other services.
The Square, Basing View, Hampshire, Basingstoke.
Phone: 0800 599 9591
Local Government Addiction Resources in Berkshire
Source – Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service
This service is the Young People’s Drug & Alcohol service for Reading. They work with young people, younger than 18, or people who have learning difficulties or are vulnerable adults, up to age 25. Source also offers family support for the people they work with.
16 North Street, Berkshire, Reading.
Phone: 0118 901 5666
To access more local government or NHS resources, speak to your GP.
How Can I Get To and From Berkshire?
Berkshire is as close as it gets to the capital city. If you’re coming in from a different country, consider landing at Heathrow Airport, which is only 30 minutes from Reading. If you take the train, it’s best to stop at Reading West, which is close to the city centre, meaning there’s a good number of addiction support services around.
From the Reading West station, you can get to Source on 16 North Street in about 7 minutes, and IRiS Partnership in about 3 minutes.