Addiction is a serious medical condition, that requires adequate treatment. Continued abuse of drugs and alcohol will inevitably cause substantial negative effects in your life, that could even lead to death. Substance misuse also has a ripple effect, as its consequences could spread to those around you. According to research, there were 2,383 deaths caused by drugs in 2016, with a majority occurring as a result of compulsive misuse.
Addiction can be difficult to quit for many reasons. Those who have formed the habit of consuming addictive substances are often oblivious to their situation, and those willing to put an end to their abuse of drugs and/or alcohol are afraid to do so as a result of the withdrawal symptoms that flare up whenever they attempt to quit. However, with the right tools and treatment, you can put an end to your addiction and finally live a productive life.
If you’re in Buckinghamshire, and are going through a hard time due to addiction, you can get help that will guide you to recovery. If you have a loved one who is also finding it difficult to end their use of drugs, or other harmful substances, you can point them in the right direction. Treatment involves a detox programme that will ease your withdrawal symptoms, and see to the elimination of the drug’s remaining from your bloodstream, as well as a rehab programme that will teach you lifestyle changes, and how to cope with subsequent cravings.
Options including public drug and alcohol treatment services, charity programmes, and private rehabilitation, are all available and accessible in Buckinghamshire. We, at Sanctuary Lodge, will outline the benefits of these programmes, and those of the services we provide around the area, that can help you to recovery and reclaiming your life. There are also additional resources, such as support groups, which are extremely helpful to the recovery process.
A Brief Overview of Our Rehab Services
Sanctuary Lodge in Halstead, Essex, boasts one of the best rehabilitation facilities in the UK. Just 86 miles away from Buckinghamshire, and less than a 2 hour drive, Sanctuary Lodge is ideally situated to help you find a clear path to recovery. Our highly experienced team of addiction professionals has successfully guided many addicts toward kicking their addictions over the years.
We have an integrated detox programme that will help make your withdrawal symptoms more bearable during the initial stages of your treatment. The detox process will be facilitated by medication therapies and 24/7 supervision, to ensure you’re properly cleansed of the harmful substances in your bloodstream. This will ensure you get into rehab drug-free, with less risk of relapse.
You’ll be going through rehab in a comfortable environment, equipped with the amenities that will make your stay easier. Our facility sports spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, an outdoor space for healthy relaxation, access to sports and recreational facilities, and Wi-Fi. These amenities are put in place to promote a healthy social environment, and make the recovery process a fun one.
Our rehab programme involves various kinds of therapies, designed to treat different types of addiction. These therapies include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- 12-step programme
- Individual counselling
- Group therapy
- Fitness programme
- Family programme
We operate a free transport service that can get you to our facility, which takes away the stress of transportation on your part. We can also arrange a family support programme, in which members of your family are invited to participate in therapy. We have a free aftercare programme that runs for a year, which is designed to help you through your re-adjustment phase when you’re done with rehab and back in your environment.
There’s an option to extend your stay in a drug-free environment through our secondary rehabilitation programme at Fenton house. which is adjacent our main facility. Research has found that long-term rehabilitation solidifies coping techniques and recovery skills, which helps in the life-long commitment to sobriety. Give us a call today to kick-start your journey to a life free from the hold of drugs and alcohol.
The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab
At Sanctuary Lodge, we provide a kind of rehab service that is unmatched by many other treatment facilities. Our treatment programmes are made to mirror the unique needs and situations of our clients. We also go the extra mile to ensure treatment is carried out in a serene and tranquil environment.
Generally, private rehab centres offer more comfortable inpatient care than most residential clinics run by charities. NHS services only offer outpatient treatment, where you don’t receive 24 hours care, which is a valuable component of addiction treatment.
Also, in most charity rehabs, the admission process can get frustrating, as you may have to wait weeks or months before your treatment begins. The major advantage these treatment options is their budget friendly provisions.
At Sanctuary Lodge, our services surpass mere inpatient treatment. We have employed more innovative measures to re-inspire you, and increase your drive towards recovery. Here are some benefits that make our rehab programmes, and those of private rehabs in general, more exciting:
- Integrated detox and rehab, giving you total care in the same facility
- Free transport service to and from the facility
- Motivational group therapies
- Sports and recreation that promote a sense of unity and camaraderie
- Integrated family programme
- Free one-year aftercare programme that gives you the opportunity to strengthen your recovery techniques
Private Rehab Issues and Disadvantages
Some of the main issues faced by some addicts when trying to go through inpatient rehab programmes include:
- Time-restraining responsibilities, such as work and child care
- Some insurance policies only cover outpatient treatment
- Lack of addiction treatment programmes in some private rehabs
- Social needs
When you go through Sanctuary Lodge, you don’t have to worry about most of these issues, as our environment supports a healthy social ambience, and we carry out a wide range of treatment programmes for numerous addictions. We also have specialists who are trained in tackling dual diagnosis.
How Much Does Rehab Cost in Buckinghamshire?
Rehab costs for different treatment services are not the same. NHS, and other publicly funded services, in Buckinghamshire come for free. And, in charity residential rehabs, you will pay less for your treatment, because these programmes are largely subsidised. While these programmes are budget-friendly, they may not be ideal for your particular condition. Your addiction may be at a critical state, which will call for inpatient treatment.
Private rehabs are more expensive than government funded programmes, but are well-positioned to give you a higher chance at recovery. Costs for private rehabilitation treatment also vary according to the treatment you’re put through, and how long it lasts. If you call us today at Sanctuary Lodge, we’ll go over your situation with you, and provide you with the details of treatment plans that will appropriately tackle your addiction. Please remember that your recovery and well-being is of utmost importance.
Other recovery engagements in Buckinghamshire, such as support groups, won’t cost you a penny, as your only requirement is to attend meetings. However, you’ll be billed by the hour if you go through a private counselling service.
Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Specialist Community Addictions Services provides drug and alcohol addiction specialist treatment to sufferers of addiction above the age of 18 in the county.
Addiction Support Groups in Buckinghamshire
Addiction support groups are fellowships of recovering addicts, where members come together to share their experiences, learn from peers, and receive emotional support. Joining a support group can give you a psychological boost, and strengthen your resolve to remain on track with recovery. This is why we always point our clients towards these support groups after their rehabilitation has finished. Support groups are free to attend, and there are numerous meetings held across Buckinghamshire.
Major support groups and mutual aid fellowships in Buckinghamshire include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Both of these support groups follow the same 12 step therapy ideas, and are held across different venues on a weekly basis. The main difference between these two are the substances of addiction involved: AA comprises of alcoholics, while NA is dedicated to drug addicts.
Other helpful support groups in the UK include SMART recovery, Cocaine Anonymous, and FamAnon.
How to Choose a Recovery Programme
Choosing a recovery programme involves meticulously navigating through the various available treatment options and making a selection that is designed to tackle your unique case of addiction. This task can be overwhelming and the requires the contribution and guidance of an addiction expert as a result. This is because, while you understand that you need help, you may not know the extent of your drug abuse, nor the kind of treatment that is well suited can properly address it.
Your first treatment consideration should be inpatient care. Regardless of your situation, the healthcare professionals at our rehab centre will carry out an extensive evaluation of your case, through interviews and medical tests, in order to fully understand your situation and draw up a treatment plan that will effectively help you to recovery.
NA meetings in/near Buckinghamshire
High Wycombe Just for Today
Sundays 11:00 am
Amersham Never Alone
Mondays 7:30 pm
St Michael’s Church
70 Sycamore Road
Aylesbury Just for Today
Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Oasis Partnership House
100a Walton Street
Wednesdays 7:30 pm
Aylesbury Newcomers Meeting
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Oasis Partnership House
100a Walton Street
Fridays 6:00 pm
St Michael’s Priory – The Well at Willen
Saturdays 7:30 pm
Oasis Partnership House
100a Walton Street
AA meetings in/near Buckinghamshire
The Oasis Centre, Lewins Yard, East St.
Sundays 11.00 am
Milton Keynes Bletchley Morning
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley.
Sundays 11.00 am
Gerrards Cross Discussion Monday
St Josephs RC Church, Austenwood Common, Chalfont St Peter
Mondays 8.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Aylesbury Big Book Experience
The Ark, 28 Risborough Rd, Stoke Mandeville
Tuesdays 7.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Prestwood As Bill Sees It
Prestwood Methodist Church, The High Street, Prestwood, Great Missenden
Wednesdays 7.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Newport Pagnell: Bill & Bob’s Excellent Adventure
St Bede’s Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell.
Thursdays 7.30 pm
Hemel Hempstead Friday
Quaker Meeting House, 1 The Alleys, St Mary’s Rd
Fridays 8.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Milton Keynes Big Book
Shenley Brook End Village Hall, Church End Road, Shenley Brook End
Saturdays 7.00 pm
Addiction Counselling in/near Buckinghamshire
If you’re looking to get additional counselling close to your location after you have gone through treatment for your addiction, you can find licensed therapists through various UK online directories and counselling association websites. These directories include:
- Counselling UK
- National Counselling Society
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Counselling Pages
Local Govt Addiction Resources in Buckinghamshire
One Recovery Bucks is an adult drug and alcohol treatment service that provides support for individuals and families across the county, who are affected by misuse of drug and alcohol. The service is a collaboration between Buckinghamshire County Council, Inclusion, and local partners Connections Support and Oasis Partnership.
How Can I Get To and From Buckinghamshire?
A number of roads connect the county to other regions of the country. They include the A5, which serves Milton Keynes, the A41 which passes through the county from Watford to Bicester and serves Aylesbury, the A40 which leads to Central London, and the A4 which serves Taplow. Four motorways including the M40, the M1, the M4, and the M25, also serve the county.
Four main lines run through the county. They include the West Coast Main Line, which serves different rail stations in Milton Keynes; the London to Aylesbury Line which primarily serves Aylesbury; and others such as the Great Western Line and the Chiltern Main Line.