Alcohol and Drug Rehab in London

When you abuse drugs or alcohol, the potential for addiction will constantly increase as your body and brain begin to physically crave the effects of the drugs. The chemical changes in your brain increase the production of dopamine to unnaturally high levels, leading to a constant preoccupation with enjoying the pleasurable effect of the substance.

Over time, addiction leads to chemical changes in the brain, physical withdrawal symptoms, overdose risk, seizures, potential heart attack, increased likelihood of dementia, liver/kidney failure, and more. Rehab centres, however, can help you reverse most of the damage caused by addiction. They can offer an abstinence-based drug/alcohol treatment programme, that gets to the root of addiction, and helps you to make a full recovery.

Although programmes vary in style and type, the goal remains the same. The most effective treatment procedure begins with a comprehensive assessment, to check for the number of drugs in your system, physical health condition, mental disorders, and other treatment needs. Your treatment plan is tailored to fit your specific treatment needs.

Services Offered at Recovery Lighthouse

Recovery Lighthouse is a CQC registered drug/alcohol rehabilitation facility. Our 13 bedrooms are designed and decorated to a high standard, whilst retaining the feeling of your home, to ensure you’re comfortable during your stay. Most of our staff are former addicts, who use their experiences with addiction to help you make a full recovery. Our facilities include attractive gardens, individual therapy rooms, catering facilities managed by an excellent chef, weekly gym visits, and a holistic therapy room.

We are one of the few UK rehabs that cater to the addiction needs of young people, aged 16-18, in particular, those who have eating disorders and other addictions. Every client is unique, so we develop a specialised treatment plan, based on the results of your comprehensive assessment and your input.

Services include:

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Prescription drug detox
  • Marijuana detox
  • Cocaine detox
  • Opiate detox
  • Benzodiazepine detox
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Holistic therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step therapy
  • Aftercare planning, and more.

The distance from London to Worthing is 89.3 miles, which takes about two hours if you’re driving via the M25. We also offer a sober transport service that can take you from your London residence to our rehab, and take you home again after you’ve completed treatment.

Call now for treatment options.
Address: 18 Winchester Road, Worthing, West Sussex
Phone no: 02037339983

Pros and Cons of Private Rehab


  • Immediate admission 365 days a year
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • An experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • Fitness and nutrition programme
  • 1-year complimentary aftercare support

The cons
• Price can be a barrier which needs to be weighed up versus the long-term cost of drug and alcohol abuse
• Being away from friends and family which at first can be emotionally challenging

How Much Does Rehab Cost in the City of London?

Detox and rehab start from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options

SHOC: This is a free and confidential service for female sex workers living or working in Enfield and Haringey. Services include support for drug use, legal issues, sexual health, outreach services, and safety at work.

12-14 Upper Tollington Park
Stroud Green

Camden Drug Intervention Programme: They work with individuals who are in contact with the criminal justice system, or those who misuse drugs. The focus is on those who test positive for crack cocaine, cocaine, and opiates, as well as those in police custody. They provide support to treat drug abuse, resolve housing issues, debt, benefits, and bereavement. They also help to reintegrate service users back into the community.

53 Holloway Road

Addiction Support Groups

Lambeth Harbour: As part of the Lambeth Consortium, they provide support for individuals who need help recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Services include recovery groups, advice & information, shower and laundry services, benefits advice, cannabis support group, key work support, yoga and mindfulness, computer access and Wi-Fi, women’s group, and support for families, friends, and carers affected by substance use.

245 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton, London

Parent Support Group: This is a parent-led support group for carers, relatives, and parents who have young family members with drug/alcohol problems. PSG offers a buddy scheme, focus discussion, residential weekends, drop-in services, counselling, and more.

Address: 72 Blackheard Road, Greenwich, London
Phone no: 02084690205

NA meetings

Pembroke House, 88 Tatum Street
Sunday 2:30 pm

New Cross
Goldsmith Campus: Richard Hoggart Building,
8 Lewisham Way
Sunday 4:00 pm

Ladbroke Grove
St Helen’s Church
St Helen’s Gardens
Sunday 5:00 pm

AA meetings

St Mark’s Church,
22 Greenwich Street
Sunday 7:30 pm

Canning Town
Anchor House, 81 Barking Road
Sunday 7:30 pm

William Morris Meeting Rooms,
267 The Broadway
Sunday 10:30 am

Addiction Counselling

Thames Reach – Camden Spectrum: The centre provides support, advice, and care to individuals who are rough sleepers, suffering poor mental health, having housing issues, or struggling with alcohol/drug addiction. Through structured sessions and a range of targeted services, Spectrum supports people in relapse prevention, harm reduction techniques, health issues, benefits, access to training, education and employment. Service users must be registered with a Camden GP or be a resident in Camden.

6-8 Greenland Street,
0207267 4937

Insight KC: Insight offers free, confidential, and friendly advice to young people. When you visit their service, a dedicated key worker will be allocated to you. This key worker works with you throughout your recovery journey and helps you make positive decisions. Services are open to young people, aged 12-25, living in Chelsea, Westminster, Kensington, Fulham, and Hammersmith.
Services include harm reduction advice, open access, family support, individual support, comprehensive assessment, cognitive behavioural therapy, home visits, motivational interviewing, sexual health advice, education, training and employment support, and non-abstinence based intervention.

Address: 51 Golborne Road, London
Phone no: 02089605510

Local Govt Addiction Resources

722 Young People Service: 772 is a substance misuse service for young people, that provides free and confidential services to individuals, aged 19 and younger, living in the Waltham Forest area.

Islington Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service (North): IDASS offers treatment and support for adults who reside in Islington, and need help with substance abuse..

How Can I Get To and From the City of London?

If you’re driving up to Worthing for addiction treatment, it’s a distance of 89.3 miles, which takes around 1 hour and 56 minutes via the M25. You’ll pass through the A4, M4, M25, M23, A23, and A27 to Broadwater Road in Worthing. Don’t forget, we have a sober transport service available for all clients who are receiving treatment at Recovery Lighthouse.

There are several trains that commute between London and most major UK cities. If you’re coming from nearby towns, such as Essex and Hertfordshire, trains leave from Newport-London Liverpool Street and Garston-London Euston respectively.

London’s bus network never sleeps and covers the whole city. The double-decker buses are a great way to see the best sights in the city, but they are very slow due to traffic. Night route buses run from 11:30 pm to 5 am. Popular routes include Trafalgar Square, Oxford Circus, and Tottenham Court Road. You can’t pay for bus fares with cash. Buy a Visitor Oyster card, which charges a maximum of £4.50 a day if you only travel with trams and buses.