Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Dorset

Alcohol rehab and drug rehab in Dorset

With an increase in the number of people addicted to drugs and alcohol, the problem of addiction is a very serious one, with no limitations in age, gender, or profession. Quite a number of people get addicted to alcohol and drugs without ever meaning to; some start out by gradually abusing prescribed medication. The effects of addiction can extend to your emotional and mental well-being as well, putting a serious strain on your finances, career, education, and relationships with friends and family.

You or your loved one in Dorset may be struggling with an addiction problem. The good news is that you don’t have to live with addiction, as there are treatment options for you. There are public and private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres in Dorset, as well as support groups and agencies to help with your recovery process. Even if you, or your loved one, live outside of Dorset, it is still a good choice for getting treatment.

If you live in Dorset and would like to get treatment in a different environment, there are also treatment options not too far away from Dorset. Private rehabs such as Recovery Lighthouse in Sussex provide great treatment services.

Recovery Lighthouse

The upside of working with private rehabilitation centres is the personalised treatment. Recovery Lighthouse, located in Sussex, is about 115 miles away from Dorset. We provide sober transportation to all of our patients, meaning we can bring you to our clinic and drop you back to your doorstep after treatment at the clinic is complete.

Our treatment facilities are of the highest standards, and our healthcare personnel are highly trained and experienced, and fully capable of providing all of your treatment needs; physical, emotional, and mental.

Our treatment services include drug addiction treatment, alcohol addiction treatment, gambling addiction treatment, anxiety disorder treatment, eating disorder treatment and codependency treatment. We also have rehab programmes such as detox, individual therapy, group therapy, meditation and 12-step recovery. In fact, all of our services are designed to meet your specific needs.

The benefits of working with us at Recovery Lighthouse are:

  • Round the clock service availability
  • Instant admission
  • State of the art facilities
  • Highly experienced and dedicated staff
  • Free 1 year aftercare

You can call our helpline with any concerns or questions you might have, and we will answer them all.

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 Dorset?

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

Addiction Support Groups in Dorset

Addiction support groups are very helpful if you’re undergoing treatment, and even after your treatment. In Dorset, there are quite a few of them, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol Concern, Battle Against Tranquilizers, Drugline, FamAnon, Release, Drugwise, and Talk to Frank.

NA meetings in/near Dorset

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women, membership is free, the only requirement being the desire to overcome addiction. The society holds regular meetings, and members are encouraged to live by the group’s specific principles to help them abstain from drug use.

AA meetings in/near Dorset

Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women who struggle with alcoholism. Meetings are held across the globe, and membership is free. The fellowship mostly adopts the 12-step recovery programme, and is open to anyone with a drinking problem. The fellowship also does its best to protect the privacy of its members.

Local Govt Addiction Resources in Dorset

Dorset has some addiction resources available. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are good support groups available locally. There are others as well.

Battle Against Tranquilizers

The battle against tranquillizers provides direct services and support to help educate and inform people addicted to benzodiazepines and “Z” drug tranquillizers, sleeping pills, and other drugs with similar effects, who wish to be addiction free.


Quite often, addiction affects friends and family members, straining communication lines. FamAnon is a global fellowship that provides support for the family and friends of people addicted to alcohol and drugs. The fellowship has meeting groups and online platforms to provide support. Their helplines are always available if you have any questions.

How Can I Get To and From Dorset?

By Train

Dorset is easily accessible from many UK towns by rail. The county itself has an excellent rail network in place. 23 railway stations are located in Dorset, with 14 stations on the South-Western Railway routes, including Dorchester, Bournemouth, Poole, and Wareham. There are also stations on the Great Western routes, Sherborne and Gillingham included. There are an additional 5 stations on the Swanage Railway branch-line.

There are direct train routes from London to Poole, Weymouth, Bournemouth, and Dorchester, and a separate line to Gillingham and Sherborne, in about 2 hours. An hour and 30 minutes away from Weymouth, Sherborne and Dorchester are Bath and Bristol.

By Air

There are various options for getting into Dorset. Bournemouth international airport, Dorset, is mainly used for arriving by air and is near Christ church in the East of the county. If you need to go to other parts of the county, you can get taxi transfers, use the dedicated airport bus service at Bournemouth, or car rental services.

You can also make use of nearby airports, such as Southampton Airport, Bristol Airport, and airports in London.

By Road

If you’re going north of Dorset from London, the main route is the A303. You can get into the southern parts of the county from the Channel Tunnel on the A27 and M27, and London on the M27 and M3.

By Bus or Coach

Travelling to Dorset is a popular option for both British and international visitors. Dorset is serviced by various bus operators from all over the county, with linking routes to many regions and cities. Coach companies, such as National Express Coach, provide services from European cities as well.