Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Essex

Alcohol rehab and drug rehab in Essex

The struggle with addiction affects every aspect of an addict’s life. Other than the grave health effects – such as liver damage and psychological problems – addiction can also negatively affect your finances, career, or education. Addiction involves compulsiveness and dependency and could also directly or indirectly affect your friends and family.

Thankfully, help is available. If you or a loved one in Essex would like to get help for addiction, treatment is available. There are various private and public rehab facilities in Essex, as well as functional support groups. There are always many options available and you’ll need to ask the right questions and consider all the important factors, just so you make the right choice.

Whether you live in Essex or not, we can provide the necessary information to help you access treatment. There are also excellent rehabilitation centres near to Essex, such as the Recovery Lighthouse. Whatever questions or concerns you might have, call us and we’ll provide any further information you need.

Private Rehabilitation Centres In Essex?

If you’re looking for a private rehab facility outside of Essex, an ideal choice for you or your loved one would be Recovery Lighthouse. Located in Sussex and roughly 86 miles away, Recovery Lighthouse is a one and a half hour drive from Essex.

We have treatment plans for addictions to alcohol, gambling, co-dependency, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and so on. We also have in place aftercare programmes, group therapy, meditation, and 12-step therapy to aid the treatment process.

Our facilities and services are top notch, while staff are dedicated and experienced. You only need to call us or request a call-back via in our website and we can provide any information you might need. Working with Recovery Lighthouse gives you access to:

  • 24-hour service
  • Immediate admission
  • Comfortable facilities
  • Staff who are dedicated and committed to your recovery
  • Tailored individual treatment plan
  • Free aftercare for one year

We also offer a sober transport service that can bring you to and from our facility.

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
  • 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 Essex?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Essex

The NHS provides support for residents of the UK with addiction problems, funding many residential or community based rehabilitation programmes. However, you might be required to participate in a community-based programme to ensure your substance abuse reduction is stable, in order to access NHS rehabilitation.

Addiction Support Groups in Essex

Support groups are beneficial before, during and after treatment. In Essex, there are support groups available to help you or your loved one during recovery. They include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Fam Anon. All support groups are free to join and are open to everyone.

NA meetings in/near Essex

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global, non-profit organisation, comprising men and women who have (or are struggling with) an addiction to drugs. Joining the group is free and open to anyone with a history of drug abuse, regardless of gender, religion, age or class. The only requirement to join is the desire to recover from your drug addiction. The type of drugs to which you’ve been addicted are also negligible. NA encourages its members to live according to the principles that sustain abstinence from drugs.

AA meetings in/near Essex

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who are struggling with addiction to alcohol. It is a non-profit fellowship and membership is free. Meetings are held regularly and the 12-step recovery programme is adopted to aid the emotional and psychological recovery of members. The anonymity of members is also adhered to.

Local Government Addiction Resources in Essex

Some local government resources in Essex include:

Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS)

With bases in Chelmsford, Harlow, Basildon and Colchester, EYPDAS works with children and young people in Essex up to the age of 19 (and in some cases, 24), who have been affected in any way by their own substance abuse or that of others. The services they offer include the following:

  • Choices: Provided in partnership with Open Road, this service offers personalised assessment; care planning; one to one support; individual support; therapeutic group work; counselling; needle and syringe provision; relapse prevention; sexual health services; access to positive activities and other services.
  • Safe in Essex: This programme works with runaways, persistent absconders, truants from education, as well as sexually exploited and young people experiencing domestic or relationship violence (via care co-ordination, Risky Behaviour programme, Safe Friends scheme). This service is available in Uttlesford, Harlow, Epping Forest, Basildon and Brentwood).
  • BRICK (Building Resilience in Community Knowledge): This service aims to identify needs, develop parental skills and improve children/young people’s behaviour and well-being in relation to substance misuse (via tailored support, training, and local support groups). This service is only available in Mid-Essex.

How Can I Get to and From Essex?

You can get to Essex by air via Stansted Airport, Southend Airport, and London City Airport.

If you would rather get there by bus or coach, using First Essex Buses, National Express, or other local coach operators. Windsor is a 20 minute drive from Windsor’s train station.
For more information about getting to and from Essex including areas such as Brentwood, Colchester, Halwich and Chelmsford – as well as activities in which you can partake and places to explore such as the historical town wall, browse the Visit Essex website.