If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction in Bedfordshire we can help! You need a rehab that can understand the physical, as well as the psychological and behavioural, effects of your addiction and, therefore, provide a holistic programme designed to ensure your full recovery. Beyond basic treatment such as medical detox, you need more varying treatments to help address the myriad of problems naturally resulting from an addiction.
While rehab is about the best addiction treatment solution available, there are other options you can get access to, especially if you don’t have the time or resources for inpatient rehab. In Bedfordshire, you can access a number of free treatment options, including services provided by charities, the NHS, or private organisations, as well as support groups. Read on to find out more about these options!
Located in Worthing, West Sussex, the Recovery Lighthouse is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility with 13 bedrooms, in a building sitting in a quiet residential area. All our rooms are designed to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your stay. We have taken as much care as we possibly can with our outdoor space, making it ideal for socialising with other patients and receiving visitors with whom you can take a stroll down to the sea.
With the fully integrated treatment plans we have, you can be assured you’re in the right hands. We are determined to help you beat your addiction, so we:
We emphasise family involvement, as we believe this increases your chances of sustaining recovery, even after treatment is over. We don’t leave you to your own devices after treatment has been completed. Rather, we offer you a support package and give you the tools needed for recovery, in order to ensure that you can maintain your sobriety afterwards.
Recovery Lighthouse is about 130 miles from Bedfordshire through Crawley, Watford, and Luton. You don’t have to worry about getting to us because we make provision for sober transportation, both to and from our facility.
• 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
Detox and rehab starts from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen
There are charities that offer free advice, counselling, detox, and even help with finding employment or retaining your accommodation. One of the most prominent groups in Bedfordshire is Addaction, a charity focused on mental health, alcohol and drug addiction. Support groups are another option; while they don’t offer treatment in the real sense of the word, the peer support can be highly beneficial for addiction recovery.
The more prominent groups in Bedfordshire include 12-step support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, both of which hold regular meetings across different locations in and around the county. Also important are support groups that focus on the family members and friends who have also been affected by addiction. These groups can play a vital role in keeping the family healthy and together.
There are a few options in Bedfordshire for free addiction counselling. One of these is The Living Room, which provides counselling for families. If you are the carer or family member of an alcohol or drug user, you can get support from Family Support Link. There’s also Talk-in-Herts Counselling Service CIC, which provides group and individual support for families.
The local government in Bedfordshire is involved with addiction in various different capacities. For instance, the Luton Drug and Alcohol Partnership (LDAP) comprises the County Council, religious groups, members of the community, families, clients, voluntary agencies, police, housing associations, and health services, all of whom combine their efforts to help fight addiction across the county.
For alcohol treatment, residents of Bedfordshire can take advantage of SAFE and Reconnect. There is also the Luton Youth Offending Service (YOS), which is focused on preventing and reducing the use of drugs by children and young people. Their approach is to prevent offending and reoffending by this particular group of people.
The Bedfordshire county council website is a valuable resource for finding the latest addiction support services in the county.
A train from Worthing to Bedford will take about 2 and a half hours, and cost about £45. To Luton Centre, the journey should take about 15 minutes less. From the Luton station to the NA meeting at St Saviour’s Church on Russell Street is a 7-minute drive past Comfort Hotel Luton to the right through Telford Way, Cardiff Road, Adelaide Street, and Wellington Street.
By car, Luton to Worthing is a journey of about 2 hours and 15 minutes through Horsham, Leatherhead, Egham, and Redbourn.