Alcohol And Drug Treatment Guide In Cambridgeshire

Are you in Cambridge or any nearby area, and are currently battling addiction? You can get help today and take back your life.

Addiction tends to progress gradually. The growth from simple experimentation to addiction can sneak up on you. By the time most people realise that they are addicted to a certain substance, they are already at the stage where they need help. If you are at this point, you will no longer have any control over your drug use, and you will find it very difficult to quit using on your own.

If you find yourself at this stage, the first step to recovery is to understand your condition. After this, you then have to take proactive steps to find the help you need to overcome your addiction. Recovery from addiction is only possible when you agree to undergo a programme created by members of an addiction recovery team. This team will typically include counsellors, medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, and maybe even other recovering addicts. The best addiction recovery programmes are designed to help you understand the underlying factors behind your addiction, teach you coping skills for dealing with triggers, and then give you the support you need to continue with your life after recovery without relapse.

All around Cambridge, there are various addiction recovery options available to you. Don’t know any? Talk to your GP or a drug counsellor. You will be pointed toward a comprehensive treatment programme that fits your exact needs. Alternatively, we can help you at Sanctuary Lodge. Our team of addiction counsellors can give you all the information you need to get started on your path towards sobriety.

Services Offered by Recovery Lighthouse

Recovery Lighthouse is a modern rehab facility, offering world-class addiction treatment from a serene location in Worthing, West Sussex.

Our approach to treating addiction is holistic, which allows us to encompass the spiritual and psychological – as well as the physical – aspects of recovery. Our speciality lies in treating trauma as part of our addiction treatment programme. Our treatment and therapy approaches are as follows:

12-step the 12-step approach has proved its efficacy time and time again.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is excellent for treating many behavioural and psychological issues relating to addiction.
Art therapy allows you to express your emotions and thoughts via a timeless medium of creativity.
Music therapy We have witnessed first-hand the incredible healing power of music.
Meditation not only does meditation lower blood pressure and regulate breathing, but it helps you focus your mind
Trauma therapy here we help you tackle addiction at its root, solve the core problem and in turn ensure long-term recovery.

We use these approaches to treat a wide range of addictions and psychological conditions. These include addictions to alcohol, sex, prescription drugs, gambling, illegal drugs, as well as eating disorders, trauma, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety disorder and co-dependency.

Our facility is only a few miles away from Surrey and we make provide a free sober transport service to transfer you to and from your location. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today and don’t waste any more time suffering from addiction.

Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

Private rehab comes with many advantages over other treatment routes and options such as the NHS, charities and free community programmes.

These advantages include:

  • Around-the-clock Speedy admission in cases of emergency
  • Quick access to health professionals and therapists
  • Detoxification and rehabilitation with 24/7 care and support
  • Personalised treatment programmes
  • Arrangement for family support and therapy
  • Flexible treatment options, which include inpatient and outpatient care
  • 1 yr free aftercare programmes
  • Integration of other therapeutic activities – such as music and art therapy

Cons of private rehab

Cost – which should be weighed up against long-term health deterioration and financial oblivion

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Cambridge?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options

CGL Cambridge Street & Mental health Outreach Team
This is a community-centric group in Cambridge that focuses on helping people with a mental health problem, or an addiction, in Cambridge who is older than 18. Some of the services they provide include dual diagnosis, detox, treatment, and general health care. People in need of accommodation will most likely be housed.

Child & Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS)
This is a body that provides support, information, and specialist treatment for people in Cambridge and nearby areas. The body only takes care of young people under the age of 18. Support is also provided to all members of the affected individual’s family. To get in touch with the group, you have to contact them directly. You can also be referred by a practitioner.

The Living Room – Stevenage
This is a group that provides addiction therapy and support for drug addicts and members of their family. Treatment is only offered to patients who are deemed fit enough for outpatient recovery and is then delivered by fully trained personnel. Some of the personnel working at The Living Room have their own stories of addiction to tell.

Addiction Support Groups in Cambridge

Gamblers Anonymous: This group is a collection of individuals who come together to provide each other with the strength they need to recover from their gambling addiction.

SMART Recovery Cambridge: This group runs a programme that has been scientifically designed to help recovering addicts stay on course with their addiction treatment. Their approach covers a wide range of addiction types including sex, drugs, alcohol, and food addiction.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: This group comes together to give each other the support and strength they need to recover from their addictive sexual behaviour. They run a 12-step model and they are not affiliated with any other organisations.

NA meetings in/near Cambridge

Narcotic Anonymous is a group that is open to all recovering drug addicts. There are no social barriers and NA holds meetings all around the world. The meetings are scheduled in small groups, and there is a number of them in the Cambridge area. Some of these are covered below:

The Edge Recovery Café

351 Mill Road, Cambridge
Sunday 1:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm

St. Columbia Hall

Downing Place, Cambridge
Friday 7:30 pm

Bermuda Road Community Room

Histon Road, Cambridge
Monday 7:30 pm

AA meetings in/near Cambridge

Alcoholic Anonymous is another group utilising 12-step therapy to help individuals addicted to alcohol. These meetings are also held all over the world. The group is for people who have already completed alcohol detox and treatment in more professional settings, or people who are still in the early stage of alcohol addiction. The following places are AA meeting locations in and near Cambridge:

Addenbrookes Hospital
Hills Road, seminar room 6 (between F&G wards)
Monday 7:30 pm

Brickfields City Church
12-16 Cheddars Lane
Friday at noon

George Pateman court
Community Hall, Tension Road
Saturday, 6:00 pm

Addiction counselling in/near Cambridge

Drink and Drug Sense Young People Service: This is a group for teenagers and children. The services they provide include motivational therapies, learning to stay safe, harm reduction, and emotional support for parents or carers. The children and teenagers are taught coping mechanisms that will help them to become more resilient in the face of addiction.

The facility is located at 79a Eastfield Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. You can call on: 01733567998

The Therapy Room: This Cambridge-based mental health clinic has a team of therapists on site to offer counselling related to all mental health related problems, including addiction. Some of the services they provide include counselling and consultation, and a host of therapy options, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The facility is located at The Therapy Room, 25 Oxford Road, Cambridge. You can call on: 0122315400

Local Govt Addiction Resources in Cambridge

Be Well Cambridge: The Cambridgeshire County Council provides this online resource where you can find all the information you need on alcohol and drug addiction in Cambridge. You will find all you need, including support for family members of the recovering addict.

Inclusion Recovery Cambridge: This is a collection of a team of nurses, doctors, and a host of volunteers in the recovery niche, working together in partnership with the local government to nudge addicted individuals towards recovery. The service is for any adult with an addiction or substance use disorder in the Cambridge area. The family members of the addict are not left behind, as they are also cared for. Inclusion holds regular walk-in services all through the Cambridgeshire area, and you can get treatment without any prior appointment. The facility is located at 1a Fortescue Road, Cambridge. You can call on: 03005550101.

How Can I Get To and From Cambridge?

If you’re driving to Cambridge from London, the fastest route is via the M11. However, the road usually experiences heavy traffic, which can turn a usual 1-hour drive to a lot longer than that. Other options to consider include going through the A1, which is slightly less busy, or simply going by train. Great Northern/ThamesLink Railway is where to look for fast trains from London King’s Cross to Cambridge Station. The routes are busy daily.

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