Addiction is a serious problem which can affect different aspects of your life other than your health; these include relationships with family and friends, finances, career, education and so on. Quite often, addiction is unplanned and can begin by abusing regular prescriptions drugs or indulging whilst caring for a person who is addicted. Healthwise, addiction not only causes liver damage and heart problems but can also prove
If you or your loved one has an addiction problem, the good news is that you can get treatment. On and around the Isle of Wight, there are options of public and private rehab facilities. There are also support groups you can work with during and after recovery. The Isle of Wight is also an excellent alternative to other cities if you happen to live somewhere else.
Choosing the right rehab is important for your treatment to be successful. We will provide you with the information you need for rehabs and support groups in the Isle of Wight. You can call with any questions or concerns you might have!
If you want to be treated locally but away from the Isle of Wight, Recovery Lighthouse in West Sussex provides excellent services and only 50 miles away. You don’t have to worry about getting to our facility, as we provide a free transport service to and from our treatment centre for your convenience.
We have a wide range of services, including treatment for addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, as well as eating and anxiety disorders. We offer programmes such as 12-step therapies, group therapy, individual therapy and aftercare to aid your entire recovery process.
Facilities are state of the art and our dedicated staff are experienced, knowledgeable and will work with you to achieve the desired results. With Recovery Lighthouse, you’ll enjoy:
Call us with any questions you have about our services and we’ll provide the answers you need.
• 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 start from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen.
Island Recovery Integrated Services (IRIS)
Through the NHS, Drug and Alcohol Services provide assessment and treatment for addicts. They also provide support for families and carers of alcohol and drug misusers. People with drug dependencies can also be assessed for detoxification and residential rehab programmes.
IRIS now provides services in the following areas:
IRIS provides services which can help you achieve your treatment goals with a focus on recovery, such as:
• Substitute prescriptions for heroin users, drug detoxification and one to one group support.
• Advice and awareness on needle exchange, vaccinations, and safe injecting practices.
Residential detoxification and rehabilitation
People with a primary crack or heroin dependency will qualify for this service and will need to be assessed to gain access.
IRIS has an alcohol team in place on Isle of Wight that makes available assessment services for alcohol addicts, one to one support, signposting and alcohol detoxification.
Family and Carer support
Support and information to people affected in some way by another person’s drug use. It provides one to one support and a drug and alcohol carer’s forum, with quarterly meetings. The service is provided privately and users can maintain anonymity.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) AA comprises people with alcoholism, who support each other towards achieving sobriety by sharing experiences and encouragement. Membership is free.
Drinkaware is a free telephone helpline that provides advice and information about alcohol to people worried about their drinking habits or that of someone else.
Sex and love addiction support Relate Isle of Wight provides relationship counselling and sex therapy via meetings, as well as online and telephone advice for people experiencing sex addiction struggles.
Drug Addicts Anonymous (DAA) is a fellowship of men and women who have struggled with drug addiction. The group adopts the 12-step recovery programme and is open to people who struggle with drug addictions of any combination.
DAA meetings on the Isle of Wight are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
76 Fitzroy Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Contact: Aaron 07547 683787 / Ami 07393 816371
Wednesday, 1:00 pm
‘There is a solution’
Castlehold Baptist Church, 81 High street, Newport
Contact: Matty 07518 192701 / Cassie 07858 736164
Thursday, 7:00 pm
‘We can recover’
Riverside centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight
Contact: Aaron 07547 683787 / Jaine 07591 548998
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women struggling with alcohol addiction. Membership is free and meetings are held regularly to help members support each other. Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship that mostly adopts the 12-step recovery programme to help its members stay sober.
AA meetings on the Isle of Wight are scheduled as follows:
‘The common solution’ (multi-meeting)
Congregational Church, Pyle St (temporary venue)
‘A day at a time’ (newcomers)
Unitarian church, Side entrance, High St (opposite County Hall)
Tuesday, 7:15 pm
St Wilfrid’s Church, Trinity Rd (Parish Room, behind church)
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
There are various private counselling services on Isle of white from which you can choose. They include:
Den Robert Clare
The Hypnotherapy Consultancy
16 St Boniface Cliff Road, Shanklin PO37 6ET
Cowen, Isle Of Wight, Cowes, P031
The Integrated Drug and Alcohol Services provide an open access service for adults and young people with the following aims:
• To offer personalised treatment for those using drugs and/or alcohol to achieve total recovery
• To deliver services which are accessible, responsive and offer greater choice
• To facilitate a coordinated and holistic approach to recovery, which emphasises the reintegration to society
• To deliver a nonjudgemental and inclusive service which treats clients with dignity
• To reduce the harm caused by substance misuse on the local community
Isle of Wight is accessible by train and coach and can be easily reached from all UK major airports. If you’re flying in from far outside of the UK, you can take flights to Isle of Wight from the major London airports of Gatwick and Heathrow. Regional flights into Bournemouth and Southampton are also available.
The Isle of Wight has rail connections to all ferry ports. If you’re coming in from any London train stations, it takes about two hours to reach the ports. Often, train arrival times and ferry times coincide, making it more convenient. You can even purchase an inclusive ticket to make your journey easier.
From Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington, there are approximately 200 Isle of Wight Ferry crossings daily. The main links connect with island towns such as Ryde, Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth. Ferry services for Yarmouth, Fishbourne and East Cowes all carry vehicles as well.
travel from connecting destinations is easy, as the bus stations at Portsmouth and Southampton are near to adjoining passenger ferries. You can buy an all-in-one ticket that gives you access to coach travel to the port, your journey by ferry and connecting bus service on arrival at the Isle of Wight.