Alcohol And Drug Addiction Guide In Kent

Kent is a county in the southeast of England and suffers from addiction like all other areas in the UK. Alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs affect all ages groups, genders and races etc…Addiction is a debilitating disease that affects many, if not all, aspects of an individual’s life. If you are an addict seeking help – Call us now and speak to one of our experienced addiction counsellors!

Services At Recovery Lighthouse

The Recovery Lighthouse is a CQC registered alcohol and drug treatment facility in Worthing, West Sussex. The 13-bedroom facility is located in a quiet residential area near the sea, with gardens for leisure and socialising. The Recovery Lighthouse can conduct medical detoxes for alcohol and drugs and then progress you into a fully personalised therapeutic rehabilitation programme. Our staff are fully committed to helping you or a loved one recover from addiction. Other facilities include rooms for individual counselling sessions, clinical assessment room, and holistic therapy room. We offer the following services:

  • Medical detox
  • Personalised treatment plan
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Holistic programmes (12-step therapy combined with CBT, art therapy, and meditation)
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Food & nutrition

Clients are encouraged to undertake weekly visits to the local gym to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Those unable to use the gym will be treated to therapeutic walks. The Recovery Lighthouse understands the need for family involvement in the recovery process. The family programme is a weekly interactive therapy session, with each individual client and their family involved. During these sessions, families are educated on addiction, and how to support their loved ones during the recovery process. The clinic also provides a year of free aftercare upon completion of the programme, and clients can continue to attend the Recovery Lighthouse aftercare support groups.

We are located on 18 Winchester Rd, Worthing (BN11 4DJ), 73 miles and only a 90-minute drive from Kent via the M20, M26, M25, and M23 to the A23 and A27. Admission into The Recovery Lighthouse is immediate, and sober transport is provided for those who require the service. Our drivers ensure your property is properly secured before taking you on your journey.

Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

Pros

  • 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 Kent?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Kent

There are several organisations that offer free addiction services for the adult residents of Kent. Their services include:

  • Drop in sessions
  • Counselling
  • Structured treatment services
  • Medical treatments
  • Harm reduction
  • Advice and information

In East Kent, these services are provided by Forward Trust and Turning Point, while Change, Grow, Live provides service for West Kent. Referrals can be made through your GP or any health professional. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Addiction services for young people in Kent are provided by Addaction, an organisation aiming to prevent alcohol and drug dependency in youths. Services include:

  • Counselling
  • Advice and support
  • Community detox
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Referrals to other support services

Young people can be referred by themselves, parents, or health and social workers.

Addiction Support Groups in Kent

After graduation from The Recovery Lighthouse, you will be connected to the various support groups in the Kent area. Support groups are also available for family members of recovering individuals, and those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction. Some of the support groups accessible in Kent include:

Alcoholics Anonymous – They hold regular meetings in various locations across the county. They provide information, advice and support to recovering alcoholics.

ADFAM National – They provide support for families affected by drugs and alcohol, including families of prisoners with drug problems.

AL-ANON – They provide support for the families and friends of alcoholics.

Families Anonymous – They hold self-help meetings for the families of drug abusers based on the 12-step programme.

Narcotics Anonymous – They provide information, advice, and support, and hold meetings using the 12-step approach to addiction.

NA Meetings in Kent

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit support group, consisting of individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. They follow the 12-step model developed by Alcoholic Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any organisation – nor does it charge fees to its members. Membership is open to all addicts, irrespective of religion, age, class, race or gender. Meetings are guided on the principle of anonymity to allow members to attend meetings without the fear of being exposed or suffering a potential backlash.

Visit the NA Website

AA meetings in Kent

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step programme for individuals trying to recover from alcohol addiction. Participants follow defined recovery steps to reach their recovery goals and maintain long-term abstinence from alcohol. The programme is based on a spiritual approach that believes healing comes from a higher power. Members subsequently admit they have no power over alcohol.

Visit the AA Website

Addiction Counselling in/near Kent

Counselling is an integral aspect of addiction recovery. All treatment centres commissioned by the County Council provide counselling and therapy sessions. At the Recovery Lighthouse, we provide-one-on-one counselling sessions in special rooms designed for counselling purposes. We also provide individual and group therapy sessions with licensed addiction therapists.

Local Government Addiction Resources in Kent

The Kent County Council provides information on addiction services and support available to residents of the county. Browse through their website to find resources on health and social welfare, including information on organisations that provide addiction support services.

How Can I Get To and From Kent?

Kent is accessible by road, train, water, and air. Kent has the most motorways by distance among all counties in the UK. You can move around Kent by car or public transport. Buses and train services are easily accessible, with tickets sold at affordable prices. Ferry services are also available along the coast of the county, while Gatwick Airport is the closest fully functional airport.  You can plan your journey around Kent using Traveline.

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    Worthing
    West Sussex
    BN11 4DJ
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