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Rehab in Essex

If you are looking for an alcohol and drug rehab service in Essex, you've come to the right place for help. There are various addiction treatment options. Substance abuse is a complex, progressive disease that requires prompt yet effective treatment and support.  


Luckily, there are CQC registered Essex rehab centres that can help you or your loved ones beat the alcohol and drug addiction; and begin a new life. 


National figures show drug and alcohol abuse prevalence in Essex and across the UK [1]. The relaxed laws on alcohol sales plus ease of availability of drugs (legal and illegal) have aggravated the situation. 

Our drug and alcohol rehab programmes 

Our drug and alcohol rehab programmes are intense and highly structured to assist those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. We provide both inpatient and outpatient treatment plans. 

Our services include medical detox, rehabilitation, one-on-one support, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other holistic therapies. 

We understand that breaking away from the psychological and physical dependence of alcohol and/or drug addiction is no easy feat.

Therefore, we have addiction specialists on call to help you understand why you need treatment and what treatment plan would be ideal for you or your loved one. 

If your loved one is in denial about seeking treatment, we provide a certified interventionist who can work with you to assist your loved one see reason. 

Our addiction treatment programmes are accessible across Essex, including Harlow, Brentwood, Basildon, Chelmsford, Southend-on Sea, Clacton, Colchester, Dagenham, Braintree, and Romford. 

Our admissions process for residential rehab is quick. We ensure our clients receive support for their families.

Family members are encouraged to participate in group sessions that focus on restoring relationships and promoting healing. 

Other services that we provide include: 

  • Aftercare services for relapse prevention 
  • Dual diagnosis 
  • Psychiatric assessments 
  • Trauma therapy 
  • Motivational interviewing and other therapy models. 
  • Medically assisted detox. 
  • 24-hour care 
  • Drug and alcohol rehab 
  • 12-Steps recovery service 

How much does rehab in Essex cost? 

The cost of rehab varies depending on the rehab clinic. Residential rehab is more expensive than outpatient due to the extensive services provided. 

You can expect to pay around £6,000-£12,000 for inpatient/residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment, lasting 28 days.

Most alcohol rehab Essex centres will provide you with a flat fee for the extra weeks you spend beyond the 28 days. 

The 28-days is referred to as short-term residential addiction treatment. Long-term drug and/or alcohol rehab treatment for 90 days or more will cost more.

Long-term rehab is suitable for people with chronic substance misuse. Still, with commitment and dedication, the 28-day treatment can be just as effective. 

Some treatment providers offer you a home detox option, and it costs around £1,500.  

People with mild drug or alcohol addiction can benefit from outpatient rehab clinics. You can expect to pay £800 - £1200 for outpatient drug alcohol services.

What are my drug and alcohol addiction treatment options in Essex? 

Abbeycare' Rehab in Essex provides you with free and private addiction treatment types. 

Private alcohol and drug rehab options are the better options as private offers you a person-centred rehab programme customised to meet your needs. 

When you connect with a private drug or alcohol rehab, you get to work with addiction specialists to develop a comprehensive, specialised treatment that addresses every aspect of your wellbeing.

All the services are fully confidential and give you the privacy you need to deal with your addiction problems. 

The benefits of private rehab are: 

  • One-one one drug addiction counselling 
  • Access to group therapy and other holistic therapies, e.g. art therapy. 
  • Immediate confidential help. 
  • Free aftercare services for up to one year. 
  • Family and couples programmes. 
  • Top-notch inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug rehab. 

Some people may find the cost of private alcohol rehab Essex a bit on the higher side. There are free NHS options.

Essex county provides community rehab services known as Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (Essex STaRS).

Some of the benefits of the free drug alcohol rehab services are: 

  • Community detox 
  • Support groups 
  • Counselling and relapse prevention strategies. 
  • Assessment for inpatient drug alcohol rehab. 
  • CBT & motivational interviewing. 
  • Family support 
  • Care management. 

The high NHS budget cuts made it difficult for people struggling with substance abuse to get extensive, professional alcohol or substance use treatment.

When you opt for NHS services, you have to contend with long waiting times before accessing a rehabilitation facility. 

Private rehab is not confined to the rich and famous. There are affordable options, and you can find a treatment provider with flexible payment terms. Moreover, you can start treatment immediately in a private rehab clinic. 

A private alcohol rehab in Essex will provide professional alcohol or drug detoxification. Those with chronic alcohol dependence will get detox medication such as chlordiazepoxide to help manage the withdrawal symptoms.

The time spent at a private rehab centre will help you address any mental health disorders co-occurring with the addiction problem. 

Start your admissions process today to begin your steps towards a life free addiction. 

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Getting help for alcohol addiction abuse in Essex 

Getting help for substance use disorder, including rehab from alcohol abuse, is recommended as it helps you achieve sobriety and long-term recovery. 

The duration of rehab-stay depends on the type of drug abused, the duration of use, pre-existing medical conditions and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD. 

Substances such as barbiturates, opiates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol are difficult to get rid of in the body and require residential rehabilitation with an intensive care plan. 

Our Essex rehab centre helps families access treatments for loved ones. There comes a time in every addict's life when they become aware of the addiction's damage and wasted life.

If your loved one expresses regret, that's a window of opportunity to get them to treatment. Our admission process is quick, with medical professionals on-call and on-site to work with the patient in the recovery process. 

Our team of experts has helped thousands of patients get a normal life where they are no longer in bondage to alcohol or drugs. 

What is the admission process for drug and alcohol rehab? 

You begin treatment with a comprehensive assessment that includes a medical assessment. This assessment is essential as it will help the medical practitioner determine the proper care plan depending on your needs. 

A comprehensive assessment includes checking up on your medical history plus your current mental and physical condition. After that, the doctors will help you set up a treatment plan with recovery goals and objectives.

The medical practitioner may also prescribe medications to help you manage the withdrawal symptoms. 

Essex rehab centres will provide you with sober transportation if it's determined that you'll have trouble getting home. This service can also be provided throughout rehab to avoid the inconvenience of commuting.

For residential rehab, you'll get to focus on recovery by working with various care professionals. Residential rehab provides you with 24/7 access to psychiatric nurses, addiction counsellors, physicians, and other highly-trained professionals and staff. 

Treatment means getting rid of the toxins in your body, after that, dealing with the psychological consequences of addiction. You begin by detox to help your body flush out the toxins.

After that, you'll attend counselling and therapy. You will also engage in recreational activities and support groups to assist you in maintaining sobriety. 

What happens after drug and alcohol treatment in Essex? 

Alcohol rehab in Essex sets you on a path to recovery. The structure of the rehab programme plus the activities involved means treatment persists after rehab

Your treatment provider will introduce you to an aftercare plan that will help you maintain sobriety. 

The early stages of recovery are the riskiest. Statistics show that 50 to 80% of people relapse during the first few months after rehab [2]. A good rehab centre works with you for up to one year to don't become part of the statistics.

You'll be required to join support groups such as alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous. The two organisations hold online and physical meetings across Essex and the UK. 

You can enter your postcode at the 'Find A Meeting' search bar in the alcoholics' anonymous website to find a meeting near you [3]. 

It is possible to maintain sobriety after rehabilitation. With commitment, determination, and a positive attitude, you can experience life without the need for drugs or alcohol. 

To stay sober, you can: 

  • Work with a sober companion. A sober companion is usually someone who has gone through addiction and overcame it. Working with one will help you understand that your challenges are not unique to you, and you can overcome the urges to relapse. 

  • One-to-one therapy. The therapy targets the psychological effects of addiction and helps you avoid giving in to addiction. 

  • Sober living houses. Not having a safe place to stay after rehab can cause anxiety. Sober living homes make the transition easy by providing you with temporary accommodation. 

  • Check-ups. Regular check-ups help ensure that you're on track. 

FAQ about drug and alcohol rehab 

How long does it take rehab to work? 

A rehab programme in Essex will typically last for a month. There are instances where the programme will last longer because of the psychological and physical dependence severity.

The presence of a mental health problem will also extend the duration of the programme. 

Other factors influence the duration of rehab, e.g. the willingness of the patient to prolong rehab, the nature of the addiction, and whether the patient has a support network.

Some people may be uncomfortable about spending time in inpatient rehab. Most rehab centres make the process more comfortable by allowing families and loved ones to visit. 

How long will I stay in a rehab centre? 

How long you stay at a rehabilitation centre depends on the severity of your addiction plus other care needs. People respond differently to addiction. You may find that you need more time to deal with the effects of substance use.

For instance, the detox period lasts about a week for most people, but it can take around two weeks for some. 

What happens in a rehabilitation centre? 

The activities and structure of care at a rehabilitation centre is structured to bring out the best of you. This care plan helps you deal with mental health disorders, including addiction.

It also works to assist you in developing skills that you can use to avoid drugs or alcohol. Your first activity at a rehabilitation centre is detoxification. This process may or may not involve medications.

 Once the detox process is over, you will go through a series of therapies and one-on-one counselling to address the underlying cause of the addiction. 

How to choose a rehab facility? 

With so many rehabilitation services advertised in Essex, it may be challenging to identify one that will give you the best outcomes. Your first step is to go for a private rehabilitation facility in Essex that's CQC registered.

Overcoming addiction is a significant life event, and you need the support of highly professional addiction experts. Contact us today for advice and next steps based on your situation. 

Sober transportation options from Essex 

A rehab facility in Essex provides sober transportation options. This service is integral as some people may have difficulty commuting from home to the rehabilitation facility. To some, that journey may cause anxiety and stress. 

Our centre provides sober transportation options from Essex (charges apply). We do this so that your journey can be as safe and comfortable as possible. Transport also eases concern from family members. 

Our aim has always and continues to be providing much-needed support to our patients and their families. 

You don't have to struggle with addiction any longer. You can reach out to us today to guide you on the best recovery path based on your needs. 

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About the author

Laura Morris

Laura Morris is an experienced clinical practitioner and CQC Registered Manager with over twenty years experience, over ten of which have been as an Independent Nurse Prescriber.

She has held a number of senior leadership roles in the substance use and mental health sector in the NHS, the prison service and in leading social enterprises in the field.

Last Updated: October 31, 2023