Local Residential Alcohol And Drug Rehab In Bedfordshire

Your decision to quit drugs and alcohol abuse is one that will usher you into a new and healthy chapter of your life, and there are recovery options in place that have the tools and resources to help you achieve just that. Your loved one also doesn’t have to be bound to addiction, because there are now more ways than ever to break free in Bedfordshire.

Recovery from addiction and the journey to a sober life begins with that first step of realising you have a problem and resolving to seek help. The next crucial step is getting the right treatment that is perfectly suited to your condition. With guidance, you can make the right choice, and rid yourself of your addictive behaviour once and for all.

Whether it’s through a public programme or private rehab, there are effective ways of treating behavioural disorders and substance misuse. We at Primrose Lodge can talk you through these treatment options so that you can identify which route will work for you.

Our rehab programme, and other local resources, such as support groups and counselling, have all you need to help you reach sobriety and stay that way.

A Brief Overview Of Our Rehab Services

Our rehab, where you can get high-level treatment to cater to all your needs close to Bedfordshire, is Primrose Lodge. The facility is an ultramodern rehab centre with state-of-the-art amenities and a structure that encourages recovery in a convenient and comfortable manner. Primrose Lodge is located in Sussex, which is just 77 miles away from Bedfordshire, and you can get over there by car in less than 2 hours. However, we make free transport arrangements for our clients, which means that your comfort starts from your journey to our clinic.

Our facility is situated in an environment that provides relaxation and tranquillity, which will prove conducive to enabling you to concentrate fully on recovery and achieving sobriety. If your case is critical, and you require stabilisation, we have a detox team on-site that can help manage your withdrawal symptoms and keep you as comfortable as possible.

Some of the treatment services we provide include:

Alcohol rehab

Drug rehab

Cannabis addiction treatment


Dual diagnosis


Anxiety disorders

Eating disorder

These issues of addiction are tackled through our holistic rehab programme, which is always streamlined to reflect your individual condition. Our rehab programme includes therapies ranging from behavioural to group engagements, such as the 12-step principle, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), art therapy, trauma Therapy, and a family programme.

An aftercare programme will also see you enjoy free extended care for a year, as you work towards solidifying the coping strategies and relapse management skills you have learnt during your rehabilitation. Please do not hesitate to give us a call to kickstart this new phase in your life.

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

Private rehab facilities offer a whole range of treatment advantages over other forms of rehabilitation. NHS and charity programmes do come with the advantage of being free, but those who can afford the fees of private rehabilitation enjoy substantial benefits, one of which is the efficacy of treatment. Your chances of attaining recovery are always higher when you go through a private rehab programme. The following are some of the added advantages of going through private rehab:

  • Comfort in luxury settings with added services such as dry cleaning
  • Highly trained therapists with advanced qualifications
  • Integrated detox programme
  • Strict confidentiality and privacy
  • Aftercare that will provide extra care for a year after your rehab is over
  • Free transportation
  • Family programmes
  • Sports and recreational activities

Some concerns faced by people wishing to go through private rehab include:

  • Cost

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Bedfordshire?

Treatment costs vary according to a number of factors, including treatment involved, the service offering said treatment, and duration of treatment, among others. While considering cost, you should also keep other factors in mind, as letting the monetary value of a rehab sway your decision can defeat the whole reason for seeking treatment.

Private rehabs, which are more costly than public alternatives, are known to be more effective in addiction treatment. They can go on to be more cost-effective in the long-run, considering the fact that you have a higher chance at achieving recovery on this path. Free and cheaper options can go on to cost you so much more if they end up being inadequate. This is especially true as relapses carry the risk of overdose, which could result in serious health complications or even death.

Overall, the prospect of your well-being and successful recovery shouldn’t be stunted by cost of treatment, as we put these high-value facilities and professionals in place to make sure you leave our rehab clean and ready for a new chapter in your life.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Bedfordshire

Path 2 Recovery (P2R) Drug and Alcohol Services: This is Bedfordshire’s drug and alcohol service, which provides support to people aged 18 and above, who are in need of help for their drug and alcohol problems.

Addiction Support Groups in Bedfordshire

Addiction support groups are reliable pillars that can help you maintain your sobriety, and persevere in vulnerable moments when you’re faced with relapse triggers and temptations. Group meetings offer recovering addicts a chance to share their challenges and victories, in order to unburden themselves and let others learn from them. You may be appointed a “sponsor”, who has been in recovery longer than you have, to share advice from experience and represent a figure that you can aspire to be.

Group meetings are held in different formats, on different days of the week, and on a weekly basis. They’re not handled by licensed psychologists, but have the input of experienced recovering addicts. Most groups follow the 12-step model, which is designed to help addicts understand that they can recover with the help of a higher power.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are the prominent support groups in Bedfordshire, with meeting venues spread across the county. They are both 12-step-based groups, with AA focusing on alcoholics and NA dedicated to drug addicts. They are free to attend, and you’re only required to turn up on time.

SMART (Self-management and Recovery Training) is a programme that follows a 4-point model to help recovering addicts, regardless of the substance abused, find better ways to stay clean. It is not based on the 12-step model, rather, it teaches individuals how to replace undesirable emotions, thinking, and actions with healthy ones.

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

Once you make the decision to discontinue your compulsive misuse of drugs and/or alcohol, the next step involves choosing a recovery programme that is equipped to tackle your personal issues and keep you on track. The wrong choice will be severely detrimental to your journey, as the treatment could leave pressing issues unaddressed, which could lead to relapse. As there are numerous treatment options in Bedfordshire to sift through, it is advisable to go with the guidance of an addiction expert.

Types of treatment primarily include inpatient and outpatient programmes. Your GP may be fine with you undertaking outpatient treatment if your addition is mild, and you have an enabling environment that supports recovery. However, they will always recommend residential treatment first, because it is more effective. Going through outpatient treatment often means you’re making scheduled visits to a clinic or doctor’s office and then returning to the environment that facilitated your drug abuse. This could cause difficulties and make the recovery process harder than it should be.

With inpatient treatment, you’re secluded from your surroundings in a drug-free and recovery-enabling environment where you can re-learn to live without drugs. Primrose Lodge is solely built for this purpose, and we go further to inspire you through our various therapies and activities. Make sure you have considered all your inpatient options before moving on to other alternatives. Our staff are always on hand to take you through available services and talk you through treatment details that can suitably tackle your addiction.

Regardless of the treatment plan, you go through, it is important that you attend regular support group meetings during and after treatment. This will make sure your commitment to stay sober is strengthened and sustained.

NA Meetings in/near Bedfordshire

These are NA meetings within Bedfordshire where you can get emotional support to stay on course with recovery. Meetings are held weekly on different weekdays, and you’re expected to turn up on time. There is no added obligation on your part besides your presence. Please note that some meetings allow both recovering addicts and non-addicts, while some are strictly open to addicts only unless management allows special situations.


Luton Just for Today Double Share

Sundays 7:00 pm

St Saviour’s Church

Russell Street




“Open to all”


Luton Lunchtime Living on the Frontline

Tuesdays 12:30 pm

St Saviour’s Church

Russell Street




“Open to all”


Luton Spiritual Progress Not Perfection at LCF

Thursdays 6:45 pm

Luton Christian Fellowship

Hibbert Street




“Open to all”


Luton Steps & Solutions at Strathmore

Fridays 12:30 pm

Small Room

Strathmore Methodist Church

Strathmore Avenue




“Open to all”


Luton Another Chance to Live

Saturdays 8:00 pm

Church Hall

St Saviour’s Church

Russell Street




Open to addicts only

AA Meetings in/near Bedfordshire

Bedford Primary Purpose Sunday

Chapter House, St Peter de Merton Church, De Parys Avenue.

Time: 20.00

Duration: 1 hour

Postcode: MK40 2TX


St Neots Eaton Socon Monday

Eaton Community Centre, The Maltings, off Great North Rd,

Time: 20.00

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Postcode: PE19 8FT


Bedford Topic Monday

Methodist Hall, Park Road West

Time: 19.30

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Postcode: MK41 7SB


Biggleswade Open Tuesday

The Presbytery, St Peter’s RC Church, 7A Station Rd, (next to Police Stn)

Time: 20.00

Postcode: SG18 8AL


Bedford Lunchtime Tuesday

Quaker House, 5 Lansdowne Rd

Time: 13.30

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Postcode: MK40 2BY


Shefford Open Wednesday

Shefford Baptist Church, 4 Bedford Rd.

Time: 20.00

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Postcode: SG17 5DJ


Flitwick Big Book Discussion Thursday

Stocksfield Room, The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd

Time: 20.00

Duration: 1 hour

Postcode: MK45 1AH


Ampthill Friday

Social Services Centre, Houghton Close, Oliver St.

Time: 20.00

Postcode: MK45 2TG


Bedford Saturday

Chapter House, St Peter De Merton Church, De Parys Ave (Town End)

Time: 11.15

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Postcode: MK40 2TX


Addiction Counselling in/near Bedfordshire

A local counselling service can be of help whenever you’re faced with difficulties or think you may relapse soon. Support groups are helpful in situations like these, but a professional can devise therapeutic activities that will serve as reinforcement to the relapse prevention skills you have learnt during rehab. While some community programmes offer therapeutic aid for drug and alcohol misuse, private counselling services are easier to gain access to.

You’ll find these online directories helpful in locating counselling services in Bedfordshire:


Counselling UK

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling Pages

National Counselling Society

Please take note that private counselling services do not come for free, and they typically charge by the hour.

Local Govt Addiction Resources in Bedfordshire

CGL – ResoLUTiONs Luton: This is a free service that provides confidential support to young people, adults, and families living in Luton, who are seeking help for issues related to drug and alcohol misuse.

How Can I Get To and From Bedfordshire?

By car

Bedfordshire is served by two out of the six main trunk roads in England. The A1 which runs from London to Edinburgh Road, known as the Great North Road, runs close by Sandy and Biggleswade; and the A5 that connects London to Holyhead Road goes through Dunstable. Other roads include the A6 which connects Luton and Rushden, and the A428 that runs through Bedford.

By train

Lines that run through the county include the West Coast Main Line, the East Coast Main Line, and the Midland Rail Line.



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