Local Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Cambridgeshire

The severity of your addiction depends on the number of drugs you are taking, the frequency of use, and the combination of drugs taken. Injecting substances circumvents the natural digestive process, and sends the drug straight to your system, which also accelerates the timeline of addiction, and increases the risk of mental health issues as well as blood-borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis.

If you drink alcohol to distract yourself from stress in your life, or to numb feelings of loneliness, pain, trauma, depression, and other mental health issues, it will only worsen the symptoms, and make it harder to break free from addiction. Physical ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, liver problems, and asthma, increase your risk of suffering a fatal accident, overdosing or suffering a medical emergency when you abuse drugs.

However, addiction specialists can help you. There are innovative treatments geared towards helping you understand deep-rooted issues such as abandonment, childhood trauma, drug and alcohol abuse of a family member, and other factors that might have fueled your drinking or substance abuse. Rehab centres offer a therapeutic community in which you can focus solely on getting better and learning to live an abstinent life

Overview of the Services Offered at Primrose Lodge

Primrose Lodge is an integrated rehab centre that offers a full medical detox and rehabilitation programme, carried out in a safe and therapeutic environment. Our CQC rehab centre includes 19 ensuite bedrooms decorated to a high standard, with attractive gardens, a fully stocked kitchen managed by an expert chef, a multidisciplinary team of addiction specialists who design your personalised treatment plan, and a range of therapy treatments proven to help patients recover from addiction.

We are one of the few UK rehab centres that treat young people, aged 16-18, especially those who have eating disorders, gaming addiction and other behavioural addictions/disorders. Our treatment is affordable and comprehensive, to ensure that anyone who needs support to overcome addiction can access it.

Our services include:

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mild to moderate mental illness treatment
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Aftercare services
  • Nutrition therapy
  • 12-step programme
  • Fitness programme
  • Alternative therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy

The distance from Cambridge to our rehab centre in Guildford is 92 miles. We offer a sober transport service that can take you from your residence to our rehab centre, and take you home again after you’ve completed treatment.

Call now for treatment options.

Address: Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford
Phone no: 02035539263

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

The Pros
Safety: Detox is the first step of rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of your addiction, and the combination of drugs and other substances used, detox can be a dangerous process. Your carer or family member put their lives, and yours, at risk when they try to oversee a home detox because they are not medically equipped to handle an emergency. At our rehab centre, patients are supervised by doctors and nurses throughout treatment, to ensure you remain safe.

Personalised treatment: Government-funded treatment is stretched to the limit because there are hundreds of people who need access at any given time. Sometimes, detox and rehabilitation are conducted in an outpatient setting. Private rehabs use an individualised treatment plan that guides the treatment of each patient, in a therapeutic environment.

Freshly prepared meals: Nutrition is a big part of recovery, it replenishes the lost vitamins and nutrients your body needs to heal itself physically and mentally. All your meals at private rehab are freshly prepared by an expert chef. You’ll also learn more about healthy diets, calorie counting, and making the right food choices that complement your recovery efforts.

Sustainable recovery: Treatment is not just about therapy and pharmacology. The goal is to help you maintain lifelong abstinence from drugs. This can only be achieved through the implementation of sustainable techniques. Private rehab centres teach you coping skills, relapse prevention, anger management, educational classes, skill building, and other alternative ways of managing cravings without giving in to relapse triggers.

The Cons

Treatment is more expensive than outpatient treatment

Some insurers do not cover private treatment

Difficulty living away from family

Risk of losing your job if you’re staying in rehab for an extended period of time

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Cambridge?

The cost of treatment varies across locations and individual rehab centres. Factors include the severity of addiction, duration of stay, inpatient or outpatient treatment, standard or luxury rehab, the location of the rehab, amenities offered at the rehab, size of the programme, expertise of staff, number of therapies used in treatment, and staff-to-patient ratio.

Standard rehab ranges from £5,000-£7,000 a month. This includes the accommodation, therapy, detox, food and aftercare. Luxury rehab centres cost between £10,000-£15,000 a month. This covers superior accommodation, fine dining, locations with panoramic views, in-house gyms plus swimming pool, massages, animal therapy, and more.

You have options when considering how to pay for rehab. You can contact your insurer, take out a bank loan, crowdfund, apply for a government grant through the NHS, or ask for financial aid from loved ones.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Cambridge

Addaction – Mill House Drug Service: Service for adults who have a problem with drugs. Services include assessment, individual counselling, advice & information, structured day programme, detox services, inpatient treatment, substitute prescribing, and access to GPs, nurses and social workers.

Address: The Mill House, Brookfields Hospital, Cambridge
Phone no: 01223723020

CRI Cambridge Street Outreach Team: Services are for rough sleepers, sex workers, and street-based drug and alcohol users. Services include housing benefits, substance misuse services, healthcare, referral to specialist services, accommodation, and counselling.

Address: 125 Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Phone no: 01223366292

6 Addiction Support Groups in Cambridge     

Inclusion Friends & Family Support Groups: If you need someone to talk to when you’re worried about drug/alcohol abuse in your family, Inclusion offers a friend and family support, group. There are many people in the group who are experiencing the same struggles as you. They share their strengths, hope, and support, as well as information and coping strategies.

2nd Saturday of the month in Cambridge from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Address: 1a Fortescue Road, Cambridge
Phone no: 07964120962

Centre 33: A support group for young people in Cambridgeshire, who are younger than 25. They offer free counselling support to help young people with their mental and emotional wellbeing. They also offer information and advice for housing issues, family problems, bullying, and sexual health.

Address: 33 Clarendon Street, Cambridge
Phone no: 03334141809

SMART Recovery Cambridge: SMART uses a science-based programme to help members recover from addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, and other behavioural or physical addictions. They don’t agree that members are helpless against their addiction but believe in the power of positive change, and the combination of therapy plus mutual support groups to help members recover.

Address: SMART Recovery, Victoria Project, Cambridge.

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

When looking for a recovery programme, ask your GP for referrals. They are familiar with your medical records and are in a good position to recommend a rehab centre for you. Location is also important. Some addiction experts believe that travelling removes all distractions and allows the patient to focus better. Others suggest that staying closer to home ensures the family can offer support. It’s always a good idea to choose a rehab centre within a three-hour drive from your residence if you want your loved ones to be a part of your recovery journey.

Check the certification of the rehab centre. UK rehabs must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The staff at the rehab should also be qualified and licensed to treat your addiction needs. If you require intensive treatment, a smaller programme would be the right fit for you, because they have a bigger staff-to-patient ratio.

What are your treatment needs? Would you be better served as an inpatient or outpatient facility? If you have any medical or mental health conditions, have stayed in a rehab before, or have used drugs/alcohol for a long time or combined substances, inpatient treatment is right for you. Outpatient treatment is more suited to short-term users who have a mild addiction, or high-functioning addicts whose lives have not yet been negatively affected by addiction.

8 NA meetings in/near Cambridge


The Edge Recovery Café, 351 Mill Road

Sunday 1:00 pm

Bermuda Road Community Room, Histon Road

Monday 7:30 pm

St Columba’s Hall, Downing Place

Friday 7:30 pm


Inclusion, Central Hall, 52-54 Market Street

Tuesday 11:45 am


Huntingdon Community Church Centre, 83A High Street

Tuesday 7:30 pm


The Severals Pavilion, 2-4 Bury Road, Newmarket

Monday 7:00 pm

Unit 11, Newmarket community Church, Studland Park Avenue, Newmarket

Thursday 7:00 pm

St Ives

The Free Church URC, Market Hill, St Ives

Thursday 7:30 pm

  1. AA meetings in/near Cambridge


St Thomas A Becket Church, Hollow Lane

Saturday 7:00 pm

St Neots

St Mary’s Church, Great North Road, Eaton Socon

Wednesday 8:00 pm

Eaton Community Centre, The Maltings

Thursday 8:00 pm


Princess of Wales Hospital

Wednesday 8:00 pm

The Old Dispensary, St Mary’s Street


Brough Scott House, 1 Bill Rickaby Drive

Wednesday 8:00 pm

Newmarket Community Church Exchange, Unit 11

Monday 1:00 pm

St Ives

St Ives Free Church, Market Hill

Tuesday 7:45 pm


Brickfields City Church, Cheddars Lane

Friday at noon

Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road

Monday 7:00 pm

St Luke’s Church Centre (Ground Floor), Victoria Road

Wednesday 7:45 pm

Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Hills Road

Friday 7:15 pm

Addiction Counselling in/near Cambridge

Gainsborough Foundation: The foundation is an innovative service that works with patients who are vulnerable, and need help to overcome alcohol abuse. Services include detox, intervention and prevention, support, and education and guidance for families affected by alcohol abuse.

Address: Rainbow Surgery, 1 Stocking Fen Road, Ramsey
Phone no: 07999700090

CGL Aspire: This is a drug and alcohol service for residents of Peterborough, Bretton and Orton. Services include support for treatment, criminal justice intervention, specialist prescribing, healthcare assessment, support for children and young people affected by substance abuse, access to mutual aid support, opportunities to become a peer mentor, alcohol detox, BBV testing, advice & information, and Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Address: 26 Herlington Centre, Peterborough
Phone no: 01733895624

POW Young People Drug and Alcohol Service: A free and confidential service for young people and their families. Services include individual appointments, group work, housing support and specialist services.

Phone no: 07500827819

Link to Change: Sexual exploitation services for young men and boys aged 12-18, who are at risk of exclusion from young fatherhood, drug dealing, and education, and it’s for young people aged 12-25.

Address: 38a High Street, St Neots
Phone no: 01480474974

Local Govt Addiction Resources in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service: CASUS works on behalf of DAAT in Cambridgeshire. They provide specialist treatment, information and support for young people struggling with alcohol/drug use.

Address: 152-154 Mill Road, Cambridge
Phone no: 01223214614

Inclusion Cambridge: This service is for any adult who has problems with drug and alcohol. They provide a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and recovery workers to help service users reach their recovery goals.

Address: 1a Fortescue Road, Cambridge
Phone no: 03005550101

How Can I Get To and From Cambridge?

The fastest route from Cambridge to our rehab in Guildford is via the M25, which takes around two hours. You’ll pass through the M11 from Victoria Avenue, Chesterton Road, Madingley Road, Grantchester Road, A1 (M) in Letchworth Garden City, A603, A1198, A505, N Orbital Road, M25, Portsmouth Road, High Street, and North Street.

There are trains from Liverpool Street Station and King’s Cross if you’re visiting from London. The average journey time is 50 minutes, and tickets are priced at around £16.70. Cambridge city centre is a small area that can be covered on foot. The centre is a short distance away, so take a bus to get there. There are good cycle routes in the city, with very few hills, so it’s a great way to get around.

If you wish to drive, Cambridge is connected to the south via the M11 and A14 from the east and west. There are many taxi services in the city such as Cabco, Alpha Cars, Camcab, Panther Taxis and Cambridge City Taxis. Stagecoach is the main bus company in Cambridge. They offer a network of reliable and frequent buses for easy access throughout the town. The C1, C3 and C7 stop at the train station. With a day rider ticket priced at £4.10, you can enjoy 24 hours unlimited ride throughout the city.


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