Local Residential Alcohol And Drug Rehab In Essex

If you are anywhere in Essex, have resolved to quit your drug or alcohol use, and are ready to get help, you have already achieved an incredible milestone. The good news is that addiction is treatable, and there are treatment options available in Essex that have the right resources and tools to strengthen your motivation further, and see you stay true to your commitment.

You’ll need a guide to point you in the right direction regarding the best recovery option for you. NHS services, charity drug and alcohol programmes, as well as private rehabs, are all accessible around the county, but provide different levels and types of care. The right path for you will largely depend on your particular situation.

Our rehab facility, Primrose Lodge, is well equipped to address any kind of problem you may have, as we follow a personalised approach with all our clients. We will help you through the services we provide, as well as other helpful resources, such as support groups and counselling, which can help you maintain your sobriety.

A Brief Overview of the Services our Rehab Offers

Primrose Lodge is a rehab clinic based in Surrey, which is about 74 miles away from Essex and around a 90-minute drive via the M25 from the A12. We offer intensive inpatient care in a conducive, luxury environment, packed with modern facilities that ensure comfort and encourage recovery. Our rehab sports scenic gardens and lovely grounds, an on-site gym, and spacious single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, all provided to give you the best possible treatment experience.

We carry out an integrated detox for alcohol and drugs that is medically supervised on-site. This physical treatment is the first stage in your recovery, as the substance you have misused needs to be flushed out of your system, and your withdrawal symptoms need to be monitored and managed. After your detox, which will typically last for a week, our professionals will introduce you to rehab.

Rehab involves holistic therapies, which will be tailored to suit your needs, and will properly tackle every situation connected to your addiction. Some of these therapies include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family recovery programme
  • Trauma therapy
  • Art therapy
  • 12-step therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

We also offer an aftercare programme to ensure that you master, and are able to apply, the new skills and coping techniques you have learnt through rehab. Getting to our rehab centre won’t be an issue, as we have taken the extra measure of providing a transfer service, that can bring you to our facility and back again to your home in Essex.

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

You will always have a better chance at recovery through inpatient treatment in a private rehab. And, at Primrose Lodge, your rehab will go beyond the usual inpatient treatment, because our facility is built to ensure you enjoy your residence from your very first day, all the way to the conclusion of your programme.

Our rehab comes with extra benefits, giving us an edge over other private and public services. These benefits are also designed to relieve any stress or worry that may get in the way of your treatment. Some of these added benefits include:

  • Strict confidentiality
  • Professional bespoke treatment therapies
  • Luxury living settings, such as private bedrooms with modern, comfortable and en-suite bathrooms, an on-site gym, and outdoor grounds and gardens for relaxation
  • Chef-prepared meals, which will be made to cater for your dietary requirements and restrictions
  • Laundry services
  • Free transport service to and from your location in Essex

There are certain difficulties, however, faced by those who wish to undergo recovery in private rehabs. These difficulties include the cost of treatment, type and level of addiction treated, as well as social conditions of the environment. These issues can cause serious barriers to receiving care, even though they do not affect the efficacy of private inpatient treatment programmes.

At Primrose Lodge, we will work with you to organise everything, as our treatment options are varied and also come at different costs. The social atmosphere of our rehab environment is one that you’ll love being a part of. We ensure your comfort by providing private bedrooms, and also providing extra group recreational activities that encourage healthy relationship building.

Our treatment services also tackle different types of addictions, from substance misuse to various forms of behavioural addictions.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Essex?

If you have made the decision to quit your compulsive use of drugs and/or alcohol, it is natural that what first comes to mind is how much you have to spend to receive treatment. While this is an important  consideration, you should make an effort to place your recovery above all else.

There are different treatment programmes and options available in Essex, and these go a long way to determine the cost of rehab. From NHS services and charity programmes, to private residential rehabs, there is no shortage of addiction services in the county.

NHS services are free, but only provide outpatient treatment. This treatment method is effective for mild cases of substance misuse but inadequate for treating certain levels of addiction that require residential rehabilitation. Charity programmes offer inpatient care at an extremely low cost, or no cost all, although getting into this service can be tedious, as the admission process tends to span for weeks or even months.

Private rehabs offer the most effective and convenient path to recovery. Though they are not free, they are your best chance at successfully making it to sobriety. As a private rehab centre, Primrose Lodge only focuses on the most effective  way to keep our clients comfortable and focused on their recovery. These standards are reflected in our treatment fees, and we believe the value of your wellbeing cannot be matched by the monetary valuation of rehabilitation.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Essex

CHOICES: This is an open access service that provides case management and assessment services to adults and young individuals in Essex who are affected by addiction to drugs and/or alcohol

Addiction Support Groups in Essex

Gaining sobriety through treatment is not the end of your recovery journey. To remain clean, you will need further help and support. Addiction support groups are well suited for this. You’ll receive emotional help and encouragement to maintain your sobriety in the face of relapse cues and strong urges through shared experiences in meetings. Having a sponsor to aspire to will also give you a healthy challenge that will keep you strong.

Support groups are handled by fellow addicts who are themselves recovery champions. These groups aren’t handled by professionals, but have proven themselves very helpful to former addicts over the years. They are free to attend, and are usually held weekly across different venues in Essex.

Major support groups that you can find in the county include Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which are guided by 12-step therapy. Other support groups, such as the SMART recovery programme, and Cocaine Anonymous, are also available in the county.

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

After taking that brave and all-important first step, you have to take a careful approach to what follows. The next step is often a tricky, one and may undermine your entire recovery endeavour. You should advance to making a treatment choice only with meticulous planning. Having a professional guide help you is one of the best options you can take in this process.

Addiction happens as a result of different reasons for different people, and it also affects people differently. There’s a lot that needs to be accounted for when choosing a recovery programme. From personal factors such as your type of addiction, level of addiction, and specific social needs and preferences, to rehab facility considerations, including the type of treatment carried out (mostly inpatient or outpatient), and general state of the rehab environment. These reasons and more make it critical for you to have guidance, because you can easily get overwhelmed.

Consulting your GP is good starting point. You can also call an addiction helpline to get first-hand guidance on what to do next regarding your choice of rehab programme.

Overall, we recommend that an inpatient rehab programme, through a private facility like Primrose Lodge, tops your consideration list. This is because our rehab is built to provide the exact kind of rehabilitation experience that offers the highest chance at successful recovery. We will be happy to discuss your options and devise a programme that reflects your specific situation and needs.

NA meetings in/near Essex

The following are a number of NA meetings held across the county. Meetings are held weekly on designated weekdays and are free to attend. You’ll find, however, that some meetings are “open to all”, and others are restricted to addicts only. Please take note in case you want to bring company.

It Works How And Why Book Study Group

Sundays 11:30 am

Open Road

13 Southview Road




SS16 4ER

“Open to all”

Southend-on-Sea Clean at Clarence

Mondays 8:00 pm

Clarence Road Baptist Church

6 Clarence Road




Southend-on-Sea – Newcomers Meeting

Tuesdays 7:00 pm

Bradbury Centre

103-107 York Road




Open to addicts only

Chelmsford Do or Die Tuesday’s

Tuesdays 8:00 pm

Trinity Methodist Church (Trinity Link)

Rainsford Road




“Open to all”

Chelmsford Step Meeting

Wednesdays 8:00 pm

Mansard House

107-109 New London Road




Meeting Format

Open to addicts only

All Saint’s Candlelit Meeting of NA in Chelmsford

Thursdays 7:30 pm

All Saints Church

Springfield Green




“Open to all”


Thursdays 8:00 pm

Gardner Hall

High Road



SS17 9JH

Meeting Format

“Open to all” on request

Experience Strength and Hope

Fridays 8:00 pm

Open Road

5a Queen Street




Meeting Format

“Open to all” on request

Share Meeting

Saturdays 6:30 pm

Christopher Centre-around the back.

10 Gainsborough Street




CO10 2EU

“Open to all”

AA meetings in/near Essex

These are AA meetings all around Essex, details provided here with addresses and times. Be sure to make it to meetings on time.

Basildon Honeypot Lane Monday

United Reformed Church Hall, Honeypot Lane, (off Whitmore Way)

Mondays 8.00 pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: SS14 2JZ

Wickford Runwell Share Tuesday

St Mary’s Hall, corner of Runwell Rd/Church End Lane,

Tuesdays 8.00 pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: SS11 7HS

Hatfield Peverel Topic Wednesday

Hatfield Peverel Methodist Church, The Street

Wednesdays 8.00 pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: CM3 2DL

Maldon As Bill Sees It Thursday

Friends Meeting House, (side door, upstairs), Butt Lane

Thursdays 8.00 pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: CM9 5HD

Harlow One Day At A Time Friday

ADAS Building, 118-124 The Stow, (next to Hairdressers).

Fridays 10.30 am

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: CM20 3AS

Basildon Saturday

United Reformed Church, Honeypot Lane (off Whitmore Way).

Saturdays 6.00 pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: SS14 2JZ

Chelmsford Broomfield Road Open Saturday

Broomfield Village Hall, 158 Main Rd, Broomfield.

Saturdays 11.00 am

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Postcode: CM1 7AH

Addiction Counselling in/near Essex

If you want to get additional post-rehab therapy after your treatment, these counselling directories can connect you to licensed professionals in Essex:


Counselling UK

Counselling Pages

National Counselling Society

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Local Government Addiction Resources in Essex

Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service – (EYPDAS): This is a well-known, fully accessible, and free drug and alcohol service for young people going through the ordeal of substance abuse in one way or another.

How Can I Get To and From Essex?

By Road

Essex can be accessed and navigated by a network of roads and motorways. The A12 cuts across the county, to the north east from the south west, and provides connections between Suffolk and London, as well as within Essex. In the extreme west and south, the M11 and M25 motorways both pass through the county, providing access to and from Hertfordshire, Kent, and Cambridge.

By Train

Different train lines connect to Essex from London’s railway stations, such as Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station, as well as from Cambridgeshire to Southend-on-Sea and London Stansted.

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