Local Residential Alcohol And Drug Rehab In Isle Of Wight

The Isle of Wight County Council provides addiction services for all residents. The journey to recovery is long and requires commitment. Once you have decided you need help for your addiction, consult your local GP or health worker to get advice on what to do next. You will be assessed and referred to any of the treatment centres available on the Isle. More severe cases of addiction are usually referred to as residential rehab. Self-referrals can also be made if you would prefer to skip the visit to your GP. Referrals can usually be made at the patient’s request, to private rehabs or treatment centres outside the county.

A Brief Overview of the Services We Offer

Primrose Lodge is a 19-bedroom addiction clinic located in Surrey. The residential rehab facility provides a medical and therapeutic therapy programme that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. There are a variety of purpose-built structures, including treatment rooms, individual counselling rooms, and group rooms. Addiction services include:

  • Medical detox
  • Personalised treatment
  • Dual diagnosis for co-occurring illnesses
  • Holistic therapies (12 step, individual and group therapy, CBT, art therapy and meditation)
  • Family and friend support

Clients are encouraged to make use of the in-house gym, to incorporate fitness into achieving a healthy lifestyle. We also provide catering services, with a full-time chef to prepare nutritious meals. Clients can also take advantage of the clinic’s beautiful gardens for relaxation, and to connect with nature. Free Wi-Fi is provided at specific periods, but use is monitored by the clinical team for your benefit. Well-trained staff are available at all times, including at night, to cater to the needs of clients.

We also provide immediate admission into the Lodge. Counsellors are on hand to provide assistance to families during the admissions process. The clinic is located in Guildford, Surrey (GU3 3RF), 60 miles from the Isle of Wight. Residents of the Isle can get to the clinic by taking the Fishbourne-Portsmouth ferry, and driving on through the A3 and A322. Sober transport is provided by the Lodge to discourage driving while intoxicated.

After completing the treatment programme, clients are entitled to free aftercare, and access to Primrose Lodge aftercare support groups.

The Pros and Cons of Private Rehab

Private rehab centres offer a more extensive range of bespoke treatment options for clients. Due to limited government funding, many public centres can only offer limited services. Charities, which depend on partner organisations and public donations, usually offer a small range of free services to residents. In many cases, treatment options are free, but housing and meals may require token contributions. Private centres offer services such as various holistic therapies and individualised treatment plans. They also often boast luxurious facilities, sometimes including gyms, spas, and swimming pools. The private centres are often located in isolated or semi-isolated areas, where clients are able to focus on their recovery without outside distractions. The waiting lists for admission into government-funded facilities are usually long. Sometimes individuals are required to wait for months for a spot in rehab. Knowing that time is essential to recovery, private centres offer immediate admission, and many private rehabs help to coordinate your move into the facility. A low staff-client ratio also ensures that each client receives round the clock care. Many private centres are also fully integrated, with both medical detox and rehabilitation facilities held within the same unit. While many would like to take advantage of services offered by private centres, many are discouraged by the cost.

How Much Does Rehab Cost in the Isle of Wight?

Rehab costs may run into thousands of pounds in many private centres across the country. However, at Primrose Lodge, we believe that cost should not be an obstacle to addiction recovery. We offer our comprehensive services, therefore, at very competitive prices. We also work with various insurance companies that provide coverage for addiction treatment and rehab services. If you wish to seek other services, the Isle of Wight County Council provides free treatment services and referrals to its residents.

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in the Isle of Wight

The Island Recovery and Integrated Services (IRIS) provides free addiction services to residents of the Isle of Wight. Some of the services offered include:

  • Assessment
  • Detox
  • Substitute prescribing
  • One-on-one counselling and support
  • Testing for blood-borne viruses
  • Needle exchange
  • Family and carer support
  • Residential rehabilitation (drug addicts only)

IRIS is run by the NHS Trust and Cranstoun. Referrals can be through GPs and health workers, self-referrals, and referrals via other agencies. IRIS is located at Buccleuch House, 102 Carisbrooke Road, Newport (PO30 1DB).

Addiction Support Groups in the Isle of Wight

Primrose Lodge – in-house support group provided for all clients in various stages of the recovery process. Aftercare support groups are also accessible to clients upon completion of their programme. Weekly counselling sessions and support programmes are available for family and friends.

Support groups that hold regular meetings on the Isle include:

Al-Anon – provides support for families and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous – provides aftercare support for recovering alcoholics.

Drug Addicts Anonymous – provides a support system for recovering drug addicts.

Gamblers Anonymous – provides support for recovering gambling addicts.

Narcotics Anonymous – provides aftercare support for recovering narcotics users.

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

After an initial assessment of your needs, the next step is choosing a recovery programme that will work for you. In milder cases of addiction, outpatient treatment is usually the way forward. This involves regular meetings with counsellors and key workers to assess your recovery. Therapy sessions are mandated, and a medical detox is carried out if necessary. This type of treatment enables you to avoid a complete disruption of your normal routine. However, you must be completely committed to your recovery process and avoid relapse triggers that may be present in your local environment.

On the Isle of Wight, inpatient treatment, or residential rehabilitation, is only available for those with severe cases of drug addiction. If you wish to enter residential rehab, there are many to choose from in surrounding counties. Different rehabs offer different types of recovery programmes, and it is important to do the right research before selecting one. Some centres offer the traditional 12 step recovery method, while others provide medical-based treatment options. Most centres, including Primrose Lodge, offer a combination of medical and holistic therapies in addition to the traditional 12 step method.

NA Meetings in/Near the Isle of Wight

For more information on the NA meetings listed below, visit the Narcotics Anonymous website.


United Reform Church

London Street

RG21 7NU

Friday, 7:00 pm


The Chichester Group

Christchurch, Old Market Avenue

PO19 1SW

Thursday, 7:30 pm


Cafe Imbizo

171 West Street

PO16 0EF

Tuesday, 7:30 pm


Farnborough Community Centre

Meudon Avenue

GU14 7LE

Thursday, 7:30 pm


Room ONE, Christ Church Parish Centre

Stoke Road

PO12 1JQ

Monday, 7:45 pm

Gosport Waterside Centre

South Street

PO12 1ES

Thursday, 6:30 pm


St Clare’s Church, Strouden Court

Warren Park


Monday (Newcomers), 7:30 pm

The Pallant Centre


Friday, 7:00 pm


Our Lady of Lourdes



Sunday (Men’s Meeting), 11:00 am

Havelock Community Centre

324 Fawcett Road


Sunday (Women’s meeting), 11:30 am

Sunday, 2:00 pm

Thursday, 7:30 pm

United Reform Church

174 Kingston Road, Buckland


Sunday, 7:00 pm

The Church of the Holy Spirit Southsea

Heyward Road


Monday, 7:30 pm

King’s Church, Somers Road


Tuesday, 12:30 pm

Thursday, 12:30 pm

Saturday, 7:30 pm

Somerstown Hub

Rivers Street


Tuesday, 7:30 pm

The Cathedral Centre

Edinburgh Road


Wednesday, 7:30 pm

St Swithun Church Hall

Waverley Road, Southsea


Friday, 7:30 am

St Lukes Church

Greetham Street


Friday, 7:30 pm

Landport Community Centre

Charles Street


Saturday, 2:00 pm


Rear Entrance, the Parish Office

135 St Mary Street

SO14 1NX

Sunday, 7:30 pm

Monday, 7:45 pm

Tuesday, 1:30 pm

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Thursday, 7:45 pm

Saturday, 6:30 pm

Salvation Army Booth Centre

57 Oxford Street

SO14 3DL

Monday, 2:00 pm

St Mark’s Church

Archers Road

SO15 2LU

Tuesday, 7:30 pm

St Theresa’s Catholic Church Hall

Beaumont Road, Totton

SO40 3AL

Thursday, 7:30 pm

The Basement, St Mary’s Parish Office

135 St Mary Street

SO14 1NX

Friday (Women’s’ Meeting), 6:30 pm

Stella Maris Pastoral Centre

48 Bugle Street

SO14 2AH

Friday, 7:30 pm


Wecock Church, Kite Close

Wecock Farm


Wednesday, 7:30 pm


Pastoral Centre, St Peter’s Church

Jewry Street

SO23 8RY

Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Friends Meeting House

16 Colebrook Street

SO23 9LH

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

Friday, 6:30 pm

Saturday, 6:00 pm

AA Meetings in/Near Isle of Wight

Several venues host AA meetings across the Isle. For more information on each meeting listed below, visit the AA website.


The Stables Centre, St Peters Church

Maypole Green
SO32 1PW

Friday, 7:45 pm


The Priory, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Clarence Rd
PO21 1JT

Saturday, 7:30 pm

The Priory, Albert Rd.
Postcode: PO21 1JX

Thursday, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Jeneses Church

45 Linden Rd.
PO21 2AS

Tuesday, 6:45 pm

Saturday, 11:30 am

Holy Cross Church

North Bersted
PO21 5AU

Wednesday, 11:30 am


Forest Community Centre

GU35 0BS

Monday, 12:00 pm
Thursday, 8:00 pm

Sacred Heart Church

High St
GU35 0AU

Friday, 8:00 pm


St Richard’s Church

Cawley Rd
PO19 1XB

Sunday, 6:00 pm

Swanfield Community Centre

46 Swanfield Drive.
PO19 6GH

Monday, 7:45 pm

St Pancras Church Hall

Tozer Way
PO19 7LW

Monday, 11:15 am

Christ Church, Old Market Ave.
PO19 1SW

Friday, 8:00 pm


Methodist Church Hall


Monday, 7:45 pm


Emsworth Centre

35-37 South Street
PO10 7EG

Thursday, 7:30 pm

Waterside URC, Bath Rd.
PO10 7EP

Saturday, 10:00 am


Fareham Community Church

171-173 West Street
PO16 0EF

Wednesday, 7:30 pm


Thorngate Community Centre

Bury Rd
PO12 3PX

Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm

St Matthews Church Hall

PO13 0NL

Monday, 7:30 pm


John The Baptist Church

Petersfield Rd
TS25 2ER

Wednesday, 12:00 pm


Conference Centre, Holy Cross Hospital

Hindhead Rd
GU27 1NQ

Sunday, 8:00 pm

Haslemere Methodist Church

Lion Green
GU27 1LD

Wednesday, 8:00 pm

St Christopher’s Church

Wey Hill
GU27 1DD

Friday, 12:00 pm


Room 1, Leigh Park Community Centre

Leigh Park

Tuesday, 12:30 pm

St Faith’s Church Hall

The Pallant

Wednesday, 7:30 pm


Church Hall, United Reformed Church

PO11 9EY

Sunday, 6:30 pm

Hayling Island Baptist Church

Southwood Rd
PO11 9QD

Friday, 11:45 am


St Alban’s Church

Beacon Hill
GU26 6RB

Tuesday, 8:00 pm


Methodist Church Hall

London Rd
GU30 7AN

Thursday, 8:00 pm


Liss Evangelical Church

12 Forest Rd
GU33 7BH

Monday, 8:00 pm


Methodist Church Hall

North St
GU29 9DU

Tuesday, 8:00 pm


Unitarian Church

High St
PO30 1SS

Tuesday (Newcomers), 7:15 pm

Chantry House

Pyle St
PO30 1JW

Saturday, 11:30 am


St Peters Church Hall

St Peters Rd
GU32 3HX

Thursday, 11:30 am

Winton House

18 High St
GU32 3JL

Friday, 8:00 pm

Saturday, 7:30 pm


United Reformed Church

Golden Square
GU28 0AP

Thursday, 8:00 pm


New Rooms, St Mary’s Church

Portchester Castle
PO16 9QW

Thursday, 7:30 pm


St Simons Church

Waverley Rd, Southsea
PO5 2PW/ PO5 2PN

Monday, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Thursday, 1:00 pm

St Jude’s Church

Kent Rd

Tuesday, 12:30 pm
Wednesday, 12:30 pm
Friday, 12:30 pm

Milton Village Hall

182 Milton Rd

Sunday, 10:30 am

Buckland United Reformed Church


Monday, 12:00 pm

Eastney Community Centre

Bransbury Park, Eastney

Wednesday (LGBT), 8:15 pm

St Mark’s Church

10-12 Derby Rd, North End

Friday, 7:30 pm

Church of the Holy Spirit,

Fawcett Rd

Saturday, 11:00 am

Cathedral Centre, St John’s Cathedral,

Edinburgh Rd.

Saturday, 7.30pm

St Michael & All Angels Church

Wray St.
PO33 3EH

Sunday, 7:00 pm
Monday, 7:45 pm
Friday, 7:45 pm



76 Fitzroy Street.
PO36 8HG

Monday, 7:30 pm
Thursday, 7:00 pm


Arthur Webster Clinic

35 Landguard Manor Road
PO37 7HZ

Saturday, 6:00 pm


Catisfield Memorial Hall

52 Catisfield Lane
PO15 5NN

Sunday, 7:30 pm


Christ Church Hall

The Broadway
PO39 0AX

Sunday, 11:00 am


St Wilfrid’s Church

Trinity Rd
PO38 1NL

Wednesday, 7:45 pm


Baptist Church Hall

368 London Rd

Friday, 7:30 pm

Addiction Counselling in/Near the Isle of Wight

IRIS provides free counselling services on the Isle, while the UK counselling directory provides a list of addiction counsellors and organisations in and around the Isle of Wight. At Primrose Lodge, individual and group counselling and therapy sessions are major aspects of the recovery programme for clients.

Local Government Addiction Resources in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight County Council website provides links to additional addiction resources available to all residents. This includes the addresses and contact information of addiction service providers and affiliated support groups.

How Can I Get To and from the Isle of Wight?

All major towns on the Isle are connected by a vast network of A-roads. Southern Vectis operates the public bus systems, linking all settlements on the island. Hovertravel, Red Funnel Services, and Wightlink operate ferries from different ports on the island to the mainland. Ferry terminals are included on the bus routes. There are established routes for cycling through the island.

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Who am I contacting?

Calls and contact requests are answered by admissions at

UK Addiction Treatment Group.

We look forward to helping you take your first step.

0203 553 9263