Earlier this year, The Sun revealed haunting photos showing the plight of addicts in the city of London. Some of the addicts had been abusing crack cocaine, and other drugs, for over 30 years. However, this problem is not limited to London, but exists all throughout the rest of the UK, where thousands are currently caught in the throes of addiction.
Drugs and alcohol have huge negative effects on your life. They affect your performance at work, relationships with friends, colleagues, extended family, immediate family, and, of course, your finances. When you’re addicted to a substance, you have no control over your use, it is the centre of your life, and the one thing you crave more than anything else.
A life lived in the grip of addiction is not a real life. Your physical and mental health suffers as a result. Soon, you will drive away everyone who cares about you with your aggression, negative behaviour, erratic mood swings, and outbursts of anger and violence.
Rehab centres in Greater London and its surrounding areas can help you start the healing process. Through the application of pharmacology, detox, behavioural therapies, and a therapeutic environment, rehab can help to reverse most of the damage caused by addiction and repair the broken relationships that were destroyed whilst you were under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Start your recovery journey by calling a drug specialist helpline, and one of their drug counsellors will help you choose the right recovery programme.
Primrose Lodge is a CQC registered detox and rehab centre. We offer 19 ensuite bedrooms, designed and decorated to a high standard, to ensure you’re more than comfortable during your stay with us. Our services are fully integrated, with both detox and rehab in the same premises. We also offer a fully equipped in-house gym, gorgeous gardens, and modern kitchen with a top chef.
We specialise in trauma therapy. Primrose is one of the few UK rehabs that caters to young individuals, aged 16-18, in particular, those suffering from eating disorders and other addictions. In addition to traditional therapy approaches, we incorporate alternative therapies, that improve treatment outcome and reduce the cravings associated with withdrawal. These include mindfulness therapy, meditation, music/art therapy, fitness therapy, and garden therapy.
The distance from the City of London to Worplesdon, Guildford, is 33 miles. We offer a sober transport service that can take you from your residence to our rehab centre, and take you home after you’ve completed treatment.
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The cost of treatment varies across locations and rehab centres. Whatever you end up paying, bear in mind that your health is the best investment you’ll ever make. Inpatient rehab costs between £5,000-£7,000, on average. Individuals who can afford luxury treatment can expect to pay up to £15,000 a week, plus detox. Outpatient treatment costs up to £300 per session.
Camden Families and Partners Support Service: They provide help for individuals affected by another person’s drug/alcohol use. Services include relationship repair, counselling, one-off meetings, and support groups.
Address: 7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road, London
Phone no: 0203227 4950
Action on Addiction – Recovery Management Programme: The service is designed to help individuals struggling with drug/alcohol addiction manage the challenges along the way of getting better. They help you create an aftercare plan based on your recovery needs. Other services include individual therapy session, pre-treatment consultations, and family meetings. Group therapy is on Wednesdays from 8:30 am- 10:00 am.
Address: Wilbraham Place Practice, 9a Wilbraham Place, Chelsea, London
Phone no: 07792063282
CASA Families, Partners and Friends Service: The FPF services provide support to adults affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use. Services include telephone support, individual counselling, advice & information, workshops, social event, training, family meetings, and more.
Address: 332c Goswell Road, London
Phone no: 02075617490
License: The first feature to look for in a rehab centre is its license and registration. All UK rehabs must be registered with the Care Quality Commission. They should also staff experts who are licensed to treat your addiction.
Inpatient or outpatient: These are the two major options available for addiction treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher recorded success rate, because of the structure and comprehensive care patients enjoy. However, outpatient treatment is also effective if you’re motivated to get better and recover from addiction.
Aftercare plan: Most rehabs include aftercare support as part of their service. Aftercare is the support you receive after you’ve completed treatment. Primrose Lodge offers a complimentary one-year aftercare plan for every patient who has completed treatment.
Size of the programme: Smaller-sized programmes are ideal for individuals who require intensive treatment. The staff-to-patient ratio is higher, and staff are able to provide better personalised care for patients, and attend to their individual needs.
Location: This is another factor to consider when choosing a rehab centre in London. If you want your family to be part of the treatment, you should choose a rehab within a two-hour radius of your residence. If your environment triggers your addiction, you would be better served at a location where you can focus only on your recovery.
Response bookshop, 300 Old Brompton Road
Sunday 11:00 am
Church Hall, Lancing Street
Sunday 11:00 am
St Peter’s Church, 59 Elgin Avenue
Monday 10:00 am
Soho Centre for Health and Care
1 Frith Street
Monday 10:00 am
The Hut Alpha Place
Tuesday 7:30 am
The Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road
Tuesday 11:00 am
City of London
Church of St Edmund the King, George Yard
Wednesday 7:00 am
Garrick Room, Stonegrove Community Centre, 5 Hayling Way
Wednesday at 12 noon
St Matthias Church, Church Road
Friday 10:00 am
Basement-Wilson Room, St Mary’s Church, Upper Street
Friday 11:00 am
AA Meetings in/near City of London
St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street
Monday 6:30 pm
Turning Point, 21 Wardour Street
Monday 6:45 pm
The Alcohol Service, 2-4 Old Queen Street
Tuesday 6:45 pm
Study Room 1, YMCA, 112 Great Russell Street
Tuesday 7:30 am
Friends Meeting House, 8 Hop Gardens off St Martins Lane
Friday 1:00 pm
St Stephen’s Church, Rochester Row
Friday 7:00 pm
Russian Orthodox Church, 67 Ennismore Gardens
Saturday 3:00 pm
Antidote: The UK’s only LGBT targeted drug and alcohol support service. They provide free and confidential advice to LGBT individuals who need help with alcohol or substance abuse. Services include individual counselling, referral to prescribing services and detox clinics, structured weekend programmes, chem-sex support, drop-in services, referral to counselling services, access to women workers, training for healthcare professionals, and telephone advice.
Address: London Friend, 88 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London
Phone no: 02078331674
Recovery & Wellbeing Service – South Westminster: This service provides support for individuals who have issues with alcohol/drugs, and loved ones concerned about someone else’s use. Services include counselling, advice & information, group work, individual support, brief intervention, home visits, access to detox and inpatient rehab, substitute prescribing, support for training, education, and employment.
Address: 32a Wardour Street, Soho, London
Phone no: 02074373523
Square Mile Health: A professional service that provides support to individuals who need comprehensive assessment, advice, and treatment for drug/alcohol addiction. Square Mile works with partners to deliver services such as tailored treatment plans, outreach services, prescribing services, confidential support, smoking cessation, arrest referral, and support for families and carers.
Address: Kingsway House, 103 Kingsway, London
Phone no: 03003032715
Social Services Substance Misuse Team: The team includes qualified social workers who partner with PCT, Maudsley NHS, South London, and independent service providers to provide support for Southwark residents struggling with substance abuse. They offer counselling services, referral to specialised services, mutual aid groups, and structured day activities.
Address: Lower Floor, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London
Phone no: 02032282403
Lambeth Child and Adolescent Community Service: This is a Tier-3 mental health service for young people, aged 0-18, dealing with mental health issues and co-occurring disorders. Patients must be registered with a Lambeth GP to access this service. The team includes clinical psychologists, child psychotherapists, community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, and creative therapists.
Address: 35 Black Prince Road, Kennington, London
Phone no: 02032287936
Camden and Islington Foundation Trust: The team conducts an assessment of your treatment needs, before helping you develop a treatment plan. Services include psychiatric assessment, testing and vaccination for hepatitis, substitute medication, talk therapies, assessment for inpatient detox and rehab, general support, and advice.
Address: The Margarete Centre, 108 Hampstead Road, London
Phone no: 02033176000
The fastest route from the city of London to Perry Hill, Worplesdon is via the A3. You’ll pass through the A3212, Albert Embankment, Peckham, Camberwell, Vauxhall, Westminster, Wandsworth Road, until you arrive in Guildford. Travel time by road is roughly one hour and 17 minutes. Don’t forget, we offer a sober transport service that can take you from London to our rehab, and take you home again after you’ve completed treatment.
There is no shortage of ways to get around the great city of London. You can take the tube, hail a classic London black cab, or hop on a double-decker red bus, to see the sights as you commute around London.
To save money, buy an Oyster card. It is cheaper and offers more travel time if you’re staying longer than 24 hours in the city. Staying up to a week? The weekly travelcard gives you great value, as it allows unlimited travel on the London Underground and buses. Some of the key routes include Bus Route 15, Bus Route 9, Bus Route RV1, and the Piccadilly tube line.