There are millions of people around the world today battling addictions to drugs and alcohol. Some are unaware of the long-term effects of addiction, while others are unable to quit on their own. Alcohol and drugs increase the levels of dopamine in your brain, eliciting a feeling of pleasure and euphoria that is usually only short lived.
The long-term effects of addiction include hallucinations, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, liver failure, kidney failure, lung damage, heart attack, brain damage, accelerated ageing and other side effects.
When you admit that you need help, professionals at our rehab centre design a highly-personalised treatment plan that caters to your treatment needs. We offer detox, withdrawal medication, therapy, education, skills classes, nutrition therapy, relapse prevention planning, as well as coping skills to maintain recovery after you’re discharged.
Primrose Lodge is a CQC registered drug and alcohol treatment centre. We offer 19 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms – all designed to a high standard, whilst retaining a homely touch to ensure your comfort. Our clinic boasts an in-house standard gym, fully stocked kitchen managed by an expert chef, as well as spacious outdoors and attractive gardens.
We design a personalised treatment plan that caters to the individual treatment needs of each patient and monitors you throughout the recovery journey. We are experts in treating dual diagnosis patients, behavioural addictions, trauma, depression and other mental health issues. Primrose is one of the few UK rehab centres that cater to the treatment needs of young people aged 16-18 – especially those who have eating disorders and other addictions.
The distance from Gloucestershire to Guildford is 104 miles, which takes just over hours via the M4. For your convenience, we provide a free transport service to our treatment facility, taking you back to your residence after you’ve completed treatment.
Call now to discuss your treatment options.
Address: Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Guildford
Phone no: 0203 5539263
The cost of treatment depends on several factors, such as the location of the rehab centre, amenities on offer, type of treatment, number of therapies applied in treatment, staff-to-patient ratio, the expertise of staff, and size of the programme. Standard rehab programmes cost between £5,000 and £7,000 per month. Also, rehab centres that are located in cities such as Birmingham, Manchester and London tend to cost more.
Luxury rehab programmes are also more expensive. This type of residence boasts facilities similar to those you would enjoy at a five-star hotel. Amenities include fine dining, private rooms, swimming pool, massage therapies, spacious grounds, spa services, animal therapy, and more. Treatment costs between £50,000 and £75,000 per month.
Advocacy Service for Drug and Alcohol Users: An independent service that provides support for adults who are thinking about using (or already use) drugs. Services include personalised treatment, prescribed medication and daily pickup.
Address: The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Phone no: 0808 8085252
Battle Against Tranquilisers: BAT offers support for users of sleeping pills and tranquilisers. Services are extended to health professionals, voluntary organisations and individuals who are interested in educating themselves on the subject. Services include home visits, support groups, drop-in centres and advocacy.
Address: Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Phone no: 01179 663629
Infobuzz: This service aims to promote positive change in young people (not older than 18 years) who are dealing with substance abuse. They provide learning opportunities, social development skills, information and individual support about drugs and emotional health issues.
Address: Peter Scott House, 2 Heathville Road, Gloucester
Phone no: 01452 381770
The Nelson Trust: This service is for adults who require abstinence-based residential treatment for alcohol/drug addiction. Treatment includes an employment programme delivered via their resettlement housing service and integrated education training. Nelson works with individuals who have been involved in criminality, dual diagnosis patients and provide a women-only service for females who benefit more from specialised treatment. Service users are usually referred by a local substance misuse service.
Address: Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Phone no: 01453 885633
Parents Support Group: This group is open to carers and family members who need a safe environment where they can share their experiences, hopes and strengths with other carers who have been through similar situations. PSG provides practical, mutual and emotional support for carers.
1st and 3rd Mondays: emphasis on supporting parents of addicted loved ones. Meetings are held between 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Address: Brunswick Baptist Church, 56 Southgate Street, Gloucester
Phone no: 07487670599
Al-Anon Gloucester: This is a support group for families and friends affected by a loved one’s drinking problem. Some members don’t have an outlet to talk about wounds that run deep or to heal from the hurt caused by alcoholism. Whatever your situation, Al-Anon can help. You’ll receive strength, understanding and hope from other members.
Gloucester: Christ Church, Brunswick Road, Gloucester (Fridays from 7:45 pm)
Youth Support Team Gloucester: YST offers free specialist services for children and young people who have issues with drugs and alcohol abuse. Services include pharmacology, harm reduction, psychosocial intervention, family work and youth justice interventions.
Address: 48 London Road, Gloucester
Phone no: 01452 547540
Specialised treatment: Rehab centres are not designed to treat all addictions. So, look for one that is a good fit for your unique needs. For instance, some facilities cater to the needs of older people (aged 66 years and above), while others target the middle-aged and young people. The right rehab facility improves the effectiveness and outcome of treatment.
Holistic treatment: A holistic approach means that your treatment plan caters to every part of your being, including your mind, body, soul and spirit. Drug counsellors and therapists should incorporate this when designing your treatment plan.
Location: Do you have friends or family members who trigger your addiction? Do you live in an area where drug/alcohol use is normal? If so, going out of town for treatment helps to remove distractions and allows you to fully focus on recovery. If you have a good support system, you’ll benefit more from staying close to home.
Aftercare support: There is more to drug rehabilitation than rehab itself. Aftercare involves all the support services that help you maintain abstinence and continue recovery efforts after rehab. It is hailed by many experts as the most important part of your recovery journey.
Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, 11 Bath Road
Sunday 5:30 pm
The Hub Bistro, 59 Southgate Street
Sunday 6:00 pm
The Youth Centre, Release Road
Monday 8:00 pm
Farmhill Baptist Church, Farmhill Lane, Paganhill
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Church Hall, Stroud Baptist Church, Union Street
Wednesday at noon
Coffee Bar, St Peter’s Catholic Church, London Road
Thursday 8:00 pm
George Whitefield Centre, 107 Great Western Road
Saturday 6:00 pm
Highbury Congregational Church, Oxford Street
Monday 7:00 pm
YMCA, 6 Vittoria Walk
Tuesday 7:00 pm
St Peter’s Church Hall, London Road
Monday 7:30 pm
United Reformed Church, Park Road
Thursday 7:45 pm
Christ Church, Brunswick Road
Sunday 3:00 pm
Hesters Way Resource Centre, Cassin Drive
Saturday 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm
The Sober Parrot, Saint James Square
Thursday 7:45 am
Leckhampton Baptist Church, Piley Lane
Tuesday 6:15 pm
St Luke’s Church Hall, St Luke’s Place
Saturday 9:30 am
Friends Meeting House, Warrick Place, off Portland Street
Friday 7:30 pm
St Lawrence Church Hall, The Shambles
Wednesday 10:00 am
Stroud Valley Project, Gloucester Street
Salvation Army Hall, Station Road
Wednesday 7:30 pm
DHI – South Gloucestershire Drug and Alcohol services: Developing Health and Independence offers addiction treatment and support from two hubs in Yate and Warmley. Services are personalised and developed with input from the service user and medical personnel. The goal is to improve the wellbeing and health of individuals affected by alcohol and drug misuse.
Services include harm reduction strategies, information and advice, needle exchange, harm reduction clinics, opiate substitute prescription, structured day programmes, as well as complementary therapies like meditation and acupuncture.
Address: 130 Tower Road North, Warmley
Phone no: 01454 868750
AddAction: AddAction is a national charity that offers support to drug users, carers, families and loved ones affected by addiction. They also provide support for carers, homeless drug users and children. Addaction aims to transform the lives of service users by offering a wide range of services. They include emotional support, counselling, support for drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental health support. Services are for residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Banes, Somerset and North Somerset.
Address: Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare, Bristol
Phone no: 01934 427940
SPACED: This is a service for individuals who use stimulants, psychoactive substances, ‘club drugs’ and experimental drugs. They offer free and confidential advice, as well as support and information for people living in South Gloucestershire.
The goal is to offer services via a holistic approach that involves a wide range of service users and programmes in South Gloucestershire. Services are available to residents 18 years or older, who need support for their drug use. SPACED can help you take back control of your life.
Address: 130 Tower Road North, Warmley
Phone no: 01454 8668750
Young Gloucestershire: Gloucestershire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service provides treatment and support for young people aged 16-25, who are concerned about their drug/alcohol use. Whether you’ve developed a regular habit or are a recreational user, this service can help you make positive changes and tackle the problem of addiction. Services include practical support, youth clubs, training and development programmes, drop-in services, individual support, peer mentoring, and more.
Address: Greyfriars House, Greyfriars, Gloucester
Phone no: 01452 501008
Opioid Analgesics Dependency – Pilot Project: Due to the rising cases of UK residents abusing prescription medication, (especially for opiates, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and stimulants), South Gloucestershire DAAT is running an OAD project to address the misuse of prescribed medications.
They initially worked with agencies such as Public Health England, University of Bristol and the Department of Health to develop the project. This programme is executed by Developing Health and Independence and Battle Against Tranquilisers.
Phone no: 01454 864582
CGL Gloucestershire: This is a free drug and alcohol service for adults, carers and family members affected by drug/alcohol abuse. CGL provides advice, treatment and support from three hubs in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.
Services include group work, assessment for inpatient detox/rehab, care coordination, counselling, clinical services, family support, access to treatment, needle exchange and individual support.
Address: Imperial House, 41-43 Longsmith Street, Gloucester
Phone no: 01452 223014
The distance from Gloucestershire to our rehab centre in Guildford is 99 miles, which is a two-hour drive via the M4. The journey takes you through London Road, Barnwood Road, A417, A419, The Causeway in Hampshire, as well as the M3, A30 and A327. Don’t forget, we offer a sober transport service, so you don’t have to make other travel arrangements when you stay at Primrose Lodge.
If you’re visiting Gloucestershire from London, there are several trains that leave from Paddington and Euston Station. Average travel time is two hours and fares start from £13.50. You’ll enjoy a 43% discount when you book in advance.
There are several ways to get around in Gloucestershire; the M5 reaches Cheltenham north and south, as well as the A40 from Oxford. Trains pass through from Paddington, Bristol and Birmingham. The train station is a short distance from the city, so you might have to take the bus to get there. Popular bus services in Cheltenham include Merchants Coaches, F R Willets and Stagecoach West.
Stagecoach operates most of the services between Gloucester and Cheltenham. There are several others that run through South Wales, Forest of Dean, the Midlands and South West. Gloucester bus station has many coach services, with most being operated by National Express. It commutes between London and all the major airports in the UK.