It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela
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We specialise in treating trauma as part of our addiction recovery programme.

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How we treat addiction

There are lots of options when treating addiction, we use a holistic approach trying to encompass physical, mental and spiritual aspects of recovery.

12 Step

We believe in the 12-step therapy model, and continues to use it, proving its powerful healing effects. All individuals suffering from addiction can benefit from the programme at Primrose Lodge.


Our patients can discover the original causes for their addictions. Trauma therapy aids long-term recovery by treating the core issues and not just symptoms.


During their stay, our clients will have the opportunity to be treated via Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Proven treatment for a number of health and mental health issues.


Meditation helps the mind to find the focus it is missing, helps improve blood pressure, and to find tranquility. Via this method, our patients also balance out their breathing.

Music Therapy

Finding an own way to communicate with the world is important when healing from all addictions. Our team of skilled specialists will help you express yourself and discover the healing power of music.

Art Therapy

It is through creativity that we help our clients rediscover the beauty of the world around them. Through Art Therapy, they learn new ways to express their feelings and emotions.

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The addictions we treat
Alcohol addiction

As alcohol is a socially acceptable vice, it can be difficult to spot when social or habitual drinking has become a problem. Alcohol is a big part of many people’s lives, and it is present at most social events. Because alcohol is legal and an acceptable part of British culture, it is easy to forget that it is an extremely addictive substance. In fact, alcohol abuse costs the NHS billions every year and affects many people throughout the UK.

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Anxiety disorder

It is normal for most human beings to feel anxiety at some point in their life. Anxiety is a sense of nervousness or fear and can accompany situations such as the first day at a new school or job, or when going on stage to perform in front of an audience. While feelings of anxiety are perfectly normal every now and again, some people suffer from anxiety more regularly than others and, when the feelings of fear or nervousness do not subside, they can become an anxiety disorder.

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Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is an addictive substance which can cause serious physiological and psychological problems. Here at Primrose Lodge, we have a team of experts who can provide you with the help that you need to regain control of your life.

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Co-dependency is a term that has been used for a number of years and which was first applied to those in relationships with alcoholics. Researchers found that spouses and partners of alcoholics tended to display similar traits whereby they would become obsessed with taking care of their alcoholic loved one to the detriment of their own happiness or wellbeing.

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Everyone has times in their life when they feel sad or down, and they may describe this as feeling depressed. It is normal to experience feelings of happiness and feelings of sadness, but when the feelings of sadness persist for weeks or months, it is referred to as clinical depression. When feelings of sadness begin to interfere with a person’s ability to lead a normal life, they are often diagnosed with depression. It is an often misunderstood illness. Many people who have no experience of depression believe that those who suffer from it should simply ‘get themselves together’ or ‘snap out of it’. They can often be heard saying ‘what does he or she have to be depressed about’?

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Drug addiction

Drug addiction is very often stigmatised in today’s society. Those who have no experience of this devastating illness view it as a sign of weakness in an individual or something that affects a particular type of person. The truth, however, is that drug addiction can affect people of all ages, colour, background and economic status. It is not something that anyone chooses, and it destroys the lives of all affected.

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Dual diagnosis

The concept of dual diagnosis is a relatively new one, but in the field of addiction recovery it has become quite common. In many cases, people are dealing with addiction issues while also suffering from a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. When individuals are struggling to cope with two intertwining conditions, it can be difficult to treat. In the past, it often meant that one condition would be treated and the other largely ignored. However, these days, recovery clinics such as Recovery Lighthouse know that dual diagnosis patients require specialised care to ensure they overcome their problems.

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Eating disorders

Many people throughout the UK are suffering from an unhealthy attitude towards food and that could be classed as an eating disorder. Those who are suffering from an eating disorder may be excessively focused on their body shape or weight and, as a result, may then make unhealthy choices when it comes to what they will and will not eat.

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Gambling addiction

According to the NHS website, there are almost 600,000 problem gamblers in the UK as of late 2015. With easy access to online gaming from smartphones and other mobile devices, more and more people are trying their luck; unfortunately, many are getting into gambling addiction.

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Prescription drugs

When most people think of drug addiction, they automatically assume the drugs must be illicit substances such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or cannabis. However, individuals can become addicted to prescription drugs as well as the illegal varieties. The truth of the matter is that many of those prescribed medication for pain relief or conditions such as insomnia or depression can become addicted in the same way that others can become addicted to drugs like heroin or cocaine.

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Sex and love addiction

While addiction is most commonly associated with substances such as alcohol and drugs, it is possible to be addicted to certain activities such as gambling and shopping. Emotional intimacy disorders can also be classified as addictions, with many people addicted to love or sex. Although they are different in and of themselves, these two behavioural addictions have a number of similar characteristics that often overlap. Some individuals suffer from both sex and love addiction simultaneously.

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Traumatic events can cause some side-effects that can have an impact on individuals both emotionally and psychologically. Those who have suffered trauma in their lives are at increased risk of addiction. Traumatic events can include emotional, sexual or physical abuse, being bullied, domestic violence, witnessing armed combat, living with someone with mental health problems, bereavement or having a loved one in prison.

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  • Worplesdon
  • Guildford
  • Surrey GU3 3RF