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Local Guide For Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment in Essex

Addiction destroys lives. At first, it might seem like an acceptable way to relax and de-stress from the hardships of everyday living. However, as time passes, it takes over your life, strains relationships with loved ones, isolates you from society, depletes your financial resources and leaves you at rock bottom.

Even when you realise that you’re suffering with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression as a result of your drug use, you’ll still struggle to quit substance abuse on your own. It’s not shameful or weak to admit that you need help to kick your addiction and learn to live an abstinent life.

Seeking help for addiction sets you on the path to recovery. If you’re ready to start your journey, there are private rehab centres and free government facilities in Essex that can help you become addiction free. The first step is to call an addiction support helpline. These are free phone and staffed by trained addiction counsellors, who are available 24/7 to provide advice & support.

Services offered by Banbury Lodge Rehab

Banbury Lodge is a rehab operating in a tranquil location in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We provide excellent bespoke rehabilitation services for clients in and around this area.


Some of the services we provide include:

  • Drug and Alcohol addiction treatment
  • Eating disorder addiction and recovery treatment
  • 12 Step Therapy
  • Aftercare
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Recovery Programme
  • Trauma Therapy

We have a robust team of professionals operating in a world-class facility.

Banbury Lodge is located around 100 miles away from Essex. It is a two hour’s drive via M40 and M25 across Chiltern Hills AONB. We provide sober transportation service for anyone that needs it.

Where are these Services Based?

Pros and Cons of Private Rehab?

  • Immediate admission 365 days a year
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Fitness and nutrition programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support
  • Price can be a barrier which needs to be weighed up versus the long-term cost of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Being away from friends and family which at first can be emotionally challenging

What Dose Rehab Cost?

Detox and rehab starts from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen

To find out further information on the cost of rehab enter you number below and one of our team will call you back

NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Essex

There is a process to follow if you want to access NHS treatment in Essex. It begins with a visit to your local GP or drug and alcohol service. You’ll be assigned a key worker who will establish whether you need a detox.

You’ll then be contacted by local authority services to determine whether you meet the requirements for rehab. Most treatment offered by the NHS is conducted on an outpatient basis, with rehab usually reserved for high-risk patients.

NHS options in Essex include:

Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service:

Telephone: 08444 991323

Address: Young People's Centre, 114 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex

For young people who are dealing with substance abuse, EYPDAS helps you make a full recovery. They also provide support for families affected by a loved one's substance abuse.

CGL Southend Treatment and Recovery Service:

Telephone: 01702 431889

Address: 21-40 County Chambers, 27 Weston Road, Southend-on-sea Essex

An Essex based service that provides advice, support and intervention for individuals aged 18 and above dealing with substance abuse. Services include group intervention, individual therapy, parent and care support, needle exchange, advocacy, and more.


Telephone: 01279 641347

Address: 118-124, The Stow, Harlow, Essex

ADAS partners with other organisations and non-profit entities to provide support for families and individuals affected by substance abuse and alcohol addiction. Services are restricted to people living in the West Essex area.

Addiction Support Groups in Essex

Cocaine Anonymous:

A fellowship of men and women who share their struggles, strength, coping skills and hope with a goal to overcome cocaine addiction. They only require that potential members have a true desire to quit cocaine and other substance abuse. Meetings are held daily throughout Essex. Locations include: Harlow, Brentwood, Romford, Stansted and Loughton. You can find more information about meeting dates and time here.

Foundation 66:

A group that works with local communities, policy makers and individuals to reduce the harm caused by substance abuse and alcohol. They provide housing, care and support to help you on your recovery journey.

SMART Recovery in Essex:

An alternative to 12-step programmes for those who don't believe in a higher deity. This is a science-based programme that helps you manage addictive behaviour and addiction to substances.

Address: Mansard House, 107-109 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 OPP

Telephone: 0124528772

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

The first consideration is the type and severity of addiction. A mental health profession or drug counsellor might be a good place to start. When you call an addiction helpline, a counsellor uses research-backed methods to help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

If you recently started abusing drugs, detoxing at an inpatient detox centre and continuing treatment as an outpatient might suffice. Inpatient rehab facilities are structured and staffed with the best addiction specialists, who can help you make a full recovery from substance abuse. Research has shown that patients who stay in rehab for up to 90 days have a higher chance of maintaining abstinence than those who don’t.

There is no one-size-fit for addiction treatment. Some patients register for a 12-step programme and attend meetings stringently. Others schedule weekly/monthly therapy sessions and combine this with pharmacology for improved efficiency. The important part is to have a clear recovery plan and stick to it.

NA meetings in/near Essex

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit support group, consisting of individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. They follow the 12-step model developed by Alcoholic Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is not affiliated with any organisation – nor does it charge fees to its members. Membership is open to all addicts, irrespective of religion, age, class, race or gender. Meetings are guided on the principle of anonymity to allow members to attend meetings without the fear of being exposed or suffering a potential backlash.

NA Meetings in Essex


11:30am on Sunday
Open Road,
13 Southview Rd,
Vange, Basildon


10:30am on Monday
The Christian Link,
Queens Park
Community church

Southend on-Sea

7:00 pm on Tuesday
(Newcomers meeting) Bradbury Centre,
03-107 York Rd,
7:30pm on Wednesday
CGL Building, 25-27 Weston Rd


8:00pm on Tuesday
(Newcomers meeting)
Open Road, 132 Wellesley
Road, Clacton-on-Sea


8:00pm on Tuesday
The Methodist Church,
Warley Hill, Brentwood


8:00pm on Tuesday
The Methodist Church,
Warley Hill, Brentwood


5:00pm on Wednesday
Oasis Building, 65 Orset Rd,
(for addicts only)

Canvey Island

8:00pm on Thursday
Upper Room, ST. Nicholas
Church, Long Rd,
Canvey Island


8:00pm on Friday
Open Road
5a Queen Street,


12:30pm on Saturday
Red Lion House,
corner of George Street
and North Street


8:00pm on Tuesday
Trinity Methodist Church,
Rainsford Rd
6:30pm on Sunday
All Saints Church,
Springfield green

Elm Park

7:00pm on Sunday
Beside the car park of
Elm Park Assembly Hall,
Eyhurst Avenue, London


7:00pm on Sunday
St John’s Hall,
St John’s Way,

AA meetings in/near Essex

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step programme for individuals trying to recover from alcohol addiction. Participants follow defined recovery steps to reach their recovery goals and maintain long-term abstinence from alcohol. The programme is based on a spiritual approach that believes healing comes from a higher power. Members subsequently admit they have no power over alcohol.

AA Meetings in Essex:


Saturday 9:00am
Open Road, Mansard House,
107-109, New London Rd
Friday 1:00pm
Trinity Methodist Church
(second Floor), Rainsford Rd.
Wednesday 8:00pm
Room 3, Christ Church,
164 New London Rd
Sunday 8:00pm
St. John’s church, Moulsham St.


Friday 10:00am
Queens Park Community
Church, Christian Link,
Queens park avenue
Wednesday 8:00pm
Friends Meeting House,
Southend Rd


Sunday 4:00pm
Parish Hall,
corner Orchard,
Lane/Ongar Road
Monday 8:00pm
Knights Way Centre,
32a Knights Way


Thursday 8:00pm
United Reformed Church,
Honeypot Lane
Tuesday 7:00pm
Laindon Community Centre


Tuesday 1:00pm
Bethany room,
Our Lady of Ransom Church
Wednesday 12:45pm
Trinity Methodist Church,
461 Clayhill Road


Tuesday 7:15pm
ADAS Rooms, 118-122,
The Stow
Wednesday 1:00pm
St. Andrew’s Methodist
Church, The Stow


Friday 7:30pm
Clarence Road Baptist Church,
6 Clarence Road
Tuesday 8:00pm
St. Albans Church Hall,
St. Johns Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

Addiction Counselling in/near Essex


An integrated service from WDP for families and individuals affected by drug abuse and alcoholism. The primary base is situated on Romford High Street, but they operate from other locations across Havering. Services include one-on-one therapy, complementary therapies, group work & day programmes, aftercare services, counselling, mutual aids & support groups.

Address: Ballard Chambers, 26 High street, Romford, Greater London

Phone number: 08081681116

Open road:

Open road provides services on behalf of the NHS, Essex Drug and Alcohol Partnership, Community Safety Partnership and more. They provide counselling services for those dealing with mental health disorders and addiction.

Address: 5a Queen Street, Colchester

Phone number: 01206766096

Local Government Addiction Resources in Essex

Essex STaRs:

Essex has introduced a new way for residents to access addiction treatment, called Essex Specialist Treatment and Recovery Service (STaRs). Services include comprehensive assessment, care management, detoxification, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention planning, one-on-one therapy, maintenance medication, facilitation of rehab, and more.

South Essex Stars: 13 Southview Road, Vange, Basildon - Phone no: 01268534475

Mid Essex STaRs

Mansard House, 107-109 New London Road, Chelmsford - Phone no: 01245348837

North Essex STaRs - 51 Queen Street, Colchester - Phone no: 01206710757

West Essex STaRs -7-9 West Gate, Harlow - Phone no: 01279425989

NHS services at Priory Healthcare:

The Priory Healthcare provides a round-the-clock customer service centre for NHS referrals and mental health enquiries. The services are structured to align with NHS provisions to ensure consistency across all treatment. Services include treatment for eating disorders, rehabilitation and recovery from substance abuse.

Address: Stump Lane, Springfield Green, Chelmsford, Essex

Phone number: 01245809726

How Can I Get To and From Essex

If you're driving from London City Airport to Chelmsford, the fastest route is via Newham Way (A130) from Hartmann Connaught Bridge. Continue until you reach the M25 and A12 to Chelmer Rd. Continue on Chelmer Rd to Sandford Road, which brings you to Stump Lane.

If you’re travelling to Southend-on the sea by rail, there are two direct rail lines between Southend-on-Sea and London. Travel is between 45 minutes and up to an hour.

Are you heading home after staying at a rehab facility in Colchester? If so, there is a bus station on Osbourne Street (in the town centre) that runs regionally and locally.

You can find more information on Essex bus service here

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