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Local Guide For Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment in Bristol

If you’re in Bristol (or elsewhere in the South West of England) and would like help with substance abuse or addiction, a variety of private and free treatment options are available to you.

With the right help, you can fully recover and rebuild your life.

Regardless of the severity of your addiction or your unique circumstances, we can help you get back on your feet fast by showing you the best options for a safe and comprehensive recovery. This handy guide will cover all areas of treatment – both free and paid – so that you can make an informed decision on the best option for you.

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 all over the UK.


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 80 miles away from Bristol. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive via the M5. We provide sober transportation service for anyone that needs it.

Where is Banbury Lodge 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 Does 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

For those who cannot afford private rehab treatment in Bristol, there are a number of NHS addiction treatment options that can be accessed.

The main benefits of seeking addiction treatment via the NHS are that it’s usually free of charge, available to all Bristol residents, and accessible within your local community.

On the downside however, NHS addiction treatment can take a while to access, as there is usually a lengthy waiting list. Furthermore, your treatment might not be referred to a residential rehab centre and subsequently access to a personal therapist may be limited.

Also, you might need to attend numerous addiction clinics for different treatments. For those who want quick and individualised addiction treatment, the NHS might not be the best option.

Free NHS Treatment Options in Bristol

Bristol Drugs Project:

Telephone: 0117 987 6000

Address: 1 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE - https://www.bdp.org.uk/

They are a Bristol-based charity who help those with alcohol and drug problems. With over 30 years’ experience providing a free and confidential service.

Bristol Mind

Telephone: 0117 980 0370

Address: 35 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EZ -https://bristolmind.org.uk

Bristol Mind is a mental health resource for people in Bristol promoting well-being, recovery and providing training courses

How to Choose a Recovery Programme

Making the decision to enter rehab is a massive step. To ensure the rest of the journey to recovery is as smooth as possible, make sure you choose the most appropriate recovery programme for you. This decision must be considered carefully, as it is indeed a life-changing one.

Speaking to an addiction treatment expert or your GP is a good way to start. They should be able to help you understand your addiction and the options available for treatment. Before you agree to be treated in any facility, you should ask a range of questions.

For example, find out the duration of the programme, the credentials of the medical team, whether the facility is licensed, and so on. Also, it’s important to consider the cost of treatment; the treatments methods employed; the location of the facility; whether or not they offer treatment for co-occurring disorders; and the philosophy of the treatment centre.

Addiction Support Groups in Bristol

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. You can find more information about meeting dates and times here.

SMART Recovery:

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. You can find more information about meeting dates and times here.

NA meetings in/near Bristol

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit organisation comprising various individuals from different walks of life, who are in recovery from drug addiction.

It is a programme that promotes complete abstinence from all drugs and there are regular meetings in and around Bristol which anyone in recovery can attend.

NA Meetings


2:30pm on Sunday
St Stephen’s Church
St Stephen’s Street


7:30pm on Monday
The Park Centre
20 High Street
BS15 4AR


12:30pm on Tuesday
Tyndale Baptist Church
Whiteladies Road

AA meetings in/near Bristol

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organisation focused on mutual understanding and support within a group of people suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction. These meetings are mostly attended by alcoholics but some do permit non-addicts.

There are regular meetings throughout Bristol

AA Meetings:


Monday 19:30pm
Victoria Methodist Church, 1A Whiteladies Rd


Friday 20:00pm
Holy Trinity Church
Clifton Vale


Wednesday 12:30pm
Tyndale Baptist Church
139 Whiteladies Rd

Addiction Counselling in/near Bristol

Bristol Addiction Counselling:

Sarah Walsh specialises in counselling people who have concerns around their own or another’s alcohol consumption, drug use or other compulsive behaviours.

Address: Call for details - https://www.bristoladdictioncounselling.co.uk/

Phone number: 07854752749

Travelling to and from Bristol

Bristol City neighbours Wales to the west (across the Severn estuary), Gloucestershire to the north, Somerset to the south and Wiltshire to the east. Bristol serves a number of motorways including the M4, M5 and M32 - which takes you into Bristol City via Redcliffe.

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