If you are living in Cambridgeshire and are struggling with alcohol or drug misuse, the first step to recovery is admitting a problem exists. In a real sense, addiction cannot be cured like a physical ailment, but with the help of psychologists, doctors and support from other recovering addicts, it is possible to live a healthy, abstinent life once more.
With the right help, you can fully recover and rebuild your life.
We have created this guide to treatment options within Cambridgeshire – both free and paid – so that you can make an informed decision on what option is best suited for you or a loved one.
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:
We have a robust team of professionals operating in a world-class facility.
Banbury Lodge is located around 80 miles away from Cambridgeshire. It is approximately 2 hours drive via the A421 and A428 (Cambridge Road). We provide sober transportation service for anyone that needs it.
Detox and rehab starts from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen
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For those who cannot afford private rehab treatment in Cambridgeshire, there are a number of free options (including charities) that provide outpatient services. Addaction, the Children’s Society and CASUS (run in partnership with the NHS) provide services throughout areas including Cambridge, Saint Neots and Haverhill.
Telephone: 01223 723020
Address: Brookfields Hospital, Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3DF - https://www.addaction.org.uk/
Addaction help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – they support people to make lasting change in their lives.
Telephone: 01480 445316
Address: Newtown Centre, Nursery Rd, Huntingdon PE29 3RJ - https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/casus/
CASUS provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families.
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.
We also recommend that any recovery programme should integrate support group meetings in the form of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) or Smart Recovery (non 12-step). These support groups offer life time value and a place to share common ground with other recovering addicts.
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.
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.
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 Cambridgeshire in areas including Cambridge and St Ives.
The Edge Recovery Cafe
351 Mill Road
7:30pm on Monday
Bermuda Road Community Room
7:30pm on Thursday
The Free Church URC
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 Cambridgeshire in areas including Cambridge, Ely, Haverhill, Peterborough and St Neots.
The Old Dispensary, St Marys St
The Medical Centre
St Peter’s St
St Mary’s Church
Eaton Socon, Great North Rd
Steve Barlow Counselling
Steve Barlow is an accredited therapeutic counsellor and fully qualified clinical supervisor with many years experience helping clients with problems ranging from addiction to trauma.
Address: The Beechwood Practice, 41 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1NT - http://stevebarlowcounselling.co.uk/index.html
Phone number: 07419 824656
Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. It is easily accessible from neighbouring counties via the A14 road (where Cambridge University is located) and the A1, which connects most of Cambridgeshire with London to the south and Lincolnshire to the north.
If you are travelling via train, Greater Anglia provide weekly trains from London Liverpool Street, terminating at Ely. From Ely you can access the rest of Cambridgeshire and further afield.