Every district in the county of Berkshire offers addiction support services for its residents. Those who are seeking help can be referred by their GP or health worker, though most agencies also operate a drop-in or self-referral system. All addiction service agencies, whether private or NHS-funded, provide free a assessment before working with you to determine the best possible treatment plan. More serious cases of addiction are usually referred to inpatient rehabilitation facilities, while less severe cases are offered outpatient treatment. Some addicts may choose to refer themselves to private centres, away from their home, in order to focus on recovery without the distractions of their previous routine. Liberty House Clinic is a great place to go to to receive those services and more.
Liberty House is an addiction clinic situated in the town of Luton, overlooking the main park. Our 18-bed facility offers the following services:
Liberty House is located 69 miles from Berkshire, at 220 Old Bedford Road, Luton (LU2 7HP). You can drive there via the M4 and M25, passing by Reading, Slough, and Watford. The clinic is open 24 hours a day and offers free assessment before admission. The staff are highly experienced in addiction care, and are available at all times to cater to the needs of residents. Admission is immediate, and sober transport is available for those who require it.
• 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
Detox and rehab starts from £834 to £2,750 per week depending on treatment length and clinic chosen
Slough Treatment, Advice and Recovery Team (START) is a free, confidential service run by Turning Point in Slough.
Windsor and Maidenhead
Resilience provides free and confidential services to help stop, or reduce, drug and alcohol use. The programme is run by Cranstoun
New Hope provides free addiction services to adults in Bracknell.
SMART Recovery provides free services for young people (10-18) and adults with alcohol and drug issues in Wokingham.
Room 5, Coopers Hill Centre
Friday 8:00 pm
Wycliffe Baptist Church
223 Kings Road
Sunday 6:45 pm
The Hamilton Centre
135 Bulmershe Road
Sunday 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Methodist Church Hall,
Shepherds Lane, Priestwood
Sunday 8 pm
Tuesday 8 pm
Thursday 8 pm
St Michael’s Parish Hall
Wednesday 8 pm
Quaker Meeting House, (opp Village Hall)
Wednesday 8 pm
Goring Village Hall, Garden Room, High St.
Sunday 6 pm
Liberty House Clinic provides individual counselling sessions, not only for rehab residents, but also for anyone who wishes to schedule a session with the fully licensed in-house therapists. Counselling services are also offered by district-commissioned addiction agencies. There are also addiction therapists licensed by the BACP, who operate in private centres across the county. Visit the BACP website to find the therapists closest to your location.
Berkshire, as a ceremonial county, has no county council. As a result, all administrative affairs are handled by separate offices in the different districts that make up the county. Each district offers addiction recovery and support services to its residents, usually through partnerships between the district, the NHS Trust, and private service providers. Visit your district office or website for more information on addiction services offered in your region.
Heathrow Airport is the closest airport to Reading in Berkshire. Bus and railway services connect the Berkshire districts with the rest of England. Tickets are sold at generally low prices, with discounts often offered to elderly or disabled individuals. Most buses and trains are handicap accessible.