A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Detox And Rehab In Essex

If you need information with regards addiction and rehab facilities in Essex, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together all the details you’ll need to find the most appropriate rehab facilities across the county. Whether you’re seeking support for yourself or another person who is struggling with addiction to alcohol, prescription medication, stimulant drugs or other addictions, there are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation options.

These include private rehabs in Essex run by highly qualified professionals for addiction treatment. This guide to getting help for addiction lists some of the most trustworthy and professional treatment centres in the area It also comprises information about free treatment and support groups for alcohol and drug addiction. If you’re ready to start rehab, you can get the guidance you need from experienced addiction counsellors.

Get in touch with us today and speak to one of our trained addiction counsellors!

Overview of our Services

From detoxification to on-going treatment, support and assistance, Liberty House Clinic offers a premium rehab centre that can help you overcome addiction as soon as you’re ready. Your treatment needs vary, depending on what substance you’re addicted to and how long you’ve been taking it. However, whether you need a 60 to 90-day inpatient addiction treatment or shorter outpatient programmes, we can help you.

Our facility is located in Luton, 57 miles away from Essex via the M25. Our clients don’t have to worry about driving down to the facility as we provide sober transportation for everyone that needs it.

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
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • Fitness and nutrition programme
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support

The cons
• 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

How Much Does Rehab Cost in Essex?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Essex

Generally, services provided by the NHS for treating alcohol and drug addiction are not as comprehensive or specific enough to meet the demands required for successful recovery. Most of the treatment is delivered in the community, where you’re likely to still be within close proximity of alcoholics and drug users, who are still actively engaged in substance abuse.

In addition, NHS funding for private rehab is difficult to secure; you’ll doubtless face lengthy waiting lists before you can even be considered for approved funding. During the process, you could have to continuously prove that you are highly motivated to beat your addiction, which can be difficult due to the physical and psychological effects of drug dependence.

Addiction Support Groups in Essex

A large number of addiction support groups in Essex are instantly accessible and have an organised structure. Their aim is to help you achieve total abstinence and the recovery of things you’ve lost as a result of your addiction – for example, family relationships, finances, jobs, health and so on. Many groups are 12-step fellowships or self-help groups that provide a support framework for addicts and a programme of recovery.

NA meetings in/near Essex

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship for men and women who have become dependent on – or addicted to – drugs. The group is made up of recovering addicts meeting regularly, sharing their experiences and supporting each other throughout recovery. If you’re in need of a convenient location in Essex or close by, there are several to choose from:

CGL Building
25-27 Weston Road
Essex, SS1 1AS
Wednesday 7:30pm

Open Road
Mansard House
107-109 New London Road
Chelmsford, CM2 0PP
Wednesday 8:00pm

All Saint’s Church
Springfield Green
Chelmsford, CM1 7SH
Sunday 6:30pm

United Reform Church
6 Honeypot Lane
Basildon, SS14 2JZ
Wednesday 8:00pm

AA meetings in/near Essex

Alcoholics Anonymous is a well-known organisation where people living with or recovering from a range of alcohol-related problems come together to support each other and maintain sobriety. These people – who once drank excessively – finally come to acknowledge their lack of control over alcohol and now live their day-to-day life without it. If you need to find your local AA support group, you can contact their helpline (0845 769 7555). In the meantime, here are a few of the available AA meeting locations in and near to Essex.

Chelmsford Back to Basics
Trinity Methodist Church
Rainsford Rd
Sunday 16.30 – Duration 1hr

Colchester Evening Open
Salvation Army Hall
Mount Zion Centre
328 Ipswich Rd, CO4 0ET
Thursday 19.00 – Duration 1hr

Southend-On-Sea 12 X 12 Step
Clarence Road Baptist Church
6 Clarence Rd
Friday 19.30 – Duration 1hr 30mins

Addiction Counselling in/near Essex

If you need help finding addiction counselling professionals in Essex, your doctor or a treatment specialist can refer you to some of the best counsellors in the area. If your problem needs more specific medical attention, residential treatment could be required. Subsequently, you could be recommended for professional treatment via an inpatient programme or one of the several outpatient options available in Essex.

Local Government Addiction Resources in Essex

    • Foundation 66 runs integrated care, housing and support services for people looking to create positive change and achieve freedom from the consequences of drugs and other addictive substances. They work closely with policymakers, communities and individuals to lessen the effects of alcohol and drug use on addicts and their loved ones.
    • Healthwatch Essex offers helpful advice on drugs, alcohol and other substances for people trying to break free from addiction.

How Can I Get To and From Essex?

By Car

The A12, M25 and M11 offer easy access to Essex from all parts of the UK. Most of the main destinations (including Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend-On-Sea) are easily accessible via these routes. The A12 runs through the county, from Brentwood in the south west, upwards to Colchester in the north east. Under normal traffic conditions, it can take just under an hour to travel from Brentwood to Colchester.

By Bus or Coach

If you’re looking at rehab centres in areas such as Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, these areas are easily accessible, as they are served by the largest commercial operator in Essex: First Essex Buses. National Express also run coaches in Essex and there’s a regular bus service operating from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street.

By Train

Essex has an extensive rail network, operated mainly by Greater Anglia, c2c and Abellio. If you prefer to take the train, you can leave Liverpool Street Station in London and get to Chelmsford Station in just over 30 minutes.

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