A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Addiction Treatment In Kent

If you or a loved one are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s crucial to seek professional help to overcome this disease. Addiction encroaches on every area of your life, affecting your physical health, emotional well-being and overall mental state. Addiction destroys relationships, ruins your finances and eventually leads to loss of income.

The longer you go without receiving treatment, the higher your chances of experiencing an overdose, as well as increasing the risk of lung infection, cancer, heart failure, seizures and kidney disease. Treatment at a rehab centre is the best way to take back everything you’ve lost whilst under the influence of drugs.

Rehab facilities in Kent are staffed by medical professionals and addiction experts who have acquired vast experience and knowledge helping addicts recover from drug and alcohol abuse. Get started today by calling a free addiction helpline in Kent.

Brief Overview Of Our Services

Liberty House Clinic is a private drug/alcohol rehabilitation and counselling centre located in Luton, 76 miles away from Kent via the M25. The comfortable premises include recreational facilities, 18 beds, fully-trained/ licensed staff and large grounds, all set in a therapeutic environment.   Counselling services include 12-step therapy, group therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one-on-one therapy, art therapy, meditation and more. We also offer sober transportation service to everyone in Kent and other areas close to Luton seeking addiction treatment at our facility.

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 Kent?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in Kent

Young Addaction – Kent: Addaction empowers individuals living in Kent to make positive changes that will help them take back control of their lives. Young Addaction provides free and friendly advice to young people about drugs and alcohol. Other services include prescribing, counselling for carers and individuals affected by drug use, individual support and group therapy, referral to other support services, as well as information and advice for young people and their families.

34 Simmonds Road,
Canterbury, Kent
01227 456744

CGL West Kent Recovery Service: CGL’s recovery service in West Kent helps adults recover from alcohol and drug addiction. They provide a range of community-based services to meet the addiction needs of addicts and their loved ones. Services include counselling, home visits, LASAR assessment, community alcohol detox, replacement medication, peer support, outreach services, group work, and more.

Mill House, Mill Street,
Maidstone, Kent

Addiction Support Groups in Kent

Involve Carers: A support group held monthly to provide a safe space, where carers and loved ones affected by a family member’s drug use can access information, support and guidance in a confidential environment. This group is for adults only and is run by Involve Carers and other substance abuse agencies.

The Community Centre,
39-48 Marsham Street,
Maidstone, Kent
01622 685276

Al-Anon Maidstone:

Members of Al-Anon come from different backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they are family members and loved ones of individuals who have a drinking problem. It is recommended that prospective members attend six meetings before they decide to join. Young people aged under 18 can join Alateen – a group for young people affected by someone else’s drinking.

The Vine
The Beacon Church,
10-11 Northumberland Road,
Maidstone, Kent
0207 4030888

SMART Recovery:

SMART Recovery does not follow the traditional 12-step programme adopted by most mutual support groups. It is a science-based programme to help alcohol and drug addicts recover from all addictive behaviour. SMART Recovery helps members build their motivation to change via a set of tools and techniques to support recovery.

8-9 Berkley Crescent,
Gravesend, Kent
01474 566659

NA meetings in/near Kent

Christ Church United Reformed Church
High Street
Sunday 7:00 pm

The Salvation Army
50 Green Street
Sunday 7:30 pm

St Augustine’s Church
192 Rock Avenue
Tuesday 7:30 pm

AA meetings in/near Kent

Holy Trinity Church Hall
Twydall Lane,
Thursday 8:00 pm

Committee Room
Memorial Hall,
Goudhurst Road,
Marden, Tonbridge,
TN12 9JX
Monday 8:00 pm

Addiction Counselling in/near Kent

Inclusion Visions Thurrock: This recovery hub in Grays offers interventions for individuals with substance use disorder and alcohol use issues. The goal is to help you make positive changes that lead to an enriched life. Staff include peer mentors, volunteers and addiction experts who are committed to helping you reach your recovery goals.

65-67 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex
0300 3031018

WDP-Hackney Drug Intervention Programme: WDP runs a recovery centre from Hackney. They offer support and recovery services for individuals dealing with alcohol and drug abuse who have past interactions with the criminal justice system. Services include access to group work, Drug Intervention Programme, full evaluation, BBV screening and immunisation, psychotherapy and counselling, assessment for residential rehabilitation and prescription for maintenance medication.

Unit 13, Tudor Grove,
Hackney, London
0300 3032611

Local Government Addiction Resources in Kent

Turning Point (Medway Active Recovery):  MARS is an integrated alcohol and drug recovery service, with hubs in Chatham and Gillingham. The goal of MARS is to show residents of Kent that there is another way out of substance dependence and encourage you to reach your full potential. A range of services includes community detox, replacement medication, inpatient rehabilitation service, training and education, needle exchange, housing support, and assessment for treatment.

346a High Street,
Chatham, Kent
0300 1231560

East Kent Community Drug and Alcohol Service – Swale: This service supports any resident of East Kent that has problems with alcohol or drugs. Forward Trust runs the programme with a goal to empower people to break free from addiction and crime. They’ve worked for over 25 years to help people rebuild their lives, make positive changes and reintegrate with their families, work colleagues, friends and the local community as a whole. The Swale hub covers Sittingbourne, Sheppey, Faversham and other villages in East Kent.

6-8 Park Road,
01795 411780

How Can I Get To and From Kent?

If you’re attending a rehab facility in Banbury from Kent, the fastest route is via the M25 and M40 motorways. The journey lasts roughly two hours. From the A229, get on the M20 and take the M25 and M40 to A422 in Banbury. Take exit 11 from the M40.

Are you visiting Gillingham from London? There are several trains from Victoria Station and London Bridge throughout the day. Fares start from £16 and the journey lasts approximately one and a quarter hours. Book ahead to save up to 43% on ticket prices.


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