A Guide To Alcohol And Drug Detox And Rehab In The West Midlands

As the second most populous county in the country, the West Midlands has its fair share of addiction treatment and rehab facilities. While there are many options to choose from, it’s not always easy or quick to find the right treatment for an alcohol or drug problem. It can be an overwhelming process, so it helps to have a bit of help along the way. This guide is intended to assist you in identifying the options that might work for you, in or around the West Midlands.

Before doing anything else, you need to have an accurate diagnosis. So, if you believe that you, or a loved one, might have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you need to approach your GP for an assessment. Once you have received your diagnosis, the healthcare provider may then refer you to a specialist treatment provider, depending on the nature of your addiction. This referral could be to private rehab or another organisation that provides support for addiction.

What We Do at Liberty House

Situated in a serene environment overlooking lush greenery, Liberty House offers top quality drug and alcohol addiction services in the heart of Luton. Our methods of treating addiction are holistic, as we try to encompass the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of recovery. The methods we use include:

  • 12-step therapy, for its effectiveness in healing.
  • Trauma therapy, to help you uncover the real causes of your addiction.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • Meditation, to help you learn how to focus and relax. Both of which are necessary throughout recovery.
  • Music therapy, for the healing power of music and to help you express yourself.
  • Art therapy, to help unlock your creativity and rediscover the beauty of the world around you.

Regardless of what kind of addiction you are struggling with, there is a good chance we have the solution for you at Liberty House. The addictions we treat include:

  • Sex Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Depression
  • Codependency
  • Codeine Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cannabis Addiction
  • Benzodiazepine Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction

Our facility is only about 85 miles from the West Midlands, via the M6 and M1 through Stechford Rd and Dunstable Rd, all the way down to old Bedford Road. At your request, we can arrange for sober transportation to take you to and from 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 the West Midlands?

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

Free/NHS Addiction Treatment Options in the West Midlands

To access the NHS options in your local area, you can visit your GP for a referral. The NHS is not the only free option available, as there are also charities and private organisations that offer addiction support services in the West Midlands. These include:

  • Aquarius; focuses on helping those affected by gambling, as well as drugs and alcohol. Telephone: 0121 622 8181
  • Turning Point Birmingham Drugline, where you can get drug support and advice. Telephone: 0121 632 6363/020 7481 7600
  • SIFA Fireside (Supporting Independence from Alcohol), aimed at helping residents of Birmingham tackle alcohol misuse and homelessness. Telephone: 0121 766 1700

Addiction Support Groups

Some of the support groups operating in the West Midlands include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous, a 12-step support group for individuals struggling with alcoholism.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, a 12-step support group focused on individuals struggling with drugs, as well as other addictions.
  • SMART Recovery, a science-based support group to help individuals overcome their addictions.
  • Kikit, which provides multilingual and culturally sensitive support for families dealing with addiction.

NA meetings

11:15 am
All Saints Church, 172 Herbert Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands.

7:30 pm
Together We Can
Conference Room, The Columban Fathers – Blythe Hall, Widney Manor Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands.

7:30 pm
A New Hope
Life Central Church, Little Cornbow Road, Halesowen, West Midlands.

AA meetings

Solihull: Discussion Friday
Methodist Church, corner Lyndon Rd/Melton Ave.
Time: 20.00

Nechells Parkway Monday
St Vincent’s RC Church, Francis St, (near Nechells Parkway).
Time: 12.00 pm

Sparkbrook Zambesi Monday
185 Stratford Rd, Sparkbrook.
Time: 11.30 am

Addiction Counselling

  • Release, for all matters drug-related. You can call the Release helpline, or send an email for free and confidential specialist advice. Helpline: 020 7324 2989 or Telephone: 0845 4500 215 or email: ask@release.org.uk
  • Drinkline, provides free and confidential advice for those who are worried about their drinking, or that of someone else. Helpline: 0300 123 1110
  • ADS, a leading alcohol and drug charity that provides comprehensive treatment aimed at tackling

Local Government Addiction Resources in the West Midlands

The Birmingham local government makes provisions for a helpline manned by staff who are trained to deal with various support and treatment-related queries. You may also get a direct referral to a treatment service. Telephone: 0121 227 5890. Email: birmingham.info@cgl.org.uk.

The website of Coventry’s local government has a page with details of addiction treatment services in the city, including Change, Grow, Live (CGL), and Young Person’s Alcohol Mediation Service.

How Can I Get To and From West Midlands?

A train from the London Eye to the Rail Station Bridge at Coventry should take about an hour and a half. From the rail station to the Solihull AA Discussion Friday meeting at Methodist Church should take another 26 minutes or so by road. The A45 is an ideal route, taking you through Warwick Rd toward Michaelmas Rd, and then through Fletchamstead Hwy, Lyndon Rd, and finally Beamans Cl.

Remember, Liberty House makes provisions for sober transportation, to take you to and from your location, wherever you are in the West Midlands.

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