Routes to RecoveRy
Beginning the journey Paths to funding
The many options for rehab mean you UK residents can apply through the
can find somewhere that will suit your NHS for community-based and
needs and preferences
THERE ARE MANY VARIED OPTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION TREATMENT
(‘rehab’), throughout the UK and abroad. Some are registered charities and provide
treatment, counselling and support. Others provide a complete journey from onsite
detox to an aftercare stage in supported housing. Addictions treated in these
settings include drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating disorders and self-harm.
The abstinence-based programmes might follow the 12 steps of Alcoholics
Anonymous, or one-to-one therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Many increasingly offer options such as equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) or
A placement in residential rehab can vary in length from four to 12 weeks of
intensive support. Some patients receive funding through the NHS or local
authorities; others fund themselves privately or through medical insurance.
Fresh out of detox, Wayne was given three options by the drug and alcohol team
who sorted out his funding. His struggle was with alcohol and he had ‘died from it
‘They gave me five days to live, it was my last chance,’ he says. ‘I tried to do it my
way and couldn’t.’ He chose Kenward, as it was ‘right in the middle of nowhere,
with a long walk to the shops… You’ve got a long time to think what you’re doing.
When I arrived, I wanted to get back out drinking again, but I forced myself to stay
there – and I’m glad I did.’ ‘The Space to Grow’, DDN October 2018
YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD BE YOUR GP, who will recommend the best
treatment for you, and can refer you on to your local drug or alcohol service.
After you’ve been assessed, you’ll be introduced to your key worker, who will then
work with you to find the right treatment for you. You can also sometimes self-refer
to treatment services if you contact them directly for help, and there are many
voluntary sector organisations who offer treatment and support services.
Alternatively, if you have the funds available or have private health insurance,
you can access treatment privately. This process is usually quicker, but treatment
through the NHS is free of charge.
‘I fully believe in the holistic approach to pain
management. The drugs are a quick fix and should only be
used in the immediate aftermath of an accident or illness.
I think true rehab, where you are looking at the
psychological aspects and physical rehabilitation to
manage and help alleviate the pain, is not nearly
Dr Simone Yule, clinical lead, Action on Addiction
The Recovery Hub Ipswich
The Recovery Hub Ipswich specialises in the
residential treatment of both substance and
process addictions including; Alcohol, illegal
drugs, prescription medication, gambling,
co-dependency, gaming, over eating, exercise,
sexual and relationship dysfunction.
Located in the vibrant town of Ipswich, Suffolk, The
Recovery Hub Ipswich has excellent transport links within
an hour of London, Norwich and Cambridge. Ipswich is
the perfect location to enjoy some time in the beautiful
Suffolk Countryside and Coastline, ideal for therapeutic
trips and family visits. The town of Ipswich has a growing
Our 12 Step programme delivers real long-term
success, 90% of clients successfully completing the
programme. Our feedback scores are 9 out of 10 for
therapy, detox and treatment. Averaging out at 8.9 out of
10 for all aspects of our service.
Our programme mixes therapeutic groups including
CBT and art therapy with individual counselling, debt,
housing advice, gym membership and walks in the local
The groups focus on activities that explore brain
responses and relapse triggers, life events, personal
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responsibility and spiritual awareness. We also offer a
dynamic 12 step programme that will help you through all
the early steps in a clear, structured and meaningful way
with the help of both staff and qualifi ed counsellors highly
experienced in 12 Step Recovery. Our expert therapists and
team are skilled in successfully working with signifi cant
life trauma, abuse, PTSD and personality disorders. Our
individual work with you will always be person centred
and solution orientated.
We help you recover mentally, physically and spiritually,
providing a relaxed and friendly environment to establish
your own foundation of recovery.
At The Recovery Hub to help with your successful
return home we offer a full year of free aftercare where
you can be part of a group of other people in recovery
talking about the challenges and successes of living a
happier and healthier life free from addiction.
RHI places you at the centre of your treatment, helping
you reach your full potential. Please call 0300 030 33 33
to arrange admission with our highly experienced team.
They will guide you through our assessment to ensure
your treatment meets your needs. It’s never been easier to
get the help you, or your loved one requires.