Cambridgeshire Rehabs

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If you are suffering from addiction rest assured that there are many alcohol and drug rehabs in the Cambridgeshire area available to help you overcome your addiction.  The Cambridgeshire services are equipped with addiction specialists who can help you detox safely and conquer your addiction forever.

Should I Go to Rehab?

Because addiction is a progressive illness, it is a great idea to get help as soon as you can, the quicker you deal with it the easier it will be. Experts agree that the best form of treatment for addiction is residential drug and alcohol rehab. Taking time out from the pressures and responsibilities of outside issues, to focus on your recovery, will make getting clean and sober much easier.

Thankfully there are many services in the Cambridgeshire area that are equipped to treat alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and other behavioural addictions.   These services provide a holistic and integrated service of medical treatments, individual and group therapy, and various complementary therapies.

Detoxification in Cambridgeshire

Before you embark on your therapeutic rehab programme you will be given a medical detox. Everything will be done to make this process as safe and comfortable as possible. Withdrawal can be a difficult process, you may experience symptoms like mood instability, aching joints, difficulty sleeping, and an intense preoccupation with drugs and drink. Because of these distressing symptoms, it is important that your detox is medically supervised.

On admission to the Cambridgeshire alcohol and drug rehabs, you will be assessed by a doctor. The doctor will give you a substance-specific and medically supervised detox which will help you to wean off the drugs or alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible. You will be supported 24 hours a day through this process by the counsellors and the support staff. You will always have someone to turn to when you are struggling.

What Is the Treatment Programme?

Residential rehab programmes are intensive and structured to include various research-based components such as:

  • A full medical detox
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • The 12 Steps
  • Schema therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Complementary therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Gender Groups
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Aftercare and relapse prevention

A typical day in drug and alcohol rehab in Cambridgeshire will consist of a blend of individual counselling, group therapy sessions, written/other assignments, and recovery groups. All this will be delivered in a safe and nurturing environment and facilitated by well-qualified addiction specialists.

How Does Rehabilitation Help?

Rehab is far more than just a detox. It is a rigorous and dedicated therapeutic programme designed to help you maintain long-term sobriety and peace of mind.

All the therapies used in the Cambridgeshire rehabs are an evidence-based approach for creating change in those suffering from addiction and associated mental health disorders. Often therapists in rehab will draw on cognitive therapy, behaviourism, attachment theory, emotion-focused and relationship-based therapies, among other things. This kind of integrative approach allows the therapist to really offer the best possible combination of therapies for each individual.

Both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy are often employed to help reduce acute presenting problems, those things that might make even staying clean and sober difficult.  Schema therapy, on the other hand, is highly effective in reducing chronic destructive patterns. Through these approaches, you will work with your therapist to:

  • Identify and resolve self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviour.
  • Build resiliency and positive, healthy ways of dealing with challenges
  • Build on your natural strengths

Sometimes the things we experience in childhood carry on affecting us long into our adult lives. If our needs are not met when we are small we develop ways of coping that can be self-defeating. As children, we have various emotional needs, beyond just food and shelter. As children we need:

  • Safety
  • Predictability
  • Love, attention, and nurture
  • Protection and guidance
  • Acceptance and approval
  • Validation of how we feel
  • Empathy

If you didn’t get these emotional needs met when you might experience intense negative emotions and dysfunctional thoughts as an adult when you are triggered. The way you feel may seem disproportionate to others, but very real to you. Addiction may be a way of avoiding or managing these powerful and uncomfortable feelings.

The Benefits of the Therapies Used in Cambridgeshire

The goal of therapy in rehab is to help you enhance your healthier coping mechanisms and deal with triggers successfully and safely, without having to use or drink or engage in any destructive behaviour.


In treatment, you will learn about addiction and relapse prevention. You will learn about and try our different coping methods and emotional techniques and see how they feel to you. You will work through and understand your history and think about how your past affects your present.


Rehab is not just about putting down the drugs or alcohol. The things you learn about in rehab will help you to build on your natural strengths and to develop and change so that you can flourish.

You will benefit from both individual and group therapy. This will really help you work through your issues when triggered. The counsellors you have will be trained in providing a safe and empathic, nurturing environment. Within the best Cambridgeshire rehabs, you will also be given assignments, skills training and things to practice when dealing with triggering events.

If you have been using for some time you may have forgotten what it is like to be sober –  what you like to do, and how to happy without the use of drugs. Don’t worry, in recovery, you will find plenty to be happy about. We nurture positive feelings in rehab through:

  • Connecting with others
  • Focusing on gratitude
  • Exercise

The therapeutic value of working alongside your peers in your programme is also an important factor in getting sober and happy. Helping one another and travelling on your recovery journey together is a really valuable and powerful process. Remember, no matter how pervasive your addiction has been, your experience and feedback can really help others.

In addition to traditional counselling often rehab will offer creative therapies like art and music therapy, dance therapy, and equine-assisted therapy. These approaches can help you to work through painful emotions creatively.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for my treatment?

Those who are able to privately fund their rehab program will find little or even no waiting list prior to assessment and admission. You may be eligible for NHS funding. To find out about an NHS funded place in rehab please visit your GP who can then refer you to local drug and alcohol services.

Why do I need to stay in treatment after detox?

Detox is just a first step- to achieve long-lasting recovery you must address your thinking and behaviour or you will return to active using. The therapeutic part of the program will help you to embrace change and build a new life, to be healthy, to develop healthy relationships. You can enjoy your transformational process!

What about my family?

We offer family therapy where appropriate and are always here at the end of the phone if family members want to call in. Family members and friends will be able to visit after the initial detox is over.

We know that addiction is a family disease and suggest that the family members attend Al-Anon groups in the Cambridgeshire area. There you will be able to hear the experience, strength and hope from other family members of addicts/alcoholics.

What happens at the end of my treatment?

Completing treatment is a time to celebrate and please be reassured that you will not be returning to ‘normal’ life without support.

You will have a thorough relapse prevention plan which will include steps to take when you find yourself in triggering situations. You will be able to attend aftercare groups at the rehab to support you through those first months. We are committed to supporting you in the long term.

Before you leave primary treatment we will give you information about Cambridgeshire-based Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. In AA and NA you will find a recovery community. These meetings are free and available to all, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using or drinking.

We will contact your doctor where appropriate with discharge information so that continuing care can be put in place where appropriate. We offer aftercare groups to help you through those first months after leaving treatment. We will also support you into work, and into appropriate accommodation, if there is a risk that returning home could lead you to relapse.

Am I allowed to have a phone in rehab?

No, you will not usually be allowed to keep your phone or laptop in rehab. This is to decrease distractions from the programme, in order to help you focus on your recovery.

You do not have to face your addiction alone anymore. If you would like to talk to an addiction specialist about which treatment options would be best for you, please give us a call.

Fellowship Meetings in Cambridgeshire

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Primary Purpose Meeting – Monday 19:00 – Addenbrookes Hospital, Seminar Room, Hills Road, Cambridge
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Lunchtime Open Meeting – Tuesday 12:00 – Conservatory, Ground Floor, St Columbas Church Hall, Downing Place, Cambridge
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Women???s Meeting – Tuesday 19:15 – Common Room, George Pateman Court, Tennison Rd, Cambridge
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – A Vision For You Meeting – Saturday 19:00 – George Pateman Court Community Hall, Tenison Rd, Cambridge
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Just for Today Meeting – Monday 19:30 – Bermuda Road Community Room, Histon Road, Cambridge
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Lunchtime Meeting – Wednesday 12:30 – Ross St Neighbourhood Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge

We offer dedicated local treatment across Cambridgeshire including Cambridge, Peterborough,??Ely, Chatteris, March,, Whittlesey, Wisbech, Huntingdon, Soham, St Ives, St Neots and Yaxley.