Professionals with alcohol & drug problems

The importance of rehab treatment

Live near Abbey Wood or Acton? Have a quick question on 'weekend alcohol rehab' or advice for a 'residential shopping addiction help' in London? See: Co-Dependents Anonymous Londonor Drink and Drug News (DDN) London.

One of the best weekend alcohol rehab is Castle Craig

"Compared to going it alone, addicts who attend rehab are 5 times more likely to recover."


We Have Found 6 Treatment Facilities Acton

Help For You  |  Help for family/friend  |  Employee

We are a free help and assessment guide for selecting the right  addiction & substance abuse hospital  that can help you access addiction treatment centre near Abbey Wood that is tailored to your work problems.

Here at Executive Rehab, we know that substance addiction, including alcohol and drug addiction, as well as other behavioural addictions such as gambling, internet, love, sex and shopping can have an adverse impact on a life.

Drugs like mephedrone and buprenorphine can cause depression, anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations.

Looking for a place to start?

Questions about a CQC approved  treatment?
Get confidential help 24/7. Call 0808 1150 446 now for:

  • Access to top treatment centres with the best consultants
  • Professional, caring, supportive guidance
  • Financial assistance options

No matter where you live in London, there is a drug rehab centre that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it.


the Executive Rehab Guide can put you in touch with a a CQC approved   treatment facilities across London

Find well known sex and love addiction treatment centre local to Acton?

Impartial rehab advice for drug and alcohol .


For Drug and Alcohol Addiction Support Groups in Abbey Wood London: see: Alcoholics Anonymous London or Narcotics Anonymous London. See also Norwich, New Town and Norwich.


Guide to getting better fast

Perhaps you are looking for exclusive addiciton help for you or an ill friend who may have drug and alcohol/mental heath problems. We understand that making a decision on a addiction treatment centre is a very fraught and difficult decision. for you or your family.

No matter where you live in London, there is a residential treatment centre that can help you overcome your addiction. We'll help you find it. Our trained addiction doctors are on hand 24 hours a day.

We are here to help. Call 0808 1150 446 , we can offer advice on all aspects of accessing the right treatment for your a problem with drug and alcohol.

The calls are free and there is no obligation to purchase or commit to anything. The helpline is run by Castle Craig, one of the oldest and best inpatient mental health care providers in the UK. Complete confidentiality is guaranteed. 

The process of getting into rehab

Assessment  | Detox | Therapy | Aftercare

NHS rehab Process: Your GP in Abbey Wood is a good place to start. They can discuss your drug and alcohol problems with you and herlp get you a inpatient rehab in London

Private rehab Process
Self-funding: you can self refer. This means literally call or turn up with a credit card. See admissions.

Health insurance: choose your rehab and then ask GP to write a referral letter for you to take away. Alternatively, ask the doctor of advice on which hospital or clinic he recommends. More.

Arriving at the treatment centre

This will differ at different facilities but it is much the same everywhere

  1. You will be assessed so that your treatment needs and medical requirements are understood and a treatment plan is created
  2. You may need to detox
  3. You may be assigned a consultant psychiatrist near Abbey Wood. They are in overall charge of your care and medication plan. They may make suggestions based on your diagnosis for additional medication or individual therapy on top of group work
  4. You may then assigned to a group of other alcoholics etc.
  5. You are then possibly assigned a therapist or support worker/nurse locally in London
  6. You may be given 12 step recovery literature
  7. You are probably shown your room which you may have to share
  8. You might then meet the rest of the alcoholics/addicts

Everyone is very friendly. The staff in London have seen it all before so you are just another addict trying to recover. As patients, you are all in the same boat as everyone feels as raw and vulnerable as each other so making friends is normally easy.

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Does rehab work?

Yes it does. There is a strong evidence base to support the treatment methods used at Castle Craig, as well as in support of residential rehabilitation treatment for drug and alcohol/addictions.

What Are The Success Rates? "61% of those who attended treatment at Castle Craig were totally abstinent from all drugs or alcohol at follow-up (after 67 weeks). More."

What's it like? Click here for more information.

Two reasons why rehabs work so well

  1. Tailored Treatment: Private clinics in London tend to use a bespoke treatment model rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many patients have co-occurring issues like sleep disorders or bereavement issues. Addiction is often seen as a response to inner turmoil.

  2. Safe, Caring Environment: Residential treatment at a private clinic is conducted in a safe environment that is free of the distractions of everyday life. Addicts from Abbey Wood are living in a bubble, they are completely insulated from the outside world> This means that there are fewer distractions or triggers. Patients are able to concentrate all of their energies on getting well. They are effectively removed from all of the outside distractions and stressors and 'immersed in recovery'.

"Thanks to calling Rehab I was able to find the most suitable treatment for my addiction. I now feel happy and free again. Still sober!." Layne April 2017 New Town

Why rehab doesn't work:

  • Little to no aftercare
  • Lack of family involvement or participation for patient in Abbey Wood
  • See addiction myths

Want an Addiction Recovery Program that works?  See Getting into rehab.

How long does rehab take?

Patients are usually admitted into treatment at a private clinic or hospital from four weeks to 6 months , depending on the severity of the addiction. Depending on the severity of the addiction, the best results are achieved when people stay in treatment for at least 12 weeks. Detox  can take place before admission or on arrival alongside other therapies. More.


An average day

Days will differ from rehab to rehab and drug and alcohol/addiction to addiction. However, most rehabs in London will follow a similar pattern.

A significant focus during treatment is on achieving clarity about the issues, people and surroundings in your life that have fuelled the desire to abuse drugs or alcohol/problems with internet, love and sex and shopping,.


Sleeping in is not part of the programme. You get up early, get dressed, attend breakfast. Some clinics have morning meditation. Some clinics ask patients to clear away breakfast things on a rota.

  1. Breakfast is followed by group (often 90 minutes)
  2. (Break)
  3. Another Group (60 minutes)
  4. (Lunch)
  5. One to one session or Group ;(60 minutes)
  6. Group, yoga or Pilates session or lecture ;(60 minutes)
  7. Possible meeting with your consultant, social worker, help team
  8. There is often written step or life story work to do

Evening time: Normally patients are bused to a meeting of AA, NA, or relevant 12 step programme.

Diet: A number of rehabs have adopted nutritional diets to combat mental health issues. There may be an absence of sugar and caffeine. Smoking is still allowed outside as it is said that clients would not attend otherwise.

Devices: In some clinics phones or laptops use is forbidden or discouraged. Bear in mind that a person with internet or a gaming addiction may find other patient using their devices triggering.

Visitor/family contact: It was common for patients to be advised to limit any or all contact with friends or family during the first week of treatment. Again this differs by provider. NHS rehabs are often further from your home in  Abbey Wood as there are limited local resources which can make visiting difficult.

Can I leave: Yes, there are not secure facilities.

Can I come back? Not always, the NHS is sometimes stricter, if you drink or use you may be barred from returning either, at all, or within 48 hours.

Effective treatment solutions:

Call 0808 115 0608 today and get the help you need now.

Cost of rehab

Costs can range from £2,000 per week for a basic service to around £10,000 per week for a boutique service. Some clinics charge extras that have to be covered separately and which you may not anticipate in advance. More on Costs.

I can’t afford to go to rehab, what do I do?

The Executive Rehab Guide understand that every circumstance is different.

That’s why our package stays are competitively priced and have been voted the most affordable in recent years.

Ways to pay:

We offer our patients many different ways to pay for their treatment, you can cover the cost of your treatment with:

  • Private Medical Insurer (BUPA)
  • Pay-as-you go finance plans
  • Weekly payments
  • Discounts of long-term stays

See: How to fund private rehab treatment

The best Location for treatment

Finding the best rehab programme for drug and alcohol difficulties is vital to long-term success.  But where, close or far?

Every addiction client is different. However, most therapists often recommend that removing addicts away from their local environment where they may have drunk, used or acted out is probably sensible.

It is better that the location is quiet and has an atmosphere that is both calm, peaceful and still 100% recovery-focused. However, that does not mean that city rehabs do not have appeal.

The difficulty with towns and city location is that offer easy access to alcohol and drugs, whereas locations without shops and fewer people make accessing substances that little bit harder. Perhaps this could be the difference between a moment's weakness leading to relapse or sobriety.

Recommended rehabs. One rehab that ticks all of these boxes is  Castle Craig based outside Edinburgh. Only a 4-hour train ride or less from London. Over 10,000 patients have passed through our doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions. Another is  Smarmore Castle in Ireland.

Why Castle Craig?

  • Offer residential care for alchol or drug misuse
  • Tailored recovery plans
  • Access to hundreds of drug & alcohol rehab centres
  • Holistic therapies
  • En-suite Rooms
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • 98.5% of alcoholics/addicts from Castle Craig stated that they felt safe during their stay in hospital

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How to choose the right rehab.

Many of the people we have helped have started their journey with us feeling hopeless, anxious, and severely depressed. We are here to help.

We work closely with families to ensure that even after treatment is completed that loved ones and sufferers know the essential coping methods to deal with and overcome their problems.

If you feel like you have lost your sense of control, and alcohol and drugs are having a detrimental impact on your life, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to getting help.

If you have decided to attend a rehab centre, you are no longer in denial, and you have completed half of the battle.

Need help? Speak with one of our senior admissions advisors like Anne Goodall today on 0808 274 5168 – lines are open 24/7. 

Other lesser-known rehabs and addiction resources for Abbey Wood/London include

  • Yeldall Manor | Bear Lane, Hare Hatch, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9XR | Website:
  • SMART Wokingham Recovery Service 38 Station Road, Wokingham, Berkshire
  • NA Meetings in/near Berkshire Wycliffe Baptist Church, 223 Kings Road Sunday 6:45 pm

After rehab

Executive Rehab provides people suffering from substance addictions and co-occurring issues such as depression and anxiety professional guidance on solutions to their problems.

Residential treatment aims to support you through the initial stages of detox, and equip you with the tools you need for long term abstinence. More.

For detailed information visit the Castle Craig website .

Early intervention may help minimize substance use disorder in adulthood, as 90% of adults with substance use disorder first used before the age of 18, and 50% started before the age of 15.

The Price of Ignoring Our Problems of addiction

Its a sad fact that that Approximately 65% of clients starting treatment were self-referrals. Those alcoholics/addicts who fail to escape their addiction are in real danger.

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Find professional help for your issues and mental health problems caused by drug and alcohol

Who is the help for

We provide guidance on treatment options  and advise on the most appropriate therapies for your circumstance.

Our professional therapists & staff provide essential advice for both in-patients and outpatients across the UK. More.

We provide support for the family and can advise on everything from costs to admission.

We can help. As one of the best rehab guides in the country; we connect people with the right therapies and coping methods.  More.

Help for UK employers

We provide support for employers and can advise on everything from costs to admission of their employees.

Out of the 10,000 patients, we have helped, 73% make a long-term recovery. More.

Which addiction?

If you feel like you have lost your sense of control, and alcohol and drugs are having a detrimental impact on your life, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to getting help.

Need help? Speak with one of our senior admissions advisors like Anne Goodall today on 0808 274 5168 – lines are open 24/7.   More.

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Find out all you need to know about drug rehab treatment options, how to rebuild your life, save your career and regenerate your brain function

Support from experienced drug addiction professionals beats alcohol, drug and gambling addiction and saves careers and families.  More.

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Other Addictions

Gambling, especially online gambling, is one of the fastest-growing addictions in the UK today.

An NHS survey in 2019 reportedly found that since restrictions on gambling were lifted, over 1.9 million Brits have a gambling problem with thousands close family members affected.  More.

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