Alcohol & Drug Rehab In Cornwall

A range of free and private treatment services are available in and around Cornwall. Whether you live in Penzance, St Ives or Truro, you can easily find addiction treatment that’s best suited to you.

In order to access the best possible addiction treatment, you need to first find a detox and rehab facility with the competence and resources to deliver the services you need. This can be difficult when overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strains of struggling with an addiction. Regardless of the severity of your addiction or preference of treatment, we can help you.

Give one of our confidential advisors a call today and we’ll provide advice and recommendations concerning the best available treatment options and support groups in and around Cornwall.

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Private Rehab

Private rehabilitation facilities are independent treatment centres designed to provide a conducive environment for recovery, as well as effective, personalised treatment plans for people who want to overcome their addiction. These rehabs run residential programmes from 28 to 90 days that are personalised to the needs of each client. You’ll get 24/7 care from start to finish with an experienced medical and therapy team.

The major benefit of private rehab is the intensity of treatment, which is comprehensive and tailored to fit each patient. Private rehab centres are also medical clinics, where you can receive (if required) a medical detox, treatment for physical and behavioural addictions along with psychiatric support.

Treatment includes a thorough assessment to determine your specific treatment needs; detoxification to remove all harmful toxins from your system; psychotherapy to treat all psychological problems, and 1yr free aftercare to help you maintain abstinence after rehab.

Pros And Cons Of Private Rehab


  • Be in a safe and nurturing environment
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • guaranteed privacy and confidentiality
  • Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support


Cost can be a barrier but should be weighed up versus longer term cost of addiction both financial, physical and mental

What Does Rehab Cost?

The cost of private rehab in Cornwall can run to roughly £1,250 to £2,500 per week. However, the actual cost will vary from one facility to the next and from patient to patient, based on a variety of factors. These include the location of the facility, type of treatment needed, and the severity of your addiction. If you need precise information concerning how much private addiction treatment will cost, we can help.

NHS Addiction Treatment Options

Not everyone in Cornwall can afford private rehab, but there is the option of accessing treatment via the NHS; their addiction treatment options are completely free of charge and can be accessed by anyone. There are a number available and they can be accessed in your local community, whether you’re based in Falmouth, Padstow, Fowey, or any other part of Cornwall.

Pros And Cons Of NHS Treatment

There are upsides and downsides to receiving addiction treatment via the NHS in Cornwall. It’s for you to determine if the pros outweigh the cons, concerning your unique circumstances.

The pros include:

  • The service is free
  • By law, your information and data provided for treatment is kept confidential
  • The service can be accessed in your local community, keeping you close to family and/or work

On the downside:

  • There is a waiting list before accessing care, which can make getting admitted a lengthy process
  • You might not be referred to residential rehab
  • There’s a possibility that you’ll have to attend various clinics/centres for different aspects of your treatment
  • You may still be exposed to triggers, stressors, or substances of abuse that may derail your recovery
  • You might not have the access to the therapist you need and expect
  • Treatment may be provided by different therapists and health workers throughout treatment
  • Building an outpatient support network may prove difficult

Addiction Support Groups

Addiction support groups can be highly beneficial to the recovery process. Whilst part of a support group, you’ll be able to share your personal experiences with individuals who are going through (or have been through) just what you’re experiencing. Support groups also help recovering addicts with co-occurring mental conditions like depression.

Support groups offer emotional assistance and guidance to recovering addicts struggling with cravings.

Advantages of addiction support groups include:

  • Knowing you’re not alone
  • Having people that can hold you accountable for any mistakes or slipups in recovery
  • Meeting individuals also aiming for long-lasting abstinence
  • Learning skills to cope with cravings
  • Getting support during difficult emotional times

Several individuals have attained lasting abstinence with the help of addiction support groups. However, coupling individual therapy and inpatient treatment with support groups will yield far greater results.

To get the best out of working with an addiction support group, you’ll need to know what to expect. For instance, a support group should be encouraging and constructive. A number of support groups are active in Cornwall, including in Falmouth, Looe, and other areas.

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What Is NA?

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be described as a free counselling and support group for people addicted to drugs. NA can help with addiction by encouraging you through the detox process and helping you avoid a relapse. Attending NA meetings after rehab greatly helps with staying abstinent long-term by providing you with someone to talk to and lean on during your time of need.

What Is AA?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women, working together to overcome their drinking problem. The group is apolitical, nonprofessional, multiracial, self-supporting, free to attend, and available in various parts of Cornwall. Membership is open to anyone willing and committed to beating their drinking problem.

Types Of Counselling

One-to-One This is the most commonly known type of therapy. It involves a counselling session between therapist and patient in the same room. It may be held in an office, coffee shop, garden or any place where the patient feels most comfortable. Face-to-face therapy includes techniques such as motivational interviewing, simple yet effective QnA or unloading where the client releases whats been on there mind causing anxiety, fear, sadness etc… before the therapist interprets this and helps the client to uncover the root issue.

Online This includes all counselling services provided through the internet. It includes sessions via emails, Skype, and support group chat rooms such as SMART Recovery online support groups. It is easy, convenient, and promotes anonymity.

Group Involves a number of people struggling with similar issues coming together to discuss these issues openly, and in the presence of a certified counsellor. Through this process, each participant gains a deeper insight into their addiction, while providing support to others in the group at the same time.

How Can I Get to Cornwall?

Cornwall is an English county found at the very southwestern tip of the country. This is why getting there will undoubtedly take you first through Devon, regardless if you’re going by car, rail, or bus.

By Rail

Several of Cornwall’s coastal towns are linked by major railway lines and connect Cornwall with branch lines to Falmouth, Looe, Newquay and St Ives. For example, if you want to reach Truro or Penzance from London, as well as a number of other local stations in the county, by train, you can use the CWR trains from Paddington to your final destination. This is also useful if you’re landing in London from an international flight and need to reach Cornwall from there. Planning a trip by train is easier as the trip is a secure ride lasting 4.5 hours.

By Car

Cars are a convenient way to get around Cornwall, but traffic during peak tourist periods can delay trips. The standard expected ride time is just a bit over 5 hours. You have to use either the M4 or the M3, but the first option is more straight-forward: you should get on the M4 and at the Woodlands Golf and Country Club you should take the left exit onto the M5; after that you go straight until you reach the Devon Expressway where you should take the right turn and use the A30 which will take you through the whole of Cornwall (Bolventor, Bodmin, Lanivet, Redruth, Pool, Penzance,) and into Trevescan right at the Land’s End iconic signpost..

Carshare Cornwall is also available and is a free service that lets you offer or receive lifts for journeys around the county.


The closest airport is in fact found in Newquay – Cornwall Airport Newquay (IATA: NQY, ICAO: EGHQ). Regular flights are serviced by the following airlines: Aer Lingus Regional, Eurowings, Flybe, Isles of Scilly Skybus, Ryanair, and Scandinavian Airlines. Keep in mind that most routes are seasonal, and the all-year ones are mostly to Dublin, Bedfordshire, London, Manchester, and Alicante.