Cornwall Rehabs

Addiction Helper Rehab LIVESEARCH shows every Alcohol and Drug Rehab centre in Cornwall and provides a complete overview of each facility including reviews from previous treatment centre residents.

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Are you suffering as a result of drug and alcohol addiction? If you are ready to accept help there are alcohol and drug rehabs in Cornwall available now to help you to overcome your addiction, and rebuild your life.

The Alcohol and Drug Rehab Options

If you are suffering from addiction it is best to get help at the earliest possible opportunity. The faster you deal with addiction, the easier the process will be. Addiction experts agree that the most effective way to treat addiction is attending a good, residential drug and alcohol rehab. Focusing on recovery in a residential setting, with the help of expert care, and a community of peers will make getting clean and sober much easier than trying to face it all alone.

Residential rehabs are equipped to treat alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and other behavioural addictions. Rehab provides a professional, integrative service of medical treatment, one-to-one and group counselling, and a range of other holistic approaches like fitness and exercise programmes and an introduction to the 12 steps.


Before you begin the therapeutic part of the programme you will first need to complete a detox. To help you accomplish this you will see a doctor on the day of your admission, who will prescribe you an appropriate medical detox, taking into consideration your using history and substance of choice.

You will be supported by the whole team throughout the time you are detoxing. There will be staff on site 24 hours a day so there will always be someone to turn to should you need support.

Rehabs are very much used to helping people to get through the difficult withdrawal process in as comfortable and as safe a way as possible. Detoxing from the drugs and alcohol in rehab is just the first step. Rehab is a dedicated therapeutic programme designed to help you maintain long-term sobriety and peace of mind.

The Programme

Drug rehab and alcohol rehab offer structured and rigorous therapeutic programmes. Rehabs draw on the latest research to provide a blend of approaches which are tailored to each residents needs and goals. In rehab you will have access to:

  • A full medical detox
  • One-to-one 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

The prospect of going to rehab, and engaging in a therapeutic programme, may seem like a lot. It is very normal to feel a bit overwhelmed and confused at the prospect of going to rehab but rest assured you will be supported through the whole process.

How it works

In the first weeks after admission, you will be particularly supported and guided by the support staff and your peers in the programme through the induction process. You will be given a timetable and will be helped to understand where you are supposed to be while you get to know the routines of rehab.

Counsellors will provide you with the optimal circumstances to overcome your addiction and get well. A typical day will consist of a blend of individual counselling, 2 or 3 group therapy sessions, time for written or other assignments, and topic or recovery groups. There will also be time for rest and fun factored in.

The rehabs in Cornwall use evidence-based approaches to help you to change and heal from in addiction and associated mental health disorders. Counsellors will draw on all many different schools of thought depending on what will best meet your needs.  They may use a blend of many different approaches such as cognitive therapy, behaviourism, attachment theory, emotion-focused and relationship-based therapies, among other things.

Some of the approaches used in rehab are best suited to ‘acute’ problems that need to be addressed so that you can stay clean and sober at all. Other approaches will address more ‘chronic’ patterns that have persisted over time and lead you back to using or other destructive behaviours.

The aims of counselling in rehab are to empower you to:

  • Identify and overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviour.
  • Build on your natural strengths and ability to find healthy, safe, and effective ways, healthy ways of dealing with challenges

How Can Rehab in Cornwall Help Me?

The Cornwall rehabs will enable you to choose healthy, safe, and effective ways of dealing with life without the use of drugs or alcohol.


In rehab, you will benefit from the experience and understanding of addiction experts and those who have long-term sobriety themselves. Much focus will be put on the subject of relapse prevention and on learning different emotional regulation techniques that will help you to cope effectively with life.


Detox is just a beginning, in rehab, you will have the opportunity to practice new and better coping mechanisms. The counsellors you have will be trained in providing a safe and empathic, nurturing environment in which to work through your triggers and processes. You will also be given assignments to help you to develop positive behaviours and thinking like building a connection with others, focusing on gratitude, and exercise.

Therapeutic Community

The therapeutic value of working together with peers is a really beneficial aspect of going to rehab. Residential rehab offers the opportunity to break the cycle of isolation and shame. In rehab, you will help one another, overcome difficulties, and celebrate achievements with like-minded people. Your experiences can be used to really help someone else, you have a lot of valuable information to share. In rehab, you will benefit from each other’s feedback, experience, and strength.


Because different people respond to different therapeutic approaches your rehab will usually try to offer one or more creative therapies – such as art or music therapy, or even equine-assisted therapy.


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Is There an Aftercare Programme in Cornwall?

Completing drug and alcohol rehab is a time to celebrate but it can also be quite an anxious time as you face the prospect of returning home. Please be reassured that you will not be returning to ‘normal’ life without support.

You will develop a thorough relapse prevention plan with your focal counsellor. This will include safe steps to take when you find yourself in situations where you feel vulnerable to relapse, things like calling a peer/friend, speaking to your aftercare counsellor, or going to a recovery meeting.

Rehab often offers aftercare groups, workshops, and one-to-one counselling at the rehab to support you through those first months.

Because the Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings offer the opportunity to form a long-term network of sober and like-minded peers it is often suggested that you try out the Cornwall Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. These meetings are free and available to all, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using or drinking.

If you require ongoing medical care we will contact your doctor with relevant discharge information so that continuing care can be put in place where appropriate.

We will also support you into work, and into appropriate ‘dry’ accommodation, if there is a risk that returning home could lead you to relapse.

Help After Rehab in Cornwall

One of the best resources that people can use after rehab will be the 12 Step recovery groups. There are meetings every day of the week, and these will all be in easy reach of people who live in the Cornwall area. Here is just a selection of the available meetings:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Step Tuesday Meeting– Tuesday 19:30 – Killigrew Day Centre Age Concern, Falmouth
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Share Freely Meeting – Friday 19:30 – Killigrew Day Centre Age Concern, Falmouth
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Falmouth Meeting – Thursday 19:30 – Women’s Institute, 13 Webber Street, Falmouth
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book Study Meeting – Sunday 12:00 – Newquay Hospital, First Floor Training Room, St Thomas Road, Newquay
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Friday Meeting – Friday 19:30 – Senior Citizens Centre, St Michael’s Rd, Newquay

As well as these 12 Step meetings there are also secular options. These days there are also online recovery communities, but it is probably best to use these as a compliment to face to face meetings rather than a replacement for them.

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.

How long will rehab last?

Primary rehab often lasts a minimum of 90 days – this length of time allows you to detox and to benefit from the therapeutic programme. Often length of stay can be adapted to individual requirements however and treatment can range from 30 days to 2 years if you go on to second and third stage care.

What about my family?

You will find that often rehab offers 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 at a time arranged between you and your focal counsellors.

Addiction is often is often called a family disease. As the illness ripples from the addicted person those closest to the active addict are impacted the most. It is often suggested that, in addition to the support offered by the rehab, family members attend Al-Anon groups in the Cornwall area. In Al-anon you will be able to hear the experience, strength and hope of other family members of addicts/alcoholics.

Am I allowed to have a phone, computer, laptop 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.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Cornwall including BudeSt IvesSaltashHelstonBodminTruroCamborneFalmouthNewquayPenzanceRedruth and St Austell.