Isle Of Wight Rehabs

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

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Experts agree that attending residential rehab is the most effective way to treat addiction. The alcohol and drug rehabs on the Isle of Wight are committed to providing a welcoming and effective therapeutic community in which you can recover.

Going to Rehab


The rehab process usually begins with an initial assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether an addiction is present, the extent of the addiction, and whether or not there are co-occurring conditions that should be considered.

The assessment process helps to ensure you receive the correct diagnosis for your condition and the best treatment possible.  Assessments often include questionnaires, physical exams, and self-assessment and an interview with a clinician.

You may be asked about your current drug or alcohol use, using history, treatment history, and health history, patterns of behaviour, symptoms, and how your addiction is impacting your life. A urine sample may be requested to test for the type of drugs you have consumed at this time.

The doctor or clinician will use all this information to tailor the programme to best suit your needs and goals and to assign you a focal counsellor who is the best fit for you.


The first step in many people’s journey is Detox. You will be assessed on the day of your admission by a doctor who will prescribe you a medical detox where necessary. In the Isle of Wight rehabs, everything will be done to make your detox as safe and comfortable as possible throughout the process which usually lasts 7 – 10 days.

You will be supported 24 hours a day through the detox process by the counsellors and the support staff. You will also benefit from being in a community with others who have been through detox and are now well.

The Therapeutic Programme

Following successful completion of your detox, you can really start engaging with the therapeutic part of your programme. The Isle of Wight rehabs offer an integrative approach, blending one-to-one counselling and group therapy with the 12 Steps and other holistic approaches. The programme will be tailored to your individual needs and goals and will be adapted to your goals change throughout the treatment process.

Residential rehabs aim to create a welcoming atmosphere of acceptance and connection. In these conditions, you can best utilise the healing power of the therapeutic community. Recovering from a residential rehab will give you the opportunity to benefit from addiction specialists and to connect with like-minded peers, learn from each other’s insights, and encourage each other on your journey of recovery. The Isle of Wight rehabs will provide you with the opportunity to care for each other and to learn to love yourself.

In rehab, you will focus on addressing those things that lead you to addiction and also on planning ‘relapse prevention’ to enable you to stay sober in the future. Beyond these core functions, you will also learn to work on your self-esteem, your relationships with others, and how to manage your thoughts and feelings, and much more.

In rehab you will be offered a blend of:

  • Expert therapists
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Family groups
  • 12 steps
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Art therapy
  • Healthy eating
  • Educational talks
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare
  • Complimentary therapies

The aim of rehab is to enable you to deal with your past, present and future in a safe and effective way.


One-to-one counselling

One-to-one counselling is usually a core component of rehab programme. Through one-to-one sessions you will have the opportunity work through your issues privately and confidentially with your focal counsellor. Your focal counsellor will be chosen as the best available fit for you, your issues and your goals, and will usually work with you throughout your stay in rehab.

Group therapy

Group Therapy sessions will be made up of a small number of your peers and will be facilitated by a therapist and often a support worker. In this setting, you will be able to help your peers by offering your insights and benefit from their insights into your addiction. The counsellor may also use group therapy to utilize group dynamics and to work on communication, assertiveness, and relationship building skills.

The Isle of Wight rehabs offer a tailored programme of counselling to best meet your particular needs. Some of the therapy on offer includes:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Gender group
  • Body image group
  • Relationship therapy
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Trauma therapy

The therapies on offer in rehab are designed to help you best address your addiction and to develop effective and healthy coping mechanisms that you can use in place of addictive behaviour.

Pain is a natural part of life. We all experience difficult emotions from time to time but as an addict, you will have learned to respond to these triggers in an unhealthy way, i.e.: by using your drug of choice or engaging in another addictive behaviour. Counselling aims to give you tools for accepting and dealing with your emotions effectively.

The counselling you receive in rehab is not just about putting down the drugs, it is designed to help you become healthier in every area of your life.

Counselling in a residential setting has proven to be effective in treating addiction. One of the reasons counselling is so useful for such a range of problems is that it can be used to teach you to manage distressing feelings effectively, without the use of drugs and alcohol.


The idea of leaving treatment and going back out into ‘normal’ life can be quite stressful. But don’t worry, when it is time for you to leave you will be fully prepared. With your focal counsellor, you will have formulated a thorough and tailored relapse prevention to follow in the weeks and months after you leave treatment.

This relapse prevention plan will help you to identify the thinking and behaviour that might precede a relapse and to take action to maintain your sobriety. You will have planned out strategies to put into action instead of picking up a drug or a drink. These strategies might include calling a peer in the programme or attending an Alcoholics Anonymous or a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the Isle of Wight area.

On completion of primary treatment, you will often have the opportunity to stay in regular contact with your counsellor in the weeks and months after you leave. You may be invited to attend regular aftercare groups at the rehab and to attend helpful workshops designed to assist you in building a successful and happy, sober life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make phone calls to rehab?

Yes, you will be able to call out and people will be able to call in and speak to you. This will be arranged with your counsellor but usually, rehabs prefer phone calls to be during a free time in the evening.

Will I be able to have visitors?

Yes, you will be allowed visitors, you can arrange this with your counsellor. Visiting time is often on the weekend.

How much will rehab cost?

Privately funding your rehab programme in the Isle of Wight will mean that there will probably be little waiting list prior to your assessment and admission, this is usually the preferred option.

If you do not have the means with which to pay for treatment you may be eligible for NHS funding, please contact your GP about referring you to an Isle of Wight drug and alcohol team. From there you will have access to a community programme and residential rehab.

Is alcohol a drug?

Alcohol and drug addiction are very similar to one another. The fact that alcohol is legal gives it the illusion of relative safety in comparison to other drugs. Alcohol is actually considered the most dangerous of all the drugs in the UK, rating higher even than heroin and crack-cocaine.

Why do I need to stay in rehab after detox?

To achieve lasting and happy sobriety you must embrace change. In rehab, you can address your thinking and behaviours and learn skills and tools that will enable you to create a life that you love.

What should I bring with me to rehab?

People often overpack for rehab. You will really only need some changes of comfortable clothing, fitness wear, nightwear, unopened toiletries and a small amount of money.

The rehabs on the Isle of Wight are designed to enable you to get and stay clean and sober. Rehab can help you to develop emotional balance, equip you with effective stress management skills and empower you to build a life that you love.