Suffolk Rehabs

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

Best Alcohol and Drug Rehab Opportunities in Suffolk

Drugs and alcohol may give you some temporary relief from the struggles of life and other but in the end, addiction often makes our problems worse. Thankfully there is help available, and we can help you find the ideal alcohol or drug rehab in Suffolk.

Why Go to Rehab in Suffolk?

People use drugs and alcohol addictively for myriad reasons. Sometimes people fall into addiction after using socially for a time. Sometimes people end up getting into addiction in an attempt to cope with difficult emotions or past traumas. Often using drugs, alcohol, or any other addictive behaviours provides a quick fix for our feelings – but using exacerbates our problems in the end.

Mending the Broken

Using addictively might help you feel better in the moment, which might make it feel counter-intuitive to stop. Mood altering chemicals can mask your negative emotions, meaning them to be unable to process those feelings. Drugs and alcohol also make you feel good by triggering the brain’s reward centres. Using to feel good, however, doesn’t do anything for you actual well-being or your capacity to feel good naturally.


In rehab, you will find that you can feel good, whole and happy without the use of drugs or alcohol. You may be afraid that your life will be one long preoccupation with the getting and using of your drug of choice, but that phase, torturous as it is, usually passes with detox (7-10 days). Life in rehab and afterwards will be one of emotional recovery, not a constant battle with your addiction. You can flourish, be happy, and reach your goals.

Rehab and Healing the Illness of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive illness that requires the correct treatment in much the same way as any illness needs treatment.  Experts agree that a tailored, research-based, residential rehab programme is the most effective way to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction.

Most residential rehab programmes in Suffolk, and generally speaking, require a 90-day stay. This 90 day period will provide you with enough time to get a good grounding recovery – education, skills, and tools. It should provide you with time and pace to process those things in your past which may have led to or exacerbated your addiction. Additionally, it is short enough that you will not get too dependent on the rehab and become institutionalized. The programmes are designed to empower you to get sober, happy, and to build a life that you love.

One of the most powerful things about recovering in a residential rehab setting is the community aspect of the treatment. In therapeutic communities, you will both help others, and be helped by your peers in the programme. The Suffolk area rehabs aim to create a positive, nonjudgmental, and caring space, in which you can heal from the past and recover from your addiction.

Addiction Treatment in Suffolk


Detoxing alone and without proper medical care can be both dangerous and extremely uncomfortable. The symptoms of withdrawal are often very difficult to bear, they may include aching joints, difficulty sleeping, sweating, and an intense preoccupation with using.

Attempting to stop abruptly, and without medication, can be both painful and dangerous. If you chose to attend rehab you will be very well supported through this process. On the first day of your admission to rehab, the doctor will prescribe you a medical detox, tailored to your substance of choice and using pattern.

You will be supported by the counsellors and the support staff throughout your detox, there will be staff on site 24 hours a day.  You will benefit from being around peers in the programme who have experienced detox and who know what you are going through.

After detox, you will go on to your therapeutic programme. This will be a blend of individual therapy and group therapy, alongside a holistic programme. This will help you look at the thinking and behaviour which got you into addiction and how you can prevent relapse in the future.

The Programme

The rehabs in the Suffolk area have an integrative approach to rehab treatment- blending group and individual counselling, with the 12 Steps and other holistic therapies.

In rehab, you will learn and develop new and effective ways of thinking and behaving that will stand you in good stead for long-term sobriety. The programme will offer you access too many different therapeutic interventions including:

  • 12 Step work
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Regular sessions with a key worker
  • Skills workshops
  • Art therapy
  • Holistic treatments
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare groups
  • Group activities
  • Gender Groups
  • Health and fitness groups
  • Family groups
  • An introduction to external support groups in Suffolk

All these interventions are designed to give you the best shot at long-term sobriety

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Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention is one of the many tools you will learn about in rehab. Reaps prevention is designed to arm you with the tools and skills you need to navigate life without having to resort to picking up your drug, drink, or addictive behaviour of choice.


Relapse prevention will help you to become mindful of your thought patterns so you can see if and when your thinking is putting you at risk of having a drink or a drug Lots of types of thinking may precede a relapse such as stress, depression, anxiety, thoughts of low self-esteem – rehab will teach you safe ways to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions.


Through relapse prevention work you will have a look at what things are triggers for you to use. Sometimes our thoughts, feelings, mental state, and environment can all trigger old patterns of thinking and behaving. Things which you might find triggering are rejection (from a job or from a relationship), grief (at the loss of a loved one) or experiencing traumatic and stressful events.

Emotional recovery

Relapse prevention work will help you to maintain a degree of emotional recovery, meaning you will learn to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. If you do not stay on top of your general wellbeing you are at higher risk for relapse.


One of the most important aspects of relapse prevention work is thinking through what would really happen if you were to relapse. You may have heard the expression ‘play the tape forward’, meaning yes you may want to pick up in this moment but what will that really mean in terms of consequences for your future.


Practicing an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is a long-standing recovery practice. Over the years the science behind Positive Psychology has backed up the legitimacy of this practice. Finding moments of gratitude, love and positivity, even in the midst of challenging situations, can help you to cope effectively with life. Failure to do so can lead you to seek refuge from life in the way that we always have – in using drugs or alcohol. What are you grateful for?


Life in recovery presents endless opportunities to fulfil your goals and dreams. If you are considering relapse t can be useful to think of what your dreams and goals for life really are, almost certainly they don’t contain a desire to get back into a progressive and often fatal addiction.

Tools in the moment

Rather than acting out the compulsion to use, think about what could be a healthy and safe alternative to that behaviour. Call a friend, walk away, going to an AA or NA meeting, these things can help you to get over the desire to use.

Abstinence as Part of Treating Addiction

One of the most effective approaches to addiction treatment is abstinence-based recovery. Abstinence requires that you completely give up alcohol and chemical substances. Though the thought of a lifetime or even a week of sobriety may seem overwhelming, you only need to do one day at a time.

The abstinence approach to either alcohol or drugs works on the premise that addiction is a disease. The disease of addiction is characterized by an inability to control your using – addiction means you cannot choose to not use. This cycle can be broken however if you do not trigger the addictive process at all – if you are an addict it is easier to not use at all than to try and use in moderation.

Abstinence and 12 steps

The 12 Step philosophy, an abstinence-based model used by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, is a key factor in the recovery of many people worldwide, for this reason often rehabs will give you an introduction to the 12 steps and meetings. Meetings can provide ongoing community and support long after you have left rehab – the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using or drinking.

Recovery in all its forms challenging and takes dedication, but it is possible.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Suffolk including :Ipswich,Bury St Edmunds,Bungay, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Kesgrave and Sudbury.