West Sussex Rehabs

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

West Sussex is known throughout south-east England for its stately homes, historic castles and protected countryside. Indeed, more than half the county is protected land enjoyed by residents who love to walk, bike and relax in the county’s many parks and recreation areas.

This seemingly picturesque area of England does have a dark side, a dark side you may know all too well – substance abuse and addiction. Postcards and travel brochures may show West Sussex in the best possible light, but they cannot hide all of the anguish that drug and alcohol users are going through. It is fortunate that West Sussex is home to rehab clinics and health facilities capable of helping substance abusers and addicts get well.

Finding treatments for clients in West Sussex is one of the things we do at Addiction Helper. Assuming you are visiting our website because you or a loved one has a substance abuse problem, why not let us help you. Our services are:

  • Free – we won’t charge you a single pound
  • Completely confidential – we protect the privacy of our clients
  • Client focused – it’s all about you getting well

Finding Alcohol or Drug Rehab in West Sussex

Facing addiction alone is a frightening place to be. Thankfully there is lots of help available now, you do not have to be alone anymore. There are a number of Care Quality Commission-regulated alcohol and drug rehabs in West Sussex, ready to help you and your loved ones.

Going to Rehab in West Sussex

If you feel like you have come to the end of your using and you want help then there is support available.

Addiction makes accessing help quite difficult, it can be hard to even think straight let alone sort out treatment and take care of whatever responsibilities you have. If you would like advice and assistance about what help is available in West Sussex please do give us a call.

Addiction is a progressive illness that requires the correct treatment – in much the same way as any illness needs treatment. Research has shown that residential rehab programmes offer the most effective way to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction.

Most rehabs require at least a 90-day stay, this should give you enough time to not only detox but to learn a lot and start to develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms. One of the most powerful things about recovering in a residential rehab setting is using your experience of addiction to help one another.

The West Sussex area rehabs aim to create a loving, nonjudgmental space, in which you can heal from the past, recover from your addiction, and reach your goals. You can do it.

Social Learning as Part of Rehabilitating

We have got so far as a species because not only can we earn from our own experience, we can learn from each other – this is called social learning. We learn from our families, from our peer groups and from the larger community too.

The social lessons that make the biggest impact on us are the ones that come from those people who mattered most to us as we were growing up, our family, our neighbours, maybe a teacher. If the messages we heard as kids included ones like ‘I need a drink to relax’ it is likely that we behaved in a similar way as we were growing up. If the use of drugs and alcohol was framed in a positive way for us as kids then why wouldn’t we assume that those activities were good ways to have fun and relax? That is how social learning works.

A sober community

As young people, it can seem as though using and drinking are an integral part of socializing. People have a powerful need for social interaction, and nightclubs, parties, and just using drugs in a group can provide what feels like a positive social atmosphere.

That is usually just the beginning though, as addiction progresses, there are fewer opportunities to meet with healthy and non-addicted people. This is because as an addict you become more and more preoccupied with getting and using the drug of choice whilst simultaneously the friends and family of the addict back away. Over time you are surrounded by only other addicts. It is almost impossible to get clean and sober whilst being surrounded by people in the grip of addiction.

New Lessons

Residential rehab can immediately provide a source of social support and a sober peer group, as well as with expert professional help. From a social learning perspective, peer groups in rehab offer the opportunity to observe and interact with those who are further slung in their recovery.

West Sussex rehabs offer a great opportunity to get away from the world of addiction and form a lasting healthier network of peers. In rehab, you will be able to observe and try out new, positive, and healthy coping skills.

Below we have listed some of the services in areas around West Sussex:


Alcoholics Anonymous
Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Rd
Tuesday, 20:00


Alcoholics Anonymous
Methodist Church Hall, North St, (opp Bus Station), GU29 9DU
Tuesday, 20:00

The Rehab Processes Available in West Sussex


Detoxing alone and without proper medical care can be both dangerous and extremely uncomfortable. The symptoms of withdrawal are often very difficult to bear and 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 your detox. On the first day of your admission to rehab, a Doctor will prescribe you a medical detox. The staff will support you and will be there for you 24 hours a day during this process.

You will benefit from being around peers in the programme who have experienced detox and who know what you are going through, many people report that this makes the process much easier to get through.

After detox, you will go on to the therapeutic part of the programme which will help you to develop healthy and safe ways of coping instead in place of addiction.

The Programme

As a resident in rehab, you will learn and develop new and effective ways of thinking and behaving.  Therapeutic programmes are all about standing you in good stead for long-term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and hopefully a happy life.

The addiction treatment facilities in the West Sussex area have trained and experienced staff members who are passionate and rained in delivering a multilevel approach to treatment.

The programmes available in West Sussex can offer you access too many different life-changing therapies, 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 West Sussex

All this will be delivered in a therapeutic and nurturing environment in which you can focus on getting well and overcoming your addiction.

Featured West-sussex Alcohol & Drug Detox Treatment Centres

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in individual therapy?

These sessions are private and confidential and will usually last for 50 minutes to an hour. In these sessions, you can work on your core issues with a dedicated therapist. You may be given assignments to complete in between meetings.

What happens in group sessions?

Group therapy usually consists of a small group of peers facilitated by a counsellor and a member of the support team. In this setting, you can help and be helped by your peers in the programme. Group therapy is also great for working on interpersonal issues and positive relationship skills, like assertiveness and boundaries.

Why do we have family and couples groups?

To educate family members about the nature of addiction, to strengthen relationships, and to help family members process what they have been through too – addiction is often called a family disease because it impacts the whole family not just the addicted member. We often suggest that family members attend the West Sussex support groups for families too, more information can be found on the Al-anon UK website.

What about 12-Step meetings?

Rehab will often offer an introduction to the 12-Step fellowships. These meetings offer the opportunity for ongoing community and support after treatment has finished. They are free and there are no requirements for membership beyond the desire to stop using or drinking

Medication therapy

You may be offered a combination of detox drugs, antidepressants, and/or anti-anxiety medicines where appropriate.

Aftercare therapy

Before your time with us is over you will work with your counsellor to formulate a tailored relapse prevention plan to follow in the weeks and months after you leave treatment. This might mean staying in regular contact with your counsellor and attending aftercare groups at the rehab and attending support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

What treatment is right for me?

If you have come to the stage that you are ready to address your addiction and get help – then that is the most important step. Thankfully there are many different treatment methods available in the West Sussex area so there will almost certainly be treatment available that can meet your needs.

There are many different approaches to drug and alcohol rehab. There are outpatient groups, inpatient/residential facilities for detox and for rehab, and there are many different things on offer in each of these facilities, in terms of therapy. We hope that the information provided on these pages has helped you to understand what is considered the best options for addiction treatment.

Often the first port of call in seeking out suitable treatment will be a visit to your GP. They should be able to refer you to either an inpatient or an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab. If you are able to fund your treatment privately you should find no waiting list prior to your admission. If you are unable to fund your place in rehab privately then you may be eligible for an NHS funded place – again please contact your GP as the first port of call, they should be able to get you in touch with your local drug treatment team.

If you would like to discuss your individual situation and your options further please do give us a call and talk to one of our addictions experts.