Wiltshire Rehabs

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

Discover Immersive Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation in Wiltshire

Facing addiction alone is a frightening experience, our staff members understand this. This is why we strive to create a fully immersive community and healing environment within the rehabilitation clinics you or your loved one will be treated at. Thankfully, there is lots of help available in the various alcohol and drug rehabs in the Wiltshire area, you do not have face addiction alone.

Accessing Rehab in Wiltshire

In the past, people thought of addiction as a moral failing or a weakness on the part of the addicted person. Today we understand addiction is a progressive illness, and like any illness, it requires the correct treatment. Sometimes addicts can feel a great sense of shame and guilt around their addiction. Of course, addiction does make many of us behave in shameful ways. In rehab, there is often a distinction made between the person and the illness. Rehab will help you to recover from your illness. You will be treated with care, respect and dignity not punished for having the illness.

Research has shown that residential drug and alcohol rehab programmes offer the most effective way to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction. Many rehabs treat addiction to both substance and process addictions and are usually equipped to deal with some level of dual-diagnosis. You can recover.

Most rehabs require a 90-day stay, this length of time in treatment will give you enough time to not only detox but to start to develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms. In rehab, you will benefit from not only expert therapists and support staff but also from having a community of like-minded peers going through the same process as you.  Rehab programmes acknowledge that whilst addicts may share some experiences, each person is unique. The staff team will work hard to identify and treat the specific needs of each person in treatment

The Wiltshire area rehabs provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and empathic space, in which you can recover from your addiction and reach your goals.


The Rehabilitation Process

Accessing residential treatment is the beginning of a long-term journey of recovery. Your rehab journey will begin with an admission process and a detox, from there you will have a therapeutic programme, and then work on relapse prevention before discharge. Through rehab, you will learn lots of therapeutic skills and tools that will help you to lead a happy and fulfilling life in recovery.


Often the first thing that has to be done on arrival at rehab is detox. Detoxing alone and without proper medical care can be both dangerous and extremely uncomfortable. Attempting to stop abruptly, and without medication, can be both painful and dangerous.

Because of this on the first day of your admission to rehab, a Doctor will prescribe you a medical detox where necessary, as well as assessing your other physical and mental health needs. The staff will support you 24 hours a day during the detox process, there will always be someone to talk to whatever time of day it is.

Many people report that having peers in the programme who have experienced detox and who know what you are going through in the rehab with you makes the process much easier to get through.

After detox, you will go on to the therapeutic part of the programme.

The Programme

As a resident in rehab, you will develop new and effective ways of thinking and behaving.  The Therapeutic programme is all about equipping you for a long-term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and a happy life.

The addiction treatment facilities in the Wiltshire area have trained and experienced staff members who are passionate and rained in delivering an integrative approach to treatment.

The programmes available in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

All this will be delivered in a therapeutic and nurturing environment in which you can focus on getting well and overcoming your addiction. Staff are dedicated and passionate about recovery and will be there to support you every step of the way.

Treatment Ethos and Beliefs

In the past addicts were treated as though they were bad people. Still today active addiction is often dealt with in a punitive way, by the criminal justice system. In some ways it is understandable – addiction causes us to behave in such a destructive way it is just baffling for those looking on, and even to ourselves.

Residential rehab provides a soft place to land, you may not be responsible for your illness but with rehab, you can take responsibility for your recovery. The Wiltshire rehab clinics share an ethos in that they all ensure the care, respect and dignity of all clients. Rehabs today acknowledge the unique requirements of each person accessing care. Staff are trained to meet the specific needs of each individual by providing tailored care.

The staff in rehabs are not there to judge you, they are there to encourage and support, as well as challenge you. Often some staff members will be in long-term recovery from addiction themselves and will be passionate about recovery. You will learn from experts, from role models, and from each other about how to recover from addiction and how to live your best life.

Rehab treats alcohol and drug addiction as a primary, chronic illness. Abstinence from mood altering, addiction-forming substances is often considered necessary for long-lasting recovery.  Rehab aims to give you access to as much potentially useful information, skills training, and healing as possible. This is why rehab will usually combine medically managed treatment, with evidence-based therapies and the 12 step programme. This integrative method is the most successful approach to addiction treatment to date.

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Bottom of FormFrequently Asked Questions

What happens in counselling?

You will have individual sessions with a personal counsellor in rehab. These sessions are private and confidential and will usually last for 50 minutes to an hour. In these sessions, you will be able to work on your core issues with a dedicated therapist. The counsellor may give you ‘homework’ to complete in between sessions. Many rehabs use a person-centred approach to individual counselling, meaning that the counsellor will give you 3 core conditions in which to process whatever you need to. The core conditions of person-centred counselling are empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard.

What happens in group counselling?

Group therapy usually consists of a 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. In this setting, the counsellor can utilize group dynamics to facilitate learning about healthy boundaries and assertiveness for example. Group therapy provides an excellent opportunity to help one another to recover.

What about my family?

Often rehabs provide family groups to educate family members about the nature of addiction, to strengthen relationships, and to help family members process what they have been through. 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 Wiltshire Al-anon meetings, more information about those external support groups can be found on the Al-anon UK website. There are also Families Anonymous self-help meetings as well as Al-Ateen meetings, aimed at teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. These support groups provide a chance for families to meet and share their experiences and problems and benefit from the experiences of others in similar situations.

Will I go to 12 step meetings?

Rehabs often offer an introduction to the 12-Step fellowships. Fellowship 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.

The 12 Step process is often central to an abstinence-based rehab model. If the rehab you attend uses the 12 steps as part of its programme you will be introduced to 12 step literature at some point in your treatment and you may be able to attend Alcoholics Anonymous /Narcotics Anonymous meetings in nearby towns.  Sometimes you will have the opportunity to work through some of the Steps in rehab as part of your programme.

What happens when I leave?

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. The rehab will often contact your doctor with discharge information where necessary to provide continuing care should you need it.

We offer dedicated local treatment across Wiltshire including Calne, Melksham, WestburySalisburyChippenhamDevizesMarlboroughSwindonTrowbridge, and Warminster.