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There are a good number of high-quality rehab centres in the UK. Some of the facilities provide care on an outpatient basis; others operate on a residential model. The goals, budget and support system of the individual determines what type of programmes are best.

England – The number of rehab centres in England offering both residential and outpatient programmes numbers in the hundreds. We recommend programmes from private rehab clinics as the best option, but the NHS also provides a list of free services.

Northern Ireland – Residential rehab centres in Northern Ireland are not as numerous due to limited government funding and private enterprise. However, low-cost outpatient programmes and services from addiction charities are available.

Scotland – In Scotland more than 200 agencies help addicts find and get the rehab treatment they need. Scotland offers residential treatment, outpatient programmes, support groups, and counselling centres.

Wales – Like England, Wales offers a wide range of quality rehab options to choose from. They have devoted significant financial resources to addiction recovery programmes in both the public and private sectors.

All residents of the UK are eligible to apply for addiction treatment through NHS. While treatment through NHS is free, getting into residential treatment this way can take weeks, sometimes even months. Access to personalised therapy is also limited. If you have the finances to pay for private rehab however, you’re often able to be admitted in as little as 24 hours. Other advantages of a private rehab centre are facilities located in a peaceful environment, all treatment at one facility, personalised treatment with one therapist and tailored aftercare programs.

Ultimately, you’re the only one that can decide which type of rehab will best suit you or your loved one’s needs. Private rehab most often has more to offer, and if you have the funds to pay, private care may provide a better option. Here are some of the clinics with a good reputation where you might want to start your search:

Sanctuary Lodge: a state of the art detox and rehabilitation facility set in the picturesque market town of Halstead.

Castle Craig: located in the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders, this is one of Europe’s leading inpatient addiction rehab clinics.

Life Works: located in a beautiful manor in Surrey, this is a highly respected specialist private behavioural health clinic.

Providence Projects: Based in Bournemouth, at the seaside, The Providence Projects have the highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme.

The total cost of rehab includes many different factors that vary from one provider to the next. What’s more, the severity of an addiction and the types of treatment necessary to overcome it also play a role in determining the final price. If you need help finding the best option for your budget, helplines such as Addiction Helper offer a free callback service 24/7.

Regardless of your circumstances or budget, there is a programme that can help you break free. You just have to want it.