There is currently an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers in London and England of which just a mere 18% end up receiving treatment.

We appreciate how overwhelming it can be trying to arrange for treatment whether it’s for yourself or a loved one the process can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate through.

This is often due to the vast numbers of drug and alcohol treatment centres located throughout London and England which can make the whole process engulfing and this can lead to increase stress at an already difficult time.

Likewise, going through the motions of addiction and the first stages of recovery can also be tough, especially when dealt with alone or on behalf of a loved one.

Through our specialist support and referral services, we are here to guide you through this demanding time. We can help you narrow down your local recovery plans by finding a drug and alcohol rehab in London that offers suitability. We can even understand your addiction greater, by recommending the most effective and safest treatment options.

Neither an addiction nor the recovery process should be dealt with alone. We can offer as much support as you require to progress through the initial recovery phase, entering your chosen rehab centre for a time of withdrawal, transformation and rehabilitation.

See our below information and advice on what to consider before deciding on whether drug and alcohol rehab in London is right for you, or alternatively get in touch with our team today on 0800 012 6088.

How Much Does Inpatient Addiction Treatment in London Cost?

Predicting the cost of rehab treatment is often very difficult as prices vary depending on what provider you end up choosing.

The average cost of a full 28-day rehabilitation programme is between £4,000 and £13,000. Please bear in mind that this is the national average and prices in London can be considerably higher depending on what provider you choose.

We have partnerships with centres based in Greater London that are just a short train journey away from central London; these centres often a lot more affordable, although we can still help provide quality treatment options based on whatever preferences you may have when considering drug and alcohol rehab treatment in London.

See below FAQ for more details on the cost of rehab in London.

Private or NHS Addiction Treatment?

The choice between private or free treatment through the NHS is one that many weigh up before deciding on the best treatment options available to them in London.

One of the biggest reasons individuals opt for private treatment instead of free treatment available through the NHS is better availability and faster admissions.

Due to the rising demand and for addiction treatments and limited government funding, many free addiction treatment programmes can take months to come to fruition which is a big risk for those needing urgent treatment.

Due to the above reasons, private addiction treatment is the more widely recommended option when considering help for addiction.

Inpatient Vs Outpatient Rehab in London – Which One Should I Choose?

See below differences between the two programmes and what sort of benefits they both provide:

Outpatient Treatment Programmes – This type of treatment involves visiting an addiction treatment facility each day then returning home once you have undergone the plan for the day, this can include attending group therapy sessions, one-on-one counselling, as well as any other therapy and treatments that are included in your plan.

Inpatient Treatment Programmes – As opposed to outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment involves staying at a residential rehabilitation centre for the full duration of your treatment. This means that you will have access to constant care and attention, which makes a massive difference in people’s recovery.

Conclusion: The key deciding factor for many people when choosing between inpatient and outpatient treatment is their effectiveness. Many studies have shown that inpatient treatment offers a much higher rate of recovery and is a lot safer due to its detoxification programmes which often include around the clock care to monitor any withdrawal symptoms.

The main sticking point for many when considering inpatient programmes is cost, as many outpatient programmes are offered by the NHS and are free of charge. If you would like to know more about inpatient rehab cost in London, please see the below paragraph for more information.

How Will Rehab Help Me?

Rehab can help you in many different ways. However, the overarching aim of rehab is to help you withdraw from drugs and alcohol, learn to cope without them, and pave the way for long-term recovery.

By investing yourself into a high-quality treatment programme, via a suitable drug and alcohol rehab centre, you will have a real opportunity to experience the benefits of rehab. Through a recovery-driven approach, your withdrawal will also directly affect your physical and psychological health, your quality of life and your attitude, all improving.

Although cliché, completing a rehab programme can help you turn your life around, it can save you. From the moment you start your treatment programme, you will benefit from a progressive journey, helping you return to normality without drugs and alcohol.

It’s also important to note that rehab will help you by providing the tools, coping strategies and resources to sustain a sober living. Rehab is the only recovery programme that can offer real opportunities to adapt your relationship with drugs and alcohol for the better. Through this achievement, the entirety of your life will change.

What Are the Main Benefits of Private Rehab?

Some of the main benefits you can expect to receive through private rehab include:

  • Quick admission available throughout the year
  • Full health assessment
  • bespoke plans created on an individual basis
  • Access to around the clock care
  • Medically assisted detoxification
  • Access to experienced therapists and doctors
  • Full nutrition plan
  • Evidence-based therapies & treatments
  • Learn relapse prevention strategies
  • 1-year free aftercare included

Is Recovery Commonly Achieved at a Private Rehab Centre?

Yes, a high percentage of inpatient treatment providers in London and wider UK areas record very high success rates when it comes to addiction recovery.

We partner with a number of highly regarded treatment centres that have been fully regulated and inspected by the care quality commission.

Making sure you pick a rehab treatment provider with a good reputation can be difficult. This is why we offer our wealth of industry knowledge to make sure yourself or a loved one is receiving the best care and attention possible for a smooth recovery.

Through our help, we also assist with your selection by understanding your needs, experiences and connections to drugs and alcohol. We can then recommend the most suitable drug and alcohol rehab programme in London and propose proactive addiction treatment options through this assessment.

What Treatments Can I Expect to Complete at Rehab?

Through rehab, there is a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment options to complete. However, to ensure that the form and strength of your addiction can be worked through, treated and diminished, a unique combination will be recommended.

You can expect to complete a drug and alcohol detox indefinitely. Withdrawing physically from drugs and alcohol is very important. You will also complete a depth of therapy, helping to uncover triggers while working to reduce those triggers through exposure therapy.

Although specific addiction treatment options will vary, a mix of physical and psychological methods will be required to treat an addiction. This is very important to ensure that relapse risks can be minimised.

How Will I Sustain Sobriety After Rehab?

Completing a rehab programme can instil confidence in long-term recovery efforts. However, many clients will question their ability once a return home is recommended. This is understandable, as the transition to normality can be daunting.

To support you through this transition, with the aim to sustain sobriety, you will be provided with a schedule of aftercare services. Through your selected drug and alcohol treatment service, you will complete regular support groups and AA meetings. Your accountability will develop, your positive ways of coping will strengthen, your relapse prevention plan will evolve, and your desire to recover will maintain.

Through ongoing care and an active attempt by yourself to maintain sobriety, you will have a realistic opportunity to sustain long-term recovery. If you do, however, experience any cravings, triggers or minimal relapse symptoms, professional guidance will continue, immediately accessible to you.

To understand whether visiting a drug and alcohol rehab in London and experiencing this valuable service is right for you, reach out to our team. We will recommend the most suited recovery programme within your local area, along with providing reliable referrals. Start the process by reaching out today with questions, concerns and the prospect of beginning your rehabilitation journey.

Drug and Alcohol Statistics in London

According to the latest estimate from Public Health England, in 2018 suggested London has an estimated 92’615 alcohol-dependent adults alone. Medical Assistance for Emergency Drug and Alcohol Intervention in London saw an increase of 85% in drug related deaths and it has seen a higher amount of deaths from cocaine and other psychoactive substances than the rest of the UK. The London Assembly also reports that around 35% of all A&E incidents are related to alcohol which is up to 70% of all the attendees during weekends. The Department of Health also estimates that 2.4 million Londoners are drinking so much that it is either harmful or placing them at an increased risk medically.

If you or a loved one happens to be in a compromising situation related to drugs and alcohol, then it is important to get them to the nearest Hospital as a matter of urgency. You can do this by either phoning 999 and asking for an ambulance or taking them to the hospital themselves. If it is you that is suffering, please do not drive as this will compromise the safety of other people and yourself.

Royal London Hospital
Whitechapel Rd,
E1 1FR

Phone: 020 7377 7000

St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd,

Phone: 020 7188 7188

St George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Rd,
SW17 0QT

Phone: 020 8672 1255

What Drugs Do you Treat in London

At our rehab facilities, we treat people for a variety of drug addictions including:


Cocaine is a very addictive drug. It is commonly snorted through a powder form or smoked and has the effect of making the user chatty and confident. Crack cocaine is condensed cocaine that resembles a little white stone, also referred to as a rock.


Heroin is a deadly highly addictive drug. The drug is injected, smoked or snorted and the user can quickly become addicted to the substance. Heroin use also helps to transmit other types of disease as users often share needles and the chance of picking up infections in the blood is high. Many places in the UK provide needle exchange services to Heroin users to try and combat the spread of infectious diseases resulting from the sharing of needles.


A very common drug, cannabis can also be referred to as weed, marijuana, pot and ganja. Most often this drug is smoked but people also ingest cannabis in food. It is a common misconception that you can not become addicted to cannabis. You can, as with any other drug.

Prescription Drugs

Many people become addicted to prescription drugs. Sometimes a person may have used painkillers for a short time to relieve pain after an accident, this can often be the gateway to a longer-term addiction. Painkillers such as Codeine and drugs are given for depression such as benzodiazepines are common prescription drugs people become addicted to.

What are the Facilities Like?

Our closest rehab to London is based just outside the M25 in Watford. This is a CQC registered facility that specialises in the treatment of drug and alcohol addictions.

Staying at our confidential rehabilitation centre you will be in a relaxed, private setting and will benefit from the following facilities.

  • Private En-suite Bedroom
  • Onsite Chef
  • Communal Lounge
  • Extensive Courtyard and Gardens
  • Wi-fi
  • 24 Hour Medical Care
  • Private Therapy Rooms
  • Exercise Facilities

Our rehab facilities have been designed to help you in your battle against addiction. We understand the physical challenges of going through a detox period and also the mental challenges you will face.

Our rehab is a safe, secluded and relaxing setting. Our staff are at hand 24 hours a day to help you through this period and ensure your stay with us is a turning point in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost in London?
The cost of drug and alcohol rehab can vary from each provider, but it is likely that drug and alcohol rehab in London will cost more than anywhere else in the UK. If your rehab is being provided by the NHS or a charity then it is likely that it will be free. However a big issue with these types of rehab is the huge waiting list, and for the majority of the time, residential rehab is typically a last resort and an emergency. The cost of any rehab will also depend on how long your stay is, whether it is residential, or whether you have requested any optional extras. The cost of rehab is multivariate and it is a difficult question to answer, however for a typical 28 day period you can expect to pay between £4,000 and £13,000.
How do I get NHS funding for rehab in London?
Getting NHS funding for drug and alcohol rehab in London can be difficult. If it isn’t the long waiting times, it’s the lack of choice available. Often rehab funded through the NHS may not always be residential, and the majority of the time we tend to advocate residential treatment over outpatient treatment. The process typically starts with the addict attending an appointment with their GP to seek help with their addiction, but this can sometimes be other public facing bodies such as social workers. Once the initial assessment from the GP is complete, they will typically refer you to the local Drug and Alcohol Team whereby a further assessment will take place. It is here that you may be offered outpatient rehab, as this obviously costs a lot less than residential. If the patient can prove commitment to the process, and is still in need of residential rehab then this will typically be offered to them.
How to get someone in to rehab in London
Unfortunately, you cannot force anyone against their will to attend rehab in London. Concerned family members often ask this question and are met with this disappointing conclusion. Those struggling with alcohol addiction need to seek the help themselves and make the change in their lives themselves, as even if they do attend a residential rehab begrudgingly, they are free to cancel and leave the rehab programme whenever they like.
How long does rehab for alcohol last in London?
The length of a drug and alcohol rehab programme in London all depends on the individual. Factors such as the severity of the addiction to the persons own resilience will impact how long the rehab lasts. Residential drug and alcohol rehab in London typically lasts 28 days, however this can be longer or shorter if necessary.