Here at Addiction Advocates, we are an expert rehab referral service that can help you to receive the perfect rehab treatment programme for your personal needs. Find out more about how our team can help by ringing 0800 012 6088.

Feeling broken due to drug or alcohol addiction? Is your habit taking over your life? If you’ve tried breaking the habit yourself and it hasn’t worked, it’s time you found professional treatment.

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Are you suffering from Addiction and need help? Addiction Advocates are leading UK based experts in Private Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment. Find out how we can help by getting in touch with our friendly team today.

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Addiction Advocates run a private drug and alcohol rehab in Mangotsfield, a village north east of Bristol. We offer a luxury haven for people like you who want to turn their lives around and quit drugs and alcohol for good.

Residential rehab, rather than day treatment, is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a healing community, away from the distractions of everyday life. As one of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol rehab providers, we’ve transformed the lives of thousands of people for the better.


What Happens in Rehab?

Your time and experience in rehab in Mangotsfield depend on many factors, but one thing is constant: You’ll leave feeling refreshed, optimistic and determined to carve out a new life for yourself.

Rehab is different for everyone. Some people need more intensive help, so they stay up to 90 days. These people may have a severe addiction or have been abusing drugs or alcohol for years. Some need extra support with their mental health as well as beating their addiction. You may be one of the people dependent on drugs or alcohol for a short time, but you want to get a grip on it before it takes over your life.

Before starting rehab, we’ll work with you to devise a tailored treatment plan.

One constant for all patients is that the rehab structure is the same. You’ll initially complete detox to clear out toxins from your body before moving on to therapy and counselling. Healing, acceptance, and strategies for the future; that’s what treatment is all about. And it comes in a variety of guises: group therapy, family therapy and individual counselling.

You’ll have lots of professional help along the way to help you recover. Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors and addiction experts work together to plan the best path forward. And one that’s achievable.


Is Detoxing Safe?

Detox is only safe if supervised by professionals. Don’t try detoxing on your own at home – it’s dangerous. You could experience severe withdrawal, and with no one around to help you, it’s potentially fatal.

Most patients experience a range of side effects in detox, some more severe than others. Symptoms vary depending on the person, the type of drug they are addicted to, the length of addiction and current physical and mental health.

How does withdrawal affect mental health? Possibilities include:

-Anxiety, paranoia and depression

-Trouble focusing or concentrating

-Temporary memory loss

-Difficulty sleeping or waking in the night

-Annoyed and irritated

-Panic attacks

-Cravings for drugs or alcohol


What about physical health?

-Feeling generally unwell

-Muscle aches and cramps

-Flu-like symptoms: high temperature or chills, exhaustion and headaches

-Vomiting and nausea

-Sweating, shaking or shivering

-Crazy dreams


Our detox team will be with you every step of the way. They could prescribe short-term medication to help ease your withdrawal symptoms or cravings. Initially taken for a few weeks during detox, the dose is gradually reduced until you feel more comfortable.


Admissions Process

At our Mangotsfield drug and alcohol rehab, we take self-referrals, family referrals and friend referrals. When you call us, you’ll speak to a friendly admissions team member. They’ll ask you lots of questions about your addiction, recommend a treatment plan and suggest a start date. The whole process takes around 30 minutes.

We usually have spaces if you want to be admitted straight away. In other cases, we’ll arrange a start date as soon as we have space.


What Treatments are Available?

The team at our Mangotsfield drug and alcohol rehab clinic offers a wide range of treatments for all kinds of addictions.

One of the benefits of attending a private inpatient rehab is that you can access many different therapies. Our treatment programmes combine cutting-edge research with proven therapies that work. Our team are here to help you, and we’ll try something else if one therapy doesn’t work for you.

Talking therapies make up a large part of rehab, and we can recommend one to suit you. Counselling, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), examines why people become addicted and the deep-rooted reasons behind addictive behaviour. We’ll teach you how feelings, thoughts and behaviour are connected and give you strategies to change negative thoughts to positive ones.

You can try a range of complementary therapies to help heal your mind and relax your body:



-Yoga and pilates

-Osteopathy and physiotherapy

-Alexander technique


We like to involve family in recovery and encourage family therapy where possible and practical. For many addicts, having the support of loved ones can be make or break in terms of recovery. Family therapy opens communication channels, allowing everyone affected by addiction to bring their views to the table. Family members learn how to help loved ones recover, and talking helps heal rifts caused by drug or alcohol addiction.


Can I Achieve Sobriety Long Term?

Yes. If you’re motivated and seek support when you need it. Drug and alcohol rehab is designed to rid someone of addiction. But we know that long-term sobriety is hard. We also know that some people relapse when they leave rehab.

Our aftercare programme is a safety net to support you when you leave rehab. You can access free support for up to a year. This includes support groups, where you can meet former addicts in recovery. These groups are an amazing support for those who want to stay sober. You’ll learn ways to cope with triggering situations, learn new life techniques, and even make new friends. Many people find that attending a weekly support group is vital to their recovery.

Long-term sobriety is totally possible. We know you can do it. But you need to be motivated, surround yourself with positive influences, whether that’s friends, family or work, and seek support if you need it.

Remember – the team at Addiction Advocates is here for you 24/7 if you’re struggling. Just call us on 0800 012 6088.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can addiction be cured?
Due to the fact that addiction is a chronic illness, the threat of relapse will always be there. Although, learning how to keep the threat of relapse at bay will come to be second nature with the help of relapse prevention planning at a professional rehabilitation centre.
How do you deal with withdrawal symptoms?
As mentioned previously, withdrawal is not something that should be attempted at home without medical support. Attending a rehabilitation centre with a detox clinic where you can have your withdrawal symptoms managed through careful medication is the safest way to experience drug and/or alcohol detox.
Is addiction a mental illness or a disease?
This question can divide a lot people who work in healthcare. However, most people agree that addiction is a mental health disease. Regardless of how an addictive disorder may be characterised, the staff at the drug and alcohol treatment centres that we work alongside are able to get you clean and sober for the long-term.