Are you currently based in the Mendip area and considering whether professional rehabilitation may be required to help you overcome drug or alcohol abuse?


Mendip is a historical area of Somerset and includes towns such as Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. Here, as in all places in the UK people can often by overcome by a drug or alcohol addiction.

This can be emotionally upsetting and difficult to accept, but here at Addiction Advocates we can help get you the right treatment you or a family member needs at this difficult time.

If you are desiring to stay in the Mendip area and still take advantage of professional, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, then here at Addiction Advocates, we may well be able to help you with just that.

Addiction treatment which is local is often favoured by the majority of our clients, and this is only to be expected as there can be a variety of positives to getting addict treatment which is local to your area — such as, convenience, comfort, and less difficult changeovers.

But you must also decide on a balance, if you stay at home for recovery for example, are you giving yourself extra issues to overcome? Is your house full of alcohol? Do your friends take drugs and visit you on a daily basis?

If you have concerns or worries about the process of attending residential rehab that are not addressed below, then we recommend that you reach out to our specialist referral team on 0800 012 6088.

You can call us at any time for free, our dedicated staff are always here to help you no matter what your query may be, whether you want to start attending a drug and alcohol rehab treatment centre or if you simply have some questions about the process of addiction recovery.

With the help and support of Addiction Advocates’ committed team of staff, you will be able to feel confident in achieving a successful withdrawal and rehabilitation through our rehab programs.


What Treatments And Therapies are Available in Mendip?

Treatment for drug and alcohol addictions are generally administered via two methods. These methods are outpatient and inpatient rehab programmes.  As an outpatient, you will stay at home while you detox and rehabilitate, this differs to inpatient where you will reside in a rehabilitation centre for a period of time.

Stay at Home for Treatment

You can stay at home and receive help through a local GP and attend local therapy centres such as Alcoholics Anonymous Somerset. Your local GP as part of the Mendip medical group may be able to offer you a drug substitute through prescription and also book you meeting with addiction therapists through local resources.

These resources are open to everybody in Mendip and can help you battle addiction. The downside is that therapy is not intensive or very personalised, and the chances of relapse are increased as you are surrounded by all your addiction triggers on a daily basis.

Group therapy is available through charities such as alcoholics anonymous but attempts to repair a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental health are harder to assess and treat. Detoxification can also be challenging as you will experience the withdrawal stage of your recovery at home as opposed to under supervision from medical professionals.

Stay in a Rehab for Treatment

You may also decide to undertake your treatment at an established rehabilitation centre. Here you will book yourself in for a period of time from 1 to 4 weeks. Here you will be removed from your environment whilst you complete a full detoxification and a range of therapies designed to help you quit your addiction to drugs or alcohol in the long term.

Addiction affects you physically and psychologically, so in rehab, we ensure that we administer therapies and treatments that tackle your addiction’s physical and mental facets.

Common Therapies Used to Treat Addiction

You will be placed on a personalised treatment plan in a rehab clinic. Some of our most commonly implemented treatments and therapies include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Stress Management
  • Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
  • Multidimensional Family Drug Support
  • Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Many factors will be considered when crafting your personal recovery plan and which treatments you will experience, such as the severity of your addiction, your medical history, and what substance you are addicted to.


What Makes Residential Rehab So Important For Overcoming Addiction?

In order to forge a successful and long-term recovery from substance abuse or alcohol abuse, the help of a professional drug and alcohol rehab can be vital. If you’re struggling with any severity of the addictive disorder, then it is absolutely crucial that you seek out and take advantage of professional medical help.

Due to the fact that addiction can be classed as a cognitive condition, a highly structured, intense, and professionally curated treatment should be administered to overcome it.

Addiction Advocates’ treatment programs will help you with withdrawals, cognitive and physiological treatments, as well as an introduction to aftercare programs. This structure will make sure that we allow time to dedicate to each level and area of your addiction.

Furthermore, we know that everyone will be facing their own intimate problems when it comes to addiction, so our team of addiction specialists will craft a personal plan of treatment for each and every one of our clients.

The vast majority of people initially think that proper recovery can be achieved alone at home. However, without the intense, structured, and professional help that addiction specialists can provide, long-term recovery is incredibly unlikely.

Also, going cold-turkey at home can be incredibly dangerous due to the severe withdrawal side-effects that people can present with when experiencing withdrawal.

Bearing all of this in mind, if you are serious about wanting to forge a long-term recovery, attending a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Mendip is strongly advised. Otherwise, you may find that you struggle to completely separate yourself from drugs and alcohol, which will lead to you never escaping the torturous cycle of addiction.


We Will Also Work With You On Preparing For Life After You Leave Our Facility

Here at Addiction Advocates, we want to make sure that you not only get sober with us, but stay sober once you leave us. The first twelve months after leaving rehab can be a crucial period in a person’s recovery, and therefore to make sure that you get through this period of time, we will provide you with access to a complimentary 12 months aftercare program.

Additionally, much of your time spent in therapy with us will be built around working together on relapse prevention strategies.

As the name suggests, this is an approach to therapy which is specifically built around helping you to retrain your brain and finding healthier alternative releases than relying upon drink or drugs.

This program can form the cornerstone of long-term recovery, and is a vital resource which you will not be able to experience without the help of a professional addiction specialist.


If You’re Looking For A Drug And Alcohol Rehab In Mendip, Then Look No Further Than Addiction Advocates!

We want to make sure that everyone has access to affordable and effective addiction treatment. When you reach out to Addiction Advocates you will not be met with judgement, but with understanding.

Drug abuse and alcoholism tear apart countless people’s lives each year across the UK, but you can avoid letting one of these people be you by reaching out to us today at 0800 012 6088 or by texting HELP To 83222.


  • [1] Alcoholics Anonymous Somerset -
  • [2] Mendip medical group -