Pickering is a small market town on the edge of the North York Moors. Those looking for a drug or alcohol rehab close by have come to the right place. Here, we highlight the range of inpatient and outpatient facilities in the local area.

Are There Rehab Centres in Pickering?

Pickering doesn’t have a rehab centre in the immediate area but the cities of York and Leeds have both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Plus, at Addiction Advocates, we’re one of the UK’s leading referral services for private alcohol and drug rehab clinics and work with quality providers all over. So, whether you want to stay close to home or travel further afield for 24/7 support and guidance, we can help you to find the right rehab centre for you.

To start the admissions process, either our team or your GP can make the referral. You’ll need to be registered with a local GP in Pickering and then make an appointment to see them. At this appointment, your GP will assess your condition, prescribe medication to help ease any side effects and can also advise on local rehab facilities and support groups.

As a trusted referral service in the UK, our friendly team can also make the first referral. Simply contact us on 0800 012 6088 to start the process.

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Different Types of Rehab Treatment in Pickering

If you’re looking for rehab in Pickering, either for yourself or a loved one, there are two different types of rehab facilities that you should know about.

Outpatient Treatment

Firstly, there is outpatient rehab. This is typically offered by the NHS and means you’d return home to recover after receiving treatment at a clinic. While this is a great option for those with other responsibilities and commitments, some people do find it challenging being back in familiar environments where drugs and alcohol may be easy to get hold of.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment which is the most common type of rehab programme that we refer individuals to is where you’d receive therapy at a clinic and then stay on-site in your own room. You’d be required to stay on-site until your full rehabilitation period has come to an end, which is usually around 28 days.

While many people are concerned about being away from home, inpatient treatment offers the best chance of long-term recovery. It offers medically-assisted drug and alcohol detox, as well as leading addiction therapy treatments to help you overcome substance abuse and achieve sobriety.


Support Groups in Pickering

Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, an essential part of anyone’s recovery is attending local support groups. This includes Alcoholics Anonymous AA meetings and Narcotics Anonymous NA, which can be found in Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Malton and Scarborough. For outpatients, these groups can help you to stay accountable and, for inpatients, attending regular meetings can help you to stay on the right path once your rehab programme has come to an end.

It’s also a great place to meet other people who are on the same journey as you and learn from them. Recovery is never straightforward but keeping busy with local community initiatives and support groups can help you to keep moving in the right direction.


What Happens at Rehab in Pickering?

The rehab clinics we refer people to are all different but we have treatment options for those suffering from various drug addictions, alcohol addictions and behavioural addictions. Some of the rehab centres we work with also treat dual diagnosis which is when there is an addiction and mental health concern present.

When you arrive at rehab, you’ll be assessed by a team of doctors. This is to evaluate your physical and mental health condition and to prescribe any necessary medication. One of the first things that you’ll need to do is detox from any drugs or alcohol in your system.

The full drug or alcohol detox process can take around 7 days and it’s normal to experience side effects and withdrawal symptoms. These include shaking, sweating and muscle aches. However, they can also include more severe symptoms like seizures and hallucinations.

You’ll be continuously monitored and prescribed any medication to help ease these withdrawal symptoms. This makes a medically-assisted detox one of the safest and most effective ways to complete an alcohol and drug detox.

Once this is complete, you can then begin a programme of therapy. Again, this will vary depending on the rehab centre you choose. However, typically it includes a combination of talking therapy, creative therapy and psychological therapy in group and individual sessions.

The aim of rehab is to combat physical addiction and treat any behavioural symptoms. It’s common for rehab centres to arrange a programme of well-being and holistic activities too like yoga and meditation to help you to create new and healthy habits. Visits are encouraged where possible and family therapy is a great opportunity for your loved ones to get involved in your recovery.

As well as this, you will work with specialist teams on aftercare and relapse prevention. This is to help you to stay resilient. You will also be provided with details of local support groups to help you to continue to recover away from rehab.


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At Addiction Advocates, our referral line has helped so many people and their families to access the support they need. Not only can we advise on the best course of action, but we can recommend treatment facilities that we believe will best suit your requirements and budget, and we can listen to your concerns and answer any questions.

Addiction is debilitating and isolating but, when you get in touch with Addiction Advocates, you don’t need to do it alone anymore. What’s more, by taking the first step today and sending a message to our team, you’ll be taking that all-important first step forward to a better future. You can also call us today on 0800 012 6088 or text HELP to 83222.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to pick the right treatment centre?
Picking the right drug and alcohol addiction treatment centre can be difficult. To ensure that a suitable treatment centre is located at Addiction Advocates, we conduct a pre-admissions assessment. This assessment enables us to review factors such as your budget, your recovery needs, the severity of your addiction and the physical and psychological side effects you experience into consideration prior to recommending a treatment centre that we believe will support you best.
How do you deal with withdrawal symptoms?
Although withdrawal symptoms alleviate within a number of days, they can often be uncomfortable and cause those in recovery to feel somewhat distressed. To help those in recovery deal with withdrawal symptoms, one-to-one therapy is often provided. If withdrawal symptoms are unbearable, medication can also be prescribed to alleviate the overall effect they have.
How long does It take to complete rehab?
When you attend rehab, your progress will be monitored by a team of medical professionals and recovery support workers who will approach you to discuss leaving rehab when they believe that the time is right. As many factors will contribute to the progress made during rehab, it is difficult to ascertain how long it takes to complete rehab. However, many complete rehab treatment within as little as 28 days.


  • [1] local GP in Pickering - https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp/results/Pickering?latitude=54.246209164165165&longitude=-0.7788185676797121
  • [2] Alcoholics Anonymous AA meetings - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting/pickering