In this blog post, we outline the various drug and alcohol rehab treatment in Bristol, South West England. Treatment options are offered by private clinics, charities and the NHS. By the time you have completed reading this blog post, you will better understand the various addiction treatment options open to you in Bristol.
There does not exist any such concept as a ‘free rehab’. If you do not pay for rehab yourself, your local council will still pick up the bill. Below, we discuss your funding options. These options range from self-funding to public funding options.
By far the quickest route to treatment is to fund your treatment yourself. When you fund your treatment yourself, you will not need to submit to a ‘funding panel’. This means the possibility of you receiving treatment isn’t contingent on whether a group of bureaucrats agree that treatment is needed or not.
Furthermore, when you choose to pay for your treatment privately, you may select a wider range of rehab clinics. Some clinics do not maintain funding contracts with the local council, meaning these clinics are not accessible through publically funded options. To access private paying rehab treatment in Bristol, contact ADT Healthcare today on 0800 111 4108.
If you cannot afford to fund your addiction treatment privately, your first port of call will be to attend a drop-in session at Bristol Drugs Project (BDP). BDP is located at 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8P. The centre is open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 8 PM. BDP administers the Community Care Assessment process. You must submit an application in order to seek funding. Your application will be put before the funding panel. If you are eligible for funding, you may then access a range of services on offer. This includes outpatient and residential treatment services.
Residential treatment is provided for at Chandos House. However, this provider only caters to men. This rehab is also accessible through a self-referral process. The nearest publically funded rehab clinic for mixed sexes is Broadway Lodge in Western Super Mare. You can contact Broadway Lodge or Chandos House by calling 0800 111 4108.
Another option is to seek publically funded treatment on an outpatient basis. This is offered through Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service (BSDAS). In Bristol, BSDAS offers a range of outpatient treatment including community detoxification, counselling and specialist prescribing. You can learn more about BSDAS’s alcohol treatment services on its website.
Another important form of addiction support worth mentioning is local support groups. These groups are run by organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and SMART Recovery. For more information, visit Alcoholics Anonymous’ website.
There are literally hundreds of support groups taking place within and surrounding Bristol, and far too many to list here. AA follows the 12-step model. This model is spiritual in nature. A more scientific alternative is offered by SMART Recovery. SMART follows the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) model. You can find your nearest SMART group by visiting SMART’s website.