Looking for addiction counselling in Kent?
There are a variety of resources available to help you find the right addiction counsellor in Kent for your specific needs and the type of addiction that you or your loved one is suffering with.
Choosing the right addiction counsellor or getting the right kind of addiction treatment is essential to help you through it and onto the road to addiction recovery.
Why might you need addiction counselling services in Kent?
Counselling services for addiction can be very helpful in a number of situations in which a person might be struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, behavioural addiction, or even anxiety and depression.
There are a variety of reasons why you may seek addiction counselling services for yourself or a loved one.
Some of these include:
- Addressing and overcoming addiction – addiction counselling can help people identify, understand, and address the root causes of their addiction and develop strategies to manage and overcome it.
- Managing cravings and triggers – addiction recovery is a journey and there is no overnight “cure” for addiction. People that struggle with addiction can often experience intense cravings and face triggers that can lead to relapse. Addiction counselling can provide them with tools and techniques to help manage these impulses and avoid relapse.
- Repair and rebuild relationships – addiction, especially substance abuse like drug and alcohol addiction, can damage personal and professional relationships. Attending addiction counselling sessions can help people repair and rebuild these relationships or learn how to develop healthy boundaries to prevent establishing future potentially damaging relationships.
- Prevent addiction – addiction counselling services aren’t only for people that are already addicted to a substance or behaviour. Addiction counselling can also be useful for individuals who have not yet fully developed an addiction but are concerned about substance misuse and would like help preventing future addiction.
Addiction counselling services in Kent can provide a supportive and non-judgemental environment to help anyone struggling with addiction to work through their individual challenges, triggers, and cravings, and achieve long-lasting, long-term addiction recovery.
Counselling services and addiction treatment in Kent at The Recovery Lodge
At The Recovery Lodge, we provide a number of addiction services including:
- Group Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- 12-step work
- One-to-one or face-to-face counselling
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Humanistic therapy
- Addiction recovery aftercare
- And more!
We are a specialist private residential addiction recovery clinic in Kent and we provide a healthy environment with bespoke addiction treatment tailored to your needs and uniquely suited to support your growth and healing.
For more information about The Recovery Lodge and why we’re one of the leading addiction recovery service providers in Kent, here are 10 reasons why you should choose us as your preferred addiction recovery solution.
If you’d like to talk to us about your recovery journey, your addiction or that of a loved one, or any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Other addiction recovery services in Kent
Other than The Recovery Lodge, there are several other addiction recovery services that you can learn about and possibly utilise, depending on the type of addiction that you or your loved one is struggling with, your individual circumstances, and your needs.
Here are a few useful organisations that run addiction recovery services in Kent:
SMART Recovery is a mutual aid group that offers support for people with addiction and is based upon the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). They have several locations across Kent where they hold regular meetings including Maidstone, Gravesend, and Tunbridge Wells. They also have locations near Kent including Southend-on-Sea, Lewisham, Croydon, Redhill, Hailsham, and Walthamstow.
Turning Point is a national health and social care provider that offers support to people with addiction and mental health issues. They have over 300 locations across England, with several in and around Kent including Medway Active Recovery Service (MARS) in Chatham, Croydon Young People’s Substance Misuse Service in Croydon, and Croydon Recovery Network (CRN), also in Croydon.
Change, Grow, Live is another national organisation that provides support and treatment for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. They provide their addiction recovery services in a number of locations across Kent including Maidstone, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone, and Bromley.
These organisations are just a few options available for addiction recovery services in Kent.
You could also speak with your GP or local NHS service for more information and potential referrals.
Addiction Recovery Helplines
There are a number of addiction recovery helplines that you can access in Kent and across the UK, too.
Talking to your GP or local NHS service is usually a good place to start as they can talk about the addiction problems you are facing and may be able to help with treatment or referral for treatment at a local addiction service.
If you’re not comfortable discussing your addiction or that of a loved one with your local GP, some options available to call are:
FRANK – 0300 1236600
You can also text FRANK on 82111 asking any question and they will reply.
They also have a live online chat service available on their website that operates from 2pm to 6pm every day.
FRANK is a service predominantly about drugs and drug use.
Drinkline – 0300 1231110
Available weekdays from 9am to 8pm and weekends from 11am to 4pm, Drinkline is a free and confidential service that you can call if you’re concerned about your drinking habit or someone else’s.
Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 9177 650
Probably the single, most well-known support groups or alcohol recovery services in Britain, Alcoholics Anonymous have been helping people overcome their alcohol dependence since 1935.
You can call the Alcoholics Anonymous’ national helpline for advice, guidance, and support.
Alcoholics Anonymous also run regular AA meetings across the UK, including numerous in Kent. Some AA meeting locations in Kent include Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Gravesend, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury, Folkestone, Whitstable, Minster-On-Sea, and more!
Recovery.org.uk – 0203 553 0324
Recovery.org.uk provides a free, completely confidential helpline that offers advice to anyone affected by addiction, whether directly or indirectly. The helpline is available 24 hours a day and nothing said on a call will be shared with anyone without permission.
Hopefully this has given you a good overview of the addiction recovery services and counselling available to you or your loved one in Kent.
If you want to discuss the services that The Recovery Lodge offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.