Drug and Alcohol Rehab London

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Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab London

Castle Craig has been the UK’s leading provider of addiction treatment since 1988. In addition to our residential rehabilitation clinics in Scotland and Ireland, we also have an outpatient service in London.

Castle Craig treats many people from London and the South East of England at our residential addiction rehabs in Scotland and Ireland. Our London patients often tell us that our tranquil rural location away from the chaos and temptation of the city is crucial to their early recovery.

Castle Craig is easy to reach from the South East with many of our patients and staff frequently taking the 50-minute plane journey to Edinburgh Airport.

CATCH Recovery, London

CATCH Recovery, London, is our private outpatient addiction therapy service, that provides high-quality treatment for alcohol and drug addiction and related mental health problems. Our London outpatient clinic provides complementary services to addiction treatment such as:

  • Interventions
  • Therapy for all addictions – CBT, 12 Step, online
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Recovery 
  • Continuing Care
  • Sober Companioning

We also have a strong network of highly recommended London-based addiction psychiatrists and professionals to bring the best service to our clients.

Visit our London website or contact our help centre on 0203 468 6602 to find out more about our services in London. 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics London

  • In 2020/21 the Office for National Statistics recorded over 49.9 thousand drug offences reported by the police in London, which was also the highest number of drug offences in this provided period.
  • London has become prevalent for cocaine use, with more than half a million doses of cocaine, with an estimated street value of £2.75m, being consumed in London on average each day. Forensic scientists at King’s College London University looked at wastewater in the capital and tested for benzoylecgonine (BE), the compound produced when the body breaks down cocaine.
  • When comparing the rates of alcohol-specific deaths in 2020 to deaths registered in 2019, six out of nine English regions have seen statistically significant increases in rates. London remains high on the list following a jump from 7.9 to 9.9 deaths per 100,000 people, an increase of 25.3%.

Outpatient Rehab in London 

Once you have decided to enter rehab, you must then think about whether you wish to attend a residential or outpatient facility. Of course, this decision will also depend on a number of different factors, including the severity of your addiction, and whether you have any additional needs.

Castle Craig has an outpatient rehab called CATCH Recovery. The clinic is located in South West London and provides referrals to rehabs in other areas in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and The Netherlands.

Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

One of the major benefits of outpatient rehab is that it is more affordable than residential rehab, and can be tailored to fit each patient’s schedule and commitments. While inpatient care involves a person staying at the facility for the duration of their treatment, outpatient clinics do sometimes offer live-in support for those who need it.  

What Happens During Outpatient Rehab? 

A person’s experience of outpatient rehab will differ depending on which facility they choose. However, most clinics provide the following:

  • One-to-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapies such as art and music therapy
  • An average length of three months
  • Medication referrals 
  • 12-step fellowship meetings

Once you have been through an initial assessment and your programme has been finalised, you will be expected to attend sessions on the specific days outlined. Sometimes travel can be an issue, and deters people from seeking help. Some outpatient rehabs offer online sessions and Telehealth services. 

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How Much Does Rehab Cost in London?

The cost of rehab in London will vary depending on whether you opt for inpatient or outpatient services and whether or not you require a detox. Prices can start from £100 per private therapy session with an experienced addictions specialist therapist. To receive an accurate quote, we recommend you call CATCH directly to find out more about what is included in the cost. 

Services in London

Castle Craig and CATCH Recovery provide London-based clients with a selection of aftercare options. Continuing care is considered an important part of recovery, and increases the chances of patients maintaining long-term sobriety. 

Aftercare Networks

Upon discharge from Castle Craig Hospital, patients attend aftercare with CATCH Recovery which involves private one-to-one therapy sessions and Recovery Coaching as well as a group aftercare meeting, use of our Recovery App, and regular check-ins from Castle Craig. As well as this we provide clients with a sponsor in the AA or NA fellowship to guide them through the early stages of sobriety and accompany them to meetings.

Addiction Psychiatrists in London

Castle Craig can refer you to a range of experienced addiction psychiatrists in London. Psychiatrists are able to provide the assessment and diagnosis that begins the treatment process.

An addiction psychiatrist most commonly provides services such as:

  • Diagnosis of addiction and other disorders
  • Medical Assessment
  • Referral to inpatient rehabilitation

Psychotherapy in London

Castle Craig London has a network of highly experienced psychotherapists in various locations in London, as well as around the UK.

Psychotherapy has a valuable role to play in continuing care after residential addiction treatment, and in dealing with family and relationship issues that are often part of the problems facing someone with a diagnosis of addiction.


An intervention describes a concerted attempt by healthcare professionals and family members to encourage an individual with an addiction problem to engage in treatment.  Interventions can be carried out by a psychiatrist, a mental health nurse, or by a trained intervention specialist.

If you are worried about a friend or a loved one who is not accepting the need to seek treatment, then Castle Craig London can refer you to a professional who can advise you further about arranging an intervention. 

Drug and Alcohol Rehab London

Recovery & Sober Coaching in London

Addiction is a chronic illness that is not ‘cured’ once detox or inpatient treatment is completed. Rather, these (especially inpatient treatment) can put you in a good position to continue your recovery and lead a happy and fulfilling life without the need for drugs or alcohol.

Recovery and sober coaches (or sober companions) are individuals who have at least several years of steady recovery behind them and can offer intensive support to someone who is coming out of treatment and making their way in early recovery.

It is important to note that recovery coaches are not associated with the primary treatment of addiction. They support your recovery, help prevent relapse, build community support and work on life goals.

Free Addiction Resources London

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous is free and available in London. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of women and men, who share their experiences, challenges, strength, and hope with each other for mutual support and to help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop drinking.
  2. Cocaine Anonymous London is free and you will receive a warm welcome into this recovery community.
  3. Al-Anon is a free recovery resource for anyone affected by a family member or loved one’s drinking.


Can I Visit a Loved One in Castle Craig if I Live in London?

Unfortunately, due to Covid, family visits will be phased back in gradually to make sure the clinic remains Covid-free. However, relatives can stay in touch via phone and FaceTime while they are here.

Can I Get Funding for Drug/Alcohol Rehab?

We understand that not everyone can afford private rehab. In certain cases, you may be eligible to apply for funding from your local authority. However, it’s important to note that this process is often lengthy and is not an option for everyone.

Can I Go Through Rehab as an Outpatient?

Yes, CATCH Recovery offers outpatient care for people who do not require round-the-clock care or those who are unable to attend residential rehab.

How Do I Know if I Need Rehab?

A common misconception is that you have to hit ‘rock bottom’ before you really need to seek help. In fact, the earlier you begin addiction treatment, the greater your chances of maintaining sobriety.

People enter rehab at different stages of their addiction, either because they themselves are concerned about their drug/alcohol use and behaviour, or because their loved ones have expressed concern about their wellbeing.

Find Us

We try to make the whole process of getting to Castle Craig as easy as possible and can arrange for a private driver to meet you at the airport or train station.

Castle Craig Hospital

Blyth Bridge,
West Linton
near Edinburgh
Scotland, UK
EH46 7DH


0808 271 7500

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