We receive many calls and enquiries from people living in Bristol and surrounding areas including Bath, Swindon and Weston Super Mare, who simply do not know where to turn for help.

Whether you are the individual with an alcohol or drug problem or a loved one or family member researching the options on behalf of someone else, we have put together a guide of options in the Bristol area for you.

Bristol and the surrounding areas have a population over 750,000, making it the 8th largest city in the UK. As the city has grown in both size and population, the number of people who require help with alcohol and drug problems has increased.

Alcohol in Bristol

It is estimated nationally that there are over 10 million people drinking above recommended levels. Whilst many of these people can stop or reduce their drinking with relative ease, there are many who need help in doing so. Among 18 – 50 year olds in Bristol, alcohol is now the leading risk factor in ill health, early mortality and disability and the fifth leading factor in all age groups. The range of alcohol problems vary from binge drinkers, who may often go for periods of time without drinking and then consume dangerous amounts, to those who drink more moderately but too often and are simply unable to go without alcohol for any real length of time.

Drugs in Bristol

Bristol, like any major city, has serious drug issues. It has the highest proportion of people who inject drugs in comparison to other major cities. Most of those developing problems include cocaine, cannabis and ketamine. For many people, their drug using journey begins quite innocently with cannabis use during teenage years. This is often resulting in either a progression to other drugs or a cannabis dependence, which is linked to a deterioration in mental health.

As well as illicit drugs, more people are presenting for prescription drug addiction treatment, primarily for opiates and benzodiazepines. These are either prescribed or bought on the black market

Drug and alcohol rehab programmes at The Providence Projects

Depending on the severity of the drug, alcohol or gambling problem, people often require a period of intense treatment. There are a range of treatment options in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Residential rehab is often the preferred option, as it generally is the quickest way to intervene and help the individual make the necessary changes.

Depending on the nature of the drug or alcohol problem, detox may be required. At The Providence Projects, there are a range of detox programmes for alcohol or drug misuse to ensure that you are able to withdraw from your substance safely and comfortably.

The rehab programmes help you to resolve the related issues and, most importantly, develop the skills to stay stopped! This really is the key to successful on-going recovery.

Since 1996 The Providence Projects has helped thousands of people to break the cycle of their addiction and remain clean and sober.

NHS or Private Rehab

Historically, may people used to access detox or rehab with help from their local authority. Over recent years, so many detox centres and rehabilitation clinics have closed due to funding cuts. Whilst there are a range of community options, funding for rehab can be very difficult to get. Where it is possible, there are often long waiting lists.

Of course, NHS rehab is favourable as it ensures that finance is not a barrier. If you are able to access funding, we strongly recommend you take advantage of that possibility.

If you are unable, private rehab may be an option. There are a range of private rehab options for those living in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and across the South West of England. At The Providence Projects we are able to arrange quick admissions into a range of programmes here.

Private rehab can be expensive but there is no need to spend £5,000 per week, as some centres may charge. In fact, £5,000 is enough for a complete programme to access immediate and high-quality rehab programmes.

Addiction help in Bristol

If you live in Bristol or the surrounding areas, you will have access to a range of out patient programmes, counselling and group sessions. You may be able to get some support or advice from your GP and there are some prescribing services and varying levels of support depending on the nature of your drug or alcohol problem. They will not however provide residential rehab.

There are also a range of self-help groups in the community that you can access. Most commonly, it is recommended that those suffering with an alcohol problem attend Alcoholics Anonymous whilst those who are suffering with a drug problem attend Narcotics Anonymous Meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Bristol area

Every Monday

Address:
Friends Meeting House,
York St
(Downstairs)

Time: 19:30
Postcode: BA1 1NG
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Every Tuesday

Address:
Friends Meeting House,
Beckspool Rd,
Frenchay Common

Time: 20:00
Postcode: BS16 1NT
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Every Wednesday

Address:
60 The Ridge,
Shirehampton

Time: 20:00
Postcode: BS11 0DZ
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Every Thursday

Address:
St Anthony's Presbytery,
Keinton Walk,
Henbury
(Through black gates)

Time: 20:00
Postcode: BS10 7BE
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Every Friday

Address:
Broadmead Baptist Church,
Union St,
Broadmead

Time: 10:30
Postcode: BS1 3HY
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Every Saturday

Address:
Christ the Servant Church,
Stockwood Rd,
Stockwood

Time: 11:30
Postcode: BS14 8SP
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Every Sunday

Address:
Rm 4,
Friends Meeting House,
Champion Square,
St Judes

Time: 19:30
Postcode: BS2 9DB
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Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the Bristol area

Every Monday

Address:
Callington Road Hospital,
Marmalade Road,
Brislington,
Bristol

Time: 19:30
Postcode: BS4 5BJ
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Every Tuesday

Address:
Tyndale Baptist Church,
Whiteladies Road,
Bristol

Time: 12:30
Postcode: BS8 2QG
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Every Wednesday

Address:
St Stephen's Church,
St Stephen's Street,
Bristol

Time: 18:30
Postcode: BS1 1EQ
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Every Thursday

Address:
Windmill Hill City Farm,
Phillip Street,
Bedminster,
Bristol

Time: 19:30
Postcode: BS3 4EA
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Every Friday

Address:
St. Mungo's Centre,
1 New Street,
Saint Judes,
Bristol

Time: 19:00
Postcode: BS2 9EX
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Every Saturday

Address:
Easton Community Centre,
Kilburn Street,
Easton,
Bristol

Time: 14:00
Postcode: BS5 6AW
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Every Sunday

Address:
Salvation Army,
Logos House,
3 Wade Street,
Bristol

Time: 19:00
Postcode: BS2 9EL
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Rehab Prices in Bristol for alcohol or drug treatment

In 2018 the last remaining residential rehab in Bristol, Chandos House, closed due to funding difficulties. It is also often recommended to go to a rehab that suits you, as opposed to simply the closest rehab.

The cost of alcohol rehab and drug rehab programmes vary on a range of factors but are usually priced between £600 and £6,000 per week. Most programmes are under £1,500 per week.

Rehab costs will also vary depending on the length of programme. Detox and rehab programmes can range from 1 week to 6 months and are tailored to suit the needs of the individual.

There are often payment plans which can help individuals and families spread the cost of the programme.

What is the right rehab for me?

It is important to choose the right rehab. To do that, it is worth carrying out your own research. Generally the most important things to look for are whether the rehabilitation centre has been established for many years; we would recommend at least twenty years. Read the reviews, arrange a visit, speak to the team on the phone and make sure you ask all the questions you want. Never feel embarrassed to ask. It is important that you feel safe and confident in the clinic you choose.

Other Bristol drug and alcohol support

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP)

11 Brunswick Square
Bristol
BS2 8PE

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) - Central

E5 16-18 King Square,
Bristol
BS2 8AZ

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) - North

Greenway Centre,
Doncaster Road,
Southmead,
Bristol,
BS10 5PY

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) - South

Symes Community Centre,
Peterson Avenue,
Hartcliffe,
Bristol,
BS13 0BE

Travel in Bristol

12 step meetings and BDP programmes are delivered across a range of sites in Bristol to ensure that they can be accessed simply using public transport.

Rehab pick up service

If you make the decision to access a private rehab facility, there is a pick-up service available to ensure that your journey is simple and comfortable. This is often a free service, depending on the distance of travel.

Call us now 0800 955 0945
Rehab prices starting from
£895 per week

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