Drugs – Alcohol – Detox – Rehab

End The Heartbreak…
Life After Addiction:
Yours By Right!

Love – Meaning – Purpose – Happy

How residential drug centers can help youHi, I’m Graham Foster, the director here at Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC).

Over the last 10 years, ARC drug & alcohol rehab has helped more than 800 people move beyond addiction to build normal lives full of meaning, purpose, hope & happiness.

We can help you too! – whether it’s you or somebody you love who is struggling with drugs or alcohol.

If You Are Here For Yourself…

…then know this: You are going to be OK!

I understand that you might feel embarassed or that you have failed in some way. It’s likely that you’ve had to live a double life & lie to people close to you while hiding things you feel ashamed of. 

I imagine that by now you’ve lost many things that mattered to you as your life has fallen deeper into addiction. 

I know you’re lonely. You’re probably running low on anything like genuine hope. You may even feel like you’ve given up on yourself.

Our ethos at ARC is to treat everyone with respect, encouragement and understandingBUT, if you’re reading this now then you’re still in there somewhere, fighting for yourself on some level. I know you might not believe it just yet but trust me, you’re doing the right thing because you are worth fighting for!

If you’ve been stuck in addiction or alcoholism then the reality is you’ve not been in control or had a great deal of real choice over your actions. Addiction is powerful and takes over you, your mind & your life for most of the time.

Does this sound about right? I haven’t met you yet but I’m familiar with the various faces of addiction. In fact I’ve devoted the last 2 decades of my life towards helping people like you finally win the fight for yourself & retake your mind, body & soul back from addiction.

You’re in exactly the RIGHT PLACE reading this now, and I know you need to find a way forward that actually works so you can break free from drugs or alcohol permanently. I understand that you’re here & listening to me because YOU WANT YOUR LIFE BACK!

Whether it’s your old life from before or a brand new life, it’s time to get you firmly in the driving seat.

Our treatment transforms you and gives you the tools to find your way forward and get your life back

The good news:

We’re going to go take you much much further than just breaking free from addiction.

I will show you how to move on to a life you truly enjoy living. It doesn’t matter how many times you tried to sort yourself out before & it doesn’t matter how bad your situation has become. There’s a reason you’re reading this right now. It’s time for you to MOVE ON to a LIFE AFTER ADDICTION.

The next few paragraphs are for families of people struggling with addiction. But we do have you covered on this page & I want you to hear what I have to say.

So scroll down until you get to the next section called ‘A New Life’.

If it’s YOUR SON or DAUGHTER or SOMEONE YOU LOVE…

…then I want you to know I understand the devastation caused by addiction in someone you care about. It’s heartbreaking to wonder month after month where the person who used to be your son, daughter or loved one has dissapeared to. 

Are you worried over your son or daughter and looking to get them into a good alcohol and drug rehab?

The memories & images of the real them stay strong. They are inside and it can bring sadness to the pit of your stomach to picture the happy, kind, caring, funny, intelligent, talented, creative, sensitive person you once knew. Do you wonder…

“Where did they go?”

It’s like you’re left with a broken shell of your loved one. It can feel as though you don’t even know them anymore and you may wonder how much of them is left in there. 

IT HURTS & YOU WANT THEM BACK! It’s one of the hardest things to feel so out of your depth with no idea what you can actually do to help! I imagine you’ve tried so much already.

It’s normal for you to feel this way. There are many people like you, feeling every bit as helpless. It’s human instinct to do everything in your power to protect the people you care about. So of course you want to release them from this horrid existence they’ve been living.

You want them to live a full and happy life, to see their beautiful smile again!

Our refreshing, new approach to rehabilitation are changing lives and putting smiles back on people’s faces

But it does not have to stay the way it’s been! You don’t have to constantly keep worrying or break down in tears any time you think about the person you love who is so lost right now.

After you’ve finished reading this page you’ll have a real sense of how different the future could look for your loved one and also for you. I want to instill a sense of renewed hope in you as you realise what can be achieved for your loved one when the best people, use the best knowledge, in the best way.

At ARC we help many people each month to literally transform their lives. But it’s not just their lives that change for the better. It’s not just alcoholics or addicts who suffer, we also understand the emotional battering that impacts THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THEM.

For mothers & fathers, brothers & sisters, husbands & wives, friends & lovers… your loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause:

 

  • CHAOS – The lies and manipulations, the arguments, the mistrust, the rescuing from situations such as; debt, police, A&E, mental hospitals, stealing, depression, hopelessness.
  • FRUSTRATION – There’s no answer or cure or effective support and often you lose hope after many ‘false’ cures or failed treatments.
  • WORRY – That your loved one will never live a good life, that they may end up in prison or the drinking and drugs may damage them permanently or even kill them.
  • NOT KNOWING – what is the right or wrong thing to do? Should you give them money to help them or are you then just paying for their drink or drugs? Should you put them up or should you move them out? What should you do? What shouldn’t you do?
  • KIDS – Who looks after the children, the grandchildren? Will you ever see them again? How do you protect them? How do you limit the damage? Huge, complicated issues!

“I so want help to release him from this horrid, horrid existence he lives…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I have a really good life now and I know in my heart that coming to this treatment centre was the single most important thing I ever did.”
Phil, Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

A New Life

I’m going to show you exactly how we can help you or your loved one get free from drugs or alcohol & begin a brand new life. I want to show you exactly what that life can look like after addiction. To do this, I need to explain why we founded ARC.

In 2005 we identified 2 chronic problems with affordable alcohol and drug rehab centers in the UK:

1. Treatment methods are often not grounded in science and in fact many drug rehabilitation centers in the UK use an outdated technique written in 1935 that is based on religious principles.

2. Residential drug alcohol rehab clinics usually focus on trying to ‘fix’ their clients and THIS DOES NOT WORK. If we want to actually get through to people, then our focus MUST be on transforming lives in a way that lasts.

A refreshing, new approach to rehabilitation was desperately needed in the UK…. After 16 months of preperation in 2006 we launched ARC – A new kind of drug & alcohol rehab in the UK.

Here at ARC we take a refreshing approach towards rehabilitation and treat addiction  with proven science based methods

After a decade of success stories – helping many challenging clients that other rehab clinics had given up on – ARC is now recognised as a leading pioneer in the field of lasting, science-based addiction treatment.

We have 3 clear directions:

Direction 1

From the moment you arrive at ARC you are treated with positive regard, encouragement, respect, understanding and tolerance at all times. EVERYTHING we do is based on this ethos and not criticism, blame or shame.

Direction 2

Drug & Alcohol Treatment at ARC is based on proven science-based techniques. Our treatment methods improve by learning from our own real-life breakthroughs.

Direction 3

Our focus is on helping you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into a life you can enjoy.

  • A life of Meaning
  • A life with real Purpose
  • Hope for the countless new possibilities that open up to you
  • Happiness as a genuine option!

Life after addiction is real. It’s tangible. We watch it unfold here many times each year & if you’re reading this and willing to take action, then life after addiction is yours by right. 

Our drug alcohol rehab method creates a psychological ‘hard-reset’ that causes lasting change in your beliefs. This empowers you to respond in new ways to your patterns of thought and what goes on around you.

Rehabilitation at ARC opens the doors wide open for you. What if your new life included:

  • Good Health
  • Family
  • Financial Stability
  • Love & Friendships
  • Rewarding Work
  • Freedom, Exploration & Adventure

We actively help each of our clients dig deep to find out exactly what the best image of life looks like specifically to you – then we give you the tools to build that life.

“If I could get back to being clean I could get back be the dad to my amazing son…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

I’ve got a lot of gratitude for ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean.”
Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Industry Leading Authority on Addiction

I understand how essential it is to you to find the right drug and alcohol rehab in the UK for yourself or your loved one.

If the time is right for a real chance of a new life then your choice of rehab clinics becomes even more important. A bad experience in a residential rehab in the UK at this stage could potentially close the emotional & psychological doors to the chance of recovery for a long time. Maybe even for good.

I’m confident that by the time you’ve finished reading this page, you’ll understand why so many people put their trust in ARC when making such a vital decision.

I want to show you several points that demonstrate ARC is THE LEADING AUTHORITY on drug & alcohol rehab in the UK.

 

ARC is the leading authority in addiction treatment in the UK

  • Over the last 11 years ARC has been trusted by 37 local government authorities. 
  • Treatment designed from the ground up & improved constantly.
  • Over 832 people helped since 2006.
  • No religious overtones.
  • No ‘5 day detox & you’re cured’ nonsense.
  • No re-hash of the same old 12-Step techniques from 1935.
  • Only effective treatment based on science & constant re-evaluation.
  • ARC is not a faceless, over-sized & hard to manage rehab group spread across multiple locations that is more concerned with year end profits than creating new lives for their clients.
  • We have 1 well run treatment facility that enables effective quality control & allows us to maintain the highest standards. It also means we have a small, stable team of staff who are dedicated to both your success & constantly improving our excellent treatment model.
  • Every week we see evidence that confirms our rehabilitation methods work.
  • One final reason you can rest assured that ARC leads the field of drug & alcohol recovery in the UK. I’m a published author on the subject of addiction & a video I created on the process of addiction in your brain, recently passed 150,000 views on Youtube. I’ve been contacted by a Lecturer in the US as they regularly show this video to their students.

“He said he doesn’t need rehab as he knows what he’s got to do and that no one can tell him anything he doesn’t already know…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I needed something that gave me life skills, gave me tools to equip me for when I left treatment, and that’s what the ARC gave me.” 
Phil, Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

Unique Rehab Model & Methods

In 2005 we went back to the drawing board & started from scratch. We designed a brand new treatment model with 1 objective in mind.

TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE!

That’s it. We don’t want a single person that’s been through our doors to leave as the same person who arrived. 

We find that each individual responds better to 2 or 3 treatment methods, but not everything works for everyone. So for our desired level of deep change to be possible for every single client ARC’s unique rehab model uses several different core treatment methods.

Treatment at ARC are science-based and proven to work. We have 9 core treatment methods to help beat addiction

We monitor which methods each individual client finds helpful and then refocus their treatment. It’s a tailored approach rather than 1 size fits all. Each of these treatment methods is based on an understanding of the science behind addiction.

The Science of Addiction

Addiction is a physical presence in the brain. To understand this concept we need to first understand how the brain works.

The brain has over 86 Billion neurons and every time we learn something new, we are growing new pathways between these neurons. This creates patterns between the neurons that eventually become our basis for thought.

So every time we learn anything, new patterns are created and the more recurring a thought becomes, the more these patterns are reinforced. Once patterns of thought become established, it can become extremely difficult to change them. Unfortunately this can prove the pathway to addiction.

 

Addiction often begins with normal thoughts following the normal pathways in the brain and this is shown in the animation below.

Every day anxieties like: “I want to fit in” or “I’m stressed out” can lead you to Drink/Use in a social situation.

As shown in the animation above, these thoughts build up pathways between the brain neurons to form patterns. Because the decision to Drink/Use may have helped relieve every day anxieties, the response to a more serious event such as “I’ve Been Dumped” can become to Drink/Use.

So with addiction the immediate response to any uncomfortable thought becomes to Drink/Use. These patterns of thought can become so established that the decision to quit is no longer powerful enough.

To truly beat addiction you need to begin the process of diverting these thoughts away from the decision to Drink/Use & develop new neural pathways that strengthen each time you use them. You are then better equiped to cope with uncomfortable thoughts and start to have real choice over what actions you take in response to any situation..

The reality is that this will take some time and you are going to need some help.

Rest assured knowing that you are going to be OK in our capable hands

To get the transformation necessary for you or your loved one we will have to help reprogram your mind to function in new ways.

These are some rehabilitation techniques that we have found to work well…

Core Treatment methods

  1. Relational Framework Theory (RFT)
  2. ‘Life You Want’ Focus – VS – Fixing You (Big Hint: You’re NOT Broken)
  3. Gym Workouts
  4. Dependence to Independence
  5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  6. Transactional Analysis
  7. The 12 steps (the parts of it that work!) 
  8. Extra Therapies
  9. Converting the Addiction Trap into a Tool that Empowers Your Life

1. Relational Framework Theory (RFT)

RFT allows us to identify how common language structures in the brain create the meanings that drive self-harming behaviours such as addiction.

Once we are able to identify these verbal structures in a very precise way we can then manipulate them to drive behaviours that help a person build a life they want.

The upshot of all this is that clients develop a practiced method of identifying individual directions that will provide for them a life worth living. They then learn how to take committed actions in the service of those directions: Creating the dream and learning how to live it!

2. ‘Life You Want’ Focus

We have discovered that an effective way out of addiction is to focus thinking and behaviours toward the life you want and away from fixing problems.

There is a growing body of psychology professionals who are finding that treatment of addiction will be more effective by seeing that person as having ‘a difference’ and not a ‘problem to be fixed.’

People suffering from addiction are too often only focused on trying to fix themselves (self-esteem, honesty, mental health etc.) and fix life problems (careers, money, relationships) and this leads to an unworkable and depressing life.

ARC clients learn to focus on moving towards a life they want and being who they want to be instead of trying and failing to fix their life problems.

As they move towards the life they want the things that are fixable tend to get fixed much easier and the unfixables (anger, depression, anxiety) tend to become assets.

3. Regular exercise

At ARC, clients attend treatment groups and activities while detoxing, taking their attention away from the pain of withdrawal thus making detox easier on them

We provide trips to the gym and pool every week. It’s an optional activity but there is a lot of evidence that regular exercise provides:

  • Feel good chemicals in the brain
  • Better sleep
  • Reduction of health risks
  • A sense of well-being
  • Increased confidence

4. Dependence to Independence

Your own room in a real house so you can bring your own laptop & phone if you wish – ARC alcohol & drug rehab UK is not a ‘care home’ type rehab. So that you can build the life you want throughout your treatment.

At ARC we measure success based on how long someone has been free from addiction and if your life has changed for the better

You can face the challenges of the real world while still in a treatment setting – rather than having to face these daunting problems after your rehab alcohol or drug treatment has ended.

Independent living while in treatment is important because it is so easy to become institutionalised and dependent on the treatment centre structure.

5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

We use the brain to develop new thought patterns that are more helpful and drive functional behaviours away from existing thought patterns that drive despair, self-harm, and addiction.

The new thought patterns are created and established through a regular morning practice of taking perspective.

So instead of: “I need to deal with my feelings” we establish the new perspectives of: “I value my feelings, my strengths, my weaknesses and myself as a person”

We do this through reading aloud two specific lists in morning groups. Clients make this practice work to influence all their thoughts so that the whole exercise works toward a healthier way of thinking that drives positive behaviours.

Once the clients are skilled and practiced they can continue this practice after treatment for the rest of their lives if they wish.

6. Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a way of relating to your past self. Many clients have issues from their childhood that are adversely affecting them in the present. 

TA is a proven and established method of re-parenting your past self so that the present self is free to pursue the LIFE THEY WANT without being overwhelmed with uncomfortable feelings all the time.

TA is mostly covered in detail in Secondary Treatment because it can prove too much for those in very early recovery to handle.

7. The Parts of the 12 steps that work – with none of the religious stuff

12 Step Recovery is an established method of staying clean and sober that provides tremendous support.

Unfortunately, many people are missing out on the advantages of this support because it can be religious in nature. ARC itself is a modern scientifically informed treatment centre, with no spiritual content whatsoever. 

Here at the ARC alcohol and drug rehab we teach clients how to engage in those problematic steps about ‘God’ and ‘Higher Power’ through learning a form of Transactional-Analysis. 

I appreciate that this explanation sounds very technical. But once our clients learn this short and very simple psychological perspective – they can in these steps that enable self control of behaviour. From then on the barriers to being part of the AA and NA communities are removed.

In fact it’s so simple and effective, you may even feel bitter and angry that you’ve lived all your life so far without knowing how to do this.

8. Extra Therapies

We include other therapies of an alternative nature such as Meditation and Yoga.

However, these methods have no genuine scientific or evidence base other than an established placebo effect but some clients do respond to this which is why we make these techniques available.

9. The Addiction Trap – YOU NEED to GRASP THIS!

For 20 years I’ve been working to help free people struggling with addiction. In all that time I never met anyone who wasn’t genuinely desperate to stop drinking or taking drugs as soon as possible… As long as that ‘as soon as possible’ is tommorow at the earliest!

Avoid the trap of compromising quality and expert care to save on rehab costs

It doesn’t quite make sense right?

Conversations can last for hours about the very real nightmare that people’s lives have become. Then a person like you or your loved one often gets onboard with the urgency of creating a rewarding new life for themselves.

But because their mind has been programed by addiction, the response is always: “I’m definitely going to do that & I’m starting TOMORROW.

This tragic, fatal delusion that there will be a better tomorrow is what we call THE ADDICTION TRAP. 

It’s this delusion that there will be a solution tomorrow that comes before every drink or drug use for most alcoholics and addicts. Part of you genuinely doesn’t want to use or drink each time. But ‘knowing’ you have a plan to break free, and that it will be OK tommorow, lets you off the hook to use or drink today.

The issue here is that in practise it’s always today when you are thinking stuff or talking it through with someone. Let me demonstrate by asking you 1 question… are you reading this page tommorow?!

Of course no. It’s right now, today, that you’re considering everything I’m telling you here.

I’m sure you can see how this single hard-wired thought pattern keeps most addicts or alcoholics using day after day, for their entire life. One of the first objectives of any effective treatment program needs to be to re-wire this part of the brain. To destroy the delusion that it will be OK tommorow.

At ARC we have designed structured verbal patterns that clients practice and strengthen every single day in treatment. You can only stop taking drugs or alcohol TODAY!

This applies to many things in life and if you truly do want something to happen then it’s more likely to work out if you take action straight away.

So for example, if you think ARC might be a way forward for you or your loved one then I implore you to do something towards it right now.

You may need to speak to someone else or show them this website. If so call them right now and arrange that! The action you take today could be calling us to ask a question or to book in an assessment, or it could be sending us a message to ask for some support. 


“I have trained in EFT and qualified as a listener, and yet I am unable to help myself…” 

Whatever action you think you can take – DO IT NOW! If you decide to leave it until tommorow it’s likely that it won’t actually happen… it needs to be today. Take action now.

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“Treatment enabled me to learn to live in the present moment, stop regetting my past and worrying about my future” 
Dave, Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

2 Secrets to a Successful Medical Detox

Inclusion

You may have seen detoxes in films in which patients are hooked up to lots of tubes as if they are in intensive care. Well, that’s Hollywood! Real detoxes are simply medications given to our clients that minimise their symptoms of withdrawal.

Many alcohol and drug rehab centers treat clients undergoing detoxes as if they are hospital patients. This makes the experience of detoxification much harder for clients.

At ARC, clients attend treatment groups and activities with all other clients while they are detoxing. This helps take their attention away from physical withdrawal symptoms. Keeping busy and distracted makes the detox easier and the time go quicker.

Of course if the client is feeling unwell, we offer a time-out room where they can always just lie down for a while.

Flexibility

At the ARC we understand that each individual’s response to any medication is different. Because of this we have trained and experienced staff who recognise when a client is over or under medicated and the dosages can be modified appropriately.

Another important aspect of flexibility is the choice of medications. We listen to each client’s preferences because we know that getting the right type of medication for each individual makes all the difference. So we have several different detox options available that each use different medications.

“My son has very deep rooted fears over a cruel father that has haunted him all his life. He is now a big drinker and so angry with life…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Warm & Effective Staff Team

I said at the beginning that one of ARC’s directives includes treating EVERYONE with real understanding & empathy.

This is so important.

Because for someone to engage with our treatment, they must feel it’s OK to trust us. We understand how hard it has been for them and how challenging the first few days in rehab can be. Our clients need to know that it is normal to be in the uncomfortable emotional place they may be in. They need to know that it’s now safe to let go.

I’d like you to know that myself & each member of staff here at ARC have experience with battling and overcoming addiction. So we empathise with every one of our client’s struggle.

An effective, science-based rehabilitation method with a life-affirming direction can only be successful if the right people are on-board. Staff here at ARC are passionate and share an understanding of how important it is to get each client’s treatment right.

Since the day ARC welcomed our first client Jerry back in 2006, I have had a list of essential qualities every staff member here must have.

ARC Staff Must:

  • Be in recovery themselves. This enables a level of empathy & insight that can’t be faked.
  • Feel a deep sense of purpose & drive working at ARC. The staff here are following a higher calling in life rather than simply working to pay the bills.
  • Be kind of heart & supportive by nature.
  • Be trained to an industry leading level. In order to help each individual client re-connect with themselves & build a new life.
  • Feel pride each time they help someone new to leave addiction behind.

Meet the people behind ARC…

Graham Foster

  • Position: Director
  • Recovery: 22 years free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Sailplane gliding.
  • Qualifications: Certified in Contemporary Psychology, Master Practitioner NLP, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Ethical Practice in Psychotherapy, Human Development & Sexuality, Psychopathology, Mental Capacity Act.

Siamak Diba

  • Position: CQC Registered Manager
  • Recovery: 11 years 5 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Enjoying spending time with my son who is now 8, and gaining my Psychotherapy qualification
  • Qualifications: Contemporary Psychotherapist working towards accreditation, NVQ4 in Leadership and Management in Social Care, Care Certificate.

Kate Ward

  • Position: Admissions Manager
  • Life: I am into health and fitness: I run 5 times a week and teach yoga and meditation. I love seeing the effect of yoga on people and I enjoy giving people an experience of themselves in a class especially if they have never tried it before (clients in rehab for example) as it totally opens them up to a different way of relating to themselves.

Paul Mantle

  • Position: Key Worker
  • Recovery: 4 years 6 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: I love that my little girl as moved to Portsmouth to spend more time with me.
  • Qualifications: Completed Care Certificate, Level 3 Laser (working with addiction and recovery), A.C.T practitioner. Currently pursuing a counselling course.

Ben Prior

  • Position: Support Worker
  • Recovery: 1 year 2 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Resuming study for my Bachelors of Science Psychology (Hons) and getting into tropical fishkeeping.
  • Qualifications: Level 2 Counselling Skills, Level 3 Adult Education & Training, Level 2/3 Conflict Management.

 

“I would be very grateful for someone who can help support us and let us be the happiest family we once were…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“They give you the choice, they give you the stuff, it’s all up to you.”

Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

ARC Alcohol and Drug Rehab is Proven to Work

ARC’s unique treatment methods work. Plain & Simple. I do not just mean that you or your loved one can get off drugs or alcohol for a few weeks, months or years. Treatment at ARC sets off a deep transformation in you & gives you the tools to leave drugs & alcohol behind & create the life you want to live.

At ARC we don't 'fix' people. Instead we transform lives & teach you how to build a wonderful future

Many other drug rehabilitation centers in the UK measure success rates by how many people complete a course of treatment. Whether that was 4 months, 3 weeks or even 1 week. The problem with that is – Statistics are often generated to look good on paper, but do not actually measure the 2 most important things.

At ARC we measure success by asking a couple of questions:

1. Are clients still free from drugs & alcohol 1, 2, or even 10 years down the line?

2. What does life look like for the people who make it: Are they living full, happy lives, free from their past. Complete with meaning, purpose & power over themselves. What directions are they headed in?

A large number of our clients remain free from drugs & alcohol. But more importantly they embrace all life has to offer.

They are not just surviving, or struggling on and staying clean through sheer force of will. Life is an adventure for our ex-clients and it’s a journey worth taking!

Here are just a handful of snippets on what some of our ex-clients have to say about ARC and their life after drugs & alcohol. (You’ll also notice many more real life reviews from ex-clients at the end of each section on this page)

“I’ve got a lot of gratitude for the ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean, so, thank you to the ARC.”

Written by – Duke
Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

“It’s addressed a lot of things that needed to be dealt with in order for me to move forward with my life…”

Written by – Risa
Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

“The outstanding care, support, encouragement and therapy provided by The Arc staff helped me to work through addiction and gain acceptance.”

Written by – Dave
Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

“My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Written by – John
Free from alcohol & drugs for 3 years at time of review

 

Location of ARC

  • Portsmouth, on the South Coast of England
  • Just over 1 hr from London by car

Why Location Matters

Having some distance between the treatment center and a client’s home is a good thing because:

  • Distance removes you or your loved one from your immediate situation. So you are not as easily tempted back.
  • Having a break from normal life allows our clients to stabilise. This needs to happen before deep change can take place.

I’m often asked if ARC has a branch more local to you. I understand that it can be comforting if your loved one is not too far away to visit.

But it’s so important to give the addiction treatment the best chance of working!

Committing to treatment by getting well away from friends and stress is essential and distance really helps.

 

  • The further away your loved one is, the easier it is for them to let go of all the stress.
  • The more distance from home there is, the less likely you or your loved one are to return home and quit treatment.
  • The farther away their friends and family are, the easier it is to focus on themselves and get well.

“I think a complete break from society with help to fight his addiction might be just what they need…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC Clients Make it!

“I thank you for opening my mind, showing me the road to recovery, and giving me the tools to stay on that road when one of life’s hurdles tries to trip you up.” 

Nicki, Free from alcohol and drugs for 2 years at time of review

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Standard treatment lengths are 12 weeks in most rehabs. Here at ARC we have a 12-Week Primary Treatment and a 12-Week Secondary Treatment program. But it all comes down to what is affordable and practical.

The longer the treatment, the more likely a positive outcome can be achieved.

You can book shorter stays and it’s up to you how long you wish to stay at ARC. Some clients just require a quick detox. However, we do recommend at least 4 weeks.

We don’t want you to spend money if we don’t think this is the right time in your loved one’s life to get recovery.

We will have much more insight into each client’s needs after 4 weeks. So it’s often the case that people commit financially to 4 weeks & then decide whether to extend.

Sadly, with this approach your loved one might feel they need to get out in 4 weeks to save their family money. They may give up on themselves if they realise 4 weeks isn’t going to be enough to help them.

So it’s always safer to secure the 12-week Full Primary Treatment in advance. Then if after 4 weeks no more time is required – then we refund you any money for the remaining time.

“I really don’t think he has much time left before he does something stupid…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live”

 Bal, Free from alcohol for 11 months at time of review

What are the Costs of Residential Rehab in the UK?

Underneath this section you’ll find a pricing table of treatment fees here at ARC.

I’ve found that people often don’t understand how much private rehab clinics in the UK should cost, or if there are any funding options on offer. So I would like to clear a few things up for you here. 

With the Right Treatment Models they do.

There are 3 Pricing Groups of alcohol and drug rehab centers in the UK:

1. – ‘Free’ Rehab Centers in the UK

Cost: Zero

These are not actually rehabs but are charity or government run services, funded by the NHS & usually very local to you.

Sometimes, services like alcohol rehab by the NHS are more of a damage control mechanism than a permanent solution & can offer support to using drug addicts or alcoholics in a variety of ways, including social worker meetings & substitute medical scripts etc.

Some local services still have limited funding to eventually send people to a professional rehab center like ARC, but there are very few places in rehab available this way now. This is because of government cutbacks on spending for austerity measures. We’ve noticed here at ARC that often only the worst cases now get funding to go away to a drug alcohol rehab. It’s very sad that unfortunately these are likely to be the people with the least chance of success for one reason or another.

2. – Celebrity or ‘Luxury’ Rehabs

Cost: £1,000 per week to £10,000 per week

Knowing that the rich & famous use a certain rehab can be quite a pull to some people. But there are some obvious reasons for being a little more selective when you’re deciding on the best place to help you or your loved one move on to life after addiction.

Apart from the prohibitive cost, luxury rehabs are not set up well to prepare you for normal life. Clearly it’s not much help long term simply managing to stay clean for a few weeks whilst being pampered in a secluded place. Can you imagine how unprepared this leaves people for the end of treatment when it’s time to live in the normal world, with the normal issues and stresses of day to day life?

3. – Cheap/Affordable Drug & Alcohol Rehabs – (Like ARC)

Cost: £600 per week to £1000 per week

There are 20 – 30 residential rehabs in the UK that fall into the category of ‘affordable alcohol & drug rehabilitation centers’ in the UK. Whilst not exactly cheap, rehab centers in this group keep costs low to try and make treatment affordable to more people.

Treatment fees are kept affordable in a variety of ways, for example by using a ‘quasi-residential’ model. This means that clients are housed separately from the treatment center in well-managed residential houses so that housing benefit can be claimed. Obviously this reduces costs for any drug rehab using this model & also has an added benefit of better preparing a client for normal life after rehab.

Some cheap rehab centers can reduce cost further by having a larger number available beds so that economies of scale come into effect. We disagree with this approach at ARC because in our experience, when there are too many clients in a rehab then several key problems arise. Overall this results in a much lower quality of service & success rates usually drop, so we recommend that people stay away from cheap drug rehab centers that practice this approach.

Affordable Rehab UK Residents Can Depend On

ARC is classed as an affordable rehab in the UK but hands up, we do sit towards the top of this group in terms of rehab prices in the UK. This is because we keep our bed numbers low, ARC has 19 places VS over 40 beds in some cheaper rehabs. It’s also very important to me that we maintain a high budget for staff training and quality control. Also, as one way of installing a sense of self worth in ARC clients, we keep our houses to a very high standard & treat clients to several expensive benefits that other rehabs do not.

High Value Benefits at ARC

  • Gym Passes
  • Fun days out to enjoy life (go carting, gliding, speed boating, etc)
  • High standard of quality control & staff training
  • Extremely high standard of accommodation & decor – when you come to ARC your home is stylish, comfy & welcoming
  • Low client numbers
  • Continued research into new effective treatment methods

It has always been my belief that it’s worth spending a little more to get things as best as they can be. Of course I’m biased, but ARC is top of its class!

Although we may cost a little more than a cheap rehab that UK residents are accustomed to, ARC is high value & worth every penny for the level of expertise & the results we get here.

Cost of Rehab at ARC…
An Affordable Rehab in the UK for Drugs & Alcohol

Service Cost
4 Weeks Rehab £3,040
12 Weeks Rehab £9,120
Medicated Detox £1,090
4 Weeks Rehab & Detox £4,130

“£10k-£12k a year I’ve been throwing away on it…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

Risa, Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

Would it help you to compare treatment methods & cost of 8 UK rehabs in an easy to understand chart?

We recently looked at the top 8 UK drug & alcohol rehab centres & made an easy to understand chart to help you make an informed choice.

You can use our chart to compare:

  • Cost
  • Treatment Methods
  • Locations
  • Options Available

If you think this comparison chart could be useful to you, then click the button below…

Availability

ARC is a popular choice and we also keep our bed numbers low to maintain the highest levels of quality treatment. This means that places are often limited, but we do try hard to keep one bed space available each week for urgent admissions.

3 Step Process

Many alcohol & drug rehab centers have long & complex admission procedures which can put some people off.

Here at ARC we’ve cut out any unnecessary steps so the process is simple and quick whilst still taking care to make sure ARC is the right place for you or your loved one.

Step 1 – You can do this NOW!

Call us during office hours to arrange a time for an assessment.

ARC simplifies the admission process by cutting out unnecessary steps while maintaining due care and safety

Step 2

Let us Assess you or your loved one to make sure a stay at ARC rehab is the right way forward.

An assessment can happen over the phone at an arranged time or if you prefer then your assessment can be combined with a visit to the centre in Portsmouth.

The assessment is a series of questions about you or your loved one’s history, physical and medical circumstances. Completing an assessment in no way commits anyone to coming into treatment.

Step 3

Once an assessment is completed and we have established that we can help, then you can choose to book an admission and start a journey towards a new life.

How Long Does Admission Take?

Standard treatment lengths are 12 weeks in most rehabs. Here at ARC we have a 12-Week Primary Treatment and a 12-Week Secondary Treatment program. But it all comes down to what is affordable and practical.

The longer the treatment, the more likely a positive outcome can be achieved.

You can book shorter stays and it’s up to you how long you wish to stay at ARC. Some clients just require a quick detox. However, we do recommend at least 4 weeks.

We don’t want you to spend money if we don’t think this is the right time in your loved one’s life to get recovery.

We will have much more insight into each client’s needs after 4 weeks. So it’s often the case that people commit financially to 4 weeks & then decide whether to extend.

Sadly, with this approach your loved one might feel they need to get out in 4 weeks to save their family money. They may give up on themselves if they realise 4 weeks isn’t going to be enough to help them.

So it’s always safer to secure the 12-week Full Primary Treatment in advance. Then if after 4 weeks no more time is required – then we refund you any money for the remaining time.

“I really don’t think he has much time left before he does something stupid…”

We try to keep at least one place free for urgent cases. Because we understand sometimes you have to act while your loved one is open. 

So normally we would need 24hrs notice following the assessment to organise the detox if required.

If a detox is not required then the admission can be immediate

“He won’t live that long without help. He is begging for help and I don’t know how to help…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life.

A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS. If the time is right then it’s important to get help as soon as possible…

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.”

John, Free from alcohol & drugs for 3 years at time of review

Reviews


Overall rating: 8.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews


Rated: 9 out of 10
Date published: 10/10/2015

“I’d be dead now if I hadn’t come into treatment.”

“I truly believe that I’d be dead now if I hadn’t come into treatment.
I could never get a day clean. I’ve tried so many times I gave up hope.

I’m nearly 50 and I thought I would spend the rest of my life drinking, using heroin and smoking crack. I’d end up alone, no family, no friends, no job, no hope, no health, and that would be my life and then I would die.

I needed something that gave me life skills, gave me tools to equip me for when I left treatment, and that’s what the ARC gave me.

I have a really good life now and I know in my heart that coming to this treatment centre was the single most important thing I ever did.”

Written by – Phil
Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

Rated: 10 out of 10
Date published: 10/09/2015
Snippet: “…They’re not like other treatment centres where you’re on lock down…”

“I’ve got a lot of gratitude for the ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean, so, thank you to the ARC.

If you’re thinking of going into treatment, I would really consider looking at Portsmouth and looking at the Arc ,and giving it a good go, because it worked for me.

They’re not like other treatment centres where you’re on lock down, and they take away stuff, and they strip you down and make you feel less than. This treatment centre does the exact opposite.

They give you the choice, they give you the stuff, it’s all up to you. It’s up to you how you use it. If you use it well, you’ll get everything you need from the treatment centre. Obviously if you don’t, then you’re off, but there may be that pathway of you coming back, and then doing it all over again. but I would highly recommend the ARC in Portsmouth.”

Written by – Duke
Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Rated: 7 out of 10

Date published: 16/02/2015
Snippet: “…I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

“It’s addressed a lot of things that needed to be dealt with in order for me to move forward with my life and I felt that’s what the ARC gave me the ability and capacity to do.
I’ve been given coping mechanisms, I’ve been given tools by the ARC.

I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

Written by – Risa
Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

Rated: 8 out of 10
Date published: 22/12/2015
Snippet: “…helped me learn vital life skills…in a safe environment”

“Bullet points as follows:
1. Treatment enabled me to learn to live in the present moment, stop regetting my past and worrying about my future
2. Quasi residential living helped me learn vital life skills like shopping, cooking and self care whilst living with my peers in a safe environment.
3. The outstanding care, support, encouragement and therapy provided by The Arc staff helped me to work through addiction and gain acceptance.
4. I enjoyed the journey of discovery with my “inner child” and was able to nurture and reconcile issues of trauma and unrest
5. The life changing techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy delivered in treatment has removed old triggers and focused me on the direction I want to lead my life
Thank you to The Arc, staff and peers for starting me on this amazing journey.”

Written by – Dave
Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

Rated: 9 out of 10
Date published: 08/12/2015
Snippet: “…I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live”

“After another period of extremely heavy drinking of approx three years following yet another relapse I was left in a state of utter despair, turmoil, confusion, chaos, fear to name a few. Basically I was a physical, mental and spiritual wreck then on the 1st December last year I arrived at the ARC (Addiction Recovery Centre) to engage in a period of rehabilation which lasted 12 weeks.

There followed a couple of days of induction and partaking in a variety of workshops and the commencement of a detoxification programme, in all honesty I did have not got a clue what was going on, where I was, who was who, after a couple of weeks I can remember thinking “what the fuck is going on” here I was, with a bit of structure to a day this is unheard of but it was happening dont ask me how I was doing it.

Gradually I started to have more awareness and started noticing what was going on around me this triggered off some realisation, “oh I get that”, ” the penny drops”, “finding another piece of the jigsaw” sort of moments” around me due to the environment I was in and the staff I was engaging with especially my key worker.
As a result of this and the various workshops, group discussions and exposure to new ideas and thoughts such as ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) , The Matrix, becoming more aware about emotions, learning about the minds stories, obsession, beliefs, spirituality, directions, acceptance of addiction, short term fixes, long term aims goals, behavioural changes, , passion, commitment, relationship with self, affirmations, attending and sharing at both Alcholics and Narcotics meeting I find myself in a better frame of mind, better physically and more spiritually aware then when I came into the ARC.

I am not the first or the last person to go through the ARC but I am so grateful and humble to all the staff and again espicially my key worker for showing faith, tolerance, encourgement and support in getting me to where I am now because I cant believe so much could happen in such a short period of time while also being aware that this is only the start of a new life that I want a day at a time.

All thanks to my time at ARC I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live.”

Written by – Bal
Free from alcohol for 11 months at time of review

Rated: 9 out of 10
Date published: 12/08/2015
Snippet: “… If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.”

“The Arc got me a new life by teaching me what my addictions were.

I didn’t even know I was an addict when I came here. I always thought I was just a drinker and used drugs.
If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.

My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Written by – John
Free from alcohol and drugs for 3 years at time of review

Rated: 10 out of 10
Date published: 09/06/2015
Snippet: “…made me feel human again”

“A big thank you to all at the ARC (especially Gabby, who made me feel human again).

I thank you for opening my mind, showing me the road to recovery, and giving me the tools to stay on that road when one of life’s hurdles tries to trip you up.
Thanks again.”

Written by – Nicki
Free from alcohol and drugs for 2 years at time of review

 

End The Heartbreak…

Life After Addiction:

Yours By Right!

Love – Meaning – Purpose – Happy

How residential drug centers can help youHi, I’m Graham Foster, the director here at Addiction Recovery Centre (ARC).

Over the last 10 years, ARC drug & alcohol rehab has helped more than 800 people move beyond addiction to build normal lives full of meaning, purpose, hope & happiness.

We can help you too! – whether it’s you or somebody you love who is struggling with drugs or alcohol.

If You Are Here For Yourself…

…then know this: You are going to be OK!

I understand that you might feel embarassed or that you have failed in some way. It’s likely that you’ve had to live a double life & lie to people close to you while hiding things you feel ashamed of. 

I imagine that by now you’ve lost many things that mattered to you as your life has fallen deeper into addiction. 

I know you’re lonely. You’re probably running low on anything like genuine hope. You may even feel like you’ve given up on yourself.

Our ethos at ARC is to treat everyone with respect, encouragement and understandingBUT, if you’re reading this now then you’re still in there somewhere, fighting for yourself on some level. I know you might not believe it just yet but trust me, you’re doing the right thing because you are worth fighting for!

If you’ve been stuck in addiction or alcoholism then the reality is you’ve not been in control or had a great deal of real choice over your actions. Addiction is powerful and takes over you, your mind & your life for most of the time.

Does this sound about right? I haven’t met you yet but I’m familiar with the various faces of addiction. In fact I’ve devoted the last 2 decades of my life towards helping people like you finally win the fight for yourself & retake your mind, body & soul back from addiction.

You’re in exactly the RIGHT PLACE reading this now, and I know you need to find a way forward that actually works so you can break free from drugs or alcohol permanently. I understand that you’re here & listening to me because YOU WANT YOUR LIFE BACK!

Whether it’s your old life from before or a brand new life, it’s time to get you firmly in the driving seat.

Our treatment transforms you and gives you the tools to find your way forward and get your life backThe good news:

We’re going to go take you much much further than just breaking free from addiction.

I will show you how to move on to a life you truly enjoy living. It doesn’t matter how many times you tried to sort yourself out before & it doesn’t matter how bad your situation has become. There’s a reason you’re reading this right now. It’s time for you to MOVE ON to a LIFE AFTER ADDICTION.

The next few paragraphs are for families of people struggling with addiction. But we do have you covered on this page & I want you to hear what I have to say.

So scroll down until you get to the next section called ‘A New Life’.

If it’s YOUR SON or DAUGHTER or SOMEONE YOU LOVE…

…then I want you to know I understand the devastation caused by addiction in someone you care about. It’s heartbreaking to wonder month after month where the person who used to be your son, daughter or loved one has dissapeared to. 

Are you worried over your son or daughter and looking to get them into a good alcohol and drug rehab?The memories & images of the real them stay strong. They are inside and it can bring sadness to the pit of your stomach to picture the happy, kind, caring, funny, intelligent, talented, creative, sensitive person you once knew. Do you wonder…

“Where did they go?”

It’s like you’re left with a broken shell of your loved one. It can feel as though you don’t even know them anymore and you may wonder how much of them is left in there. 

IT HURTS & YOU WANT THEM BACK! It’s one of the hardest things to feel so out of your depth with no idea what you can actually do to help! I imagine you’ve tried so much already.

It’s normal for you to feel this way. There are many people like you, feeling every bit as helpless. It’s human instinct to do everything in your power to protect the people you care about. So of course you want to release them from this horrid existence they’ve been living.

You want them to live a full and happy life, to see their beautiful smile again!

Our refreshing, new approach to rehabilitation are changing lives and putting smiles back on people’s faces

But it does not have to stay the way it’s been! You don’t have to constantly keep worrying or break down in tears any time you think about the person you love who is so lost right now.

After you’ve finished reading this page you’ll have a real sense of how different the future could look for your loved one and also for you. I want to instill a sense of renewed hope in you as you realise what can be achieved for your loved one when the best people, use the best knowledge, in the best way.

At ARC we help many people each month to literally transform their lives. But it’s not just their lives that change for the better. It’s not just alcoholics or addicts who suffer, we also understand the emotional battering that impacts THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THEM.

For mothers & fathers, brothers & sisters, husbands & wives, friends & lovers… your loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause:

 

  • CHAOS – The lies and manipulations, the arguments, the mistrust, the rescuing from situations such as; debt, police, A&E, mental hospitals, stealing, depression, hopelessness.
  • FRUSTRATION – There’s no answer or cure or effective support and often you lose hope after many ‘false’ cures or failed treatments.
  • WORRY – That your loved one will never live a good life, that they may end up in prison or the drinking and drugs may damage them permanently or even kill them.
  • NOT KNOWING – what is the right or wrong thing to do? Should you give them money to help them or are you then just paying for their drink or drugs? Should you put them up or should you move them out? What should you do? What shouldn’t you do?
  • KIDS – Who looks after the children, the grandchildren? Will you ever see them again? How do you protect them? How do you limit the damage? Huge, complicated issues!

“I so want help to release him from this horrid, horrid existence he lives…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I have a really good life now and I know in my heart that coming to this treatment centre was the single most important thing I ever did.”

Phil, Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

A New Life

I’m going to show you exactly how we can help you or your loved one get free from drugs or alcohol & begin a brand new life. I want to show you exactly what that life can look like after addiction. To do this, I need to explain why we founded ARC.

In 2005 we identified 2 chronic problems with affordable alcohol and drug rehab centers in the UK:

1. Treatment methods are often not grounded in science and in fact many drug rehabilitation centers in the UK use an outdated technique written in 1935 that is based on religious principles.

2. Residential drug alcohol rehab clinics usually focus on trying to ‘fix’ their clients and THIS DOES NOT WORK. If we want to actually get through to people, then our focus MUST be on transforming lives in a way that lasts.

A refreshing, new approach to rehabilitation was desperately needed in the UK…. After 16 months of preperation in 2006 we launched ARC – A new kind of drug & alcohol rehab in the UK

Here at ARC we take a refreshing approach towards rehabilitation and treat addiction  with proven science based methods

After a decade of success stories – helping many challenging clients that other rehab clinics had given up on – ARC is now recognised as a leading pioneer in the field of lasting, science-based addiction treatment.

We have 3 clear directions:

Direction 1

From the moment you arrive at ARC you are treated with positive regard, encouragement, respect, understanding and tolerance at all times. EVERYTHING we do is based on this ethos and not criticism, blame or shame.

Direction 2

Drug & Alcohol Treatment at ARC is based on proven science-based techniques. Our treatment methods improve by learning from our own real-life breakthroughs.

Direction 3

Our focus is on helping you TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE into a life you can enjoy.

  • A life of Meaning
  • A life with real Purpose
  • Hope for the countless new possibilities that open up to you
  • Happiness as a genuine option!

Life after addiction is real. It’s tangible. We watch it unfold here many times each year & if you’re reading this and willing to take action, then life after addiction is yours by right. 

Our drug alcohol rehab method creates a psychological ‘hard-reset’ that causes lasting change in your beliefs. This empowers you to respond in new ways to your patterns of thought and what goes on around you.

Rehabilitation at ARC opens the doors wide open for you. What if your new life included:

  • Good Health
  • Family
  • Financial Stability
  • Love & Friendships
  • Rewarding Work
  • Freedom, Exploration & Adventure

We actively help each of our clients dig deep to find out exactly what the best image of life looks like specifically to you – then we give you the tools to build that life.

“If I could get back to being clean I could get back be the dad to my amazing son…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

I’ve got a lot of gratitude for ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean.”

Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Industry Leading Authority on Addiction

I understand how essential it is to you to find the right drug and alcohol rehab in the UK for yourself or your loved one.

If the time is right for a real chance of a new life then your choice of rehab clinics becomes even more important. A bad experience in a residential rehab in the UK at this stage could potentially close the emotional & psychological doors to the chance of recovery for a long time. Maybe even for good.

I’m confident that by the time you’ve finished reading this page, you’ll understand why so many people put their trust in ARC when making such a vital decision.

I want to show you several points that demonstrate ARC is THE LEADING AUTHORITY on drug & alcohol rehab in the UK.

 

ARC is the leading authority in addiction treatment in the UK

  • Over the last 11 years ARC has been trusted by 37 local government authorities. 
  • Treatment designed from the ground up & improved constantly.
  • Over 832 people helped since 2006.
  • No religious overtones.
  • No ‘5 day detox & you’re cured’ nonsense.
  • No re-hash of the same old 12-Step techniques from 1935.
  • Only effective treatment based on science & constant re-evaluation.
  • ARC is not a faceless, over-sized & hard to manage rehab group spread across multiple locations that is more concerned with year end profits than creating new lives for their clients.
  • We have 1 well run treatment facility that enables effective quality control & allows us to maintain the highest standards. It also means we have a small, stable team of staff who are dedicated to both your success & constantly improving our excellent treatment model.
  • Every week we see evidence that confirms our rehabilitation methods work.
  • One final reason you can rest assured that ARC leads the field of drug & alcohol recovery in the UK. I’m a published author on the subject of addiction & a video I created on the process of addiction in your brain, recently passed 150,000 views on Youtube. I’ve been contacted by a Lecturer in the US as they regularly show this video to their students.

“He said he doesn’t need rehab as he knows what he’s got to do and that no one can tell him anything he doesn’t already know…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I needed something that gave me life skills, gave me tools to equip me for when I left treatment, and that’s what the ARC gave me.” 

Phil, Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

Unique Rehab Model & Methods

In 2005 we went back to the drawing board & started from scratch. We designed a brand new treatment model with 1 objective in mind.

TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE!

That’s it. We don’t want a single person that’s been through our doors to leave as the same person who arrived. 

We find that each individual responds better to 2 or 3 treatment methods, but not everything works for everyone. So for our desired level of deep change to be possible for every single client ARC’s unique rehab model uses several different core treatment methods.

Treatment at ARC are science-based and proven to work. We have 9 core treatment methods to help beat addiction

We monitor which methods each individual client finds helpful and then refocus their treatment. It’s a tailored approach rather than 1 size fits all. Each of these treatment methods is based on an understanding of the science behind addiction.

The Science of Addiction

Addiction is a physical presence in the brain. To understand this concept we need to first understand how the brain works.

The brain has over 86 Billion neurons and every time we learn something new, we are growing new pathways between these neurons. This creates patterns between the neurons that eventually become our basis for thought.

So every time we learn anything, new patterns are created and the more recurring a thought becomes, the more these patterns are reinforced.

Once patterns of thought become established, it can become extremely difficult to change them. Unfortunately this can prove the pathway to addiction. 

Addiction often begins with normal thoughts following the normal pathways in the brain and this is shown in the animation below.

Every day anxieties like: “I want to fit in” or “I’m stressed out” can lead you to Drink/Use in a social situation.

As shown in the animation above, these thoughts build up pathways between the brain neurons to form patterns. Because the decision to Drink/Use may have helped relieve every day anxieties, the response to a more serious event such as “I’ve Been Dumped” can become to Drink/Use.

So with addiction the immediate response to any uncomfortable thought becomes to Drink/Use. These patterns of thought can become so established that the decision to quit is no longer powerful enough.

To truly beat addiction you need to begin the process of diverting these thoughts away from the decision to Drink/Use & develop new neural pathways that strengthen each time you use them. You are then better equiped to cope with uncomfortable thoughts and start to have real choice over what actions you take in response to any situation..

The reality is that this will take some time and you are going to need some help.

Rest assured knowing that you are going to be OK in our capable hands

To get the transformation necessary for you or your loved one we will have to help reprogram your mind to function in new ways.

These are some rehabilitation techniques that we have found to work well…

Core Treatment methods

  1. Relational Framework Theory (RFT)
  2. ‘Life You Want’ Focus – VS – Fixing You (Big Hint: You’re NOT Broken)
  3. Gym Workouts
  4. Dependence to Independence
  5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  6. Transactional Analysis
  7. The 12 steps (the parts of it that work!) 
  8. Extra Therapies
  9. Converting the Addiction Trap into a Tool that Empowers Your Life

1. Relational Framework Theory (RFT)

RFT allows us to identify how common language structures in the brain create the meanings that drive self-harming behaviours such as addiction.

Once we are able to identify these verbal structures in a very precise way we can then manipulate them to drive behaviours that help a person build a life they want.

The upshot of all this is that clients develop a practiced method of identifying individual directions that will provide for them a life worth living. They then learn how to take committed actions in the service of those directions: Creating the dream and learning how to live it!

2. ‘Life You Want’ Focus

We have discovered that an effective way out of addiction is to focus thinking and behaviours toward the life you want and away from fixing problems.

There is a growing body of psychology professionals who are finding that treatment of addiction will be more effective by seeing that person as having ‘a difference’ and not a ‘problem to be fixed.’

People suffering from addiction are too often only focused on trying to fix themselves (self-esteem, honesty, mental health etc.) and fix life problems (careers, money, relationships) and this leads to an unworkable and depressing life.

ARC clients learn to focus on moving towards a life they want and being who they want to be instead of trying and failing to fix their life problems.

As they move towards the life they want the things that are fixable tend to get fixed much easier and the unfixables (anger, depression, anxiety) tend to become assets.

3. Regular exercise

At ARC, clients attend treatment groups and activities while detoxing, taking their attention away from the pain of withdrawal thus making detox easier on them

We provide trips to the gym and pool every week. It’s an optional activity but there is a lot of evidence that regular exercise provides:

  • Feel good chemicals in the brain
  • Better sleep
  • Reduction of health risks
  • A sense of well-being
  • Increased confidence

4. Dependence to Independence

Your own room in a real house so you can bring your own laptop & phone if you wish – ARC alcohol & drug rehab UK is not a ‘care home’ type rehab. So that you can build the life you want throughout your treatment.

At ARC we measure success based on how long someone has been free from addiction and if your life has changed for the better

You can face the challenges of the real world while still in a treatment setting – rather than having to face these daunting problems after your rehab alcohol or drug treatment has ended.

Independent living while in treatment is important because it is so easy to become institutionalised and dependent on the treatment centre structure.

5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

We use the brain to develop new thought patterns that are more helpful and drive functional behaviours away from existing thought patterns that drive despair, self-harm, and addiction.

The new thought patterns are created and established through a regular morning practice of taking perspective.

So instead of: “I need to deal with my feelings” we establish the new perspectives of: “I value my feelings, my strengths, my weaknesses and myself as a person”

We do this through reading aloud two specific lists in morning groups. Clients make this practice work to influence all their thoughts so that the whole exercise works toward a healthier way of thinking that drives positive behaviours.

Once the clients are skilled and practiced they can continue this practice after treatment for the rest of their lives if they wish.

6. Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a way of relating to your past self. Many clients have issues from their childhood that are adversely affecting them in the present. 

TA is a proven and established method of re-parenting your past self so that the present self is free to pursue the LIFE THEY WANT without being overwhelmed with uncomfortable feelings all the time.

TA is mostly covered in detail in Secondary Treatment because it can prove too much for those in very early recovery to handle.

7. The Parts of the 12 steps that work – with none of the religious stuff

12 Step Recovery is an established method of staying clean and sober that provides tremendous support.

Unfortunately, many people are missing out on the advantages of this support because it can be religious in nature. ARC itself is a modern scientifically informed treatment centre, with no spiritual content whatsoever. 

Here at the ARC alcohol and drug rehab we teach clients how to engage in those problematic steps about ‘God’ and ‘Higher Power’ through learning a form of Transactional-Analysis. 

I appreciate that this explanation sounds very technical. But once our clients learn this short and very simple psychological perspective – they can in these steps that enable self control of behaviour. From then on the barriers to being part of the AA and NA communities are removed.

In fact it’s so simple and effective, you may even feel bitter and angry that you’ve lived all your life so far without knowing how to do this.

8. Extra Therapies

We include other therapies of an alternative nature such as Meditation and Yoga.

However, these methods have no genuine scientific or evidence base other than an established placebo effect but some clients do respond to this which is why we make these techniques available.

9. The Addiction Trap – YOU NEED to GRASP THIS!

For 20 years I’ve been working to help free people struggling with addiction. In all that time I never met anyone who wasn’t genuinely desperate to stop drinking or taking drugs as soon as possible… As long as that ‘as soon as possible’ is tommorow at the earliest!

Avoid the trap of compromising quality and expert care to save on rehab costs

It doesn’t quite make sense right?

Conversations can last for hours about the very real nightmare that people’s lives have become. Then a person like you or your loved one often gets onboard with the urgency of creating a rewarding new life for themselves.

But because their mind has been programed by addiction, the response is always: “I’m definitely going to do that & I’m starting TOMORROW.

This tragic, fatal delusion that there will be a better tomorrow is what we call THE ADDICTION TRAP. 

It’s this delusion that there will be a solution tomorrow that comes before every drink or drug use for most alcoholics and addicts. Part of you genuinely doesn’t want to use or drink each time. But ‘knowing’ you have a plan to break free, and that it will be OK tommorow, lets you off the hook to use or drink today.

The issue here is that in practise it’s always today when you are thinking stuff or talking it through with someone. Let me demonstrate by asking you 1 question… are you reading this page tommorow?!

Of course no. It’s right now, today, that you’re considering everything I’m telling you here.

I’m sure you can see how this single hard-wired thought pattern keeps most addicts or alcoholics using day after day, for their entire life. One of the first objectives of any effective treatment program needs to be to re-wire this part of the brain. To destroy the delusion that it will be OK tommorow.

At ARC we have designed structured verbal patterns that clients practice and strengthen every single day in treatment. You can only stop taking drugs or alcohol TODAY!

This applies to many things in life and if you truly do want something to happen then it’s more likely to work out if you take action straight away.

So for example, if you think ARC might be a way forward for you or your loved one then I implore you to do something towards it right now.

You may need to speak to someone else or show them this website. If so call them right now and arrange that! The action you take today could be calling us to ask a question or to book in an assessment, or it could be sending us a message to ask for some support. 


“I have trained in EFT and qualified as a listener, and yet I am unable to help myself…” 

Whatever action you think you can take – DO IT NOW! If you decide to leave it until tommorow it’s likely that it won’t actually happen… it needs to be today. Take action now.

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“Treatment enabled me to learn to live in the present moment, stop regetting my past and worrying about my future”

Dave, Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

2 Secrets to a Successful Medical Detox

Inclusion

You may have seen detoxes in films in which patients are hooked up to lots of tubes as if they are in intensive care. Well, that’s Hollywood! Real detoxes are simply medications given to our clients that minimise their symptoms of withdrawal.

Many alcohol and drug rehab centers treat clients undergoing detoxes as if they are hospital patients. This makes the experience of detoxification much harder for clients.

At ARC, clients attend treatment groups and activities with all other clients while they are detoxing. This helps take their attention away from physical withdrawal symptoms. Keeping busy and distracted makes the detox easier and the time go quicker.

Of course if the client is feeling unwell, we offer a time-out room where they can always just lie down for a while.

Flexibility

At the ARC we understand that all individual’s responses to medications are different so we have trained and experienced staff who recognise when a client is over or under medicated and the dosages can be modified appropriately.

Another important aspect of flexibility is the choice of medications. Another important aspect of flexibility is the choice of medications. We listen to each client’s preferences because we know that getting the right type of medication for each individual makes all the difference. So we have several different detox options available that each use different medications.

“My son has very deep rooted fears over a cruel father that has haunted him all his life. He is now a big drinker and so angry with life…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Warm & Effective Staff Team

I said at the beginning that one of ARC’s directives includes treating EVERYONE with real understanding & empathy.

This is so important.

Because for someone to engage with our treatment, they must feel it’s OK to trust us. We understand how hard it has been for them and how challenging the first few days in rehab can be. Our clients need to know that it is normal to be in the uncomfortable emotional place they may be in. They need to know that it’s now safe to let go.

I’d like you to know that myself & each member of staff here at ARC have experience with battling and overcoming addiction. So we empathise with every one of our client’s struggle.

An effective, science-based rehabilitation method with a life-affirming direction can only be successful if the right people are on-board. Staff here at ARC are passionate and share an understanding of how important it is to get each client’s treatment right.

Since the day ARC welcomed our first client Jerry back in 2006, I have had a list of essential qualities every staff member here must have.

ARC Staff Must:

  • Be in recovery themselves. This enables a level of empathy & insight that can’t be faked.
  • Feel a deep sense of purpose & drive working at ARC. The staff here are following a higher calling in life rather than simply working to pay the bills.
  • Be kind of heart & supportive by nature.
  • Be trained to an industry leading level. In order to help each individual client re-connect with themselves & build a new life.
  • Feel pride each time they help someone new to leave addiction behind.

Meet the people behind ARC…

Graham Foster

  • Position: Director
  • Recovery: 22 years free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Sailplane gliding.
  • Qualifications: Certified in Contemporary Psychology, Master Practitioner NLP, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Ethical Practice in Psychotherapy, Human Development & Sexuality, Psychopathology, Mental Capacity Act.

Siamak Diba

  • Position: CQC Registered Manager
  • Recovery: 11 years 5 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Enjoying spending time with my son who is now 8, and gaining my Psychotherapy qualification
  • Qualifications: Contemporary Psychotherapist working towards accreditation, NVQ4 in Leadership and Management in Social Care, Care Certificate.

Kate Ward

  • Position: Admissions Manager
  • Life: I am into health and fitness: I run 5 times a week and teach yoga and meditation. I love seeing the effect of yoga on people and I enjoy giving people an experience of themselves in a class especially if they have never tried it before (clients in rehab for example) as it totally opens them up to a different way of relating to themselves.

Paul Mantle

  • Position: Key Worker
  • Recovery: 4 years 6 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: I love that my little girl as moved to Portsmouth to spend more time with me.
  • Qualifications: Completed Care Certificate, Level 3 Laser (working with addiction and recovery), A.C.T practitioner. Currently pursuing a counselling course.

Ben Prior

  • Position: Support Worker
  • Recovery: 1 year 2 months free from drugs & alcohol
  • Life: Resuming study for my Bachelors of Science Psychology (Hons) and getting into tropical fishkeeping.
  • Qualifications: Level 2 Counselling Skills, Level 3 Adult Education & Training, Level 2/3 Conflict Management.

 

“I would be very grateful for someone who can help support us and let us be the happiest family we once were…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“They give you the choice, they give you the stuff, it’s all up to you.”

Duke, Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

ARC Alcohol and Drug Rehab is Proven to Work

ARC’s unique treatment methods work. Plain & Simple. I do not just mean that you can get off drugs or alcohol for a few weeks, months or years. Treatment at ARC sets off a deep transformation in you & gives you the tools to leave drugs & alcohol behind & create the life you want to live.

At ARC we don't 'fix' people. Instead we transform lives & teach you how to build a wonderful future

Many other drug rehabilitation centers in the UK measure success rates by how many people complete a course of treatment. Whether that was 4 months, 3 weeks or even 1 week. The problem with that is – Statistics are often generated to look good on paper, but do not actually measure the 2 most important things.

At ARC we measure success by asking a couple of questions:

1. Are clients still free from drugs & alcohol 1, 2, or even 10 years down the line?

2. What does life look like for the people who make it: Are they living full, happy lives, free from their past. Complete with meaning, purpose & power over themselves. What directions are they headed in?

A large number of our clients remain free from drugs & alcohol. But more importantly they embrace all life has to offer.

They are not just surviving, or struggling on and staying clean through sheer force of will. Life is an adventure for our ex-clients and it’s a journey worth taking!

Here are just a handful of snippets on what some of our ex-clients have to say about ARC and their life after drugs & alcohol. (You’ll also notice many more real life reviews from ex-clients at the end of each section on this page)

“I’ve got a lot of gratitude for the ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean, so, thank you to the ARC.”

Written by – Duke
Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

“It’s addressed a lot of things that needed to be dealt with in order for me to move forward with my life…”

Written by – Risa
Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

“The outstanding care, support, encouragement and therapy provided by The Arc staff helped me to work through addiction and gain acceptance.”

Written by – Dave
Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

“My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Written by – John
Free from alcohol & drugs for 3 years at time of review

Location of ARC

  • Portsmouth, on the South Coast of England
  • Just over 1 hr from London by car

Why Location Matters

Having some distance between the treatment center and a client’s home is a good thing because:

  • Distance removes you or your loved one from your immediate situation. So you are not as easily tempted back.
  • Having a break from normal life allows our clients to stabilise. This needs to happen before deep change can take place.

I’m often asked if ARC has a branch more local to you. I understand that it can be comforting if your loved one is not too far away to visit.

But it’s so important to give the addiction treatment the best chance of working!

Committing to treatment by getting well away from friends and stress is essential and distance really helps.

 

  • The further away your loved one is, the easier it is for them to let go of all the stress.
  • The more distance from home there is, the less likely you or your loved one are to return home and quit treatment.
  • The farther away their friends and family are, the easier it is to focus on themselves and get well.

“I think a complete break from society with help to fight his addiction might be just what they need…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC Clients Make it!

“I thank you for opening my mind, showing me the road to recovery, and giving me the tools to stay on that road when one of life’s hurdles tries to trip you up.” 

Nicki, Free from alcohol and drugs for 2 years at time of review

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Standard treatment lengths are 12 weeks in most rehabs. Here at ARC we have a 12-Week Primary Treatment and a 12-Week Secondary Treatment program. But it all comes down to what is affordable and practical.

The longer the treatment, the more likely a positive outcome can be achieved.

You can book shorter stays and it’s up to you how long you wish to stay at ARC. Some clients just require a quick detox. However, we do recommend at least 4 weeks.

We don’t want you to spend money if we don’t think this is the right time in your loved one’s life to get recovery.

We will have much more insight into each client’s needs after 4 weeks. So it’s often the case that people commit financially to 4 weeks & then decide whether to extend.

Sadly, with this approach your loved one might feel they need to get out in 4 weeks to save their family money. They may give up on themselves if they realise 4 weeks isn’t going to be enough to help them.

So it’s always safer to secure the 12-week Full Primary Treatment in advance. Then if after 4 weeks no more time is required – then we refund you any money for the remaining time.

 

“I really don’t think he has much time left before he does something stupid…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live”

 Bal, Free from alcohol for 11 months at time of review

What are the Costs of Residential Rehab in the UK?

Underneath this section you’ll find a pricing table of treatment fees here at ARC.

I’ve found that people often don’t understand how much private rehab clinics in the UK should cost, or if there are any funding options on offer. So I would like to clear a few things up for you here. 

With the Right Treatment Models they do.

There are 3 Pricing Groups of alcohol and drug rehab centers in the UK:

1. – ‘Free’ Rehab Centers in the UK

Cost: Zero

These are not actually rehabs but are charity or government run services, funded by the NHS & usually very local to you.

Sometimes, services like alcohol rehab by the NHS are more of a damage control mechanism than a permanent solution & can offer support to using drug addicts or alcoholics in a variety of ways, including social worker meetings & substitute medical scripts etc.

Some local services still have limited funding to eventually send people to a professional rehab center like ARC, but there are very few places in rehab available this way now. This is because of government cutbacks on spending for austerity measures. We’ve noticed here at ARC that often only the worst cases now get funding to go away to a drug alcohol rehab. It’s very sad that unfortunately these are likely to be the people with the least chance of success for one reason or another.

2. – Celebrity or ‘Luxury’ Rehabs

Cost: £1,000 per week to £10,000 per week

Knowing that the rich & famous use a certain rehab can be quite a pull to some people. But there are some obvious reasons for being a little more selective when you’re deciding on the best place to help you or your loved one move on to life after addiction.

Apart from the prohibitive cost, luxury rehabs are not set up well to prepare you for normal life. Clearly it’s not much help long term simply managing to stay clean for a few weeks whilst being pampered in a secluded place. Can you imagine how unprepared this leaves people for the end of treatment when it’s time to live in the normal world, with the normal issues and stresses of day to day life?

3. – Cheap/Affordable Drug & Alcohol Rehabs – (Like ARC)

Cost: £600 per week to £1000 per week

There are 20 – 30 residential rehabs in the UK that fall into the category of ‘affordable alcohol & drug rehabilitation centers’ in the UK. Whilst not exactly cheap, rehab centers in this group keep costs low to try and make treatment affordable to more people.

Treatment fees are kept affordable in a variety of ways, for example by using a ‘quasi-residential’ model. This means that clients are housed separately from the treatment center in well-managed residential houses so that housing benefit can be claimed. Obviously this reduces costs for any drug rehab using this model & also has an added benefit of better preparing a client for normal life after rehab.

Some cheap rehab centers can reduce cost further by having a larger number available beds so that economies of scale come into effect. We disagree with this approach at ARC because in our experience, when there are too many clients in a rehab then several key problems arise. Overall this results in a much lower quality of service & success rates usually drop, so we recommend that people stay away from cheap drug rehab centers that practice this approach.

Affordable Rehab UK Residents Can Depend On

ARC is classed as an affordable rehab in the UK but hands up, we do sit towards the top of this group in terms of rehab prices in the UK. This is because we keep our bed numbers low, ARC has 19 places VS over 40 beds in some cheaper rehabs. It’s also very important to me that we maintain a high budget for staff training and quality control. Also, as one way of installing a sense of self worth in ARC clients, we keep our houses to a very high standard & treat clients to several expensive benefits that other rehabs do not.

High Value Benefits at ARC

  • Gym Passes
  • Fun days out to enjoy life (go carting, gliding, speed boating, etc)
  • High standard of quality control & staff training
  • Extremely high standard of accommodation & decor – when you come to ARC your home is stylish, comfy & welcoming
  • Low client numbers
  • Continued research into new effective treatment methods

It has always been my belief that it’s worth spending a little more to get things as best as they can be. Of course I’m biased, but ARC is top of its class!

Although we may cost a little more than a cheap rehab that UK residents are accustomed to, ARC is high value & worth every penny for the level of expertise & the results we get here.

Cost of Rehab at ARC…

An Affordable Rehab in the UK for Drugs & Alcohol

Service Cost
4 Weeks Rehab £3,040
12 Weeks Rehab £9,120
Medicated Detox £1,090
4 Weeks Rehab & Detox £4,130

“£10k-£12k a year I’ve been throwing away on it…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

Risa, Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

Would it help you to compare treatment methods & cost of 8 UK rehabs in an easy to understand chart?

We recently looked at the top 8 UK drug & alcohol rehab centres & made an easy to understand chart to help you make an informed choice.

You can use our chart to compare:

  • Cost
  • Treatment Methods
  • Locations
  • Options Available

If you think this comparison chart could be useful to you, then click the button below…

 Availability

ARC is a popular choice and we also keep our bed numbers low to maintain the highest levels of quality treatment.

This means that places are often limited, but we do try hard to keep one bed space available each week for urgent admissions.

3 Step Process

Many alcohol & drug rehab centers have long & complex admission procedures which can put some people off.

Here at ARC we’ve cut out any unnecessary steps so the process is simple and quick whilst still taking care to make sure ARC is the right place for you or your loved one.

Step 1 – You can do this NOW!

Call us during office hours to arrange a time for an assessment.

ARC simplifies the admission process by cutting out unnecessary steps while maintaining due care and safety

Step 2

Let us Assess you or your loved one to make sure a stay at ARC rehab is the right way forward.

An assessment can happen over the phone at an arranged time or if you prefer then your assessment can be combined with a visit to the centre in Portsmouth.

The assessment is a series of questions about you or your loved one’s history, physical and medical circumstances. Completing an assessment in no way commits anyone to coming into treatment.

Step 3

Once an assessment is completed and we have established that we can help, then you can choose to book an admission and start a journey towards a new life.

How Long Does Admission Take?

We understand sometimes you need to act quickly whilst your loved one is open to all options. For this reason we try to keep at least one place free for urgent cases. 

So normally we would need 24hrs notice following the assessment to organise the detox if this is required.

If no detox is required then the admission can be immediate

“He won’t live that long without help. He is begging for help and I don’t know how to help…”

With the RIGHT HELP you or your loved one CAN move on to create a full, normal life. A life with meaning, purpose, hope & happiness as REAL OPTIONS.

If the time is right then it's important to get help as soon as possible...

So ask any questions or reserve a place at ARC now. TODAY!

ARC clients make it!

“If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.”

John, Free from alcohol & drugs for 3 years at time of review

“It’s addressed a lot of things that needed to be dealt with in order to move forward with my life.” – Risa

Here’s what some of our recent clients have to say about choosing ARC ® to help them get their life back!

Reviews


Overall rating: 8.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews

Rated: 9 out of 10

Date published: 10/10/2015
Snippet: “I’d be dead now if I hadn’t come into treatment.”

“I truly believe that I’d be dead now if I hadn’t come into treatment.

I could never get a day clean. I’ve tried so many times I gave up hope.

I’m nearly 50 and I thought I would spend the rest of my life drinking, using heroin and smoking crack. I’d end up alone, no family, no friends, no job, no hope, no health, and that would be my life and then I would die.

I needed something that gave me life skills, gave me tools to equip me for when I left treatment, and that’s what the ARC gave me.

I have a really good life now and I know in my heart that coming to this treatment centre was the single most important thing I ever did.”

Written by – Phil
Free from alcohol & heroin for 15 months at time of review

Rated: 10 out of 10

Date published: 10/09/2015
Snippet: “…They’re not like other treatment centres where you’re on lock down…”

“I’ve got a lot of gratitude for the ARC for believing in me and keeping me safe. I’m still here today 8 years clean, so, thank you to the ARC.

If you’re thinking of going into treatment, I would really consider looking at Portsmouth and looking at the Arc and giving it a good go, because it worked for me.

They’re not like other drug rehab centers where you’re on lock down, and they take away stuff, and they strip you down and make you feel less than. This treatment centre does the exact opposite.

They give you the choice, they give you the stuff, it’s all up to you. It’s up to you how you use it. If you use it well, you’ll get everything you need from the treatment centre. Obviously if you don’t, then you’re off, but there may be that pathway of you coming back, and then doing it all over again. but I would highly recommend the ARC in Portsmouth.”

Written by – Duke
Free from alcohol and heroin for 8 years at time of review

Rated: 7 out of 10

Date published: 16/02/2015
Snippet: “…I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

“It’s addressed a lot of things that needed to be dealt with in order for me to move forward with my life and I felt that’s what the ARC gave me the ability and capacity to do.

I’ve been given coping mechanisms, I’ve been given tools by the ARC.

I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”

Written by – Risa
Free from alcohol and drugs for 4 years at time of review

Rated: 8 out of 10

Date published: 22/12/2015
Snippet: “…helped me learn vital life skills…in a safe environment”

“Bullet points as follows:

1. Treatment enabled me to learn to live in the present moment, stop regetting my past and worrying about my future

2. Quasi residential living helped me learn vital life skills like shopping, cooking and self care whilst living with my peers in a safe environment.

3. The outstanding care, support, encouragement and therapy provided by The Arc staff helped me to work through addiction and gain acceptance.

4. I enjoyed the journey of discovery with my “inner child” and was able to nurture and reconcile issues of trauma and unrest

5. The life changing techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy delivered in treatment has removed old triggers and focused me on the direction I want to lead my life
Thank you to The Arc alcohol and drug rehab, staff and peers for starting me on this amazing journey.”

Written by – Dave
Free from heroin for 23 months at time of review

Rated: 9 out of 10

Date published: 08/12/2015
Snippet: “…I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live”

“After another period of extremely heavy drinking of approx three years following yet another relapse I was left in a state of utter despair, turmoil, confusion, chaos, fear to name a few. Basically I was a physical, mental and spiritual wreck then on the 1st December last year I arrived at the ARC (Addiction Recovery Centre) to engage in a period of rehabilation which lasted 12 weeks.

There followed a couple of days of induction and partaking in a variety of workshops and the commencement of a detoxification programme, in all honesty I did have not got a clue what was going on, where I was, who was who, after a couple of weeks I can remember thinking “what the fuck is going on” here I was, with a bit of structure to a day this is unheard of but it was happening dont ask me how I was doing it.

Gradually I started to have more awareness and started noticing what was going on around me this triggered off some realisation, “oh I get that”, ” the penny drops”, “finding another piece of the jigsaw” sort of moments” around me due to the environment I was in and the staff I was engaging with especially my key worker.
As a result of this and the various workshops, group discussions and exposure to new ideas and thoughts such as ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) , The Matrix, becoming more aware about emotions, learning about the minds stories, obsession, beliefs, spirituality, directions, acceptance of addiction, short term fixes, long term aims goals, behavioural changes, , passion, commitment, relationship with self, affirmations, attending and sharing at both Alcholics and Narcotics meeting I find myself in a better frame of mind, better physically and more spiritually aware then when I came into the ARC.

I am not the first or the last person to go through the ARC but I am so grateful and humble to all the staff and again espicially my key worker for showing faith, tolerance, encourgement and support in getting me to where I am now because I cant believe so much could happen in such a short period of time while also being aware that this is only the start of a new life that I want a day at a time.

All thanks to my time at ARC I would recommend a journey in the ARC if you have an addiction and are just existing and want to live.”

Written by – Bal
Free from alcohol for 11 months at time of review

Rated: 9 out of 10

Date published: 12/08/2015
Snippet: “… If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.”

“The Arc got me a new life by teaching me what my addictions were.

I didn’t even know I was an addict when I came here. I always thought I was just a drinker and used drugs.
If I didn’t come here and do this treatment, I don’t think I’d be on this earth now.

My life is getting on track now. I’m not perfect, I never will be probably, but I am 95% better than when I first arrived at the ARC.”

Written by – John
Free from alcohol & drugs for 3 years at time of review

Rated: 10 out of 10

Date published: 09/06/2015
Snippet: “…made me feel human again”

“A big thank you to all at the ARC (especially Gabby, who made me feel human again).

I thank you for opening my mind, showing me the road to recovery, and giving me the tools to stay on that road when one of life’s hurdles tries to trip you up.

Thanks again.”

Written by – Nicki
Free from alcohol and drugs for 2 years at time of review

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