Live The Life YOU Want.

Maybe you want a whole new life – your old life back – both! The life you want is the number one aim of ARC alcohol and drug rehab centers.

The life you want CAN be done! We can show you how to live your present and the future in the directions you want – despite all your past.

Many ARC graduates are living in recovery, with lives full of meaning and purpose.

Addiction Recovery Centre is a UK residential drug rehab & alcohol rehab center. Detox – we also provide drug detox and alcohol detox.

Personal Development

ARC Drug Rehab Centers

Learn activities and habits that will secure your long-term personal development. In the Directions YOU want. Based on a foundation of proven scientific and evidence based methods. A refreshing, new rehab approach!

The arc ethos is centred around; positive regard, encouragement, respect, understanding and tolerance. Everything we do is based on this ethos and NOT criticism, blame and shame. All our clients are treated with courtesy, empathy and honesty.

arc rehab presents a range of recovery techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), 12-step, and Transactional Analysis, rather than sticking religiously to one model, so that your own individual needs can be met.

Expertise

Mark Webster, an expert in the field of addiction recoveryA number of our key-workers are recovered addicts and alcoholics who have first-hand understanding of addiction and alcoholism.

The treatment is underpinned with a psychologically informed architecture. Developed and clinically supervised by Mark Webster, a leading UK psychotherapist and developer of the ACT Model.

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From Dependence to Independence

Alcohol Rehab CentersYour own room, phone, laptop in a real world house – ARC alcohol & drug rehab UK is not a ‘care home’ type rehab. So that you can build the life you want from the start and all through treatment. So that you can face the challenges of freedom in 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 and you’re on your own with no support.

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

Affordable Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers

We have sensible pricing making high quality treatment affordable for more people. We are passionate about enabling people to rise out of ‘stuck-ness’ and towards freedom.

The treatment is abstinence based. We offer detox for alcohol heroin, crack cocaine, speed, cannabis and all other drugs.

To get immediate help, ask any question, or for a brochure call Kate now on
02392 37 87 26

Development of ARC Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers

Drug Rehab UKFrom it’s inspired inception, the Addiction Recovery Centre was to be an innovative addict & alcoholic rehab.

We set out to include an eclectic range of therapies that have seemed to be helpful to people and that have been used by professionals. Mostly therapies with which we have personal experience such as CBT, 12-step and Transactional Analysis. We included other therapies of an alternative nature such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture etc. but only lightly as these have no genuine scientific/evidence base other than an established placebo effect.

Being innovative means not only devising and trialing new ideas, but also keeping abreast of new developments, particularly of a scientific/evidence-based nature. There are over 100 UK addiction treatment clinics listed on directory sites but most of them attempt very old rehabilitation methods which if looked at scientifically are proven to not work.

Great journeys of exploration and discovery rarely begin with an already existing map. Sometimes you just have to set off not knowing where the journey will take you.

Alcohol Rehab UKAlong our journey since starting our rehab for alcohol & drugs we have more recently come across Behavioural Therapy techniques, particularly Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Behavioural principles have been thoroughly researched and evidenced but putting those theories in practical therapeutic practices have proved rather difficult as language and cognition themselves are behaviours not easy to define. However in the last few decades great advances have been achieved in developing theories (Relational Framework Theory) and therapies such as DBT and ACT, which combine cognitive with behavioural, and “which promise the most promising psychological model available” (Torneke, 2010).

We have therefore now chosen to focus on creating a psychologically informed environment underpinned by a foundation of behavioural principles. A leading psychotherapist in the behavioural and ACT field, Mark Webster, has been working with our drug & alcohol rehab UK clinic to develop ACT using a practical matrix of his own design to engage people in challenging their automatic responses (such as substance misuse, self harm, etc) through the development of clear directions under the control of appetetic reinforcement and, mindfulness to committed action.

Rehab For AlcoholThe practical upshot of all this is that clients develop a habitually practiced method of identifying individual directions that will provide for them a life worth living, and then learning how to take committed actions and significant behavioural changes in the service of those directions. I.e. creating the dream and learning how to live it! This is very exciting!

‘Behaviour only exists if it is observed’. This means that what we do and the results for our drug & alcohol rehab centre clients can be directly observed and therefore measured in a truly scientific and meaningful way. So as an additional benefit we can now accurately report behavioural change in terms of frequency, level and motivation through the development of a sophisticated and inclusive scoring system. This makes our reporting literally scientifically accurate in addition to just opinion based on experience. Hardly any drug rehabilitation centres take this scientific approach and it’s so important. This has really helped ARC alcohol & drug rehab centre push it’s success rates higher every year while other drug & alcohol rehab centres have stayed stuck with the same low numbers of clients gaining long term freedom.

To get immediate help, ask any question, or for a brochure call Kate now on
02392 37 87 26

If you ever wondered how drug addiction or alcoholism takes hold of someones mind then ‘click here’ or scroll to the bottom of the page and take a look at the video I put together for one of our treatment modules.

Before the video, here’s what some of our recent clients have to say about choosing ARC ® to help them get their life back!


Reviews

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Overall rating: 8.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews



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Rated: 9 out of 10
Date published: 10/10/2015
Snippet: “…I’d be dead now if I hadn’t come into treatment”
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“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.”

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5 Stars

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

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Rated: 7 out of 10
Date published: 16/02/2015
Snippet: “…I’ve got me back in my life and that’s amazing.”
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“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.”

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4 Stars

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

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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”
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“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.”

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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.”
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“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.”

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5 Stars

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

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Here’s that video I mentioned from one of our treatment modules, it’s about how drug or alcohol addiction takes over the brain…

To get immediate help, ask any question, or for a brochure call Kate now on
02392 37 87 26