Drug and Alcohol Rehab London | Step 1 Recovery Centre

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in London

An addiction to drugs or alcohol can take over a person’s life, and not only cause untold misery for them, but also the people they love. That’s why, if you are looking for drug and alcohol rehab in London, you want swift action and admission as soon as possible. At Step One Recovery, we offer all sorts of treatment options from our luxurious rehab centre in Spain to our many specialist centres throughout the UK. We can arrange door to door transport at short notice, ensuring you or your loved one get the help needed without delay.

Should I choose to have drug and alcohol rehab in London?

If you live in the city and are close to friends and family, then you may think the natural choice is to undertake alcohol rehab in London. However, there are reasons why it can sometimes be better to travel to rehab centres further away from home. Being away from the stress and negative influences in your life can help with your recovery. In a city like London, there’s a buzzing social scene, which can make it difficult to get away from alcohol and drugs. Our facility in Villa Camino de la Paz, Spain is just a short flight away, yet gives you some space from everyday life while you recover. We also understand that travelling abroad for treatment isn’t for everyone and this is why we also have centres in the UK who can provide the same treatment while being a bit closer to home.

Many people who live in London also have stressful, high-powered jobs, and may worry about spending time away from the city in one of our rehab programmes. Step One Recovery can help you stay connected to your work while you stay with us, although your treatment will always take priority.

What kind of treatment is available?

Those looking for drug and alcohol rehab in London will no doubt be wondering what their treatment options are, and Step One Recovery offer a wide range of therapies for drug and alcohol addiction. We have a great team of experienced, qualified doctors, nurses, counsellors and more, all of whom have worked with those with addictions. During the admissions process, you’ll be asked lots of questions about the length and severity of your issues and whether you’ve attempted rehab before. By doing this, our team can decide what kind of treatment might be best for you, and this can include cognitive behavioural therapy, group sessions, family therapy and even things like yoga and regular exercise to heal your body.

The first step in the process will often be a drug or alcohol detox. Many people with addictions find they’re stuck in a cycle of using drugs, so getting your body free from them is often the best start to successful treatment. Because coming off these substances can often cause withdrawal symptoms, our team will be on hand to offer help and support during this time, as well as medication to help with the symptoms if necessary.

Why should I choose private rehab?

Private rehab is often the best choice for individuals who are looking for a treatment centre. NHS waiting lists are long in many areas, including London, so once you’ve got the motivation to get into recovery from addiction, the last thing you want is a delay while you wait for a space. Step One Recovery can offer treatment in Moraira, Spain and throughout the UK, often at short notice, and by choosing residential rehab you can be sure of comfortable, homely surroundings rather than a clinical setting. Our Mediterranean estate is a great alternative to UK centres as it’s the perfect place to escape and work on yourself, with lots of extra facilities such as a swimming pool to enjoy during your stay.

Why is quick intervention necessary?

Waiting for a place in rehab can have a number of negative effects. During this time, the person with the addiction could find they suffer from a health problem caused by substance abuse or find their mental health worsening during this time. Delaying treatment also means they can end up losing money, damaging relationships or causing problems in their personal life, and they may start using larger quantities of alcohol or drugs during this time. Therefore, as soon as they show willing to get into rehab, the sooner a place needs to be found. That’s when Step One Recovery can help.

Why should I choose inpatient rather than outpatient rehab?

When you search for drug and alcohol rehab in London, you’ll notice there are both inpatient and outpatient options available, and you may be wondering about the difference between the two. Outpatient rehab treatment means that you attend a clinic during the day, but return to your own home at night, and the programme is generally spread over several weeks. While some people like this approach, others find that it doesn’t work for them. The problem is, there’s always the temptation to buy alcohol or drugs in the evening and being close to family or friends can mean you fall back into negative patterns.

Inpatient clinics offer the chance to get away from your day to day environment, giving you a better chance of success, especially in the early days of your drug treatment. It means that you can undertake intensive treatment, with stays from just a week long, allowing you to get on with your life. Step One Recovery have one of the finest rehab clinics offering luxury accommodation, so you can feel like you’ve had a break from day to day life, and return feeling refreshed.

Will I get aftercare?

Step One Recovery offer a wide range of aftercare options to keep you healthy and happy once you’ve left our rehab centre. Our treatment services don’t stop once you walk out the door, we offer excellent aftercare that’s tailored to your needs.

How can I get help?

If you feel like drugs or alcohol are taking over your life, or you’re worried about a loved one, simply call us today. Step One Recovery have an experienced team on hand to answer all your questions, and we’ve helped people with all sorts of addictions in our treatment centre. Call 07914 760631 any time you need our services, or get in touch via our contact form.

Meet The Team

Our multi-disciplined team are all industry-leading experts in their individual fields. They are dedicated to providing you with treatment, support, and care around the clock, for as long as you need it.

Graham Peasey


"If you had told me 15 years ago that I would one day get sober and become the founder of one of the...

Dr Ignacio Poole

Medical Practitioner

Dr Poole has been a European qualified specialist in family and community medicine since 1984. Estab...

Laura Smart

Certified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist

Laura is an experienced Integrative counsellor and group facilitator whose professional and therapeu...

Seth Bolton

Counsellor & Group Facilitator

Seth is a passionate and dedicated counsellor and group facilitator. He specialises in helping peop...

Ronald Clark

Financial Director

Ron brings to Step One Recovery extensive management experience with major multi-national companies ...

Amanda O’Shea

Admissions Manager & Life Coach

As Head of Clinic, Amanda is the lead on the Admission process, coordinates the running of all bespo...

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter



Matthew Armstrong

Transformation Expert

Matthew has dedicated his life to personal transformation. This lead him to read hundreds of books o...

Simone Beck

Yoga Instructor

Simone is a Yoga teacher trained in the prestigious tradition of Viniyoga. Viniyoga is the art of ad...

Mark Harris



Suzanne Stevens


Working within the food industry and as a Chef for over 25 years’ Suzanne adds a wealth of experie...

Cynthia Souiljaert

Head Housekeeper

Cynthia is very experienced in office management and customer service. She is fluent in six language...

Dominik Sauter

Business Manager

Dominik brings to Step 1 extensive business management expertise with a Bachelors and a Masters degr...

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