Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
How we can help
We are specialists in the treatment of alcoholism as well as a range of drug problems including cocaine, cannabis, ketamine, heroin, methamphetamine, crack and ecstacy use. We understand that an addiction is an urgent problem and it is important for anyone living with a drug or alcohol addiction to seek help as soon as possible. The earlier a person starts drug and alcohol addiction treatment, the better their chances of recovery.
Statistically, 1 in 10 people will suffer from some sort of addiction in their life. We understand that seeking treatment is a difficult step but our non-confrontational approach will help you regain control.
We are one of the world’s leading providers of luxury drug and alcohol addiction treatment and we are extremely dedicated to supporting those who seek help with us. We understand that addictions can often be misunderstood and the social stigmas involved make it difficult to accept the problem. We see beyond the moral dilemma and respect anyone who can take the first step in contacting us for help with an addiction. At The Cottage we don’t criticise or pass judgement; we offer the most effective treatment in luxurious surroundings, to get our clients back on the road to recovery.
“Life Works has saved my life. It has opened my eyes and made me realise how much I have to give. It has given me the tools and determination to recognise who I really am. My life will never be the same again. I am a better, nicer and happier person than ever I could have imagined. I have already recommended Life Works to a friend and there will be many more”
Hospital Director and Registered Manager
People need to address their addictions as they are not going to get better by themselves. There is a lot of belief that people can use their will power or some magic thing will happen, the reality is that is just not true.
The Cottage offers extensive aftercare planning; we want to ensure every client who leaves The Cottage is fully supported for the future, not just during their stay with us. We provide information on services such as ‘sober living’ companies and sign post you towards safe and reliable contacts. Often we don’t take an active role in aftercare but provide you with suggestions and helpful contacts so you can continue to live as normal of a life as possible.
The Cottage also provides a comfortable and stress-free environment where our clients can undergo detox safely, under 24 hour medical supervision. Our leading experts tailor every detox to the requirements of the individual and medical needs are our first priority. We use medication to control anxiety and detox symptoms; this mixed with the exclusive and calming environment we offer ensures our clients are healthy and happy during this time.
If you think you have a drug or alcohol problem, signs and symptoms may include:
- Withdrawal when trying to quit
- Increased tolerance levels
- Relationships are sacrificed in favour of drink or drugs
- You drink or take drugs as a way to relax
- Your life seems boring without alcohol or drugs
- A partner, relative, friend or medical professional has expressed concerns about your drinking or drug use and has suggested you cut down
More than just therapy
Hospital Director and Registered Manager
Chris Cordell has over 20 years of managerial experience, a proportion of which have been at a senior level for a leading UK Third Sector substance misuse organisation. He has been Hospital Director and Registered Manager for Life Works since 2010.
Therapy Services Manager and Lead Eating Disorder Therapist
Steve is a member of the BACP and FDAP and has worked for several years in private practice specialising in the psychology of addictive behaviour and holds a MSc in Addictions Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University. He specialises in an integrative approach drawing on a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. He looks at how addiction forms psychologically, genetically and biologically. Steve holds a Master Practitioner qualification in eating disorders & obesity which is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre. In the past Steve has worked for a charity specialising with children of dysfunctional families including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. Not only does he specialise in addiction and eating disorders, but Steve also has a background with several senior roles with blue chip corporate organizations and as such fully understands the complexity and difficulty how addiction and eating disorders also impacts within the workplace.
Talk to the Team
Contact The Cottage in confidence - day or night:
0808 159 7996