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Private Residential Alcohol Detoxification Treatment in Aylesbury

Last Updated: June 10th, 2015

There are many different kinds of addictions, from alcohol to drugs like cannabis and cocaine, to prescription medication and gambling.

Our alcohol rehabilitation centres offer counselling and advice in Aylesbury and the surrounding Buckinghamshire area. Call 0808 163 9632 for immediate access.

Addiction Helpline is at the centre of alcohol rehab. UK nonprofit organisations such as ours allow the people of Aylesbury 24 HR access to qualified professional counsellors, at no cost. They can tell you about the resources available at our local addiction treatment centres.

South of Milton Keynes, West of Luton, North of High Wycombe and East of Oxford, the town of Aylesbury is in the County of Buckingham in the South East of England. It has 71,977 people and 0.14% of the populace of England. The town has had to cope with the same problems as other parts of Buckinghamshire, and that includes issues with alcohol.

If you live in or nearby the town of Aylesbury and are battling addiction, you are not alone. Those feeling low, and in need of support, can give us a call. We are waiting to hear from you. If it sometimes seems as if no one cares about what you're going through, then Addiction Helpline certainly does, and we are here to help.

Find out more the detoxification and withdrawal treatments we provide, by contacting our alcohol and drug rehab clinics in your area. Addiction Helpline has the programs available to put you on the road to recovery.

Like every other town in Buckinghamshire it's not unusual for a problem with alcohol to take hold at a young age or at a later stage in life.

With 58,766 Aylesbury townspeople that can legally drink out of it's population of 71,977, Government statistics seem to suggest that for Aylesbury:

  • 3,969 Aylesbury men are frequent drinkers
  • 2,650 female Aylesbury townspeople are frequent drinkers
  • 6,358 Aylesbury women and men are drinking alcohol to excess
  • 11,844 Aylesbury townspeople in the town of 65 and over
  • 1,336 men in Aylesbury aged 65 and older are most likely to drink very often
  • 845 female Aylesbury townspeople of similar age also drinking alcohol often .
  • 2,132 Aylesbury townspeople over 65 consumed alcohol on 5 days or more in the week before : a higher number than any other age group
  • 355 Aylesbury townspeople of pensionable age that may be drinking to excess
  • 1,372 pupils in Aylesbury may have had alcohol in the past week
  • 400 11-15 yr old Aylesbury townspeople in the town drink regularily every week
  • 23 eleven year olds in Aylesbury think it is normal to get drunk weekly.
  • 403 15 year old Aylesbury townspeople think it is okay to get drunk once a week
  • 914 16-24 males in Aylesbury might be consuming over 2x the medical alcohol intake limits.
  • 777 16-24 year olds could also be drinking far too much
  • 2,286 16-24 year old Aylesbury townspeople have perhaps drunk very heavily on at least one occasion during the past 7 days.


  1. Health and Social Care Information Centre - Statistics on Alcohol: England, 2013
  2. Office for National Statistics - Drinking Habits Amongst Adults, 2012
  3. Drink Aware
  4. Office for National Statistics - Marriages in England and Wales (Provisional)
  5. Relate - Separation and Divorce Statistics

Alcohol Rehab in Aylesbury

If you are living in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and need to enter rehab, telephone our alcohol treatment centres for immediate advice. Email our alcohol and drug rehab clinics in private, using the contact form on this page. Our support line is open to all, including family members, friends and workmates who are worried that alcohol addiction is affecting someone close to them.

Calls to our alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres are strictly confidential. We will not ever share your private details with anyone.

AH can help you through alcohol and drug rehab. UK networks like ours have the qualified staff to deal with any addiction issue.

Addiction Helpline alcohol rehab options include:

  • Alcohol Rehab: fast access to alcohol or drug rehab clinics in or near Aylesbury (within 24hrs).
  • Counselling: At home counselling service in Aylesbury.
  • Buckinghamshire Home Detox: At home outpatient alcohol or drug rehab treatment plan, using medication.
  • Buckinghamshire Alcohol Guidance: Advice on all Aylesbury based addiction services, including drug and alcohol rehab centres.
  • We can help locals bypass Aylesbury local health board red tape and get you rapid expert assistance and support.
  • Buckinghamshire Residential Detox: Residential in-patient detox programs in alcohol rehabilitation centres in Aylesbury.

Make today the day you save yourself or someone you are concerned about. You are only one quick call away from support.

Contact our alcohol rehab centres on 0808 16 39 632 to speak to one of our support team, right now.

12 Steps to Recovery

In any search for a drug or alcohol rehab programme, you are likely to run across clinics or support groups offering what is known as a ‘12-step recovery programme’. The 12-step model is widely accepted as one of the most effective for treating compulsive behaviours of all sorts.

The key to the 12-step philosophy is that it is holistic in nature. In other words, it treats the individual as a whole being rather than just focusing on only the physical or psychological components of addiction. The holistic approach looks at the physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Don’t let the spiritual component scare you away from a 12-step programme. Many programmes don’t adhere to a specific religious philosophy other than to recognise that human beings have a spiritual aspect to them. If you are interested in a specific religious belief, there are religious organisations offering that type of rehab.

History of the 12-step Programme

The modern 12-step programme traces its roots back to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1938. This American group was established as a spiritual fellowship designed to help those struggling with alcohol overcome their addictions. The 12-steps that were followed by this group were later published and eventually went on to become the standard for addiction recovery.

As Alcoholics Anonymous proved successful enough to spread around the United States, a second set of 12 Guiding Principles also began to emerge. These principles replaced the 12-steps for organisations attempting to keep the spiritual component to a minimum, while organisations embracing the spiritual component integrated the additional principles into the existing 12 steps.

The combination of the two proved so successful that Narcotics Anonymous asked permission to adopt the 12-step approach themselves. Alcoholics Anonymous granted that permission without reservation. Today the 12-step philosophy dominates the addiction recovery landscape.

The original wording of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step programme is as follows1:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Why the 12-step Programme Works

Though there remains some debate over genetic influences as they relate to compulsive and addictive behaviour, one thing experts agree on is that no addict can be helped until he or she makes the choice to seek help willingly. The fact that successful treatment requires a willing choice suggests that addictive behaviour is more than just a physical issue.

The 12-step programme works because it recognises the need for the holistic approach. It’s not enough to simply break the physical addiction to alcohol and leave it at that. Why? Because long after detox is over the recovering alcoholic or drug addict will still be faced with the same pressures and temptations that lead him/her to drink or take drugs in the first place.

If recovery is not approached from a holistic viewpoint, it becomes extremely difficult for the recovering addict to deal with future temptations. Those future temptations are more than merely physical; they are mental and emotional. Thus, the mental and emotional must be dealt with in a rehab programme.

The Spiritual Component

As you read the original wording of the 12 steps, you likely noticed a conscious recognition of the existence of God. That is the basis of the spiritual component. The 12-step philosophy recognises that there is a higher Being, above and beyond mere humanity, which possesses the power to heal and restore. It also recognises the addict must submit to that Being if true recovery is to be achieved.

That said, the 12-step philosophy does not specifically name the God of Christianity, Judaism, or any other faith system. It simply recognises God ‘as we understand Him’. That leaves the door wide open for any number of faith systems to find success within a 12-step programme.

Other Programmes

We would be remiss if we did not let you know there are alternatives to 12-step programmes. Not every private clinic or alcohol charity relies on this philosophy for their treatments. In fact, some go out of their way to avoid the 12-step model because they do not want to limit their options. That’s certainly a legitimate choice to make.

As someone in need of alcohol treatment, you can choose to use a 12-step programme or one that embraces a different philosophy. What’s most important that you choose to get help. Should you refuse, you are only increasing the damage alcohol is doing while making it more difficult to quit down the road.

We urge you to get in touch with us right away if you suspect you may have a drinking problem. Every day you delay, you’re only making your problems worse. Every day you delay is another day your life is being controlled by something you should be controlling instead.

If you’re visiting our website on behalf of someone else, we want to help you as well. Our goal is to arm you with all the information you need so that if your friend or loved one eventually does agree to seek help, you are ready to go instantly. When you contact us, we will make sure you have all the treatment option information you need.

  1. From Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (3rd edition) by Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1993.


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