Addiction Aftercare in London

An Essential Part of our Programme

Aftercare is an essential component of rehab treatment that minimises the risk of relapse. After completing residential addiction treatment in one of our inpatient clinics in Scotland or Ireland patients in London will have access to a carefully chosen team of psychotherapists, psychiatrists, recovery coaches and interventionists, to support them in their continuing recovery.

Aftercare Plans

After treatment we do a number of things to ensure continuity of care for our London-based patients:

  • They leave treatment with a personalised two-year aftercare plan. This includes referral to specific a aftercare group, which they will have discussed and agreed on with their therapist. The aftercare plan also includes personalised coping skills strategies and local support groups that help them identify personal relapse triggers and learn how to fight them;
  • We refer them back to their medical network i.e. GP, therapist, referring agent, occupational health physician, community addiction team;
  • We connect them to a recovery coach or sponsor within their local AA / NA fellowship, this is usually a former patient who provides support in the critical time following treatment;
  • We organise family therapy to rebuild damaged relationships and make sure that the patient has a healthy support network to ensure a life-long recovery;
  • We recommend a selection of relapse prevention group providers and 1:1 aftercare specialists, so they can attend weekly continuing care groups

Recommended Aftercare Group Providers in London

Please be aware that groups are not 'drop-in', you will need to enquire with the aftercare provider before attending a group.

The following groups and therapists offer highly recommended aftercare programmes either following the 12 Step recovery philosophy that we follow at Castle Craig, or a CBT based model. To receive full details of the above aftercare group providers, including costs and contact details, please contact us.

  • Charter Harley Street, 162 New Cavendish Street. Wednesday 7-8:30pm. Nearest Tube: Goodge St/Great Portland St. Tel: 020 7323 4970. Email.
  • Start2Stop, No. 11 Kendrick Mews. Monday 6-7:30pm. Nearest Tube: South Kensington. Tel: 0207 581 4908. Email. Spaces subject to availability.
  • CD Counselling, 46 Elizabeth St. Friday 12:30-2pm. Nearest Tube: Victoria / Sloane Square. Email.
  • Mark Boyden Associates, 1 Skinner Place. Monday 7:15 - 8:45pm. Nearest Tube: Sloane Square. Tel: 0207 101 4300. Email.
  • Cognacity, 54 Harley Street. Nearest Tube: Regent's Park/Oxford Circus. Tel: 020 3219 3080. Email.
  • Hope House, location available on request. Tuesday 11:45 -1pm. Nearest Tube: Sloane Square. Tel: 01747 830733. Email.

Recommended Therapists for 1:1 Aftercare in London

Aftercare at Castle Craig and Smarmore Castle

Our former patients are welcome to visit us at Castle Craig and Smarmore for group aftercare sessions or individual aftercare therapy any time they need help. Every summer we organise a day-long reunion event where generations of ex-patients and their families meet up with staff and friends, listen to inspirational speakers and share their stories of recovery.

Contact us

For more information on all the services described above, please phone our London office on 020 3468 6602. Our consultants can recommend the right professionals and find the best treatment option for you.