Detox Support

BHT Sussex's Detox Support Project provides safe accommodation and a programme of support for people undergoing a medically supervised eight to 12 week drug detox programme to achieve abstinence.

The service does not provide an alcohol detox, so if clients require one, their CGL care coordinator will arrange for this to take place prior to starting the Detox Support project.

The service aims to achieve on-going abstinence and prevent homelessness by providing support to enable clients to achieve healthy independent living.

Clients will learn the specific recovery skills needed to manage cravings as they are detoxing, communicate safely with others and to maintain motivation during and after detox until they progress to BHT Sussex’s Recovery project.

How to apply

People interested in accessing the Detox Support Project are invited to call our office (01273 604245) to arrange an informal visit to speak with a member of the staff team at 10 Ditchling Rise.

All referrals are via the Brighton and Hove gateway service, CGL (Change, Grow, Live), based at Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN2 3RL, telephone 01273 731900.

You will need to contact CGL to arrange a comprehensive assessment before admission. Please tell the worker you speak to that you want to be referred to BHT’s Detox Support Project.

CQC Rating

CQC rating

The Detox Support Project received an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its most recent inspection.

There was a proactive approach to understanding the needs and preferences of different groups of people, and to ensuring the service met these needs, promoting accessibility and equality… Relationships between clients and staff were strong, caring, respectful and supportive.

Extract from the CQC’s inspection summary for the Detox Support Project, May 2019

Contact Details

01273 604245 | 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Over the last couple of years, BHT’s Addiction Services have noticed an increase in the number of ‘second generation’ addicts.  They were children who grew up with one, or both, parents with a severe alcohol and/or drug problem.  They often suffered extreme neglect and, in most cases, severe trauma.

The nature of the work that we do at both the Detox Support Project and at the Recovery Project is to help clients to address safely the legacy of their core needs being unmet as children.  By doing so, we reduce the chances of those issues becoming triggers for relapse, and they are able to rebuild their lives with the skills and self-belief they were not given as children.

Brendon is a 31-year old alcohol and cocaine addict who recently completed treatment within our Addiction Services.  This is history.

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