Wigan Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres

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Residential Alcohol Rehab Wigan

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centres in Wigan

There is a lot of support available for people living with drug and alcohol dependence in Wigan. Saying “I need help with addiction” is an important step on the road to recovery and, once someone is ready to take that step, they can seek out alcohol support groups in the local area.

Support and encouragement from others can play a pivotal role in someone’s successful addiction withdrawal, and it’s often so successful that no other treatment is needed.

Other people need extra, more intensive treatment for alcoholism, particularly if their addiction has begun to really affect their personal and professional lives and their own sense of overall well-being.

GPs often make referrals to patients to local addiction treatment rehab centres, while other people choose to approach alcohol recovery centres independently and directly by searching for “alcohol rehab near me” online.

The Ocean Recovery Centre specialises in helping clients in Wigan with addiction withdrawal treatment. We also offer alcohol recovery strategies that can be used long term, empowering clients to regain control and live healthier, happier lives.

Our highly experienced, supportive rehabilitation centre team is here to support you through every stage of your recovery. We are committed to helping you achieve lasting freedom from alcohol addiction, valuing confidentiality and treating you with respect at all times.


Do I need alcohol withdrawal treatment?

Alcohol is associated with fun and socialising and this is absolutely fine in moderation. However, you should consider treatment if:

  • you regularly drink alcohol during the day
  • you find yourself over-indulging when you socialise
  • you find it difficult to remember what you have done, who you have spoken to, and where you’ve been when you’ve had a drink
  • you depend on alcohol to feel relaxed and deal with stress
  • you can drink more than you used to, without feeling drunk (higher tolerance to alcohol)
  • your weight and/or appetite is being affected by alcohol
  • you are experiencing low mood and/or anxiety after drinking

It may be that, while you have a feeling that you have a dependency to a substance, the thought of giving up makes you feel worried or miserable. Denial is a major part of addiction so, if you have an inkling that this may be an issue, it is important to confront it. It is possible that you are becoming physically dependent on alcohol and if this is the case you should seek support immediately.


What is an Alcohol Rehabilitation treatment program from our Wigan clinic?

Alcohol rehabilitation programs are conducted from our Wigan clinic to help you stop drinking excessively. You will receive a personalised selection of treatments that are carefully tailored to your individual needs.

Drinking excessively has a detrimental effect on every aspect of your life. Like other addictions, alcohol affects a person’s ability to reason, to think clearly, and it alter the chemistry of the brain. As mentioned earlier, denial is a key part of alcohol dependence because it’s the dependence which tricks addicts into believing they have their drinking under control. If you feel irritable and find it difficult to cope if you can’t have a drink, it’s a warning sign that something needs to change.


Inspected & Regulated by the Care Quality Commission

Something that you should consistently look out for in your search for the right rehab in Wigan is the stamp of approval from the CQC.

The CQC is an independent regulatory body that regularly audits addiction rehabs just like Ocean Recovery Centre to ensure that we are consistently meeting the industry standard and that you’re in safe hands. We’re proud to be a registered addiction treatment provider and welcome the CQC to show our patients how Ocean Recovery is the perfect place to recover from.

If you want to read our latest detailed report, head over to our CQC profile here.


What is an Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre like in Wigan?

Our alcohol rehab clinic in Wigan is a comfortable, safe environment in which you will be supported by our highly trained staff motivated by patients’ recoveries. Many people ask us when they first contact us, “How long does alcohol rehabilitation take in your Wigan clinic?”. You can expect to stay with us for 28 days.

During the 28 day period you have with us, your body and brain will have the opportunity to repair and heal from the damage caused by substance abuse. Particularly in the early parts of your withdrawal, you may experience Delerium Tremens (commonly known as “The DTs”) or Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms.

These are serious medical conditions that will require you to be monitored and supported 24/7 by our friendly Wigan team. It is important that you stay with us during this time and do not attempt to leave the clinic. It is even more important that you don’t try total detox on your own – please don’t do this.

Whilst the symptoms of the withdrawal phase are unpleasant, this is an important step towards recovery that far outweighs the mental and physical pain of addiction.

Our Rehab Facilities

At Ocean Recovery, we are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art facility. We provide residents with the most relaxing stay possible and they can enjoy our modern establishment.

Ocean Recovery Facilities include:

CQC Registered

FREE Transportation Included

Medically Assisted Detoxification

2 Executive, Sea View Double Ensuite Rooms

 8 Double or Single Ensuite Rooms

3 Single Rooms with Dedicated Separate Bathroom

Comfortable Communal Lounge with Piano & Sky TV

Beautiful Modern Dining Lounge

External Courtyard and Outside Seating Area

12 Months FREE Aftercare

Regular Contact with Loved Ones Encouraged

Large Multi-Purpose Group Activity Room with Superb Sea Views

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Facilities at Ocean Recovery

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Therapy and Aftercare

During your stay with us, we will support you in identifying the life events and feelings that led you to become addicted to drug or alcohol. For many people this is the key to recovery, answering the questions they needed to live a happier life free from addiction.

At the end of your 28 days at our clinic you will feel infinitely healthier and more in control of your life. But this is just the beginning of your journey.

We aim to give you everything you need to stop your addiction. Our non-judgement, fully-licenced therapists, many recovering addicts themselves, are there to offer full understanding. Backing that up are various forms of therapy including holistic therapy, group therapy, and one-to-one therapy.


Who Takes Care of You at Ocean Recovery?

Understandably, coming to terms with the fact that you’re going to rehab can be intimidating, but we want you to rest assured that you are in safe hands.

At Ocean Recovery Centre, we have a professional team of nurses and addiction specialists that have extensive knowledge and experience in caring for those that are suffering from addiction. You will be in a judgemental-free zone, surrounded by people who truly understand your suffering and can empathise with you on a personal level.

That being said, these are some of the faces you can expect to see around our rehab facility.

  • John Gillen - Ocean Rehab Director

    John Gillen


    European Pioneer of NAD+ Therapy John has travelled extensively around…

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    John Gillen - Ocean Rehab Director

    John Gillen


    European Pioneer of NAD+ Therapy

    John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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    Madissar Iqbal

    Operations Manager

    Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position…

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    Madissar Iqbal

    Operations Manager

    Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position within substance misuse for over 20 years, working with offending behaviour and criminal justice. Madissar began his career as a prison officer in 2000 and progressed further in the substance misuse field within the prison settings delivering various short duration programmes and linking prisoners to community-based treatment providers before their release. In 2006 Madissar successfully managed to set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire. This later transpired to successfully securing a service manager role and developing the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Order. Madissar successfully secured various managerial positions within the substance misuse field with joint partnership working with Integrated Offender Management and police in reducing drug-related offending behaviour. Madissar gained extensive experience and expertise working for several organisations, such as Adapt, Rapt, Addaction, Westminster Drug Project, Hertfordshire Couty Council, NHS and Next Step Support. Madissar holds a diploma in level 5 Leadership and Management and has extensive experience in the senior managerial role. Madissar passion lies in supporting services to achieve their goals and objectives. In the last two years, Madissar progressed further in mental health as a senior managerial role, overseeing residential rehabilitation and supporting living accommodations with adults (18+) with a range of diverse complex needs.

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    Maggie Cork

    CQC Registered Manager

    Maggie has a lengthy history in Women`s Health and Wellbeing…

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    Maggie Cork

    CQC Registered Manager

    Maggie has a lengthy history in Women`s Health and Wellbeing and was a founder member of Fylde Coast Women`s Refuge Group, an issue she remains passionate about. A fully qualified counsellor specialising in childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence, Maggie is also experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Maggie has worked in drug and alcohol services for over 27 years – as a counsellor, project worker, team leader, manager, and area manager in the voluntary and community sectors. Most recently, as the CQC Registered Manager at Ocean Recovery & Wellness Centre. She has gained much experience in all areas of addiction, and addictive behaviours, throughout her career. Maggie is dedicated, totally committed to and passionate about her work and the difference this can make to those struggling with addiction. Outside of work, Maggie is a keen gardener and loves spending time with Alfie, her giant, long-haired German Shepherd.

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    Laura Shanahan (RGN)

    Nurse Practitioner / Deputy

    Laura has been a practising nurse for 13 years. She…

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    Laura Shanahan (RGN)

    Nurse Practitioner / Deputy

    Laura has been a practising nurse for 13 years. She felt she had the innate skills well suited to nursing and always felt a strong calling to the profession. Laura studied for four years at UCLAN in Preston to gain the required qualifications, working in substance misuse, prisons and residential care settings ever since. She now feels she has found her ‘niche’ in the substance misuse field. Born and bred locally, she has two children, enjoys live music and country walks. She brings with her an empathic and practical approach to client welfare. Teamwork, good morale, and laughter are the reasons Laura enjoys working at Ocean Recovery.

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    Iain Armstrong

    Support Worker

    Iain has personal experience of recovery, being five years clean…

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    Iain Armstrong

    Support Worker

    Iain has personal experience of recovery, being five years clean and sober himself. He has worked in social care for most of his adult life, primarily supporting clients with complex mental health needs in various settings. He joined the Ocean Recovery team in 2021 and feels that working in a field where he has personal experience is of benefit to all. He very much enjoys family life, music, walking and meditation. Iain is a patient, resilient and compassionate member of the team.

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    Phil Grimes

    Recovery Worker

    Phil is an experienced and dedicated recovery worker; he has…

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    Phil Grimes

    Recovery Worker

    Phil is an experienced and dedicated recovery worker; he has been at Ocean Recovery since 2016. He is passionate about helping others transform their lives, having spent 25 years in addiction himself. He has been clean and living his best life since 2008. He is an experienced group facilitator and qualified life coach who uses CBT, NLP and ACT mindfulness relapse prevention techniques, all of which he is qualified in. He has a wealth of experience, having worked with young offenders, homeless, prolific offenders, and complex mental health needs. Phil thrives in the recovery environment and is a passionate, forward-thinking and realistic member of the team.


Find Out What Past Patients Had to Say…

Find our reviews below from patients who have stayed with us in the past. We are proud to say that we have changed the lives of countless in-patients and continue to do so on a daily basis.

If they can find sobriety, so can you. Take the first step today and find the words of encouragement below.

Ocean was the first step in my journey to recovery. I arrived not knowing I was going in to rehab and absolutely terrified whilst experiencing horrific withdrawals and not knowing where I was. I can’t say enough about how compassionate and caring the team working at Ocean are.I am beyond grateful for the month detox in Ocean and the help the team gave me to find my next step in my recovery journey upon leaving. It really is a safe haven during the vulnerable detox stage and there were plenty of laughs to be had in my four weeks at Ocean.A huge thank you and I will be eternally grateful for all of the support - which continues in aftercare after leaving!
Jane O'Mahoney
Jane O'Mahoney
September 13, 2023
I turned up as possibly the most reluctant guest ever to grace the doors at Blackpool. The patience of those who welcomed me was apparently second to none (although I have no memory). My experience was second to none, staff , brilliant, patient, understanding, wise. I can’t thank them enough for pretty much saving my life. If the staff read this they will know exactly what I have to be grateful for! Thanks you you all.
Alexander Melville
Alexander Melville
June 10, 2023
The staff are outstanding, genuinely caring and always going above and beyond. Great location and facilities. Highly recommended
Graham Willars
Graham Willars
April 28, 2023
Spent 4 weeks at Ocean and it was like a holiday. Food is restaurant standard and its super modern and clean.It cost around 12 grand for 28 days in June 2022.I was an opiate painkiller addict and alcoholic and withdrawal from morphine a few years earlier was like going through a Heroine rattle and so i was very scared of suffering withdrawal. I suffered no pain or discomfort because of the cocktail of medication they gave me to detox. (Librium amongst others)The staff, are professional and know exactly what addicts go through. Every staff member I knew were recovered addicts.Walks on beach every day.Be aware, Caffeine is banned so becareful what you take in. I will admit 28 days without Caffeine was exhausting and painful so I snuck Jars of coffee in every week from the shop.I have bipolar so self medicating with Caffeine relieves the fatigue from low mood.We had a group between 7 to 15 within the month. About 6 people told the rest of us what other high charging centres were like and everyone said Ocean is the best.Your own room, private bathrooms and no indoor cameras. Most other centres watch your every move via a camera surveillance system. Ocean recovery allows mobile phones too. Many don't.Take it from me, this is the best option. Yes its costly. But you get what you pay for.I've been in recovery 9 months and my whole life has changed.Anyway, that's my experience
Jody Horner
Jody Horner
February 27, 2023
Hi it is a great place, with brilliant caring staff, who are willing to go the extra mile to help you in your recovery, from helping with your health and well-being to getting and staying sober and relapse prevention. It gives you all the tools you need to help you, emotionally, mentally and physically during your stay and beyond. It provides a setting, where you can concentrate on yourself and your recovery, with great chefs and a great maintenence team all your needs are taken carelesving you free not to worry about a thing.
jacko jackson
jacko jackson
January 30, 2023
Milly Nox
Milly Nox
January 30, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

How much is drug and alcohol rehab treatment

Entering an addiction rehab centre can be a difficult step into recovery. This is potentially made that little bit harder by the cost. There are different options for rehab recovery and all vary on price. To get more information on this and to find out what type of rehab will suit your needs, reach out to a member of our team today.

Does alcohol rehab treatment really work?

Not everyone who starts an alcohol rehab program sees it through to the end. According to Public Health England’s latest statistics, 29% of clients drop out of their courses. However, those who do continue for the full 28 days see impressive results. Over 85% of clients who complete their alcohol rehab programs are declared “treatment completed – free of dependence”.

So the resounding answer is that alcohol rehab does work but it does takes work on your part. In order to succeed, you must commit to completing the full program at our Wigan recovery centre.


Does Alcohol Rehab affect custody and visitation rights?

Alcohol rehab can affect custody and visitation rights positively. Courts and social services teams will look more favourably on your case if you have taken the appropriate steps towards recovery and can show you are committed to ending your addiction to alcohol.