Welcome to Holgate House Rehabilitation Centre

Holgate House Residential Rehabilitation

Welcome to Holgate House, we are dedicated to helping supporting and empowering ongoing abstinence from drug and alcohol dependency, exploring opportunity for personal growth and development.


Holgate House Residential Rehabilitation unit offers a nineteen-bedded unit with en-suite facilities. Holgate House is situated in the village of Barrowford, Lancashire.

Holgate House residential unit is staffed twenty-four hours a day. It offers a structured programme, i.e. looking at dealing with unresolved, here and now issues that would be too painful to deal with, without using mood altering substances. It is warm, friendly, safe and a healthy environment for people who struggle living without any mood altering substances for a period of time, and as a professional team we can offer support, structure and discipline in a caring nurturing way.

Our treatment, approach is person centred therapy, cognitive therapy to help service users find the real self after month or years of being mood altered. We also use narcotics and alcohol anonymous meetings. The resident will be involved in the day to day running and upkeep of their home, cooking cleaning and shopping all on a rota system.


Everyone is encouraged to visit family providing the necessary risk assessment forms are completed.


Visitors to the house are welcomed providing prior arrangement has been made, this is purely for safety and respect for each other.


Outings consist of country walks and places of interest. Accompanied by a member of staff when organised in group and before 12 weeks. If you need to do any shopping, then a request for this is handed in and arrangements will be made, personal shopping isn’t available on group walks and group outings.


Essential facts about Drugs and Drug Addiction

Symptoms & side effects

If you can’t stop yourself from taking a drug regularly, even when you know it is harming you and/or your friends and family, you may have become physically addicted to the drug. Withdrawal symptoms without careful treatment can include:

  • Sickness
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Shaking

Without access to therapy, symptoms can get worse and over time you may start using more of the drug to experience the same ‘highs’. This could cause you to neglect your work or studies, hobbies, social life, family and friends. In addition, feelings of guilt over your addiction can make you feel alone and isolated. Many people can still function well for long periods whilst using drugs and they might only realise that they have a problem when they can no longer obtain any drugs.

If you or  somebody close is suffering from a drug or substance addiction, it is never too late to seek help. Holgate House assessments allow us to understand underlying causes will enable our teams to create bespoke, tailor-made treatment plans to meet your precise needs. You do not have to struggle alone.

How do I get help for drug addiction?

Any individual or agency may make the initial enquiry, an application /referral form will be sent out. Once completed and returned an assessment date will be arranged for individuals to come and look around the home and meet the staff at Holgate House.

The assessment will be carried out by a member of the team on a 1 to 1 basis. The resident and any agencies are welcomed to view the home by appointment at your convenience. A decision can be made on the day, and then we will notify you of the conformation within 24 hours.

Funding will need to be secured in writing before a place will be offered.

What if I'm taking prescribed medication?

We are able to accommodate residents who are taking prescribed medication for mental health reasons. This must be agreed prior to admission we take referrals from primary treatment centres and or a recognised prison programme. We are open to working with individuals who are currently on D.T.T.O.  Sadly opiate-based prescribed medication cannot be administered here at Holgate House.

Does Holgate House provide aftercare?

We offer second stage treatment for men /women in the community recovery houses in Colne, Lancashire.  The community support is in walking distance in Colne, however transport can be provided within a certain distance.  Residents benefiting from good public transport, with easy access to shops, college and voluntary work.

Drug Addiction Treatment

Most residents who go through treatment, complete an intensive, structure, inpatient programme synonymous with their core needs. We believe this is the best opportunity to arrest the addiction and begin to make the changes necessary to live an abstinence-based life. This could include:

  • Feelings Diary
  • Personal Development Groups
  • Meditation
  • 1 to 1 Counselling
  • Group Walks

At Holgate House we always have someone available to talk.