Rehab Treatment – The Minnesota (Via Somerset) Model

Somerset: “a rural county of rolling hills”. Over January and February, Somerset dominated the news; through coverage of some of the worse flooding the Somerset Levels has ever seen. What a shame that such a beautiful county in England’s South West should receive so much negative media attention, due to the horrendous weather’s impact.

Somerset welcomes thousands of visitors each year, many from abroad. When seeking the very best in alcoholism rehab treatment in the UK, in fact, people from the European mainland (and even further afield) head for Somerset. Why? Because of a private rehab treatment clinic there that has an astonishing success rate in helping alcoholics beat the booze for good. And it is all to do with something called the Minnesota Model (which the Somerset clinic uses as its ‘blueprint’).

Why is the Minnesota Model so effective?
In North America, the Minnesota Model has long been regarded as the gold standard of alcohol (or drug) dependency residential care. The core philosophy of the Model is that the key to overcoming addiction is to adopt a spiritual approach to recovery – the power to finally break free from alcohol’s seemingly inescapable grip actually lies completely within the alcoholic. If an addict truly wishes to give up drinking, they have the power within themselves to radically change their:

  • Beliefs
  • Attitudes, and
  • Behaviours

Is this you?
If you are struggling with alcoholism, and genuinely want to change, you may be reading this and thinking: “But, should I really meet the cost of rehab treatment if, once I arrive at a private clinic, I’m the one who’s going to be doing all the work!”

This is a common question we at Rehab Treatment UK are asked when people express an interest in enrolling on a treatment programme at the private rehab clinic in Somerset. Of course we understand you want to know what you actually get for your money, if the central principle of the treatment is that overcoming your addiction all hinges on you being able to find it within yourself to do ALL this:

  • Experience relief, through breaking free from all those long-standing negative self-beliefs
  • Find peace, through no longer being perpetually in a fight with yourself
  • Recognise personal choice and responsibility more easily
  • Develop an increased sense of self-worth
  • Enjoy self-acceptance, and
  • Restore meaning to your life

At the Somerset clinic you will be in the ideal environment to achieve all that, with the expert help of professional clinicians and counsellors. Imagine spending four to six weeks in an encouraging and therapeutic atmosphere that is wonderfully conducive to change. The Somerset clinic is client-centred, whilst still placing great emphasis on the benefits of participating in and contributing towards the group dynamic. That means you’ll benefit from:

  • Sharing experiences
  • Developing peer relationships, and
  • Group acceptance

Drawing strength through the concept of fellowship at the Somerset clinic can help give you the resolve to embrace a life of abstinence from alcohol.


I could not stop drinking, having tried various methods. After making contact with Rehab Treatment UK I was put at ease immediately. All my options were carefully explained and 2 days later admitted to Rehab. Without the speedy response I would probably still be drinking today, Already, the home is a happier place. Thank you Jane for starting the process for a life of sobriety.
B. Middlesex

Thank you to Rehab Treatment UK and everyone at the Clinic that was involved in my Detox. It has been hard, but the fun everyone has made it, helped to make it easier.
S. Hull