Treatment for illicit and prescription drug addiction

An addiction to drugs, whether that’s illicit or prescribed, can be very disruptive to not only those with the addiction but the friends and family of those around them. It’s something that no one ever wanted but breaking the habit while feeling the pressures of everyday life can seem overwhelmingly difficult. We know it’s tough, but we’ve been there ourselves and we know that there is a way out.

While coming to terms with an illicit drug addiction is hard, we know that addiction to prescription drugs, while less widely covered in mainstream media, is just as common and serious as illicit drugs. We understand the pressures you’re under and we’re here to help whatever your story is.

How do we help?

Rehabilitation for drug addiction

The 12 Step philosophy underpins the treatment programme at Broadway Lodge, but that’s just one element. Our comprehensive integrated schedule means that you will be involved in so much more than solely working through the 12 Steps. For instance, there’s regular one to one counselling, daily group therapy sessions, complementary therapies and psycho-educational lectures and workshops, not to mention the 24/7 medical and peer support. Our counsellors work with clients both individually and in a group setting to explore their addictive behaviours and underlying issues, and enable clients to develop tools and healthy coping mechanisms in a safe and supportive environment.

A detoxification may be required in order to overcome a physical dependence. While stepping into rehab and beginning a detoxification from a substance may seem frightening, it needn’t be. Our 24/7 team of specialist medical clinicians ensure the detoxification is closely supervised and made as comfortable as possible for the individual. This team includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse Prescribers, Mental Health Nurses, General Nurses and Health Care Assistants. During the detoxification, clients have access to the therapeutic treatment programme as well as holistic therapies including massage and Auricular Acupuncture to aid relaxation and reduce any stress or anxiety.

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Detoxification is one of the first steps to help start the recovery from drug addiction and it can be provided for illicit drugs, novel psychoactive substances and prescribed medication including:

  • Pain relief medication e.g. Tramadol, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, and Codeine.
  • Sedatives e.g. Zopiclone, Diazepam, Temazepam.
  • Opiates including prescribed substitute medication (methadone, buprenorphine/subutex), benzodiazepines (prescribed and illicit use).

Other substances such as ketamine and legal highs do not produce physical dependence but can still require medically assisted withdrawal to help with the process. A detox can take, on average, between 2-4 weeks  but may be longer depending on the drug and the amount being used.

As well as treatment primarily for addiction, we can support individuals who have dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside addiction, such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Former client testimonial

“I struggled with a serious drug addiction from a mixture of crack cocaine, heroin, diazepam and ketamine in the recent years leading up to my admission… Broadway Lodge have helped me build a strong foundation to a successful life ahead. The one to one counselling helped me talk through and change my perspective on trauma that I was unable to process from my early childhood and through my addiction. The interpersonal groups allowed me to learn to trust, listen and communicate with my peers. The medical staff helped me deal with my PTSD night time flashbacks with a point of call for someone to talk to no matter what time it was, and they even supported me in reducing and finally coming off all medication completely…I left Broadway Lodge abstinent of any medication or drugs and gained healthy coping mechanisms to deal with my mental health issues. I was proud with my head held high with a feeling of confidence, self-worth and acceptance of my past. I am eternally grateful to all staff involved and I feel I have made some life-long friends along the way… know that you are in safe hands if you are going for treatment there. It takes hard work but the staff have got your back and will guide you.”

Pete, former client