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Treatment for illicit and prescription drug addiction

Drug Addiction Treatment Centre in the UK

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. However, we know how difficult it is to stop using drugs on your own without the right support. Since 1974, we’ve treated thousands of people who have come to us for help with drug addiction and gone on to live clean and happy lives – some of them now work at Broadway Lodge themselves.

Find the support you need to overcome addiction and regain control of your life at Broadway Lodge. With our 50 years of expertise as a respected addiction treatment centre in the UK, our dedicated team is here to help you or a loved one. Contact us today or keep reading to learn more about how we can support you on your path to recovery.

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Our approach

Rehab for drug & prescription medication addiction

If you are ready to make a change, staying with us here at Broadway Lodge will enable you to become abstinent from drugs and stay clean for the long-term. As a resident, you will have the time, space and support to fully focus on yourself and your recovery and improve your mental and emotional health without any usual temptations, distractions or triggers. You will have experienced nurses, therapists and health care assistants working with you throughout your stay and peers who will be rooting for you too. You will be warmly welcomed, understood and supported from the moment you arrive.

The medical team include Mental Health Nurses and a Consultant Psychiatrist who is available to see if recommended and the treatment team are experienced in supporting clients with dual diagnosis. We offer inpatient, medically-managed detoxification which is required for dependency to certain drugs, as well as a comprehensive therapeutic programme which is a structured, psychological programme where real change starts to happen.

Medically managed drug detox

Overcoming physical dependence to drugs & prescription medication

Some drugs and prescription medication can result in physical dependency, whereby the body relies on regular, continued use of the substance. If the body doesn’t have more of the substance after a period of time, withdrawal symptoms will start to be experienced and these can be dangerous and even fatal. The safest way to allow the body to adjust back is to have an inpatient detox where you are looked after by professional clinicians.

Detox at Broadway Lodge is medically managed – considered the safest way to detox – which means you will be cared for by our specialist team of nurses and health care assistants. You will stay in a twin en-suite room in our 10-bed Gordon Beard Unit, situated right next to our main house, which is staffed 24/7 by the medical team. You will be regularly monitored to ensure that you are kept as comfortable as possible throughout and so that the team can react quickly to any changes required.

We can treat clients with addiction to any substances and we commonly detox clients from:

  • Opioid drugs e.g. heroin, methadone, fentanyl, buprenorphine, oxycodone
  • Benzodiazepine drugs e.g. Xanax, Valium
  • Prescription medication e.g. tramadol, pregabalin, codeine
  • Amphetamines e.g. crystal methamphetamine (known as crystal meth)
  • Synthetic cannabinoids e.g. Spice

If you do require a medically managed detox, this would be the first stage of treatment. While the body begins to heal, you will also partake in some therapeutic interventions to begin to address the psychological part of addiction. It is not too intense at the detox stage because the main aim is to help your body to recover, but you will be introduced to the 12 steps, have private one to one sessions with a counsellor and attend group therapy each day when you feel ready. There are workshops and therapeutic films too. In addition, during detox we offer Auricular Acupuncture and relaxing massage to help calm the mind and promote healing. Once the detox is complete, you will transition to the full therapeutic programme in the main house to continue your life changing journey.

Sometimes a medically managed detox isn’t required. Drugs including cannabis, ketamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and some club drugs like MDMA (ecstasy), mephedrone (m-kat) and GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), do not require a medically managed detox where substitute medication is prescribed. However, our medical team will be available to help alleviate and manage any symptoms you may experience as a result of stopping use. You can feel reassured knowing that you will be safe and supported.

We offer treatment packages that either include or exclude a detox and vary in duration so that you can choose the right one to suit your life and circumstances.

“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.”

Our therapeutic programme

Therapeutic programme for drug & prescription medication addiction

Our comprehensive therapeutic treatment programme is where real transformation starts to happen. Every day is structured with a mixture of group and individual sessions. It’s a psycho-social therapeutic programme where the community is key to individual and group development.  It also features a range of therapeutic interventions, all delivered with compassion.

Therapeutic interventions include:

  • Tailored one to one sessions with your counsellor to explore deep rooted issues to work through and other presenting issues.
  • Personal assignments set for you by your counsellor to work through. These can be on a wide range of topics (such as anger, people pleasing, narcissism and grief for example), and are designed to enable you to understand the issues, attitudes or behaviours that you struggle with.
  • Group therapy every day, at least once a day
  • Gender groups
  • Mini groups
  • Psycho-educational lectures
  • Interactive workshops to aid learning and exploration of a range of topics in a group setting
  • Relapse prevention exploration
  • Stress management classes
  • 12 Step assignments that you will be guided to work through. The 12 Steps is particularly important for life after treatment to help you to stay on track with your recovery.
  • Spirituality workshops which include peaceful guided meditations
  • Holistic therapies including Auricular Acupuncture, Reiki and massage to help calm the mind, aid any stress or anxiety and promote healing.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) – a specialist treatment particularly beneficial for helping clients with trauma.
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy – we believe this is an integral part of treatment for addiction due to the many benefits of cultivating self-compassion.
  • Therapeutic films
  • Fellowship meetings (Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous for example)
  • Trauma group

There may be times in Broadway Lodge where you feel overwhelmed or like you’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster, as you address difficult memories, feel a range of emotions and navigate challenges with the support of the multidisciplinary team. This is all part of the healing process. We aim for you to leave treatment with more self-love, hope for the future and positivity as you begin to re-discover your true self.


Support after you leave Broadway Lodge

During your time at Broadway Lodge you will be given advice about what to do and what not to do in order to stay on track with your recovery. It’s important that you are able to talk and connect with others to receive help when you need it after you leave.


Online Aftercare:

You will have unlimited access to our weekly aftercare group that is held online and led by one of our counsellors. Exclusively for former Broadway Lodge clients, it offers a confidential and non-judgmental space to be able to talk about your recovery and your feelings. It can be a great place to get support and advice if you go through a difficult time. Or you may want to offer a listening ear and give support to others. You don’t even need a reason to participate, you may just want to show up and go from there.


In-Person Aftercare:

Every Thursday we hold an in-person aftercare service in Weston-super-Mare town centre (from the North Somerset Training Community Hub, First Floor, 31 Alexandra Parade, BS23 1QZ). This is led by a qualified Broadway Lodge counsellor and there are two separate group therapy sessions that former Broadway Lodge clients who are clean and sober are welcome to join. Find out more about our in-person aftercare here.


Fellowship Meetings:

We will recommend that you find yourself a sponsor and attend as many fellowship meetings in your local area as possible, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. You will find the ones that work best for you and we recommend that you keep attending fellowship meetings as part of your routine.


Third Stage:

After treatment at Broadway Lodge, you may choose to transition into a dry house (also known as third stage), which is where you can live with others in early recovery and use the time to continue to work on your recovery as a stepping stone before full community living again. People often live in a dry house for 1-2 years and the cost of accommodation can often be covered by housing benefit (some charge an additional weekly top-up). We have two of our own four-bed dry houses in Bristol that clients can opt to move into if there is a room available. We also have connections with many other dry house providers in the Weston-Super-Mare and Bristol areas. If you do choose to move on to a dry house, the team here will help you to arrange this prior to your leaving date in order to ensure a smooth transition.

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If you have a questions or would like to find out more about our private treatment packages, prices and what a stay at Broadway Lodge is like, you can contact us in confidence by calling us on 01934 812319, emailing [email protected] or sending us a message  and we will respond as soon as we can.

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