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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

Established for almost 50 years and one of the longest and most successful rehabilitation centres in the UK, Broadway Lodge has supported the lives of so many people using the 12 Step philosophy to recover from drug, alcohol and addictive behaviours including sex, gambling, gaming and codependency. We provide treatment programmes to help and identify the reasons behind the use of substances and provide the tools and techniques to replace the unhealthy thinking patterns and behaviours with alternative safe and healthy coping mechanisms.

Every day at Broadway Lodge there’s group therapy, regular one to one counselling, lectures, workshops, assignments and holistic therapies such as Reiki, acupuncture and massage, which is particularly helpful for those who may feel anxious or overwhelmed at times.

As well as treatment primarily for addiction, we can support those who have a dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside their addiction such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Our 24 hour, 7 days a week multidisciplinary medical team consists of Doctors, Nurse Prescribers, Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Health Care Assistants and Support Assistants, all of whom are addiction specialists.

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Detoxification from drugs

Detoxification is one of the first steps to help start the recovery from drug addiction. 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. Detoxes can take, on average, between 2-4 weeks  but may be longer depending on the drug and the amount being used.