Our Dedication is to You
The BONDS Clinic offers over 22 years of innovative medical treatment helping those struggling with addiction, substance misuse and gambling. We perform a thorough assessment by experienced medical professionals and tailor a comprehensive treatment programme that suits you.
A holistic outpatient treatment programme that is effective, safe, inexpensive & conveniently tailored to you and your condition. We provide the convenience of an outpatient treatment, with monitoring of vital signs when you're away from the clinic and regular check-in with you each day throughout your program.
Founded on the innovative and proven BONDS™ programme — an innovative therapy programme, which successfully treated 12,000 patients over 22 years and which has evolved to help alleviate and manage various conditions.
Our medical team, of doctors and nurses, has a combined 70 years experience in psychiatry, general medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine and anaesthetics. Your tailored treatment program will be created and overseen by a unified team, consisting of 3 doctors, nurses and therapists.
Addiction, Substance Misuse & Gambling
We have over 22 years of experience, and have helped over 12,000 patients recover from substance misuse addiction. Our innovative treatment program uses Naltrexone which is a strong anti-craving medication to help you overcome substance abuse and ultimately achieve sustained abstinence. (Learn more about the BONDS difference here.)
Substance misuse treatments available for:
• Opioids (e.g. Heroin, as well as prescribed opioid replacement therapy and all prescription opioid drug abuse)
• Crack Cocaine
• "Legal Highs" (e.g. Spice)
Are you a compulsive gambler? This can harm your health, relationships and cause financial difficulty. About 300,000 people in the UK have a clear-cut medical gambling addiction, and more than 500,000 people have enough bad effects on their lives from gambling to be considered “likely” to have a gambling disorder. That’s the best part of 1 million people whose lives have been badly damaged by gambling.
There is clear evidence that pathological gambling should be treated as an addiction. The two main classification systems of diseases in use across the world, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), consider gambling disorder to be a medical illness that requires treatment by specialised health professionals.
Despite the clear harms of gambling addiction, treatment services in the UK are sadly lacking. Our innovative treatment program first looks at all the causes of gambling problems and then uses a holistic treatment package, including medication, behavioural therapy and importantly, Naltrexone as an anti-craving medication to help you overcome your urges to compulsively gamble. (Learn more about the BONDS difference here.)
Sex addiction is very similar to substance misuse. Powerful brain chemicals released during sex can cause a type of addiction, with people compulsively craving this "high". Then, when they cannot have it, there are withdrawal symptoms.
One definition of sex addiction involves "frequent self-destructive or high-risk activity that is not emotionally fulfilling, that one is ashamed of and that one is unable to stop, despite it causing repeated problems".
The exact type of sex addiction can vary from person to person, but the overall theme is engaging in sexual activity which has the features of addiction and is harmful to that person’s life.
Similarly to other addictions we treat, our bespoke treatment program includes Naltrexone as an anti-craving medication (of which the strongest is the long acting monthly injection of Naltrexone) and our program can help you overcome:
• Hypersexual disorder
• Compulsive sexual behaviour
• Internet sex addiction
At the BONDS Clinic, we focus on the individual. We perform a thorough assessment by experienced medical professionals, evaluate whether our programme is right for you and tailor a comprehensive treatment programme that suits you. We will use evidence-based medication and equip you with home monitoring devices to help you on your journey to recover, reconnect and live.
Our medical team, of doctors and nurses, has a combined 70 years experience in psychiatry, general medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine and anaesthetics. Your tailored treatment program will be created and overseen by a unified treatment team, consisting of 3 doctors, nurses and therapists.
Dedicated Treatment for YouAt the BONDS Clinic, we focus on the individual. We perform a thorough assessment by experienced medical professionals, evaluate whether our programme is right for you and tailor a bespoke medical and therapeutic treatment programme for your condition. We will use evidence-based medication and equip you with home monitoring devices to help you on your journey to recover, reconnect and live.
Pre-assessment (completely free of charge to assess eligibility and potential for success). You will be screened by an experienced professional in addiction and if further information is required, this will be discussed.
You will be assessed by a nurse and a doctor, including a general medical examination along with blood tests, an ECG (heart tracing), and urine tests. You will then see the addiction specialist for assessment. The whole assessment process can take 2-4 hours.
Two weeks detox with anti-craving Naltrexone medication, and then two weeks of Therapy (psycho-social therapy).
After detox, we strongly advise continuing Naltrexone anti-craving medication with a clear and structured program of support for 12 months to increase the chances of sustained abstinence. We offer bespoke programmes at The BONDS clinic or can work with your local services to support this.
Experience is Everything
Dr. Youssef Beaini, Chairman and CEO
GP Partner, MB ChB (1998), MRCGP, PG Dip Cardiology, PGC Drug misuse
Part of the small team that won the British Medical Journal Award in 2016 for clinical leadership, Dr. Youssef Beaini is a national speaker for Public Health England and NHS RightCare (the national NHS Quality Improvement organization). He has nearly 20 years of experience in a broad base of medical specialties, with current positions including:
• GP partner in a large successful NHS GP practice and is a practising GP with special interest in Drug misuse and in Cardiology.
• Cardiovascular specialty lead for Bradford and Airedale/Wharfedale/Craven CCG (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group), a population of ~600,000.
• Cardiovascular specialty lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health care Partnership (NHS).
• Examiner and tutor for post-graduate diplomas for GPs, University of Bradford.
• Board member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, UK.
Dr. Amal Beaini - Founder of the BONDS™ Protocol & Medical Director
Consultant Psychiatrist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, MB BCh, FRCPsych
Dr. Amal Beaini has 45 years of experience in psychiatry and other addiction services. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds Medical School.
He has over 22 years' experience creating and then leading the medical aspect of a clinically and financially successful addiction service for Cygnet Health Care in Harrogate. The efficacy and safety of his BONDS™ protocol was published in a high impact peer-reviewed international addiction journal.
He is dedicated to the highest quality medicine and has a large and very loyal patient following. He is constantly innovating. His broad medical background in general medicine and surgery prior to psychiatry has given him a very unique skillset amongst psychiatrists.
Dr. Adam Beaini - Director
GP registrar, MB BS, MRCEM, PG Dip ClinEd, PGC Drug misuse
Dr Adam Beaini has 8 years of experience in a broad range of acute medical specialties, predominantly focused in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care at specialist level. He has undertaken medical responsibility in pre-hospital care, national sporting events including the London Marathon, Iron Man and Tough Mudder. He became a club doctor in Rugby league before transferring to general practice.
He has extensive teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as being an examiner for medical student finals at both Newcastle and Leeds Universities.
He has completed a post-graduate certificate in drug misuse and has worked extensively with key players in the international "anti-craving/opioid blocker" Naltrexone implant market, travelling to the USA and Australia, also gaining experience in implant procedures.
Nicola Wallace - Clinical Manager
Nicola is a registered mental health nurse who has over 21 years clinical experience working within medical, psychiatric and secure settings. Her nursing career began whilst working for the Bradford District Care Foundation Trust within acute mental health services before transferring over to the Private Health Care sector.
Nicola then began a career working across 3 clinical hospital sites and several client groups which led her to undertake the positions of clinical lead, ward manager and assistant clinical manager before joining The BONDS Clinic Team as Clinical manager.
Nicola brings with her a drive for innovation within all services offered by The BONDS Clinic with a specialised interest and focus upon Quality, Compliance and Clinical Governance.
Nicola consistently strives to deliver patient-centred, quality and safe care through ongoing personal, professional and service development which is an ethos that is demonstrated through her leadership of The BONDS Clinic Team, and she remains invested upon the introduction of a true multidisciplinary and unified team approach that fully integrates dual diagnosis and patient recovery.
Scott Wallace - Therapy Manager
Scott is a Dual Diagnosis and Substance Misuse Practitioner who is an accredited member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners.
Scott has over 30 years’ experience working within a wide variety of client groups, holding a variety of strategic positions within private and public services, demonstrating leadership, managerial and organisational skills. He both confidently and effectively promotes a high level of corporate service and conveys enthusiasm and belief in the approaches offered and used within substance misuse, recovery and dual diagnosis.
Scott promotes a holistic understanding of the effect that substance misuse can have on the care/treatment on an individual, working with clients initially on a 1:1 basis offering consultation, assessment and relapse prevention.
Scott's approach is integrative; he uses a range of creative and flexible theoretical concepts and styles to meet the individual needs of each client, the approach is not one size fits all, and he is a committed, passionate and ethically driven individual who strives to provide a supportive place for you to explore your feelings and behaviours, enabling clients to make positive changes in their lives.
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