The BONDS protocols were first launched in 1995 by our medical director, Dr Amal Beaini, at Cygnet hospital in Harrogate, and results were transparently published in 2000 in a prominent medical journal in addiction. These results were peer-reviewed.
Since then they have been incorporated into The BONDS Clinic approach. The BONDS protocols have been used to treat over 12,000 patients of which 97% were abstinent after initial detox. After the introduction of naltrexone implants in 2006, 66% of patients who could be followed up reported being abstinent at 12 months after completing a successful Consolidation and Relapse Prevention programme* (reference: Beaini AY, (2019). BONDS Protocol, history and audit data)
*Outcome measures recorded at a time in previous years when Dr Amal Beaini was previously providing the BONDS protocols from the Detox5 service, not The BONDS clinic at Broughton. We are very pleased to say that these BONDS protocols are now part of The BONDS Clinic at Broughton. Detox5(TM) has closed a few years ago. Abstinence data at 12 months did not include those patients who could not be contacted or lost to follow up
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