History

The BONDS Clinic treatment programme was first designed by our medical director Dr Amal Y Beaini in 1995, seeking to offer the option of abstinence to those who wanted this, whilst focusing strongly on minimising discomfort and aiming to shorten the usual weeks or months (or years) that it took to detox many patients.

This was launched as a service at Detox5, part of Cygnet Hospital Harrogate. Early results were already notable and hence were accepted for publication in a leading medical journal in addiction in 2000*. 98% of patients completed the 1-week detox and 97% did not report pain.

Of those who could be followed up, around 50% were abstinent at 12 months. After the introduction of naltrexone implants in 2006, this figure rose to 66% of patients abstinent at 12 months. The BONDS Clinic treatment protocols have now been incorporated into services at The BONDS Clinic, but the founding principles remain the same: safety first, then effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

Dr Beaini has continually improved and modified the treatment protocols over the years.

  • Consolidation and Relapse Prevention

    Our Consolidation and Relapse Prevention programme is a 12 month programme consisting of inpatient and outpatient. Within this 12 month programme the patient will go through:

    • Consultant-led Dual Diagnosis
    • Addiction-focused talking therapy
    • Medicated relapse prevention
    • Naltrexone implants
    • Re-integration into society – work & family

    Our aftercare model is here to support you when you leave the clinic and our team are here if you feel you need an extra hand or struggling to re-integrate back into society or the home environment.

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  • What happens if I relapse

    Here at The BONDS Clinic we never judge or criticise; we’ll do our best to support you on the path to recovery. We would expect there may be some cravings at times and these cravings could increase the risk of relapse. If a relapse happens, this is by no means an admission of defeat. In fact we see this as a learning and how we help prevent relapse in the future. We have many options to consider if you do relapse and our dedicated team are on hand to work with you on the areas that contributed to relapse.

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Meet the team

Our core multi-disciplinary team is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialised GPs and includes a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a Substance Misuse and Dual Diagnosis Practitioner and Therapist. We also work with a network of highly skilled practitioners to develop a personal treatment programme to suit you.

Meet the team
Meet the team

Know someone with an addiciton?

The BONDS Clinic work with you and your family, offering a comprehensive Family Support Program.

It can be challenging if a loved one has an addiction, sometimes having a negative effect on relationships, home environment and family dynamics.

It may be difficult to spot the signs of addiction and how best to approach them in taking those first steps towards recovery.

The BONDS Clinic feel that we should all be empowered to support and seek treatment for our loved ones when they need it most but also remember we are here for you as well. If you think a loved one may have an addiction, we are here to help.

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