The BONDS Clinic 7-Day Detox programme has been carefully created to detox the body with comfort in mind. Whether it’s alcohol addiction or cocaine or opioids, the detox will be tailored to your needs to ensure that the toxins are removed from the body with symptom and pain control a priority, before moving onto the next stage of the programme. The detox will take place in your own private ensuite room with access to communal living and dining areas, premium TV with streaming services and healthy food for mealtimes. Our qualified staff will be on hand 24/7 providing and delivering the right treatment for your detox.
1. Consultant psychiatrist
2. Specialised GPs in substance misuse
3. Qualified nurses: Registered Mental Health Nurses
4. Clinic Support Workers
5. Dual Diagnosis Practitioners
6. Domiciliary team
An initial enquiry will be handled by our enquiries team, in the strictest confidence. If patients then wish to take the enquiry further, our team will take some simple details and send you some initial documents to complete electronically.
The initial enquiry documents will be assessed by our clinical team and you will then receive a call to discuss your case in more clinical detail and they can answer your more clinical questions about The BONDS Clinic programmes. Our clinical team can also check that our clinic’s services are a suitable and safe option for you since your wellbeing is our number one priority. Occasionally in complex cases, some additional information may be requested, such as recent scans or test results, or a recent clinic letter if you are currently under the case of another specialist.
You will then be invited to attend in person for a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) assessment meeting. When you arrive at our clinic, you’ll be greeted at our reception at Pasture House, you will be seen by our nursing and medical team who will perform a simple physical examination of the heart, lungs, gut and nervous system, and then blood tests and an heart tracing (ECG) will be undertaken. A urine drug screen will also be requested. Once all this is complete, you will have a thorough consultation with our doctors who will assess your addiction with you, taking into account the results from the physical tests too.
Most patients are then able to proceed straight to detox and you will be shown to your private ensuite room within our detox facility. For your own safety, we would need to check your belongings with you to make sure no substances are brought into the facility.
Detox usually takes 7 days, those with more complex multiple addictions or significant mental health disorders may require 14 days (or possibly longer).
We may also offer you a Naltrexone implant to help in your recovery process if medically suitable, after careful assessment with you. This implant aims to block the effects of opioids and can reduce cravings. Naltrexone may also be helpful for other addictions such as alcohol, cocaine, cannabis and others. Want to know more about naltrexone implants?
Optional STEPS – You may require longer treatment if:
- There are two or more substances to detox
- 1. There are significant chronic pain issues. In these cases, after the 7-day detox we may then recommend a less intensive treatment plan up to a further 4 weeks after the 7-day detox. This extra treatment can be done as an inpatient or outpatient. If it is an out-patient programme, this will include reviews in clinic by our medical team and therapy sessions ranging from daily to weekly. These medical or therapy sessions can be face-face or virtual using video consultations.
Once any 1-4 week extra treatment is complete, we strongly recommend a clear treatment plan for up to 12 months to aid relapse prevention, whether this is with us or with NHS or independent services local to you. At The BONDS Clinic, this can range from weekly to monthly reviews depending on individual circumstances, aiming to reduce your risk of relapse and support you on the right journey back to recovery and getting back to life.