7-Day Detox

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.

Detox Team

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

Program outline

  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    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.

  • Step 5

    Detox usually takes 7 days, those with more complex multiple addictions or significant mental health disorders may require 14 days (or possibly longer).

  • Step 6

    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.

Inpatient detox

Inpatient detox

We specialise in detox over 1-2 weeks using non-addictive medication to make it as comfortable as possible, and published evidence shows that even an early version of the BONDS protocols was very well tolerated: 97% of patients did not report pain during a BONDS detox from opioids*.

On the day of admission, this medically assisted detox starts, usually lasting 7 days for the majority of patients but can require longer in complex cases. You will be advised of the expected detox duration at the admission assessment by the multi-disciplinary team. Towards the end of detox or on discharge, further medication may be started to support your abstinence.

MDT

MDT

The multidisciplinary team is at the heart of all that we do at The BONDS Clinic. We believe that a comprehensive approach to treating our patients is more likely to lead to success than taking a narrow view to treatment. One of our fundamental principles is the use of the Bio-Psycho-Social model of assessment and care, meaning that we combine medical, psychological and social aspects into one cohesive approach. This requires various team members to work together, including psychiatrists, specialised GPs in substance misuse, mental health nurses, dual diagnosis and substance misuse practitioners, clinic support workers, and support from our admin team. All of these make up our MDT, the multi-disciplinary team. The MDT team provides the initial assessments prior to admission, the care during inpatient detox, and the outpatient care after discharge which is the Consolidation and Relapse Prevention phase of up to 12 months.

Naltrexone therapy

Naltrexone therapy

In the UK, oral Naltrexone is licensed for relapse prevention in opioid-dependent or alcohol dependant patients. Opioid receptors play a role in the reward system in the brain, meaning that blocking them with Naltrexone may reduce the pleasurable ‘hit’ and can also reduce cravings in a range of addictions. One of the hardest challenges is to remain addiction-free long term, with options of oral tablets or implant depending on the requirements, The BONDS Clinic will consider if Naltrexone or other similar medications could support your recovery programme

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About the location

About the location

Set within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside, Pasture House can be found with the 3,000-acre Broughton Hall Estate. With a wondrous mix of rolling meadow pastures, ancient woodland, heather moorland, wild reservoirs and meandering rivers. Every window from our 6-bed cottage will delight you with spectacular views over the countryside, not a person or car in sight but maybe a sheep or two!

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What happens after detox

What happens after detox

After a successful detox, The BONDS Clinic can offer patients a Consolidation and Relapse Prevention programme. The programme can last up to 12 months depending on your requirements and is totally bespoke to you. Here at The BONDS Clinic our mission is to ensure you have tools to support you on the path of recovery and abstinence. With options of comprehensive mental health treatment, solution-focused talking therapy, or potentially naltrexone treatment, we tailor our services to your needs.

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