World class addiction treatment at Priory
We are still able to offer expert inpatient addiction treatment during this time and many of our addiction services, including our free addiction assessment, are now taking place online or over the phone. For more information on Priory’s approach to addiction treatment during the current COVID-19 outbreak, please access our dedicated page.
Adapting our addiction treatment programme during the coronavirus outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak has led to many of us having to adapt to a lifestyle that is completely unfamiliar. For people experiencing alcohol and substance abuse issues, this situation can be incredibly challenging.
If you are in active addiction or addiction recovery, you may be worried about being ‘high risk’ due to an underlying respiratory issue associated with smoking or inhaling substances, or you may be concerned about the impact that alcohol and drug use can have on the immune system. You may also be dealing with loneliness during self-isolation, which is known to have a profound impact on those with addiction issues. These fears can be overwhelming, and become negative catalysts for unhealthy behaviours.
In this video, Priory’s Pamela Roberts explains how our addiction treatment team have been working hard to quickly and effectively adapt our practices so that we are able to safely provide addiction support.
Lucia's experience of addiction treatment during COVID-19
Lucia shares her experiences of addiction treatment during COVID-19 at Priory Hospital Chelmsford. She talks about how the treatment has been adapted, what she is looking forward to when she goes home, and her plans for recovery. Lucia also provides advice to others who may be experiencing addiction issues, and who may feel that their behaviours are worsening due to the current COVID-19 situation.
For those who have battled addiction issues, connection and routine are key to recovery and maintaining sobriety. In this video, Pamela Roberts, provides some practical and useful tips to help people to focus on their recovery during this time.
At Priory, we recognise that substance addictions, including alcohol and drug addictions, as well as broader behavioural addictions such as gambling, internet, love and sex and shopping addictions, can have a profoundly negative impact on all areas of your life, including your ability to function on a daily basis, your interpersonal relationships, performance at work, and your physical and psychological health.
However, it is important to recognise that addictions are treatable, and the most important first step is to seek help. At Priory, our specialist addiction treatment is led by our expert teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses and other highly trained mental health and addiction professionals, and all treatment is individually tailored to your personal needs and requirements, enabling us to provide the highest standards of care to you. We ensure that you are placed at the heart of your addiction treatment journey so that you benefit from a truly bespoke package of care, in order to produce the best possible outcomes for you as an individual, and allow you to overcome your substance misuse or addictive behaviours.
For more information on the process for entering treatment with us, please click here.
Free addiction assessment at your nearest hospital
To ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible on your journey to recovery, Priory offers a free addiction assessment with one of our addiction rehab experts, allowing you to discuss your concerns in confidence, receive guidance on the next steps in the addiction treatment process, and begin to develop an understanding of the journey that you will be taking towards rehabilitation and recovery. You will also undergo a consultation with a consultant psychiatrist, who will gather information on your medical and psychiatric history and advise on future treatment. We are also able to offer a comprehensive medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your addiction, if this is required.
Our dedicated free assessment guide offers in depth information on what can be expected if you seek support for an addiction with Priory.
Addiction rehab at Priory
Our Addiction Treatment Programmes typically take place as part of a 28-day residential programme, although the length of treatment can be flexible according to your unique needs, requirements and commitments. As part of this, you will have the opportunity to tackle any physical symptoms that are associated with your addiction, during detox, before undergoing intensive group and individual therapy in order to address the underlying causes and triggers for your addictive behaviours.
Addiction treatment at Priory is underpinned by the renowned 12-Step model, which is an abstinence-based approach that was first popularised by the organisation Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12-Step model provides a set of guiding principles for the addiction treatment journey, and focuses on your motivation to change your unhealthy thought patterns and addictive behaviours, whilst also drawing upon elements of spirituality within the treatment and recovery process.
We provide an evidence-based programme that is tailored to individual needs, all structured within NICE guidelines. Our leading Addiction Treatment Programmes consist of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment - book your appointment today
- 7 - 10 day medically assisted withdrawal detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions, if this is required
- Individual 1:1 therapy and structured group therapy programmes
- Family and couples programmes
- Access to both on and off-site 12-Step support groups
- Free aftercare for 12 months following treatment (aftercare is provided for life following treatment at Priory Hospital Roehampton and The Manor Clinic)
- Free family support for 12 months following treatment (family support is provided for life following treatment at Priory Hospital Roehampton and The Manor Clinic)
In addition to our comprehensive inpatient offering, addiction treatment at Priory can also take the form of day care or outpatient therapy. These options can be used as a step-down in intensity for individuals who have completed a rigorous residential programme, or can also be used as an entry-point to therapy, depending on the nature of your addiction and the intensity of the support that you require. For more information on Priory’s leading addiction treatment, as well as the type and format of the addiction therapy that we can offer, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
Priory's addiction treatment facilities
Priory has the largest network of independent addiction rehab hospitals and wellbeing centres in the UK, where we are able to provide a series of treatment options, ranging from intensive inpatient care to day care and outpatient sessions. All treatment options are flexible to meet your personal circumstances and unique requirements. This also means that we can deliver tailored treatment for individuals with co-occurring problems, such as those who are struggling with a mental health condition or eating disorder in addition to their addiction.
Inpatient addiction treatment at Priory takes place as part of our comprehensive Addiction Treatment Programmes, which are offered throughout Priory’s extensive national network of hospitals. These rigorous programmes offer leading treatment for a wide range of addictions, as well as a dedicated aftercare offering, ensuring that each and every one of our patients are equipped to make a strong and sustainable recovery long after treatment. We are also able to offer an intensive, medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process, for substance addictions, if this is required.
If you think that you or someone that you know may be struggling with a substance or behavioural addiction, it is crucial that you seek the support that you need in order to alleviate your symptoms, address the source of your addictive behaviours, and prevent your addiction from becoming worse. At Priory, we believe that anyone struggling with addictive behaviours deserves the best possible support to make a strong and lasting recovery, and we are dedicated to providing you with every resource that you need to tackle your addiction, within a safe and highly compassionate environment.
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