Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, Broadway Lodge is a 33 bed residential centre providing Primary Care with an additional 22 places in adjacent houses for those needing Secondary Care.
Weston Super Mare Residential Treatment
Who we are
Broadway Lodge is a non-profit making organisation and registered charity providing residential treatment, counselling and support services for alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders gambling and co-dependency both to individual sufferers and concerned others.
Established in 1974 the centre has helped thousands of people throughout the UK and from abroad to establish a quality recovery and live a more fulfilled life. As the first in this country to provide treatment based on the Minnesota Model, the organisation has had more experience than any other agency in the country at working with this effective programme. In acknowledgement for having one of the best completion rates and highest standards of professional care, in 2006 the Broadway Lodge treatment programme was the first to be accredited by the European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) of which it was a founder member.
UK Rehab Clinic / Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center
Broadway LodgeAddictions Treated
Currently Broadway provides treatment for the following addictions Alcoholism
The underlying goal is to help people abstain from self-defeating patterns of behaviour and replace them with new and more productive ones. In all cases clients will be encouraged to challenge thinking and attitudes adopted to perpetuate active addiction and at the same time supported in the development of new ways of dealing with life experiences and associated emotions.
Primary Care is a 33 bed unit for clients seeking an abstinence-based recovery from active addiction. In progress towards a quality recovery, clients will work through the first five steps of the AA/NA programme and with a range of issues that are specific to them. Equally, whilst for most clients treatment is an eight week programme, length can be adjusted where particular needs dictate and may be shortened or lengthened accordingly. In so doing treatment is individualised and tailored to meet particular needs.
During treatment clients work with a focal counsellor who will aim to see them every day in their first week and thereafter approximately three times each week. In addition and for those clients requiring it, detoxification or other medical attention is available from a dedicated team of nurses and doctors providing a 24 hour service. Alternative therapies are also offered during treatment and particularly at times when clients are working through difficult physical or emotional issues.
The Primary Care treatment programme consists of Individual counselling
Lectures and workshops
Educational CDs and DVDs
Family members are encouraged where appropriate to be involved in the client’s recovery process as these relationships may be central to the quality and availability of post-treatment support. Family members and close friends are encouraged to visit clients and this would normally take place on Sunday afternoon.
The aim of the programme is to help each person establish a firm foundation in recovery and to provide them with the tools to live a more manageable, healthy and productive life.
Towards the end of treatment, clients will be encouraged to look at their continuing needs beyond Primary Care and to explore their options. For some clients returning home with a Relapse Prevention plan and package of Aftercare may be the preferred choice. For others the continuation of treatment in to the Secondary Care stage may be a better move.
Living with addiction is not easy as it brings with it distress and destruction. For anyone involved with someone suffering from the impact of addiction there are shared, similar experiences. The confusion and frustration that comes with being powerless, the pre-occupation, isolation and low self-worth become the fabric of ‘family life’. Family and friends will know all too well of the pointless struggle to control the uncontrollable and the difficulties of recognising or dealing with the emotions associated with trying to fight this illness. Addiction wreaks havoc in families where it is present.
The Family Programme aims to create a safe place within which participants can identify and explore experiences, emotions and behaviours that may have been influenced and affected by some else’s addiction. Individually and through group discussion participants are helped to gain insight, awareness and information regarding addiction and its impact. Through this process participants will gain in understanding and the action required to make changes will become clearer.
Through this programme participants will gain Greater understanding of the illness of addiction
Insight in to the impact of addiction on individuals
Awareness of the changes that may need to be made
Support from others
Knowledge of the recovery process
Insight with regards to the importance of open and honest communication
A reminder of their own sense of worth
Skills to support changes
The Family Programme is run as a five day residential workshop with an emphasis on experiential and participative exercises. The focus is on the impact of addiction and would be particularly useful for close friends and family members or anyone concerned about someone else’s addiction.
Treatment Services As FollowsPrimary Care
Admissions take place during Monday to Friday although exceptions may be made for patients being admitted from abroad.Please follow the visit website button above for further information. Also you can use the send e,mail button to ask any questions directly.
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