We understand that you may be feeling slightly apprehensive about beginning a treatment programme with Banbury Lodge. Leaving the comfort and security of your own home to move into a treatment facility is a daunting prospect for most people, but we want to assure you that this is something we take very seriously.

We have worked hard to make sure that the stress of moving into our clinic is kept to a minimum. We understand that we cannot stop you from feeling the way you do; fear of the unknown can be very strong. However, having said that, let us assure you that our clinic is staffed by friendly, passionate individuals who will do everything in their power to put you at ease from the outset.

Our clinic is secure and comfortable, meaning you can relax here almost immediately. You will notice instantly that our staff members work tirelessly to provide support and care to all patients. The tranquil and relaxed environment will help you to achieve your goal of permanent recovery, and with our state-of-the-art facilities, you will have everything you need to feel right at home with us.

What Happens When You Arrive at Our Clinic?

You will receive a warm welcome from our admissions team when you arrive at Banbury Lodge. A member of our team will conduct an admissions interview with you involving a series of questions and answers that will give him or her an indication of your current situation. The admissions interview will form the basis of your treatment plan.

You can choose to have a member of your family with you for this interview, or if you prefer, you can be alone with a counsellor as you discuss issues you would rather keep private at this time. Your interview is likely to include questions about your substance use both now and in the past.

You may be embarrassed about things you have done, and pride might be tempting you to be less than honest, but it is important to be as truthful as you can at this stage. Remember that nothing you say will shock our staff members and they are not here to judge you or berate you; they are here to help. Nevertheless, if you are not ready to talk about everything just yet, this is completely fine; there will be plenty of time for talking during your treatment programme.

Settling In

After your interview, you and your family will be given a guided tour of the clinic. Your family members will feel better when they can see where you will be staying. We will provide information on what daily life is likely to be like in the facility and where treatment will take place. You will then be shown to your room and given some time to settle in.

You will be asked to leave technical gadgets such as mobile phones and laptops at home, as these can serve as a distraction during your treatment. Giving up digital gadgets while you recover will help you to focus on your treatment.

We will need to perform a search of your luggage just to ensure that these gadgets have been left at home and to make sure you have not brought any mood-altering chemicals to the facility with you. While you may feel as though this is a breach of trust, this vigilance will protect not only you but also other patients within the facility.

Preserving a substance-free environment is our way of keeping you and everyone else at the clinic safe. You should know that this search will be thorough and that our staff members will not miss anything. We have seen substances hidden in the most unlikely of places and it is very doubtful that anything will get past them.

Medical Assessment

As part of the admissions process, we will conduct a medical assessment to determine your treatment needs. We will need to assess your mental and physical health to gauge if there are any issues that could interfere with your treatment.

We have a team of fully qualified doctors, psychiatrists, counsellors, and therapists who will work closely to ensure that all your needs are met during your stay with us. Our medical assessment will help us to identify if you have any disability or physical issue that could affect your care.

We will also assess your mental health to see if you have any underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, or grief that require treatment. It is important that we address these issues as soon as possible so that they do not become obstacles to your recovery.

After this assessment, our staff will create a treatment plan that you will follow during your stay at Banbury Lodge. We use bespoke treatment plans that are created specifically for each patient. As well as the various therapies that we will use to treat the psychological and emotional issues relating to your illness, your treatment plan might include details of any medications and nutrients that could help to ease ongoing cravings.

You should know that Banbury Lodge is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, meaning we adhere to strict guidelines and regulations. Your wellbeing is our number one priority and we will ensure your safety at all times.

What Is Life Like at Banbury Lodge?

Life at our facility involves plenty of treatment with therapies designed to maximise your recovery efforts. You are likely to have a full schedule of treatment condensed over a period of between six and twelve weeks.

Daily routines include meals with other patients and staff in the dining hall, individual counselling sessions, group meetings, seminars, workshops, and lectures. You will have time to get familiar with recovery materials, and with an onsite gym and a swimming pool near the clinic, you will be encouraged to focus on your physical and mental health with a programme of healthy exercise.

If you require a detox, this will take place before you move on to rehabilitative therapy. You will have full support throughout your detox and when you are finished – and your mind and body are free from chemicals and toxins – you can get started on an intensive programme of rehab that will provide you with the opportunity for permanent recovery in the shortest space of time.

Your treatment programme will contain a combination of traditional therapies and holistic treatments such as mindfulness, art therapy, yoga, and sound therapy. The use of a combined approach will help to improve your overall well-being and reduce stress levels. This full programme of treatment is your best chance at achieving long-term sobriety.

You will have access to care from a team of dedicated professionals twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week. No matter what time of day or night, staff will be on hand to provide help and advice or a listening ear.

A Secure Facility

We want to assure you and your family that you will be completely safe at Banbury Lodge. We maintain an up-to-date security system with CCTV cameras installed in all main areas and stairwells. This is to ensure the safety of patients at all times.

Our clinic is staffed 24 hours of each day to ensure that any situations that might arise are dealt with immediately and effectively. Our day and night staff have been fully trained to respond to any emergency, giving you peace of mind when you are here.

Transportation to the Clinic

If you are unable to drive due to a dependency on alcohol or drugs, we can assist. As part of our service, we offer sober transport to the clinic if you need it. Because we offer both detox and rehabilitation programmes, we understand that you may be still under the influence of chemical substances when you are admitted for treatment.

As such, we would prefer to make sure you can safely get to the clinic and will arrange for one of our drivers to collect you from your preferred location and transport you back to the clinic so that you can be admitted for treatment.

Our drivers can also help to make sure you have everything you need before you leave home. As well as helping you pack essential items, our driver will ensure that your home is completely secure and locked before bringing you here.

Please let us know if you require help getting to the clinic for your treatment. If you have any queries about the admissions process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be happy to answer your questions and go through the process of treatment at Banbury Lodge.

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