Residential Heroin Detox & Rehab Clinic

Are you or a loved one addicted to heroin and interested in detox and rehab? If so, Banbury Lodge is dedicated to helping you achieve a permanent heroin-free life. All our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions (inc. heroin) while many have been through detox and rehab themselves.

Furthermore, our 160 nationwide beds & rehabs are best-in-class, CQC regulated, and we have a range of multi-cost options to suit your budget, with free family support and lifetime aftercare as standard. For more information about treatment costs & locations please call us on 0203 553 3757 or talk privately with our addiction counsellors on LIVE Chat!

Banbury Lodge Facilities Tour

We understand that going to rehab can seem daunting and you may like to learn more about our modern, safe and comfortable recovery home from home. Please feel free to view our gallery and call us to arrange a physical tour of our grounds where you can meet the team and ask any questions as they arise on the day!

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15 Common Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Cravings: experience an overwhelming desire to take more heroin
  • Nausea: feeling extremely sick, need to vomit at short notice
  • Mood swings: fluctuates between sadness, relief, anxiety and anger
  • Sweating: heavy perspiration at random
  • Flu-like symptoms: fever, runny nose, sneezing and watering eyes
  • Clammy skin: the user may feel to the touch like a “cold turkey”
  • Diarrhoea: unable to pass solid stools
  • Muscle cramps: especially the abdomen
  • Insomnia: the user may find it impossible to sleep
  • Restlessness: restless leg syndrome
  • Nightmares: extremely vivid and terrifying dreams
  • Tremors: their body may be seized by attacks of shaking
  • Hallucinations: see or hear things or people who aren’t there
  • Depression: profound unhappiness and a lack of optimism
  • Suicidal ideation: dwell on thoughts of killing themselves

If you or a loved one are suffering from heroin addiction then call us today and we can take you through your treatment options and discuss immediate admission and detox

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

Generally speaking, most addicts will experience the following timeline:

  • Day 1: Cravings, flu-like symptoms, watery eyes, sweating and runny nose
  • Days 2-3: Cramps and aches (especially in the abdomen), fever, insomnia, agitation and restless leg syndrome
  • Days 4-7: Vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, chills, cramps, irregular heartbeat
  • Day 8+: The majority of symptoms will have past due to a controlled medical detox

Treatment Options

Heroin addiction has been a problem for many decades and a wide range of approaches exist to tackle it. In general, the most effective course of action is usually deemed to be a combination of residential rehab and ongoing therapy, although each addict will have different requirements and limitations and treatment needs to reflect those.


Methadone is a prominent drug used to treat heroin addiction. It is taken orally and is slow-acting; it helps to prevent withdrawal symptoms while also reducing the heroin “high” to disincentivise users from taking the drug.

There are also various medications which can be prescribed to treat specific withdrawal symptoms, which might include sedatives, antipsychotics and antidepressants (though these last are unlikely to be prescribed to treat short-term symptoms such as those manifesting during peak withdrawal).


Various therapy models have been demonstrated to show great results in treating heroin addiction, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational therapy (MT), and individual rehabs may offer several different models: an addict may need to try a few before settling on one which feels right for them.

Group therapy is another valuable form of treatment, enabling heroin addicts to share experiences, learnings and advice in a non-judgemental environment and possibly to develop a peer group which can provide ongoing support including helping to prevent relapse

Heroin Medical Detox

A medical heroin detox facility is a treatment centre that is staffed with doctors and nurses specially trained to help patients cope with the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that occur early heroin abstinence.

Without medical care, these withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, dangerous and even life-threatening. People enter a medical detox facility so that they can withdraw from heroin safely and in relative comfort.

Around-the-clock nursing care ensures safety and certain medications can reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, as well as decrease the dangers of this initial period.

Heroin Rehab Treatment Programme

  • One-to-One Counselling
  • Group Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Acupuncture
  • Fitness and Massage
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • 12 Step Rehab
  • Holistic Programme
  • Music & Art Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Techniques

Heroin Relapse Prevention

Alumni Lifelong Aftercare Programme

We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an incredibly daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.

Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. Our lifelong recovery network is called Alumni– a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down the drugs means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.

If you have any questions regarding our heroin treatment clinics, rehab locations and cost we can answer them!

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