Alcohol Rehab and Treatment at Banbury Lodge

At Banbury Lodge we are delighted to be able to provide an effective, holistic, and integrative approach to alcohol addiction treatment.

Much of the recovery programme will be built around the core elements of one-to-one counselling and therapeutic group sessions. In addition to this you will benefit from a range of holistic approaches, and an introduction to the 12 step programme.

Through the Banbury Lodge integrative approach to recovery from alcohol addiction you will be able to:

  • Stop the alcohol addiction it its tracks
  • Identify unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviour, so that they can be challenged, in order to bring about positive change in your life and prevent relapse.
  • Express yourself constructively, and to process your thoughts in a safe, facilitated, and confidential space.
  • Develop positive emotional regulation and coping skills, and start applying them in your daily life.

We offer a warm, supportive, and homely environment in which to recover and grow.

How We Treat Alcohol Problems

Our staff at Banbury Lodge are experts in the field of alcoholism and addiction. We are delighted to be able to provide empathetic, targeted, and practical support for those suffering with alcohol addiction.

Should you choose to come to us for your alcohol addiction treatment we will create a tailored treatment programme for you. Your treatment plan will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout your stay with us to reflect your progress, your needs, and your therapeutic goals.

Your alcohol rehab programme will contain various different elements including

  • medical assessment on the day of your arrival
  • medical detox should you need one
  • therapeutic programme tailored to you
  • aftercare and relapse prevention

You will be supported throughout your stay by our dedicated team of practitioners.

Medical Assessment and Detox

On admission Banbury Lodge you will have a medical assessment with one of our doctors on admission who will prescribe an appropriate medical detox should you need one. Additionally the doctor will assess and treat any other co-occurring issues you may have such as depression, anxiety, and of course any other physical health issues you may have.

We understand that detox can be a frightening prospect, in fact fear of detox is one of the primary blocks to recovery. Detoxing in Banbury Lodge is very much a supported process. We will do everything we can to make the process as safe and as comfortable for you as possible – there will be staff on site 24/7 to support you through the process.

You will also benefit from being in a community of peers who are sharing the journey of recovery. Detoxing in this therapeutic community environment is reportedly far easier than doing it at home, alone.

The Programme

Following detox you will be able to move on to the therapeutic part of the programme. The Banbury Lodge programme offers a combination of life changing therapies including:

  • 12 Step work
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Regular sessions with a key worker
  • Skills workshops
  • Art therapy
  • Holistic treatments
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare groups
  • Group activities
  • Gender Groups
  • Health and fitness groups
  • Family groups
  • An introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the local area

Banbury Lodge provides effective treatment for the complex illness of addiction and acknowledges the unique requirements of each person.

Our Guarantee

If you choose to become a client at Banbury Lodge for will do our upmost to:

  • Help you – to overcome barriers to recovery from alcohol addiction such as isolation, guilt, or co-occurring disorders
  • Enable you – to focus on building a great basis for long term recovery, in a supportive and homely environment
  • Equip you – will effective skills and tools that will help you manage your emotions, thinking, and your life as a whole.
  • Empower you – to set and reach your therapeutic goals.

Experts agree that attending residential rehab is the best way of addressing alcohol addiction. At Banbury Lodge you will be supported by a team of addiction experts and by a community of peers who are going through the recovery process alongside you.

We are delighted to be able to provide a rich programme of therapeutic and holistic interventions designed to help you overcome alcohol addiction. We provide a confidential, professional service in a warm, safe and facilitated environment. All our staff are passionate about recovery and are dedicated to helping you achieve long term sobriety.

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction we can help! Call us now to find out more about our alcohol addiction treatment programmes.

What Happens After Rehab?

When the time comes for you to leave rehab rest assured that you will not be going home unsupported. We are committed to providing long term support to help you transition home.

Completing primary treatment is a great milestone and you should be really proud of that achievement, but recovery does not stop there. Many people feel quite vulnerable in the first few months after leaving treatment, understandably so – doing life sober will be a new experience.

Aftercare is an important part of the total care package provided by Banbury Lodge. We are committed to providing ongoing care and supporting you as you transition out of primary treatment back in to your community. We provide aftercare for a year following completion of primary treatment. Aftercare will consist of workshops, group therapy, and one-to-one counselling sessions.

Attending aftercare will give you the opportunity to talk about how you are applying what you have learned in rehab to daily life and to process your experiences as they come up. This process will undoubtedly be helpful for you, but it will also be of great benefit to your peers, much can be gained from sharing insight and feedback with one another.

Relapse Prevention

Before you leave primary treatment you will have devised, with the help of your counsellor and peers, a rigorous relapse prevention plan. The work you will have done to formulate your relapse prevention plan, with your peers and focal counsellor, aims to make you more aware of when your thinking is putting you at risk of relapse.

Relapse prevention will help you to pause when you are experiencing the desire to drink, and look beyond the present moment and see the consequences of what a relapse would be. Instead of turning to drink relapse prevention will help you identify healthy ways of dealing with life without the use of drink. Your plan may include things like;

  • Attending Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Phoning peers/a friend
  • Exercising
  • Seeing a counsellor
  • Planning sober fun/relaxation time


After primary rehab has finished you will continue to grow and develop you recovery skills and so enrich your life. Recovery is not about staying still and just coping with life, it is about broadening, building, and flourishing in your life.

Over time you will intuitively develop ways to deal with situations that used to be overwhelming, and you will find positive solutions to difficulties as they arise. You will be in a position to identify dreams and goals, and to go ahead and reach them.

Banbury Lodge is committed to supporting you into long term sobriety, fulfilling relationships, and a happy life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Alcohol Rehab Take?

Experts agree that a tailored, research-based, residential rehab programme is the most effective way to treat alcohol addiction. Usually the longer a person remains in treatment, the better the outcome. Programmes do vary in their length from 28 days to 90 days, or longer. Secondary care, in the form of sober homes – with a less intense support programme – can last around 18 months.

Each person is different and each person’s recovery will take a different path, so there is not a set rule for all people. The most important thing to remember when considering what time commitment to make to rehab is that taking the time you need to really get a grasp of the tools and skills you will need is essential.

If you leave treatment before you are ready you may risk being unprepared and face a relapse. Some people will get the opportunity to get back into recovery following relapse but sadly, others do not.

Going to rehab is a great investment to make in yourself and in your future. At Banbury Lodge we will tailor our programme to fit with your goals, requirements and needs as much as possible, taking into consideration your;

  • drinking history
  • the extent of your illness
  • any other co-occurring conditions you may have
  • your situation at home.

We know that everyone is different but it is important to give yourself the time you need to heal, and succeed in your recovery.

How Much Does It Cost?

Privately funding your rehab at Banbury Lodge is usually the preferred option if you have the means with which to pay. This will mean there will often be little waiting list and you will be able to access treatment quickly.

The costs of rehabs vary quite a bit and depend upon things like:

  • Location
  • Staff to client ratio
  • Treatments and specialist therapies offered
  • Accommodation quality
  • Extra facilities e.g. grounds, exercise facilities and personal fitness instruction
  • Aftercare programme
  • Length of stay

As an average, treatment can cost around £2500/2750 per week.

If you are unable to fund your stay privately you may be eligible for NHS funding. The first port of call to find out about an NHS funded place in rehab is a visit to your doctor. Your doctor should be able to refer you to a Local drug and alcohol service and from there you can be referred either to a community based rehab program or to residential rehab. Unfortunately it may take some time before you are able to access treatment via the NHS funded route.


Will Alcohol rehab help with depression or other conditions?

It is more common than many people realise for people to come to rehab with co-occurring issues, like depression, alongside their primary addiction. People often come with multiple addictions, there are strong links between substance use and gambling issues, disordered eating and compulsive sexual behaviour, for instance.

For many people there is a large overlap between addictions and with other co-occurring issues like depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Sometimes addiction and alcoholism has been a way of ‘self-medicating’ these conditions in the absence of effective treatment, sometimes depression and anxiety are a consequence of living with an addiction.

Life with addiction and alcoholism can be very stressful, life can sometimes seem unmanageable on many levels, and you may experience isolation from friends, family, and society generally. There are often consequences of addiction and alcoholism that impact on all aspects of your life and self.

Here at Banbury Lodge we are very much equipped for dealing with primary alcohol addiction accompanied by a variety of different emotional and mental issues.  Our team of experienced and dedicated expert counsellors, psychotherapists, consulting psychiatrists and medical doctors and support staff are well equipped to help you with co-occurring issues.

Your goals for treatment at Banbury Lodge might be;

  • stopping the alcohol addiction
  • building healthy relationships
  • setting appropriate boundaries
  • fostering positive emotions
  • building self esteem
  • developing interpersonal skills
  • developing assertiveness tools
  • gaining an introduction to 12-step support groups as a source of ongoing peer support
  • learning to regulate emotions without the use of unhelpful behaviours
  • exploring meditation


Many of our staff are in long term recovery themselves and will have very valuable life experience to share with you. Our staff in recovery can act as ‘psycho-social role models’ of how to deal with addiction, mood disorders, and flourish whilst maintaining sobriety.

At Banbury Lodge we know that you can recover, even if you have experienced persistent and complex addiction and mental health issues.

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