Drug Rehab and Treatment at Banbury Lodge

Addiction experts agree that the most effective way to treat addiction is by attending residential drug and alcohol rehab. At Banbury Lodge, we provide a professional service of;

  • medical treatment
  • one-to-one and group counselling
  • a range of holistic approaches
  • in a residential rehab that is fully equipped for treating drug addiction.

At Banbury Lodge, we provide a tailored rehab programme that treats addiction on the physical, emotional, mental and physical level. All this will be delivered in a safe and nurturing environment facilitated by addiction specialists.


You will see a doctor on the day of your admission who will prescribe an appropriate medical detox where appropriate. We are committed to helping you to detox in as comfortable and as safe a way as possible, to this end you will be supported throughout your detox by the whole team.

There will be staff on site 24 hours a day so rest assured that there will always be someone to turn to should you need support.

The Programme

At Banbury Lodge, we offer a supportive, structured, and rigorous therapeutic programme. We provide a bespoke blend of evidence-based approaches tailored to reflect your individual needs and goals. Our programme provides:

  • One-to-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • An introduction to the 12 Steps
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Complementary therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Healthy Eating
  • Aftercare and relapse prevention

Going to rehab is not just about putting down the drugs. The things you learn in rehab will help you to build on your natural strengths so that you can flourish long after treatment has finished.

Drug Addictions We Treat

At Banbury Lodge, we treat both illicit and prescription drugs.

Most psychoactive drugs fall into the categories of stimulants, depressants, opiates and hallucinogens.

  • Stimulants: Stimulants act on the central nervous system and often bring about feelings of intense well-being, increased mental and motor activity. Examples include cocaine, crack cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy.
  • Depressants: Depressants reduce arousal, slow down the central nervous system and suppress brain activity. Examples of depressants are alcohol, cannabis, barbiturates and benzodiazepines, GHB and Rohypnol.
  • Opiates & Opioids: Opiate and opioid drugs induce sedation, euphoria, and provide pain relief. Examples include heroin, morphine, opium, methadone, dipipanone and pethidine.
  • Hallucinogens: Hallucinogens cause changes in a person’s perception of reality and of the self. Examples include cannabis, LSD, ecstasy and psilocybin.

Types of illicit drugs we treat

  • Cocaine: is a stimulant made from the leaves of the South American coca plant, it usually comes in a powder form. Street names for cocaine include coke and snow.
  • Crack cocaine: is a potent form of cocaine, usually, it comes in solid blocks or crystals. Crack cocaine is typically smoked or injected it results in an intense short-lived high.
  • Ecstasy: is considered a party drug or rave drug. Its psychoactive effects include euphoria, enhanced sensory perception and can cause lowered inhibition.
  • Hallucinogens: LSD, PCP, mushrooms and salvia are all examples of psychoactive or mind-altering drugs. While an addiction to this type of drug is less common than other drugs, use and abuse of these substances can cause severe negative side effects.
  • Heroin: It is synthetically derived from the opium poppy plant. It usually comes in the form of white or brownish powder and is used intravenously or smoked
  • Ketamine: is medically used as an anaesthetic in veterinary practice. Ketamine can cause hallucinations, sedation and confusion.
  • Marijuana: the main psychoactive ingredient, THC, causes temporary euphoria followed by drowsiness. It can also act as a hallucinogenic.
  • Crystal Meth: is extremely addictive. The short-term effects of meth include alertness and euphoria.
  • Synthetic marijuana: Although synthetic marijuana is marketed as a legal alternative, the substance’s effects can be unpredictable, intense, and expremely addictive

Types of prescription drugs we treat

Addiction to prescription drugs is just as widespread and damaging as addiction to illegal drugs.

  • Painkillers: Opiate drugs are narcotic sedatives, they depress activity in the central nervous system, provide pain relief, and induce sleep. Examples include methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, fentanyl and suboxone.
  • Sedative-hypnotics: reduce anxiety, produce a sedative effect, and can aid sleep. Examples include benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium), alprazopam (Xanax) and temazepam.
  • Stimulants: Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that increase activity in the brain. These drugs elevate alertness, mood, and awareness. Examples of prescription stimulants are dextroamphetamine/ levoamphetamine, and methylphenidate.
  • Non-Benzodiazepine Sedatives: Non-Benzodiazepine Sedatives are the most common medication prescribed to treat sleep problems. Examples include zopiclone, zolpdem, and zaleplom.
  • Anabolic Steroids: Steroids are drugs that mimic certain natural hormones, in the body that regulate and control how the body works. Anabolic steroids that tend to be misused, mainly because they can improve performance and stimulate muscle growth.

Please remember we are fully equipped to treat the whole range of substance addiction of all kinds.

Our Guarantee

If you choose to become a client at Banbury Lodge we will do our utmost to:

Help you – Help you to overcome barriers to recovery such as feeling stigma, self-doubt, or shame.

Enable you – Enable you to set a goals for you recovery beginning with stopping your addiction in its tracks, whilst helping you stay motivated and prepared for long-term recovery.

Equip you – Equip you will skills and tools that to address the emotional, psychological and lifestyle issues that have contributed to your addiction

Empower you – Banbury Lodge you will receive a rigorous programme tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Our approach is:

  • Integrative meaning that the therapeutic approach used will be the one that best fits you
  • Confidential
  • Tailored to you

If you are struggling with addiction we are here to help. Call us now to find out more.

What Happens after Rehab?

Completion of your rehab programme at Banbury will be a time for celebration – you will have a great basis on which to build a new and exciting phase of your life.

Rest assured that you will not have to do this alone. At Banbury, we know that people can feel vulnerable to relapse in the first weeks and months after leaving rehab. We work to minimize the risk of relapse by providing a supportive and comprehensive aftercare package consisting of:

  • Regular aftercare sessions alongside your peers – to help you sustain your sobriety and your serenity.
  • Ongoing contact with your counsellor –to you can process experiences and feelings as they come up.
  • Contact with your GP- so that continuing care can be put in place should you need it.
  • Support Groups – We provide an introduction to the local area Alcoholics and Narcotics anonymous fellowships, as a source of ongoing support.

Before you leave treatment you will have developed a thorough relapse prevention plan, with the help of your peers and your counsellor. This plan will include steps to take when you find yourself in triggering situations. Rehab will equip you with a wide repertoire for dealing with the urge to relapse including tools like;

Playing the tape. When you think about using, play the tape through. Using once will usually lead to using more, and then the cycle of consequences will begin again. When you play the tape through to its logical conclusion, using won’t seem so appealing.

Telling someone that you want to use. Call us at Banbury, call a friend or someone in recovery. Share with them what you’re going through, this will take the power out of your desire to use.

Distracting yourself. When you think about using, do something positive to distract yourself, like calling getting to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting or calling a friend.

Keeping it in the day. It’s especially important in the beginning to just do one day of recovery at a time. It might seem impossible to stay clean for a whole lifetime but one day at a time is eminently possible.

Making fun part of your recovery. Relaxation and fun are important skills for a recovered way of life, at Banbury, we do make time to explore and experience your idea of relaxation and fun without the use of drugs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does drug rehab take?

A residential rehab is a great option for the treatment of addiction – rehab provides intense and rigorous professional support in a therapeutic community setting.

There isn’t a set period of time that applies to every person entering rehab. Some rehab facilities offer 30 and 60-day programmes. Residential rehab programmes usually require a 90-day stay. This will give you the opportunity to not only detox from your drug of choice and also to work with addiction experts, counsellors, and holistic therapists and get the best start to your clean and sober way of life.

Some centres can provide longer-term secondary treatment which can further develop and maintain long term recovery.

When determining the appropriate length of treatment, treatment professionals at Banbury Lodge will take into consideration your;

  • using history
  • severity of your addiction
  • drug of choice
  • any co-occurring medical, mental, or behavioral issues
  • and your needs and goals

Attending rehab for 90 days and over will give you a really valuable opportunity to work to explore, understand, and resolve and other causes behind your addiction.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Banbury Lodge aims to provide effective and affordable rehab programmes for all. As there will usually be little, or no waiting list when you are entering rehab privately, privately funding your rehab stay at Banbury is usually the preferred option.

If you do not have the means with which to pay 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 GP. Your GP will then 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 or to residential rehab. Unfortunately organizing admission to a private rehab clinic via the NHS or local addiction services can take quite some time.

The costs of rehab vary and depend upon:

  • 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

Can You Force A Drug Addict Into Rehab?

Quite often addiction is accompanied by resistance and a lack of motivation to change. This can understandably be quite distressing for the loved ones of addicts.

It may be that the addicted person is in denial and that they do not accept that their using is a problem, or at least that their problem really isn’t as bad as you think it is.

It might be that despite the consequences the addicted person thinks that actually the using is worth it because of the positive effects of drug use outweigh the bad.

It might be that actually the addict is really scared of what it might be like to stop. Quite often addicts experience a kind of grief process after giving up.

You cannot force an addict in to rehab against their will but once they have entered rehab with us we can focus on enabling the addicted person to access what it is they want to do about their problem.

We can help people suffering with addiction to overcome the internal battle that stands in the way of getting well. We recognize that it is sometimes useful to differentiate between your own thoughts and the thoughts of your addiction – the voice of addiction, especially at the early stages of recovery, can be almost overpoweringly loud.

The therapeutic approaches used in rehab will help the addicted person to see both the positives and negatives of continuing to use. Getting clean and sober is about finding your path to recovery rather than just complying with the rules of rehab or the wishes of loved ones.

If you are struggling with having an addicted loved one you may benefit from attending Al-anon. Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.

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