units operate on a philosophy of complete
abstention from alcohol, drugs and mood altering substances and residents
and family members are expected to comply with this policy during their stay.
In accordance with this policy and to aid patients
in maintaining abstention we do monitor residents activities, agree on periods
when residents will not be allowed out unaccompanied and regularly monitor items
which may have been brought into the unit. We also may agree a regime of drug
testing with a particular patient.
patients are on drugs / alcohol or have used recently they may be admitted to
programme. This is a very tightly controlled regime which
helps the patient to withdraw from drugs or alcohol and will usually last one
month after which we progress to the rehabilitation programme. In most cases we
do not use prescription drugs to substitute for other substances and we withdraw
patients from all mood altering substances during this period. If a patient is
allowed to stay after a ‘slip’ - they will be placed back on the ‘detox’
programme for a minimum of two weeks.
Coming Soon - Our new rehabilitation programme in the Caribbean and Afghanistan