Broadway Lodge delivers every client a structured, integrated, abstinence-based treatment experience for addiction to enable them to achieve a long-term recovery and to improve their mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
We know the prospect of going to rehab can feel daunting. But as the UK’s most experienced abstinence-based addiction treatment centre, Broadway Lodge understand addiction and how to treat it. We LOVE what we do and we are passionate about helping people to begin a new journey in recovery. We work with clients to help them understand their addiction, address underlying causes and to build confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Since 1974 our multi-disciplined team have helped to transform the lives of thousands of people, supporting them in their recovery from addictions to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, gambling, sex and gaming.
Located on the edge of Weston-super-Mare, Broadway Lodge is a residential abstinence-based rehab for adults where the 12 Steps philosophy underpins our treatment programme. But that’s just one element. Our comprehensive integrated treatment schedule means that clients will be involved in so much more than solely working through the 12 Steps. For instance, there’s regular one to one counselling, daily group therapy sessions, holistic and complementary therapies and psycho-educational lectures and workshops, not to mention the 24/7 medical and peer support. Our counsellors work with clients both individually and in a group setting to explore their addictive behaviours and to address their underlying issues to help them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in a safe environment, without resorting to alcohol, drugs or harmful behaviours. Clients are immersed in a programme that enables clients to develop a daily routine and to improve their mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
We have 43 bed spaces in single-sex shared rooms as well as single rooms. The washing facilities are shared and clients will receive three nutritious meals every day prepared by our in-house catering team.
Referrals & Admission
We accept referrals from individuals who self-fund their treatment and from drug and alcohol services who have secured state funding for their service users. We also work with organisations who fund employee’s treatment for addiction and we are registered providers for some private health insurers.
Clients can be referred for:
- Detoxification Only – When an individual becomes physically dependent on a substance a medically supervised detox is often required for them to safely become abstinent.
- Detoxification & Treatment Programme
- Treatment Programme Only – If an individual is not dependent on a substance which requires a detoxification, they can begin our structured treatment programme straight away for as long as circumstances allow.
We support individuals with dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside their addiction such as Depression, Anxiety and PTSD.
Programme Features at Broadway Lodge:
- One to one counselling
- Group therapy
- Psycho-educational workshops and lectures
- Relapse prevention
- Stress management
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Gender groups
- Auricular Acupuncture
- Tai Chi Qigong
- Exercise sessions to improve physical fitness
- Access to local AA/NA/CA Fellowship Meetings
- External shares from people in recovery
- Range of leisure activities in free time
- Visitors on Sundays
- Outings to the local beach, pier and town centre
- Weekly Aftercare following completion
Our specialist medical team are here 24 hours a day, every day, so that the detoxification can be closely supervised from start to finish and to ensure that clients are as comfortable as possible. From the point of admission, our highly experienced clinicians will monitor any withdrawal symptoms and will prescribe accordingly until the individual has overcome physical dependence.
Our clinicians include:
- Non-medical Prescribers
- Mental Health Nurses
- General Nurses
- Health Care Assistants
Whilst in treatment, clients follow a powerful, varied and structured programme every day . Working with our qualified therapists, clients will gain a deep understanding of the 12 Steps, address root causes and other presenting issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms for challenges.
Following the first phase of residential treatment at Broadway Lodge, some clients choose to spend an additional period of time with us which we call Extended Treatment. This programme is a stepping-stone prior to living independently in the community. Whilst continuing to live on-site at Broadway Lodge with access to the majority of the main treatment programme, clients are given more freedom and responsibility with the chance to pursue hobbies and interests and become involved in community and voluntary work whilst living in a safe and supported environment.
Preparing for Treatment Completion
Before a client completes their transformational treatment experience at Broadway Lodge, we will provide them with advice and support for maintaining abstinence and assist in their preparation for their next stage – whether it’s to return home or relocate somewhere new – so that they have the tools and knowledge to be able to sustain their recovery for the long-term.
Clients will be supported to move on to third stage accommodation if they choose. Broadway Lodge own two four-bed houses in Bristol and have links with many other Third Stage providers.
All former clients are welcome to access our weekly Aftercare day which allows them to fully focus on their recovery, address any issues that they are experiencing with the support of a counsellor and peers and to keep a connection with Broadway Lodge.