What is it?
What does it consist of?
Consolidation Phase: up to one month
Consolidation follows on immediately after detox. This may take place as an inpatient, usually week 2 onwards or as an outpatient with options for more ‘intensive’ nursing and therapy support depending on need.
MultiDisciplinary Team (MDT) reviews and therapy sessions can be done on site at The New Life Centre or virtually depending on convenience and locality. During a team review, medication would be reviewed. This would include what needs to be continued after detox, any new medication for anti-craving, managing any ongoing physical and mental health symptoms and assessing and treating any co-existing mental health disorders.
Our therapist may also tie this in with behavioural patterns and relationships and suggest strategies to help identify ‘warning signs’ of relapse and recommend changes to the home and social environment to support the recovery process. Therapy sessions will go alongside team reviews and may go into more depth on the psychosocial aspects.
A Naltrexone implant may be offered if an appropriate option following detox
Our programme model is tailored to the individual’s needs. Our detox varies depending on whether the substance is a lone problem or is accompanied by misuse of other substances, the amount the patient is using, and if there any underlying mental health issues. The internal audits of the BONDS treatment protocols of many years have shown that approximately 70% of patients with alcohol or substance misuse also have an underlying mental health disorder. This combination of addiction and a mental health disorder is called Dual Diagnosis.