About Broadway Lodge
Broadway Lodge provides addiction treatment for:
- Illicit drugs (opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines)
- Prescription drugs (painkillers, tranquilisers, benzodiazepines)
- Legal Highs (Novel Psychoactive substances)
- Sex and Pornography
- Performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs e.g. steroids)
In our view, Addiction is a disease, a brain disorder and not a lifestyle choice which can have a negative impact on the addict's physical, psychological and emotional health. Addiction occurs when an individual has a strong or harmful need to take a substance or undertake an activity.
In our experience the psychological part of addiction is a form of self medication which can sometimes be linked to an underlying traumatic experience, emotional stress or mental health disorder. This can lead to out of character, risky, harmful and criminal behaviours where the individual becomes selfish in their pursuit of the addictive substance or activity.
Although addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition, it can be treated successfully and through our 40 years of treating addicts, we know that long term recovery is achievable.
Why Choose Broadway Lodge?
The treatment approach is client centred and based on a modified Minnesota Model with abstinence as its core aim and employing the 12 Steps of the AA/NA Fellowship.
Addiction is considered in terms of a primary illness with physical, mental and spiritual (relationship) symptoms. Each of these is treated in a multi-dimensional approach with the aim of responding to the whole person rather than their individual parts. People come to be treated because they are ill and not because they are bad or weak.
Therapy is based on individual and group work and this aspect of treatment employs an integrative approach where Motivational Interviewing, an Inter-Personal Model of group work and a range of counselling models are combined. Every attempt is made to provide a treatment process that balances support and challenge, as we believe that this will provide the best medium for change and one of the greatest assets in this process is the peer group.
Women Only Unit - Ashcroft House
Ashcroft House in Cardiff is an ll bed residential unit for Women Only. It provides a flexible holistic abstinent based 12 Step Programme and is suitable for all women. Primary and Secondary Care is provided at Ashcroft House and this small tranquil and cohesive unit enables the highly skilled staff team to address behaviours and coping mechanisms, support and manage traumas that may be associated with domestic or previous abuse. The ambiance lends itself to the women to address their treatment and recovery needs without distractions, attentions and competition that they might experience in a mixed gender environment.
Male Only Unit - Wrington Lodge
Wrington Lodge in Wrington, North Somerset provides residential rehabilitation for Men only. Our Male only abstinence based 12 Step programme offers men treatment in Primary or Secondary care for their addiction in an environment free from the distraction of women when both sexes are together in the same setting; those who struggle to interact healthily with women or those who have been abused or dominated by women. For men bullied in prison or the care system or those who struggle to form healthy relationships with men, a male only unit helps them develop healthy relationships which are essential for peer support and mutual aid in the community. The intimate, safe 10 bed unit enables men to address their treatment and recovery needs without the distractions, attentions and competition that they might experience in a mixed gender environment.
All staff were extremely kind and very professional they put the NHS to shame.
Cheers for everything, it isn't just a detox, it's an experience that has provided me with far more information and support than I ever expected and have ever recevied.
Five weeks on, I am a totally different person. I have a level of acceptance and communicate how I feel. Through working the 12 Step programme at Broadway Lodge I have learnt to admit to my past, accept it, grow and be happy. Whereas before I had pain, guilt and shame, I now have hope. Where I was desparate I now have the chance of a fulfilled life.