Established in 1974 our Somerset Clinic has helped thousands of people throughout the UK and from abroad to establish a quality recovery and live a more fulfilled life. The Somerset Clinic is the first in this country to provide treatment based on the Minnesota Model. Our Clinic is also the most experienced agency in the country at working with this effective programme. In 2006 our treatment programme was the first to be accredited by the European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) this was acknowledgement for having one of the best completion rates and highest standards of professional care.
Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, our Somerset Clinic is a 33 bed residential centre providing Primary Care with an additional 22 places in adjacent houses for those needing Secondary Care. Addictions treated at this Clinic are as follows:
- Drug addiction
- Eating Disorders
Residential detoxification is provided in the Primary Care unit and a new purpose built, ten-bedded unit within the grounds of the Clinic. Facilities are staffed by personnel skilled and experienced in the delivery of an effective, evidence based programme. Detoxification can as part of an eight week rehabilitation programme or as a detox only admission. In the latter case, the minimum admission period is two weeks irrespective of the duration of medication and we would recommend further support or follow up afterwards as this will significantly enhance success rate.
Primary Care is for clients seeking an abstinence-based recovery from active addiction. In progress towards a quality recovery, clients will work through the first five steps of the AA/NA programme and with a range of issues that are specific to them. Equally, whilst for most clients treatment is an eight week programme, length can be adjusted where particular needs dictate and may be shortened or lengthened accordingly. In so doing treatment is individualised and tailored to meet particular needs.
The Primary Care treatment programme consists of ;
- Individual counselling Group Therapy Lectures and workshops
- Educational CDs and DVDs
- Therapeutic films
- Stress Management
- Fellowship Meetings
Family members are encouraged, where appropriate, to be involved in the client’s recovery process as these relationships may be central to the quality and availability of post-treatment support. Family members and close friends are encouraged to visit clients on Sunday afternoons.
Our goal is to help people abstain from self-defeating patterns of behaviour and replace them with new and more productive ones. We encouraged all clients to challenge thinking and attitudes adopted to perpetuate active addiction and at the same time supported in the development of new ways of dealing with life experiences and associated emotions.