Updated 22 May 2019
Banbury Lodge in Oxfordshire is one of a group of services owned by UK Addiction Treatment, and is a private residential detoxification and rehabilitation service where clients fund their own treatment. The service was registered with CQC in September 2017, and opened in March 2018.
Banbury Lodge is a 23 bed unit providing a seven to ten-day detoxification and a 28-day rehabilitation programme to support clients over the age of 16 with substance misuse issues including alcohol and/or opiate dependency. The service also offers residential counselling to clients with gambling problems and eating disorders. The treatment of eating disorders and substance misuse fall within the scope of the service's registration, however the inspection carried out was of substance misuse treatment, as this was the treatment being received by the majority of clients.
The service offers a medically monitored detox for alcohol and opiate users. This means that clients may be given medicine to safely manage their withdrawal from substances and are supported by staff but do not require 24-hour medical supervision. If clients are opiate dependent, they are detoxified using dihydrocodeine, an opioid which can be used as an opiate substitute medicine. Clients who are alcohol dependent are detoxified using chlordiazepoxide which is a benzodiazepine. The primary ethos of the service is 12 step, however staff also use integrative or person centred counselling and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills. The 12 step approach is a set of guiding principles followed within an anonymous fellowship of others working to achieve abstinence from substances use or other addictive behaviours, and is a form of treatment sometimes referred to as mutual aid. There were 23 clients receiving treatment at the time of our visit.
Banbury Lodge is registered to provide:
Accommodation for clients who require treatment for substance misuse and treatment of disease, disorder or injury. A registered manager was in place.