Choices is a network of addiction and dual diagnosis treatment facilities throughout the UK. Broadreach House is a Choices partner facility that offers detox and inpatient care for men with moderate to severe mental health or physical disabilities that need extra support. The not-for-profit Broadreach House is not a 12-step based program, however it does offer that option to those who wish to receive that level of support. Treatment is holistic and structured with individualized care, and unique treatment programs, like donkey assisted learning therapy.
Accommodations and Food
Broadreach is located in the quaint, coastal region of Plymouth, and is close to national parks, beaches and tourist destinations. The men live in a home-like facility that accommodates up to 31 people. Clients have the option for private or shared bedrooms. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible.
Residents have access to a full gym, a game room with ping-pong table and billiards, and a TV lounge. Clients in the residential stage enjoy their three meals in the shared dining room. A team of chefs prepares all their food, while detox clients have a shopping facility twice a week.
While in treatment clients cannot have their cell phones, but they can use the pay phones in the facility.
Treatment and Staff
Between detox and the residential phase clients are at Broadreach anywhere between six and 24 weeks. Upon admission, clients meet a medical team and aa senior client, or “buddy,” to show them the ropes,. Incoming residents also under go a thorough assessment.
It’s worth noting, during detox clients still attend group sessions, individual therapy and psychoeducation classes. They also work on writing and personal assignments in addition to having around the clock medical and health support.
During the residential phase clients have early morning wake up, meds, and a check in meeting. The mornings and afternoons include group therapy or therapeutic activities, such as an art therapy group or trauma group.
In addition to treating clients for addiction and co-occurring disorders, Broadreach also provides care for those with gambling and sex addictions, eating disorders, and addiction to technology.
Person centered approaches focus on clients learning new life and coping skills. They also incorporates CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) into the program. Clients coordinate with staff to attend AA, NA or SMART Recovery meetings.
Other complimentary services include money management and budgeting, educational classes and opportunities to volunteer in the community.
Staff include addiction therapists, consulting addiction psychiatrists, nurses, medical doctors and psychologists.
Broadreach offers a variety of complementary therapies including Indian head massage, auricular acupuncture, yoga and relaxation mindfulness sessions. Clients also have access to a limited aromatherapy service. Eventually clients will be able to learn how to be a massage therapist through the vocational training.
Finally, therapeutic outings and activities consist of drama group, gardening, crafts, and weekend trips to go camping and other outdoor adventures.
Above all, Broadreach in an inclusive treatment facility that offers services to private clients and those who are funded. Treatment is personalized, caring and thorough. The team welcomes clients from a wide array of backgrounds. It makes sense that Broadreach has been a top treatment option on the region for over 30 years.
Broadreach House Location
465 Tavistock Rd
PL6 7HE Plymouth , DEV
Broadreach House Cost
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