Gladstones Clinic is a private drug treatment center with co-ed facilities in Cotswolds, Bristol and London, England. Besides treating substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, it specializes in helping men and women suffering from eating disorders, online and video game addictions and other compulsive behaviors. Gladstones Clinic keeps its numbers small to ensure the privacy of clients, as well as to provide a people-centered approach. The program includes detox, primary care and aftercare. Gladstones Clinic does not accept referrals from social services, prison or probation services.
Accommodations and Food
Located in rural Gloucestershire, the Cotwolds Clinic is an idyllic farm-style house with red tiled roofing and a private courtyard that includes potted plants, a pristine lawn and picnic tables. Cotswolds accommodates 12 clients. Bristol Clinic accommodates 12 residents inside a gray townhouse, while the London Clinic lodges eight clients, inside an brownstone with quaint white Victorian-style windows.
Residents have their own rooms, which include full beds topped with white comforters, large windows covered with lush panels, dark wood dressers and private bathrooms.
The residents dine inside luxurious dining rooms, which include contemporary dining tables and windows that allow for ample sunlight. A private chef caters to resident’s personal needs and all dietary restrictions are accommodated. Three healthy meals are prepared daily, along with ample snacks, fruit and drinks throughout the day.
Treatment and Staff
At Gladstones Clinic, medical detox is provided at all facilities, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those withdrawing from opiates and alcohol. While in detox, residents are monitored around the clock by nursing staff and an on-call physician.
Length of primary care is 30 days and all clients receive individualized treatment plans. Gladstones Clinic utilizes a holistic, non-12-step approach, along with a plethora of evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, Gestalt therapy, EMDR, transactional analysis, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Treatment includes group and individual therapy and psychiatric care. The groups focus on addiction education and peer-to-peer support, as well as processing by recreating their pasts and understanding the core of their substance abuse. Clients are required to write a lifeline, which includes their history from birth to 15 years, followed by a history from 15 years to the present day.
After primary care, residents step down to a 30-day secondary treatment program. During this time, residents continue living where they are or move into a secondary unit. Besides daily group and individual therapy, which is in the mornings, clients receive vocational and/or academic guidance and participate in sports and group activities. Gladstone Clinic’s transitional care includes sober living placement, attendance at AA/NA and/or SMART Recovery meetings, individual counseling, group therapy, psychiatric follow ups and a family program.
Clients requiring psychotropic medications meet with a psychiatrist, who assesses them for co-occurring disorders. The rest of team includes licensed counselors, therapists, an acupuncturist, a nutritional consultant, a shiatsu practitioner and a medical staff. The client-to-staff ratio is one-to-one.
Art therapy and psychodrama are incorporated in the program, allowing clients the ability to heal by creative expression. Other alternative therapies include acupuncture, shiatsu and meditation. A lifetime of free aftercare is offered in the form of group therapy at the Bristol Clinic on Saturday mornings.
Gladstones Clinic provides a specialized program for adolescents between the ages of 16 and 18. The program treats a plethora of addictions, including substance abuse, co-occurring and eating disorders.
For men and women suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders, as well as other addictions, Gladstones Clinic offers comprehensive, clinical, evidence-based care. Clients can also expect comfortable accommodations, an exceptionally well-rounded staff, ample transitional services and solid aftercare. Individuals looking to establish a strong foundation for recovery might substantially benefit from seeking treatment through this organization.
Gladstones Clinic Ltd. Bristol
24 Berkeley Square
Gladstones Clinic Ltd. London
28 St. Charles Square
Gladstones Clinic Ltd. Cotswold
Gladstones Clinic Cost: $13,046 (30 days). Reach Gladstones Clinic by phone at 0117 9252995, (0808) 274-0800 (free from US) or (0800) 774 7024 (free from UK landlines). Find Gladstones Clinic on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
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