Located in central London, Nightingale Hospital is a treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders as well as individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses in need of dual diagnosis support. It provides individualized programming and a continuum of care that spans detox, inpatient, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and outpatient services. Nightingale offers a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to care that integrates several therapeutic models including evidence-based, holistic, psychoeducation, wellness programming and the 12-step recovery model. Medication management is also available.
Accommodations and Food
Nightingale is located in central London. While staying in the ward, clients enjoy private bedrooms equipped with an ensuite bathroom, a desk, chair, comfortable bed, WiFi and flat screen TV. Communal areas include the courtyard, dining area and the coffee lounge. In addition there are several quiet and reading rooms. Clients are encouraged to socialize with peers in designated social areas like the dining room and lounges.
The facility prohibits energy drinks, alcohol and gambling, and requires regular room searches and drug testing. Clients are allowed visitors as long as it does not conflict with therapy groups during the day. Individuals are also allowed an advocate that can speak and act on their behalf. The facility recognizes the principle importance of physical fitness to the success of a sustainable recovery. To this end, a tailored physical fitness regime is a component of client’s programming. In addition, clients are expected to participate in a weekly community meeting.
Clients enjoy healthy and nutritious meals either in the ward or in the courtyard restaurant. The kitchen provides multiple options for each meal and clients are allowed snacks at all times. Individuals with dietary restrictions can be accommodated by the head chef.
Treatment and Staff
Nightingale provides treatment for individuals struggling with a range of addictions including alcohol and substance use disorders as well as surface addictions such as gambling, technology, exercise and shopping. Clients entering treatment undergo a comprehensive evaluation that helps the team to determine the most effective individualized care program customized to the meet the specific needs of the individual. The assessment serves as a baseline for progress analysis throughout treatment. If necessary, clients immediately enter the detox program.
Nightingale offers an integrative treatment approach that synchronizes an array of therapeutic models including holistic methods, wellness activities, psychoeducation, interpersonal therapy and evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) in addition to the 12-step recovery model. Clients engage in one-on-one, couples therapy and group therapy as well as family therapy as well as holistic therapies like meditation, yoga, drama groups, art therapy, dance and movement therapy as well as sleep therapy. While the length of treatment varies depending on the progress and needs of the client, clients typically go through the first three steps of the 12 steps. Psychoeducational groups focus on the disease of addiction and relapse prevention topics like triggers, negative situations, negative thinking, coping with cravings and motivation. In addition, there are mindfulness and anger management groups.
Nightingale Hospital employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of addiction specialists, consultant psychiatrists, occupational physicians, therapists, psychologists and a nursing team specialized in addictions. For clients with co-occurring disorders, medication management is available.
Before discharge, clients work with staff to create a customized aftercare plan that includes free weekly group and an introduction to local 12-step support meetings.
Nightingale Hospital offers a continuum of care that includes detox, inpatient, PHP, IOP and outpatient services in addition to a free aftercare program. Nightingale facilitates an integrative model of treatment that combines a number of therapies including holistic methods, psychoeducation, the 12-step recovery model and evidence-based therapies like CBT, DBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). For clients seeking an upscale hospital, multidisciplinary staff and individualized programming, Nightingale is a great option.
11-19 Lisson Grove Marylebone
London NW1 6SH
Nightingale Hospital Cost: £696 GBP [$933 USD, per publishing day exchange rate] (per day); £139 GBP [$186 USD, per publishing day exchange rate] (per group session); insurance accepted. Reach Nightingale Hospital by phone at +44 (0) 20 7535 7700 or by email at [email protected]. Find Nightingale Hospital on Facebook and LinkedIn
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