What We Offer
Answers to typical questions you may have
Our residential programme is tailored to the individual, including 10 group therapy sessions weekly (30 hours total), one to one addiction counselling therapy weekly with our fully qualified and expert counselling team. Family and couples’ therapy, recovery studies, family support, workshops e.g. money management, alternative therapies (e.g. art, clay, music). Mid way through treatment, clients give back by doing voluntary work in the community, attending events and equine therapy. Mutual aid meetings are available in house and also in the community. Treatment can be tough so we balance this with fun activities, games on the beach, cinema trips, a day trip monthly and a mentoring programme. Clients are encouraged to seek education; we have links to colleges and a Universal Credit liaison worker is on hand to support with benefit queries.
We specialise in clients with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, prescription medication addiction. We also offer treatment to clients with a Complex Need or a Dual Diagnosis. For example, Eating disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Trauma sufferers, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Criminal Record to name a few. Our facility is small, staff to client ratio is high and therefore our programme is individual and holistic, and we tailor your treatment accordingly. We also work with transgender, gender neutral, non-binary and LGBTQ clients.
We assess clients of any gender including male, female, transgender and non-binary at Somewhere House Addiction Treatment Centre.
Family values are at the core of the treatment programme and ethos of Somewhere House Addiction Treatment Centre. Clients are encouraged to have visits. Regular facetime, skype and phone contact with clients’ children is encouraged, supported and facilitated. Family therapy is available (in person or by video call) and is included in the weekly rate.
We can support complex clients or those with a dual diagnosis for example Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Bi-Polar to name a few. Often times these diagnosis run alongside drug and alcohol addiction so we are able to work concurrently to treat individuals. We work in conjunction with our local GP and community mental health team from a shared care approach.
We do not currently have access to wheelchairs as our bedrooms are located on the first and second stairs. Clients with limited mobility can be assessed in person on an individual basis
Move on Accommodation
Our move on accommodation is clean, comfortable, abstinence based and comprises shared houses, flats and bedsits and is for clients who wish to continue their recovery in the community with the full support of Somewhere House Addiction Treatment Centre (an aftercare package must be in place). The move on accommodation is designed as a stepping stone to a more independent way of living prior to returning to their home address. The accommodations are based in Burnham on Sea and the nearby town of Bridgwater.
We offer an aftercare package that can also be tailored to the individual. This comprises ongoing group therapy and one to one counselling, 24 hour on call support, giving back to the community through a variety of voluntary work opportunities – many supported by a trained counsellor. The chance to mentor an in house client, access to retraining and education through our links with local colleges, support with Universal Credit and/or finance related matters. Attaining paid employment. Transition back to home. Transition back to work.
All client referrals are considered including arson and serious index offences. This does not guarantee acceptance though and further information may be required before a decision can be reached.
Somewhere House provides a service as part of its treatment which is called ‘assisted detoxification.’ This involves medical support under supervision of a fully qualified regulated pharmacist that monitors an individuals physical and mental health whilst they are being given both clinical and psychosocial support to relieve and manage withdrawal symptoms from either alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines or in some cases combinations thereof. In most cases an assisted withdrawal detox will take around 2 weeks. Prior to admission, a full assessment will take place and a plan for detoxification arrangements, made with the client. There is 24 hour staff support and your medication will be managed and administered by fully trained staff. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In response to the global pandemic, all of our team have been fully vaccinated. A robust testing regime is in place for both clients and staff. We continue to monitor and adapt as an organisation with the sole purpose of client and staff safety. A rigorous infection control and specific business continuity plan is in place. Please call if you would like more information.