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Choosing an Addiction Treatment Facility

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Posted on 28/09/20

Choosing a treatment facility that supports individuals with addiction issues for yourself or for a loved one can be an overwhelming and difficult process.  

Today, more than ever, individuals and families need to know what to look for in a treatment facility. As you research treatment facilities and speak with rehab providers, here are important questions to ask and topics to cover. 

Clinical Staff and Consultants Credentials  

Silkworth Charity Group employs a team of Professional Individuals who each hold professional qualifications in their area of expertise. There is strong value placed on each member of our team as everyone plays an important part in the running of our organisation. The Investor In People Accreditation is testament to this. We also employ the services of a Consultant General Practitioner and Psychiatrist. All of our staff access external supervision from a Qualified Supervisor who we fly in from the UK every month. 

Credentials indicate whether the individuals who provide addiction rehab programming and services meet nationally recognised standards for professional practice. If clinical staff are not accredited, they may not have the training and experience needed to provide the most effective care.  

Our service is inspected annual by the independent jersey care commission, which is the equivalent to the uk cqc. Our inspections have continually exceeded expectation with no recommendations for improvement as we continually challenge and review our service offering and clinical environments throughout the year. 


Use of Evidence-based Practices 

The most effective treatment programs rely on evidence-based practices that have been proven through science-based research.  

Silkworth Lodge's residential rehabilitation programme is abstinence-based and uses the 12-step programme of recovery. It is tailor made to you and includes cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational enhancement and relapse prevention through a personalised care plan, counselling in a safe, therapeutic environment, specific workshops, assignments, group therapies, fitness and nutrition. 


Treatment Success Rate/Outcomes 

Too often, treatment outcomes are not measured by rehab providers—or they're measured inconsistently. Even the definition of treatment "success" can be different among providers. 

At Silkworth:  

  • 79% of our clients completing treatment remained clean and sober.  

  • 93% of residents said following treatment that their general health had improved. 

Specialised Programs 

Quality treatment providers do not take a cookie-cutter approach to care. It's important to find rehab programs where care is individualised and tailored, whether that means providing gender-specific programs, targeted treatment for teens, young adults or other specific populations, or other types of specialised rehab. Many issues discussed during rehab can be difficult to have when in mixed groups. 

At Silkworth we provide the following programmes: 

  • Primary Treatment 

  • Secondary Treatment 

  • Family Programme 

  • Children’s Programme 

  • Teen & Adolescent Programme 

  • Aftercare Programme 

  • Education Programmes for schools and corporate eorganisations

Rehab Program Length 

The length of time spent in treatment is best determined by your progress rather than a specified number of days. Some substance abuse programs give an estimated time frame, but if progress isn't made during that period, the length of time in treatment could be extended. Look for programs that provide multiple levels of rehab so that, as progress is made, you can step into a less-intense level of care. 

Post-treatment Recovery Support 

Addiction treatment typically involves a high level of clinical care and support. When primary treatment ends and you're on your own, it's important to have a support system in place to help prevent the risk of relapse. Quality treatment centres offer a variety of post-treatment options including continuing care groups and other resources and support. 

Following treatment at Silkworth Lodge, you have the opportunity to move into our Secondary Residential Treatment facility to help support your transition from intense rehabilitation treatment, into normal living. It is an opportunity to ease yourself back into life with the support of staff and a structured environment so that you can begin to look for work, permanent accommodation and receive continued peer support whilst doing so.  

It is important to acknowledge that Secondary Treatment can be as important as Primary Treatment as it is the early days of recovery that can often be the most challenging. By choosing to continue your treatment in our Secondary facility, you are choosing to strengthen your recovery and ongoing sobriety.  

Family Support 

Chemical dependency is often referred to as a family ILLNESS because it's a condition that affects the entire family. Families need to heal and recover from addiction, too, by learning to work through the chaos they've experienced, set healthy boundaries and build trust in relationships. Treatment patients tend to have better recovery rates when the whole family is educated about addiction and involved in the recovery process. 

Our dedicated Family Programme at Silkworth, helps addiction to be understood as an illness and enables living in the solution rather than existing with the problem. Where addiction is the problem, by becoming more aware of the beliefs and experiences that influence your own behaviour, you can begin to find new, healthier ways of managing, approaching and relating with yourself, your loved one, and other family members and friends.  


Addiction treatment marks the beginning of a new way of living. The insights you gain and the changes you make during rehab will become the foundation for your recovery throughout the challenges life brings. Keep this in mind as you choose a treatment centre. It will help you determine a good fit and identify the best treatment approach to build a solid foundation for lifelong recovery. 

Learn more about The Silkworth Charity Group, the efforts we've taken to become one of the top rehabilitation centres, and how we can help you reclaim your health and your life from chemical dependency by visiting our website: 

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