Based in London, we specialise in treatment for drug addiction UK-wide.
As a specialist mental health and rehab clinic, we offer bespoke private drug addiction treatment programmes
as a convenient alternative option to in-patient rehab treatment requiring hospitalisation.
Our approach to drug addiction treatment
Our rehabilitation approach is focused on confronting substance use disorder and substance dependence and on finding a path to effectively tackle the physical, psychological, financial, legal, social, and working consequences of drug addiction. Our initial priority is stabilisation. We will work with you, relatives, or friends towards abstinence, but we will work specifically with you to draw together the road map of your path towards stabilisation and eventual recovery.
The initial step involves a comprehensive clinical assessment involving physical and mental health evaluations as well as drug testing. As part of our holistic approach to care, all aspects of drug use and your current circumstances are discussed. This is to ensure that you are suitable for narcotics addiction treatment and have the right mindset to help you advance in your path to stabilisation and recovery. The next step involves creating one or a mixture of treatment plans for drug addiction, which we believe will help give you the highest chances of success to achieve your goal. Treatment plans for drug addiction are adjusted according to the results of your physical and mental health evaluation carried out during the initial clinical assessment.
We are very pragmatic, and though abstinence is the final goal, we will not rush or pressure you to achieve a recovery stage that perhaps you are not prepared for yet. In our view, abstinence is not a goal itself but a natural consequence or a rehabilitation process.
Therefore, we offer programmes for short term stabilization and detoxification, and also for long term stabilisation (maintenance). Most common drugs prescribed are: buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone) and methadone.
Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST)
OST, involves substances that are analogue to opioids, which act to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings. They do this by effectively blocking the high from opioid consumption. OST is designed to help manage opioid dependence and ultimately achieve long-term stabilisation.\
Relapse Prevention Interventions
We also offer Relapse Prevention interventions with Naltrexone and a monthly prolonged-release buprenorphine injection (Buvidal) that removes the need for weekly pick up or supervised consumption at the pharmacy.
Buprenorphine Subcutaneous Injection (Buvidal)
Our clinic in central London offers Buvidal, a small (1ml) subcutaneous injection that effectively blocks the feel-good effects of opiates removing your cravings and the risk of relapse. This new buprenorphine prolonged-release injection is supplied in a pre-filled syringe to be administered under the skin weekly or monthly.
No need for frequent visits to your chemist nor supervised consumption.
Maintenance: Short and Long Term Stabilisation
Maintenance or long term stabilisation are strategies to manage opioid dependence and achieve clinical stability during the recovery process. It is achieved by substituting the opioid on which the patient has been dependent with medication, usually buprenorphine or methadone, prescribed by a specialist doctor. This strategy is called Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) and has many benefits.
Methadone and buprenorphine (Subutex) are used as substitution therapy to avoid withdrawals and achieve stabilisation in opiate dependence treatment. A withdrawal regimen after stabilisation with methadone or buprenorphine should be attempted only after careful consideration. Complete detoxification from opioids usually takes between 4 and 12 weeks in a community setting. Our detoxification treatments are designed to eliminate the symptoms of opiate withdrawal and decrease your chances of relapse.
Codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, pethidine, tramadol and other opioid analgesic painkillers can help manage pain when prescribed for the right condition and used properly. But when misused, they can cause serious harm, including addiction, overdose and death.
The OAD Clinic pain management programmes are led by two of the most senior specialists in the field. Dr Arun Bhaskar, MBBS MSc FRCA FFPMRCA FFICM FIPP President of the British Pain Society and Dr Oscar D’Agnone, MD, MRCPsych one of the best regarded addiction psychiatrists in the UK with more than 30 years of experience as academic and clinician.
Countries We Serve
Considering addiction drug treatment options from abroad
The OAD Clinic is a reputable, globally recognised clinic serving international individuals from Egypt, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. We invite individuals with substance use disorders from these countries to contact The OAD Clinic in London.
Start your journey to recovery today. Get in touch with us for more information.