Druglink Oxygen Recovery

Telephone

01923 260 733

Address

Trefoil, Red Lion Lane

Nascent House

Apsley

Hertfordshire

HP39ST

England

Overall rating

Good

Yes
Yes
12
12
Randomly / on suspicion
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Yes

Eclectic/integrated

CBT/social learning

Therapeutic community

Oxygen Recovery Service offers a therapeutic community situated in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, which has close links to the M1, M25 and direct trains from London Euston. Oxygen is a beautifully renovated 9-bedroom residential detox & rehab facility. Furnished to a very high standard and offering individual rooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen & living facilities, Oxygen provides an environment designed to support recovery. Residential rehab provides a structured 12-week programme of therapeutic interventions and key approaches such as Group Work, Key Work, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Alternative Therapies, Solution Focussed Therapy and Counselling. At Oxygen, we provide a tailored programme and work holistically with each of our clients. We are an excellent choice for those who are seeking an alternative to the traditional twelve-step model of recovery. All our interventions are individualised and person-centred in approach. We believe that every individual has the right to care and respect, autonomy and the choice to change the way they live. We believe that individuals should also treat others with care and respect, allow others the right to autonomy and the choice to change, whilst being accountable and responsible for their own actions. The therapeutic community provides both support and challenge to each member of the group. Those in the latter stages of their treatment act as role models and mentors to the newer members. Therapeutic assignments are given to clients depending on their personal struggles, the areas requiring change, or their personal blocks to recovery. Collaborative care planning is fundamental to all our interventions. Second stage treatment is delivered via 'quasi' living in our 5-bedroom property nearby. A tailored programme of on-going support is provided combining group work, voluntary work, employment training, education, recovery support groups and peer support and key work. We can also facilitate access to mutual aid or SMART groups at this stage of the client’s journey. Clients are encouraged and supported to take more responsibility for themselves and their peers, growing & nurturing a supportive peer network in preparation for reintegration into the community Mixed Community We are a mixed sex community that reflect many of the challenges of any community of people living closely together. To enable female residents to feel safer and more secure, we can provide a woman only floor downstairs in the house with their own bathing facilities. Ethos We work under the ethos that addiction /alcoholism is an illness of attitudes & behaviours so there is a strong cognitive behavioural element to our therapy. Oxygen gives clients a chance to understand their addiction, underlying triggers/traumas and the impact their addiction has on themselves and others. In addition, clients learn how to manage their emotions, challenge irrational beliefs and thought processes and build new healthy attitudes.
Family support Through family conference meetings and support, we will provide information on addiction and alcoholism, as well as answering any questions that families or individual family members may ask. This normally takes places after a client has settled into the therapeutic community. We will also provide a safe and confidential environment for families to talk about their experiences of living with a family member whilst in active addiction or alcoholism. All family work is undertaken with the greatest of care and the clients allocated key worker will liaise with family member throughout this entire process to support them. Family support is free and can be accessed throughout the working day 9am- 4pm or on Saturdays. A family can request this by contacting the service at any time, even if it is something that they feel they do not need at the beginning of their family members journey with us. Family & Children’s Services Some clients who come in to treatment have family and children’s services involved in support of the family’s needs. We will facilitate contact when asked by social services, family members or foster carers. We can also facilitate supervised children’s visits. This can be at the weekend or week days, with prior planning and agreement with all agencies involved in the children’s and clients care. We have a safeguarding specialist within the service and the child’s needs will always be a priority.
Visits are accommodated, and there are local services/activities available for service users and their families/children
Oxygen have a dedicated Resettlement & Aftercare worker who supports clients with resettlement and aftercare. We have our own supported housing and links to supported housing providers in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas. Within our aftercare service, We tailor support needs as identified by the client. We provide Relapse Prevention on a weekly basis to help clients in the transition from residential treatment to semi-independent living. We promote personal growth, total abstinence and working towards fulfilling lives. There is an educational/coaching element to the service as well as signposting clients to specialist services and coaching with DWP/housing issues.
All clients are provided with harm reduction information as part of their discharge procedure. They also take with them their relapse prevention programme that they have worked through as part of their treatment process. If a client’s treatment episode is ending prematurely due to intervention withdrawal or self-discharge we will ensure that the client has a safe address to go to. The client’s co-operation is paramount to achieving this. In addition to harm reduction information we will also signpost them to tier three services locally, or to the area they are returning. We will also endeavour to arrange an appointment with their care manager or key working in the client’s local area.
Our aftercare service is provided through one to one sessions and an aftercare group that runs fortnightly. Oxygen provides free aftercare for all those who are exiting treatment. This is twice a week on a Wednesday and Friday, running from 8.30am- 4.30am comprising of group work, 1-1 and telephone support. For clients who are unable to attend one to one or group aftercare at Oxygen, because they have chosen to return to their home area, we can make arrangements for aftercare to be facilitated via Skype or telephone.
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Male and Female

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How the programme is equipped for dual diagnosis or complex needs: The outcome of any assessment of a client with complex needs will be based on individual factors and Oxygen’s ability to meet the needs of the client. A placement would only be offered once we have establish that we can provide that client with the best possible service to meet their needs. Once admitted to Oxygen the client will enter the structured programme. The flexibility of the programmes allow us to personalise all interventions. We have support from a local GP service in meeting the physical and medical needs of the client; we also work closely with care mangers and funding bodies to ensure the best possible support and outcome. Should a client go into crises, we will engage the local community liaison team in support of the client’s needs
Assessment at Oxygen. All admissions are subject to assessment. All clients are encouraged to attend Oxygen to have an assessment. You will be with us for around 2hrs. During this period, the assessment will be carried out. You will be invited to have lunch with the current residents. After a cup of tea one of the residents will show you around the centre. At the end of the assessment the Recovery Worker assessing you will answer any questions you may have. If there are no extenuating circumstances that need to be clarified most Individuals will be given the assessment outcome before leaving. Outreach Assessment We also acknowledge that there can be circumstances that prevent clients from attending an assessment at our service. Therefore, we can carry out an outreach assessment. Please contact the office and speak with Gary or Wendy to make arrangements.
We can provide a complete medically assisted detox at Oxygen. For more information please contact Wendy Nee or Gary Aldridge on 01442 275880 for more information and assessment and admissions
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Limited
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Self-catering
Full involvement

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£ 800
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£800 - £1100 per week first stage £550 per week second stage (dependant on client entitlement to housing benefit) Detoxification not included in first stage price
On arrival, all individuals will be breathalysed and drug tested as part of the admission process. Individuals found to be positive for illicit drugs or alcohol or substances not previously identified in the assessment may see their placement withdrawn. All clients admitted will enter the into the assessment period which can last up to 4 weeks which allows us to engage you at a pace that meets your needs whilst introducing you to the process of treatment at Oxygen. In addition, this allows us to support individuals in registering with a GP in support of all medical needs, support with financial matters and the DWP. During this period you will be introduced to processes of treatment and therapy. Ultimately this is a time to find your feet whilst laying the foundations of your treatment journey
All referrals via oxygen@druglink.ltd.uk or by calling 01442 275880
Immediate Discharge (within 24hrs) Any clients found to have brought drugs or alcohol (including undisclosed prescription medications) onto the premises, using them, providing them to others, or encouraging others to use them, will be subject to discharge. As long as it is appropriate to do so, and with the client’s cooperation, we will hold them for a period of 24hrs with the aim of discharging them to a safe address. It is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately and keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information. Unplanned Discharge In the event a service user is subject to an unplanned discharge, due to the service user’s own decision, or the decision of Oxygen to withdraw the intervention, it is our policy to inform the care manager, funding body and any other agencies involved in the service user’s care immediately, We will keep them up to date with proceeding events and relative information. Safeguarding In the interest of safeguarding and harm minimisation we aim to ensure that every individual, who is subject to an unplanned discharge, is discharged to safe address and provided with harm minimisation information. Individualised Interventions and Re-engagement Under certain circumstances re-engagement options can be explored and put in place. These are individualised interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, service user, other agencies involved in the service user’s care and Oxygen. More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted. Individualised Interventions and Re-engagement Under certain circumstances re-engagement options can be explored and put in place. These are individualised interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, service user, other agencies involved in the service user’s care and Oxygen. More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted. Individualised Interventions and Re-engagement Under certain circumstances re-engagement options can be explored and put in place. These are individualised interventions and arrangements that must be clearly communicated and agreed between the care manager, service user, other agencies involved in the service user’s care and Oxygen. More information on this policy can be accessed once a client is admitted.
Rehabilitation
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Yes
Southampton

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East Anglia
Hertfordshire
CGL Hertfordshire
Building & environment We have are currently in the process of redecorating, the whole service and work has been undertaken on the outside of the building. 12 Week Rolling Programme. Therapeutic Programme Most recently we have reviewed our therapeutic programme and made some changes that we believe has enhanced the interventions that we provide. We are in the early stages of producing a rolling group and workbook programme which each client will be given on admission. We are currently reviewing our family support Programme and how we can improve this to support family members more, with the hope of running a whole day of workshops and information sessions for them on a rolling basis.
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Mindfulness Base Relapse Prevention CPCAB European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Group Therapy in Addiction NLP practitioner NVQ Level 5 Leadership & Management Coaching NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care Medication Champion Pathway Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Working with Families of Substance Misuse Leadership Skills Medication certificate First Aid Certificate CLAIT (Computing) Supervision Certificate Master in Criminology Nutrition Level 3 BA in Linguistic, literature & Spanish Degree in Psychology Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Language and English Epilepsy Awareness Mindfulness Group Facilitation Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling Certificate in Art Therapy Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Safeguard Champion Pathway Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Druglink Oxygen Recovery Service - HP39ST