Update on COVID-19

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 11th March 2021

Everyone around the world is struggling with the impact of COVID-19 right now. It’s affected our mental and physical health, our careers, our families, and so much more.

We appreciate how difficult these times are, particularly if you’re suffering from an addiction, putting you in an even more vulnerable position.

Your rehabilitation from addiction and the support we offer is essential for your well-being, therefore we have done all that we can to remain open and continue to offer our treatment services.

Of course, we have put additional safety measures in place at our rehab centres which are in line with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations. These extra steps will protect our team and our clients whilst still allowing us to run effectively with a vastly reduced risk of transmitting the virus.

Even though we’re in the midst of a pandemic, addiction is still prevalent, people still need our help. With the impact of lockdowns all around the country, it’s likely that mental health is getting worse and addiction becoming more prevalent. It’s for this reason that we are dedicated to offering our support to anyone who may need it.


Have we taken any safety precautions?

As the situation in the UK is very turbulent at the moment with many unknowns, we wanted to reassure you or anyone that requires our addiction rehabilitation services that we continue to give access and support for our essential treatments.

The team at Cassiobury Court are monitoring the situation on a day-to-day basis and have implemented the necessary safety measures recommended by Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This commitment ensures that new clients will still be able to access our treatment and we can continue to provide urgent help to those in need of our service.

These are some of the important measures we have taken to improve the safety of our team and our clients during this time:

  • During our usual pre-screening assessment, we will also individually evaluate for any COVID-19 symptoms or potential exposure you may have had to the virus to protect against transmission.
  • All of our staff and our clients will undergo daily checks for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • We will continue to adhere to guidelines that have been set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Public Health England, this includes a temporary exclusion of visits from family and group therapy sessions.
  • We’ve enhanced our hygiene regime with increased sanitisation throughout the whole rehabilitation centre.
  • All members of our team have been restricted from travelling overseas for the foreseeable future to minimise the risk of transmission.
  • Anyone of our employees who can work from home are doing so during this time.


Can you still go to rehab during COVID-19?

We understand there’s likely to be confusion or doubt as to whether our rehab centres are still open or whether you should postpone or cancel your planned treatment until the pandemic nears its end.

We strongly believe in helping those who need it most and would advise against postponing or cancelling any treatment as this could be detrimental to your psychological and physical health.

With mental health problems on the rise as a result of the pandemic, you may want to rethink if being at home with little to no social interaction is the best place for you right now; this lonely environment is to worsen your addiction and make you even more susceptible to depression or anxiety.

The best place for you is at our rehabilitation centre where our caring and committed team can take care of you. We can structure your days, arrange socialisation, and help you to recover, all within a safe and friendly setting.

Of course, detox and rehab centres face a lot of the same challenges that the more typical care homes do, for example, 14 days’ isolation for new residents which can cause real problems for treatment programmes and could even heighten the risk of a detox or a treatment programme not being effective.

We have clear pre-admission and admission processes to help manage our rehab centres which minimise the risks of COVID-19.


What treatment options do we offer at our rehab during COVID?

With all of our safety precautions adhered to, we can continue to deliver the majority of our highly effective psychological and well-being therapies. These have all been proven to aid recovery from drugs or alcohol and are a fantastic starting point to help you learn the necessary tools needed to achieve success.

Initially, we’re likely to recommend that you undergo a drug or alcohol detox to remove the harmful toxins from your system which will subsequently clear your mind in preparation for your therapy sessions.

Although a detox can be quite uncomfortable, particularly when withdrawal symptoms present themselves, we wouldn’t recommend it if we weren’t so sure of how effective it is.

Our expert team will be on hand 24/7 to support you through your detox and administer prescribed medication to ease the discomfort if necessary.

It’s vital that you don’t attempt to detox at home alone without support, not only are you unlikely to have an effective detox, but you’re also putting yourself at very high risk of developing life-changing illnesses or even death.

Once you’ve completed your detox, you should begin to feel a little clearer in your mind and hopefully more positive about what’s to come. We can then begin your psychological therapies which will help you identify the underlying reasons for what may have caused your addiction to alcohol or drugs in the first place.

Understanding the reasons behind your addiction can be very useful in helping you to recognise the triggers, therefore putting you in a better position to prevent a potential relapse.

We also take care of your well-being during your stay with us by delivering sessions on mindfulness, yoga, relaxation and sleep management, fitness therapy, and art workshops.

You can call us today on 01923 369 161 or email us at info@cassioburycourt.com.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 11th March 2021

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.