Staff are understanding supportive, friendly and are what make the place. I came in broken, and was loved until I could love myself. Truly grateful for all the love and support I received even when I was difficult, angry and at times rather needy - you helped me get to where I am today, thank you.
A beautiful and special place
It's like being offered a gourmet fillet steak for the price of chips. High class treatment facility at affordable prices.
Love it. Love it. Love it
Peaceful + Well balanced facility + Personal commitment = Recovery.
Over 15 years of heavy chronic cocaine use. Charterhouse Clinic saves lives. I've been to all the best rehabs in the world but Charterhouse Clinic tops them all.
The BEST of the best
I attended this clinic for 28 days. Firstly, it is a non ‘12 step’ facility - which is what I wanted, however it did encourage a weekly visit to your chosen fellowship if you wanted and a chap from SMART recovery visits to explain what that is all about. The staff were very respectful, supportive and kind. Many spoke freely of their own addictions and recovery journeys, so they could relate to the pain and anguish which accompanies those in the throws of addiction/recovery. The recovery programme on the whole was extremely good, with group therapy being the most effective tool to encourage and facilitate change within the individual. Some of the educational workshops and interactive lectures were equally useful, however there were one or two which didn’t suit my needs. Therapeutic staff were good, with some being more experienced than others. Yoga and Tai Chi sessions were offered weekly, I really enjoyed the yoga. Having done Tai Chi in the past, I wasn’t very impressed at the tutors teaching method and thought it was more of an ego trip for an old man who simply wanted to show off his skills. This was fed back and it was suggested there be extra yoga sessions. The pool was great, it does need some maintenance but i used it most days and thoroughly enjoyed this activity. I also enjoyed the Aquarobics sessions. The food was excellent with the staff going the extra mile to ensure that my dietary needs were met. The chefs provided freshly prepared nutritious and balanced meals which of course is essential for those in recovery, the menu was discussed weekly and suggestions listened to. The routine was fairly stringent, it has to be! It encouraged us to form a routine and focus! This is one of the few rehab centres which allow phones and laptops in the evenings, a great comfort to so many of us who wanted to touch base with our families. I found at times that the support staff were under a lot of pressure to administer medications at certain times and were unable to tend to other areas of therapeutic support such as opening the pool on time or get locked items out of the office. That being said, this has been taken on board and times are likely to be altered to help. Some of the facilities are in need of maintenance, however, in my experience whilst there, whatever was reported, was taken on board and the staff did their utmost to see that things were put right. I did find that there was sometimes a lack of communication between me and staff, however, that being said - If i kept on asking I would eventually get an answer. On the whole I have to say that the positives far outweighed the negatives. I was addicted to opiate based prescription medications and on entry to the clinic my life was miserable beyond belief. I recently graduated after 28 days with a view to continuing my recovery journey in a positive way. I couldn’t have done this without this opportunity. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is serious about getting clean and recovering from their addiction. If you put the work in you too can walk out of there free from your addiction. The rest of course is up to you but at Charterhouse you are never short of support and advice, coupled with family support and after care - the clinic simply covers all areas.
I would highly recommend this clinic.