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Rehab Facility In Bristol To Shut Down

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A rehab facility called Chandos House located in Redland, Bristol which caters to men who have alcohol and drug addiction is about to shut down because of issues with funding. This is the only remaining drug and alcohol dependency rehab center which operates as a residential facility. According to James Dickinson, the executive director of the place, they might shut down in a number of weeks unless they will be able to come up with £100,000.

In the last year, the center’s operational fund has been cut into half and the staffs have also been reduced to half its original number. The money they are getting from the government, both local and central, are no longer enough to keep it running. In defense, the Bristol City Council said that demand dictates how much fund is going to be sent and this is why the amount is never the same as it either goes up or down.

It was 35 years ago when the facility was established and one of the founders is Mr. Dickinson. He said that the demand from patients who need its services is much higher compared to when it first stared. The problem is that the funding has been reduced therefore they have no choice but to remove 50 per cent of their staff from their payroll.

With the matter of closure at hand, he decided to start a fundraising campaign in order to gather the £100,000 they will need. A fundraising day was held last week with the help of Will Self, a novelist. Dickinson said that they wanted to raise the money in the shortest time possible in order for them to continue operating and provide the necessary support needed by the patients. The money will be utilized while they are finding other ways to get more income and to search for partners as they wanted to remain open for those in need for the next 35 years.

According to volunteers and patients of the drug and alcohol dependency rehab, it would be devastating if the residential center is to shut down because many lives would be at risk.

Local England Drug Clinic To Refocus On Child Eating Disorders

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Elysium Brighton and Hove Clinic in Hove, East Sussex, England, was recently credited with providing Best Outpatient Rehab care to a patient, saving their life. However, the rehab facility is will be ceasing its rehab operations starting on July.

The private rehab facility, which was formerly part of the famous Priory chain in England, will be changing their focus towards helping youth suffering for eating disorders. The facility was recently credited with aiding a recovering alcoholic, who stated that he stayed at the clinic, which he believes saved his life, after services by the UK’s National Health Services were unable to help him deal with his alcoholism.

The former patient, who, despite having talked about his experience, wishes to remain anonymous, paid £15,000 for their 28-day stay at Elysium back in 2016. According to the former patient, he can say, with complete honesty, that without the Best Outpatient Rehab facility’s care, he wouldn’t have dropped the bottle, which he says would’ve killed him, given time.

The former alcoholic describes alcoholism as a progressive, misunderstood condition, a disease that slowly kills people.

According to him, the high cost of the private care from the facility was similar to the amount of money he was throwing away on alcohol, an amount he considered a good trade-off for saving his life. He says that he is grateful to Elysium, and he is against it ceasing its rehab operations, calling it diluting the options available for the public.

A spokesperson from the clinic said that they have seen a notable decrease in their adult private inpatient services have dropped down, with an increase in outpatient and day-care services. With that in mind, come July 2018, Elysium Brighton and Hove Clinic will no longer be providing adult inpatient services, focusing on their day care and Best Outpatient Rehab services, which will continue providing treatment and aid for issues such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, among others.

The clinic’s inpatient facilities, the spokesperson says, will be diverted to care for youth with eating disorders.

Another spokesperson, this one for NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commission Group, says that they are and still are committed to help those suffering from addiction, as well as their families and their careers.