Research has consistently shown that longer stays in treatment produce the best outcomes for addiction. Our residential services are the bedrock of our treatment philosophy. Our goal is to ensure that as many clients as possible can access our specialist services quickly.
Our residential programmes range from four weeks for adults to six weeks for younger clients. We also offer a second stage six month residential treatment programme for adults who need extra support in their recovery.
The Residential Programmes are also supported by:-
- A two-year client Continuum of Care programme which consists of a two-hour weekly meeting
- A two-year parent/concerned person Continuum of Care programme which consists of a two-hour weekly meeting
- A combined group for clients and parents is held monthly
- Family Residential Respite/Therapy Programme
The philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is central to the programme and all participants are encouraged to use the 12-step programme in their recovery. Our treatment is based on the recognition that alcohol, drug addiction and compulsive gambling are diseases.
Total abstinence is the best way to manage the condition. We approach addiction in a holistic way, working with mind, body and spirit as components of a healthy life. Individual treatment plans may include group therapy sessions, one-to-one counselling, psycho-educational lectures, community meetings, meditation, yoga, peer support and interaction.
Each Wednesday is a family day at our centres. This day is an integral part of our programme to assist families while a person is in treatment. Everyone who is close to an addicted person is affected in a unique way; so too each person can play a key and different role in promoting recovery.