After our client is thoroughly clinically and medically assessed by Gladstones’ caring admissions staff, we commence with one of our highly focused addiction rehabilitation programmes. In most cases this will involve beginning an intensive inpatient detox programme at one of our comfortable residences, in a safe and secure environment. Alternatively, if time restraints or commitments are an issue, then providing the client lives within a reasonable driving distance from Gladstones Clinic, an intensive outpatient recovery programme may be considered most suitable.
Residential Primary Treatment
Gladstones intensive addiction rehabilitation Primary Treatment programmes are carefully constructed to set the foundations for a successful long-term recovery. Primary treatment lasts a minimum of four weeks. The therapeutic team work with the client to examine the underlying issues causing the addiction to persist. They carefully examine their psychological profile, physical conditions and substance abuse history in order to determine what would be the most effective treatments to use in their programme. They also design activities to address any personal issues, relationship difficulties, and self-destructive patterns of behaviour.
The client will have full access to all of the many services Gladstones has to offer if needed, and every day will be highly structured, supportive and challenging. A typical day will include carefully co-ordinated appointments and group work, with selected members of their recovery team, such as counselors, personal therapists, nutritional consultant, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), acupuncturist, shiatsu practitioner, meditation teacher, medical staff, carers and other trainers, teachers and mentors as required. The programme will be reviewed on a regular basis to remain responsive to the changing requirements of our client.
Gladstones has discovered that an aspect of addiction is a compulsive attachment to objects and ritualistic behaviours, so with this knowledge we decided to centre our programmes on breaking old patterns and building relationship skills. Learning how to reconnect with people and relate on a deeper, more meaningful level transforms our clients lives and inspires them to achieve a sustainable recovery.
Family members, friends, and in particular the client’s partner are valuable resources of information and support for the client. Our Family Support therapists encourage the client’s significant others to participate in their intensive programme when considered beneficial to the process and only with expressed permission from our client.
The next steps on the “Road to Recovery”…
As the client progresses through their intensive primary treatment programme, Gladstones’ therapeutic team in conjunction with the client begin to prepare the next stage of their recovery, whether this may be returning home, moving on to Secondary Treatment, a Transitional Programme or Aftercare.