Addiction Treatment Services
The availability of drug treatment and drug counselling means that substance abuse treatment or commonly known as addiction is a treatable condition. The first phase of treatment at SHARP is the withdrawal from the problem substance/activity. There are both physical and psychological effects that occur when substance-taking stops. Our years of experience and multi disciplinary approach to detoxification have learnt to reduce discomfort and increase sobriety.At SHARP Behavioural therapy and counselling are important elements of treatment. Cognitive behavioural therapy is often used to help patients identify, avoid, and cope with situations in which they are most likely to abuse drugs or activities. The technique of motivational interviewing is often employed to remind people of their values, as a way of avoiding use. Family therapy is provided to help the patient maintain a supportive environment and improve family functioning. SHARP also subscribes to the 12 step programme and recovery coaching models.
The Drug Treatment program at SHARP Offers:
Medical detox (Covered by Leading Medical Aids)
Drug addiction and alcoholism are lifelong diseases that are treatable and require professional help. The first phase and one of the most important and most difficult phases of drug and alcohol rehabilitation is the withdrawal and medical detox. This process flushes out the toxic substances that in turn allow the person to begin their actual drug rehabilitation process.
21-day inpatient programme(Covered by Leading Medical Aids)
SHARP Treatment Centre’s 21-day inpatient program has proven to work far better than most other substance abuse programmes. We provide a programme based on many years of research and provide the optimal safe environment for teaching patients how their everyday choices impacts their day to day quality of life as well as future wellbeing and happiness. Clients learn how to love life and themselves in a positive manner.
4-week secondary/tertiary care programme (Privately Funded)
SHARP Treatment Centre provides assessment and treatment to patients that are experiencing severe addiction and mental health problems. We offer an 4 week secondary/tertiary care programme for people that have already completed a primary or medical detox treatment programme. Our services include qualified professionals such as psychotherapists, psychologists, Psychiatrists, professional counsellors and certified recovery coaches counsellors, residential nursing sisters and all cases are managed by social workers.
21-Day week outpatient programme
Substance abuse such as chemical dependency, alcohol abuse, gambling and sex addictions, requires a professional and multi-dimensional approach for treatment to be effective. Our primary goal at SHARP Treatment Centre is helping patients achieve long term success from addictions through support, understanding and awareness of the recovery process. We meet the needs of our individual patients as our centre combines dependency evaluation services with programs that include medical detox, in-patient, family programs and an 8 week outpatient programme.
12 Step orientation
SHARP Treatment Centre offers an integrated approach that provides a selection of evidence based treatment programmes that includes a holistic approach in our 12 step orientation programme. If you are searching for a rehab that offers an above average services, SHARP is the right centre. We are a registered centre and our approach has been proven to work for those suffering from substance abuse.
Ongoing treatment & support after completion of primary treatment
Recovering addicts still require on-going support after completing a successful addiction treatment program for an extended length of time. Majority of addicts, regardless of their addiction, are not quite ready to participate in the everyday world without on-going treatment and support after completion of primary treatment. The recovery phase known as aftercare, makes a tremendous difference for addicts abstaining or relapsing.
Regular individual therapy
Included in the SHARP rehabilitation program is cognitive behavioural therapy which has provides many positive benefits to our patients. Unhealthy thought patterns play a major role for people with addictions and also influence a person’s behaviour. By breaking the cycle of negative thoughts, regular individual therapy can help addicts to replace negative thoughts that lead to and perpetuate their addiction with positive thoughts.
Daily group therapy
For most people struggling with addiction, the toughest step towards recovery is deciding to make the change. It is perfectly normal to experience conflict with regards to giving up your addiction choice, even though you realize it is messing your life up. Change is not easy and committing to daily group therapy involves changing many things, including who you allow into your life, deal with stress, and how you think about yourself.
SHARP Treatment Centre strives to meet the needs of family and friend of people suffering with addictions to drugs, alcohol, sex, or gambling. Through educational workshops, therapy and counselling, patients in therapy and their families are offered the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives and explore the effects of an addiction. These workshops have proved fruitful in that patients and their family learn how to make personal and healthy lifestyle changes.
Post treatment counselling
SHARP Treatment Centre provides addiction aftercare programs as part of an individualized program for our patients. In essence post treatment counselling is basically an extension of the initial treatment. We provide educational discussions and lectures, group meetings, recreational and social activities as well as one on one counselling sessions. We focus on the unique needs of each individual as for example adolescents have different needs than adults.
Family support during rehab is one of the most important aspects during recovery. Families that are confronted with a drug or alcoholic addicted person, find addressing the addiction one of the most difficult aspects. Many families more often than not opt to ignore the problem as they do not know how to deal with the situation and are afraid of pushing their loved one away during an intervention or confrontation.
Leisure activities, including community coffee shop
Successful recovery treatment for substance abuse and addictions and sustained recovery include a multitude of factors. Some of these factors include leisure activities, including community coffee shop that allow patients to find sober leisure activities and maintain interpersonal skills that are important for building meaningful relationships. Leisure activities in particular, contribute to noticeable improvements in patient’s self-esteem and increases their dedication and determination to recovering.
Medical and psychiatric support
When struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem like an impossible goal. No matter how hopeless a situation may seem, recover is within reach. Change is possible with the right medical and psychiatric support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Even if you have tried and failed, do not give up.
People that are overwhelmed by stress, usually use substances to escape this discomfort. Dealing with addictions also cause excessive stress which leads to mental illnesses and serious depression. People that have started their recovery program usually become chronically stressed and find it hard to find peace and also increase the risk of developing digestive disorders, diabetes and heart disease. Stress in particular can be a way in which the body deals with a demand. We provide relaxation techniques that deal with the dangers of being over stressed.
Practical personal spirituality
Practical personal spirituality is a process whereby one gains self-awareness and becomes a whole person. It is about your own development and personal growth. Spirituality means you do not have apply any religious concepts. You need to understand that you are a soul in a physical body and not a physical body that has a soul. By understanding yourself better, and taking a look at why you do the things you do, your spirituality will actually make sense and become more real.