Rehabilitation – How It Works

“The Greatest Gift You Can Give Another, Is Not Just To Share Your Riches But To Reveal To Him His Own”

Benjamin Disraeli

Our treatment program consists of the following three phases:

PHASE 1: Life Assessment

In this first phase residents are confronted in regards to destructive behavior and beliefs of drug abuse and focus on the consequence thereof. They examine their life story, identifying problem areas and thinking errors, which challenge specific beliefs that justify destructive behaviors, gaining a better understanding of addiction, its physiological and psychological effects.

drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society

drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse,similar to other chronic relapsing diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, drug addiction can be managed successfully

Topics addressed in this phase concentrate on:

  • Cravings and Craving Cycles
  • Addictive Behavior
  • Addictive Thinking
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Self-Esteem
  • Rejection
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management

PHASE 2: Personal Development

This phase focuses on the practical application of a positive attitude and behavior. Residents are equipped with the skills they need in order to change their attitude, self-belief and behavior, to no longer have to rely on drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms. They also learn to manage additional responsibilities within their drug abuse program.

Topics addressed in this phase concentrate on:

  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Resentment
  • Self-motivation
  • Co-dependency
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse Warning Signs

PHASE 3: New Life Management

This part of the drug abuse program places emphasis on reintegration, accountability and skills implementation. Residents receive mentoring as they practically apply what they’ve learned in the first two phases of the program and work directly with a life coach.

This phase focuses on:

  • Goal-setting
  • Financial planning
  • Time management
  • Honouring commitments
  • Re-entering the job market
  • Creating a support system outside the program
  • Avoiding triggers
  • Identifying warning signs
  • Maintaining accountability
  • Managing a productive lifestyle.