Our Approach In Oxfordshire At Drug Rehab Oxfordshire
You will immediately feel a sense of warmth, of positivity, of hope and a caring family atmosphere when you walk into one of our treatment centres.
Unfortunately, a large number of the people we work with only know how to act in a way that looks after their main focus; to avoid the negative feelings and thoughts and escape the reality they are constantly experiencing and re-enforcing.
Most drug and alcohol addicts do not conform to the rules and norms that are followed by others. Frequently their boundaries are useless and their behaviour can at times be morally wrong and not align with what they realise to be correct to do.
Unfortunately these behaviours become 'learned' as they go through life; for instance, you may have experienced someone lying so often that they actually satisfy themselves that what they are saying is true. Our patients are also only capable of operating in relationships that are dysfunctional; they are not capable of loving truly and the guilt as well as shame they feel does not allow them to find the strength to ask for help or say sorry. They can no longer look after themselves and their uncontrollable inconsiderate search for drugs doesn't allow them the time or motivation to look after other people.
What we primarily attempt to achieve at Drug Rehab Oxfordshire is to change all of this. With our detox therapy, we accomplish the first step on the list, which is getting rid of drugs or alcohol.
Controlled by a private Doctor and supervised by one of our licensed Nurses, Drug Rehab Oxfordshire is able to offer a medically assisted withdrawal.
Once we are done ridding the individual's body from any residue of the drug, we then proceed with cleansing the spirit and mind through our basic and supplementary day rehab programmes.
We offer a secure and protected atmosphere for individuals to rediscover themselves by assessing their views, feelings, their past and their future plans. We also offer an atmosphere with rules and limits which offer the containment and structure. The simplest rules such as timely attendance of group sessions demonstrate to the patients that following norms brings about fairness and helps with safe guarding everyone. We give our clients optimism - we show them that they too can get better when they see that our Counsellor used to be addicted, but is now 13 years sober and free.
We are able to encourage patients to work on positive relationships using the rehab process. Firstly we recreate an atmosphere to do this which is like a family; clients get the chance to form bonds with other people in treatment and a collective sense of belonging, as well as re-establishing trust within their own families through regular contact with loved ones. We then encourage patients to acknowledge their emotions, modify their thoughts and then modify their actions as well. A very straightforward and pragmatic set of tools, a 12-step program, is taught and it has so far helped, for almost a century, addicts to become free and sober.
We challenge individuals when they are unable to acknowledge what they need to although we also let them commit blunders and gain some insights from these. We also empower our clients to obtain a new set of positive 'learned' behaviours via the intense structure of the programme and the quasi-residential living model; by having some responsibility to manage money, by being in the community and living in shared accommodation, do a weekly shop, cook for themselves and live in the community, We teach our clients every single day how to 'live' in the real world without needing a substance to get them through.
Every day in the treatment works as a building block for long term success.
It is also our goal to support our clients' loved ones.
It is very important because these people are the ones who will have to live with the clients once they are done with treatment which means Drug Rehab Oxfordshire gives loved ones an opportunity to interact with other people who have faced similar issues and learn how they can best offer support to the client post treatment.
This all takes place over the course of 2 to 24 weeks. Many of our clients come to Drug Rehab Oxfordshire with a number of years of active addiction and often many years of distress before that. Basically it can require a lot of time to untwist the disorder of the person's life caused by addiction, therefore if people have more time to embrace their brand new way of living, their results in the long run will be more positive. Re-housing and relocation via Drug Rehab Oxfordshire housing are also offered, if someone needed a truly fresh start to life in a new town, with new people and real opportunity.
We'll at all times strive to offer someone a sound basis so that he/she can benefit from a brand new start and recovery regardless of how long he/she spends with us.