You will instantly experience a feeling of optimism, friendliness and a kind family environment when you enter one of our treatment facilities.
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.
Sadly as they lead their lives this behaviour becomes 'learned', e.g. you might have encountered someone who lies so regularly that he/she in fact persuades himself/herself that he/she is actually speaking the truth. Our clients also only understand how to behave in dysfunctional relationships; they are out of the ability to truly love and the guilt and shame they experience mean they are unable to find the courage to ask for help or to say sorry. Their uncontrollable, egoistic chase for substances leaves them without time or desire to worry about others since they are also not able to worry about themselves.
Essentially our aim is to change everything by what we try to do at Drug Rehab Wakefield. The first step that is needed is to remove the drug and we do this with the help of a detoxification program.
Drug Rehab Wakefield can offer a medically assisted withdrawal that is supervised by a private medical practitioner and observed by a registered nurse who forms part of our team.
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 quiet and private space in which people can think about their life, feelings, what they have become and what they wish to be in the future. We as well endeavour to give an atmosphere where regulations and limits are set in order to establish control and organization. Basic policies are set such as being punctual for sessions and this alone gives our clients an idea that each community has certain rules in place in order to maintain equality and safety. You are motivated by knowing that your counsellor was also an addict and is now 13 years sober and clean, proves to someone that it's not impossible.
At every step of the process of treatment, individuals are empowered to develop positive relations. The first thing we do is create surroundings to reflect belonging to a family; patients develop a sense of fellowship and they begin creating relationships with each other, as well as recreating trust in their real family relations through constant communication with their loved ones. Then we equip people to alter their thoughts, learn to live with their feelings and consequently adapt their conduct. 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 let our patients make mistakes so they can learn from them, but we also encourage them to see what they should see when they are not able. 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.
Each day spent for treatment serves as a stepping stone towards long lasting achievement.
We try to support the loved ones of our patients as well.
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 Wakefield 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. Several of our clients come to Drug Rehab Wakefield with countless years of active addiction and frequently they have endured several years of sadness before their addiction started. The more time people can have adopting this new lifestyle, the better the long-term outcome because it can take a long time to 'un-weave' the chaos of someone's life in addiction. Re-housing and relocation via Drug Rehab Wakefield housing are also offered, if someone needed a truly fresh start to life in a new town, with new people and real opportunity.
However long someone is with us, our purpose is to provide them with a solid foundation for a life in recovery, a new start.