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Routes to RecoveRy What happens in Rehab? A qualified team of professionals will explain your options for support COUNSELLING AND INTENSIVE SUPPORT FROM A QUALIFIED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS is an extremely important part of the rehabilitation process, from the minute you step through the door. They may have a particular ethos or be able to offer different options for treatment, but a period of stabilisation will be essential. DETOX Detoxification from drugs or alcohol is usually the first step, with a focus on healing the body after long-term drug or alcohol use. Individuals go through a process of stabilisation and detoxification, to help the body rid itself of the unwanted substance, and are then supported through the subsequent withdrawal symptoms. People who go through detox will then move on to a longer-term programme to continue their recovery. 12-STEP The 12-step programme is frequently offered and has introduced lifelong support to many people. It originates from the 1930s, where the first Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step fellowship was founded by ‘Bill W’ and ‘Dr Bob’ and encouraged participants to turn to a ‘power greater than ourselves’ (often, but not necessarily, interpreted as God) for support. Since then, the programme has been adapted to address substance misuse and other addictions. As the name suggests, the approach uses 12 ‘steps’ to aid recovery. These include admitting that you have a problem, looking at mistakes you have made in the past and making amends for them, as well as learning to live by a new code of behaviour and supporting others with similar problems. Individuals in 12-step programmes attend meetings where they are able to identify and work through their addiction problems, supported by other people who are experiencing the same issues in a safe, non-judgmental environment. COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) CBT is a psychotherapy treatment that uses a practical, goal-setting approach to overcoming addiction. A counsellor will work with an individual to look at the reasons behind their actions and behaviours, and at the relationships between the way a person thinks and their problems with addiction. The therapy is aimed at changing the patterns that cause individuals to act the way they do, so that they can respond to challenges in a more effective, healthier way. ‘I had my moment of clarity, my surrender moment at 29 years of age. I started to cry. “I don’t want to drink. I’m still getting drunk. All this behaviour I’m doing, I don’t want to do.” My life was a complete and utter mess. But as soon as I surrendered, as soon as I gave in, it was a release. Somewhere inside of me I had a moment of clarity, something shifted within me that let a shaft of light in and the therapy got me well. ‘If one programme doesn’t work for you, try everything. And as professionals, put everything in front of people and they might pick up one of the tools.’ Tony Adams, former Arsenal and England footballer RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION WWW.CARLISLEHOUSE.ORG HELPING YOU TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUG PROBLEMS At the core of our approach is a focus on your strengths and expertise, and your ability to make the changes you need in your life and your relationships. We will work in ways that acknowledge the importance of different perspectives, beliefs, cultures, contexts and life experience, and will adapt how we work according to your needs. MAKE THE FIRST STEP IN CHANGING YOUR LIFE, visit www.carlislehouse.org 2-4 Henry Place, Clifton Street, Belfast, BT15 2BB Tel: 028 9032 8308, Email: [email protected] 6 | drinkanddrugsnews | Rehab Guide 2019 Recovery orientated provision tailored to meet individual needs. Beautiful, peaceful, Cornish countryside location. CQC rated GOOD. • • • • • 12-step residential 14 individual rooms Aftercare available Dual Diagnosis Service Equine-assisted psychotherapy • • • • Assessment, detoxifi cation and stabilisation 16 individual en-suite rooms High quality purpose built accommodation Individual services and packages available • Residential rehabilitation for young people • Bespoke 13 week programme of treatment and activity • For those who need a more intensive approach than can be delivered in the community Please contact our Referrals Team for details of packages of detox and rehab, or to discuss your specifi c requirements. [email protected] • 01736 850006 • www.bosencefarm.com Registered Charity No. 1088236 Company No. 4263352 www.drinkanddrugsnews.com