Our Work And How We At Drug Rehab Gloucestershire In Gloucestershire Do It
When you drop by into any of our rehab facilities, what you will notice right away is the warm atmosphere filled with so much optimism, faith and compassion.
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.
A reality where regular rules and society "laws" are not respected is common for many drug and alcohol addicts. Often they have ineffective limits and their behaviours can sometimes be immoral and go against what they recognize is the right thing to do.
Regrettably, these actions become "adopted" as they deal with life problems; for instance, you might know someone that is sure that he or she is telling the truth even though they are in fact lying on a regular basis. 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. 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.
Basically at Drug Rehab Gloucestershire, what we endeavour to do is change. The first step in the process is quitting the substance which is achieved through the detox programs.
Drug Rehab Gloucestershire offers withdrawal that is medically supervised by a doctor and followed through by one of our certified nurses.
When we have an individual whose body is free from the substance we take help from our primary, secondary and day-care rehab program so that we may start to work on their mind and spirit.
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. The rules and guidelines at our facilities offer a structured and ordered environment. We let our patients know that the world is based on rules that are created to keep them secure and to provide fairness with straightforward rules, like not being late for group sessions. We offer optimism, because by observing that your counsellor also battled an addiction and is now enjoying sobriety for 13 years, you realise that it can be achieved.
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. In order to change the thoughts, accept the feelings and subsequently change the behaviour we go about empowering people. We also familiarise our clients with the 12-step program (really basic and practical tools that have been assisting people to get sober for almost a century).
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.
Every single day spent in treatment is an essential step towards success in the long run.
We try to support the loved ones of our patients as well.
This is very important since they are the people that will be living with your patients after rehab, so family and friends have a chance to get to know others who dealt with same situations, here at Drug Rehab Gloucestershire, and to understand how to encourage patients after rehab.
This all takes place over the course of 2 to 24 weeks. A lot of our clients have been addicts for too long and have been feeling miserable for many years before they decided to come to Drug Rehab Gloucestershire. A lot of time is required for patients to accept their new lifestyles since it a lot of time is needed to unwind the disorder of someone's life in dependency, which can lead to greater long-term results. If anyone wants a completely new beginning in a new place, with new people and a real chance, we can also provide, thanks to our Drug Rehab Gloucestershire Housing, moving and re-housing.
Regardless of the time you will be with us, our objective is to empower you so that you have a strong foundation for a fresh start and life in recovery.