Finding and Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Centre
For those who carry with them a history of substance abuse and related behavioural traits, finding and choosing the right rehabilitation centre can be quite a challenging process. Finding the right treatment options offered, that are best suited to each individual’s needs, and matched with the sufficiently qualified professionals are paramount to the success of any addiction recovery program. An accredited treatment facility manned with the correct and experienced therapists, counsellors, and staff, can help patients move quickly and thoroughly through the stages of withdrawal. During this period, patients will furthermore be equipped with the essential life skills necessary to continue their success after the completion of the rehabilitation program.
When it comes to rehab centres, there is one thing that must be kept in mind: Not all rehabilitation centres are the same. Different treatment centre’s offer different services to their patients, and not all are sufficiently equipped or trained to deal with more intensive, and longer-term treatment options. In the sphere of addiction treatment centres there are a few distinctions to be made between the available options, some offering more intense and comprehensive addiction treatment programs than others.
Different Addiction Treatment Centre Options
These alternative treatment program options have been specifically designed to treat patients in a manner that is in line with their individual needs. Each patient has their own path to follow during the recovery process, and what works for one may not work for the other. It is good to keep in mind that the severity of the addiction and associated behaviours will be a major determining factor in the patient’s final treatment decision and options.
Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs
These are the most common and recognisable forms of substance abuse treatment programs. Offering in-patient services, these treatment centre’s offer the most private approach to rehabilitation. Often located in remote areas, these facilities give patients a chance for undisturbed reflection into their addiction and associated behaviours due to their seclusion and location. Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centre’s usually require patients to commit to a month-long consecutive stay on the premises.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
For patients that do not have the liberty or luxury to afford a month away from their obligations and responsibilities, other avenues have become available to them. According to Helpguide.org, for patients that are fully committed to their new lives, a less-strict outpatient treatment plan may prove to be just as effective. Outpatients programs, due to their “correspondent-type” nature, still enforce stringent policies when it comes to treating patients. Meetings, for example, are scheduled outside of work and/or school times, so that patients can attend regularly.
Behavioural Therapy Programs
To some degree or another, most addiction treatment programs include some form of behavioural therapy, some patients needing a greater spectrum of treatment than others. Results have shown that patients tend to respond well to a dedicated program of therapy and discussions. With the help of professional counsellors, patients have the opportunity to talk to others about their drug use and the circumstances around their addiction. The different approaches to therapy have been used to focus attention on fostering motivation, as well as exploring family and other related issues.
Twin Rivers Rehab and What They Offer
Twin Rivers Rehabilitation Centre in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, is one of South Africa’s premium registered and accredited rehabilitation centres, that is not reserved for the particularly affluent. Situated in the picturesque seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, Twin Rivers provides recovering addicts with a quiet, safe, comfortable, and relaxing setting to get the most out of their healing and recovery process. What Twin Rivers offers their patients:
- Family Matters – as much as realistically possible, Twin Rivers actively involves the patient’s family in the recovery process. Helping to repair past damage and mend broken relationships is an important part of the entire recovery and life-after-treatment process.
- Rehab Programs – far removed from the negative influences of city mentality and problematic relationships, Twin Rivers’ internationally trained and qualified counsellors will address issues that range from substance abuse, alcohol dependency, co-dependency, dual diagnosis (e.g. depression and addiction), grief & loss, trauma, and a host of other psychiatric disorders. All Twin Rivers recovery programs are underpinned by the world-renowned 12-step recovery programme as a base to support CBT, DBT, Reality Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Mindfulness techniques.
- Detoxification – having this process carried out by professional is a very important part of the entire process. Attempts to detox at home could have some detrimental results, possibly even death. Twin Rivers does employ the use of medical drugs during the process of detoxification, they do not however endorse the use of drugs for any on-going recovery maintenance, and is strictly limited to the detoxification process.
Twin Rivers Rehab provides its patients with the top-quality care and treatment that is essential to any addict’s successful recovery and re-integration into society. The residential primary care, extended primary and secondary care, counselling, interventions, and aftercare, are all part of the Twin River Rehab Treatment Program. Upon completion of the designated treatment option, all patients, both international and locally based, have their own individual after-care plan, formulated specifically for their needs and future care. My hope is that you make the right and informed choice for yourself or a loved one that may be in need of a second chance. Let change some lives, together.
You are welcome to contact David Briskham -Twin Rivers CEO +27 (0)828 633 159 and he will happily explain how Twin Rivers approached modern day addiction and mental health disorders.
David is the Clinical and Development Director of Twin Rivers Rehab in South Africa and a UK Accredited Addictions Therapist with the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals UK. Articles/Blogs are written with the assistance of researchers and other specialists in the field of addiction and the recovery process