The Science Behind our Treatment

Medical Detoxification

Medical Detoxification is the first step in the recovery process. It involves ridding the body of harmful substances that have been consumed such as alcohol or narcotics.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Withdrawal from substance use can affect your heart rate and blood pressure.

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Thus, this treatment will help you effectively manage symptoms of withdrawal.

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You will be monitored by clinical experts who will determine your progress.

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They will ensure you have complete privacy and security during your treatment.

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With a homelike atmosphere, you will be able to remain focused on recovery.

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Detox is a difficult process, but once it's complete you will feel healthier.

The length of treatment differs for everyone. The detoxification process typically lasts from 3 to 10 days.

Neuro-linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) involves managing addiction by changing the way you think, feel and behave.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Addiction is often followed by negative thoughts that can make you feel worse.

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This treatment helps identify what triggers your addiction in the first place.

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It will help you distance yourself from unhelpful thoughts to think more clearly.

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NLP will also help you learn how to replace negative triggers with positive ones.

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Instead of focusing on the problem, this technique helps you identify solutions.

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Over time, you will be able to deal with your urges in a more efficient way.

This type of therapy can be short-term or long, depending on the severity of the problem.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of therapy that will help you better understand your thoughts and feelings and how they influence behaviours.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Negative or irrational thoughts can make addiction worse - preventing recovery.

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These thoughts can lead to problematic behaviours that affect all areas of life.

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CBT will help you learn how to take control of such negative thought patterns.

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The therapist will identify unhelpful beliefs that could trigger a relapse.

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You will practise techniques that will help you feel in control of your cravings.

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CBT is a gradual process that will help you work towards behaviour change.

CBT generally consists of about 10 to 20 sessions. The length of treatment can also be discussed with the therapist.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

This form of therapy is based on the principles of CBT. It involves helping you learn different life skills to move away from substance use.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Addiction is followed by self-destructive behaviours and fluctuating emotions.

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This kind of instability can further worsen your symptoms of addiction.

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This can make it hard for you to change - making recovery seem impossible.

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DBT helps you learn how to manage difficult emotions and intense cravings.

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It enables you to set healthy goals and develop skills to prevent relapse.

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This technique will also help you build healthier relationships with others.

When you undergo DBT, you set recovery goals for yourself which can take upto 6 months to achieve.

Counselling

Counselling is a kind of talking therapy that involves talking to an experienced counselor who can help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Recovering is challenging, as many people fail to recognise unhealthy patterns.

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Counselling can help you identify such patterns and work towards finding solutions.

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It is a safe space where you can openly discuss your concerns and worries.

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Your counselor will guide you into recovery with the help of simple strategies.

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They will also help you take important steps to avoid any chance of relapse.

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Over time, counselling will help you feel more in control of your cravings.

The length of treatment will depend on the extent of the problem. This can be discussed with the therapist.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is the simple act of gaining awareness of your breathing patterns and strengthening the connection between your mind and body.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Yoga helps recovery patients reconnect with their bodies and build resilience.

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This type of therapy also leads to improved sleep and diet patterns.

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Studies show that those who practise yoga regularly have a healthier outlook on life.

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Yoga therapy can also help improve your self-esteem and boost confidence levels.

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With improved awareness, yoga will help you feel in control of your cravings.

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Over time, this relaxation technique will help you build healthy lifelong habits.

It can take approximately 3 months to notice a significant difference with yoga therapy.

Group Therapy

Group therapy involves connecting with others who have had similar experiences. Guided discussions to help you build life skills for recovery.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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Recovery from addiction is a difficult process that can make you feel alone.

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Being around people who are similar to you will give you a sense of belonging.

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By interacting with others, you will be able to learn from their challenges.

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Sharing your own life experiences will help boost your confidence levels.

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Studies show that this type of therapy can help relieve pain, stress or guilt.

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The continued support received from others will help ease the recovery process.

Group therapy can last for several months and for some individuals it can last for upto 10 years.

Family Therapy

This therapy programme involves working with families to keep them involved in your recovery process and nurture your relationship with them.

How will you benefit from this treatment?

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When a loved one suffers from addiction, it often affects the entire family too.

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Worry, resentment and anger can build up and damage your relationship with them.

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Family therapy can help families get a better understanding of your condition.

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This will also enable them to talk about how it has affected their own lives.

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Families will also learn about how to avoid behaviours that prevent recovery.

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This approach eases recovery by helping you feel supported in your journey.

Family members may take sessions together or individually. Typically family therapy consists of about 12 sessions.

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