You will immediately feel a sense of warmth, of positivity, of hope and a caring family atmosphere when you walk into one of our treatment centres.
Sadly, most of the patients who consult our services are only after their main aim which is to evade harsh realities and to do away with whatever off-putting ideas and emotions they are often subject to and going through.
Several individuals who are dependent to drugs and alcohol exist in a community where standard regulation and social policies are not being adhered to. In many cases they are very poor with boundaries and can behave immorally and do things they already know are unacceptable or wrong.
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. Broken relationships are often the only surrounding in which some of our patients know how to act; the embarrassment and guilt they feel don't allow them to seek help or to apologize and they are not able to experience real love. 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 Essex, what we endeavour to do is change. With our detox therapy, we accomplish the first step on the list, which is getting rid of drugs or alcohol.
Controlled by a private Doctor and supervised by one of our licensed Nurses, Drug Rehab Essex is able to offer a medically assisted withdrawal.
Through our primary, secondary and day-care treatment program, we are able to begin dealing with the mind and life force of addicts after we have cleared them off drugs or alcohol.
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. The simplest rules such as timely attendance of group sessions demonstrate to the patients that following norms brings about fairness and helps with safe guarding everyone. We also offer hope - when you discover that the counsellor working with you had been an addict and has managed to stay sober and clean for 13 years, you get the belief and inspiration that it is possible.
At every step of the process of treatment, individuals are empowered to develop positive relations. 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. Then we equip people to alter their thoughts, learn to live with their feelings and consequently adapt their conduct. We teach the 12 step program to our clients - a very simple and practical set of tools which is effective in helping the people get sober and clean for nearly 100 years.
We motivate individuals when they need to be seeing something but aren't while giving them room to make mistakes that they learn from. 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 in treatment is another step towards succeeding in the long run.
We also focus on supporting the family members and close friends of our clients.
This is definitely vital since these are the very individuals who will spend more time with our clients after their treatment; thus, here at Drug Rehab Essex, the immediate family are given the chance to interact with those who have experienced the same difficulty so that they gain insight on how to assist their loved one soon after.
We accomplish these throughout the next 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 Essex. Basically it can require a lot of time to untwist the disorder of the person's life caused by addiction, therefore if people have more time to embrace their brand new way of living, their results in the long run will be more positive. Re-housing and relocation via Drug Rehab Essex housing are also offered, if someone needed a truly fresh start to life in a new town, with new people and real opportunity.
We'll at all times strive to offer someone a sound basis so that he/she can benefit from a brand new start and recovery regardless of how long he/she spends with us.