Programme Components

Nursing Assessment

All clients are assessed and consulted by our professional nursing team throughout their treatment.

Our nursing team is on duty 24 hours of the day.

Medical Assessment

All clients are seen by our Medical Doctor after admission.

Our doctor continues to consult clients for any medical attention that they may require for the duration of their treatment.

Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment

Clients who need psychiatric consultations are consulted by our psychiatrist.

Individual case management and psychotherapy

Each client has their own psychologist, who is also the individual case manager of the client throughout the programme. The psychologist will guide the client through the programme, assess, diagnose where indicated, formulate a treatment plan, manage the treatment process consisting of written work, development of insight, cognitive behavioural treatment, psychotherapy with focus on patterns, underlying issues, emotional regulation, attachment, trauma, grief and more.

The psychologist will further give attention to behavioural and emotional changes, lifestyle changes, identification of individual vulnerabilities, triggers, personality patterns and development of skills and processing of issues in order to effect change.

The psychologist will also assist their client with discharge planning for aftercare and follow-up.

Psycho-educational focus groups

A range of psycho-educational focus groups are conducted by our professional team throughout the programme. These focus groups are very informative and aim to give the necessary information and life skills to assist clients in tackling their addiction and related mental health problems.

Addiction focus groups

Clients engage in various focused group sessions to assist them with their addiction, for example Step One groups; topic groups; life process groups; family perspective groups; community groups; relapse prevention groups and gender specific groups.

Psychological group therapy

Our psychologists conduct a variety of group therapy sessions based on emotional processing and interpersonal dynamics, as well as Mindfulness Dialectic Behaviour Therapy to assist with emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness skills.

Physical exercise

All clients in the programme who are medically fit and ready, partake in a guided physical exercise programme, under the supervision of a professional fitness trainer.

Clients with addiction and other mental health problems often neglect their bodies and their physical health. The exercise programme is adapted for each client based on their level of fitness and physical health.

The exercise programme assists clients to become more in contact with their bodies and assists in developing discipline and routine, which is often neglected when using, drinking or acting out on addictive behaviours.

Attending of official 12-Step meetings such as AA; NA; GA and SAA

Clients are taken to official 12-Step meetings twice a week and speakers from the fellowship come to the clinic twice a week to have a formal meeting with the clients and present their story of addiction and recovery to the clients.

Creative Therapy

This activity enhances the working together of both hemispheres of the brain through creative engagement.

Clients make discoveries about themselves and their expressions through artistic activity. Often deep unconscious issues are spontaneously revealed through the art therapy.

Meditation

Every morning clients are offered the opportunity to attend a meditation to start the day.

Meditation is an important tool to assist with the development of mindfulness and promotes deeper awareness.

Excursions

The clients are taken on excursions as a group once a week to help them relax after a week of intense emotional therapeutic work. The clients get an opportunity to see nature, or the city in a new light, being clean of drugs and alcohol.

They learn to gradually engage with the world again from a safe and supervised position. This also helps them to develop hope for the future and perspective on their current condition.

Relaxation activities

During rest periods and weekends clients have the opportunity to engage in various activities such as swimming, table tennis, walking, bird watching, and more.

Once a week on a weekend they also do a barbeque together and put together a fun entertainment session.