Whether you, a spouse, a child, or friend is struggling with the devastating effects of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction, it is crucial that you be informed about vital drug facts, symptoms of abuse, possible treatment options, and how the person can stay clean after recovery. The following resources should be helpful in this regard:
Our different treatment approaches
There are many techniques that can be used to rehabilitate an addict, besides the 12-step program. Notable rehabilitation programs include:
- Holistic approach – Whereby the addict is taught how to protect all areas of their health, namely body, mind, and spirit. The approach can be used throughout all stages of recovery, from detoxification to stress management and improving the patient’s physical and mental well-being, to help them regain personal balance.
- Naturopathy – Whereby the naturopathic physician attempts to identify and treat the primary causes of the addiction, rather than simply suppressing the symptoms. Although addiction is a rather complex illness, the underlying issues are treatable, and may include chronic pain, anxiety and depression, sexual and emotional abuse, trauma, unresolved grief, and eating disorders, among others.
- Psychotherapy – Characterised by the verbal interactions between a patient and therapist with the view to changing the addict’s behaviour, emotions, or maladaptive beliefs. The most common type of psychotherapy is Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), which seeks to prevent relapse after complete recovery.
Arrange for an intervention
It is difficult to help a loved one who’s struggling with any type of addiction. Experts recommend that it is best to seek an alcohol or drug intervention program for a loved one who’s addicted as early as possible. However, the signs of a spouse, child, or friend who’s addicted can be subtle and easily overlooked, but if the individual is suffering in any way due to the use of alcohol or drugs, and is actively seeking them in spite of the obvious implications, then he/she is addicted to that substance.
The effect of addiction could be something as obvious as losing a job, performing poorly in subjects that they were previously good at, or avoiding social settings, because of being constantly high or hungover.
So, Canadian Addiction Rehab Intervention creates the opportunity for a direct, heart-to-heart conversation that can get the addict started on a path to recovery. The abuser or addict usually struggles to realise it and acknowledge the problem. So, this is a focused approach, whereby loved ones and close friends to the addict join forces to help bring to light the addiction and get the journey to a full recovery started.
Our strong follow-up program
We recognise the risk of relapse among many recovered addicts once they go back to their communities. We have set up multiple systems to prevent this from happening:
- We offer our aftercare program which is a weekly meeting with our addiction counselors to help our clients with the challenges that they will face once they leave the treatment centre. Our counselors are also there to help our clients implement what theyve learned in treatment and directly apply it to their individual lives to increase their potential for success.
- Aftercare is an essential part of recovery and we include these services for life! Due of the uniqueness of our program, we draw clients from across the country and provide aftercare services via skype as well to ensure that all of our clients will have an easy access to our services.
- We also have strategic alliances with many outside counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, marriage counsellors, family counsellors, social workers, and others.
We make sure if they need outside help those contacts are set in place. For more information, speak directly with our team today.