A kind family atmosphere and a feeling of understanding, of optimism, of faith, are always present in every one of our rehab facilities that you choose to visit.
Unfortunately, a large number of the people we work with only know how to act in a way that looks after their main focus; to avoid the negative feelings and thoughts and escape the reality they are constantly experiencing and re-enforcing.
A reality where regular rules and society "laws" are not respected is common for many drug and alcohol addicts. Often they have ineffective limits and their behaviours can sometimes be immoral and go against what they recognize is the right thing to do.
Unfortunately these behaviours become 'learned' as they go through life; for instance, you may have experienced someone lying so often that they actually satisfy themselves that what they are saying is true. Additionally, the clients we work with learn how to conduct themselves in meaningless relations as they no longer have the capability to really care for someone; moreover, they live in remorse and reproach that they find it difficult to seek assistance and apologize. 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.
What we are attempting to do at Alcohol Rehab Portsmouth is to alter all these. The first step in the process is quitting the substance which is achieved through the detox programs.
Alcohol Rehab Portsmouth provides you a medically assisted withdrawal that is overseen by a private Doctor and monitored by one of our registered Nurses.
As soon as the individual's body is free from the drug we can begin to focus on the spirit and mind by employing our day-care, primary and secondary rehabilitation programmes.
We make available a secure, private environment where people can take stock of themselves (their feelings and thoughts), who they truly are and who they wish to become. We also offer an atmosphere with rules and limits which offer the containment and structure. We let our patients know that the world is based on rules that are created to keep them secure and to provide fairness with straightforward rules, like not being late for group sessions. You are motivated by knowing that your counsellor was also an addict and is now 13 years sober and clean, proves to someone that it's not impossible.
We are able to encourage patients to work on positive relationships using the rehab process. The first thing we do is create surroundings to reflect belonging to a family; patients develop a sense of fellowship and they begin creating relationships with each other, as well as recreating trust in their real family relations through constant communication with their loved ones. The next step involves enabling people to redirect their line of thinking, accommodate their own feelings and eventually change their behaviour. 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 challenge individuals when they are unable to acknowledge what they need to although we also let them commit blunders and gain some insights from these. By employing the powerful system of the quasi-residential living model and the programme, we in addition equip our clients to get a brand new assortment of positive 'learned' behaviours; by residing in shared housing and forming part of the community, by having some onus to look after money, complete weekly shopping, prepare food for themselves and reside in the community, our clients are being taught each day how to 'live' in the outside world without requiring a drug to assist them.
Every day in the treatment works as a building block for long term success.
We try to support the loved ones of our patients as well.
This is very important since they are the people that will be living with your patients after rehab, so family and friends have a chance to get to know others who dealt with same situations, here at Alcohol Rehab Portsmouth, and to understand how to encourage patients after rehab.
This lasts for 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 Alcohol Rehab Portsmouth. It actually takes a long time to undo all the issues that come to a person's life while in addiction which means that having more time to adopt to the new lifestyle, the better the results in the long term. We also cater to requests for relocation or transfer through Alcohol Rehab Portsmouth Housing so that it's easy for anyone to really start anew in a different place, new neighbourhood and welcome new chances.
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.