What Does a Drug Recovery Treatment Programme Entail?

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What Does a Drug Recovery Treatment Programme Entail?

09 July, 2020Articles, News

Recovery from addiction in any form is a process that cannot be done in isolation. That’s a lesson that many recovering addicts have come to learn and appreciate. For many, recovery begins with going through a rehabilitation process that may involve a recovery treatment programme.

It is often the case that clients arrive at treatment centres with a preconceived notion about what rehabilitation is. Many of them feel fearful and apprehensive about the process. While it is true that indeed it can be a challenging process, many addicts also find it to be an enlightening and uplifting process – one that could indeed change the course of their lives.

At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we apply a range of therapeutic methodologies in the treatment of addiction, but at the crux of our recovery treatment programme, is the Narcotics Anonymous programme which includes 12 fundamental steps. These steps form the basis of a new way of life for many recovery addicts. They include coming to understand one’s powerlessness against addiction in any form, taking inventory of aspects such as guilt, shame and resentment and making amends to people whom the addict may have hurt.

The 12 steps offer a simple, spiritual, not religious way to recover from drug addiction, one day at a time. As part of the recovery treatment programme at Crossroads Recovery Centres, we ensure that clients are introduced to the 12 steps during their stay.

We recommend a minimum stay of 28 days, during which clients will be expected to complete the first 3 steps in writing, as well as a life story. Clients who stay for an additional 28 days will be expected to complete steps 4 to 8. Finally, clients who stay for the full duration of 84 days, will complete all 12 steps as part of the programme.

Upon leaving the treatment centre, clients will have the option of attending 12-step meetings that are relevant to their particular addiction. In this regard, there are a number 12-step fellowships around the world for various kinds of addictions like drugs, sex, gambling and food addiction.

If you or a loved one is in search of help for addiction in any form, know that help is readily available. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.

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