Addiction is a severely debilitating condition, which brutally impacts an individual’s ability to function successfully in life. Once in motion, addiction is always progressive, and often fatal, for those who do not receive adequate treatment. Without intervention, this disease will continue to worsen over time, until jail, institutionalisation or death apprehends instead.
Global research has unequivocally shown that sustainable recovery outcomes are contingent on satisfactory treatment lengths. Our own experience strongly supports this conclusion. Thus, we recommend as long a stay in treatment as is possible, financially and logistically. We also endorse extended engagement with a variety of support structures after treatment.
All individuals requiring detoxification from alcohol, opiates or benzodiazepines are required to complete a supervised detoxification process and thorough medical examination prior to admission to SCRC, in accordance with the Minimum Norms and Standards for Inpatient Treatment. Those individuals who are completing an extended detoxification process, or who are suffering from extended withdrawal symptoms, will meet the criteria for Long-Term Treatment only, and not Intensive or Medium-Term Treatment options.
Intensive Inpatient Treatment (1 month) + Aftercare
Our Intensive Inpatient Treatment Programme affords those who cannot access extended treatment, the benefit of intervention. The Short-Term Treatment programme includes:
Medium-Term Inpatient Treatment (3 months) + Aftercare
Our Medium-Term Inpatient Treatment Programme provides the time and opportunity for individuals to uncover and resolve any issues that may hinder their forward progress in recovery. The Medium-Term Treatment programme includes:
Long-Term Inpatient Treatment (3 months +) after completion of Medium-Term Treatment
Long-Term Treatment accommodates individuals who have been identified as requiring further handling in terms of personality disorders, pervasive clinical syndromes, multiple previous treatment attempts, poly-substance dependence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, trauma and/or self-harm. The Long-Term Treatment Programme includes:
Halfway House (HWH) is a stand-alone facility, accommodating residents who have completed initial treatment but wish to prolong their stay in a therapeutic setting. The objective of our HWH is to provide a safe and controlled living environment, whilst residents re-integrate into society. HWH also reduces the stress and responsibility placed on our residents' families, during this critical phase of recovery. Under the guidance of our staff and an on-site HWH manager, residents at HWH can learn to take more personal responsibility for themselves and focus on forward progress in all areas of their lives. Whilst at HWH, residents may pursue their studies, volunteer at SCRC or secure external employment, whilst still benefiting from the structure of a recovery-orientated facility. The minimum stay in HWH is 2 months.
Aftercare (H.E.A.L. Ministries)
H.E.A.L. works directly with South Coast Recovery Centre to provide a free support structure for both recovering addicts and their supporters, outside of inpatient treatment. H.E.A.L support meetings are held on a weekly basis in various locations across South Africa. At these meetings, recovering addicts and their families are offered the following support: trained facilitators, guidance, understanding, intervention, education, accountability and drug-testing.
You can read more about H.E.A.L on their website www.healministries.com
All programme content and information is subject to change with out notice.
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