Primary treatment

Primary treatment consists of an individualised programme of intensive therapeutic activities focused on achieving and sustaining abstinence. Our programme uses the guiding principles of the 12-step methodology, combined with behavioural health recovery management, to address the physical, psychological and social aspects of addiction.

Individuals are supported to develop a unique insight into the causes of their addiction and explore its impact on their lives and those around them. Each individual is supported throughout their treatment journey by an assigned therapist, who is closely involved in developing their personalised care plan.

Primary treatment activities include:

Psychoeducational lectures:

exploring addiction, behaviour and consequences.

Group therapy:

sharing personal experiences and learning from and empathising with peers.

Health and wellbeing:

activities to support physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Mutual aid:

building connections with existing recovery communities.

Alternative therapies:

to provide symptomatic relief from withdrawals, provide relaxation and build resilience.

We recommend a minimum primary treatment period of 4-6 weeks in order to maximise the potential to sustain personal recovery. However, we do offer a 28 day detoxification and primary treatment programme that offers extended post-treatment support for those whose work commitments and social responsibilities make this difficult.