At Safe House, we combine a variety of therapies, such as yoga, with principles based on the Twelve Steps. We also focus on personalised care, as well as relapse prevention. Our program consists of the following:
|Whether at Safe House Standard or Safe House Luxury , patients go through a full day of education and therapy that starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.|
|Morning yoga and meditation followed by breakfast|
|Educational lectures followed by group discussion on the day’s topic|
|Workbook completion and 12 step literature review post lunch and afternoon siesta|
|One-on-one appointments with physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor|
|Exercise and recreation followed by special group meetings in the evening|
|Dinner followed by personal reflection and meditation|
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” It’s always hard to embrace change but when it is good, it is for the better. Life gets used to the goodness once you set priorities. Safe House amongst all other alcohol abuse treatment centres helps you to accept change in a smooth way.
We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease and that abstinence is the best way to manage the condition. Our approach is holistic, working with mind, body and spirit, targeting a complete turnaround in behaviours and attitudes to put patients on the path to a healthy and worthwhile life.
Alcohol and drug treatment for each individual is customized at Safe House and is targeted to achieve strong recovery. Upon admission, each patient is assigned a care team that may consist of a case manager, psychiatrist, psychologist, physician and counsellor. Our therapists work to help you uncover underlying issues and ensure one-on-one sessions benefit your specific needs. We rely on the fact that every patient and his/her family who comes to Safe House for our rehabilitation services has a unique background and set of circumstances they went through. Therefore, the substance abuse treatment plan is based upon the individual’s family history, choice of substance(s), gender, and physical health alongside various other factors.
Since the majority of our patients have a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression, Safe House provides a clinically integrated approach that treats the mental health issues at the same time as the addiction. If the co-occurring disorder is not treated along with the addiction to alcohol and drugs, sobriety can be threatened.
We offer a gentle taper detox program. Our medical director assesses the patient upon arrival to determine how many days of detox will be necessary and to create a detox protocol customised for the patient that will include medication and holistic methods. The objective in our detox is to keep the patient safe, comfortable, and through withdrawal symptoms as quickly and gently as possible.
While detoxification gets rid of alcohol and drugs from the human system, it also helps one’s mental state in early recovery, stabilising the body and bringing the heart to the right place. We often use cold-pressed vegetable juices to provide essential micro nutrients during the physical and mental stress of withdrawal. Drug and alcohol abuse counselling becomes a key part in this detoxification process as well.
Safe House not only customises treatment whilst a patient is under our care, but also prioritizes a strong relapse prevention programme. We believe it’s very important to equip and guide patients through how to identify and cope with triggers so they do not pick up drugs or drink after leaving Safe House.