Recovering from a serious drug or alcohol addiction can be the most difficult thing that a person accomplishes in his or her life. Patients at Serenity Addiction Centres are given the best possible chance of a full, long-lasting recovery through personally tailored drug and alcohol rehab programmes delivered in a serenely beautiful, supportive environment. Immediate admission is available for all patients who require speedy treatment.
Here are some of the components of a typical rehabilitation programme:
1) Detoxification: The first stage in any alcohol or drug rehab programme is to cleanse the patient’s body of the substance to which they are addicted. This can be an extremely difficult part of the treatment and Ocean Recovery seeks to help by encouraging a healthy diet and engagement in physical activities.
Activity helps to improve the mood of patients and promotes the establishment of a normal sleeping pattern. Our staff are carefully selected for their ability to empathise with patients and help support their progress. A nurse will be available 24 hours a day.
2) Personalised treatment: Removing the alcohol, prescription or street drug from a patient’s system is only the beginning of the recovery process. The underlying reasons for addiction will still remain.
At Serenity Addiction Centres , we seek to thoroughly understand the mental and physical issues that lie behind the behaviour of our patients. This helps us to deliver a selection of therapies that are tailored to help with the issues that are present.
As part of this assessment, we perform physical examinations to eliminate the possibility of misdiagnosed thyroid conditions or other physical ailments being at the root of problem behaviour.
3) Integrated therapies: The range of therapies available at Serenity Addiction Centres is comprehensive. Therapies focus on every aspect of a patient’s well-being.
Our trained psychologists and psychotherapists will help to deliver the support that is needed to deal with triggers that could lead to a return to drug or alcohol use. They can also help patients to replace negative thoughts with positive ones and improve their decision making.
Here at Serenity Addiction Centres , the primary goal of our rehab centers is to ensure each of our residents gets the treatment and care they need to make a full recovery.
Stays at our rehab centers are usually for 35 days and we begin with a full assessment so we understand where our patients are physically and emotionally. This is important to know from the outset, because your stay will be relatively short and our clinicians need to understand individual conditions in detail so they can provide the very best care and therapies. It allows us to deliver real solutions, so you feel restored and heal quickly.
It’s also important at the beginning of our treatment programs to let you know the results of our assessment. Our residents need to know we fully understand them and where they’re coming from – and that they most certainly are not alone. Building confidence in residents – and their trust in us – is essential to laying the groundwork for solid recovery. We really are all in this together.
Here at Serenity Addiction Centres , we have designed a special assessment program that’s unique to us. We’re able to find out how any particular resident feels and interacts in their relationships with others. It gives us a glimpse into the many effects that trauma has on people and how it ripples throughout their lives, including with their loved ones. Our detailed assessment accurately pinpoints the areas to target for maximum treatment results, and it allows our expert clinical team to recommend therapy that is right for each particular resident.
What we end up with is a unique profile of one of our residents. It’s based on a number of key elements, including anxiety and depression; past traumas, as well as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); how well each resident can cope with different situations; and their relationships and attachments to others. We are then in a firm position to suggest the treatment plan that will work best for you.
Following the assessment, we develop your specific treatment program. It’s formulated to help heal your body, mind and spirit, and all of our treatment programs are designed with in-built “prescriptions” that will help you to overcome traumas, addictions or subsequent battles.
We are also mindful that many of our residents will want to continue their therapies and activities once they get back home. This can easily be done, so residents can continue to get relief from their symptoms and continue the healing process. As a resident, you may be treated for physical pain, sleep disorders or memory problems. We can also help you improve your decision-making, and to banish negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. You will have your own therapy team during your stay with us, a dedicated set of professionals helping you on the road to recovery.
Our whole-body approach to treating a person involves examining every aspect about them, right down to any sensitivity they might have to certain foods, as well as thyroid issues and Vitamin D and iron levels in the blood. All of these, and more, can dramatically affect someone’s health and wellbeing. Serenity Addiction Centres lab testing will examine these potential issues and the results may be critical to discovering possible misdiagnoses – a person may have been told they’re suffering from severe depression but may in fact have a thyroid problem that’s easily managed.
Some residents come to us in poor digestive health, and so it’s important that we uncover what’s happening in the gut – healthy levels of bacteria there, for instance, are linked to good mental health. Bad anxiety can be caused by problems in the gut, and if we can identify any issues from the outset, we’ll be able to devise a successful treatment plan. Our lab team may also carry out tests on residents exhibiting signs of adrenal stress, looking at such markers as insulin and stress hormones that may be behind depression, low energy levels, poor-quality sleep and overall fatigue.
We may delve even further into a resident’s make-up, if necessary, and perform metabolic tests so we find out their genetic composition and how they metabolise medications. This can be important in working out the right medications for an illness or condition, because although they are broken down in the liver, the process can sometimes be too fast or slow and hamper their efficacy. With over 75% of the population having variations in their drug metabolism, this can often be an extremely vital path to full and lasting recovery.
Our therapeutic approach
Here at Serenity Addiction Centres , you’ll find our approach is based on the traditional forms of therapy, including psychotherapy for individual residents and groups as well as psychiatry and counselling. We also employ a highly individual approach focusing on the unique personality and make-up of every one of our residents.
Kay, a former resident, said: ” Serenity Addiction Centres has been the most amazing place to enter my life. It is full of love, compassion, strength and most importantly, fun! I am honoured to say that this place saved me. Thanks for the adventure!”
Our customised care plans, exclusive holistic therapies and conventional methodologies is what sets us far apart from other rehab centers – putting you, the resident, first at all times. For more information about our treatment plans, call us today
Patients will be taught how to eat healthily by nutritional experts. We also have a state of the art sleep lab that supports patients in identifying issues that could prevent them from getting a good night’s sleep. Being properly rested is of key importance in being able to take decisions and avoid relapses.
In addition to these therapies, we provide yoga classes, acupuncture and massage to help patients to relax and build a sense of health and well-being. Sound therapy is another component in promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
The precise mixture of therapies that a patient receives will be carefully chosen in order to help deal with the issues that come up during the personal assessment.
4) Kindness: Perhaps the most important aspect of our programmes is that every patient will be supported emotionally and treated with kindness by our highly trained staff.
If you want to find out more information on any of our programmes or therapies generally, please browse our category pages, or feel free to contact us at any point.