Programme Components and Activities

Nursing Assessment

All clients are assessed and consulted by our professional nursing team throughout their treatment. Our nursing team is available 24 hours of the day.

Medical Assessment

All clients are seen by our Medical Doctor after admission. Our doctor continues to consult clients for any medical attention that they may require for the duration of their treatment.

Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment

Clients who may require psychiatric treatment are referred to our psychiatrist for consultations.

Individual case management and psychotherapy

Each client has their own psychologist, who is also the individual case manager of the client throughout the programme. The psychologist will have three sessions with the client each week. The psychologist will guide the client through the programme, assess, diagnose where indicated, formulate a treatment plan, manage the treatment process consisting of Step One work, deconstructing of denial, development of insight, cognitive behavioural treatment, psychotherapy with focus on patterns, underlying issues, emotional regulation, attachment, trauma, grief and more. The psychologist will also assist their client with discharge planning for aftercare and follow-up.

Psycho-educational lectures

A range of psycho-educational lectures are presented by our clinical team throughout the programme. These lectures are very informative regarding the process and workings of addictions and aim to give the necessary information and skills to assist clients in tackling their addiction and how to live in recovery.

Addiction focus groups

Clients engage in various focused group sessions to assist them with their addiction, for example Step One groups; topic groups; life process groups; family perspective groups; mindfulness dialectic behaviour therapy groups; psychodrama groups; community groups and gender specific groups.

Psychological group therapy

Our psychologists conduct a variety of group therapy sessions based on emotive awakening, emotional processing and interpersonal dynamics.

Family Therapy

The partner, close relatives and friends of the client are strongly encouraged to participate in the treatment of their loved one by attending family sessions which will be scheduled by the case manager of the client. Significant others of the client are also asked to write a letter to the client about how the client's addiction impacted on them and their lives as to assist the client in their process.

Physical exercise

All clients in the programme who are medically fit and ready, partake in a guided physical exercise programme, under the supervision of a professional fitness trainer. Clients with addiction problems often neglect their bodies and their physical health. The exercise programme is adapted for each client based on their level of fitness and physical health. The exercise programme assists clients to become more in contact with their bodies and assists in developing discipline and routine, which is often neglected when using, drinking or acting out on addictive behaviours.

Attending of official 12-Step meetings such as AA; NA; GA and SAA

Clients are taken to official 12-Step meetings twice a week and speakers from the fellowship come to the clinic twice a week to have a formal meeting with the clients and present their story of addiction and recovery to the clients.

Djembe African Drumming

This is an activity where clients express their energy through rhythmic African drumming, which assists clients to connect with themselves in a different way. This is a right brain experiential activity.

Creative Therapy

This activity enhances the working together of both hemispheres of the brain through creative engagement. Clients make discoveries about themselves and their expressions through artistic activity.

Meditation

Every morning clients are offered the opportunity to attend a meditation out in nature to start the day. Meditation assists in stilling the mind and promotes deeper awareness.

Excursions

The clients are taken on excursions as a group once a week to help them relax after a week of intense emotional therapeutic work. The clients get an opportunity to see nature, or the city in a new light, being clean of drugs and alcohol. They learn to gradually engage with the world again from a safe and supervised position. This also helps them to develop hope for the future and perspective on their current condition.

Relaxation activities

During rest periods and weekends clients have the opportunity to engage in various activities such as swimming, table tennis, walking, bird watching, and more. Once a week on a weekend they also do a barbeque together and put together a fun entertainment session.