Therapy Works Psychiatric Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre
These are our residential services for individuals and their families to receive the highest standard of personal clinical care. Therapy Works provides a safe, self-empowering environment that promotes dignity and respect for the individual, while engaging the clients in the first step towards recovery from their addictions and giving relief and peace of mind to the family with the knowledge that their loved ones are taken care of in the best possible way. We provide primary treatment for use of substances including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens and other drugs, and also including paan, chahliya, and gutka. During their stay, the client receives intensive treatment, ranging from goal-oriented treatment planning, educational groups, group counselling, one-on-one counselling (which is an integration of motivational interview dialectical behavioral therapy and the steps relapse prevention groups) to art therapy, yoga, meditation, physical exercise and anger management. Patients also get visits to the beach and restaurant outings. The treatment is directed both towards personal issues of the client and difficulties within the family dynamics.
Professional Care: Comprehensive, continuous, coordinated and collaborative client oriented services delivered by qualified and experienced staff from pharmacological to psychosocial needs.
Holistic Approach: Removing clients from just addressing brain malfunction to accepting our clients as a whole 'human being' we treat the mind, body and spirit together in order to give them more completeness in resolving conflicts and issues.
Respect: Clients are treated with extreme respect, unconditional positive regard, empathy and dignity, with full consideration of their human rights. They are given acceptance so they feel more self accepting.
Skills Training: Social and life skills associated with independent functioning in the community, including making friends, managing one's illness, handling finances, self-care and increased domestic skills.
Individualized Treatment Plan: Each human being is physically different. Therefore, our treatment and rehabilitation services are based on each client's individual personal needs, limitations, strengths and goals.
Family Support: This entails help guidance and therapy for all key family members to become active participants in the extended rehabilitation and treatment plan. Family therapy provides key family members of the client with a coping strategy and skills for handling the client when he/she returns home. Trauma Counselling is provided for family members exhausted by years of affliction.
What We Provide
Physically Comfortable Infrastructure:All basic amenities and conveniences are provided for our clients based on their needs, including special meals, if so desired.
Entertainment and Leisure Activities: The facility is completely equipped with appropriate healthy leisure activities like a reading room, different kinds of indoor games, sports and art therapy, alongside outdoor visits, beach outings, regular exercise with a trainer, yoga and meditation.
Occupational Therapy: Clients are provided with regularly scheduled occupational therapy sessions with a trained professional.
Confidentiality: Our policies are based on the ethical guidelines provided by BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ensuring strict confidentiality and humanistic ethnical care to our clients and their families.
> To reduce suffering
> To alleviate symptoms
> To facilitate withdrawal
> To stabilize physical and mental health
> To improve understanding
> To initiate change
> To teach and ensure practice of relapse prevention
> To ensure return to health
> Non-existent self-esteem is replaced by increased self-worth.
> The family damage and abuse in core relationship is addressed
> Isolation with a return to a healthy, functional and rewarding life
About Detoxification and Treatment
Sudden removal of alcohol or another drug of abuse from the system of a person who is physically dependent produces either an abstinence or withdrawal syndrome. The abstinence syndrome for each drug follows a predictable time course and has predictable signs and symptoms.
There are three immediate goals of detoxification:
> To provide a safe withdrawal from the drug(s) of dependence and enable the client to become drug-free.
> To provide withdrawal that is humane and protects their dignity.
> To prepare them for ongoing treatment for their drug dependence.
The principle of detoxification is simple - the addict stops using large, irregular amounts of alcohol/drugs and Therapy Works replace this with a slow acting, controllable pharmaceutical agent, which we taper off slowly over a few days. Detoxification is supervised by our team of trained and qualified doctors and nurses. Detoxification at Therapy Works is safe and bearable. After detoxification, a detailed dual diagnosis is undertaken, followed by a special treatment plan specific to the client made by the Psychiatrist, General Practitioner, and Senior Psychotherapist. The treatment plan has traditional Alcoholic Anonymous 12 step treatment integrated with Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Motivational Interviewing Techniques used in the West.
Some people believe that addiction is an obsession with drugs leading to self-destructive behaviour; others believe it is a disease. This debate is as perennial as early treatment that began in the 19th century. At Therapy Works, we are focused on the solutions for addictions. The word addiction, in our definition includes alcohol (substance disorder) and all other chemical dependencies. Drug abuse occurs when an individual makes a conscious choice to use drugs above everything else in their lives. However, addiction is not just about drug use - It's a dysfunctional way to deal with life, a coping strategy that is bound to fail. This failed strategy is explained to the client from intervention to treatment to relapse prevention.
The two most important factors in determining an individual's addiction are tolerance and the physical dependency that follows, moving rapidly from dependence to abuse.
Those individuals who are chemically dependent and whose compulsions to alter their mood have an obsessive relationship with drugs find abstaining and "staying stopped", without a team of trained staff supporting them difficult. They move first slowly then rapidly to complete physical deterioration and personal dysfunction.
Addiction is challenging to treat because those who suffer from it are present with high levels of denial regarding the problem and its consequences. Using appears to be the only apparent resource for emotional control and/or pain management.
Our treatment philosophy is based on the belief that treatment of the being as a whole - mind, body, and spirit, is necessary to successfully confront and arrest alcoholism and drug addiction.
Alcohol and drug dependency are states of suffering which can be treated. To do so do means giving full consideration to social and personal factors which have a direct bearing on a person's addictive use.
Additionally, the home environment has precipitating triggers in the family dynamic through enablers, persecutors, constantly relived personal history that causes a desperate need for disconnect from the self - this is done by substance use. Dysfunction within the family must be identified so the addict goes home (after residential care) to a more supportive but boundaried environment, where escape and denial are dealt by a family trained by us to use new coping strategies.
People can change and become healthier if given the right conditions in which to realize their desire to do so. These conditions include: care, trust, respect, understanding, empathy, support, warmth and strong boundaries.