The programme includes a staged approach to supporting people as they work through their programme towards a planned discharge. The time an individual spends on each stage of treatment is very much dependent upon the progress being made and the issues that are being addressed.
Each resident progresses though a sequence of stages that promote an understanding of emotional and psychological health and overall wellbeing. The stages provide opportunities to practice revised ways of managing behaviours as well as other essential life skills such as physical and psychological wellbeing, relationships, finance, housing and education. Additionally, support is given to access meaningful activities post treatment to establish a renewed sense of purpose as people make the transition back into mainstream society.
Each stage builds on the learning taken from the previous stage, with the objective of each resident completing the programme with a renewed sense of purpose linked to improvements in self esteem, self confidence, personal insight and understanding. This is coupled with a focus on improved physical and psychological wellbeing, developing mutually beneficial relationships, and reconnecting with a determination to lead a rewarding and meaningful life in society.
The programme stages scaffold your recovery and as you progress, the scaffolding reduces, and you in turn become more empowered and in control of your life and your future.
This staged approach is very much grounded in the work of Tom Main, Maxwell Jones and Rex Haigh.
This work is underpinned by a host of theoretical approaches (see below) applied in conjunction with the psycho educational and therapeutic work undertaken by each individual in treatment.
Rex Haigh, (2013) "The quintessence of a therapeutic environment", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 34 (1).
Jones, M. (1968). "Beyond the Therapeutic Community." Social Learning and Social Psychiatry. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press.
Main, T. (1977). "The Concept of the Therapeutic Community : Variations and Vicissitudes." Group Analysis, 10 (2).
Why choose Littledale Addiction Treatment Services?
Staffed 24-hours a day
Safe & supportive environment
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Picturesque 200-acre location
Access to GP services