- Alcoholics/Narcotics/Overeaters Anonymous (AA/NA/OA) etc. – these 12 Step Fellowships are the largest international mutual-help organizations, and are found in the majority of cities around the world. The programs are based on 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, which are slowly embodied by participants. Research has shown that participation in these fellowships may assist life style change, as well as that those with addictions involved with helping other people with addictions are better able to maintain a recovery lifestyle.
And in support of these, the staff utilizes evidence based practices:
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) – is a powerful approach to facilitating change. It is designed to find a constructive way through the challenges that often arise when a helper ventures into someone else’s motivation for change. In particular, MI is about arranging conversations so that people talk themselves into change, based on their own value and interests.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – is a counseling method that utilizes cognitive and behavioral interventions. It has demonstrated efficacy as mono-therapy or in combination with other treatment strategies for addictions.
- Contingency Management (CM) – provides a primary challenge in countering the robust reinforcing effects of drugs or other addiction foci. The CM approach is grounded in operand learning theory and involves the administration of non-drug or addictive behavioral foci (e.g. certificates, privileges, vouchers, etc.) following demonstration of abstinence in additive behaviors or other undesirable behaviors.
- Inner Peace ensures that the residential facility has a competitive advantage over all other addiction service providers in South Africa, due to us having the only residential program within the country utilizing these evidence based programs and practices in combination together in a trauma informed way. Along with this, the team is not only locally trained and certified, but is also internationally trained and accredited. The team embodies an atmosphere of continual growth, and maintaining international best practice in all that they do.
- Not only does Inner Peace ensure these advantages over other residential programs, but it is also offers the only Residential Program that has staff that is specially trained and sensitized to the needs of LGBTI people, and incorporated these into the whole program.
Our psycho education and group counseling sessions focus on several critical aspects that lead to long term recovery:
- How to avoid taking the first drink or drug again
- How to avoid people, places and things that can trigger a relapse
- How to take care of your needs: physical, mental, spiritual and psychological wellbeing
- Life skills (communication skills, anger management, money management, etc)
- How to resolve current problems with family, friends and employers
Substance Use Disorders are viewed by the professional staff as primary diseases in which an individual manifests a pathological relationship with alcohol and/or other substances. The primary goal of treatment at the Inner Peace Addiction Treatment Centre is continued, meaningful abstinence on the part of the substance using person. Sometimes, patients are also beset with concomitant emotional and psychiatric disorders, which need to be identified and treated with equal energy. Therefore, when indicated by history or behavior, clients are assessed for not only for substance use disorders, but other mental health problems as well.