Individual Support Offering individual support that provides a broad range of support to anyone requiring assistance. - Everyday life skills - Mental health - Prevention and relapse plans
Education A big part of preventing relapse is understanding triggers ( people, things, places and situations that are associated with substance abuse as well as feelings and thoughts). Once you can identify your risks you can create a plan to avoid them. Triggers may include: - Emotional distress - Relationship struggles - Stress - People who are still using drugs or drinking - Money problems - Environmental places that cause cravings Relapse can just sneak up on you, most people do not recognise warning signs this can happen a long time before you pick up a drink or a drug.
Warning signs of relapse: - Returning to addictive thinking - Seeking out situations involving people who use drugs - Behaving less responsibly - Escape from pain
It stands that if you come of drugs and continue your same pattern such as hanging around the same people and places and not making any changes you are likely to slip back into your old habits. Changes need to happen to prevent relapse. Building healthy relationships and developing a structured routine is important to staying sober
One common mistake to those new in recovery is substituting a new a addiction for their old one, this is where we help people to substitute and change their compulsive behaviours to good ones such as diet, exercise, job and or even a hobby. Acknowledging the hard work of recovery and keeping you motivated and reminding you why you took this step in the first place.
Life skills We help you to learn skills needed for a happy, healthy and productive sober life. The life skills program is a critical part of treating addiction and helping you recover. You learn strategies and skills to give you the most success to remainin recovery. Integrating yourself back into the community can be difficult and scary as you face new challenges we are here to assist you to ease your way back into everyday life. Teaching you skills to survive emotionally, socially and financially. Our goal is to help you learn effective behaviours for handling life, you will learn how to deal with anxiety and stress without falling back into addiction, this could include relationship building, anger management, budgeting skills, job search assistance and domestic assistance such as cooking classes.
OVERVIEW In this program we will work with the same group of people over 5 weeks, we will visit schools, prisons or adult education centres weekly for 2 hour sessions, this would be a tailored program for people who have used drugs or have been charged with drugs. Over the weeks we will focus on personalities, mindset, self-care, rebuilding, finding their passion along with preventions and goal setting.
Personalities: personality is defined as the characteristics set of behaviours, cognitions and emotional patterns that evolve from biological and environmental factors. We focus on this area so people understand these traits in their personalities and understand why they act the way they do when put in certain situations.
Rebuilding mindset and self-care: mindset is to anything great or make change. You must be able to trust yourself and believe in you capabilities. This is not something that happens but something you create. You must have the confidence to banish any negative voices in your head. Self-care involves eating, exercise and sleeping when these things are done right your emotions and body work right.
Self-healing and forgiveness: before you forgive your wrongs you need to forgive yourself to be able to make a Mendes to others.
Discovering passion or a hobby: this will help with urges or cravings, a craving lasts 10 minutes so finding a passion could be the difference between using and not using. Preventions and debriefing: preventions is an important part to give people tools to use when they feel like behaving bad or using drugs, goal setting is too achieve an achievable goal designed to motivate and guide a person towards their goal. Debriefing and talking about anything that has affected anyone this program anything that anyone is wanting to bring to the surface