Khat and Drug Addiction Treatment
We treat drug addiction as an illness and promote abstinence as essential for long-lasting recovery. Our aim is to help patients recover through an intensive, personalized program that combines medical treatment, 12 Step and other psychiatric therapies and complementary therapies.
Drug interventions: Who needs them?
For many, convincing a loved one to enter substance abuse treatment is no easy feat. If you’re reading this and wondering if your loved one needs a drug intervention, the chances are, he or she most likely does.
Drug interventions are often a last ditch effort by loved ones to get an addict into drug and alcohol treatment. Typically, it’s become obvious that an addict’s substance abuse is affecting not only themselves but also those around them. They may show poor performance in work or school, and they may be shirking other responsibilities as well. Many addicts who need interventions may also be in financial or legal trouble.
GoalsThe first goal of an intervention is to make an addict realise what their drug use is doing to themselves and everyone around them. Another goal is to get the addict to stop their self-destructive behaviour.
One of the most important and obvious goals of a drug intervention, however, is to get an addict to stop drinking and doing drugs. This can be difficult, and it usually requires loved ones to convince the addict to go into an addiction treatment program. If an addict refuses to do so, loved ones should then be prepared to put an end to their enabling behaviour and stop inadvertently supporting the alcohol and drug abuse.
Drug abuse intervention is a complex process comprised of several important steps. The first steps of an intervention are typically the planning steps:
- Meet with a professional interventionist. These specialists are trained to understand and deal with addictions, as well as plan and stage interventions.
- Decide on who will attend – as well as where and when the intervention will take place. During the planning stage of an intervention, you should decide who will participate in it, as well as when and where it will be held.
Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is a term for the processes of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse. Treatment includes medication for depression or other disorders, counseling by experts and sharing of experience with other addicts.