Treatment Structure

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Structure

Choice Theory enables people to take more effective control of their lives without being coerced into doing so. The result is a way of living where the person can make much more enhanced and need-fulfilling choices.

Choice Theory ‘group work’ incorporates the following: taking responsibility for the choices we have made; learning to choose new behaviours that satisfy our needs whilst not depriving others of the chance to do the same; looking honestly at what we are trying to get or achieve in life, especially the development of satisfying relationships; examining the ways in which the individual frustrates their own attempts to achieve these things; establishing more effective and satisfying behaviours.

Educational Groups centred on addiction, substance misuse and recovery, are knowledge based. They have proven to be effective and empowering, facilitating individuals to develop strategies in a positive, productive manner, thereby enabling individuals to address their addiction and manage their own recovery.

Open Therapeutic Interaction/Focus Groups to present individual life stories; examine the present experiences of each participant as they manage the programme; facilitate the fostering of inter-relational skills of each individual.

Training and education programme designed to enable programme participants to access college courses and/or volunteer work experience within their chosen area of interest and/or careers.

Life skills development utilising the results of a ‘life skills audit’ which assesses individual capabilities in the areas of money management, shopping, cooking, accommodation, interpersonal/socialisation skills, sex education, C.V. preparation, interview techniques and job searching.

Specialised female only group focussing on domestic violence and the complex issues that surround abuse. Areas addressed include: supporting participants to identify what is ‘domestic abuse’; acquiring the knowledge and skills to make informed choices to protect themselves from future abuse/abusers; identifying the tactics used by abusive individuals to control; differences between abusive and non-abusive behaviours.

Relapse prevention focusing on how to maintain an abstinent lifestyle (solution focused) - ongoing psychological & emotional support.

Specialised male only groups focussing on issues such as maintaining healthy functioning relationships.

One-to-one therapy dependent upon individual identified need and incorporated into an individual’s care plan. This can be delivered by therapists practising in the following counselling models - CBT, Person Centred, Integrative Therapy, and EMDR – the model chosen determined in part by the individual’s personality and preferred functioning style.

Social activities are identified and determined by the community but do have to take into account the costings of any chosen activity. Some of the more common social activities undertaken include walking, visits to places of interest, sports centre, fishing (winter only), arts & crafts, bowling, cinema, and beauty therapy.

Care Quality Commission

Shardale Ltd is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and has an overall rating of GOOD.

900+ Successful Completions

Shardale has achieved over 900 successful completions since opening in April 2010.

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