Options Recovery Centre

Services Offered

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Group Therapy
  • Addiction education
  • Specific designed therapeutic assignments
  • Family support and counselling
  • Ongoing follow up services
  • Processing of immediate problems
  • Individual counselling
  • Legal and medical support
  • Recreation and socialization
  • Qualified staff

 

“For those that have a spouse, a loved one, a friend or an employee who has an addiction, they need to get help. They need to learn about co-dependency, about enabling…they need to cut the cord…they need to let go…. they need to give a program like OPTIONS a call. They need to get an intervention going as soon as possible. The sooner you do it, the faster things can change.” If you need help organizing an intervention give us a call.

Objectives

  • Provide a therapeutic community environment where clients can learn to live and enjoy life without the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Set a high standard of recovery and peer support in attaining a more productive lifestyle.
  • Employ a holistic approach to the process of recovery, this takes into account when developing plans of care.
  • Offer clients a variety of self help philosophies as a foundation for personal change and growth
  • Give clients information and experience geared toward development of skills necessary to live a life free of substances misuse

 

Whenever someone needs help but refuses to accept it, an intervention may be required. Two aspects common to all addictions are denial(s). Sufferers deny that their problem is as serious as it is. In order to crash through this wall of denial: family, friends, employers etc. are often necessary to lift the veil of delusion and point out exactly what they have observed regarding the subject’s drug & alcohol use.

Another delusion common to addicts / alcoholics is that their behaviour isn’t hurting anyone but them. An intervention can be useful to rectify this misconception. The subject’s addiction does not allow him to consider the damage s/he is causing to the various relationships: (son, brother, father, husband, friend, employee etc.). It is an opportunity for those close to him or her to vent their angers, fears, disappointments and wishes directly to the addict.

Intervention can be a very powerful and successful experience in getting people to accept help. It can be done with love and respect in a non-confrontational, non-judgmental way however guidance and preparation are critical. This includes identifying others who should be involved, exploring treatment options, and preparing what they are going to say. The goal is to move from a dysfunctional disorganized and chaotic state to one of cohesion and focus.

 


Things you need to remember about interventions

An intervention is usually quite stressful for everyone involved. No one can foresee exactly how someone will react. Acceptance, anger, relief, hope, confusion are all usually present to some degree, and sooner or later each will emerge. How these pent-up emotions manifest themselves prior to, during and after the intervention varies considerably.

Participants need to remember that intervention is only one part of the process. Intervention starts with the first appeal for help but lasts well beyond the intervention. Family and friends will hopefully continue to learn and change even after the intervention regardless of how it went. It is this continued growth that, in the long run, will not only help family and friends maintain perspective and resolve may also help the person to take the matter seriously and to focus on accepting help. Whatever happens, it will never be business as usual again for anyone.

Services Offered

If there is no change...
There is no change!

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