As we look at fundamental philosophies, in quite an extraordinary way, not only is the entire Bethesda’s Drug Rehabilitation team of one accord; our aims and objectives are profoundly simple:
Aims: Avoiding the mistake of trying to help broken people ‘recapture the person they used to be’, our specialists step into the insanity of each drug & alcohol addiction, and many other co-existing diagnoses in order to counsel and facilitate the removal of the old and lay a new recovery based foundation within the character of the client. Our programme is fully geared towards assisting clients in achieving that life-long goal of becoming a safer, more mature person, able to set realistic and achievable short, medium, and long-term recovery goals, free from chemical dependency.
Objectives: From within Bethesda’s safe and nurturing environment our multidisciplinary team of medical, clinical, and deeply experienced addiction specialists bring a firm clinical approach, with a gentle deconstruction of the addictive patterns of thought and behavior. In conjunction with client families, our team of addiction specialists offer a balanced supply of evidence based relational development skills with the individually relevant clinical insights necessary for arresting the progressive nature of the addiction at each person’s stage of development. This is not a one size fits all programme.
Our treatment and recovery philosophy used by Bethesda is the call of the clients towards taking personal responsibility for daily application of ‘secret individual integrity’. Most people suffering from an addiction and/or a co-existing behavioural disorder have within them a deep seated disregard for authority and for rules. So, during the intensity of our Clinical Primary Programme our clients are closely monitored as we invite them to abide by those rules which we know to be the easiest to break because they have their focus within the client’s daily personal life:
Clients are trusted to take no more than two sugars in their tea or coffee and to restrict the tea and coffee to no more than five a day. We refer to this as the two sugar rule.
We know from tried and tested experience that when a client cannot abide by this simple rule, when no one is watching, their treatment programme is unable to activate and their addiction gathers strength and momentum. The majority of other addictive attitudes and behaviours therefore remain prevalent, opening a therapeutic window of opportunity for us to pin-point exactly where and how life has failed until now.