How to treat Addiction Successfully - The CapeRecovery Way
How to treat Addiction – What is the best way to treat addiction correctly?
How to treat Addiction Correctly – What is the best way to treat addiction successfully? This is a question that has been asked over and over for a very long period of time by many well versed, educated and widely read individuals. My views are of course all my own but I have had experience of treating addiction and also of observing different ways that others have gone about it, both from a professional point of view, as a nurse and counsellor in the UK and as an addict and an alcoholic in recovery myself. I believe that the combination of these two types of unique experiences, provides me with a good understanding of how this thing works from the perspective of a reasonably educated and open-minded insider. The first thing I need to say is that no two people are exactly the same, we have our similarities of course, ones which are vital to our understanding of addiction but we need to judge each and every person with absolutely zero preconceptions. This throws any of these ‘one size fits all’ notions of addiction treatment aside to start with so that eliminates a lot of places that I am willing to work with. Until every treatment centre begins adopting a client focused and not a mass focused approach to addiction treatment, nothing will change, we will all be judged by exactly the same archaic standards, our progress monitored alongside what people have been told is a benchmark for recovery, when in reality there simply is no benchmark. I believe that this fresh approach to client centred treatment has to be adopted for every single person who is admitted, that’s what we do over here at CapeRecovery and it is certainly what all of our specially chosen rehabs and treatment centres do. Making broad assumptions and generalisations about any addict coming for treatment is nonsense and it can be life threatening, some of the people judged to be sailing easily through rehab go on to relapse the second they leave, sometimes the individual who is the most difficult in rehab goes on to achieve a long term and fully authentic recovery. I know lots of people in recovery who have remarkable stories to tell and no one backed them at the start, I also know people in recovery who have not changed a bit and although the plaudits say that they have done well and got many years of clean time, the evidence, their attitude and their total lack of compassion for anyone but themselves, tells me otherwise and it speaks volumes. This is the thing, we just don’t ever know, we need a blank canvas, a base starting point, one which we will never get unless the one ingredient that I can always work with is their, the willingness and their total desire to change, we can work with that in anyone. Below are my ideas for the top 5 things required for my own personal recipe of how to treat addiction successfully, and what I believe to be the best way to treat addiction correctly and in an effective way.
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That's it and the rest comes and over time. Hope returns, with hope comes confidence and with confidence a new life becomes possible. That’s the real and unique CapeRecovery way, we can’t say we have all the answers on how to treat addiction correctly but at least we have ideas on a way to treat addiction successfully, things that work for us and more importantly, for our clients, contact us today or check out
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