Our group programme events address various treatment needs such as;
- communication skills
- poor coping skills
- poor life skills
- poor self-care specifically instrumental activities of daily living
- poor social skills
- poor leisure interests and pursuits
- poor future planning
Research reveals that substance use disorder affects the brain’s structure and functioning requiring multi-modal interventions. These interventions use both verbal and non-verbal treatment strategies. The primary outcome being able to function and participate in the functions and activities of everyday living.
Occupational therapy plays a pivotal role in Behaviour Modification, and creates an opportunity for occupational engagement, advocacy for support and support systems and holistically improving a client’s functioning in all aspects of their life including but not limited to activities of daily living, work productivity, social participation, leisure pursuits, education and good rest and sleep hygiene. Occupational therapy is the science that improves a patient’s well-being through participating in purposeful and meaningful activities.
In addition, our occupational therapists and social worker facilitate skills-based groups such as Boundaries, Conflict Management, Self- esteem, Cross addiction and Goals.
We also teach addiction basics such as triggers, relapse prevention, culture of addiction and tools for recovery. Clients are provided with guidance on their plan for post discharge which focuses on goals, work, family and recovery
Psychologists facilitate process groups and psychoeducational lectures on various topics such as, denial, process addiction, depression, anxiety, conflict management, emotional regulation, grief, powerlessness and damages, family systems, and co-dependency to name a few examples.