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Occupational Therapy & Addiction Recovery

Our Occupational Therapy Programme is presented by Callan Schroeder Occupational Therapy. It is available in both individual and group therapy sessions.

Occupational Therapy - Individual Therapy Sessions

Individual sessions are offered to those requiring intensive, one-on-one cognitive stimulation which is aimed at improving basic cognitive skills and executive functioning.

Following an assessment and brief screening session our therapist will evaluate whether individual therapy is necessary.

Group Therapy Sessions

The group therapy programme consists of 5 types of sessions:

  1. Cognitive rehabilitation
  2. Skills development
  3. Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  4. Relaxation therapy
  5. Integrated Pain Neuroscience Education.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy in Addiction Recovery

The Occupational Therapy programme is aimed at improving the cognitive difficulties associated with substance use, helping clients return to work and their daily lives.

Additionally, the facilitation of appropriate interpersonal interactions and behaviours also helps clients to reintegrate back into society smoothly and comfortably.

Relaxation therapy and Pain Neuroscience Education

Relaxation therapy and Pain Neuroscience Education are vital components of the programme as it’s in moments of stress, pain and discomfort that clients feel compelled to turn to substances instead of other coping skills.

Active relaxation is used to quieten down the ‘noise’ that we all experience caused by the stress of daily life. Actively relaxing allows us to strengthen our neural processing pathways by ‘decluttering’ our thoughts and focusing our attention on sensory experiences in the moment.

Pain Neuroscience Education is a very specific and scientific process of educating clients on pain so that they are equipped with a better understanding of what causes pain and why, as well as how to manage it effectively.

Out-patient Sessions and Return-to-Work Programmes

For those requiring further rehabilitation following their discharge, Callan Schroeder Occupational Therapy offers out-patient based follow-up sessions at their practice.

Furthermore, the practice facilitates individualised Return-to-Work programmes so that those transitioning back into work environments are provided with support from their therapist as well as their employer.

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Along with other therapies, we have included occupational therapy as part of our recovery treatment programme as we feel it gives our clients a great foundation for a successful recovery. Contact us for more information about our addiction recovery programme.

 

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