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Psycho-Education Therapy at Step Away Treatment Centre

What is Psycho-Education?

Psycho-education combines principles of emotional psychology and cognitive behavioural counselling.

This type of therapy focuses on issues of both the ego and lack of life skills.

  • Incorporating developmental psychology and placing emphasis on the individual’s uniqueness of their development and various factors which could have shaped their outcome.
  • Teaches substance abusers essential life skills that can be used throughout the rehabilitation process helping them to avoid relapse and maintain a life of sobriety.

At Step Away Rehabilitation Centre South Africa our daily psycho-education sessions are aimed at:

  • Improving communication skills so that you express the feelings that lead you to abuse substances.
  • Developing assertiveness so that you can say no to drugs in difficult situations.
  • Refining relationship skills so that you can avoid toxic friendships and repair broken relationships caused by addiction.
  • Cultivating stress management so you can better handle the stressors that lead to substance abuse.
  • Building your self-esteem so that substance dependency does replace your self-worth.
  • Enhancing your overall quality of life free from drug abuse.

Our rehabilitation treatment programme approaches the substance dependency problem holistically educating patients and their loved ones about addiction as a disease, helping them to understand why addictive behaviours cannot always be easily managed.

Benefits of using Psycho-education therapy for addiction recovery:

  • Increases individual strength and empowerment against substance addiction.
  • Helps to remove the negative stigma and shame attached to addiction.
  • Develops valuable problem-solving strategies that can be to avoid addiction relapse.
  • Increases awareness about addiction risk factors and relapse.
  • And helps guide them on how to avoid or cope with relapse stressor situations.
  • Explains the reason for detoxification treatment and why medication is so vital to a client’s recovery.

At Step Away addiction treatment South Africa we provide a safe environment, one aimed at helping people make better, healthier and more responsible decisions.

Please contact us for addiction treatment and substance abuse rehabilitation.

 

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery

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Psychological trauma is a factor that must be strongly considered in any person who is undergoing addiction recovery.

Trauma is often found to be the root cause of someone’s addictions and therefore, the trauma itself should be addressed along with the actual addiction.

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