Welcome to the StreetScene treatment programme page.
Here you will get an overview of what you will get if you chose to do your treatment with us.
On the Rehabilitation page you will get an idea of what it is like to arrive in one of our treatment centres and an idea of how treatment progresses
The Resettlement page will give you the same idea about the resettlement programme.
We also have pages explaining what happens for clients who are not resident with us on our Day programme page.
To explain our facilities for clients who have completed treatment and are living local to the centres we have our Reintegration page, which explains our reintegration programme for the first five weeks out of treatment. After reintegration there is ongoing Aftercare, and there is also a page to give more details on this facility.
The aim of our treatment programme is to empower you to reach your full potential and have a good quality of life without the need to use alcohol or drugs. The units themselves are run as peer led communities. Throughout treatment we try to provide as many ways as possible for you to feedback to us, this can include things you like, things you don’t, and suggestions for change. See our feedback page for more information on this. All clients also have access to an external service user representative, who can advocate on you behalf on any matter should you wish and every aspect of our service is risked assessed to ensure the best balance between safety and personal freedom.
Our treatment programme uses evidence based methods to help and support people as they move away from addiction towards reaching their potential. The main theoretical basis for our treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Motivational Interviewing (MI) along with some 12 step input, although the 12 step input is not compulsory. Each client has a personalised care plan and choice around how the individual part of their treatment is structured.
For those people who can or wish to have their family involved in their treatment, we encourage visits at the weekends. The first visit will include some time for your family to speak to a staff member about your treatment in general terms and give them an opportunity to ask about anything that concerns them. There will also be an opportunity for some mediation if this is felt to be necessary. Each person’s relationship with their family is different and we tailor these initial meetings to your individual needs.
Each person’s treatment journey through rehabilitation is divided into primary treatment and secondary treatment. In the primary phase, when people are most vulnerable, there are various measures in place to ensure a clients safety whilst finding their feet in life without the need to use. In secondary treatment clients get much more opportunity to go out and use the skills they have learned for living clean as well as access the client computers.
As well as the individual care plan there are also a range of activities for the whole community, covering many aspects of living without alcohol or drugs.
These include – in no particular order:
- Group therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Anger management
- Learning about the nature of addiction
- Addictive behaviour workshops
- Healthy relationship workshops
- Managing thoughts and feelings
- Impulse control
- Assertiveness training
- Communication skills
- Life planning and structuring
- Education for employment
- Food and Nutrition
- Dealing with core issues
- Harm minimization
- Having fun clean (see our outward bound page)
- Team games and activities
Other groups are available to those who would like support in these areas, these include:
- Family work, to help establish new relationships
- Parenting skills
After all this there is still free time to allow you to unwind. All clients can bring in their own CD’s and players and laptops, and at the end of the therapeutic day there is time to watch some TV, listen to music, talk to you family on the phone or relax with your peers.